1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (NIV)

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

October 2022: Funko Pop Haul

Happy belate Halloween! I hope everyone had a good holiday yesterday. While most people went out for candy, I got Pop Funko figures on October. No candy, only vinyl figures. Check it out. This time I got more figures than last haul.

150. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

This was a random spend at Hot Topic. I got one Pop figure along with two One Piece figures. I love Fullmetal Alchemist; it’s a good series to watch and read. Now that I got Edward, I need to collect more of the characters. Hopefully I can find his brother Alphonse. So far, I only have King Bradly (also known as Wrath), Lust and Winry.

151. Cinderella Castle and Mickey Mouse

As part of the 50th anniversary of Disney World, Funko released this large Pop replica of the Cinderella Castle along with Mickey. I didn’t open the box, but the castle looks amazingly detailed. In a way, I finally own the castle in my grasp. Maybe I will own the real castle someday.

152-153. Tanjiro Kamado and Greed (Hot Topic exclusives)

With a $5 credit, I got myself two figures again from Hot Topic. I saw these on stock and I wanted to get them. I have Tanjiro from Demon Slayers and Greed from Fullmetal Alchemist. This version of Tanjiro has his blue kimono and demon slaying mask and this was in the series where he was training to become a demon slayer. This version of Greed has him living in Ling’s body. Thanks to Father, Father took the homunculus Greed and placed it in Ling’s body. With two souls in one body, Greed took over his body and gave the invincible armor power up. At first these two took a while to get adjusted, but with this version of Greed, they learned to work together with the Elric brothers and fought against Father and the other homunculus.

That’s all the Pops this month of October.

 

September 2022: Funko Pop Haul

Greetings collectors across the globe! I am back with another haul post from Funko hobby. If you been following me, I like to show off the monthly hauls from my recent purchases of Funko Pop collection. For this haul, it’s another small post, but it is pretty valuable. Let me show you!

151. Simba with a VHS cover of The Lion King (Amazon Exclusive)

As someone who grew up with Disney, I felt like I had to get this figure. I don’t usually pre-order figures unless it’s a major want, but when I do, I make it a priority to get what I want. I pre-ordered this figure way back around May. It finally came to my house and in good condition. What makes this figure stand out is that the box is based on the classic VHS cover of The Lion King animated movie. We have an adult Simba on the pride rock with the movie cover on the background. I really like this throwback. Before Disney Plus, I always watched movies on video. DVDs wasn’t popular around this time. This figure is taller than my usual pops, but it is nice to see some classic art being used as references.

1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV)

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

August 2022 Funko Pop Haul

Hey everyone! As you can tell by the title of this post, I got another Pop Funko update. I haven’t ben buying a tons like I used to, but I do make room for the super rare figures. Check it out!

150. Marvel Spider-Man with cover art (Walmart exclusive)

I found some interesting gems one day at Walmart. While shopping for a birthday gift for my brother-in-law, I decided to treat myself for some superhero goodness. I got this My Hero Academia Ultra Analysis book and I got this really awesome Spider-Man figure. This Pop figure has the classic Spider-Man with the pose similar to the original comic cover. With the Amazing Fantasy cover on the back along with this classic Spider-Man design, any Spider-Man fan will kill to get this beautiful figure. It’s always cool to see when Funko makes a figure based on the original covers. If you have a Walmart nearby in your area, go check and see if you can buy one.

Four Favoite Isekai Anime

Original post from Mallow:

https://solitarycubbyhole.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/favourite-4-isekai-anime-shows-i-enjoyed-watching/

Better late than never I always say. Sorry Mallow. I got a bit preoccupied in life. I got tagged a while back and with things going hectic in my life, life kept me away from these writing projects. Anyway, let’s begin this tagged post!

Isekai is an interesting genre in anime. We all wish we could just run away and go to a new world leave behind our old life. In anime, it’s becoming a trend when the main character disappears from their world and reappears in an unknown land that could be something from fairy tail book or video game. However, the occurrence of an isekai plot can be unfortunate for the characters. Some die and reincarnate to another world and some become trapped in a world that is supposed to be paradise. In this post, I am going to choose my top four Isekai anime

4. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

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When it comes to Isekai anime, the most common thing about these titles is that they have a long title. Sometimes we don’t have time to type out every single word in the title and we resort to the shorten Japanese titles. However you like to call this anime, I like to call it Okaa-san Online. We all want to escape from reality and go on adventures like our RPG games like Final Fantasy, Pokemon or Dragon Quest. However, what if you entered the gaming world and your partner is your own mother? The young teen Masato thought he was going to have his own adventure and be the hero, but when he jumps into a game designated for mother and children, he didn’t know his mother, Mamako, was going to be joining him. As these two travel together, they come across with other gamers who came with their mothers and somehow wants to join them. It doesn’t help Masato when his mother is overbearing with her love and every time she shows affection, she ends up becoming the most powerful player in the game. Together, they’ll learn to work together and learn the true meaning of motherly love.

