Digest Vol. 104: Oh whoops

Preface

I started writing this but something else came up and then forgotten. There isn’t much this week anyway.

Eroge playthrough

Finished Rena’s route! Pretty good overall, I guess.

Now on Yoshino’s route.

Not-eroge stuff

Still going as usual. A bit slower on light novel side though.

Wasting money

Pre-ordered some Melonbooks stuff as planned. And nothing much else? Relatively quiet week.

May finally get the last few Chikotam K-Books tapestries this week.

Nothing much else otherwise. I took a break from auctioning stuff so there’s nothing on that side either.

Some larger stuff is coming around end of this month though. Mainly stuff for next month release (Hatsujou Sprinkle and Sakura no Mori Dreamers 2).

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Digest Vol. 101: Beyond expectation

Preface

Oh hey I failed to sleep early again. Nothing new though ha ha ha.

…ha ._.

Eroge playthrough

Finished Miyuri route! I was expecting it to be okay-ish. The first half went as expected but then the latter half went full speed on emotion roller coaster. The non-irritating type. A bit on self-inflicted gloomy side but the end result was greatly satisfying. Good thing I did it last because otherwise I may end up hating this game because of the first two routes I did.

Miyuri a best.

With that done, time to play something that’s more modern. Last year modern. As planned, will start playing Senren Banka. 1080p, here I come. Still doesn’t fill up my screen though ha ha ha.

Not-eroge stuff

Due to various PC upgrades, I didn’t progress as much here. At least I kept up with animes.

Wasting money

Bought one expensive old tapestry! And another old but less expensive tapestry. Also preordered some artbooks. And lastly ended up buying Ikegami Akane’s latest hug pillow cover. I didn’t even play the game but whatever! I can’t believe my first doujin cover is from Fate series.

With that one, Ikegami Akane is the illustrator I have most hug pillow cover of. As long I don’t count in covers I’ve sold in which case still is hold by Chikotam.

I also failed wasting more money because people were bidding stuff way more than I guessed. Saved, I guess? There’s also one which I just simply missed because of being too busy managing auctions. When I realized it someone outbid me and it’s already ended.

Sold a few stuff this week. Mostly unexpected stuff including light novel which I half jokingly put up for auction. Nicely balanced up my spending last week and a bit more (assuming everything goes fine).

I think I can still come out green-ish instead of yellow on monthly balance despite spending quite a lot on PC stuff and flight tickets.

And still need to put up some more stuff for auction as usual…

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Digest Vol. 95 – Backlogs yay

Preface

My plan to sleep and wake up early sure is failing already.

Eroge playthrough

I rolled Cafe Sourire so that I play. The protagonist is pretty annoying at current route (Kasumi). I didn’t realize I entered a specific route until it’s halfway until confession. They did it pretty smoothly but the protagonist is still annoying regardless. At least the two other heroines seem to be saner so I hope things will balance out.

Play order is as usual from least to most liked which in this game Kasumi, Serika, Kyouko, and finally Miyuri. Miyuri didn’t disappoint from what I can tell.

At current rate I should be able to finish this before end of this month…

Wasting money

Backlog of course did happen. A lot. On various things even.

Oh and also one more Floflo VFB. Why am I doing this aaaaaaaa.

Thankfully that motivated me to finally put out a bunch of stuff for auction. Or so that’s the plan because it took hours just to gather all the tapestries. I still need to take photo, figure out market price, and finally put the up at YJA. Hopefully it’ll bring me back some cash. Or Yahoo Money because I like getting that 8% extra. Or 5% if I end up withdrawing the money (unlikely).

Sold two items this week. High-valued ones so I ended up getting about the same amount as previous week.

There isn’t much info on end of month events yet. I’m skipping Melonbooks because they’re selling the tapestry separately later. The rest are still unknown.

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Digest Vol. 92 – Title goes here

Preface

Had some problem with current hosting being awfully slow for no apparent reason. It’s happened often enough I’m considering moving somewhere else next billing cycle.

Eroge playthrough

Finished Mifuyu route. Slightly more things happened. It also felt a bit shorter though.

Currently at Hatsune route. There doesn’t seem to be anything happening in her route… yet?

I should be able to finish it today (it’s holiday here) and then finally the main (?) route, Kureha.

As per original plan, I’ll continue to Nekonin Exheart and then either Rorolog or Kamiyaba depending on what my dice rolls.

