Roy Janik (zinereem) wrote,
Roy Janik

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You know, I oftentimes take offense at being called a geek. I know a lot of people take pride in such things. And usually people aren't trying to be mean at all when they say "Wow, you're a fucking geek." But to me, being a geek has a certain unpleasantness about it. I think it's that so many geeks I know have let the works of another solely consume their lives. I guess it's the implication of fanaticism that gets to me. And ultimately I want to be known for what I create rather than what I consume. I know, I know, that this is not the sole definition of being a geek, but I'm just trying to explain why the label leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyhow, my ability to claim non-geekedness is pretty much out the window with my most recent discovery.

While googling for my name, I ran across this LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) rulebook, with the following text:
A General note of Credit:
Special thanks should go to Roy Janik at the University of Alabama,
who gave me pointers on how to make Flails/Ball-and-Chains.
That's from 1996. For the record, any knowledge of flail-making I had came from half-remembered conversations with Phil.
Tags: bama, larp
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