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Been There. Done That. - Diary of a Necromancer
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robling_t
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Been There. Done That.
The Management is chagrined to have to admit that we have lost track of which library books had what status when and thus this blog will be forced to terminate the library-list project prematurely. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our Readers.


Observed the Bloomsday centenary by completely ignoring it, as I still haven't got round to reading Ulysses some fifteen years after being dragged around Dublin in the wake of the other class in my year-abroad program whose assignment to read said book the trip was actually in relation to. Perhaps this will be the year a copy of Ulysses finally turns up for me at the Brandeis sale, if I manage to haul myself over there on the el on Friday.


And from the Department of Silly Things: this being about the halfway point of the McDonald's NeoPets promotion, it seems like a good juncture to post a roster of which plushies I've gotten that I'd just as soon trade for different ones:

#1: red scorchio
#2: green lupe
#4: purple chomby
#5: green jubjub
#6: yellow blumaroo (x2), blue blumaroo
#7: green moehog
#9: green ixi
#12: starry quiggle
#14: green grundo
#15: green uni

For purposes of comparison, my list of "keepers" so far:

red aisha, green aisha, green aisha
white techo, red techo (Bobfert: Live in Concert!)
black grundo (Which is greatly improved from the green one by not having a visible mouth.)

(And yes, totaling it up, one-half of the plushies I've gotten "randomly" have been green. The hell...?) I'd mostly be interested in techos and (more) aishas at this point, since the local distribution seems to have moved on past those numbers (although the scorchio did just turn up tonight). The ones on the first list above that don't get traded away are headed for eBay when the promotion's over, so if you see something you need for your own collection, speak up now and you might save us both a couple of bucks, hey? (Although I did already succumb to anxiety and procured an orange and a black aisha on eBay, for fear that once the official supply dries up these apparently less-common colors will shoot way out of my infinitesimally narrow price-range for indulging this kind of insanity. I like the aishas, dammit, why did they have to release them first?)
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chorus From: chorus Date: June 17th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I am not quite yet sure what I'll need, but I'm trying to put together a full green set for later ebayage, and I don't yet have a green ixi or green uni. So I may want to trade for those.

I have extra aishas. Boy do I have extra aishas. And possibly a techo I'd be willing to trade, in 'special' colours, depending.

I'm still desperately looking for a shadow aisha myself.

I'm not going to admit how many I have bought. Let's just say "a lot" and leave it at that. Note that the number of happy meals I have eaten has been much, much smaller.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: June 17th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I have extra aishas. Boy do I have extra aishas. And possibly a techo I'd be willing to trade, in 'special' colours, depending.

{G} The orange aisha from eBay got here today, I'm still waiting on the black one; have you any spare yellow or blue ones? [Not that I'd turn up my nose at a few more red or green ones either, but for appearance's sake I have to at least pretend to be working towards a full set, y'see. Even if I'm not looking for the cloud aisha nearly as hard because it looks kind of silly to me. ;) ] As to techos, the black one would be at the top of my "nice to have" list at the moment -- but what shape are your extra techos' heads? I have two techos so far and they have very different heads for some weird reason, I much prefer the look of the narrower one (he seems like he'd have better binocular vision for one thing {G]) and I wouldn't mind looking into the possibility of having a different red one than the one I've got.

I'm still desperately looking for a shadow aisha myself.

One of two things will probably happen: either McD's said from On High, "start with the box of 'ones and hand them out IN ORDER while supplies last", which means that now could be the moment to snap the earlier numbers up on eBay before people realize this and the price gets ridiculous, OR, there's another whole manufacturing run sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting for the first shipment to run out and we're about to start again with the scorchios and lupes. I'm rather leaning towards scenario #1, knowing how these things generally go, but that scorchio last night does give me pause. (OTOH the clerk was reportedly an idiot, so who knows.)

I'm not going to admit how many I have bought. Let's just say "a lot" and leave it at that. Note that the number of happy meals I have eaten has been much, much smaller.

Current tally here: Neopets captured in the wild, 16, happy meals actually eaten as bait to attract same, 0... ;)
legendofthehawk From: legendofthehawk Date: June 17th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)


what is the new one called? The really cute lionsque one?

I've got a purple shoryu, and a techo. Not sure on the color. havent opened him up yet.. I wanted to trade him for the new one.. but this place by me, seems eternally damned to not have him.


atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: June 17th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The new one is the Yurble.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: June 17th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I think the new yurble ones are the last one of the promotion (#16?), and they seem to have been going largely in numerical order, which is why I gave up on trying to obtain those two #3 aisha specimens "in the wild" already...
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: June 17th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
AtlantiCat is looking for a Green Ixi and a Green Gelert to match her two online pets. She has a Green Techo and a Green Wocky to trade (these have been opened, but original packaging is still available). She is not interested in otherwise starting up a collection, just looking to match her two virtual children.

AtlantiCat will be travelling to the North Side this Saturday in the late afternoon hours and would be happy to meet at the nearest corner Starfucks to do some exchanging then, if anybody is amenable. *Sad Gelert Eyes*
robling_t From: robling_t Date: June 17th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
AtlantiCat is looking for a Green Ixi and a Green Gelert to match her two online pets.

Heh, that was the original plan here, until I saw A) how cute the damn aishas came out and B) how buttfugly some of the others like the lupes came out. Guess I gotta svae those NP for the lab map so I can force my virtual pets to conform to my RL plushies... :)


AtlantiCat will be travelling to the North Side this Saturday in the late afternoon hours and would be happy to meet at the nearest corner Starfucks to do some exchanging then, if anybody is amenable. *Sad Gelert Eyes*

That's a possibility, since god knows I rarely have much of anythng on my schedule anyway... Or, say, might you be able to make it to the LJ MeetUp on Tuesday? It's very centrally located this month, I believe...
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: June 18th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I might or might not attend the Meetup. Depends on how I feel on Tuesday. For the record, I now have a Blue Shoyru to go with the Green Wocky and Green Techo. I might add it to my dragon collection if it doesn't become trade bait, though it would be the first comical dragon I have. All the rest are fierce and evil-looking.

Well, let me know if you're interested in trading any. Like I said, I will be up North tomorrow and have no problem making a side trip. Drop me a line at my LJ name at hotmail.com.
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