Wasting money

Sold a few stuff this week. And bought some stuff. Finally gotten the Kurafuta official store bonus tapestry. That was expensive.

Also bought some other older stuff and games. I think I’m still doing fine. This month is almost over as well. Looking back, I spent a bit too much this month.

I hope I can sell the Karumaruka Circle PSV games since I don’t need those. And the extra tapestry because I’m getting complete version from two stores.

That said, there will be Cuffs spring goods next month which most likely will cost me a lot. And of course Comic1, Character1, and Eshi 100.

Looks a bit dangerous \o/

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Digest Vol. 90 – And more

Preface

A bit early for once thanks to good place to pause the game. And I need some sleep.

Eroge playthrough

Finished the main (?) route! Or is it just common route. No idea how long the individual routes will be. Currently just entered Mahoro’s route.

The common route was pretty good with relatively fast pacing and interesting… twists. Can use a bit more dream battles though. Thanks to that I didn’t have proper sleep this week.

Hopefully I can finish all routes in two weeks. Or three. Thinking again, I’m not sure if I can finish Nekonin in just a week.

Wasting money

Sold some stuff as usual. That said, I’m currently considering some additional Himekuri 365 tapestries… Though I think I should hold back on that.

And then there’s more hug pillow covers from Sankaku Renai. I’ll wait until end of this month before deciding to buy it or not.

Mainly because there’s a Whirlpool goods market coming soon. I’m allocating quite a lot for this one. Hopefully there will be hug pillow cover of Ruri or Parfil. Tama’s is already guaranteed so there’s that as well. And then tapestries from previous shitajiki and telephone cards…

Inb4 still exceeds the budget.

Didn’t buy anything much this week apart of the already planned Kamiyaba tapestries and some Sunshine Creation doujins.

As for next week, there’ll be Dengeki event on weekend. It will be my first time going to that event. Not even sure what to expect. I don’t even read their stuff.

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Digest Vol. 87 – Or maybe not

Eroge playthrough

Just finished Moteyaba. The extra routes are short stories which surprisingly aren’t too bad.

Stories for main routes are unfortunately not as good. The logic just doesn’t quite line up properly leading to a wtf moments before I end up accepting it as is. It’s actually much better

Not that I expected much to begin with but sure wish it’s done slightly better. Either that or I just need to forget the one route which made the other routes inconsistent (or confusing or something, not sure how to express it).

That’s all I managed to finish this week and I still haven’t even started on Ichayaba. My guess says it’ll be as short as the sub heroines which means I should be able to finish it mid of this week. Probably.

Wasting money

I managed to recoup part of foolishness I did last week… and nothing else. Thankfully last week I did pretty well with net income of some tens of thousands yen. Adding to that, I also got quite a bit from Suruga-Ya. Just right around my expectation.

I bought some older stuff as well though which negated most of what I got. Kind of. I should be able to recoup some of them because part of what I bought was just extras I don’t even want (because I have them already).

Nothing else much so far. Next week should be pretty good with one of stuff I just put up already getting bid. And need to put up more stuff as well.

Barring unexpected stuff (as usual), my finance should be completely green by next week.

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Digest Vol. 79 – Continuing to another prologue…

Preface

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 :D

I also suck at writing title.

Eroge Playthrough

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.

Wasting Money

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…

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Digest Vol. 78 – A bit faster?

Finished Yorino’s Haruka route! That took about 6 days total which is relatively fast for me! I might even finish the whole this by next weekend at this rate.

The common (?) route was pretty interesting especially the closure.

I didn’t expect the sex scenes to be that long though. The number aren’t that many but they are pretty long.

Oh, yeah, finished Otome Domain as well. Just as expected, I guess? A bit sad by the lack of Minato in the CGs though.

I managed to receive more than I spent. Or so I thought until I remembered I pre-ordered rorolog fandisk which tilts the balance back to spending. At least it lessened the damage.

Winter events are getting closer which means more stuff are revealed. And then my budget for it is quickly getting drained up. Well, I’ll eventually remove some as usual. Just need to remember to be careful.

Lastly, Cuffs stuff announcement next week! Mixed feeling since my finance isn’t that good yet!

This post is looking a bit drier than usual.

