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Customs / Re: EAH/MH mini customs
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:36:26 AM »
A few people did, but it didn't seem to take off and not many people made them. :(  (In fact, I haven't seen a great many minis customs at all.)
I seem to remember someone here making a mini LD Apple.

*Edit:  Here they are.  I was mistaken.  It isn't LD Apple, it's sig Apple and sig Raven: http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,12535.msg261092.html#msg261092
And it turns out they're the same two customs that Konzern found. XD

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Off Topic / Re: Amazon boycott?
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:26:35 PM »
from what I can tell Amazon workers are striking due to low wages and poor working conditions and are asking the public to boycott Amazon during prime days as a show of support. The strike seems to mostly be taking place in Spain from what I can tell.

Oh okay.  Thanks, fury.

Yeah I see a few article on it now.  I hadn't heard anything about it before now.

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Off Topic / Re: Amazon boycott?
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:34:52 AM »
I missed this.  Why are they being boycotted?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Positivity for the reboot?
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:31:54 AM »
I think i heard a theory that G2 is somewhat of a prequel to G1? Anyone know?

That seems like that's probably just a wishful fan theory to be honest. 
For one, much of G2 directly contradicts G1 in a way that it couldn't possibly have happened first and then happened again in a totally different manner (e.g.: the way in which the main characters meet and the origin for the school itself).

For another, while I know that Mattel was hesitant to call the reboot a reboot, they also heavily implied as much.  I don't recall them ever saying anything that indicated that this was a prequel to the original story. 
They did indicate that none of the original characters had been removed from the canon, but not that G2 was necessarily in the same continuity as G1.  You would think that if they had intended for G2 to be a prequel that they simply would've said so.  But again, how do you make a prequel to a story in which we've already seen Frankie meet the other ghouls... and then go back in time and show her meet the same ghouls all over again in a totally different way than how she originally met them? :blink:

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Monster Discussion / Re: Positivity for the reboot?
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:12:45 AM »
My bad you guys, i'm still relatively new here and didn't see any posts about it.
To be fair, i still only really hear negativity about it because i'm mostly on instagram as of now

Oh that's quite alright.  I didn't mean that you were wrong for starting a new thread on the topic (the old thread went inactive and got locked anyway).  I meant more that we do have fans here who enjoy the reboot, we're just not talking about it very much lately.
I can only imagine how bad the hate is on social media. :blink:

For my part, I really, really love the G2 animations!  I was never a fan of the G1 films or webisodes, but the new animations are so adorable, so beautifully animated, and very well-written.  My whole family really enjoys them.


Kids are impressionable and if someone popular like Blue Duckie was saying that the new MH dolls sucked and that Shoppies were great they are going to go with the Shoppies.

OMG you are so right.  There are certain Youtubers that I hate for my daughter to even watch.  Not because there's anything wrong with them, but because every single time she watches one of their videos she'll suddenly start asking me for some toy that she's never had any interest in before. :annoyed:
They have a lot of sway over what kids buy, and the toy manufacturers themselves know this (just look at all of the gifts that these Youtubers get sent by manufacturers wanting them to promote their products).

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH hands
« on: July 08, 2018, 10:35:30 AM »
Thank you guys! Follow-up question, does Apple White have any other skin matches?

We have an excellent body match thread over in Customs that might be worth checking out: http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,9256.msg204666.html#msg204666

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Monster Discussion / Re: Positivity for the reboot?
« on: July 08, 2018, 10:29:57 AM »
We actually have had "love for G2" threads in the past (http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,15128.0.html).  It's just an older topic now since most of our collective focus is on whether the brand will even be around for much longer.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:38:40 PM »
Just paid for my June AmiAmi order, which got delayed by an item that had to be pulled at the last minute. It's full of goodies, including Figmas of Utena and Cu Chulainn, the 4 Inch Nel figure of Fate/Apocrypha's Jack the Ripper, a static 1/7 statue of Astolfo from the same, Tohsaka Rin's Nendoroid release, a MADAO windbreaker for my partner, and various Heaven's Feel goodies, including bag straps for my Medusa/Rider bag.

The new GST malarkey really hurt, though. 5200yen in GST fees because they charge it on top of the total PLUS shipping. With current exchange rate, that's nearly 70AUD. ._.

I think I'm going to have to cut back on my AmiAmi buys from now on.


Ooo, that sounds like a great haul!
But I'm so sorry to hear about how much the GST tax is going to end up costing you. :(  I saw that announcement on AmiAmi a couple of days ago and immediately thought of you.  That really sucks.

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Introductions! / Re: Hello Sunshine :)
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:57:16 AM »
Welcome to the Arena, Lexie! ^.^

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Introductions! / Re: Hello
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:56:52 AM »
Welcome to the Arena, lilyflower! ^.^

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Introductions! / Re: Hello~!
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:56:18 AM »
Welcome to the Arena, berry_byul! ^.^

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Introductions! / Re: Hello new here
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
Welcome to the Arena, Risapi! ^.^

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:16:53 PM »
My Cu-poche Miho Nishizumi arrived yesterday, and I love her so much that I've placed an order for two more. ^^;
I picked up the Cu-poche Extra grey suit body and a pre-owned Asuna.

I was going to ask on your photo how she's going, but I guess that answers it! XD

lol
I wasn't planning on buying any more right away.  I figured I would just add one to my next monthly order.  But when I saw the pre-owned Asuna I knew that I couldn't pass her up.  They're so cute! <3

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:22:22 PM »
My Cu-poche Miho Nishizumi arrived yesterday, and I love her so much that I've placed an order for two more. ^^;
I picked up the Cu-poche Extra grey suit body and a pre-owned Asuna.

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: The random doll/toy photography thread
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:40:39 AM »
My first Cu-poche arrived in the post yesterday! :squee: :love:
(I've already ordered two more. ^^;)


"Panzer vor!" by SaelaVe, on Flickr

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:22:31 AM »
For those who are interested, SDCCBlog is updated daily with information on every single comic con exclusive that's announced.  I use it every year.  It's a really great source for tracking what I want to try and get from the con.

Here is the page for Mattel's announcements.  So far they don't have any dolls announced at all for this year.
https://sdccblog.com/2018/06/mattel-san-diego-comic-con-2018-exclusives/

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:52:10 AM »
I would be incredibly surprised if they did an MH SDCC doll this year.
As Lynda said, the brand is dead in the water.  It isn't making enough money to warrant Mattel investing in a collector's item like that.  And for another thing, they didn't do an SDCC exclusive for MH last year, so I'm definitely not expecting one this year.


I didn't even remember SDCC was coming up because I usually use MH news to track it...

Same. lol
SDCC snuck up on me this year since I'm so used to MH and EAH exclusive leaks coming out ahead of the con to announce it to me. XD


Didn't they say last year that they were focusing on their licenses for SDCC from now on.

If they did say that then they didn't follow through with it.  They've announced a bunch of MoTU merchandise for SDCC this year.

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Off Topic / Re: Anime!
« on: June 26, 2018, 05:23:10 PM »
Does anyone else ever feel like this:

I often find when I'm watching anime that the way that the writers are trying to portray a character, and the way that the character actually comes across, are two very different things. 
This was very much the case in The Ancient Magus' Bride.  The series repeats over and over again that Chise is selfish; but at no point in the series does Chise actually behave selfishly.  In fact, she regularly goes out of her way to take care of those around her (even strangers that she's just met) and has a tendency to ignore her own safety and well-being for others' sake.  She comes across as an inherently caring and distinctly non-selfish character, even though she's repeatedly called—and repeatedly calls herself—selfish.
I don't know if it's a translation thing, a cultural thing, or if the writers just don't realize that their characters' actions aren't matching up with who they're telling us the character is supposed to be. :huh:

I think the Chise being selfish thing isn't so much a mistranslation as definitely a cultural thing. Even though it takes place in England, the story is still so very Japanese. Like, the fact that she acts on her own, instead of relying on others, is something that would be selfish from a Japanese standpoint. Behaviour that isn't cooperative is inherently self-serving. Basically.

