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joined Jan 5, 2020

Finally! I have been waiting for this for a long time!!! They have conversation at the store as they now know each other. Mitzuki no longer completely covers herself anymore! Maybe she does not need to take off her piercing while at school.

Hard doubt on the not removing piercing for school considering her school most likely has a dress code that doesn't allow it. There's a difference between hiding who you are and taking out a piercing so you don't have to deal with being yelled at for it at school.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

this is getting boring (has been for the past 40+ chapters imo), I want chidori’s senpai to come back and seduce chidori once again

If it's been boring for the last 40+ chapters, why in the world are you still reading it? If it's boring, move on to something that interests you! Nothing and no one is stopping you from dropping this but you. You don't have to spend 2+ years of your time reading manga that bores you.

joined Jan 5, 2020

If that's how you feel about it you are welcome to that, but from my perspective I think anyone should be allowed to lie about their gender, or rather than say lie, I don't think anyone has a right to demand to know your gender.

It's not a question of "rights." Mitsuki has obviously not committed a literal crime. What she's done is (a) deliberately misled another person (b) in a way she knew, or should've known, would cause them great pain if they found out (as we saw happen in this very chapter) (c) purely in order to preserve this pseudo-friendship pseudo-romance thing she had going on with her. What precise information Aya had a "right" to know about is irrelevant. Mitsuki hurt her. She did a mean thing. She should apologize! (And I'm sure she will.) And that's all I have to say about this.

If you take it upon yourself to make assumptions about me and cause yourself some emotional, mental, or other harm by doing so, it is not my obligation to apologize for your self-harm caused by your assumptions. It is not a "mean thing" done to others by not correcting their assumptions. Especially if you don't know if you'll be safe if you do so. The only person responsible for the thoughts and assumptions you come up with in your head is you. So the only person who needs to apologize for making assumptions is the one who made them, not the one they were made about.

joined Jan 5, 2020

Oh boy, the exquisiteness of the musical taste on display in these comments is absolutely breathtaking.

If the mangaka had just filled in the blanks for the band names with much more obscure names, how much better this series would be!

It's been pretty wild, hasn't it? A whole lot of "this doesn't 1000% match my personal music tastes so clearly this artist is trash" nonsense going on. Like, ya'll know it's fine for you to not like something but it doesn't make you a bastion of musical superiority and the arbiter of taste for everyone else on the damn planet, right?

joined Jan 5, 2020

If you are one of those three, you never "take off" your clothes or makeup.

There's no real indication that she is part of any of those subcultures though. She could just be wearing what makes her happy and/or matches the aesthetic of her workplace without being part of a given subculture after all. Someone wearing dark clothes and nail polish and having piercings isn't automatically a goth after all. Just like wearing jeans with holes and baggy flannel shirts doesn't automatically make you grunge.

joined Jan 5, 2020

what does first base mean.

I had to look this up but apparently:

First base: Kissing/making out
Second base: Hands below the belt aka Fingering/Handjobs
Third base: Mouth below the belt aka Cunnilingus/Fellatio
Fourth base: Going "all the way", typically referring to penetration. whatever that means in a yuri context, considering both previous bases are already "proper" sex imo

Damn, I must be older than I thought or kids these days are WAY more sexual. This is the order I grew up with:

First base: kissing
Second base: hands on breasts, typically over clothes but sometimes under
Third base: below belt action up to full on PiV sex (het standard, cause that's the sort of folks I learned sports metaphors for sex from)
Homerun\Fourth base: Full on PiV sex

If second base were hand jobs, there'd have been a LOT more joy getting there in the folks I went to school with.

joined Jan 5, 2020

I don't think page 35 shows anything but Arashi spotting Yuki walking up behind Mao considering the next panel is, presumably, her calling out to Yuki.

joined Jan 5, 2020

I'm confused. How does one person having a crush\obsession and two people who seem mostly if not wholly interested in platonic friendship equal a love triangle? I don't see anything beyond platonic coming from either Yuki or Arashi if I'm honest. I mean, it's cute and all, but it really feels like an awkward one-sided yuri crush story at best to me. At best, I could kinda see maybe Yuki getting a little jealous of Mao suddenly seeming to open up with someone else.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

I'm already afraid of my own inevitable demise, I don't need this. In fact, I think we should have a tag for stuff like this on the site. As someone who is absolutely terrified of the finality of my own death, and by extension, growing old, I would rather not read stuff like this if I can avoid it.