Then I remembered I got the Dakikano personalized system voice and mini drama. At least it seems like it’s properly recorded for each order. Or it’s just really well edited that I can’t notice. Of course there’s question of whether it’s worth the extra ~8k jpy or not. I think it’s a bit too expensive. Well, I’m not that much into seiyuu so perhaps I’m simply not the main target.

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Digest Vol. 77 – Oh noes it’s December already

The month I hate most thanks to the combination of cold and events.

Anyway, finished two Otome Domain routes this week! Yay!

Kazari route was pretty good. The protag was relatively annoying the whole route though. At least he’s cute.

And then Hinata was… short? Didn’t feel as long as Kazari. At least the protag was only annoying the first half. Latter half was okay.

Now continuing to last one, Yuzu… I think I can finish this before end of this week.

Finishing that, will continue Soreyori no Prologue as originally planned. With four weekends left for this year, I hope I can manage to finish it and perhaps even Gakkou no Seiiki. I doubt the last week is going to go well though with all the events. I’ll see how much further I can go before this year ends.

Lastly, finance! Sold few stuff this week which helped ~a bit~. After all the damage from last month’s release, combined with loads of backlogs (last week as well), there isn’t much left for me to get for this week.

I did grab Floflo’s Riku hug pillow cover. And that’s all. I have approximately 20k jpy left after deducted with all upcoming bills until next pay day =D

The budget for events seems to be okay-ish? At least it looks like I’m going to spend a bit less for Denkigai official goods this time. The Murasame (Senren Banka) and Tina (Sakusaku) hug pillow covers are going to put quite a dent but it’s still within safe range. Floflo 4th cover will also hurt a bit (unless this month is a miss, that is). There’s nothing else significant in sight at the moment.

I think I’ll survive!

That reminds me, I should start selling doujinshis as well… And perhaps more tapestries. And other stuff. Or maybe not since it takes so much effort =D

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Digest Vol. 75 – It’s Trap Time

(Game-related title for once)

Finished Dal Segno! Last two routes were pretty good. The protagonist actually did something instead of just sitting around. And Ame route were quite moving as well especially the latter parts. Looking forward to the fandisk.

Considering Ame route is pretty much full route, it’s interesting that I managed to finish it in single weekend. Improvement yay?

As I applied policy to only hang up tapestries of games I’m playing or have finished (just like for hug pillow cover), now I’m having a small problem rotating the tapestries as well :D

…and so I started Otome Domain which I have plenty-ish tapestries of. Minato a cute. The best part is all routes include his h-scene (wait). Looking pretty good so far (first… quarter or common route?).

I’m aiming for completion of this in two weeks. I’d like to say a week but I can’t play as much next weekend due to reasons. I forgot about it when writing about distractions last week.

On finance, I’m not selling much this week ;_; I guess that’s just how it works. Doesn’t help I’m selling it for a bit of profit instead of loss. I’ll just wait a bit more~

Unfortunately Suruga-Ya decided to have some sales on stuff I’ve been keeping eyes on. RIP my buffer \o/

Next month is comiket as well so I guess I won’t be able to build up buffer until January. Either that or people buy my YJA stuff.

Game plans! Looking at my reading speed, I’m buying more than I can finish. Not news.

Anyway, this month I’m getting five games! What the hell, how did I end up with that number.

First off is Yomegami. Usual from Alcot though still sad no Chikotam nor Nimura Yuuji in it.

And then there’s Aki Uso. Just following up the previous series. Getting the Deluxe edition. Thankfully only one route. Unfortunately I think I need to finish the previous two games (routes) before playing this one.

Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence ~Egao de Orinasu Mirai~ – yet another trap game and my first ensemble game. Or games, since it’s the fandisk and I’m getting the combo pack. Or packs. Will somehow sell the other one. Also serves as experiment for how annoying doing this compared to buying the bonus off YJA directly.

Gakkou no Seiiki. Usual stuff as well. And finally Maika. I have a feeling I’ve written something like this before.

Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana. Now I look at the title again it’s a bit… interesting? 枯れる is usually attached to 花 whereas 終わる is to 世界 ┐(・_・)┌ No idea how many routes this will have.

At least two of them are single route games and one of them is not full price game. One of them being a combo pack isn’t helping though.

Moving on to December, there are only two on my list.

Hatsukoi Sankaime – a Chikotam game. Or not,  perhaps only one or two routes out of three or four or five or six. I have no idea how many routes this will have.

