Dearest Lady Masterminds! If you’re on this site, you’re obviously a geek. But have you ever wondered what subgenre of geek? While each of you is undoubtedly a unique combination, this quiz might help you narrow it down. Enjoy!
1. Your bedroom is decorated with:
a) Vintage Star Trek action figures, a Creature from the Black Lagoon poster, models of the robots from Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
b) A Skyrim poster, a Sackboy plush from LittleBigPlanet, a Super Mario Mushroom Lamp.
c) Celtic symbols, artful photographs of far away forests and landscapes, a replica of Hadhafang (Arwen’s sword).
d) Space shuttle models, an R2D2 trash bin, glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling.
e) Satirical sayings, framed Christina Rossetti poems, programs from your favorite Shakespeare plays.
2. If you’re groggy in the morning, it’s because last night:
a) There was a Twilight Zone marathon, and they were playing all your favorites.
b) You were at a midnight game release, and it was so worth it.
c) You were at a Renaissance fair, Dungeons & Dragons encounter, or any Darkon event.
d) You started watching the first Alien movie in the afternoon, and just didn’t stop until the end of the Alien Resurrection.
e) You were working on the next great American novel. Eat your heart out, Hemmingway.
3. If you were going to start a band, it would be called:
a) Will Robinson and the Dangers
b) Barry Mana Low
c) The White Council
d) Kara Thrace and Her Special Destiny
e) Tolstoy and the Depressives
4. You bump into your arch nemesis in the hallway, and you imagine them as:
a) A little green man in a flying saucer.
b) A Pac-man ghost.
c) A dark elemental wizard.
d) A Borg drone.
e) The actual Nemesis from Greek mythology.
5. Your crush calls and wants to meet up, you reach for:
a) Your cat-eyed glasses and liquid eyeliner.
b) Your Tri-force earrings and Alliance/Horde tee.
c) Your sterling silver Evenstar pendant.
d) Your meteorite stacking rings, and constellation glitter nail polish.
e) The shirt with the most ironic and witty phrase. Perhaps even in Haiku form.
6. Your ideal romantic partner:
a) Has read every single thing Ray Bradbury ever wrote.
b) Is an Italian plumber fond of jumping on turtles.
c) Has a day job as a king and a night job as a Ranger of the North.
d) Is an astronaut. Or an alien. Or an alien astronaut.
e) Resembles an odd mix of Heathcliff, Mr. Darcy, and Rochester.
If your answers are mostly “A”
You’re a Retro Nerd! You are well-versed in the history of the entire genre of speculative fiction, and the various styles of bygone eras look great on you. You’re up to speed on all the best vintage television, Roswell legends, and Area 51 conspiracies. You’re an old soul with a young heart, and the classics will always be a part of you.
If your answers are mostly “B”
You’re a Pixel Princess! When your friends want to know what’s hot in the world of video games, they go straight to you. You’ve got the highest scores, the best gear, and the most specialized stats for all of your characters. You’re always the first one to level up, and the last one to surrender. No matter how people tease, you will always secretly track experience points for real life.
If your answers are mostly “C”
You’re a Wood Nymph! The only difference between you and an elf is the ears, and that’s only when you don’t wear your cosplay ones. You’re in touch with your mystical side and intuition. Being outdoors gives you energy and confidence, and fresh air always lifts your spirits. You like a little romance, a little adventure, and of course a little mischief now and then.
If your answers are mostly “D”
You’re a Battlestar Babe! The heavens have always held a special place in your heart. You dream of intergalactic travel, extraterrestrial life, and the glory of space battle. You can’t decide if you would rather be an interplanetary ambassador, or some kind of fighter pilot, but who knows? Maybe one day you can be both. You’re always looking up!
If your answers are mostly “E”
You’re a Bookish Beauty! You love stories with layers of depth and creative wordplay. You fall in love with artfully written characters and drool over elegant literary style. You crave everything about storytelling, be it the smell of old books or the verve of live theatre. You may a bit intimidating to suitors, but the way to your heart is definitely through your brain.