Hi..I'm Annisha. I just moved to the US about a month ago. I got started on Nerdfighters when I randomly came across the Vlogbrothers through other YouTubers, and was hooked ever since :). What makes me a nerd? Hmm..when I come to think of it, not very much, other than an unhealthy addiction to Harry Potter, but I do always fight for nerds!
My favorite band is My Chemical Romance, and there's a second place tie between Mindless Self Indulgence and SUMO CYCO.
My favorite musician is eddplant <3
My favorite books are Harry Potter, Paper Towns and The Hunger Games.
My favorite video game is Portal 2.
I love to sing and draw :)
I think that's it!
welcome to the ning...and the states Annisha!
where are you from originally?
Born in Indonesia, raised in Scotland and moved from Norway :)
Hello, I'm a 17-year-old Nerdfighter. I joined this site a couple of months ago, but I only found this thread just now. I adore the vlogbrothers, and I love what they stand for. They inspire me so much because they recognize the importance of doing the little things that make the world better--not just the big, miraculous things. Before I found them this past June, I had always felt guilty for being such a content, mellow, low-key person with no real ambitions. Honestly, the thing I want to do most with my life is to be a person with, well, Nerdfighterly values. :)
I think that John is a magician in that I thoroughly enjoy reading his books, and I honestly don't like to read otherwise. I read both Looking For Alaska and Paper Towns in a week (not the same one though, haha); however, An Abundance of Katherines wasn't quite as good and took about three weeks to get through. Anyway, I'm definitely looking forward to The Fault in our Stars (which, of course, I have pre-ordered), and I fully intend to devour it. Really, though, I'm not a very good reader. However, I do also love The Catcher in the Rye.
Other than that, what makes me a nerd? Well, I love to goof off and be silly even when others are around, I know very little about the latest celebrity gossip, and I really do like having intelligent conversations with people. Mostly, though, I consider myself a nerd because I am "too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness." (Seriously, I am! I loved John's description of that more than his "I notice you'd rather be intelligent..." definition of a nerd.)
On another note, I have watched every single video, and I love seeing how far John and Hank have come in the past approaching-five years. So yeah, feel free to say hi to me! I don't know a single person on here. :P
Hi!! I'm MK. I'm a college freshman... studying fashion design. I kind of hate saying that because for as long as I've known what a nerd is, I've taken pride in being one. But my reason for going into fashion design (besides my love of art and just making things in general) is somewhat nerdy: I want to be a costume designer. I love movies, literature, theater, and history, and I think that combining those passions with my love of art and making things and with my skill in sewing would work perfectly in costume design.
Anyway, besides being a design student, I also have a wide range of interests that prove how nerdy I am. I am obsessed with stories, meaning (as I mentioned above) that I love movies, books, theater, history, and anything else that tells a story. I also like writing stories, although despite a lot of planning for my stories, I don't normally get far past the first page. (Unfortunately, this happens a lot, so I actually have over fifty unfinished stories. I tried counting a few years ago, but I have lost count and have come up with new stories since then.) As far as my artistic interests, I not only like to sew and design things, but I love drawing, painting, making jewelry, learning about famous artists, and going to museums and galleries. Also, I absolutely love trivia, and I was the alternate on my high school's trivia team last year. (I wish I could be on a trivia team again. I know there's a college level quiz bowl tournament, but my college is so small that we don't have a team, and I am so shy that I'd find it difficult to come up with a team -ignoring the fact that my school actually has a deadline of when a student organization has to be created by and that that deadline was in September.)
Also, I feel it is necessary to note that I have a bit of an obsession with fantasy. Most of that obsession originates from Harry Potter and from fairy tales (but not just Disney fairy tales; as much as I love Disney, I find the originals much more interesting). I consider myself a Ravenclaw -although I don't know about on Pottermore, because I missed the beta thing and they didn't open it to the public yet. I talk about all fantasy things as though they are real, although I know very well of the high improbability of them not being real except for in the imaginations of many. I also like to research the history of fantasy creatures and what people believed of them before pop culture took over the fantasy world.
Lastly, I found out about nerdfighters through youtube (sort of obviously). Over the summer, my friend showed my charlieissocoollike videos on youtube, and as I watched more of them on my own, I noticed that he talked about nerdfighters a few times. Although I was curious, I didn't really understand that I could pursue finding out what nerdfighters are until I found the vlogbrothers on youtube a few days ago.
I'm sorry that my post was really long, but I have trouble being concise.
welcome to the ning! and thanks for reminding us that there are as many types of nerds (and nerdy interests) as there are people.
I am Miguel. I just discovered NerdFighters today at the Quidditch World Cup, and I liked what I saw. One thing led to another and I joined. Hope to have some good times.
well im glad you checked it out. wellcome to nerdfighters: )
welcome Bailey! is awesome that you came...i really need to talk more, just think of the potentially made of awesome people in earshot who could have been here by now...
...really neither here nor there, but i've heard Potterhead (and recovering Muggle...i think.)