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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    darkfader (6 hours ago) #27517134There sure is, but where is list 6 though? :)

    Seems like I forgot to hit a switch there, thanks for the note; should be visible now.
    6 hours ago
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    Lepetit89 (1 day ago) #27462795If there's anything you want to buy, feel free to ask, though; I'm selling pretty much everything that is not Touhou.
    There sure is, but where is list 6 though? :)
    6 hours ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    darkfader (3 days ago) #27419320I was thinking that there are probably a lot of doujinshi I still like to have that are in your collection; so I laughed a bit on that silly-thinking bit.
    Of course you can't just get rid of a fine collection just like that.
    I have touhou as one of the notifications and keep seeing new entries added dayly >_< so I really think limiting to just touhou is enough already.
    My latest doujinshi loot should arrive next week (after clearing customs) xD And there's more to come still. There will be one more room available hopefully soon for me to place some bookshelves, figure shelves, hang up all those wallscrolls xD


    Oh, a new room, very nice! Setting up new rooms is always fun, so best of luck with that. If there's anything you want to buy, feel free to ask, though; I'm selling pretty much everything that is not Touhou.
    1 day ago
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    Lepetit89 (5 days ago) #27309786Completely dropping some things is definitely difficult; for me, it's difficult enough to get rid of things in general, but when they're from a series I actually liked? Yep, I get why you're hesitating.
    For me, it's mostly a matter of weighing whether I like that one series so much more than all other series combined - and that's the case. If it's not for you, then I think you shouldn't push yourself, unless, of course, you feel pressured to stay up-to-date with all series, causing financial issues; then you definitely need to prioritize. Best of luck finding the right answer for yourself!


    Thank you for the encouragement! :)

    To make it harder for me, my #1 franchise has very little merchandise. So if I would limit myself to my #1, I would be 'done' with collecting very quick. Same for my #2. My #3 franchise has tons and piles of merch, and because I am still a collector at heart that likes to hunt things, I think the 'smallest' I can ever go is my main 3. :)
    2 days ago
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    I was thinking that there are probably a lot of doujinshi I still like to have that are in your collection; so I laughed a bit on that silly-thinking bit.
    Of course you can't just get rid of a fine collection just like that.
    I have touhou as one of the notifications and keep seeing new entries added dayly >_< so I really think limiting to just touhou is enough already.
    My latest doujinshi loot should arrive next week (after clearing customs) xD And there's more to come still. There will be one more room available hopefully soon for me to place some bookshelves, figure shelves, hang up all those wallscrolls xD

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    3 days ago
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    Lepetit89 (5 days ago) #27310065It definitely does apply to a lot collections, but if you have that much sitting around, you can definitely try selling them - you'd be surprised how easy it can be to sell a few books, which also has the positive side effect of freeing up room while filling your pockets. Either way, best of luck, whatever you decide on, and thank you!

    Thanks! And I do have an on-going sale hosted on my LJ actually but since the website is dying it's pretty slow going. The awful thing about selling doujins is shipping scares a lot of people off (I'm from Ausland) so even if they're interested in picking up 1-2 books, shipping usually cost more than the total :(

    Oh well. Have a nice day o/
    4 days ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    yaiba (10 days ago) #27107717Finding a niche to specialize in is one evolution of collecting. I personally collect petit-style figures.
    If you want to give more meaning to your books, you could try writing reviews about specific titles, mangaka, or circles. I've found that summarizing what I like (or dislike) about something helps to refine what I want to collect as well. It also allows the book to become more than just something lined up on your shelf.
    P.S.
    That's a lot of doujin. For my part, I've just completed collecting a set of "Black Albums" by ideolo.


    That's definitely an interesting idea, though I'd probably have too much trouble to decide on what to write about it. Still, it's not a bad idea to find a purpose for them beyond reading or lining them up in the shelf.

    And good taste, by the way! Those are nice artbooks.
    5 days ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    rubyserpent_720 (9 days ago) #27119267I sort of understand how you feel and salute your dedication for adding all the database entries. I have around 500 doujins sitting around and most are from fandoms I bought at the height of their popularity and since then I have lost interest in their contents. I feel bad about the amount of money that went into the books that could've been put into better use (eg figures) but at the end of the day that applies to all collections.
    Wishing you best of luck in your sales and your new goal :)


    It definitely does apply to a lot collections, but if you have that much sitting around, you can definitely try selling them - you'd be surprised how easy it can be to sell a few books, which also has the positive side effect of freeing up room while filling your pockets. Either way, best of luck, whatever you decide on, and thank you!
    5 days ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    The-Hurricane (8 days ago) #27185680View spoilerHide spoilerLol, at least I'm not alone in having a collection that is overwhelmingly porn.
    I firmly believe that's what doujinshi is primarily bought for anyway.
    As an interesting side note though (perhaps more of a ramble, sorry!), I find it kind of funny how involved and interesting some of the so called "plotless smut" doujinshi can be.
    One of my absolute favourite doujins involves a sort of "continuation" of a plot line from the series it's from. No mistake, there's (decently) graphic sex in there, but I swear the story feels like it was ripped right from "behind the scenes" if you will. Even the sex is woven into the story line, the characters and their motivations and just how screwed up, loving and co-dependent this particular pairing is (they're one of the only pairings my massive angst-aversion seems to have mysteriously skipped over).
    I'd say 98% of the smut collection is just that, smut, with paper thin plot lines ("oh look, I found an aphrodisiac and I drank it, what ever could go wrong?", "let's watch a movie together ~alone~, I wonder what will happen?", so on and so forth), but I'm always pleasantly surprised to find a doujin that crafts an actual, thoughtful story in addition to the pornographic payoff we're all looking for.


    It definitely is the first thing people think about when they hear "Doujinshi", so it's not all that surprising. I agree on some plots being interesting, though; there are even books where I'm not sure if the pornography was even supposed to be the focus since the story was so good, though the pornographic content takes second place as far as the page are concerned for those ones.

    Great to meet someone who appreciates decent storylines, though!
    5 days ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    Maakie (7 days ago) #27228571I can relate to this a lot, as someone that has spend the last almost 1,5 years digging through a huge collection, wanting to have something more specific. I have limited myself to 3 main franchises and 5 side-franchises, but I still find it very hard to get rid of certain items not fitting this criteria, so I salute you for that! Maybe one day my collection will also be limited to only 1 franchise. Or maybe I can get myself to drop the side-franchises...

    Completely dropping some things is definitely difficult; for me, it's difficult enough to get rid of things in general, but when they're from a series I actually liked? Yep, I get why you're hesitating.

    For me, it's mostly a matter of weighing whether I like that one series so much more than all other series combined - and that's the case. If it's not for you, then I think you shouldn't push yourself, unless, of course, you feel pressured to stay up-to-date with all series, causing financial issues; then you definitely need to prioritize. Best of luck finding the right answer for yourself!
    5 days ago
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