New FMA chapter ♥ Funny enough, I bought volume 20 today. I also got Kenshin #5 and Gintama #5-6. I'm so behind on my shounen manga.
Okay, so. Lately I've been melting in heat and playing more Persona 4. I've gotten more used to the God-am-I-too-stupid-for-this gameplay so I've had no big problems anymore. I'm starting November (OH GOD NO) and I have ten max'd s-links already. I doubt I'll finish all of them because I hate fusing personas so I can't care less about Margaret's. As long as I have my party maxed up, I'll be fine.
Right, I went today to the annual Comics Fair in my city. It's pretty sucktacular; just a bunch of stands in the park/avenue where comic/hobby stores sell their stuff. And actually, every year it sucks even more. For instance, they've changed the location and limited to one stand for each store instead of two like the first years, so that means they only bring fewer and fewer merch. I remember I bought the entirety of Clover on my first year, each volume in a different place. Now if you can find an obscure series or the number you're missing in a large collection? You're lucky.
Third, the merchandising used to be nice in previous years, granted you were expecting mainstream shounen series only (i.e, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Death Note, Bleach, One Piece) and a slice of trendy. Right now you still see merch, yeah, but this year it was either obscure moe figures (srsly, I recognized none) or Western fandoms and even so few for Naruto and that (I did see some OP stuff, and even a King Bradley O_O). So this year was... pretty lame.
I did buy geeky button pins. It was some pixelate Mario Bros ones (a 1-UP shroom and a Koopa Paratroopa), the Hylian coat of arms, the Mugiwara jolly roger, a Katamari one I'm sure it's from a T-shirt, and a fanart SD Amaterasu. There was cool variety in that stand, but not much for my fandoms (I did see, however, fanart SD P4 pins: girl!Yosuke, girl!Teddie, and shadow!Naoto; sadly, they were also fugly). They make customized as well: I'm tempted, but I have no idea where to get a clear Malkuth coat of arms (what?) and I'm lazy to dig up the Gavinners' G so I guess I won't return XD( Cut for photos I took. It includes Spiderman climbing an obelisk and Batman on top of a bank. I kid you not )
No pic of the pins because they look blurry in the ones I took.