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... i was hoping I'd be Willow ...

Courtesy of Ms. Q @ Whirled Peas, yesterday I was pointed to where I could find the answer to this burning question:
Am I a Nerd, a Geek, or a Dork?

And it turns out... I am...
Pure Nerd
52 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 30% Dork

For The Record:
    A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
    A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
    A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.
The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


*then* I noticed another quiz!! something to do with Buffy characters ... i *was* hoping I'd be Willow ... but I got her lover instead:

Tara Maclay
45% amorality, 45% passion, 81% spirituality, 63% selflessness

What a woman! (Or man, as it may be...)

Tara is a moral, centered, spiritual and selfless person... rather, I suspect, like you. People like this make those around them love them.

Congratulations! (and stay away from windows, just in case)

Link: The 4-Variable Buffy Personality Test written by donathos on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

[LYNNE's NOTE: stay away from windows? You mean stay away from stray bullets that come through windows, right? Not the Bill Gates-type windows, right? LOL!]

Anyways... so this reminded me of a meme I'd seen recently over at Dave2's. Joss Whedon has even been a participant, people! Wow! :-)

25 Favorite Television Characters
The rules:
* Does not have to be a show currently airing
* No puppets or cartoons [awww maaaaan! no Wakko??!!]
* No reality show people
* All characters must be regulars on the show
* No mini-series

Lynne's lame attempt, in no particular order [i.e. numbered just so I know if/when I reach 25]:

  1. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Alyson Hannigan)

  2. A quirky, sweet person - I like how she talks, how she chooses to say things [sure, that's actually Joss Whedon's writing, but still...], and the fact that she's a witch! And that she turns to the dark side at the death of Tara - even cooler!!

  3. Phoebe Buffay (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.; Lisa Kudrow)

  4. She was the quirky one, with the Smelly Cat song, and just so confident of herself, oblivious that she was one frikkin strange lady to others. I *so* relate to her!

  5. Delenn (Babylon5; Mira Furlan)
  6. Deeply spiritual, with an excellent perspective on life, the universe and everything. I'd certainly like to study under her if only the Minbari were for real.

  7. G'Kar (Babylon 5; the late Andreas Katsulas)
  8. Sure, the knee-jerk spats with Mollari early in the series were irritating... but he went through so much pain and suffering and yet was able to emerge a better, more centered Narn in touch with the universe. What an inspiration!

  9. Lt Cmdr / Cmdr / Gen Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5; Claudia Christian)

  10. I liked her tough stoic character - it more than balanced the all-too-often over-the-top hot air and actions by Capt John Sheridan!

  11. Spike (Buffy/Angel; James Marsters)

  12. What is it about "bad boys" and British accents? But more than that - it's that tough guy persona housing a sensitive soul. He pulls off the "brooding vampire in black" *so* much better than Angel!

  13. Dr Gregory House (House, MD; Hugh Laurie)

  14. A doctor who cuts through the crap, doesn't mince his words, and says things I could only *dream* about ever uttering myself! My hero!

  15. "Jo" (The Facts of Life; Nancy McKeon)

  16. Ah, the tomboy character I *so* related to!!

  17. MacGyver (MacGyver; Richard Dean Anderson)

  18. How could he *not* be a favourite? A handyman good guy, who proved episode after episode that you do *not* have to resolve to guns and violence to overcome "evil". And boy what a handyman!!

  19. Nasir the assassin (Robin of Sherwood; Mark Ryan)

  20. While everyone else [especially Will Scarlet!] was yelling and screaming in a fight, Nasir would calmly go about his business, dispatching enemies calmly with his twin scimitars. He was just so different from the rest of the Merry Men!

  21. Will Scarlet (Robin of Sherwood; Ray Winstone)
  22. He was the tough guy who provided the comic relief. My 2nd fave after Nasir.

  23. Alex P. Keaton (Family Ties; Michael J. Fox)

  24. One of my first major crushes - it was eye-opening to see a family that was relatively normal/laid-back have a son who's so unlike the rest of the family!

  25. Dominic DaVinci (DaVinci's Inquest; Nicholas Campbell)

  26. A flawed character - gruff, abrasive, yet he has his heart in the right place. Fighting a seemingly losing battle against his boss, the cops, the mayor and the system to bring about radical but much needed changes to Vancouver.

