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. 84 – January is almost ending

Preface?

Time sure flies. Especially when it’s everyday fun (one way or another).

Eroge Playthrough

Didn’t progress much. Finished Aoba and I think I’m about halfway through Miya. Still on slow pace ūüôĀ

Playing Dereste isn’t helping either. I’m stopping again after the current event which is ending next Friday.

…which then will be followed by reinstalling Windows on main desktop (and eroge release day). Oh well.

One last thing on Moteyaba, apparently the premise of whatevermajigy thing (Kokkai no Gi) is actually the main driver of the stories including for Aoba and Miya (and possibly the rest). That should help me concentrate a bit more.

Wasting Money

I thought it’s going to be a light week. And then Anmi put up her C91 (and more) tapestries on Booth.

I also finally pre-ordered Denkigai official goods. Four tapestries this time. At least this one was planned.

Later I realized I forgot about vol.3 of Otome Domain radio CD. Well, it wasn’t too bad.

Thinking I’m done with the stuff, I went ahead and placed orders for some H-anime I’ve been kind of wanted but not actually included in any budget for some reason.

So that’s all good. And then Cuffs went ahead by announcing the terrible event, kind of forcing me buying the MintCube game. So there goes unexpected 10k.

Lastly I got Pan’s CT29 tapestry which is a bit expensive (about +60% original price). Though considering the event was in Osaka I figured it’s kind of okay. Barely.

At least I managed to sell konomi tapestry for 7k which is over twice the price I bought it for. That said, transaction for one of other stuff fell through. Whoops.

Will put a bit more stuff as well later this week… though I don’t think they’ll sell anytime soon.

I cleaned up my doujins collection and almost ready to sell them to Suruga-Ya. Just need to sort out other stuff a bit as well before actually shipping it and probably ending up with meager amount of money.

Overall I’m at green-ish at the moment. Barring unexpected stuff, I should be full green next month.

Misc

Doujinshi sure lost its value really badly. Most of Digital Lover stuff is currently at 0 yen at Suruga-Ya. Not only that, selling them through YJA is also painful and even I myself wouldn’t do it unless there isn’t any alternative. Only really a few select books can retain its value after a while.

In that regard, tapestry and hug pillow cover do retain the value quite long. Especially tapestries – as long it’s not heavily damaged (which is not quite easy to do), it can practically retain its full value based on current rarity.

Hug pillow cover on the other hand is pretty annoying to keep its value. The only case it can keep its original value is when it’s the rarer stuff. Otherwise I think it’s safe to say it lost half of its value just by virtue of being in opened state. Not only that, keeping it in good condition is pretty difficult as well – it’s relatively easy to damage.

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Digest Vol. 83 – Slow week

Preface

Almost given up writing this post (and do it much later today) since it’s already¬†7 and I have only barely slept for few hours thanks to my random sleep time during the weekend.

But then I figured might as well go as far as I can until I really want to sleep. Like, now (after finishing writing this post).

Eroge Playthrough

Didn’t progress much again last week. I think I’m at almost end of Aoba route which is much slower than I expected.¬†Hopefully I can pick up the pace again this week.

The pace is so slow though which¬†makes reading through the story a bit of chore (and induced a lot of sleeps).¬†Kind of expected but apparently I still can’t handle it well.

Wasting Money

Got quite a lot of earning from YJA. I’ve got enough that I’m green even without including less liquid assets.

That said, looking at my current pillow covers, I think I’ll drop even more. I don’t know how far I can go but current target is 40 including from games I haven’t played. Not sure if possible but again, practically speaking, at current amount it’ll take almost four years to finish one complete rotation. That just isn’t right.

On the other hand, rotating tapestries is much faster since a lot can be put up at once. Over 500 is still a bit too much though.

Nothing much else coming… I think.

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Digest Vol. 82 – Slow recovery

A bit late because it’s a long weekend here. Not long enough though.

Eroge Playthrough

Distracted by a lot of stuff this week so didn’t progress much. At least I finished Kanae route. It was pretty good, I guess? It feels less charage and a bit like storyge though. Or none of either. I don’t know. There just isn’t much in term of character development. Though I suspect it’s just because it’s the main route.

Continuing to Aoba.

Also Kanae’s Áęč„Ā°ÁĶĶ (what is it even in English) is quite derp. Thankfully the rest are better.

Wasting Money

Still on original plan (more or less). That said I blew up on computing side by getting two keyboards and another PC. At least now I can get rid of this Windows 10 for main PC since Hyper-V is the only reason I use it.

Didn’t sell much on YJA this week and I don’t think it’ll change much next week. May add a few more stuff though. Selling stuff to Suruga-Ya hasn’t happened yet either because I still need to sort out the doujins I want to sell and to do that I need to first wait for the rest of C91 stuff.

There isn’t much change to eroge purchase plan either. Additionally, I’m still waiting for info on Kamiyaba. The release month isn’t when Cuffs usually have new goods so it’ll probably a stand alone item? Or something. Still hoping for more Yomeyaba stuff though (more covers and tapestries please).

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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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