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May Loot Crate Review

May Loot Crate Review!

I was pretty excited to get this little black box in the mail. This is the very first time I’ve ever signed up for a monthly box of goodies, and Loot Crate sounded like it was right up my alley.

I have signed up for the three month subscription. I didn’t want to commit to it if I didn’t like it so I opted for the 3 month subscription rather than the year subscription. Also, I used coupons to get my subscription even cheaper! Don’t worry though, you can sign up for a one month subscription if you want to give it a go. If you want to try it out, you can follow my link:

This month’s theme was adventure. I actually made a video of myself opening the box!

After opening the box and doing some research, I took pictures and have put together this little rundown for you. Some of these items are/will be unique to Loot Crate and not sold anywhere else so the prices are my own estimates to just give you an idea of what you’re getting from Loot Crate each month.

Link T-Shirt

Unique Link T-Shirt

Value: $15

Adventure Time Tin & Figurine

Adventure Time Finn Tin with Zombie Finn

Value: $8

MineCraft Hanger & Loot Crate Pin

Minecraft Skeleton Hanger & Loot Crate May Adventure Pin

Hanger Value: $5.99

Pin Value: $1.99

Legend of Zelda Keychain

Legend of Zelda Keychain & Bottle Opener

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Value: $5

Friend Zone Soundtrack

The Friend Zone Soundtrack

Value: $5

Stickers & Tats

Stickers and Temporary Tattoos

Total Value: $4

In all, my May Loot Crate is valued at about $45. Like I said before, I guessed at some of the items prices so this may not be the same for you; each crate has similar items though. The value, about $45, versus the advertised $13.37 plus shipping per month is not bad at all! So overall, pretty awesome value for May’s Loot Crate.

Review: I was honestly disappointed with this month’s first box. Most of the items I received I was not interested in but others may have really enjoyed. However, I love, love, love the Link shirt. It’s probably my favorite thing from this month’s box. I don’t watch Adventure Time; just not a fan, but the tin is kind of cute. The little 3 inch Minecraft Skeleton hanger is cool. I’ve hung it up in my room for the time being, but it’s not exactly something I could care about. The small button pin is basically a token from this month’s crate. For me, it’s just a reminder of what month this box is from, even though the artwork is nice. The Legend of Zelda key chain/bottle opener is already on my key chain. It has a nice weight, and I’ll find a reason to use it. The CD of The Friend Zone’s soundtrack surprised me. It’s like video game music which is pretty awesome, but I didn’t know where it came from. After a little research, I found their youtube channel which is pretty cool. They do a lot of geeky things like playing games and dressing up. Finally, the stickers and tattoos… I don’t see myself using these but I really like the artwork. It’s a little too kiddish for me. But overall, everything was “okay,” just not things I liked. I’m ready for June’s Loot Crate already!

If my review convinced you to try Loot Crate, follow my link!


The Geek Behind the Keyboard: Revamped


Hi there, and welcome to my little corner of the internet. Maybe I can keep you entertained enough that you keep coming back to read my musings and “wisdom.” I recently moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. This was my little introductory blog. I thought I’d post it for the new readers as well as edit it and add a little bit of new stuff for my ole’ faithful readers!

A little about me:

  • My name is Megan, but you can call me Meg. I’m 21, and I like to think I’m pretty normal.
  • I am from/live in Alabama in a small town. I work as a graphic designer in a “big” city and go to school full time for Game Art. It sounds like I’m really busy, and 99.9% of the time I am. Luckily I graduate soon.
  • I have a dog named Padme.
  • I tend to be weird, nerdy, silly, and shy (unless I know you then most likely you already find me not-so-shy).
  • Hobbies: gaming, reading, writing, drawing, listening, watching Netflix, pinning my imaginary life on Pinterest (come on, who doesn’t?), being awesome, etc.

Random Facts:

  • I LOVE Doctor Who, InuYasha, True Blood, Star Trek, Supernatural, Animal Crossing & Kingdom Hearts.
  • I wear converse.
  • I like to bake.
  • I watch HGTV. Constantly.
  • I enjoy Disney movies.
  • I want to get into cosplaying when my money is not so tight.
  • My circle of friends is small but they are the best people.
  • I’m in love with the tenth Doctor.

What you can expect from my blog and me:

Well, things can range from a really amazing post about life to a game review or something I feel strongly about to what I am doing in my life currently. Yes, it’s a lot about “me” but I promise there is something for you in it: a line of advice, a game to try out, a feeling that you’re not alone in what you’re going through. I hope something I write strikes something inside you that makes you think, feel, or act.
Be ready for a bumpy ride because life is not always gumdrops and fairies (although there are days when it is). I’m going to share the happiest bits and the darkest bits of my life with you, a stranger: Partly to get it off my chest and partly to give you some insight. Maybe you’re going through the same thing. Maybe you’re not but you know someone who is and you just want to help. Life is confusing, scary, and wonderful so just hang on.

– Meg


Her Metanoia has been moved & RENAMED!

Just a quickie post about this new blog: I was originally posting through Blogger under “Her Metanoia,” but have found a better site (and name)! I’ll be re-posting past blogs, updating every Monday afternoon-ish/night, as well as incorporating more of my love of geeky things! Be ready for some reviews, guests posts, and maybe even some recommendations for the geek in you. Nothing like fresh beginnings. Welcome to my new(ish) blog: A Geeky Gal!