I'm really feeling it!
I'm really feeling it!

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I was walking into a game store to look for something interesting to buy for my niece. (Buying stuff for a 14 year old is hard. They are too old and too young for everything fun.) But I couldn’t really find anything. I probably buy some game on steam later as a gift.


Although even if I didn’t find anything to buy for Christmas I did take notice of a stuffed Pikachu that was looking my way. A thought occurred. “That would actually look kinda funny on my chair in the living room”. Now I’ve never been into stuffed toys, or toys in general. I have a friends that collect such things and frankly I think it just makes their apartment look like a mess. It can look nice, as long as you don’t have too many. I don’t mind showing of that I am geek but I still want where I live to look sort of stylish. But I couldn’t stop thinking that I kinda wanna buy that stuffed Pikachu. But woah, look how expensive it is. It’s not really that worth it. But then I can afford it with no real issues. Maybe it would be a fun gift for myself. But I really shouldn’t, I need to save my money for other things. Yeah lets not do it.

Later that evening.

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So yeah, apparently at 30 years old I’ve started to buy stuffed toys. I’m either healthy person how has simply stopped giving a damn about what people thinks, or I’m slowly descending to madness.

Anyway, here are some suggested topics to talk about today.

  • What have you bought for yourself lately or planning to?
  • Mention a thing that you felt really awkward about buying at a store.
  • What gaming character would you like to have stuffed toy of? 
  • Or talk about anything.

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