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Wish list - updated January 13 2016

(sprite credit goes to Serebii)

Items with (?) are lower priority, items with * are higher priority (albeit not necessarily grails)
If an item is crossed off, that means I have bought it and it's on their way to me.
I do not delete them off the list completely in case they get lost in the mail, since it's happened before... -knocks on
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As far as trades go, I'm generally only open to card trades as I have very little in the way of newer extra stuff. ^^; My card collection is here. I can be pretty lazy updating this, and I only put the rare/interesting cards I have for trade up there, so if there's something you're looking for let me know! A lot of my cards come from the gen 3. ex ___ era.
Regarding TCG... Rev. holos are acceptable, would prefer NM condition and English only, unless otherwise noted by (JP) <- Japanese


Pinterest version of most of this wish list - yay pictures!

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PLUSH:
Canvas Charmander
Charmander PBP plush backpack
Charmander heartland plush (?)
Walky Charmander w/charms (large)
Charmander pillow plush
Charizard pillow plush
Tomy fuzzy recall Charizard
PokeCen pokeball pillow plush Charizard
PokeCen June 2013 Charizard plush (note to self... closed mouth - not thae rerelease with open mouth)
BK Charizard plush
Charmander/Charizard pillow pet (unofficial)
Charizard Sonokong push (similar to Tomy BW, but darker in color) (?)
MPC - Charmander, Charizard




FIGURES:
Hasbro shiny Charizard
Super Action Charizard - Tomy model kit, 6.5" roughly, lights up, moves!!! *** grail *** MUST BE MIB
Charizard V-trainer
Tomy model kits - Charizard series 2, metal factory Charizard *** grail***,  Charmander (MIB please, I want to assemble them myself)
Plamo - Charmander line, mega Charizard (MIB, same as above)
Charizard Kaiyodo chess piece
Charizard super size Tomy MC
Charizard tomy (?) light up figure 2013 - this sexy beast
Charizard Super size Tomy MC 2013 (collections 1 and 2)
Charmander line zukan (?)
Charizard tomy line w/ Mega evolution
Charizard Think Chip
Charizard motion gallery figure (2013)
Jakks poseable Charizard
Tomy Battle Colosseum Charizard
Tomy Action pose Charizard (similar to D-Arts)
X/Y Mega Sinker ("mega shinka") figures
X/Y Wakuwaku Ichiban Kuji Get 2014 Prize B figures




OTHER:
Sugimori clearfile - shiny Charizard
Charizard sparkly swing keychain
Banpresto Charizard mug
PC Charizard mug (blue/white, from 2013 promo)
Charizard hinge wallet from Spencer's (brand new please)
Charizard XY Pattern goods promo pin/strap
Mega Charizard XY figure straps/dust plugs
Charizard megabloks PokeBloks puzzle (255 pieces)
Fire Evolvers (featuring Charmander line and others) booklet




TCG:
Charizard: Base Set 4 (Base Set 2 4 or Legendary Collection 3 will also suffice) Stormfront 103, Expedition 4/39/40, Skyridge 146, EX Dragon 100, EX Power Keepers 6, Secret Wonders 3, Arceus 1, Team Rocket 4/21, Gym Challenge 2 (Blaine's Charizard) (?), Neo Destiny 107 (?), EX FireRed & LeafGreen 105 (?), EX Dragon Frontiers 100/101 (?), Supreme Victors 20/143, DP 45, Flash Fire 11/106, Flash Fire 12/106, Flash Fire 13/106, Flash Fire 69/106, Flash Fire 100/106
TCG coins - Charmander, Charizard
Elite Trainer Deck Shield (tin) - Charizard (August 2014)




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PLUSH:
BK Dewgong ***grail*** (surprisingly hard to find!)