Lastly for December, finally another Yukie game, Hoshi Furu Yoru no Farnese. Looks like this will have some non-standard system.

Next on January, there’s only Kanojo to Ore no Lovely Day so far. Still managing to hold back on Hoshi Koi Tinkle and I don’t think it’ll change. Barring unexpected announcement, this month is looking pretty simple.

Looking again, I don’t know why but I’m not that interested in Giga’s Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me. The artists line up is fine (Hisama Kumako and Kurasawa Moko) but something about this seems a bit off to me.

February is also only one – Shugaten. Wallet damage is looking pretty high though.

There are currently three games for March. One of them is the delayed Haruoto Alice Gram. Hopefully they can make it this time.

Next is Rorolog’s fandisk. Harem route yay. They better include Kanae-sensei as well. OR ELSE.

Lastly Kamiyaba. I just noticed it costs over 10k! What the hell. They only announced three heroines so far which seems wrong. At least there will be six different characters for the store bonuses (or possibly seven including official store). So… six heroines? The price is usually for five though. But Yomeyaba has five heroines plus two sub-heroines. So this time six heroines? ┐(-。ー;)┌

I’d like to say there’s only one for April (Aokana Extra 1) but it’s too far away. There’ll be also at least Omokage Rail Back (ha ha ha) and Trinoline.

Considering minori, Trinoline might be as soon as January.

Recapping:

  • November: 5.
  • December: 2.
  • January: 1.
  • February: 1.
  • March: 3.
  • April: 1.
  • Unknown: 2.
  • Completion ETA: never ┐(゚ ヮ゚)┌

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Digest Vol. 71 – Whatever

Of course I failed to keep my spending low. Ha. Ended up pre-ordering Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana. And together with it bonus CD from all stores. As usual, I’ve been eyeing it for a while but tried keep away from it.

There are a bunch of new tapestries as well which are relatively dangerous. Usual monthly Melonbooks of course, and then there’s Comiket Catalog bundle as well. Himekuri 365, the 2017 calendar with one illustration per day, also started pre-order of tapestries for all the illustrations.

At least I’ve started the YJA thing and hopefully it can help reducing load of my wallet. It’ll be pretty slow though because some of stuff I’m selling aren’t quite that popular. Well, it’s mostly matter of time, I guess.

Kind of sad letting some of the tapestries go but it must be done. Having 400+ tapestries isn’t quite… useful. I need to filter out the less liked ones.

Hug pillow cover is getting pretty bad as well though it’s going at much slower pace. Mostly thanks to price and that there aren’t many to begin with also helps.

On eroge progress, LOVEREC FD took a bit longer than I expected though I did finish it last Tuesday.

Finishing it, I decided to continue to Dal Segno. I didn’t throw dice though. In fact, I completely forgot about it until I read the post again when writing this. I just felt like playing that one first. I think I just passed the common route and now at Hazuki’s route. It doesn’t seem too bad. Though not Da Capo, I’m finally reading Circus works in its original form instead of anime. That said, I think I should read Da Capo 3 as well since the anime only covered common route and the whole magic thing seemed interesting enough. One day™, perhaps.

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Digest Vol. 70 – !!

I had some fever last night so I couldn’t quite post this on time.

Managed to finish Natsu Iro Kokoro Log last… Sunday. Had some distractions last week so it took me longer than I hoped to finish. The story is quite fine overall. With Kotone’s I liked most, followed by Kisara, Rin, Kanae, and lastly Kuon. Somehow also follows the order of heroines I like as well. It’s also the original order I had. The art is pretty much as expected from Shiromochi Sakura. Really good. The H-scenes are also just about right length though can use some sound effects.

The main problem I have is there’s no option to have voice playback not to stop when I move dialogue forward. And the other one is it’s missing function to jump back.

As originally planned, currently playing through Loverec Mini Theater. Didn’t expect it to be just extra H-scenes (and one REC mode contest winner scenario). There’s prologue as well but it’s really short. At this rate I should be able to finish it tonight. I probably should’ve guessed it considering it costs 2200.

After finishing it and then Quintuple Splash new extras (this one is free), I’ll move on to…

I’m not sure yet! Ha ha ha. Probably Koiimo as I mentioned earlier. Or maybe Dal Segno for some variation. Perhaps even Amairo Islenauts! I don’t know. I’ll throw dice later to decide it.

feng failed to finish Gakkou no Seiiki on time and thus delayed to November, making this month release some kind of refresh release month for me.

