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johnb
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Every time I post my doubts about how serious Kasumi is about their relationship, people tell me im nuts. That they are a solid canon yuri couple and stop letting my inner yuri sceptic out and just enjoy. But I think people ignore chapters like this that show even Sakurako shares my doubts on Kasumi's commitment.
Again I restate that I'm reasonably sure that Kasumi will one day have her all in moment, where she affirms to herself and the world, her love for Sakurako, and they will live happily ever yuri after. But until then they aren't a solid yuri couple.

Edit: Ooh, after rereading the last bit of chapter, I think maybe it's actually setting up Kasumi's all in moment.

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That, ladies and gentlemen, was my ideal yuri chapter. Forget that ambiguously close gal pal crap, where the author walks right up to the line between friends and lovers, and tantalizingly dangles a toe over, without ever officially crossing it. Give me cute, with just touch of sexy, unambiguou yuri love

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That took a dark turn, didn't it. The story was going a long. "Ooh read me, I'm a cute story about a cute doll and the little girl whom she loves". Then out of nowhere, what the fuck, the doll is a monster. Still I kind of knew it would end badly when Sara told the doll, you're my best friend. I thought that doll wants what Sara couldn't give.

I don't know if any parents or grandparents are reading this, but do me a favor and please don't throw out your kid's toys just because they're "too old" to play with them. It's a very hurtful thing to do, and it absolutely will not make them grow up faster.

My mom didn't throw my toys out. She just gave them to my jackass younger brother who would always end up breaking them, and/or losing the pieces.

I had a pretty impressive collection of gen 1 Transformers, that I took fairly good care of. My jerk brother had destroyed them all, within a month of getting a hold of them.

It's a shame. I could have gotten a decent chunk of change, in the collector's market if I could have kept them together.

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The story describes itself as a romance but there's no Romancetag

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Is Little Witch Academia actually yuri canon, or is it all just a little subtext and a lot of wishful thinking?

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Milk enemas, poopin with an audience, that's too raunchy for my tastes.

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Literally no one in at least the last four pages has said anything of the sort for either of these things. The closest we get is people arguing over the definition of cheating and whether this is cheating,...

Arguing?! Excuse me! Intellectual debate, thank you very much. :)

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Damn! I wants these chapters to be longer.

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I have never understood the premise that when a story enables readers to understand how a character might come to cheat, and perhaps to sympathize with that character's situation, it means that those readers must be in favor of cheating in real life--it's such a fundamental category error that I can't quite grasp how it happens.

I think one of my favorite saying, paraphased from Chris Rock sums it up quite nicely. "I don't condone that character's cheating, but I understand."

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Edit: I just reread the end of the chapter, and that was way more than just a kiss. Kashiwai definitely should have stopped after the first kiss. The rest should have waited until she sorted things out with Jun.

Yeah, but with all due respect, johnb--so what? "Should" is not really what stories are about..

Macbeth should have remained loyal to his liege lord, Duncan. Romeo and Juliet should have steered clear of one another until their families got their stupid feud sorted out. All the gritty detectives in the world should do things by the book and not follow their gut instincts and their own rough moral code.

But they didn't (don't) and finding out why they don't do what they should and what happens when they don't is what their stories are.

(I admit, it's sometimes pleasant to have fluffy stories where everyone acts with insight, maturity, and thoughtful consideration of others. But not all the time.)

No worries. Life is messy. Love is messy. Why shouldn't stories about both be messy too? I find the stories that take me to uncomfortable places are some of the ones that stick with me the most. Not that this story has gone anywhere particularly uncomfortable for me. So far. My desire to see yuri conquer all, is overriding the sympathy I should feel for poor Jun. My conversation with Nya-chan is more of an intellectual debate over what constitutes cheating than it is emotional argument about whether orr not Kashiwai should be condemned for being a cheater.

