September 9th, 2021

  • okgod

(re)Introduction Post

Hi! This might be confusing, but I'm also korymon on this community. It's kind of a long and boring story, but pretty much what happened was that I was away from this community for a whopping 7 years, and returned a few weeks ago thinking that I went by korychi on here. That account was marked as deleted/purged when I tried to login, so I remade a new account under korymon. HOWEVER... tonight I opened up my boxed up collection that has been sealed away for the past 7 years, and found some little notes and trinkets from this community that addressed me a okgod, and behold I have my old account back because now I actually know the right username :D

I wanted to make a post while I was hyped up from seeing all my collection items again, and share some of the highlights! Pics below the cut :)

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That was a small sample of my collection, I just wanted to post the item from each sub-collection that excited me the most. I'm hoping to do a large collection update in a few weeks, once I have everything nicely displayed again!

Overall, finding my old LJ and seeing all these old items brought up a lot of bittersweet and mixed feelings. I have all these things that are very precious to me back in my possession <3 But also, seeing some of my old posts on LJ reminded me of some very stupid decisions from when I was 17 and made those posts. I had a 1st edition Fossil booster box listed for $420 (which I did sell at that time on ebay). Now, 7 years later, that same box goes for many thousands (I'm legitimately scared to look into the exact value, because it genuinely hurts to see what I lost out on). There were vintage packs I sold for $10 each, and now those same packs go for hundreds. It's amazing how much can change in 7 years. I was in highschool when I bought most of these items and had no idea what to do with my life, and now 7 years later I'm working on my PhD to become a clinical psychologist. At the same time though despite all these changes, it is very sweet and heartwarming to realize how much Pokemon has been a constant in my life. Although I haven't opened this box in 7 years, Pokemon has been giving my life a sense of continuity over my entire lifespan. Over those 7 years, I was still collecting TCG and playing the video games, just like when I was a little kiddo playing red and blue:) And a funfact: I was born in April of 1997, the same month/year that the first episode of Pokemon aired in Japan! So it really feels like Pokemon has been there for my entire life, growing together with me, both through the good times and bad times.