The life, struggles and successes of a strange, introverted artist type. Follow me on Twitter @RealBrettHansen.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
What kind of geek am I?
come in many shapes and sizes. People often think that if a person likes one
sci-fi show, they must love ALL of them. And if you're a practitioner or fan of
animation, you must be into computers. There also seems to be this assumption
that if you're a geek, you must automatically be a gamer. This is certainly not
the case for me.
complicated geek. My geekiness is really hard to pigeonhole, and could be
considered quite frustrating to other geeky types.
- I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who - but only from
2005 to present. I HATED the 60s/70s/80s ones. That would be considered
blasphemous to most Who fans.
- I love Star Trek - But only the original 60s
series, The Next Generation, and I kinda liked Voyager a bit. Couldn't stand
Deep Space Nine or the other one.
- I hate Star Wars. Plain and simple. Wasn't
ever impressed. The only thing I *respected* about Star Wars was Muppet
performer Frank Oz, and his Yoda puppet (built by the Jim Henson Company). The
puppet was replaced with CGI in the newer prequels, so the only thing I liked
about Star Wars was non-existent in those films.
- I love Batman in ALL of his film, TV and
animated forms... But I don't care much for the comics. I have a few comics,
but I'm not a crazed collector. I prefer the screen versions.
- I'm a very casual Superman fan. I hate
"Smallville" with a passion, and didn't care much for the Christopher
Reeve movies. But I love the Warner Bros. animated series/movies, and I enjoyed
the "Louis & Clark" TV series.
- I pretty much hate all Marvel superheroes
EXCEPT Spiderman, only because he's so much like a DC one.
- I'm not one of those anime fans who loves
Akira and Wicked City, nor am I a Pokemon fan. However, I am OBSESSED with
Studio Ghibli - especially (and almost exclusively) the films of Hayao Miyazaki
(Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Totoro, etc).
- Can't stand video games/computer games,
board games, roleplaying. I feel like a stupid idiot whenever I participate in
any of these. And a laughing stock to everyone else in the room.
- I'm a cartoonist, animator, and a fan of
hand drawn animation - Family Guy, SpongeBob, Ren & Stimpy, classic Looney
Tunes... I'm not a fan of computer animation (though Pixar do some decent
stuff, mainly because their writing is good). I don't like computers at all.
People always think I must be some kind of I.T. computer tech whiz because I
like/practice animation... But no! I draw! And I like watching drawings!
- And then there's Jim Henson - The Muppets,
Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, etc. Huge huge Henson/Muppet geek. But that's not
to say I'm a fan of ALL puppetry... Marionettes and ventriloquism don't
interest me, even though everybody says to me, "You must REALLY love Jeff
Dunham and David Strassman!" They're ok. But I won't go out of my way to