» sing for me
Name » Carra
Gender » Female
Location » New York (Originally from Hawaii)
Date of Birth » June 14, 1985
Status » Taken
Nothing special here. I'm just your average anime figure collecting maniac. Okay so maybe "average" isn't the best word, but my life in general isn't anything special. I do post a lot about figures but also talk about my other interests from time to time. If you do have any interest in figures or collect them I'd love to have you on my friend's list! Always looking for more kindred spirits! I welcome anyone with common interest in general though. My journal is friend's only so make sure to leave a comment here if you're adding me!
» out of tune
Figures are my main obsession. I've been collecting for a couple years now. My love of anime got me into this hobby and once I got one I was completely hooked. This section is dedicated to my collection.
» E2046 Gathering
E2046 Gathering are pre-painted resin kits. The kits themselves aren't original casts (meaning they copied the original kit) but the kits are all hand painted with incredible detail. I'm rather touchy on the bootleg issue when it comes to these Gathering figures. My thoughts are summed up completely by this post at Hunting the Elusive. I suggest giving it a good read if you're interested.
My collection at Tsuki-board
My pictures at Flickr
PVC figures are mass produced figures. My favorite manufacturer is Alter closely followed by Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Megahouse and Kotobukiya. Some manufacturers aren't very high in the quality department so if you ever want input on figure quality I'd be happy to give you my opinion.
» Recommended Shops
These are the shops I usually buy figures from. I mainly buy online due to the fact that there are very little shops and conventions here in New York. I can testify that none of the shops listed here sell bootlegs.
» jagged melody
My main interest is in collecting figures, but I do love other things such as,
Anime/Manga » Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rurouni Kenshin, Fruits Basket, Kyuuketsuki Miyu, Jigoku Shoujo, Black Lagoon, Ouran High School Host Club, Ergo Proxy, Nana, Death Note, xxxHOLiC, Yakitate Japan!, Basilisk, Shugo Chara!, Gintama, Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!, Rozen Maiden, Mononoke, Bokurano, Dennou Coil, Chobits, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam Seed, Yami no Matsuei, Gravitation, Moyashimon, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Gundam 00, Angel Sanctuary, Canaan, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Bakemonogatari & etc.
Games » Phoenix Wright, Shin Megami Tensei, Halo, Half Life, Portal, Eternal Sonata, Katamari Damacy, Bayonetta, Dragon Age, Final Fantasy (7 & 12 mostly), Zelda, Super Mario, Grand Theft Auto, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, Xenosaga, Okami, Bioshock, Borderlands, Soul Calibur, Lost in Blue, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!, Various MMOs & etc.
Music » JRock: Dir en grey, Pierrot, Miyavi, Luna Sea, L'Arc en Ciel, Kana, Malice Mizer, Gackt, Plastic Tree, Siam Shade, 12012, Angelo, D, Gazette, Dragon Ash, & etc. Other: Garbage, Alanis Morrisette, Madonna, Evanescence, BT, Yoko Kanno, Prodigy, Infected Mushroom, Massive Attack, Everything But The Girl, Crystal Method, Incubus, No Doubt, & much much more.
Movies » Schindler's List, The Pianist, Fight Club, Contact, Minority Report, Memoirs of a Geisha, Collateral, The Last Samurai, Troy, Crash, The Ring, Kill Bill, Ocean's 11, 300, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk & etc.
TV » JDrama: Lunch Queen, Hotman, Gokusen, GTO, Hana Yori Dango, Kimi Wa Petto, 1 Litre of Tears, Densha Otoko, Bengoshi no Kuzu, Orange Days, Pride, Long Vacation, Nobuta wo Produce, Dragonzakura, Iryu & etc. Other: CSI, Seinfeld, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, & etc.
Books » Memoirs of a Geisha, Alicia: My Story, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, All But My Life, The Seamstress, In My Hands, When Life Calls Out To Us, Armor, Rena's Promise, & etc.
» from your soul
I love you Juan