Digest Vol. 113: And done!

Preface

One day late because I spent the whole night cleaning up and arranging stuff. Not even done yet. I also have a backlog of over 4000 unread feed items.

Eroge playthrough

Barely any progress because of events and stuff.

Non-eroge stuff

A bit late but went as usual. Cleared up some manga while waiting at the events.

Wasting money

With all the events, I think I didn’t miss too far off from my original budget. Slightly better, even.

Definitely the lowest spending between last few event months.

Unexpectedly sold a bunch of CDs in YJA. And even a doujin which I mistakenly bought twice. Sold it for a 50yen profit.

Overall, I bought 672,000 yen worth of stuff and sold them back for 550,000 yen. Well, that’s just the rough number with conservative approximation for original stuff cost. Even then, at 80% of original spending, I think it’s pretty good.

As mentioned before, I’ll be putting up more stuff for auction so my balance should be even better or at least not getting worse for the rest of the month.

Events log

Denkigai 2017 Summer

As most of the stuff I wanted are available for order online, I didn’t rush this time around. Arrived around 8 AM.

Queued first for Alcot. It was pretty bad. Apparently they have some kind of trouble at the beginning. Too few hours until finally gotten my stuff.

Picked up minori stuff from someone and then walked around after grabbing Hatsujou Sprinkle drink first.

And then ended up buying more stuff than I initially planned :D

C92 day 1

As I didn’t have any high priority stuff planned for corporate booths, I arrived at around 2:30 PM. Most of the booths I visited have no lines except for Sprite and Kadokawa.

Looked around a bit and then back to first Sprite and lastly Kadokawa. I think I still queued a bit for Kadokawa at past 3 PM.

C92 day 2

Spent whole day clearing up RSS feed backlog and planning for day 3.

C92 day 3

First train as usual. Got into hall 1/2/3 at 10:15, visited Yukie.

Was quick-ish. Or at least didn’t feel too slow. Then grabbed whatever I could from that area. Shiromochi Sakura surprisingly didn’t have line. On the other hand Yuizaki had quite a line. Probably getting the Elf pillow cover. Most of wall circles had line as usual though I didn’t pay too much attention.

Jumped to hall 4/5/6, cleared whatever I could. Notable long line for this area was Shino. Or more like I didn’t know how long it would be and apparently it’s pretty long.

Done with that hall, went to hall 7. I didn’t get lost this time around. Takoyaki booth was relatively quiet. So was Nanao Naru. Except that one was because most of the stuff were already sold out. Whoops. At least I only planned to get the set. Quite a long line for tiv so I skipped it.

Back to hall 1/2/3, cleared whatever I could. Notable unexpected long lines were Anmi (Mashu pillow cover?) and eterna-radiare (same). Unfortunately some of the booths haven’t started selling the book without sets so I skipped quite a lot here.

Finally went to station to head for Akiba around 1 PM. Probably my earliest ever.

Later I find out Pan goods set lasted quite a long time. Whoops.

Arrived at Akiba, fetched K-Books tapestries. Not much queue. I even went back to grab more Chikotam tapestry to be sold later :>

Went to Jiku-Chu hoping for this tapestry but neither of two stores have it ;_;

A bit lost finding Tenplant store but then found it out somehow and thankfully it was free entry. I guess everyone went to Melonbooks because it’s got lines just to enter the store.

Talking about Melonbooks, checked out the new Uribou store just to find out there’s new lewd Pan tapestry but already sold out (ノ・_・)ノ︵ ┻━┻

And that’s it.

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Digest Vol. 109: Quiet week

Preface

Not really doing anything at the moment so I figured I should write this before returning to playing eroge. Or FGO.

Summer events are approaching! I’m not making usual event notes though because they’re a pain to maintain and the functionality has been replaced by Google Sheet.

Eroge playthrough

A bit slower than I hoped but I think I’m a bit over first half of Murasame route. Pretty interesting reveal which was hinted at Rena route.

Monday is holiday here so I should be able to finish Murasame route without problem. Then followed by Mako and lastly the subheroines.

Kamiyaba is still in line for next title.

Non-eroge playthrough

Finally watched Youkoso Kyoushitsu and seems pretty interesting. Mainly the system which forces dynamic of whole members of the class or something. We’ll see if it’s actually worth anything. Also has a bit of Oregairu vibe but.

Still going with FGO. Waiting for Okita so I still hasn’t done any gacha apart of the free ones.

Finally continuing this ero LN illustrated by Yukie. Passed the introduction (a long while ago) and now almost completely consisted of just ero scenes. Probably can finish next weekend.

Wasting money

Nothing much this week either. I thought Cuffs summer store starts this week but it didn’t.

I had to replace one of my hard drives though.

Sold some stuff for a total of around 10k. Not too bad. I’ll put up more stuff later this week.

Still considering whether or not to drop Da Capo so there’s that as well.

I put in budget for Cuffs stuff and other summer events and it currently looks a bit dangerous with probably record-setting red numbers. Some of them are for end of August though and I hope I overshoot events budget again.

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Digest Vol. 108: Busy week

Preface

Continuing the usual “I need to sleep”. Overall busy week thanks to various backlogs and required cleanups after two week absence.

Eroge playthrough

Finished Yoshino’s route. Uses one of the less interesting pattern for inserting the H scenes. Also I think it’s weaker than Rena’s.

Didn’t sure if I should go Muramasa or Mako so I consulted dice and it said Muramasa. So, yeah, here I come, 幼刀!

I hope I can finish the whole routes by the end of this week.

Apparently I’ll play Kamiyaba after finishing this Senren Banka.

Non-eroge stuff

Watched some anime. Picking up Fate/Apocrypha and NTR. And maybe Jitsuryoku Kyoshitsu.

Originally wanted to watch Symphogear as well but I haven’t watched GX so maybe later.

Not much progress on LN side.

Oh and I started FGO (a bit more seriously).

Wasting money

Bought some vocal albums and soundtracks. Last one was a bit expensive. Not much else.

Sold about 20k worth of stuff this week.

Goodwill cancelled Omokage Rail Back preorder and refunded everyone. Another 20k freed here. Not sure if I’ll preorder from somewhere else.

I’m considering cancelling Omokage Rail Back. I’ll probably won’t get chance to play it anyway because there are too many higher priority games at the moment.

While at it, I’ll probably drop some games I currently own for similar reason. There just isn’t much point holding into them when it’s not feasible in the first place.

Together with the games, will also drop more tapestries as well. Not really news here though. Just need to be a bit more aggressive.

My budget sheet still looks pretty terrible thanks to the updated style. Should look much better once my pay this month comes in so I just need to hold back until it comes.

That said, Cube summer goods is coming as well and I forgot to allocate anything for it ;D

…I need to fix my budget before I go under.

Dc3dd (and the whole series) is still up for dropping. Just need to convince myself enough that it’s not happening. Also, 1024×576 (at least up to dc3wy).

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Digest Vol. 106: Early for once

Preface

I’m not sure I’ll have time to write anything next three days so I’m writing this now. Next one will be delayed to at least July 3rd or 4th after I return.

Eroge playthrough

;_;

Non-eroge stuff

Finished Clockwork Planet! Bought the light novels because kind of curious about almost everything. Good thing about light novels is I can hold off buying it indefinitely. Except for the goodies. Even then light novels are much cheaper than eroges.

Apparently last week’s Attack on Titan was the last one for this year.

There are still few more episodes for Eromanga-sensei though. Not sure what to watch next season (if any).

On light novel side, still ongoing with Dengeki Doumei. Made quite a bit of progress and I think I’ll finish it by this weekend.

Wasting money

I think I ended up getting all Dal Segno Takano Yuki tapestries, including Getchu’s life-sized ones.

Nothing much else otherwise apart of a bunch of books.

I think I’m done for this month unless something unexpected comes up.

Overall green even without much help from selling stuff. Next month should be pretty good and then I can safely prepare for Comiket and Denkigai and related events.

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Digest Vol. 100

Preface

Yay late. Nothing special despite number 100.

Eroge playthrough

Fixing my server and stuff during first half of the week so I only managed to finish Kyouko’s route. As expected the route is much better compared to the previous two. The protagonist is still irritating but at least the story progressed much better.

Will start the last route, Miyuri, tonight. Hopefully I can finish it before end of this week.

Not-eroge stuff

Progressing slowly through the Gakeppuchi vol. 2. I think I’m starting to remember more of the letters and words and stuff.

Nothing much else for this week apart of usual anime watching. Somehow still managed to keep up the three series I’m following.

Wasting money

Backlogged a bunch of hug pillow covers woo \o/

I don’t think there’s many left after this. I mean, I cleared almost the whole Whirlpool’s Mamizu series.

That said, unexpected things may still happen.

Sold quite a few stuff this week which helped balance things out. Unfortunately the spending is just a bit too much. Should put up a bit more stuff this week.

Oh and ongoing system upgrade is totally not helping either =D

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Digest Vol. 98 – What’s sleep

Preface

Aaaaaaaa.

Events

Eshi100 (and other)

Departed around 9 AM, waited a bit until it opens, headed immediately to goods shop queue. Queued for an hour, bought stuff, looked around, picked up some mini shikishis.

Next headed to Moeoh gallery at around 3 PM. Not too big but sufficiently interesting. Can use a bit bigger print though. Also, free drink. Probably should’ve came a bit later for Chikotam version of message paper.

Comic1-11 / Character1 2017

First train as usual, immediately guided to wait inside the building. How nice of the staff. Got in at 10:38.

Hit Tateha first. No queue.

Followed by Yukie. A bit of queue, took 15 minutes.

Went to non-wall circles and cleared up as many as I could until 11:05.

Headed to Character1, Saga Planets first. About 15 minutes of queue.

Then Palette. Shugaten tapestry sold out. Wtf. No queue.

No queue for majority of booths in my plan. Nor at K-Books.

Back to Comic1 at 11:53.

Still long queue at Shiratama. Matsurija as well.

Cleared up the rest of my list and headed to Sprite booth at Character1.

Queuing at Sprite took about 50 minutes.

Packed up, and finally went back home.

Dying because of lack of sleep.

Eroge playthrough

Nothing. Help.

Thankfully it’s golden week so I can kind of focus (latter half of) this week.

Wasting money

Surprisingly sold quite a few items this week despite Comic1 and everything.

Ended up spending quite a lot last month. Thankfully compensated by selling all the things. Should continue selling more stuff.

Because I ended up spending much less than initially budgeted for Comic1, my monthly balance for April is surprisingly positive for once. And so my streak of positive monthly balance continues…

That said, I’m severely running out of physical space. I need to speed up my pace of selling stuff.

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Digest Vol. 97 – More distractions

Preface

Sun is barely up this time around. I originally planned to sleep an hour ago though…

I have a feeling I’m forgetting something. I guess I’ll just put it up on next post if I can remember it.

Eroge playthrough

Still too much distraction this week. Or maybe the protagonist being irritating helped me distracting myself. I sure hope the other two routes will fare better than the first two I’m going through.

I think I’m around halfway of Serika’s route. With events coming this weekend, I doubt I can finish other routes. At least the next week will be mostly days off so it should help speeding things up.

Wasting money

Sold about five things this week for a total of about 30k yen. Not too bad. Also put up a few more stuff lying around. And as quite a few items get price down this week, hopefully more stuff will be sold next week. Or not because people exhausted their money from Comic1.

Then I bought more of Alice Gram tapestries (Melonbooks).

As Cuffs started their spring goods preorder, I’m looking at spending a bit over 45k yen which is 5k more than I originally planned. Whoops. Gayarou’s new tapestry is looking pretty awesome though (and lewd). Two Kamiyaba covers aren’t helping either. Not sure about Hulotte Songs Best but I guess I’ll just grab it for now…? White Ribbon character songs seem a bit difficult to gather but then again I have no plan to play it at the moment.

Other than that there’s the other Koikano tapestry I’ve been missing and One Room Tora no Ana blu-ray.

It’s only one week away from Comic1 but I haven’t made my list. At least I did for Character1 and I’m looking at 19k to 37k spending. There doesn’t seem to be many interesting stuff for Comic1 itself so I hope I don’t exceed my current budget of 150k. Either way it’s already too much but I keep exceeding my budget so I figured I should just prepare for something stupid high.

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Digest Vol. 96 – Quiet week?

Preface

Oh hey it’s 7 AM. I need to sleep soon. As usual.

Eroge playthrough

Almost finish the first route. Current at the last H-scene. Quite interesting in way there is almost no school scenes.

It was interrupted because of installing Mastodon and debugging the installation. And other things.

At this rate I think it’ll take me at least two weeks to finish the whole thing.

Wasting money

As mentioned last week, I put up a load of stuff and sold about a third of them. The total sale (if everything goes smoothly) actually reached six digits. It was mostly thanks to some stuff being bid way above my expectation.

Didn’t waste too much money this week either so the end result is my spending for this month is actually negative.

The big spending is coming at the end of this month. This week should be another silent week.

All this selling do took up a lot of time though. I ended up buying B2 poster boxes so I don’t need to make all the boxes for shipping.

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Digest Vol. 90 – And more

Preface

A bit early for once thanks to good place to pause the game. And I need some sleep.

Eroge playthrough

Finished the main (?) route! Or is it just common route. No idea how long the individual routes will be. Currently just entered Mahoro’s route.

The common route was pretty good with relatively fast pacing and interesting… twists. Can use a bit more dream battles though. Thanks to that I didn’t have proper sleep this week.

Hopefully I can finish all routes in two weeks. Or three. Thinking again, I’m not sure if I can finish Nekonin in just a week.

Wasting money

Sold some stuff as usual. That said, I’m currently considering some additional Himekuri 365 tapestries… Though I think I should hold back on that.

And then there’s more hug pillow covers from Sankaku Renai. I’ll wait until end of this month before deciding to buy it or not.

Mainly because there’s a Whirlpool goods market coming soon. I’m allocating quite a lot for this one. Hopefully there will be hug pillow cover of Ruri or Parfil. Tama’s is already guaranteed so there’s that as well. And then tapestries from previous shitajiki and telephone cards…

Inb4 still exceeds the budget.

Didn’t buy anything much this week apart of the already planned Kamiyaba tapestries and some Sunshine Creation doujins.

As for next week, there’ll be Dengeki event on weekend. It will be my first time going to that event. Not even sure what to expect. I don’t even read their stuff.

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Digest Vol. 89 – Good so far

Preface

February is ending! Time fucking where ;_;

Eroge playthrough

Managed to get past through first two acts (and opening act). They were good. Nice amount of mysteries (and surprises) and cool stuff. No ero though. At all. There doesn’t seem be any until latter part according to the site.

Oh yeah, it’s good. The pacing is good so far and managed to keep me awake until very late (or early morning like last Sunday Monday).

That said, I can’t tell how far I’m at the moment. VNDB says it’s “very long” so it’ll probably take me another three weeks to finish? Or even a month.

I sure hope to be able to finish it in three weeks so I can play one short game (see below) before March release which I’ll then go full speed at–

wait.

Holy shit.

Oh nvm, I thought Dal Segno is next month as well but it’s not. Well, either Rorolog HS or Kamiyaba. Rorolog HS should be slightly shorter because it’s a fandisc. Or I’ll just throw dice later.

Wasting money

I decided to put on hold selling or even including stuff from games I haven’t played. I’ll then decide what to keep after playing the game.

That alone managed to bring my “active” hug pillow covers down to 44. Great. The on hold list is currently at 43. That means my played:unplayed ratio for this is almost 1:1. Whoops ;D

As for tapestries, it’s at 270 which is well under the limit I decided last week. Unlike covers, the on hold list for 203. About 4:3. Slightly better than the covers.

That means I don’t need to rush selling my stuff anymore. I’ll slowly go through my current list again later this week.

As predicted last week, I didn’t sell much this week. Only one though quite high value so it’s actually went better than expected.

Overall, I’m green(-ish) at the moment thanks to selling all the stuff and spending less. Now aiming for four months worth of buffer. It’s only one month at the moment :(

Or maybe not because apparently I’ll need to book flight ticket around next month.

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Digest Vol. 86 – Speeding up

Eroge playthrough

Finished Maina route as expected. Feels a bit slow (just like all other routes) and the core problem is a bit dumb. The different way they solved each route’s problem is quite interesting though. Also I like Aoba’s route most even though I like her least.

Onward to Meguri route and then the fandisk Ichayaba once I finish this. I hope I can finish everything by end of next week or earlier.

Current plan after this is Sakura no Mori Dreamers. Time for some actual, serious* story.

Wasting money

At over 500 tapestries and 100 hug pillow covers I figured it’s time to really stop this. I’m not stopping buying them but more of keeping the number constant instead of growing indefinitely. That involves selling tapestries I like less before hitting the limit.

For tapestries, I originally planned for 200 tapestries limit. And then I tried filtering them… and failed miserably. I’m not quite ready for this so I increased it to 300. I managed to filter it enough but then I added another rule. 300 is soft limit which means I should try keeping the number at that or less but I’m allowing some extra time (currently indefinite) up to hard limit of 360 (+20% of soft limit).

Similarly for hug pillow cover, I’m setting it at 50, up to 60. I’m already past the soft limit though, lol. I have some candidates for selling but I’m holding it until I hit the hard limit which will approximately happen in April.

That said, selling over 100 tapestries isn’t an easy task unless I just ship them to Suruga-Ya. I like having my “investment” back so I’m selling them slowly through YJA instead.

Talking about YJA, current week’s batch isn’t over yet so there isn’t much to report. It’s looking okay though at the moment with three items already bid. No one bid the older items though ;_; I wonder if it’s time to Suruga-Ya them instead.

Oh, and on actual wasting money, I finally bought voice drama I’ve wanted and Sankaku Renai’s Shiina hug pillow cover as planned. Maitetsu’s Fukami cover is currently on hold. Also finally pre-ordered some games from Getchu. Unfortunately made a bad decision of getting Nanao Naru tapestries. That costed quite a lot. No photos because too lazy.

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Digest Vol. 85 – Erm

Erogame playthrough

Almost no progress! I’ve been having something to do which is taking up all my extra time until this Tuesday. Barely progressed on Maina’s route.

Also I jumped to conclusion too fast last week regarding Moteyaba. Hopefully the final route will give satisfactory closing.

Wasting money

Unexpected stuff did come after all in form of hug pillow cover of Shiina from Sankaku Renai. Welp. Also the transaction did fail after all for that one tapestry so another 6k less in my wallet.

I’ll be selling a bit more stuff later this week which hopefully can bring my balance to green again. I’m not really in rush though as it’s still in green-ish range. Just a bit yellow-ish. There’s also Suruga-Ya stuff which I finally shipped. We’ll find out in a week. Or two. I think it’s more likely two because they’re slow like that.

On other hand, it sure is getting much more difficult filtering out stuff to be sold. It is the mastery I’m still missing.

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Digest Vol. 81 – Freedom

Events

I should’ve written down log of the events I went to so I can reference it when needed.

28th

Denkigai day. And also first day of Palette Winter Party. I went to Denkigai first since I’ve got help for the other event. Well, I also gotten help for Denkigai.

First train, arrived at 5-ish? There are already quite a lot of people queuing. Afterwards around 6 (I think) they did a draw to decide the order of lines to enter the event.

Queuing for Sagaplanets, which after discovering the purchase limit I left the line because I’ve got another help there and I was only there in case extra purchases is needed.

Moved on to feng, bought some stuff and bought a bit more stuff at another booths (including preordering for Whirlpool’s Nekonin). Waited a bit more (11-ish?) until ALcot’s line cleared up and bought the Yomegami OST, last item on my list for the event.

Thankfully the purchase limit for Palette’s event was just enough as well so I went on to Akiba to meet and pickup the stuff.

Thus the event for the day ended.

Later I learned Palette has enough stuff in stock so it should’ve went all right anyway. I think.

29th

Comiket 1st day. With help of magical paper I started the day a bit later at 8.

Went to Russell first. Done pretty quickly as expected.

Moved on to Windmill. There’s a bit of line but didn’t take too long either.

Checked out Toypla and the line was stupid long already so I moved on to Melonbooks.

There’s quite a line at Melonbooks as well but was still manageable. Kinokonomi set was sold out pretty quickly but I didn’t even plan to buy it so it’s not quite relevant to me.

Done with the floor (sans Toypla), I ran to east hall. First to go was ke-ta. Long line. Waited for an hour and done at 12.

Kantoku is the next one, a bit long as well but faster than ke-ta. Took about 20 minutes.

Obtained Cat=Katz book as well and lastly Tsubasu’s book which was consigned at another circle. A bit surprised that the book was still available. That saved me effort for day 3.

Back to west hall, this time the first floor where August and Kadokawa were located. August line seemed all right so I went there first. Afterwards I checked Kadokawa and it’s still pretty long.

Fourth floor I went for Toypla again. Still a long line but as I don’t have much left to do I just queued and bought the stuff I wanted.

Later back to Kadokawa at 14:07 and done at 14:30. Went to Akiba to meet people (and stuff exchange), followed by going to Sagaplanets shop to waste even more money and thus concludes the day (kind of).

30th

I didn’t go to any event. Did stop by at Shinjuku to pick up some stuff and preorder Nine though.

31st

Main day! First train as usual. Instead of going to east area queue, I went to west queue instead. The queue for going to east, that is. Things I learned:

  • no rushing (the area is pretty close to station)
  • convenient access to convenience store
  • and toilets (though really shouldn’t need to use it)
  • and McD (lol)
  • and a less cold area (like, inside a building)
  • which later went inside building few minutes before opening, saved me from being frozen even more
  • with net result of entering the hall only few minutes after opening.

10/10, will do again.

Queued Yukie first because I can. Obtained everything without a hitch.

Planned to go to Pan immediately except the fastest route is still not available so stopped by a few circles on the way.

…which then found out Pan’s line is already stupid long ;_;

Given up, went to a few other circles before coming back to Pan at 11-ish. Hug pillow cover was sold out at about 11:20 while I’m still far behind at the queue. Whoops.

Left immediately and cleared up whatever I can clear up, pretty much optimizing for shortest route.

Other notable stuff:

  • One hour queue for Tinkle (12:30 to 13:30)
  • Yaki Ubu stuff sold out pretty quickly (around 12)
  • Takoyaki’s himself is still relatively fine though.
  • Anmi line was stupid long. And slow (iirc).
  • No line at Nanao Naru.
  • Shiromochi Sakura also went out quickly.
  • Karory seemed to hold up a bit longer than I thought. Except it’s still sold out when I’m done with Tinkle.
  • Muririn went out quickly as well. I did manage to grab the very last book though (complete with an RPS). Well, half of the original plan. Will grab the other book later.
  • Riichu held up pretty long that I still got both books I wanted (it was around 14-ish)

Met up with people before finally went back and had a good sleep.

Conclusion

Missed Pan stuff ;-;

Eroge Playthrough

Barely any progress!

As expected. Still cleaning up a bit after the event so didn’t play much at Sunday either. Hopefully will be back full speed today (after getting some sleep).

Looking Back at 2016

I finished 15 titles in 2016. Some of them are single routes or mini fandisc though. Excluding them, I finished about 11 titles. Really need to pick up the pace otherwise I won’t finish my backlog ever…

Going Forward

I have no idea yet. I’ve been trying to buy less games but as far as I can tell, it doesn’t quite work. At least I don’t have that many planned for January, February, and April.

No, don’t ask me about March aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I think I’ll cancel Newrin after all.

Wasting Money

Ended up spending slightly less than I originally planned. Kind of. Hug pillow cover from Pan will probably balance things out if she ever sells it at store.

Weird thing is because the month has just started and I did sell stuff at YJA, I ended up at negative spending for this month’s first weekend! Ha ha ha.

Assuming nothing stupid comes up this month, I should be recovering pretty well this month. Bright future ahead!

(I hope)

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Digest Vol. 80 – That was short

Events

Now I think again I probably shouldn’t have pre-ordered a bunch of C91 stuff and wait until it’s actually over instead. At least some of the stuff I pre-ordered have clear files bonus. I should’ve waited for the others. I think my current “loss” is at about 6000. I’ll probably end up doing the same for at least half of them but at current rate it’s just giving up without fight.

I think I’ve came to this conclusion last year but apparently completely forgotten about it :D

Eroge Playthrough

Finished Gakkou no Seiiki. It sure is nukige. There’s barely any story this time unlike the previous two. Well, Maika route was pretty nice though. Also can use a bit more of the Dark Maid-chan.

With that out, I didn’t have plan for the next one. I didn’t even expect to actually clear both Yorino and Gakkou no Seiiki before this year ends.

After various considerations, I decided to start Moteyaba. Looking pretty good so far. The art is still a bit off at times but otherwise fine. Meguri is especially cute \o/

Route plan is Kanae → Aoba → Maina → Miya → Meguri. And then sub-routes. That is assuming no forced routes.

I don’t think I can finish this before this year ends especially with all the incoming events.

Wasting Money

With all C91 pre-orders, I spent quite a lot this week. Cuffs store starting the pre-order also isn’t helping. Nor is eroge weekend though there’s only one this month thanks to all the delays.

That and the certain cover also hit my wallet pretty hard. Oh and Toypla re-releasing Hanasaki Workspring! tapestries as higher quality version was also pretty bad. I went to Akiba to get them and thanks to extra spare time I had I ended up getting another Moteyaba tapestry at K-Books. Whoops.

On the brighter side, I sold quite a few stuff at YJA this week. Only covered about one third of what I spent though :D

That also concludes my YJA stuff this year. Heck this is the last post of this year now I look at the calendar.

And I still haven’t started selling doujinshi and other miscellaneous stuff…

If everything goes as planned, I’ll come out of this month barely alive. I just need to remember to not do anything extra.

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Digest Vol. 77 – Oh noes it’s December already

The month I hate most thanks to the combination of cold and events.

Anyway, finished two Otome Domain routes this week! Yay!

Kazari route was pretty good. The protag was relatively annoying the whole route though. At least he’s cute.

And then Hinata was… short? Didn’t feel as long as Kazari. At least the protag was only annoying the first half. Latter half was okay.

Now continuing to last one, Yuzu… I think I can finish this before end of this week.

Finishing that, will continue Soreyori no Prologue as originally planned. With four weekends left for this year, I hope I can manage to finish it and perhaps even Gakkou no Seiiki. I doubt the last week is going to go well though with all the events. I’ll see how much further I can go before this year ends.

Lastly, finance! Sold few stuff this week which helped ~a bit~. After all the damage from last month’s release, combined with loads of backlogs (last week as well), there isn’t much left for me to get for this week.

I did grab Floflo’s Riku hug pillow cover. And that’s all. I have approximately 20k jpy left after deducted with all upcoming bills until next pay day =D

The budget for events seems to be okay-ish? At least it looks like I’m going to spend a bit less for Denkigai official goods this time. The Murasame (Senren Banka) and Tina (Sakusaku) hug pillow covers are going to put quite a dent but it’s still within safe range. Floflo 4th cover will also hurt a bit (unless this month is a miss, that is). There’s nothing else significant in sight at the moment.

I think I’ll survive!

That reminds me, I should start selling doujinshis as well… And perhaps more tapestries. And other stuff. Or maybe not since it takes so much effort =D

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Digest Vol. 75 – It’s Trap Time

(Game-related title for once)

Finished Dal Segno! Last two routes were pretty good. The protagonist actually did something instead of just sitting around. And Ame route were quite moving as well especially the latter parts. Looking forward to the fandisk.

Considering Ame route is pretty much full route, it’s interesting that I managed to finish it in single weekend. Improvement yay?

As I applied policy to only hang up tapestries of games I’m playing or have finished (just like for hug pillow cover), now I’m having a small problem rotating the tapestries as well :D

…and so I started Otome Domain which I have plenty-ish tapestries of. Minato a cute. The best part is all routes include his h-scene (wait). Looking pretty good so far (first… quarter or common route?).

I’m aiming for completion of this in two weeks. I’d like to say a week but I can’t play as much next weekend due to reasons. I forgot about it when writing about distractions last week.

On finance, I’m not selling much this week ;_; I guess that’s just how it works. Doesn’t help I’m selling it for a bit of profit instead of loss. I’ll just wait a bit more~

Unfortunately Suruga-Ya decided to have some sales on stuff I’ve been keeping eyes on. RIP my buffer \o/

Next month is comiket as well so I guess I won’t be able to build up buffer until January. Either that or people buy my YJA stuff.

Game plans! Looking at my reading speed, I’m buying more than I can finish. Not news.

Anyway, this month I’m getting five games! What the hell, how did I end up with that number.

First off is Yomegami. Usual from Alcot though still sad no Chikotam nor Nimura Yuuji in it.

And then there’s Aki Uso. Just following up the previous series. Getting the Deluxe edition. Thankfully only one route. Unfortunately I think I need to finish the previous two games (routes) before playing this one.

Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence ~Egao de Orinasu Mirai~ – yet another trap game and my first ensemble game. Or games, since it’s the fandisk and I’m getting the combo pack. Or packs. Will somehow sell the other one. Also serves as experiment for how annoying doing this compared to buying the bonus off YJA directly.

Gakkou no Seiiki. Usual stuff as well. And finally Maika. I have a feeling I’ve written something like this before.

Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana. Now I look at the title again it’s a bit… interesting? 枯れる is usually attached to 花 whereas 終わる is to 世界 ┐(・_・)┌ No idea how many routes this will have.

At least two of them are single route games and one of them is not full price game. One of them being a combo pack isn’t helping though.

Moving on to December, there are only two on my list.

Hatsukoi Sankaime – a Chikotam game. Or not,  perhaps only one or two routes out of three or four or five or six. I have no idea how many routes this will have.

Lastly for December, finally another Yukie game, Hoshi Furu Yoru no Farnese. Looks like this will have some non-standard system.

Next on January, there’s only Kanojo to Ore no Lovely Day so far. Still managing to hold back on Hoshi Koi Tinkle and I don’t think it’ll change. Barring unexpected announcement, this month is looking pretty simple.

Looking again, I don’t know why but I’m not that interested in Giga’s Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me. The artists line up is fine (Hisama Kumako and Kurasawa Moko) but something about this seems a bit off to me.

February is also only one – Shugaten. Wallet damage is looking pretty high though.

There are currently three games for March. One of them is the delayed Haruoto Alice Gram. Hopefully they can make it this time.

Next is Rorolog’s fandisk. Harem route yay. They better include Kanae-sensei as well. OR ELSE.

Lastly Kamiyaba. I just noticed it costs over 10k! What the hell. They only announced three heroines so far which seems wrong. At least there will be six different characters for the store bonuses (or possibly seven including official store). So… six heroines? The price is usually for five though. But Yomeyaba has five heroines plus two sub-heroines. So this time six heroines? ┐(-。ー;)┌

I’d like to say there’s only one for April (Aokana Extra 1) but it’s too far away. There’ll be also at least Omokage Rail Back (ha ha ha) and Trinoline.

Considering minori, Trinoline might be as soon as January.

Recapping:

  • November: 5.
  • December: 2.
  • January: 1.
  • February: 1.
  • March: 3.
  • April: 1.
  • Unknown: 2.
  • Completion ETA: never ┐(゚ ヮ゚)┌

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Digest Vol. 74 – Gain some, lose some

Unfortunately I’m still losing faster than I’m gaining. I’m not sure if that’ll change anytime soon either. I also need to find out what else I want to sell.

Mainly because I accidentally backlogging again this week. At least it’s mostly relatively good deals this time. Should arrive next week.

Looking at my backlog list, looks like I’ll need at least 30k more before it clears out. I’ll slowly go over them… (as usual)

Still going through Dal Segno… I hope I can finish the whole thing by this Sunday or earlier. Finished Noeri route which has nice surprise of two H-scenes instead of just one in Hazuki and Himari routes. Story for Noeri is, well, fine, I guess. A bit irritating because the main protagonist is even more useless this time. And the pace felt much slower than the other two.

As planned, currently at Io before finally unlocking Ame. Reading through her route sure is slow due to her talking style.

According to my note, I’ll be passing four weeks mark by Tuesday which means I’m still too slow. And also means I won’t finish my backlog at this rate. To my defense, I did have some distractions last week and will carry over a bit to this week. Hopefully ending in few hours though! (and not end up with me dying instead)

Afterwards there should be no major distractions until winter comiket comes. I think.

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Digest Vol. 71 – Whatever

Of course I failed to keep my spending low. Ha. Ended up pre-ordering Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana. And together with it bonus CD from all stores. As usual, I’ve been eyeing it for a while but tried keep away from it.

There are a bunch of new tapestries as well which are relatively dangerous. Usual monthly Melonbooks of course, and then there’s Comiket Catalog bundle as well. Himekuri 365, the 2017 calendar with one illustration per day, also started pre-order of tapestries for all the illustrations.

At least I’ve started the YJA thing and hopefully it can help reducing load of my wallet. It’ll be pretty slow though because some of stuff I’m selling aren’t quite that popular. Well, it’s mostly matter of time, I guess.

Kind of sad letting some of the tapestries go but it must be done. Having 400+ tapestries isn’t quite… useful. I need to filter out the less liked ones.

Hug pillow cover is getting pretty bad as well though it’s going at much slower pace. Mostly thanks to price and that there aren’t many to begin with also helps.

On eroge progress, LOVEREC FD took a bit longer than I expected though I did finish it last Tuesday.

Finishing it, I decided to continue to Dal Segno. I didn’t throw dice though. In fact, I completely forgot about it until I read the post again when writing this. I just felt like playing that one first. I think I just passed the common route and now at Hazuki’s route. It doesn’t seem too bad. Though not Da Capo, I’m finally reading Circus works in its original form instead of anime. That said, I think I should read Da Capo 3 as well since the anime only covered common route and the whole magic thing seemed interesting enough. One day™, perhaps.

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Digest Vol. 70 – !!

I had some fever last night so I couldn’t quite post this on time.

Managed to finish Natsu Iro Kokoro Log last… Sunday. Had some distractions last week so it took me longer than I hoped to finish. The story is quite fine overall. With Kotone’s I liked most, followed by Kisara, Rin, Kanae, and lastly Kuon. Somehow also follows the order of heroines I like as well. It’s also the original order I had. The art is pretty much as expected from Shiromochi Sakura. Really good. The H-scenes are also just about right length though can use some sound effects.

The main problem I have is there’s no option to have voice playback not to stop when I move dialogue forward. And the other one is it’s missing function to jump back.

As originally planned, currently playing through Loverec Mini Theater. Didn’t expect it to be just extra H-scenes (and one REC mode contest winner scenario). There’s prologue as well but it’s really short. At this rate I should be able to finish it tonight. I probably should’ve guessed it considering it costs 2200.

After finishing it and then Quintuple Splash new extras (this one is free), I’ll move on to…

I’m not sure yet! Ha ha ha. Probably Koiimo as I mentioned earlier. Or maybe Dal Segno for some variation. Perhaps even Amairo Islenauts! I don’t know. I’ll throw dice later to decide it.

feng failed to finish Gakkou no Seiiki on time and thus delayed to November, making this month release some kind of refresh release month for me.

I mentioned in last post I wasn’t sure if I want to apply for credit card… and ended up applying for it :D And accepted. Yay 7k (and two months of premium) bonus.

With premium on hand, I immediately started selling some stuff. The test items already sold and now currently finishing the transaction. If everything goes well, I’ll move on to finally selling this “for sale” pile of stuff I slowly piled over course of few weeks.

I managed to not spend too much money last week and I hope this will keep up until end of this month. Barring unexpected thing, I should have additional one month worth of spare… or not. I need to pay for contract extension of my apartment :(

Perhaps next month! (every single time)

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Digest Vol. 68 – Alive

Apparently I get to stay alive a bit longer :’) It was just some cold with a bit of bacterial infection. Treatment for that last part was quite expensive though.

I think I’m at halfway done through Kotone’s route. Seems to be pretty much a standard story. At least the virtual world setting do help making things a bit more interesting.

Next weekend is a long weekend so I hope I can finish the entire game by then. Finishing this, I think I’ll continue to Moteyaba (+Ichayaba) to unlock (?) access to four hug pillow covers which is the most I own for a series. Or something else. I’m not quite sure yet.

As mentioned earlier, my medication spending went a bit over and made me end up with less spare money than I initially expected. At least I did manage to save a bit higher last month than average of this year. I mean, I’m currently averaging at negative. Whoops. If nothing stupid comes out (like, backlog) I should be able to stay safe this month. Probably not saving as much as last month though because I must pay for extension of my current apartment’s contract.

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Yome Sagashi ga Hakadori Sugite Yabai. / Takamiya Nanaka – Hug Pillow Cover

I’ve been doing the weekly digest thing for so long I even forgot I used to do something like this few years ago.

Someone asked for this so here we go. It’s still the usual blurrycam™. Of course I don’t have stand or anything to hang this up so it’s kind of crimpled as well.

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Digest Vol. 63

I think I’m at least halfway the common route of Rorolog. Current plan is Kuon → Kotone → Kisara → Rin. Unless there’s forced route, that is. Standard stuff so far with thankfully easy Japanese. Didn’t progress as far as I wished.

Part of the reason is because I’m preparing for trip starting this Friday. It’ll take three weeks in which time I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do this weekly thing. Or even whether I have good enough internet connection at all. Hopefully I’ll come back alive.

It’s also the one thing that caused my current financial condition. It simply costed much more than I initially guessed. Thankfully there’s this credit card thing \o/ Not sure if want to do something like this again. At least I’m still on track with yellow-ish this month and finally green next month. I think.

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Digest Vol. 61 – And done

Yay! Now I can sleep in peace.

Skipped first day because nothing particularly interesting but went second day because there isn’t company booths for last day this time. And then ke-ta’s line was pretty long. At least I got all the stuff.

Last day, Pan didn’t prepare enough pillow covers so I wasn’t able to get it ;_; Here’s hoping she reselling it later. Thanks to that, I practically started this time’s last day Comiket at 11:30. At least I’m not alone this time which is also why I waited until it’s really sold out instead of backing off after 20-ish minutes of barely any progresses.

Nothing much on eroge side as I can’t really concentrate thanks to all the events and the preparations. Finished Rina’s route and now at Shizuku (I think?).

On finance side, it should be kind of yellow next week. And hopefully green next month ┐(ツ)┌

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Digest Vol. 57 – On Holiday

Managed to finish common route of Sakura no Uta. It was pretty good and felt like one complete story on its own. As planned, currently on Makoto’s route (I think). As Monday is holiday, I hope I can make some good progress on this.

At current rate, projected completion time is a bit over four weeks. I’m getting hang of the writing style though so hopefully I can finish it faster (naaaaah). Looking at queue, Rorolog is up next, followed by Moteyaba. I sure am slow this year.

