Meet The Collective
Rumours of our assimilation are greatly exaggerated!
Rumours of our assimilation are greatly exaggerated!
The man responsible for this potentially disasterous endeavour, Mark approaches his life with the kind of suicidal recklessness usually reserved for a guy in a red shirt in a Star Trek episode. He took his first faltering steps into the world of the geek through Dragonball Z and a brief but ultimately doomed relationship with his first love, the Sega Mega Drive. Broken hearted, he lurched into his formative years, crying out for the salvation that came with his next true love, Final Fantasy. It was not to be, however and as the years went by and he reached the stratospheric heights of fame and fortune he found himself disillusioned with the shallow life fate had dealt him. Donating his fortune to a local shelter for less than fortunate badgers, he created The Plymouth Geek Collective. Recruiting his best friend Darryl, he sought to create a place where all geeks could be as one encountering the Incredible BritGeek along the way.
Known around town for his love of the metal, sports, board games and an unhealthy obsession with his own and everyone elses bowel movements, he embodies a passion and spirit for the craft not often seen amongst them common folk. If asked of his greatest achievement he would simply smile, run his fingers through his luscious Jewfro and walk away, a man of mystery to the last breath.
Mark is the extrovert of the group, choosing to spend most of his time outdoors searching for scraps of food. Although Darryl is his best friend, he thinks he's boring and that his beard looks stupid.
WARNING: There is every possibility that Mark Nicholls is a bi-polar panda that has been dipped in bleach and strategically shaved to resemble a human. He should not be approched by the general public under any circumstances and may be in possession of a dangerous copy of Talisman.
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Many rumors have circulated about the origins of the Incredible BritGeek, some have said he was created by Cornish shamans experimenting with ancient magicka, others say he was the victim of an accident during a failed experiment to recreate the Big Bang in a ditch outside Liskeard. All we know is, he's called The Stig... wait, what?
Cutting his geeky teeth with healthy lashings of Star Trek and Dr Who, Chris Nicholls approaches the craft with unparralled enthusiasm. Known locally as a participant in the wildly successful One Man And His T.A.R.D.I.S Podcast, his regular Britgeek VLogs and as one of the founder members of the Collective, Chris is more than capable of chokeslamming a Velociraptor through the Spanish Announcer's table.
Seriously, the guys nuts!
Outside of the world of general geekery Chris enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Jemma and their little girl Dorothy. Well, we say outside of the world of geekery, but his daughter is named after a Doctor Who companion and he met his wife through a Doctor Who fan group, which is awesome!
Chris is the calm, thoughtful member of the group. He can mostly be found sat in a corner, rocking back and forth wondering what on Earth he's got himself in for.
WARNING: Any and all data pertaining to the origin of the Britgeek is classified and is not to be revealed in public record. This computer screen will explode in your face, possibly maiming you, in 5 seconds.
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The man who some say invented (and at one point tried to copyright) the growing of copious amounts of facial hair, Darryl optimizes the modern geek in a way no-one thought possible being as he is to geekdom, what Einstein was to science.
Through his incredible ability to recall useless facts and figures relating to a cornucopia of topics no-one else remembers or cares about to his unwavering dedication to subjecting his long suffering fiance Michelle to viewing endless hours of Star Trek in a manner that some would describe as a form of spousal abuse, his devotion to the craft of geek is without equal.
He can most commonly be found hunched in a darkened room, controller in hand inflicting untold destruction on the virtual world, pursuing that most noble of achievements, the holy Xbox Live Gamerscore. Be it leaving his console unattended overnight to accrue XP in Gears Of War 3 multi-player or playing through 30 hours of Fallout 3 for that one elusive achievement he approaches the acquisition of Gamerscore with the same quiet dignity as a crack addict seeking that one last fix.
With a comic book in one hand and a replica lightsaber in the other he rides the waves of life with a spring in his step and cries forth his well known catchphrase "Achievement Unlocked" for all to hear.... oh, and he's delightfully modest to!
The loner of the team, Darryl will typically only emerge from his man cave for Podcast recordings and to buy biscuits and cheese.
WARNING: The above has been discovered, via intensive research, to be the deluded ramblings of an egotistical madman. Should you see Darryl Fenix in the street, do not approach him and do not make eye contact, he has no human friends and may see this as an invitation to come to your house to drink tea and watch Kitchen Nightmares USA!
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