If "dropped" means it was dropped by the scanlator, then is "abandoned" when the series was canceled?
Dropped means dropped by the scanlator. Canceled means canceled by the artist/publisher. Abandoned means...both? We put it into play when dealing with series by dead scanlators, but it's also been used on series that were seemingly abandoned by their artist's as well. I'm not sure the distinction is actually worthwhile, so maybe we'll get rid of the Abandoned tag before too long and replace all those with one or the other.
So I don't want to be that person that has to always find a Yuri ship.....but is it just me or is there something between the MC and Chizuru?
Nah, this work is just as gay as her other works and there seems to be some subtext. MC seems to be interested in Chizuru without realizing it. That being said, work only has 2 volumes with 14 chapters and they seems to end without any actual paring so I wouldn't get my hopes too high.
Unless I've always misunderstood, and the released dates mean when the actual work was published online or in stores.
Yes. That is exactly that. Dynasty uses the date when work was first released by scanlation group. So if they upload something that was out for few years, it will have that date instead (personally it just make it really confusing and is not too practical).
I really liked this, but the pacing was a mess. It was hard to tell where this was going. At first it looked like a drama about Akira's trouble making friends. Then it seemed like the story would switch between Akira and her brother, but that was dropped after a few chapters. There were some hints about a romance between her and the guy who sits next to her. And then it was the photography club and finally the issue with the cafe.
I can see why this was cancelled. It really was a mess of a series, and took so long to get going that even after it's over I have no idea what the core of this story was.