Other people in this thread have already said this, but I too can confirm that Chica is still a lesbian at the end of the most recently published 5th volume. Chica also continues to have romantic relationships with other women in future chapters.
The 6th and final volume is on indefinite hiatus, but the directions the series take have given me no reason to believe the series will end with Chica in a relationship with a man. I doubt I would be translating Golondrina if it did. I definitely understand why people are suspicious (I certainly was too when I first read the series) but at least in what has been published, there's nothing to worry about.
Thank you kindly for the update and all your translation-work.
Haven't begun reading the series yet, but after reading this I've been convinced to get onboard! ^ ^
And you both have no idea what is it like on the real world. It's a jackal eats jackal world outhere and I beleive that those two should settle on adopting a cat, they're as nosy as children and they are WAY less dramatic
IMO!: It's a story about two juxtaposing outcasts being brought together by a mutual, gentle empathy. And not about, say, I dunno... what some may interpret to be a sociopath that uses high-school power-dynamics to manipulate a classmate into submission. Which is sad. : C
Empathy, yo'. Gotta cross-reference character with what appears to be the author's intent.
El examplé: I felt the most important lines were on p. 11/12
Khouhai: 'I'm sad.'
Senpair: 'A-about what?'
Khouhai: 'About everything!'
If the story were told from Khouhai's perspective it would revolve around how she is unhappy and feels isolated, but is both motivated and pleased by Senpai's perseverance - yet, unbeknownst to her, the Senpai feels much the same way. In the end the pair are brought together by that which causes their respective unhappiness: The Senpai that's so bad she's bullied into quitting is encouraged to stay and be coached by the talented Khouhai that feels removed from her peers.
Ultimately the Khouhai remains cold and anti-social, the Senpai insecure and lacking confidence - but the narrative suggests, in amongst all their unhappiness, they've each found a personal sense of acceptance and understanding in one another's flaws and kindness. +Yuri. Which is nice. : )
[Also: One cannot offer a dissenting opinion and, in turn, resentfully dismiss a further dissenting opinion on one's own dissent. That, yo', leads to arrogant hypocrisy.]
Regarding involvement of sperm-donor:
It's all personal-preference, yo'!
The couple involved in the manga would prefer the donor to be someone they know, so they break-down why at is and what would be ideal for them.
If someone wants the donor to be entirely anonymous and never involved? That's kewl, too! Just gotta preach the acceptance of individual preference. ^ ^
[She] waited so long for a sequel to Fallout 3, but New Vegas, her true soulmate, was there the whole time, just waiting for her to notice. And now she's going to be too focused on her pretty but ultimately shallow fling with Fallout 4 to ever realise it. Brings a tear to your eye.
...It's not about the protagonist actually being 'fat', but lazy.
When the Ex at the start says "Aren't you sorta... fat?" she's using it as a way-in to end the relationship 'cause she doesn't like how much of a 'slob' the protag. is. The heroine's so insecure and afraid of failure that she quits everything she starts the moment it gets hard, so she reacts out of anger at the Ex (partly because she literally isn't fat, but mainly 'cause she's insecure about her lifestyle), but winds up proving her right when she gets bored of exercising.
Being 'fit' becomes a cypher for simply being wanted or loved, which is compounded by the way she reacts to the athletic girl ("And those abs...!"). When she says "Running doesn't get you slim at all." she means 'Gets you noticed' as much as anything - having not lost any weight comes second, referring to how her attitude hasn't changed (and she partly knows that's why Athletic Girl ain't noticed!).
The protag. lashing out with 'You run 'cause you've got nothing better to do!' is inward facing; she feels Athletic Girl is an arrogant jerk ('cause she's hot) whilst feeling insecure ('cause she don't feel hot/ain't noticed). In the end it's revealed Athletic Girl liked her for who she was anyway (as someone that didn't care if she did get fat), and the subsequent epiphany makes the protag. feel like Athletic Girl will be the one to help her confidence so she can finally change her outlook/lifestyle for the better (which she's always wanted).
I liked it, anyhow. Hope there's a sequel. C :