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Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I think this is spam or at least I don't think advertising PornHub here is acceptable.

Everything from Aug/Sept looks pretty normal, then that. Makes me wonder if the account got hacked.

last edited at Mar 4, 2021 9:14AM

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Is this some equally old extra just translated, or the author decided recently to do a new 1 off chapter for some reason after like 20 years?

Something between?
Looks like it was from ~2015, after a 10-year break.

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I like how the "...but..." bubble has the little thought dots going both ways to show that they are in sync.

I don't understand the tone of the last panel. "We are suitably far apart from each other?"

I took that to mean that there was enough distance to keep things from getting messy. They can be professional; they respect each other's boundaries; they're near one another but not tied to each other. A "Goldilocks" sort of nearness/distance that might be more comfortable to them than the relationship the main couple has.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I completely lost it at Mari-san stating "yup, it's a nice bridge."

Could have been worse. ;-)

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I'm looking for people's opinion's about what they considered the best yuri stories they have read. I'm not restricting the scope to any genre or tags. The aspects of good storytelling I'm looking for are well-defined characters, excellent pacing, immersive art, minimal use of tropes, compelling plotlines, and an overall sense of respect for the reader. I want to filter out bland, unengaging, and forgettable content. It does not have to be completed, either. Thank you for your help!

Can't say that my opinion doesn't change every other month, but here are some that have "stood the test of time" for me. In no particular order:
Graffiti and its sequel.
From Aiu Station on the Hiragana Line (Also has a sequel.)
Aqua Blue Cinema
Collectors (4-koma, so it might miss on pacing or plot-line for you.)
Water Depth (This story is almost poetic.)

I notice that I'm listing mostly shorter pieces. My favorite longer ones seem to be slice of life, meander a lot (e.g., A Kiss and a White Lily), are so heavy I've no desire to reread them (e.g., Octave), or miss out on other points you're looking for.

<--- But I do try to keep my lists clean, so feel free to explore my Favorites folder.

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

truck kun getting the harem he deserves... errr, rather the convoy I guess.

Time to break out the CB radios and Burt Reynolds flicks

I think you mean Kris Kristofferson.

Yuki Kitsune
Kill Switch discussion 19 Feb 13:13
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Yuki Kitsune posted:

Read the prologue, and it looks promising...but then I got to the warning.

...

Hm. Well it'd be best to not have thread devolve into talking about just this topic, but it is surely an odd circumstance. I'm in the dark on this but when I have some more information, I'll follow up.

Agreed, I wouldn't want to make too big a deal of it. While I realize that hosting stuff that hasn't been licensed in the U.S. is in something of a grey zone, and I have no problem with troubling corporations, one of the things I have always admired about Dynasty is its responsiveness to artists' wishes. I make my choice not to read it here, but we all get to make our own choices.

Yuki Kitsune
Kill Switch discussion 19 Feb 09:45
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Read the prologue, and it looks promising...but then I got to the warning.

A stern notice that, "We will stop translating if the author discovers us," is a pretty clear indication that this goes against the artist's wishes. I'm kind of surprised that Dynasty would choose to host it, tbh. Sorry for being the stick in the mud here. OTOH, I don't feel like getting invested in the story when there's a high probability that it gets pulled before it's done.

Artist's statement on Twitter.

last edited at Feb 19, 2021 9:55AM

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

"The wall of our shower is terrifying."

Ours too, lass. Ours too.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

"Our dads are over Seas"

This is such a cursed textbubble, Sakurako and Kasumi marrying Someone Else is just ludicrous nonsense

I'm not convinced that their dads even exist. My head canon is, Sakurako finally figured out how to have Kasumi's Science Babies.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

This oneshot. There's a girl whose brother visits a cafe with this cute girl owner/worker. The girl falls for the owner/worker, and the owner/worker turns out to be a total mess. What's it called?

This?

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

In so many of these school-age stories, the families are either invisible or only serve as either comic relief or source of drama. I love how much the families of the MCs are integrated into the story here. It gives it so much more depth and dimension.

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

The author is either trying to misdirect or is deluding themselves, because there's no platonic explanation to what happened here.

I would have said that platonic love is exactly what is shown here: affection without a sexual relationship. It's difficult to put too fine a point on it simply because the definitions of platonic love and romantic love have changed so much over time, but I think my favorite description is that platonic love (in the modern sense) is the attraction of souls rather than bodies.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

... liked the drama and exploration of deep (and potentially irreconcilable) interpersonal issues. ... Does anybody have any recommendations for similar manga? I'm okay with oneshots/shorter manga, but I'd prefer longer multi-chapter works where you really get to know the characters and see how they grow.

So many to choose from, and so much variety. Let's see, stories where the characters have personal conflicts/issues to resolve...
Ebisu-san and Hotei-san
Fragments of Love
Octave (Drama so thick you could cut it with a knife.)
Twin Cake
Green
Hoshikawa Ginza District 4 (Good story & character development, but be mindful of the tags)

Or you can just peruse the Aaaaaangst or Drama tags. And if you are new to the genre, I'm sure you will discover plenty of other story types to enjoy as you explore. Welcome to the site!

last edited at Jan 30, 2021 10:22PM

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Someone is using the FAQ, Help and Suggestions thread to say disturbing things--so let me make a couple of things perfectly clear: https://chsroundup.com/5653/viewpoints/is-heterophobia-real/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-can-black-people-be-racist_n_5c3e5e8be4b01c93e00e8764

Black people can't be racist? Wow. Okay, let's ignore that opinion piece written by someone who has clearly led a sheltered life, and let me tell you about someone I worked with back in college.

I worked at the university hospital where I had a black co-worker, which, to be honest, didn't really register as a difference at first. We got along great, chatted frequently, and I had been raised to be "color-blind," so to speak. One day I heard him talking on the phone in a completely different tone and style than I'd ever heard from him. He sounded almost "gangsta," which totally didn't seem like it suited his slim, nerdy stature. I majored in linguistics because I was fascinated by how people communicate, so, naturally, I asked him about it later.

What he explained to me is that, while he was actually more comfortable talking the way he did around the office, he wouldn't dare speak that way with people from the neighborhood where he grew up. He told me that, if he visited home and people heard him talking "like a white person," he'd not only have to worry about his own life, but also the lives of his sister and mother who still lived in that neighborhood. He was literally scared that people he considered neighbors and friends, people he grew up with, would kill him and his nearest relatives if he wasn't black enough.

How is that not racism?

Incidentally, I love how the author of the article says that people of color can be prejudiced but not racist, but then, to prove his point, links to a dictionary entry for racism that includes the definition "racial discrimination or prejudice."

Edit: The sort of attitude that leads people to say, "heterophobia isn't a thing," or, "people of color can't be racist," is the same dangerous exceptionalism that makes people say, "only men can be abusers; they're never the victims." Well, guess what....

last edited at Jan 29, 2021 11:18AM

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

GendoIkari posted:

Is there manga that goes from two girls confessing, then dating, then having sex?

Doesn't matter if it's a series, one-shot, or doujin.

Kase-san?

I have read that one before but thanks anyways

Hard to know what you haven't read, but...
Bloom Into You (Long)
Lily Love
Girl Friends (Licensed)
Edible Flowers stops just shy of sex, but I find it as satisfying

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

"You have the right to be proud of of loving what [who] you love!!" -- All I can say is, if he can love her for having this attitude, then he better support her when she tells him where her heart lies.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I'm looking for one where a girl goes to visit her grandparents (something of the sort) in the countryside and stumbles upon a mansion where she meets a "ghost" who is bound to that area. Turns out the "ghost" was a girl who was unconscious and her spirit was lingering I guess. The girl becomes conscious again and they become friends. It would probably be subtext at most

This one?

And here's a couple others with similar themes.

last edited at Jan 25, 2021 3:55PM

Yuki Kitsune
Ikoku Nikki discussion 19 Jan 17:15
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

That... was one of the most amazing takes on toxic masculinity I've ever read. Yamashita Tomoko is quickly rising to be one of my favorite authors. I am in awe.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Awww, how sweet: they made a baby together. No, wait...

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I love/hate you for that credits page.

Yuki Kitsune
Ikoku Nikki discussion 17 Jan 17:02
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I'm two chapters in, and I'm laughing and crying at the same time. This is going to be a bit of a ride, I suspect.

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

Idiot Couple has leveled up to Idiots Galore!

バカ まつり?

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runrin said :

[43] Sorry about the long delay between chapters on this series, I do my best, but I have a lot of ongoing projects and this takes a very long time to edit. Enjoy.

Thanks for all your efforts!

last edited at Jan 14, 2021 6:05PM

Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

I’ve seen dogs, cats, rabbits etc (the usual suspects) turned into cute girls but a tiny hamster is new...

Well, there was this one, sort of.

last edited at Jan 13, 2021 5:44PM

Yuki Kitsune
Snowfox
joined Jan 31, 2015

What was Kasumi trying to throw away when they were looking at her accessories that got Sakurako in such a huff?

I was pretty confused because she said she was getting rid of anything Kasumi got her. Was that a typo? Or was she saying that since they share the accessories now, Kasumi doesn't wear the gifts and they can go?

Either misread or it's been fixed. She says: "I guess I'll get rid of anything except stuff you gave me..."

Can't figure out what Kasumi is holding, though. Guessing it was something of Sakurako's that Kasumi doesn't use.