FIGURES:
Seel playfully yours figure
Seel kid with inner tube



OTHER:
n/a



TCG:
Seel: Vending S2 (JP), Skyridge 95
Dewgong: Vending S2 (JP), Skyridge H6, VS 39 (JP)

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PLUSH:
Walky Totodile w/ charms (large)
Top Insight Totodile (large)



FIGURES:
n/a



OTHER:
Totodile dex charm



TCG:
n/a



385
PLUSH:
1:1 Jirachi
Jirachi canvas
Jirachi pokedoll



FIGURES:
Jirachi Japanese McDonalds figure (talks?)
Jirachi charabottle



OTHER:
Jirachi cookie tin



TCG:
Jirachi: Seven Nights 10th movie promo (JP), PLAY promo 32 (JP), EX Crystal Guardians 94, Movie VS Pack 4 (JP), PLAY promo 14 (JP), Pokepark Forest 9 (JP), Legends Awakened 31, EX Deoxys 9, Hidden Legends 8, Nintendo Promo 21, EX Team Aqua VS Team Magma 97
TCG coin - Jirachi, Jirachi & Shaymin



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PLUSH:
Banpresto Pancham head cushion



FIGURES:
Pancham strap/dust plug


OTHER:
Pancham bottle holder



TCG:
n/a



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PLUSH:
Amaura pokedoll
Amaura/Aurorus Banpresto plush


FIGURES:
n/a



OTHER:
n/a



TCG:
n/a




Others (not main collections):

Plush
Unofficial Dragonair (from ebay)
Unofficial Haunter, Vulpix, (zzzanime)




Figures
Hasbro shiny Spinarak (doesn't have to have web)
Pokemon Time Vulpix dust plug




Other - misc
Pokemon Conquest Oichi/Jigglypuff pillow (?)


TCG
Spinarak:  Aquapolis 111, Mysterious Treasures 103
Ariados: Aquapolis H3, VS 65 (JP), Theater VS Pack 1 (JP)
Ho-oh: Dragons Exalted 119

TCG coins (link) - Onix (Nivi city gym deck)


Games - batteries must be intact!
Red, Yellow, N64 Transferpak

Customs - low priority
plush from nameless5555 / asourlemon (dA)
poke-critter sculpture from lmoast
plush from lyndsaygorawr
plush from cyritic
amigurumi from jujufox
custom plush or sculpture from foureyedalien
wooden keychain from anaildapinto (high priority)



Non-Pokemon
Bandai/Irwin "Adventure Dolls" SD Sailor Moon figurines (don't have to be MIB, so as long as they're in good condition) - missing Pluto, Saturn, Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Chibiusa, Eternal Sailor Moon
Have in keychain form (would rather have normal figures): Mars, Princess Serenity, Prince Darien/Endymion, Usagi

Final Fantasy Kotobukiya figures - Kimahri, Auron, Lulu, FFX-2 Yuna

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    nerdy
Jasmine &amp; Steelix

(no subject)

Day 02 — Your favorite movie

Let's see... I think I'm going to have to go with Stardust on this one.

It's a love story, for starters, and told in two beautiful ways. First, the book, by Neil Gaiman. With his unique British charm and brilliance when it comes to fantasy, he wrote a book that was eventually turned into an amazing movie, narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, who, despite playing a vast range of characters, lends a gentle, grandfatherly tone to the movie.

My favorite things about Stardust are the constant changes in tone, and incredible character development. Tristan (or Tristran, in the novel; the second 'r' in his name was dropped to make pronouncing it easier) starts off as a lovesick puppy, naive and impulsive. He turns into one hell of a looker, and he's loving and more patient. Plus he can use a sword. Yvaine, cynical and sarcastic, and terribly pissed off. However, she has every right to be. She was minding her own business and got knocked out of the sky, only to end up with an injured ankle.

One of my favorite parts of the movie? (Asides from Captain Shakespeare's bloody brilliant fairy scene, of course!)

Yvaine: "You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate... It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves... You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and... What I'm trying to say, Tristan is... I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart... It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange - no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine."

So sue me, I'm a hopeless romantic. Nothing will ever be able to convince me that love does not exist.


Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy
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Jasmine &amp; Steelix

(no subject)

So for the next month, I'll be doing an entry a day or so. I won't fully commit to it, seeing how it's rare that I get enough computer time to really think this through. And with some of the topics, I'm not just going to rush it.

Day 01 — Your favorite song


Not surprisingly, my favorite song lately is from Glee. Or songs, rather. But instead of being redundant, I think I'd rather talk about a different song that holds both meaning and relevance to the current point I'm at in my life.

Despite my recent change from a lover of certain pop/rock music into a music snob, I still love Paramore, especially their second album. Hayley's voice is incredible, even without auto-tune, and the lyrics in their music are powerful and rather profound, despite many hating them for going from a relatively unknown Warped Tour band to mainstream.
That being said, my song of choice is Playing God.


Favorite part:

It's just my humble opinion
But it's one that I believe in
You don't deserve a point of view
If the only thing you see is you

You don't have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror


The basic premise of this song is hypocrisy, god complexes, and general human nature to point the finger at anyone but ourselves.

I will admit that this song currently reflects my feelings towards my mother, who seems to be gearing me towards the working class rather than towards college and to furthering my education, which is currently what I want.
I will also admit to connecting this song with certain friends, both past and present. Certain people who either have a god complex, or just feel its their rightful duty to point the finger at me, whether I've done something worth criticizing or not. One person in particular was always putting words in my mouth, always making me out to be a horrible and dramatic person who considered no one but herself when it came to making choices. Granted, I was rather impulsive, but I quickly reached the point where I realized how my actions affected people, whether they were part of the equation or not.

That being said, I apologize for any seemingly rash or passive-aggressive decisions lately on my part. It is not my intent to create strife between a group of friends I am finally comfortable with, and I'd hate for anyone to think I'm taking them for granted.


Day 02 —  Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy
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    Paramore
Jasmine &amp; Steelix

The never-ending fight to stay alive in the kiddie pool

I remember the time when I saw myself as an ugly little duckling, longing for the day when I would begin the transformation into a beautiful swan. I had this one Barbie doll with beautiful (albeit extremely fake) reddish-brown hair and natural highlights, and I actually envied it. Honest to god, I can say that I was jealous of a plastic doll with synthetic hair. Not only that, but I discovered at a very young age that the world as we know it can be very shallow and unappealing at times.

There was one instance when I was a kid when my mom let me stay up to watch the preliminaries for a minor beauty contest. I don't remember much about it, except for one of the judges and his words. He was some famous basketball player, and his words pierced me like a dagger: "I don't believe that beauty is only skin deep, because it's been my experience that only ugly people say that." Of all the things to say on national television . . . I think that was probably one of the worst mistakes of his career. His words angered my 12-year-old self greatly, and although I still hear that phrase quite often, my annoyance is still always directed towards that one seemingly shallow basketball player. (But then, it makes me wonder. . . what would some multi-million dollar athlete who spends most of his time with a group of sweaty men know about beauty anyways?)

As a kid, I was pretty dang cute, if I do say so myself. . . or that's what I think when I look back at pictures, seeing how I didn't seem to care much about my physical appearance at the tender age of 6. But that all changed sometime in the third grade. My mom made me hack off all my beautiful brown locks. For the class picture that year, I attempted to compensate by wearing one of the prettiest dresses I owned at the time, and posing as cute as I possibly could, although I no doubt looked like a geek. But that was okay back then. No one made fun of you for looking a bit funny. Sure, little kids have a knack for pointing out flaws, but they don't think much of it.

This is where the small age gap of 2 years comes in. It doesn't seem like much, but boy is it ever! I remember being at one of my lowest times back in grade 6, from constant bullying and not feeling as if I belonged with my tight-knit classmates. I was lucky enough to be one of the few unpopular girls in the class, so when I got braces my life turned into a social nightmare. It was honestly one of those typical experiences where you run home and throw yourself onto your bed crying, saying you would rather die than go back to school again. You wouldn't think that 12-year-olds have the ability to be overly cruel, but they're surprisingly vicious. Again, I attempted to compensate, this time by getting my metal mouth adorned with hot pink elastics. But no, all I received for my efforts was more teasing. Apparently the hot pink clashed with the rest of my wardrobe. Go figure. But I wasn't about to give up.

For our 6th grade graduation dinner and dance, my mom made my outfit, which consisted of a really cute (and trendy at the time) top and skirt. My neighbor straightened my glorious once-again long hair (yay!) and did my make up. Finally, a chance to show my crush(es) how pretty I could be . . . or so I'd thought. All the boys, my crush included, thought I looked scary. Later, I'd found out from one of my only male friends that they had all been calling me "Morticia" behind my back all night. That was the last straw for me. I couldn't take anymore of the teasing and harsh remarks. I remember spending that entire weekend begging my parents to withdraw me from public school and home school me themselves. Unfortunately, they couldn't do that, as they both worked full-time and couldn't afford to hire someone. And besides, as my mom merely reassured me, it would get better, that I would forget about all of it.
Yeah. Guess what, mom? I haven't.

