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Maronn

Maronn

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I am just an average girl who loves Animes, Mangas, Games and japanese culture in general. :)

Some of my other hobbies are:
-Playing the flute and Piano
-Drawing
-Reading tons of books
-Swimming
-Being a food bringing-slave for my guinea pigs. :D

I greatly enjoy talking with other people who share my interests, so please don't hesitate to ask if you want to know more about me or what ever question comes to your mind! XD

Thank you for looking at my profile! <3

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Maronn (1 month ago) #30900863Yes haha, I was a bit irritated and shocked how much has changed.^^" Btw. how do I quote your comment when I answer your comment? I already found out that I have to tag the "quote" thing for conversations on figure sites but it does not seem to work when I go to other people's pages...^^"
That's very sad but I think it's understandable that people left...I read some blogs about people complaining about the site and it does not seem like Kumasanmk wants to listen to any input. Personally, I have more or less gotten used to the new features but I still liked the older look way better.(And if they updated the site, they should have improved the search function on this site instead of "fancy" looks...)
But yeah, I hope the community will grow again.
Oh, you have written a lot on your introduction! XD I see you're still looking for baccano! stuff. :D
I reallly like how organized your introduction looks. It's nice to read. :3
Wow, that's a very impressive job! I'm glad you finally found something in your métier! Hehe, yeah I can imagine that this is sometimes a very frustrating job. But I guess it's worth it in the end.^^
Yeah then it's way better that you finally got a job where you have more possibilities. It's just too vexing when you are stuck with your profession and can't do anything about it.
Hehe, good luck! :3
Oh yes, 2018 started waay better than 2017 for me too. I mean it was no comparison to 2016, which was just one dumpster fire but yeah, 2017 still had after effects from 2016.
Those are very nice goals, I am sure you can do it. :3
For me it's finally finishing University. I have taken a break from it for almost a year because I just could not take it anymore and it was refreshing to finally be able to work and to earn my own money for a while. To be honest, I still am not looking forward to studying again but I need this degree to find a job in my profession. So...I just want to get over with it as fast as possible.^^"
Thankfully my husband finally has his life together and will go back to University to get an additional...degree? licence? XD as a chemistry teacher while working part-time as retailer. So at least that won't keep me awake at night anymore.^^" Also, since we both have are going back to learning for tests, it will be easier to stay motivated.
Other than that my husband and I are finally flying to Japan at the end of this month! :3 It will be a short trip but hey, I am glad that we can finally make it!
I too have been downsizing my collection. Now, that I finally have the space I just want to have a collection that fits together. So I have stopped buying whatever I found beautiful and now am considering first if it would fit my assortment or not. It helps a lot to skip figures. :3 So my goal for 2018 is the same as two years ago: Getting rid of the last stack of mangas and figures. ^^ It takes a long time but at least there's constant progress. :3 (And some extra money to put aside or spend for new figures. XD)


I started off being annoyed, but I'm over it now lol. I still don't like the changes much, especially the search-function is a lot less easy to use. But I don't really have a better place to keep track of my collection or blog, so here I still am. xD

And the only way to quote now is to be on the page where the original comment is, press quote. Open a new comment on the same page, and then copy-paste that comment on the page you want to have it... Yep. :S I don't understand why they removed the reply button...

I still think people are heavily overreacting, sites will always change. I think it's a strange reaction to completely stop using a website because some changes are not to your liking. I guess those people didn't actually 'need' MFC, as I personally cringe and cry at the idea of having to make my own database for all the stuff I own. If MFC ever stops existing, I do hope a big warning goes out before the site disappears, so I have a chance to screenshot/save all the stuff I have on here. X_X

I always talk positively about MFC, even with the new changes being not to my liking, but I'm not sure if I can attract a lot more new people here. xD Most of the older core users don't seem to have left.

Thanks for liking my introduction! :D You don't think it's too big now?

