The more pillows you sleep with, the more depressed a person is. I think stuffed animals are included in that as well.
I either got this fellow at Matsuri or Ohayocon, one of the anime conventions hosted in Columbus, Ohio. I am a huge sucker for mysterious grab bags. I saw this table at the con where they had stuffed animals and other miscellaneous figures. All the grab bags had a stuffed animal and I knew I wouldn't be upset at taking in any of those cute fellas.
I had gotten him as a prize from a claw machine. Literally picked him right up. I think it took me about… 4-5 tries before I got him down the chute. Which is still good since I normally don't win anything at claw games. I originally was going to give this to my friend as a going away gift before she studied abroad in China but she didn't want to pack such a huge friend on her suitcase, which is very fair. He currently lives in my hometown basement. He's also the header photo
A little pokemon lore on this friend. Mimikyu is a ghost type pokemon that dresses up as the popular Pikachu. The outfit is not an exact replica but it tries its best in the recreation. Mimikyu simply wants to be as loved as Pikachu. Something that wants to be loved, how could I turn it down? So I bought it at a local GameStop.
A white stuffed dog that one of cousins won for me when I was 7 years old at a Geauga Lake, a once popular water park. I've kept and even added a collar around its neck when I was younger, made of orange and yellow heart beads.
Panda pillow pet
Pandas are quintessential to many East Asian stereotypes and I fall under that. I was given this panda pillow pet as a secret Santa gift during high school.
Unicorn pillow Pet
The first and only summer I spent back at my hometown. I was working part time that summer at a nail salon and I have a summer birthday. One of my closest friends gave me a surprise visit and gave me a Pikachu balloon, a card, and a very cute unicorn pillow pet that I still sleep with.
Brutus pillow pet
I attended THE Ohio State University and was sad at my lacking of OSU gear. Plus I had a good friend that had a Brutus pillow pet on her couch that I took impromptu naps with while we binged k-pop videos back in the good old days. I went to TJMaxx with some friends and knew I had to grab our deadly nut mascot in pillow pet form.
My Pokemon phase will never end. I was given a homemade bulbasaur plushie from a high school friend. Bulbasaur was one of her favorites and it's also well made with the intricate patterns on it's skin.
Joe the Shark
Columbus, Ohio has an IKEA. It's always fun to just simply explore it but they had sharks within the furniture as if a family of sharks is living within the giant store. I had to get a small one, not the large one since it's so large. He was promptly named Joe.
Heizi the black cat
My cousin won a black cat at the same place as where I won puppy chow earlier. Since I was in school, I wasn't able to visit this cat that my cousin won until the next break. She had won too many cat stuffed animals so she had to give some per her husband's instruction, they still have three at their place. I got the adorable black cat that she had pre-named for me.
Usobo-chan the Otter
A Christmas gift from my sister of an adorable otter as I had some store credit on this Japanese anime site.
Another Christmas gift from a friend. A year later, Pachirisu would upset the entire Video Game Tournament for Pokemon and become a world champion
A Christmas gift from my cousin. See how much Pokemon is tied with my personality?
I wanted a webkinz during their hype while I was in middle school. It's a lie and this is actually one of those mini webkinz as those were cheaper than the regular sized ones, but a webkinz nonetheless.