Whee 150th digest post. Originally planned for Saturday after returning from events but ended up not happening because I didn’t have enough sleep and ended up dying the latter part of the day. Continue reading “Digest Vol. 150: Wait what”
Late because busy cleaning up stuff. Events are done and so no more freezing to death.
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.
Barely any progress because of events and stuff.
A bit late but went as usual. Cleared up some manga while waiting at the events.
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.
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 😀
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.
On time once in a while. Mainly because I don’t have much else to do. And it just happens I’m testing a Realforce 87U which for some reason someone left here.
Didn’t play at all this last few days! And won’t be for another two weeks! ;_;
I think I got about halfway through Yoshino route before going. Right before the (apparently) most interesting part. No, not an H scene.
At current rate I’ll probably finish it in two or three weeks once I resume.
Probably will play either Kamiyaba or Mamiya.
Finished imouto zetsumetsu 2! Looks like it’ll end in another one or two more volumes if following current pattern?
As it’s the latest released, I switched to something else. Another long titled light novel, Yuusha to Maou ga Dengeki Doumei (…etc). Looks quite fun so far.
I should have quite a lot of time to read while I’m away. Hopefully I can at least finish all I currently own.
Still okay-ish with anime as well (except haven’t watched this week’s).
I think I’ve finished the whole K-Books tapestries from Chikotam. Except the clear poster. Clear poster is just dumb. I doubt I’ll get more of it especially if it costs a lot. Maybe if someone put it up for like 1000…
There isn’t much else apart of next month’s bonus stuff which are quite a lot. At least still less than I originally allocated.
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.
Thankfully it’s golden week so I can kind of focus (latter half of) this week.
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.
I should’ve written down log of the events I went to so I can reference it when needed.
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.
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).
I didn’t go to any event. Did stop by at Shinjuku to pick up some stuff and preorder Nine though.
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.
Missed Pan stuff ;-;
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…
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.
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!
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 😀
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.
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 😀
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.
Now with (over) 100% more headers! I don’t know why I haven’t done this from beginning. My writing is still shit as usual though. I know it’s shit because I don’t really want to read it unless I’m trying to recall specific information from here 😀
I also suck at writing title.
Managed to finish Soreyori no Prologue. At 12 days, it’s one of the faster playthrough I’ve done.
The story is sufficiently good which is the main reason I can finish it pretty quickly.
H-scenes can use a bit of… improvements. Oversized boobs and my general dislike of the character design are expected but I don’t find the art style match with the most of the h-scenes. Some parts also felt quite… nasty. Weird sound effects isn’t helping either.
Story and soundtracks helped though! It’s one rare case where I bought this by anything but character design.
As previously mentioned, now I’m starting Gakkou no Seiiki. Gotta play something actually recent once in a while. Well, next eroge release day is this week so it’s not quite latest.
When I thought everything is going well… someone just need to sell one of the rarest Chikotam hug pillow cover at less absurd price. Still ended pretty absurd and no one up-absurded me (?). At over 22k, it’s my most expensive cover yet, taking the title over from previous holder, Primal x Hearts’ Kanna Kana (19k).
Pan and Yukie announcing relatively interesting covers for C91 isn’t helping though. Those and Mamiya’s Nekoto, Senmomo’s Ino, Otome Domain’s Kazari, Senren Banka’s Murasame, and of course Sakusaku’s Tina. I’m counting seven already which means 80k+. Whoops, shit. I think I’ll drop some.
Really though, at over 90, it’s just not realistic for me to keep all my current one. I simply have to drop some. There’s no way around that. Even then it’s still pretty difficult because unlike tapestries, I don’t go around blindly but with slightly more consideration. Slightly.
As usual, I also need to filter out more tapestries as well. This one is easier but the sheer amount is a bit overwhelming. Still doing it slowly. Probably need to pick the pace up a bit.
At this rate I might as well just Suruga-Ya them all just to get more space. Or set much low price. Probably the latter since the former is a (relatively) ripoff.
I think I can manage to survive another month…
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)┌
6am! Just finished Makoto’s route. Or the part of her route? Honestly speaking, I’m not sure where I am at the moment.
Unlocked scenes count doesn’t match with number of scenes (or at least its hint) and the ending is a bit too open. From light analysis I did (just now, half awake) from extra page placeholders and opening movie hints I think I’m 25% done. That took me 16 days total. Extrapolating the number results in depressing number of days I need to finish the whole game… which is another 7… weeks. Wat.
Number of references and technical terms were a bit too much for me so the progress was much slower than I hoped. There were some additional distractions as well which slowed me down even further. The latter won’t change much for next few weeks but I’m slowly getting used to the former so it should be faster.
Chikotam-illustrated new games were announced this week. Yes, games, not game. First from the usual Parasol (thank god) and the other one unexpectedly from Windmill. Apparently the latter were already known from an event few months ago and I was just simply missed it. For unknown reason Narumi Yuu is also doing both games. Oh well.
Still on Chikotam, random impulse (ha ha ha) made me buy the rest of Parasol hug pillow cover drawn by Chikotam. Waiting for arrival of last one and then I’ll take photo of them. I’m also completing another type of stuff from Parasol with the last part should also be arriving sometime this week.
Those stuff included, and another “completion” thing I’m going for brought me down by about 40k jpy. That forced me to slim down Cuffs and Hulotte purchases. I just hope I don’t regret it later. I don’t think I will for this one for good reasons. Pre-order for Denkigai stuff has also been started and it pretty much follows last weeks list with inclusion of Whirlpool and exclusion of Alcot. May or may not buy the bag/pillow cover multi-function item, depending on how much I spend for other stuff. It’s still too early to say. Perhaps in three weeks (like, once the main events have passed). Thankfully the pre-order period is until end of August which is plenty of time.
Still on track to green finance though probably not as green as I’m hoping.