When middle school finally arrived, my hopes were somewhat renewed. Maybe now that my school had enlarged and gone from 300 students to almost 1000, I could find someone to like me for who I was on the outside. And sure enough, I met Tyler. He was a modern-day Romeo, even earning the nickname from a friend later on. But I was uninterested in a relationship with him, so we stuck to being friends. . . but not for his lack of trying. But once again, I was back to having people rag on my physical appearance. I suppose the main reason for not pursuing a relationship with him was because he just wasn't one of the popular crowd. Sure, he was well-known, but not necessarily in a good way most of the time.

During my early teenage years (or struggle, as I prefer to call it), I longed for someone to call me pretty, be it my friends, parents, a really cute guy . . . anyone! But the closest thing I got was compliments on my nearly waist-length hair, which I had allowed to grow after my fiasco in elementary school, swearing never to cut it again. Several boys developed a crush on me, but none of them were what I was looking for.

And this is where I admit my hypocrisy. But in my defense, I only wanted someone physically appealing to prove that I was capable of attracting and being with someone of that stature. Unfortunately, this was proving to be impossible, as it seems that every other person wanted the exact same thing. And I have to admit, there were many an unattractive person at that school.

But enough gallivanting amongst painful memories of the past. The point is, I've managed to stay above the water, and I owe it all to the one person who has taught me not only to love myself for who I am, but has also shown me that looks really aren't everything. Also, however cheesy it is, he's shown me that if you truly love someone, they'll seem like the hottest person in the world. It made me giggle when I added him into this equation consisting of a kiddie pool, and the whirlpool pulling me down, and he ends up as the obnoxiously colored inflatable duck, dolphin, or whathaveyou. There's a song that goes, "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me, there's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me", and I think it represents us perfectly. Since I was a little kid, I've dreamed of that perfect fairytale romance, complete with the prince, and he's come pretty close to those impossibly high standards I'd set.

Unfortunately, every prince has his flaws. In the Disney movies, they only appear off-camera, but surely they appear in the writers' heads as they work on the screenplay, or the animators' heads as they bring the characters to life. Who knows, maybe Cinderella's Prince Charming belches at the most inappropriate times, and maybe Prince Eric has a problem with cussing that he picked up after spending so much time out at sea? Anyway, at the same time, he's a very shallow person as well. No matter where we are, whether it's just out and about together or watching TV, he'll make a comment about some random person's weight or something, only he's not so subtle about it. This irritates me to no end, and I'm sorely tempted to put on about 50 pounds (or, keeping with the metaphor, occasionally let a little air out of him) so he'll shut up about it. After all, I've been called anorexic many a time, so why not experience both ends of the spectrum? I figure that if I can break him of this habit, he'll be absolutely perfect, as he calls me beautiful, pretty, and gorgeous all the time. But despite this small quirk, he's probably as perfect as it's going to get, and he makes up for it by bringing out the best in people without even trying.

In conclusion, I haven't given up on myself. I have come a long, long way even in the past few years. I finally have my handy dandy flotation device, and darn it all if I don't choose to go down swinging. One thing's for sure though, my view on "beauty is only skin deep" has definitely changed. I still don't agree that it's only "ugly people" who say that, but rather, people who have a bit of a problem with their self-esteem. Everyone was born into this world the same way, but it's ultimately up to us to carve out our own path. Eventually, we all come to the shallow pool obstacle, but with the right flotation device, it's easy to clear.


~~~


That was typed word-for-word from the original essay. Since then, I've given up my flotation device, and have grabbed a pool noodle and have just been going around whacking people senseless.
In other words, I've decided to say screw humanity, it sucks hardcore!
(Little side note added a year or two after writing this thing. Mostly referencing how Ryne and I were no longer together, hence the lack of floaty toy. I was great with humorous metaphors, if I do say so myself!)
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    Imogen Heap