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H A U S
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joined Dec 13, 2020

Because she's prudent and levelheaded and absolutely doesn't want to get it wrong.

Are you really going to call her level-headed after this chapter?

Thing is, up to that point, she was being level-headed and acting like a reasonable person.
Later in the final scene of the chapter it kinda goes downhill and it's a mess but it's also very much in-character so we can't complain.

I kinda understand what you're saying but I'm still confused on the trope shattering part. What do you mean by trope: shattered?

Morter explained it very well. I'm just going to add a bit:
In yuri manga, there are certain tropes or clichés that you find everywhere, in every story, and it gets very tiring. Some are clichés that come from standard romcom, others are clichés specific to the yuri genre, but all are re-used time and again by almost all authors. This is because these tropes are assumed to be old, proven and tried methods to create conflict, thrill and drama, and their purpose is to keep the readers interested.

I guess it works well with most readers (since authors keep using these old tropes) but some people think it's boring to meet the same copy-pasted situations in hundreds of different manga. In this forum there is often complaining about that. The special thing about Useless Princesses is that the author seems to want to make a point to avoid those tropes. At least a dozen times in the story it looked that a plot development was going to fall in the pattern of a cliched trope and then it was masterfully avoided, usually by the means of using communication to clear misunderstandings. That's what I mean by shattering tropes.

Same thing here: one girl says "suki!" or "I love!" and because it's open to more than one interpretation (see my message before this) the other thinks that it can't be a confession of romantic love, it must mean something else. But instead of persisting in the misunderstanding she demands an explanation so that all ambiguity is cleared. And she gets exactly that. Another old cliché bites the dust, and this story keeps racking up an impressive list of shattered tropes.

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H A U S
Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Shattering tropes: the manga!

This time, we shatter the trope where one character says "Suki!" or "Suki da!" (which means "I love!" but doesn't specify who or what) and the other character thinks the first one means they love rainy days, or evenings, or pastries, or kitties, or any other thing around them.

Or thinks the first character is using the word "suki" with a different meaning (it seems there's a lot of stuff in Japanese that can be said with "suki" and some of these meanings are very rude and aggressive).

Or understands that yes the first character does mean "love" and yes is telling it to them, but thinks that the love at issue must be friend-like love or sibling-like love or parent-like love.

In this chapter, one girl says "Suki!" and the other one, next time they are alone, demands an exact explanation of the meaning of this declaration. Because she's prudent and levelheaded and absolutely doesn't want to get it wrong.

In this way, no misunderstanding is possible. Trope: shattered.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Im goona take a shot through the Fog

Miko was indeed a Miko, however she has died (maybe during a failed exorcism) and the Miko er see now is a shrine spirit in disguise

She's... something. Not a normal human being. But I can't say what ftm. Until we have more clues, I keep my guesses for myself.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Awfully kind of the translator to tell us how much 8,000 yen is in Norwegian krone. I'm sure that makes it crystal clear for everyone, lmao.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Am I mistaken or this is the first time a Japanese mangaka visits this forum (especially makes an account for that) to thank us for our support?
That's a wow, big wow. Unexpected and momentous.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

I just rarely give reason to the staff or moderators to find fault in my posts, because I stick to the rules and I try to never get personal (happened once or twice though, because I easily get pissed off when I'm attacked ad-hominem).

Anyway, besides the choices of translation, this manga is pretty well drawn and the girls are cute, so it's okay, but the premise raises brows, because of the money involved and because it shoves the yuri in the face, like some unavoidable fate of that girl.

That's so cool. Now, you have already stated your views on this translation, and the concerned translators made clear they don't agree. It's pointless to go on about it as you do. Stop, and all will be even more cool.

And it's good that you try to never get personal, but the other extreme should be shunned too. We should avoid bashing whole groups of women because of their life choices, k?

You need not reply, but if you must, take it to the cafe. Better there than here.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Aaand just as expected. sigh

You were the one who brought moderators into this so I'm not sure what you expected

Nya-chan seems to have in this forum huge powers that the rest of us have not.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

She's the same kind of girl as Asumi (cute, shy, polite) and their clumsy lovemaking is so awesome for both of them that you kinda get angry when they don't become girlfriends at the end. But then again, this is what makes this manga different. The oldest cliché in stories about yuri prostitution is to have the customer and the paid girl fall in love in the final pages. In this series, Asumi keeps banging new girls and, no matter how much they enjoy themselves, they always go their separate ways in the end. You have to admit it's a more realistic take.

Read it in Spanish, get what you mean. In another manga they would've gotten together and the ho girl would have dropped her job. But there are lots of those already, this manga at least has originality going for it; we didn't really need another story of prostitute meets client, falls for client, stops selling herself, happy end.

Well not until Asumi finally meets her fated sweetheart Mai I mean. XDD

ngl I'm done with your points but I really wish you wouldn't call the sex worker a "ho"
it's a demeaning colloquial word full of negative undertones

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Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

This is one messed up string of tags.

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joined Dec 13, 2020

I just realized what Neeko and Imoko's names mean, and now I'm giggling like an idiot.

Neesan and Imouto?

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Can somebody tell me which word they use for "favorite" in Japanese?
Is it some otaku slang word?

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Happy new year everyone! enjoy the year of the cow, let's hope for lots of plot in yuri
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/552181929420783626/794322441563537428/0mX1bY.jpg

Happy MOO year, everybody!

For Japanese artists this is the year, not of the ox or the cow, but of the cowgirl.
There's a large selection of illustrations at SC:
https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2021/01/04/large-uddered-cowgirls-celebrate-the-year-of-the-ox/

Some of them actually have tiny tits, would you believe it? =P

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

So I'm not complaining because duh it's adorable yuri, but who the hell tries on bathing suits in the nude?
Think of the other customers who'll want to buy the suit you didn't get! @_@

She's wearing her underwear under it, it's so micro you didn't notice. ᗒ_ᗕ

H A U S
Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

So we're to believe that some young man dumped the lead character because she's TOO SEXY and her boobs are TOO BIG????
Suspension of disbelief = hard.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

I also wonder about the age of these two. The clues are kind of all over the place.

Well, they’re old enough to have saved enough money to afford an apartment (furniture pending) and not much beyond that (hence the bargain rings) but young enough to still be living with their parents and not have too many responsibilities to prevent them from dropping everything and eloping to another village. I’d guess that they’re maybe college-aged (late teens-early 20s).

I think that's well pinpointed. Living with their parents like schoolgirls, but could buy themselves a house like adults, so... somewhere in-between.

H A U S
Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Did y'all notice? She did get her toy.
No waitress would've had the heart to refuse her and make her sad, right?

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joined Dec 13, 2020

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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joined Dec 13, 2020

Reminds me of another oneshot I read time ago ~ the main girl was being bullied, and the transfer student who liked her well nigh bloody butchered the bullies. The big reveal that she was a crazy yandere didn't scare the main character, on the contrary, she was thrilled and loved it, and the two started dating.

Sauce?

It's that one, the one that YuuMimo linked:

https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/happy_end_for_you#1

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Reminds me of another oneshot I read time ago ~ the main girl was being bullied, and the transfer student who liked her well nigh bloody butchered the bullies. The big reveal that she was a crazy yandere didn't scare the main character, on the contrary, she was thrilled and loved it, and the two started dating.

Avatar92pg
joined Dec 13, 2020

Wait... didn't she say they met for the first time at the funeral?
How could that guy's wife and daughter know her so well that they wanted to become a family with her?