mercredi 2 mai 2012

Movie Premieres

I love movie premieres. I’m a big fan of them and I go as often as I possibly can. And if you’re wondering, yes I am one of those lunatics that are sitting/standing for 6 hours before the movie is supposed to start. I love doing that, and sure by 11 o’clock I get a little loopy, but I promise it’s always a good time.

When I go see midnight showings I usually go through two very different feelings:

1. In the beginning I feel silly and geeky for being in line in a theater for 6 hours.

2. After a few hours, I feel like the least geeky person on the planet because I didn’t bring my      DS, comic books, laptop and most importantly a costume from the movie I’m about to watch. (I have sort of promised my boyfriend that I will dress up as Catwoman for the next Batman movie, I’m not convinced.)
Not so much this

More this
Being in a crowd of movie goers is always an interesting experience. I usually try to guess which movie they’re going to watch. It’s a fun social experiment. However, there is no crowd quite as obvious as the superhero movie premiere crowd. I have seen costumes that are barely appropriate for the beach nevermind a theater. And of course, there are always the incredibly accurate people who have been building up to this moment for months now. I never have gotten into all that, although I do find it incredibly entertaining. There seems to be a connection between both the geeky community and costumes which I find fascinating. I guess it’s the equivalent of wearing your hockey team’s jersey, just you know, way more obscure.

There is a sort of magic that happens at movie premieres that almost never happens elsewhere in my life. All these people are here for the same goal: to watch this long awaited movie. We wait for months and even years to finally have that moment. It’s like living through a bonding experience with plenty of strangers. Nothing confirms that as much for me than the clapping at the end. It’s almost like a personal and a group victory that we just watched this movie and that it was awesome.

And just so you know, Avengers is coming out May 4th and I am pumped because I haven’t been to a midnight showing in a long time. This is going to be awesome! 


mercredi 25 avril 2012

Reading Material in the Bathroom

I have never considered myself a "girly girl" by any means. I can talk about superheroes and video games as much as the next person. However, I do believe that I am allowed a certain level of girly throughout my everyday life. I wear skirts and dresses and I paint my nails and I also by the new Cosmo every month. Now before you start bashing me for being a stupid girl that doesn't read I have a major in English Literature. I need to read pointless blabber after reading Paradise Lost.

I want to know how to kick ass...

My bathroom is a relatively neutral zone, nothing to distinctly male or female with the exception being the occasional fancy soap. However, the bathroom is where I keep my Cosmo magazines. And I might add that they appear to be a very popular read amongst our guests (you know who you are). Shortly after the first issue of Cosmo found its way to our bathroom, one of my roommates decided that Cosmo is a tad too girly for our geeky and male dominated apartment. So now, next to my Cosmo we have The Savage Sword of Conan and Ironman (which I have totally read, you know some of it). Best way to live and love being in a geeky apartment? Laugh at the thought that Nicki Minaj is right next to Conan. (Hilarity ensues)

mardi 17 avril 2012

How to survive in a geek apartment

Geek apartment, or Geekpartments can appear overwhelming. You will usually find memorabilia, video games and books and or comics everywhere. All this stuff can be surprisingly comforting once you get used to it. Here I have a few rules to follow when being integrated into the geek world. Of course not all of them might apply to your geek friends; I am basing this on personal experience and observation.

1. They will play video games; you are way better off embracing it. You will learn key bits of information which will be useful in conversation. Don't know what an MMO or an RPG is? Don't worry they are more than happy to explain this to you.

2. Geeks usually have a specific interest, and the good ones will not shove it down your throat. If they're your friends they're probably telling you to watch/play/read the thing they love because they generally think you will like it. Give it a shot!

3. Fans of the internet will want to show you (videos, articles, funny cat pictures) that they find awesome. Open your mind to Memes, they are hilarious. Geeks also love it when you show them cool stuff. The internet is your friend.

Comedy gold. 

4. Accept that sometimes you will have no idea what they're talking about.

5. Don't insult their interest, unless you want a lengthy and awkward conversation. You can discuss what you like or don't like, just be respectful. 

6. Find your inner geek. We all have it in us, just be honest with yourself.

7. Geeks and nerds are not the same thing.

8. Accept that they will do stuff alone, usually at their computer. Use this time to do your own stuff.

9. When you can participate (for example, watching a movie with them), do. It's good bonding time, plus you get a +1 culture bonus.

10. Enjoy your stay in your geekpartment, it's going to be one Hell of a ride!