Why am I here?

I’m beginning this blog based on two different instances of random inspiration found during my day.  First, a very amazing professor of mine encouraged me to write about different comic book characters, story conventions, story history, and just geekitude all around.  I have a passion for both graphic novels and comic books (the difference will be explained I promise you).  With this passion comes the responsibility to help as many people as I can who are interested in breaking into geek culture and unaware of where to start.  My idea is to give the non-geek cool insight to the blockbuster movies they’ve come to love, like Iron Man, Batman, Watchmen, 300, Sin City, and so many more. Secondly,  while walking into my Literary Interpretations class, I was wearing a hilarious t-shirt with Burt/John Travolta and Ernie/Samuel Jackson as they were about to kill the idiot who missed shooting them with a .357 magnum.  I received a welcome compliment on the shirt followed by a student who has never seen Pulp Fiction, and then another student interjected with having never witnessed the film.  For a third time, I was astonished to meet someone who hadn’t watched it in all of its glory.  It was at this moment I decided it was my duty to try and connect with those wishing to geek out every now and again without the means to find geeks to teach them the ways of geekinit.  This first blog marks the birth of GeekinIt, and will hopefully not be the last.  (After acquiring a fan base) I’d love to hear from those reading and tackle topics that matter to you or answer your embarrassing questions or argue different points.  Moving from films to comics/graphic novels, literature, and anything else awesome, I will do my best to bring information to the masses.

Your humble servant,

Tucker Paul Stempler

    • kailey
    • April 2nd, 2010

    I’m ready to commence my personal voyage into geekosity.

    • Ben Roy
    • April 3rd, 2010

    The difference between graphic novel and comic book is level of pretentiousness. Graphic novel is used when companies are trying to sell something to adults to make it sound less childish than comic book. Graphic novel can also be used to make it sound like you’re reading something more like a professional and well-written novel, as opposed to something as childish and worthless as a comic book. I consider it a fancy word for a tpb (trade papaerback), personally.

    I like the concept of this site.

    • While you are thinking economics, there is a bit of a difference between some traditional comic books and graphic novels. I like to consider a piece of work put out in a large volume at once without any option for continuation of the story as strictly a graphic novel. While one can easily consider anything put out on a weekly or monthly basis as a basic comic book. You are right trade paper backs are a factor (The consolidation of many months of single issues ranging from 6-12), there are a number of works out there (and in my personal collection) that stand alone as work beyond basic comics. I would like to consider these items graphic novels.

    • Lori
    • April 3rd, 2010

    Ready to embrace my inner geekery and I for one welcome our new geek overlords.

    Like the site, love the writing.

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