Weekly Finance vol. 58

In

One thing was sold for about 50% loss. That was barely enough to cover my minimum savings target for last month.

Future in

I haven’t put up tapestries I said last week although I may finally do it this weekend.

And of course still no progress on doujinshi.

Out

Nothing… yet.

Future out

Here’s where the fun begins. “Fun” I mean.

First off is of course Popfes. Or specifically Palette. Although it’s kind of pointless for now because they haven’t announced the full lineup.

That said, from what they’ve announced so far I’m mainly interested in the calendar. Usual stuff. If following usual pricing, it’d be 1000 yen. Or a bit more with tax and shipping if I decide to be lazy and order them online which I’ll probably do. Coronavirus and all that crap.

There’s nothing else announced yet but now I think about it, there’s like 90% chance they’ll be releasing new Noa dakimakura. That will be about 14k. Not sure about tapestries or other goodies. They announced Miyako muffler but it’s Miyako and probably overpriced. It’s kinda cool though. Or warm.

Meanwhile Sagaplanets is being competent as usual (well, after Purplesoftware) by announcing their lineup yesterday. Kikka (and Hibiki) tapestry seems mildly interesting. And now I finished the game the bunny costume series also seem rather tempting especially with new addition of Kikka. Those tapestries so far are relatively SFW though. Relatively. The last interesting thing from the list is Ria B1 tapestry. All combined will cost me at least 18k with shipping. As usual I don’t have much space left so I should be a bit careful on this. Especially for non-R18 tapestries.

Up next is 9-nine new chapter. The goods details are missing at the moment so I can’t quite predict how it’ll go. They said there will be some limited edition package with loads of goodies. Depending on what’s inside I may or may not go with it. Otherwise I may go with just the new chapter.

Now I think again, they did say the new chapter standalone will be available online. That means it’ll most likely be riddled with DRM. That will be rather annoying and may push me towards getting the watered-down full package.

It looks like I’ll need to wait a bit more before deciding.

Other upcoming title is Argonauts last title in their latest trilogy. That one will be for March and I won’t make mistake and buy from the cheapest store. Practically I can probably wait and buy from second hand market but it’s 3000 yen and supporting the maker may be a good idea – hoping for a new horror title from their parent brand Moonstone.

And then there’s the mysterious Ikegami Akane artbook. The latest news on it I can find is Melonbooks have a limited edition with tapestry of mostly naked Apolo. That is very exciting. I wonder if there will be more tapestries from other stores. That’s it so far though. The aforementioned limited edition isn’t even available yet in their online store.

Lastly there may be “Comiket” stuff. Or maybe not. I have no clue about this one and I don’t have actual budget either thanks to harddrive situation last month. Kind of. I can still rebalance it to additional months and extend the length of this pain (with reduced intensity).

Actually, I’ll do exactly that now and have some leeway this month instead of barely having 10k (which isn’t enough even just for getting Sagaplanets stuff alone). I’ll readjust again at the end of this month. I hope I can sell more tapestries but I’m not expecting much from it.

Back to Comiket stuff, there’s nothing on my list at the moment…

…and that’s it lol.

Investments

16.5% this week. That’s amazing. And that also means I’m a bit too late for buying more bonds. Or maybe too late but as usual in investments, best time to invest is now. Except when you’ve got no cash on hand, at which point the next best time to invest is whenever you’ve got investable fund…

Maitetsu Last Run!! Suruga-Ya B2 tapestry (take 3)

(take 2 doesn’t exist because it’s almost the same as the first one but without damaged top area and slightly better stitching)

So, um, yeah, that’s a thing. I got hint from Kurisu-san’s blog about Lose reprinting this tapestry using different manufacturer due to complaints about overall quality. There’s no announcement or anything and there’s only one comment mentioning they complained about it directly to Lose and offered replacement.

Figured I have nothing to lose (ha ha), I tried contacted Lose as well and surprisingly they also offered me replacement even though I did say I was only concerned about print quality. There are a few other issues beyond that but mine wasn’t too bad (after the first replacement which I’ve never posted here).

This arrived yesterday and sure enough the print quality is better now compared to the original. Well, apart of the weird red bar now invading the left and right sides as well for some reason. At any rate, it’s way better now.

Zoomed in for comparison with old version:

Unfortunately details on this whole deal is really vague. There’s no announcement or anything and I don’t remember Suruga-Ya mentioning this at all apart of it’s restocked (presumably with new version of the tapestry). I also have no idea on the policy Lose has regarding getting the replacement. I suppose if the stitching is pretty bad (kind of like my first one maybe?) it’ll be good reason for that.