This was a weird, but fun anime to watch. It’s definitely not the best isekai anime, but when you bypass the funny gags and fanservice, you kind of see how important is love for a mother and her kid. Mamako really shows off the love and takes pride of being a mother. The novels are complete if you want to read them and as of now, there is only one season. This anime is pretty easy to follow.

3. KonoSuba

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Again, another long title for this Isekai anime, but everyone already calls it by the shorter name. KonoSuba (or also called KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World!) is a hilarious story in which if you thought things can’t get any worse, you should see this main protagonist and how he ended up in this situation. After dying in the most pathetic way, Kazuma gets the chance to be reincarnated and enter a fantasy world. The Goddesss Aqua mocks Kazuma him and gives him the chance for a new life. Feeling humiliated and degraded, Kazuma gets his revenge by bringing in Aqua to the fantasy world. However, he quickly learns that the goddess is nothing more than a pathetic crybaby who doesn’t have any powerful magic and prefers drinking. These two would later meet two powerful girls who have their own quirky personality. We have the explosive explosion loving mage, Megumin and we have the sadistic lust loving knight, Darkness. Together, all four in this party will take on missions and hopefully they don’t end up sleeping a haystack.

My friend got me into this series a while back and before we got an English Dub, I watched all episodes of season 1. I was laughing a lot and I felt bad for Kazuma. It’s one thing to die and get resurrected to a new world, but it sucks when you start off with little no income and your roommates drive you insane. I highly recommend this anime if you want a good laugh.

2. Sword Art Online

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Love it or hate it, I love Sword Art Online. Sword Art Online has its ups and downs in the story and every story arc changes the atmosphere and tone. When you first start the series, the story begins with 10, 000 players who logs in to play the newly released VR game Sword Art Online. Things are taken to the worst when all of a sudden, players can’t log out of the system. The game’s creator Akihiko Kayaba makes a frightening announcement that he has disabled the log off button in the game and thus has trapped all 10,000 gamers. The only way to get out of this game is to beat the game on the final floor of the castle. The main character Kirito makes his goal to survive and get everyone out. However, he distances himself from parties to avoid bringing in danger to his friends and how some people don’t trust beta testers. Along the journey he does make many friends and he even gets married to a girl named Asuna. This is just the first act of the series. Sword Art Online has expanded and went on to many story arcs in which being trapped in a world isn’t too crucial, but that doesn’t mean the plot is not intense. Kirito has faced many challenges such as stopping a serial killer who uses a gun to kill both the in-game character and the player and even when his life was threatened and resorted to him being in a virtual fantasy world. We came a long way for Sword Art Online and despite the mixed reviews, it’s here to stay.

1. Inuyasha

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This one is a classic that we all grew up in our lives. What happens when you accidentally fall into a well and get transported to a mystical era in ancient Japan? The young girl Kagome accidentally gets taken into a time traveling well and ends up in this very place. Instead of worrying about boys and school finals, she has to worry about demons. She later becomes friends with a half-demon named Inuyasha who was put to sleep for years. Together, they will learn to work together and stop any evil demons that threatens them. Later in the show, Kagome does go back home to her time, but things get complicated when Inuyasha is able to travel to her place.  Kagome has to deal with her studies and trying to make sure Inuyasha blends in with society. Inuyasha is a beloved fan classic that most people used to watch all the time. The series got some much love and attention, it got a spinoff sequel titled Yashahime. It’s one thing to ditch your time and go dwell in  historic era, but fighting demons sounds scarier than paying bills.

This is the end of my top 4 Isekai post. What are your top 4?

Here is my picks for this tagged post:

Mia

Scott

tcrow

Momomanamu

July 2022 Funko Pop Haul

Hey everyone! As you all know, this is another Funko haul post. It’s nothing too grand, but as always, I have to keep you guys updated on my collection.

149: Pharaoh Atem from Yu-Gi-Oh!

I got this figure from BoxLunch in one of my dates. This figure is big and it has the character Pharaoh Atem/Yami Yugi on the throne from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. In case you don’t know who this is, in Yu-Gi-Oh!, the young Yugi Muto solved the Millennium Puzzle and awakened the soul of the Pharaoh. The unnamed Pharaoh took refuge in Yugi’s heart and together, they fought against ancient evil who wants bring destruction to the world. As the series came to the climax of the story, the Pharaoh’s name was revealed as Atem and he ruled ancient Egypt centuries ago.

Thank you Kazuki Takahashi for giving us Yu-Gi-Oh!

I also bought this manga anthology from Barnes and Noble. Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater is a collection of short stories he wrote besides Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump.