Crystal Temple

Merry Christmas! Lots to say!
last modified: Monday, December 25, 2006 (1:42:20 PM)
Before I start, yes, I have deleted the last two entries that referred to less than nice things.. I feel that they only serve to cause tension.. and it's Christmas, besides. Out with the bad, in with the good.
My update for the day? I finally, after years of begging, have in my paws a scanner! No more pictures of my cels, they are going to be scanned. All of them. With proper matching dimesions so my thumbnails aren't so messy.
Unfortunately Dad said he won't hook it up till after the new year, so there will be a little wait.
Speaking of the new year I thought I'd mention that I'm trying to slow down a little in my collecting. Focusing on fewer series that mean more to me, so I can get higher quality cels. If I spread my funds out over many series, I won't get anywhere, really. So for the following series, there will be few or no more updates (accompanied by a reason why):

Series: Bubblegum Crisis OVA
Why: To be honest, I've only seen the first DVD. It seems unfair to collect from a story I only know the beginning of. Besides, I once owned an OP Priss, and it wasn't as magical to me after a while.I think this is due to the fact I just haven't seen enough of it to even fall in love with it. I've seen all of BGC2040 and I'll focus on that series instead.

Series: Galaxy Angel
Why: A fun series, but not one of my loves. I snagged a couple of cels of the cute kitties from the first episode, and I'm satisfied with that.

Series: Galaxy Freulein Yuna Returns
Why: I have a gorgeous cel of Ayako, and I'm happy with that. Unless I come across cels of her death scene, I'm not bothering.

Series: Rayearth OVA
Why: Very pretty, and it was a nice movie, but unless I find a cel of Windom, and maybe a cel of Fuu with wings, I'm not that gung-ho about it.

Series: Maze
Why: I have lots of gorgeous cels of Solude and couldn't be happier.

Series: Miscellaneous
Why: Unless something REALLY catches my eye and the price is right, like the fallen angel cel I have, I'm not going to purchase cels I know nothing about anymore.

Series: Sailor Moon
Why: I have Uranus, Black Lady, and Mimette. I'm satisfied, and aside from that, there's too many "pretty" cels out there, too much competition, and my passion for the series isn't as strong as the true SM collectors out there. I don't think it's fair for me to be buying what could be someone else's wishlist merely because I liked how it looked. True fans have emotional connections to certain scenes, and I don't. It's better to let them snag the cels.

Series: Tenchi
Why: I have enough Aeka.

Series I'm focusing on:
Slayers: Phibrizzo
Ah! My Goddess!

My final comment:
I was thinking about splitting my gallery into two.. making a new one for AMG, and this one. Are we allowed to do that, or is that wasting bandwidth?
re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Monday, December 25, 2006 - 3:17:02 PM

Glad you finally realized it is important to vocalize but to also communicate tactfully and to use supporting evidence, unless of course you merely desire your comments to be percieved as ranting. Time to turnover a new leaf; as for changing your collecting habits... IMO less IS more focus your collection it will serve you better.

re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Monday, December 25, 2006 - 3:21:02 PM

To answer your last question , no each member is limited to only one gallery.

Good luck on your quest to concentrate of saving for nicer cels from those two series. Do remember that both of those are not cheap to collect from and that there are a lot of deep pocket collectors that fight over the better cels.

re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Monday, December 25, 2006 - 3:27:34 PM

I totally agree with your idea. I remember when I started out, I collected everything I could. I soon decided that it was better to save up and hold out for quality stuff. Good luck!

And Merry Christmas to you as well.

re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Monday, December 25, 2006 - 6:48:44 PM

Hey, Merry Christmas, and good luck on cutting back! ^_^ It''s tough! At least it is for me.

re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Monday, December 25, 2006 - 11:28:10 PM

Hope you had a great Christmas, and I''m glad to see you decided to blog here a bit more. That''s great! It''s awesome that you were able to sit down and decide to take your collection in a different direction. I wish you lots of luck in doing that, and I can''t wait to see what wonderful new cels you''re able to add to your gallery. I hope the new year brings lots of cel luck your way! ^.^

re: Merry Christmas! Lots to say!Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 11:04:37 AM

Be yourself and you''ll always be happy. Allow others to do the same and they will be happy as well and in turn, treat you with respect.

Sounds like you have the right idea about narrowing down your collecting habits. I think a lot of us could benefit from that ^_~ Can''t wait to see the scans! Hope your Christmas was pleasant.