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21 October 2015 @ 06:55 pm
IMPORTANT: If you haven't paid yet and I gave you a total, please send your Paypal payment to pacificpika@gmail.com instead of phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com. My other account is having some issues and won't allow payments right now. If you already paid to my other account, your order is perfectly fine, nothing to worry about!

I've got a bunch of new items available, so time for a new sales post! Proceeds will help me towards my Japan savings goal, for my Pokémon 20th anniversary trip!

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment anonymously, unless you leave an e-mail address) or by sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

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Thank you so much for looking! Please let me know if you have any questions. Again, you can order by e-mailing me at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com, or by leaving a non-anonymous LJ comment.
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16 September 2015 @ 04:10 pm
I have a very rare 2002 Gengar Pokédoll up for auction today! Please read the sales policies before bidding.

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18 August 2015 @ 12:05 am
I got in a bunch of new items, so time for more sales!

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment anonymously, unless you leave an e-mail address) or by sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com

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12 May 2015 @ 09:08 pm
I picked up some more things in Japan, so a new sales post it is! As a note, I'm selling at Fanime's Swap Meet in just over a week, so if you see something you want you might want to grab it now! I'll be closing sales for this post on Tuesday, May 19th, in preparation for Fanime.

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment anonymously, unless you leave an e-mail address) or by sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com

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09 April 2015 @ 07:33 pm
I got in a bunch of new plush (there are more than 80 plush available this time!), and some new figures and other things as well! Please give this sales post a look if you're interested!

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment on anon unless you leave an e-mail address) or sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

Sales Policies! These are important, please read them before making any orders!Collapse )

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Thank you for looking, and let me know if you have any questions!
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06 April 2015 @ 04:38 pm
I'm up to a lot lately!

Cut for length, as I can rarely keep things short, haha.Collapse )
Feeling: excitedexcited
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18 February 2015 @ 06:18 pm
Time for another sales post! I got in a ton of new items--hopefully you'll find something you like!

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment on anon unless you leave an e-mail address) or sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

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Thanks for looking! Please let me know if you have any questions! Again, you can comment here or e-mail me at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com to make an order.
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20 January 2015 @ 04:45 pm
I finally made it through the busy season at work, woohoo! I mean, we have smaller rushes of mail here and there throughout the year, but the holidays and January are definitely the busiest period. I'm looking forward to hopefully having more of a normal work schedule now, as unfortunately I struggle energy-wise when I work more than the part-time hours I'm used to. In addition to work, I also did some petsitting this weekend, plus caring for my own animals, so there was lots going on recently.

I officially bought my plane tickets for my Japan trip in April! I'll be leaving for Japan on April 21st, arriving in the evening April 22nd, and staying until the evening of April 29th. I'm super excited for the concert, and also for shopping/treasure hunting around Tokyo on the other days, and visiting Tokyo-area friends. It'll be a lot of fun, I'm sure! Plane ticket prices were around $150 less than my October trip, so that was nice. My savings are going well, though I still have a ways to go. Doing some sales should help some. I actually have enough now for the trip itself, so it's just a matter of saving up some spending money now!

I reached 1,000 flags in ORAS last night! I'm proud of that, and I like my sparkly flag. Now it's time to complete my Pokédex again, and then do some shiny hunting and team training! I want to do a Rain Dance team, but I'm still deciding what I want to actually put on the Rain Dance team, as there are a ton of Pokémon I want to train and admittedly I'm not the best at figuring out team synergy. I have a friend who is more into competitive battling who I can strategize with, though, so hopefully I'll figure it out.

Origa, one of my favorite singers, passed away a few days ago, so I've been rather sad about that. She was only 44. She was remarkably talented, and it's hard to think that she's gone. I'm still rather shocked about this and it probably won't sink in for a good long while. I was lucky that I got to see her in concert in 2009, at Yoko Kanno's Tanasonic concert. I'm super thankful that I was able to experience that incredible concert--I will never forget it. I'll never forget Origa, that's for sure. I listen to her music all the time.

