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Santa Senpais(theyasminshow & Ardenor gifts!)

VioMarinerVioMariner1 year agoLoot
So this Christmas I got a surprise... two BIG surprises in fact.
MY MFC SENPAIS NOTICED ME. A LOT. TOO MUCH. IT'S A CRITICAL HIT!!!
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Accurate representation of my reaction. I literally rolled on the ground yelling "ahhhhhhhh" and "noooooooo". There were two witnesses.

Big thanks to my MFC/anime senpais theyasminshow[THEYASMINSHOW] and Ardenor[ARDENOR]. I didn't expect anything and got surprise gifts. A lot.

First the packages. As someone who can't wrap gifts for crap and who doesn't get many wrapped gifts anymore I really appreciated the extra care and time both Yasmin and Ardenor put into such beautifully wrapped gifts.
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From Ardenor


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From theyasminshow

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The cards with such kind and thoughtful messages❤ Left from Ardenor, right from theyasminshow

And here are the goodies... first from theyasminshow I received three art books by one of my favorite artists of all time Rco Wada.
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They are from left to right, Green Workbook, Toka+Toka, and Toka+Toka2. I was not a huge artbook collector but these are absolutely gorgeous. Seeing the images in person makes me appreciate and admire the art in a whole different way. The colors are vibrant, each line crisp, and I love seeing stages between sketch to finished piece. I can't stop flipping through them, pure eye candy~ A must have for any Rco Wada fan! Thank you so much Yasmin-senpai for finding me such lovely art, and of one of my all time favorite artists at that. I know there was a lot of thought and care in the gift. I also kept some of the ribbons from senpai's beautifully wrapped gift @w@ hehe~

Next are my gifts from good MFC friend and long time senpai Ardenor. He surprised me last year; see blog/18665&.... I can't believe he said he was worried this year wouldn't live up to last. USO DA!
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Everything from Ardenor. Two official poster prints wrapped up on top left.

Last year Ardenor surprised me with a variety of gifts, many of my favorite anime character of all time and husbando/savior Kaiki Deishu. This year I also ended up in a waifu/husbando coma. This year's star though was my #1 Waifu, Tsukihi Araragi.

I loved EVERYTHING I unwrapped, from tiny to big, they were all difficult to find items of all my favorite characters. In particular he sneakily bought me Max Factory's 1/7 Yui Yuigahama Animaru Exclusive Pink Vers. I had been discussing purchasing her myself with him but decided to drop the hunt as she was a bit pricey and hard to find since exclusive.
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The first item I unwrapped though was THIS beauty. Comiket 88 Exclusive Tapestry of the lovely Risette~♥ I had freaked out about trying to get her right after C88 but the Y!JA prices, bid wars, and proxy fees made me give up the hunt. I had planned to make a knock-off version of her but I'm so happy and fortunate to have the real thing. I've never felt such a soft yet durable tapestry with a vibrant clear print.
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The second tapestry I received and the beginning of the waifu wave was this Nisemonogatari scroll of Karen, Nadeko, and of course Tsukihi. This item is one of a handful of rarer Tsukihi items I received that are not yet in the database.
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I also was gifted these two large paper official art prints of Tsukihi and Karen. Again, not in database. I assume the one of the right came with a Claris album for Nisemonogatari's ED(the Claris symbol is blocked by the Monogatari BD I used to hold the print down). Need to frame these later to add to the waifu shrine.
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Last year Ardenor found me a rare official Kaiki clear file and this year he returns with a clear file of my beloved Tsukihi. I can't find much info on her but she was a Comiket 82 exclusive and also came with a beautiful drawing of Tsukihi, Karen, and Shinobu inside! I believe it's made by a doujin circle though the art looks very close to the official. Will need to nag someone later to help translate the message on the sketch...
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And now for some smaller goods! An exclusive heart badge handed out at a special event of my beloved Touken Ranbu Sword Husbando Heshiki Hasebe. Followed by two Monogatari Rubber straps of my ultimate husbando and waifu, Kaiki and Tsukihi once again. Lastly a swing charm of Tsukihi in her school uniform with her adorable bob cut. Longer hair Tsukihi is love♥
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Now that I have most all the Monogatari Lottery Straps I want though... Deishu Kaiki, Tsukihi Araragi, Meme Oshino, and Episode. Is there any word I can make with D, T, M, E? :/

All in all... well what can I say? I feel like one the luckiest girls in the world right now. I expected nothing from these friends I look up to and yet BAM. Not only did Senpai Notice Me, Senpais noticed me SO MUCH. Kouhai is forever in your debt.
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More than gifts though the friendships you both have given me, with advice, fun, and always open arms is what I am most thankful for. The MFC community has been a gift itself to me and the friends I have made through it, I could never express how grateful I am.
~Happy Holidays MFC, my best wishes to everyone♡~
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theyasminshow Hardboiled Heavy
View spoilerHide spoilerArdenor -> http://i.imgur.com/hUjYz6n.gif <- theyasminshow
1 year ago
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Wow ! Great gifts !

Merry Xmas !
1 year ago
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Im PLATINUM happy for you!!
MFC people are great!
1 year ago
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You've found some amazing friends here on MFC ^-^ Merry Christmas to you :3
1 year ago
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That is a beautiful collection of gifts but it reflects a beautiful friendship which is even more important. What a wonderful way to reflect on Christmas.
1 year ago
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I am in plain awe of that collection of loot. It is interesting that your Senpais got you some wicked stuff. I feel I did not spoil my Kouhai nearly enough by comparison but at the same time it isn't a contest. The fact is we give out of friendship and merriment. Best wishes in years to come.
1 year ago
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VioMariner PLATINUM Disco~
View spoilerHide spoilerkotorii (1 year ago) #5586723Amazing!
Ugh, I love MFC. So sweet of them! So glad your senpais noticed you c:
Tiamat26 (1 year ago) #5586735Merry Christmas to you and it is a wonderful blog you wrote in commemoration of this 2015 Christmas season. I am sure that your Senpai's will appreciate it.
= )
Tia
Foreverzero (1 year ago) #5586740That special feeling only senpais can give, priceless.SHSLdespair_girl (1 year ago) #5586769You have such awesome senpais! they got you such cute stuff. That monogatari tapestry is really cute
Merry Christmas!
solluxcaptor (1 year ago) #5586814Ah, such lovely and thoughtful gifts!! It's always sweet to see people making really good friends over MFC, it does bring people together :D

Thanks everyone! It's just a blog for now but I hope I can repay the kindness I received from them one day. MFC really is amazing for many things, I never imagined meeting so many friends and even receiving mail from all different parts. I hope in time I can become someone's special senpai so I can spoil them likewise!
1 year ago
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VioMariner PLATINUM Disco~
victorviper (1 year ago) #5586706What a great collection of Christmas gifts. That Risette tapestry is awesome!
secretly-otaku (1 year ago) #5587960I wish I had a senpai that noticed me, too TT-TT... but congrats for received so many goodies and for having 2 great persons you can call friends :).
That Rise tapestry... if that ever becomes a figure... gosh!

Thank you both! The first time I saw the Rise tapestry I had never seen that artwork and outfit before. Probably one of my favorite official artworks of her. Also hoping for a figure, if they can capture the bit of translucence and sparkle in the fabric it'd be gorgeous!
1 year ago
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I wish I had a senpai that noticed me, too TT-TT... but congrats for received so many goodies and for having 2 great persons you can call friends :).

That Rise tapestry... if that ever becomes a figure... gosh!
1 year ago
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Ah, such lovely and thoughtful gifts!! It's always sweet to see people making really good friends over MFC, it does bring people together :D
1 year ago
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