Makoto Shinsengumi

What a great first year!
last modified: Sunday, August 26, 2007 (12:47:33 AM)
Today my wonderful computer just took a nose-dive, with my help of course! All my scans and other otaku stuff disappeared but I must say that my PC is now running in tip top shape without all the other junk in it.

Well I was looking at my cels on the blackberry since I'm a big fan of my cels and the PC was broke for half the day. I am their #1 fan! I think you know the feeling. LOL. And I thought to myself, just a couple of weeks it will be my 1st year anniversary as a cel collector. Isn't that nifty?

A lot of other people has been in the hobby for much longer than I. I think that's very cool. I also wonder how they managed to acquire such great collections and how they continue to fuel the drive to collect or rather what fuels it. I can only imagine how it must've been during the hay days, 5-10 years ago. Reading the old posts at there seems to have been a lot of activity and excitement. I wish I was around those times. LOL... Not that I'm not happy with how it is right now, actually I think this is one of the best times for me to collect. I'm really happy with what I've acquired so far, as long as I don't go tell my parents what I've managed to spend on plastic all will be well and good. *smirk*

A few days ago I managed to get another wishlist cel and I'm hoping it will get to my selfish little hands this coming week. How many times have I checked the tracking number is a bit embarassing. Oh all of you must be so tired of hearing me go "WHEE!!!" on that old geezer but I can't help it. It is I guess one of the biggest reasons why I'm still here collecting. There will always be that one special character you know? I think we all have it... And yet I also think even if we have a special something we collect, we all have other interest so that's why we end up getting a little something of for that "misc" section. I don't like using the word "misc" really, which is why you won't find it as a section in my gallery. If you paid for something that is outside of your main collection, it must be pretty special too. It's really funny because I just realized that every single little cel I have whether it be in my main collection or not, seems to have a little story behind it. All of them -good-. If that doesn't bring a smile to my face then perhaps one can call me heartless. THANKFULLY NOT!

I like going around RS and just browsing galleries. There are many things to see. Sometimes I wonder if anyone bothers to look at my gallery too, but maybe some do, all those hits can't possibly be just me obssessively clicking on my own cels. ROFL....

Anyway, it's been a great year so far and I'm probably celebrating too early! But what a year it has been... I've met so many people who's helped me build a collection and I've tried to give back but sadly the receiving has been more than the giving. *sweatdrop* Aren't I lucky? ROFL...

Which reminds me I just put up a new series from a favorite director, Satoshi Kon! The cels up right now is a gift from my friend. See what I mean?

There are a few things in the horizon that I am hoping for. Hopefully they materialize to cap off a great year! Thanks all!
re: What a great first year!Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 4:12:06 AM

Wow I can''t tell you''ve only been in the hobby for a yr judging from your cels @_@ Anyway, here''s to many more years of cel addiction, exuberance and empty pockets! ^^

re: What a great first year!Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 8:39:09 PM

Yep! Hopefully I can add another year and be with y''all for many years to come. Whee!