[USA-IA] [H] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, FE 3H, XenoblaDE, Switch/PS4/DS games, lots of JRPGs [W] Animal Crossing NH, List, PS4/Switch offers
I’m mostly looking for RPG/VN offers for Switch, PS4, and 3DS but I’m willing to listen to any offers. I’m also willing to accept PayPal if you we can’t work out a 1-1 swap, but for most of the newer games, I’m looking to swap rather than sell. Feel free to ask though. Everything’s CIB unless noted otherwise. Have Switch
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (w/ Map and Cards)
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Fire Emblem: 3 Houses
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (EU)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3
- Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the End of this World
- Atelier Dusk Triple Pack (sealed w/ mini case keychain)
- Disgaea 1 Complete (sealed)
- The Caligula Effect: Overdose
- Our World is Ended (Day 1 Edition w/ art book and keychain)
- The World Ends With You (Sealed)
- Shining Resonance Refrain (w/Steel case)
- Battlechasers: Nightwar
- Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
- Diablo 3 Eternal Collection
- CLANNAD (JP import, English Text)
- Little Busters! Converted Edition w/ Drama CD (JP Import, English Text)
- Grisaia Trilogy (sealed, JP import, English Text)
- Oninaki (JP Import, English text)
- Octopath Traveler
- Atelier Ryza (PEGI version)
- Utawarumeno Prelude to the Fallen (sealed)
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Atelier Sophie
- Megadimensional Neptunia VII
- Akiba’s Beat
- Utawarumeno Mask of Deception launch edition (sealed)
- Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
- Final Fantasy XV
- Exist Archive (sealed)
- Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
- Gravity Rush 2
- Nights of Azure
- Nier Automata
- Tales of Zestiria
- .hack//G.U. Last recode (sealed)
- Kingdom Hearts: the Story so Far
- Death End Re;Quest Limited Edition (game sealed, collectors box is open)
- The Alliance Alice HD Remastered
- Dragon Star Varnir (sealed)
- Valkyria Revolution (Vanargand Edition)
- Pokemon Conquest (Loose)
- Pokemon Black
- Action Replay DSi
- Etrian Odyssey II Untold
- SMT IV
- SMT IV: Apocalypse
- SMT Strange Journey Redux (sealed)
- Bravely Default
- Bravely Second
- Super Smash Bros for 3DS
- Pokemon Y
- Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (loose)
Animal Crossing New Horizons
- Divinity Original Sin 2
- Trials of Mana (Also would take PS4 version)
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle
- Super out there, but if someone had a good condition outer box for Xenoblade 2 CE I’d be willing to pay good money for it
- PS4 Controller, any color besides black. Doesn’t matter if it’s used as long as everything functions properly
- Final Fantasy XII (steelbook preferred)
- Yakuza Kiwami/Kiwani 2, Remastered Collection
- Sakura Wars
- Blue Dragon
- Eternal Sonata
Looking for a Fat PS3 console w/ a controller. Cables would be nice but not strictly necessary. Shoot me some offers
Note: I have some (older) pictures here
but I can provide additional pictures if requested. Some games pictured are gone, but everything that’s listed is available.
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Big Red Banners I Missed Early On With Granny Gobsmacker Because Of My Rose-Tinted Glasses
Y’all may remember my HIPAA violating, food obsessed, kinda Jocasta MIL who’s always leaving us gobsmacked with the things that come out of her face. I was thinking recently after another post “what was the First Sign that something was amiss with Gobsmacker?” and thought y’all might get a kick out some of the things I missed.
When I first met DH I was in the process of getting diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism. Like, I’d had some testing for a problem, had the doctor tell me “you need more tests and then you need to see this kind of doctor” before I met him, and he was physically present for that doctor’s call informing me “you have this, it’s extremely rare and I cannot help you, get these tests and see this kind of specialist”, which was kind of...shocking. He was an absolute trooper despite being brand new and offered to be my moral support/kid wrangler since my parents and most of my friends worked during doctor appointment hours and he worked afternoons, evenings, and weekends. (I was very grateful and offered to take him to lunch in exchange.) So, we get the tests, see the specialist, and yep, I’m a dwarf, go figure.
Y’all know that we continued to talk daily once we started. You don’t know the logistical challenges we faced. I was in my parents house with them and my infant child, on an elderly set of cordless phones that had seen their share of accidents, abuse, and had to “switch” from base to base as one moved from room to room in the home (so lots of background noise, clicks, and the occasional brief cutting out as it moved the phone to the next base). Gobsmacker’s house had two phone lines at the time, one for the “kids” - teenage SIL and 20-year-old DH - and the other for the “grown ups”. They paid very little for the kids line so there were always issues with it. Even though there was a distinct ringtone for the kid line, Gobs would sometimes be “helpful” and answer for them, and then she just had to say hello to whoever was calling (and ask them all the things). Y’all, DH and FIL were talking the other day and FIL was reminiscing about “remember back in the good old days when you could hear a click and you knew...someone... was on the line listening in? Now you can’t hear the click and I have to be careful. Should I not say things like that?” I about died of the giggles because it’s so true (and told him if he felt worse about saying it than about being treated like that he’s got some things to think about)! Now that the stage is set.
