Cats, magical girls, and a tired flight home.Cats, magical girls, and a tired flight home.Diary

kilanikilani12 years ago
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Hello tsuki board! I'm back. Remember me? Nay? Yay? Well, I missed all of you so much. After some exhausting weeks of moving that feels like it's gone on for far longer, I finally gotten back to my new home. It was so nice to have everything I love back; my cat, a large comfy bed, and most importantly.. the internet. Oh god, how I missed the internet. Waiting outside in a suspect looking van with a laptop on a 20 minute battery to check my e-mail is most uncomfortable.

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this band saved my life.
As I'm writing it is the late hour of 5 o' clock in the afternoon, which in northern state time means it's nearing pitch black state outside. My music player shuffles to 'The Only Hope For Me Is You', bringing back happy memories of a concert I've recently been to. At my right is a very fluffy fat creature looking out the window, and to my left is the ex cute "daughter" I've grown to love so much.

Even though the promise of life's wonderful things awaiting me, what I was most excited about was something entirely different. I had packages waiting for me. Oh yes, packages. Not just one, no. Two, no.. but three! I could not wait to wake up this day and open my wonderful boxes of goodies. Most not mine, but still, excited none the less. First of order, AmiAmi!

Well, blah blah, text, text, that's enough of that. Let's get to it!

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It's been a while since I've received a package, and I'll be honest. I had a hard laugh at this box when I saw it. It's so small, so ridiculously small. That size might look normal, but compared to my old AmiAmi packages, this is but a pixel on a screen. The reason I was so happy to get this one was not actually because it contained things I wanted, but it contains things I needed. No, really, I'm not kidding. I needed these things very badly. In my life.

so much pink!
Firstly, I took out the Kaname Madoka Beach Queen figure by Wave, from one of my favorite series 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica'. She was actually a pre-order I wanted to cancel but didn't cancel, because if I did I think AmiAmi may blow their top (rightfully so). Saying that, she is surprisingly adorable in person. The changes they've made to her face and head shape were very good choices. Tempted to open her, but I just can't afford to keep her at the moment. I have too many games to buy debts to pay off.

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I didn't actually want to use this as a phone strap. I bought it for the sole purpose of turning it into a necklace, not that it is much of a DIY adventure in itself but even so, I thought it would be perfect for one. I was right. It's just as lovely in person. If I ever met someone that actually recognized the series from this very minimalistic approach to a representation of a character, I would be impressed.


Now, for the really important things. I had two items that needed replacing and a practically empty November order, so I thought I'd throw them in. Those were: a mousepad and a card case.

Although I used to use an oppai mousepad for support, my new desk is rather well suited for a flat one. Also, I didn't really feel like paying $40 for a mousepad or get a crappy one either. Just my luck, a really cute one I had my eye on before was in the clearance section for a mere 210JPY. Not surprisingly, this product again features Kaname Madoka of the series mentioned prior.

a sad but beautiful artwork

The image in particular is why I wanted it, it has such a lovely color balance and represents the character very well in a single picture. The back has a plastic sheet for removal, leaving a patterned backing to help keep the mousepad in place on your preferred surface. I have a desk with a gloss coating, so it doesn't work in quite the way it's intended, however it does stay in place well and I have no problems with it moving around while I use my mouse on it. The top of the mousepad has a similar pattern, which I can only presume is because of it's compatibility with laser mice.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7JLCONhojag/TsntpgCXYWI/AAAAAAAAB1w/RlekUNmX_o0/s300/15.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oKocxhe3v_A/Tsihu6dpu2I/AAAAAAAABzg/2jvpRISmou0/s128/5px.png The only worry I had concerning this item, was the size. It's listed as a "large size" mousepad. I have my mouse set at a very high speed and don't require more than a few inches for using it, so I didn't want it to take up much room. Of course, actually looking at the measurements was far too much work so I decided to wait it out. The size is very good, perfect for a user like me. So, if you're looking for a good, cheap mousepad that enhances the look of your desk without taking up much space, I really recommend the "large size" ones by Broccoli.

