Lunatic!

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Did I win the lottery yet? I’m like… this close from turning off my own internet and save me from myself. Anyway! This is the Lunatic Queen, and depending on where you want to pick her up from, she runs from $115-200. She’s an older model, but I love it. What is it they say about age and beauty?

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The Good, The Bad, and The Lonely

The good! You know that feeling when you burn your finger on the stove, and you go, crap, hothothothothot.

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The ball joint dolls that I own are made by the company Luts, and I’m rather partial to their detailing. Blythe and Pullip have a different sort of appeal for me, in that they’re crafted to be ‘super-deformed’ fashion dolls. The good part is, I’ve fallen in love with Pullip’s little brother Isul, and his various incarnations.

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But, just like my regular BJD collection, it’s an expensive hobby. Full sets, meaning doll and outfit, new in box, runs about $150-200 for the nicer models. You can find an occasional few for $90, or the mini versions (that I’m not terribly fond of) for about $40.

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Toy collecting in general is so expensive on many levels. Occasionally, I feel the need to sell off a few of my collectables to afford the ‘greater good’. In this case… It’s obvious what I’m staring down My Little Ponies for.

The bad? My headset broke, so I bought a new one. I spent $100 to get a wireless headset that I could rely on for many years and not have to worry about, and it broke three days in. RETURN.

Lonely? Actually, I’m not. But I will be. I’m moving back to Florida after all to take care of my mom. On one hand I’m looking forward to it, and on the other, I’m not. It’s a tough situation.

And don’t get me wrong. I’m just as in love with Pullip on her own, too. Particularly this model, Pere Noel.

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“Where Have You Been?”

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Oh nowhere–just to the Philadelphia Lindsey Sterling concert! I’ve been stoked to go forĀ months, and even though I stood outside for three hours to get in, it was totally worth it because I got front-row center balcony seats! I took my new camera that I got for Christmas, and it took the best shots, even in the dark. It wasn’t until the end of the concert that I realized just how close I could get on her, or I would have taken more close-up shots the whole time!

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Please don’t steal my pictures of her! I’ll know >:C. It was an excellent show, and one of the most awesome experiences of my life. And yes, she played the Legend of Zelda Medley!

Good thing, amplified.

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I’ve been expanding my art collection (already pretty expansive) when I came across some different artistic renderings of Adventure Time characters that were pretty well done. Particularly this one, which holds a very similar feeling to art done by CLAMP and their team. CLAMP also did Card Captor Sakura and Tsubasa–which this reminded me of the most.

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Finn

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I drew a rather ‘artistic liberty’ picture of Finn from Adventure Time on my way home on the airplane. I’m still fleshing out the colors, but so far so good. I was thinking about doing similar portraits of the other characters, too. Though, seeing Finn drawn in this style isn’t anything new. It’s really popular.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

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Minecraft rain sucks. First of all, nothing but Endermen are affected by it so monsters (and the creeper outside my window) just hang out forever because it’s dark enough that they don’t die, or despawn. Secondly, the sound is like static. It isn’t a huge problem, but I tend to watch Netflix on my computer at the same time and it makes it impossible to do both. I’ve been playing on a multiplayer server lately, so I can’t always just sleep it away, either. Alas!