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Christmas Passed

Over the last many months, I've sporadically ordered on-sale anime to my home address, intending to collect it all the next time I was home. Thus, I had the fun of opening a number of cardboard boxes and rediscovering all over again what it was I'd purchased: Fruits Basket, the second two Slayers series, SM S, .hack, and the first three volumes of the Tsubasa Chronicles. There was even my very own copy of Bernard Silvestris' Cosmographia. Even though I'd ordered everything myself, most of the orders were long enough ago that I'd effectively forgotten they were coming. Opening the boxes was like a festival of gift-receiving, all the fun and excitement and suspense.

Sadly, I don't now have the fun of followup, the fun of playing with all my new toys. I had a surfeit of luggage and needed to leave things behind, rather than taking other things with me. In the end, the relatively slender and robust volumes of the Cosmographia and the first volume of the Tsubasa Chronicles were all that came with me. I feel as if I've been deprived of my presents - when, in fact, the separation was voluntary and I gave them to myself in the first place.

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aquitaineq
Jul. 9th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I LOVE fruits basket!
owlfish
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
I've seen the beginning, the end, and much of the middle, but never all in sequence. And I had to leave it behind! (Hey, maybe my parents will take some time and watch it now.)
aquitaineq
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
oh the anime! i haven't seen that yet, just read the first 3 manga
owlfish
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
That makes two of you enthusing about the manga. I'll look it up sometime soon.
cliosfolly
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Will you get to see them the next time you go to your old home address? That would sort of be like giving them to yourself again, and maybe getting to watch them next time.

In the meantime, I recommend looking up the Fruits Basket manga, which has been released in the UK. It's very accessible visually, and has the added benefit of continuing past where the anime stops.
owlfish
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes. I can have Christmas several months a year! And next time I'm home, I won't be in the middle of moving with way too much stuff. I can afford a spare suitcase just for fun stuff left at home. Like my poor abandoned dragon who usually travels with me.

Thank you for the manga recommendation. I will add it to my very small list of later-in-the-summer reading.
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owlfish
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
I've never seen any of it, but the premise was just intriguing enough and the price just cheap enough, I gambled on it. Having left it behind, it might be a while before I have any clue if I wasted my money on it or not.
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