|head empty more or less
|i have no mouth, but i must traffic
haaaaaa, it is truly the holiday season, and my wallet is truly empty. i still have so many gifts left to buy and owe my mom and sibling money for gifts were both/all going in on. and i would probably have more money if i hadn't chosen to browse toranoana and been tempted by the wonderful goods on display, but i deserve all of those doujinshi, okay! everything i picked up was either aki/denji from chainsaw man (i am finally reaping the benefits of the anime amplifying my csm otp. not a fan of the anime, but i will take the doujin where denji looks sufficiently scrungy) or lauda/guel from gundam: witch from mercury (somehow!! the most enduring thing about gwitch for me was the goddamn incest...). i'm very excited to have them all in my hands! (●ˇ∀ˇ●)
i know it's very much a cultural (and legal) difference between how eastern and western fandom operates, but i wish japanese fanworks like doujinshi didn't tend to be so ephemeral. there's some shirou/kirei doujin i would love to get my mitts on, but i've had no luck with finding a copy for sale yet. in a beautiful, ideal world, everyone would be able to share their fanworks online without fear of lawsuits or shitty people stealing your hard work.
so much appreciation for how much easier ordering these more niche kinds of goods has gotten as someone overseas! toranoana having a forwarding service they direct you to and surugaya just...machine translating the entire site lmao--they're both quite convenient despite some clumsiness.
i just need to stop eyeballing a lunar series official guidebook on surugaya now...