Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Best Boy: Izuku/Deku Midoriya Collection

The pureness that emits from this boy's pores has made me fall hard for him!
With time and saved monties, I see a nice and HEALTHY collection of Deku goodies in my future. Until then, here's what I've been able to get my hands on ^_^
 I've mainly been able to find and collect acrylic charms so far, but they are beyond adorable and I couldn't be happier with my mini Dekus. I feel even more accomplished when I can find one with All Might in it somehwere. Where these can be found L to R: CatCrossingArtHideaway Melon, [Do Not Recall], KomunhorangiUmbrellaguns.

The one I purchased from Hideaway Melon sadly broke, but in such a way that my Deku was still in tact. I'd only lost a little bit of his hair in the break. It was due to me dropping my phone a couple times on hard floors. I enjoy the double-sided one's best! Even if there's just the back of the characters. The alternate side:

I purchased these kick-ass but still dang adorable stickies from Krooked.Glasses at a local anime convention. I literally dragged my dear friend around the artist alley countless times, in search of the most adorable Deku items. I couldn't pass these guys up! I use All Might in my journal, so I always remember to give it my all. I keep Deku and Blasty McFireSweat in my planner, just because I didn't want them all to live in my journal...for whatever reason. Both my Journal and Planner go with me wherever I go.
I also have the Battle Deku, and All Might Funko Pop figures. These were gifted to me by a close friend, and I pretty much cherish them lol. I would like to add the other students to my MHA funko collection. I'm really hoping that they release some new characters and even some chases with the newest season being released now.

Who is your best boy/girl? How'd you decide on them over all the other characters? I usually find myself falling for the ones with the pure hearts. The ones that will always find a way to find the positive, or try to help others. Deku does aggravate me when he allows Bakugo to talk down to him like he does, but I suppose it's somewhat helpful to his growth. I just want to hold him and block out all the negativity!!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Four Twenty Two Thousand Eighteen!

Honestly, I spent this just like any other Friday 😆.

I was working more hours at work, so finally making it to Friday felt really rewarding. With this Friday also marking the 20th day of the 4th month, some people like to use it as a day to indulge more in Mary Jane than they would normally. Maybe have a couple kickbacks with their peers, trade edibles with friends, puff puff pass and let the troubles of the week slide right off.

There were a couple of other aspects that made this day a little more fun for me, since I still had to spend half a shift at work.

1. Bakugo Katsuki's Birthday
I'm a lover of Boku no hero Academia, but have not dived too deep into the characters "personal" lives outside of school. I started following @queenbakugo on instragram, and she posts a lot about the students lives and other fun things like collaborations that bnha are doing, etc. Without her, I'd never know that 4/20 was Bakugo's birthday lol. If Bakugo is your best boy,  then I hope you pulled out your shrine and paid respects to Blasty McFireSweat.
[not my best boy as we know, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give fire boy a nug for his bday!]
420 blaze it bday boy!

2. Aggretsuko series
You may have seen my post about this series from last month, but the day has finally come where we can stream Aggretsuko episodes on Netflix! What better day to release an animated short series about the trials and tribulations of one's work than on a Friday! I've already watched a couple of the episodes and they do not disappoint. 

3. Pre-New Episode of BNHA Day
Haha, yes we get a new episode of Boku No Hero Academia on Saturdays on Crunchyroll! I may have to re-watch the first few episodes to ensure my mind is fresh and ready for it.

4. 420 Blaze It
I mean, if you partake then partake 😊! Not as though I wait for just this day to do so, but indulge to your hearts content if you so feel! Relax and enjoy!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

March watched Anime

I've not been that great at keeping up with posting for March, but what I have been doing is binge-watching anime :D There's been quite a lot of new spring anime coming out. I'm happy I've had time to watch a few, as well as some older titles that I haven't been able to get to til now. Here's what I've been indulging in for March!
"Satoru Fujinuma is a young manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about…he was also living with a strange condition only he was able to experience. - REVIVAL A strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased. It is as if somebody is forcing Satoru to stop it from happening"
"You'd love this it's right up your alley", said over and over again to me. I brushed every recommendation off without giving them a second thought. I've waited entirely too long to watch this, and happy I finally gave in. The story revolves around Fujinuma, who has the ability to go back in time. Not that he's in control of this power, but it comes about when there's something he needs to fix for the better...if that makes sense. I felt the story was interesting enough to catch and keep anyone's attention, with a couple of twists thrown in there as well.

If you find you enjoy this series as much as I seem to have, there's also a live-action version available on Netflix.
 I know what you're thinking, but no Netlfix has not do to Erased what they did to Death Note. The live-action follows the series almost to a T, though the American voice actors could have put in more effort.