Yeah I hope I can work there for a lot longer time! :D It's amazing to work for a game company! :D Do you have an Android phone? Because then I can spam you with all the releases we are making. xD

I didn't 'hate' earlier jobs, but I was just there to earn money and be sure to afford the bills. No fun in that! And thank you! I hope both of us can get to our 2018-goals! :D

Sounds familiar...I had a lot of struggle in the last especially ~2 years of my studies because I sort-of lost interest in finishing it. But I really wanted the degree, because with only a high school diploma you barely can get any jobs around here (even for the random jobs I had before I needed a minimum of a bachelor degree!). What kind of work did you do in the last year? And I wish you and your husband good luck with finishing your studies!

And woooow, I am so jealous!!! I am also planning on going to Japan, but it will probably be another 2-3 years before I can get there, but I'm looking forward to it! Anyhow, which part(s) are you guys visiting? :)

Sounds very similar to me, I only have the list on my profile of what I collect and I barely have anything that doesn't fit those criteria anymore. What also helps me skip figures are the insane releases prices from the last few years. o.O *see something I like* 16K YEN FOR A PRETTY BASIC FIGURE *ok nevermind I don't want it anymore lol*

My selling went pretty fast a few months ago when I was jobless for a short while, I suddenly had a lot of free time to start listing things on the internet. xD But now that I work again I don't have that much free time anymore, so selling is going slow again. :P But I will get rid of everything eventually!
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Maronn (1 month ago) #30533822Hi there! :D
Haha thanks.^^" I really hope I'll be able to get my routine back in 2018 and be able to answer regularly again. The last two years were just kind of crazy.
Oh nice, what kind of job do you have now? I hope it's better than your last job! :3
Hehe that's true, belated merry christmas to you either way. XD And happy new year to you too!!!Have a good start in 2018! :3



Well, if you didn't visit MFC a lot in the last 2 years, prepare yourself for a lot of changes, lol. Although you probably have seen most of them already. The functionality of this site hasn't changed much, but the looks did a lot. Many people got angry and left MFC. It's very noticeable with less blogs and pictures getting posted, less votes/replies on them etc... :/

I just wrote a new introduction to my profile if you want to read up on everything! :D But summarized, I'm a Business Development Manager at a small game company and it's an amazing job! :D Although I have been bug testing this one game until the end of time now, so it can be frustrating a bit lol. But there are so many nice tasks to also do and it's finally a job in my field instead of the random callcenter/customer service/administrative work jobs I had in my years since graduating. I didn't hate any of those jobs, but I just knew they were dead-end without any growth ever possible. Now I finally have a job where I can decide some things myself and have a big influence on the company! ^^ So I'm really stoked about working there!

2018 is already starting better for me than last year, so I have good feelings about it! What about your 2018? Any big plans? For me, I just want to try my best at my new job and try to pay off as much as my mortgage as possible and keep collecting to a minimum (have been downsizing my collection a lot in the last few years and still working on that).
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Maronn (1 month ago) #30271654Thank you very much for the birthday wishes!! :3 I am so sorry that I suck at answering.^^"
I wish you a very very merry christmas! Hope you have a pleasant day. :3


No problem, I'm very slow too, especially nowadays with my super busy job! >.<

I'm too late to wish you a merry Christmas back, but I'm on time to wish you a happy new year and a good 2018! :D
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Welcome to the Trigger Club!
Please join our discord group and have a chat some time~ :D
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Since this sale wasn't officially listed, I will just leave my feedback here for anyone who wants a little insight on this person if they're planning in buying from them.

They're super quick at replying and very thoughtful when it comes to packaging. A very pleasent person overall to talk to. I bought a poster from them and they made sure there wasn't a chance it would get damaged during shipping and it arrived in perfect condition. Many thanks again and I hope to deal with a kind seller like yourself in the future!
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Maronn (11 months ago) #18524552Wow that sounds tough! Hopefully it's not too much of a workload!
Yeah my birthday was nice :3 Not very eventful but I got a cake, so it could not have been better! ;D
Oh yesss I am!!! Chapter 19 was amazing! (Though I am also a bit sad for Bum haha^^") Same here! It never even crossed me that I wanted that genre mix to happen until I read it. It's such a fascinating story and Sang woo is amazingly freaky in a very charming way. XD (But I would not want to ever meet him haha)
Hmmm not much unfortunately. ITEM #549560 is the most interesting new announcement for me. :') How about you?


