Makoto Shinsengumi

Goodbye my pretties!
last modified: Monday, June 09, 2008 (8:46:12 PM)
Soon I'm going to have another landmark piece for my collection... A piece that I -must- have in order to be "content" with my collection... But you know as I wrap up the pieces of cels that have kept me company in the past few years (some are just months really), I feel a tinge of sadness and maybe even guilt. LOL... There's this tiny voice telling me, BAD CARE-TAKER! Now that there's something MORE shiney, you're just willing to THROW us away to some STRANGER!

A long time ago I traded a couple of high-end cels that never even made it into my gallery for wishlist cels. Eventhough I really liked those cels, the mere fact that they were never displayed kind of made parting with them a little easier. Of course I don't for one moment regret trading those cels away, they are obviously in the hands of a more appreciative collector than I... And the cels I got out of those transactions are absolutely ADORED by me...

Anyway here we go again... A good number of my cels are going back to Japan while I eventually (hopefully within this month) will have a permanent piece in my collection. ^__^ I went through a lot of trouble acquiring this piece really, money, e-mails, cels in exchange... You name it.. I DID IT! Sometimes I wonder what kind of "bending over" other collectors do for their "must haves", their "dream cels"... Which was really my point in this post... I wanted to ask what you did for that one piece you absolutely love.

Once this piece and another one come in this July... I think I will spiffy up this gallery a little. I know it's bare but I've been wanting simple stuff lately. In the meantime my fingers are crossed that nothing dumb (aka shipping/accidents) happen. I hope I didn't jinx myself by posting this... LOL.
re: Goodbye my pretties!Monday, June 09, 2008 - 11:57:02 PM

I really hope this piece you are speaking of is from Grave of the Fireflies... I love that movie ;_;

re: Goodbye my pretties!Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 12:09:18 AM

Sorry to disappoint but it''s not (although I LOVE that movie too). I still want to get a setsuko cel (eventually) and I think I''ll be good with Grave of the Fireflies. :)

re: Goodbye my pretties!Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 8:05:02 PM

Thank goodness, I''ve never really had to do anything extreme to obtain the permanent items in my collection. But probably my hardest one was trading a CCS hanken for some CCS production artwork. Most people would consider this a poor trade, but I''m very happy. :)

re: Goodbye my pretties!Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:29:46 PM

Hi Miss Z. Well it really depends on the cels involved isn''t it? :) I''m glad you got what you wanted. I once traded OP cels for one production cel... Guess some would consider it a poor trade too but for things that you know 100% will be permanent part of your collections, why not? ^__^

re: Goodbye my pretties!Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 3:33:27 AM

Yes I hear you. I once traded 2 pancels from Saint Seiya for a full set of sketches from a particular scene I absolutely adore. This set is part of my collection and can be seen on my site now and will only leave my collection if I die probably ^_^. I''ve had guys telling me that financialy it was a bad move but I honestly don''t care because now I own a full set of sketches from my favority character ! Yay for me !

re: Goodbye my pretties!Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 10:33:25 AM

Congrats on your newest addition and all the hardwork you put into securing it! Looking forward to seeing it in your gallery!