"don't keep me waiting"
Lastly, I had to replace my old card case. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it, but I loved it so much, for many years. I don't carry cash on me, I'm a slave to my bank because of convenience, and money is dirty and takes up space in my pocket. I had a very hard time choosing which character to get a case of, there are some nice ones out there. It was between Akiyama Mio, Kyuubey, and Victorique de Blois. Kyuubey seems like the logical choice for a fan like me, but I just adore Victorique so much. In addition, as a fan, there really is nothing available of her. Besides, Victorique gives a nice demanding atittude. Perfect for something that houses cards with money to buy sweets and the like.

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The case itself was a pleasant surprise. I thought it would just be a standard card holder, but there are actually two sections to store your cards in, which is wonderful for someone that carries both banking ones and their ID in the same case. For yet another surprise, in the bottom section of the card holder was a set of GOSICK stationary sheets. What a nice addition! I'm very happy with it, the image is well printed and the case is light, but not flimsy.

if only this could be reality
Well, that was a whole lot of writing about a whole lot of nothing. Oh wait, right, there's more! I lied, that wasn't the last item. Actually, I couldn't wait as I was too excited to open something I've been waiting months for. As part of the shipment from my recent(ish) proxy order made for my club, I also ordered some posters for myself. One was through Toranoana, a doujin poster, and the other a rare promotional poster that I bought on auction at Yahoo Japan. I'm saving the doujin one for a rainy day.

yup, madoka army is holding down the poster!

Wow, is this poster a beauty, and huge too. Featuring Kaname Madoka & Akemi Homura, this is the cover for the Claris OP single in all of it's artistic glory. Homura looks absolutely thrilled to be singing karaoke with Madoka under a slightly disturbing but funny Kyuubey themed Disco Ball. I am always a bit nervous about bidding on things on Yahoo Japan. The descriptions are often short and the pictures are abysmal, so it's a bit of a gamble of what you will actually get. I already wasted away money before on bad auctions, so I wasn't expecting this to be perfect, but it is. Not a single crinkle or tear, it's just beautiful. I can not wait to frame it, and place it above my bed, so I can dream of my alternate Puella Magi universe where the girls just spend most of their time singing in strangely decorated Karaoke rooms.

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And with that, is the end. Really, that's all. Look forward to my extremely long blog post about the Proxy order in it's entirety. Also in the blogging works are some tutorials! Both for tsuki board managing and collection tips.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed. It's nice to be back, tsuki board is my one and only e-home, and I love it so much. See you soon!

"what the meow am I doing in here?"
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I know it's too late to ay because 4 years ago..but how I missed this? xD Welcome back..long time.. xD orz
Wow your loots are sooo lovely!! xD this strap blue rose is really melt my heart I hope this is good useful to you! c:
I can't stop giggle at your baby cute cat in last pic. xDD it's too cute. xD
7 years ago
welcome back! I have missed seeing you around! <3
12 years ago
jiejie on ice
Welcome back kilani! It's nice to see your posts all around the site again.

Nice loot, and nice cat too.
I really like your idea of making the strap into a necklace. Now I just need to remind myself that I don't actually wear necklaces before I go crazy and buy those straps too >_<

(Everyone's commenting on how nice the layout is..... seems like it's broken in my browser. Time to update?)
12 years ago
How long is it? I've only been watching Persona 4 so far recently, so I may have time for it... =3
12 years ago
kilani Sayaka Rank
@strife: Yeah the worst experience I've had was with phone straps >_< mine are all in pretty bad shape now, at least the cloth ones. I don't use the figure ones, that's just scary! So I would never want to use keychains and stuff, depending on the material anyway.

@twill: Haha I have the same problem keeping up with anime! I try but it's very hard, especially when you don't have much free time. Plus I've gotten a lot more into video games lately when it concerns free time. Not much amazing anime lately. Yeah, it's a shame that Madoka can't be experienced in all it's glory as it was when it aired. It was amazing tracking everything with people and seeing all of the theories, etc.

