As many of you may know, I'm a huge geek. One of the many fandoms I am a part of is the Harry Potter universe. I recently took the test on Pottermore that tells you what your Patronus Charm is and I got Hummingbird. That's right! I got a fricken hummingbird! What the f*ck does that even mean?!!
After the initial shock, I went through my own trials of confusion, denial, anger, and then finally acceptance. The reason why it affected me so much is that the Patronus test is a sort of personality test that is supposed to reveal your inner soul. I thought I'd get a lion or an elephant or maybe even a cat, but, no my inner self is a hummingbird. Instead of creating a completely new account and trying again, I decided that I'd try to understand my Patronus instead of outright rejecting it.
One of the ways that I get to know things is through drawing it. Three hours of a stream-of-conscious Google image search on hummingbirds later, and I had a hard drive full of images and stack of new colored pencil drawings. Since I don't really know what to do with them I figured that I would post them here. Starting with the first one: Allen's Hummingbird.
P.S. I have a pet-peeve when it comes to the differences between geek, nerd, and dork so I've included my own biased explanation of the differences between Geek, Nerd, and Dork.
Geek: Someone who enjoys a noncollegiate subject to the point of revelry in detail and subject specific knowledge. (Ex: Chris Hardwick, Doug Benson)
Nerd: Someone who enjoys the sciences and revels in the technicality of factual evidence. Also, does not like to break rules. (Ex: Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Bill Gates)
Dork: Someone who has all the social ineptitude of the above but does not necessarily have the brains to make up for the lack of social skills. (Ex: Jess from New Girl [the early seasons], The stapler guy from Office Space)