By Matthew Bohlka
TeeFury likes to get feedback from our community as much as possible. This post was done by a fan of the site, Matthew Bohlka. If you’d like to learn more about him, check out his Facebook Page.
Much to the chagrin of stereotypical 1980s jocks everywhere, us nerds (or geeks if you prefer), have found our rightful place in society. Yes, we have set down our controllers, cards, and character sheets (+3 alliteration bonus), and assimilated into mainstream society. Actually, I think the Internet thrust its big electrical arm into our lives and pulled us into the zeitgeist. Either way, here we are. Our co-workers talk about Doctor Who. Our friends understand why we wish Gandalf were our dad. Renn Faire attendance is…stable. If you’re like me, this doesn’t feel quite right.
The other day I rolled a d20 for a perception check and sure enough, there’s some powerful magic afoot. While much of the nerd culture has found its rightful place in pop-culture, rest assured the tides of popularity are fickle, strong, and subject to change. That’s why it’s important for us to stick together as a community. Don’t worry, thanks to the Internet we don’t actually have to talk to each other. In all seriousness though, when I’m around fellow gamers, fans, nerds, and geeks I feel a sense of acceptance not found elsewhere. Try as she might, my mom will never understand why Evil Dead is genius.
It’s a double-life some of us lead and our community is where we relax. At work I can’t really blather on about Skyrim. This would be most detrimental to the international students to whom I teach English. Similarly, while I’m waiting at Jiffy Lube, there is a very slim chance my Totoro joke will go over well.
This is why I think Teefury is rad. It’s the FUBU of nerds, only with fewer puffy jackets. It’s a cool feeling to have someone compliment, not only your shirt, but that one kind of weird, or obscure reference within your shirt. That means they’re paying attention and dig what you dig. By the way, slightly off-topic, how amazing is this Bioshock shirt?
Okay, focus. Community. So, am I saying all of this to get you to buy more Teefury shirts? No. That’s up to you. I can’t make you buy anything. Least of all, love. What I am saying is that Teefury is legitimately interested in accurately repping as many nerd-geek-fan cultures as possible by giving you a way to display your interests in a unique way. How do I know? The proof is in the designs, like this GOT shirt. This design is awesome, and even though Game of Thrones still kind of freaks me out, I love it. Which, by the way, reminds me. Teefury takes care of their artists too. So, all aspects of their t-shirt making process are community-based. Like I said, FUBU.
When you find yourself unexpectedly getting wedgies in the locker room, or dunked in a trashcan by the star quarterback, just remember; I see you in that Zelda shirt and I think you look badass.