Kayla and I are still at in the phase of moving in where a lot of our stuff remains in boxes, but it's all the stuff that remains after getting all the most voluminous (movies) and important (clothing, soap, knives) stuff out, and in its place. The figure collection has remained in the closet of The Blue Room since our arrival last week. The house, I suppose I should mention, has a master bedroom, a smaller bedroom that's painted pink, and a slightly-smaller room that's painted Blue.
The Blue Room is my den, for lack of a better word. My little geeky man-cave, in which I have a small library of graphic novels, 200-year old books (I love old books), and some of my favorite creepy novels. It also contains a fifty-inch plasma screen, a PS4, a leather recliner and a pair of surround-sound headphones - it is my little slice of paradise - along with a desk, and my faithful desktop computer.
Getting a house set up is a ton of work. A ridiculous amount of work. Sweat-pouring-off-you work, and each day I have a few extra hours, I'll generally find myself assembling a part of a room or hauling boxes of old National Geographics downstairs.
Yesterday, Kayla and I went to Ikea and acquired a second Detolf (and a nice big garbage can for the kitchen). I suspect you know where I'm going with this. Today, the figure collection came out of the closet in the blue room, and into the living room.
I agree, the cabling behind the cabinets is unsightly, but I lack the time (and carpentry skills) to make a better go of it - and at least I can turn the cabinets' lights on with a tap of my toe on that power bar. Can't put a price on convenience!
The lower four shelves are all lower-end stuff -
- a Ratchet & Clank action figure I grabbed at a comic convention,
- the Ezio statue that came with Assassin's Creed II's Special Edition,
- the Play Arts Kai Solid Snake (for the record: I really hate Play Arts Kai - they will fall apart at the drop of a hat),
- a tiny figure of Princess Kenny,
- the Max statue from the Special Edition of Max Payne 3 (which I'm actually quite fond of),
- a little Kratos action figure,
- a (rather burly) Bouncer,
- a cute little Mario,
- Finn, BMO, Jake and Bender.
The higher shelves are where we keep The Good Shit.
- Odin Sphere - Gwendolyn - SIF/EX 1/6 scale (by Yamato)
- Dragon's Crown - Amazon - Excellent Model 1/7 scale (by MegaHouse - a birthday present from Kayla!)
- Metal Gear Solid - Solid Snake - Nendoroid #447 (by Good Smile)
- Kill la Kill - Ryuko Matoi - Nendoroid #407 (by Good Smile)
- Family Guy - Lois Griffin Netflix reflection (by Detolf glass)
- Dragon's Crown - Tiki - Dwell 1/1 scale (by Vertex)
- Dragon's Crown - Elf - Excellent Model 1/7 scale (by MegaHouse)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Link - Nendoroid #413 (by Good Smile - a Christmas gift from Kayla!)
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Momohime - 1/8 scale (by Alter)
- Dragon's Crown - Sorceress - Excellent Model 1/7 scale (by MegaHouse)
- Kill la Kill - Mako Mankanshoku - Nendoroid #408 (by Good Smile)
- Rozen Maiden - Suigintou - Nendoroid #440 (by Good Smile - an impulse buy of Kayla's)
- Dark Souls II - Dark Souls II guy, from the Special Edition. He's kind of awesome.
- Batman: The Animated Series - Harley Quinn - Black & White designed by Bruce Timm (by DC Collectibles - an anniversary present from Kayla!)
- Gurren Lagann - Yoko Littner - Nendoroid #053 (by Good Smile - Kayla's Christmas present from me.)
We've also been able to get some of our favored pieces of art up in the living room.
That's a lot of Justin Currie! Specifically (left to right),
- Ahh! A Snake! by Justin Currie
- Plunge by Justin Currie
- Mr. and Mrs. Lemongrab by Andrea Tamme
- A Fine Lunch Sketch by Justin Currie
- the painting of a crow my Mom did.
Like ten years back she asked my brothers and I what we would like her to paint for us. My younger brother asked for a big painting of planets with like, a nebula twisting around in there. My older brother asked for a forest scene with some elk in it. I took a piece of paper and (very) roughly sketched the above image.
She did a perfect job.
So yeah. The house is coming together!