Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Fun in the mail - Itoshiki Nozomu figure

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - Itoshiki Nozomu - Sunday X Magazine UFO Prize (SEGA)

ZETSUBOUSHITA~! (I'm in despair!)

Just kidding!

I'm delighted with this lovely figure, depicting the teacher, Itoshiki Nozomu, from Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei! Especially at the cheap price I got him! As (currently) the only scale figure of the character (the SD Nedoroid is adorable), I'm pleased that despite the low price he's got some great detail to him.

He looks very "posed", rather than natural, as he's in his despair pose, but his face is smiling, as if the actor is reenacting the stance for a fan photo shoot. It actually comes off as rather adorable! The shading on his clothes is of a higher quality than many catcher prize figures, and he stands very well, even without a base.

His desk comes with a rope (for hanging himself - unsuccessfully) and a class list. The class list actually details the other figures in this figure series, rather than the usual students from his class in the manga and anime. The rest were girls from various series, posed in a classroom, intended to have him as the sensei. Cute, but I'd have preferred to have a list of all his usual insane pupils.

Doesn't he look lovely with the Tachikoma? His glasses are made of clear plastic, and his face is very accurate. He could only be the one and only Itoshiki Nozomu!

Don't despair! He often pops up on Ebay for a steal! Grab him while you can!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

St. Valentine's Day

There are few things as lovely as a morning spent with My Love. We swoon over manga characters, cook breakfast, talk about what the day might have in store and reaffirm our love and commitment to each other. And often snuggles with kitties ensue.

Our little bubble of joy is only penetrated when a chill wind blows in from the North. A literal chill might be much appreciated in this season of sticky nights, but there is someone so certain we couldn't possibly be happy for the long term that they'd continuously question every life decision and motivation. Ah, well. Imagine how devastating it would be to have happiness pouring forth from every direction, right? That's why it's alright when kitties chew through controller cables or work is less than enthralling.

Today's ride in the sun as we shopped for computer parts and comics was a reminder that no matter what anyone says, we can ride side by side through life, singing soppy love songs, serving at church, watching anime and...

...Playing with toys!

As you can probably tell, I installed some LED's in my cabinets!

"Now our house looks even MORE like a toy shop!" --My Love

Thanks, My Love, for a purple hippo, for your care and concern and for standing up for me, even when I'm no longer my own ally. You're a wonder.