Freaking the Mundanes: Funny or cruel?
Freaking the Mundanes: Funny or cruel?

So, Wednesday’s comic about “freaking the Mundanes” has sparked a discussion in the forums – namely, does it give geeks a bad name? (Or, you know, a worse one…) Check it out here!

Also, we’ve recently updated the page a little bit. The most noticeable change is the Twitter feed to the left of this blog. I’ve been posting on it pretty regularly since I signed up, and man, is it ever addictive. It’s all the fun of a blog post, without any of the content! Sweet!

The site has also been upgraded to the new version of ComicPress, which means that I get a bunch of cool features that make it easier for me to manage things behind the scenes. The only real change you guys will see is in the comments section on the blog. You’ll notice that now you have the option of putting an avatar beside your comments. These avatars are available through Gravatar.

News: Posted May 30th, 2008 by Alina

^ 8 Comments to “Freaking the Mundanes: Funny or cruel?”

  1. Danielle Says:

    We need some people to push the norms a bit so that the rest of us don’t seem so wierd. “Hey, we’re the normal geeks!” Lol!

    Posted May 30th, 2008 at 10:58 am
  2. kelsadelphi Says:

    I think you totally get bonus points for playing Ice Towers! I was introduced to all those loverly pyramids by way of “Zendo” although most people aren’t up to that intellectual challenge, but I love to see it when people pull out the old “Ice House” pieces (although they are now officially “Tree House” pieces, but whatever).

    Posted May 30th, 2008 at 2:07 pm
  3. nupanick Says:

    This may get points for being the first webcomic to reference icehouse (that wasn’t made by the inventor of the pyramids, Andy Looney, who actually did a short comic called Iceland where most of the main characters were pyramids).

    I like icetowers and zendo, have you heard about Andy’s invention Zarc City? He says that Zarc City is to Zarcana what Icetowers is to Icehouse: a simplification that’s easier to learn and faster to play.

    I have my own games bag (an old skychiefs lunchbox, although I don’t see their games much) and I usually carry at least one stash of pyramids. I don’t often chance to run into people who’ve played Icehouse before, so I usually call them “the pyramids.” It bugs me when people call them “triangles” because I care too much about math and geometry.

    Verbosity aside, I got here because I was linked from the Icehouse mailing list, so dibs to whoever thought it was worth mentioning in the same context as D&D.

    Posted May 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm
  4. Mathias Says:

    Well, there really isn’t a way to not freak norms out. Anything we do is seen as……. weird (I guess).

    Love the comic!

    Posted May 30th, 2008 at 5:47 pm
  5. Wes Says:

    Freaking the mundanes is going to happen. We’re geeks, a socially abnormal group by definition. Do what you will, accept that some people will freak, and laugh at them when it happens.

    Posted May 31st, 2008 at 12:22 am
  6. LordKnyght Says:

    Freakin the Muns is part of our heritage as geeks. We are not “normal”, whatever that is in this world. So anything we do that they don’t understand is going to make them whimper. Want a perfect example? Take the most normal person you know, take them to a convention and go to the bathroom for a few minutes. See how fast they either break down or leave.

    Posted June 1st, 2008 at 2:13 am
  7. FatesMerrySister Says:

    I just discovered and caught up on your comic last week. Brava!

    The boy-geeks are mostly harmless. Most of my boys are big manimals and I’ve noticed people shy away from them more for their size than for their [endearing] quirks.

    This picnic would be a lot more fun in real life if I weren’t the only girl-geek, as such I’m far scarier to mundanes than my pet boys. Which is funny because I’m far better behaved. 😉

    Now, dear comic-creator, where do I find girl-geeks for my pet boys? And more importantly, for myself so that I’m not the only scary one in my preferred crowd?

    Posted June 9th, 2008 at 2:15 pm
  8. Sourceress Says:

    You’re not the only one. Unfortunately for your boys, I’m already taken 🙂 (by a fellow geek, of course – we met gaming at his house with a group of people). However, despair not! There are plenty of other female geeks out there. Go to a sf con sometime and you’ll see what I mean.

    Posted June 10th, 2008 at 5:18 am