March Vs Winter

Let’s hope March wins.

Recently I gave Jamison (and I) the gift of a Loot Crate subscription. Each month has a theme and the goodies in the crate are curated around that theme. The theme for March was “Versus” and it was pretty sweet. This is just the second Loot Crate that Jamison and I have received and I’m not regretting the decision at all. So, since we are enjoying it so much I thought I’d do a little “unboxing” recap, starting with this month’s Crate:

First off, every crate comes with a Loot Pin and each pin unlocks some sort of digital content. This month’s pin is a Aliens v Predator pin and we got a free Vudu rental of one of those movies. We picked Aliens because it is one of our favorites. Please excuse the shitty picture of the awesome pin.

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There is also always a t-shirt included with each Crate and this month we get a really freaking sweet Star Trek shirt, featuring a movie poster style image for the episode titled “Mirror Mirror,” where the Enterprise crew end up in an alternate universe, resulting in Logical Spock and Pirate Spock. Totally wearing this to the next Bad Movie Nite event at Studio 35. I mean really. Pirate Spock? I have an urgent need to find this episode now.

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You also generally get a figure of some sort and this month Jamison was THRILLED to find this little guy. Aliens is one of his all time favorite movie franchises and he is super pumped to add him to our collection of nerd stuff.

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Correlating with the current season of Daredevil, we got a sweet reversible beanie/hat/thing. Ignore the model. She was free.

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And lastly, we got a sweet-ass Harley Quinn comic, that I’m kind of afraid to take out of the plastic. It (like many of the items) is a Loot Crate exclusive. And yes, I will take it out of the plastic to read it, but it will certainly go right back in.

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So, that’s the March Loot Crate. Pretty sweet stuff. April’s theme is “Quest” and the teaser includes Harry Potter, The Vikings (TV Show), Labrynth, and Uncharted 4. Can’t wait to see what we get!!

Tipsy TV – Walking Dead Edition

Recently I found myself several episodes behind on The Walking Dead and spent an evening home alone trying to catch up. As it has been a shitty and stressful couple of weeks, I had a couple of beers with my food while I was watching and soon found myself a bit tipsy. I discovered something about myself during this experience.

When I’m part-way to drunk and watching TV home alone – I tend to talk to the television. I found myself having conversations with the characters. Asking them questions. Yelling at them. Bargaining with them. Encouraging them. Calling them dumb-asses occasionally. It’s as if, in my brain, they were actually there in my basement with me and somehow I could interact with them and “help” them through their current situation.

If an alien species were to have stopped by and peeked in on me, it would not have reflected well on the human race. Partially because, well because I was screaming and conversing with made up characters on an inanimate object in my basement. Also because most of what was spewing from my pie hole were not actually completely formed sentences.

So below are some of my rants and observations from the three episodes I watched.  For spoilers sake – in case that matters and in case someone out there is further behind than I am, the episodes I watched were: “Knots Untie,” “Not Tomorrow Yet,” and “The Same Boat.”

 

***** INSERT SPOILER SPACE HERE – BUT IT ISN’T REALLY NECESSARY BECAUSE WHAT FOLLOWS IS MOSTLY GIBBERISH *****

 

—  Carol and her God Damn cookies – the feels!

 

—  After watching Ross Marquand do Nano-Impressions, it’s hard to see him be serious anywhere else.

 

—  Carol, oh Carol. I love you”

 

—  Carol quote of the night:  “‘Cause, asshole”

 

—  “What?! Gabriel?! Jesus?! WHAT?!!”

 

—  Another great quote: “This is the next world”

 

—  (screamed during a battle scene): “shit fuck God Dammit fuck shit fuck Jesus Christ Holy shit”

 

—  Yet another quote/moment: “Let not your heart be troubled.” (Amen. Holy shit)

 

—  Observation: Paula’s voice makes me want to punch babies. Just shut it already.

 

—  Ooooooh … Maggie is pissed!

 

So, yeah. Basically I discovered that I’m a giant crazy person when I watch a show I’m passionate about. And put a little alcohol in me …. WTF is wrong with me!