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hmsweaver is the “Geek Culture” Contributor on Squidoo

1img_0007001Today we’re pleased to introduce you to hmsweaver. She’s our “Geek Culture” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
“Geek Culture” is a wonderful world of enthusiastic fandom. It encompasses a grand community of people who love science fiction, comics, fantasy, and other things that might not be considered especially entertaining or interesting to the general population.

The characteristic that sets geeks apart from regular people is that they throw themselves into their favorite things with abandon, and they don’t care if other people think they’re odd. I love Marissa Mayer’s definition of geeks. “Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.”

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I’ve been a geek since childhood. I love learning about things, and I tend to obsess over the details of my favorite subjects. One of my biggest interests has always been science, which I pursued with glee during college and graduate school. My recent recreational geek-outs are focused on fantasy worlds and characters. I am currently immersed in the deep end of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the series by George R. R. Martin on which HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based.

Who had the most influence in your life?
I admire several great thinkers and creative types, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Tolkien and Martin.

When she’s not at Squidoo, you can also find hmsweaver at these very cool places:
Geeky247.com
Geek Mom Mashup
Pinterest

hmsweaver invites you to stop by and share a review at her Review the Best and Worst Superhero Movies.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

    “Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.” Love this! Great interview. Thanks.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

    “Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.” Love this! Great interview. Thanks.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you! I thought that quote was so perfect! :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

    My favorite topic! Love this Heather.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Bonnie, I’m so excited to be doing this! Thanks for the feature today!

  • cercis70

    Welcome! It’s great to know a bit more about “Geek Culture.”

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Fun! I’m looking forward to hearing about more geeky culture.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Fun! I’m looking forward to hearing about more geeky culture.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thanks! I’m excited to bring you more!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    Love it too! And the details DO matter! It is going to be fun to see your niche.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Thomo85 Thomo85

    My favourite topic too! I see the word geek and automatically gravitate towards my kind. I love talking about and debating science concepts, discoveries and possibilities.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thanks! Let me know if you have any suggestions for lenses! Or if you have one I need to see!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LindaWhite LindaWhite

    Welcome to the Contributor Club. I would have to say that I am a geek and proud of it. Looking forward to seeing more

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you, Linda! Happy to be here!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    I’m also a geeky girl and proud! Looking forward to your niche and congratulations!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thanks, Daisy!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    What a awesome interview! Congrats Heather. It is clear you are going to have a lot of fun with this niche and the rest of us will too because you will, no doubt, immerse yourself in it :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you! It is so much fun!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    It’s true, Geeks could care less whether people think they’re odd – the thing is, they’re not! Great interview, congrats on heading this area up

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you! I like to think I’m the normal one and the “normal” people are the strange ones. :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Wednesday_Elf Wednesday_Elf

    Wonderful. Congratulations, hmsweaver, on your role as “Geek Culture” contributor. My daughter & son-in-law are both artists/illustrators in the field of Science Fiction and Fantasy – it’s their whole world! :-) I never thought of myself as a ‘geek’, but if your definition of ‘loving something so much that all details matter’ is what makes a ‘geek’, than I’m a “Baseball Geek”. :-)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Excellent! I think everybody gets geeky over something! We’re not all the same, and that’s wonderful! :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LabKitty LabKitty

    Geeks also like things like COBOL and finite element analysis, thankyouverymuch. :-)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Definitely! :-)

  • http://LifeInOut.com/ Susan Deppner

    Really enjoyable interview! Congratulations on your new Contributor position!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Glad you enjoyed it. :-) Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/River_Rose River_Rose

    Nice to meet you! You go girl!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    It’s probably a huge compliment if someone thinks us odd. You do, Geek Girl!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Yes! I really do think “odd” is underrated. :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Welcome! Love the interview and I must say I have a real soft spot for the pretty pink locks you are sporting…….looking forward to lots of great things and I’m sure you’ll deliver! Congrats!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hmsweaver hmsweaver

      Thank you, Grammieo! That’s my Halloween wig. Wish I was brave enough for REAL pink hair. :-)

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/visit2goa visit2goa

    it helped me to understand the difference between a GEEK and a NERD Thanks…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Karen1960 Karen1960

    A Geek Culture slot! Great news :-)
    Look forward to contributing something in future. Meanwhile, you might enjoy my lenses, ‘A slice of tomorrow: pizza in science fiction’ and ’3 favourite autobiographies by Sci-fi actors’.

  • http://www.portable-batteries.fr/ aswaha yah

    GEEK and a NERD

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/yoursfoolie yoursfoolie

    Great interview is right! My own “Love this!” was: “The characteristic that sets geeks apart from regular people is that they throw themselves into their favorite things with abandon, and they don’t care if other people think they’re odd.” Hey ~ I finally fit into a nitche somewhere! Schweet…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/yoursfoolie yoursfoolie

    Great interview is right! My own “Love this!” line was:”The characteristic that sets geeks apart from regular people is that they throw themselves into their favorite things with abandon, and they don’t care if other people think they’re odd.” Hey ~ there’s someplace I fit in!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/lucyher21 lucyher21

    interesting.

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