The creators of Jersey Shore are in the early stages of producing a reality show called Fandom Rising, and are looking for a few good nerds to turn into "stars." And, without a doubt, portray them as the complex, complicated people they are. Right.
Looking at the text that accompanied the announcement for Fandom Rising—along with the application form—it feels like it was written by someone with a bunch of geek-centric keywords and a gift for being both complimentary and condescending at the same time:
Doron Ofir Casting is proud to launch the search for the most passionately obsessed, proudly self-identified pop culture fanatics from the worlds of comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.
If you are a guy or girl and get all the references in The Big Bang Theory, can quote the Original Trilogy, can spot a Cylon among us, wish you could've attended Hogwarts, Starfleet Academy, or Xavier's School for the Gifted, join the horde, and revere masters of science fiction and fantasy we want you!!! We're looking for those who value brains over brawn, substance over status quo and march to the beat of their own cantina band.
You may live on "an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of the universe," within a wrinkle in time, playing out a game of thrones and living within the romance of love with the undead, but you make the most out of it. Your life is filled with the exquisite, the extraordinary, the exceptional ... whether you're ridiculed or respected for it, your time has come.
Join the Fandom Rising!
So, hey, if you want your shot at Snooki-style fame, feel free to apply. We won't talk about you behind your back at the meetings. Promise.
(via Nerd Bastards)