Sakky's Sailor Moon Blog

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Eye of the Storm

Since I haven't been taking commissions really, I haven't had any money to buy stuff. So, I've been staying away from places like eBay which temp me with their shiny.

Holly from Moon Collection told me about SeraSell on Live Journal, but I'm so inept at using LJ I fear it might not be that useful to me. But once I have money again, I am sure I will try it out.

I am trying to save up $68 to buy a ton of felt with Pure. Also, I owe DracheaRannak on DA $45 for a commission I'm on a waitlist for. I just cannot resist his sailor art, it's too beautiful. *_* I also still owe my savings account $60. >_> So basically, fail.

Anyway, I've been randomly sad for a few days and I don't want to think it's a Sailor Moon stuff withdrawl because that would mean that I am INSANE, but when DavisJes sent me a Sailor Mercury keychain for my birthday on the 17th I pretty much spazzed.

The reason I've stopped taking commissions is because I need to make artwork for my show in June at Truffles in Milford, MA. I have a solo show there in June. The opening is June 7th from 2-4PM so I have a lot of work to do. It's been great to get back to making 'fine art' but my HOBBIES ARE SUFFERING! >:O

Anyway, I'm not going to look on eBay for all the shiny stuff I can't get right now.

I just wish I could get that last artbook sooner rather than later so I can have some closure.

WHY AM I CRAZY!???!??!?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Three down, one to go!

So it came today, my Sailormoon Artbook Vol I from japan-ssdyuk. Even though the listing says $59, I only paid $47.99. Too much for an artbook? Yeah, probably a little, but that doesn't matter much to me. I just want the SHINY! *_* (Incidentally, if you are in the market, it seems they have another one for only $41.99, as well as Volume II for $39.99)

I must admit, I was worried it could be a bootleg. This person has listed artbooks before and been unwilling to provide additional images of the books. As a matter of fact, I have contacted them in the past to ask for pictures of the semi-transparent page in the front to be told they are "too busy for my demands." Well that just shouted scam to me.

But this time when they listed it, they included a shot of the semi-transparent page. When I went to buy this particular book, I actually found they had blocked me from their auctions! :O I contacted them to ask why and they passed it off as a mistake of some sort. Whatever, you blocked me because I was asking too many questions. Well SORRY if I want to make sure I'm not getting ripped off! >,<

Not sure why they seem to think that Volume IV is worth $104, or why Volume III is listed for $209?! (Seriously, that's a Vol V price, maybe...)

But anyway, I have now replaced three out of four of the bootlegs and only Vol III is left. I hope I can get it soon and end this nightmare of bootleg artbooks! :D I am giving away the bootleg copies for free. You can read more about it on my deviantART journal page. Raffle is on Feb 17th (my birthday!).

I don't have any money for toys right now because 1) I stopped taking drawing commissions to focus on art for my show in June and 2) what money I am getting for plushies now is all going to Animazement in May. So that's essentially killed my eBaying. But that doesn't stop me from watching shiny things.

Star Transformation Wand
- Want it, but not for $300. I would pay $150 for this and if I had the money I'd make the offer. But I don't! It's just not my time~~~
Lunatia-L - def going to buy this eventually
Artbook III - well there it is... I wish I had some money T_T I don't know, I'm just crazy enough to buy it anway and then try to take some last minute commissions in early May to make up the money for the con.

Ugh torn! My Sailor Moon life is sooooo dramatic. And practically no one reads this! *g*