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Random buys and gifts loot! September 2018 - December 2018Random buys and gifts loot! September 2018 - December 2018

MaakieMaakie22 days agoLoot
I'm back with another loot of randomly acquired gifts and buys! Last time I left off at September 2018 BLOG #41175 and I'll continue from there until I hit character limit!

Nendoroid Erica

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I bought Nendoroid Erica ITEM #61379 from user AMEKO-CHAN ! It arrived to me after almost 2,5 months of slowshipping on a freightboat (it's the shipping method I prefer nowadays, but this package been the slowest one for me yet with that method).

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The Nendoroid itself is soooo cute! I think I will also make a review for her in a while!

Pre-order Baccano! 8

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My pre-order of the English version of the 8th Baccano! ITEM #358981 book arrived! This is quite a famed one in the series as it's View spoilerHide spoilerthe one where Isaac is in jail and actually seperated from Miria! For a spoilerless review I can say I liked this one a lot and was really looking forward to reading the 2nd half of the arc in book 9. It was really interesting to read about multiple characters their behaviour and interactions when taken away from their normal living environment.

3DS game sale at Nedgame

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So there was a sale on 3DS-games at gameshop Nedgame, so I decided to pick up a few I was interested...and oh well, to hit the minimum order amount for free shipping, threw in two t-shirts I've been wanting for a while too!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2rt-6GkCAzce8ZgcLm0lPCBSKySiILRo3fTctr1sJ3y6zOjlXRa_5JIupx_T4F45xDx5NIN_3q_jcaVBeVxvMH9VHq9sF5wt1MPcJ70kghVqAkSn3u9z9_FDX-qtgvW40gb2_Nv-AQdbramK7vgt6KYaxN4Ee4N4vhlvfedDM8nnPAWPMvcRZlefTIGcojFXPxt6dVbsL7yPTDrqO72Ql91QRwUmO4KYVBGggJgdhfc7MTq_WawmVoBpaGGW2iOsdEo-hzzKzhMpDchfHsvk2ids28deaMm3n4jx0L0ElRtVTyKhizvAfVw4xy53Ro65fsnHluuD_1jxYj7JeWstnflNjIDjx7anJnSHqnlDAFJi_alPamE_jBWv_--1qhSbvDg0OdjOsPvDpTqUOjNDwObsk6vn5DWGb6fNr8QEGyh7AowYS9j2xfMHuP-otNjk0y7USbv9F41M0UWTjaZM-Ebx5pBOUP2FYft8Nu5Peq4AZeYB5HNlAj1h5AcNzaBIGKoxxMjHawa-3tlc6R1StD3Ay-jC9IcMY_vJ-34cyeKGu0cDJp3GsBoi_VuxOtFej93HbnEgXAa20H2BnSrl8R4aCo1EjiOmCQr7_7su6450WEpaTvGGMXvgOEJ-V7k=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Haven't gotten to playing any of these yet, but I am curious to them all!

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Both t-shirts are from the Evil Within/Psychobreak, the first one is the Beacon Mental Hospital ITEM #234929 symbol.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MUJp3y-lnMkAgvW9wHfJDs6gwrncEVrG1AZQSoJLyz0mSKksvn4MWykH2NRo6IkUdNXe5HhNIcZV7q3TUjs8d7Hta6tsCiKO5aZa4eR_HVaf-GkIZ_bylMq7rMcc-hWONTxMIh9vJAPqvyr_gbNDfq0uF4nKmclPgXxNz-kHgQmVMHLs8wY9UM2MoU95QIPVJeIKo_SMUco7UEyUmOMczCq58FT6xpPOcSqFAhYCVWPPOJy2ywH2ES4GfNsUu-IwytVENXsCsHA98eME6yomvUrVsFzZ3-LDWzjNpMl1vzXJmNdyM4-4l5ObUSqsVXMN0ZAc1mHO9JmJzaMqvwyzDr9rF8k5cS4kuKQS-nsBVIwccTShFWjUBbQWNOt4u04z6vyYI71DdS-aG4Rp7KlvakKgG7MLo-EDsBeAv1beoxJqQUDvsLR_cpuwtQYdmAwG8QDdIsxAJG79HPOrfRei0HSFMhPD--e3MqdafbhilgNaN4aSx2Rqv3rCsuOmY9THZuVLAKfAfvnp4xkW_fFgx_9Jx5kiAWW0AztF5uXfwPIAe-NbA5_isc1gcThd7whZdfmF_5nESIwalJ9jxeKpcf7Pqt2nwQjWIqy21JGN3iFkwQNhAIq28ueLWaBInow=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The other one is with the very pretty main artwork from the first game ITEM #234934 .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7S0HiEQgNJbpHWIY9Xp7SRLIlYx9nUuNyijmUpznyowc2UzewAeOThfU95xk5OQo25h5BWvT7aGmYNvCjbMPCw-pNexZgUxmBVFKFz2GmggwguKxlaWbAVGM9-zSJcDUe62dP_AmtBscGY5zTUwGthVZ9ykIfp-AOi_SN8aueakL1HdXS7eX39L9xugWR5PxPC8cBgz2Ncb5puaqWwQV61ofH37yU0RJafKCLfSOZEpbWiSxulOg4s8zYkM1Y9yOXR2mIeosuXPwWchsOC84Xaz_ewg2Qy_CJ80YIlIb72Bi4yaBSqBPyiqmkHS7anYGzTcgPueiepJvbtUnFLQhzyPNBiFj-SM4XgxuITKJDdfEwTVJ0Rmu2Xveh9KTP5AGNMArM3aEDCzk0I_L1ZmtWYrH2OgNFVc3Xus6AuORIa2iEfpGyl1_7273warTBqOTF7DQUWtgmTrfeCdgbUXxIFSAcG9LUVStybu7D2Rms8Y2WtdCXq5r0hrUEby7Ytx1_iUznNdwq6NYo8iwLv9MSIw7tITsVbvtdt7AWdmfxdhlxQM8x1xn2ZZAJ3MHQ4QlYT1sC0moC5cDzJzX7LyBnnOjEqa5zbJWdwKwOTGtzOGYH1zX_GNOifF1mANZ-PI=w1291-h966-no?.jpg

The quality of the images on both is very high, but there is quite a noticeable difference. Where the Beacon shirt feels a bit lower quality in print because of material used, the artwork t-shirt is almost flawless.

Poké Bowl

With the big hype for Poké Bowls nowadays, I was happy that I could finally try one too now that shops are opening up around here!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/knCCtJLSJ0Ko1APVBChJzvSk3xrVoiQb3-kILIEzk4tAN8oPwSUbpqZlhEQFKYQ5sFZulKVqgy_FQRBz1h6BNzGYcfEkwxJS39V1w073CUSI5J3DvMFj7uWDzL3qXqxIwH97xIEMBpBGfzbUGXm3z1SfJKJkxMmdVgogwBs8uFsadCPymGdiH_NwyrM-DA72wc2ifQAk8ISYN2QzNGFQSpZOPZ8kL1yG8gQ41tlyBYB__zSnMzJkIGa4Ko6seg-wp0M-FYgrT8nW_RBTatR-8yQDfTCCpS58w-cBfzw4ObntpRGIxwnsnSE41hrp0q8-1CaNzH7ZjDO2NuVEFpvVyhFdyUQdD-8ZxgIk3KiqIIBA7faGRYdPUYPKuNt2vJOgvDUZzJ1HxEl7ECEIGsKQupAyR5gx2K7pRtk-KKbpmN4IYSrJmHFypuE4pZvYzlyoN5p6oxzaiDarBVWmJXultFhaA_8iD2uLhBkXvk9cIXh6sAMxtv7zoJA4mR6cw51BUJE3zJnYs-wKJZVgX3NicP-8HTY4uoYqJP4DkcPN9o-_4hYMO1i7kLz1sGi6WKq3lBkdmUP-en42TL-ooPrYxsdJgvcedtFvA_2i6sdRARlZpVBxdWLwof-2SycG5A4MPvFDEX8oiQc_H4s3otRJGoUp=w1288-h966-no?.jpg
And shortly after this one, I ate many more. I highly recommend them!

