I didnt *need* to unpack these in our hotel, but it just makes me feel more at "home" you know?
Imagine, its xmas 2005, someone in your family gifts you a big-headed vinyl figurine of Iron Man, because you said in passing that you liked the movie. It's a cute toy! You put it on your mantle and thank them
Valentines day 2006 shows up, your partner remembers how much you enjoyed your xmas gift and gets you another to go along with it. You appreciate it, but dont love it, but you maybe try and oversell how much it means to you.
Friends come over throughout the year and they notice your budding collection and make note...you're the funko pop guy now
You know what's in every gift, those transparent white cubes
Those beady little eyes staring back at you
Are you anything other than an amalgamation of the pop culture you consume? Are you anything at all? You do your best, but you know you're not special. Does that mean you dont deserve to be happy? This is all you are distilled down to your loved ones
Go back to bed jake, jesus christ
@laser This is the most tragic thing I've read in weeks
@laser I liked it, good story structure
@laser every time I read it I have a different emotional reaction which is good I think
@laser thank you for sharing your story
@laser the most tragic aspect of this story is that the Iron Man movie would not get out until 2008
My brother has this exact TV cabinet.
Also, I read the colourised Akira when it came out and as a result my family have boxed me as "likes manga" which means I get manga every Christmas and birthday. Always Yu-Gi-Oh or Full Metal Alchemist.
@laser WHAT A GREAT POOOOOOST FJKASHFJKASL
i'm on the phone with the Hugo Award people to see about getting this in the running for this year.
they seem skeptical that it actually constitutes science fiction, per se, but they're intrigued that your name is Laser so your foot is in the door!
hey this is the wholeass wrong thread but while i'm thinking of it, there's a Song Exploder episode about that track The Future Is Here with Corin and Carrie and it's an interesting window into how the album as a whole was written.
@jackdaw_ruiz oh shit yeah! Thanks
@laser I have had a visceral reaction to this, thanks
@laser this is how my old babysitter ended up with a house full of teapots, teapot knickknacks, teapot calendars, and teapot decor.
@laser This is a horror story! 🙀
@laser this is me, except that one time I wore a pineapple necklace, and my mum is BUT YOU LIKE PINEAPPLES
@ItsJenNotGabby @laser my most favourite gifts are where she inexplicably decided I was into unicorns and fairies for my last birthday, and bought me this decoupage fairy door and a weird glitter jar with a tealight in it. And some woman in the queue was like to her "ah my daughter loves fairies too, how old is yours? Mine is 9" and that STILL didn't tip her off lmao
@laser it's really good
@Pixley thank you Karen
@laser I've never wished for an earthquake more in my life
@laser this picture killed my dog
@laser good god
This picture triggers my fight or flight response, and buddy, I'm out.
@Monk2294 I am but a mere otaku
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