If you missed the first installment of the monthly giveaway hosted by Kimi Who and her geeky sponsors like me, The Golden Snitch - never fear, because we've banded together to bring you another geeky giveaway! You will get the chance to win a special prize box containing a mixture of pop culture items which total value is $100 or more (although we're focusing on the Marvel universe this month because we're all pretty excited about the new Deadpool movie coming out). But before we get into the giveaway, won't you please get to know your hosts? The giveaway sponsors come from all walks of geekdom and I'm excited for you to get to us all better.
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Since the new Deadpool movie comes out this month, Kimi wanted to find out what everyone's favorite Marvel Universe character was. There are so many to choose from and the answers were quite diverse.KIMI | Kimi Who? I didn't realize how difficult it would be to answer this question until I had to think of my own answer. Oops! I know that there are some obvious answers - one of them for me would be Iron Man, because I've always thought he was the kind of bad boy you could still bring home to your parents. But lately, I'm really feeling Kilgrave from Jessica Jones. Okay fine, it helps that he's played by David Tennant... but I just honestly think he's an interesting and complex character that I want to learn more about.
MICHELLE | Geeked Out Girl This is a difficult one for me. I have different faves depending on the mood I'm in. However, I guess I would say Captain America has always been at the top of my list. He best represents who I am as a person and the values I hold dear.
LAURA | Con Couture My husband's is definitely Captain America because he's an all around good guy and American hero. Mine would be the Xmen. If I had to narrow it down to 1 (which is hard,) I would probably choose Magneto. He has awesome power and I like complex characters that vacillate between good, evil, and somewhere in between.
CHRISTINA | Cali Darling I'm not too into Marvel Universe but I would have to say Spiderman. I loved all the Spiderman movies though.
JENN | The Diary of a Dreamer It's either Deadpool of Captain America. I like Deadpool's sense of humor and how he isn't censored, but I like what Captain America stands for (since I was a service member)
HEATHER | The Nerdy Fox This is such a hard question. I've always been a fan of Marvel so it really depends on my mood and what version we're talking about. I love the Guardians of the Galaxy movie (and adore Rocket Raccoon and Groot) but if we're talking comic books it's a whole different story. I love X-Men, especially Nightcrawler. I mean, he teleports by opening a portal to another dimension. He's pretty freaking rad. Don't even get me started on the bad guys. HELLO LOKI ANYONE?! I am in love with movie Loki. Basically, what I am saying is that I am a huge Marvel fan and always have been, it's hard for me to choose just one that I love more than the others.
ANGIE | My So-Called Chaos A few months ago I would have told you it was Wolverine, or Storm... I loved X-Men growing up and used to watch all the cartoons. However, thanks to Netflix, I'm completely enamored with Jessica Jones. Well and her hunky hunk Luke. Meow.
ASHLEE | Her Geekery I've always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. I think I connected so strongly with him because us geeky kids have to stick together =P Now if only we could get a good Spider-Man movie, I'd be one happy gal!
DANIELLE | From Girlie to Nerdy Black Widow - she can hold her own with the guys and she can kick some serious butt!
JESSICA | Two Married Geeks My favorite Marvel character is Hawkeye because he doesn't need superpowers to be the world's greatest marksman! A close second is Ms. Marvel, because my daughter's name is Marvel.
VANESSA | 2 Dorks in Love I have become amused by wisecracking Deadpool. It's great to have a character that can break the 4th wall i.e. knows he's in a comic and talks to the audience. Plus hey - tacos and chimichangas!
LIANA | Liana Art & Illustration Originally, I'd have picked Spiderman (now you're saying, which one Liana?!) but after working at a comic shop I got to divulge in the world of Peter Quill (Star-Lord) and the space cowboy that he is! I love the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well, and the Kitty Pride/Peter Quill fandom that comes with the comics. :)
JESSICA | The Nifty Nerd Who's my favorite Marvel Universe character? Choosing 1 to highlight, I'd have to say Iron Man. Known as many things - genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist - Iron Man uses his wealth to help fund the Avengers to improve the world around him. He's also always tinkering; always working on improving his technology and never settling for what he's already accomplished.
KAYLY | My Open Sketchbook SO HARD TO PICK JUST ONE. For now, I'll say Vision. How he must view humans with all his knowledge endlessly fascinates me.
TISH | The Veganista Foodie My favorite Marvel character is Storm. I'm a big fan of the X-Men. Storm has awesome abilities and she's bad ass.
DARCIE | Homemaker Vs The World While I am a huge fan of many Marvel characters, I think Deadpool ranks at the top of my list. I love both the comedic relief of the character and that he breaks the fourth wall. While Deadpool comics may be more on the dark side, I still really enjoy them!
JESSICA | Jessica Takes On The World Thor, because I am a fan of Chris Hemsworth ;)
Time for a Giveaway!This month's giveaway is pretty exciting because it's got so many items in it! It's all Marvel Universe based and so incredibly... geeky. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada ONLY.
This month we're giving away a prize pack valued at $115! It includes the following:
- Deadpool Fleece Robe
- Marvel's Avengers Coaster Set
- Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix - Vol. 1 Pendant
- Marvel Characters Ladies' 3-Pack Socks
- Captain America #67 Funko Pop
- Starlord Dorbz Figurine