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Alexi - INFJ - Cancer/Scorpio/Libra - Faerie Princess
Note: I'm still very sick. My birthday is coming (July 3!!) and it would make me so happy if you left a picture of River Phoenix on my profile on that day. Thank you for visiting, I will reply to messages as soon as I can; I love you!
In the forest of dreams, time forever stands still

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Art by Alexi (that's me!)https://i.ibb.co/sw4q1YV/TOP-FRAME.png
Buddy, the Right Arm of the Forest Faerie
why are figures so expensive now?
billowsandsmoke6 days ago#97987372A bunch of folks keep talking about supply and demand, but I'm surprised that we're not talking more about the elephant in the room: if prices are going up, then apparently supply is low and demand is high. And why is that? If you ask me, it's because of a massive influx of new collectors--especially since the beginning of the pandemic.
Not only does this mean that the market is overwhelmed with buyers for a limited number of already released figures, but a glance at the figure collecting subreddit would suggest that many new collectors have been a little slow to understand the pre-order system as well. Add to that the steady stream of folks getting into the game every day, and suddenly you've got runs that are quite a bit smaller than actual demand calls for. It's unlikely that companies would be too keen to just produce more, either--the mix of rising prices, increasing delays, and plummeting QC suggests that manufacturers are already struggling to fulfil this new surge of pre-orders. Handmade products like these just aren't meant to be produced on such a huge scale, and the system appears to be cracking under the pressure.
This isn't a "newbie bad" rant or anything like that. The amount of activity on both MFC and reddit from collectors who've been doing this for even a year or less is increasing exponentially. More people are competing to buy up a small aftermarket of figures, and more people are pre-ordering products that are expensive and labor-intensive to make. Price spikes in that kind of situation are inevitable.



https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.png"Secret Garden" by AX

A place where I belong;
A place where I am always by your side;
for such a place my heart has searched for so long.

The yellow light of morning seeps between
the branches of the forest;
we walk together down the path we created
hand in hand.

A soft touch of the cheek;
A faint whisper and the lush grass beneath our feet;
I pull you through the woods
into the mystical land of Faeries;
into a place we will never be seen again.

𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕕𝕒𝕪, 𝕀 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠 𝕨𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕒𝕡𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕚𝕫𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕪𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗.https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.pnghttps://64.media.tumblr.com/bed6365383706428ba972d73c8aa5c1f/tumblr_pk9kcuPY2X1wix2xwo1_500.gif



Hiya there!^^ Thank you very much for welcoming me and no problem haha, nice to meet you Alexi and same here! Also happy early/late birthday. ヾ(☆▽☆)
1 day ago
Though my internet is kind of shitty, at least I can get Fairy Ranmaru to barely play by letting the video wait a few seconds and then wait about 10 minutes for another minute or two of a single episode to load. :') There is a library near my house, but I feel like my mom might tell me no since hopeless people like to sleep on the first floor of it, lol. My mom is especially concerned about them since quite a few of them are most likely still unvaccinated.

I could always just go to the 2nd floor as I don't think that the homeless people go all the way up there where most people go. I would try to go to Mc Donald's, there there aren't any within walking distance. :( I lack a car atm so get to the few places that I want to go on foot.

Aw, tysm for cheering me on with my senior project! ;A; Maybe I can share some of what I made when I get something more substantial done. ^^ I hope to talk to you again soon too! Do take care!

2 days ago
I am super hyped for the arceus game!! I really love the concept of an open-world game, it's v new and fresh! I just hope they execute it well :0 I 100% agree with you and am def most hyped about arceus getting the overdue story that he deserves :')

ooooo I really like paradise from them BTS well!! I wouldn't label myself as an army either bc I'm more of a fan of their music rather than being a huge stan of them as individuals :') I think my fav tracks from them are house of cards, filter, and whaelin 52 :')

omg yes I love And July (and Dean)!! I got into Korean R&B around 2016?? it was actually Dean and Crush that got me introduced to that genre with their track what2do:

this is still one of my fav tracks to this day :') it's really nice to listen to during winter while drinking something warm!!

