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So you’ve reached the point in your relationship where it’s time to invite your significant other over and you know you’re going to end up showing them your bedroom at some point. For regular ‘ol boring folks this is no problem, I mean if you’ve seen one wanna be Pottery Barn room made out of cheap Ikea substitutions, you’ve seen them all, right? Right. But you’re not a regular ‘ol joe. You’re a nerd. So instead of a framed picture of a non-descript city skyline, you have all the framed Star Wars posters from their original release dates. Instead of random tchotchkes from your world travels you have all the GI Joes from your childhood on display shelves. And instead of framed pictures of your family, it’s framed pictures of you and your friends at movie premieres and in full costume at last year’s Comic Con. So yea, clearly, this isn’t the ideal situation but you’re you and you like them and they probably like you for some unknown reason so they should be cool, right? WEEEELLLL, let’s just say maybe you should start preparing them now, with these 5 easy steps.
Maybe so a little shuffling/reorganizing of the more inflammatory pieces in your collection. So let’s say you you have a few cardboard cut outs of some of your favorite characters that might seem a little weird to those not in your fandom. So maybe, you can shuffle them around and put away, say like, 3 of those 4 life sized Edward Cullen’s in your closet. I mean, so I’ve heard from some friends.
Just when he’s getting a little too close to your compete signed YA book collection… HEY! What’s that over there?!?!! New Chrissy Teigan bikini pics?! Yup, a good old fashioned distraction can work in your favor when they’re getting just a lil too close to the goods.
So maybe you have the entire Star fleet and the entire student body of Hogwarts action figures on your shelves. Who doesn’t like the reboot of Star Trek and who didn’t love them some Ron Weasley? But Snape AND Bones AND Scotty AND Hagrid? Yea it might be time to throw a couple of the less characters in the draw for a while and focus on a artful set up of a few of your favorites.
Remember those nice throw pillows your mother got you when you moved in and you never put them on your bed because they’re mauve and made of lace? Now’s the time to get them out, they’ll help distract from your Arwen and Aragorn embroidered throw at the foot of your bed.
As you lead her into your nerdy abode does she have a look of horror on her face? OOPS! Wrong room, this is my roommates! I meant 2nd room on the right, I’m always walking in here, SO SORRY! Let’s go next door to the decidedly more adult looking room with a touch less Comic Books on the shelves.
I hope you take all these suggestions into consideration and then trash them because if they don’t like your nerd shit, they’re not worthy of you! Oh and chances are if they like you and you like them, they’ve got some LARP-ing skeletons in their closet somewhere.