(no video games please. not nerdy in my opinion.)
I'll go first. I was introduced to Magic The Gathering at 14 years old and started playing. I still enjoy it to this day.
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What is this shit with everyone talking about how 'nerdy' they are these days? If you put on some ugly plastic-rimmed glasses, 'like' something on a pop-science FB page, and watch some crappy shounen anime, it's as if you're suddenly part of a wondrous, hip subculture that sets you apart from the drooling monkeys around you.
I have to be around actual nerds at school. They don't have to give themselves that label, nor do they probably want it; they get it by being socially retarded, smelling like ass, and being smarter than most of the population, at least in their areas of interest. All semblance of normal human function goes down the drain in the name of their pursuits.
So yeah, I don't see how that's a badge of honor, or something to aspire to. The worst part for me is that both the ass-stench nerds and the "ohmigawsh gaiz I watch Star Wars" varieties always want to chat me up, and neither are easy to shut up when they get started.
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just one? oh god, i could write a book on the subject, but i'll just share a few.
my friends and i still play tabletop rpgs~ our most recent campaign was d&d, but our longest one was an aberrant campaign that ran for nearly a year. if not for a death in our cast (irl), it'd probably still be going.
also star wars, harry potter, and musicals. that, and i have enough books to fill a small library.
while you said "no video games", i do write fan-fiction based on some of my favourite rpgs. does that count? lol.