One of Us

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
"Lots of very respectable people are trekkies."
Nathan Spencer, Casualty

There are many, many good-looking and famous people out there who are also geeks and nerds. Most of them keep their geekish tendencies hidden. Some don't care.

The literal version of Hollywood Nerd. You can take the most vicious and dangerous badass action hero and when they go on a talk show to promote their new movie, a line slips that they hadn't been getting much sleep because of them playing the latest video game.

See also Ascended Fanboy and Promoted Fanboy. Also see Comics Rule Everything Around Me.

It probably isn't necessary to list every single genre fantasy or sci-fi writer here, though. Yes, we can assume that, say, Terry Pratchett or George R. R. Martin are gigantic fantasy geeks; it isn't necessary to say it... in fact, listing the fantasy or sci-fi writers who aren't geeks would be shorter. Probably because such a creature likely doesn't exist (except perhaps Terry Goodkind).

Not related to One of Our Own, or the song "One of Us" by Joan Osborne.

Examples of One of Us are listed on these subpages:

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