Onibi a bit embarrassing in this chapter. She tries to get a spider to bite her thinking that she will gain same powers as Spiderman. If she was a comic nerd boy, younger that 7 years old and a little bit dumb, I'd understand.
Spiderman comic is popular in Japan? She knows it really well. She even knows Midtown, that part surprised me.
Edit: Unless that line was a translator joke?
Onibi is extremely eccentric. Her enigmatic thought processes and motivations are difficult for mere us mortals to understand.
It might be just me, but even as an introvert, I find Shimamura's attitude toward her "pseudo-friendships" with "Pancho," "Delos" and "Santos" to be a bit too cold and cynical. Not all connections with other people have to be deep or lasting, but she too easily writes off those three as not worth her time instead of recognizing that they're trying to be friendly and trying to genuinely respond in kind.
I think Shimamura might actually be on the spectrum. The way she handles social interaction, and the way she thinks about things are pretty atypical. Her difficulty relating to the new girls likely stems from a incomplete grasp on the simple nuances of interpersonal relation that comes naturally to the typically-minded. Also explains why she is confused by Taru's actions and behaviors.
strangely transphobic bathroom joke in this one... I hope im just missing context somehow. I dont expect bkub to be a paragon of kindness or anything but that one was so 1 dimensionally mean that it reads like some awful fascist comics id rather not name
It's not a trans person. It's a peeper who wants to leer girls on their bathroom, thus stuff like "He's gonna find that I'm a guy" or "Gotta fool him with a girly voice" which don't really work for trans people. Trans girl won't think: "I'm a guy," because she's not and trans people don't usually maintain something like separate voices.
i'm a trans person, and i absolutely read it as a straight up mean transphobic 'joke'. why? because while it's not how a real trans person thinks, it is absolutely how shitty transphobes think that real trans people think. as the original comment indicates, this mythical scenario has been the bread and butter of anti-trans scaremongering forever.
That's just a simple drag queen. You aren't being attacked, just relax
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