So, when Loot Crate randomly emailed my late last year and said (I have lost the email so am paraphrasing here) "Hey, we really like your blog! Fancy doing a "Create Your Own LootCrate post?", I hesitated. It took a long time for me to go "Why not?". Not because I fear you guys would read this and go "HE SOLD OUT! THEY PAYING HIM TO SAY NICE THINGS!" (laughs at this thought. You haven't seen what I've done yet! Keep that thought to yourself at the moment!), but I went "Ok, if I was going to sign up to a subscription box thingy (and it wouldn't renew my subscription without me know! Am poor and need to pay rent!), what would I like in my first month's box?". It became a challenge. And I made a list of things I wanted and theme ideas and read other people's post and went "oooh!" over them.
But I'm late to the part. Life got in the way - Christmas, New Year, the horror that is Trump and Brexit and work and ARGH!!!! - so now, NOW, I have time to sit down and write my random box.
With every subscription box I've seen, there is a theme. Something that ties everything together: Build, Anti-Hero, Horror, Love, Elements, etc. But with me... that's the biggest problem. I am a mix of things so summing it down to one theme is hard. I am a book blogger, but I love video games, cats, dogs, diversity, tea, Harry Potter, I could go on. And you guys aren't the same either. One of you might love dogs and hate Harry Potter. Another might like Lush bath bombs and have to hide them from your other half/parents because last time, they thought it was a toilet cleaner and you came home to discover your toilet was on verge of vomitting glittery purple water!
I warned you this was going to be one of those post!
Anyway, like I was saying, people don't fit exclusively under one thing. But my main thing (barring books and diversity) was comfort. In a time which is scary, dark and (let's admit this. We're among friends) bat-**** crazy, we want something happy. Even if it's for a few minutes, before we go off to Modor. So, comfort. [Note from everyone who likes LootCrate: Andrew, you do realise this is a pop culture/geeky thing, right?]
So, books! I have a few (You were warned! Plus, what do you expect from me?)
The first is this beauty! Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve and illustrated by MinaLima (the people who help create the Harry Potter universe). And, with that, Ms Marvel - Volume 1: No Normal from Marvel and Wonder Woman - Volume 1: Blood from DC Comics. These tackle things that mean something - race, religion, sexuality, appearance - and makes us look at the person themselves. Their intentions, their mind, their soul. Yes, corny reasons, I know, but the fun stuff is coming!
Here is the first episode... Have fun!
I feel I can't add anymore in there. But I could add so much more! I could easily put Harry Potter and the Cursed Child pens in there. I could put a Pirate outfit for your cat in this box. I could put Cookie Monster cufflinks that I saw. Or Calvin and Hobbes. Or Doctor Who. Or things that might make you go...
Anyway, if you stayed this long in this post, thank you for staying with this post for so long. I promise, normal booky-things will resume in coming few days...