Chroton 8

Entry #2

Chroton 8


Ever had a nemesis? Normally, it’s a person who gives you a hard time for being different. They tease or shove you about just for being nerdish. Sadly, it can be a fellow nerd who has have forgotten that brainiacs help each other out, not cut each other down, to make themselves look smarter.

However, have you ever thought of a nemesis being the thoughts and emotions battling inside your own head? Join the club
They call me Levy the Brainiac. It’s because in my head there are always ideas brewing and wheels turning. He holds his head with his hands. Even now when everything is quiet in the school Science lab, those voices have a fact, opinion, or concern that have to be aired.
You’re almost done. No one is here to bug you. So stay focused.
There goes my logical side.
Don’t burn yourself out. You need to eat something and take a break sometime. You’ve been at this for days.
And my emotions always have to jump in. He sighs. There are times I wish I was a computer or a robot, no an android. That way I wouldn’t have emotions getting in the way.
In the story, Chronolocity, Levy struggles with his thought life. What I mean is he often has detailed discussions, dialogs, debates, and decisions with the two halves of his brain. Have you ever had discussions like that? You have to weigh and decide sometimes between your logic and emotions when tough decisions have to be made?

Levy’s logical left side he nicknames Brainiac. He tends to favor and lean more heavily on his analytical self. On the other side he has Arby, which is named for his emotional right brain. In many ways he is like the referee or judge between the two.

Sometimes I feel like a referee or some sort of moderator inside my own head. Levy rubs his temples in slow circles. He breathes slowly through his nose. That’s the part that worries me having a brain like mine. I wonder if I’m the only one who has this problem?

As an after thought, the best way to describe this relationship comes from the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You remember the relationship that Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy had? While Spock was the voice of logic and reason, Dr. McCoy was passion and emotion. Captain Kirk was the one stuck in the middle trying to unify them together as a family. I guess he was like the spirit of unity trying to keep his crew together.

Do other people have these kinds of debates in their heads or is just me becoming a mad scientist, after all?
You don’t have the time for silly things like love.
Well, I can still admire her from afar.
Love is a magical thing, Levy. It changes people.
I am not in love. Levy’s heart did a summersault.
Okay, how about seriously like her.
Yeah…that’s good.

Levy tries the best he can to live with these opposing forces. If the truth be told he tends to downplay Arby and favor Brainiac. So much so that other people have given him that nickname. Being able to see his two halves work together and not against each other is his real struggle. I guess you could say that self vs. self can be on the toughest challenges we face within ourselves.

Any thoughts on this topic?

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You’ve heard of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Uranium, and even Einsteinium. Correct? These of course are part of the Periodic Table of Elements. But I bet you have never heard of Nerdatonium.

If we are part of the Realm of Nerdatonium, what does that term mean anyway? My character, twelve-year-old inventor Levy Roarke, coined the word Nerdatonium. This is his theory about how nerds stand out among what he called, “Normies,” or the everyday person.

It is an element present in all those who are considered nerds or nerdians. Instead of taking that as a put down they see it as his badge of honor. It makes them who they are.

“Yeah, I know I make up my own words but I think the elemental building block of a nerd being Nerdatonium is pretty cool in its own way.”

-Levy Roarke
Here is a snippet from Levy’s journal describing the term.

I am what you call a grunt on the food chain here at Bill Gates Charter. We all know the links on that chain. I am not only a Newbie, but a Class Three Nerd. Yep, I consider myself a moderate in Nerdom. Some dudes and dudettes can hide their nerdiness behind a sport or a cool instrument. Others like me can look cool but I will admit it’s what I say that puts me on the radar. All I need to do is hear someone mention a sci-fi classic or superhero flick and my mouth starts yabbering.

He classifies the five levels of Nerdatonium. Class One being the most potent and most recognizable kind of nerd and Class Five being the least amount present in an out-of-the box thinker. Levy classifies himself as a Class Three nerd. He can blend in as needed, but depending on the topic being discussed his nerdy ways surface.

I am not a Class One Nerd because I can fit in a social situation without embarrassing myself. I know some guys who are so smart, but they don’t get the clue when to stop talking. That’s some Brainiac’s curse: the social setting. It can be some people’s Kryptonite if you know what I mean. They think everyone, even the Normies, are totally into their idea, but sadly, that look of brain dead on their face is real. People don’t always get that smart guy or girl.

Chandler, who has been my bud since Elementary, is a five. Yeah, he has been trying to hide his brains behind humor and coolness for years. Let’s just say he has always been my social guru dude.

In my next entry we will look at ways of knowing what Class you might fall under. Remember this is not to put people in a box or stereotype them. This is rather a way to understand how others think and how they interact with others. This way you know how to talk to them, listen, and more patient with others quirks and eccentricities.

What are your thoughts about your Nerdatonium in your life?