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BDay Loot and Thanks

BDay Loot and Thanks
29 Jun 2011 20:45:49

You guys have no idea how much I want to hug the crap out of you. My birthday tends to get overshadowed by the 15 other members of my family near the same date. But between the warm wishes both here and on MFC, I was incredibly touched and ended up breaking down crying like a huge baby. So thank you very much for taking a second to drop a word or two for me, it meant a lot and I love you forever for it.

I know I don't post all that much on here, but I thought I'd take a bit and say thanks and show you my loots. Everyone likes looking through loots, right? (Or is that just me with the odd loot fetish...) I only took photos of the Pokemon stuff though, as the rest either isn't in yet or just isn't very photogenic anyhow.

To start with, my friend Kyle up and shipped me a set of speakers without a word. Quite a pleasant surprise! XD I had mentioned to him a few times about how I had a friend who had speakers that he could prop his feet up on so he could 'feel' the games and such. I have since quickly learned that it was a cooler idea before I got into nervier/scarier games. TT_TT Stupid glitchy Oblivion guards and their booming voices... >_>

From my family I mostly got money, because I've turned into a kid with weird hobbies that are difficult to buy for. That money's going towards a new 3tb drive, 'cause I'm going to need it to have any space for next season's shows (only 24gb left on current drive, and that will be gone before the season even starts I bet).

Ok, now for shiny pictures. The pokemon stuff is from the boyfriend, as he made a mistake and rebooted my obsession with it again. I had been doing good with just the games and one little Snivy figure. Then we ran into one of those promo boxes at Wal-mart that came with a little Victini figure. And now I'm doomed again.



I got the idea in my head to look back through all my old cards, ended up taking all the cards out of the binder and re-ordering them, and found out my collection was actually fairly complete. In some sets I'm missing as few as 3 cards. But more than anything I'm missing promos, so to help me out the BF got me all the current promo tins. Which came with more figures! Snivy~~~ <3 It's a bit of a shame, but the Zekrom/Reshirom tins didn't come with figures. :<

They each came with a promo card for the respective characters on the tin. The three in the middle (with Oshawott, Snivy, and Tepig) are the black/white 'preview' promos that came with a pack of cards from the -then- upcoming black/white card set. What's disappointing about the preview card pack is that they were preset cards, and the same in each tin (and the 5 most common ones too, it seems). The rest of the card packs were from previous sets, which I was actually extremely cool with as I'm behind on a few generations now. ^^;

Also in the picture is the toys they have out right now from McDonald's, which I've had my boyfriend raiding for me. Not in the picture are the three he's gotten since he left - Reshiram, Snivy, and Zorua. We have all the toys now and are only short 3 of the promo cards. Some of them are actually pretty neat little toys, the Pikachu's cheeks light up as does Tepig's tail (reminds me of the old Charmander I had from Burger King I think). The Oshawott's whole body bobbles like a bobble-head. Zoroark just kinda swivels at the waist and Zekrom's arms move up and down.



A closer look at the promo tin figures. I had no idea Oshawott could take the shell off! XD Figure-wise I think the Tepig is actually my favorite, I love the way they have him breathing fire out of his nose!



What's also interesting about this set is that they have a little slot in the back of the stand (you can kinda make it out, it kept being shiny and thus blurry) that you can prop a card up behind it:



Like so! Making your Smugleaf look just a bit smugger. (And this photo refused to not be yellow. Oh well, it ain't pretty but you get the point.)

I also have an order from AmiAmi on its way with figma Kurisu(tina) and Nendo Stocking. These are technically gifts since the boyfriend ended up paying for them and I just covered shipping. My mom's been making me slow down on spending my money (or a complete halt it seems) for health-type stuff. I could honestly do without dropping 2k on something so stupid, but I'm sure that's the same way she thinks of my figures. :P I'm going to be figure deprived for a few months, and with so much good stuff coming up too! Madoka~~ T_T
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Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 07:09:49
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I swear I have seen that DP before but not from here or MFC. I remember you saying that you drew it yourself too. Anyways POKeMON! haha I stopped playing/following pokemon since ruby/sapphire and now there's so many new pokemon Collecting pokemon cards must be pretty expensive but I can understand the feeling of opening packets to see what you get... and the smell of a brand new card
Viridia
Viridia (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 08:54:55
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Oh the humble booster pack, consisted of 12 cards, and the thrill of opening it up to see what cards were in there. Which by all means could contain that 1st edition charizard card with 120hp, and had that attack fireblast that did 100 damage. I love that feeling of nostalgia.

@Jobibi
Happy late Birthday!! I'm sorry I didn't say it earlier... I'm glad you got a bunch of nice stuff for your presents.
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 09:09:13
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The ones around here were always 11 cards, which drove me nuts since it's an odd number. But nowadays it's a nice even 10 (but I think they're the same price, sneaky devils!). I never did get a 1st edition Charizard, but the gem of my collection has always been my Shining Charizard from the Neo Destiny set. They started doing these 'secret' cards that went beyond the set numbers and were crazy rare. The rarity is 3 stars and the pokemon himself is holo instead of the background. <3 He was one of the last cards I got before I stopped collecting.

