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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
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this feels like a parody oneshot, which like it's not bad at it.

That's the same feeling I got from it. It's an inversion of the whole creepy "I got reincarnated into another world and ended up with sexy elf waifu slaves who adore me for no good reason" trope.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

It's love, but losing her temper like that it's out of character, considering her "opponent" is royalty, right? devoted to the people, no matter what she says, she won't take Claire unless she's willing to giving up all her responsibilities. And then she got beat up easily, knowing she was going to lose in the first place, it really hurts to watch, shameful display... dishonor.

I'm not sure I see how her actions could be considered dishonorable. If anything I would say her actions were leaning more in the brave and honorable but somewhat foolish direction. In order to fight for her love, she stood up to the challenge issued by her monstrously powerful rival knowing full well that her opponent outclassed her entirely. It's been years since I read the light novel, but one thing I do remember is just how insanely OP the genius princess is and how aware and worried Rei was about having to face her in this duel. There is no shame in facing and losing to one of the most powerful and talented mages of this generation. The Princess is a truly world-class talent.

As to why Rei lost her cool, this is the first time she has had to deal with an actual rival. Although insults and bullying may wash off her like water off a duck's back, jealousy is an entirely different beast.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

I'm not sure how I missed this one up until now. The artwork is lovely and expressive particularly when it comes to facial expressions and body language. That moment of epiphany Myiako had when her friends brought up that she really liked Suga-san was well done.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

"So, how's it feel to be a murderer? You going to be alright, kiddo?"

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Thank you Matoboo, now we can see that she can see her ear clearly and the holes for piercings too

This right here.

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Smh Kurumi doesn't have much right to be jealous when she's the one that called it a date and then proceeds to screw it all up telling annoying Rio to sit down and join them come on girl get with the program. I guess if this somehow awakens something in her great but someone needs to keep their jealousy in check when she's the person that caused it on herself.

It was her jealousy that prompted her to invite the girl to sit with them to begin with. All of a sudden this cute mystery girl showed up and acted all close with her wife and it just ate her up not knowing who this girl was.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

temp are you high whenever you make one of these posts or like, what

Perhaps, but it is incredibly well written.

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

So few good manga for us the Bi !!!

What's up with that? On the rare occasion I do see bi characters in stories they tend to be treated almost like villains. They tend to be the character that is cheating or otherwise causing all kinds of drama.

It's a shame there aren't more chapters of this.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Something bittersweet this way comes,

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Very bittersweet. The girl was but an alter ego dream construct doomed to evaporate after her purpose of ensnaring the succubus's protection was served. Succuchan bargained with the Queen and gave up her freedom binding herself forever to the dream girl in order to save her and grant her permanence.

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Sigh... Sucks this series is gay bait according to interview with author.

the author just didn't see this as "yuri" but Woman loving another woman situation (like a gender based) also she loves matured girls if u see her other works js.

But that's literally what Yuri means, lol

Yuri is more about the fetishized fantasy girl on girl romance designed more for crowd pleasing and eroticism than realism. Needless to say, real world lesbian romances tend to be VERY different from those you see in yuri stories

If someone seeks realism on a genre from Japanese media they sure came to the wrong place, not only Yuri is like that. yet, I'm still to see all those numerous fetishized Yuri works that people talk soooo much about, I can list 3 from the top of my head after reading this genre for years

You never noticed how much faster yuri couples start kissing and getting naked compared to straight romance manga?

Wait a minute. I missed Miss Sunflower kissing and getting naked somewhere in the last hundred chapters?!

O_o

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

This is cute.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Gotta respect the mangaka for their Trolling A Game. I bet every time they pull one of these, their flame mail folder doubles in thickness,

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

They look like they're very good friends! :)

Indeed, yet this seems to be missing the subtext tag.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

This remains one of my all time favorites.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

This was hilarious. So which girl did the one in the background belong to? I'm guessing curly horns?

