Death and Plushies

Death and Plushies

Guess who stopped by to wish me happy birthday? It was none other than Navimie with the kids to drop off a present. When I saw the bag, I knew it was another plushie but since I already own the wind rider and gryphon, I wasn’t sure which one it could be.Chen Plushie

A Lil’ Chen Panderen Plush. He sure is cute but that wasn’t all. Navi told me there was something else in the bag.

Oh, a card… and something that fell on the floor.

OMG, a scratch code and it wasn’t a TCG loot card.

What? What?

This happened to be one of the exclusive items from a previous Blizzcon (which also happened to be on my Ultimate Wish List. At first I thought it was two pets but even so, one is still an excellent gift. In this case, Deathy was awarded to those attending the 2010 convention.

Blizzcon 2010 Loot Card

I was hoping to log on before the servers went down so I could powerlevel the pet but at least I could redeem to code in the meantime.

Thx again Navi :D

 

An Early Celebration

An Early Celebration

It isn’t officially my birthday for a couple of weeks but that didn’t stop Coolidge from sending me a package half a month early. Since my gift arrived just short of his birthday, he ended up opening it slightly early but thirteen days is a long time to wait.

I suspected I knew what one of the items would be since Cool knows how much I love the Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop. There was even a giveaway which had one as part of a set of three Game of Thrones figurines but sadly I didn’t win. As it happened, one of my followers on Twitter happened to RT my entry and won.

When I went to pick up the package, it was a lot bigger than I expected. Apart from the Daenerys Funko Pop, I wondered if there were more Game of Thrones Funkos inside. Cool surprised me when he said there were SEVEN items!

Funko-Firefly

Now I’d seen several versions of Daenerys Pop Vinyls including several different coloured dragons on her arm and one in her wedding dress so I couldn’t help but wonder which one he’d be sending. The unusual thing about the Wonder Woman Pop Hero was seeing more silver where she usually sports iconic gold. Apparently there’s a monochrome version which is one of two limited editions but seeing WW who is completely silver just looks odd to me. The last was the original Superman suit with his trademark curl (making a pair with my other Man of Steel Funko received last year).

The folded t-shirt threw me off when it looked like a minecraft shirt – at least until I saw the label. Ooh, Firefly! The last three items included a Firefly keyring, Domo keyring and bendable Superman.

DanerysDanerys dragons

I couldn’t help staging her with some of the dragons I’ve collected over the years.

DC-Funkos

Now the question is to keep them in their boxes or not? I think I’ll leave them out for now :)

The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

Can you believe it’s almost the end of another year already? Just where did the time go? Once again I’m making a list so I can remember what was given as well as received during this holiday period.

Tome was the first one to surprise me with a gift this year. I was able to reciprocate with a Ji-Kun Hatchling which seemed fitting for a druid.

Tome-JiKun

I knew I wanted to give Matty something from the Timeless Isle but it’s hard enough seeing the Spirit of Jadefire alive, let alone the drop – at least in my experience.

Matty-jadefire

Cool has been wanting a Crawling Claw for the longest time so when I wasn’t able to get one the old fashioned way, I ended up buying one. We had a claw war to celebrate. Cool bought me a new headset (which has yet to arrive).

Cool with claw

Navi was impossible to gift with a pet so I made her a card instead. She ended up being my Aussie Twitter Secret Santa this year.

Arvash only left two possibilities but with one so rare, it was also missing from my own collection. I was left with one option – trying to find a Droplet of Y’Shaarj.

I wanted to give Rades something since he’s given me a lot of blog traffic over the past two years. At first I was going to give him an ENG pet or a Blackfuse Bombling but that proved too expensive. Then I noticed some similarities on our hunters, like our affinity for spirit beasts, including Loque’nahak which is my absolute favourite. In the end I made him a Sapphire Cub (upgraded) to celebrate the fact.

There were also a few others but it didn’t quite work out.

A couple of days ago @DiscoPriest asked: “What’s the best gift you’ve gotten someone else this season?” My answer was simple, “all the pets I’ve given although it’s left me rather poor. =/”

Even so, their reactions made it all worthwhile.

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller

Don’t forget to open your Winter Veil Gift and loot your Crashin’ Thrashin’ Flyer Controller for 2013. You can also complete The Danger Zone achievement by destroying someone else’s flyer.

I hope you all had an eventful Winter Veil.

Melting Moment

Melting Moment

When I noticed a tweet and missed call from Navi this afternoon, she told me she had dropped by with a gift but ended up leaving it at my front door. Turns out she was my Twitter Secret Santa and hoped it would still be ok by the time I came home. It reached a high of 32°C which is 90°F so I was thinking it must be either cupcakes or chocolate which would surely perish in this heat.

I ended up thinking about my gift for the next couple of hours as the heat continued to soar. Nav said she placed it in the shade so I figured I could shoot home just after dessert. As soon I saw the package, I knew what it was – just as she suspected I would. I haven’t had Haigh’s chocolate since my last contract in the city so it was a nice surprise from my #TSS.

This is what they were supposed to look like.
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Gold Star Tin with Milk Hearts

8 milk chocolate foiled hearts in gold star tin.

Cappuccino Bar

A delicious coffee fudge with a creamy topping enrobed in milk chocolate.

They were still in pretty good shape but the cappuccino bars needed saving – stat!

After 6hrs in the fridge, one question remained. Were they as good as I remember?

In a word – YES!

Thanks to Nav for the yummy present and @Obsidian_Dragon for organising the event.

Christmas Comes Early

Christmas Comes Early

It was kind of amusing. Just as I was responding to Tome‘s blog post earlier, I noticed a new notification under my blog admin. I suspected it may have been Tome responding to my earlier post since she’s the most consistent commenter I have on the blog and I was right. Then a few minutes later I heard my phone beep. It was a DM from Tome which read:

I give up, I got lucky with Navi but no one is selling what I need for you so in case they don’t before Winter Veil’s end I’m sending you ..

Aah, don’t leave me in suspense, LOL

Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long. About a minute later, I received the second half of the message.

OMG, a Game Key code! I knew it must be a mount when she mentioned my armory profile.

Ooh, a Winged Guardian.

Cymre,

I’m told you’ve been searching for a – truly – exotic mount.

Does an ancient Winged Guardian of the Titans sound exotic enough?

Enjoy!

Mei Francis
Exotic Mounts
Dalaran

It just so happened I had a video of the mount (recorded from the PTR) just last week – something I tend to do for mounts I don’t own on live. Now after making the Sky Golem a while ago, I began to wonder if this one did anything unique in the water…

Thank you so much Tome.

I love it! <3

Winged Guardian and Rotten Little Helper

Not only did I get my Rotten Little Helper and the staff I’ve been trying to farm, but an epic new ride too.

If The Wallpaper Fits

If The Wallpaper Fits

A while ago, CajatheCupcake asked if I’d like some wallpaper for my phone or iPad. It was such a nice surprise for someone to create something for me out of the blue. Although I admit I was a little intrigued at who this person was so I took a peek at their work on DeviantArt.

Today, she sent me an update with the design.

Cymre phone wallpaper by cajathecupcake

Turns out it was someone I knew from the blogging world:

You may know me as Incinderella from If the shoe fits, mog it but as I haven’t been very active on the blogging scene you may have forgotten

I hope you like it, you are such an inspirational blogger. Had lots of fun making this for you.

I think it turned out great.

Thanks so much :D

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