I mentioned in last post I wasn’t sure if I want to apply for credit card… and ended up applying for it :D And accepted. Yay 7k (and two months of premium) bonus.

With premium on hand, I immediately started selling some stuff. The test items already sold and now currently finishing the transaction. If everything goes well, I’ll move on to finally selling this “for sale” pile of stuff I slowly piled over course of few weeks.

I managed to not spend too much money last week and I hope this will keep up until end of this month. Barring unexpected thing, I should have additional one month worth of spare… or not. I need to pay for contract extension of my apartment :(

Perhaps next month! (every single time)

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Digest Vol. 69 – Whoops, again

Ended up spending about additional 20k for eroge stuff this month 8D And another 12k for an older release – Natsu Uso. Pretty dumb considering I’m paying full price for that now and I did pre-order it before ended up cancelling it because of lack of cash… was it? I don’t exactly remember.

That and there is additional 7k spending for another tapestry of DC3WY and hug pillow cover from ef. Doesn’t help Moetion Works also started pre-order for two life size shapestries illustrated by Ryohka and costed 13k each.

Thankfully my spending for Parasol’s Lovely Day and NanaWind’s Alice Gram store bonuses is much lower than I initially allocated. Doesn’t change the fact that I’m walking on dangerous line between yellow and green finance state though. At least it’s not between yellow and red.

So I’m getting three titles for this month. First is the continuation of feng’s Seiiki series, Gakkou no Seiiki. Finally getting the deluxe edition after all the previous normal editions. Because Maika.

Secondly it’s rather unexpected but I’m getting the latest re-release of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o which contains H scenes. Apparently the previous release of this title was all ages. And was for Android which then later translated and ported by MangaGamer to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It wasn’t even on my radar until I saw the tweet saying it contains a double suede tapestry. I don’t even have Peco tapestry at all so I figured this is the rare chance of getting one. So I did. Both Getchu (with tapestry) and Sofmap (no tapestry). For voice drama. Collection, etc.

Lastly it’s the one I’ve been considering for a long while and then got annoyed by it. Pretty much similar to DC3WY, this time it’s Reminiscence Collector’s Edition. At least it doesn’t have long tail of previous installments like Da Capo series. Main reason is the same as the one above :D Double suede tapestry is dangerous. Gotten some older voice drama as well while at it which added the cost by about 3k.

That’s it for October. As for November, it’s even worse, of course. First off is the lightest one, Alcot’s Yomegami. That reminds me, I should play Loverec Fandics. Anyway, getting it off Sofmap and YJA’d Getchu tapestry. Considered Goodwill and Melonbooks a bit but figured I should skip them. Suimya sure has gotten better though.

And then NanaWind’s latest game, Haruoto Alice Gram. Sure wish they stop doing a whole-balloon heroines but I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. Wouldn’t get this if not for Nanao Naru. I’m getting the full game from Trader. As for other bonuses, I’m getting all voice drama as usual and then the other tapestry of Yuki. No news on official store bonus yet.

Lastly of course Parasol’s latest series – Kanojo to Ore no Lovely Day(s) – which is illustrated by Chikotam (and the other one I don’t really care about). Getting the game itself from Melonbooks and YJA’d the rest. Of course it’s all voice drama and Chikotam tapestries. That hit my wallet the most, by the way though still about the usual amount for this kind of stuff – 6 tapestries and 3 voice dramas for 24k. Now I look again, it’s actually less than Floral Flowlove stuff which was 25k. Whoops.

…and then I just realized I spent that much for Floral Flowlove.

December is for another Chikotam’s Hatsukoi Sankaime from Windmill and Yukie’s Hoshifuru Yoru no Farnese from Miti. Former only has two stores for Chikotam and the latter is still unknown.

What’s happened to my less backlog plan…

Talking about backlog, currently at one last route for Natsu Iro Kokoro Log (Kisara). Kotone’s route is sufficiently interesting, and so are Kanae and Rin. Kuon’s route is the least interesting so far and doesn’t help she’s only getting as many H scenes as Kanae which is a subheroine. I actually managed to finish Rin in two days so I hope I can do it again for Kisara as it’s holiday here on Monday.