Gorillaz - The Now Now

My pre-order of the exclusive version of their newest album 'The Now Now' arrived!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NeA4wOLDqdyqmqciE7gVI3MDiXMiGVy8WOYoep4BEBzM7ozHW00PMq4gWGRW09lIxmPaHpoMNrujbdjp5znOlvGg3I-egjt8EKDb36oqt-Ut2YUBFneSQD8o3FYZ0l1x85GtusqU6dA7R8i6PaXi3dCaBsFjAKotGTLaZpNmugnc-TNo5GVZo0cyp-xVoThQqHdMa-hBPrdoQRqLdfWwLm6Mxf0e2GFrrspcMXKdZQFTULHdnRUfnuLWWew_xqX-bp96FP4Z56lsUrhDULceiKyUcrGLUbS8_BqfwRE8nEzUlAdW2bicMuBAi4rONsl76PwqucrPW339YyURKmL2nspGzUIjHrEws08tnzIrjoJuoiYvmfd-W6EFdElxzf_Lb6BhNERSCRPuPoaF3VdtAG9Z0cPKwfRiMvtkrB4iVWTgfWoQpuRCzF21AMttu2wZIecDCkZeZf6a0Ej0VlFH0TBFMRU3ABG_BoPelsKyGVaXGCnpYv4B9e9HzHGHT1FL5snelFzon7YnpLKjGTyIVTPW6XnwaM0V0MA59MFS4HrYtFWbMvkmjPAgWkWy60Fi6ZQqgZcGkQp2m2qXUEohxdo7_xR3QB1WWsrQXCX-KqDhqkqmkZTmCSRGtCp_8C9WyUpnt08Zq4ad7YqD4s233ayg=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

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It contained the CD (unfortunately the jewel case got some damage during shipment), a pack of playing cards and a t-shirt.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DATpnb5jCk-LSLMM_nJlyBZWCWNiidqrfmAAV4w2hWpsuWMHzQfrwyfqzBe4TelNUu5D7NA7SoFhztmyhfq1jddoZjFTlWduZIYUhx3zSZl_GtMf8zjVsHcy59B0v3tlgrc1r3LhKoJhiUk0VkfSw1soHbN3vAaqBts2q2tlakWLMj-8mUcEIR3LLBVL3ljeul1P0IQixrokaNcPHO7Qh7ikd9TK0MGvkHYlDp30ZHJgy2K2yyUq9jn55Wg4dhpTGA73vBXnCQjz_ygDJhRU77WKEggmKYTupmZfog51CwGekpGtF_aTmOxUCeDqIdrimBCrGB5-z4jw4HBrTJXjw-8NAERXQDLLlHe12USxZLugbtw76liRZ8DglZGZu_qBEMoP64zIKPxeJMxPZfJBjlolHck5zDFjAvtTjG6d-vv7RsA1YIQrlGKrvSn_9x9kbY1tP8KRLCK6IzrHCpmAd1jmPr5aNYLKfWd1jA-mZzYsbjzVKhwUnZjcUQghm4AcfsurcJ8jz4l1KKrw64ye-gvCcGSv3e2LMh7z1P6jdvR4Y9hvTk0HCQbXvuayKmfcOGhKQJBFKWvkpUfMzDVGawKKNc_DEFGXKtymMNx8QVGtsLv2S3rGP91k7gpIFND2Xdzw6jki8Q0joJG-FYsmbMhV=w752-h966-no?.jpg

I was actually a bit let-down that the print of this shirt would only be on the backside, but I pre-ordered the shirt knowing this, because I tought at that moment probably no other 'The Now Now' merchandise would get made.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RC4eDawvYBmEvIa7qmrbIskiJgl5dNIO_Y0tA_oVWEQ3Ld8bOneDieysNoamG2MHPTKyM5fQ2dLqLnYQpbXRgc27UwnOuImwFot3MKWJIxARjL2tqu68ygv0HZwLfr3Eg-cO-qELSiJmDYs7zDPSSX5T1sTByXBYmYS9VRxW6W51TLp2m5BofsIcGu5PatGw7fmDOnfM1ZKiOmeVHfmVORiWt2UgRPcVwn5zWP1LImyqSbAB20fk1vlcJ0uR7MaX--1ZDx5qN2CPgtcYN-s8EdXd4zH_OWc5XzqQUTig6wjI6WXSLNQ41rWa0Bt6ZzAvnOfmDv6FPmmYo7z7cgxV9ZydPkAPOY26OebC7xqh_HnnRn2mnEnd2L2Faru9JMPOdPYRkE2K6sKLP1jobv2E9EneET__yJHZkEkugfDcuiS_JauDjbfUQGgar2cNeg-U2o6OqhyqOCbGBKW_qSDfqrYYTvwWW65VmLBHMgh62v4WMiFz1jtsSkbAPfSmOl_QR4ZrM8fi3nLq1IrSdXNg89Too_bc88JMUjuPvP7zWjmGj0Xy-q1814yIpCuaC4yNV8B7cWCio1gCVdfxaD93ruaDgH25d-79YGBHPH61k9ZDMjCp3mBKJTjmBfz2NQcXYAaWjsm16be7DbBDojskHZbo=w1316-h966-no?.jpg

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The playing cards are of really high quality and also show their replacement newest member Ace. For the people that are not up to date with Gorillaz: the character Ace from the Powerpuff Girls is officialy a member! Replacing Murdoc on bass, because Murdoc is in jail again. There have been connections between PPG and Gorillaz for a long time, and me being also a PPG fan, I was so excited about this collaboration!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9MUHFyAP4ENPZaW49jPgEnufANAwjDhz_RmHZ2Hf4LyleHZefwR1zwvbwdKttWoGOvAL9JE63PBeTz0Y1Y_iBRZMHXR2GRd5uprCWlnOaiIvNYRyfn4Rb-jSGxRWE1ZW6XdeW2uycTy7jMCjsf2Ge8sqR-FED1BZMOwMbgLAb6o4ET-21AhEN5SZjRx_aRGwcYxpEeRZlkWyv25egpBQh4xqBD0TRlNLYL2g7nhAUl5XEdPf6tRmeAaSosTJNzdt-WvJdYHp5otewUOJPeQnVcbLjxU9qv5tsKH4_kqA_GR2RGqkoCBsD4W7kkc9nShco-_brX82KNuB7_WAhZlvCLyNU-cmCora-crP8Vy9bcKRhEJYANeBEo-s5c6Ukq5JSN6r-n9Ucu99SrY-DRFZgA4BoprOAfT54mNDP-_JdxhYjVu6P5URF4zMvzTOaU5Eo2dZn86vnty5mu3QmlVCpCrERBfMHIFnRtfpOkXsZFI0qhuwUPfpUHic5Cw1y7se-8viCsGceEyswGBmI54tCNSIdfWBHSOdF4L0ndI_IMkG1sj8vTuLEX0XFvEnrHZ6iDbQpSLbh4bHWM3ItxKeUipjs4n6CcCuNUh3oAwzjgjO4JMfc33AhwfAcFRjjs1Fb5LvTIjZCQwQXTk81lF8F6Uf=w1910-h966-no?.jpg

You would almost forget about the CD itself with all those extra goods! This album is in my opinion really good, even though it's more simple than other albums of them with many collaborations, the style is really nice. Gorillaz is always so kind to fully upload their albums to YouTube, so give it a listen if you want! Playlist: www.youtube.com... My favorite song is a tie between Tranz and Souk Eye.

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vVjOmF9ekyuM1lZ_KaBTrJD8a4sVN9S3aj663-x4aZqv3IRfv1Q8qAT4NNOzSr1sooAi-toDQ0FDqcdqQuVCZBw0swPi3X4JInXjnB9TLOgvVwVmLl8d5NoMyIpIxZgoWXSt0zkRYeejAC2ZaZXkMv7H0hlU1RVQR17eEimu3y7FUdTNLqCtnYDIUna3LrgFbaitO4JFAlkHjTfK_ccb4ZuW5hEWiURjzI9Ydr0VT4qc3EHqk1HrjRx1P84myRGl77dJp4Qi5tObAk4rUESCjIzJteMTv2ZLR-W62VHHyzmL3ZFNLv_TINyt9vCZQ3IkzNqrVOx6ZhtqjkzNH4qC-gP2Qi-qT0LIjIgb04EjZ-6-_eSqoLwnGciLKFvDkWN5K_8GmDT2WEPngD0I9qhRu3YVIdZ8edIpxH1boXeqR6qCHhqUcUkx5vhIz-L1i3MMhkLr_6bO5GL7wmCbsdDzWrXatJAbNw4Dr3HL09tcXcbOY0D9ezFHCogiyTa0q5qDG0dalfWIZaLBRGCQTEukvAfKmn-2zic7gZF-ftAerokWwQY3a-m5-QUcP5pMMKFVzgAT3Hsb_YFlgMG_QdWUrL-IMQMmUSA_wFugE6Bf0xjH7Q2aA4fxQLf5PEGi4mmUmBMlkWthwg-uW5fXLBIr1GqP=w1640-h967-no?.jpg

I always love Jamie Hewlett his artwork for the band!

