We are that rare combination of intelligence, obsession, & social awkwardness that are nerds. We want to encourage everyone to unabashedly embrace their passions! Covering anything and everything that would cause you to ‘geek-out’, we are Pure Nerd-Nip!


“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” — Simon Pegg

After years of spending time & energy trying to fuel a career in post production in Los Angeles CA; I have since moved back to the area I call home. While I’m glad to have many of the downsides of the city, the people, the traffic, and weather, out of my life for good; there is one thing that remains as a hole in my heart, and that is the frequency and propensity to ‘geek out’ over new [blank] news (be it movies or music or comics or cons) and the friends with whom my geek love was shared.

It wasn’t always timely news; we weren’t the type to ALWAYS have to have opening night midnight screenings of everything geeky this way comes, we didn’t rush out to rent everything even remotely fantasy centric, I’m sure there’s hundreds of sci-fi themed bands I have never and will never hear of, heck you can get around to hearing my opinions on the new assassins creed game just as soon as I wrap up the first one…and the 3 after that! But what I can promise is (at least) a weekly deeper delve into some dorky aspect of my life that which I am proud to enjoy that will be a better discussion than, ‘Doh, it had pretty colors!’

I guess this whole purpose for this then is to serve as a soundingboard for the type of discussions and points about things I would normally talk about with my aforementioned friends. It’s slightly better than talking to a wall in their absence; because who knows, maybe this wall will talk back. Maybe from out of this wall will spring up a community of people that would like to tell me my insight into Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens was, well…insightful; or that my hatred for Inglorious Basterds couldn’t be more wrong; or maybe just get together a group to go check out a late night 8-bit chiptune band performing a few hours away.

Who knows, maybe this grand experiment will turn the internet into a friend (can’t wait to see what happens when I get the internet drunk). Maybe it renders the bare minimum and gets me to voice my pithy opinions on things already two weeks out of date to hit the ears of 10’s of people. Maybe I’ll get bored in a week and quit; but who knows if I never try. In any eventuality the topic will be my love of all things pop culture and how that affects my geek trifecta of Comics, Entertainment, and Gaming. Hopefully it will be part funny, part touching, part up lifting; I want it to truly feel like you were there with me at whatever event was going on and share that experience with you; because this is a slice of my life I’m leaving open to be viewed and critiqued by just about anyone.

“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.”  ~ Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

So thanks for reading and come start the adventure…Friend.

~Pure Nerd-Nip

Thom Obarski

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