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One of Us Purity Test 

Are you one of us? Not one of them, the mundanes. Do you embrace genre (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror).

Well, here's your chance to test how pure is your geek.


Are you one of us? Not one of them, the mundanes. Do you embrace genre Check all boxes for which your answer is "yes".


The "submit" button is at the bottom.

Books

Do you read genre fiction? 
Do you own 100 or more genre books?
Do you own 500 or more genre books?
Do you buy genre magazines?
Do you have a subscription?
Do you own genre books on tape/cd?
Do you have a favorite genre author?
Do you have all of his/her works?
Do you have multiple copies of all of his/her works?
Do you have any copies in languages that you don’t read?
Are you on a mailing list for your favorite author(s)?
Do you have a website dedicated to this author(s)?
Have you read another author, just because your favorite author recommended him/her?
Even if, it wasn’t genre?
Have you bought an anthology just because a work by your favorite author was appearing in it?
Have you bought an anthology because your favorite author was the editor?

TV

Do you watch genre tv shows?
Do you have a favorite genre tv show?
Do you know the intro/theme song by heart of your favorite tv show?
Do you rabidly watch a genre tv show?
Are you polyfictoamorous (rabidly watch more than one genre tv show)?
Do you tape episodes of your favorite tv show?
Are you part of a taping circle for your favorite show?
Have you taped all the episodes?
Did you make another copy for regular viewing (and keep the other for posterity)?
Have you bought episodes on tape/DVD?
Have you bought all the episodes on tape/DVD?
Did you buy an alternate region VCR/DVD player just to watch the purchased episodes on tape/DVD?
Do you get together with your friends to watch your favorite tv show? 
Your friends are nice, but the shows the thing. Do you drop a cone of silence on the group during the episode?
Does the group chatterbox explode at the commercials?

Movies

Do you watch genre movies?
Do you go opening night?
Are you willing to stand in really long lines, at midnight, in the rain, for days a time?
Do you go more than once?
More than five times?
Do you own 20 or more genre movies on tape/DVD?
Do you own 75 or more genre movies on tape/DVD?

Movies/TV

Have you taped talk shows where you favorite actor/writer/director/producer appeared?
Are you on a mailing list for your favorite movies/tv shows?
Do you hang out at message boards/chat rooms dedicated to your favorite movie/tv show?
Do you have a website dedicated to your favorite movies/tv shows?
Do you have a website dedicated to your favorite actor/writer/director/producer?
Have you uploaded WAV files or video clips of your favorite actor/writer/director/producer to your site?
Have you bought the blooper tapes?
Have you downloaded or bought pirated copies of your favorite movies/tv shows?
Have you done a marathon of your favorite movies/tv shows?
Have you MST3K’d them?

Fanfic

Do you read fanfic?
Do you write fanfic?
Do you write critical analysis?
No really, are you Mary Sue?

Music/Media

Have you listened to filk?
Have you bought filk?
Have you created filk?
If the sound track exists for your favorite tv show/movie, have you bought it?
Have you created your own soundtracks?
Do you make your own music videos (err…using tv/movie clips)?
Do you enter them in contests?
Have you won?

Costuming

Do you make your own costumes?
Have you made costumes for others?
Do you have a separate closet just to hold them all?
Are your walls covered with pictures of yourself in costume?
Have you ever had a case of mistaken identity, because you were in costume?
Do you enter contests?
Have you won?

Language

Do you watch movies/tv shows in languages that you don’t speak?
Did you learn a language so you could watch your favorite shows/movies in that language?
Do you know more than 10 words of a fictitious language?
Are you fluent?

Memorabilia

Do you have posters on your wall for your favorite books/movies/tv shows?
Do you have fine art? (e.g. paintings, statues, etc.)
Do you own other memorabilia? (action figures, coffee cups, mouse pads, etc.)
Do you keep your memorabilia in it’s original packaging?
Do you make your own memorabilia? (i.e. models, maps, money, etc.)
Do you collect a specific kind of memorabilia? (plastic green aliens, etc.)
Do you have a display case?
Do you have regular clothes referencing your favorite books/movies/tv shows?
Do you have making of/reference books for your favorite books/movies/tv shows?

Events

Have you been to a Ren Faire/Medieval Faire/Scots Faire/etc.?
Have you gone in costume?
Have you gone in anachronistic costume?
Have you worked Faire?
Are you or have you ever been a member of a recreation group (i.e. SCA, Starfleet, Rebel Fleet, etc.)?
Have you have you ever gone to a regularly scheduled movie showing in costume? (er…Rocky Horror doesn’t really count, I mean come on.)
Have you gone to a con dedicated to your favorite movies/tv shows?
Did you go in costume?
Have you attended a larger con just because your favorite actor/writer/director/producer was going to be there?
Did you go in costume?
Did you get their signature?
Did you stand in a horrendous long line to get their signature?
Are there people who only know you from specific events and don’t recognize you otherwise?
Are there people who don’t know you by your given name?
Have you ever been to a book signing/reading?
Have you gone in costume from one of their books?

Cemetaries

Do you enjoy visiting cemeteries?
Do you have a favorite cemetery?
Do you dress up when you visit cemeteries?

Mental Health

Do you pity the mundanes for their sad & boring lives?
Do you enjoy freaking the mundanes?
Do you throw genre theme parties?
Do you watch cartoons? (uhh...not anime)
Do you find any of the cartoon characters, that you really shouldn’t, “strangely attractive?”
Did you think the girl in Labyrinth was nuts ("Ditch the kid. Keep the Goblin King!")?
Has anyone ever called you a freak/geek/nerd/fanboy/fangirl?
Did you take it as a compliment?
Is your everyday speech littered with quotes?
Do you talk about your favorite author/tv show/movies obsessively?
To the point of really annoying people?
But you’re just trying to convert the heathen?
Do you find yourself just buying mundane magazines because of genre articles?
Do you keep them?
Do you curse the Emmy’s/Oscars/etc. for not nominating your genre obsession?
Do you read spoilers?
Are you on a 12 step program to stop reading spoilers? It’s an addiction, admitting that you need help is the first step.
Is your car covered in bumper stickers referencing your favorite movies/tv shows?
Is your car painted to resemble a vehicle in your favorite movies/tv shows?
Have you gone to a location just because they filmed your favorite movies/tv shows there?
Do you find yourself giving your favorite characters advice?
Out loud? (e.g. Aiiii…don’t split up/go down the dark ally you git!/my god what a bad hair day.)
Have read a book/watched a tv show/movie because that’s where your favorite actor/writer/director/producer said they got their inspiration?
Do you find yourself obsessively thinking about your favorite books/movies/tv shows when you're in school/at work?
Do you have a vanity plate referencing your favorite movies/tv shows?
Are all your friends, well "One of us?"

 
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