Glad to hear that! If you like Gosick, you might want to check out Dantalian no Shoka as well. It has a similar setting and is episodic as well, I enjoyed it quite a bit after the first episode.

Ah hehe thank you! I would love to see what all of you come up with in your blog layouts ^^ it's always inspiring and fun to see what others can come up with!

@wildstar: Thank you!

Hahahaha, I hate that guy!

@arnd: Hi dear, thank you! Hehe that's very sweet of you to say. I'm glad it's not applicable to this type of blog though ^^

Of course! I am a very DIY/crafty person so I always look at things and think "what can I make out of this?" haha. I think most phone straps would make a cute something or other. Now I kind of want to take apart a cospa strap and see what I can do with it.. hmm..

Did you have any plans for them?

Hahaha she loooves it, although the trip up was a bit hard on her. She started panting which I had never seen her or any other cat do before, I almost cried. It's really hard for me to handle seeing my pet in pain. It turns out to just be an action caused by stress though, but at the time I was really worried about her. I worry very easily about the things I love ehe.

Thank you! I'll try to post them often, and little blurbs or some such as well. Hopefully they will be interesting/useful ^^

@fychanyan: Hehehe thank youu <3

Ah thanks! I kind of hate my custom list layouts lol but this one I'm proud of, it was a lot of effort though and by the end of it I was like "finally!". At least bbcode is nowhere near as frustrating as html. "That one fking backslash!!" hahaha.

Hehe thank you! I think it would go really nicely with my new spring dress especially ^^ I wish I could of gotten the other ones but maybe I will be able to someday. Especially would like Bunny, Tiger & Sky High ^^

Ah it's going to take me foreeeeeeeeeeeeever lol will have to leave out the fancy coding there! I took a pic of every single item so no one will feel left out ^^ I know, man, doujin can be addicting! This one madoka doujin I got has the most adorable piece of artwork I've ever seen on the back cover. I can't wait to show everyone!

Will PM you that info now!

@pdackers: Why thank you very much!

Hahaha yes, so so so much. I have the net on my phone but it's pretty limited in what I can do. My interest in other hobbies have gained a lot thanks to reading certain blogs while I was away.

Thank you, I'll try!

@celtic: Ah thank you sweetie ^^ Ah my gosh you will love the series! It's so great, you must watch it! What are you waiting for? Drop everything else and go for it! Hehe thank you!
12 years ago
So glad to see you back! You write nice posts, I enjoyed reading this one and seeing what you got. Love your loot. I need to see Tiger and Bunny still! Making that strap into a necklace was a very nice idea.
12 years ago
Absolutely wonderful post, I love your format and photo quality.

Always annoying to be offline for a period of time due to moving. Feels good to be back online, doesn't it? :-P

Anyway, welcome back and keep up the great posts!
12 years ago
Heya kilanini, welcome back again X33

Really cute blog post, loved how you formated it (just how I love your custom lists).

I ordered that same mousepad!! I'm desperately in need of one for the past months... Too bad it'll probably only arrive in January :(

Also, those phone straps are lovely. I actually thought they were necklaces when I first saw them... So I approve of your idea of using them as one!!

Looking foward to the proxy post X3 I received my first LSB proxy order from Spizzy this week, I was really really impressed with the quality!
12 years ago
4Arnd 4ア一ンド
Hello kilani and welcome home. I'm missing the "Interesting" -button on your blog, I surely would have clicked on it. :-)

I had my eye on some of these "phone straps" and cases as well and was wondering if they could be used for other purposes. Thank you for sharing this little insight. :-)

How did "meow" take your move? I hope she settled into the new home as well.

Looking forward to your tutorial blogs. (^.^)
12 years ago
Welcome back.

So, what you badly needed in life was Madoka? No. What you badly need is Kyuubey! Make a contract with him and become a ma-- you know the drill.
12 years ago