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The Socially Acceptable Geek Subgenre Scale

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Being a geek no longer holds the stigma it once did. In fact, it can be downright cool to be a geek these days. But not all geeks are created equal.

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The Socially Acceptable Geek Subgenre Scale is a handy showcase of just where various types of geeks fall in the social hierarchy. And if you're offended because you find yourself near the bottom of the scale, just remember: there's no shame in being passionate about something unpopular as long as no one knows about it. And if you really hate clicking through the gallery, click here to see all of them on one long page. Although while doing so realize that people who whine about galleries are their own subgenre of geek, and it's not very high up on the scale.

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Illustrations by Dan Meth.

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Once again, I fall into the "None of the above" category. I like many of the genres listed, but cant say I belong in any of them. I want a new category called "Geek/Geekess of All Things Cool".

(Sometimes its hard to be a Girl Geek; no one expects it.)