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A bit about me and my hobbies + Yoko pictures

A bit about me and my hobbies + Yoko pictures
20 Aug 2011 14:41:12



I'm not sure about other people but figure collecting in my eyes is just another hobby phase that I'm experiencing and I've had a bad habit of spending too much of my money on hobbies. This is really because I'm still considered a 'kid' and I don't actually have a real job yet.

Just two small jobs I guess:
1) As an assistant instructor for Taekwondo = 11 dollars an hour plus 4 dollars a head for each kiddy that goes to a grading. Yes I am a black belt yer yer
This was me three years ago doing the exam for my black belt.


2) As a paper run boy = 50 dollars for my block.


There are other figure collecting hobbies I've had over the years including 'Warhammer'. I mean they are a little more hands on than anime figures and statues and I found myself indulging much more than I was probably allowed to. This included the rule books, monthly magazines, tools and paints even before you think about the actual figures themselves. To me just the feeling of PURCHASING the dam thing was enjoyable. I was far too addicted. To this day I still have a whole box set of some marine army that remain unpainted.

Then I had the online gamer phase where I was hooked on playing this cute little game called ragnarok online. Now I'm pretty sure this was the origin of my love for anime as the character sprites in this game were as close to anime as you could get. With monthly subscriptions, I was struggling to find the money to play this game with what little income I was producing I also still enjoy the occasional modern warfare 2 from time to time.


There are a number of other things such as pokemon, digimon, yu-gi-oh, manga, sports, computers, junk food (ha) which have all played a part in draining my money but I think talking about two will be enough. As for now I have only just recently gotten into anime greatly which is funny since I swore never to like it seeing as though it was ultimately just 'cartoons'. But here I am The wise Konata once said that the person you introduce something to seems to end up liking it more or even being more obsessed than you did. I say this has been very true for me in terms of anime.

The first anime related thing I owned was a cute figure of Achakura from Haruhi-chan was given to me by a friend and after that The Fraulein Yoko movie version was the first and only pose-able figure I purchased so far. The sad thing is the stand for yoko has decided to grow old and fail me as shown by these ugly pictures.

Some ugly pictures


Seeing as though my hobbies come and go, I decided that this time I would try not to go off spending my money and just see if I really do decide to get into this whole figure collection phase... Excluding the 3 completed gashapon sets I already purchased.

So I randomly conclude with a quick unprofessional photoshoot of the Yoko figure that remains a symbol of my love for all things anime and of course for sexy girls with large guns!

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blackmercury
blackmercury (Russia)
20 Aug 2011, 15:43:27
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Welcome!
very large and detailed blog )
as a black belt you'll be able to explain all that anime is not just cartoons and figurines are not toys for children
If I understand correctly that you have some Warhammer's figure? I have read several books and also wanted to find them, but they are mostly not painted...((
ps: Yoko
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
20 Aug 2011, 23:49:53
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Thank you.

I originally thought that anime was cartoons and figures were just toys but after a while I was able to enjoy them.

Yes I have warhammer figures but I never finished painting them
Viridia
Viridia (USA)
21 Aug 2011, 06:14:28
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If I may ask, what did you have in warhammer 40k? And were you more of a collector? player? or both?

I did have a bit of a warhammer 40k phase in middle school, darn proud of my space wolves army, with Ragnar Blackmane as my HQ. I did want to have a Tau army, but never got to finish it sadly.

I also played RO for a atrocious amounts of time, and I really do like the anime-ish sprites, heck there just needs to be older sprite related mmorpgs.

I mostly played the stalker class on legendro server.

Your job as a assistant instructor of Taekwondo seems infinitely more rewarding than my job, also your pictures are just fine man.
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
21 Aug 2011, 06:40:25
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I never really played warhammer 40k as much as I was always getting beaten haha. So I would say more of a collecto as they just looked awesome. I collected black templars and was working on an emperor's champion before I suddenly went on hiatus.

That was my goal. I had all the required pieces bought and prepared but alas it was forgotten.

In RO I pretty much played as a lord knight religiously which ever server I moved on to. Ahh the memories
mu597
mu597 (USA)
21 Aug 2011, 22:39:02
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I've gotten too much into some of these collectible games in the past too. Just like everyone else I fell victim to the Pokemon trading card game (I didn't even know how to play it back then too) and when Yu-gi-oh came out I avoided it like the plague. Unfortunately I got addicted to these again during high school with magic the gathering (everyone I knew played it) I ended up eventually giving away all my cards, and that's just to name a few of these type of games...

I've paled many online games (including ragnarok) my favorites are phantasy star online and city of heroes. The main problem I have is I'm too afraid to talk to people (even online) I can only handle slow messages like this.
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
22 Aug 2011, 05:59:06
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from the way you talk I would have never thought you were afraid to talk to people. But getting over that problem is actually not hard.
mu597
mu597 (USA)
22 Aug 2011, 15:29:31
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Online games/ chat rooms are what I'm the worst with, but with everything else I just need to get comfortable (easier said than done) and then I'm able to talk normally.

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