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joined Feb 7, 2013

"Can I have a hint?"
Lol, when I was looking for this pairing tag here, I had to look up Buchou's name on wiki too.

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joined Feb 7, 2013

We have a tag called Pocky Kiss? That was rather unexpected.

Especially after she broke the first one lol.

jseah
joined Feb 7, 2013

You don't need a boyfriend to have a good time in highschool

Indeed, a girlfriend will work just as well.

joined Feb 7, 2013

Chapter 5, she only needs two points though. Two points generates two circles, which have two intersections. Since one of them will be outside the area she can be active in, the other must be where her soulgem is.

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Feeding Kyubey pet with filled grief seeds is so lolz

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You know, when I read this, I thought the blessing was something like a "relaxation field" plus making MC look cute. Not mind control.

The way the elf girl reacts is almost exactly like the way a male MC would react if he was resisting a cute pout from a little girl. "Don't look at me with those eyes!"
So I interpreted her blessing just makes her look cute to the person it is directed towards.

Plus there was the line where the elf told her that the blessing will make her very comfortable (though that might be a reference to their wedding night) but even taken literally, I can only see it as the blessing being a relaxation aura.

jseah
Toki discussion 03 Feb 16:28
joined Feb 7, 2013

Ah, thanks for explaining!

jseah
Toki discussion 03 Feb 10:36
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Does Toki have her future sight yet? (I only read a few chapters here and there and not the mahjong ones)

Wasn't it that she got it after a particularly bad illness, and the parallel between Hamumu and Ryuuka slowly opening up to Toki (a bit after chapter 38 seems like a good point for tragedy to strike) seemed to imply Toki's illness is about to happen.

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The random couple sleeping against each other on the train in page 14 is too cute. Dunno why I jumped to them first though.

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It feels like Itou Hachi has been more and more blatant over time. But maybe it's just my yuri goggles leveling up.

jseah
Mimi Mix! discussion 16 Oct 07:31
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That nose touch friendship is super cute.

jseah
joined Feb 7, 2013

Time to fire up Kerbal Space Program for your rocket designs!

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"Then how about I make it everyday"
"That would be like we're...."

They might as well get married now!

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jseah
joined Feb 7, 2013

Truck-kun strikes again! Yuri edition!

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jseah
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That face squish...

jseah
1 x ½ discussion 22 Aug 22:39
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I loled at the part where her mom started to remember Asuka when she was a kid.

"Hey mom, why? why? why? why?..."

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She is the only person in class with pink hair.

Main Character sensor reaction detected! Plot armour engaged!

jseah
joined Feb 7, 2013

Neko dreams of herself sleeping...

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The title page of chapter 7... the dog... it's eyes...

Anime eyes on a dog looks weird.

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IRL state borders in the modern sense didn't really even exist until about the 1800s to begin with, and only in exceptional cases do they form an insurmountable barrier to human movements. Practical economic concerns and the like are normally a rather bigger one (hence the earlier about problems of distance and the means to deal with them).
Hell.
Last I heard marrying a native is generally one of the easier ways to get naturalized.

In premodern context a far more relevant worry would be if the couple's respective relevant social units (families, clans, tribes, whatever) have some kinds of hostilities going... and I don't want to even think about what kind of sand this will throw into the gears of upper-class dynastic calculations. Probably just results in a widespread practice of adopting heirs if necessary, many IRL societies have run with that for a long time anyway.

Well, I was thinking more of what happens if eg.

Culture X views the string as Fate and thinks red stringed couples are romantic. It doesn't particularly care about marriage but red stringed couples are (socially) expected to have fluffy romantic times. If you're stringed with someone and aren't having diabetes-inducing sweet times, there must be something wrong with you.

Culture Y views the string as the Blessing of God, red stringed couples are required by law to marry, and you cannot marry anyone except the one you have a string with. It doesn't matter what age, gender or relations you have, if you are stringed to someone, you are getting married. Now. (this means people can get married to babies, their sister, their parent -eg. son to single mother, they don't care. If you have string, you are getting married)

Now, this wasn't a problem when X and Y were on opposite sides of an ocean. But then someone invented the steam ship and now travel between X and Y is possible. Red strings appear pointing to the other side of the ocean...

I am assuming here of course that strings don't appear between people who have no chance of meeting each other.

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@A5PECT
On the bright side, if the system doesn't care about gender, then society is likely not to either. (given it is time loop logic, ALL couples with the red string will eventually marry since it won't display the string if you wouldn't)

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Actually, I speculated on what a system like this might look like / operate with some friends.

The one I came up with was, someone made the system (hence why 18), and they set it to use time loop logic (see wikipedia) to find the partner with which marriage will happen in the future if the string is displayed. This obviously leads to more than one possible solution and the system picks the one with the longest marriage.

Certain observations:

  1. Longest marriage does not mean happiest marriage.

  2. If the system cannot find a solution, you don't get a string. This doesn't mean you can't married, it means that if the system showed you the string to that partner, you wouldn't get married (and same for the other possible partners).

  3. This does not necessarily mean that society views the string as "fluffy romance story". Marriages could end up requiring you to have a string.

    3b. If society views the presence of the string as "you are expected to marry", then the number of possible strings explodes.

    3c. Another possible consequence is that all romance when you're under 18 (unless approached by partner) gets regarded as pointless and liable to result in disappointment; and everyone can't be bothered to go search because the system will do it for them.

  4. As technology improves, people can travel further. So a red string system in medieval era might only display strings for 50% of the population as the rest die before they can get married or can't travel far enough or there simply isn't enough options. Villages would have less strings than towns and cities.

    4b. But when something like railway gets constructed, the number of strings explodes since most people can go on a "follow the string" quest.

    4c. Rich people can travel further than poor people and are more likely to get string quests than poor people.

  5. The criteria shown does not prevent one person from having two strings. (although the system might be programmed to avoid it) Perhaps the first pair gets married, then one of them dies or gets divorced.

EDIT: Also, you can imagine the epic cultural clashes that will occur when something like the European trade ships contacting China. When the system is worldwide, and the societies view the significance of the string differently, the resulting problems when strings start appearing across borders will be =/

last edited at May 8, 2018 5:00AM

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Ah. That's true.

I had assumed that was a no-friendly-fire sort of thing. But then I noticed she must have specifically given Aki the Matchstick Staff for that reason.

joined Feb 7, 2013

Also the whole thing about Granite Frost watching her dream, of becoming a fire mage, metaphorically go up in smoke in the previous chapter as she resolves herself to going back to using the ice magic she hates so much.

https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/goblin_is_very_strong_ch14#10

... You have no idea. Scenery so cold it is very difficult to even keep a fire lit.

We can also speculate on her reasons for wanting fire magic. Given it was strongly implied she was a 'wild child' of the people that rule ice, and those two panels, could imply that she came from a frozen land and probably went through some hardship there.

So fire would have some special significance to her original culture, perhaps as a metaphorical source of life.

Or perhaps even though her background meant she was ridiculously strong in ice magic, her meagre talent in fire allowed her to survive those conditions, so she has an attachment to its value.

Either way, it gives her Little Match Girl staff a much darker tone. (not that little match girl wasn't a depressing enough story)

last edited at May 6, 2018 12:46PM

jseah
joined Feb 7, 2013

Anyone have a source for the credits image on chapter 5.8/6/7?

http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2406166

Thanks!