let me tell you the story of how i saved fat pikachu
when i got into work this morning fat pikachu was still by the bin
later on someone is sort out the rubbish and picks up fat pikachu and one of the teachers says "oh you can get rid of that"
and i blurt out "CAN I HAVE HIM.....uh..my friend really likes fat pikachu. cos he's the original pikachu. i'm going to give him to my friend"
and the teacher's like "uh ok"
i had to stuff him into my bag so a) nobody else would know that i was taking home this scatty old fat pikachu except the three people who were witness to my outburst in the office
and b) so the kids wouldn't see me with fat pikachu cos the whole reason the teacher wanted to get rid of fat pikachu is cos he had caused some very nasty arguments, and after all the tears i didn't want them to see that i had in fact claimed fat pikachu for myself
whoa ok there's a complicating factor
i just picked him up and polystyrene fell out of his ass
he's full of beanbag beans??? i guess that's why he's gone so flat, he's got all squished over the last two decades like beanbags do
makes me less eager to put him into the wash, can i wash a beanbag plushy in a washing machine
should i just buy some stuffing and restuff him (he'd be softer too)
@envgen Later: *james blasts off again!*
@envgen When in doubt on cleaning, google Ask A Clean Person or Jolie Kerr https://adequateman.deadspin.com/my-beloved-stuffed-animal-needs-a-bath-and-im-a-nervou-1691689087/amp
@envgen lowest heat you could do
@envgen yes but use the delicates cycle if he's elderly!
@lulucybrelu hm. its good
@envgen bigachu works better I think, stress-wise
@envgen Jean Luc Pikachu
@envgen what was wrong with Absolute Pikachunit?
@envgen i really think you nailed it with Pikachunit
@envgen local pikachu hero
@envgen my friend who is Absolutely Definitely 💯% Probably Maybe Not Me [...]
@envgen 30 degrees, no tumble dry and you should be okay
@envgen I wouldn't put him in the wash if he's got a leak. re-stuffing and sewing the hole up might be the way to go.
@gravezwave great!! i have no idea how to do this, how much stuffing do i need, he's very big
@envgen tbh my recommendation would just be buy a sizable bag and then stuff him to desired plushness, not knowing the dimensions of the fat pikachu
@envgen maybe try to empty out the beans? you could probably wash him if he's free of stuffing before re-stuffing, that'd prevent any patching up that you have to do from coming undone in the wash
@envgen I'm sure you can get replacement stuffing easily enough, and a needle and thread will fix the hole. (Or glue.)
@envgen happy to help if he needs any surgery! I also have a huge load of polyfill stuffing if he needs to be Even More Rotund
@Murkrow thank you!! it is a top priority. i might even cancel the gigs to Save Pikachunit
@Murkrow i turned him upside down and gave him a shake and he's already twice as tall and has a head
@envgen oh my God he's so smoothed!!!!
I love this lad
@envgen holy shit
@envgen gods he's so squashy
@envgen aaaay I have the same!
@envgen We got ya now!
@envgen smuggling joes (jame toe's) in the picture more like
@lulucybrelu those are my antennae
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