Meet the Team


Sarcastic (Team Captain)

Leigha formed our lovely little team three years ago, initially with the name TheSubtext. She describes herself as “a ball of anxiety” even though she’s cool as a cucumber–at least, on the outside! She thrives on having a proper schedule, especially during Gish Week, which honestly, somebody has to know what’s going on! While other captains feel the need to show the team who’s in charge, Leigha prefers that each member have an equal voice. “It’s not my group,” she says. “It’s ours.”

Leigha often fosters abandoned puppies, kittens, bunnies, squirrels, etc. which again, fits with Gishwhes perfectly. She lives in Florida with her husband and her daughter.

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Leigha is the Team Captain and Sub-Missive to the Overlord, who Submits the Things for his Amusement.

Loud

Lisa is the resident tech head and social media person. She’s online all the time. She tends to be more organized than creative, but most of the reason why she loves Gishwhes is because it gives her an excuse to stretch her creativity and try something she’s never done. And then she ends up kind of helping herd the cats on the team. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Lisa lives in Illinois (as does half the team!) with her husband Jason, three sons, and her dog Mulder. She’s been with the team since 2015–it’s the only team she’s ever joined, and this is where she’ll stay. What’s more, she even recruited Jason to join the team in 2016! Apparently he got a little jealous that she was having all the fun.

Highlights of hunts past include getting her movie trailer item screened at an actual film festival and leading the unofficial Gishwhes virtual choir.

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Lisa is the Sub-Missive to the Overlord, who Submits the Things for his Amusement.

Sassy

Danielle has been gishing since 2015 and joined team Angel Blade Brigade in 2016. She lives in London, England with her boyfriend and their impossibly large movie collection.

Danielle’s special skills are her wit and humour, willingness to look like an idiot in public and ability to remain infuriatingly calm under pressure. Previous years have seen her besiege London landmarks in a variety of ludicrous costumes and she is always keen to find new parts of the city as yet untouched by GISHWHES. Her favourite tasks of previous years have included sneaking cameras inside Buckingham Palace, sneaking daleks into local supermarkets, and raising funds for Syrian refugees (nothing sneaky there!)

Danielle’s specialist subjects are: RuPaul’s Drag Race, the works of J.R.R Tolkien and the golden age of Antarctic exploration.

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Danielle is the Whim-Sical Examiner of the Overlord & His OSIDFU Updates.
(OSIDFU = “Oh Shit I Done F*cked Up”)

Corny

In the Angel Blade Brigade Jason is the Shepherd of the Brigade, He Who Keeps the Sheep in Line & Follows the Overlord’s Every Command.

Mother Hen

Leah is a fifth-year Gishwhes contestant, a tri-peat on Angel Blade Brigade. She hails from the Cornhusker State (Nebraska), but makes the long trek to Illinois for optimal hunting grounds – and partnership with Lauren.

Self-described as a personal zookeeper Leah handles a pack of chinchillas, a cluster of chickens, a pair of puppies, and a triad of cats.

To make your own “Leah” at home please mix together copious amounts of over-priced bath products, way too much Starbucks, and an unhealthy passion for watching sports.

In the Angel Blade Brigade Leah is one of the Those Who Have Been Misguidedly Given Ninja Like Powers To Answer The Questions To Which You Seek Answers When The Sub-Missives Are Otherwise Amusing The Overlord, Or Trying to Escape Bondage.

Vibrant

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Jasmine is the Whim-Sical Examiner Of The Overlord & His OSIDFU
Updates
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Strong

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Kristin is Madam Secretary, Keeper Of The Brigade’s & Porcupanda’s Notes & Things

Priestess

My name is Alexis but I go by Persephone (or Perse as a teammate coined). I live in Beaverton Oregon, a suburb of Portland. I just celebrated my 30th birthday. I’m disabled, a trait which gave me much compassion. I’m a Priestess, artist, gamer, makeup artist and photographer (among other strange hobbies). I also love to help others better their lives by being a shoulder to support them and a grounded presence to give advice. It’s part of my calling as a Priestess as is my art and my work with plants that i turn into oils and incense. I work with the Earth’s Gifts to help people and Nature. My henna art is also a part of that. I have a passion to help others within the Ehlers-Danlos (a genetic condition I was born with) community, and I help spread awareness of it among those who have never heard of the disorder. Fun Fact—EDSers are called Zebras and our groups are called Dazzles!

I’ve been a part of GISHWHES for 2 years, and as a drawer, painter, gamer and renaissance artist, it’s really honed my skill and allowed me to shoot beyond the limitations I thought I had! Every time I say “Dammit Misha” I know I’m going to go beyond what I thought I could do or create. My team means the world to me, and I consider them my family, and that is what GISHWHES has given me, an opportunity to go beyond my abilities and a family that I’d not trade for the world. Oh Yea, my favorite colors are Green, Purple and Black! ?

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Persephone is the Feeder & Caretaker Of The Mindless Overlord Followers, Without Whom They Would Not Sustain Life

Pumping Queen

Lauren talks in CAPSLOCK most of the time, but yet only when necessary… it’s a very intricate and scientific mixture of sass, usually. She’s usually online, because she’s a ball of anxiety if actually with people in the real world. She likes to think of herself as creative and able to find a *different* take on tasks. She’s a photographer, and enjoys hiding behind her camera, because the world is scary and she blushes really easily. Red ears that burn like the heat of the sun are never very much fun.

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Lauren is the Namer Of The Slugs, Based On Their Stench & Quality Of
Slime

Geeky

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Bailey is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass

Sleepy

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Selah is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass

Amiable

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Kristina is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass.

Eclectic

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Christina is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass

Cordial

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Jean is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass

Outlandish

In the Angel Blade Brigade, Holly is in charge of With This Year’s Hunt Sadly Behind Us … Shit No It’s Upon Us! Better Check Asana & Get People Finishing Their Items! We Are Crunch Time Instigators Of Asawesomenass