Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Too Much

Not my room but I am almost there...
If you are a young one reading this and as an almost 30 year old, I can assume that half my audience here are under the age of 25. Or maybe I've got the older scholar crowd reading here, and if so I say good morning to you ladies and gentlemen. I am writing this tonight, almost as a warning. I cater to a "nerdy" or "geeky" crowd here, I know this. The one thing to take away from being a geek and you can let me know how you feel about this, pretty much every single fanboy and fangirl has a massive collection of stuff. And this could be just about anything and everything; video games, comic books, toys, clothes, dvd, trading cards, socks, etc. You know you do, just look at your room. What do you see? A collection of something collecting dust no doubt. Hey, don't worry I am with you in this situation. Do I really need a DVD copy of WWE Battleground from 2014, probably not but there it is under many more DVD's and Blu-Ray's that I may or may not need. And don't get me started on Magic: The Gathering cards, holy mana burn Batman! I've got cards all over my room, on my bed and computer desks. And yes, I am trying to organise all of these cards and trying to collect all the extra cards to give them off to a store or a new player who can use them. The same is true for my comic book collection, I am trying to see which comics I can part with and which ones I'll keep because they mean something to me. I can tell you this, anything by Skottie Young will stay with me and everything with Daredevil and/or Scarecrow. Also anything done by fellow artist friends, having independent work is extremely inspiring and helps me focus on the big picture. And I will admit to having a lot of markers, pencils and sketchbooks as well. I collect a lot and I don't know why. I do get a lot of hand me downs, which is nice but I think it's time for me to give away a lot of my stuff to anyone who can get something good out my old treasures. And hey, a good comic can turn a bad day right around, that's why we read them. 

So I am going to start posting a list of items that I am looking to get rid of, not sell, giving away to a good home. But I do urge you to really think about picking up free things from me, make sure you've got the space for it. The last thing I want to do is just dump my leftovers on someone because they wanted free things. Share, just share everything with everyone. At the end of the day, you will be remembered for your actions not your stamp collection. All power to you though if you are rocking that stamp collection in 2016, you do you and keep it going. 

Also for MTG Players, I am sending away a lot of my collection through Puca Trade. If you are a trader through that site, let me know what you need and if you want bulk collections of commons and uncommon cards, I would be glad to send them your way. If you want to join Puca Trade and make some trades with me, you can join here:

So stay tuned for plenty of free stuff and giveaways, because I am cool like that. Or maybe I am getting older and letting go, maybe both. Be sure to follow here on this page or @ChileanStorm on Twitter and Instagram, leave questions or comments below and as always, keep chasing the Storm.