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«Minna! <3»
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My name is Parker. I'm 28. I am a baseball player at heart, and hope to be in practice for years to come. This summer I was back in Sweden; it was a fantastic experience last year so I played another season there. I recently completed my entry training for the Army, so I'll begin my military work soon! I had wanted to serve for a long, long time, and I'm very happy, having finally made it a reality.

I'm 6'1'' and 190-198 pounds, I like most sports including baseball, hockey, NASCAR, golf, football, and volleyball. Golf and volleyball are the only sports other than baseball that I actually play.

I have a few hobbies other than figure collecting; I collect militaria, and I collect and shoot historic military firearms; I'm also a huge fan of military history. Other hobbies include bass guitar, light novels and manga, and a few other things. I am also a novice chef, if there is such a thing. I love coffee, tea, and most hot drinks, and enjoy going to the local tea shop with some of my friends.

I enjoy good company, and making lasting friendships. Don't be afraid to contact me, for any reason! :)

Strike Witches, Clannad, Pani Poni Dash, Gunslinger Girl, Amagami SS, Angel Beats!, Spice & Wolf, The Mentalist, House, and many others.
Book Girl, Kieli & Strawberry Panic
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Online Mahjong
MOE Point(s)
Bows/ribbons, tsundere, small chest, quiet and sweet.
U2, most other classic rock, some hard rock, etc.
Dell desktop and Acer Aspire One laptop



I really dislike people that spend a lot of time on their phones, even when they are with friends. It sounds quite crude, but I removed pretty much all of those people from my group of friends. The people I now have left as close friends luckily share the same mindset I do. :) That does not mean nobody ever looks at a phone (even I need to do it sometimes when visiting people, because of work), but it crosses the line for me when they are literally interacting (for fun) with other people on the phone, while meeting up with actual people IRL.

Coincidentally I just got a package with these 4 a few days ago: ITEM #54772 , ITEM #78365 , ITEM #78647 and ITEM #99028 , but that was because of getting a very good deal from a local seller on them. I don't make random impulse purchases for high prices that much anymore.

Hehe, Pokémon is a huge amount of nostalgia for me. I have especially good memories from playing the original Game Boy games, which is also why I am so attached to the Green and Red figure. :)

I was also disappointed in the CG of Brave Witches, Strike Witches also had quite a bit of CG, but I felt like it blend a lot better with the 2D animation there. Anyway, I was also happy to see the new Witches and the small role for Sanya was also very cute! I also missed a bit of the girls being paired up, or seeming like good friends together, which really added to the cuteness of the story of Strike Witches. I'm afraid Alter's Hikari won't be a super fast seller, as a lot of people seem to have already forgotten about Brave Witches. Hikari is also a bit too expensive for me, but I want to pick her up in the aftermarket, where I am expecting her to sell for a lot less. A lot of Witches-fans also don't really seem to like Hikari, because they find her too similar to Yoshika.

I'm currently living on mainly Senseo coffee at work (is Senseo even a thing in the USA?, it's compressed coffee btw) and at home I like iced coffees more (either homemade or pre-bought). :) Nothing beats an actual huge fresh bean machine though, but I don't think I will get my money's worth if I buy one of those for use at home, because I barely have my coffee routine at home in my busy weekends.

Oh dang, that is too bad to hear. I also had a friend being catfished once, and another friend being tried to be talked into a pyramid scheme thanks to dating apps... But there are also succesfull stories, my sister-in-law found her boyfriend of 5+ years through an dating website and my sister found hers 3+ years ago through an dating app. You do have to be patient with those websites and apps though, as it can take multiple years before you have a really succesfull match. And that also includes going on many dates with people where you will quickly find out you have no connection with. ^^'' Anyway, it's possible, so I do hope you come across a nice person IRL or through a website/app! :)
12 days ago
You know, you do have to think about all kinds of similar things in the past. For example, when newspapers were invented, they were seen as anti-social things, because people would be less talkative in public situations, during transportation etc. because of those 'dang distracting newspapers!'. ;) Every generation/era has some new kind of 'technology' that will be rejected by a small group, while embraced by another big group. Also currently I am very curious for how much longer we will have free use of internet I think it will take a bit longer, but I won't be surprised if it becomes more regulated, just like how it went with radio in the past.