Afterwards I initially planned for another game which I have multiple hug pillow cover of but I guess I should take a small break by finishing Quintuple Splash’s latest extra scenes and Loverec’s Mini Fandisc. Shouldn’t take too long (a week?) and then back to usual program.

It currently looks something like this:

  • Amairo Islenauts (2)
  • Primal x Hearts (2)
  • Koisuru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai (2)
  • D. S. Dal Segno (2)
  • Sakura no Mori Dreamers (2)
  • Koiimo Sweet Days (3)
  • Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi (3)
  • Imouto no Okage de Motesugite Yabai (4)

I don’t know yet, depends on what kind of story I want to read, I guess? I’ll probably end up with either Koiimo or Sakura no Mori Dreamers. Or Floral Flowlove since I think I’ll end up with three hug pillow covers from it.

Oh wow that was long.

YJA, yes, I did plan on getting Yahoo! Premium and start selling stuff there. Except I haven’t yet because there’s no interesting promo going on ;_; The only remotely interesting one is their credit card with 7k points and two months of premium. Except I’m not sure I want to apply with my current cash condition. Try again next month, I guess?

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Digest Vol. 63

I think I’m at least halfway the common route of Rorolog. Current plan is Kuon → Kotone → Kisara → Rin. Unless there’s forced route, that is. Standard stuff so far with thankfully easy Japanese. Didn’t progress as far as I wished.

Part of the reason is because I’m preparing for trip starting this Friday. It’ll take three weeks in which time I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do this weekly thing. Or even whether I have good enough internet connection at all. Hopefully I’ll come back alive.

It’s also the one thing that caused my current financial condition. It simply costed much more than I initially guessed. Thankfully there’s this credit card thing \o/ Not sure if want to do something like this again. At least I’m still on track with yellow-ish this month and finally green next month. I think.

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On Sakura no Uta

So I managed to finish Sakura no Uta yesterday. It’s mostly good though combination of my lack of Japanese skill, inability to remember names (both in-game characters and all the references), and involvement of poems (and similarly annoyingly complex proses, English and Japanese) kind of hindered my enjoyment and understanding of the details of the story.

That said, there’s one main thing I’m really having problem with (spoiler ahead).

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Digest Vol. 53 – One year

Oh wow, I managed to do this for constantly for a year now. Sure is easy with this weekly stuff \o/ Not that I prepared anything special. I’m a bit time constrained for next two weeks as well.

Still going on with Kurafuta. Finished Mikoto’s route as well. Was pretty good though the art is a bit funny sometimes. Mikoto a cute. Now going with full-on tsundere Tomoka. Currently at just past pre-individual route’s H scene of her (?). Kind of weird with just her alone since it’s like already on her route except not. Gotta keep it fair in the shared route, I guess. At current rate I think I need another two weeks to finish. Welp.

Still a bit yellow on budget though I think I can make it out safely until next month. At this rate I should be back to green in August. Or October since August means comiket means stuff. I also really need to stop buying up old stuff or at least not at marked up price. …I’m trying hard here ;_; Backlog counts for about 40% of my spending so far this year. The same as last year. Whereas it’s -25% and -39% for 2014 and 2013 respectively which means I backlogged for those years. And of course -100% before 2013 since I haven’t even moved here and barely bought anything \o/

I sure am doing some dangerous finance planning this year. At least I’m hoping for zero backlog onward. Or less than 10%. Next year is going to be fun …if I can keep my current job.

…and then of course I’ll run into room space problem.

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Digest Vol. 50 – Whoops (part 3)

You’ve think I learned something from last week. But nooope. It’s gotten even worse. Ha ha ha ._.

The bright side is I fell down so deep it’s pretty hard to go further down. Assuming I can survive next month, that is. At least my list for month is currently only pre-order for Sen no Hatou, store bonuses of Floral Flowlove, and a few other things. Should be fine.

On eroge, I finished World Election right on Thursday, allowing me to start immediately on newly released game. I mentioned I’ll play Kurafuta but figured out it’s easier to clean up Alia’s Carnival first since it’s only a few mini routes. Finished Inori’s route and now going through Sakurako’s. Afterwards it’ll be Asuha and finally Tsukuyomi appends. And finally moving on to Kurafuta.

