I also finally bought Reco latest book. And then noticed the total size is like 50MB and the image size is only 845×1200 px which is rather small. Some of the smaller text are barely readable.
On unrelated note, I finally bought some 1TB SSD to replace my server boot storage. I’ve been using more VM lately and combined with relatively frequent snapshots, I’m running low on space.
Yuzusoft Pentabox scheduled for December release. That wasn’t expected. I don’t have anything in there except Tenshin Ranman so it’s just about right I suppose. I don’t know which store to get it from yet. Probably either Melonbooks or Suruga-Ya. I have some budget for it but looking again I should increase monthly budget I set aside for those.
Sold a few things. I’m not sure how much loss on some of them due to being part of a larger purchase but some are almost twice the original purchase price which is nice for a change.
I… really should put up that unused speaker. It’s been sitting in my room taking up precious space. That said I don’t think I’ll do it anytime soon but hopefully I’ll do it before this month ends.
I also need to get rid some more tapestries because I’m running out of space in my box again. I have sort them first though since I’ve cleared most of my previous sort. I know I can let go a few of them so hopefully it won’t be too difficult.
I need to finish Akikuru and Fuyukuru and Aikome quick so I can go back playing those which I have a bunch tapestries of and decide whether or not to keep them.
Apart of that, I bought a bunch of voice drama stuff which I backlogged. I’ve cleared a good chunk of them and my queue is running rather low… is what I thought but I just remembered I got a lot of Whisp stuff last month as I discover I can get them for cheap by upgrading Ci-En plan. It’s only mp3 but it’s usually enough.
I have 37 in my backlog now. I’ll get around listening to them all eventually.
Elsewhere, I ended up getting the Koyomi tapestry I’ve been considering for for a long time. It’s only A2 but I have a place to put up A2 tapestry now. I think.
And while looking at that on Suruga-Ya, I figured I should buy other stuff so there’s no fees incurred. I got two other stuff… and then learned the tapestry is on different store so it doesn’t really count toward free shipping and handling. And then I just ended up getting all of them, swallowing the handling and shipping fee. It’s not too much at least.
Oh, I also finally preordered Clarias F. As originally planned, I’m getting it from Trader.
Preorder for Saga Planets dakimakura re-release has started. I haven’t finalized on which ones I want. I know I’ll get at least one Koyomi but I’m not sure about the others. I’ll probably end up just getting that one though.
There’s nothing else to preorder at the moment and considering the timing, I think there’s no other upcoming eroge this year I’ll be getting. It’s a bit unfortunate there’s no Saga Planets new title this year but the announcement could still come anytime soon.
Due to various things, I ended last month at quite a lot less savings than expected. I’ve readjusted a bunch of things and reconsidered how much my target should be for this year which then ended up with me having saved quite a lot overall. It’s already on track to be better than previous year so all is good.
It could be better but maybe next year. I also still need to spare a bit for emergency fund. I’ve been investing a bit too much – or just not saved enough.
32.19% this week 🥲 As I worried last week, it dropped on Monday and just kept mostly going down over the week.
The fund I bought a while back also got its value below my purchase price. Timing mutual fund purchase sucks. Or more like almost impossible since it takes a week and the final price is whatever the following week is at.
At least it’s not as bad at iDeCo with 32.27% (14.79% yield). I’m not sure why it’s higher here. One possibility is it’s closed earlier than mutual funds and so the slight up on previous week wasn’t accounted for?
I just checked how much I invested this year and it’s barely over half what I did last year o_o It looks like the major difference is in how much stuff I sold on YJA…
Also the carry over from previous years (and eating through emergency fund).
Sold one thing at slight loss. It’s probably more profitable just selling them to eroge shops…
Put up some stuff from eroge release day.
Nothing much else although I did get a box that’s perfect fit for my old speakers so I can finally sell them. Maybe next week or something.
Apart of paying for the budgeted eroge and stuff, there wasn’t much else.
