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Geeking Out: My Dream Loot Crate

Loot Create reached out to me recently and asked me share what I would want to find in a crate of theirs. It sounded really fun and creative so of course I said yes!

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box that provides you with 4-6 items that fits their theme for that month. Other than an original Loot Crate, they also offer a variety such as Loot Amine, Loot Gaming, Loot Wear and many more!

The theme that I have chosen is Geeking Out, mainly because if you were to write a book about my daily life, half of what I say or use or come across has something to do with pop culture references. Let’s dive into what I would want in my crate:

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“The Bad Beginning” – Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Review

It happened! Netflix picked up a beloved book series of mine! I was beyond excited when I first heard the news that the series was going to happen.

I’ve had a lot of images in my head about what the setting would look like, what the characters would look like, while I was reading the books. A lot of those were supported by Brad Silberling’s movie adaptation.

The settings in the movie were similar to the movie adaptation. It was exactly how I pictured them while reading the books, dark, gloomy with an ominous tone.

I loved that the Baudelaire cast was younger than those from the movie adaptation, (especially Sunny because I would love to see her grow) and the cast is more diverse. Most of the actors also did a good job in delivering the persona of their character, especially Joan Cusack (who plays Justice Strauss) and Neil Patrick Harriss (who plays Count Olaf). If someone were to watch this series without having read the books, you could clearly tell that each of them have their own little specialty.

When I first found out that Harriss would be playing Count Olaf, I was so happy. I know a lot of people saw a lot of comedy from him in the trailers and were worried that it might take away from his villainous characteristic. I’ve seen a lot of Harriss’ work, so I was expecting Olaf to be kind of a comic relief.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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