If the Fake Geek Girl debate has got you down, this little ditty from the Doubleclicks will pick you back up.
If you've never heard of the DoubleClicks before, they're a really fun duo of geeky women who strike a perfect balance between bitingly funny and sweetly sentimental. I first heard of them when they sang a body positive song to a velociraptor.
But now they've engaged in the ongoing fake geek girl discussion with a new song called Nothing to Prove. It's a tune about how, sometimes, being a lady means having your nerd cred questioned even if you've been rolling natural twenties since you were still in your OshKosh.
But more than anything, it's a triumphant song about how successful women have been in gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy and everything in between. The video itself stars a who's-who of beloved geek celebrities who prove, whether they need to or not, that there's nothing fake about geek girls.
Rather than questioning whether someone is a "real" geek, we'd like to know who in the video you immediately recognized and were excited to see. For me it was Jennie Breeden, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Wil Wheaton. So that would make me a slice-of-life web comic, Carol Danvers, Star Trek geek.
How about you?