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Kotobukiya’s Clannad Figures

First of all, to anyone who may have actually checked back from time to time, I do apologize for this last bout of inactivity.  Long story short, my life caught up to me for a while, and after that, updating the site simply fell out of my routine without my realizing it.  This does not mean, however, that I have been inactive in the pursuit of my oh-so-excellent otaku passions, and I have quite a few tales to tell from these last…er, seven months or so.  For the moment, though, I’d like to focus on a recent arrival.

Lo and behold…

Kotobukiya's Ibuki Fuuko

…Kotobukiya’s Ibuki Fuuko from Clannad!  I am a big fan of the visual novel company Key, and Clannad is certainly no exception.  The language barrier has thus far prevented me from playing the actual game, but I have seen both of the anime series, and they easily rank among my top favorites.  That being said, my acquisition of this particular character is quite significant to me, for you see…

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Some New Goodies

First of all, allow me to apologize for the long delay.  School’s been kinda tough, and during my free time I’ve been, well, really lazy.  You know how it is: you start the daythinking you’re going to get all sorts of whatever done, and before you know it you’ve spent the whole day stitting around watching Maho Shojo Lyrical Nanoha, and those new figures and such and your camera are just so far away from your comfortable chair.  There’s an upside, though: I get to showcase some cool new stuff all at once.  Let’s start with this:

The Lala Satalin Deviluke figure, by Good Smile Company.  Stunning.

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Arisugawa Arisu Figure

My first order from HLJ arrived today: Solid Works’s figure of Arisugawa Arisu, from Kagihime Monogatari Eikyu Arisu Rondo.  As I was typing this, I looked up the figure on HLJ to see if I could get some relevant info to mention, only to discover that it is now on sale (at time of posting).  For 60% off of what I paid.  Thanks, HLJ. I was having such a hard time getting at the lint in my wallet with all that money in the way.

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Ah, Valentine’s Day…

Today, millions of people the world over express their affection for their loved ones, mostly with cards and chocolates and the like.  Millions of singles lament their lousy luck.  Greeting card company executives finally get to buy those solid gold cars that they’ve had their eye on.  And then there are people like me, who just plain forgot about it until someone out and out told them what was going on. This holiday hasn’t really ever mattered much to me, and I spent most of today looking for a part-time job.  The closest thing to a Valentine’s-related anything I’ve gotten so far or am likely to receive was from Nagisa here:

Valentine's Day Greeting

At least I think it was about Valentine’s Day.  I still can’t read Japanese, and she might have just been thanking me for voting for her in what I have to assume was some sort of popularity contest among the Clannad heroines. She did give me a cool scarf though.  If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, all this happened in the Japanese MMOSG Aisp@ce. I plan to write a more detailed post about it later.

Anyway, no matter what today may mean to you, I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day.  And, if you happen to be in a school with a similar schedule to mine, happy February Break too.  See you next time!

What I Have So Far

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Like I said before, not a whole lot to see right now.  Thanks to…uh…the magic of the internet, I’ve seen/read plenty more than what I actually own, but I am looking into buying more volumes and DVDs and what have you.  I also can’t wait to get more figures, mostly because they’re freaking awesome.

I’m not all that great a photographer, and I apologize in advance for the significantly-less-than-perfect pictures.

And yes, that lightswitch plate does say “corn”

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The Blog We Sought Is Won

First of all, thanks for visiting the site!

I’m Archangel Shear, or at least I’ve decided to call myself that.  I’ve never had a blog before, but I began reading through a few recently and decided to give it a try.  As the title implies (I’m not a Walt Whitman enthusiast or anything, I just thought it was clever), I intend to generally devote this blog to my relatively new-found passion for all (or most) things otaku.  Emphasis on the “new-found,” as my collection so far is pretty pathetic.  It’s growing, though, and I hope that one day I will be able to boast at least a halfway-decent stock of anime/manga-related awesomeness.

Knowing myself, I probably won’t be the most dedicated blogger out there, but I’d still like to try it out.  I hope you’ll check back from time to time to see…uh…whatever it is I might have to say!

Also, I’ll probably be fooling around with the themes and widgets and whatnot, as soon as I figure this whole wordpress thing out.  Now then…(long, drawn out sigh), that paper isn’t going to write itself.  Until next time!