The way that we live our lives is always connected, with opportunities to speak to friends, share a video with family, or watch a clip on the subway always at our fingertips. Long gone are the days of the cosy movie night, a rented movie on a big screen, with popcorn and a blanket on the couch – we can watch our favourite films at any time, anywhere. Sometimes though, the movie fan craves the intimacy that comes with settling in to enjoy whatever their guilty pleasure might be – and when you can have your favourite fandom right at your fingertips all the time, the risk of franchise fatigue is very real. Settling in to give your favourite superhero the time and attention he or she deserves is something of a luxury.
Taking Back the Man Cave
In recent years the term “man cave” has been given a lot of attention, mostly surrounding who can have them and who can’t. Homes are getting increasingly smaller, with space in our booming cities becoming a high commodity. Urban areas are flooded every year with more and more young people looking to make their mark, but are often met with overcrowding and pollution. It’s time for us to take back the quiet life and enjoy the things that we love. But choosing to make your comfort and relaxation a priority is just the first step. Studies have shown that making space for the things that you love puts your in a state of deeper relaxation and can protect you from all kinds of health problems. But how?
Creating the Perfect Space
Depending on what you’re looking for, whether they are the latest, most state of the art technologies for playing video games or a cozy, dark space with lots of pillows for comic book reading, you need to tailor your entertainment space to your needs. Often, people choose to remove their “man cave” out of their home, using log cabin kits or similar to create spaces like pre-built garages or greenhouses, or renovate an adult child’s room into their private entertainment space.
Whichever option works best for you, will make the best space for geeking out. The final step is furnishing- what do you need to create a space to relax and enjoy your favorite movie? This can take time, but often visiting thrift stores or pre-owned shops can result in great finds for a low price tag. Either way, you owe it to yourself and to your childhood comic book hero to find a space to relax and enjoy them, free of judgement.
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