Tapestry (pre-)orders

And then there are a lot of tapestries up for pre-order.

  • Cute Tail series tapestries. It’s part of release of illustration book. They then go on and release tapestries of them as well. It looks like the genital parts are censored which is unfortunate (as seen above).
    • Takano Yuki above is the most interesting one but censored.
  • HOTLIMIT2020 tapestries (and others). The title says GOT x Tora no ana but they’re selling stuff on Melonbooks as well. Weird. Also seems to be censored in worse fashion compared to Cute Tail above. Or maybe just the sample?
    • I like the Henreader one most but censor =[
  • Melonbooks 2020-08 tapestries. These aren’t usually censored. Comes in multiple sizes. Some are still using suede – the thin material – though.
    • Yukie’s one seems the best one for me but hmmmm. Also kinda big. And I have no space and really shouldn’t be buying random tapestries.
  • Melonbooks Underwears4 tapestries. Not really new but the pre-order is still ongoing.
    • Some interesting ones like from Piyodera Mucha, Kimishima Ao, Mikagami Mamizu, Suimya, and maybe others. Still not enough to entice me buying though. Especially for Kimishima Ao, I will be getting a tapestry for Einstein anyway. Worse background but cuter character.
  • Melonbooks Girls Collection Revival tapestries. Those are recycled. The various sizes and reversibles are new though. And it’s a mystery why some of them don’t have sample image up yet.
    • Old stuff is old. Still pass.

There are so many tapestries especially from Melonbooks. There are even more from Melonbooks – be it direct by themselves or as doujin goods.

I could’ve ended up buying quite a lot of them had I’m not currently overloaded.

Weekly Finance vol. 42

In

Nope.

Future in

I think I should put up a PC but I haven’t yet. Maybe this weekend or something.

Out

Bought Mash tapestry and also Double Okita. The Double Okita one uses “matte suede” (?) which I don’t remember seeing before. It would be nice if it’s usual double suede just with fancier name.

Future out

A bit later today is Popfes so it’ll be about 10k for the 9-nine soundtracks.

Afterwards I’ll be going to Eshi 100 and maybe buy the book as usual. And the 10 years celebration book? I don’t think I’ll be getting any goods here.

Further in the future, next month there will be a new Apollo dakimakura cover.

As for overall budget etc, it looks like I have about 30k budget available for random stuff. Nothing else is coming up so far so maybe it’ll end just like that (ha ha).

Weekly Finance vol. 41

In

None.

Future in

I’ll probably finally put up my old PC for sale sometime this week. As for Suruga-ya, um, maybe next month. Kind of rushing for Kinkoi at the moment.

Out

Bought some doujins and CDs and some random stuff. Nothing much.

Future out

Next week is Pop Fes and I’m getting that 9-nine OST. It’s pretty expensive.

There’s also Whirlpool song collection. I don’t usually get them as they usually provide songs together with the game but I noticed I’m missing some Nekonin songs so maybe I’ll get this one? The shipping is a bit costly at 1100yen.

Oh, right, I almost forgot but there will be a new Apollo dakimakura coming up next month. Not sure what the occasion will be (probably Oreyome) but more Apollo is welcome.

Weekly shonen magazine 2020-34 – FGO Summer Poster

B4-sized pin-up poster from the magazine. I cut off the binding area and took the poster off.

I initially hoped for this to be included in the digital version but annoyingly there’s no such luck. RIP 300yen.

Apparently they’ll be selling fancier poster version of this. Will need to wait until next number for the full information.

Okita part is a bit too small 😞

Weekly Finance vol. 40

Next month?

In

Sold two things. Yay. Still at loss.

Future in

Nothing~

Out

Got some extra budget this month so I bought some doujin voice drama and other stuff in my list. I can even squeeze in some planned spending budget for next month to this month.

Future out

I ended up pre-ordering Tsuki no shoujo. Yay. Also Sakuretto. Both Sofmap although the former doesn’t include any bonus.

The usual shop has announced their lineup and it looks like I’ll be spending quite a bit less than I set aside although they then started pre-order for a rather unrelated thing which will eat up the extra budget. Oh well.

There’s nothing much else apart of that. Maybe Sora no shoujo as I pre-ordered the second part, Oshilove OST, Drapri, and Clarias? Some of them will probably be next month.

Weekly Finance vol. 39

In

This week’s report is in previous post so there’s nothing new here.

Future in

I managed to put up some stuff for auction. Mainly when swapping them out from wall. I’ll find out if they worth anything.

Out

Didn’t spend much at all this week.

Future out

The certain 2020 Summer store coming up soon it’ll probably the last spending for this month. I’ll be placing some pre-orders as well but those don’t really “cost” money. I’ll probably get Sakura no kumo after all.

As for Clarias, I still don’t know.

August is coming soon and while there won’t be Comiket, there are still Eshi 100 and Pop Fes (which I did get the ticket). I’ll probably get the Eshi 100 book as usual and as for Pop Fes there isn’t much interesting shown up so far. Hopefully Palette will release some OST or drama CD. That assumes the events aren’t being cancelled thanks to increasing infected people in Tokyo though.

I probably shouldn’t have bothered with those events to begin with.

Senkou no clarias website updated

After the weird countdown about an update (why), the website has been updated.

Planned for December release and pre-order starts today. Store bonus images are also mostly up although there are still some 企画中 items remaining.

If I’m going to buy it, I’ll probably get from Tora no ana for that Camus tapestry above.

The gameplay intro is still missing though. Which reminded me this will be my first Giga gameplay game as I’ve never played Baldr series before. And also my first Suzuhira Hiro game.

I coincidentally visited the site two minutes before it’s updated and after reloading right on time, they missed the update by few minutes and I was greeted by this instead:

Weekly Finance vol. 38

In

Sold four items last week and another one this week. I think it’s around 50% loss. At this point it’s better than nothing.

Future in

Still nothing. I should get around putting up my unused server sometime soon. And then maybe some tapestries. Or Suruga-ya stuff. Not quite sure yet. Maybe I’ll finally get around next month or something. I kind of want to focus on reading eroge a bit more. The backlog is killing me.

Out

I completely forgot about pre-ordering Oregairu kan BDs so that I did this week. That blew my budget this month so I allowed myself to mark it as installment payment for booking purpose. This means the available budget for next few months will be reduced by few thousands. I don’t usually do this. In fact, most of the times I do this is usually for buying BDs like this time. Considering I’ve been buying previous seasons’ discs, I should’ve prepared this when it’s announced.

Thankfully it’s the only big purchase so far.

Future out

And there’s nothing else I foresee coming this month. There will probably be Cuffs stuff but I’ve set aside budget for those. I hope it’s enough.

As for next month, there will be Popfes and Eshi100. Popfes isn’t new but the lack of Comiket and having Eshi100 in August are.

Eh, it’ll be fine.

Weekly Finance vol. 37

In

Nothing.

Future in

Too busy doing something else last weekend :D

I’ll probably put up some more tapestries and dakimakuras first before finally Suruga-ya. I’ve started sorting stuff… slowly.

Out

Bought some doujinshis and audio dramas. I thought it wasn’t that many but it amounted to a bit over 8k.

Nothing much else and still relatively on track with initial plan.

Future out

Popfes has been announced but it’s still pretty far away. Nothing else so far.

I haven’t placed pre-order for Sofmap as there’s only two planned at the moment but I need one more for extra Sofmap points. The two titles I’m already planning to get are still two-three months away anyway.

Oh and I don’t think I’ll get more Kakenuke in the end. Maybe.

At current rate this month should be fine with keeping up my savings target.

Weekly Finance vol. 36

In

Sold quite a few stuff with about 30% loss. Not too good but the total value is pretty high which I haven’t seen in a while.

Future in

Maybe one day I’ll finally get around packing all those unused doujins.

Out

As I figured my spending for this month should be pretty low, I went ahead and bought a shredder.

Also upgraded my PC case order because the previous one is taking a bit too long. So I was looking to reuse my unused server board and CPU after upgrading my home server to Ryzen. The idea is to buy some cheap PSU and case, slap the old hardware in it, and retire (sell) my current work dev server. It’s only a minor upgrade (from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge) but it’ll allow better upgrade path with standard PC parts instead of current proprietary parts.

Future out

I’m starting to consider getting some Kakenuke bonuses, specifically Nagiko… I think I’ve mentioned it before but I’ve always kinda liked her design. I probably still won’t go buying from official store. Maybe just Melonbooks and Tora. Maybe. I’ll decide sometime later this month.

On deciding later, there’s still no news on Senkou no clarias so that kinda sucks. I still haven’t pre-ordered Sakura no kumo either.

Other coming up spending would be some (H) voice drama and (H) manga. There are some good stuff in my wishlist and I should probably use this low spending month to clear them. Inb4 it become usual high spending month.

Now I think about it, I should just budget those retail pre-order this month so I won’t eat up the budget in actual release month.

Weekly Finance vol. 35

In

Um, I think I sold one item for less than 2k. And then nothing else.

Future in

Maybe I should do the Suruga-ya thing I’ve been talking about forever =)

Out

Didn’t spend too much this week apart of the essentials.

Future out

This month is almost ending. I don’t think there are much else either.

