5 Fandom Friday Time!
This week's prompt from The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick is "Geeks Who Inspire Us". Here are the Real Life geeks who inspire me.
1. Stephen Hawking
He is a genius who hasn't let ALS stop him from becoming one of the most well known and respected members of the science community. He also has a sense of humor as seen in his guest spots on The Big Bang Theory.
2. Zachary Levi
I always imagine he is a cooler version of his character Chuck. Zach is a self-proclaimed nerd who uses his nerdom and his celebrity status to help others. He created the Comic-Con spin off Nerd HQ to connect fans to the actors and creators of their fandoms. And instead of making a profit, the proceeds go to charity.
3. Hayley Atwell
She plays the kick-ass Peggy Carter but if you follow her on Twitter you will soon realize that she is a massive geek. Not only that, she interacts and cares for her fans. As the character Peggy Carter has become a role model for many geek girls (and boys) of all ages, Hayley herself has stepped up to the role in real life.
4. Ada Lovelace
The first computer programmer was a woman. Not only that but she lived in the 1800s. Can you imagine what she could have been able to do if she lived past 36?!
She was the daughter of Lord Byron, the well known poet. (Watch the movie Gothic for an interesting take on him and Mary Shelly).
5. Terry Pratchett
The man who created the Discworld. That made Death a caring character. That gave us the Hogfather.
I love Terry Pratchett's books. They are funny but they can be sweet. The world itself is vivid and complex. Reading the Hogfather has become a December tradition for me. And yes, Death is my favorite character in these books.