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Gail Watch: Nerds in Love

Gail Simone, writer of all the amazing thing ( Most recently Red SonjaThe Movement, Batgirl, Leaving Megalopolis) is a very fascinating character all of her own. If you follow her on twitter, @GailSimone, you’re in for some amazing pictures, interesting conversations with other comic book creators, and commentary on comic book culture. The commentary that Simone dishes on twitter is the inspiration for “Gail Watch” our ongoing column devoted to analyzing Simone’s observations. 

After a fascinating commentary on the state of violence in the DC and Marvel universes yesterday, today Gail Simone is interested in lighter thoughts, namely geeky relationships.

Geeky things  have a fascinating way of bringing people together, and there is nothing I love more than a great geeky proposal story. One of my favorites comes from Offbeat Bride, where a woman proposed to her partner using an old classic.

Buzzfeed also has a great list of 28 Wedding Proposals Every Geek Dreams Of, featuring proposals created from Zelda, comics, Pokemon, Harry Potter and more!

Of course there’s more to relationships that just wedding proposals, so it’s interesting to see how geeky things bring people together in the first place. Here are some of my favorite responses to Simone’s question.


Of course, Kieron Gillen’s story might take the cake.

Who doesn’t love Beorn? Especially after the recent Hobbit movie!

My own love story centers around a shared love of Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – demonstrated in our wedding programs that almost gave my mother a heart attack.


It shouldn’t be surprising that intense love and devotion for a geeky thing might inspire intense love and devotion between people, but it’s adorable all the same.

Share your own stories of geeky/nerdy romance in the comments!


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This entry was posted on January 26, 2014 by in Gail Watch and tagged , , , .


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