When preparing for my next month spending, I noticed at my current saving target, I barely have anything extra I can spend on (assuming no extra income from auction).
That makes zero sense so I gave up and adjusted the amount to something more… sane.
I also noticed the actual amount I saved is a bit more than I estimated as I didn’t include iDeCo in it. It’s not quite 40% but the minimum target is 20% anyway.
And back to buying stuff, Saga Planets, instead of announcing new title, they’re re-releasing previous dakimakura covers. Not only that, it looks like they’re updating the Karumaruka ones so the genital part is properly drawn instead of smooth like barbie. I’ll be getting the new Koyomi.
As for eroge preorders, as I’m done with this month budgeting and not want to look at it anymore, I’m looking at preordering Clarias F next month. Nothing else is planned at the moment.
I got info that Monkeys trial doesn’t have voiced Kirihana MC during hscenes. That sucks.
Nothing else is planned at the moment and I don’t think I should add anything either anyway considering my backlogs.
Evergrande incident caused quite a big influence on the stock market. Mostly the bad ones.
It balanced out quite a bit at the end of Japanese market closing on Friday and I actually ended up at 36.02% which is actually up compared to previous week. That’s weird but sure is better than the massive drop on opening day on Monday. That said, I think the market went down towards the end of Friday (after Japanese one closed) so I’ll only find out the final number tomorrow.
iDeCo on the other hand didn’t recover with 30.27% (14.56% yield). That’s a lot of percent lost compared to previous week.
Meanwhile I used the opportunity to place a small order for index fund. It’ll take a while until the transaction finishes so I just hope it doesn’t end up at stupid price…
Sold quite a few stuff for a lot of loss. Over 70%, that is. Oh well.
Nothing planned except maybe upcoming release.
The biggest purchase this week was that dehumidifier above. I should’ve done this many months ago. Or even years. At least next year’s summer won’t leave me freezing cold again.
I still haven’t budgeted Clarias F.
No other new announcement so far. Next week is probably the time limit for anyone to start preorder for titles to be released this year.
There are Sakutoki and Aokana Extra 2 which haven’t started preorder. The former has released a trial but that’s not really saying anything considering Sakuuta also had trial years before the actual release.
Saga Planets hasn’t announced anything either.
My budget went out of whack thanks to the purchase above and speaker and folding steps some other stuff.
On the brighter side there’s only 11 days left for this month.
35.89%. That’s over half percent lower. It’s been going down the whole week and only recovered a bit on Friday.
iDeCo isn’t much better either at 33.37% (15.88% yield) which is over 1% less compared to last week.
Buying more funds around this time seem like a good idea. Maybe sometime next week.
And so I lowered starting bid of everything. Three items are bid already so that’s nice because I need all the extra money I can get.
So I can fund Clarias F again after wasting spending the budget (which I forgot to actually budget) on FGO.
Summer Event has started and Takeuchi servant this time is Okita Alter. In semi-Lily fashion (and a normal version). Complete with Rengoku personified.
I sure wish the original Okita got same amount of highlight during her release event ;_;
Anyway, that’s all spending I did this past week.
As for future spending, as mentioned above it’ll be Clarias F. Considering the spending I done above, I don’t think I’ll be getting Sousaku Kanojo. It’s not like I’m lacking in backlog anyway.
Talking about backlog, I just remembered I’m supposed to get Tamayura Mirai. It just never happened but I guess I should budget it somewhere sometime. I added it to my “unpurchased backlog” for now which existence I forgotten since forever.
Apart of that, I don/t think there’s anything interesting coming up for me. Oh yeah I dropped tapestries for the same reason.
36.52% this (last?) week which is one percent down compared to previous week. It was mostly small increase over the week but it dropped quite a lot on Friday. That sucked.
As for iDeCo… it’s maintenance time again ,_, 34.83% (16.20% yield)… very slightly up. Cool, I guess.
I don’t think I’ll get Kunako Kokuki. That it’s not actually historical Japanese but very far future with rolled back civilization is rather interesting. There’s only one route for the non-balloon heroines so that’s sad. The non-Koku heroine isn’t interesting either.
Unfortunately there’s still no announcement from Saga Planets 🤔
37.59%. That’s a lot of up from last week.
Similarly for iDeCo, 34.63% (16.10% yield). Not as much but still up. Too bad the yield is down. Not sure why.
I also checked how I managed to save the amount I invested last year and the answer is I didn’t. I simply went over and ate up savings carried over from previous years.
And now the savings are empty so I guess I should just aim an easy target for this year. The additional obligation I made starting this year isn’t helping either.
This arrived few days ago. I didn’t know when it’s supposed to arrive and just assumed it would take few months just like usual Moeoh stuff. Except it’s not because probably it’s closer to Comiket goods, except online.
So, yeah, here it is.
The material is double suede… the lower quality one just like their other tapestries. That said, I think it seems a bit better lately? Or maybe just the B1 version? I’m not sure but I don’t hate the quality. I actually did check their other tapestry of this size and it seemed good enough which is why I ended up getting this one.
That said, there’s a permanent fold mark which I tried to iron out and failed. At least it’s not obvious unless I look closer. The print quality still could be better – a more uniform color and slightly sharper image would be nice. And the weird border… they need to stop doing that.
The image itself is pretty great. It hits a lot of my fancy – playful expression, naked bowtie, useless skirt and nopan, and knee-socks (or is it stockings). With garter belt. Would be better if her breasts are smaller and also shorter hair. But still very good overall.
Also I don’t have many tapestries of heroine with glasses. Actually, let me do a quick check…
There are two total it seems. One is Kokoiro bonus and the other is from Under Wears series drawn by Natsume Eri. Both of mine are sold already though so there’s none which I have at the moment.
Another side note, she’s also almost similar to the one Muririn drew two years ago. Or here’s the better quality photo; ironed and stuff.
Interestingly it suffers similar permanent fold mark at similar location except worse. Also while the print detail is fine, I hate the color. It’s lacking contrast and can be more saturated especially compared to the magazine version. Sold it a long time ago.
Sold three things. One of which quite a lot more compared to the original cost. The other one is Kakenuke Switch Edition for price that’s pretty close to new price in Amazon for some reason. And last one is just an old tapestry… at a bit of loss.
I also put up some more tapestries. The ones I sorted out last week.
I don’t think I’ll be doing anything with the doujinshi for next few weeks. I’m a bit busy with other stuff.
Nothing this week.
There’s one big purchase on PC side though. A pair of speakers. This will be the first speaker set I bought that costs over 20k yen. No idea if it’s any better than the current cheap one. It may even produce some annoying hiss based on some reviews and comments over various forums. I can’t find similar complaint in Japanese though. I wonder if it’s some kind lucky draw or just Japanese 100V electricity doing something different. I’ll find out soon.
I don’t know about Kunako Kokuki and Sousaku Kanojo. Maybe I’ll skip them…
Similarly about Primal Hearts Pack. Not that I’m missing anything in term of the games themselves. I’m still watching it for the bundled tapestry since it may be of my interest.
Oh yeah, there’s also Monkeys!. Kiritani Hana voicing the MC is quite interesting… but I don’t like the character design. I do like the short clips from Noratoto and it’s the same writer. Maybe I’ll check it after I clear my backlog.
It’s a thing. I went to the closest physical store because otherwise shipping fee. That said there’s parking fee involved so I didn’t end up saving that much.
Not only that, there’s a small damage on the middle right side. Thankfully it’s hard to spot from the front side. I considered going back to the store to at least attempt getting replacement but figured it’s not obvious for normal display and I don’t want to go out especially at current situation.
The material is usual thin suede but at least the print is good.
It’s Shiori. I don’t think the underwear appears in the game. Too bad no knee-socks.
Sorted my room a bit. Precisely the tapestry boxes. I’ve pulled out a few I may want to sell and managed to reduce number of boxes to three. The boxes are pretty full at the moment so I think I’ll need to sell a bit more.
That said, I’ve only put them aside and haven’t done anything with them. Probably sometime this week.
As for doujinshi, I haven’t touched them at all. I’ve been rather occupied with other stuff and sorting them takes too much time I don’t really want to set aside just yet.
I spent a bit too much on FGO gacha. I ended up rearranging existing budget for eroge and stuff and managed to not overbudget this month. That said, I’ll probably need to set aside some more for next month because summer event.
Ainolinks Seisaku Kanojo HCG has been published recently and they seem nice enough I may end up getting it? Not quite sure yet though.
On another eroge news, Giga announced Clarias fandisk, Clarias F. New Chris route is welcome and so are the other extras. But the package version cost so much more compared to the digital one with the bonus being rather questionable in value. The tapestries better be double suede at least. Pre-order isn’t up yet so I can’t confirm that part. I’ll probably still end up getting the package version anyway…
And then even more eroge news, Purple Software announced their new title, Kunako Kokuki. …dunno if I’ll get it. I’m not particularly interested in historical Japanese setting.
On related note, Saga Planets should be announcing their new title soon as well…
35.82% this week. That’s a lot of drop compared to previous week. It went constantly down for the whole week. I hope it gets better next week…
iDeCo is the same being down to 31.15% (15.32%).
It’s probably a good time for me to buy some funds.
Actually, I’ll just do that now.
That said, I’m still off from my target for this year by a lot. As long there isn’t sudden big purchase, I should be able to hit it by the end of the year. Hopefully.
Not sure if I’ll do anything this week. Maybe Suruga-Ya stuff if I feel like to.
Kakenuke goods were rather unexpected. Bought Shiori tapestries (both versions) and some clear bottles. I can use the bottles when going out instead of just reusing disposable pet bottles which isn’t quite recommended. At least budget-wise, I took it from the existing Saga Planets budget wallet.
I also pre-ordered the Muririn B1 tapestry I mentioned last week. It sure is expensive. I probably should just take the budget from Yuzu-Soft budget. I’ll adjust accordingly by the end of this month as needed.
Sold three things! The loss isn’t too bad either at around 20%. Could be worse.
I put up more tapestries last week. Some of them are sold already which is nice.
I still haven’t put up the monitor though. Hopefully this week.
Accompanying the writing of Melonbooks ripping tool I did last week, I ended up buying quite a few doujinshi and eromanga last week. The nice thing about Melonbooks web reader is it seems like they provide the best quality they have. And without the stupid black border to fit the image in multiply of JPEG blocks.
There was also this Yuzusoft ASMR brand new title.
Even after all those crap, thankfully my saving target for last month was safely achieved.
It looks like Yuzusoft won’t be releasing eroge anytime soon. That was a disappointment.
Up next would be Sagaplanets. Announcement sometime this month maybe?
There’s also Whirlpool but I have no idea when they’ll do another full price title. I don’t think I’ll get their upcoming Shiromochi one. I’ll just get them sometime later once I clear my backlogs. Or if they release a bundle pack containing that and all the following fandisks and sequels (like Nekonin).
FGO goods full lineup will be announced soon. My main hope is a new servant tapestry series, specifically Saber Alter (Shinjuku ver.).
It’s also August which means usually summer event. The closest thing I may be interested in getting is Muririn tapestry from Dengeki Moeoh. There’s nothing interesting from doujin side yet.
36.51% closing last week. It felt like it was a lot of downs during the week but apparently it ended up going up quite a bit over previous week? It guess the jump on Monday covered the downward trend over the week.
Similarly for iDeCo at 32.11% (16.15% yield).
It’s August already and I’ve barely done any additional purchases.
I put up four more stuff for auction and sold two of them. Both at loss at around 40%. I probably should’ve set at least one of them a bit higher.
I still haven’t gotten around preparing to get rid of the monitor. I don’t know about next week. Maybe the following week. FGO 6th Anniversary is coming up.
…similarly for other things.
I bought a bunch of doujins that’s on discount on DLsite.
I also ended up pre-ordering Date A Live Tobiichi Origami Tapestry 👀 I feel like it’s been ages since I last bought an anime tapestry. Unless I count FGO in 🤔 Even then they haven’t done their Premium Tapestry series for quite a while either.
July is ending soon and I still have quite a bit left in my random spending budget. That said, next month is August which means some kind of Comiket stuff. I probably should save some more and prepare for it.
That said I haven’t bought much from recent doujin events. Mainly because of space consideration. It sure would be nice if more circles also do digital release. Preferably not on Melonbooks because of their DRM Nevermind I ended up writing a downloader for Melonbooks browser viewer. It ended up better than DMM because there’s no stupid black border and the size seem to match full download size. Whee.
Latter half of last week was holiday so the number is probably off but it’s 34.22% which is down by over 1% compared to previous week. It’ll be rather interesting seeing how it goes by the end of Monday.
Even worse for iDeCo at 28.56% (14.51% yield) which is 3% down.
The previous week’s transaction went into slight problem with the buyer trying to troll me by saying the thing isn’t working and proceeded to give me negative review right away and ended up with accusing me doing stupid shit like re-shrink-wrap the thing. At least they did complete the transaction anyway so the only damage I had was just the negative review.
Meanwhile sold two more things this weekend. Hopefully no problem this time around.
Hasn’t done anything yet. Lazy etc.
Pre-ordered Oshilove FD and Sumi chapter of Onigyu Anime. Both were budgeted and all so there’s no impact.
Aikome’s Romi dakimakura cover. That wasn’t expected and I didn’t put any budget for it. It seemed nice enough I’ll place the order early next month.
More on Aikome, the append Apollocrisis ended up getting an early release as part of goods bundle being sold for around 6k. The goods themselves seem rather interesting although it would be nicer if the tapestry is R-18. Also double suede. None of either is confirmed but at that price I think I’ll just get it anyway.
Info on Melty Blood remake is also out. As expected (but not wanted), the PC edition isn’t getting any physical release and only on Steam. Just like Tsukihime, I’ll just get it for the tapestry if there’s anything interesting.
35.88% last week. Over one percent increase compared to previous week. I think it dropped quite a lot on Monday which was continuation from Friday. Thankfully everything recovered along the rest of the week.
As for iDeCo, I forgot to check the numbers on Monday last week so the comparison will be further back… which is 31.83% (16.42% yield), barely up from two weeks ago.
Sold one thing! Yay. That was at 60% loss. It’s actually slightly less loss than I expected.
Still no bid for my old PC ;-; I lowered the starting bid so hopefully someone will finally buy it. It’s taking some space in my room.
Talking about taking space, I still haven’t done anything with the two unused monitors. I had some idea on the box for the smaller one but the box itself is being used for something else so I’ll need to figure out where to move them to.
Now I think about it I probably can put them in the empty container box I have. Hopefully I’ll be motivated enough to finally do it next week.
No plan for the Suruga-Ya thing at the moment. I also haven’t started putting up the dakimakura covers I sorted out for auction.
As can be seen above, I ended up spending some more for Morgan. 10k more to be exact. Thankfully it’s not more than that.
I finally bought the Maitetsu thing. And yeah, the Monobeno one requires PlayDRM thing to play but Maitetsu (Last Run) itself doesn’t. There are a lot of things to be downloaded and I think I’ve downloaded the important ones. I still need to sort the files out though.
With that I got 90% discount on Whisp items. I have some on my wishlist so I’ll put that to good use.
