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Do you geek out a lot or do you keep it under control ?
Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15
Do you geek out a lot or do you keep it under control ?

The other day I when to help my mom buy some stuff on Walmart. So I when to the book section and saw this.




I saw this comic and manga, including other series there. An well I geek out before I even realize it
Also my sister was behind me and was giving me the look
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Depends. If you show me a bunch of nice knives, I'll geek out and start telling you how I think each one was made. I'll even sharpen them for you if they are dull. Dull knives are a pet peeve of mine.

Nice as in made with good materials and constructed for actual use.

Oh, and if you start talking about sushi and/or making sushi and tell me how great some place is, I usually don't believe you. The stuff I make at home is, as objectively as possible, better than what I've had in most restaurants. Only sushi in Japan has constantly exceeded my expectations.
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In public and at work I put forth nothing about my interests or hobbies. It would cause me nothing but grief.

My wife used to DM & invited me out to Vampire LARPS for dates. We spent 10 years in the same raiding guild in EQ. I think she can deal. I've trained my kids well. They share my hobbies.
Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15

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Depends. If you show me a bunch of nice knives, I'll geek out and start telling you how I think each one was made. I'll even sharpen them for you if they are dull. Dull knives are a pet peeve of mine.

Nice as in made with good materials and constructed for actual use.


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Posted 10/27/15
I have the tendency to geek out, somewhat. I don't consider that unusual behavior. Sometimes you just gotta be excited about something and can't hide it.
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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15

KarenAraragi wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Depends. If you show me a bunch of nice knives, I'll geek out and start telling you how I think each one was made. I'll even sharpen them for you if they are dull. Dull knives are a pet peeve of mine.

Nice as in made with good materials and constructed for actual use.


Mental note. Don't get in the bad side of Morbidhanson


Bladed things are beautiful. I think there's something very special in dividing something else into such clean pieces. The feeling of making a good cut with a good blade. It feels sacred, for lack of a better word. The concentration and heart, the focus that goes into a good cut, whether I'm cutting tatami or preparing sashimi.

I never attack anyone with my swords or blades. The care that goes into maintaining them causes me to treat them like delicate glass figurines. I'm very upset whenever I see the slightest hint of rust, a scratch, or a chip. I cringe when watching people abusing their knives and other blades. If I'm going to attack you, it won't be with a katana. It will be with a machete I got for free as a Christmas gift. Or perhaps an axe or a table leg with a nail driven through it. Something I don't mind damaging.

The kitchen knives I regularly use are at least $120+ and I like to sharpen and polish them once a month so that they remain pristine. I've also learned to cut while minimizing contact with the cutting board. Dull knives are bad.


Geeking out now. Not even ashamed.
Posted 10/27/15
Never geeked out in my life.
Posted 10/27/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Depends. If you show me a bunch of nice knives, I'll geek out and start telling you how I think each one was made. I'll even sharpen them for you if they are dull. Dull knives are a pet peeve of mine.

Nice as in made with good materials and constructed for actual use.


Mental note. Don't get in the bad side of Morbidhanson


Bladed things are beautiful. I think there's something very special in dividing something else into such clean pieces. The feeling of making a good cut with a good blade. It feels sacred, for lack of a better word. The concentration and heart, the focus that goes into a good cut, whether I'm cutting tatami or preparing sashimi.

I never attack anyone with my swords or blades. The care that goes into maintaining them causes me to treat them like delicate glass figurines. I'm very upset whenever I see the slightest hint of rust, a scratch, or a chip. I cringe when watching people abusing their knives and other blades. If I'm going to attack you, it won't be with a katana. It will be with a machete I got for free as a Christmas gift. Or perhaps an axe or a table leg with a nail driven through it. Something I don't mind damaging.

The kitchen knives I regularly use are at least $120+ and I like to sharpen and polish them once a month so that they remain pristine. I've also learned to cut while minimizing contact with the cutting board. Dull knives are bad.


Geeking out now. Not even ashamed.


Well that a testament. You were waiting to tell somebody about that ? Weren't you ? So you hate machete ?
Posted 10/27/15

KarenAraragi wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Depends. If you show me a bunch of nice knives, I'll geek out and start telling you how I think each one was made. I'll even sharpen them for you if they are dull. Dull knives are a pet peeve of mine.

Nice as in made with good materials and constructed for actual use.


Mental note. Don't get in the bad side of Morbidhanson


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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15
Hit or miss. Unless its food I'll keep myself under control and feel no real need to be nerdy/geeky. Food is the only exception since cooking is a blast and eating out is fun. I'd only feel comfortable expending that type of energy around people I've known for awhile.
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KarenAraragi wrote:

Well that a testament. You were waiting to tell somebody about that ? Weren't you ? So you hate machete ?


I wasn't waiting but it's geeking out, haha. I don't hate the machete, but it is designed to be easily replaced and used to hack at pretty much the last things you'd want to cut with a sword: wood and vegetation. A decent machete is only $20 at most. The steel is softer than that of a Japanese sword or knife, so there's less wear on my sharpening stones and the sharpening is easier.

Unless it's a situation in which I respect what I'm about to cut, I won't be using my nice blades.
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Posted 10/27/15
Depends on what it is. If it's related to the IT field then you have my attention. Also food... I love food.

But yeah, I have my "geek out" moments.
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Only when it comes to finding gundam merchandise where i live because while anime is pretty cheap and fairly plentyful in actual shops ,finding gundam stuff in English in the west is impossible so when i find it, i freak out happily.
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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15

charxsetsuna wrote:

Only when it comes to finding gundam merchandise where i live because while anime is pretty cheap and fairly plentyful in actual shops ,finding gundam stuff in English in the west is impossible so when i find it, i freak out happily.


You know, now that I think about it, it is rather hard to find that stuff now. When I was younger it was rather easy to find this sort of thing. Especially figurines and model kits. You could go into a Walmart and find Gundam related items no problem. Then again, that was a good 15-20 years ago.
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