Big Red Waving Banner #1 was her behavior on the phone. She had no reason to answer her kids’ phone line, as it could have gone to the answering machine and the caller could have left a message. Or she could have only answered when DH and SIL were both out. She didn’t need to make them attend her waiting while she had conversations with their friends. And those conversations, whew! She demanded to know everything about my tests, appointments, diagnosis, and whatnot. She asked more about it than my actual parents. And I get it, it’s interesting and kinda cool, and I absolutely don’t have a problem with educating people about it, but she was asking things like “I’ve noticed DH repeats himself a lot when he’s on the phone with you, is that because of the dwarfism thing?” No, it’s because of my ancient phone, your crappy service, and our shared homes being noisy, lady, but thanks for asking. Or “so DD was a c-section baby, was that because of the dwarfism thing?” Nope, it was because I had a craptastic labor coach and zero advocacy during the labor aside from my amazing doctor, but thanks for the reminder and the mom-guilt! It went on and on and on, because I was a little touched she was asking questions, and didn’t realize for the longest time that I could tell her “that’s e-fucking-nough”.
Big Red Waving Banner #2 was her need to be the Information Gatekeeper. She still does this when she can, but my first experience with it was when she learned that I had a child and she told DH that he “mustn’t tell Granny yet, it’s going to destroy her”. This is Gobsmacker’s mom, who was very involved in her daughter and grandkids lives. She was a devout Southern Baptist, raised up Gobs in the church, and Gobs wanted to break the news to her gently that her grandson was dating a godless whore who had been used and defiled and gasp! had a child out of wedlock (oh the shame and horror, although I live in a place where sex ed is “don’t have sex, it leads to death and disease!” and abortion is the Worst Thing Ever...except for having a child out of wedlock, it seems? I don’t know how this is supposed to work, but I’m damned either way so imma just embrace it and carry on). Granny had her own JustNo tendencies, like showing up unannounced and letting herself in to clean the house, but I think it came from a place of love and concern for the grandkids, and DH loved her a lot. He told me we had to wait for Gobs to tell her about DD and I legit gave him a cocked eyebrow and said “we have to...?” So he gave it some thought, amended his statement to ask if it was okay with me, and I was fine with that. I didn’t know Granny, I wasn’t going to march in and drum up drama just because, I just...have this aversion to being told I have to do something really stupid, I blame my dad.
Well, we fully intended to do things Gobsmacker’s way. My parents babysat so I could go to Family Dinner, I met SIL and her boyfriend, met Granny, she liked me, I didn’t mention DD. Then a few weeks later we were out and about, and DH needed to stop at home to pick something up before work. We pull up and...uh oh, Granny’s car is there! And we’ve got DD! I offered to stay in the car but he said “nah, she had a chance, let’s rip the band-aid off!” And Granny loved DD. She was upset that DH tried to hide it - “DH, are you ashamed of this precious child and her mother? Then you don’t act like they’re a dirty little secret! You act like they’re your family” - but I think he explained it to her later and she understood.
Some things that Gobs has tried to Gatekeep since then include (but not limited to): our pregnancy with DS, some serious issues we were having in our marriage that caused us to separate for a time, DH’s job change, my illness, SIL’s divorce, SIL’s pregnancy, SIL’s mental health challenges, any and all achievements and challenges of the grandkids (ours and SIL’s children), and Youngest being nonbinary. Her favorite line is “You mustn’t tell ____, it’s going to destroy them!” complete with a dramatic waiver of the voice and flailing of the hand with the word “destroy”. Never once has anyone been destroyed, and usually the person in question (Granny or FIL most often) ends up being extremely okay with the news and even surprisingly supportive. (FIL opened up to SIL about his own struggles, took her to get Narcan “just in case you ever need it”, and really listened to her; he’s been the most supportive of the four grandparents about Youngest coming out as enby, though I’m sure he’s going to slip up or say something insensitive at some point because he listens to right leaning NPR all day, and he has the kind of zero filter that probably deserves an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis - there’s a very strong genetic component in this family, I’m not just saying that y’all.)
