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Pii pika pikachuu?
08 April 2014 @ 04:44 pm
Okay, got in a bunch of items! Time for sales! Proceeds from these sales benefit my Japan trip in October!

You can also e-mail me to make an order if you prefer -- phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com

PLEASE tell me right away if you're outside the US, as it changes your shipping charges quite a bit! Additionally, due to Paypal's increased fees/bad exchange rate for foreign currencies, I only accept US dollars. I apologize for any inconvenience!

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Thanks so much for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
07 March 2014 @ 11:03 am
It's been a weird start to March! I've been feeling pretty good mentally/emotionally so far this year (and I still do), but, man, these two incidents in one week.

So, first off, on Saturday evening a guy knocked on my door, asking if I had a yellow lab. I said I didn't, but then asked why he was asking. It turns out another guy hit a yellow lab across the street from our house. Being an animal person as I am, I decided to go check out the situation. I found the dog laying flat-out on the side of the road, with what appeared to be a broken leg. I covered her up with a towel to try and prevent shock, and rubbed her to keep circulation going and talked to her. A highway patrol officer showed up, followed by an animal control officer. The dog had a new-looking collar, but no tags, and the animal control officer said that he if he took her, she was going to be put down. My mom arrived on the scene after a little while, too. Instead of letting the officers take her, I decided to take her myself, because I had a feeling her family would be looking for her, and I didn't know the extent of her injuries. She weighed around 75 lbs so it wasn't easy to get her in my car, but we managed it.

Mom and I waffled back and forth on what to do. It was a Saturday night, so no vet offices were open except the emergency vets around an hour away, and they said they would charge us for the services. She didn't seem to be going into shock, just a lot of pain, and had no bleeding from the mouth or nose, so at least she appeared to be stable. We called a few different vets and talked to them, but decided to think about it for a little while. Meanwhile, we drove around the neighborhood to see if anyone seemed to be searching for a dog. We didn't find anyone, so we ended up bringing her in the house, though it wasn't easy.

I sent a Facebook message to my friend Katie, who is a veterinary assistant, and she sad she'd call her boss and, meanwhile, gave us doses of a pain medication we had on hand to get her through the night. The next day, Sunday, we took her in to see Katie's boss, who agreed to see her as a stray. The x-rays were not good--her femur was shattered into multiple pieces, her other back leg had something else wrong with it, and on top of that, her back wasn't in good shape from old age. Dr. Tim said surgery was an option, but it would be major and likely involve amputation of one of the legs. They gave us morphine to help get her through the next day, in hopes that we would find her family in that time. I went home and posted all over local Facebook pages, hoping and hoping someone would contact us. And within a few hours, her family called us, and came to get her. Unfortunately, we haven't heard back on what happened, but I suspect they put her down. That's what I would have done. Anyway, it was exhausting and sad, we had her for around 20 hours, and it took me a few days to recover.

And then yesterday, I was walking around and managed to roll my ankle badly/basically fall on it. It hurt so much I was yelling for quite a while, and almost passed out. So, that's what I'm dealing with now. I can put a little weight on the affected ankle, but not much, and if I don't take pain meds I feel sick from the pain if I get up and hobble around. With pain meds, I can at least manage to get up and get around on crutches, while keeping the foot up. Gonna go get it x-rayed soon. I hope it heals quickly--it sucks being stuck on the couch. :(

On the upside, pheonixxfoxx and I booked our Kyoto hotel and Shinkansen tickets together, which was a great deal! It's all paid for. Japan savings are going well, I still have tons of time to save, and my birthday is one week from today! I'm super excited for the trip--I keep having to remind myself that there's still seven months to go!

Aaand I lost two auctions I wanted to win last night. Oh well, they just went too high. I'm a little sad, especially about one of them (which had quite a few items I wanted), but, you win some and you lose some. I already have over 100 plush to have shipped here when I can afford it. XD I'll sell most, but keep a few.
 