And of course, I continue to be very saddened by Tosca's disappearance. I'm nowhere near over that, and I think of her often. I still keep hoping...

Aside from those two sadnesses, life is pretty good. I hope you are all doing well, too. I do always read your entries, whether I respond or not. I tend to open tabs, intending to reply to people, but I have several hundred tabs open and it all just gets lost in the mess, ahh. I need to go through all my tabs one of these days, haha, I've had this set of tabs open for months now.
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01 January 2015 @ 01:08 am
I haven't been doing much on LJ, aside from checking my f-list a few times a day, but I did want to post my summary of 2014 here!

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I hope you all have a fantastic 2015, with lots of happiness and new experiences. I'm so grateful to know all of you!
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05 December 2014 @ 01:56 pm
Sales time again! I have a few items I picked up in Japan available.

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment on anon unless you leave an e-mail address) or sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

Sales policies! Please read these before purchasing, they are important!Collapse )

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Thank you so much for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions!
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25 October 2014 @ 04:26 pm
So, I'm back from Japan, and it was truly an awesome trip! Aside from two "speedbumps" of sorts (that didn't stop me from enjoying the trip), everything went incredibly smoothly and was tons of fun! pheonixxfoxx and I were constantly laughing and having a grand time. We made a good traveling combination, if I do say so myself!

Summary of the trip. Quite long, despite being a summary!Collapse )

That summary leaves out a lot of our fun things, like in-jokes and conversations a little experiences we had along the way, but hopefully it'll help me remember what we did overall.

Overall, it was a wonderful trip and I'm truly happy I got to experience it! Ankle and flight delay (which ended up not being a big deal) aside, everything went so smoothly and we got to do and see so much! I'm thinking of going back to Japan again in Spring 2016 for the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, but we'll see what happens. :D I really feel we made the most out of our trip, and I'm never going to forget it!

I'm trying to figure out what to do with my pictures, as I want to share them but I have over 2000 photos... So I'll see what I can do about that.
Feeling: happyhappy
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28 September 2014 @ 10:45 pm
Japan in less than a week now! I've fallen into denial land, which always seems to happen in the week or two before I go do something super exciting. My savings are A+! As soon as I get this next paycheck (on Wednesday) I'm totally set, with a great amount of spending money. I'll even be getting a few hundred extra, thanks to the great exchange rate right now! I'm looking forward to everything except maybe the long flight. Even then, the airline we're taking has excellent reviews, so it should be about as nice as a 10+ hour economy flight can be! Also, I'll have Super Smash Bros to play, so that'll help the time go quickly. I'm going to make the most of this trip and do my best to enjoy every minute of it. I hope that pheonixxfoxx and I will have a smooth, fun, happy journey, and I think we will!

I'm going to be very careful about what I offer to pick up for people, as I'll be picking up a lot of very large items for myself and I'm worried about space (going to EMS ship things back, but even then), but is there anything elusive and reasonably small that anyone is after? I'd rather not pick up stuff that's readily available in online shops, but if there's something that's difficult to find that you want me to hunt for, I'd be happy to! I'll be doing a lot of shopping, and it's fun to "treasure hunt"!

Tosca is still not home, but the possible sightings continue at random intervals. I had a game cam up for a few weeks, and a cat that looks a good amount like her showed up many times on the camera. It was always far enough away that I couldn't say for certain, though--spots weren't visible. Unfortunately, I caught some guys in the act of trying to steal the camera, so I had to take it down. The other day, a man who lives right in the area where many of the sightings have been saw a bengal cat playing with another cat across the street. I rushed there, but seemed to just barely missed the cat (and I had to go to work so I couldn't hunt around). This man's grown son has a bengal, so I do trust him to know what one looks like. It may sound unrealistic, but even though it's been so long, something in my intuition tells me I'll get her back... Maybe it's just that I can't handle the alternative, but...it's just this feeling that's stuck with me and I really want to trust it. If nothing else, at least it stops me from falling into total despair.