What, like an "old people" tag? Natural death tag?

For a start the Angst tag would probably be good. Perhaps a dementia tag? I’ve lived going through someone slowly declining with dementia. Really don’t need to go through it again in something I’m reading for entertainment. It wasn’t fun in RL and digging all that back up was a whole nother dose of not fun.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

Am I the only one who got the feeling that it isn’t a love confession she’s heading to do thanks to the call to Izumi’s confesson to Nanaki? Seeing as Nanaki’s the one Kurokawa told to face Izumi “head on” about her feelings not being romantic, but still wanting them to be friends.

joined Jan 5, 2020

that dude is a fcking idiot imagine not having a girl in your party

Not to spoil too much, but it’s not that he doesn’t want any girls in his party, but that he doesn’t want Tanya in his party. The reasons are pretty shitty, but it’ll be obvious later what they are.

last edited at Apr 20, 2021 3:15PM by OrangePekoe

joined Jan 5, 2020

my issue is that it feels like a lot of the stories i've read recently have main characters with the tropes of touko and yuu without really understanding why they worked so well in bloom into you. it just feels surface level, like a pale imitation. the main one i'm thinking of here is whispering you a love song, which i admittedly haven't been keeping up with lately. from the first chapters of that story all i could think of was how similar those main characters are to touko and yuu. (and there's a sayaka character too.) and then the story just... didn't seem to really get it. it just felt like it took those tropes to try to tell a story similar to bloom into you without understanding that tropes are only surface level.

I have to ask. Where in the almighty hells did you manage to get the idea that Yori has trauma and doesn’t want her love to be reciprocated in Whispering You A Love Song? That’s not the case at all. Yeah, Himari is immature and doesn’t really get what love is (and has an impressively dubious grasp on her native language), but she’s not thinking she might be aromantic like Yuu. About all they have as parallels to Bloom Into You is the sempai/kohai dynamic and that’s almost a standard trope for school girl yuri. The best friend who’s secretly in love with one of the protagonists but will never admit it is also a very common trope that predates Bloom Into You. You’re being very shallow in how you look at things if you’re just automatically assigning Bloom Into You roles to characters in every yuri manga you come across.

i'm not trying to say that all of the yuri that's been taking inspiration from bloom into you is bad or that taking inspiration is bad. there are some that i really like, actually. it doesn't feel like come rain or shine takes many of those obvious touko, yuu, or sayaka tropes, but it still reminds me of bloom into you, because i think arata iri gets what made it so good (she definitely read it)--it's the fundamental stuff that's key to romance stories, the themes and complimentary character arcs. the rest is window dressing.

Jeez, man. We get it. You like Bloom Into You. But that doesn’t mean every ofher yuri author out there writing school girl yuri has read it or was inspired by it. Come Rain or Shine doesn’t even have the Sayaka like character!

and on the other hand, a monster wants to eat me feels like it more obviously takes from the bloom into you character tropes, but i've still been thoroughly enjoying it. maybe it's because of the beauty and the beast factor and the monsters, or maybe it's because it gets it--right now it's a bit too early to tell.

A Monster Wants To Eat Me also doesn’t have senpai/kohai dynamics. Or other pertinent tropes that I won’t mention to avoid spoilers for recent chapters.

but yeah, this is just something i've been noticing in yuri (the yuri that gets translated at least) and i felt like commenting on it this time. like, this story is taking from the obvious character tropes AND rushing all the way to the play arc within the first 3 chapters. it's taking so much from bloom and just speeding it up. i don't even know these people yet. it makes me worried that it doesn't understand that it's the broader strokes that actually matter. it's obviously still too early to tell right now, but i just felt like talking about it.

Dude, seriously, just because there are vague similarities to another manga doesn’t mean it was inspired by that other manga. There are tons of school girl yuri manga out there. Not all of them take inspiration from Bloom Into You. And the ones you seem to think do take inspiration involve some Olympic record long jump type leaps and mental gymnastics that would put a gold medal floor routine to shame.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

Wow is there ever a lot of people making wild judgment calls and heavily stereotyped reading of this manga in the comments. It’s one person’s singular experience with being trans. No, he wouldn’t have been A-OK with being in a female body if he’d been allowed to do “boy things” as a child. If that was a possibility, he wouldn’t have received the diagnosis he did. No, the underlying theme was not “hunting makes you a man”. That was a personal feeling for Chiaki and was derived more from his desire to be accepted as his hunter father’s son. And the fact that Chiaki was depicted as very feminine wasn’t some kind of “super girly tomboys are secretly trans!” BS. It’s just how some people deal with their messed up heads. Or are you going to say that it’s BS to depict a lesbian getting knocked up by some random dude because she sleeps around with guys while trying to convince herself (and possibly everyone around her) that she’s not gay?

It’s a manga. The methods of telling the story are limited. You’re only getting the picture drawn by the artist and the words put down by the writer. That’s it. Stop condemning one of the very few decent portrayals of someone going through transitioning just because you as a cis person think it needs to somehow be more psychoanalytical or maybe just don’t get it at all. You don’t have to get it! It’s not your story!

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

Bullseye 200 points? Are Japanese using different darts boards? 'cause I only know that as 50 ... which is why you go for 3x20, not bullseye ^^;

I don’t think that was the dartboard proclaiming 200 points but Kyouka who doesn’t seem to know how the game really works anyway.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

It’s kind of mistagged though. This is yuri crush at best, not yuri.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

@porurun You know, accepting criticism and feedback to help grow as an author is one of the points of being an author. Telling people they can't be disappointed or not like something just because someone created it is both not helpful in general and potentially harmful to the creator as it removes necessary feedback.

Authors and other creators cannot develop in a safety bubble created by overzealous fans like yourself trying to shut down honest criticism and feedback. So kindly reflect upon your decision to yell at someone for posting their opinion on the manga and thus provide a source of feedback and please stop trying to force others to not voice their criticisms. You are not the author's knight errant, so put down your sword and shield and take part in the discussion like everyone else.

cyberninjasio
Kill Switch discussion 19 Feb 06:51
joined Jan 5, 2020

MC is pretty easily manipulated by the girl with the bob. I mean, she’s goes to the trouble of asking if the incident happened, but doesn’t bother with the “why” that she wanted to know and just toddles off to beg forgiveness. For not believing it actually happened, I guess? She’s kind of a dipshit.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

That was such a let down after chap 99. Oh yeah, it was faaaate that we met and became...uh... buddies? Clearly.

joined Jan 5, 2020

It’s a special world where making someone watch porn while sitting on your lap is considered a legit method of conversion “therapy” to change someone’s sexuality. Uncomfortable with having to sit in someone’s lap? Let’s make it more uncomfortable with making you watch explicit porn at the same time! That’ll make it more appealing! Like, really?

Man, she’s not interested in making her fall for her. She’s just interested in making sure she doesn’t freak out too bad when she inevitably fucks her. What next? Stick a finger in her without warning during a graphic lesbian orgy porno and assume any moisture means she’s raring to go?

And all of that ignores that the whole set up with the “bet” is designed to make Marika more resistant to “falling” since she doesn’t get paid if she does. Ugh.

cyberninjasio
Silky discussion 05 Feb 06:40
joined Jan 5, 2020

Wtf did I just read? That is... yeah, I got nothing. That was nothing I would or possibly could have expected.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

"Race purity" ain't a good look on anyone, ever.

Well, no. But this isn't a race thing. Titans are literally a different species. That said, trying to restart a species with only two genetic sources is going to fail in an epic way. Their kids would have to have kids with each other and the whole European royal family should be proof enough of why inbreeding is a really bad idea.

cyberninjasio
Misaki discussion 18 Jan 06:56
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Well, that was an awkwardly weird turn.

cyberninjasio
Null Hug discussion 29 Dec 07:21
joined Jan 5, 2020

Low-key headcanon for this is they're both lying about having partners and are just too dumb to admit they love one another without trying to goad the other on.

Yeah, it came off more like a cheating roleplay than actually being in other relationships. I mean, they’re staying overnight and there’s no actual signs of the other partners beyond them talking about them.

cyberninjasio
joined Jan 5, 2020

If you thought it ended badly, think again :

  1. Zombie-chan revenge-kills Murderer-chan.
  2. Because she was killed on Japan Zombifying Mountain (TM), Murderer-chan comes back to un-life.

Yeah, but Zombie-chan would have to bury Murderer-chan under a specific cedar tree for that to work. Zomzoms aren’t totally know for their burial skills.

But Murderer-chan did get eaten out by her love interest in the end, so there’s that?

joined Jan 5, 2020

Hot damn Ataru, take it easy on the simping.

Can we just throw that word right back into the nasty dumpster fire that birthed it? It doesn’t really have any place on this site.