Buyfagging: A Darker Side to Living la Vida Baka

Article, Buyfaggery — By on September 27, 2013 12:55 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Most people agree that buyfags are the greatest human beings to ever walk this planet, but did you know there’s a sinister side to the hobby?

too sad lelouch

Sometimes it’s hard being perfect.

That’s right: alphabetization.

An example of the oppression

An A-Z example of the pains enforced upon collectors

Every day, alphabetization affects buyfags like Dark_Sage. Even one new manga could require entire rows to be shifted to allow for a more complete display.

So what happens when the buyfag has work for one day and can’t just change things up on the fly?

Things just pile up and, well, this results:


Please stop this persecution. Contact your local official to let them know the alphabet needs to be abolished, such that displays of bad financial judgment need not be oppressed by the narrow confines of proper order.

Only you can prevent buyfag sadness.

Only you can prevent buyfag sadness.


Thank you,

Dark_Sage – A concerned Dark_Sage

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Dark_Sage says:

Before you ask, the answer is over 3,500 mangas.

2ColouredEyes says:

D_S, confirmed for being a Kashiwazaki Sena FC member.

No pity for you for doing something like that to precious mangas. Cthuko is mad.

Dark_Sage says:

I have the Yozora version too, as you can see. (You’re right that I think Sena is the best though.)

I can’t really help the manga situation, but I do have a mass reorganization planned for this weekend. Hopefully I’ll find a way to get everything up, but I’m not sure building another row on the wall will fit all this shit.

2ColouredEyes says:

omg. Do you have Kobato too? And yes, Sena surely is the best. I’d burn all my h collection just to have her as my waifu.
>I can’t really help the manga situation
Liar. And do not consider that putting those precious mangas inside a box is the solution. Else, you’ll have me knocking on your door with a shotgun.
3rd photo, girl with long black hair. Is that Yamato Nadeshiko?

Dark_Sage says:

No Kobato unless she came out with a Monster Hunter version. Then I’ll buy it.

I dunno dude, you got any better solutions? There’s only so much wallspace I have.

That’s Nadeshiko, yeah. It’s only shoulder-length hair though. My shit:

2ColouredEyes says:

Wallspace? How much were spent for those then only wallspace? Why don’t you create another room. More like, create a Library. When you buy an expensive laptop, you don’t put it on a $10 bag >:(

I knew it. I saw something like that from a friend and read it. Afterwards, I searched for the anime. Time well spent lol.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m not sure I understand the question. Anyway, the full wallspace might end up holding about 2,000. I’ll have to drill more shelves into the walls. (Holes are easy to fill in. An entire new room isn’t.)

I’m not spending anymore than I’ve already spent on the architecture until I’ve bought my own home instead of just renting a place out. And I haven’t done that yet since I’m not sure where I want to work for the long-term.

2ColouredEyes says:

Different circumstances for us then. But, if that will ever happen to me, I’d create a Library. In the long run, that’s a better solution, I believe.

Can’t help but laugh when I started thinking how you would fare when you need to move to another state or to your own house. Haha

2ColouredEyes says:

oo and I remember the party you and koku did. Are those what koku meant?

>You better come sooner rather than later. I swear to god, his mancave was like an otaku’s paradise, I’m still starry-eyed (◕‿◕✿)
as per koku. yes, I effin search for this >:)

Dark_Sage says:

Well, he was actually referring to the whole collection that spreads across three rooms. I only gave you a snapshot of what I’ve got.

2ColouredEyes says:

Man, I asked for photos :( Well, not complete but still, koku’s claim seems to be legit.

Dark_Sage says:

I’d rather not have anything but my complete, ordered collection shown to people (unless I’m using it for a post like this). I’m just really proud of the collection, so I didn’t want it shown in the disarray it currently is.

2ColouredEyes says:

Hmm, understandable. Though I admit, I thought koku was lying.

And hey! Even Solaristicss experienced the same thing. You should consider taking a look.

Solaristicss says:

Jesus christ… how much have you spent on all this.

Dark_Sage says:

On just the manga? Take a guess. 3500 volumes not including artbooks * however much you think I spent on each, on average.

The answer is more than I should have.

Solaristicss says:

Uhm… Around 5-8$ a volume avg? So around 25k.

Solaristicss says:

That was supposed to be a reply, but yeah. I spent around 7-8$ per a volume avg for the manga I’ve bought.

Dark_Sage says:

Both you and 2coloured had issues with replies here. If it’s actually a case of the system screwing with you, I may have to check with one of the secret admins to fix it. Was that the case or just a slip of the reply button?

And I’m not gonna give any numbers, but 25k is a bit on the high side (I haven’t technically estimated things out, but I’d skew that average a bit lower). It’s more than I should have, whatever the final amount is.

Solaristics says:

Ah I see. I did click the reply button though to answer that question of yours.

Dark_Sage says:

All right, I’ll have to mess around with it tomorrow.

RaccoonGoon says:

I look at pictures like this, and I’m glad I’m relatively poor.

If I had more money, there’s no telling how much random crap I’d have laying around…

Anon says:

I see all that money from the Crymore Donation Drive went to good use.

Solaristics says:

Aahahaha. That gave me a good chuckle.

SomeLoser says:

I only put one-shots and smaller series in alphabetical order, while letting larger series roam free.

Dark_Sage says:

My eye twitches at the prospect.

FalseDawn says:

Wow, are you starting your own manga store, D_S? :o

Dark_Sage says:

Yes, and the only customer is me.

Marow says:

You got the old Azumanga Daioh!

Dark_Sage says:


Hairy says:

Where do you buy your manga from?

Dark_Sage says:

The internet.

animegio says:

Good, good. I thought I had a “bad” habit overspending on my hobby, but compared to this it’s peanuts.

Harley Gorillason says:

I’m sorry D_S, but anyone who actually bought Brink deserves all the alphabetisation issues they encounter.

Dark_Sage says:

Quite a few games there I got for free or had to get to pad out a deal. Brink is one of those where I got in on a glitch, so it cost $0 shipped.

I expect an apology. :(

TouToTheHouYo says:

Arigato gozaimasu.

Passerby says:

I doubt you’ve read all of them.

Dark_Sage says:

Your assumption may or may not be accurate.

vivant says:

I’m glad I’m not the only one so obsessive in putting those books by alphabetical order.

zanon says:

Not having a optical reader equipped robotic automatic sorting library? Step it up D_S. Project for next year!

2ColouredEyes says:

A Donation Drive might be needed for that.

freedom says:

which is better
3ds, vita, or buyfagging manga you won’t read?

Dark_Sage says:

What’s the point of the question? Do you have money you need to spend or something? I dunno, Persona 4 Golden is better than any game that will ever be on the 3DS, so Vita > 3DS. When it comes to the manga, that depends why you’re buying it. I wanted a huge manga collection, so I bought it. If I wanted a collection only of stuff I knew I’d read, I’d have a much smaller collection.

LuneSave says:

Collections are a nice hobby, I have a bunch of coins over the years!. And the Vita only gets better with Danganronpa.

AzureHakua says:

lul. Looks like buying Attack on Titan was part of the A-Z problem.

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