Today’s comic was inspired as a reaction to the following skit from Portlandia:

To go on a bit of a nerd rant here (feel free to skip), I just don’t get why people want to exclude ANYONE from being a nerd/geek/dork. If someone is taking part in and enjoying something you also enjoy, isn’t that a reason to celebrate? Don’t you want as many people as possible to be able to talk video games, comics, D&D, or whatever with you? I know I do.

Why is everything a pissing contest? Why can’t women join in? I’m not very good at First Person Shooters, do I need to return my geek card? Why do cosplayers scare me?

Bleck…the whole thing rubs me the wrong way (and I know I’m probably preaching to the choir), but rejecting people because they aren’t enough of something to fit in reminds me of why and how I became a nerd in the first place.

In other news, I have choosen a winner for this week’s “Name This PC” contest, and the winner is Raise Dead with the name “Dratch Glubmantle, Servant of the Deep Ftagh”, download a high res version of Dratch here and check out the other winners on the freebies page.

See you tomorrow!