Whatever you tell me, you wouldn’t convince me there’s not a single bit of nerd in each of us. Whether you're referencing Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter or taking bits from Dungeons or Dragons to the real world, or still talking of Game Of Thrones, both praising it as a masterpiece and complaining about how bad the ending was, we all have our soft spot.

But if you’re a solid nerd-overlord, pointing out not-so-obvious things that make the rest of the crowd shrug in confusion, this corner of Reddit may be just for you. The Delusions Of Adequacy subreddit is a place to share random, nerdy, and geeky stuff all mysteriously explained by the group’s description “the road to adequacy leads through the dark forest of your own inadequacy.”

To find out more about this quirky online community, Bored Panda spoke with the creator behind it named Nick East. Nick is an aspiring fantasy author and self-confessed geek who runs both the Delusions of Adequacy subreddit and a Facebook page by the same name.

So let’s walk that forest road and see where it takes us right below!

#1

Use Satire Responsibly, I Don't, But I Try

Use Satire Responsibly, I Don't, But I Try

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
11 months ago

Terry Pratchett was a legend. This should be much higher. GNU Sir Terry Pratchett

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#2

Stop Being So Stupid Humans!

Stop Being So Stupid Humans!

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

Too soon

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We spoke to Nick East, the creator behind the subreddit, who said it initially started with a Facebook page, which in fact has been running longer than the subreddit, “as a place for me to save and share memes with friends.” “On it, me and an old college friend both share memes, which I find interesting in a way, because we rarely talk, but in a way we do... with memes,” Nick explained.

#3

It's The First Of December, My Favourite Season, The Dissing-Christmas-Meme Season

It's The First Of December, My Favourite Season, The Dissing-Christmas-Meme Season

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

I feel him on a personal level on this ideal.

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#4

Please And Thank You

Please And Thank You

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Shona
Community Member
11 months ago

omg we all need this!

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Part of the appeal of Delusions of Adequacy and the corresponding Facebook page has to do with the fact that many people find the groups so specific and miscellaneous that it’s not entirely clear what the whole concept is about.

But the quirky creator of the subreddit clearly has his own vision for it. “I prefer to let people make up their own minds, I guess I'm assuming those who get my brand of humor will understand it, and those who don't get it never will, no matter how much I try to explain,” he told us in an interview.

Nick added that sometimes he “may even be deliberately confusing.” His approach clearly reflects in the posts shared on Delusions Of Adequacy, where totally random content meets geeky and nerdy things, and even philosophy.

#5

D&d Usually Aren't Good, But I'd Watch This One

D&d Usually Aren't Good, But I'd Watch This One

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago

Start the GoFundMe already! Shut up and take my money!

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#6

I Found The Perfect Description Of My Personal Delusion Of Adequacy

I Found The Perfect Description Of My Personal Delusion Of Adequacy

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Couch potato
Community Member
11 months ago

I feel you

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#7

There's No Time Limit On Having Fun, Unless You Put It There Yourself

There's No Time Limit On Having Fun, Unless You Put It There Yourself

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Nixxy
Community Member
11 months ago

You go granny!

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The creator said he likes anything that makes people think about things, wherever that may lead them. “I just want people to try and think their way into adequacy.” In this way, you can interpret the subreddit as a lighthearted provocation.

It’s worth adding that much of the posts on the subreddit are shared by Nick himself. Thus, he believes, his sense of “humor is a big part of the appeal of delusionsofadequacy.” On the other hand, Nick is aware “it's not something everyone appreciates, but I'm okay with that, since I'm free to post my opinions, people should be free to let me know they don't like them.”

#8

I Mean Printers Do Suck, It Is Known

I Mean Printers Do Suck, It Is Known

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
11 months ago

I believe it was their gig van that kept breaking down.

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#9

If Ignorance Is Bliss, This Guy Must Be The World's Happiest Little Fool

If Ignorance Is Bliss, This Guy Must Be The World's Happiest Little Fool

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Eppe
Community Member
11 months ago

The irony of this is almost too much to handle

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#10

The Best And The Worst Sherlock, You Know Which Is Which...

The Best And The Worst Sherlock, You Know Which Is Which...

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

After watching Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock, I would pay a ton of money to see that go down.

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#11

Make It A Little Less Strange, By Staying Home If You're Sick

Make It A Little Less Strange, By Staying Home If You're Sick

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Bear Hall
Community Member
11 months ago

"Err, Sir could you please change the channel for us in the waiting room?"

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#12

Technically Correct, The Best Kind Of Correct, Until Someone Starts Crying...

