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May - Aug 2018 Loot (Restraint or Indulgence)May - Aug 2018 Loot (Restraint or Indulgence)

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Hello, MFC~♡
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Boy, this summer was really, really hot! Thank goodness it’s beginning to cool down a little lately… Haven’t bought much lately like for some reason I’m getting exceedingly fastidious in selecting what to get (for better or for worse lmfao) but then again I am saving up for travelling and perhaps a new car so yeah my wallet has never been fuller and happier!

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MAY

With that said, I still need my boys. If I need to give them up, I might as well give up living altogether lmfao Ever heard of the saying “money you enjoy wasting, was not wasted”… Wait a minute, or was it "time you enjoy wast--" In any case, you get the gist yeah, so let’s get started!

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Heating things up is none other than The Flame Alchemist, Roy making his fiery entrance!

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HE'S DA BOSS. Until it rains.
I actually forgot to pre-order these cuties but luckily I was still able to get them. I really liked the Maneki Neko ones I got before so I was pretty happy to get the Aitsu to Ore no Nomikurabe Set especially when I can have Gin-san blissfully sharing a drink with Hijikata~♡

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Also got these BL-inspired can badges. I never knew these existed until a lovely user here posted about it and although I really wanted all of them, I decided to get these three that best describes my inner carnal desires~ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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❤ I (HEART) BL ❤ Riba OK ❤ Omegaverse ❤

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JUNE

Nothing gets my blood pumping more than getting a boxful of gorgeous 2D men touching each other. Knowing full well that it’s filled with books like Room No.9 Official Complete Works and Inukare (Pri Col) FFXV Prince Collection, I can’t help but feel euphoric about it.

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I guess old habits die hard…
I can never last a day without BL and these past few months have been a blast like Sachimo-sensei was totally on a roll by releasing her books consecutively in a row. Literally like Kuro ka Shiro ka was released in May, Urusai Kuraino Kokuhaku Kudasai was in June, then July was Kirei ni Shiteyo and September is Principle. Oh yeah! Keep’em comin’!!

Urusai Kuraino Kokuhaku Kudasai was really cute and funny. There's this one-shot where a clownfish was comically used to censor the protag’s dick which killed me (poor Nemo) lmfao. That’s not all, Nemo’s expression changes and matches the situation perfectly~♡

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I wanted Toranoana’s bonus clear file so I bought it from them but I had to get Kuro ka Shiro ka from animate for their bonus clear file set. Ugh, these exclusive shop bonuses are really killing me…

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Every BL fan knows that Zariya-sensei's boys are SEXY as hell and her works are absolutely to die for. Her latest work Liquor and Cigarette is a godsend and I enjoyed every single panel (literally). It's just so beautifully detailed and the backgrounds are goddamn gorgeous~♡ Teo is soooo cute and the side characters are equally charming.

*Drum rolls* 
NOW, ARE YA READY FOR KUSABI KERI-SENSEI'S WORLD OF HAUTE COUTURE?

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From the first moment I laid my eyes on gateau's July 2017 cover, I've fallen in love with Goodbye Harlequin ♡ ~('▽^人) I've been waiting and waiting for the tankoubon release (patience is indeed a virtue) and the publisher have now blessed us with two editions of GHare; Regular Edition and Special Edition which includes a lookbook styled booklet~♡♡

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Being the absolute trash I am, I bought both editions from Toranoana for their bonus clear file. There's also the Animate Limited Set that bundles two SNS clear cards with either editions. These cards are one of my favourite, I can't stop looking at them! Eichi and Kubo are totally oozing with pheromones like unf their alluring and sultry gaze ( ✧Д✧) One of the SNS illustration actually did appear in the manga!! Kubo, you tease (・ω<)☆

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JULY

Right, July. Sigh~ where do I even begin...Well, I only had one parcel since whenever I'm going for a trip, I try not to have anything delivered lest it gets returned to the sender but that's beside the point.

Remember how I mentioned that I was always trying the lottery for signed books and signing events? Being a huge fan of Ikuyasu-sensei works, I bought her latest book with the lottery application in hopes of winning a ticket to her signing event at animate Sendai. Fast forward a couple of weeks later, I actually won a ticket against all odds!!

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Thank you, animate-sama! Thank you so much!!

I was extremely happy as I hardly ever won anything in my entire life and this means the world to me. However after I’ve calmed down and checked the date of the event, my heart sank. I would still be in Russia on that day for my trip and although I was prepared to have my tour fare forfeited (since there’s no way I can cancel it on such short notice), in reality I still have to abide to my obligations. Long story short, I had to go to the Baltic States and Russia regardless of how I was dying to go to Sendai instead. I was crestfallen and inconsolable for days.

