88 Random Posts With Seriously Nerdy Vibes From The ‘Delusions Of Adequacy’ Online Group

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

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#2 Please And Thank You

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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

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#4 D&d Usually Aren’t Good, But I’d Watch This One

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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 Why Think For Yourself When You Can Autocomplete

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#6 Make It A Little Less Strange, By Staying Home If You’re Sick

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#7 If Ignorance Is Bliss, This Guy Must Be The World’s Happiest Little Fool

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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 Stop Being So Fucking Stupid Humans!

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#9 I Don’t Usually Support The Use Of Math, But I’ll Allow It…

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#10 Someone Just Give The Poor Thing A Compliment Before I Start Crying…

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#11 First You Cry, Then It Starts To Make Sense, That’s How Know It’s Mathematics

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#12 The Best And The Worst Sherlock, You Know Which Is Which…

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#13 Technically Correct, The Best Kind Of Correct, Until Someone Starts Crying…

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#14 There’s No Time Limit On Having Fun, Unless You Put It There Yourself

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#15 I Was Doing Homework When I Did This…

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#16 I Like To Think I’m Eclectic, But Not Eclectic Enough For Country Music

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#17 I Found The Perfect Description Of My Personal Delusion Of Adequacy

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#18 And Now I Need Answers As Well!

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#19 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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#20 Theft Is Only Theft When The Poor Do It…

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#21 Opinions Are 100% The Truth All The Time! Guaranteed… Not Fact Checked

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#22 You Can Have Both, Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t

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#23 You Never Forget Your First Map

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#24 There’s Nothing Like The Taste Of Stale Russian Despair

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#25 That’s How I Feel About Being Human!

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#26 You Can Only Know Yourself, By Telling Yourself The Truth

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

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

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#29 I Mean Printers Do Suck, It Is Known

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#30 Don’t Ask Questions You Don’t Want To Know The Answer To Xd

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#31 Boring People Are Easily Bored…

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#32 Family Is The Ultimate F-Bomb

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#33 Sound Right, I Too Hate Excel Xd

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#34 Individuals Must Save So Corporations Can Waste…

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#35 “Ron And Harry, Stop Being So Stupid” Would Work Well As A Title For All The Books

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#36 Lets Get Super-Weird!

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

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

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#39 Look At These Peas! Look At Them!

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#40 Obvious Repost Deserves To Be Reposted Everyday…

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#41 That Sounds Right, And Feel Free To Multi-Class

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#42 Community, Watch It, Live It, Love It…

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

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#44 The Best Kind Of Vibe

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#45 I Love ‘Person I Agree With’, They Always Say What I’m Thinking!

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#46 I Always Knew My Uselessness Would Be Useful Someday

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#47 Gardeners, Avoid Existing In Their Realm If Possible Xd

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#48 Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time!

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#49 5, Final Answer!

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

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

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#52 Why Would I Use ‘Said’ If I Could Use ‘Nutted’, It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

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#53 I Love Quitting, Sometimes I Start Things Just So I’ll Have More Things Quit Xd

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#54 Still Better Than Human Colonialism…

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#55 “Harry Potter, Stay Calm And Run Away!” Can I Sell My Soul To Get This Made?

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#56 I Am A C**t Sometimes, Thank You Jesus, Even If You Are Made Up

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#57 Dogs > People

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#58 Oh Yeah, That Would’ve Shown Them!

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#59 Dudeism, White-Russians, And Quarantine

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#60 It’s A Punne, Or Play On Words…

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#61 I Reorganised My Books, And Realised I Now Have Enough Terry Pratchett To Give Him His Own Shelf

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#62 Doctor: Excessive Crying Is Normal, You’re Not Meant To Be Happy

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#63 Save Us Betty White, Your Our Only Hope!

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#64 Wikipedia Might Be One Of Those Rare Internet Cases That Actually Deserves Support

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#65 Why Do You Hurt Me, When All I Want To Do Is Love You?

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#66 O Captain! My Captain!

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#67 That Doesn’t Sound Right, Am I Really That Old

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#68 Just Because It’s Mean, Doesn’t Make It Wrong

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#69 Toddlers Are Useless, We All Know It, But No One Wants To Acknowledge The Problem

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#70 Why Shouldn’t I?

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#71 Sing Along If You Don’t Know The Words!

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#72 I Endorse This Message

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#73 Live That “Default Settings” Life…

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#74 Life: Not All Bad, But I Wouldn’t Recommend It, 2/5 Stars

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#75 Just Fyi, Book Nerds Are The Best Nerds

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#76 Cuddling Is Underrated

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#77 Good Thing Too, I Would Have Died So Many Times!

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#78 More Neuterings For Hungry Kids!

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#79 Also, “Justice And Freedom Parties” Hypocritically Often Stand For The Exact Opposite Control Through Fear And Injustice

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#80 Philosophy, It’s Helluva Drug Xd

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#81 Is This Friendship? Seriously, I’m Asking, For A Friend :p

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#82 Remember, If You Don’t See The Ferengi In The Room, It’s Probably You!

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#83 Don’t Poke The Bearistotle Xd

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#84 The Crossover We Want

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#85 Keep Reading, It Gets Worse…

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#86 The Philosophy Of Social Media

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#87 Okay, Now I’m Really Upset

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#88 I Reject Your Meaningless Existence And Substitute It With My Absurdity

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