Technically Correct, The Best Kind Of Correct, Until Someone Starts Crying...

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
11 months ago

Harsh but true. Sorry kid.

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#13

I Don't Usually Support The Use Of Math, But I'll Allow It...

I Don't Usually Support The Use Of Math, But I'll Allow It...

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Pearl
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Well..it's amusing how everyone is staying safely away from commenting on this one.

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#14

References Should Go Both Ways, Just Because I'm A Dick Doesn't Mean You're Not One Too

References Should Go Both Ways, Just Because I'm A Dick Doesn't Mean You're Not One Too

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Caro Caro
Community Member
11 months ago

Brilliant!

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#15

You Can Only Know Yourself, By Telling Yourself The Truth

You Can Only Know Yourself, By Telling Yourself The Truth

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beastmachine.
Community Member
11 months ago

Fair enough

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#16

Why Think For Yourself When You Can Autocomplete

Why Think For Yourself When You Can Autocomplete

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I think this is written by the same bot who wrote "Harry Potter And The Portrait Of What Looked Like A Large Pile Of Ash" 😂 AI writings are brilliant!

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#17

Obvious Repost Deserves To Be Reposted Everyday...

Obvious Repost Deserves To Be Reposted Everyday...

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Nixxy
Community Member
11 months ago

Water itself cost barely anything when it is the mass of a bottle. You are paying for the bottle. BAN PLASTIC BOTTLES!!!

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#18

Someone Just Give The Poor Thing A Compliment Before I Start Crying...

Someone Just Give The Poor Thing A Compliment Before I Start Crying...

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Shona
Community Member
11 months ago

omg i feel u wittle otter

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#19

That's How I Feel About Being Human!

That's How I Feel About Being Human!

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
11 months ago

Cats think people are cats who can open cans.

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#20

I Like To Think I'm Eclectic, But Not Eclectic Enough For Country Music

I Like To Think I'm Eclectic, But Not Eclectic Enough For Country Music

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Bear Hall
Community Member
11 months ago

It makes me want to build hay bales, shot coyotes, drink beer with my kids and cook meth.

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#21

A Sith Does Not What The F, They Are The F

A Sith Does Not What The F, They Are The F

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Marianne
Community Member
11 months ago

I am due in 3 days and can absolutely confirm.

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#22

Theft Is Only Theft When The Poor Do It...

Theft Is Only Theft When The Poor Do It...

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Amy Dodds
Community Member
11 months ago

Not true. The journalist who released the info was assassinated with a car bomb.

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#23

Boring People Are Easily Bored...

Boring People Are Easily Bored...

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Otter
Community Member
11 months ago

All-time champion lockdown project!!

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#24

First You Cry, Then It Starts To Make Sense, That's How Know It's Mathematics

First You Cry, Then It Starts To Make Sense, That's How Know It's Mathematics

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
11 months ago

I judged a book by its cover 16 years ago. Became hooked on the author´s works. (Simon R. Green, Angels of Light and Darkness)

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#25

Don't Ask Questions You Don't Want To Know The Answer To Xd

Don't Ask Questions You Don't Want To Know The Answer To Xd

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
11 months ago

Works the other way around for Romeo too...

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#26

And Now I Need Answers As Well!

And Now I Need Answers As Well!

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
11 months ago

I need to know

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#27

I've Got My Business Griefcase And I'm Going To The Office, Yeah That Works!

I've Got My Business Griefcase And I'm Going To The Office, Yeah That Works!

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm calling it this now.

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#28

Lets Get Super-Weird!

Lets Get Super-Weird!

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
11 months ago

They got the money and they can just be weird. Respect.

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#29

There's Nothing Like The Taste Of Stale Russian Despair

There's Nothing Like The Taste Of Stale Russian Despair

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Pearl
Community Member
11 months ago

Them russians!

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#30

You Can Have Both, Don't Let Anyone Tell You That You Can't

You Can Have Both, Don't Let Anyone Tell You That You Can't

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes, society will put you in enough boxes, why add more?

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#31

Sound Right, I Too Hate Excel Xd

Sound Right, I Too Hate Excel Xd

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Troux
Community Member
11 months ago

I raise you... Date_third...7d0246.jpg Date_thirdwheel-6127a9a7d0246.jpg

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#32

I Was Doing Homework When I Did This...

I Was Doing Homework When I Did This...

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Shona
Community Member
11 months ago

i mean...

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#33

It's Almost All Worked Out, And There Certainly Won't Be Any New Questions We Still Don't Know About

It's Almost All Worked Out, And There Certainly Won't Be Any New Questions We Still Don't Know About

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
11 months ago

That's a lot of stuff.

