Geeky Friday -The “Minions” edition

Last Sunday we went to see the Minions movie. I had been looking forward to this movie ever since it was announced last year, simply because I’ve adored those little henchmen right from their first appearance in the “Despicable Me” movies.

In this movie we basically follow the Minions on their journey to find the perfect despicable villain to work for. The greater part of the movie we follow 3 particular Minions: Kevin, Stuart and Bob (who kinda reminds me of the almost 3-year-old son of a couple of friends) after they are recruited by Scarlet Overkill (wonderfully voiced by Sandra Bullock) to help her with her evil plans.

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I decided to wear my Ript Apparel “The Minions got the phone box” t-shirt and prompted my housemates to do so too, but they objected. They didn’t want to go all matched up and they objected that by wearing a Minions t-shirt to the Minions movie I was breaking the first rule of fandom shirts, which is quite similar to the first rule of band shirts.
I, however, beg to differ: since this t-shirt represents a crossover of 2 fandoms, it is the best way to convince other Minions fans that they should all be loving and watching Dr Who, so I’ve worn it anyway.

So, what do you think? Did I break the first rule of fandom shirts or not?

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Geeky girl

I used to think of myself as a “geek by proxy” but the last few years I’ve realised I’m a geeky girl in my own right.

I love my fandoms (Doctor Who, Marvel, Minions,…), I love my graphic novels, I LARP, I paint figurines, I occasionaly cossplay and go to conventions,..

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And most of all: I’m proud to show it.
Thanks to the likes of Teefury and Qwertee and two house mates who also like to get their geek on (and order t-shirts on my behalf – Love you guys!), my collection of geeky t-shirts has boomed for the past 2,5 years. I now own a whopping 25 shirts and tops. And I try to put on something geeky every Friday, making my own version of casual Friday: Geeky Friday.