I’m sick of getting crap about owning this website. Yes, I’m 17 years old and I have my own domain, and I’m proud of it. Why else would I pay money for it? The fact is, I’ve had a website in one form or another since I was 11 years old, and I’m sick of separating my “online” self from my “real life” self. This website is me, Nick Samuelson. It’s my music, political opinions, and ideas. I’m proud of the fact that I create music, and have my own opinions. I share them hoping that someone somewhere will enjoy them, not to be ridiculed when I try and share an article I published with someone. I guess it’s geeky to own and operate a website. But yes, I’m a geek and I’m proud of it.
“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