As threatened, here's part 1 of my artist cleanup suggestions.
I've decided to post this stuff in instalments, partly because there ended up being quite a lot of it, but also because you guys may not necessarily agree with my suggestions as to what names to use. Some feedback would be welcome once you've read it over.
This is a list of artists who are listed under something other than what seems to be their actual pen names. I've struck through a few names that appear to be completely bogus (following my 100% thorough and reliable investigation...); the rest can probably be kept as an "also known as." Some already have the right name as an "also known as," which obviously becomes redundant once they're changed. There's also supplementary information such as Pixiv links.
I haven't attempted to romanise any Chinese names, by the way. Nor did I check every single artist, because that wasn't what I was originally trying to do...
BDR08080 is Sanho https://twitter.com/342g__love
They renamed their Twitter from BDR08080. Didn't know you could do that. But it shows that Twitter account names aren't a stable reference, for what it's worth.
I felt like it was the kind of story that'd even make people who never post, decide to post for the first time, but guess I was wrong. In fact it got less comments than average one-shot. Guess it wasn't that good after all.
Well, it's certainly sweet and heartwarming, but the yuri element does seem like a bit of an afterthought.
Not sure if this counts, but I recently stumbled across some pictures of a model named Mimi Desuka, which I immediately translated in my head as "Are these ears?" She isn't Japanese, by the way, and no, those weren't her ears.
I think we’ll still have a poly end, but now it’s not looking like a slapdash “their lips touched and now they’re poly” anymore.
Jumping straight from the accidental kiss to the teacher's poly relationship was what made me think this was rushing towards the ending, but now it looks like that was just slightly strange pacing on the author's part.
The cow is an akabeko though (ngl Etruscan ceramic would have been funny too)
It could just be my imagination, but those seem to have been cropping up a lot in manga recently.
I decided to read up about them, so I went to Wikipedia, and am now informed. I made the mistake of hovering my mouse pointer over a link to smallpox, though, which rather spoiled my enjoyment of the chocolate brownie i was munching on at the time.
Not deterred by my previous theories failing to pan out, here's a new one! Rinna was actually into Akane originally, but transferred her affections to Mei after the stalker incident. But following the upcoming visit, Akane and Rinna will end up getting back together, and Sayo will have Mei all to herself. The poly thing will end up being just misdirection.
Having typed that, I'm not sure I even believe it myself. But there it is.
Okay, so... This has been on my mind for some time now, but... After figuring out how not lizard came into being, I can't help but wonder why there was a lizard tag in the first place? What is the true purpose of this tag and what devine work inspired its creation?
I assume it was this. (I know it wasn't Transistor Venus, because that was only tagged relatively recently.)
Oh, adorable was usual
Oh, but do we know in what the mistress work?
No. Though her implied socioeconomic status and often being buried in paperwork suggests whatever it is she's at least at the management level. Could be some kind of business, could be family property (those could be startlingly diverse), both...
For those of us who haven't read the original LN, this whole thread is one big spoiler. The worst part is, we're probably going to get the exact same discussion all over again when the stuff that's already been discussed actually comes up in the manga...
First chapter seems entertaining enough, looking forward to more physicist names, plot-summary titles are an abomination. That's all I have to say for now.
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This isn't a question as such, but I had some comments that I never got around to posting for some reason, until that post (un?)fortunately reminded me.
You can just quote this post to see how it's made.
and again, at the bottom,
Repeating what I've already said, just click on quote to see how this post was made.
But actually, that's not possible while the thread is locked (as you may have noticed?). This isn't a complete disaster, since the original formatting tutorial can still be quoted, but it's a bit messy to have to go to another thread to get the same information, and it may not occur to people (especially newer users) that they can do that. If you don't want to unlock the thread permanently, then perhaps you could consider adding examples of what the markup actually looks like, as per anonymous's Cheat Sheet?
Anyway, while you're pondering that, there are a few things that could be clarified or added. First of all, it took me ages to figure out how to get this part to work:
Quotes may also be divided
By adding - between them
It kept coming out looking like this:
Quotes may also be divided
By adding - between them
...until I eventually figured out that there has to be a blank line before the minus sign. Note that this specific example is not in the original formatting tutorial, as it currently stands, so there is no quotable version if the new thread is locked.
A few omissions: Strikethrough and bold italic are not mentioned.
There are alternative ways of doing Heading 1 and 2 by following them with = and - respectively, though it's probably not necessary to know that, considering that no one ever uses them in the first place...
Also, headings go up to level 6, not that 5 and 6 are much use for anything.
###And as I was previewing this I realised that it doesn't say that the # signs introducing header text need to be followed by a space, otherwise it comes out like this. I know there's a note saying that spaces are important, but it doesn't say much about where they should (or shouldn't) be included.
And finally, I discovered that you can add alt text for hyperlinks and images:
...an incredibly useful feature that it would be positively criminal to omit.