There are remarkably few electrical devices I consider essential to my lifestyle. In fact, I could probably put them into a pretty short list:
- My computer (+ internet)
- A fridge
- A ceiling/desk fan
- My mp3 player
Anything else I could cope without (albeit with some inconvenience). If I tossed in my bed, desk and chair I might be able to expand the scope of the list to all physical objects. There's a lot of stuff I'd be devastated about losing (figures, CDs, the dishwasher), but I'd still be pretty functional. But onto the topic at hand.
For the last three weeks - the hottest weeks of the summer - my fridge/freezer has been broken. I had never realised until now how much chilled water I usually drink, or how much of my extremely limited culinary repertoire relies on milk. Even bread grows an unappealing layer of fuzzy green mould after just a couple of days not being in the freezer. Beer? Not refreshing in the slightest when served at a thoroughly unpleasant 35 degrees, the same temperature as every other godforsaken thing in the house. I can't even justify buying any sort of meat from the supermarket as it's only good value if you buy a decent amount and I have no way to store any leftovers. As you can tell, I'm pretty sore about the whole issue. Don't worry though, I haven't been starving! It turns out that there are a few dishes I can prepare without the need for refrigeration, such as instant noodles, rice, rice with soy sauce, rice with tuna, rice with tuna and soy sauce, and half a tin of Milo I found in the back of a cupboard. Rice isn't really the sort of thing I get sick of eating but it's going to be a while before I can stomach a can of tuna again. On the upside, I think I've had enough omega-3 fatty acids to last me several lifetimes. Reduced risk of heart attacks, fuck yeah!
At least the landlord is finally doing something about it, and apparently the fridge guy will be around tomorrow with whatever parts need to be replaced. They must be some pretty damn amazing parts for them to take this long to come in. I'm vainly hoping that they'll turn the fridge into one of those smart fridges that tells you when you're about to run out of milk. It'd be absolutely useless except for the vague feeling that I'd be living IN THE FUTURE. At this stage though, even if they're the mundane sort of parts this will still definitely be the highlight of my week.
Enough of that. The Panty and Stocking Nendoroids have been announced and they're up for pre-order. As you'd expect from Nendoroids, they have lots of expressions, faces and poses, and the art style translated pretty well into the deformed Nendoroid style. They also come with their signature weapons, but this raises a few questions. A picture will probably explain it better than words.
I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this, but I really am curious as to what they'll do. I think the funniest solution would be to include a fully mosaic smooth crotch piece to replace the pantsu with. I'd preorder these two but I've already preordered a number of figures lately. Having said that, an unintentional consequence of the whole fridge problem is that I've spend a fair bit less money on food than I normally would have, so it's still a possibility. On the other hand, maybe I should hold out in the hope that someone will announce Scanty and Kneesocks figures of some sort.
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Name: Nendoroid Panty, Nendoroid Stocking
Series: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Company: Good Smile Company
Release Date: June 2011