I guess I wasn't really going anywhere with that story. It's not like a novel that has a conclusion or whatever. It was just a bunch of nerdy/geeky people who decided to live together and they had some bumps along the way. I heard that the couple live somewhere else now, and I've moved far away, and I never lived in that shared housing situation to begin with (I think they called it the "batcave" or something at some point, I vaguely remember because of the wifi name and password). I've had a lot of roommates after moving out of my parents' house, but they had next to nothing in common with these people. I'd take boring but high-functioning roommates over these kinds of people any day of the week. Roommates don't have to be your friends, they just have to be good roommates. Friendship includes boundaries, like not living with them, and those boundaries are part of why you can tolerate your friends.
To people who haven't experienced that stuff, it might seem cool. But I thought it was pretty grating. Lots of people smoking weed and playing N64 Mario Kart together? Sounds cool, right? But it also meant the house would reek of weed, I'd get hotboxed and feel anxious from being too high, etc. I'd also constantly worry about police when I was hanging out with these people, because of all the drugs and whatnot. I also didn't like the weird "we're nerds so we're clearly smart and better than other people" attitude that often plagues these kinds of people.
But the point I'm trying to make is that I don't think nerdy or introverted people are good for each other. People who spend too much time getting drunk and high and spending a lot of time on their computer… these kinds of people are better off interacting with more extroverted people. Your friends and roommates shouldn't just be a carbon copy of you. Find people who are different. That being said, these people were, on the whole, more outgoing and social than the people OP described, but it was still pretty dysfunctional.