November 15th, 2007

Furry-Related Entry

My original intentions were to not look at the site anymore unless I had money in my Paypal to spend, but yeah. This. The description's fun. "Amazingly soft short patterned fur" = not all that great, assuming the tail is of the same sort the kitsune tails I bought from her were. It's missing the grey band in between the patterned fur and white stuff, but otherwise, it's the same. Even shorter too. Does nobody understand the concept of snow leopards having long tails? Meh. The thing about ground shipping no longer being available is disturbing as well though. Does that mean that from now on, if I buy something else from her, I have to pay $15 for shipping? That's more than double what it was before, which, frankly, is rather expensive.

This head though, is actually pretty sweet. $400 is rather steep though, as is the letdown of a fact that they only ship within the US, and how they don't have any feedback to judge their reputation by. I might've actually been interested in getting that if the bidding started at $350, even, and they actually shipped to Canada. I think though, that that's the next furry-related thing I'm going to be saving up for - a head. At least after seeing that one. Well, that, or a fursona picture commission. Probably that first, namely because it'd be cheaper, as well as that's one of the things that irritates me so. Other furries out there (not necessarily snow leopards) have pictures of "themselves". I don't, and I think it'd be incredibly cool to have something to look at and say "This is what the furry me looks like". By no means that choice of words, but something along those lines.

In that same vein though, I still need to figure out exactly how I want my footpaws to look, but once again, after seeing that head, it's given me some new ideas. Might send an email to Lionel later on too, just to ask if her current project is done yet (I assume some sort of full suit), and actually, I'm just going to do that right now.

I'm undecided on something else though. Given the latest change to my order status (posted in my previous entry), I'm tempted to stay up 'till 9 or so to see if it arrives, and also because it's something that I'd much rather get my hands on first, instead of anyone else. On the flip side, it only just cleared customs yesterday, so as I see it, there's about the same chance of it getting here today as there is tomorrow. Meh. Might as well play Mario Galaxy for a bit, then head upstairs and work on Bridge to the Turnabout, hopefully until Dad gets up, at which point I can tell him that I'm expecting something in the mail, and when it arrives, to get me up.

Actually, forget Mario Galaxy for right now. All I want to do is lay down in bed for a bit, even if I play a game at the same time. My shoulder's killing me (yay for exaggeration), so hopefully laying flat on something will help sort it out.

Package Delivered Successfully

Was laying in bed working on Bridge to the Turnabout earlier this morning, when I heard a noise downstairs that sort of sounded like someone pounding on the door. Before I'd laid down in bed though, I told Dad that I was expecting something in the mail, and that if it should arrive, he could get me up. Waited for a bit, and could hear nothing that might indicate he was coming up the stairs to get me, so I got my jeans on, opened the door, and there he was, box in hand(s), saying "There wasn't any money involved or anything. I just had to sign for it". That wasn't my concern. If he had any idea what was *in* the box, he might've understood why. And no, I won't say. It's a secret to (almost) everybody.

So now I just have to warn him that I'm expecting something that will be "labeled" as a book. That being Mom's Christmas present. She hasn't said anything else about it yet, but as long as she doesn't 'till next month, I might just tell her the guy I bought it from went away for the holidays, and he won't be able to ship it 'till he gets back home. Trickery and deceit is what it is, but in this case, she's going to be getting something that cost me $80 for free, so a little bit of a wait is hardly anything to ask.

Also though, while standing in a checkout lane at Real Canadian Superstore earlier, I turned around, and noticed something on the shelves. These nifty faux fur throw things. I want one <3 They're only $30, so I might just find some way to say "You can get me one of those for my birthday present" next time we're out there, but, curiously enough, I'll be going the day of my birthday (the 13th), so meh. There are at least two pay dates between now and then, so I might just buy one (or two :3) with my own money, and save myself the fuss of having to explain to them why I want yet another furred item.

And as for Adam's birthday present, I think I will just get this for him. Even if I just show him the payment receipt so he knows he'll be getting it eventually. I told him yesterday that if he wanted it, I could buy it for him, but he'd have to pay me back. Now, not so much :p

Those leopard print sheets are still lingering in the back of my mind, but really, before anything, I'm going to have to make sure I have enough money to buy them, as well as finding one I actually want, as opposed to just comparing those that can be shipped to Canada, and seeing which one looks the best. Sooner or later.

And lastly, reply from Lionel states that she'll "get it out the door" as soon as she gets home from MFF. Does that mean that it's done, and just has to be shipped? No, it couldn't be. If it was, what would be stopping her from shipping it before she left? Whatever. As long as I have it by Christmas <3

Since it's only 5:30 though, I think I'm going to crawl back into bed for another hour or so. I didn't get to sleep 'till 10 (it might've been earlier, had that package not arrived), and was woken back up by Mom pounding on my door at 4. 6 hours really is plenty though, so maybe I'll just see about getting further in that case or something~