lego minions

My favorite part of it was when he says he’s learned that it’s best to hold onto old friends because you don’t know when or how you’ll make new ones. Because Zayn. Zayn who spent a lot of 2015 severing old ties and burning bridges and maybe at some point realized that isn’t the best way to be? 

Like…that awareness and ability to recalibrate and self-correct is very Zayn to me. He makes bold choices and takes risks and then he sits down and smokes a ridiculous creativity joint and puts a Minions lego guy together and goes “haha shit…maybe I fucked that up a little. Better next time though. Live and learn.”

A little thought on what people perceive as bad movies.

Ya know, I’m kinda glad The Lego Movie didn’t get the gigantic uber praise like Inside Out did. (Though it did get quite a lot.) Virtually everyone agrees that The Lego Movie was a fantastic surprise hit and people were mad that it was snubbed at the oscars, having no nomination.

Inside Out unfortunately has the mark of being Disney-Pixar film which lately seems to be cool to hate. The exact same thing happened when Frozen came out. While I don’t think Frozen really deserved all its praise, I can at least acknowledge that it was a good movie. Maybe not great, but good.

There are times when I really wonder what people count as bad movies, because there are some truly horrible ones out there. It seems like people label anything they don’t like as a bad movie without trying to perceive it objectively. 

I don’t like Minions, but I don’t think it’s the worst animated movie to ever come into being. Clearly there are a lot of people that like it for whatever reason, but I just don’t get it. I also don’t like Interstellar that much. I think it relies too much on trying to create the same feeling 2001: A Space Oydssey did while trying to put a very contrived meaning behind it. Yet it’s one of the most praised films of last year and I can definitely see why since it does create some of the same visual wonder that 2001 did and some people do connect with its story somewhat.

Disliking a film and calling something a bad movie are two different things. You can like bad movies and dislike good movies. Calling something shit because you don’t like it isn’t a very good argument.

For International Tabletop Day 2016 I organised an event for the board & card game club for ladies that I started here in the Netherlands. We always play at our local game store, since they’re very welcoming to us. For this event, I took some old trophies and turned them into Trophies Of Awesome, as you can see.

We played some Fluxx, Love Letter, Munchkin and Ultimate Werewolves. I also bought some random geeky/nerdy little prizes (Star Wars/Avengers/Minions/lego + tabletop trinkets etc.) both for the winners and also for the ‘goodie bag’ that each attending lady received. In the goodie bag was a gift voucher for either 2 small or 1 medium prize, plus a purple die (since that’s in our logo). The store also bought some yummy red velvet cake, which we very much enjoyed. All in all, it was an awesome day with lots of gaming and laughter!

just get one large popcorn and share it.