Anyhow, going back to figures and merch. :) My amount of pre-orders has been really low in the last couple of years, but in these last few weeks I did make 3 pre-orders I really could not live without: ITEM #655570 , ITEM #675943 and ITEM #600025 . Gah! I'm not even sure which one I'm most excited about! Ash looks badass, but I'm so happy to have a matching Green for my Red! <3 And in general can't live without Mewtwo, especially affordable Mewtwo's, lol.

I think we did not discuss Brave Witches much, but what did you think of it? I liked it a lot, but the characters are a lot less memorable. And with my local scene it has quite flopped unfortunately. :( I'm not sure about the rates/popularity in Japan and the USA. Japan still made quite some merch, but it's not like we're getting all the new main girls as scaled figures it seems, hrm.

You can make coffee as good as Starbucks?? What kind of coffee machine do you have?! My own made coffee is never that good, haha. Although I am glad that at work we recently got a new coffee machine, giving way better quality stuff than before. :P

Aw, I'm sad to hear that, I don't like hearing people being lonely. I hope you find someone soon! If you're not on them, don't feel ashamed to try dating websites and the like. I know many people that found a really good partner through them. :)
1 month ago
I'm really curious to how everything will look in another 10-15 years when technology that we walk around with gets even more advanced... Regarding maps, I do have to say I greatly prefer using TomTom/GPS and likewise methods rather than reading maps. :P It makes especially driving alone so much easier.

You always have the thing with 'sex sells' and a lot of Japanese and Western artists used to do porn or still do it on the side with another name. It's just easy money. When I just started watching Strike Witches I had a really hard time to get used to all the fanservice. It's a good thing that because of Strike Witches being such a success, that they could lower the amount of fanservice by a huge amount for Brave Witches. :)

Starbucks is a lot more affordable in the USA and other countries than Europe from what I encountered on my travels. A simple cup of Starbucks will be €4 and the prices go up if you want more special things. The drink I like the most is about €5-6 a cup. >.< I absolutely love the quality of their coffee, but it's a really special luxury product here, because at most other places fancy coffee will cost you like €1-2. But yeah, Apple products are mostly showoff items.

Hehe, would be nice! Considering most of the 'things you must need' nowadays can be done on laptop and/or tablet, I rather keep my phone non-smart. :)

That's so good to read that it's so enjoyable for you! ^^ I always like reading about people enjoying their jobs. Probably because a lot of people are stuck in something they greatly dislike, but have to do for money.
1 month ago
Everytime I'm in public transport, I see at least one parent that has shoved an tablet/smartphone with videos playing in the hands of the child or in a holder in the stroller. :x Technology can be good, but it just comes across so much as lazy parenting. Just let the them watch videos all day...I mean, TV also existed when I was growing up myself, but it was a lot more monitored, as it was at one spot in the house we would have to share. Nowadays everything is a TV. >.< Sorry for my old lady rambles again. xD

That remind me of:


Oh yeah, you told me before and I forgot, sorry! I personally always try to keep artist and art seperate. If I wouldn't do that, I would probably hate almost every actor and never watch a movie. xD So I apply the same to (2D) artists and rather not delve too much into their personal story.

Where I live for sure, Apple is more like a status symbol, just like holding a cup of Starbucks.

I used to have this old and outdated Windows Phone, put it in storage because I got an smartphone, smartphone broke after a few years and now I'm using the old Windows Phone again. Old technology takes many years to break, while most smartphone start showing their first problems in ~2 years time, with most of them actually dying in 3-4 years unless they get refurbished.

My favorite phone that I had for a really long time was this one:


If Motorola were ever to make those again, I would be willing to shell out quite some cash for it. :P

Ahah, I'm understanding it more now. So it's more like, you 75% (or similar percentage) live and work as a civilian, but are always ready to help the army when needed (and your civilian jobs knows of this too?). Very different from how it works over here!
2 months ago
Yeah, I notice it with friends of coworkers and friends: They only find out their kid has a new social media profile somewhere, when someone points it out. Yikes, they should at least make all that stuff 16+... Personally I think it would be good if you raise kids with a 'technology free' day once a week (even I do it, mostly on saturdays or sundays). That way they can also appreciate to learn things like crafts, know how it is to help in the household, read a book etc. :)