Lemurrrrsss

If you did not make the connection yet from my nickname and icon, my favorite animal is a lemur! So I regularly get small random gifts from family and friends when they come across someplace selling lemur-related items.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WNV6OhlV7hDNUiXQoGW1b00FOIW-77Mp8EyO2hDDLQi50opMpU79Komvn8R7bkimr3oNFP6Y-PW8-hoYbtTW1SHdeIu1Pmr86koufUJgCYp3MMBKFXUgvkDA-cmi_7VDwnjvpq7Hb6hg7O8CmXxWkaxmBIHNATGOI4PY17s7Tlv7gGJdFEg4S5t2Y2tNY0acVxAdpwqGPSZwjch-4cDbZigbRpP9ek3-4J-bj-zkrwhqwNWtZ-xVW1HPj1EcM1MsxaQHgn_5eLqyExGuO3l-i0tmjSnIeH9M7IdzgiY3oXBv6g5hQGOsu1_in11MNBemhehMsYbBWJTLteOFqnxSlFgR-D2SdADFZFDictC58WjNf2ZaH1bY8ap0mrnTQM50HOIOgiZai_r8Jtj35wtPdWi7Ff7V6mWiIq91bm8W8O9FkL6imGvRSvnKWF-nIW25FByI1N7KzucIYxaVkJxkHpsjPsQ-fUUCJK4C-Z1EWFQQIQU0I_bpHe3VI2ocdmjt3sXv2fcxzsSjLMpx0OJ_qaRbw6hHWy_FMpAjg4pyzYAMM7iVPd8neumiCO9AY_kJ6_ajDC55RMDeIZegUGJ-1G19y3oE87SBTqrHtAOsrpG4GkZqLvATotgsJLZOlh_ynTNF4SF-OszVqi3LswB3n_es=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

My sister went to the national monkey zoo and bought these two keychains for me! I'm really excited about getting anything lemur-related that I do not own yet!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IxTwZ3_QZIGHEz9ePBdrw6e2dgBymJ5WaAO_b6XfitnA1K5C3nHsqRtp0YX8dBa_eSLRTUA4VqpqGoKqE_0GsK2dTD7UbGOjo-WDPP6ZypbC2u261HQXzayuS5Bk4Lv4gH15E8NBXtvl2PCXZ-s6acmSZp8U0uRHMCLt_7CTZHC7t0CEHcRYeD5GOzqEzFBRPOCdQBIBtOalE3SuE2diJLGqZVbNtVpDjA-llg0xDrAT8nOHP_ccgQ4yNFKpKAuMKIrfGkBqwa_LZoRxIIDGHNrokMk34br9TFNu0YuefGokZ61FIn4Hvws1OBO1eZXObfFbaWCRErZ4kXM7RRoW_cDIZWm3lboyUpA86vcVgdQkSEMO8_I6DL7RO-Z5ByYb3iKFpFdhpcOgivzLr4z56bHG5vq6CE5Vga4L9WZdYRwLK6EdQi3YUujAMoZ3qT5OnHaWeTxNj3LK0zNvlKPQsjwTY5IHeb9LgSVvPQYLGlIuVmat9ThUVnv4YOzqizTXVzbTan0-fwbw6nG91qetkQlHC_CuuVfOIBDybVOPEoVbdzWZDASbk8tU8IUl_62j35T4EtYAUirJKHngVayzDluKe04Fx89NFisVLfbEcHSI5vQ-OCadBg8QlS6YPCggsZ1W8X1MepgYcyvfap8EhKtn=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

At first I thought the silver keychain was an (almost) double of one I already owned but without colors, but it's just similar! The other lemur keychain I got in Secret Santa on MFC in 2017.

A huge pill

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yPozEOlLB2zFiZP72ztMe-Bjy2D_JZ6Ulpygk9IWsXge2fIy8F9K2qsBuD4sIhBVSDkfKMeASSc-yujPoCy8SNiUIOmmJujAHXVVslfnG8gJrVSjrFOLk3MhXmJD6_7LTzMEmDLkkSpC02UggyymLpmbpA87odyhq1lF3PDyMTXLkc07rXwaDpRIMl6KhTvgYfLl0oljF6hBnLduUwHWG2HB56ovqzLn59MqZ8xEL2fZr_iM2mqf01M1UoHJ2Dejy_WZ-iLGhErpXqD6t9Bp-4Wpi6wEG5jeNy4nV22CnooEh7As_l1A6YB5KQ3lDqfLgsAT83TOGI2HGcCQj1El_GLwk6ujrzB6m0jLOrfN0PS4CYiEysxCjnRbctn9iNfJqgETmHBTGU4_8JTVMzMyaqXXq8LFdTPK4sb2X_G7CCmM4ORfW0UBBXZIE38vcBrce3dNxnPrvLmNy6m44pfGxO7qsshlQp_8qLHOUcQW-zUTtZSCFLq-mh38wf_sxz-YgTRNBofaMpLyOTh2ikUf3sHjPcLGK1ZbhNuargzlBd0owU0qkza8D4Q7kw3iA4YJ7ye3ZnYgSldrHWfJOTLacfsVMjxz2E9ZsIKlei7yeTBnoGPzpiI6JQCnzuRhmNnBzCE2SXdyGS2nndqjTmarKz6t=w1902-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RjYI-jlVuUv_qqaLP1T68ZILWVcsj-qlII_YtKQ_SnDIPSgWG2HLEtbCfMUP079CoGKr633v3rdtMW3mGnNyJSw7Fak3gVp3qkva4i5s36G0qpYFdXGHQ3oceRcAyWchITc5eSsyKbYyx1-iH15eqqf_zOe2FY0zlFmlMk0SMdFtNTI_wEvt7OgNng2KBQjBUDRvUBOsIHu6CUclfJN20w9A3YuzY1p_W3jRWng0hGdQNywn1kFAT9oDCgCsnaDzEQoxI53RTfROxJCLgjY9D3IZCxpBPLyxEV_nDyO92QwidmHzSF_ps_xtRnuO2s69lshUkDc6jSHy7HqtPxD9EYLBeOdGCkM0lcva1SHdD9ChOC_zBCGKRiuckQh29eUjEw1_H5wMMUWk7LjyPyYO4oVY-_SKgHI03KmHK9D5l23YpxUtiuoGHa51T5bPu7wM7o2sPrcBLp-QqlG9Tk2i7KiwiVjYwmc51KsbZiMF81r84Zm6AIywhB9pDP1fGzu2u6AguN5L6OIIVV90UqWFMAHt2KnLSvisBrMivMa4Z_oEry8_ALxuV9fKOomWkvjdrw3q5mRzBHQGUnWEIHV-M7ezDONLMIYJhod4QRJj13b5kRatH_SRuohDJDpe8HqDGWl9eYUHhU3Vg0kT5osWjOhv=w1578-h967-no?.jpg

I could not help myself when I saw one of those 'pill umbrella's' for sale at a local store! Next to the funny gimmick of looking like a huge pill, it's a very safe container for storing your umbrella in your bag. As someone who lives in the Netherlands, I never leave home without an umbrella.

Green pre-order

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Sauc8oTPCxAR3pnNI7nwY-iM4JoRiEug7kHwVYuWOyeyTSPvLrF_5uSQZ9_n5ZvWsZcN5rhyTtV4AJbxHlX-pw3BB979OPo-kTXF8M5yp31Lcr4XVyUth2e8uytirpE45lT8AxoGSl6sH49MSjEYMs3PQEfyGTPyf35TvrvYC2RllSCC8kvApDE1mz2Kd_C-H1XhPbqb984gUxNh56hGiiD9MWFklEA7rSJfUbWLb-FwVFSGo0azbP8ZcL8xtOcVCwzvLoWZhtSnXFjqF7WgRijW698H43K7NAN1P7TC-lE6KD-OUwl43Ic6kuTYlZMUTwPkqd5fAfjLSWL3VKoJwvSLBDJAtdwT8iQzww4eYgYbjsHhJ71PdNXgWilItRYRgXTC4xckVNhdDp_eof_vkWwgNumxhyjmhE-TgZsG9xcBa1HfSZ2fByv3VCKgHNiROwVPMjcf8btZRRPEP1imBF2bnAptXeeTUj-jjq6Ofd_DRYkP5SZ7dTgI4S_toAZpVr-BPmeIhj61F_CMOreUIK1tUipAee2anEOBMG5oHYEV8hykLLV09DzwXv4p4bj4lRqvj919QJ0TPOoN2BgIYMM8NtzAlEdv_4-HInwalNOKK9ufmMdT1iF5aciNiZDw5hR_n_7_rR_55VMU3BKpz2Dh=w725-h966-no?.jpg

My pre-order from Green ITEM #675943 made by Kotobukiya arrived! Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity yet to unbox him, but I'm looking forward to displaying him together with Red on this shelf: PICTURE #2074724 , and of course I now have to pre-order the recently announced Oak ITEM #806057 to complete this small set!