Ah I am now back to working one job now so we will see how long this free time I have lasts haha. Oh my yes KS is just absolutely amazing and it's so cool running into people on here who love it as well! It's so well written and the characters are so amazing complex, I can't wait for season two to start. Should be any day now!! Wonfes wasn't too good for you? I'm sorry to hear that :'( I had a couple things I liked like Gothic Aoba and the Bunny Boys........I'm sure other stuff but I can't think of them now XD
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Maronn (1 year ago) #18510352Oh yes we actually tried...But all the other companies could not come fast enough as we moved over 2 countries so we were kind of stuck with them.^^" At least they came to the next date promised but oh my did we had to be stubborn...At first they wanted to come a week later but after me calling them that this in no way acceptable and after my boyfriend als calling them again they magically could make it sooner. We also got some money back but in no way did that compensate all the stress and sleepless nights we had because of this. But yeah...it's done now and our new apartment is great so we just try forget that horror story. :'D
But yeah I also thought that moving companies especially should be very strict about arriving on time as time normally is limited if one moves out.
Oh wow, that really is a very short time period! Do you not need to paint the walls as part of the contract at your place? Here it is obligatory pretty much everywhere. :')
Ohhh sounds fantastic! :D Where do you live now? ^^
Haha yeah indeed...I think it had been over half a year or more :'D (Which was my fault, I'm sorry^^") but good to hear that your new job is at least more fun than the last one. It's a shame that it pays so poorly though.
Oh I really hope you will get one of these job positions one day!
Yeah of course I do! :3 They are very interesting to read after all and there are not many bloggers reviewing older figures as well.
Understandable, real life stuff comes first. ;)
Well....I do not know if I will have a backlog but if I work hard this semester I could maybe re-do my tests besides the new tests. It will be hard but not impossible to do. But yeah, it's my own fault for not finding any motivation so there's no other choice. Also I actually do not mind that much, last year was just too much for me and I really needed the break to be able to function again, so it's alright. :)
University actually started just today again. :D
Thank you very much, I hope so too! But as we only celebrate a little bit (I even go to University on the morning haha) it will probably be a wonderful, pretty unstressfull day. :D Also we got a super amazing Zelda cake topper, so it can't go bad! XD
Ohh wow congratulations! How long have you two been married now? :3 And yeah I also do not think there is anything shameful in it as we marry to stay together without any hassle. :D (Since he is from Germany and we moved back to Switzerland and it's never easy to be able to live together unless you have a stable income all the time). So I do not think I will ever regret that step but yeah, it's just that a lot of people were a bit surprised that we handled that matter in such an unromantic way. XD (With no proposal....and no engagement ring or any other wedding tradition. XD Some of my friends also told me that it really came out of the blue for them :D) But glad to hear that you handled it similarly with your husband. :3 Also congratulations for finally getting your house!! I hope you now have more space to get a huge collection! XD


Urgh, always a hassle and it's so annoying if you have to rely on others instead of doing it yourself. >.<

Talking about doing it yourself, I'm not sure if I would fully recommend that for moving lol. With our most recent move my husband and I left some furniture at our previous place and though 'we don't have that much new stuff to move, so we should just rent a big van and do it ourselves!'. BIG MISTAKE. Especially with having to move the heavy appliances like our oven, refrigerator and washing machine with just the 2 of us. *whinces* Next time we have to move, we will use a company again. xD

And wow! You have moved to Switzerland I see on your profile! I didn't know you were planning to move so far away! I hope you have a good new future there! :D

It depends actually, we now have a house we bought. So you can do whatever you want. :P Our previous place was a rental appartment and that one we had to leave in perfect condition, though. ;)

I know live in the northern part of the Netherlands, close to the German country border. :) It's very nice and quiet here~ The only 'problem' is that it's very German-oriented (I don't speak any German myself and am bad with learning new languages, trust me I tried), so I have to travel far for work. Oh well, we own a cute house, so it's worth it!

No problem! Sometimes life just kicks you and you get busy. xD And well, that is with a lot of 'fun' jobs. The more fun, the less money you can expect. xD The worst paying job I ever had myself was in an ice cream store. I loved doing the work, though! Everyone was always happy, because...duh! Ice cream!

You're making me blush, haha! Well, once I have more time, I will upload a review again! I am still working on the last one of my Kan Colle x Lucky Star ones!