On eroge, I think I’m done with Kakenuke pre-orders apart of Sofmap. There’s no voice drama this time so no extra orders. Apart of that, there aren’t many else apart of Torikago full payment on release day in August, pre-order for Sakura no kumo at Sofmap (maybe?), and pre-order for Senkou no clarias (maybe?).

There’s new Asa-pro title but I don’t think I’ll pre-order it. Maybe if I ever clear up my backlog.

I almost forgot but I’ll probably get Whirlpool’s Drapri. But that’s low-priced game so it doesn’t really impact budgeting much.

Retail store pre-orders don’t really count as direct spending so unless I pre-order Clarias from online store, it looks like I don’t need any budget for eroge until August.

As for other goods, Yuzu-Soft have started pre-order for dakimakura of Natsume. She’s my favorite heroine for Cafe Stella but I’m not sure about the facial expression on the back side. I’ll probably skip it.

Apart of that, there’s nothing else on my list. If my records from previous years to be trusted, there won’t be much coming either next month. Maybe some Cuffs summer goods but that’ll be it.

On electronic widgets, I don’t think I need particularly anything for my PC at the moment. But I’ll probably buy a shredder next month if there’s nothing else to waste money on. It’s rather big but it sure would be nice to be able to dispose papers with personal information without too much effort.

Yomeyaba DMM mini shikishi (+misc talk)

So I lied. Here’s more Hulotte-related post.

There’s also another lie that I ended up buying Invisible because Kohaku is just too damn cute and lewd and I finished the title in record time although the ending is a bit unsatisfactory because they hand-waved too many things and ended up rather confusing. The “harem” route is literally just fanservice with conflicting story unlike Yomeyaba’s extra infodump in the harem route. It’s also missing proper sub-heroines routes and ended up just part of the harem “route”. Oh well. At least Kohaku was cute.

Anyway, here’s the shikishi for Yomeyaba (which is now almost 5 years old) which is a DMM store bonus. It’s actual signature which is unusual as it’s commonly just printed.

It’s smaller sized which isn’t mentioned anywhere in the official site. I was expecting normal sized shikishi and missed the mention in Suruga-ya listing page where I bought this from for almost 3k. It’s probably my most expensive shikishi.

But hey, it’s Kirino. My second/third favorite heroine in the game (about the same as Mihono) and of course below Nanaka.

Talking about Kirino, I just learned today that the soshage Yomeyaba collaborated with during release day has been shutdown last April. And that’s why I don’t like soshage. I did a bit more digging on this collab and apparently people were upset their heroine had sex with another guy. Understandable though I didn’t think too much at the time. I also didn’t play the game and only did enough to rip the CGs. Looking back I should’ve tried saving the sound as well and perhaps even record some videos.

Einstein yori ai o komete website open (late)

The website is open, pre-order is up, and so is the opening movie among other things.

A bit too many balloons as usual but at least the main one is good. Shiguma (Sigma?) listed as subcharacter but she appears in Concept page background and her description seems to indicate she’s a key person. Maybe true route?

Interestingly the game is a bit cheaper in Getchu (both editions) and Sofmap (deluxe edition).

Weekly Finance vol. 34

Directly finance-related photo for once

In

Some of the stuff I put up last week were sold. Although as one of them is an old eroge (which I’ve bought non-DRM’d digital version of), it’s barely 0% loss despite two of them being sold for quite a lot more than the purchase price.

Also I’ve got the government stipend thing. That was nice.

Future in

Uh, still haven’t done Suruga-ya stuff. I don’t quite remember what I did last weekend, hmmmm ?_?

Nothing in particular is planned for this weekend either so I hope I can finally pack up for Suruga-ya.

Out

Celebrating the stipend and YJA, I placed pre-order on various stuff. And bought some useless stuff as well.

On pre-order side, I placed orders on Kakenuke (Trader, Suruga-ya, Amiami), Cafe stella OST and drama CD, Maitetsu last run!! game (Suruga-ya) and vocal album, and Einstein (Melonbooks).

The useless stuff includes a wireless earphones (lol finally) and usb charger (and bye stupid hub).

Future out

The remaining pre-orders are Kakenuke’s stores with unknown bonus and/or retail stores (Sofmap, Getchu, Melonbooks, etc), Giga’s Clarias which I don’t think the pre-order even started yet (maybe next week?), and Cabbage’s Sakura no kumo (maybe Sofmap?). Last two are still undecided though. Maybe I should play safe and buy them once I cleared my current backlogs (ha).

Apart of the aforementioned pre-orders, I don’t think there will be any big spending coming soon. Or next month. Well, I could use yet another SSD but that’s not really a thing yet.

That said, with all the savings target failure few months ago, while strictly looking at current month I still have quite a bit of extras, I actually barely have anything left if I’m to fill up the holes.

Main pre-orders are done anyway so I guess I’m safe for this month (famous last words).

Comic Bavel 5th anniversary event

There are B2/B0 tapestries, rounded cushion, and shikishi from Melonbooks. Meanwhile on Tora no ana there’ll be… mousepad? Here’s link to main site’s page itself but the url seems a bit too generic. Not that Melonbooks one will last either.

Well Tora no ana already have loads of random things occasionally anyway. Including a rather interesting tapestry from Sekiya Asami. Nice it’s now in stock again after sold out when I first found it. It’s double suede as well so it should be rather good. I don’t think I want to deal with landscape B1 tapestry anymore though. The perspective is a bit… interesting as well (or rather, confusing).

Kakenuke seishun sparking postcard/photo

It’s a thing. And it’s relatively cheap. Of course I’m getting the two heroines I like most.

Maybe will send the postcards to some people just because. Write comments or mail me if interested maybe?

There’s also this. Was curious because the listed price was quite a lot cheaper compared to Moeoh prints at 30 yen as opposed to Moeoh’s 200 yen.

The print quality itself is actually rather questionable. I should try printing at other konbini if they make another series.

A.M.R 2020-06 Taruto (wedding ver.) dakimakura pre-order

The pre-order is up. Buy now.

She’s my third favorite of the circle’s poster girls. First and second one being Apollo and Choco in no particular order.

Not really sure about the front side but I like her expression on the back side. It’s probably fine.

Also nice her knee-socks are (mostly) intact both sides.

Unrelated but I may end up re-buying Marble cover? Or will I?

Weekly Finance vol. 33

Apparently this is the second most thin lens the store has

In

In? What in?

Thing sure are going rather slowly nowadays ;_;

Future in

So I put up some more stuff for auction last weekend. Not sure how they’ll do but I sure hope well.

Still haven’t started on Suruga-Ya. Maybe this weekend. I barely have extra time last weekend thanks to misc errands I had to do as I can normally go out again.

I keep forgetting about this but there should be 100k stipend coming sometime this month. Yay tax money.

Out

As mentioned last week, some money were spent on Taruto’s dakimakura.

Also mentioned are new case and PSU. That finally happened. Oh and new network card as well. I probably should write post on that.

With those and new eyeglasses, I barely have anything left for this month. Or so it’ll be if there’s no stipend I mentioned above.

Future out

With extra budget potentially coming in this month, I can probably go forward with pre-ordering Kakenuke and others sometime this month.

I still haven’t pre-ordered the Cafe Stella drama CD and soundtrack either.

I don’t really want to rely on that free money but I guess I’ll have to for this time.

At least I don’t think there will be any other big spending coming anytime soon…

…maybe.

Weekly Finance vol. 32

In

It’s midweek and nobody bought any of my eroges so nothing here.

Future in

Uh, I’ll probably start packing up stuff this weekend.

The same with auction stuff, I’ll probably start selling still-interesting-enough-but-less-used tapestries and pillow covers. I have some vague idea so I hope it’ll work out well. It’ll be rather sad seeing them go but better than just rotting in my room.

Most of my pillow covers are already illustrated Ikegami Akane and if I go ahead with the tapestry, it’ll probably end up similar fate. Well, that’s fine by me.

Out

End of last month I bought Yomeyama DMM bonus shikishi. That was rather expensive but I’ve been eyeing it for a long while.

I still end up barely above my savings target so it’s all right. I hope I didn’t miss anything otherwise it may be a bit below but it should be fine.

Future out

I’m pretty close on finally buying new case and PSU as I mentioned last time. Too bad the PSU I plan to buy is currently sold out.

And then there’s also figuring out a better network card because current one is rather problematic on certain combination (namely it doesn’t work well on Windows Server 2012 R2 which is rather superior OS compared to Windows 10).

Overall, I’m looking at spending around 20k for components this month.

Then another 10k for new pair of glasses, and 10k for general supplies.

If Ikegami Akane is really releasing a new pillow cover this month, that’d be 20k. Or maybe 30k it comes with something else.

So far, I’m looking at 70k.

Entering eroge, Cafe stella goods will come at 6k. Maitetsu Last Run and related stuff probably about 20k.

Hmmmm, those all are already hitting 96k. That’s bad.

I need to redo this. Come back again next week (?).

Botsugo C98 doujinshi

This is a weird C98.

Anyway, the book is Onee-shota theme this time. The storytelling is pretty interesting because it’s mostly flashback where the main heroine tells her stories to her friends.

Otherwise it’s the usual deal. I like the shota is being assertive this time around.