I’m a real
boy! games nerd.
If there is one word that defines me perfectly; it is nerd. Ever since I was a kid, science, mathematics, puzzles and video games of all kinds; even browser based; they all fascinated me in a way that made me stand out from my peers. Working out math problems in my head seemed like the easiest thing on earth. I just couldn’t understand how everyone else struggled with simple calculations.
Perhaps I grew a little too cocky for my own good. Or I just couldn’t stand small talk. But by the time I was in my early teens, I had very few friends that loved to play video games online. To this day, I am amazed that they stuck by me despite all the jargon I used to throw around even when I was talking about the most ordinary things.
A Nerdy Science Kid That Loves Games of All Sorts, Especially Puzzles
Over the next few years, even the few friends that I had couldn’t stand my know-it-all attitude in video games and academic matters, and it was only a matter of time before I had none left. While my peers were obsessing about what clothes to wear to parties, and what drama movies to watch next, all I really seemed to care about was what science book, video games, or puzzles I would lay my hands on next.
As far as dressing was concerned, a T-shirt and a pair of jeans were enough for me. And I loved science fiction movies and novels; as well as various video games, puzzles, and sports on Wii.. I loved the possibilities that the world of fiction stirred in my brain, and I would often find myself wondering how to make those possibilities a reality. Of course my inordinate interest in scientific and video game concepts just drove people further from me. At some point, I let my obsessions get the best of me.
My Own Games and Games Company
There is some sort of freedom that comes with being alone; and to this day, I still cherish my own company a lot. However, being lonely is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes, you crave a connection with people, yet you remain aloof because you know that no one will understand that that is just who you are.
So I took to spending countless hours playing video games, glued to my computer screen for hours on end. After a while, playing the games just couldn’t quench my thirst for knowledge. I found myself in a desperate search for something more challenging.
I did also try solving puzzles of all sorts; and every day they just seemed to get easier, and inevitably boring. Frustration became the order of the day for me. That was when I decided to delve into the world of coding and learning programming languages. Finally, there was something challenging enough into which I could channel my exceptional mental energy.
Enter Puzzles, Computer, and Video Games Technology
It ranks at the top with other languages such as CSS and HTML, which are languages used on the World Wide Web and numerous websites. It is also supported by many browsers, without the use of plug-ins. Needless to say, it was only a matter of time before I mastered the language, and became an expert.
I am still obsessed with technology even as an adult. I spend long hours glued to a screen learning a new concept about technology, or carrying out extremely difficult tasks using my machine. It still puzzles people that I can spend an entire day indoors, never going outdoors for any occasion, and still be perfectly contented at the end of the day.
And I have become accustomed to the practice of waking up in the middle of the night after suddenly realizing the answer to a question, or even thinking about playing one more level in my shooter video game; or find a few more pieces of my 5000 piece puzzle. For me, eureka moments usually call for a celebration. Never mind how odd the hour during which they occur is.
Based on this brief description of my life, you would be forgiven for labeling me a nerdy nerd who plays pretty much every game imaginable. It is what I consider to be after all, and I love every bit of it. Do I think that I’m missing out on a lot of things? Sure I do, but I also think that the rest of the world is missing out on a lot more than I am.
There is something enchanting about the science world that mankind is missing out on, and I am glad not to be one of those who are left out.