I find it really strange that when you’re in a long distance friendship or relationship all you want to do is see that person and being around them is the biggest most wonderful deal but there are people who interact with them all the time, on the street and in the classroom and in the shops and it always makes me jealous because you want to be with this person so much and for everyone else they’re nothing special but for you they’re everything special
nerd culture as a whole is a toxic pile of shit that prioritizes memorization of esoteric knowledge over critical engagement. if you try talking to most nerds about what vampires and zombies and magical girl anime stereotypes mean, what they reflect in the culture at large, their eyes gloss over until you mention some obscure fact from some obscure japanese horror film that they recognize and can feel validated in recognizing. yet the nerd culture at large wants to position itself as “intelligent” even though the intelligence that’s prized is the useless memorization and categorization of endless ephemera. nerds are fine but nerd culture is insufferable.