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Problem Solved: Geek Girl ID Cards

You might recognize Nerdache Cakes as the the young woman whose confectionary treats we feature here frequently, from an incredible birthday cake based on Gurihiru’s Baby Avengers, a set of Gotham City character cookies, to an entire cake based on one piece Avengers fanart drawn by Adventure Time‘s Natasha Allegri. In response to an anonymous poster who decided that this wasn’t enough evidence that she genuinely enjoyed the things she spent hours recreating in dough and fondant, she has created a gift for all of us.

I’m sure it will completely fix the “fake geek girl” “problem” forever. In the meantime…

Alb’s well put “Fake” Geek Girl video went up this weekend and it’s high time we pointed you to it:


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  • Anna Sophia May

    I can’t like this enough. It’s fantastic and true.
    (TL;DR time)
    I might be considered a fake geek girl in most groups. I never read Lord of the rings(not for lack of trying) I don’t read comics. I only recently saw star wars, and I don’t play D and D.
    On the other hand, I read fantasy novels pretty much constantly. Go ahead, ask me a question about Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books. I just started the Dresden Files and have fallen in love. I WMG about Sherlock and Squee over Captains Mal and Awesome. I may not have seen much of Dr. Who, but I love what I have and if I had netflixs I’d have seen more. I spend ages on TV Tropes and cosplayed as Helga Hufflepuff, winning a prize for my (modest) complex and realistic costume.
    I may not have read LofR, Or Play magic, but I’m still a nerd.
    I was lucky to have good nerd friends, both boys and girls, in high school who were open and didn’t quiz me every five minutes. And outside of cons? I’m dating a computer and fantasy novel geek boy, and have been for three and a half years.

  • Sara Sakana

    Well, let’s see how long it takes for the fedora brigade to come lecture all us wimmins on why a woman who actually likes things is still just faking it.

  • Faith Villanueva

    Yer not Comics! >> the best.

  • iamuhura

    I love that post so much I want to reblog it forever and ever and ever. And also maybe use the card image as my TF2 spray. Or put on the About page of my blog. *checks for donate button*

  • iamuhura

    Anna, thank you for reminding me that I need to finish my collection of Alanna books! I finally got to meet Tamora Pierce last year and it was a dream come true. And I would *love* to see that Helga Hufflepuff cosplay!

  • Anna Sophia May

    I got to meet her too, it was amazing.

  • Terence Ng

    What’s the “Fedora Brigade”?

  • Terence Ng

    This is funny because it parallels an incident where a friend of mine took a picture of a sign where someone was selling Christmas trees to “Real Christians Only”. I told him it was a good thing he has his official Christian membership card.

    If you really want to know something about someone, either talk to them (and hopefully not like an interrogating gestapo) or deal with the reality that you’ll probably never know otherwise.

    What exactly DO you want a girl geek to produce for you? Signed documentation, stamped and sealed by order of the Midnight Society?

  • Being Geek Chic

    I made a cartoon about this exact thing in July! Ha! I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought geek IDs would solve all this:

  • Sophie

    Men’s Rights Activists. I’m not quite sure where the fedora thing came from however.

  • Terence Ng

    Yeah, the “fedora” part was where I was more confused. I figured it was a “Men’s Rights” epithet.

  • Chanel Diaz

    Sad when women create beautiful art, the men either ignore it or steal it….

    Can’t believe women are legit, huh, Anon?

    I can’t stop listening to again and again that pink haired girl with the cutest looking pink room, I never thought I would see outside of Japan (And I’m not even the biggest Pink Color Fan.). :D

  • Laura Truxillo

    I’ve said it before–I desperately want to print out some “this card verifies that _____ is an official nerd” and pass them out to any girl who can correctly answer the following question:

    “Do you consider yourself to be a geek and/or nerd?”

    Specifically, I want to pass them out to women at a convention that Tony Harris would also be at, and make sure that whenever they passed his table, they would quickly flash their card. Preferably while saying something like, “my papers are in order, sir” or “you needed to see my verification” etc.

    Over and over again. Couple hundred ladies at least. Just at random times during the day. The ones in sexy cosplay can make it a point to go up and present their card and make sure he actually reads it, just so everyone’s clear. All. Day. Long.

    I would love to do that.

    It would be so unprofessional.

    Someone else, please do that.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Mad ups for a fellow Dresden fan.

    For the record, I went to college and specifically majored in comics, but for almost the entire time I was in college, I only read one superhero title with any regularity (Ultimate X-men), and most of what I knew about mainstream superhero titles I’d gleaned from cartoons growing up, and from an early Marvel Encyclopedia I’d had as a kid. I just knew I liked superheroes.

    It wasn’t until after I graduated that someone got me to read JLI and now I’ve got myself a $50+ a month habit.

  • RoseDragons

    clearly anonymous is not real nerd, or else they would not have misused the word ‘realistic’ so horribly. Also I want cartoons butts for all my future ID pics.

  • Joanna

    The majority of my mates are all Nintendo nerds, and yet I’ve never been criticized as a “fake geek” because I grew up on Doom instead of Mario. These douchebags really need to grow up already.

  • Anonymous

    Did she say “land mind”?

  • Kelson

    Here’s another one in a similar vein: