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Dec. 17th, 2005

08:54 pm - Unfair!

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I only discovered the existence of those little marvels yesterday; they were talking about it on the radio while I was driving to work, and I looked it up online when I came back home that evening.

Now, please consider this. Is there anything that screams "I WANT THIS!" louder than robot velociraptor that can nip at your fingers and prey on your toes and play tug'o'war with you and nuzzle into your hand when you pet it?

Today was consequentially devoted to FINDING ONE. You know, for wrapping up and affixing a label with my name to the package and putting underneath a fir tree.

Not a single shop around has it. Everyone but me knew about them, it seems. It's sold out EVERYWHERE. Then they restocked and it sold out again in one day, as a shop assistant happily informed me.

Interestingly, there's also an anthropoid and a dog robot, and they're not selling anywhere near as well. What the hell? I thought there'd only be a minority of the like of me, who vastly favor the raptor over the other sorts. Apparently not. Mreh.

(More interestingly, there were a LOT of dragon-themed toys at the shops. No idea why, but it's a trend I can only approve of.)

Still, there I am, looking bleakly at a raptorless Christmas. Unfair! I wish I had heard about those babies earlier.


In other news, I'm still in unsteady spirits, and might post a more personal entry later, but don't hold your breath. I've noticed that I've become a lot more withdrawn when in that sort of mood, as of late, but that might, all in all, not be a negative change.

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From:jallora
Date:December 17th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Awwww...
It won't be a comforting thought if I tell you I did know about them, but never managed to glance one neither.
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From:balinares
Date:December 18th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
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Yeah, no surprise... They really went fast, it seems. Mreh!
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From:janusd
Date:December 17th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I've seen the humanoid ones down here, and part of the reason I don't think they'd be selling like hotcakes is because the damn things are around 300 Aussie dollars.
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From:balinares
Date:December 18th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the humanoid (the big model anyway) is WAY expensive. And not even anywhere near as cute as the raptor. So it's pretty much a no-go for me, yeah.
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From:reveille_d
Date:December 17th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to taunt you with pictures of my roboraptor peeking at me from around my monitor.



Alas, he didn't do that on his own, and sadly, can't even walk through my carpet, so he just walks in place and tries to bite you as you walk by. ;) Still, I think he's cute, lurking there behind my monitor. ;)
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From:balinares
Date:December 18th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
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Somehow, SOMEHOW, I knew that you, of all, would have one. ;_; *wants!*
Will you lend it to me? If I ask very very nicely? =)
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From:reveille_d
Date:December 18th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
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Sure! But you have to come get him. ;)
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From:balinares
Date:December 18th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)
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Mrahwr! *^^*
We'll see! it'd be sweet. :)
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