Huh. I think this is the first time Kay has outright failed a job.
Also, with that last statement, I can't see things ending well for Watanabe. Kay just said that having too much fun in his line of work will get him killed quicker (which makes a lot of sense, it's a good way to get sloppy or take unneeded risks) and now you have Mr. Wig pointing out that he's treating the whole thing like a game.
I think Kase's reaction to the lipstick and Yamada's refusal to use her given name might actually be the same reaction: A fear of change.
They both like what they currently have and are generally comfortable with it, but they're also at a stage in their lives where things are changing and, with the choices they've made, they're facing some pretty drastic changes. What's worse, they aren't really there for each other to go through those changes together and, on some level, they know they're both facing a different set of changes and they're afraid of what those changes will do to their relationship. In Yamada's case it was not wanting to move to a closer form of address, because she's used to calling Kase Kase. Similarly, Kase is used to Yamada being innocent not particularly worldly, but here she is looking at other people and learning about adult things, like caring about make up. That is a large change for her and Kase is probably worried about what that means for their relationship and how Yamada views her. After all, she doesn't really use makeup or dress fancy herself and it was the innocent Yamada that fell in love with her, so would a more adult Yamada, with more refined tastes, still have feelings for the tomboy?
If the were living together, or could even meetup and hangout more, these worries would probably be much less of an issue, because they could see how gradual the change is, that it's not really effecting who they are as a person, and are still madly in love with each other, but that's not the case. They're separated most of the time and, while change is always scary, it's much scarier when the people you care about are changing without you.
This is the 3rd chapter of Mushoku to JK. Seems like Eclair Blanche is getting ignored by fan translators?
We'd need access to it first. But Eclair is a tricky anthology to work out of. It's one where scanlating from it is definitely going to hurt sales of the professional release and make it less likely that they'll continue releasing each anthology. It's super rare that the publishers take on collections like these.
It's morally unsound to work out of and puts us in a bit of a conundrum.
Out of curiousity, is there a reason it's more likely to decrease sales or cause trouble in this case, compared to others?
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that Madoka is doing that on purpose. I'm guessing she realized that Homura kept reacting to that particular phrase for some reason, and the reaction was strong enough that Madoka also realized she could exploit it to distract Homura... and probably get free hugs, if her "uehihihi" in the first instance is any indication.
Given that she mentioned Homura setting things up a certain way, I suspect she already has her memories back and is just playing along for the yuri.
Counter Point: She said that with her face buried in her girl friend's tits. She might just like presenting herself as feminine and graceful out in public and enjoys the attention she gets, mostly from guys, without a sexual or romantic component.
So, I truly hope this doesn't end in the "As long I'm by her side, I'm happy or If she's happy, I'm happy" cliché.
I don't think it will. Yuki doesn't seem to have a good grasp on her own emotions and I don't think her interest in the guy is as cut and dry as her liking him. The fact that it took seeing her photos to even realize she was smiling and having fun with Akari says something's up.