A "gift"

This could have been an item for the loot, but this is how it arrived to me:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mo9SGvQwG0mWgK4ncarPHR2lvXnPDHnM65rXcsMYnUlsH55Af8BRO1Mu0T3zcnp7hE3kxxt7AkVXx2sO4GcG6Dz3AprGW6XoV4EnInLX8yymI-Mwot9BW1RwMFNpF9NBUh_jf2aHIxZ6I7T7lpGh84n0Ig0ay9Mn8Ehsy81xZIUWfrnzIumOOW7gz_QTkPpvKxDn-h0GiaqY09mwA8FjZq8P7RiLRE5ACwdVgiKCgpZElA1M2DPMS3KiOnE9yy_0OHaNW88ZfdO2dmrHs_-ilWU3IH-51ukLcoxqT7HEUTOhcvn3DYNAF_GiH2geMcCmMezlGbaM81OPVibpPQvL0AV15uDSEqmgFjNYkTXZLgbOA_2YerFXYfCRs2DAcIeZXiy13xKATQrnxkgRA9jQSlf2Uu_G9cIACEBIoUabSP2kGh-v76wrMho15mKflYSYGhB1yOGezn8I8GL9zhxvjoPkIOicZeyKKTSXnqJ8WeWYpEiWhKIokS3X2lNVGVhdGQ1hZ96mx9tKzu0vlJvC_xrZyzYnEu4r95hufYh628L9w8eeAN_9jsVQAwPSgkgOJpeu_xENne6CRtIoW1yL02lR8og6UwdMcEMxL2pf9NceWPcVx-96VMVJCAjI1GwyxT7lSy0SNAmMLZc9GF8qDHTF=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I won as a prize from our local lottery a bunch of chocolate bars, but what got delivered to me was an empty envelope with the top ripped open and then it was re-sealed by our postal services. To add insult to injury, the envelope mentions 'Alstublieft!', which means 'Here you go!' in this context. Thanks for the empty envelope I guess, Dutch postal services?

/rant

New DDR dance pad

A big buy for me in 2018 was a new DDR dance pad, which I actually did not expected to need with my current dance pad seeming to be almost immortal.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ed46LTOKY7NFan9Z-OOrljfpxWoVoVKcAP4AcYjMju95hENwn5SYer__3cpFreJZ3cAPHBDU4R2i0TIqnI6EMrY4XlHDunkMjLPTI9j3DQ0YeJ00CKilwK3SCpZgfbEOeTxOfkHKwN362W9sAtY0ha18X1HduXx6Q_CL612u_rMVHFLE_wB0djaMdJPNBNPGAY4QgJD1vbXNaGVASb03OBerxRLI9Q8jXMgurn-4YWxbTdq2WGfV61Gx7q8zA4_7GGV-6c08aCfF-pIFqVgaqwRQT-8sr5J7GSDsWf5fWxp_l3XGzd0A5ftVz75r7O1_JVpbWRkCE3v5YYz5FHnd3do4WJkvKffhnvlBVhF-o2BIvo4JE2jMsLH7UFQnVkPHn8aKjAKZTkHANl-d-NW3rQE4S77Np94s9p03QY4oHUh36d4pxH4wNilnGyrk85AKfrkeCn138uvJ_H3NbrU8H1V6wXWrpV0m5DxlTiB9PF-9eRLiT1G0hSTVNSqZpcDGRiOr2I0XWSNEz9avHEO2AZ2evkRCeJjiqg5-WUeCHuG8uTY-9ay0y1j6pH5fMAB_4kl234l7kBLyAH9FL0nMYVqPMgLNXKNYKSXX3DfUmFVGn3DqgYoN2C_Y3C7EG7Cvew80ElPB7PeGok3nnKX2BxNY=w1054-h966-no?.jpg

My old dance pad, an FutureMax MayFlash, was my trusty friend for 10+ year in my almost daily fun and exercises in DDR. Unfortunately, for quite a while one of the panels was malfunctioning. A cleaning would get it to work for a couple of weeks again, but when the 2nd and shortly after 3rd panel started failing, the cleaning was too much to keep up with (as it was very time-intensive with unscrewing the whole pad every time). I looked into replacement sensors, but it was quite hard to find sensors that were guaranteed to work in this specific model as this model had gotten quite old.

So after a lot of sadness about my old friend, I invested in a new dance pad, and decided on the acrylic/metal combination dance pad from TEK-L:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gVFFMMjHjcRux8i-lwcgyGD-yN7FMaq0EcaW27FD8tCKrLW5ulAtJvrdPMEwNYK0Tr_DEjGVDBoYDN1rrn0vKfh6KYItqdywiYa-pC2qjffz0C_fLlbabvurCfTrcglt1uLQ0hIeXgJLKsTkXd2CliUksEAo4LpytgKC9WfckCINC7wjG3bHi_zLgKr2WTzG62VmAfeRoFbpWZkXRNcD9KdpFvQmwniMIRyofcFTb5SAQL9De0K8JVr9btGWxNh-05RLs3WBRuhVCVgSD7nz4KkJdqp7r9IKTQpaC9yE3Cmx9YeViRFrgy6c5Ox12xSe9m7FJmjFalpSMRBapqzMOBKbhWuHuL_VI8r44UQUlxjWbGmlzahw0_oGF_PchhQvyA1DcFXhR3CnOBqe2OPDCFlfeFEUds-35X0kLdat4b_XtLvthl3OE_G9kbVw5o8tHgZlbsBlBfPlwjCq3RPhTeIrtV1heCxJW_EbHyPPCr3VdRO-QSzsLxDGoEv2uk6uub2OggBcihiZ4Cyshlb2RPhEa_nGODo87n4SgpBmF9WCPwUr7PMSLu-GfhVHsfZ5uDisLgZl86Iq8yjTu2tKHJz0V_wkM2-4o3OUHR69eBDYBa-jiMJVtTXRzXbw7H7cMD0cnDBD3Yp2omLqyIGNgU2G=w1093-h966-no?.jpg

The responsiveness of this dance pad is amazing and the design is quite sleek. It only comes with 3 downsides: 1) It is very slippery, so you need to put some foam mats underneath the pad to be able to use it safely, 2) It's quite a noisy pad, even with shock/sound-reducing foam underneath and 3) There is no A and B (select and cancel) button, so when you use this dance pad you need a keyboard/mouse/control panel near you at all times to select the song you want to play.

Overall, it's a nice pad and it seems one of the more recomendable ones on the market right now, however, it can not match with the quality of the FutureMax MayFlash when that one was still working. *sigh* I wish more people were into DDR again so there would be more choice on the market!

Not loot, but...

...I re-arranged quite some figures of my set-up and was quite pleased with the result!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/74ExwreBcfEZDqYrMDYVuE4wFmOmNpKyEDd1In0VbqMdEyRtMpaLpsTeSR59Z3WRDGu3AGz1MKEZpO7DPiVf7JhWdaU5ug_Y8N_R85jLMvusr3wArJ_dWIMiN3cZ-dEUPKaIbkT5swgF1kNPU8YGT3FJsbbbiXhP5cGMqGvCrtmE2_oXGuA9jjam4t9TCoeKK5hkmLmt6eM2GJ0UPG-xl4HON8GIOIVlj779uH1th8_nRSeqmEQx0rAZnLt0-v0WLa6JRePrefMFMVoxfJNg6oHFbYOAGc7Fhfj59bL7qu82Dki7BHVBprA4DVg13C5o8oY6Mm6HqgU7dVmyIuuwNQQKXa240DAYLjzZjZX14SE7oj6slszlrvszRR7F2hoqU1wEbe0yEf99nfIKcMRKDVMkkJmss11rcB0-Z5kMl-A4ahww80GYw9HmMX8ozgTSF-typWQJo_cdTRRP3UBPeldX5doekERLSNB2ryg6VRMkuWUJjdR3cK4LZio7M6MAY4ufxaIfKAFqQm2DUz3XyAHQrhvb5RFZKExGNiInkJHFkmJVeVaIm51AEopfg3yzLeg8HsJiYfSu0mdCKrsEsIf2IaFMsMA-89xDTYHzcVRFVSeR13Iyiqwf893a81RTq1Qx5I6_Ea07NTZJRoJLGYdz=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

There is still I huge part of my collection that I have not unboxed yet after being for years in storage, but I'm slowly getting there!

Horror Bishoujo Ash

My pre-order of Horror Bishoujo Ash ITEM #600025 arrived and oh boy, was getting this figure an adventure!

After she got in local customs, she was stuck for many weeks. So I decided to get in contact with the customer support, and had to fill in a ton of forms for them. After some more weeks of waiting, I was contacted by them and had to answer many questions about the item inside through live-chat and phone. It got to a point where I was scared they opened the shipping box and saw this figure as some kind of contraband (the gore? the ecchiness? who knows?).

