What’s that?

“What’s that, Michiru?”
“Shh, you’ll wake him…”

 

Yeah…that was random, I know.

I have no idea what that little fox thing is, either.  (I mean, other than some kind of kitsune spirit.)  He’s a blind box figure from something I don’t know.  But they had him at the anime store, and he was too cute to pass up. 🙂  I think he’s from that online game that the new Isul is a tie-in for.

 

Pet Rainbow “Unity” (Kickstarter)

Something a little different now, but it’s such a timely project (in several ways) that I had to promote it here.  I was just made aware of this Kickstarter last night:

(c) Pet Rainbow Project.
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It’s not a Gay Pride rainbow, but I think the core values it’s promoting — particularly “Love” and “Respect” — fit in with the Pride Month theme.  Early on the Kickstarter page, the project’s mission is described as follows:

The goal of The Pet Rainbow Project is to teach core values that inspire positive behaviors so that together we can put an end to racism, bullying, violence and hate crimes.

By associating the rainbow’s colors with core values, Pet Rainbow brings to light a fun and engaging way that not only promotes our positive behaviors today, it helps create the positive leaders of tomorrow.

Promote this uplifting message and share it with the world, and help Pet Rainbow achieve its goal to end division, promote inclusion and create one incredible global unity for all.

One of the goals of the project is also to donate a number of these plushes to children’s hospitals.  (The number presumably being dictated by how much funding they get.)

Please check out the Kickstarter page if you have a moment, and consider backing them.

Holding Hands, v.2

Trying to pose two Pullips even remotely romantically turns out to be well beyond my feeble skills. 😦  Also, those skirts keep turning…neither of them is on straight, and I didn’t notice until just now.  But that’s nothing compared to trying to get their tiaras on.  I need to rig up something with wires or something.  Those clips they’re attached to are worthless.

Groove’s sample sales are dangerous things. 😛  I also picked up Sailor Jupiter…and then when I checked back about a week later, I saw they’d put up a bunch of J-Dolls, so I ended up getting Sailor Mercury and Byul Cheshire Cat du Jardin as well as a J-Doll to be a clothes-changer.  (All my other J-Dolls have stayed stock.  This new one comes in an outfit that’ll be awesome on Haruka…)

Puppy Love

These two were so cute together in Season 3!  And they were definitely acting like burgeoning childhood sweethearts.

These little figurines are what seems to be called “desktop figurines” that are intended to interact with everyday objects on the space of your desk.  So Chibi Moon is supposed to be on the edge of a glass, while Saturn would be sitting on a book or a computer monitor, or whatever.   I got them in a set of 5, but I haven’t assembled the fifth one yet.  (The other two you’ll be seeing later on.)

Is it just me, or is Saturn one of the most under-merchandised characters on the show?  I’ve come across very little of her, and her SHFigurarts’ price has already skyrocketed to somewhere in the neighborhood of $95.  (Even more expensive than Jupiter!)  Makes me want to pick up the Dal version even more, but then I’d want to have someone customize a Yeolume into Chibi Moon.  (I can’t help it; she needs to be smaller than Dal!)

Hidamari Sketch

“I don’t want to graduate!”

Wow, has this photo been sitting around forever waiting to go up!  (Like, January of last year!)  I haven’t watched the anime of Hidamari Sketch, just read the manga, which was given the translated title of Sunshine Sketch.  This photo was taken in response to what was at that time the latest volume (there’s been one more since then; not sure if the manga’s over, or if Yen Press decided to give up on translating it) in which two of the cast were about to graduate from the high school they’d all been attending.  Which is a big deal, because the primary cast is all living in a little apartment building right across the street from campus, a sort of unofficial dorm for high school students from out of town.  Hiro (the one with the buns) was especially broken up about it, hence the photo.  (They’re in a candy shop largely because I still had the MiWorld Sweet Factory set up, and it’s the right scale.  But Hiro does love sweets, so it’s easy to imagine them going there to try to distract her from her sorrow at their impending graduation.)

Anyway, these two aren’t officially a couple, but it’s one of those things where they’re a couple in all but name.  And probably the only reason they haven’t figured it out is because they’re both girls.  But after graduation they move into the same apartment, so they’ll probably figure it out long before they finish with college. 🙂  The manga (and likely the anime as well) definitely encourages the audience to ship them. 😉