Otherwise, life is pretty good for the most part.
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03 September 2014 @ 05:03 pm
This will be my final sales post before my Japan trip, which is in 34 days! The sales post will close when September ends, so please make your orders before then! Prices have been lowered, there are some new items, and I'm happy to barter and make deals when possible!

You can order by commenting on this entry (please do NOT comment on anon unless you leave an e-mail address) or sending me an e-mail at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

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21 August 2014 @ 08:56 pm
Sad animal ramblings... Basically, what I always post about here, haaa...Collapse )

ANYWAY. On a much more positive note, Japan is coming up pretty fast! 45 days now! Every time I see a picture of a Pokémon Center, I get super excited! My savings are going great. If I include the money I'll be putting away from my next two paychecks and the money I just earned petsitting, I'm only $100 away from my goal, and I'm selling at a convention Swap Meet next weekend so I should be able to make that and beyond! Of course, I'll save up more than my goal if I can, and I think that should be easy to do. I'm also planning on doing some Ebay sales next month, once I see what I have left after the convention. There are so many things I'm looking forward to doing and seeing in Japan with pheonixxfoxx! I think we're going to have an incredible time together!

I'm also happy that Pokéscans, my side Tumblr blog, reached 10,000 followers! It's actually heading towards 11,000 now. I just put a tracking script on it the day before yesterday, and just from checking it occasionally, so far I've seen visitors from:

- US
- France
- Peru
- Canada
- Mexico
- Argentina
- Japan
- New Zealand
- Poland
- Guatamala
- Brunei Darussalam
- Austria
- Spain
- Brazil
- El Salvador
- United Kingdom
- Australia
- Puerto Rico
- Vietnam
- Russia
- Korea
- Sweden
- Hungary
- Switzerland
- Hong Kong

The script only tracks people that are online at any given moment and I just check it periodically, so it's incredible that the visitors are from just about everywhere! Pokémon really does unite people. I'm glad I started this project. Even if it is hard work and sometimes a pain, it's been so worth it to see the response and gratitude for what I'm doing. It's going to be fun to post pictures from Japan, and gather more material for the blog!

I guess that's all for now... My feelings are mixed for now, strong on both sides, but as I said before, I'm just trying to stay positive. It's hard sometimes, as I really, really miss Tosca and wonder where she is and what she's doing, but at least I have this amazing trip coming up soon to look forward to. <3
Feeling: thoughtfulthoughtful
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31 July 2014 @ 06:51 pm
So, I guess I should give an update on Tosca, because there's good news!

I was starting to feel pretty down this weekend about the chances of seeing Tosca again... Especially because one of our neighbors (up the hill) said she's seen a mountain lion in the neighborhood 3-4 times recently. But, I didn't give up, and continued going around the neighborhood putting mini flyers in peoples' mailboxes, and putting up posters at businesses, etc.

On Monday, I suddenly got three calls from people who have seen a cat matching her description! In fact, they have seen this cat multiple times, as recently as the day before they got the flyers! And the three people are all right in the same area, around a mile away from my house (on the other end of my street, actually). After talking to two of the witnesses quite a bit and meeting with them and showing them pictures, they are basically positive it's her. She has been eating food some evenings at two of the ladies' homes, and both of them have a set-up where there's a chance we could catch her without using a humane trap. One of them feeds her cats in the garage and Tosca goes in there, and if she sees her, she can easily close the door behind her, and she sneaks into the other lady's house to eat food late at night.

With the second lady, I've gone over to her house twice and sat behind the door, waiting for the cat to come in. Last night, the cat in question did come in. Unfortunately, the interaction was incredibly brief (and it was dark) so I can't say for sure whether it was her or not, but I think it may have been! She came in the door towards the food, and I tried to shut the door behind her, but she slipped out too fast. I also stayed at the first lady's house last night for well over an hour, and it was reassuring because I got to see her set-up and how much she cares about helping to catch my kitty. Assuming she comes by again, there's a good chance she'll be able to catch her, but she hasn't gone by this particular house the last few days.

I feel pretty good about this cat being her because she's a unique-looking cat, so it's really just a matter of catching her now. I'm considering using a humane trap if we don't catch her soon, but that could end up being a disaster, as there are a ton of other cats in the area (literally dozens--one of the ladies who works at the local shelter lives right near by and has like 20 cats apparently...). I'm giving this current idea of the first lady shutting her in the garage, and me hanging out at the second lady's house late at night and trying to shut the door when she comes in, a bit of time to work first. She apparently looks healthy and has even been playing with some of the neighborhood cats.

Of course, I'm still somewhat on edge until I have her back home with me, and especially because I haven't gotten a good view of her so I can't 100% confirm it is her after all (even though I'm fairly sure it must be--both ladies who I've been working with are basically certain it's her), but it's much more encouraging searching for her and knowing she is around, and that I could be bringing her home any day now! Fingers crossed that she will be home soon so I can finally focus on other things in my life. Basically, since she disappeared June 11th, my life has more or less revolved around trying to find her, being incredibly upset, etc.

With 66 days remaining until I leave for Japan, it would be awesome to be able to focus on that excitement instead of constantly worrying and being upset! I've missed my kitty so much, and I just hope she'll be home soon so I can snuggle with her again. <3
Feeling: optimisticoptimistic
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13 July 2014 @ 01:16 pm
Back with more sales! My Japan trip is in 84 days and I still have some saving to do, so the proceeds from these sales will go into my savings account for that! I lowered prices on a lot of items in hopes of clearing some of them out!

You may order by commenting on LiveJournal, or by e-mailing me at phoenixfreedom@yahoo.com.

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Thank you for looking! Let me know if you have any questions!
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22 June 2014 @ 09:41 pm
There may be hope on the Tosca search front after all! I got another call today, this time a kid saying, "I have your cat! At the main entrance of the park." They said they'd hold onto her, and I rushed there, but there was no one there again. I was very frustrated, but this time there was a number on the caller ID, so I called back when I got home. The kid said he was sure it was her (and said yes when I asked about spots, her eyes, and her ear notch), and she got away because she scratched him. I asked if he was sure it was her, he said yes, and if it was a prank, he said it wasn't.

I called and called for her with food at the park, but nothing so far... But anyway, that's call number two about allegedly seeing her/petting her at the park, and the park is huge (and near my house), so there may just be hope after all! I'll search more tomorrow after work. I also talked to the women who work at the park. Fingers crossed... I really hope this it!
Feeling: hopefulhopeful
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19 June 2014 @ 04:38 pm
Tosca is still missing. It's been over 8 days now. I'm utterly heartbroken, but trying to hold out hope that she might still come back. People keep telling me about their cats coming home after 2, 3, 4 weeks and even beyond, but...it isn't like her to be away this long, so I'm scared. I'm constantly going back and forth between sadness (though I'm not allowing myself to really grieve, I'll fall apart if I do) and a little bit of hope. I just...I'm going to be in so much pain if she really is gone for good. I love her so much. :( Really hope she suddenly turns up, or someone calls to say they have her/saw her... I put some large, brightly-colored signs up in prominent parts of my area today, so I'm crossing my fingers that someone will know something.
Feeling: distresseddistressed
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14 June 2014 @ 07:36 pm
Tosca's been missing since the morning of June 11th, and I'm not coping well. I'm terrified that she's gone for good. I put up posters in the neighborhood, shared all over Facebook, informed the local shelter, put a classified ad in our local newspaper, put her on our local radio station's "Pet Patrol," walked around the neighborhood, have been calling for her constantly, and so on.

If she is truly gone, I'm not going to cope well. I love that cat so much. I'm just hoping and hoping that a car or predator didn't kill her or or someone didn't take her. I'm really depressed and upset. All I want is for her to come home. I miss her so much. I can hardly handle the thought of never seeing her again.
Feeling: scaredscared