what you were then i am today
Prices do not include shipping unless stated otherwise. All items come from a non-smoking home, but we do have animals, both cats and dogs.

As of June 03, 2009, Paypal is charging fees for every transaction, whether or not you have a personal account. As such, I will now be including the fees in the price of the shipping/handling. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Payments via personal check or e-check will ship out once cleared. (E-check is usually a few days, personal check I will wait 10 business days.)


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Any questions feel free to e-mail me at empressminako[at]yahoo[dot]com, or leave a comment.

Payment Methods: I take Paypal, or anything that the bank won't charge me fees for.

I am also willing to trade. Show me your artbooks or anime merchandise (especially cups!).


If you've bought something from me, please leave feedback at this post. Thank you!
 
 
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Current Music: Death Cab for Cutie - Brothers on a Hotel Bed
 
 
what you were then i am today
09 March 2015 @ 10:38 pm
Please leave feedback from transactions with me through garagesalejapan or my selling post here.

Thanks!
Nozomi
 
 
what you were then i am today
14 March 2012 @ 02:22 am
Chara Fortune Plus Series - Hunter x Hunter: Can You Become a Hunter? Fortunes Box Share


Release date: Mid June 2012
Payment method: Paypal only
Ships from: USA

The price of each charm is $7, domestic shipping will be $2.50 for the first charm, more charms will be calculated.

I will take reservations for two spots each character, since there are 10 characters total and a box comes with 18 charms so there will most likely be doubles of almost every charm. This means that the first person in line is guaranteed the charm (barring something weird happening, like me getting a box full of Killuas), while the second is on a wait list in case the first person withdraws or for the inevitable extras.

Upon receiving the box I will contact the first person in line for each charm. If they do not respond to me within 72 hours I will contact the next person in line. You do not need to send me any money until I invoice you, when the charms are ready to be shipped from me to you. I expect to receive the box sometime in late June/early July.

At the moment I am only ordering one box, but if I get enough reservations for each character I might order a second one. If I do order a second one, combined shipping from Japan for both boxes would probably bring the price of the charms down a little bit.

Characters:

Gon: nozomi_no_da , willeke4439
Killua: nozomi_no_da , willeke4439
Kurapika: nozomi_no_da
Leorio: nozomi_no_da
Hisoka: primevalsoup , pixel_fluff
Silva: willeke4439
Kurapika (alternate version): willeke4439 , primevalsoup
Illumi: willeke4439
Secret: primevalsoup
 
 
what you were then i am today
27 January 2012 @ 05:28 am

Which video game character would you like to have as your real-life BFF?

One random response will win a $60 Amazon gift card! [Full contest rules here.]

Don't forget to share your favorite gamer moments on ontdgames at 3 p.m. PST for Free For All Friday (FFAF).

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Definitely Rikku from Final Fantasy X. She's so cheerful and bubbly and I'm sure we'd have lots of fun together, as I've always identified quite a bit with her in-game BFF, Yuna.
 
 
what you were then i am today
18 November 2011 @ 07:51 pm
Originally posted by write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

 
 
what you were then i am today
16 November 2011 @ 08:07 pm

Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.
This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. [Learn more here.]


Do you support this bill?

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No, no, NO! As it is currently written, I do NOT support this bill. While I do believe that copyright holders should have a way to pursue people who violate those copyrights, this bill will, among other things, give big businesses the right to pursue these accused felons directly, as well as smear the accused as "guilty until proven innocent," which is the exact opposite of how our legal system currently works.

See my previous post for more information about why this bill should ABSOLUTELY NOT pass.
 
 
what you were then i am today


As promised, here’s the first installment of our closer review of the massive piece of job-killing Internet regulation that is the Stop Online Piracy Act. We’ll start with how it could impact Twitter, Tumblr, and the next innovative social network, cloud computing, or web hosting service that some smart kid is designing in her garage right now.

Let’s make one thing clear from the get-go: despite all the talk about this bill being directed only toward “rogue” foreign sites, there is no question that it targets US companies as well. The bill sets up a system to punish sites allegedly “dedicated to the theft of US property.”  How do you get that label?  Doesn’t take much: Some portion of your site (even a single page) must  


  1. be directed toward the US, and either

  2. allegedly “engage in, enable or facilitate” infringement or

  3. allegedly be taking or have taken steps to “avoid confirming a high probability” of infringement.


