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Comments • Realizing what's important in life

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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    View spoilerHide spoilerkakanaru (10 days ago) #27117185I reached the same conclusion you did, except it took about 30 doujinshi and not... however many you have on that bookshelf. I realised that I ended up with some additions to my collection I could live without, and I should only be buying doujinshi I really really liked. It really does feel like a waste when you amass significant amounts of doujinshi that you don’t quite enjoy but don’t have the heart to get rid of... but ugh they take up so much space you can’t ignore them. (I have a much smaller bookshelf than you, which my books, manga and doujinshi share.) I don’t have any grand ambitions to index a whole series’ worth of doujinshi but I have one artist whose works I’m devoted to collecting despite long falling out of the fandom because she’s my absolute favourite artist and storyteller.

    Oh, congratulations on finding something you can focus on like that! It's definitely true what you're saying, the space my collection requires is definitely once of the major reasons why I haven't moved to a less quiet place since I've got a lot of space here at a comparably cheap rent.

    However, if your ambitions don't even require you to get all that much stuff, all the better; as long as you're happy with it, it's perfect, I think.
    5 days ago
    1pt
    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    blackmoongirl (10 days ago) #27116170Quick question: can you actually read Japanese? I just get 'em to enjoy the art, and I can get the jist of the story. >3>;;

    In a lot of cases, the art is definitely sufficient, but as hopelessly bland as some of the dialogues are, I think they do add something.
    Generally though, I can understand most of what I read, whether it's pornographic or non-pornographic content. If I can't understand something, all the better, only adds to the vocabulary learned.
    5 days ago
    1pt
    I 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...
    7 days ago
    1pt
    Lepetit89 (8 days ago) #27179213What kind of animal do you take me for? Would have to look it up, but my non-Touhou Project Doujinshi should be 98 - 99% pornographic at most.

    Lol, 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.
    8 days ago
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    Lepetit89 Eastern Library
    killindarlings (10 days ago) #27109071So is this all porn or what?

    What kind of animal do you take me for? Would have to look it up, but my non-Touhou Project Doujinshi should be 98 - 99% pornographic at most.
    8 days ago
    3pt
    I think slimming down the collection and finding focus is one of the best experiences in a collection-based hobby, so congrats! Very impressive collection too!
    9 days ago
    1pt
    kevinlowl (9 days ago) #27124545For such a huge catalog, I never heard of this doujin artist before. Can you link Soldier 54's page on mfc here pls?
    XD;; I think he meant the character's in movies who have no names but only appear as Soldier 54 (or Bystander 23 etc) in the end credits...

    On another note, I always admired your dedication to your doujin collection. It is very impressive. But I understand the need to prune, so I wish you good luck to find new homes for all those who will have to leave you.
    9 days ago
    1pt
    For such a huge catalog, I never heard of this doujin artist before. Can you link Soldier 54's page on mfc here pls?
    9 days ago
    4pt
    This diary inspired me to finally take photos and list 95% of my figures on ebay.
    9 days ago
    7pt
    At first glance, I thought it was a normal shelf in a public library. Best of luck with your collection!
    9 days ago
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