Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotesBug-silk.pngHeadscratchersIcons-mini-icon extension.gifPlaying WithUseful NotesMagnifier.pngAnalysisPhoto link.pngImage LinksHaiku-wide-icon.pngHaikuLaconic
One of us 745.jpg
Cquote1.svg
"Lots of very respectable people are trekkies."
Nathan Spencer, Casualty
Cquote2.svg


There are many, many good-looking and famous people out there who are also geeks and nerds. Most of them keep their geekish tendencies hidden. Some don't care.

The literal version of Hollywood Nerd. You can take the most vicious and dangerous badass action hero and when they go on a talk show to promote their new movie, a line slips that they hadn't been getting much sleep because of them playing the latest video game.

See also Ascended Fanboy and Promoted Fanboy. Also see Comics Rule Everything Around Me.

It probably isn't necessary to list every single genre fantasy or sci-fi writer here, though. Yes, we can assume that, say, Terry Pratchett or George R. R. Martin are gigantic fantasy geeks; it isn't necessary to say it... in fact, listing the fantasy or sci-fi writers who aren't geeks would be shorter. Probably because such a creature likely doesn't exist (except perhaps Terry Goodkind).

Not related to One of Our Own, or the song "One of Us" by Joan Osborne.

Examples of One of Us include:

Cquote1.svg

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Cquote2.svg


Advertisement