Budget-wise I think I’m almost safe. Still need to reduce number of covers I’m getting next month. Artist line-up on Denkigai has been announced as well and from the look of it I’ll probably be getting stuff from five or six companies. Not sure about T-shirt (probably not) and the mysterious goods (depending on what it is).

I’m dropping Amatsutsumi after all. Good for my wallet. Hopefully I don’t do a 180 sometime later like Chrono Clock. Quite unlikely though.

Here is the list for Denkigai:

  • Saga Planets (Hontani Kanae)
  • Hearts / Amuse Craft (Shiromochi Sakura)
  • Hiqo Soft (Hiide)
  • feng (Ryohka)
  • cura (Lose)
  • Whirlpool (R-Ken) / depends on the illustration
  • Alcot (Shiraichigo) / probably not

May or may not change.

As for hug pillow cover, current plan includes:

  • Lunaris Filia – Filia
  • Tsumi no Hikari Rendezvous – Mikan
  • Yomeyaba – Nanaka
  • Mamiya – Moeri
  • Kujiragami no Tearstilla – Mitsuki / …seriously, I’ll just grab it already =| (has been on my list forever) …or maybe not. Ha ha ha <_<a
  • Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm – Rika / probably not now (again)
  • Dal Segno – Ame / still not sure, at worst will just grab at later event
  • Natsu Iro Kokoro Log – Kuon / not sure as well
  • moco chouchou’s original / or maaaaybe not this time either

That’s quite a lot and honestly speaking I shouldn’t be doing this. First four are 100% whereas the rest depends on where wind blows…

For green finance next month! Yes, I’m still yellow this month ;_;

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Digest Vol. 56 – Preparing for Events

Finished Kurafuta as planned. As expected from winner of Moegame Award, Ero (Pink) category, it doesn’t hold back in term of ero. Well, almost, since I half expected it to contain Okano’s mini route as well considering she’s got her own tapestry at one point. Not that I like her, just a bit curious. The harem route is also shorter than I expected. Now I think again, Yomeyaba is actually better in this sense. Shrug.

Started Sakuuta. Seems pretty interesting. Not sure if there’s any forced route but currently trying to go to Makoto’s route. Still on common route. Relatively interesting. It’s got so many awards so it better be. Unfortunately the game system itself is a bit lacking. Notably missing is window resize and backlog jump. I also can’t disable the cursor auto move which I find annoying.

First week of July has passed and only a month left until Denkigai and Comiket. Two more weeks until Denkigai online store opens. And K-Books. And Cuffs. RIP wallet. According to my accounting sheet I don’t have enough money for next month events. Hopefully there won’t be too many interesting stuff…

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Digest Vol. 54 – Um

My hug pillow covers count is jumping up quite high this month \o/ RIP me. At least I’m avoiding the ones with stupid markup. Or trying to. There are four more on my list.

Still doing pretty bad this month. Better than last month but still not quite good. Being haunted by backlogs, be it purchases or plays sure is sad. The latter doesn’t cost a thing (anymore) but the former is pretty expensive especially if the target is marked up.

My list for June is relatively peaceful mainly thanks to no eroge purchase on August. Well, except Corona Blossom which is still floating between yes or no. I believe it’s safe to hold up until early August though so June should be safe anyway. Hopefully I can save enough for the following two months. Comiket month isn’t going to be fun.

Managed to finish Kurafuta’s Tomoka. Current at the end of common route for Yae and Ema. Going to Yae first and then finally the best heroine Ema.

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Digest Vol. 53 – One year

Oh wow, I managed to do this for constantly for a year now. Sure is easy with this weekly stuff \o/ Not that I prepared anything special. I’m a bit time constrained for next two weeks as well.

Still going on with Kurafuta. Finished Mikoto’s route as well. Was pretty good though the art is a bit funny sometimes. Mikoto a cute. Now going with full-on tsundere Tomoka. Currently at just past pre-individual route’s H scene of her (?). Kind of weird with just her alone since it’s like already on her route except not. Gotta keep it fair in the shared route, I guess. At current rate I think I need another two weeks to finish. Welp.

Still a bit yellow on budget though I think I can make it out safely until next month. At this rate I should be back to green in August. Or October since August means comiket means stuff. I also really need to stop buying up old stuff or at least not at marked up price. …I’m trying hard here ;_; Backlog counts for about 40% of my spending so far this year. The same as last year. Whereas it’s -25% and -39% for 2014 and 2013 respectively which means I backlogged for those years. And of course -100% before 2013 since I haven’t even moved here and barely bought anything \o/

I sure am doing some dangerous finance planning this year. At least I’m hoping for zero backlog onward. Or less than 10%. Next year is going to be fun …if I can keep my current job.

…and then of course I’ll run into room space problem.

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Digest Vol. 52 – All the covers

Finished Izumi’s route. It was pretty short ride once actually hitting her route. Feels like the route progression is common route → pair route → individual route.

At this rate I hope two weeks are enough to complete the entire game which then moving on to, um, Sakura no Uta, I guess? And followed by Moteyaba and Himanatsu at which point I’ll have cleared all games with three pillow covers. Finishing Kurafuta will give me plenty of time until around September but better be safe and continue playing by cover counts.

That said, my backlog is pretty long. While the percentage says 30% completion just like last year, it’s much longer in term of play hour because the actual number also scales up. I’m counting 26 finished games out of 86. That’s like 60 games in backlog. And it took me two and half years to get to that number of 26. Realistically speaking, I have to slim out my future purchases. For now I’m considering to drop Amatsutsumi. One isn’t much and doesn’t help I’m getting another old game again recently but got to start somewhere ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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