So, what do you think about ITEM #676240 and ITEM #676072 from last Wonfes? :) I think that 1/4 bunny will look amazing with the recent Victory Arrow bunny's. :)

Reminds me of being 'invited' to one of their 'small business' related workshops to get on the Apple market with your Android games, and after that getting slapped in the face it would cost us $1750 each person to attend a 4-hour lecture. Yeah, uh no. Most companies have those marketing-related lectures (that serve as the purpose to gain new customers), for a small entrance free, or ask for a small fee for use of services, getting food etc. And then they act all surprised why Android is the more popular platform to publish games on? :P

My current Windows-phone is close to death and I'm not sure what I'm going to do as replacement. I could either get the few years old Sony Xperia from my dad (which is a very decent Android device) or I will buy a flipphone. I'm so nostalgic for flipphones. Not sure yet if I would go for a 'smart' flipphone or regular cheapo one.

If you don't mind me asking again (as this stuff is very different from how the army works over here), you have a regular job, which is assigned by the army? And then you can choice a direction or preferred profession for that job? (If yes, then the system is quite similar to the Netherlands and I understand better. :) ) Anyway, it sounds very diverse and interesting what you do! ^^
2 months ago
When it comes to subjects like that, I am so glad to not be raising children in this day and age... You wouldn't want to ban technology from them, but you have to be super careful with it. Especially with all the social media nowadays. It's also really though on people I know with teenage kids, because nowadays for certain school subjects they must have a laptop or tablet.

Did you by the way have anything from Wonfes that are must-buys for you? Or things that surprised you? I'm almost done with reading/looking at all the announcements I missed and so far my only 'must pre-order' is ITEM #675943 to match my Red for nostalgic reasons. :)

Yeah, I also really dislike Apple. :P Only Apple product I ever bought was an iPod Classic 10+ years ago and even though I loved the design and huge amount of storage space, it was always a hassle to just charge the thing or add/remove things on it. >.< I'm quite a big Android fan, even though my phone is also a Windows Phone lol. Too bad that the Windows Phone market is quite dead. Microsoft tries their best to find people willing to make games and apps for their devices, it's quite sad. >.< Not that the Windows phones were a flop, but they are absolitely not popular for smartphone-related companies to work with. We also don't venture into that market as we think it would be too much work for what we could possibly earn with it. :X

If you don't mind me asking: What kind of army are you in? :O I'm absolutely not an expert on how everything works in the USA. And I hope you had a nice few days off! :)
2 months ago
The good thing smartphones did for me was weed out fake friends and they are a good indicator of how likable a person is (glued to smartphone all the time = nope). Personally I also do think it's not that good for everyone to have a super computer that can do everything in their pocket. I long back to the days where computers could only be in a house and 'outside time' was really 'outside time'. Sorry for my rambles, I must seems like an old lady yelling 'get off my lawn'! :^)

You could think about buying the new Super Nintendo? It's not as nostalgic as the real thing of course, but considering the age of the real things, it's probably good to buy a 'back up console' to make sure you can continue playing those games. :)

Welp, we make smartphone and tablet games. Yeah I know, it clashes with my own philosophy. :) Still I want to provide fun games for the new generations and I hope our games do so. :) Do you have any Android devices? That's currently our market, but we want to branch out to Apple too!

Oh, I expected you quit the army for your new job, but you actually do 3 things at once now? Wow! I hope you still find some time to relax every now and then. :)
2 months ago
sillyker0nian アメージングコレクター
Yep, that it was! I remember getting Konata online all those years ago still! :D
2 months ago
I still have a 10-year old mobile phone. :') All smartphone-related stuff I can either do on my laptop or tablet anyway, so it's not like you 'need' a smartphone. And it's quite liberating not having to be online always. ;)

My husband has a lot more free time for games than I have and we only had outdated consoles, so the gaming PC is something we really wanted already for multiple years. :) And once the PC gets outdated, I think we will buy a new generation console again. And differentiate between PC gaming and console gaming. :)

I put a really big description on it in my profile info, but long story short, I'm a Business Development Manager at a small game company. Which is super fun to do, but it has a lot of tasks and work load! You congrats on your new position too! What do you do for work nowadays? :)
3 months ago
Thank u <3
3 months ago
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