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

The box birds ate their fear, right? I can't imagine what else it would be and they're more preoccupied with the other side and more confident now, which feels like it's a way to make them more vulnerable.

Well, they’re still going to be very afraid in the future, so I kind’ve doubt that.

I definitely think it was tearing out fundamental metaphysical pieces of who and what they are, whether it be mind or soul, we don't really know. There is certainly an argument that the Otherside is altering their minds. Sarawo has alluded to such before. I don't think it is so much their fear that is missing but rather their sense of caution and self-preservation.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

why use QPQ instead of telling people you're dating/partners/married? It feels like an just extension of conflating romantic and sexual

People love inventing labels and terms even though it's redundant, sometimes they do so thinking it's special. Take pan and bi as an example. Pansexual is basically bisexual by definition but they reject the latter for some reason. Or demisexual and sapiosexual, which is not an orientation because both straight and LGB people can have this affinity. The former towards emotional connection while the latter, intellectual connection. Everybody has their own unique mix of preference towards people, relationship, and things. New labels aren't necessary for all of these.

First of all, you're literally wrong about the pan and bi thing. Also, you don't get to decide what labels are redundant and which aren't. If someone made a new term for themself bc all the other existing ones didn't feel quite right, then that's all the reason and justification they need to do so.
Maybe stop spouting nonsense if you don't know what you're talking about, you're embarrassing yourself.

No, EVERYONE gets to decide for themselves what labels are redundant and which aren't. Words mean slightly different things to different people, and each of us gets to decide for ourselves what those words mean to us. This is especially true when people start minting new words. You can't get angry if you mint a new term and other people are slow to pick it up or simply disregard it as something that isn't useful to them.

At the same time, people should try to respect others' feelings which includes not attacking those things that others personally hold dear. If somebody is all hung up on their sexual identity and they decide to describe themselves using terms you find odd or superfluous it's a dick move to attack those words in their presence since it is akin to attacking them personally. Also, in a lot of cases, some of the terminology that people take issue with has become widely adopted by the mainstream which means you will come off as ignorant if you go around claiming widely utilized terms are nonsense.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

I hope we wont see a drama series this time and turn Rio from a cheerful sweet girl to an annoyed yandere fangirl.
Also, can someone suggest me an introspective series not on dynasty since I covered most series on site (Yes, include Qualia the Purple)

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō, aka Yokohama Shopping Log, is a beautiful introspective iyashikei series that I've been trying to get uploaded here on Dynasty for years. Romance is not the primary focus of the story, but it does feature an atypical yuri relationship and is well worth a look if you enjoyed Qualia the Purple. To this day it remains one of my all-time favorite manga even after reading hundreds of different series.

https://www.yugenykk.org/

My final offsite manga recommendation is Girl's Last Tour, which is another personal favorite of mine. Girl's Last Tour is a surreal and deeply introspective iyashikei featuring two women finding solace and joy in each other's company as they live out their lives exploring the final fading embers of humanity together. This one comes with the caveat that I can't in good conscience call it yuri but I know there are some who would fiercely argue otherwise. Although it is not a romance, the story still revolves heavily around their relationship with each other which could perhaps be best described as platonic soul mates,

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Can't say I'm too wildly interested in this one so far. Both female leads feel like they're gonna end up kinda shitty people to me, or they're going to try and "justify" it by making their boyfriends shitty despite their initially pleasant demeanors. I'll keep an eye on it but I don't want this to turn into a guy hate fest just for "the yuri".

To be fair 90% of real people are shitty people and that likely includes you and me both. Everyone is the hero of their own story. They just don't seem to realize they are the villain in somebody else's.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Can't really blame her for not noticing the mood when you don't tell her it's you. :D

Pluss that was a frickin' huge flock of pigeons!!!

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joined Jul 19, 2018

Just because some things that match creepypastas have been found to exist due to the otherside, that doesn't mean that EVERYTHING on the internet can be found that way. Attempting to "game the system" so to speak will likely either accomplish nothing, or get you something that may look sort of like what you want, but which is actually something that makes things much worse.