 
Feeling: okayokay
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
14 February 2014 @ 02:44 pm
If you don't want to log in to LiveJournal, you can e-mail me at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com to make an order!

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The items for sale!Collapse )

Thank you for looking--please let me know if you have any questions~!
 
 
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28 January 2014 @ 01:47 pm
I also won a lot of Pokémon genga/douga last night! The auction says Best Wishes, but then the auction picture has one drawing from X/Y as well! (Fletchling, yesss! ♥) There are only three images in the auction pictures, but eighteen drawings, so I'm excited to see what else is in the lot when it arrives. I love collecting production art!





 
 
Feeling: happyhappy
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
02 January 2014 @ 09:23 am
Ooooh, I won a lot of 8 bell plush, with Vaporeon, Jolteon, Dragonair, Dragonite, Oddish, Bulbasaur, Pidgey, and Pikachu! They don't come with their boxes, but, I mean, you rarely see those 'Vees and I won the whole lot for (I think) quite a bit less than what they'd be auctioned off for on the community.

Now to begin the internal war over what to keep and what to sell. Very tempted to keep the first four because they're all ones I collect to some degree (I already have Pidgey and Pikachu), but on the other hand I could make a lot off of them... Maybe I'll wait until I have them in hand to decide. I have a feeling I'll be so charmed by them that I'll keep those four even though I could make money for Japan off of them. Bell plush are just too cute. ;___;

I'm really surprised I won them? I mean, they weren't cheap (although, actually with fees and stuff, they'll probably only average out to about $20 each), but certainly less than I would have expected to pay for them... I wonder if Noppin's holiday helped me out here.

Still a little sad about the Chikorita Plushplush, but this awesome win sure helps! (Just hope I find another Chiko Plushplush one of these days.)
 
 
Feeling: happyhappy
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
01 January 2014 @ 12:37 am
Happy New Year, LiveJournal friends!

You guys are honestly some of my favorite people ever, and I hope 2014 brings you tons of happiness!

I'm optimistic about the year ahead.
 
 
Feeling: optimisticoptimistic
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
31 December 2013 @ 06:27 pm
Shaping up to be another boring New Year's Eve, haha. I'm trying to talk mom into going to dinner but she keeps saying "It's not very exciting!"

But mom, the alternative is sitting around at home? I think it's at least more exciting than that. @____@

Anyway, other than that and being a little tired, I'm doing pretty well. I'm very optimistic about 2014!

The traditional year-end memes!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: okayokay
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
26 December 2013 @ 06:44 pm
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season! I certainly did! I finally have a day off work tomorrow where I can sleep in and just laze around, and I need that so badly. I'm totally exhausted. Crazy season at work still isn't over, though, orz... I just have to make it through the next few weeks and things will go back to normal!

I'm a bit sad because I won a Chikorita plushplush a few weeks ago, and I was excited to win it. It's something I've wanted for a while, and of course they're not common... But the seller on Y!J sent the item to the wrong person, and attempts to recover it have failed, so no more Chikorita plushplush. T____T At least I was refunded in full, but I would have preferred the Chikorita plushplush... Oh well, nothing I can do about it, except continue my search! If anyone sees one for sale in good condition (with tag, preferably), please let me know! I'm also after the Larvitar plushplush. (And I'd love to get Porygon2, but I doubt that will happen because I probably wouldn't shell out more than $150 or so for one.)

I'm getting serious about wanting to go to Japan next year. I got some money for Christmas and put some of it away for that very purpose, and I have some ideas of how I'm going to make it happen. I'm thinking of going in October, just because I think that timing would work out well--I don't have any conventions then, it's not too busy at work, and it's not the middle of summer. I'm not set on that, but I think it's a good time to aim for, anyway.

