All right, so. Problems:
1. I cannot tell if this is ironically suggesting fake nerd girls are a menace to nerd culture or if it is meta-sublimina-ironically mocking nerd culture for believing same. It should not be so hard for me to figure this out and that makes me very sad.
2. Are the bow and arrows just part of the supervillain motif, or is it meant to indicate that newly minted Hunger Games and/or Avengers fangirls are to be incorporated in this stereotype? I’m just saying, these are things I should not have to dwell upon when the intended response is “HO HO HO OH GOD IT’S FUNNY ‘CUZ IT’S TRUE!”
3. I am pretty sure that spending all day on Facebook and bragging about it in a self-deprecating way does indeed make you a huge nerd.1 The barrier to entry in this field is not particularly high. Just knowing what a LOLcat is may qualify.
3a. Not gonna lie, the Star Wars ringer T-shirt is really really nerdy. Not “I guest-blog for a guy I met on Usenet who reviews board games” nerdy, but like I said barrier to entry yadda yadda.
3b. Geez, that Nintendo 64 controller is probably almost as old as she is! Why not give her a MP-05 Megatron pistol and a Tom Baker scarf while you try to convince me she isn’t legit?
4. She seems nice. I mean, I can think of worse problems to have than running into her at the comics shop and being asked to explain the difference between Justice League Dark and Dark Avengers.2 She only seems to be a villain if we redefine the term to mean “person who is generally not difficult to coexist with and may choose not to have sex with you.”
5. I am not certain what her sinister plan is. That is to say, I went and looked at the other characters3 and I get why they would be a pain in the ass, but The Imposter seems to just want to hang out if that’s okay. Even if we accept that she’s not really a nerd, what is the problem? 4 The only downside I see is that she actually is a giant nerd, and therefore might annoy me by blathering about extremely esoteric subjects, like all other nerds do.
- Or dork or geek or poindexter. I prefer not to wade into such semantics. [↩]
- Answer: Dark at the end of the title means “except spookier” and at the beginning of the title means “evil version of.” [↩]
- SPOILERS: none of them were funny. [↩]
- “All my Douglas Adams references are useless!” is not a problem. [↩]