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Benji  Christ-follower, Lv. 28 coffee mage, Beardsman, barista, bookish nerd, weeb kid since 1998. CR: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Funny story - I figured it'd be a good idea to get ahead with this challenge by snapping a few days in advance.
That worked out well didn't it...
DAYS 21, 22 AND 23 OF THE #PINADAYMAY CHALLENGE ARE - People (with @sugarxnova), Badass (with @radicalbuttons) and Cutest (with @teathoughts). 🀘
For people I had to make a point of showing off my Ashens pin. I picked it up at MCM London a couple of years back and I proudly include it in my collection. Always have a good time with his videos, and you've always gotta support a fellow Norwich lad.
There's no badass more badass than Eleven by @punkypins. πŸ”₯ Cmon, it's even a key plot point of season 2! I need to find a punk outfit Eleven pin...
And my cutest pin is without doubt this adorable little Ello! from Labyrinth! Look at that smol wurm with his lil scarf. So cute. Another fine @atomicpins product. Honestly, I'm not sponsored, I just have a lot of his pins... πŸ˜‚
#pingame #pingang #pincommunity #pincollection #enamelpin #people #Ashens #StuartAshens #Norwich #Youtuber #MCMLondon #Cute #Labyrinth #Ello #AtomicPins #badass #StrangerThings #Eleven #punkypins

I really need to get better at keeping on top of this challenge but THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE GETTING, I'M A BUSY MAN, OK. For the 19th and 20th days of #PinADayMay you get some packaging and an unexpected find! I don't normally keep the backing cards from the pins I buy, but sometimes they catch my eye enough for me to hold onto them. The Death Ray Co card was themed to match the Evangelion pin I picked up which I'm always a fan of and @evergoodmerch just has great branding + my fave colour. I did keep the sweet backing cards from my FMA pins that @atomicpins put out, but I seem to have lost them so... y'all get the standard backers which are still pretty sweet. πŸ‘Œ
That token Trek pin in my collection I actually found years ago when I was helping a friend of mine pack up to move out. He'd forgotten he had it and said I could keep it... so I did! Shiny! #pincommunity #pincollection #pingame #pingang #pinchallange #cardbacks #packaging #orange #favouritecolour #pinback #StarTrek #surprise #Starfleet #Kelvinverse

Hitting you with yet another #lategram thanks to a 14 hour shift.
Don't pity me too much, I volunteered for it.
Today's #PinADayMay theme is display! And smashed into this picture are the two main ways I like to display my pins - my cheapo pin board and my bargain bin denim jacket. And I love them both very much. I tell you, trying to find a cork board was like finding chicken teeth but the Works finally came through. πŸ˜‰ I also really like choosing a handful of pins to wear on my jacket. It always feels weirdly satisfying to work out what fits the best together in the space I have. (It also has a Bridge 5 patch on the sleeve from Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive)
Behind the scenes bonus feature: I didn't want to leave this post for another night so under my hoody/jacket combo, I'm wearing my pj's. Gotta be comfy, you know.
#pinchallange #pingame #pincollection #pincommunity #pingang #enamelpin #wearables #denim #denimjacket #corkboard #beard #pyjamas #pajamas #pyjamaparty

Here we go, back at it again, and it's time to hit you with the one #PinADayMay theme that I did look ahead to and knew exactly what I'd be posting from the start! Day 17 - perfect pair. I don't know if you guys noticed... but I kinda like Star Wars. And I also don't know whether you've heard, but there's a new Star War coming out! All about my guy Han Solo. It was always gonna be Han and Leia. I picked up these two adorable pins at Star Wars Celebration Europe and they're two of my favourites. They're simple, there's nothing flashy about them, but they're most definitely the perfect pair! 😊
#pincommunity #pincollection #pingame #pingang #pinchallange #StarWars #StarWarsCelebration #StarWarsCelebrationEurope #SWCE #HanSolo #LeiaOrgana #powercouple #Solorgana #isthatashipname #itisnow #pintrading

Give it up for my guy over at @atomicpins for these two gorgeous pieces!! He popped in earlier today for some coffee and laid these two beautiful pieces on me - it's no joke when I say pictures do not do them justice. The detail is absolutely mad and the colours are perfect. I'm so happy to have these in my collection! If you're part of the pin gang and you've got a sec, go check him out, his designs are always super detailed and super sharp. πŸ‘Œ Thank you SO much, my dude! #pingame #pincommunity #pincollection #pingang #pintrading #enamelpin #newpin #StudioGhibli #Ghibli #HayaoMiyazaki #Japan #MyNeighbourTotoro #Totoro #CatBus #HowlsMovingCastle #anime #weeblife #weeaboo #buylocal #shoplocal #AtomicPins

