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Lepetit89

Lepetit89Eastern Library

«I collect, therefore I am.»
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Note: I am hesitant to accept random friend requests since “being friends” implies a certain degree of familiarity. I am, however, very open to friendly conversation, so feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.

Greetings, traveler, and welcome to my library.

I’m a collector from Germany, focusing on, for the most part, Touhou Project.
For quite some time, I’ve been primarily adding Doujinshi to the database, though I mainly limit my additions to things I actually own since I do like to verify information I use.

Most of the data I have is data I already collected once since I'm also doing the same for the Doujinshi and Manga Lexicon, which also has the additional benefit of allowing me to check my information twice.

Though I mostly have figures, random merchandise and, of course, Doujinshi listed here, I’m also a very active collector of Doujin music CDs, games and other media, though this is, again, limited to Touhou Project for the most part, which is why I hope that, maybe, the rules will allow for these to be added in the future.

As I said, while I have expanded quite a lot in the past few months, the core of my collection is Touhou Project, which is still the case and will continue to do so since I still play the games regularly and have already spent most of the money I have owned so far on related goods, my prized possession being my completed collection of official Touhou Project merchandise.


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Anyway, since this is basically also supposed to be a biography, I'll also include that (though in spoilers as this is a bit longer).

If you're interested, feel free to read on, otherwise, I hope we'll get to enjoy a few (mostly) friendly exchanges!

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Everything began in a winter night towards the end of December 2009. Back then, we still had actual winter here, and I spent my evenings playing Oblivion when there was nothing going on in FFXI (so it was rare for me to play Oblivion).

For some reason, I checked my Youtube favourites and found a remix of a Touhou Project BGM linked. One thing led to another and, a few months later, I bought all the games and started playing them somewhat religiously, making my way up to clearing Lunatic in all games as the years passed.

Along the road, I, of course, also greatly enjoyed the music. However, in November 2009, I lost almost all data on the partition my music was on in a bizarre accident involving a failed installation of a certain Poker-game that I do not wish to name.

Nonetheless, the timing couldn't have been better, for I had been saving money and thus, I looked into ways to purchase the CD's, mainly because there was nothing else I could spend it on.

As a result, I bought everything of interest Paletweb had to offer, moving on to WhiteCanvas a little more than half a year later because they offered items Paletweb did not and provided me with terribly friendly service, which I had not experienced from stores up until that point.

When I began collecting CD's, I also ceased downloading music and the only thing I kept downloading were Doujinshi because "I could not purchase them here, so it's okay", as I told myself.

However, my stance on that radically changed after yet another bizarre incident which involved a trip to my grandma, drugs and a Japanese 60GB PS3 (CECHA00) which I foolishly left to its own devices in my absence (this might sound a little more exciting than it actually was; please note that it was simply stolen in order to acquire drugs).

Long story short, I returned and, next to boundless rage, I also felt something else - complete and utter powerlessness.

A few days after that, I paid a little more attention to the friendly reminders in Doujinshi, telling the reader that uploads are prohibited - and started wondering if the artists also felt powerless, seeing how their works end up on all sites anyway.

Due to that, I no longer download anything, no matter how much I want to read it or listen to it. However, I also understand that reasons for illegal downloads go beyond simply wanting free stuff, but still, I cannot help but feel that this is just blatant disrespect towards the content creator. While I try not to bear particularly ill feelings towards those who engage in piracy, this is something that will not change, which is also why I’m more than happy to simply not talk about the topic.

Nonetheless, my abstinence didn't change the fact that I was a huge fan of Doujinshi, especially of the kind suited for adults. However, in many countries, import of pornographic media is very problematic, Germany being no exception, and I knew how thorough the local customs office was.

However, after moving to another town in October 2010, when I started going to university, I took a gamble with the customs office there and started ordering huge amounts of Doujinshi. I was somewhat nervous about the whole matter, but I succeeded - which also had a lot to do with the sellers being prudent about the packaging.

So there I was, collecting both CD's and Doujinshi. I was young, ambitious (at least as far as my collection was concerned) and, in an unexpected turn of events, I was lacking funds, even though I only focused on Touhou Project Doujinshi to restrain myself from feeling tempted to purchase too much.