LN Vol 6 spoiler I think if even a memepasta like templeborn exists other stuff might be included and they should keep an eye out. I also remember Kozakura or maybe Sorawo said that the otherside is communicating with them through their brains and is getting some info from them so the otherside might copy the info from the net lore library in Sorawo's brain Just a thought

It's a bit of a chicken or the egg conundrum. The so-called true ghost stories, do they start as fictions that the Otherside begins to twist reality around to match, or do they start as twists in reality from the Otherside that somebody encounters and then shares with others thus becoming the seeds of urban legends? Perhaps it is a bit of both, a self-reinforcing feedback loop.

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This looks like it will be a fun story.

Not a fan of Oni being translated as Ogre (personal pet peeve, lol), but otherwise this looks great!

Gotta say I'm with you there. Ogres and Oni are not the same thing. Let me put it this way: If I was reading a Western fantasy book written in English, with a Japanese setting, and it had Oni, they'd call them Oni. I know because I've read several such and that's what they do.
For that matter, I've read at least one manga that did have at least one ogre girl who was in fact a Western ogre (along with an elf girl, an orc girl, a werewolf girl etc) so when I saw "Ogre girl" I was glumly expecting an actual ogre girl.

Ogre is the closest Western mythological analogue, though, and while depictions of either aren't exactly what you'd call rigorously consistent they share a lot of traits and themes.

Another question entirely is why the term should be translated in the first place. Basically anyone who's had any meaningful amount of contact with Japanese popular culture knows what it means after all...

Well, exactly. Sure, if you're going to translate it at all, I guess ogre is what you've got (although I've seen demon, but that has problems too). But why translate it? As I say, an English language book, not translated at all, would almost certainly use the Japanese term.

I think "demon" is probably a closer analog than "ogre" but honestly neither fit. It would be a bit like if you translated "La Llorona" into "banshee." They both have a lot of traits in common but they are not the same thing. Both terms describe distinct entities that are unique to the cultures that spawned them. You can't just insert the closest legend from the culture you are translating the source material for and have it work. Another example would be if you translated "Godzilla" as "Lockness Monster."

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

Ten doesn't just push the boundaries of suspension of disbelief, it totally leaves them crushed underfoot and bleeding to death. If they had gone with 12, I could have hand-waved it away, since I myself was pretty close to my adult height by around age 13 but a ten-year-old just doesn't look like that no matter how early puberty hits. I was probably taller than this girl at age ten, but there is a big difference between being tall for your age and looking like an adult.

Other than the age being ridiculously pushed, its a pretty cute manga so far.

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45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

For me the "point of no return", as you put it, was already in File 11, which is the end of volume 3, where Toriko confesses. From then on things start escalating and with each file it gets gayer and gayer lol

Fair enough. I guess I’ve just seen too much disk horse about “shippers read too much into things” or “stop trying to make everything gay” or “that’s not real rep, it’s just queer baiting” that I figure I needed something more intense than just a love confession to convince other people it’s “real” yuri. And tongue action certainly seems intense enough to convince even the most annoying of people.

I guess I can understand what you mean. I've definitely held myself back from seeing characters as a possible couple before, because I was afraid of becoming one of those "annoying shippers"... But for this particular work, it was already so blatantly gay that I don't think it was much of an issue XD

From the very start, it's pretty obvious both MCs find each other attractive and are into each other on some level. The main issue is they both suffer from a crap ton of emotional baggage and crazy which complicates the Hell out of everything.

It also doesn't help that they are further scrambling their minds with each and every contact they make with the Otherside. They are both 4th kind at this point and yet they still keep diving deeper down the rabbit hole which is exactly what Migiwa is trying to warn them about in this last chapter. Migiwa is basically telling them, look at what is left of my friends and colleagues who pursued exploring the Otherside just like you two continue to do so. They aren't even recognizably human anymore.

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