We would all be better off a little bit nerdy
Back in high school, I’d had a rough time owning up to being a straight-up geek. I’d be drawing monsters and photon torpedoes, writing fan-fiction, drawing fan-art, and generally leaving off a wave of unease wherever I’d go, like some sort of crazed, overweight, loud-mouthed pariah. High school was not the right environment to cultivate the sort of passion I always seemed to be starving for.
This was why, for the most part of high school, I’d retreat into my room and bask in the warm radiation of the computer screen. I’d had plenty of friends, but for the most part, it was the Internet that truly kept me company. The Internet had the sort of liberation only heard of in the utopian worlds of sci-fi.