Laid-Back Camp [Yuru Camp]
"Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's night, in a place she's never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin."
Cutest, and most "laid-back" anime I've watched yet. I jumped onto this series as soon as I saw it on the crunchyroll front page. Slice-of-life about camping, what could go wrong? Nothing that's what! There are beautiful views of campgrounds throughout the series, with a focus on Mt. Fuji. Not only do you get to watch adorable girls camp [said in the least creepy way possible T_T], but you can also learn camping essentials. Whenever the girls do something, like set up their tent or make a meal, the narrator gives you a step by step on what they're doing. I've been camping before and am not the super outdoorsy type, but watching this anime made me want to try it again. On the somewhat downside, I felt there were a wide range of scenic fillers for the episodes that made them seem to end really quick.
 The amount of scenic images did not overpower the adorableness that is Laid-Back Camp. I'd suggest you get cozy in a blanket fort, and make some s'mores before snuggling in to binge this one!

Gakuen Baby-sitters
"Ryuichi and Kotaro are brothers who lost their parents in an airplane crash. They're taken in by the chairman of Morinomiya Academy, who lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same crash, on one condition: Ryuichi has to babysit the kids at the daycare room in the school! This room was opened to help the school's teachers who had kids to take care of, but it suffers from a lack of staff until Ryuichi becomes the first member of the babysitter club formed to solve that problem."
I hopped onto this one after seeing a few posts, and it popping up on my CR so often. I thought it was going to just be sappy and boring, but it was indeed dang adorable....though still quite sappy. I believe the creators made it their sole purpose to attempt to make you cry every single episode. I'm not even exaggerating with that, they legit had tear-jerking moments [at least one] in every single episode. Even if you were able to keep all of your tears in their ducts, it's impossible not to at least have this series tug at your heart strings. They make you feel so much for the trials and tribulations that Ryuuichi and younger brother Kotarou are to face during their time together at the babysitters club. Grab some tissues, and a single serve of ice cream before hunkering down to binge.

 Junji Ito Collection
"The works of one of the most famous Japanese horror manga artists, Junji Ito, finally gets animated! This will be an omnibus animation where each episode will star different protagonists such as the famous Tomie, Soichi, and Fuchi!"
 Hun-Nee, love me some Junji Ito horror stories! I've already read Uzumaki on it's own, purchased and read the Junji Ito Collection in manga form, and even watched Gyo a number of times [told myself I'd only watch it once, but keep watching it to show other people heh heh]. I know there's probably some goodies I'm missing, but I haven't been disappointed with any media of his that I've taken in. That includes the animated version of his collection! It's always exciting to see stories I've read be portrayed on the big screen, and boy was this a treat to see in living color. If I had to pick an episode from the series as a favorite, which is hard to begin with, I'd say it's a toss up between Episode 4 [Shiver/Marionette] and Episode 11 [Supernatural Transfer Student/ Scarecrow]. They both hit all of my horror point; creepy, messed up, and nightmare inducing. This is not to say that the other episodes didn't do a good job at checking those boxes, but I just feel those two episodes did it the best. I'm very much so hoping that there's a season two in the works, as all of the stories weren't represented in this first season. If you scare easily, make sure you're surrounded by your favorite stuffies with all the lights on before jumping in!

 Having finished all of these titles has not left my watchlist empty one bit! I started watching Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, and Poputepipikku while waiting for April anime to drop on Crunchyroll. Neither kept my attention as much as I wanted them to, so I'm dropping them for now and may pick them back up later. Which is perfectly fine because my current favorite, My Hero Academia [Boku no hero Academia], is back on air!
 I prepared myself by re-watching the first and second seasons, and doing quite a lot of fanart that can be seen on my IG [@a.starfishart].The only issue is, the episodes can't come out quick enough! Deku is best boy, and All Might is zaddy. Fight me lol.
Have you seen these anime already? I watch quite the mix of anime as you can see, and enjoy watching a bit of everything, excluding anything to do with Mechs! Feel free to suggest some new titles for me to enjoy, and enjoy any of these if you haven't already!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Healthy Toy Addiction - Molang Push & Peel

After watching some human on youtube whom I can't currently remember open these [cluckin'toys maybe?], I made it a mission to get my hands on one...or two.
I'd seen Molang on stationary and phone backgrounds, but not as a collectable toy-majig. My first plan of action was to stay away from buying these, for the possibility for addiction was strong in this one. After seeing the quality of the actual figures, it was hard for me to say no...as you can see.

Actually getting the contraption to pop open and release the confetti was pretty impossible for me [as well as the youtuber I watched]. That didn't phase me any, as I mainly just wanted the cuteness hidden within. There are 6 layers that you kind of peel, and push up the stick as you go. Each layer, under molang's head, has a figure inside.
I pulled the "limited edition" version of the beach set, and the normal version of the music set. You know I 'bout lost it when that little octopus popped out.