But finally...after close to 3 months of this figure being stuck in customs she arrived at my place. I was expecting a completely beat-up box with rips and the figure tossed inside, but...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/307ZTIXuz4k_PuIytoeDSJ6VOyGlTQJGQNGSym1ugDYC218Sdvl48k4HD3xo0qYAg3Jre0M_-V4vmRgMVlTOsrcp3_xwhD-LWQzzdRoyRGYKLg6y9vhwb2BHfkBh4415aKMV5BN0GmdyIpS_kTOriLVUgYv1RD2AJVCpyiCMzSXS6I1vaw_tqLAcBFtytN7FVRdYwmYg81FlufA7Np_sNRrsjqjesEKnBDfe4KJ9y9tzlZKRMQnYnco7YqMr3ki3bl3JEyJxX5Sp9zXRIZAgpwLWs3yUJ1Hjm_PdZuhNHloCWCVpJrGvz8R-xfZU42kyTGcvXLpxckQcuqGVOGA1iXIIjUGdQ4BXnwDlVt1oEfg3hi3GaX3UCDWC1-fIhN5VWOwEjgmiBL-fySBR9rC7z-JEWQr15yF1RTNUnRCIrM59CY0U3XL8996aaxB7ddtPybaZa_njL15yudubCT-rbH9I23DZB3m5ClBQzdeveb62_CCk6XoTr5HvaQw3zU62pBcPRP74C4mEvP32jQg38W_Nnsr04dmeaTW9OZ7vEV7n2WOtfB8OrK5O1-cvljlctdV2PCpHu0PS2U_HI7jxej5R76YCwolJIREKYTrSdnUPnMBf2udQHIHUUcIJMs3CUOLE-e2zaKRNn8Sl--NqR-sA=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

...the only thing I could see was a small dent in the shipping box and the box itself was completely sealed! So strange! I have no clue why they were acting so crazy about the contents of this package! I'm used to them every once in a while opening up a package (and sometimes also the items inside), so I was bracing myself for the worst here, but she is still sealed!!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Nk-fg8eMPN37N4vVwcxD8KrtFLmZTAfZEWLQP4KNXShkBgzgLCvPsv6u4ngXgGbo0tydDBJxC2Pva_-gCWjEQuc8QccMW585KqUGvsqxugaRaxZHYs22sAeyZUbGU57ib7ciF8Oqh1v_cyaHcMTmAjjc8R7XQkHxCg-VJzzu4LQAAyEPrAeuQW439FAtIiW1tUs7WSDCwWf2FgioerKGBNAmOFT3wrsqu-1Hzwa9Lj4M_MPAWL2wTSoHoYaCH69V2NkJxi__0CkDxR_JLig7FFYve8G6GzY8ZXBYlvOl7sANPxrCGrrk5_g60BaMqWYugqya-_TipEf6EjEfdMCMiZInd_qjUG_ZWSrilPD7UPrr0QhzLIHDG584HupHAoVzANiQtesTGDx4LatUJ9O5hB2HXzWCFkcVWWVYKNIkGG3HIuFQqutNRvDaqn7bPA8tFuYbMAWvJkP7bEQaVkikDZnDH7USCGY6YPS-EFv5s6xCbgt1GcEPXaqK2MxOniMj0UWVGfuVwBrFvqgJ1VMqPmOKLHta5shdsfSyMmi2haC3FSpFayPKxqfVsjZz0hA8QSpN4LLTiYDRLeiLF7g3sUo7j3lHDti-iWJLzxWsLiry_4KOlwiKfTaUZtMhSTGZJk8B49tFD67ER4HjBkM_xNBJ=w733-h967-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Si5uxRIfOWjzaynh5P2RsocBzqDx8KLmK7jlYVQYxKnr2eiOiMfUXDwQh0QhdNs1Fi5_YPYGw1J545CAtpDLr-yZ77jlIt0HwrYxcs0j5aJl-rLU6qHQPVV2qD6P7QkutJ6gzqYt8el_xvjJvK98kKVJBFUaJWG5EZbVLptR9wrVOYb0W8gNHOuZoTSX_3KeSH3Zyq1ZLIFhJjtHJUPOz8c5ku3igiu46cHcHmbaLVisW6N1p7ReS1JBXGwCAEqebGbRi--E5hEWmK-PQJtuovDoWIFMEymyXkEYQP3mLkX4gikRUZ_mLNOhdMtaYh2KJqEtaS688o2WsZHyEyCZ1UFlx4LlQ9SAt91CfdBdbfQiid1E9xLcyzDSKOX2dDp1evS2dZ3pBC38KwodBVoPgtMnzqMQLINhzaJoUpegUNbgqBTb6ybS2rudYMaDuNZBkuiT3yF0zU5dKlx1cDxyNZyD1C2XLV9VQG8LCNi25Ne1kOejrkbs57uzYxnPEcCNI2dyxFQrcrCFqaDdU53wBQi-VCXW_vmD_EWlMvnr9zyvrUaXWbIZU6G8jZ1FY-njfWkBtNDs-7CvpHtEVjsYO-PXADqq3huZ0DXSwrawJ-91NpYvR1_XP5VI0QZCUidw_Wo3NxNjpfGsS6IULcqOG4At=w725-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8BCx_oa0YFb3S_y06sl3ymzZpJmXvZXeBeR1CQt3QZUzc_R2An8g-sDeUucS7iM1zRi6q9STiA86igx4Hxn7g_1cwZfvT-JtnyutoZsuh7IjR5QOMJFxWeDrC1awv39Q94I-uJqW_2cgh7ZU590HXI3nRkDJIDWodnF2Nlt68pN2I5sldv4z3Tx67c13D-KpFOJw1KM2u2RNsSojLGT7aXaV5cgnXCndViHwdCA6RMGOK1Qh_LmkV3yJXyymsQl9cWawNqSSmGZcdUypU7dBIvlVkk7kLN53CW2kLYPN50z2i7Ib3HBjX6ymi9h1jVQHp1vUcZyM1FaadmtsJpBZUWsQh5SOojPGXKqgm0wmwl8ZV4OrGwsyWhLURaVdD3oD418UXkj44yANQpP8wwMg1KCD2pEkzw7kakN5pMIMu5qpfNRIoBqe2TO03d5mZYYBXDIw-5-PeTcfOqM8WciqNslsTnKfwowOnOkvarU2buzM-95xXW-C1mKO7LYHasx36t6LmRvAB6qC6dC51tViLhO9LhunBbhwI7zPpxaU5DJSWrnUlYSgkeZPvgZta9t7iy9z-4gJ07Xk6SYDoT0CCr-LxEkSAs4R4NPTGoA7uZdsOTWTFMkQyRqyuFpujAyffNGqMssrCn67H5ochgBoxrhB=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Ash is so cool and I'm happy to finally have this figure safely in my hands! I want to do an proper unboxing and review of her later!

J-Fashion

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P-8O6H6w2UF0gMYNRAs8OSlDey_r-YK-PMQy9FEHdCR5iTjBhbzMfGgN494aw5IIJfancxJ-m_8h5kgNe7cHaQErANhHVPaVsQgTEPdp6j91MI4Fgc_QDFav5ahClJELC7spMt-_rT02hfVy2NA1Ue-cvTVOjUufamgtUPLjGZfxh_Yvsi6izQLmYxXUGpHKtyFFkzGLEGUCYvCYSi7vuZR499bHMQ7Lq97goo7YiinDkeyBTgashGkNfIDn2p3TCLEk5MXeUCWugLIGRr5j-LqBR7q0qSgCqX9UWzs0XkjwArTvYVStA7eaMXqC16F0Zfmdej3h5dPd-QzRl7iDX1tI2YqjWa45LbYCUgZ--_w1-7jNhHrNGt5ZZAYLo53Gy2IWU2uByNhT44sdFDh9Nd30x0U_DV9ntOF3BhhRLaqm04AFszpd2Xs4TooCQAzfXyovwzb__httOLJ2wWxglkoFKok_UUFbuQF47cmAbiMVK13g-hpSKnwpB_f44_pqS_0Y7ZlYyQ_DxXecWz7VrEn_SDjRw8iaOGZ0cYPzUkvS2W7gSH_PEJgS1MWwKwqRjwnr4IL9DYpVM9DNtqZvwg9EdzKUakLPGVAuXqXMuhWtEmHtAtb86qSb3C8lgvbk3qFY4Snj8lZi2Wpgu950lSS1=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I also finally received the final piece (some fake leather leggings) for the J-Fashion coord I have been working on for a while.

If you're interested in this coord: View spoilerHide spoiler
Here is how I've made the shoe wings: maakie.tumblr.c... + maakie.tumblr.c... + maakie.tumblr.c... + maakie.tumblr.c...
The necklace: maakie.tumblr.c...
And some pictures of the final look I still have to put online, but if you're interested you could follow my Tumblr for that: maakie.tumblr.c...


For some reason Pusheen means back luck with me...