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#34

Agreed, Why Can't I Just Do It Once And Stay Fit Forever?! It's Unfair!

Agreed, Why Can't I Just Do It Once And Stay Fit Forever?! It's Unfair!

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Couch potato
Community Member
11 months ago

I feel you. I go through EFFORT and I lose ZILCH. EVERY TIME.

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#35

Family Is The Ultimate F-Bomb

Family Is The Ultimate F-Bomb

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Shona
Community Member
11 months ago

omg the title XD

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#36

5, Final Answer!

5, Final Answer!

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
11 months ago

Until they have their eyes closed so they can't see you do it.

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#37

Community, Watch It, Live It, Love It...

Community, Watch It, Live It, Love It...

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Eppe
Community Member
11 months ago

Poor Abed

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#38

You Never Forget Your First Map

You Never Forget Your First Map

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
11 months ago

And the author's initials were JRRT.

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#39

Don't Be Sad Voldemort, I'm Sure You Did Your Best, And That's All We Ask

Don't Be Sad Voldemort, I'm Sure You Did Your Best, And That's All We Ask

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
11 months ago

To be fair, the kid wasn't very smart.

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#40

Gardeners, Avoid Existing In Their Realm If Possible Xd

Gardeners, Avoid Existing In Their Realm If Possible Xd

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Rae Reyn
Community Member
11 months ago

The previous owner of my house planted Ivy, Blackberries and Mint. Mint. In the ground. I am currently in an alliance with the blackberries against the other two, but make no mistake, once the Ivy is defeated, it's every being for themselves.

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#41

Still Better Than Human Colonialism...

Still Better Than Human Colonialism...

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
11 months ago

Valid point.

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#42

"Ron And Harry, Stop Being So Stupid" Would Work Well As A Title For All The Books

"Ron And Harry, Stop Being So Stupid" Would Work Well As A Title For All The Books

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Couch potato
Community Member
11 months ago

Sometimes I wonder what the Harry Potter books would be like if they were written from Hermione's perspective

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#43

Opinions Are 100% The Truth All The Time! Guaranteed... Not Fact Checked

Opinions Are 100% The Truth All The Time! Guaranteed... Not Fact Checked

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
11 months ago

Is Zuckerberg the one who eats axolotls or the one who shoots quokkas?

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#44

That Sounds Right, And Feel Free To Multi-Class

That Sounds Right, And Feel Free To Multi-Class

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SlartyBlartFast
Community Member
11 months ago

Correction: Blue=science and medical; Red=command; Yellow= ops and engineering; Green=Orion syndicate

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#45

Individuals Must Save So Corporations Can Waste...

Individuals Must Save So Corporations Can Waste...

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Amy Dodds
Community Member
11 months ago

Just a reminder that those corporations manufacture goods and provide services that we the people consume. Its supply and demand. Its easy to fail to take accountability for one's own actions when you think it won't make a difference, but when everyone in the world takes that view? It adds up. The only way change can be affected is if it is tackled on all sides. And that means world governments coming together to pledge to reduce emissions as has been done with the Paris accords, businesses adapting their ways of working to meet these reduction targets or face heavy fines, NGO's and civil society keeping pressure on gov's and businesses to stay the course, and we as individuals to make more informed consumer choices.

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#46

All Superheroes Are Now Slaves Of Big Business, Just Like Everyone Else :p

All Superheroes Are Now Slaves Of Big Business, Just Like Everyone Else :p

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NsG
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes please!

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#47

Look At These Peas! Look At Them!

Look At These Peas! Look At Them!

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Eppe
Community Member
11 months ago

Escher designed the menu

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#48

So, Is There Like A Website Where I Can Sign Up Or What?

So, Is There Like A Website Where I Can Sign Up Or What?

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Ratterlin
Community Member
11 months ago

Gotta appreciate the effort of a different and bigger font for the "FINE" :D

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#49

Why Would I Use 'Said' If I Could Use 'Nutted', It Doesn't Make Any Sense

Why Would I Use 'Said' If I Could Use 'Nutted', It Doesn't Make Any Sense

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Chip Chipovich
Community Member
11 months ago

I remember when I encountered this for the first time - it was a sentence in a novel by H.G.Wells (I think it was War of the Worlds): "Her husband followed, ejaculating." Good fun was had.

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#50

I Always Knew My Uselessness Would Be Useful Someday

I Always Knew My Uselessness Would Be Useful Someday

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
Community Member
11 months ago

Sometimes you have to keep quiet about your skills to avoid exploitation! (at work mostly)

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