Forum › Posts by othiym23

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Oh my god, one of the stories on her Pixiv has these two getting drinks with Ise and Shima and it is almost too cute for words.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Thanks for translating this. Tokuwo Tsumu's two for two with me after this and Ise-san and Shima-san.

She doesn't seem to have anything else in serialization right now, but if you go to her Pixiv, there's acres of good stuff, some of it featuring some very familiar faces.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This turn of events is all I could have hoped and dreamed it would be. Delightful!

I hope Miyako's mom grandma doesn't turn out to be a total bitch or anything.

last edited at Oct 29, 2021 1:08AM

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Cute. I like the way Yodokawa draws eyes and cute, oblivious faces in general.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

The way it looks like Liane feels when standing in between Sera and Ruri is exactly the way I'd feel standing between the two of them too.

othiym23
Slow Start discussion 15 Oct 19:02
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

God do I love this dumbassed manga.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

If you think about it, were someone to create a large-scale, shared, simulated environment that wasn't bound to one person's experience of it, it would be effectively as difficult as creating a real universe to mirror all of the low-level physical behaviors of a non-simulated universe that confirms to the physical laws we know. It's actually really clever to run some of these experiments testing directly observable physical constants to try to determine if you're living inside a simulation. It's also clever world-building and storytelling to use this approach to explain what's been going on.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Sleep tight, Onee-san

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Shimeji Simulation with rabbits instead of weird rocks.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

As my pfp demonstrates, I really love Ayane's stuff, and I especially love her insanely convoluted, lore-heavy Madoka doujins. My favorites are the Mami x OL stories, but this one is a cute bit of wish fulfillment / fic as well.

I wish we could get her Five Demon Generals and Makikomi series here, because they're both very cute and wholesome in their extremely raunchy way (and also genuinely hilarious – I love her comedy writing).

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This title just reminds me of that manga where s little girl hangs out with her older sisters Ex

How come that one just stopped

My Sister's Friend? I don't know. It's completed and published in two volumes in Japanese. The scanlation was a collaboration between two teams, and maybe they just got busy with their own projects…

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This is very pretty and these girls are very nice.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Hello, Pippi-chan. Hello!

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Rumiko Takahashi...now THERE is a name I have not read in quite some time.

Viz has been putting out deluxe English wideban reissues of most of her most famous series over the last year or so, so I've been rereading Maison Ikkoku, which is way up there as my all-time favorite manga (and a big part of what got me to start learning Japanese). It holds up! I think it's impossible to overstate the influence that she's had on anything even vaguely romance or slice-of-life oriented.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

UH OH

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

FROM THE BALCONY!?

Wanko's hair is cute in a ponytail.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

…and then they both died when the car swerved across three lanes of traffic to run over an ambulance driver.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I like that this story has the same basic shape and character dynamics as Ise-san and Shima-san while having an almost entirely different emotional tone. It feels like these women have been through, and put each other through, a whole lot through the time that they've known each other. It reminds me a little of The Feelings We All Must Endure in that way (as a side note, who came up with that English title? It has nothing to do with the Japanese title at all).

Also, it feels a little unrealistic that one of four friends who were very close at one time would not know that two of the others split up and got back together. Maybe it's a cultural thing. In my circles of friends, that kind of drama gets around even faster than deaths in the family and marriages.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Does anybody know what senpai meant when she said that Osaka isn't part of Japan?

Just some casual Tokyo / Kanto supremacism on the part of the two of them.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Slapstick is a weird gag to use on an abuse victim

The way Mikanuji uses casual violence throughout this series is extremely interesting and occasionally very off-putting. It keeps the series from settling comfortably either into comedy or slice of life because many of the characters have been through real violence and emotional trauma, which is generally played seriously, but then the various couples are beating each other up and the tone, if not the affect, is comedic. I'm pretty sure it's part of why I like the series and it's definitely part of what makes it distinctive, but it's also what keeps it from being a comfy read, especially in the earlier chapters.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

"terf terf terf"
"egg egg egg"
blah blah blah

That is a whole lot of words to say "I'm a transphobe" while claiming you're not a transphobe. I'm amazed the word "woke" isn't in that screed

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

It's always nice to see Ikeda Takashi doing Ikeda Takashi things. I'm sure the focus will get back to Elly and Wanko before too long, but I really don't know where he's going with Tamago Onii-san and I'm curious to see.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Kinda off topic, is Aquatope gay?

It sorta seemed like it was going to be at first, and then it seemed like it was going to be more about sisterhood and the power and friendship, but now it's sort of heading in another direction… probably not, but we're less than halfway through a 24-episode series, so who knows.

It actually reminds me a lot of A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow with more outgoing protagonists. The relationship between the two MCs, whatever it ends up being, is really compelling and sweet. And it's by PA Works, so it's beautiful and very well made. Probably my anime of the season.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I enjoy how it's like Kia is a character in after-school educational programming for like Girl Guides and Chio is a character from some mashup of Citrus and a post-credits scene from End of Eva. Just completely different worlds.

othiym23
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I really appreciate the beleaguered tone of the typesetter's notes. Hang in there, royal nobody-san! You can do it!