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What if...PSE...hates me...?

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 22, 2014, 4:54 PM

I mean, I've been using the same software since 2001...and I only recently made my first PDF...change is good, right?  It's about time I start a new relationship--though I know I'm being a bit timid, you know, since everything is so new between us...

But every time I go to you, you won't let me in--and when I finally make headway and feel as though this will images are all misshapen and resized...I don't understand...

And you don't even  return my phone calls...

We've only known each other for a short time...why do you hate me so...?

  • Mood: Anxious

Hey there, everyone!

Recently my partner and I squeezed in a tiny not-quite-a-wedding ceremony between traveling from one convention and another to celebrate our 12+ years together in the our now accepting home state of Maine.  (Yay, Marriage equality!)  It was small, something we've been wanting to do for years, and we're happy we did it.

I’d like to make up for the lack of and actual wedding-type celebration with one kick butt honeymoon--and this is where we hope you can help!

Read our sappy story here:  

I want to take my new wife to Emerald City Comic Con in March. I want to go to a convention strictly for fun and enjoy the sights and sounds of a city--without any work worries.  

Since we opened the business seven years ago, we’ve done over 150 shows in 18 different states. Just the two of us, making all our merch, raking up the miles.

And I'd love a little break. I’d love some time with my wife. I’d love to be at a con as a raging fan, not a business owner. I want to drink too much coffee not because the work hours are outrageous, but because I’m having too much fun to sleep. I want to geek out.  :D

If everyone reading this donated even just $10, we’d be well on our way to achieving this once in a lifetime dream. But this won’t happen without a little help from our friends. :)

If you can help us by donating, we’ve put together a donation pool here [now with thank you prizes!]:

If you can't donate [anything helps--honest!], then please consider sharing our story and a link to our donation page with your friends. :)

Thank you so much for reading and for your help. We seriously do love making you all smile, and I hope you'll considering doing the same for us.

Warm hugs from the frozen tundra of Maine,
- Kit & neko

Getting the GEEK in GEAR!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 22, 2013, 7:53 PM

Our li'l corner of fandom is just BRIMMING with cuteness!  Why not stop on by and check it out?

Last Leg of the CON Trail!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:32 PM

If you have a chance to stop by, c'mon down and join the fun!

20 - 22 CampANIME - Woodstock Valley, CT
28 - 29 Anime Syracuse - Syracuse, NY

4 - 6 JEMcon! - South Portland, ME
18 - 20 AnotherAnimeCon - Manchester, NH

1 - 3 BakuretsuCon - Colchester, VT
8 - 10 Coast City Comic Con - South Portland, ME

Back to school for you? Wedding for me!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:50 AM

Need a new bag for school? Maybe a keychain to help keep your locker or new car keys easy to find? What about some flair for your outfits? Stop on by and check things out!

ThePerfectCup @ etsy!


Journal Entry: Tue Aug 6, 2013, 2:18 PM

For the second year in a row we have the honour of hosting the very talented Kori Michele—creator of Prince of Catsand all around swell person!  

This year, Kori has wrangled a few of the brightest and and funnest queer webcomics has to offer for your one-stop epic-shopping pleasure—including the works of those behind The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & AmalBest Friends Forever & This is Not Fiction~!  

So stop by the Otakon Dealers Room, Booth AA09 for your overdose of cute, queer, and collectively clever commodities!

❤ neko

Buy a keychain, support a wedding!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 25, 2013, 2:45 PM

Hey there, everyone. I'd like to share a sentimental moment with you, if you don't mind.

Kit & I have been together since 2001. Fresh from college it was Summer romancin' that led to Fall-ing in love and a Winter of my content had us Spring back to Summer again.

A mere handful of years later, we're still happy, creative, and in love. Back in our beloved state of Maine, where we can be married at long last, I want to take th proverbial plunge but I need a little help to make that dream a reality.

For every NJD keychain you purchase, you're not only showing your affection for a unique group of original characters, or assisting a small business to evolve and grow, you're helping us gather the funds we need for the fees and licences to be a legitimately joined couple in the states which currently acknowledge and accept us.

