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Fandom Gone Rogue

| Anchorage, AK, USA | Geeks Rule, Popular

(This is a conversation between Friend #1, who is a Trekkie, and my husband and me, in the movie theater before ‘Rogue One’ begins…)

Friend #1: “Okay there are Trekkies, Browncoats, Whovians… What do you call Star Wars fans… Nerfherders?”

Husband: “Until you have a television serial and a bunch of rabid fans takes over the dorm TV room on a weekly basis and piss people off, you don’t get a named fandom.”

Friend #1: “Yeah, but how do they refer to themselves even?”

Me: *waves hand while looking intently at [Friend #1]* “Our fandom does not NEED a label. Move along.”

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About To Have A Stellar Argument

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Overheard

(My friend and I have just seen the movie ‘Interstellar.’ We are walking out of the cinema next to a couple of people. The male figure speaks up)

Guy: “I absolutely hated Interstellar. I HATE SciFi/space movies!”

Me: *to my friend* “Then why the hell did he come see ‘Interstellar’? What did he think it was going to be about?”

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Transported To The Two Towers

| Germany | Funny Names, Movies & TV, Overheard

(I am at the cinema, waiting for the movie to start. In the row in front of me are two young girls.)

Girl #1: “I hope this movie is going to be better than the last one I watched. I didn’t like it at all.”

Girl #2: “Which one?”

Girl #1: “That Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Two Holy Towers.”

(I have to bite my hand so I don’t laugh out loud.)

Girl #2: “The last one I watched was the one with all the cars.”

Girl #1:Transformers?”

Girl #2: “No, the other one.”

Girl #1:Transporter?”

Girl #2: “Yes, that one.”

(I really wanted them to keep talking; it was so much fun! But then the movie started. What a shame.)

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Fantastic Fans And Where To Find Them

| London, England, UK | Awesome, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Popular, Strangers

(We are watching the very first midnight showing of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” so there are a lot of fans in the audience. As the lights dim and the music starts to play:)

Cinema Goer #1: *screaming at the top of her voice* “TROOOOLLLL, IN THE DUNGEON!”

Cinema Goer #2: *from the back, without skipping a beat* “Silencio!”

Cinema Goer #1: *sinking into her seat, sheepishly* “Thought you ought to know.”

 

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The Deflector Movie Screen Is Still Up

| OH, USA | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Popular

(I am waiting in line to see “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” on opening night. As expected, the line is very long and in order to pass the time I’m chatting with the guy behind me. Suddenly, the fire alarm goes off.)

Me: “Is that the fire alarm?”

Guy Behind Me: “I don’t smell smoke.”

(Suddenly a mall employee comes sprinting toward what I assume is the breaker room, and the alarm stops. They assure us there is no emergency, and those standing in line quickly piece together what’s happened: someone pulled the fire alarm so everyone would evacuate and they could cut to the front of the line. We’re still shaken from the alarm, until a guy standing at the front of the line comes up with this gem:)

Guy At The Front: “IT’S A TRAP!”

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