Well, that really was an inception-style plot, but it just leaves me wondering, what really were her feelings? Did this ever happen to the author?
A mangaka drawing about an author/story writer who is gay for her best friend writing a story with real life characters as models where a playwright is gay for her best friend that wrote a play using her best friend as a model. Now the question is if the storywriter(Umikiri?) and Kasumi are based on real characters.
Ok this idea of boy-girl assigned dynamics between lesbians is pissing me off. I’m going to be straight with yall here and tell you that I am the kind of lesbian who dates girls for their femininity. Authors who feel like every lesbian is assigned a “male or female” dynamic piss me the f off and they are just stereotyping us. There are lesbians who are attracted to other “feminine” women too. Why can’t straight people realize that homosexuals are just people, not some animals at a freak show?
I am sorry I am pissed off, but the fact that the title emphasizes that one partner is “boyish” pisses me off. They are still girls. Who happen to have short hair and seem less feminine... they are not pretending to be men.
I think it's an intentional point that the author made-especially exemplified by this last chapter, that people push the trope of a girl being a replacement for a boy and that being a problem in and of itself. So this manga is to combat the overall idea.
To be fair, I was wondering why she didn't offer to take her along with her... I mean most companies wouldn't care as long as you paid the extra fees out of your own pocket. And if she was afraid of the company finding out, all she would have to do is tell her supervisor that it was her best friend and they had had plans to hang out together after work during the time the trip was planned... Company knowing your personal business is avoided.
Japanese companies are different and the workplace and business trips are stringently professional. As in, you wear suits and formal attire every day at the office. Even if you say, work at a call center where the customer doesn't see you, you should be wearing formal attire or it reflects extremely poorly on you. So by bringing her SO or "best friend" with her, it ruins her chances at a promotion :c