Monday, November 19, 2007

Librarian tip o' the day

If you're a librarian and considered even marginally cute by society's standards, for God's sake, do not let the socially awkward, alarmingly twitchy 30-something geek who lives in his mom's basement (& who was able to read the ENTIRE Kushiel's Dart series in one week - too much free time, anyone? Holy crap.) know that you read fantasy fiction. You will be forced to endure, while attempting to continue smiling pleasantly, increasingly painful conversations.

I feel like the chick in the chainmail bikini at GenCon.

13 comments:

Less said...

ROTFLMAO!

I'm sorry for you... Really, I am, but the humor that provides is, well, just awesome...

Jay G said...

You have a chainmail bikini?

(Jay, who has reading comprehension issues...)

:)

Breda said...

Jay - you might get lucky here.

Lydia said...

You totally should have known better...you're married to a similarly geeky man who gets all excited talking about calculus...

falnfenix said...

I feel like the chick in the chainmail bikini at GenCon.

i feel like that at every motorcycle shop and car show in my area. seriously...

Jay G said...

Thanks, Breda, but I'm married. I don't get lucky any more...

(Wait. That didn't come out right...)

:)

comatus said...

But...but...that's how we met...

See Jay, they get their one-geek quota, then to hell with the rest of ya's.

In the version I saw, the chain-mail bikini was worn by one Karen Andre.

Tam said...

Heh.

I feel your pain.

BobG said...

Librarians in chainmail bikinis? That sounds kinky, but interesting...

Roberta X said...

Ooooo, memories! Mostly bad. Times I've considered chewing my own ears off just to escape.

...This is why I like the ham radio gatherings: those guys're more easily intimidated than the SF/fantasy geeks if (backspace)(backspace) when need be. Usually older and slower, too.

On the other hand, the biker-bar guys don't intimidate at all. I never wear the chainmail bikini around them.

Y'know, Breda, if you kept a nice double-bitted axe under the desk, it would serve as a nice counter to the Interminable Geek and fill that self-defense at work void. Unless they'd consider it impolite? >sigh<

DirtCrashr said...

Chainmail beats the hell out of macrame, and accessorizes better too.

comatus said...

Why dirt, you're showing your feminine side. Why does mine always involve chain mail, too?

Let's help Roberta out here: is a librarian with a double-bitted axe, a major turn-on, or what?

Those Ham guys only seem slow; while they make nice talk, they're tapping out the naughty bits in Morse.

David said...

You just need to make it clear that the fantasy fiction YOU'RE talking about is the "adult" kind, with graphic sex scenes and such. His head will explode and that will be the end of that.