Hashtag Porn: Twitter’s Geekiest Moments

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Joe Hill — of Heart-Shaped Box fame, and various other fames (including imminent Horns fame) — has started on an epic meme on Twitter, hashtag #mygeekpeak. The theme being, in the words of the founder, “where you cop to your geekiest moment ever. If it isn’t a li’l embarrassing you aren’t trying”

Hill’s opening sally — “at 13, I had it bad for Kitty Pryde. Also used to read role-playing game manuals for fun” — is impressive, but has already been topped 100 times over. A sampling follows (names omitted to protect the geeky):

– As a kid I set my Millenium Falcon on fire and threw it down the garden. Few months later they released Battle damage stickers.

– i was so excited when Badger #1 from capital comics came out i read onto cassette w/ dif voices for best friend & sent in mail

– My fiancé and I are having a CosPlay engagement photo shoot.

– Brought a handmade staff to school carved with Balin’s tombstone inscription. In dwarven runes.

– When I was 16 I forged my mom’s signature and got a tattoo of a fictional werewolf tribe from White Wolf’s RPG “Werewolf”

– Learned how to speak backwards like Zatanna 8th grade in case saying spells like that actually worked.

– In fourth grade, I mowed lawns all summer to save enough to buy a die-cast Voltron. http://bit.ly/5rKTiq

– Arguing whether an acroyear’s energy blade was hot…and whether blood-steam would be red.

– Recreating the Liberator flight deck (from Blake’s 7), complete with cardboard box consoles with pushpins.

– I made a fake passport for my life-size Yoda puppet so when we flew he could sit with me.

– I was 9, ran around my neighborhood with a paper plate, that had blue circles drawn with crayons, taped to my back. TRON

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