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.

Cuffs 2020-04 Golden Week – Gayarou tapestry

I wasn’t sure if I wanted this because the probability they mess up the important part is rather high. And pretty bad it sure is. At least it’s not mosaic but the blur is rather excessive.

It’s kind of weird my favorite tapestry of these twin is the seemingly-safest one.

I like this one better than the rest though so there’s that. If only it’s not so blurry…

As usual, it’s the thicker, double suede material. The print is overally pretty blurry. I’m pretty sure Gayarou’s recent tapestries are all rather blurry. The one I linked above is the least blurry one (if not on the sharper side) but as far as I can remember, the later ones are all rather bad. At this point it’s probably just the style. That’s rather unfortunate.

Weekly Finance vol. 31

In

Sold nothing. Yay. Kind of expected. Adjusted some prices, I’ll find out if it does anything.

Future in

Still did nothing for Suruga-Ya.

I still need to add some more stuff I’ve already decided to sell…

…just need some motivations.

I also put up the extra copies of pieces/Canary. I hope those will sell somehow.

Out

Bought last copy of pieces/Canary and two C98 doujinshis and that’s it.

Future out

In addition to Seishun Sparking and Maitetsu LR, my future eroge purchase list has gotten two three new additions. Maybe.

Currently considering these two three:

  • Einstein yori ai o komete (October release): illustration by Kimishima Ao and apparently the writer Niijima Yuu is rather famous.
  • Sakura no kumo scarlet no koi (September release): time to finally get Korie Riko-illustrated game? And written by the one who did the apparently-pretty-good Amazing Graze. Also, detective (costume) girl. I’ll probably just get from one store. Most likely either Sofmap because double suede or Suruga-Ya because I like it most. I don’t think I want to collect the whole DLC drama for this one. One is at Fanza DL edition which is stupid.
  • Senkou no clarias (no release date): I’m not even sure whats this about but it’s got cute Holmes girl. Also maybe my first Suzuhira Hiro? Interestingly also by Niijima Yuu (part of it).

As usual, the list may or may not change later.

Nothing else on goods side at the moment πŸ€” (apart of Cafe Stella CDs and dakimakura by AMR)

Oh right, not really eroge or anime related but I need to spare some money for replacing my broken eyeglasses ;_;

And I’m considering buying a new PC case and PSU so I can use the currently unused motherboard and CPU and then sell my Fujitsu server. Next month maybe. Or next week.

Weekly Finance vol. 30

A bit late due to various reasons. I probably should write this later after sleeping but I currently can’t sleep waiting for something.

In

I sold one item yesterday for a loss of 38%. It’s the broken-ish RAM stick I bought a few weeks ago. That was annoying. At least I found another cheap RAM stick except it actually works. I’ll probably write more detail post on it but in short I still saved quite a bit compared to buying new sticks.

As for last week, it was two items at almost no loss. A bit profit even. I sure didn’t expect 9-nine storage box to cost that much. I guess the good overall story did the trick.

Future in

June is closing in! Nothing special but as I’ve been saying, I need to start packing up stuff for Suruga-Ya.

Also my auctioned stuff is getting rather slim while my main collection has been growing.

Out

I ended up buying quite a bit more ASMR stuff from Dlsite during their Golden Week promo.

And that’s it?

Future out

I’ll be doing some very late C98 shopping later next week so there’s that for closing this month.

And of course one last copy of pieces/Canary I haven’t paid off yet.

Based on that, I should be safe for my target this month.

As for next month, I’m not really sure, thanks to Seishun Sparking and a bunch of other stuff πŸ€”

I just remembered about Cafe Stella sound track and drama CD. Well, that’s kind of bad news.

A.M.R C98 Taruto acrylic clock

I think it arrived relatively early for a Booth purchase.

It’s a desk clock. With acrylic plate. With illustration of Taruto (in Wonderland). Fancy stuff.

I don’t have any good place to put this. This kind of motivates me to clean up my stuff even more. Maybe next month.

It’s made by Trinity. The acrylic plate is fine if not a bit thick. Seems rather easily damaged but I guess that’s the usual risk. The clock hands are a bit flimsy though I guess it’s just normal for this kind of thing. Runs on single AA battery which thankfully I still have some spares of. T

And then there will be more Taruto goodies next month.

Oh and this thing is still available for order at Booth.

Weekly Finance vol. 29

YJA

Sold one item for 10% loss.

My auction page sure is getting rather empty now. I’ll probably start adding more stuff around next month. Feeling a bit lazy this month.

Wasting money

Um, all the groceries and computer parts sure costed a lot. It looks like I’ll barely hit my saving target this month if at all.

The extra spending on case fans was rather unexpected and I forgot about buying some SQ for my NA FGO account.

Otherwise there’s not much change of plan. There will be a new dakimakura by Ikegami Akane next month, though…

F/sn Saber Alter B3? poster

Uh, so this is kind of random but there’s new illustration of Saber Alter drawn by Takeuichi turned poster in the May release of Young Ace magazine. I just had to grab it.

Too bad it’s poster so it’s pretty annoying to handle. Maybe I should get some frames just so I can finally rotate some posters I have.

I’m not sure if the size is correct but the long side matches the short side of my B2 tapestry, hence my guess of B3 size.

Onigyu Denkigai 2019 Winter tapestry

This actually arrived last week but I keep forgetting to write the post.

The only tapestry I’m getting this time. It’s Sumi from Onigyu, wearing (or undressing) her white kimono. I should play the FD one of these days. Probably earlier. Anyway, it’s Sumi. Licking her lips. Inviting all the onii-chans out there to drink the (presumably) sweet sake she poured.

What even did I write.

Double suede material, printed by A&J. The print is pretty good. As good as it can be, probably. The lines are a bit rough in some places but it’s probably just how the source material is.

Weekly Finance vol. 28

RIP money

YJA

Sold quite a few stuff for more or less 0% loss. Whee. It includes a pair of RAM sticks which I replaced with the two sticks above.

Apparently 9-yukiiro boxes fetches some good money. That was an unexpected nice surprise.

Wasting money

After weeks without proper ECC RAMs, I found two less expensive sticks off YJA. They both costed a bit under 20k in total which is still quite way more than 12k I spent for the non-ECC sticks I’ve been using. Those were some special deals though and current price is about 16k which means the new sticks only cost slightly more.

Last week I also wasted quite a lot of money getting some Saga Planets stuff from DMM as I discovered they’re DRM-free.

That and buying some digital doujinshi drained my reserve budget pretty quickly. And it’s only first week of May +_+

At least there shouldn’t be much left after next week. A bunch more doujinshi and then lastly one more copies of pieces/Canary.

Weekly Finance vol. 27

My thought looking at April balance

YJA

Um, I think I sold like one item for about 50% loss. And then sold one 9-yukiiro for about 20% loss?

Still haven’t put up anything else and my room is getting fuller thanks to all the new stuff I bought last week.

Wasting money

So, last month, I ended up not reaching my saving target. By quite a bit. Mostly thanks to preordering pieces/Canary. Also thanks to upgrading my server 😎

Thankfully, with those out of the way, it means I don’t need to preorder anything this month. The only thing on my list for this month is pieces/Canary from Sofmap.

As for future preorders, there are still a few more stuff on my list. The closest one being Cabbit’s Kagitori which may be released next month. I’ve done most of the preorders with Melonbooks and Sofmap being the only two I haven’t accounted yet because I’m getting them from physical store.

Up next would be Maitetsu Last Run. Although as I mentioned before, I’ll probably just buy one from Suruga-Ya. Or maybe even Amazon for the discount? πŸ€”

The latest on my list is Sagaplanet’s Kakenuke Sparking. I’m not sure yet how I’ll preorder the one from Sofmap. Hopefully the pandemic will be over this or next month so I can get it from physical store. Buying eroge from Sofmap online store is something I would really avoid. As for the rest, there’s no change in plan yet and still waiting for the reveal of original bonuses. That will determine whether I’ll spend 40k or 80k for this title.

My guess is those are voice drama and I’ll end up going the expensive route πŸ™ƒ

Stock market

They seem to be increasing slowly over the last few weeks?

9-yukiiro done

Best heroine is best

In my personal record time of only three days to finish reading this.

There’s barely any breaks, tension is high almost all the time, the suspense forced me to just keep reading until the end.

The h-scenes are pretty nice as well although I did disable the animation. I did enable MC’s voice this time (as I didn’t notice I have it disabled last time). There’s noticeable lack of certain type of play though which a bit sad.

Spoilers ahead.

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Yukiiro – Melonbooks tapestry

More from Yukiiro, this is the tapestry from Melonbooks. No nipples or anything for this one. A bit sad but Noa is cute so it’s fine.

Double suede as usual though the print could be a bit sharper. Considering the other tapestry seems to be printed by the same company but doesn’t have this problem, maybe it’s just the source? Or the bloom effect from sunlight? Not sure. It’s still pretty good anyway, and at least better than usual thin tapestries.

Yukiiro – Yuuki Noa dakimakura(s)

Two versions because I can. Or more like I kinda preferred the official store version but buying tapestry and drama CD from Sofmap is impossible without also buying the cover.

Thankfully the illustration seems fine this time. Or is it? I’ll find out whenever I open this… Or maybe just camp someone else’s blog who usually reviews this.

DFC sure is the best.

Back side (of the unopened bag)

9-nine- yukiiro yukihana yukinoato

The long awaited final part of 9-nine- series. Bought off all the bonuses and stuff because it’s Noa.

Started playing already and it’s pretty good so far. Unlike the other routes, this one started completely differently.

As for the drama CDs, I haven’t even listened to the Haruiro ones… πŸ€”

Bonus photos inside.

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Weekly Finance vol. 26

Almost forgot to write this post.

YJA

Sold some more stuff. At more loss. Almost 60%. Kinda sucks but it was mostly thanks to dakimakura. The value drop sure is more obvious in absolute term. Also it’s almost impossible to recover the price once used.

Not sure if I’ll put up more stuff anytime soon. Even though I really should.

Wasting money

It’s eroge day (yesterday)! Spent a lot of money! At least it was budgeted already so it’s mostly fine.

I’ll probably end up preordering pieces/Canary this month instead of next month. Nearby Melonbooks already has no early preorder shikishi anymore so that sucked ;_;

That will kind of mess up my budget. Looking again, it was probably a bad idea anyway waiting until the release month.

Talking about budget, there will be also this Seishun Sparking thing. As mentioned last time, it’ll cost me good money. Dropping Maitetsu LR goods will end up helping here.

Also at current rate, there might be nothing in summer? No Comiket at least. Denkigai… is a bit unknown. I heard some info about they’ll be held in summer. We’ll see.

Stock market

It’s a mystery at this time. The trend is still going down but on some days it goes up quite a lot as well so that helped compensate the drop. Not by much though.

Kakenuke seishun sparking

As I wondered last week, Saga Planets announced their new title today. Titled Kakenuke seishun sparking (they sure can use some HTTPS in 2020).

It looks like a rather normal school club story thingy. Kind of like Hanasaki, maybe? Except the protag this time seems to be workaholic and likes money.

The uniform design this time around is rather lewd. Navels everywhere. And then there’s Nagiko, sleeveless with probably sports bra? And gloves for some reason. And those tall shoes on thighhighs.

Heroines line up seems like the usual one DFC heroine, one DFC sub-heroine, and the rest are relatively big. Arisue Tsukasa is doing main heroine again this time and Toranosuke doing two. I sure am wondering who’s doing Kikka. It almost looks like Hontani Kanae but I’m not sure. Also for the not-blood-related-little sister Ritsu.

As for the stores, I’ll probably get at least Sofmap, Trader, Suruga-Ya, and Amiami. Hmmm RIP 40k. And maybe more if those unannounced γ‚ͺγƒͺγ‚ΈγƒŠγƒ«η‰Ήε…ΈδΌη”»δΈ­ are voice drama. That will kinda hurts. I sure wish that Amiami tapestry is also double suede. But it probably isn’t πŸ˜” We’ll find out next month. Or on release day.

It’s planned for August release. I guess I have a few months to prepare the budget. And maybe finish Kinkoi before this one is released.

Weekly Finance vol. 25

YJA

Sold quite a few stuff this last weekend. At almost 50% loss. Yay 😐

Wasting money

As pictured above, I got a new system for my server! New motherboard (ASRock X570 Pro4) and new CPU (AMD Ryzen 3500), to be precise. I already have too many RAM sticks on my desktop (4x16GiB) so I took a pair off it and use it on the new server, saved me from having to spend more money on this. Details coming soon to the other blog. Maybe.

That said, I still need to eventually upgrade the RAM to ECC. Unfortunately the cheapest I could find costs about 30k for a pair of 16GiB for a total of 32GiB. It will take a while until I save enough for them.

Apart of that, I’m skipping Soraao this time because of the purchase above and just generally trying to spend on thing I really like instead of just stuff I may potentially like. Anime is especially worse in this regard as the second hand market is pretty big and it’s relatively easy getting cheap second hand copies.

Next week is already eroge week. Schedule-wise, I should be posting another finance post before then unless I went lazy mode again and hold off doing it until last minute like this one.

New “C98” stuff are also starting to come out as well. I have some budget for it but I’m not sure how much I’ll end up spending. Hopefully not too much.

That reminded me, I still need to pack stuff for Suruga-Ya.