Neko-jin Designs is our life. We love what we do, and every time we have your support it just makes us so happy! And the greatest happiness I can imagine now is not having anymore excuses to not do the thing I want to do!

Keychains are only $5 each + shipping [$3 if you're in the United States, $7 if you're located anywhere else, for any quantity of keychains].

They're double-sided, so you can choose up to 2 characters. You can even choose your favourite cats, foxes or dragons, too! We want you to be happy, after all!

If you're interested, leave a comment, send a note, or even send us an e-mail: !

Share this with your friends if you think they might be interested, too!

Thank you so much for your continued support, everyone! I hope to hear from you soon!

~ neko

  • Mood: Yearning

Newly updated & restocked!  All proceeds will go toward licences and paperwork needed to finally marry my cohort of 12 years this fall!  If you have a chance to help by purchasing or by signal boosting [or even both!] I'd really, REALLY, really appreciate it! 

❤ neko

Moving Again~!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 29, 2013, 3:07 PM

We'll be packing and hauling and moving and just generally super busy from now until July 20th!  If I owe you a kiriban, no worries!  I'll be sending it your way after we get settled--actually, it might not be until after Otakon... >_<*

Have a great July, all!  See you in August!

~ neko

18.555 KIRIBAN!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 5, 2013, 5:19 PM

Be the vistor!
Take a screen cap!
Send it my way for confirmation!
Win a free mini sketch--anything you like!
See?  Easy!
~ neko

Super Lucky Etsy Sale!

Journal Entry: Wed May 29, 2013, 9:28 AM

Use coupon code THANKS2U to receive 10% off your purchase PLUS a free surprise!

But hurry! This offer expires June 10th, 2013! ^_^

Available only @ The Perfect Cup!

  • Mood: Nervous

Anime Boston, here we come!

Journal Entry: Tue May 21, 2013, 6:07 PM

New bags!
New jewelry!
New key chains!
New phone charms!
New wall scrolls!

Be sure to stop by and check us out in the Dealer's Room!  Booth 256! ^0^

See you soon!
~ neko

  • Mood: Nervous

Artist in need of some financial help...

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 3:26 PM

With the tragic events that postponed Boston Comic Con, we're doing our best to keep our heads above water.  Things are tight, and we've got just about one week to scrape together what we need to keep the roof above us and the lights on.  Something of a side project I've had going is an etsy shop, and I've just filled it with a bunch of things you'll never see on NJD.  If you have a chance, give it a look, or at least share it with some of your friends.  We could really use some help to get over this unforseen turn of events--every little bit of support really helps. ❤

Faux Kryptonite Silver Necklace Charm

Teen Titans Young Justice Trading Prints

Assorted DC Comics SUPERHERO Keychains

Hobbit-hole Door & Key Necklace & Earring set

  • Mood: Nervous


Journal Entry: Sun Apr 14, 2013, 8:33 AM

If you're in the area, stop by and say hi!  I'll be going it alone, sans the awesomeness of our usual booth I mean!  Just me and my art at a table looking for a good chat and maybe to draw some pictures!  Table number AAW70!  Hope to see you there!

where are all my journals going? and how many wha

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 10, 2013, 12:01 PM

they keep vanishing? this is a test. again.

We've got a LOT of new projects coming up in the next few months!  One of those is a plushie endeavour!  We're looking into getting some of our sleeping animals transformed into adorable stuffed companions but in order to do so we're going to need a little help from you!

Q:  Would you fund a KickStarter or IndieGoGo type project to help us reach our goal  of $8,000 to craft our cuties into cuddly companions?

We can't wait to hear back from you!
~ neko
  • Mood: Joy
We're on our way!  Be sure to stop by and see us in the dealer's room for your dose of cute, quirky and cool independently made wares!
Just like these:

  • Mood: Joy
what a disappointing month.
so much lipservice and empty drabble.
i really...i just can't.
onward and upward i guess.