Today, I ran across some awesome examples of people
passionate about things that only exist in fantasy worlds.
My husband works at a university here in Germany. This
university has a Language Center, where you can take language and literature
classes. If the university doesn't already offer a language you need, you can
request that one be added.
This year, Klingon was requested. Really.
The university took this request seriously. A teacher was sought. And found. The course was officially open.
We just found out the class has now been cancelled.
University guidelines require at least eight students, and only six registered. It's heart breaking, really.
A salute to the six Klingon-loving nerds!
And a special salute to the
one who had the guts to request the class in the first place!
(The Sky Over Middle Earth)
That's right. You can spend an hour and a half watching an
explanation of the constellations—and the legends that inspired them—from a world
that does not exist.
I love Lord of the Rings too, but in order for this event to
happen, someone had to be passionate enough to create the entire fictional sky,
compile Tolkien's fictional history, and select elements of Tolkien's works to
be read. And then they had to set it all to music.
A salute to the Tolkien-nerd who created the program!
And another salute to
the LOTR-nerd who decided the planetarium would offer it to the Nuremberg
|"Loch Ness Monster in the Pond" by Norm Robbie via Flickr|
I stumbled across this on Flickr, but have no details.
A salute to whoever was cool enough to create the Loch Ness Monster and
put it in their pond.
Got an impressive example of a fantasy loving nerd? I'd love to hear it in the comments!