In my old SL age, I’m starting to not like going to big gacha events. I want what I want when I want it, you know? I love gacha, but the big events overwhelm me. However, I ADORE the yard sales that pop up when The Arcade starts!! Especially since there are always so many unbelievable designers that take part! I didn’t know in advance that the Kiki doll from The Secret Store’s gacha was actually an avatar. I thought it was just a doll and I wanted it for decoration. But omg, how cute am I now??
I’m planning on running back in soon to check out more yard sales. I still need the makeup bag from Tres Blah, the Harry Porker and the Princess teacup piggies, and the Pink Fuel skins. And possibly more Glam Affair skins. Possibly.
Many many years ago, I was in a job that paid well, but I was desperately miserable at. It wasn’t terribly hard, and I was extremely good at what I was doing, but I was just unhappy as could be. To make up for my growing unhappiness, I developed a big shopping problem. Designer handbags, makeup by the box load, every book that caught my eye, shirts and jeans and funny colorful socks, and most every scent of candle at Yankee Candle – they all found their way into my hands and into my home. And while that sounds okay, it wasn’t. I would walk into stores, feel euphoric that I was shopping, and then everything would blank out around me. Sometimes I would find myself back at home surrounded by bags of junk and not even remember how I got back to the apartment.
I had a problem. A big one. While the shopping made me happy for a few minutes, it didn’t make me happy forever, and I was wasting money that I should have been saving. Eventually I left that job and being a lot happier, I stopped shopping so much. In fact, it’s pretty rare now that I buy anything for myself except maybe nail polish or lip gloss once in a while. Or funny colorful socks, which I still have a love for. But last night and today in Second Life, I found myself back in that blacked out, euphoric, how the hell did I get home? kind of place again.
I’ve been kind of down in the dumps the past 2-3 days. Part of it is the weather. I don’t do well in rainy, gray, yucky kind of weather. The other part is just me being sad. So going to The Arcade was a mistake. There are many cute things, but I didn’t need most of them. I just needed to shop. It made me happy for a little bit. But now here I am, still down, holding these items that will probably never see the light of day again, and kicking myself for spending so much.
Blah. I’ll get over it. I just needed to vent a little. We can’t be up all the time.
At least I got the platinum hamster I wanted. So there’s that.
There was a time, a long long time ago, that I used to adore wearing costumes in SL. Oh, I had TONS. But these days, I prefer to just dress up for blog posts, and wear jeans or shorts any other time. But once in a while, I put on a costume, like the little hamster avatars from The Arcade. Tooooo cute!
If anyone gets an extra Platinum or Fairy Popsicle colored hamster, I will buy it off of you!
There are still so many things I want from The Arcade but it was like “buy…crash…buy…crash” all night for me, and I even ended up losing stuff. 😦 I guess I will just wait and go later this week. It’s hard to not want to get in there immediately since everyone is trading and giving away items already, but it’s just not happening for me right now!
While I was out with the plague, the Albero gacha festival for Halloween started. Gacha is kind of growing on me, I admit it. There wasn’t much that I just HAD to have this time around [unlike last time where I knew I’d cry if I didn’t get a pink radio from Artilleri] so I just made the rounds and bought one or two things from almost each machine.
I’m not actually a big fan of stuff you hold in your mouth but I thought that little ghost juice box was cute, even though if you actually tried to hold a juice box in your mouth by the straw, the box would slip off and you’d spill your juice. But I do love stuff I can carry in my arms, like this big candy corn! I don’t know whether to squish it or take a bite!
I’m getting a little sick of coughing, so I think it’s time to take my meds and go to bed.
So I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge fan of gacha. I know, I know. People go NUTS for gacha in SL, especially the festivals. I headed out to the Albero one today. I didn’t REALLY enjoy myself.
I’m sure it looks a lot better than that, but I had my settings on the very lowest to try to combat lag. It was opening day, I think. Or yesterday was. I don’t know. So naturally it was super lagged out with all the people.
If you DON’T know what gacha is, basically it’s a vending machine and you pop in some money and you get a item. Usually the creators put in the same item in different colors, or sometimes it’s a set. And you just keep popping in money until you get the color you want, or you complete the set. You don’t know what you’re going to get. It’s all chance.
I don’t like it.
Yes, yes. It’s supposed to be fun. But if I want to buy something, I’d like it to be as easy as possible. Fatpack options would be super nice for gacha. [I feel the same way about lucky chairs and camping gifts. Just let me buy it easily!]
Of course, I spent quite a bit at the gacha festival. There were things I wanted and I kept getting the wrong colors. Like some old lady at a slot machine, I kept plugging in my $L, waiting for the right thing, the right color.
It’s really kind of frustrating. But hey, people like it and creators get money. I guess it’s win win. I still wish for fatpacks, though. 🙂
However, most of the things at the gacha festival are pretty awesome. I have a feeling I will get at least one of almost everything before it ends on the 14th.
After all…I need to complete my set of smiles.