If an IP rightsholder (vaguely defined – could be Justin Bieber worried about his publicity rights) thinks you meet the criteria and that it is in some way harmed, it can send a notice claiming as much to the payment processors (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal etc.) and ad services you rely on.

Once they get it, they have 5 days to choke off your financial support.  Of course, the payment processors and ad networks won’t be able to fine-tune their response so that only the allegedly infringing portion of your site is affected, which means your whole site will be under assault.  And, it makes no difference that no judge has found you guilty of anything or that the DMCA safe harbors would shelter your conduct if the matter ever went to court.  Indeed, services that have been specifically found legal, like Rapidshare, could be economically strangled via SOPA. You can file a counter-notice, but you’ve only got 5 days to do it (good luck getting solid legal advice in time) and the payment processors and ad networks have no obligation to respect it in any event.  That’s because there are vigilante provisions that grant them immunity for choking off a site if they have a “reasonable belief” that some portion of the site enables infringement.

At a minimum, this means that any service that hosts user generated content is going to be under enormous pressure to actively monitor and filter that content.  That’s a huge burden, and worse for services that are just getting started – the YouTubes of tomorrow that are generating jobs today.  And no matter what they do, we’re going to see a flurry of notices anyway – as we’ve learned from the DMCA takedown process, content owners are more than happy to send bogus complaints. What happened to Wikileaks via voluntary censorship will now be systematized and streamlined – as long as someone, somewhere, thinks they’ve got an IP right that’s being harmed.

In essence, Hollywood is tired of those pesky laws that help protect innovation, economic growth, and creativity rather than outmoded business models.  So they are trying to rewrite the rules, regulate the Internet, and damn the consequences for the rest of us. 

Watch this space for more analysis, but don’t wait to act. This bill cannot be fixed; it must be killed. The bill’s sponsors (and their corporate backers) want to push this thing through quickly, before ordinary citizens get wind of the harm it is going to cause.  If you don’t want to let big media control the future of innovation and online expression, act now, and urge everyone you know to do the same.

source


Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation
 
 
what you were then i am today
11 November 2011 @ 12:26 am
BOX SHARE

Game Characters Collection Mini Persona4 Re: MIX+ BOX


Release date: Late Feb. 2012
Payment method: Paypal only

The price of each charm is $8, domestic shipping will be $2 for the first charm and $.50 for additional charms.

I will take reservations for two spots each character, since there are 10 characters total and a box comes with 12 charms so there will be a few doubles. This means that the first person in line is guaranteed the charm (barring something weird happening, like me getting a box full of Yosukes (!)), while the second is on a wait list in case the first person withdraws or in the event there is an extra.

Upon receiving the box I will contact the first person in line for each charm. If they do not respond to me within 72 hours I will contact the next person in line. You do not need to send me any money until I invoice you, when the charms are ready to be shipped from me to you. I expect to receive the box sometime in early March 2012.

Characters:

Main Character: kinirokitsune , saemir
Yosuke Hanamura: nozomi_no_da
Chie Satonaka: nozomi_no_da , fashionablycait
Kanji Tatsumi: nozomi_no_da , shindkrow
Tooru Adachi: fashionablycait
Naoto Shirogane: shindkrow , saemir
Teddie: suhoons
Rise Kujikawa: remiem
Yukiko Amagi: nozomi_no_da , lovedestinyz
Secret: nozomi_no_da (if human Teddie)

ETA 2/3/12: The box is in and I will be contacting everyone shortly.
 
 
what you were then i am today
27 September 2011 @ 05:01 am

What’s your favorite show on television?

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I would have to say it's a toss-up between Chuck and Doctor Who.
 
 
what you were then i am today
15 September 2011 @ 10:47 pm
Originally posted by darkspirited1 at SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA
This comes from an article by rachelmanija entitled, Say Yes to Gay YA.
(click the link for the full article)


Our novel Stranger has five viewpoint characters; one, Yuki Nakamura, is
gay and has a boyfriend. Yuki's romance, like the heterosexual ones in
the novel, involves nothing more explicit than kissing.

An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay
character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to
his sexual orientation.


This isn't about that specific agent; we'd gotten other rewrite requests before this one. Previous agents had also offered to take a second look if we did rewrites… including cutting the viewpoint of Yuki, the gay character.


It's time to stand up and demand change. Spread the word everywhere if you are just as angry and outraged by this.