We here at Knights of the Video Game Table Podcast have been rooting for Celeste on King of the Nerds since weeks before the show even started and we were so happy when she was crowned that we decided to do something special.
If you haven’t already done so, check out episode 110 where we get a chance to talk with Celeste herself, then come back here for a chance to win some free Steam games!
In part with Celeste, we’re not just giving away one game, but five! That means five chances to be a winner! All you have to do is follow the simple steps below to enter.
How to win:
- Make sure you “Like” or “Follow” Knights of the Video Game Table on either Facebook or Twitter (or both!)
- Also make sure you “Like” or “Follow” Celeste Anderson on either Facebook or Twitter (or both!)
- Leave a comment on this post answering the following question, “What does being a nerd mean to you.”
- Alternatively, you can email your submission to KVGT04@gmail.com.
- Make sure you leave your facebook or Twitter name in the comment or E-mail!
Our favorite submissions will be read on the podcast and winners will be announced over 5 podcast episodes, starting with episode 113. Depending on how many submissions we receive, we may extend or add prizes at a later date.
One entry per person, the deadline for submission will be announced on this post and comments closed.
What does being a nerd mean to me. Well it’s about learning new things ALWAYS, doesn’t matter what you learn about, just as long as you keep learning & follow that dream of learning something new everyday! Then you’re a nerd! I am not a nerd, cause I cant remember anything I learn 🙁 but thats okay I’m a Geek & proud!!!
What being a nerd means to me is loving science fiction and enjoying your video games no matter what anyone thinks even if you are picked on you should be proud of being a nerd cos’ you know you are smarter and sharper than everyone else.
I’m only 12, but I am a nerd. Being a nerd makes me go,” hey. I’m smarter than these other people. I can rise above!” I don’t really care what people say about me. I am just proud to be a nerd. Although, people are jealous of my memory and love for anime and manga. People just don’t understand it’s beauty. It’s like being a nerd. We can be anti-social or quiet. But we are like kittens, small and frail, but have the spirit of a tiger deep down.
In grade school, braces and glasses were the worst combination. I had both and also a nerd in academics. With having a label of being a nerd, it also made me want to be a jack of all trades so I can relate to others and not pidgeoned into one stereotype. Now in an age where being a nerd is cool, I honestly don’t care. I feel that being a nerd is being secure in your interests and using what you love into something that others can enjoy. I am a civil engineering major and female at that. I am a nerd/geek girl in the class and proud of it. I love to dance and help others get out of their comfort zone. I want to make shy nerds be proud of who they are through dance. In the future, I do want to build dance studios for the shy nerds, geeks, freaks, loners, and wallflowers.
Being a nerd means being part of a worldwide community that is open to just about everyone. There’s the closet nerds, the openly geeky, the hard rockers who happen to love physics, Video game nerds, and just so many more it’s awesome. It’s being a person who can connect with people only because we share one thing, being a nerd.
Being a nerd to me means acquiring knowledge not just of the realms your comfortable with, but gaining knowledge of what’s outside your comfort zone and seeking to understand what is strange to us. Being a nerd is being comfortable with ones self and embracing what makes us different from others. It’s staying true to who you are. Our identity is all we have, not letting those who don’t care to embrace us for who we are change our identity. A nerd stands firm in the world as unique and brilliant as we are, and saying “hey world, accept me for me or not, either way I’m not going anywhere.” Nerds embraces each other all across the globe and together we will change the world for the better. My name is Erik, just Erik. I can be motivational, at times spiritual. My mind is always running and in my heart there is always room for one more! I live alone in my odd and wholesome little world, a large majority of the world may not understand me, but that does not stop me from loving them! My name is ERIK, just ERIK. I am myself, NO ONE ELSE. Just for you! <3
-Erik St. Erik firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t really say I consider myself a nerd or cool. Have I played some sports yes but am not a jock. Have I at some point collected comic books, yes. Played video games or WoW yes. I think everyone does nerdy things at some point. I just try to gain perspective from as many groups as I can. Take high school for example. I would play board the board game go with a guy in the computer club (back then there were Commodore Pet’s), play intramural sports with the jocks and party with the stoners. I just see everyone as an individual and not a label and take them for face value. We all have cool and nerdy aspects and should feel comfortable in our own skins no matter what.
I find that being a nerd is being able to rise above all oppositions thrown at you and stay optimistic all the way through this journey. You also have to be proud of not only the community that you are a part of, but yourself in a whole. By that I mean if you are a gaming nerd, academic nerd, fantasy nerd, etc. don’t be afraid to stand up, scream, and/or throw your personality at anyone who would try to put you down. Stand up for not just yourself, but any others within the nerd community. Most of all just be yourself and be happy within doing this. I don’t care about winning I just thought I should get this out to you guys. If you can show this to other nerds to show them that being a nerd is not just doing the activities, but having a passion for it.
Being a nerd means being able to fully express your love for whatever it is that makes you nerdy, whether it be school nerd, gaming nerd, comic nerd, or a combination of them all. I love expressing my feelings and showing how proud I am of being a Biology and gaming nerd, and I think that the community of nerds is a lot larger than anyone would ever think.
Unfortunately, the term “Nerd” still has negative connotations tied to it. I hear that word and I immediately conjure up the mental image of the “nerd” from “Robot Chicken.” The buck toothed, thick glasses, pointdexter way of speaking and correcting people. I personally would rather be identified as my own person rather than be branded a gamer, geek, nerd, podcaster or whatever the case may be because I’d prefer to not be categorized and to label myself doesn’t tell the whole story. Even though I didn’t watch “King of the Nerds,” I’m sure there’s more to Celeste than just being a “gamer” and the same can be said for the hosts of KVGT.
I don’t know why people are so hung up on social branding and categorizing because in the end it’s limiting and prejudicial. In my opinion, broad, social, self-labeling is reverse individualism which is the best part of an individual or an individualistic society. Sure there are downfalls to an individualistic society like moral relativism and a lack of human compassion, dignity, or respect; but there is nothing more powerful than the realized potential, effort and impact of an individual. @matt_f_kane from @IAPPodcasts
Nerd is not a choice but a lifestyle. It is a world that I like to escape to when the real world is too much. This means gaming, anime/comic books, expos, and more. One word to describe a nerd…ME!
Facebook: Jomar Mabborang
Being a nerd to me means you’re okay with just being yourself and not going by what society has and just enjoying the things you love to do such as playing video games and quoting lord of the rings dialogues!
Being a NERD means a lot to me that I would have to break it down and explain it. So here it goes:
N – to me a nerd is someone who NEVER GIVES UP despite how society feels in what we do. We may be intimidated and provoked as to stop us in achieving our goals but we always continue on no matter what, and we always end up being successful in everything that we do.
E – as a nerd we are EDUCATED in whatever field we are interested in (whether it may be math, science, technology, and even video games). We contribute hours upon hours studying and analyzing so that we can perfect and master our talents in the field that we are interested in.
R – we are the most REAL people you will ever meet. We do not try to act like someone else or even desire to become like someone else (whether popular or not). When you see us, everything that we say and do is according to the uniqueness of each of us. You will never see two of the same nerd. Each nerd has a different mind frame, different personality, different theories, philosophies, strategies. So we tell other people who say that we are odd that what you see is what you get. We will never change our lifestyle to match someone else.
D – nerds tend to DOMINATE. In fact, the most prestigious role models in the world today are nerds. You can include people like Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, just to name a few. Those who have impacted society and in a sense, have ruled the world in one aspect or another. As nerds, we have the potential to rule society and it’s amazing to have that kind of quality.
Facebook: Marc Knuckles Carter
Being a nerd got me through school with good grades, very few friends and a solid understanding of people. I’m in my 30s now and I want to think it’s a different world, one with less stigma and less judging…but then I see kids being bullied in schools still, kids that don’t have a lot of friends. Kids that are different than the others. Smarter? Probably.
This nerd coming-up put me in a good job as a web developer. It paved the way for my favorite hobbies, being PC games, reading sci-fi and programming for fun. Most important of all though it gave me insight into what people are really like, how people tick. Today, we
For me, being a nerd has always meant being alone. Or perhaps it’s the other way around.
To me being a nerd is a ‘unique gift’