Discussion in 'Whatever' started by xSuicide Squadx, May 18, 2018.
I believe a “kanpai!” is in order. Good job
@hellscrape Fuck yeah, dude!!! That’s a huge weight off of the financial shoulders! Japan 2020 is the new debt!!!
Seems like everyone’s going to Japan! I’m headed back for the second time in March 2020. Can’t wait to do hanami!
Yo Hannah if you’re in Osaka in March I believe there’ll be a toy show on round the 15th. Come drink with me
Ugghh, wish I could! I don’t get to Tokyo until the 19th March
When my lady, me and some friends in March 2018 we surprisingly caught Hanami in early March. All my friends in Japan said we were super lucky and that it’s very rare. It is absolutely *gorgeous* everywhere, especially in Yoyogi Park!!! We went to a particular temple, too, but I can’t remember the name off the top of my head.
couldnt think of a proper place for this other than to just say Fuck Yeah to us that started this game early, and still stick around one way or another. I was just browsing the web, came across these 2 images, and thought damn, its only 7 years ago but seems even longer. quite a few of our old friends we dont see or hear too much from anymore. but plenty that are still active in the scene
S/o 2 anyone who read what I initially wrote here. It felt nice 2 speak my peace.
I hear you. I came across some pics of nycc 2010 on an old computer, with pics of the first MVH Ollie release.
Or in 2012 when my wife and I went to Japan to get married, and it just so happened @Paulkaiju and Melissa were also there. What a fun time, but it doesn’t feel like 7 years ago, that’s for sure. Time flies.
Deep down inside I still have a tiny love/hate relationship with these pictures.
That said, I think this year(2012?) was the year I met and hung out a lot more with toy friends(2010 was my 1st year back in CA). The newer lask crew was in full force, most of which have slowed collecting a lot but I still see from time to time. This was the first time in my life that I admit to spending way too much money on toys in a single week(it was like a dcon spending spree). In my mind, this was the absolute peak for sdcc, 2011 and 2013 were also excellent years.
I feel lucky to have hit SDCC during those years (2010-2013) and meeting a whole bunch of guys I'm still still in touch with today, despite a lot of 'em drifting out of the toy scene. Thanks to social media it's cool to see where they've ended up and seeing how they've diversified and got on in life.
2012's first foray to Japan and the takeover of SDCC by the movie companies changed everything.
Surprisingly I can see me in both pics! I'm often not seen in pictures as I am buried under tall people. Also, 2012 for me and Nate was one of our best toy hauls by far. D-Con 2019 is a close second.
I see myself and my wife in both these pics too, my first and only SDCC, I’ve had the pleasure to meet my best friends on this damn forum and through collecting vinyl. That’s me far left in pic 1 and coming out of the store in pic 2.
I thought that was you but didn’t think you were at that show,, hardcore!
I was just informed the other day that the Dokidoki Osaka Sofubi Banpaku will be held on March 8th of next year instead of the usual ~15th!
So I’ll spend half my budget even earlier in the trip (I don’t even know who’s exhibiting yet sides a select few).
addude and dynamixtoy have gotten a bad rap over the years but I have to say both were more than fair in a couple of recent transactions I had. Fair pricing, pleasant comms, shipping at cost, there was a little price bump as you'd expect, but more than offset by them being willing to undervalue the package and snuck under UK customs radar.
Credit where credit's due!
Fuck Yeah for Ceramics class starting up next week! I’ve already taken Sculpture and Ceramics for credit, so now I just take the classes again and again without credit... and I’m allowed to do whatever the hell I want. I still get guidance from our actual artist teacher, Joe Fucigna, and I get full access to clay, glaze, tools, and the kiln. It’s worth every penny. Also, it keeps me social. There are others like me who sign up each semester, and I tend to hang out with them, even if they’re almost all 60+. ... admittedly, I have a lot more in common with them than I do the Gen Z kids.
What’s particularly exciting this time is that I will finally be able to MAKE pieces again. I’ve had to refrain from using clay for almost a year because I managed to hurt myself falling down half a flight of stairs. Got rotator cuff tendinitis from stopping my fall at the bottom of the stairs, and being my stupid self, I just ignored it for almost half a year. Finally got physical therapy and within a month or so, my shoulder is good as new.
I want to try and make some practical items, like plates, mugs, bowls, that sort of thing... but I also want to try and sculpt some figures. I was also thinking of trying to replicate pottery found in World of Warcraft. Surprisingly, there are so many beautiful designs of pots and vases in the game environment. I think it’d be pretty neat to translate them into real life.
Also, Fuck Yeah GGML Lucky Bags. Can’t wait!
Fuck yeah for getting a pay increase today! I am constantly having to pick up the slack because the one other guy in my department calls out at least once a week. Feels nice to be compensated for the work I do. Feels good man, feels good.
First day back in the gym in about two years, and the whole time I was focused and able to forget all my anxieties and worries. So fuck yeah to an hour of positive physical hurt, One King Down and Built Upon Frustration.
Let the weekend Be-gin!
God I love that photo
@Mr Fox As a tea-total, smoothie-slurping, shake-shovelling, Coke loving, (accidentally) straight-edge, soft-southern shandy drinking hating Northerner I have zero knowledge of the world of Gin, but have you tried this . . .
Just happens that a fellow Northern toy nerd is one of the guys behind it and out of a moral obligation, you really should!
@Anti Social Andy I have not but am partial to small batch gin and more interesting blends, so will check it out.
For those that do enjoy a G&T, Roku, the bottle in the photo, is recommended. The Japanese influence is obvious and a little too drinkable.
I don’t usually talk about my personal life much, outside of my own, individual issues. Certainly not on the likes of Instagram, but this place feels much safer and personable for me. Might not sound like the biggest deal, but it was pretty big for me.
Long story as short as I can make it, my cat Dahlia was very lethargic, sick. Not eating or drinking. Took her to the vet and waited almost five hours ‘cause they were swamped and only with one doctor in. They took her in, diagnosed, and said she was dehydrated, had a possible UTI, and that her x - rays read as potential fluid in the lungs. We agreed to have the x - rays sent to a radiologist to be 100% if it was fluid in the lungs or not, which if it was, they’d have to perform an emergency tap to extract. They pumped her with fluids for the dehydration, gave us antibiotics, and a hunger inducer to help her eat. We just got the call about 15 minutes ago that it’s not fluid in the lungs, nothing cancerous, but rather an infection similar to pneumonia. So if we keep up on the antibiotics she should be just as sunshine in a few days. She is incredibly important to the missus and me, as well as her brother King. We were overcome with tears of relief that she wasn’t in any serious danger, and that she didn’t have to spend any time away from us.
So ‘fuck yeah’ to the veterinary hospital, the doctor, the receptionist and the vet techs that were incredibly sweet, accommodating, patient, thorough and kind to us. Those near four hours felt like so much longer, but they went above and beyond through the chaos of the clinic today. I’m happy Dahlia’s home.
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