So this is what happens when I go away to London for 2 days. Y'all get A 3 IN 1 POST, YOU LUCKY THINGS. #PinADayMay days for the 14th - smallest; 15th - most detailed; 16th - animals. I gave you a preview of my entry for the 14th when I posted my biggest pins, but it's all good hahaha. These two Ackbar and Teeny pins are very small but very cute - a lot of pin makers are into producing massive pins these days which are great... but not very wearable. These two get rotated onto my jacket and collar very regularly and they're always really fun to have on me.
My most detailed pins are definitely the two door riddle guards from Labyrinth. For pins that are actually pretty small, there's an incredible amount of detail on them, it's pretty crazy. @atomicpins did an awesome job with them.
And I managed to capture a shot of the clever girl in her natural habitat. Fortunately I didn't have to SHOOOOT HEEEEEER while I was shooting her. This one is another quality #caffiend pin from the Department of Brewology.
#StarWars #AdmiralAckbar #Jawa #Labyrinth #riddle #coffee #velociraptor #pincommunity #pincollection #pingame #pinchallange #smallpins #tinypins #detailedpins #buylocal #supportsmallbusinesses

I am gig tired and a bit sweaty but it's all been worth it for Lost Evenings II!! Not only did I get to hear Frank Turner play his greatest hits set, but I got to hear Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly! 17 year old Benji is cheering right now - Get Cape's music was some of the first I connected with when I was beginning to form my own taste in music way back and getting to hear some of those songs I loved back then was so awesome. So glad I go to go with @slothyogagirl!
#lostevenings2 #FrankTurner #GetCapeWearCapeFly #livemusic #gigtired #goodtimes

I don't normally pick up a lot of oversized pins because I really like wearing my collection, but once you get past a certain size they get kinda heavy and not so wearable... πŸ˜‚ BUT, that's not to say I have nothing to contribute to #PinADayMay on the 13th. It's all about biggest pins! Pretty sure that @atomicpins would be proud to know he made two of my three largest pins... Also pictured is Teeny the Jawa, my smallest pin, for a little size comparison. ❀️ Isn't he cute?
#pincommunity #pincollection #pingame #pingang #pinchallange #StarWars #Jumanji #FullmetalAlchemist #EdwardElric #Jawa #sizedoesmatter #pinboard

It's time to hit you with another double shot! I didn't get home from work until 1 in the morning yesterday, so I prioritised sleep over social media... Like, I'm sure you understand. Right?
For days 11 and 12 of the #PinADayMay challenge I get to show off my favourite metal, and something from my nearest and dearest. I love me some rose gold, a little rainbow metal, all of that stuff is great. But nothing really makes a design look as clean and sharp, and nothing makes colours pop like black dyed. I nabbed just a few off my board that have the best of the black dye - including my new Ackbar pin!! It's so good, it's riding on my collar with my lil utinni Jawa.
As for nearest and dearest, the 5 pins on the third slide are a few that my favourite humans @gabypyon and @slothyogagirl have given to me. The pins are very special to me, completely because the people that gave them are even specialer.
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#pingame #pingang #pincommunity #pincollection #metal #blackdye #bestfriends #Favourites #StarWars #anime #Evangelion #MyHeroAcademia #Bioshock #RickAndMorty #alpaca #ReturnToOz #wheelers

Now, not to come across as a bit of a diva or anything, but this post could potentially hold the record for the most takes I've ever gone through to get the perfect shot. Boomerang is not easy, friends... Nonetheless, I (finally) present to you day 10 of my #PinADayMay posts featuring GLITTER! Funny story - I picked up that sad Anakin pin at Star Wars Celebration Europe. It's a chase variant, I got it in a blind box, and I love it a lot. But it wasn't until pretty much a full year later, maybe even more, that I realised his little emo tears are actually slightly glittery. And I just think that's beautiful. Also, who doesn't want a pink sparkly pokedex. Cmon. CMON.
That's what I thought.
Today's post support comes from the INCREDIBLY named @catpartydotco, I want to go to a cat party, where can I get an invite??? #pingame #pingang #pincommunity #pincollection #glitter #PowerRangers #WhiteRanger #Pokemon #Pokedex #StarWars #StarWarsCelebration #AnakinSkywalker #SadAnakin #emotears #boomerang

Yes, it's another late entry in @iamlunasol's #PinADayMay saga, and I'm SORRY, it's just been a very full-on day okay?? Anyway, for day 9, it's about text. Friends, let me tell you, I love words. There is real, genuine power and magic in language even if it's not your own. Just ask @minnaht about my love for the phrase "fy fan"... There exists a fy fan pin and I need it. But I digress: I tried to stick to pins that were either only or mostly words - the book beneath them is Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson which was one of the most amazing fantasy reads I've comes cross recently. Pic feat. my #BCA pin that I got from @hannahwhitty because she's a cool kid and I like supporting my friends!
#pincommunity #pincollection #pingame #pingang #pingang #words #BrandonSanderson #Oathbringer #l

Today I learned that @frankturner is both very nice and very tall. Be More Kind (like a lot of Frank's music) has come into my life exactly when I needed to hear it, and I'm really happy to find the man behind the music is just a complete cinnamon roll. #FrankTurner #BeMoreKind #autograph #Iwasveryexcited #myfacehurtfromsmiling

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