That’s right! Today, December 3rd, is my little Tamaki’s first birthday!
You may have noticed from my lack of Valentines, Halloween, or Christmas posts, that I am not very good at preparing for this sort of thing(it always sneaks up on me >_>), so Tamaki has not had her party yet, but I’ll be sure to have a photo story up by the weekend. That way she can show off her presents!
But since I wanted to post something on her actual birthday, I’ve put assembled a little summary of Tamaki’s first year!
Tamaki was my first doll. I was interested in a few Pureneemos before, but never dreamed of buying one because $100 for a doll is crazy, right? Then while browsing MFC one fateful night, I stumbled across the prototype pictures and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have her, and several agonizing months later, she was mine.
I was first very apprehensive about owning her since right out of the box, Pureneemos don’t look nearly as neat as in the promotional pictures. I also wasn’t sure how to pose her. Still, I proceeded with her review which is where Tamaki had her very first photoshoot
Photo stories were a must, but without other dolls to interact with, and not really wanting to put myself in the stories as her master, I sought out a replacement master for my little servant.
Paki the alpaca won, and the two have been together ever since.
At this point, I was not entirely in love with Tamaki or sure what to do with her, so she mostly appeared in loot posts.
I also hadn’t thought of a personal name yet and had just been calling her Caster.
But in the second photo story, A Name for Caster, she was officially dubbed Tamaki.
Giving my dolls their own names is important to me since they feel more personal that way. I normally wouldn’t name a preexisting character, but since Caster is really just her servant class, I felt ok doing so.
I finally settled on the name Tamaki since it resembles the name of her true identity in Fate/Extra, Tamamo no mae, and sounds much cuter.
A little while after, I got my SLR and was able to take better pictures of her!
Sitting in the window.
Playing with Master on a rainy day.
Wearing a hat.
At this point, Kagura appeared which changed everything.
There were “accidents”
So happy birthday, Tamaki! Here’s to another year together!
As soon as the weather brightens up, the party can begin! ^^