Gishwhes

Big news! I've been drafted into Gishwhes like thousands of others around the world. Basically it’s a massive scavenger Hunt that takes place July 30th – August 6th. People compete from all over the world, creating weird and beautiful “art” online and in the world, doing crazy fun activities, but most importantly; committing heartwarming acts of kindness. g.i.s.h.w.h.e.s. stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen and is a 7-time Guinness World Record breaking scavenger hunt hosted by Misha Collins otherwise known as Castiel from Supernatural. Thousands of participants from more than 100 countries build their own teams with friends or are placed on 15-person teams (of new friends!) and for one week, through laughter, sweat and tears (of joy of course), they acquire Items on a fun, inspiring ...

Marvel Collector Corps

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I started getting these but it has. I only set out to do it for a year so that I could get additional POP's other than the one I really wanted which was the Hulkbuster and for for the most part I've been impressed by the POP's that I've got out of it. However I started to run out of room quite quickly as I was also getting Loot Crate's so...something had to give and I officially cancelled my Collector Corps subscription. I would fully recommend the "mystery box" to any Marvel fans out there who love POP's too, however if you like a little mystery around what the boxes will include then you may be looking at the wrong one. They usually provide exclusive Marvel merchandise not available ...

So...it's been a while since I've posted anything, not because I haven't wanted to but because I was forced to concentrate on other things as my life descended more into a time poor chaotic mess more than it usually is. As a result I'm going to have to post 3 times a week approximately until the end of the year to meet the usual 100 post target (which I met last year too). I'm pretty confident I can hit that target now that the majority of the events that took up a chunk of my time are out of the way and with events for me to blog about coming up which I will be posting about later tonight. Surprise, surprise I am still massively behind my TV & movie watching and I'm still trying to make ridiculously complicated ...

Dystopia

It feels appropriate that post Brexit I get to review the latest Loot Crate which has the theme of Dystopia. With everyone in the world feeling the effects of the results of the vote it truly is a bit of a dystopian world, dare I say it...the darkest timeline. However ignoring my country's impending doom the crate had a great selection of loot from franchises including; biotic, Terminator, Fallout and of course The Matrix. Starting with the crate it is a thing of beauty creating a picturesque albeit bleak backdrop for looters to take pictures of their loot against. As always it is a simple DIY job for looters who just have to take apart their box to discover the backdrop. This is a feature I truly love about Loot Crates, the fact that they make their packaging works ...

City of Colours

If you live in the midlands you're hopefully one of the thousands that descended on Digbeth's City of Colour and all it's glorious street art, street food, music, skateboarding, bmxing and culture. I was lucky enough to go on an instameet which was done in conjunction between City of Colours and Igers Birmingham gathering instagramers in the area together to capture the event in all its glory while experiencing it. For those who didn't get a chance to go on Saturday one bearded wonder documented a lot of the event in an amazing video that captured the crazy explosion of colour, people and creativity. If that's not enough for you I encourage you to check out the igersbirmingham and city of colours hashtags on instagram for some of the pictures of the day both by those who attended and by ...

Cosplay is awesome, don't let anyone tell you anything different. It's a fantastic outlet for creativity, allows people to be some of their favourite characters and even connects people with those who think similarly to them. When I watched the final episode of this seasons Agents of SHIELD there was one character which stood out and made me think "that would be cool to cosplay". He just so happened to also be going to a convention that I would be at in a few weeks from the episode airing. I'm of course talking about the menacing Hive which was revealed in all his glory in the final episode. I played with the idea for a few days but decided against it knowing that I wouldn't have any real time to gather materials and make the mask in time. Or so ...