Why yes I would gladly pay 300 yen for some badly fried soba and all the water I can drink.
Well now the circle is now complete and I got my 1/8 Max Factory Mikuru in School Festival outfit. Given how times are kind of tough right now I guess this will be the last thing I’ll be getting for a while. Thus far given the weak dollar this is about the most I have ever spent on a figure to date. So I have been wondering since the dollar is weak any of you boys and girls still shopping like crazy importing stuff? This also another plea to the cult leader to give us secrets so we might be able to buy more; alas Moyism is remaining tight lipped about the secret to avoiding financial ruin. Now that I have one figure for every character in SHnY I feel some what triumphant, but for some reason I feel content to the point that there is nothing right now that tickles my fancy. Not sure if this is a sign that I have lost the passion, but unless one of the big PVC companies is putting out a Sheryl, Ranka, Klein, and Alto-hime figures I can’t think of anything coming out or has been released that I just had to have. (Yeah I suck at photography get over it.)
She may trip and drop it all…so any one want to take the hit?
Looks Megas good ~nyoro
So I am not sure if I have become wiser or that the passion has just faded. I am glad Mikuru arrived, but some how the gut wrenching price of 20 more USD than usual removed some of the joy. I am fortunate that I have enough discipline to not have bought a bunch of other stuff, but I still wonder how those hardcore otaku do it. Is there some sort of secret that I am not privy to? I know most of us are still poor starving college students or high schoolers still living with mummy and daddy, but even with my comfy pay check from Uncle Sam the weak dollar is making me weep. It kind of makes me worried about the future since the economic climate here just looks bleaker and bleaker given how the grand plan to get a house with my younger brother after college was scuttled when the housing bubble burst. Hopefully things will be better in a year or so, I’d much rather have a house of my own than have to move back in with my folks. Nothing wrong with having to move back in with your family given how the times are hard, but for me I want my own house some day instead of renting an apartment, mostly because I see it as a waste of money that delays a purchase of a home of my own. At least with the house I can make it a fortress of doom complete with death rays, nuclear missiles, and private hanger for a VF-25S with armor pack without having some irritable landlady chew my face off for knocking down a few walls.
My meager collection.
Quite why I my figures arrive the day I finish a project is still something that baffles me.
I really hate how when I graduated from high school the economy had tanked and once again it has tanked when I am about the get the hell out of college. Thankfully once I get out I still have my enlistment to provide some income and not be a total freeter when I move back home. If nothing else I might take a solicitation to the sand box if only to not see my parents in my utter disgrace over having everything not go as planned. I just hope there is some sort of bonus for re-enlisting when that time comes. Well for all the thunder clouds on the horizon maybe God does have a plan, once again a figure arrived at the same time I finished a painting project, that or this is one hell of a consistent coincidence. In any case my first two squads of Imperial Guard have been dubbed Fried Soba and Water in honor of having Mikuru completing the circle. Tsuruya’s fang I love that waitress outfit.
Fried Soba Squad.
Some Larger Pictures: