Melissa Maniglia

Monday, March 29, 2010

What Kind of Nerd are You?

I am a nerd.  A great big Sci Fi lovin nerd!!

Now, I am a particular brand of Sci Fi nerd. You have some who are all about Star Trek. You have some who are so engrossed in comic books that they can't read anything without pictures (Yes, my dears, I mean you!). Then you have my version of nerdom.

In my version of nerdom, supernatural dramas rule and Joss Whedon and his Buffy-verse is to blame! I love the teeny bopper CW shows and download "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" weekly. I have a iTunes Season Pass for "Ghost Whisperer" and can withstand the teasing of my friends for enjoying a Jennifer Love Hewitt TV Series.. I love the old TV show "Dark Shadows" as well as its 1990s reincarnation. I've read Anne Rice's Vampire and Mayfair Chronicles at least once a year in addition to seeing all of the movies her books are based on (In my option, Stuart Townsend's Lestat was far closer to that of her novels). I actually sat through "Lestat" TWICE during its limited Broadway run and would really like to see the cast recording finally released (Drew Sarich ROCKS). I've read all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that the "True Blood" series is based on and actually enjoy the twists HBO has placed on them. I will admit to having read all four Twilight novels with no shame. Also, penny pincher that I am, actually repurchased all seven season of "Buffy" when a friend "borrowed" them (Note: I will never lend them out again. Don't even ask!). At times, I have actually had to turn to Canadian television and the BBC for Sci Fi shows when the US won't give me enough to support my addiction. And if any writer can throw my love of costume dramas into their script, I'm a dedicated fan.

So thank you, Joss Whedon, for forever opening the door of Sci Fi nerdom to me. If it weren't for your clever show about a cheerleader living on the hellmouth with a vampire problem, I would never have experienced the epic and giddy delights of vampire nerdom.

And yes, I even watched/am the proud owner of the "Buffy" movie.

PS. I also drool over "Dr. Who." It took me two seasons of David Tennant to get over the fact that Eccleston was gone... I don't know if I can handle Tennant leaving too!

PSS. "Torchwood" had better return!

PSSS. Check out this link to help discover which type of nerd you or your loved one are!!


  1. I too am a Vamipre fiction junkie/need! I have read all 4 Twilight books, have the first 2 movies (& can't wait for the third this summer), read the first 6 Vampire Diaries books (it had 4 and then she started a triology to continue it with the same characters). I dvr the show every week also and even though it differs from the books I still really enjoy it. I started the house of Night series & am waiting for book seven to come out next month, the Immortals triology was also really good. And yes I enjoy the old school Buffy movie too!
    Hailey "Hite" Barger

    It's good to know that I'm not alone because my husband teases me all the time!!

  2. I swear for most of that entry I thought you where describing me! :)

  3. Ladies, you are not alone! Together we must stand up to our tormentors and tell them, nerdom is cool!