  27. "Howling Mad" Murdock (The A-Team; Dwight Schultz)

  28. Sure, I liked Dirk Benedict / Faceman for no real reason other than he was cute. But Murdock?! He was howling mad [duh!] and so different!

  29. Bodie (The Professionals; Lewis Collins)

  30. He was the dark and broody one, with *so* much better hair than Doyle! Don't remember much else about him tho.

  31. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (ST:TNG; Patrick Stewart)

  32. A supposedly French dude with a British accent and shiny head - but that smile.... and how he says "Engage!" and "Make it so." : there is something about his voice... wait, the character itself? Heh. Well there must be *something* about him that had Q coming back to taunt him oh so often, eh?

  33. Ham Tyler (V; Michael Ironside);

  34. I know I had started rebelling against the typical blond hair/blue eyes hero, and related more to anti-heroes - like this character in V.

  35. David Banner (The Incredible Hulk; Bill Bixby)

  36. Gotta admire a man who keeps on going, keeps on hoping he'll be able to master the monster within, even tho episode after episode he's proven wrong. The ending of the show - the haunting music playing while he walks down the road, attempting to hitch a ride - gave me the shivers when Stewie mimicked this in a Family Guy episode.

  37. Heath Barkley (The Big Valley; Lee Majors)

  38. Not only does the bastard son succeed in gaining his place among the legitimate children of Mr Barkley over at the Barkley Ranch, but he holds his own too.

  39. Denise Huxtable (The Cosby Show; Lisa Bonet)

  40. The rebel of the family; the different one; she went her own way, made her own mistakes, made her own life - my kind of gal!

  41. Mrs King (Scarecrow & Mrs King; Kate Jackson)

  42. A little bit zany, with that distinctive husky voice, and holding her own paired with Scarecrow the *real* secret agent.

  43. K.I.T.T. (Knight Rider; William Daniels [voice])

  44. I liked the cylon-like moving red light; I liked that he didn't put up with much nonsense from Michael Knight!

  45. Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess; Lucy Lawless)

  46. Hey, a sistah more than holding her own against brawn and magic? Rock on!

  47. Caine (Kung Fu; David Carradine)

  48. The young grasshopper, all growed up and helping out people in trouble, reluctant to put his deadly skills to use unless absolutely necessary. A man I so admire.

  49. Kevin Arnold (The Wonder Years; Fred Savage)
  50. I really liked following the details of his life - and that whole narration / "hearing his thoughts" was really endearing to me

  51. Vincent (Beauty and the Beast; Ron Perlman)

  52. What can I say? A beautiful soul stuck in the body of a monster who has to hide in the undergroud pipes/sewer system of New York. Wish he wasn't so enthralled by Linda Hamilton tho.


Yes, I did 26 cos didn't know if anyone would cry fowl foul at K.I.T.T.'s inclusion :-) And yes, I was starting to scrape the barrel by the time I hit #16! btw, I tried hard not to list my childhood crushes - not unless there was more to the crush than just "omg he's so cute!". So that eliminated AT LEAST:
- Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica; Dirk Benedict)
- Robin of Loxley/Robin Hood (RObin of Sherwood; Michael Praed)
- Officer Bruce Nelson (CHiPs; Bruce Penhall)

Sorry about the messiness of the pix - oh, pix taken from either imdb or

.. and on that note... have a good weekend y'all!


  1. hehehe!! I loved reading these Lynne! Made me laugh, which I sorely needed. God! I am so sick and tired of being heartbroken. Puke!

    I scored 78% nerd, and ended up on modern cool nerd... That's ok I guess. :-)

    Have a good weekend yourself!

    Hugs and love


  2. Nasir the assassin - Oh my GOd - I thought I was the only one who adored him! I still secretly want to be him when I grow up :o)

    You and my DH would get on like a house on fire with all your mention of sci fi and babylon 5 - he is a major fan. His day was made yesterday when a replica of the Bladerunner gun arrived! (Early birthday pressie - I am so going to get lots of points for that :o)


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  4. Great list. I should do it... but the archives that are my brain cells are a little hard to access.
    Turns out I'm Glory. Glorificus. That can't be good.

  5. Reading about the Favorite Television Characters brought back a load of old memories. My favourite has to be Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) of Star Trek fame.


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