World Election was pretty okay. There isn’t much one can expect from a charage after all. The art did deliver though, especially Mamizu’s. R-Ken’s also better than expected. Parfil so cute. Overall, it took me about a bit over a month to complete which is slower than I hoped.

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Digest Vol. 48 – Whoops

I managed to save some money… and spend more than of what I saved for something else :D

One of them even arrived already. The rest should be coming as late as next month? I don’t know, Suruga-Ya is slow.

I think I’m almost done with Iori’s route and will be heading to Faura later this week and finally Parfil. The extra mini routes turned out to add good amount of time required. At least Kururu’s story was pretty interesting. With all the explosions and stuff.

Next on queue is Dal Segno, I think. That shall mark my first actual play of Circus game after only knowing about them all this years. Meanwhile still zero playthrough of Yuzu Soft games. If nothing changes, Amairo Islenauts will probably the first one.

Looking at my current list, apparently I only finished three full games so far this year. Lower than I expected though probably part of it can be attributed to me unable to play properly last two months. Maybe I should stop playing all those crappy games. Whatever :D

Half of May has passed which means Eroge Day is coming in two weeks. I’m still considering if I want Rorolog’s Trader bonus or not. Currently at 50/50. I can save a good amount of money I don’t but then again that’s the only one I’ll be missing. Damn it my “collect everything” trait. Or maybe I’ll just wait and aim for cheapest one I can find.

Then there’s Alia’s Carnival! Double Package. Official store bonus has been announced a while ago but the image is still missing. If the what seemingly a placeholder image in the site is actual image, I guess I can safely skip it. There’s no information on what material the hug pillow cover as well. Sad. Hopefully it’s not the crappy store bonus material. I’m hoping at least Getchu’s Two Way Tricot.

And lastly Sakura no Mori Dreamers. I got everything \o/

…or there’s another one; Tarareba. Except I’m not sure if I’ll be getting it since I made the order together with Senren Banka which will be released in… two months. Or maybe they’ll error out because of all the delays and send it this month instead? I’ll find out in two weeks.

For June there is Otome Domain. And then there are Clover Day’s Plus and Hakoniwa Logic on the repackage side. None of the latter have interesting bonus so I think I’ll hold out until last minute-ish on what to do with them.

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Digest Vol. 36 – Rushing

Or not. As I mentioned last week, I tried to pick up playing pace and it kind of works. But then again my speed isn’t that fast even with least amount of distraction. At least I did manage to finish Mio route in Quintuple Splash. The story was much shallower compared to Sae. It’s mostly about stepping up from childhood friend to lover which really isn’t much or deep or anything. The h-scenes were okay. I don’t like Ichiri that much though so that helps speeding up the whole thing. Well, kind of. Took me four (work) days to finish her route.

Finishing that, I went back to Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia. Decided going the Miu route. Currently at last part and story is pretty good so far with actual worry about the incest part. The art is good. I really like it. The h-scenes are good as well with kind of actual connection to the story. Took me two (weekend) days to get this far.

That said, I’m still pretty far away from completing both games. Three more routes for Quintuple Splash and two (and half) for Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia. If I want to finish the whole thing before this weekend, I need to finish one route a day which is relatively impossible.

Next week is finally eroge release day. Omokage Rail Back is delayed though so there goes my hug pillow cover plan. I will probably just go play Cube’s Kurafuta for it and minori’s Tsumi no Hikari for new game side.

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Digest Vol. 29 – Frozen Dead (part 2)

Top image queue ran out (it was one, heh). As everyone is busy new year-ing, there doesn’t seem to be much on news front. Well, there are quite a few anime announcements and perhaps some from Denkigai. I don’t really cover anime here and the eroge ones are still too few information. Sagaplanets new game is still just silhouette and ALcot’s… well, it’s ALcot Honeycomb and the illustration doesn’t quite interest me just yet.

Winter sure is cold. Especially when queuing outside for hours. Blanket did help but only until the entry queue starts moving. Afterwards it’s impossible to use with all walking and stuff. Winter sucks.

Heavily distracted by Comiket and barely managed to finish Koikake. Yay. The last two stories are quite good. I cried a bit during Yui’s route and sufficiently intrigued on Last Episode that I cleared it in single run. Overall good game with some good stories and great soundtracks. Funny I initially liked Yui most and then liked Rinka as well but ended up liking Ayane most. Sorry Yui, you’re cute but Ayane is the best after all.

