A Nerdy Birdie Confession: Life As A Poor NerdSorry I haven't posted anything that is not a weekly post in a while. I have been busy with school which has basically kept off on writing on anything I actually want to say.
Truth be told, being a poor nerd kind of sucks.
Don't get me wrong I love posting about my nerdy life, but when I see post like geek space where people like to show off their geeky areas with all these amazing figures and comic books and games. I have nothing that compares to that. Seriously.
While everybody around me talking about comic books, I am one of those girls who sits quietly because I have no idea what they are talking about half the time because I do not have any of the issues of the latest comic or game. game consoles leave me confused because my family could never afford one. Except when I started playing Call of Duty: Ghosts recently like the rest of my family.
I do not own any Funko figures, though I want to get some but I can't because I can't afford it.
The one thing that irritates me is when I introduce friends of mine that have never seen Doctor Who and they watch it. They end up buying merchandise, and I'm left to sulk.
I have been to one convention in my life time, it was only a day long but a great day at that. Seeing everybody else go to conventions makes me feel like more of a noob, no matter how hard I try not to be.
I would love to cosplay, I would love to wear a period costume when I volunteer. I even create my own costumes that have yet come off the page.
It's not about the nerdy stuff, but it is about where I am in life that makes me feel like this. I can't afford french textbook this semester because it's nearly $200. I don't have financial aid where I get a check to pay for these books, and my own parents won't help pay for it. I have tried every possibility get financial aid only to find myself waiting until my birthday 23rd in October because of the rules that they had.
As long as I can remember I have lived a geeky life but I have never been able to show it around others.
What I have been doing to catch up on being a poor nerd:
- Check out comic volumes from the library. (particularly Buffy)
- Make lists of shirts I would like to get.
- Work on Last Girl of Gallifrey (coming in late November!)
- Setting up shop, (need to work on products)
- trying to get out more (this I really want to do.)