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Koveras
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joined Jul 15, 2016

All those who feel their yuri is tainted as soon as a girl is contaminated by the touch of a dick, jump ship now.

B-but posting passive-aggressive complaints about "How is this yuri?" or "Why is this on Dynasty?" after every new chapter is so much more enjoyable! /s

Koveras
SHY discussion 03 Aug 05:12
Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

Another filler arc wrapped? :-)

Koveras
Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

Man, am I glad that the jealousy/miscommunication arc is over! I'm looking forward to how Yamada and Kase's relationship grows from here on out.

Inb4 Kase jogs by on a whim, notices Yamada being lured behind the shed by an old man/clown, misunderstands everything in a fit of jealousy, and throws something heavy at the poor guy.

Koveras
Untitled discussion 01 Aug 07:20
Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

gets hit by a truck

isekai'd as the villainess of an otoge whose protagonist looks like her mom and is totes straight

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

Would be funny if they started dating and absolutely nothing changed in their relationship.

I think that would be the most natural development, since they are already married in all but form. :-)

Koveras
Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

and then they _______

became roommates.

Best prediction so far.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

"Every kid grows up sneaking peeks at porn long before turning 18, yet here we are, losing our shit because one of them had the guts to draw some herself!"

I swear, that is the most profound commentary of the state of modern society I have read in a long while.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

I really appreciate when an author can actually pull off having a third character join in and they not feel like a third wheel. These chapters have been nice. I hope we get to have more with Ranbara later.

That's because Ranbara is not a meddlesome and insecure interloper, but immediately recognizes that the other are a couple in all but name, finds a realistic spot for herself in their arrangement at a comfortable distance (a friend of both partners), and offers up her resources (the bathhouse fee) upfront and without strings attached to show her sincerity.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

Ooof, that's gonna hit Noa right in her insecurities and abandonment trauma.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

NOT THE DOG AHEGAO

I fully agree, forcing a dog to make double peace signs with its paws is just inhumane.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

I am the only one who keeps thinking of the Old Hunter Djura every time I read the title? :-/ "You have the whole night to dream... Make the best of it."

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

Gosh darn it, Toda, don't make life difficult for your editor/roommate/wife.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

I swear, whenever the pink-hair shows up, the plot of this series becomes jumbled beyond comprehension. :-/ And we still don't know her name...

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

I'm not sure if that's a reasonable set of questions? Even FMA style alchemy, which explicitly cares about the presence of the correct atomic elements, doesn't require you to exactly replicate the normal chemical process to create compounds and wouldn't involve heating the substance to any particular temperature. If this system is more conceptual, with people performing effects based on how they perceive the world to work, then it becomes even less of an issue: Rei did not create her wall by pulling atomic tungsten and carbon out of the earth and then combining them, she summoned a wall with the properties of Tungsten Carbide, rather than more common stone.

Given the way Prince Rod was able to create detailed, animated, flame constructs and Clair was able to utilize some form of plasma or laser cannon, which isn't an obvious form of fire magic, I suspect their magic is conceptual in nature and most people simply don't have the concepts they need to really abuse it.

So you are arguing that it wasn't actual tungsten carbide (and, indeed, not even wolfram, which has an even higher melting point), but rather some magical mumbo-jumbo Rei called that because some part of her brain associates the words "wolfram" and "tungsten carbide" with melting points in the ballpark of the surface of the Sun? I... am actually satisfied with that explanation.

Also, interesting suggestions for fixing the monetary system. I am personally in favor of 2 because 1 sounds too real-world'y and mundane to me and 3 is, as you also pointed out, quite unsatisfying.

last edited at Jul 26, 2021 2:19PM

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

One would assume that, as usual, mages simply summon/create their respective elements. Less noticeable with air users or earth users who create walls like that, possible even to explain away with water and fire to an extent, but certainly noticeable at the very least with earth type projectiles. Well, never a good idea to think too much about most magic systems in any case.

Indeed, as long as specific chemical elements aren't a plot point, I have no trouble switching my brain off and enjoying the fireworks. But in this instance, Rei specifically lampshades that she is using advanced technical knowledge from modern Japan (why does an ex-office lady know so much about metallurgy, by the way?), so the author has deliberately brought real-world chemistry into their magic system and willingly invited a critical examination thereof.

She does know a bit more than one would expect from a dead OL, yes, although I suppose it could have featured in one of her games... On the other hand, this also may explain why she can do something others can't - most mages can only imagine the magic elements as what they know them as, while she uses her advanced knowledge to use specific materials covered by that element.

That begs the question of how exactly does a non-specialist differentiate elemental tungsten from, say, elemental tantalum in her imagination. I somehow doubt that she's picturing nuclear structures and electron shells...

