Seeing Things Crystal Clear + Screwing Myself Over
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riolu
I guess this is somewhat of a mini rant + happy moment haha.

Start off with the good.

So many anniversaries! I joined LJ on May 30th of last year. I joined PKMNCollectors April 1st last year. Woo!

I won this little guy on.........Saturday.

My third clear Lucario kid. I almost didn't notice he was clear haha. Now that's 4 confirmed clear Lucarios.

Now the some what good.

So this little shopping site I browse got an item in that I literally lost a few days prior.
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See that little ruler with Riolu? Yeah that.
So here I am with this conundrum, do I go on and buy this now or do I wait and see if they get something else to combine shipping? (Keep in mind this was like 2 days ago) I decide not to risk it and buy it. Besides what are the chances of them getting anything else in? /knock on wood

WELL THEN. I browse the site this morning and guess what I see?
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REALLY?! I didn't buy it. I wasn't sure if I wanted it.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. I browsed it AGAIN literally 10 minutes ago and found these.
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Aha. And of course I bought these instantly. Didn't want to risk losing them. Thus, repeating the cycle all over again. Got that Lucario glass set as well.

And now the bad.

I accidentally bought the same item twice. And the second one was stupid expensive compared to the first one. Ugh.

Thought the unsealed one was a different handkerchief. Stupid stupid stupid.

N-T ways, got an update I need to post on April 3rd and haven't even started it. ^-^

Edit: Almost forgot.

Yay. c:

The Walking Dead "The Grove" (SPOILER INCOMING)
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riolu
Spoilers for TWD S4 "The Grove". Spoilers for TWD Comics Vol 11.

I don't even know how to feel about that episode (and by that episode I mean "The Grove"). It's probably the best episode of TWD yet, but it's incredibly depressing.

That moment when Carol and Tyrese come back to the house to find Lizzie just standing there like a psychopath is intense and is one of the highlights of the episode. I pretty much knew that the writers indeed decided to play out Billy and Ben at that point. I was reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaally hoping that wouldn't happen because I liked Mika. And if it did happen I was at the very least hoping Carl was going to be the one to put Lizzie down (because honestly, that pic of Carl right before he shoots Ben is completely badass). Instead Carol ends up doing it which only added MORE emotions. And then on top of they repeat some lines from a previous conversation that Carol and Mika had. ;-;

And then all the emotional crap with Carol......GAH!

Though I admit, I do like the fact they pretty much used the exact lines from the Comic.

Dear Friend Safari...
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riolu
As much as I love the three Shiny Riolus you've given me in my hunt I'd really appreciate just getting the Shiny Mienfoo so I can move on to something else.

Sincerely, ShinyMienfooPlz

P.S. Please stop trolling me with Shiny Riolus. When I was initially looking for one you were being a jerk and gave me two Shiny Mankeys. Now they (Shiny Riolus) seem to be all I can find.



Edit: FRIEND SAFARI BE TROLLIN HARD
ANOTHER Shiny Riolu. And a Shiny Pancham who I shall name Chocobear.

EDit2: Alright, let's get a counter going.
Shiny Riolu: 5
Shiny Pancham: 1

Digital Camera Woes
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riolu
So it's come to my attention that as good as my phone is with pictures, they're still not coming out how I want them. For phone pictures they're great, but for website pictures I need something that can make clearer pics.

I knew my grandfather had a few digital cameras so I played around with them for a minute. One of them has 7.4 MP or something, the other has either 14 or 16 MP. My phone has 8 MP.

Digitial cameras, to no surprise, took much better pictures than my phone. Most notably mister 14/16 MP. I eventually sat the 7whatever MP camera aside and concentrated solely on the higher one. I experimented with a few items to see how it did.

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As you can see, some of them came out quite well.

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Others, not so much.