You might remember my story from an earlier loot blog of how I tried to acquire the 2018 Pusheen calendar, but with no luck: BLOG #40999 , I ended up never getting it. I wanted to try again for the year 2019 and ordered the calendar the moment it became available on pre-order.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tXs8xXD-ItGGwvDh9yCJwKCg7EmZkgaW1aeYTR1IRS6m9em_LqnaDjFORtEaDNzHqdZp2ntQZyEWfVfY-zwmDhNgfp53z1qoZyGF96nhWqAL8gtrKp_hleT2MdM9O6cGYh8XBMLe9HvZ-2ZuspZoCfZcxWxQ9G-iqFOxn6Zi6XHvmWqmCE_oIE0nYwIkA6pWLkDdv_L_5gizab1M5eKX6thY3WADYlVmyOgX5_M--t_Q3obefPf0gcGV-DfmM7bvlK6SjdZF6A1MFsIA7SxjtA_HdJN71PTC5s99cIgYDNjnIPQlzPqktuTgzvSalmsc534IdKgoHg20m3QX536aknYrk1Eqsa46mBkf11xtVoecERVPZbOKJoIsLlvH_SZMUbYAnTwIi21wkgaXAy45A4Q0E_frveCvq06ad-Ruirle_GJ34e6SrRYiLXYTAMcvtKfY18afUkbQotoOAeLq25DMtEbUWtpoiefUS8QFaz2otha2WekQIWvHO0_t2a0w-6bobEUuqPh70sgOriObtPhFFfBulKReykYDPZROWVyxivUDaKfutstKsraHPCAR-GA-pEC-qtfA3fvw4eaStzHMstwfVzEeLtUNRAVBjHmlUTJLg-dDI102kUrGSk_2QPxgvSvCFb4DXArKWg8q0c5k=w1820-h966-no?.jpg

So this time it actually did arrive, but...dammit! It got damaged in the mail!

Luckily I could bend it back, and the damage is only visible from up close where you can see some ink missing at most of the pages in the corner. *sigh* Next year I won't try to get the Pusheen calendar again, it's just bad luck...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GIJfBHNkZPg73hKGUu6TuE4tk2detJgL5YzC0Bf05Mm63dlfG1Q5CX5ZCNJZ6cLBgZ2wEJBnLYBrkWZxwDD8gXA0tc49qbAmLsZhNZvVcwZt7XBpgxWr3Hsb2sElQ2_AHmxGuB1ZacllxzXHm0Pm3kOSXLYu7GrkS4iymfO4YV6fj_S-MvkaZJ3m0_nP5M9r-4XnBHNLFjUKTs4vzIK0-yWwP4KixLpo4xIUisMWgVLSGjYFYrHn4Tq6cuCLUIBYBA-BwQwpFu6J95HjyQiWnoeNtd5uUBDg9M1jPtzKeaWtOw4LwiEAF0xrgJaqGS8jh9gnosFjEJEyJrKVU5HXjZdfrfUb_KL0kTNF72pZ0M8WLrttsqBLaKFBMYmuHoLNlkB-ZewlKfSIhDj4rdzkCXezwm_RG2xcSwd8p7TSGfzKbLz4rmUZEMBiKszeYtjwCWxRdRJhDEz31x4N5IFAcZ3ywzFR3mJVOQxQOGNN6ramgS23IPGmnhELiwOLOKBqPriEmTEibS7KUeE2o8xL4IRIKcjGBMoQRBsWLS3IHFxjRblQ8PlL4BT5mnmoz6S-5pIypXoemCo15-zBVGw1MTC6iY3LXHmd2fGM3REdQRfxSoOChNpioS2KTD8LgMUHR44FtipJHGQXrdXY0f6Uvqm2=w1435-h967-no?.jpg

All that ranting aside, the calendar itself is 100% adorable!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3w7p8Rx8NUzSdZ6W2E76xZliNeHLVobfKuheeiGtbszjVKXscySqagpL3VE8B4pmV6_2n0Ru3nXdRitk5g7gLMRnfCam9oGFsaeNICs2nQFHdhXD9opH0HbQuHva9x2bcX1ZJFgiokmhLLBTME2Q11-56pt5-v1iNOaj7I50COY5Nf3AusdDKYa8_PCBdPW0rBkWRQ393oUFZEn47a19UdGTa84SIZQOkrnJ6KK6jVPzFByXPCJ52YLVH-QYVclBJ8wsXeOr2vL9vhIVdeM1TTC6-OdnWgx8612ou2yP7wnQLbkSi98isjzOiPaDGs2NLBCCN_8y3J1G-L2gSmdVL_sXSex7kIlPUvq62WjCgRNMvIg4XwOIWCxj1vo8F1DoTvzl1W3Bteq_IFiAgKujhfXcnZpUi9Ce2JjAVmqYGil-eoRfF7pZBZ6sAQ1XfBrEyYIqq3REKXli2cbqvo1IqTG_zvlPRmHO7iG-tNha3olL2ibC1wLR7gwnHNRmam8cNizbtRmYTtTq_9yQiq3WZsb7vxdhpwnQltt0s9E9VmWePcQFkbHuqqf3ie_KgqdMrX0b7V_rQnvEGrJDiFKLBxIjKPsAVdt8zt1hosgXefwtGQSo3QOfHcKK7GcMHLGuIWOmlGxXixtuhQA-xe-jBD3z=w1251-h966-no?.jpg

This is my favorite image from the calendar as it's super cute and it reminds me how it also always rains over here. OTL

Primark loot

Primark always has a ton of cute pop culture related stuff. I'm happy and sad at the same time that there is no Primark near me, so I visit a Primark two times a year at most. Also a 'warning' in general for people new to them: Their clothing isn't the highest quality, but it's so cheap that it's hard to blame them for it. For example, the t-shirt below cost me $4.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jAMpCVXCdCokdLsPEIJgP4EMNdq1NMQ_eBQpl8XNTFzHVzDYVqep77zLlZCaaUzoOHQ7r4xUyKqxNIoQqM2QN_ujajwVvyK_JeMRh7eFGl9qH2q45HHnfBrhfb9CrvEYIyxG9oIZ0hG_jf-Rm6vk3qO5rCBsIWIVXKSoI9Gox0jxcjokCmxMRjXzjEjlonzwdFxVoL6s20Y56fW0VLlyllUa3dPlh6vUur568mowWWkB4AVccAVjOCZNkHVgFITMBpU7H3SUpRs3cvrw8D22IG00JyEj1VqHPhfq1LRPwvLzuYWqOW3NBppGRTfKNBuzwfHVSJ4n4Gg9gYsvA3kH0frJRL03W4aY4QXxQK4C02AfGXDLCFBpBomn0yHH_Nu0-CSReWDXWaB-PFl1yC-XsKfLrISSP_utbjVAaNHhgK9A2vSDuY4DL0Uobas_W1STrAqb3h43c_sJlVJyVP0b3oGFOW3s-OTgK_3yeA2P6UEqHsFdQTMNIOW2oBw-zwiwMRIH4140wdZ1A0OqA_qLPxtV3LQtXEsbSXEq8aJAkkqRE529fc-cG0UTo7W6yy9fpXmxBA3XTE0eJwivlPxrcZSHW3taj6IVb-uEy2uQdiwhX9GanX6g2UQSGUTpJF3jsPV1vtug0PKpXVN0lQ1GRCI8LbUDHhs=w1242-h966-no?.jpg

I love the pattern of Stitches with different emotions on the shirt! And in general I'm a sock collector, so I always come home with new socks whenever I visit Primark.

