I bought a ticket for the Nier Orchestra in London. I didn't envision buying these, this was something that was not on my radar at all, I didn't even know of its existence hours before buying them. I found myself at work on my phone, slumped over at my desk thumbing through the internet whilst I shouldn't have been, but works a bore right? Gotta pass time somehow, and then I saw...this...and I saw that the tickets for this had just gone on sale and I also saw that the tickets were selling out in seconds and with slight hesitation...I just clicked on the seat and clicked buy and poof £60 evaporated from my wallet, and well I guess I'm going to London in February to listen to an orchestra play Nier music?
Aw man, I don't play games so never played NieR, but I've listened to the NieR soundtracks on YouTube and they are really, really good. I would love to go to a live orchestral concert like that if they had one close to me over here in the US. Me jelly!
I went to town for a couple of things. The first thing was to double check about the Promare showing. It seems they are only doing the sub and as tickets were running out I brought one. Now I have to get my shift changed, got over a month to go so should be fine.
After my other stuff I did the usual rounds. I managed to not buy some Pop figures but did see this for £20 at the Asian hobby shop:
Was chatting online late last night with a friend in Taiwan who had just purchased the Vinyl LP of Pink Floyd's Momentary Lapse of Reason, and I realized I have almost no Pink Floyd albums on CD, just DSOTM and WYWH on SACD. So I went on eBay and made an impulse-buy of the UK "Oh By The Way" CD box set with all 14 PF studio albums in it, plus the 2014 CD+Blu-ray set of "The Endless River," which is also a pretty awesome, instrumental-only release, both still New/Sealed for only $61 US total. I see just one new copy of the OBTW box set on Amazon UK listing for £316, so I guess $44 was a fairly good price on my set...
Well that was some quest! I went to buy The Outer Worlds at my local Sainsbury's which is a smaller one than the one I work at, but closer (I also didn't want to go to my store as I'm working later). It wasn't on the shelf! Of course there's about a hundred copies of Call of Microtransaction!
So I go to the instore Argos and they have a copy, great! I go to pick it up, use my Staff Discount card and then it comes to the Nectar card part, I had £30 to spend. Now Sainsbury's have released an app so you don't need a card anymore, but they haven't updated the Argos tills! So I say "well you can type in the number, surely?" "nope we need to swipe it" FFS! So then she suggests picking up a Gift Card in Sainsbury's and using my Nectar points there. So, OK, pick one up for £25 (it was that or £50) and went to the Self Checkout till, message "you can't buy these here", ugh, so go to a normal till and queue behind the slowest little old lady, pay for the card and go back to the Argos. Card doesn't work, ARGH, "oh, it takes a little while to activate" AARGH, 40 minutes later and after talking to various people and the quite frankly useless online help chat dude it's still not working. "F*** it I'll try the Argos at my store. I need to fill up my car anyway, so I won't have to do it after I finish work, and by the time I get there it'll surely be activated".
Drive to my store and fuel the car and check my shift and then get to the Argos: "order now and collect in 5 days!!" AAAAARGH!
Right! back to the other store and "order now and collect..." FFFS! On the off chance I go to the counter and they still have it! They hadn't returned it back to the system and it was the only copy left, hence the OOS message. So we try again and the Gift Card works and now I'm waiting for the f***in' day one patch to download, meaning I probably won't be able to even play it before going to work!
TL;DR I brought this:
Today was anime and yen press light novels day at MCM Expo - bought 9 of the former and 25 of the latter.
Tomorrow will be manga and other light novels day... and possibly figures and more yen press light novels depending on money, space and how the 5 for 4 thing works out at Travelling Man.