Being aloof dating
At some point, you, the nerd’s companion, were the project.
You were showered with the fire hose of attention because you were the bright and shiny new development in your nerd’s life.
When the illusion is broken, you are going to discover that… The reason for this typeface selection is, of course, practicality. Ten letters on one line are the same width as ten other letters, which puts the world into a pleasant grid construction where X and Y mean something. These types of system-redefining events force your nerd to recognize that the world is not always or entirely a knowable place, and until he reconstructs this illusion, he’s going to be frustrated, and he’s going to act erratically. I’ve written about The Cave elsewhere, but here are the basics. Each object in the Cave has a particular place and purpose. You’ll have 10 minutes before he’ll come stomping out of the Cave — “Where’s the Mac?
There are other ways your nerd can create The High, and he does it all the time.It’s another juicy cliché to say that nerds love video games, but that’s not what they love.A video game is just one more system where your nerd’s job is to figure out the rules that define it, which will enable him to beat it. Your nerd spent a lot of his younger life being an outcast because of his strange affinity with the computer. He knows the compelling parts of the arcs and is mentally editing his versions while watching all three.Humor is an intellectual puzzle, “How can this particular set of esoteric trivia be constructed to maximize hilarity as quickly as possible? Many years ago, I dubbed this behavior NADD, and you should read the article to learn more and to understand what mental muscles your nerd has developed. Then there’s how he watches by himself when he watches three shows at once. You walk into the room, and you’re watching your nerd jump between channels every five minutes. Your nerd’s mental information model for the world is one contained within well-bounded tidy windows where the most important tool is one that allows your nerd to move swiftly from one window to the next. This is what he heard, “Spent an hour at the post office blah blah blah…” You can be rightfully pissed off by this behavior — it’s simply rude — but seriously, I’m trying to help here.
” Your nerd listens hard to recognize humor potential, and when he hears it, he furiously scours his mind to find relevant content from his experience so he can get the funny out as quickly as possible. It’s irrelevant that there may be no relationship between these windows. Your nerd’s insatiable quest for information and The High has tweaked his brain in an interesting way.
He sees the world as a system which, given enough time and effort, is completely knowable.