I actually started listening to kpop when I was around 10 so my fav artists have fluctuated throughout the years :') the artists that I really like and regularly listen to today are Epik High, IU, Zico, Hyukoh, Heize, Lee Hi, Dean, DPR Live, Code Kunst, etc. :') I more so listen to Korean R&B nowadays, but I'll listen to some music from the new ggs and bgs sometimes :)

one track that I've been listening to a lot recently is Lee Hi and Jonghyun's Gloomy Clock I love this song bc the song is very upbeat but the lyrics the polar opposite :') which Korean artists and songs do you listen to a lot?? :)
4 days ago
hi again alexi!! thank you for the compliment! I'm really fond of my name since one of my favourite classic movies is Breakfast at Tiffany's :') I love your name as well since it reminds me of one of my favourite actresses at the moment (Alexa Demie!!)

I watched pokemon during my childhood as well!! I watched it on YTV, which was a channel for Canadian youth :) I stopped watching it around the time the whole Sinnoh arc was over?? I watched so many 240p pokeshipping and advanceshipping amvs on YouTube during this time (they are still cinematic masterpieces!!) LOOOL

although my intro to pokemon was gen 4 (platinum was my 1st pokemon game!!), my fav gen is def gen 5 because the story was just too good LOOOL :') I was super obsessed with N as a kid too, read a whole lotta fanfics with him in it :') gen 4 definitely has a special place in my heart bc I really love the atmosphere in the game, the OST is god-tier, and I feel super relaxed whenever I replay the game (excluding the champion Cynthia battle!!)

I think my fav pokemon are sylveon, arceus, and cubchoo!! my friends think cubchoo is ugly bc of the snot coming out of their nose, but they are v cute to me... the snot adds to the cuteness factor imo :')

I also see that you're a fan of BTS!! when did you start listening to them and what are your fav tracks from them??
5 days ago
Heya Fantasy! ^^ I don't mind it if you need some extra time to reply to my last message. We do seem to send paragraphs to each other so it's alright. ^^'

I don't exactly know what had been going on irl for you, but I do understand what it's like to be rather busy. ;v;

In regards to my summer, it's going alright. I've been spending most of my time working on my last senior project for college so that I can finally graduate! My sleep hasn't been the best as I've been plagued with frequent bathroom trips. I have find myself to be somewhat tired each day so my progress with my projects have been a bit slow. I might I have to see a doctor about that.

As for my summer anime watching my internet has been making it hard to run videos on the usual websites that I go on to watch anime for free. :/ (My internet provider is Skyroam and their service is barely decent at time, lol. I tried to talk to my momabout getting a new internet provider, but she said that we can get one next summer. :') ) Just barely, I have been watching Fairy Ranmaru. Season 1 is going to end next week so I really want to follow it! I really hope that there will be a season 2 despite it being only slightly above average. The series has been getting a lot of merch since season 1 seems to be doing rather well in Japan at least. Unfortunately, there are still no figures of any of the characters in the show, but there are mousepads, daki covers, plushies, and some can badges. I want to get a few of those items at least. ;v;

Due to my slow internet and needing to prioritize my senior project, I might have to postpone the bulk of my anime watching still. If I can get most or all of my senior done when I more back into my dorm.

Also, you are still on my heart and mind as well and I wish you the best as well. If things aren't going so great for you atm, I hope things get better for you soon. ^^

I can't wait to read and reply to your next message when you are able to get around to it! :D

6 days ago
omg that's really wholesome I really like that ^__^ Charmander is def one of my favourite starters, the design is just too cute :') Would you say that you're more of a first-gen fan when it comes to pokemon games or are you more drawn towards other generations? You can also call me Tiffany, it's nice to meet you Alexi :)
8 days ago
Hey! This might be an odd question, but I noticed you always sign off your comments with a Charmander figure. What's the meaning behind it? :)
15 days ago
Hey Alexi! I finally finished my DM and explained what happened in the near end. It's ok if you don't finish replying to my comments. What counts is you reading it. :) Good news, the OP finally deleted the article!

This might sound cheesy, but thank you for being an amazing friend. We really do mirror and relate. I appreciate it whenever you speak up if I say something upsetting or something is off. It shows you really do care. Even if I'm doing ok, you still post something kind on my profile page.

It's hard to take care of myself and focus when I live in a toxic environment. I really do want to spoil myself! But sadly, I have many responsibilities in my way. Work is in the way too. I at least spend 2 hours doing my art project. I wish I had more free time like everyone else. :(

I would hate to leave my friends behind. I probably won't leave just because of some drama. In this case, maybe I just need a small break and find other stuff to do other than browsing on MFC. I even read MFC during my breaks! It really shows how much I am addicted to this website.

Overall, I will stay and I hope you stay too. ~
25 days ago
Hank you so much for the birthday wishes and the cute gif!
26 days ago
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