Yesterday, the much-anticipated official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released during Monday Night Football. And […]
Last weekend, I stumbled across a t-shirt that changed everything. I love a good nerdy t-shirt, but I was completely unawares that nerd culture, a force to be reckoned with, was beginning to permeate sportswear. That’s right, you can now get nerdy sports stuff and flaunt your awesomeness at a game or at the gym. Why buy a boring, polyester microfiber shirt that looks just like everyone else’s when you can stand out as a proud nerd instead? Without further ado, here are seven kick-ass geek chic items that combine nerdiness and sports.
AKA the shirt that spawned an exhaustive internet search last week. I am a huge Real Madrid fan, and who doesn’t love Star Wars? This was the best crossover I’d seen in a long time, and it got me wondering about other potential nerd + sports clothing. This shirt is limited, and you can only place orders until September 27. Move it or lose it!
Friday, September 4th is Force Friday, the day Star Wars toys are unleashed on the world in order to […]
Greetings Collectors! This week, we here at the Collective have been taking a look at some kick ass […]
First watch: STAR WARS Second watch: CHEWY. HAN. Third watch: Star Destroyers? Fourth watch: That’s a present tense verb there, Luke. Episode […]
For those of you living under a rock, George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer was released last […]
To Whom It May Concern,
Fandom is a means of expression, much like the clothes you choose to wear. Choosing what shows to watch or what books to read is not so different than choosing a new pair of shoes. We each have our own criteria: do we pick them because they’re comfortable? Because they’re attractive? Because everyone else has?
The reason I choose my fandoms, and my shoes, are my own and they are no less valid than yours.
I write in response to recent events in one particular fandom, but what I say concerns all fandoms: the shaming of fans because of their interests not only contributes to the negative stigma of fan culture, it promotes it. When you tell me that I’m not a “real” fan for not having seen every episode or having read the books or shipping a particular couple, you are perpetuating the idea that to participate in fandom, you have to know the specific combination of elements, the “formula,” that makes you a fan.
This first week after the season finales of Arrow, Supernatural and Hannibal has been rough. To occupy myself, […]