I'm a nerd because I like things, of course. ;) Actually, it all began with a book recommendation from my best friend. In October of 2008, I'd exhausted my love for David Leviathan and Sarah Dessen. At that point I'd been reading Harry Potter for seven years (it's ten now; exactly half my lifetime and I'm freaking out about it being "over").
Completely by chance, our library had a copy of Paper Towns donated by a student. Bestie was the first to check it out, and then I read it after I pried it from her grasp. In Margo Roth Spiegelman, I found a character unlike any I'd come across before: one who was a reflection of myself, and despite her enigmatic stoicism seemed very relatable. She became a projection of myself, and "finding" her was like finally coming home after a long vacation.
Admittedly, it's been only recently that I've started investigating the Vlogbrothers and Nerdfighteria, but I'm more comfortable identifying with quirkiness and a love of literature than I am with any other labels I've adopted over the years (as an anthropologist in the making, I quite like labels). So, that's my long-winded introduction. I hope some of you will take me under your wing. c:
p.s. I have Tumblr linked on my page if you'd care to investigate.
I'm Carly, the tumblr-addict, whovian, New Yorker, child.
I'm 16 even thought I look all of 12 years old.
I have been stopped by the guards of a neighboring middle school because they thought I was skipping out early, even though I was just walking home from high school at the correct time. And my teachers still don't believe I drive.
An aspiring artist even though it doesn't come naturally. I HAVE A DREAM~
I can talk about every aspect of movies forever. To the point where I ended up talking about Fight Club and Inception with a stranger (who turned out to be a film student) while I was on a date with someone else.
I spend the majority of the school year in my bed and sick with a fun-thing called Chronic Pancreatitis. I'll probably clog the forums in the winter time just for something to do. 'Tis not all that bad and I will be trying my hardest to get into college come fall.
AAANNNDDDD I think that's it. HI :)
hey Carly. i feel your pain on the age vs appearance issue. might come in handy for you down the line though.
as for the school/Pancreatitis issue, i'm very sorry. although, class schedules at college and (in the case of smaller schools) professor's schedules can make things a lot more manageable. in the mean time, don't forget to be awesome!
I'm new, My name is Emily and I just recently started watching the Vlogbrothers, I thought I'd join the Ning. (:
I enjoy harry Potter, reading, writing, etc. Horses are my passion, and that's about it!
...and not for the first time this week i find myself thinking how silly that contruction is in context of a 'welcome to the community' thread.
Hi nerdfighters! I'm Caroline, I'm a 19 year old student from London and I hate being a newbie. I got into nerdfighting last year but lurked the community rather than getting involved out of embarrassment at being so late to the party. In retrospect this was foolish; it was inevitable that one day the urge would grow too strong and I'd have to get involved.
Also I am a nerd. Standard.