Thank you very much, and it's no problem. ^^
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 10:29:16
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I remember getting my first card ever! Some kind girl, 3 or 4 years older than me, from my school gave me a staryu wayyy back when I was 6 years old.. I never let go of that card to this day
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 11:01:23
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Aww, that's really cute! T~T My first cards were from a boy in my class, his mom was making him get rid of them. :< She told him to give them to his friends or something, but he and his friends had been fighting, so he gave them to me instead. Thinking back on it, those cards are in remarkably good condition for something a boy that age carried around with him constantly.

Still feel bad for the boy (especially since I had a crush on him at the time ^///^;) but at least his parents made him give them away instead of throwing them away, or worse - burning them in front of him. That's just too cruel, I hate parents that do stuff like that! :<
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 09:02:11
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DP? For some reason this isn't registering with my brain. What's it supposed to stand for?

Ha, I actually stopped before ruby/sapphire even. I have a loooot of catching up to do! ^^; I don't think I would have gotten back into it if it weren't for my bizarre Snivy fetish and desire for a Basaramon team. It can be expensive, but so far I'm not paying so I don't mind a bit! XD

It was rather refreshing opening packs after all these years! But now there's holos and reverse-holos and they don't sort out like they used to. @_@ I don't know what to make of it!
Viridia
Viridia (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 09:50:44
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I think DP stands for the uhh Diamond and Pearl generation of pokemon. Personally I still need to pick up the pokemon DS white version.
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 09:59:48
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As much as I would love to take credit for drawing an entire generation of pokemon, I somehow don't think that's it. XD It is what first came to my mind though when I read it, too.

I wish I had gotten further in black before I got distracted by the everything else and kind of dropped it. I also wish I had the focus I did as a kid, I haven't finished a game in ages, let alone a pokemon game. -_-;;
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 10:17:37
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Oops. I'm speaking in msn terms. DP was meant to stand for display picture because I didn't know what to call it. You know the picture of that girl in a box

sorry
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 10:23:18
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Haha, it's fine. I thought it might have something to do with the avatar/icon I just couldn't be sure. And yes, I did draw it. <3 I had it as my avatar on MFC for a while too, but I don't -think- I've used it anywhere else. Then again my memory is total crap, so who knows? Might just be a similar image you're thinking of, it's not an incredibly original idea. ^^;
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 10:32:14
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THAT's the word I was looking for avatar haha. I too have a bad memory bad at least I remembered that it was you who drew it.
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 10:37:17
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Honestly? It took me a few minutes to think up the word too because I forgot it. ^^;

My memory is weird in the way that I only seem to remember really stupid useless things. I can't remember my own name some days, but by god I remember what size crayon box I had in each year of elementary school. >_>;;
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 10:42:46
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Fill me in on the stages of education in America. Here in Australia we use different names than Elementary school for example haha. I only have a general idea from Movies and tv shows.
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 10:55:48
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Well, let's see if I can remember how this goes. XD

There's preschool/prekindergarten, which is an mix of daycare and school for kids that aren't quite old enough for real school yet. Mostly for kids with working parents, as it's free daycare. :P

Then there's elementary/primary, which I think is kindergarten-5th grade, but that varies on the school these days. Some keep them until 6th grade. I think kids generally start kindergarten at age 4, and every grade after that is basically how many years you've been in school.

Middle school is 6th-8th/9th, again depending on the school.

Then highschool, which is 9-12 or 10-12. It can be really confusing, since for instance I moved after 9th grade to an area that had the 10-12 system. So I was basically a freshman twice. -_-;

Not sure how much that really helped. Let me know if there's anything I can try to clarify. ^^;
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 11:05:18
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Nope nothing. It's actually not all that different after all. The only thing we don't have is middle school, just preschool -> primary(kindy to 6th) -> Highschool(7-12th). Which, come to think about it, is pretty amazing since we spend 7 years in primary and 6 in highschool.

Haha thanks for telling me. I'm just so interested in random things!
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 11:10:25
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There's probably some schools here that do that too, I just don't have any experience with them personally. I think one of the schools my nephew was in was like that, but he started having trouble with some of the older kids. I could see where only 2 divisions would be nice though, as there's one less transgression to move to different schools and be separated from your friends. :<

Not a problem at all! Random interests are how we learn things! ^^
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 11:18:35
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Well for last week! I would have been on time if I stumbled onto your account before hand :] It's been an interesting chat with you and I hope to hear more from you soon!
Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
30 Jun 2011, 11:19:54
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Lol, thank you very much! :) I enjoyed our chat as well, please feel free to talk to me any time. ^^
Chiaki
Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 11:18:43
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Chiaki (Australia)
30 Jun 2011, 11:18:49
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Sorry my internet explorer went wack and triple posted.

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