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Since I’ve been asked about this a couple of times now, I thought I’d just share it. Depending on where (in Japan) you plan on getting your copy of TRACES VOL. 2, you can get special gifts with your purchase. Here is a list of those privileges according to each store: 

Tower Records: ticket holder  (design of CD jacket)
Tsutaya Records: school calendar with postcards (starting from april)
HMV: smartphone cleaner sticker (logo design)
Amazon: A4 clear file (design of CD jacket)
Rakuten: postcard (logo design)
Zeal Link:
for the limited edition: original A4 clear file (design of CD jacket) + original sticker (design of CD jacket)
for the regular edition: original A4 clear file (design of CD jacket)
Neo Wing: sticker (logo design)
Jishuban Club: IC card sticker (logo design)
Skull Rose: rubber band (logo design)
fiveStars: IC card sticker (design of CD jacket)
Like an Edison: A5 clear file (design of CD jacket) + sticker (logo design) 

little HEARTS: postcard (design of CD jacket)

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

This article appears in Huffington Post College. It was written by Patrick O’Connor.


With many colleges releasing early admissions decisions (MIT will drop their decisions on 12/13/14 at 15:16), seniors are creating more parallel universes than the Matrix movies combined. This “what if” game is so intense, it’s easy to think you’ll know all about your future life, once the college says yea, nay, or maybe.

And that is absolutely wrong.

Applying to college isn’t easy, especially when you’re still on two sports teams, taking demanding classes, and preparing for your last Winter Concert. But all the applications you completed, letters of recommendation you tracked down, and essays you wrote (by yourself—right?) are designed for one purpose only—to help a college decide if they should admit you. When it comes to other parts of your life, a college decision tells you absolutely nothing about [the following]:


Succeeding at that college.

Most colleges are receiving more applications than ever before—so many that they can’t say yes to every qualified student. If you hear from a college this week and they deny or defer you, it doesn’t mean they don’t want you; it means that, like a good restaurant, they have more people that want to partake than they have space. That has nothing to do with you.

If a college admits you this week, it means they think you *can* do the work—but nothing’s guaranteed. Getting in is time to celebrate, but not time to put your feet up; use the rest of high school to take your academic game to another level.


Your ability to have a happy life.

I could pull out data from studies showing where you go to college has nothing to do with average income, career achievement, or life satisfaction—but numbers just aren’t that comforting right now. Instead, think back to a time in life when you didn’t get something you really wanted. It was disappointing, it hurt, and for a while, you weren’t sure what you were going to do. You then found Plan B, and realized that the opportunities it brought were just as good—or better—than what you had hoped Plan A would bring. If a college tells you no this week, Plan B awaits.


Your value as a person.

This is the time of year when we believe, more than ever, that the right “stuff” will make us a complete person. When you see ads with people thrilled to get the latest smartphone, automatic vacuum cleaner, or big screen TV that’s larger than a school bus, you can’t help but wonder why we just don’t buy one for everybody, since that is clearly the key to world peace.

But stuff doesn’t do that—and neither does a college decision. A yes from a college does’t make you somebody; the work you put into earn that yes did that. A no from a college doesn’t make you nobody; that happens when you decide their denial is a character indictment, instead of an opportunity to build a great life at another school.

Either way, your worth isn’t waiting in an e-mail that’s going to drop on 12/13/14 at 15:16 o’clock. Your worth is within you, and it isn’t waiting for much of anything, other than your recognition of its existence.

Applying to college is a big deal, and there are a lot of people who love you for who you are. They hope it all works out for you when college decisions are announced. Whether it works out or not, they’ll still love you for who you are.

I’m really hoping one of those people is you.


Soo Lindo Tachibana collection?

I was going over with @ask-ritsuka-tachibana what hubby Lindo stuff I ordered on amiami.

And after I listed all of it… it’s quite a bit ahaha

Lindo Tachibana can strap badge - SHIPPED (SAL unregistered - hopefully it’ll be here soon)

Dance with Devils rubber strap collection - PRE-ORDER (set to come out at the end of March. I AM KEEPING LINDO, REM, AND POMMY ROEN. The other 4 will be up for sale - Mage, Urie, Shiki, and Roen. I don’t want anyone buying them before I have them XD)

PS Vita Dance with Devils Limited Edition w/ Pre-order Bonus Drama CD (limited edition comes with another drama CD. I didn’t get the amiami exclusive bonus as I don’t really care for Shiki or Rem ((Rem’s my 2nd favorite, but still, it’s not my hubby Lindo haha)) so I didn’t find spending and extra $10-15 worth it)) - PRE-ORDER - set to come out March 24th (the day after my birthday >w< )

Lindo Tachibana mini hand towel - PRE-ORDER (set to come out in late January)

Lindo Tachibana smartphone cleaner (not sure how this is supposed to clean a smartphone, and I don’t own a smartphone, but I’ll find some other use for it XD) - PRE-ORDER (set to come out late March)

Lindo Tachibana cushion strap (I wasn’t able to grab the chibi in time before orders closed, but I managed to get this one and this one looks BADASS) - PRE-ORDER (set to come out late March)


That’s not including some stuff I ordered, but not from amiami. All of that up there is JUST AmiAmi. Now, onto the rest

Lindo Tachibana character song CD - DELIVERED (in my room, on my soon-to-be Lindo shrine, been listened to, been used for karaoke, etc etc wait did I say karaoke whoops)

Dance with Devils - Blight Vol. 1 - SHIPPED  (birthday present from @rukifanatic ) (not sure when this will get here as the seller didn’t put tracking on it, but it’ll be here when it’s here XD)

Dance with Destinies CD - SHIPPED (Since the seller on eBay shipped 2 weeks late, they gave me free express shipping by EMS so hopefully it’ll be here soon!)

Rem Kaginuki character song CD - SHIPPED (Yeah, I know it’s not Lindo :P But I plan to get at least everyone’s character song CDs xD Birthday gift from @rukifanatic )

OtoMedia Dance with Devils magazine - SHIPPED (Hoping for it to be here by Friday ^^ Got it specifically for the sexy AF poster. Because Lindo looks absolutely sexy in that suit)

I do have custom-made stuff ordered, but I’ll just show pictures when they come in xD

That’s it for now, but as more Dance with Devils *cough cough Lindo cough cough* stuff is released, I’ll be buying more. I just don’t want to be the kind of person who has like 1,000 can badges. Though they look cool, they’ll just be sitting in my shrine xD

-sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this stuff to come in-