Weekly Finance vol. 23

YJA

Quite a few items were sold this week. With a rather big loss as well unfortunately at 40%. Oh well, better than nothing.

With this, I have less than 40 items remaining to be sold. The lowest since a while, I believe.

And I still have not decided on what else to sell yet.

Wasting money

Thanks to the YJA, I got some spares left for this month. Although considering it’s almost May anyway I’ll probably end up doing pre-orders next month if the budget permits.

With C98 out of window, I’m not sure how to budget April/May for the doujinshi. It’ll probably end up a bit more expensive than usual. And then of course there’s still pieces/Canary on May. And Maitetsu LR on July.

Oh and on Maitetsu LR, I’m skipping Tech Gian’s drama CDs. I’ll probably regret it? Maybe? But it’s Lose – they tend to re-release previous drama CDs somehow in one form or another. Not that I’m currently lacking in drama CDs anyway.

And then with Cabbit’s Kagitori delayed to June, my eroge purchases for April is now down to 9-yukiiro and Denshi otome. Shouldn’t be too bad.

Now I think about it, I can probably cancel my current Getchu order for that Kagitori and reorder it together with Onigyu anime for cheaper shipping.

There’s Melonbooks C98 (RIP) tapestries as well but I’ll probably skip them completely. Getting that Tomose Shunsaku tapestry or some other ones is rather tempting but I think I’ll pass. There isn’t really anything outstanding and with the book itself delayed it’ll be slightly more expensive getting the extra stuff.

And lastly, I almost completely forgot about it but I also need to slip in some budget for more dual ports 10GbE cards and new Ryzen setup for my server.

Hmm, looking again, this will be a bit difficult.

Stock market

Somehow the indexes went up these last two (work) days. It’ll probably go down again this week. I’m not holding my breath.

Cafe Stella calendar

I forgot to post this. It arrived sometime last week.

It’s the usual calendar bonus from buying all the character songs. Due to timing etc, this one starts from April. Sometimes called “school calendar” as that’s when new academic year starts.

Unlike the previous ones, this one doesn’t have plastic case/stand. Probably due to a lot of them were broken during shipment for Riddle Joker. It’s also twice larger.

As before, it’s two-monthly calendar per page, six pages total. Four of them are newly drawn and the other two are generic all-characters images.

And now I have a bit too many calendars.

Kin-iro loveriche VFB – Getchu tapestry

I noticed the photo quality is worse than usual. Especially the shooting angle being not quite straight.

So, uh, I ended up getting this anyway.

If only it’s double suede. It’s not. It’s the usual thin suede material instead. Oh well. The print quality is fine.

I actually prefer this one instead of the even-more-naked version. And the background is still unfortunately rather boring.

Digest vol. 249: ???

I just noticed I didn’t write one last week. Whoops. Although at this rate I’m questioning the usefulness of this post. Maybe I should end it next week at 250. That looks like a good number.

News

New stuff

Eroge playthrough

Non-eroge stuff

Daily life

Weekly Finance vol. 22

YJA

Sold another two items for 40% loss! Yay…

Still haven’t put up anything new. Too lazy and distracted with another things.

Wasting money

I’m doing well not buying anything these last few days. I still need to get around pre-ordering stuff I mentioned last week.

Overall I should be able to hit savings target safely.

That said, I have motherboard + CPU lined up for purchases. I can really use some faster server. And maybe another pair of 10GbE cards because finding full sized brackets for current cards seems a bit impossible. I got one which I thought could be compatible but it isn’t. The mounting points are very slightly off.

I see some cheap Mellanox cards which should work and less probability of being counterfeits (Intel NICs are prone to this) but I’ll wait until at least next month. Or when I finally accidentally unplugged my loose card(s).

Stock market

Still RIP. I’m currently at 20% loss on normal index fund and 15% loss on optional pension fund.

Weekly Finance vol. 21

Late because of various reasons =)

YJA

Sold two things at 20% loss. Not too bad but nothing exciting either. The total value is pretty low as well. But hey, extra income is always welcome.

I knew this is happening but the slow down sure kinda hurts.

As I’ve always mention, I will need to finish some more eroge before I can continue deciding what to keep.

Wasting money

Thankfully there isn’t much to waste money on. Although I just remembered I haven’t pre-ordered pieces/Canary at all. Whoops. And then the movie blu-rays. I still have enough budget for the blu-rays but at the current rate I need to wait until next month for eroges. It doesn’t help I’m buying quite a lot for next month releases. I hope I’ll still have enough…

Oh and there’s also Comiket coming.

Hmm, this is pretty bad.

Stock market

RIP.

Digest vol. 248: Late edition

This post is quite late thanks to me trying to finish Cafe Stella Natsume route. Except I still haven’t yet.

