Friday, June 20, 2003 sends out daily e-mails to subscribed customers, describing new products on the site, most of which is anime toys and other miscellaneous merchandise like figurines, trading cards, and pencil boards. I like having a feel for what anime merchandise is available, so I subscribe.

But I find myself slightly depressed after reading through each one, because it’s just a huge advertisement for consumerism. “If you liked Prince of Tennis, surely you’ll want to buy this commemorative keychain!” It’s depressing to realize that some people really do obssessively buy every piece of Mahoromatic merchandise they can find.

In other news, I’ve been going through my Bad Teen Novel, The Wand of Cabalis, and inserting commentary. You can read what I’ve done to the first chapter, if you’d like. I’m still chugging along on chapter two.

It suddenly strikes me that it might be interesting to Wikify that book and insert commentary that way….

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