Fangamer

I had ben eyeing quite a lot of t-shirts from Fangamer for a while, but never picked them up because of the high shipping prices and their full prices for the t-shirts meaning I had to pay customs over here. This made them way to expensive for me. Luckily there were Black Friday sales with each t-shirt a couple of $ off (meaning that I stayed below the customs charges line) and shipping also being only a couple of $! So my first pick-up was the Dark Souls 'Trial by Fire' t-shirt ITEM #719714 I knew my husband wanted for a long time.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/enGRsZS9DA1MPVloc5OAn2TPg1AMOs2vfCxd7C3okN8XB4jw0UqdXY5NKIxERKhWE77AEpLmOWI_QmdhdtRt4fIkLDZimE7HemBChC60uUKeEmKPkv8v2NDuXyIbnocjSvjmlOu8KohPMu5uRO6tSmCJtyAVzOztSo3I8XKkiUH2hDt-88RtZ1lNLIj-oFR_J-0WFgh3iukgsIFITUfji2O8izOSZ3PNo-tQo6E2cJbCK9EQW5roZhyGbREPrDWsmIdl8-nHR7A-KWwJ_WFGCMAUvILkSFdwey1bNBNKamFGj9rCElLyElnPWKdFFMWbernIbEAMJDASzkH3Tp42fsE_WPp5IH7ZO5PsVl3iTwNIrhJiW2v-9XPD4hzP5ede0fgtBKzxgl_N5CUOe-9gPKmytP_wrFGLIOcdBSJhXviQm47XxGh4Inw5fm2SZ5QEBUqnN30oR6FPTQbnBJBbFJkyVZsGYj81oxyhBiAXpmi5yalnu8HdT8wGUuQrZNsir8yAHJJgrVrasjux5Xc11E9GTzUL1HczSS4GqtjHatn_Or-MwrEsqLmVXS3aNMFUOe2ZMnIEuTKOvss8t2cT252bfBQKepoKTeKNfG9Rv7nujL6O14MqItylGunUuXkCsiEhaUeUzkOzJEx36j1vK9pWIffrkGI=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KeUl0HDKlPJEPUUn0jlEgpI2H657XmUKmc7pkN6MwC7NKhlxaQdQYzfihp1m84AMctvPOD9UuHSAOA_sx2HETjm5MByIKe3eXkw6o1Xm6iqtRHwrBFPUA9hsdNwRHzh1J_Y27bgNINMtzZg6TyyKKGLvdDt3pWQeP1Rbo9cpRHNeuNDExFtUHhj6NnlTxADKoSBmlq0BbP6aZ68fpYMeYLlt9Vwhvf5Q-h3P6dKvIltVBlnSa0POePOC9oHK-_9TAC8dvCaSJgAWZF7MZY97IZfcqVNMNOoYKufWbUCsxQEdaD0yGcXOkVtTkLCcJc1sq6beHWhinJ-nVrj_220Un277kOSnulokkOs0RsbBkYJqZVOlcw3n-2jVWPltlaIQPW0SNUXTTm2K0gWiI5xjMUdd_yoxFhx8PzW5TvocKv5DvrtL7ZEmMy89nmNNE0sLh682yZFDlaUUlCRGCijthrk9-O4XY2y_DjfkEAUN4CJCY6H2CG8x8WimmYMXSc9efdA5gkoGh5rfC0jr6TnVQ9ItpVs2MP__fOfCcbnXAFLSi0yY-CNU1auYH_82MB8L4fBtLbUtX3N--WIL83MLV65d6_95bdG0B7b4P8SyeJvdhMFxXbxuKzxiPVw3h8j-y5vM_K5aL6USMx920F4exLO2xwdbrPo=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The package arrived quickly and I was really impressed to see a specific seal for the t-shirt I had bought. It really makes this (rather expensive) t-shirt feel even more like a collectible!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RXM14pm0DsoJ8vLWC5tVuNeS0isIcXNKe3Okmcg57wU6lv6BdXswEuwHo3EnbuXe24-OZLK9PlADje8bX63MlYepyq30s7q-fmRaYfCpaWVt2W2ALzPvfLfh6MVsB4GKxj3v2TurkKgiR_yfFRU_2woVaPqZIuuU_ubf0lFxJr_UW5wS2eCJXhupUudhYjqoiw8-OU3NFOP6p6wQPD0ZLnd__RkWrhOk9goZoOIZCxcyquFSD7snOI7V1MPxRIfcLvZ5wyRNWR36ZCBM5tyuL7NoUUI7tyFNNKcBd4_yDBPrr8-Akp7BUKIkDkxzfoCfxVNqjqKyWV492QmTIc8-yfwnhlGGKYmMNYAAxQ_nUoyP7IqOn60HlFmjFS5398_Y0UQYP21iwLubyMv-A527wT1FgOw0bIfaQbEmAOQ_nHWZgVMp8Y83IKha95Cus8moEIcnb0sjUKtl7_9VUOIgLJRcZi2_J-eXKJSN1-hkMWasCk2om_vUVHaDFM8BihNQTHGeuVEatzPfCLxKfa5AiDkWKOkVDQoXXc-BGkzMet0WjkI57RiliOoHsVljOQKEb7k4gPavjYP3_1OpVJybavogeww9rd8yjSZJpz6yqFs9OAcWObgetvW_5hywPT_rrD_ekiLyrTxDyZ3fhN9xx0ikH2uAmDs=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Pictures don't do it justice, but the quality of the print is amazingly high and the t-shirt is super soft! It's a lot better quality than other officially licensed Dark Souls t-shirts my husband got. It got me to order ITEM #778346 right away for myself, as I knew now that their quality is top-notch.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Jshqzc9m1nMxzRepN22yxb4c14aakODydpfa9bkCd6f2zgYe8dwjtJqU7VyRveYrNvC--hVOvg8R23NZEWfYr7BA4sb2ZXjxnUjMSfI4qRphBuew9_eTgoAHUWLkP0vfmff7MIQEuqdyVBiQb_S9K1oNeVuziZuiAVAfUnIShPre2vV4VDFVw7JLajeY-fvGWQBiHSmGrMLiIBPNDzyBsj5rQRpPHvOoibLjsSe5TMXNnqNTNuzsMeOavQzDl5eCS0aIvDAUEfi4znQenybW32ZHlXmVxKjI5ktrH2EPAf95gGIrN58u1mUzO0wXyjMSMk_AiMsJF6hqRaQy0vhR58ygU-K4Yv_AmY2fR_OAcIcA4GOegvzfC2lEFYEp2Z6s9UBjAjJGM3mfHW1vXVosKZilh655LvTIdXGWsvV910qCBC8ND8WHGWZKRI4Bo5iKogpIkKhdMBr1PgbbwKH7SxePQ2fjsjEdOLGXoYFdL9H9i1TRVVbEKNVstNHZvOscq27-BBI5wc4r8ZMMJ823UErSYsx0OVq4HnkBDJ6yrCP7TUO_-SJ7QUJ__6iSJA8K_fHaI94u_LI9y3xCHPxWIHmyO1H2btgbKgyczVZ3LyPwDgIvl_Crah2WBjB1SbrkzFR_rp_0Axk0PW0ZuB6tjA-T3rXk2aI=w1455-h967-no?.jpg

The order also came with a cute postcard, a sticker from the store and an Octodad button. I think they sold the Octodad button before for a couple $ in the store, but it has become a freebie now. I don't think much people remember this game nowadays.

Birmingham MCM Comic Con Winter 2018

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With my volunteer work, I went to Birmingham MCM Comic Con Winter 2018 edition. A lot of actual work had to be done, so I only had a little bit of time for checking out the event myself and quickly purchasing some things I wanted.

I always tell myself I will make a ton of pictures of cosplayers and the general event, to only end up with a handful of pictures that fit that criteria, because of being so busy and distracted! But I'll start with the few I made.

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A very cute Donal Duck gijinka!

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The main entrance area of the event. This was the only area of the event where you could walk freely, lol.

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There were big Splatoon competions hosted by Nintendo going on. It attracted a lot of visitors. I'm not into Splatoon myself, but it was fun to watch these with live commentary for a while.

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And now for the loot! I came home with quite some bags, which I was surprised with myself as well, haha!

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First up, some what was left after my trip of UK candies! All of these were recommendations from locals to me. Now, I'm going to be honest, but except for the Cadbury Double Decker I found most of these not very special. Those Double Deckers though, hrm hrm! I did get a bit of a shock when I read the nutritional value of them after eating. Don't read the packaging after you just enjoyed a snack, folks!

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Some of you might remember my 'sticker refridgerator', so I bought a bunch of cute stickers from local artists. These are a set from www.strayling.c... .

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They are partially see-through, so I had quite some fun mix-and-matching these!

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I couldn't say no to squidgy sharks, right? From www.instagram.c... .

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I think they are a nice fit here, next to my fat birb.

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A really awesome zip hoodie from www.punkpaws.co... , a part of their profit goes to charity for animals (charity depends on subject of sold item, this one was for a no-kill-animal-shelter), which is pretty neat!

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I actually don't remember where I got this comic from, but I got it for free somewhere (I think together with another purchase?). It's from www.subversivec... . To be honest...I read this comic and I found it a bit cringey, with a lot of forced Japanese in there (see for an example on the top of the right page: "Neechan, that was sugoii!"). Luckily it seems like an older comic from this artist/group and they seem to have improved a lot.

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Next up was a t-shirt I had been eyeing for a while online and was happy to find the artist www.etsy.com/sh... tabling at this event! I can't wait to do a cute coord with it~

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And now for some signed goods! The guy behind the Weebl & Bob videos was there, so I picked up a zip hoodie for my husband and asked him to sign something together with it. Unfortunately the paper got really crumpled in the bag on the return home.

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The back of the hoodie. My husband wasn't at the event, so it was a surprise gift for him when I returned home!

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But wait...there is more! I got another gift for my husband that I had to handle soooo carefully, but I am glad it arrived without any damages.

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It's a signed, high quality -and big!- art print from Hearthstone artist Matt Dixon www.mattdixon.c... . My husband is a huge Blizzard fan and Hearthstone player, with his favorite fantasy race being dwarves, so I knew this item was going to be a big hit! I also had the chance to talk a bit with this artist as I was buying the print and he was a super cool guy.

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I framed the print and it has a spot above our bedroom door now. View spoilerHide spoilerIf the picture looks a bit confusing, it's quite normal for Dutch houses to have the triangle rooftop shape showing on the top floor of an house, like in this picture. So the print is hanging centered.

