Luna Art has nothing over your collection, Akage. I'm sure you can sit back and appreciate the wonderful times you spent looking for those Sailor Moon cels, the hard work it must have cost you to make those cel works your dreams come true and the stories you must have with every single cel in your collection.Akage wrote: ↑Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:25 amI hate the concept of the biggest fan. These are the idiots at conventions that will tell you that they're the #1 fan of a series because they've seen the series x amount of times, can recite the main character's lines by heart, have spent $$ on merchandise, dedicated hours of their live to making AMVs, etc.
If this is their interpretation of what a big fan is, it means absolutely nothing. There will always be someone with a bigger, better, and more expensive collection than you. Take my Sailor Moon cels. In terms of both quantity and quality, I'll lose every day and twice on Sunday to another fellow collector who goes by the moniker Luna-Art. For every collector like Luna-Art who scans and shows their collection online, there's probably 10 other Japanese (and Chinese) collectors who have black hole type collections with fantastic stuff and who will never show it off. The people who can afford to pay $30K for a master Totoro set-up are the same people whose collections both have the quality and quantity that make it superior to mine. And I am more than ok with this because I am not collecting to make a profit, impress anyone, etc.
What means something is how much enjoyment you get from what you own. It doesn't matter if someone has seen something a million times or can drop that much on merchandise. Are they enjoying what they have, and, if they are, why do they feel the need to brag about it? The biggest fan doesn't need to proclaim what a big fan they are. The biggest fan enjoys what they have, wants to share that love with others, and encourages people to embrace the fandom in whatever way they deem fit.
When it comes to mass produced items like manga, posters, BluRay, yeah, by all means, use that stuff. Open their boxes, pose them on your desk at work, hang them up in your home, whatever.
I don't own one cel, and you'd think I'd be out selling my left kidney to get a hold of something from Kenichi Sonoda during his Bubblegum Crisis run.
So for every time you think this Luna Art's collection is better and far more superior than yours, just think to yourself that at least yours is LIGHT YEARS better than mine!
Crack open the mass produced stuff and enjoy the goodness inside. Things like cel works, I imagine, one would be a little bit more careful than to just scan the hell out of them just to show them off to the world. That sounds like someone clamming for bragging rights, rather than someone who collects cel panels for the authenticity of being a true fan like yourself.
Fuck Luna Art. Akage's collection rules.