It is finally that time again! Although a mishap occurred in which I didn't receive all of the figures by this week, I did promise that I would be making a post this week and I intend to keep that promise. So, first the news, then the photos:
Since the last photoshoot in July I have acquired: Konata Nendoroid, Lelouch figma, Kyon figma, Konata figma, and Fate Harlaown figma. The thing is, Konata was supposed to ship with Mikuru from Hobby Search but instead arrived with the Fate figma (and an invoice showing I had indeed paid for and ordered Mikuru). The Fate figma is beautiful and even though I don't even know the character I was willing to ship it back or at least pay for a new Mikuru. I e-mailed Hobby Search and told them that I had received the wrong figure and by today they'll have shipped a new Mikuru to me free of charge! Therefore, this Fate figma I got (worth $10 more than Mikuru), I get to keep!
I don't mean to kill the mood completely, but on Monday I ended the 3 and a half year relationship with my girlfriend. It hurts more than I want it to but I'm taking it surprisingly well. I don't fully understand the reasons why it had to turn out this way (considering it wasn't my decision), and I don't know how long it will take me to adjust to not having someone in my life. The only way for me to move on without being concerned for her is to cut myself off from her completely, and as of last night, tying up some loose ends, I believe I've done that. I fully trust in God that this was for the best.
On a lighter and more positive note, I'm in all of my fall courses and THEN some. I got into all of the core design and media arts courses I need to take this semester (and another one I'm holding off on taking until next year). I'm taking a 6th course online that I intend to drop if things get too busy for me; however, I do at the moment get Wednesdays and most likely Fridays off. I'll be very very busy come September.
So, without further delay:
These photos are also available in slideshow format on my portfolio.
This one, as I mentioned, I get to keep for free! Even though I don't exactly know anything from the show this one is from it's still pretty darn beautiful.
This one actually caused the most trouble of them all. It's a counterfeit Konata Nendoroid from Hong Kong. When I bought it on ebay I knew it would probably be a fake but I bought it anyways. When I paid through paypal a server error caused me to pay twice and the seller did absolutely nothing to respond to me to try and fix it (basically, "I have your money now I'll ignore you"). I had to bring it up to paypal to get my money back. The seller didn't even ship until 2 weeks after I had paid. I'm never buying figures from Hong Kong again. Contrast this incident with the Japanese seller Hobby Search who is sending me a free figure after a mishap (and they take exactly 7 days to arrive after order).
This one is a little bonus. I found this Miku shirt at Sakura Media of all places (Metrotown, Burnaby, BC). They had her under "Leek girl" until I complained about it, haha. I got this shirt after a friend told me the very same morning that he had found one there. I bought it then showed my friend the next day and then he went that same morning to go get it too. So, I wouldn't be surprised if this cycle continued until they run out of stock. Funny thing is, I wore it to work the next day (work at a video store), and the first customer I got (25 year old girl), knew who it was. That made my day...I didn't think people in Ocean Park were cool that way.
So, that was a long one. Signing off.