CANDY, CHOCOLATE AND COOKIES

So uh, after our local version of Christmas (called Sinterklaas) is over, all cookies, candy and chocolates related to this holiday go on huge sales. The day after it's already 50% off and if not everything gets sold out direcly it somtimes even drops to 75% off or more. For me, candy is candy, and their expiration date is mostly still more than half a year away after purchase, so I don't mind eating it 'out of season'. This is probably similar to how a lot of people in the USA buy a ton of Halloween candy a couple of days after Halloween!

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I got all of this for ~$15, not bad right? 8)

Some Christmas gifts from the local postal services

I got an unexpected gift from my local postage services, where they thanked me for being a loyal customer and shipped some stuff along. It surprised me a bit, but I did buy a lot of online postage with all the packages I have been sending out, so I guess I hit their 'minimum amount spend' bracket to get these goods!

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A photobook of wild mushrooms. While the photo's and print looks high quality I don't really care for this item. If someone here is interested in it, let me know and I'll ship it to you, you only have to pay postage (could be a bit expensive, because it's a book).

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There was also another part of the gift, which interested me more! Postcards and stamps with items from the collection of our Royal Museum of Antiques. I visited this museum quite a lot when I was younger, because it was close to where I grew up. Cards and stamps will be used to ship to my history-loving friends~

And that's all for now, folks! Character limit has been hit, so next time I will continue with my random buys and gifts loot from December 2018 and up. Thanks for reading!
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diaeons (20 days ago) #52919568oh man Primark has been stepping up the Disney/HP/Pusheen clothes/everything they can, plus the quality of it is actually pretty decent! I bought Pusheen bed sheets from there I love them eue also I have that Stitch top too ILISM <3
I'm curious as to how much you paid for your DDR pad if you don't mind divulging? My brother is wanting to buy one and it's so rare to see someone around here getting it!


That's good to hear! I splurged mostly on Primark when it was pretty new here (around 3-4 years ago?) and my experiences from then hold me off from buying big numbers of items now. Which at the same time, is also a good thing as I already have too much clothes, haha! I'll keep on eye out on those bed sheets when I go there the next time! Can never have enough cute bed sheets. <3

To be honest, too much for the quality the pad is, I wouldn't really recommend it although it's also not 'bad'. I hope it will hold well for at least 5 years, but I'm not expecting it to reach the age my earlier pad had. The manufacturer actually stopped producing them a couple of weeks after I bought mine and seemed to have completely disappeared off the internet (DDR community getting smaller and smaller *cries*, they were probably not getting enough sales). The only decent alternative left is: www.precisionda... (which was my second choice), but considering you're in the UK, you will also probably cry on the shipping costs and customs charges/taxes you will get, making the total price of these a very big investment.

OtoriKohaku (20 days ago) #52937721I went to a Primark in Germany almost a year and a half ago, and the shirts are still holding up together today! My washer has a tendency to rip shirts though, so I'll have to see how much longer they'll last. Nice haul! It's always fun to see other people's loot outside of the figure hobby.

Good to know about the shirts! And thanks for liking the loot! :)
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I went to a Primark in Germany almost a year and a half ago, and the shirts are still holding up together today! My washer has a tendency to rip shirts though, so I'll have to see how much longer they'll last. Nice haul! It's always fun to see other people's loot outside of the figure hobby.
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oh man Primark has been stepping up the Disney/HP/Pusheen clothes/everything they can, plus the quality of it is actually pretty decent! I bought Pusheen bed sheets from there I love them eue also I have that Stitch top too ILISM <3

I'm curious as to how much you paid for your DDR pad if you don't mind divulging? My brother is wanting to buy one and it's so rare to see someone around here getting it!
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AshuriiKareshi (21 days ago) #52760747Cool loot! It's nice to read a loot blog that has a large variety of different things.
Also very surprising to see primark apart of it XD
I live about 5 minutes away from a primark and used to shop there all the time when i was in school. Because of the low quality I've tried to stop and instead shop at places where they're a bit better (but I pretty much always shop in the sale section........).
But really nice loot, I do love the stitch items and you're set up is awesome!


Thanks! :D Yeah that's why I also like to do these combined smaller-loot thinghies next to my bigger group order loots. :) It's also a nice diary for myself of stuff that happened and I bought in the months that span the blog. :)

*checked your profile* Ahh, England, land of the Primark. xD

Yeah, I have an old coworker that lived close to a Primark and was pretty much Primark-addict (where I carefully also dropped some warnings for her about that). Also my sister is a big Harry Potter fan and goes there ~2/3 times a year and buys almost everything from the HP-section. She has more HP-clothes than she can ever wear. :')

I have multiple clothes from Primark that were really bad quality, like a pair of pyjama pants that got it's first hole after 3 washes or something. I fixed the hole, but now the overall print/fabric is getting really thin and we're at ~15 washes now? I can probably throw it out when we reach 25. :') Now, I only paid $4 for it if I remember correctly, but still...it feels a bit wasteful. So yeah, Primark has many things with cute prints and fun licenses, but most of their clothes quality is really shit to put it bluntly. So far, only a pair of jeans and most of the socks I bought there seem to hold up just as good as more expensive stores.

Thanks! I actually unboxed some more today, so maybe soon I can make an updated picture of my display again! :3
21 days ago
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Cool loot! It's nice to read a loot blog that has a large variety of different things.

Also very surprising to see primark apart of it XD
I live about 5 minutes away from a primark and used to shop there all the time when i was in school. Because of the low quality I've tried to stop and instead shop at places where they're a bit better (but I pretty much always shop in the sale section........).

But really nice loot, I do love the stitch items and you're set up is awesome!
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victorviper (21 days ago) #52712372So now, my curiosity is piqued. What kind of questions did the customs agency ask you about ITEM #600025?
Apparently they opened the shipping box, and I would think they would take one look at the item, say "okay, some weird niche hobby item", tape up the box and then get on with the other 1000 parcels that had been flagged for inspection that day. I know that at least in the US, stopping the massive flow of counterfeit goods is one of the highest priorities of customs, and so maybe they thought this was some sort of counterfeit item?


A bunch I remember (but not limited to):
- Wanted to know the value
- Wanted to know what the item is
- Wanted to know if it was actually from Japan
- Wanted to know if it was new/secondhand
- Asked me to describe the item in best detail (height in CM with box, without box etc.)
- Asked what my intentions were with the item
- Asked what the purpose is of this kind of item

Most of these questions seemed like some sort of double check as the box of course tells it's shipped from Japan, a new item, the item value, what kind of item it is (collectible figure) etc. This is really why I thought they had opened it and saw issues with it because of ecchi/gore/horror. In the end the package was never opened, so I guess it was a random selected 'deep' inspection or something weird had shown up on the scanner. Still, this is very strange for them to do as I've had many packages in the past that were opened (not very carefully), so you wouldn't think that they would go through all this effort to keep the item sealed.

After typing all this, I now realize it could be...but I'm hoping I'm wrong, it's similar to the issues I've read of German shops and collectors, where customs wanted to be really sure if the person importing it, was allowed to get the item in their area when it comes to licenses (earlier issues I read were mainly about Kotobukiya figures from Pokémon). If that is true...yikes. I guess I then better stick to group orders completely and don't want to risk pre-ordering again... Anyhow, I pre-order a lot less in general nowadays, so let's see if my next pre-order figure ITEM #604888 will arrive without issues...
21 days ago
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So now, my curiosity is piqued. What kind of questions did the customs agency ask you about ITEM #600025?

Apparently they opened the shipping box, and I would think they would take one look at the item, say "okay, some weird niche hobby item", tape up the box and then get on with the other 1000 parcels that had been flagged for inspection that day. I know that at least in the US, stopping the massive flow of counterfeit goods is one of the highest priorities of customs, and so maybe they thought this was some sort of counterfeit item?
21 days ago
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Solarstormflare (22 days ago) #52703704Wow cool loot! I especially like the pusheen calender and stitch t shirt. The only pusheen i have is a tiny plushie, but almost everyday i would pass a newspaper shop with a pusheen as big as a sofa, at the bargain? price of 600AUD down from 800. I could never get it myself despite finding it the coolest thing ever but it's gone now so maybe someone got her...oh and i can't believe your lottery chocolates vanished before they got to you what even??

A Pusheen as big as a sofa?! Wow, you could just buy it and use it as a bed then. :')

About the chocolate, I guess the people sorting the mail got hungry and thought I wouldn't miss it. :( Hrmm, maybe that random mushroom-book and those postcards/stamps were because of them feeling guilty about it? ;)

Thanks for liking the loot!
22 days ago
1pt
Wow cool loot! I especially like the pusheen calender and stitch t shirt. The only pusheen i have is a tiny plushie, but almost everyday i would pass a newspaper shop with a pusheen as big as a sofa, at the bargain? price of 600AUD down from 800. I could never get it myself despite finding it the coolest thing ever but it's gone now so maybe someone got her...oh and i can't believe your lottery chocolates vanished before they got to you what even??
22 days ago
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