Anyway, I’m done with this. And I should get around actually playing the game… someday… ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Weekly Finance vol. 57

In

Surprisingly sold some games last weekend. Also more of the old HDD. All at loss of course =)

Future in

Put up more pillow covers. Yay. Current outlook doesn’t seem too good though lol.

Nothing else otherwise. Maybe I’ll put up some tapestries.

Out

Bought nothing.

Future out

Popfes is coming up next month. There should be some calendars in there. I think. And maybe some other goodies. Meanwhile the impact from my HDD purchases still remains next month.

Actually next month is looking pretty grim because in addition to that, there’s also Subahibi purchase which I for some reason allocated next month instead of earlier. Maybe I’ll have to spread the damage thinner to March next year or something. I’ll figure out something. Hopefully.

Investments

15.2%! That’s a lot of percents. I hope it keeps going up. Still no bonds purchase.

Weekly Finance vol. 56

In

Sold one of my old hard drive. It’s hard drive (an old one at that) so it’s guaranteed at a loss but it’s actually more than I expected at around 7k.

Future in

I put up another drive and it’s currently about the same bid. I have another two but those will have to wait because I’m currently dealing with slow new drives.

I may or may not put up more stuff sometime next week.

Out

Placed preorder for next month releases. Also preordered Shiori’s pillow cover. Those are budgeted separately so there’s no impact to my extra budget.

That said, budget for Subahibi is next month so I kinda cheated there.

Future out

Nothing at the moment. Kind of. There’s this next year March for eroge at least, I guess.

That said, next month is December which means Comiket. Kind of.

Investments

Stuff went down a bit compared to last week at 12.75%. Interestingly today everything went down except Topix which somehow went up a bit. Less interesting it still hasn’t recovered from the drop right after I bought them few years ago =|

FGO (Gudaguda Ace) Double Okita B2 tapestry

The white balance is rather off btw

Not quite the same event but they’re released at around the same time so yay. I have the poster of this as well but I guess I don’t need it anymore. If only the background is slightly fancier than just plain white but hey it’s Okita! Okita Alter is just bonus.

The material is quite interesting. The product page says “matte suede” which is new to me. It feels pretty much like usual thin suede but very slightly thicker. Unfortunately it’s still not thick enough to block light but it seems better than normal suede.

The color seems a bit off but the print itself is sharp.

FGO under the same sky – Mash Kyrielight B2 landscape tapestry

An all ages tapestry for once. It’s from FGO 5th anniversary event.

Back view of Mash with one piece(?) dress and translucent veil. Not half bad.

The material is unfortunately just usual thin material. It’s not actually written on the product page and some FGO tapestries are of double suede material so I kinda hoped this one is as well. At least the print is okay-ish. Seems a bit blurry but overall pretty good.

Weekly Finance vol. 55

In

Sold one tapestry for about 20% loss. Not much but hey, one fewer stuff in my inventory. Also some people bid my old HDD already. And I’ll be doing that three more times.

Future in

I rearranged my room a bit and now the Suruga-Ya box where I’m supposed to put the stuff to be sold is easily accessible. Hopefully that will motivate me enough to finally sort the books.

Also as mentioned above I need to prepare more hard drives to be sold.

Out

Nothing here. Maybe some Fanbox but otherwise no big purchase recently.

Future out

I thought this month’s Kakenuke pillow cover will be Riri but it’s Shiori. So that’ll be preordered soon. Maybe once I finish her route which I’m currently at.

I don’t think there’s anything else coming up. Apart of buying more HDDs, that is.

On eroge, I’ll most likely not buy anything this month and two next month (Koichoco and Subahibi). Nothing decided for January and later yet but nothing interesting so far. There’s barely anything announced anyway.

Not that I’m short on backlog lol.

Investments

Still going up! Yay. Probably because US election is kinda over. At 13%, it’s quite a jump since last week. Hopefully it’ll keep going up. Or at least not going down.

I still haven’t done my plan of buying bonds because I’m kind of low on cash thanks to the ongoing HDD shopping. Maybe around next month.

Blog moved

As can be seen from the url above this blog has been moved to a better domain.

I initially planned to split the blog completely because it used to require extra plugin to use different domain for WordPress Multi User. Then I learned it’s now just one url rename away and require no plugin or anything. So here it is with new url.

Weekly Finance vol. 54

In

I probably should’ve put more faith in my stuff because I sold two things last week. Quite a bit of loss but that’s pretty much business as usual.

Future in

Meanwhile I’m still not doing anything here. Not 2D related but I may put up some HDDs for sale sometime this/next/following weeks.

Out

Last month surprisingly ended up in quite a lot of leftover. I ended up placing the budget for Kakenuke covers and some games in that month.

I do need all the leeway I can have this month because I hit myself with big spending in form of buying several HDDs. I’ve been annoyed by the SMR drives and my storage is getting full. I can’t quite budget a whole 10 new drives straight away so I’m doing it slowly-ish starting with 4 drives. Next month will be another 3 and lastly next year another 3. Or maybe I’ll just buy them as I finish each drive’s resilver and forward budget them accordingly.

Future out

Er, this has been kinda covered in previous section.

Additionally, on eroge side, I’ll probably skip Ren’ai Royale after all. Also most likely going to skip Clarias. I’ll probably go forward with Subahibi and Koichoco. Nothing else is on my list at the moment.

Investments

I’m not quite sure why stocks are going up (election happening?). Japan’s stocks are also going up. It’s all good for me. My current profit is at 8% which is almost back to two weeks ago.

Seeing the post I just remembered I haven’t bought the bonds I planned to buy. Actually I don’t know which bond to buy even. Some shopping will be needed.

Einstein yori ai o komete Melonbooks B2 tapestry

Pardon the terrible lighting and all those creases.

It’s an Aikome tapestry of Romi. Too bad the background is just abstract art. It’s at least better than plain color, I guess. Nice naked ribbon, of course.

Thin material with okay print quality. There’s something weird about the cloth itself that it seems to be not quite square. Or maybe it just needs some time to be evenly stretched.

Einstein yori ai o komete

Now that’s one heck of eroge box cover. When first seeing it I thought the girls seem quite a lot nicer than I remember. Especially around the breasts area. And then I realized it’s their past. Or something.

The box is big and contains quite a few stuff:

That acrylic panel at top left sure looks rather nice. If only I have space to actually put it on…

The book is only 24 pages so the 7000 yen extra must be mostly went to that panel.

Weekly Finance vol. 53

In

Hmm. Nothing, I think. I doubt there will be any this weekend either.

Future in

Still feeling lazy. Although looking at my room I really should do something about it.

Out

As it turned out I forgot to budget for DraPri. Whoops.

Nothing much else unbudgeted apart of that.

Unrelated but I had to buy some winter gears so that’s a bit annoying for my budget.

Future out

I may or may not end up getting Ren’ai Royale. I’m not sure yet.

Apart of that, I also still haven’t decided on Clarias and Subahibi either. Maybe just the latter but it’s so expensive. On other note, I will probably end up getting Koichoco HD.

Next month is looking rather quiet. Both for eroges and general goods. I don’t think either Shiori or Kikka pillow cover are coming next month.

Investments

Oh boy that was one fun week. By fun I mean terrible. My current profit dropped quite a lot compared to last week at 3.68%. Some indexes seem to go up today but I can’t see my full numbers just yet as all of my investments are index funds and not ETF and they’re only updated at 22:00.

Weekly Finance vol. 52

In

Sold one game. At a lot of loss. Better than nothing, I guess.

Future in

No Kakenuke finish, no putting up more stuff for auction.

Or more like I just don’t want to allocate time for it at the moment.

Out

Bought the latest konomi doujinshi. Also bought some new chapters of Overflow. And that’s about it it seems?

Unrelated but I also bought a second hand GPU that is GTX 1060. Then I wanted to test it so I played some Tomb Raiders. A bit too much.

That also reminded me I haven’t preordered the Kakenuke tapestry. Maybe I’ll do it a bit later.

Future out

The announcement is completely missing but there’s Ikegami Akane Artbook coming up in December. I’ll make a post once more info is available. There’s currently no announcement or anything apart of those store page listing (in Amazon, Getchu, and Melonbooks).

This month is almost over and it looks like I’ll be able to reach my savings target again this month. I sure hope can keep this up.

Oh, and the usual autumn goods sale hasn’t even been announced. That’s weird. Now I think about it again, they’ll probably combine it with preorder for their new title planned for next month. It’s got the usual DRM crap so I’m not touching it but the timing seems quite right and they haven’t announced their usual official store order yet. Next month would be a bit late so sometime next week is highly likely. It’ll probably be early and not even Friday.

Investments

In addition to constantly forgetting about this section, I realized that without actual number it’s rather hard figuring out whether things go up or down during the week.

Me forgetting about this last week isn’t helping either. At any rate, at current 8.38%, it went down a bit compared to two weeks ago.

I think I’ll buy some bonds later. I’ve got a bit too many index funds at the moment.

Weekly Finance vol. 51

In

Last week sold more pillow cover. Like, one of them. And at base price after fees and stuff. Well that’s nice I guess.

Too bad it’s nothing for this week.

