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Stuff I Want: Kobato & Maria Catgirls

In the category of “Shut Up And Take My Money!”: Hasegawa Kobato and Takayama Maria, from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukanai, by Max Factory.

Just over 13 cm tall at 1/7 scale, I found both of them a few days ago on MFC, and was seriously hoping they wouldn’t be opened up for pre-order for a while. Then, Hobbystock sent out their newsletter today, and sure enough – open for pre-order…

Oh well, at  ¥5100 each, it could’ve been worse, and they are very pretty, especially the eyes.


Finished moving house, let the posting begin!

To be honest, I finished most of the actual moving last Monday, but since I had to wait for my router and new cables to arrive, I couldn’t really do anything on my PC up to now.

Okay, I could’ve made some videos in advance.

But I’m lazy like that.

So, in order to make up for that, I’ll be doing between 3 and 5 unboxings this weekend, depending on how long it takes to film, render and upload them. The uploading won’t really be the problem, since it turns out the internet here is blazingly fast, but my PC doesn’t really seem to like rendering out 720p content. And a Nikon D90 isn’t the best thing to use for filming.

So, you may wonder what the room of someone who has way too many figurines looks like when he has to decide which ones to take to his new room. Despair not! There’s a photo after the break (and also a few of the new room).


Reviving blog – 90%

Almost there, test banner’s up until I make a reasonably good-looking one. I’m not quite sure if I’ll put up a background image, since I’ll probably overdo that, so it’ll stay a solid colour for now.

As far as I can tell all the (minor) changes to the theme are done, and I didn’t permanently screw up the CSS or the theme’s PHP-code, which is surprising since I know nigh on nothing about PHP (but I have friends who do ;-).)

Small gripe: I don’t like having Georgia as the post title font, but since I haven’t thought of what else to use it’ll stay for now.
Changed it to Helvetica, much better.

For the gallery-bit, I found that NextGen Gallery works brilliantly  WordPress, has all the options I need, doesn’t go apeshit about not having all the needed PHP-permissions like Coppermine and Gallery2/3 do, and since it’s a WP-plugin and not a separate gallery it doesn’t need to have a ton of bridge-functions configured. And it uses lightbox, which I like. I might still link very large images from Imgur, since I think the thumbnail-generation goes tits-up on high-resolution images due to PHP-limitations imposed by my webhost.

So in short: it’s usable and working like I want it now, just a few finishing touches to make it look a bit more unique, and then I can go on with imported things, like showing off how much stuff I keep buying.

Reviving blog – 40%

I decided it was time to finally restart this bugger after having paid for 2 years of hosting without really doing anything with it.

My experience so far can be summed quite neatly with the following image: