Awww. I'm now kinda hoping Heidi becomes a regular.
I'm still not sure their trans, tho...
The name is what makes me so "suspicious". They don't strike me as a foreigner character and I think this would be the first regular Japanese character I've ever seen in any manga that just randomly has such a stereotypical Western name. Crossdressing male or trans characters though ...
Heidi is most likely their "Stage name" that they use while on the clock or when otherwhise interacting with customers. Men (and transwomen) working at Japanese gay bars tend to take on a feminine names exclusively for work, and the stereotype is that many of them pick overtly western-sounding names, the most common of which I've come across being "Catherine".
.....just when you thought the mom had learned her lesson she goes and does something kinda fucked up like this. Poor Neeko's gonna be holed up in her room for a month of non-stop crying after this ;__;
Not to mention her trust in Imoko is gonna be damaged, because she was totally in on this.
Actually, I think it's a nicotine inhaler. You put little nicotine capsules in them. I used one for a while when I tried to quit smoking and I was basically sucking on the damn thing 24/7, just like Miyako's mom.
What IS it with yuri manga and throwing in the shot of the "mysterious" woman in trendy clothes walking through a terminal or a train station to show that she's coming from somewhere far away? And having her say something ambiguous that obviously hints at a history with one of the leading ladies? There's clichés and then there's this!
So, the story is being written by a popular musician? So Liz is literally just some bratty diva's self-insert?!
Fuck me, as if I didn't already have enough reasons to hate this character. What makes it worse is she was probably intended to come off as sympathetic, but the writer is just completely lacking in the self-awareness department. This whole thing reads like a reverse Fifty Shades of Gray with a lesbian twist.
I don't think Kou is being insensitive. If anything, she seems conflicted. Having someone as beautiful as Nene confess to you is bound to make anyone feel flattered, and Kou seems too inassertive to turn her down properly. Still, by not giving her a clear "no", she's kinda stringing her along.
That being said, fuck that photography-senpai! She has been nothing but purely manipulative up til now, and while I'm not entirely convinced that she had anything to do with Nene breaking up with Amane (Nene didn't seem to know her at all, and the fact that she's fallen for Kou makes it seem like she really did stop loving Amane, even if the reason is unclear), she is very obviously manipulating events right now to her own advantage and for her own amusement!
Really, at this point, it seems like Amane is the only character who is one hundred percent blameless in all of this and it's killing me how she's being treated!
Fuuuuuuuuck, I feel so bad for Amane! D:
I seriously hope that Nene is legit being blackmailed or manipulated by the senpai, because the alternative that she just dumped Amane for no good reason is just heartbreaking.