Once a Geek! (The Geeky Childhood Tag)

The Geeky Childhood Tag

How long have you been a geek? Do you even consider yourself one? Chances are that if you’re reading this you probably are, but feel free to play along and find out for yourself!

For this challenge, I was originally tagged by Voyager who has recently started blogging on their own site. Voyager also writes posts for Galvanic Media. I have also been tagged by Crow from Crow’s World of Anime and as the questions are the same, it’s easy to complete both at once.

Dr Stone Episode 18 Kinro with Glasses

Rules

So, this is a first. It’s a tag post with absolutely no rules, which means we can do whatever we want… I feel like I should mention that the tag originated at A Geek Girl’s Guide, so there’s something else for you read if you’d like.

And now to the questions!


Where did your geek come from? Parents? Siblings? Destiny?

I’d imagine it all started when I was born at the exact same time as a red comet mysteriously appeared in the sky. Of course, I had just been Isekaied from my first life on another world. It does happen, I am living proof…

In reality, it probably came from my parents to a small degree and I just took it too far, which is often the case with most things I do. They introduced me to Star Wars at an early age and I never really looked back.


The First Geeky Thing You Got Into

I think I may have just answered that one, but it was Star Wars. From a young age, I’m almost as old as the original movie, I’ve always been crazy about Star Wars, having seen all the movies, the animated series, read the comic books, the novels, played the games, collected the action figures. I didn’t really stand a chance, did I?

Star Wars

Favourite TV Show as a Kid

My absolute favourite TV show as a kid was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. For the most part, I would only watch animated shows and it didn’t matter what it was about or who the target audience was, if it came on, I was watching it. Other great shows I remember from my childhood include Transformers, Thundercats, and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

Other than those, I would also watch Baywatch, The A-Team, McGyver, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. It’s all starting to make sense now…


Favourite Movie as a Kid

Obviously, Star Wars, but contrary to most, Return of the Jedi is my favourite of the series and that’s a hill I’m willing to die on. It had Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, Luke as a Jedi Knight, the Emperor, and Ewoks!

Transformers The Movie

I also loved Transformers the Movie which was unreal because characters actually died. It probably warmed me up for the transition to anime which was soon to come. On top of that, my favourite Disney movie is The Black Cauldron and I am continually shocked by how many people don’t believe it exists.

I should probably also do a quick list of other classics from my childhood. Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Great Outdoors, The Lost Boys, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, and anything with Arnold Schwarzenegger in it!


Favourite Video Game as a Kid

I loved all of the Sonic and Mario games, particularly Mario Kart, but the game I probably spent the most time playing was Goldeneye on the N64. Other than that, I love strategy games like Dune or the original WarCraft where you have to build a castle and attack your rivals for resources. Also Zelda and Tomb Raider… so many games!


Favourite Book as a Kid

It’s something I often regret, but I didn’t do a ton of reading as a kid. The books that I did read were usually the choose your own adventure books, often by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. My absolute favourite of those was Robot Commando where you were the sole survivor of an attack that put your home nation to sleep. You then had to find a way to wake everyone up and defeat the invading forces, all while fighting dinosaurs and giant robots! It would make an excellent anime, come to think of it!

Robot Commando

Favourite Memory as a Kid

My mum often says that whenever she didn’t know where I was when I was a kid, she just had to look up. I liked to climb… no, I loved it. If there was a tree, I was up it. A wall, over it. There used to be a giant horse-chestnut tree at the end of our garden and I was often up the top, looking over the top of the neighbours’ houses. It was pretty tall. I really need to find a good climbing wall near me and get back into that. It was a lot of fun.


A Character You Looked Up To as a Kid

One of the earliest characters I looked up to was He-man. Why wouldn’t I? He was strong and powerful, always looking to help others, but at the same time humble. He maintained his secret identity as Adam, a lazy good for nothing prince who often would get scolded and put down for his attitude. Had he revealed who he really was, that would have ended, but he wasn’t doing it for the glory. He did it because it was the right thing to do.


A Character That Scared You as a Kid

It’s not anything specific, but the music for Doctor Who used to put me on edge, especially as the monsters in that were terrifying and the situations fairly horrific. Sure, looking back at it now, the effects were terrible, but that doesn’t change the fact that people were being killed, or eaten, or worse. It wasn’t like the A-Team where nobody got hurt, even if they were run over with a tank!

Doctor Who

And now for my Nominations!

As with all tag posts, just because you’ve been nominated doesn’t mean you have to do it and even if you haven’t you are more than welcome to do it. Just link back to here so that I can find your answers. Also, as this is technically a re-post from before the relaunch, I will link to the completed posts where I can.


And your questions are…

I’m actually going to do the same as Voyager and Crow and use the original questions because I think they’re a pretty good set. They certainly had me thinking.

  1. Where did your geek come from? Parents? Siblings? Destiny?
  2. The First Geeky Thing You Got Into
  3. Favourite TV Show as a Kid
  4. Favourite Movie as a Kid
  5. Favourite Video Game as a Kid
  6. Favourite Book as a Kid
  7. Favourite Memory as a Kid
  8. A Character You Looked Up To as a Kid
  9. A Character That Scared You as a Kid

Thanks for reading.


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4 Comments

  1. “I’d imagine it all started when I was born at the exact same time as a red comet mysteriously appeared in the sky. ”

    LOL

    There were times when Dr. Who was absolutely terrifying. Imagination more than makes up for bad special effects!

    When you say Tomb Raider, do you mean the original? I remember going from software rendering to my first Monster 3DFX card. That was a revelation!

    To this day, I think my daughter is scared of the zombie panthers. At least, I think they were panthers. It’s been a long time…

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Dr Who is incredible at setting up stuff for your mind to take over. I’ve always been a fan.

      I’ve played all the versions and enjoyed them all, but the recent reboot is my favourite where it tells the origins story with Lara surviving on an island with a crazy cult. That game was amazing. There’s a part where you have to climb a massive radio tower and it was so unsettling.

  2. OMG! Robot Commando looks awesome!

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