I was finally ready to order two things on Amazon: the canopies for my chicken coops, and the Gyutto Eevee plush. The canopies went out of stock and Gyutto Eevee's price went up $10, so for now I'm not ordering either. Gotta get those canopies as soon as I can, though! orz of course they go out of stock as soon as I'm ready to order them!
 
 
Feeling: tiredtired
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
24 December 2013 @ 04:40 pm
I've been working myself into exhaustion so not much time for LJ lately, but...

Happy holidays to all my LiveJournal friends! I hope you all have a wonderful time, with good food, good company, nice presents, and easy travels. Take care of yourselves and know that you're all in my thoughts! <3
 
 
Feeling: busybusy
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
10 December 2013 @ 03:40 pm
Tons of great Pokémon stuff available!



To order, you can comment on this entry or e-mail me at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

I also have a ton of Japanese holographic and rare cards, especially from D/P era. If you're looking for anything, let me know and I will check if I have it!

Sales Policies. Please read before purchasing!Collapse )

See the items here! Plush, figures, clearfiles, and more!Collapse )

Let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
07 December 2013 @ 11:40 pm
Finished Oyasumi Punpun tonight. I...have a lot of feelings right now, not all of them things I can easily express. I'm also somewhat confused about some things in relation to the end. Someday I want to read the whole thing again, but realistically I can't say it'll be right away, as much as I'd like to read it all again for the sake of clarification and picking up on things I missed. I'll have to emotionally prepare myself first, but I think I will read it again when I can.

As a warning, the manga gets extremely dark later in the story, so please be aware of that going into it! Dark, violent, disturbing, and bleak. Honestly, this is one of the more depressing stories I've ever read, and yet it also has these many moments of incredible beauty that took my breath away. I've got to say, despite my mixed feelings about the ending, I feel it is a masterpiece, without a doubt. I think it deserves that.

I'm so glad I decided to read it. Emotionally, I'm rather drained, though.
 
 
Feeling: emotional
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
05 December 2013 @ 12:14 am
I haven't read much manga in a while. I love manga, I just never get around to reading it for some reason! I should read the manga for Chihayafuru and Shingeki no Kyojin at some point, though...

But anyway, I heard good things about Oyasumi Punpun and found myself intrigued, so I decided to start reading it. I'm almost five volumes in now and I utterly love it! It's melancholy, but filled with a lot of truth and beauty. The art is fantastic, too. I definitely recommend it. Even in the first volume, I was already emotionally involved. Apparently it ends on December 27th, so I suppose I picked a good time to start reading it.

Expecting another gigantic Pokémon box! It's probably leaving Japan right about now, so it should be here Monday or something, maybe Saturday if I get lucky. Like the last one, there's a fair amount of random lots of things so it'll be fun to dig around in. I hope I'll find some good stuff to keep as well as some good things to sell! I'm trying to buy my chickens $200 worth of kennel covers, so if sales go well that will be a huge help. I also have a big box from Gin on the way!

I always think I'd like to send holiday cards to everyone, and I really would, but I never end up doing it! It drives me crazy. The problem is this: I want to spend forever on each card, personalizing it, writing a long message, finding extras that fit with each person, and by the time I make one or two I've taken forever and tend to exhaust myself doing this kind of thing. I have a hard time going more minimalist, too, ahhh. Oh well. Maybe someday I can show some restraint... e_____e
 
 
Feeling: happyhappy
 
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
16 November 2013 @ 08:16 pm
Wow, having some good luck today on getting Eevee evolution stuff!

I held off on buying two sets of things I wanted because they were too expensive, but now my waiting paid off!

First I won 12 Pokédoll figures (including all the Eeveelutions except Vaporeon) for 1200 yen! I can't believe it went for so low. And then, I just got a BIN of 12 of the theater keychains (including all the Eeveelutions except Flareon) for 1890 yen. I can pick up the missing ones whenever, not too rushed about that, but...anyway, I'm really pleased to get both of those because I was worried no more sets of them would pop up at all, much less for pretty cheap. And both sets have at least a few extra figures I can sell off, to make the sets even cheaper.