Onward to Delivara. Four routes left and currently at first Aya h-scene. I seem to be heavily distracted during h-scenes. And Parasol’s h-scenes being stupid long doesn’t help either.

And here’s some stats for 2015:

  • Games bought, bolded means completed:
    • Moonstone – Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia
    • Whirlpool – Kujiragami no Tearstilla
    • MintCube – Amakoi Syrups
    • minori – Soreyorino Prologue
    • Yuzusoft – Sanoba Witch
    • Giga – Shirogane x Spirits!
    • Saga Planets – Hanasaki Workspring
    • Purple Software – Chrono Clock
    • Insync – Mousou Complete!
    • Nanawind – Alia’s Carnival! Flowering Sky
    • Peassoft – Chuunibyou na Kanojo no Love Equation
    • ALcot – Loverec
    • feng – Imouto no Seiiki
    • Makura – Sakura no uta
    • Us:track – Koi-Kakeru Shin-Ai Kanojo
    • GLace – Ama no Sora Retrospect
    • Hulotte – Yome sagashi ga hakadori sugite yabai
    • Chelseasoft – Sora koi
    • Clearrave Nyan Nyan – JK Trouble Main”s
    • Parasol – Quintuple Splash
    • Cigalette Soft – Christmas Trickstar
  • Total bought: 21
  • Total played: 10

Almost 50%! That’s not too shabby considering I played some leftover from 2014 as well.

Non-2015 releases:

  • Bought, with bolded means completed:
    • ALcot – Osananajimi wa Daitouryou My girlfriend is the PRESIDENT.
    • ALcot – Osananajimi wa Daitouryou My girlfriend is the PRESIDENT. Fandisc
    • ALcot – Oni Gokko!
    • ALcot – Oni Gokko! Fan Disc
    • ALcot – Naka no Hito nado inai! Tokyo Hero Project
    • Cabbit – Kimi e Okuru, Sora no Hana
    • Parasol – Yumekoi
    • Saga Planets – Karumaruka Circle
    • minori – Supipara Prologue
    • minori – Supipara
    • minori – 12 no Tsuki no Eve
    • Qoobrand – Majo Koi Nikki
    • Marmalade – Koiiro Marriage
    • minori – Natsuzora no Perseus
    • Whirlpool – Magicalic Sky High
    • Cube – Kurano-kun Chi no Futago Jijou
    • Lapis lazuli – Izayoi no Fortuna / Main
    • Nanawind – Alia’s Carnival
    • Parasol – Magicarat Radiant
    • Parasol – Deripara
    • minori – eden* PLUS+MOSAIC
    • Cabbit – Midori no Umi
    • ALcot Honeycomb – Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai
    • ALcot Honeycomb – Satsukoi
    • SkyFish Poco, Cabbit – Nyan café macchiato
    • Hulotte – Imouto no Okage de Motesugite Yabai
    • Hulotte – Kanae to Meguri to no Sono Ato ga Ichalove Sugite Yabai
    • Makura – Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
    • Cube – Koisuru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai
  • Total bought: 29 (whoops)
  • Total completed: 1 (whoops)

…whoops. Probably shouldn’t have done this.

In total thus far:

  • Purchased: 59
  • Completed: 19 (32%)

Not too bad, I guess? And hopefully will be slightly faster this year and less piling up even more backlogs considering I’ve done them last year. There are still some left but I figured they can wait much later…

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Digest Vol. 25 – Chikotam \o/

Natsu-iro Kokoro Log - Cutes everywhere

Natsu-iro Kokoro Log – Cutes everywhere

Two weekends, two Yomeyaba routes (Kanna and Serika). Three main routes, one harem route, and two mini-routes left, I think. Story is okay-ish with Nanaka-senpai being the best and unfortunately I still don’t quite like one-eye-covered style of Serika.

The soundtrack reminds me of Your Diary. Well, same composer after all.

At this rate I’ll need at least another week or two to finish the rest which hopefully enough for next eroge release day (December 18th). Ideally I should finish this by next weekend and finish Koikake afterwards.

…which then will be followed by JK Trouble Main”s or just try finishing up Delivara since I’m not sure one week is enough to finish the former and I kinda want to prioritize Quintuple Splash.

Denkigai official items pre-order has been started! My current list:

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