Big Red Waving Banner #3 was her obsession with my child taking a bath at her house. I don’t know about this one, guys, but it’s always been weird and a bit icky to me. DD was nine months old when DH and I met, so very much an infant. Even before I had taken her to Gobsmacker’s house she was talking about “if you ever need to give DD a bath...” which yeah, okay, sometimes babies have accidents and need baths, fair enough, but I much prefer to do it in my house where I have my things (and a heated bathroom! That was so nice), but thanks? A few months go by, we’ve been there a few times and I have not needed to bathe DD, and Gobs pulls DH aside. I hear bits of the conversation and it’s about the bathtub. Wtf? I ask DH what was up and he lets me know that Gobs is afraid that I’m not using the bathtub for DD because of how the finish looks, and she wanted him to tell me that the person who had been helping with her housework used the wrong product on the tub because they didn’t read English very well, and it ruined the finish, so that the tub always looked dirty but it wasn’t, and she had just cleaned it, so if I wanted to bathe DD it was really okay! (Casual racism doesn’t make me wanna use the goddamn bathtub for my child, Gobs, get over it!) I don’t know how many times I heard about this poor helper (Gobs loves to talk about her ties to the international community, but then she’s gotta throw in how she has these immigrants in to help her clean or whatever “in exchange” for helping them with their English and... she loses me) fucking up the tub before I said “the tub is fine, Gobs, honestly I would have a bigger problem with the mildewed towels, but mostly I just wanna bathe my kid at home in the heated bathroom where she can go straight to bed after; I appreciate the offer and if an emergency arises we’ll figure it out.” I’m not sure if she left DH alone about it after that but at least I didn’t have to hear it.
Big Red Waving Banner #4 was her constant digging for information and reminders about my previous failed relationships. I had two serious and one casual relationship before I got involved with DH, and all of them were problematic. I wasn’t looking for another relationship, I was pretty much ready to swear them off and move to a nunnery truth be told, when BOOM this sweetheart of a guy gets dropped into my lap and absolutely changed my life; I was still healing physically from my first relationship and emotionally from my second but it was easier with him to help. I understand that things can get ugly when kids are involved, but DH only asked “do I need to be worried about some angry guy showing up and trying to start a pissing contest?” and when I said “absolutely not, there are no parental rights” he nodded and grinned; end of discussion. Gobsmacker though, she wanted all the details of all the relationships, and she would. Not. Stop. I think at one point she actually made me burst into tears, which scared DD and made her cry, and DH, SIL, and FIL all came to my defense. I don’t think I felt like it was a true victory though until she was helping edit my novel, which is a fictionalization of that first relationship, and I felt comfortable enough to give her all of the details. “So when Character A does x to Character B? What really happened was...” Watching her turn green and squirming. Yeah, that felt good.
Big Red Waving Banner #5 was the sheer amount of TMI. I want my son to understand how women work so that when he’s in a serious relationship he doesn’t get shocked by anything, and he knows when to recommend medical care for his partner. I have always been pretty open about things, especially since my dwarfism causes some female related issues. But jumped up Jesus on a motherloving kite string! My poor DH knew way too much about his mother’s and sister’s menstrual flow, cycle, issues, habits, and product preferences. Then there’s the bathroom habits. How many times they both pee and poop daily, amount, color, consistency, odor, you name it and he knew it. I mean, it was nice once we were married because he wasn’t fazed at all by anything I did, but just...no.
Last but not least, Big Red Waving Banner #6 was making DH (and then DH and me) parent SIL. There’s a lot to this, but I’m gonna stick with the example of SIL and her boyfriend, and Gobsmacker’s issues with it. Now, I didn’t know about triangulation back then but WOWZER was it a thing. SIL and this young man had been dating for awhile, and I guess Gobs wasn’t happy about it for some reason. She pulled DH aside at a family event, they talked, DH put on his scowly face and walked away, Gobs came over to me and seemed very distraught, I asked if I could do anything to help. She told me [SIL’s ex bf], a 22 year old, was taking advantage of SIL and she was “sooo worried” and didn’t know what to do. (Side note: SIL was 17 at the time, and they’d been dating for close to two years. My first thought was “why the fuck are y’all letting her date a 20 year old when she’s 15, and what the fuck did you expect?! 🙄” Come to find out many many many years later, dude was only two years older than SIL, which still isn’t the greatest at that age but is certainly much better.) I did my best to console her, and offered to talk to SIL. She was thrilled. So, SIL and I had a heart to heart about what safe loving relationships look like, and how to protect herself from the things that could be damaging to her future plans, and it seemed fine. Except she had told DH [SIL’s ex bf] was hurting her, not taking advantage of her, and DH had been rather...unkind... to him. Then the boyfriend is upset because he just got intimidated by an angry brother for no good reason, and so SIL gets pissed at DH, saying he had no right, and the boyfriend had been lovely to her. He goes to confront Gobs and her excuse? SIL was brought home late, and she didn’t know what to do, so she wanted DH to handle it for her, complete with some good tears and clutching at him and whatnot.
I’m sure I’ll think of more things I missed. Believe it or not, if I had to do it again, I would marry DH all over, I’d just put up rock solid boundaries and enforce them with consequences from the very beginning. And therapy from the start too, to make sure we’re the best Team we can be. Hang in there, y’all, and stay safe!
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