And I can definitely see it to some degree. She's got a self-destructive streak and doesn't consider that putting herself in danger to help others might actually be damaging to the people she cares about. Nor does she think that maybe the person she wants to save may want to save themself, or that someone else might be better able to do it. It makes her feel good to help, and feel like she has a purpose, but at a considerable cost to those around her. She does what she wants, without thinking of the consequences first (ie: the curse she ended up with; while she saved the dragon, she didn't think that maybe there was another way she could solve the problem, that wouldn't result in martyring herself).

In saying that, she and Elias have a lot of parallels in terms of selfishness, but his is a much, much deeper and more ominous sort due to his disconnect from humanity.

TL;DR: there's a point where selflessness becomes self-serving, and that's kind of where Chise sits.


Yeah I can see that.
I absolutely agree with your statement about selflessness sometimes becoming self-serving.  I suppose to me true selfishness is more malicious in its intent than being unintentionally self-serving.
Chise was immature and impetuous and didn't always think about how her actions affected those around her.  And yeah, that is, in its own way, selfish.  But her intentions were never to deliberately put her needs and desires above others', nor to intentionally ignore their feelings.  She was legitimately trying to help others--even if she didn't always go about it the right way.

But yeah, I guess in that instance it is more of a cultural thing than anything else.

It doesn't make her any less of an interesting character, though. I feel like her impetuousness and the fact that she does have that 'selfish' streak is rather an important aspect of her character development. She can't learn to trust people and love them if she doesn't get the chance to grow.

Oh no, I didn't mean that she wasn't an interesting character.  She had plenty of character flaws that the story saw her grow and develop through (immaturity, impetuousness, fear, self-loathing, abandonment issues).  I just don't feel that selfishness was one of them, except in a very broad sense of the word.

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Introductions! / Re: Greetings!
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:11:44 AM »
Welcome to the Arena, HorsebackNinja! :D

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Off Topic / Re: Anime!
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:29:22 AM »
Does anyone else ever feel like this:

I often find when I'm watching anime that the way that the writers are trying to portray a character, and the way that the character actually comes across, are two very different things. 
This was very much the case in The Ancient Magus' Bride.  The series repeats over and over again that Chise is selfish; but at no point in the series does Chise actually behave selfishly.  In fact, she regularly goes out of her way to take care of those around her (even strangers that she's just met) and has a tendency to ignore her own safety and well-being for others' sake.  She comes across as an inherently caring and distinctly non-selfish character, even though she's repeatedly called—and repeatedly calls herself—selfish.
I don't know if it's a translation thing, a cultural thing, or if the writers just don't realize that their characters' actions aren't matching up with who they're telling us the character is supposed to be. :huh:

I think the Chise being selfish thing isn't so much a mistranslation as definitely a cultural thing. Even though it takes place in England, the story is still so very Japanese. Like, the fact that she acts on her own, instead of relying on others, is something that would be selfish from a Japanese standpoint. Behaviour that isn't cooperative is inherently self-serving. Basically.

And I can definitely see it to some degree. She's got a self-destructive streak and doesn't consider that putting herself in danger to help others might actually be damaging to the people she cares about. Nor does she think that maybe the person she wants to save may want to save themself, or that someone else might be better able to do it. It makes her feel good to help, and feel like she has a purpose, but at a considerable cost to those around her. She does what she wants, without thinking of the consequences first (ie: the curse she ended up with; while she saved the dragon, she didn't think that maybe there was another way she could solve the problem, that wouldn't result in martyring herself).

In saying that, she and Elias have a lot of parallels in terms of selfishness, but his is a much, much deeper and more ominous sort due to his disconnect from humanity.

TL;DR: there's a point where selflessness becomes self-serving, and that's kind of where Chise sits.


Yeah I can see that.
I absolutely agree with your statement about selflessness sometimes becoming self-serving.  I suppose to me true selfishness is more malicious in its intent than being unintentionally self-serving.
Chise was immature and impetuous and didn't always think about how her actions affected those around her.  And yeah, that is, in its own way, selfish.  But her intentions were never to deliberately put her needs and desires above others', nor to intentionally ignore their feelings.  She was legitimately trying to help others--even if she didn't always go about it the right way.

But yeah, I guess in that instance it is more of a cultural thing than anything else.

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