Even when my parcel arrived the day before my flight, there wasn’t an ounce of excitement. Nevertheless, I really needed a distraction.

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I got Hajimari wa Naka kara, Koibito Kakin and Do S Obake ga Nekasetekurenai from Horin as I wanted Do S Obake’s 4P bonus leaflet.

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And so we went to the Baltic States and Russia from 20/07/2018 to 31/07/2018. I found some sort of solace in believing that everything happens for a reason and perhaps some things are just not meant to be. Since I can’t change the fact that I’m already here, I might as well try to enjoy. Behind the spoiler tag below covers my trip for those who are interested, otherwise you can skip over to August.

Indulge meHide meI won’t be going into a lot of details so I’ll be brief. Truth be told, I didn’t really know what to expect before coming here but all in all, it was a rather pleasant experience.

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St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Vilnius, Lithuania

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What do you see at the top of this building?

It was interesting to walk around the Old Town of Riga, Latvia with their rich art nouveau buildings (Three Brothers and House of Blackheads were my favourite) and their equally amusing anecdotes especially the one about the Cat House.

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Tallinn Walls.

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This place felt somewhat familiar as it reminds me of Vinay del Zexay. God, I miss that game so much…

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Peacock Clock of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

This amazing exhibit is an automaton that apparently functions as a clock with three intricately detailed life-sized mechanical birds; a peacock, an owl and a rooster (each with their own symbolism) resting on an oak tree.

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Russian Versailles; Peterhof.

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If you hadn't been to Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral, you hadn't been to Russia...or so they say.

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Maybe it was the distance or the time difference but I’ve never missed home so much during a trip before. Then again, the food’s great and the architecture’s really beautiful so yeah thanks for the memories.


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AUGUST

In commemoration of the release of Natsume Kazki-sensei’s NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT, ComiComi Studio held a collaboration gallery café aptly named Café Rain.

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I'm melting at how dashing and gorgeous these guys are~♡♡

I’m so happy they brought the cast of MODS and NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT together in this spectacular setup. Look at how amazingly gorgeous and lovely they made every corner! How I wished I could be there… I still remember my first collabo café experience from last year so vividly as if it were just yesterday~ (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡

Eternally grateful to ComiComi Studio for making these wonderful collaboration goodies. I was super excited to see them use the illustration Natsume Kazki-sensei did for Cat Day in Japan because Haru with cat ears is just too precious!

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Needless to say I ordered everything from Café Rain goodies—okay well, almost everything. The absolutely must-haves are these adorable af acrylic keyholders. The teaser illustrations had my heart racing like crazy!! Having ShiroTora and Haru with cat ears and tails is just too damn adorable!! Ah, I wanna cuddle with Shigure with his fluffy tail! The odd one out is Yukitaka ;D but he's still cute nonetheless. Never really liked those magnet can case as they seem too small to fit anything but this one had one of my favourite illustration (Shiro is smiling so happily!) so I only got this design out of the two.

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At last I found something worthy to spend my points on! A clear file of Hang Out Crisis. Yeah I know I'm addicted to clear files but these with NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT and MODS after story covers make such excellent additions to my collection. Still not too sure what exactly tosho card is used for but slap my favourite illustration on it and you can bet your ass imma buy it.

See those blind packs? They’re from the trading multi-cloth (I was actually expecting them to be in gacha capsules) and although I have shitty luck in these blind packs *recalls the time when I tried twice with different gacha machines but still got the same item* I only got five blind packs. I didn’t get more to increase my chances to get all five designs since I thought it wouldn’t made any difference anyway with my rotten luck so here goes nothing!

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The first pack I opened, I got Haru and Shigure (walking the streets), next was Shiro and Tora, then Haru with Shigure (on the bed). Great, no duplicates so far! Now for the fourth pack, I got Haru and Yukitaka. LAST ONE! Come on, I can actually do this! I can pull this off!! *peeks in to see Haru and Shigure sharing an umbrella*

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OMG YES! I GOT ALL 5!! Praise the BL Gods and the Golden Hand of my saviour who packed my orders. Thank you so much~♡

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Next, the drama CD that I've been waiting for has arrived! Our House Love Trouble finally has a drama CD release!! I got mine from animate as the Animate Limited Edition had a smexier replacement jacket cover. Gosh, I really love reading BL manga with its drama CD. It's like the next best thing I could have after an anime adaptation. Speaking of which, thank God for all the recent BL anime announcements! *sniff* We've come a long way, my fellow BL fans... What a great time to be alive~♡

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I also got Ikuyasu-sensei’s Deliheal Change and Sachimo-sensei’s Kirei ni Shiteyo with a bonus clear file.

