Makoto Shinsengumi

Give Thanks!
last modified: Saturday, November 25, 2006 (1:54:48 PM)
Ah so belated happy thanksgiving everyone. Sorry I don’t have much thanksgiving story to tell, I was working both Thursday and Friday with pretty much no time to get up and do anything because some urgent stuff came up. However I did have a couple of nice people drop by at night and brought me food. ^__^*** I don’t know how to cook and don’t have anytime to so that was really nifty of them. That said I have many things to be thankful for, aside from the people who help me survive out here in the jungle. This year made me realize that no matter how down in the dumps one can be and no matter how long, things do eventually go up. I won’t bore you with the details but I can say that you see me here now collecting cels of all things… Things have stabilized, even improved for me and those I know in RL. I’ve spoken to quite a few friends I had to part ways with both RL and online, they are all doing better like myself. That’s really something to be thankful for ne? To get back something resembling your life to what it was is good and maybe even get a little extra in the end. Do I sound depressing? I swear I’m not trying to be… I’m quite happy in fact, this might be the most meaningful thanksgiving for me ever since a few years ago, well that’s because the places I used to live in didn’t have thanksgiving you know? *grin*

I really do like this new hobby… It’s also something I am thankful for. Perhaps it’s not the most reasonable and sane hobby out there but it’s given me something to smile about and not worry about like my older interests. Maybe it’s because I’m new and haven’t really seen the “issues” at work, although I do know about them because I’ve been reading older threads in other cel forums… But I’ve not come across them in full force and the problems arising from this collecting doesn’t seem to fall in my lap out of the blue like my older hobbies. I’ve gotten more encouragement in this hobby than I have in any other. That’s quite a change where for the most part I seem to elicit blind criticism for the most stupid of things from people who thinks their word is law in certain communities. But I shouldn’t talk about that here, I only mentioned it because without that barometer to compare with, I wouldn’t be able to explain why I’m really liking this cel collecting stuff. Of course I have my frustrations with it… LOL… Like not being able to get cels/sketches that I want but that’s only because good common sense will not allow it all at one time. Recently several people have been unloading cels that I have been ogling at for quite some time, but I ended up passing on them, even Kata’s. And it was no piece of cake since I –really- wanted them but have made a deposit already elsewhere. Like kittens said before this collecting thing is a waiting game, that’s part of the fun. I understand we all do not have the same sized wallets, nor the same connections, those play a big part in collecting but just because some people do have them and I don’t I’m not going to worry about it because when I –do- find something then wouldn’t that be special? *laughs and rubs her hands together* So yeah there’s a lot of things to be thankful for.

Oh by the way I updated my gallery. I'll try to add a few more tonight or something and put the comments in.
re: Give Thanks!Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 2:04:07 PM

Isn''t it a great feeling to have your life on track and to just be able to be happy about things? This Thanksgiving has been that way for me, too -- a real relief after the past couple of years.

I hope you continue to enjoy this hobby, and that it continues to be fun for you. Although I''ve run into some of the negative stuff, I''ve been lucky in that it hasn''t happened to me a lot, and I can still enjoy the hobby and the people I meet through cel collecting. Hopefully, the same will be true for you.

The waiting is the hardest thing about collecting, I think. But, I think it is true that waiting and being patient are a big part of the hobby. Eventually, things come around again ... or sequence mates. So, if you''re patient, I''m sure you''ll get second chances at the things you had to pass up this time around. I know it''s happened for me that way a few times. ^.^ (But, yeah ... it''s still frustrating when you have to pass up things you really want. =P)

re: Give Thanks!Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 7:04:15 PM

Yep it''s a great feeling just to be happy things are back to normal (or somewhat normal). LOL. It is a very humbling experience (and an eye opening one too). *passes over a glass of ginger ale* Kampaii tex-chan!

I sure hope so! Although I''m quite sure eventually I''ll run into some things, I just don''t think they''ll be as bad or non-sensical, so I think it should be fine ne?

I know! That was one of the things that got me in a tissy when I first started. I kept thinking, "I''ll never see it again", so I was getting stressed out. But unlike my other collecting habits, this isn''t the type that I can just get what I want, anytime that I want. X-D So when kittens advised that patience is a good thing that''s when I realized that I''ve been spoiled rotten with my card and doujinshi habits. (Thanks kittens) X-D

re: Give Thanks!Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 8:30:58 PM

It''s always a good feeling to know you''re progressing in life. You and your friends, that''s very good news. Definitely something to be thankful for, as you say.

I quite enjoy reading pleasant blog entries like this, thanks for sharing and giving us all something to seriously ponder.

re: Give Thanks!Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 4:02:05 PM

Eheheehe. Thanks welcomeconsumer. I worry sometimes I sound depressing eventho I don''t intend to. X-D