I'm getting closer to being caught up on the Eeveelution madness, though I've still got a few sets to pick up when I can afford them. I'm not going for all the Eeveelution sets right away, some I'm just happy with getting Umbreon, but I like to get the sets whenever I can afford it because I do collect all the Eeveelutions, just not as insanely as I do Umbreon.

Tomorrow I plan to list some TCG on Ebay! I hope they sell well. I have some Pokémon that are pretty popular, so hopefully they will. :D
 
 
Feeling: chipperchipper
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
13 November 2013 @ 01:09 pm
Ahh, I want to post all the things I got, but it's still really overwhelming to do, so if I do it it'll be in small bits and pieces.

Anyway, these are (what I believe to be) train advertisements that I got in my package! They're made of sturdy cardboard, and fairly large as you can see from the comparison with Umbreon. The Ash, Iris, and Dento ones seem to be for the tsunami relief as far as I can tell! My pictures aren't very good so you can't see that well, but it says Japanese Red Cross of Japan and Love in Action at the bottom on those.





I'm not sure if I actually want to sell them, unless someone gave me a good offer. I think they're pretty awesome. :D I'll have to take better pictures of them soon, as these are illegible at their current size.

Also, I got them a bit ago, but here's my 1/1 Kalos starters!



I want to take a picture of them with all my 1/1 starters, but most of my 1/1s are in a closet right now and it's hard to get them out! So, I'll have to do that sometime when I have time to dig around in the closet and stuff.
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
12 November 2013 @ 07:39 pm
Lots of great Pokémon stuff available!

I also have a ton of Japanese holographic and rare cards, especially from D/P era. If you're looking for anything, let me know and I will check if I have it!

Sales policiesCollapse )

Click for the items!Collapse )

Let me know if you have any questions, and as I said above, I have tons and tons and tons of Japanese TCG, too, so if you're looking for any of those or know of someone who is, let me know! I'll be listing a bunch on Ebay soon.
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
12 November 2013 @ 01:22 pm
I got my box in! It is literally big enough for me to sit in and have plenty of room, haha, and the box weighed like 70 lbs or something crazy like that!

There were some really amazing/interesting things in it! One of the things I wasn't expecting at all is that I got some Japanese train advertisements for post-tsunami support and ads! I don't know how I would sell them (and I will keep some) but they're really amazing! They're thick cardboard and in great shape. That's something you don't find every day, and there are six of them, all with different designs!

And the cards! Omfg, I'm overwhelmed by the cards. I bought this huge card lot and it is incredible. Whoever was collecting this was insane to just put it up for as little as I won it for--it must have taken at least $1000-2000 to gather these all, if not a lot more than that. The cards are 95% in mint condition and there are hundreds and hundreds of holos. Almost every holo and rare came in quantities of like 3-8 each, so I can keep whatever I want and not feel guilty because there are tons more left over to sell. I just have to figure out how to sell them on Ebay--splitting them into lots and scanning them is going to be the challenge! @____@ But I should be able to make a lot of money--there are so many!

One of the figure lots I bought was a disappointment, though--everything is in really bad shape, and a lot of Pokémon are missing major body parts. XD Oh well...

Anyway, I feel pretty overwhelmed at the moment, especially because I want to post as much of this stuff for sale as possible, but...ahhh, I'll figure it out!
 
 
Feeling: busybusy
 
 
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06 November 2013 @ 12:47 pm
Hmmm, things are going pretty decently lately~

I've surpassed 20k in NaNoWriMo last night, so it shouldn't take me very long to finish this year, assuming I can keep up this pace. The misery for my characters is beginning... I can't decide if I'm excited to write the misery (because, hey, it beats boring and it keeps the words flowing--I'm also pretty good at writing misery), or kinda distressed about it, because I love my characters and they've had it reasonably easy so far. The story itself is at over 70k now, which makes it the longest story I've ever written. I was thinking I wouldn't be able to finish it in another 50k, but now I think I might be able to, or at least get close. It's a bit hard to say, as it really depends how I choose to pace the story.

I'm currently waiting for Noppin to package my stuff. I requested shipping almost two weeks ago with a note of when I get my paycheck, and I hoped they'd have the package ready by the time my paycheck went through, but they haven't packaged it yet. I sent a message, so hopefully that will speed up the process. Not worried or anything, and I've never had any complaints with Noppin, I'm just impatient to get my stuff. +____+ I'm so excited to get that package! I also won a few more exciting things recently, including a really nice plush lot and a new Ash and Pikachu cel.

It's from a fairly significant scene, where Ash and Pikachu say goodbye to Ritchie at the end of the Pokémon League. I recognized it instantly and decided to go after it!



I won't have it for a while--maybe a month or so, at least--because it's not among the things I requested shipping on, but I'm happy I won it.

Feeling pretty optimistic about things for now. The Corgi Faire is this upcoming Sunday, and that's going to be a ton of fun! I've got to bathe the corgis and figure out what to have them wear...
 
 
Feeling: happyhappy
 
 
Pii pika pikachuu?
29 October 2013 @ 09:19 pm
I went to Snafu Con with some friends, and had a fun time! The con itself seemed pretty chill, but I didn't do much at it besides Artist's Alley. That said, Artist's Alley was quite a success. I was just hoping to break even on the prints and my part of the table ($30), but instead I ended up paying for the entire trip and beyond, even with spending a good chunk of money on food! It's a pretty nice feeling coming home from a con with more than you arrived with, and this is becoming a more and more common occurrence for me. We had some difficulties with check-in, to put it mildly, but it ended up worth it. It was pretty odd, but also somewhat convenient, to attend a con in a casino. It was nice because there were lots of restaurants and whatnot, though I wish there had been a less expensive buffet (though the $24 one was really good). I wish my two friends who had originally planned on going could have gone, but I made some new friends and we had a great time together.

I think I forgot to post about them here, but I caught shiny Skrelp (via chain fishing) and a shiny Lampent (encounter in Friend Safari) in X/Y! I'm really excited to train them, and also hope to find more shinies as time goes by! It certainly seems easier to come across them in X/Y, which I think is both a good and bad thing. I haven't had as much time to play X/Y lately as I'd like--just so busy--but of course with Pokémon games I'll probably be playing it heavily for a long time, so it's not really a problem.

NaNoWriMo starts in about 48 hours and I feel unprepared, ahhh! I don't need to do a lot of prep work, seeing as I'm just continuing a fanfic I got 50k on the year before last, but still...! I gotta at least read over my 50k and get some feeling of where I'm going next. I hope I can get a good amount done on the story this November. I'd be so proud to finish this story, though with how little I got done in the 50k, I have a feeling it's gonna be very long...

1/1 Fennekin arrived, and it's so big and soft and adorable! I wanted to get a picture of it with Honey, but this proved to be more difficult than anticipated, haha. Chespin and Froakie are on their way as well, though USPS tracking is stupid and hasn't worked for something like two weeks now, maybe more. This is going to make waiting for my EMS package (which I'm paying for as soon as I get my paycheck and it processes in the bank) nearly unbearable and very frustrating.

That EMS package is going to be a treasure trove of goodies! I'm soooo excited to open it!

I also won this puzzle:



The thing with this puzzle is, I had this image and several others on my computer around 11-12 years ago, presumably scans someone posted somewhere. I really loved those puzzle images, though I didn't know what they were from. I was so excited to see this again, because I love this piece of art and it's been ages since I've seen it. Also, unique official Umbreon art is always exciting to find! I hope someday I'll find the others. I'll scan this image once I get it, though it might be a while because I won it after requesting shipping for my other auctions.
 
 
Feeling: goodgood