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Tokyo Mangasha really went all out for NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT and after struggling for an eternity deciding which to get (curse my indecisiveness), I bought Toranoana’s Limited Edition for their canvas board. The Limited Edition comes with an illustration card (Shigure ver.), a booklet and drama CD for MODS after story which depicts Shiro’s life after he started living with Tora and also serves as a prequel of some sort to NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT.

It's heavily hinted that Shigure-san and Haru were somehow involved in the past and I was dying to know more about them. Haru then got his very own spin-off title and if you think MODS was a tearjerker, NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT will leave you crying your eyes out.
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Just barely three pages in and I’m already bawling. The portrayal of Haru as an insomniac and working himself to the bone as a result of what happened with Shigure truly tugged at my heartstrings and I had to pause several times before continuing. The chapter where Haru cried as he finally confessed his innermost thoughts and feelings broke my heart…

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Seeing as how Tokyo Mangasha went all out for the release of NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT, I figured I should reciprocate in a similar manner as well.

I was contemplating on whether to include this parcel as well because although I was expecting it to arrive in August, it arrived on the 2nd of September so technically it belongs to September loot. But then again, it’s related to Ikuyasu-sensei’s signing event mentioned earlier so...here we are.

It was early August when I received an email from animate support team requesting for some confirmation regarding the signing event. Apparently due to Typhoon Jongdari, many weren’t able to make it to the venue (even WF2018S nearly got cancelled) and animate was offering to deliver the event souvenirs at no additional cost. I would be more than happy to pay for the shipping fees and it was really kind of animate to go out of their way for their affected customers.

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Words can’t describe how grateful I am to both animate and Ikuyasu-sensei for these lovely souvenirs. I shall keep these precious mementos with me for as long as I live and make them my heirloom. Thank you so much with all my heart, animate-sama ☆ヾ(*´・∀・)ノヾ(・∀・`*)ノ☆

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Got me another volume of Deliheal Change as I wanted Toranoana’s bonus leaflet (I will attend them signing event one day, imma keep trying even if it takes me forever (✧ω✧)9). More BL manga for the soul; Boku o Warui Ko ni Shite vol.2 and Hidoku Shinaide vol.8 with the bonus clear file.

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I seriously thought Blue Sky Complex had ended but thankfully the fourth volume is now released! Not wanting to crack my head figuring which version or store bonus to get, I just went with the first choice; Animate Limited Set with double pocket clear file. Similarly to the release of NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT, the Limited Edition comes with an illustration card (Narasaki ver.) and a booklet Ekikara Aruite 23-fun. Ah, Terashima is getting more and more gorgeous~ Gotta love his eyes and hair like I’m so damn tempted to get the other version just for the illustration card (Terashima ver.).

God, I can't believe it's already been two years since Capcom brought Toraware no Palm into my life and it was there that I met the man of my dreams~♡

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Happy 2nd Anniversary! (ノ●ヮ●)ノ*:・゚✧

There was a mysterious countdown and I was really excited as I absolutely had no idea what it was. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw Capcom unveiled Toraware no Palm -Refrain- with a new lead; Chiaki.

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Oh.My.God. He's so breathtakingly beautiful...I can't-- (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)