The layers also had these odd little sayings on them. I loved the last one. It made me chuckle due to it hitting close to home lol.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mall Trips with Self ❀

ANXIETY were the first feelings to make it to me when thinking about going to a mall that I've been to once for an interview...for a different mall. I'd been planning all week to go to a completely different mall, and get myself a kawaii fix. Uber and my bank account had different plans for me this passed Saturday.
I'm not in the species of human that enjoys going to unfamiliar places by myself. To boost my confidence, and ensure I don't try to convince myself to stay home, I picked out a cute blue romper and paired it with a cute furry brown cardigan thing. I was feeling quite adorable in my garb. My mom was coming by to pick me up to get fitted for dresses [cousin's wedding], so it worked out for her to drop me off at the mall on the way back to her place.

I wanted so bad for my mom to join me on this adventure, but it's better to get through some things yourself.

The song I played before leaving her car, and replayed as I stepped into the mall.

I kept my headphones in the whole journey. My phone didn't have a substantial amount of juice due to me forgetting to charge it the night before, which didn't help my anxiety one bit. I'd walked around aimlessly for about 3 hours trying to find all the stores I'd researched before deciding to come to this mall. I'd found about 3 or 4 of them when I was about to head out for the day. What stopped me and made me head back in, was a patron walking to their car with a large box lunch bag. I'd forgotten I'd wanted to see their Box lunch [I'd been to one at a diff mall], and finally visit a Think Geek store. Back in I went. Box lunch was a bust, but I found some cute things in Think Geek as well as a lot of other things I'll keep my eyes on for birthdays and other gift giving holidays. With 17% of battery left, I made my way towards the nearest exit and set up another uber. By now, I'm hungry tired and would just like to be in my own space again. The uber takes 20min to get to me lol! It wasn't a bad ride though, The driver was silly with a very interesting laugh, and I got home within the next hour.

I may not go back to that particular mall by myself again, but I would like to visit with at least one companion in the future. What did I get, you ask? Well let's see!

Blue Wired Xbox One controller, 2x Twinkle Dolly Madoka Magica Charms, Rilakkuma Otter Series 1 Plush Blind Box, 2x Mechanical pencils, [not pictured] Shark Slippers for a Bday.
"Wait, was that Madoka" went through my mind while passing by a display of charms for the third time. My mind had written them off as Sailor Moon charms the first few times I passed them. I'm not a fan of Sailor Moon, and there were about 3 different series just for her next to the Madoka Magica ones.
 I picked up Madoka and Bebe as it was very hard to chose one over the other. It was also quite hard for me to not pick Mami Tomoe [spell check] up this go around. Homura [I'm pretty sure that's her name...too lazy to google..] can definitely wait til later.

 Oh boy, they are way too cute!

The urge to get a display cork board for these cuties is strong. 

I also came across some Shark Attack slippers while in ThinkGeek. I didn't photograph them as they are a gift for a friend's birthday, and believe they should be kept secret in case she mosies on over here before her date lol. They screamed her name, and were priced lower than I'd initially seen online. Score!

The sole purpose for leaving the house Saturday was to get some new kawaii stationary to help adorn my journal with...the only stationary-esque bits that made it to my bags were these two mechanical pencils 😭 Better luck next time! Needless to say, I'm happy to add these to my pencil pouch. Especially the underwater one! I kind of wish the Pearl was on the ocean one instead of the Chobani pencil.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

|Reddit Gifts Exchange 2018| Vinyl Toys Exchange + Snacks Exchange

A new reddit gifts exchange opened up at the end of February, and I decided to get in on the fun for my second RGE experience. I signed up for the Snack Exchange [for the second time], and Vinyl Toy Exchange. 

My snack exchange sender added a variety of sweets, including some spicy candies. The sender from my vinyl toy exchange sent me a Piccolo funko pop. He's pretty much the only character I care about from the DBZ series. It was nice to receive him by chance, as my sender doesn't know much about anime!

It's always an interesting experience when taking part in the redditgifts exchanges. Some are hits, and some are missed. I love receiving and sending mail either way, so it was an enjoyable experience. I'm anticipating the new exchanges to see if I'd like to continue signing up ^_^.

Thanks for reading!
🐙Starfish 🐙

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day🍀

If you celebrate it and whatnot. We had a St. Patrick's Day set up for the client appreciation at work. There were donuts, cookies, cupcakes, and green juice for the clients [and myself] to enjoy.
Here are some random shots I took while at work [heh heh heh]. I packed up a good bit of the leftovers to bring home, and ended up sharing a couple cakes with my uber driver. The "celebration" was nice and subtle, to lead into a relaxing weekend. Happy Birthday to my boyfriend's dad, who was born on St. Patty's Day.