One of the big issues with this camera is the focus. On my phone, if I hold the shutter it will auto-focus for 5 seconds max and then automatically snap the picture. Occasionally I would get a blurry one but for the most part they'd turn out ok. With this camera it tries to focus before hitting the shutter. If you hold it it'll be the standard red or green rectangle depending on if its focused or not however there's no time limit. I literally had to hold the camera for 2 minutes or so before I got to take some pictures and in other cases it took so long I just gave up. And this is with it sitting still on a flat surface.

Another issue you may have noticed is the pictures are coming out rather dark. On my phone I have changed the settings so pics will come out brighter. This camera has no such setting. Of course, the problem may be that may be because I was taking pictures in the corner and not in my usual place. Or perhaps the backdrop is too dark. Also, there was no sun out. Just a cloud free sky.

I'm not sure if I want to continue experimenting with this camera or just buy one. The focusing issue is a bigger problem than the lighting. With lighting all I have to do is find somewhere with more natural light or introduce an extra light source but I don't have time to be waiting 2 minutes per picture for the camera to focus. Especially when I have well over 200 pictures to take/replace. I'll probably experiment more with it over the weekend. Hopefully the sun will come out.

On that note, here's my favorite picture out of the 70 I took.
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EDIT: Played around with the camera a little more. Learned a couple of things.

One, this camera has some major focusing issues. I noticed that it would focus really quickly if the items were further back a good ways but almost never do it when they were up close. Only exception was for the book thing I posted a little further up as well as the tin, no idea why. The other pictures had to be cropped. This does me absolutely no favors as a majority of my collection is small misc. things so I need to be able to take close up shots.

Secondly, I just can't get this thing to take bright pictures. I moved out of the corner and back into my usual place, I changed the backdrop to something lighter, I opened both curtains as opposed to just one, and the pictures still came out dark. Not as dark as the ones above, but still dark,

The moment when.....(+ Pokebox Charm News)
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riolu
- You see something you want at a price you don't want to pay.
- You wait a while to see if it shows up cheaper.
- It doesn't.
- You cave and buy it.
- It shows up at half price a week later.

Thanks universe. Oh well. Bought that one too for lols. I gotta stop buying duplicate plushies.

In other news, there's been a slowdown in Lucario/Riolu stuff popping up.
So that means CUSTOM TIME!
5 custom plushies in the works. All unique artists except for dlab. Though one is on the verge of being cancelled. I've been waiting too long for too little progress and my patience is completely shot.

Also.....



YAAAAAAAAAY! I've been hoping they'd do Riolu/Lucario charms. I'll be getting at least 3.

Name Change + Other News
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riolu
Too soon for a name change? Probably. But Riolu was available and I didn't wanna risk losing it since I couldn't make a new livejournal account with the name for whatever reason to secure it. =.=


In other good news, I found a possible plush artist to commission. I don't think they're too widely known yet. Hope they get back to me. :3
And they did indeed get back to me along with the other plush artist I mentioned earlier. Now comes the long process of discussing details, getting quotes, and such.


In bad news, I won't be home to watch the end of my auctions. That kinda sucks. D:
Won one, lost one. Oh well. ^^
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Lucario Face Rug - $15
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Shiny Riolu Face Pouch (by serenitysama) - $20
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Battle Festa Stickers


Custom Lycanroc Midday Plush (by silvally) - $40 shipped (within US)
Lycanroc GX Set (deck box, sticker, playmat x2) - $5
Custom Lycanroc (1)


Rockruff Line Banpresto Plush - $10 each or $25 for the set


PokeBox Cloth Bag - $17 shipped (within US)
Riolu Chou Gets - $4 each
Lucario Tomy, Riolu Tomy, Riolu Charm - $1 each
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Pokemon SMD: Best Art Selection - $10
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riolu
Just because why not. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone will see this and sell me something. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A full list can be seen on my website (http://riolupup.weebly.com/wishlist.html).

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Confused no Longer
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riolu
First time on this site. Slightly confused on how this works, but I'll figure it out.
Pretty sure I know what I'm doing now.

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