50 Random But Funny Posts Shared In An Online Group Aptly Named ‘Delusions Of Adequacy’ Interview
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!
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.
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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.
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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.”