Etsy seems to have its own set of rules, its own vocabulary, its own je ne sais quoi.
I've always wanted to have a reason to say that. And italicize it. I sound so sophisticated and worldly and French. Which I totally am. not.
One of the terms that is quite popular on Etsy is "Geekery." It even is its own category. For months I was confused as to what "geekery" even referred to.
I think I've figured it out. Apparently it's a catch-all term for items that are attractive to geeks. I don't think of myself as a geek, per se, but some of this geekery is quite cute:
Some is odd:
(Lovely on your guest bathroom shelf! from yourorgangrinder)
(I pity the fool who doesn't want a pair of these! from bellamodaartist)
And some makes sense in my small, stereotypical mindset of what a geek would like:
(clever, no? from LastFuse)
(Soap. Mountain Dew scented. I can't make this up. from digitalsoaps)
And for some unknown reason, both Etsy and this category are big on mustaches:
But I can't even get started on the mustaches. They are probably a post in and of themselves.
My entries into the Geekery category consist of the little glass monsters I make. Do I think that nerds will like them? Do I find them substantially geeky? Honestly, they don't make the cut in my mind for what a computer savvy individual would find attractive, but hey, if it helps them sell, fine by me. Plus, I asked Danielle in the virtual labs if the monsters qualified as geekery and she said yes. I don't tag indiscriminately. Often.
Now go get your geek on.