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.

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 🤔 (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 🤔

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…