I just thought I'd take the time today to share a little mothers day note to all of you geek moms out there, and to all of the moms that helped raise all of us geeks.
I've been thinking a lot about this recently, mostly about my own mom and how without her help and support I wouldn't be the geek that I am today.
Just a little background about my mom, she's a huge horror flick geek as well as an epic fan of Stephen King.
This explains my love for horror and my twisted sense of humor.
My mom also loves going to the flicks in general, our family has always been insanely badass flick fanatics so it's in my blood.
I've been a geek for as long as I can remember.
I grew up watching classic cartoons such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man, and many more.
I also grew up playing with the toys of these shows, and wish I still had them...
in the original packages.
I have early memories of going to the flicks with my parents and watching flicks like Back the Future, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, and Return of the Jedi.
I had no idea that my love for these things would follow me throughout my life and into adulthood.
That they would be things I would always enjoy.
I also had no idea of the challenges it would present throughout life.
My interests set me apart from a lot of other people, and kind of made me an outcast.
High and High School weren't easy, I wasn't a big fan of those years.
I wasn't part of the popular "in crowd", but I didn't care.
I was into drawing, filming, animation, comics, video games, toys, reading, flicks and several other forms of geekery.
I even went through a Magic The Gathering phase.
Needless to say I got picked on a lot, and was never the guy who got "the girl." Geeks weren't as cool back in the day as they are now.
It was a rough road.
The reason I'm telling you all this is because I had a really hard time growing up feeling different, be told by others that everything I was interested in didn't mean anything, and that the things I enjoyed was a waste of time.
I hated feeling like my interests were pointless.
I got a lot of crap for the things that I was into, but not from my mom.
It was my mom who always was there for me to give me the confidence I needed to move forward and motivated me to do what I love and follow my dreams.
She's supported me in everything I've ever done in my life, such as my efforts of being an artist, animator, writer, filmmaker, and has always been my number one fan when it came to GeekTyrant.
It's like she knew it would always be successful when the rest of us had no idea where it would go or how big it would get even though we have continually worked our asses off on developing it.
If it wasn't for her there's a good chance that GeekTyrant wouldn't exist.
Seriously, if I had parents that forced me to be be a doctor, lawyer or accountant where would I be? Rich? Yeah, probably, but I wouldn't be me, and GeekTyrant wouldn't exist.
She let me follow my dreams and supported me in the things that I love to do.
My mom has made several sacrifices for me and my three brothers over the years, and I'm extremely grateful for everything she's ever done for us, and for her love and support.
I am who I am because of my mom, and I can't thank her enough for that.
We all grew up in different worlds, with differnet mothers, and we all have different relationships with them.
Maybe some of you can relate to my experiences, maybe you can't, but I'd like to believe that in some way they have helped you become the awesome upstanding geek that you are today.
I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all of you geek moms out there.
I have no doubts that you will raise your kids well in the world of geekdom.
I also want to wish all the mothers of our readers a Happy Mothers Day for raising some pretty awesome and talented individuals.
Finally I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to my own mom, who's simply amazing!
Feel free to share any thoughts you might have about your own mom on mothers day!
Oh, and yes, that's a picture of me when I was 6 years old.
And as you can see I haven't changed a bit...... See Complete Article @ Geek Tyrant