News

New stuff

Eroge playthrough

Almost done with Natsume route, currently reading the after story.

Non-eroge stuff

My current season backlog is clear \o/ Now if only I spare some time to clear my months old backlog.

Daily life

Weekly Finance vol. 20

YJA

Sold three items for 60% loss. Erm. At least the absolute number isn’t too bad.

I did put up some more stuff but there aren’t many left anyway. I probably should lower starting bid a bit sometime this month.

Wasting money

There’s not much this week. And I don’t think there will be much for the rest of this month either. I still need to place order for some anime blu-rays though.

So, overall, I’m doing kind of fine, I guess. Assuming nothing else suddenly comes up.

Stock market

And finally my funds are at loss. RIP two years worth of investments. It sure didn’t help I picked the worst time to start.

Looking back

I figured looking at previous month spending might be a good idea. I sometimes do it but I don’t usually write them here.

Anyway, last month started with tapestry from Ryohka and dakimakura by K-Ko from Yometan. Followed by Arthuria Racing tapestry. Afterwards I spent some more money on F/sn museum and related goods. Lastly, ACHGM spending ended with buying more eroge at the end of month. It’s not too bad.

Unfortunately though, on computer side, I bought 10GbE cards and related bits and pieces. In addition, I also got a new phone. Yay. It worked really well. Not for my finance though.

Overall, as I mentioned before I still managed to keep it above the minimum savings target.

Receiving about 40k through auction sure also helped.

Onigyu H-anime – Sora route

Finally arrived after getting delayed last month.

It’s got game BGM and music. Although not Sora ending music but the opening.

As for the content itself, it’s just sex scenes and nothing much else. It starts with the imoutos reciting the hug rules… and then immediately jump to the hug scene which escalated right away.

Thanks to that, the h-scenes are pretty long. And at least they also included one short pillow talk at the end.

Digest vol. 247: New eroges (backlogs)

News

New stuff

Eroge progress

Non-eroge stuff

Uh, yeah, I haven’t watched last two FGO Babylonia episodes.

Daily life

Melonbooks C98

I thought the image is only for the header part but turned out it’s not

C98 this year will be held on spring instead of summer thanks to Olympics. Although it’s a bit unclear if it’ll actually happen thanks to covid-19.

Anyway, the pre-order has started, and as usual, Melonbooks has goods set etc accompanying the book.

This time particularly I find Tamano Kedama, Tomose Shunsaku, and Kanekiyo Miwa to be rather interesting. I’m not sure if I’ll buy anything this time though. At worst it’ll be just the book.

Also, protip: either buy the paper catalog or just the wristbands for best value. And maybe circle.ms pass for a month or two if you really need digital assistance. The DVD catalog has terrible value.

Weekly Finance vol. 19

YJA

Last auction last month ended by selling four items at 6% loss. Not too bad considering all the terrible weeks I’ve been through.

I’ll put up some more stuff later this week.

Other selling stuff

I really should get around sending more stuff to Suruga-Ya.

Wasting money

Last month ended up saving a bit more than minimum target thanks to the last auction.

And then the budget for this month was immediately hit by all the backlogs from last month. As it currently stands, I barely have anything left for this month. And it’s only the first day 😦

Kin-iro loveriche VFB store bonus

*VFB means visual fanbook

From what I gather at least Melonbooks, Tora no ana, and Getchu have plus-tapestry edition. Too bad the one by Tora no ana involves cigarette 😔 And the preview for Getchu tapestry is not available yet. They added one. It’s recycled from one of older BugBug cover which tapestry of its variation already existed.

Update 2020-03-06: Getchu added.

Game – Oshilove

And here’s another game I got this month. The full title is Oshi no love yori koi no love. I forgot that it’s got simultaneous translated release and apparently it’s well received at steam. The translated title is pretty… interesting. Oh and this packaged edition also contain all the translations so that’s nice. None of the download editions seems to be DRM-free so Steam + Denpasoft patch is probably your best bet for worry free plays. Or just get someone to fetch and rip the package edition from Japan.

I bought this one from Getchu which includes tapestry bonus in addition to the bundled tapestry inside the box. I’m still not sure if I want to keep the tapestries as I didn’t get this game because of the illustrator but because the director was from Tinkle Position as I mentioned before. Also both tapestries are all ages.

The one from Getchu is a landscape tapestry, with thin pipes which means it’ll bend when hanged up. And the material is the usual thin one. The print is mostly fine if not a bit lacking in resolution. Also the analog style drawing is pretty visible. Note that I don’t know if it’s actually analog or even if I’m using the correct term.

As for the bundled tapestry, it’s using nice double suede material. The resolution also seems a bit higher though it could be better. Lastly, the included hanging string is a bit too thick for the included thin pipes, especially for the joint.

Lastly, based on my quick check, the included voice drama is all ages.