My actual reaction to Kashiwai and Tsuzuki's kiss was, Wow only chapter 5 and we've already got a scorching yuri kiss, and confession of love! Awesome! I bet the cheater haters will be hating on this one. Well I kind of see their point, but come on as cheating goes it's not that bad. Besides it's yuri cheating so WOOHOO!
Damn when I write it down like that, it sounds bad, huh.

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johnb posted:
I think your significant other cheating on you because they simply found someone they are more in love with is the hardest to take. It leaves you heartbroken, and there is nothing to do but to let them go and wish them well. All the while trying not to turn bitter about it.

There's cheating and there's finding someone you love more. Cheating, in my opinion, is when someone is keeping two (or more) romantic relationships going with some parties not aware of it. There's cheating when there's deception.

What you described is a breakup, not cheating. There can be clean breakups with mutual understanding, there can be messy breakups with people hurt, but if everyone is honest, such is life and nobody can judge anyone.

But if there's deception (on either or both sides), then you can form an opinion (sometimes, deception can be justified in case of a violent partner, for example).

I'm pretty sure if you start a new relationship before you officially end your previous one, it's still considered cheating. It might be just a matter of timing, but it's still bad form. Honestly I don't think it's that big of a deal, if the previous relationship is going badly, and the end obviously near to both lovers. However I don't think poor Jun sees this coming, and Kashiwai is just adding insult to injury, by acting on her feelings for Tsuzuki before having a heart to heart with him. She was having doubts about her feelings for Jun, before she even met Tsuzuki. If Kashiwai had been honest with him then this might not blind side him so badly.

It be fair Kashiwai's attraction to another woman has apparently taken her by surprise, and it was just a kiss in the heat of the moment. So I don't think it's a terrible act of betrayal, or anything like that. I just think she's being a bit unfair to Jun. Buy hay who said love was fair.

Edit: I just reread the end of the chapter, and that was way more than just a kiss. Kashiwai definitely should have stopped after the first kiss. The rest should have waited until she sorted things out with Jun.

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Depending on how it goes, there may not be actual cheating. Like, if next chapter she comes clean and breaks up with Jun right away, I wouldn't call it cheating.

It's just that she was swept away by a storm of love in a single day. She was hesitant, but then just gave up and followed her heart. It's obviously an instant love, an "act of God" like Tsuzuki put it.

Now, it can't be said that Tsuzuki is cheating: she's poly, so her partners expect her to have other partners. Though it'll be awkward at work for Kashiwai if they come clean.

In the end, I don't think the "cheating" in this case is bad, because Kashiwai, before that, was just going through the motions and while she didn't hate Jun, the love wasn't burning brightly. Now that she found someone her heart beats for, it's entirely normal that she pursues her "true love". The bad would be if she keeps on stringing Jun along and follows up on their wedding without saying anything.

But... I think it won't be that simple. There's so much pressure around (getting married to her bf is what everyone expects from her), I'm not sure Kashiwai is reading to take it.

Tbh, I'm excited to read what's coming. I love characters with strong emotions and taken by storms of drama and inner conflicts.

Will Kashiwai break up with her boyfriend? Will Tsuzuki go ahead with her wedding plans too? Will she ever get jealous now that she found "true love"?

So much potential for drama and blood on the walls (and for a lively comment section).

Thank you for translating this!

I think your significant other cheating on you because they simply found someone they are more in love with is the hardest to take. It leaves you heartbroken, and there is nothing to do but to let them go and wish them well. All the while trying not to turn bitter about it.

For me, finding out my partner fell in love with someone of the same sex would actually make it easier to take. I could at least take comfort in knowing they were, at least on some level, looking for something I just couldn't give them.

And I may be wrong, but I think being poly doesn't give you open permission to just screw around with anyone you want. I'm pretty sure you're suppose to discuss bringing in someone new with your current lovers, before you begin the relationship. I guess it's possible Tsuzuki could have already discussed it with her lovers though.

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I've always found comedy bits, about being eaten alive, or swallowed whole, unnerving.