Ah, yeah I know multiple people that also 'on purpose' slowed down their studies. Luckily that's a lot easier with college compared to being in normal school. :P Good luck again to you! :)

Lol, I also just took 1 day off when I got married. Even worse, back then I had my job at the local municipality. I got married in the office next to the one I was working in every day... :')

Owww, that's so cute! Are you going to make the cake yourself or did you commission a piece somwehere?

We have been married for a bit over a year now~, together for a bit more than 6 years~. We want to do our 'actual' marriage when we hit 5 years married and 10 years together, because they are such nice numbers. Gives us a bit less than 4 years to save up money for it. We can do it! ʕ·͡ᴥ·ʔ

Awww, no rings for you guys? We did last-minute commission someone, but on purpose kept the material the rings are made of cheap (silver with a small stone), but the designs/sculpt means a lot to us. :)

YES I HAVE A LOT MORE SPACE. Setting out my collection is a slow work-in-progress though. xD But it also really helps me to clean out and sell/trade items I don't care much for as it really makes you think, working on a new set-up I mean. :)

How's the amount of space for your collection in your new place? :)
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Maronn (11 months ago) #18524328Well...I am not 100% sure that the figure releases are connected with the reboot. XD I just came to that conclusion as they started pumping out all TOS figures after the remake of the game was announced. Soooo I could be wrong. XD
Really??? Then it is even more a shame that Alter or Kotobukiya still did not pick up that amazing redhead!
Haha~ no I am sorry, there are no preview pictures yet. It's still veryyy roughly made and I wanted to wait with a blog until I have some decent results. :'D
Hehe of course! Users are here to be stalked...or not. XD Oh yes...those cute little things are very addictive. Most of my first figures were Petits and other small figures as well! And then it quickly escalated to full scales. XD
I'm from Bern but live now in Olten. :3 Soo....I guess we could technically switch to German? XDDD

omg haha, ich habe heutzutage kaum Kontakte online, mit denen ich auf Deutsch kommuniziere... da wird man direkt scheu. /o\

Bezüglich Kratos meinte ich eigentlich das Gegenteil, tut mir leid wegen der Verwirrung! Ich hab nun aus Neugier mal nachgeschaut... Die letzte Umfrage war in 2014 (dieses Jahr gibts wieder ne neue Auswertung): kotaku.com/tale... Kratos ist echt nicht mehr so hoch in der Liste. ;_______; </3 Konnte das kaum glauben, als die Freundin das nebenbei erwähnte. Dann wiederum habe ich Vesperia und Xillia 2 auch noch nicht gespielt, obwohl letzteres bei mir im Regal steht.

Ich warte dann geduldig auf deine Kratos-Figur... <O><O>
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Maronn (1 year ago) #18509282Oh yes that's probably better! :)
Tell me about it! My hopes were so high when TOS got an anniversary reboot and Lloyd and Zelos got figures as well as Collette... Kratos, ranking as 3rd most popular TOS guy in Japan (tss...weirdos) should have gotten a figure as well...But nope! >_<
Oh yeah, never give up hope! ^^ But just in case those figure companies will never acknowledge Kratos' fabulousness, I started working on a figure on my own. :D Can't whine all these years and not try to change it, right? :D
Hahahaha that's fantastic! I also did this some years ago. Stalking...ehm....observing other members was fun. ;)
Also thank you very much! :D I hope I can add more gentlemen in the future to my collection! Your collection is very lovely too! Sailor Moon was my childhood and I always found the chibi figures from Megahouse the cutest figures of them all! ^_^
Btw. from which part of Switzerland are you if I may ask? :D

Ah, i didn't realize the anniversary reboot was the occasion that prompted all those figures! ;_; A Tales friend of mine actually told me that Kratos' overall popularity within the series has tanked quite a bit in recent years, but I haven't looked it up myself. ;_; What is this self-made figure that you speak of. <O><O> Are there preview shots available? <O><O>

Wow, nice to see someone approve of the ~observing~. Hehe the Megahouse Petit Charas in general are how I started out collecting figures, so I'm really happy they exist! <3 I'm from Zurich, you?
1 year ago
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