However, those were the times that taught me how to use money efficiently - how I could save money, how I could get through months without ever having to touch my salary for trivial things such as food and, most importantly, how I could acquire more money. Granted, a lot of that was simply me working part-time as translator, but I managed to expand my collection on a monthly basis.

Now we're finally getting to figures!

Truth be told, I always thought figures were awesome, but considered them to be a waste of money because I didn't value aesthetics as much before that fateful day in 2011.

On that one day, when I caught wind of Griffon Enterprises being about to release a figure of Byakuren Hijiri, my favourite character, I could no longer resist and, at last, started collecting figures. "I'll only buy this one" turned into "But she'll be lonely without her friends" to "Having figures of only one group is somewhat boring".

Nowadays, I maintain a steadily growing collection of PVC-figures, with, as usual, a strong focus on Touhou Project. I make it a goal not to have more than one figure of each character, unless they can change shape or something to that extent. I would love to have one figure of each character in the series, but it seems that Touhou Project has become slightly less popular among figure producers, which is somewhat detrimental to my ambitions, I suppose.

However, towards the end of the year 2014, this growing lack of interest as well as my refusal to buy from stores that do not sell items internationally finally allowed me to expand. I lifted my restrictions on figures and Doujinshi, which I only bought if they were related to Touhou Project, and started including items related to Kantai Collection.

From this point forward, I intend to keep doing the same - my collection has become a bit of a life purpose for me, as I started greatly enjoying archiving new acquisitions as part of various projects on other websites.
Show(s)
Breaking Bad, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Gintama, Grey's Anatomy, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Magnum, P.I., The Walking Dead, The Wonder Years
Game(s)
Final Fantasy XI, 東方Project
MOE Point(s)
Females, sufficiently feminine males
Music
No particular genres, rather all of them.
Camera
Canon EOS 1200D, Canon LiDE 220
Computer
ASUS PB248Q, ASUS Z97-PRO, Intel i7-4790K, ASUS GTX 970, 16GB RAM, Windows 10

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0pt
Thank you ! I talked a bit to lorddralnu about them to improve (decorate?) shop links so feel free to use them if you want (but it'll be even more great if kumasanmk could add them as a feature)

[img=16]http://jigokuneko.net/ext/melon.png[/img]
[img=16]http://jigokuneko.net/ext/tora.png[/img]
2 months ago
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darkfader lolicon
IKR. Too much content. I myself thought I had somewhat caught up with the doujinshi I really liked, but now keep finding new ones and interest shift slowly toward other authors too. I just added some new pics of stuff I received today. Yesterday I saw some dozen on my wished items I already had ordered or owned (with duplicate image search on my machine). Probably even more not on my wishlist, but I only do automated title matching. Titles are often not matching 100%.
3 months ago
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darkfader lolicon
Hi. Just wondering if you've decided to keep collecting doujinshi other than Touhou or something. Did you manage to sell more doujinshi?
3 months ago
0pt
Hey !
I've recently bought some Studio ParM ITEM #532482 and i seen you've already added them into the database so i have a little question :
Why did you used the on'yomi reading for the title ? Did it mentionned into the book or anything ?
3 months ago
0pt
Nemesis Unlimited Fetish Works
Lepetit89 (3 months ago) #31347629Hey, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!
Dankeschön! :)
3 months ago
0pt
10.000 books owned? Now that's a library! Congrats friend!
4 months ago
0pt
Lepetit89 (4 months ago) #30933782Hallo! Entschuldige, ja, die Nachrichten sind angekommen, Antwort vergessen; bin gerade dabei, einige Sachen intensiv zu prüfen, aber melde mich die Tage noch bei dir.

Alles klar dann weiß ich Bescheid :)
4 months ago
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Lepetit89 Eastern Library
Nana_Chigusa (4 months ago) #30933773Hast du meine Nachrichten bekommen?

Hallo! Entschuldige, ja, die Nachrichten sind angekommen, Antwort vergessen; bin gerade dabei, einige Sachen intensiv zu prüfen, aber melde mich die Tage noch bei dir.
4 months ago
0pt
Hast du meine Nachrichten bekommen?
4 months ago
0pt
https://www.img-load.de/images/2018/01/01/Tamamo-New-Year-2018_2.jpg
5 months ago
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