It’s Valentine’s Day again, or as a lot of folks in my position know it, Singles Awareness Day! Not sure if it’s a backronym or not(as it can be written as S.A.D.) but it amuses me enough as it is. The day when you either spend extra to show someone how you feel about them, or are reminded you don’t have anyone, whether you care about that fact or not. Oh, and cheap chocolates the day after!
Yep, this dragon is still flying solo at the moment. Have been for nearing two and a half years, but I did have almost a three year gap in the past as well once before. My hobbies just aren’t as conducive to meeting people as bar-hopping and clubbing, but neither of those is my scene. As people have pointed out in the past, chances are if you meet someone at a bar, they tend to be the type to go to bars, and if you aren’t that may not work out so well(unless you’re just cruising for a bedwarmer, which I don’t do).
Honestly, I hadn’t even really thought about it (outside of S.A.D., and the occasional thought about what life might be like 50 years from now if nothing changes) until my emotions decided to jump up and thwack me on the head a few weeks ago. Just because you may not be actively looking however, doesn’t mean you can’t keep your eyes open for a glint of hidden gold. In this case however, as I said my hobbies meant that chances are lower since there’s not a steady stream of new people of the female persuasion going in and out of my life.
I have to admit I started actively looking again, but without throwing a huge amount of effort behind it. My initial tries were checking out the furry community as they tend to be a bit more accepting of… alternate beliefs, but it’s almost scary how many young folk are on there and how few there are my age. I also had been excluding single mothers, as I’m not sure if I’m quite ready to be(even a surrogate) father, but that also seems to be a disproportionate amount of single furs my age that seem potentially worthwhile.
Well, we’ll see if we find someone worthy of this dragon, hopefully sooner rather than later.
And speaking of tomorrow, tomorrow is US Toy Fair, which means- TRANSFORMERS! We’ll get to see a preview of what’s coming for the toyline(s) over the next half-year(or more) and given the leaked list of coming toys, there’s still a lot we’re all waiting with bated breath to see. For me personally, I’m waiting to see if the Jhiaxus figure is going to be in RiD colors or G2 colors, and what Arcee, Brainstorm, Roadbuster, and Gnaw look like.
I’m really hoping that Brainstorm is a headmaster, as we’ve only had two since G1, and both of those were in the Unicron trilogy. Gnaw I’m hoping is a (fairly) faithful recreation of the original Sharkticon design so I can have one on my desk without having to worry about it getting damaged by co-workers messing with it. Roadbuster is a character I’ve not been overly fond of, but with Whirl and Springer, I need him to add to my Wreckers group. Arcee, if it’s the G1 version, I just want for my future 1986 movie display. The animated one works okay, but the proportions are slightly off compared to the CHUG designs. The movie designs on the other hand I’ve not been overly fond of, so I’ll likely be saving a bunch of money thanks to that this year.
I think I’ll leave it at that for now. I do have more arts to show, but I’ve got another one on the way(as far as I know) so I’ll wait a bit longer and see if I can do a double feature or not. After all, what’s better than bloo dragun other than MOAR DRAGUN!!11