John and Hank Green
This salute tells us a lot about Nerdfighter culture. As we can see from the position of the hands, Nerdfighters draw much of their cultural inspiration from traditional nerd stereotypes (in this instance, Trekkies). However, they seem to adapt these nerd stereotypes to fit their own cultural needs. The "cross trekkie," as I shall refer to it, differentiates itself from its Trekkie forefather through its complexity. Rather than merely raising one hand in Trekkie form, Nerdfighters raise both hands and cross them in front of their chests. This simple adaptation sends a very different signal from the one utilized by Star Trek fans. It seems to say "Hey, I'm a nerd, and I'm proud. Don't mess with me." In short, it looks hardcore. This implies that Nerdfighteria culture, while nerdy by principle, is also a space where nerds can be proud. In Nerdfighteria, it's cool to be nerdy. In this respect, the Nerdfighter Salute also acts as a symbol of support and receptiveness.
No wonder I liked using the Nerdfighter Salute in high school.
Throw 'em up.