There’s one unexpected potential pre-order coming from Aikome extra route. I didn’t expect for it to be also sold by itself. Well, the new route is (supposed to be) free but there are a few extra goodies they’ll be selling as companion to that. I just hope there’s no store bonus involved this time. No dakimakura cover at least judging from the price.
Interestingly it’s also slated for September.
Still no news on Yuzusoft.
My budget for this month is looking rather okay so far. I had to readjust the target because the tax increase is a bit higher than I expected. The end result is I still have quite a lot of extra budget remaining. Unless something unexpected come up, I should be able to close this month in pretty good state.
34.17% last week. It went up most of the week. Except then it closed at some rather big negative number on Friday. Welp. At least it’s not down to below previous week.
As for iDeCo, it’s currently under maintenance… I’ll need to remember to update this section later today.
I actually almost forgot to write this. I remembered about it during the whole weekend but kept putting it off.
Nothing here. At least the ones from previous week completed without problem.
I need to finally get around selling the two unused monitors. They’re rather uselessly just filling up my precious room space at the moment. Packing those will be quite a bother though.
Still no progress on doujinshi and tapestries and dakimakura covers.
I spent 20k to get Morgan. I rolled for about 176 times until I completely ran out of free SQ from unfinished quests, interludes, bonds, etc. It was pretty annoying and I ended up wondering how much do I need to roll this time to actually get her. My last notable failure was Skadi with 242 rolls. I ended up allocating 40k and thankfully only had to use half of it. Still a very bad idea. I hope I don’t do this again at least for this year.
Nothing else major otherwise. I still haven’t bought the Maitetsu/Lose packs either.
None of things I mentioned last week have any updates.
Or almost. There’s news on Tsukihime at least. It’s not really all that enticing though. The one I like the most is Sofmap but I think I’ll pass this time.
34.66% this week. That’s barely an up compared to last week. The whole week was just very slight changes on both directions. Still better than going down, I guess.
31.21% (15.79% yield) for iDeCo. Similarly tiny increase. But hey, still, up is better than down.
Looking at the numbers I have for this month I think I can start buying more funds around end of this month.
Or maybe I should just start now… if only the system is not currently under maintenance. That was a weird timing. Oh well.
Managed to sell some old PC parts which I should’ve done weeks ago. Sold for quite a bit as well. Not enough to cover the whole price back – only about 30-50% – but those are all over 4 years old. An ssd, an hdd, and a graphics card.
Finally preparing to sell the unused PC. And maybe finally some dakimakura covers and tapestries.
Not sure about doujinshi for Suruga-Ya yet…
Still haven’t bought the Maitetsu pack thingy I mentioned last week. Probably next week.
On non-pre-order news, Maitetsu won 2020 Moegame Award and they’re having a big sale for their download edition titles. Gothdeli and Monobeno are DRM-infested but Maitetsu itself seems fine. I’ll probably grab some of them to complete my voice drama collection although apparently it still doesn’t include Last Run store bonus voice drama.
I’ll also be checking Melonbooks later today to see if there’s anything I want from latest Comic1 last week though I probably won’t get anything. I’ve got enough space problem as it is now.
This month is ending in few days and my savings state is… not really good. It’s not really much different compared to last week but I decided to remove the stupid spreading of cost way far to the future. They were previously filed under “budget” and pre-allocated for next few months but that’s just wrong. Budget shouldn’t function like installment payment.
I’ve removed them and correctly adjust savings target for the remaining of this year instead. I’ve also allocated actual “budget” for next month hopefully they’ll stick this time although looking at the remaining budget it’ll probably need some adjustments.
33.77% this week. Another upward week. I think there’s one or two days of slight dip but overall it’s a pretty good gain for this week.
As for iDeCo, it’s 29.45% (15.71% yield).
The main account is now completely recovered from the drop last few weeks. iDeCo still needs a bit more time to regain all the losses though.
I sure can use properly input data of this weekly fluctuations. That could be interesting even though isn’t really meaningful.