While looking through my Japan Loot, I realized that it wouldn’t be feasible if I had to carefully remove the clear plastic bag that’s protecting the doujinshis every time I need to fa- look for illustration examples.
Feeling rather fed up with that, I’ve decided to plastic wrap my books.
I never do much plastic wrapping for my books back in secondary school except when necessary. But with artbooks/doujins, it’s a must. Funny that when it comes to artbooks/doujins, I get very picky about keeping them at near “disaster-free”, eliminating most of the possibilities of the books getting damaged (Ex. Scratched book cover, dog-eared corners, friends that *might* come over and accidentely squirt their soldiers on the books etc)
This means plastic wrapping them and keeping them in the book selves from all the bad people ^^;
I remember when I got my first artbook (MOE SIDE) 3 years back, I fanatically found ways to keep it in a good condition. My mom though I was crazy with such an obsession of keeping the artbooks in ‘mint’ condition; But it has paid off. \o/
Of course, plastic wrapping a book will take some time, but like they say, great things require patience. Grab a cutting board, a pair of scissors, penknife, plastic sheet (readily available in the stationary stores) and sticky tape and you will be able to ‘preserve’ the lifespan of your precious books in no time! ^^;
And oh, the book (Star Platinum) in the picture’s from BLACK DOG, a popular doujin circle that specializes in drawing the raunchiest Sailormoon doujins (
One of my fetishes They have very nice long legs hohoho). Sailor Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Venus FTW!
So, do you plastic wrap (or other methods) your doujins/artbooks/manga/etc?