It seems stuff are still popping out. I just opened up a whole wallop of packages yesterday, and today another one showed up. My roommate picked it up for me as I was at work, (and since I didn’t change my ID to include my new address yet I couldn’t go to the post office to get it anyway).
And no, I didn’t unbox all of my figures yet.
As per the beginning of every year, expenses must be paid to those expensive pieces of rip-off crap also known as textbooks. Matters are made worse when a) the books are newly issued for an old course that has been using the same book for years b) said course is one of those exotic messed up ones that no one takes or a combination of the two above (both cases mean that I can’t get the books used, as with any math based course, I heavily use the textbooks, so they don’t retain that new book lustre when I’m through with them). Registering for ordinary differential equations was hell since the name for that course and one of the pre/co requisites were changed, but the system didn’t update correctly so I had to register via phone (and they had to confirm that I have the first year calculus credits, because ODE is such a fricking popular course).
Somewhat lucky for me is the fact that my core courses are specialized courses that don’t have dedicated textbooks. I only had to spend money on the courses for my minor.
Oh yeah, now for the item that people here cares more about:
Clalaclan Philias from Shining Wind (or Shining Tears X Wind, the anime adaptation). Originally I had no idea who she was, aside from the fact I really like her style, she’s pretty and she’s from a game called Shining Wind. I did a search on said character and found out that she is voiced by no other than Ayako-sama. It also turned out that Shining Wind is one of the games of the Shining series. Now, before anyone comments on the fact that the word ‘Shining’ in the title should have given it away, let me state that it has absolutely no connection to Shining Force II, which I thoroughly enjoyed many many years ago. I might pick it up and play through it again (Karna is so broken).
Due to the fact that Clalaclan is packaged in such a way that it doesn’t reveal much from the window of the box, I took her out for a better look.
The figure is really heavy, and from what I can tell, she’s very fragile. Her dress and all those flap thingies are made of hard plastic, so slight force in any shape or form may snap those parts. I also really like the fact that her breasts look natural, unlike most other depictions of her (might be the breast plate suppressing them though, but visually, they look normal).
Her armor (the plates at least) are made the same was as Alter’s Saber Lily. They do share quite some distinctive features, but Clalaclan has higher quality overall.
On a side note, my friend dropped off all the figures I kept at his place for storage over the summer. I really need to unpack and find places for them before school work start pouring in.