Just think of it like metalbending in ATLA. Same idea

IIRC metalbending is only ever used to physically deform and levitate metallic objects, and (at least in its original form) actually works by manipulating silicate impurities within the metal (though Bryke seem to have retconned that in Korra). While the "idea" may be the same, it's still a leap from mechanical manipulation of trace metals to nucleosynthesis and cold alloys.

At some point in the novel Rei goes into the details a bit more (she's up to quite a bit behind the scenes and I think it took her a long time to develop this technique). The short of it is that this magic system can and does become whatever the plot needs it to be. Your concern of if X exists then why in the hell don't they do Y is valid and will be recurring

Then I am relieved. :-) Still, it's fun to nitpick at world-building so I think I will engage in it more in the future...

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

One would assume that, as usual, mages simply summon/create their respective elements. Less noticeable with air users or earth users who create walls like that, possible even to explain away with water and fire to an extent, but certainly noticeable at the very least with earth type projectiles. Well, never a good idea to think too much about most magic systems in any case.

Indeed, as long as specific chemical elements aren't a plot point, I have no trouble switching my brain off and enjoying the fireworks. But in this instance, Rei specifically lampshades that she is using advanced technical knowledge from modern Japan (why does an ex-office lady know so much about metallurgy, by the way?), so the author has deliberately brought real-world chemistry into their magic system and willingly invited a critical examination thereof.

last edited at Jul 25, 2021 3:24PM

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

love the scene where the thugs are consoling her

Tfw you are so distraught by your GF ghosting you, even the school's bullies feel bad for you.

last edited at Jul 25, 2021 2:56PM

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

I loved the part where she made the tungsten carbine walls. In the novel she also makes bullets to take out the fire balls is I remember. She could revolutionize the whole kingdom right there with making that stuff. Make furnaces out t and walls that no monster or enemy could break through, Tools, weapons and just so many more.

I was actually kinda bothered by that moment. Because as long as they just stick to the Aristotelian four elements as the base of their magic system, I am fine with not looking too deeply into it, but once Rei starts pulling composite alloys out of her ass, I am starting to have questions. For instance, tungsten is a rare metal on Earth, but Rei is able to haul at least a ton of it out of the floor of the arena -- does this mean the arena is composed of chunks of rare metals (and if so, which ones?), does a geode of a tungsten-rich ore just happen to run under it, or is tungsten just naturally abundant in this universe? Or, the most heretical thought: do Rei's earth-based powers just let her nucleosynthesize tons of precious metals on a whim? If so, can she also synthesize gold, like a living Philosophers Stone? If so, is this capacity unique to her? If not, what does the society use as the monetary standard instead of precious metals?

Circling back to the alloy, how did she actually carbide all that tungsten? AFAIK that substance does not occur in (our) nature, so does it mean that it is naturally abundant in this world's soil? Or does she pull the carbon out of the earth or air (less likely, given how she is not an air mage) and let it react with elemental tungsten? If so, how does she achieve the necessary temperatures of 1000+ degrees without having an affinity for the fire element?

last edited at Jul 25, 2021 2:50PM

Koveras
Kill Switch discussion 24 Jul 13:23
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Miscommunication is here to ruin the day again

speak :clap: your mind :clap: clearly :clap:

Who needs clear communication when you can just emotionally manipulate others into giving you a false sense of security? :-)

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

How come Pay for gay series always have the best plots?

Lesbianism and prostitution go well together? :P

My theory is that because yuri (as a narrative genre -- not talking about yuri porn here) has historically struggled with the topic of sexuality (probably because, as we all know, sexuality is an exclusively male phenomenon in Japan /s), stories that put sex work front and center clear that gap by default, letting the authors just tell their stories without going through the "required" motions of "but we are both girls!" and "how do two women even do it?" It's amazing how much creativity is freed up when you just adopt the basic framework that some women do have sex with other women and build on top of it.

last edited at Jul 24, 2021 4:46AM

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

"but I ended up being completely useless"
Indeed both of you are

Word.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

"What is she, your wife?"

Hoping the answer to that becomes "yes" down the line.

The author definitely knows about scene sequencing, and the fact that the scene where that question is asked is immediately followed by the scene of Toda cooking for Tanaka at home is pretty much the author saying to the readers, that yes, she is.

I'm guessing the girl at the end is Toda's sister, and going by her reaction I'm guessing that Toda ran away from home.

Got the same impression.

On a side note, has anyone else noticed that Toda has been a bit more talkative these last few chapters?

Yes, but I think it's only when she is with Tanaka? From personal experience, when you are living with a person with a disability, you start unconsciously adapting to efficiently communicate with them, which helps them open up more, and so on in a positive feedback loop.

Internet_lied
joined Jul 15, 2016

And if you're asking for fucking, why not go the whole way to handholding?

Because that would be lewd.

With intertwined fingers, even.

...you perv.

Koveras
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Koveras
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joined Jul 15, 2016

I know I'm late to chapter 10, but I somehow missed it last month, and wanted to observe that Rena is based AF.