Thank you so much for reading and till next time, MFC. Take care :D

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SkyBlue
02 Oct 2018
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mikaeru10 (6 months ago) #41553642Can't believe I didn't see this before! Lovely loot as always <33
Those badges are so pretty!
I agree about Zariya, her works are always so good. I'm obsessed with L&C, can't wait for the BLCD. Camilo is an A+ seme material lol.
Were there any signs that the World Cup had just ended when you got to Russia? everything looks so beautiful and peaceful~
omg congrats on the amazing luck you had this summer!! The Ikuyasu signing keychain is adorable and no reapeats in gatcha?! wow!
I should make time to read NBN, my friend loves it and told me it was great, but I haven't had the chance to read it. The cat ears keychains are so cute! whenever cat ears are added everything gets even better xD
I had a great time reading your loot, thank you for sharing!!
Thank you~ I'm glad you enjoyed it. We actually went to the stadium but everything was cleared already by then save for some flags and banners. It is really regrettable I wasn't able to go meet sensei in person. It was a great chance for me to visit Sendai too! Omg you have to read Natsume Kazki-sensei's works~~ Have you read MODS?? It's not really required to read that first but if you haven't then I'd recommend you to read MODS then NIGHTS BEFORE NIGHT to fully enjoy both titles. Oh, the feels...
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Can't believe I didn't see this before! Lovely loot as always <33
Those badges are so pretty!
I agree about Zariya, her works are always so good. I'm obsessed with L&C, can't wait for the BLCD. Camilo is an A+ seme material lol.
Were there any signs that the World Cup had just ended when you got to Russia? everything looks so beautiful and peaceful~
omg congrats on the amazing luck you had this summer!! The Ikuyasu signing keychain is adorable and no reapeats in gatcha?! wow!
I should make time to read NBN, my friend loves it and told me it was great, but I haven't had the chance to read it. The cat ears keychains are so cute! whenever cat ears are added everything gets even better xD
I had a great time reading your loot, thank you for sharing!!
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SkyBlue (6 months ago) #41318091Thanks so much :D
Yup, Takahiro Sakurai’s the VA for the warden. Refrain is still really new so maybe it’s not listed yet in his filmography. It’s a mobile game and I guess it’s considered as an interactive VN. All the male leads suffer from amnesia and you as the player needs to uncover his past and the mysteries of the island.


Oh wait, so the male cast is the same as from the VN Amnesia?? I didn't recognize that main guy.... Either way sounds very interesting. those are not my preference of games, but I do love to have stuff like that for use on my phone when I'm away or something (otherwise it's console or pc gaming!). Thanks so much for sharing and for the info and detail. Love knowing that Takahiro is indeed in there, I love that guy's voice acting!! :D
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Rychi (6 months ago) #41171476Amazing loot!!!^^moonstarfc (6 months ago) #41170396Nice loot! The BL art is beautiful :Dinsanecha (6 months ago) #41158101Great BL loot! <3Thanks so much :D
Stacycmc (6 months ago) #41117892What splendid eye candy you have here!! Also loved those wee little Gintama figures!!!
That refrain video, no clue what that is, but it has some damn nice voice actors in that (sure wish I knew WTF they were saying though!). I know I heard my dear Makishima Shogo (Psycho-Pass VA in there - Takahiro Sakurai)!!! I'm totally interested now!! (or at least I think I did, right at 0:53 in the video....but I don't see this listed in his filmography and can't read the japanese on the website to confirm if it's really him, so maybe not...but man it sounds like him!! - www.capcom.co.j...)
Is it a visual novel, like Amnesia or Hakuouki perhaps? I will go look now, as I'm quite curious! :D
Anyway, awesome haul (and your Germany trip...WOW, gorgeous pics and locations!!)...thanks so much for sharing with us!! :D
Yup, Takahiro Sakurai’s the VA for the warden. Refrain is still really new so maybe it’s not listed yet in his filmography. It’s a mobile game and I guess it’s considered as an interactive VN. All the male leads suffer from amnesia and you as the player needs to uncover his past and the mysteries of the island.
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Kiz-xo (6 months ago) #41108945dream lifeAloren (6 months ago) #41107550BL paradise! <333
Thank you ^^
solluxcaptor (6 months ago) #41098853Your loots are SO AMAZING!!! Seriously I'm always in awe of all the amazing BL-related stuff you got, wow!
Nothing gets my blood pumping more than getting a boxful of gorgeous 2D men touching each other.
Although I'm more of a doujinshi buyer.. I can agree lol ;;

And I’m jelly of your amazing YGO collection :D
Solarstormflare (6 months ago) #41094751Cool loot! I can emphasize with trying to save more though lol. Also thanks for the russia segment too! I've never been but it looks really nice!
Saving and collecting can never go hand in hand I guess XD Russia’s great and I’d love to go back again. You should definitely visit if you have the chance!
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Amazing loot!!!^^
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Nice loot! The BL art is beautiful :D
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Great BL loot! <3
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What splendid eye candy you have here!! Also loved those wee little Gintama figures!!!

That refrain video, no clue what that is, but it has some damn nice voice actors in that (sure wish I knew WTF they were saying though!). I know I heard my dear Makishima Shogo (Psycho-Pass VA in there - Takahiro Sakurai)!!! I'm totally interested now!! (or at least I think I did, right at 0:53 in the video....but I don't see this listed in his filmography and can't read the japanese on the website to confirm if it's really him, so maybe not...but man it sounds like him!! - www.capcom.co.j...)

Is it a visual novel, like Amnesia or Hakuouki perhaps? I will go look now, as I'm quite curious! :D

Anyway, awesome haul (and your Germany trip...WOW, gorgeous pics and locations!!)...thanks so much for sharing with us!! :D
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