I would have agreed with all the Kon is the monster theories, but we've actually already seen what it looks like, so I don't know. Besides, she describes the monster as being beside them in the sex scene, implying that it's some being apart from them. But the story seems to otherwise point in that direction, so who knows?
My guess is that it's never going to be fully explained in the story.
I kinda wish she had a caring lover to support her instead of Touko.
What an odd statement. Until now Touko has been going off Yuu's explicitly stated original premise of never falling in love etc.; when she's told this is no longer the case her about first reaction is to kick herself over how much anguish she's unwittingly been causing the poor girl.
Pretty sure that's "caring" by any definition.
What I meant was that, so far, Yuu has been the only one supporting Touko in her dreams and hardships. Touko never even asked what Yuu was going through, she just kept dragging her along with whatever she wanted to do, never coming too close. I wish someone would do for Yuu all that Yuu has done for Touko.
I'd really like a Rape mention tag so that I can be warned of scenes where there's discussion of rape but not an actual depiction of rape. I have anxiety and, due to episodes in my past, rape discussions sometimes put me through panic attacks and depressive episodes. This happened when I first read Octave (there's a scene where one character speaks about "forcefully violating" the other, or something like that), and it happened again when I re-read it years later, not remembering why I had stopped reading the first time.
This would be a real relief for me, I could opt not to read a chapter if I'm feeling particularly vulnerable on a specific day, or to avoid the story altogether.
According to Yagakimi twitter, the next chapter is focusing on Yuu's sister, Rei. I wonder if she finally finds out about Yuu, whether it's by chance, logic or when Yuu just straight up tells her. I can also see how Rei giving her some advice can be a trigger for Yuu's confession to Touko and a start of a new plotline.
I'm not a native English speaker, and I've never been to an English speaking country, but for me the Scottish worked fine. Even if I'm not used to a specific word, I can understand its meaning from the context. I thought it was a creative solution in the manga, and it sounds... Cute. Really shows she's not from Tokio.
I feel like the transition from 'just a thought' to 'an actual scenario' wasn't properly executed. So when it happened I was confused, I wasn't sure if that particular scene was real or not.
I daresay this is what the author was aiming at. Torii was so caught up in her fantasies that when it actually happened for a moment she didn't know what was real anymore. Torii's confused. We're confused. That's Nakatani Nio for you.
I think we should take the opposite approach to this. So far she seemed ok dating boys, so it's safe to assume she's bi unless she explicitly says otherwise. Not that there is really a right or wrong in fiction stories, but this seems like the most suitable position. I say we wait for the rest to make sure.
It's kind of wild that I'm this happy about a trans/nonbinary character being included in a story that isn't all about them being trans or nonbinary? They're not played for laughs, nobody makes a big show of finding them creepy, they get a solid romantic angle of their own that's treated as sincerely bittersweet and not tragic or laughable, and even the fact that it's the terrified-of-guys Hotchi that has her own quiet unrequited crush on them is subtly affirming. It's just! Great! I love it!
So I went to read Lezhin's yuri/GL comics, but right off the bat I came across one which had several consecutive rape scenes on latter episodes (Elixir), and this put me through another episode of anxiety and ptsd. The stories had no trigger warning or tags to help me know which to avoid. If anyone's read these stories, could you tell if the ones you read have rape scenes? (that is, any scene with unconsented sex, including those where "consent" is given through blackmail).