Not eroge related but I got my my number point cashback thingy. Not much but still helps.

Future in

I put up one more cover. And that’s about it. I’ll probably start sorting more stuff up once I finish Kakenuke?

Out

I bought a new phone case because my current one is kinda broken. It looks like the phone being curvy causes more burden to the case compared to iPhone 5.

Future out

I found out recently that Pop is selling digital version of their artbooks in Booth. So that’s more thing on my shopping list.

Still on Booth, not really new but TwinBox is also selling their Teacher Teacher series. One of these days I’ll get around buying them. Or maybe just by the of this month depending on if there’s anything else I’m buying.

I also just remembered there might be autumn goods sale from usual place. That may be bad. Or not, considering I’ve got some extras from selling those old covers.

A.M.R Apolo sweets ver. dakimakura cover

Woo \o/

This is her third cover. I thought there are more but nope, only three. Still a lot anyway and probably the most for single characters I currently own including derivative works (which I barely own to begin with).

Haven’t opened so can’t comment on actual feel too much but it seems like the usual fine deal ๐Ÿ‘Œ

I think I still like the very first one best though.

Sakukumo Sofmap B2 tapestry

It sure was low effort photo as can be seen from all the creases.

Anyhow, here’s the Sofmap store bonus tapestry of the game. It’s double suede material so it’s nice. Sofmap sure has been doing well recently with all those thicker, good material. The print is fine as well as usual.

Ideally I’d Suruga-Ya but the material and voice drama bonus nudged me towards Sofmap.

As for the illustration itself, well, it’s fine. Would be better with kneesocks or pantyhose.

I just noticed this is my first Korie Riko tapestry.

Sakura no kumo, scarlet no koi (game, OST)

New stuff post at last! The photo directory says 2020-10-02, and the actual date I cropped them was 5th. And then it took me another 4 days to finally do this.

So, yeah, eroge I bought last month. And this is only the first one.

I forgot to include this in the main photo above

Bought from Sofmap and only there as I bought this mainly for the story which apparently is good? Well, that’s nice. I’ll probably someday get around checking Amagure as well.

As per the title, here’s the soundtrack which was released the same day. Bought off Amazon as it’s the cheapest one. I think.

Update 2020-10-09 01:39: I forgot to mention but the voice drama is all ages.

Weekly Finance vol. 50

In

Someone bought my unused pillow cover for quite a lot above purchase price. That was nice.

I hope that’s not all I’m getting this month.

Future in

Still no update here. I’ll probably put up some tapestries for sale. This weekend maybe… or maybe I should sort out Suruga-Ya first.

Out

Nothing here. At all. Or almost at all. I probably bought some questionable manga or H-audio voices. Maybe.

Future out

Suzune cover is very tempting. I’ll probably pass though.

I don’t have much space left in my room so I’ve been rather more careful in what I’m buying.

That clearly not working quite well though. But hey, I’m trying.

Investments

This week there are some improvements with my overall currently at 9%. I’m not actually sure what’s happened this week but it sure is welcome. I hope it doesn’t fall off this last weekday.

At three years point, my investment rate (as in how much I’m investing) seems to be quite a bit above my initial target which is good. The number can’t be cleanly divided per-year though so I think I’ll put in a little bit more yens before the end of this year. Shouldn’t be too difficult, I think…? (as I’m looking at negative investable number on accounting book as I’ve kinda forced myself buying funds when the price was pretty low few weeks ago)

Weekly Finance vol. 49

In

Last week’s report has already been posted so nothing here. Someone already bid on one of my cheap tapestries so that’s few hundreds yen almost guaranteed this weekend.

Future in

I put up some dakimakura covers for auction and I think I don’t have any more covers for now. I have some idea but those will require me finishing the game first. Or maybe I won’t and sell them straight away. I’ll figure out something.

Meanwhile there’s no progress on Suruga-Ya front.

Out

New month! I preordered (or soon) the Kakenuke tapestry and soundtrack.

Nothing much else.

Future out

Nothing much here either. Future preorders are for December (if any) so it probably won’t happen until next month. Kakenuke covers should be coming up this month but it’ll most likely be for Hibiki first so it’ll take a while until Shiro and Kikka get their turn.

Investments

The sections are getting pretty dry so I’m reviving this! Also for my own personal record even though I shouldn’t be doing this. In the end I still check them every day just to see the ups and downs.

At current overall 5% increase, it’s still kinda sucks. And Topix fund sure is still a loss for me. At least Nikkei 225 is now better than ever.

International funds are doing pretty well. A good chunk of them are on 10-15% increase.

Bonds are doing pretty good as well. Domestic one is only at 1% but I’m seeing 10% for the international one.