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{December 2, 2009}   Nerd Girl Dreams (song parody)

This is not a hate post – far from it. It combines two of my loves: bad pop music from my tween years and geek culture.

It’s a parody I wrote of O-Town’s Liquid Dreams, a song upon which we all look back and cringe. However, it’s perfect for tribuarody (tribute/parody, a term originated by my IRL nerd girl dream man Kevin over at The Redding Mineshaft).

As the song was released in 2001, there’s no karaoke version on YouTube, but here’s the song so you can sing along (I’ve spared you the dancing in the original video – you’re welcome)

Nerd Girl Dreams by Allegra

Posters of space surrounding me, of home worlds and sci-fi and fantasy
Every night he visits me and reduces me to squee.

Now this hot nerd, he’s not your average nerd
He’s a neuromantic dream hopped up on caffeine
And he’s so fine designed to pwn your mind
He’s a fighter pilot millionaire and sex machine

I dream about a man who’s a mix of Harrison Ford
Just a little touch of the tenth Time Lord
Wielding the Master Sword, throw in a Body Electric
And you’ve got the star of my nerd girl dreams

Castiel’s angel lips to kiss in the dark
Underneath Draco Malfoy’s dark mark
When it comes to the fight Scott Pilgrim’s got might
And I’ve got Neo to show me the light.

Now this hot nerd, he’s not your average nerd
He’s a counter-cultured being from the comic scene
And he’s so fine designed to pwn your mind
He’s a fighter pilot millionaire and sex machine

I dream about a guy who’s a mix of Bret and Jemaine
A little more Mal and a little less Jayne
Channeling young Bruce Wayne, throw in a body like Gambit’s
And you’ve got the star of my nerd girl dreams

Looks ain’t everything he’s gotta have a way off the colony
Like Major Lee (Major Lee!)
My mama doesn’t mind it, she knows that I’ve been blinded
By tractor beams – I’m pulled up every time I dream
My
Nerd girl dreams, my nerd girl dreams
Fan girl screams in these nerd girl dreams

I dream about a man who’s a mix of Harrison Ford
Just a little touch of the tenth Time Lord
Wielding the Master Sword, throw in a Body Electric
And you’ve got the star of my nerd girl dreams

I dream about a guy who’s a mix of Bret and Jemaine
A little more Mal and a little less Jayne
Channeling young Bruce Wayne, throw in a body like Gambit’s
And you’ve got the star of my nerd girl dreams…

I tried to include a little bit of everything. Major Lee refers of course to Lee Adama of Battlestar Galactica, my current geeky obsession. I was tempted to write a whole Allegra Hates post on Gaius Baltar, but his character flaws have been thoroughly explored by other nerds who weren’t late to the BSG party (I can’t believe I watched 4.5 seasons of a show when I was constantly distracted by an urge to punch a main character!)

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