Specialist or Dabbler geek?
So I am a Dabbler geek.
I have a very large number of things that I have either a passing or advanced geeky knowledge of.
However, I am a specialist in none of them.
The closest I would say that I come to being a specialist is in the field(s) of:
3D modeling - real world, physical, scratch built models
Miniatures painting - any
Board / RPG game hacking - either physical modding or rules hacking
Desserts - cakes, pastries, etc... You want it? I can make it.
Things that I am a dabbler in (necessarily truncated list and in the order I could think of them):
Cooking - non sweets
Steam engines - specializing in trains
Computing - mostly Mac
Video games - consoles / handhelds (see above)
Manga - pre year 2000
Anime - pre year 2000
Indy comics - pre year 1997
Etymology - more than the average bear
Wordplay - very general topic but... I love it and study it amateurishly
Hard science fiction novels
Animation - non anime stuff
Religion - Know your enemy
Board games - in general
"Alternative" transportation - man-powered or highly efficient motorized vehicles and public systems
Micro brew beer - I live in Portland Oregon...
General tech - ok this one is all encompassing. I like to keep abreast of every tech thing that comes down the highway whether or not I know the details or not. I simply need to be in the know.
Astronomy - It's the first step to our continuation as a species
Robotics - yet another step
Publishing rights - you never know when you'll need it and you get fucked by it every day.
Psychology - focussing on media studies 'cause they like to fuck you (see above and Religion)
The list could go on very much longer.
I was just wondering what sort of level you would consider yourselves?
Am I strange in my geekness? Is it an abnormality that I spread myself so thin in so many topics or is this a common trait in geeks?