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Whenever there is a story where a character cheats on their significant other, the comment section explodes with condemnation. People rant about how cheating is terrible, and cheaters are the worst. I do agree cheating is bad, but I think it has degrees. For instance, a person who cheats because they got caught up in a whirlwind of a moment and let it carry them away isn't as bad as an asshole who cheats because they can have their cake and eat it too. Keeping a loving partner that dotes on them, while sleeping with any hottie they can talk out of their pants.

Ironically, I personally would find it more painful to deal with the person who just got carried away, because I would want to forgive them and move past it. It is just a mistake after all, and everybody makes them. However it would haunt me so I don't think I could. I could see the relationship dying by a thousand little passive aggressive jabs, as I take VERBAL swipes at my partner every time the pain erupts in me again. On the other hand, I'd just kick the cheating asshole aside, and move on. My righteous fury would help me get over any heartbreak I might feel.

Edit: Uh looking back over the coment, people aren't cheater hating like I expected. Must be because it was kind of obvious it was coming and the haters jumped ship. Oh well, I still stand by what I wrote.

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Aaaaahhhhhhh! That's not how hunger works!

Edit: Although I do like the Idea of sending that lock to other manga series, to avoid chapters upon chapters of wheel spinning angst.

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^who's to say it didn't. It had an open end. Ranma still had his curse. Akane had shown she was willing to marry him despite his gender swapping. Add in the pail of preservation and the temporary jusenkyo bath powders, and you have the makings for pretty much any conceivable sexual preference you could dream up, and all with just the canonical pairing of the series. For instance, take the powder for spring of drowned boy, add the pail of preservation, and bam! you got the makings of a story arc about Ranma giving birth to "her" and Akane's first child.

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More Ranma x Akane yuri please. I'm serious. I read Ranma 1/2 fan fiction and there is hardly any Ranma x Akane yuri out there

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Switching bodies with an ex gorlfriend so she can tank an arranged date for you, seems kind of rediculious over kill. It's like calling on the black arts to summon a spirit from the underworld, to help you do your taxes. Sure it'll get the job do but there are so many easier ways to handle it, why the hell would you.

I mean pretty sure she had other motives. Especially from the fact that she didn't think it would work and also because the ways to switch bodies seemed kinda gay ngl.

You have a point. Telling someone, if we massage each other's chest for ten minutes we'll switch bodies is definitely an orginal excuse to cop a feel. Maybe I should give it a try. Lol

Edit: Still having a same sex pair do a body swap seems kind of boring.

Edit2: Flat chested women are okay except it seems like it'd feel like feeling up a little girl.

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Switching bodies with an ex gorlfriend so she can tank an arranged date for you, seems kind of rediculious over kill. It's like calling on the black arts to summon a spirit from the underworld, to help you do your taxes. Sure it'll get the job do but there are so many easier ways to handle it, why the hell would you.

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Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what springtime is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words hold my hand
In other words
(choking up a bit)
Darling kiss me.

Which voice? Asuka, Rei or Misato?

Actually mine. I was singing it all the way the chapter, as I a choked back a few tears. I don't like to brag, but I've been told I got the perfect voice for internet message boards, and comment sections. :)

Seriously though, Frank Sinatra's voice naturally. I liked that song long before I ever saw Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what springtime is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words hold my hand
In other words
(choking up a bit)
Darling kiss me.

johnb
Umbrellas discussion 14 May 04:03
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Bisexual women exist. In fact, some even speculate they're more common than lesbians.

To the aguish of lesbians everywhere, Judging by the heated arguments I see about bisexual women on the comment pages.

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Umbrellas discussion 13 May 23:38
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I thought wouldn't it funny if it turned out to be one womam suffering from multiple personalities.

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Lets see, a manga where some otherworldly baddies show up to threaten the earth. And the only weapons we have to save humanity with, for some inexplicable reason, can only be wielded by highschool girls. I don't why but I feel like I've seen this plot before.

Side note: The baddies are called huge. Come on now, it feels like Tsukinami Kousuka isn't even trying, with that one.

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Just kidding. ... JUST KIDDING!?! We're 98 chapters in and we're still playing the just kidding game with kissing!

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