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joined Jul 16, 2013

That looks promising ! I'm ready for the angst

Untitled
joined May 2, 2018

Sinister pre-bodings.

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Dayer
joined Jun 26, 2018

Objectives:

  • Create a husband character that is so shitty

Completed

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joined Mar 24, 2015

Objectives:

  • Create a husband character that is so shitty

Completed

Lol. Reminds me of the husband from... Dang, can't remember the title. The one with the high school loves reuniting, but one is married and pregnant with her shitty husband's kid.

The%20scientist%20edit
joined Mar 9, 2013

Aight, how much of a dumpster fire are we expecting?

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joined Jan 29, 2019

。。。

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

Whoa. Saw some dinner on the feed, and boy, was it spicy. From the title, I was half-expecting a story about lesbians in the Air Force or SpecOps, but this somehow seems like it'll be even darker. Love it.

There's a lot to unpack here, folks. I loved the scattered, shady, montage-style sex scenes- they serve to drive in how clinical and furtive the relationship is, despite being the best thing in Chinami's life (not that there's much competition). The affair doesn't seem sensationalized or voyeuristic or exploitative towards the guy (not that we'd care)- it's a bitterly realistic portrait of two people asphyxiated by life, desperately trying to get a breath of fresh air, even if they could only ever meet in stuffy, dark rooms with the shades drawn. There's an atmosphere of heteronormativity and repression here that's brilliantly realistic, not in a grimdark way, but in one that's hauntingly natural. This ain't a celebrity scandal- it's a standard indiscretion in an apathetic society among incredibly mediocre people, and they all know it.

The husband's a real piece of work, but despite the wandering eye and the body-shaming, his speech about how Big Corporate embalms you alive struck a chord. The whole thing seems like a standard relationship structure- young woman marries a fairly ordinary guy, they don't magically fall in love, but tolerate each other and keep up pretences, and then they hit their 30s and the economy dropkicks everyone in the balls. I love how the guy's buddy told him that he might be getting his steak neto-rare instead of well-done, because it's not just lampshading- these genuinely seem like people who beat off to shitty porn on late evenings because they don't want the blood flowing from their dicks into their brains and reminding them of how pointless their lives are.

There's also some interesting points made about society and childbirth- I particularly loved how the first few pages were completely silent and still brilliantly communicated Chinami's mixed fear and apprehension towards the ring. She seems to want to be a traditional wife, but the neurons ain't firing that way, even if the husband's emptying his revolver all the time. Regardless of whether Mediocre McCoy's infertile or successfully conceives a kid, things are gonna get ugly. Best case scenario, we get Netsuzou Trap. Worst case scenario, we get Gunjo (god, I hope we get a worst-case scenario). Overall, the whole thing reminds me of My Broken Mariko, though at least no one's dead yet (apart from their marriage, bwahahaha).

This could be extremely entertaining or extremely melodramatic, but whether it's a trainwreck or a rollercoaster, I'mma buy a ticket. This is shaping up to be a fun little ride across a shady and little-explored district of YuriTown, and I've got a feeling we're gonna be seeing some real interesting scenery.

Heavy%20cruiser%20160
joined Apr 27, 2013

Ah, this is going to one where none of the cast is likable, isn't it?

Karma
joined Oct 21, 2017

Ah, this is going to one where none of the cast is likable, isn't it?

Most likely yes.

joined Dec 3, 2018

More chapters on mangadex, prepare for dumpster fire.

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Nanayuu
Noca Scans
joined May 29, 2015

Hi, afkeroge here! This series is already complete, so translations may or may not come quickly. This chapter took me around 8 hours to translate, clean, redraw and typeset, with help from Kikaluna for the raws and QC. As some of you may already know, I'm translating a fuckton of other series and oneshots, so I can't really promise to give a schedule for releases. They'll get here as soon as they're ready. Enjoy the wild ride.

last edited at Dec 5, 2020 10:25AM

Ihstarresi
joined Jun 22, 2018

The way that Chinami scornfully stared at Yukano and the comment she made as she snapped pics of her sleeping face gave me a wave of discomfort. I worry that this is going to become very ugly later on.
Honestly, the entire chapter has an ominous vibe to it.

Hermes%20darker
joined Jan 21, 2019

OH MY GOD ANOTHER HET TAG HAS BEEN CREATED

Ewe
joined Jan 22, 2017

And already I don't ship it. Chinami should just expose Yukano and move on.

Minami
joined Jun 25, 2019

Objectives:

  • Create a husband character that is so shitty

Completed

Lol. Reminds me of the husband from... Dang, can't remember the title. The one with the high school loves reuniting, but one is married and pregnant with her shitty husband's kid.

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joined Nov 9, 2017

I can dream Alphaboy there will get his just desserts (a jackass like that needs a knee to the groin and a broken nose, IMO; otherwise they won't behave, and myteaching little boys even helps them grow up sometimes!) but I'm expecting the slap on the wrist at worst for him. (More likely a villain role, but... don't wanna think too hard about that.)

The actual characters, I totally ship it, I wanna see where it's going, but oh am I gonna need angstpirin for this headache, I can feel it... ;P

Cow%202
joined Sep 27, 2017

Objectives:

  • Create a husband character that is so shitty

Completed

Lol. Reminds me of the husband from... Dang, can't remember the title. The one with the high school loves reuniting, but one is married and pregnant with her shitty husband's kid.

Here

And then we also have one where the husband is nice, Even Though We're Adults

So 3 series recently with women cheating on their husbands. I wonder how much of a story setting trend this will be.

Murcielago_reiko
joined Dec 9, 2019

So... CHAPTER 1 huh...

BRING IT ON.

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joined Mar 12, 2014

The way that Chinami scornfully stared at Yukano and the comment she made as she snapped pics of her sleeping face gave me a wave of discomfort. I worry that this is going to become very ugly later on.
Honestly, the entire chapter has an ominous vibe to it.

I think ominous vibe is pretty much a spot on description for this beginning, when I was reading it it all felt very unsettling to me, aha. I'm interested to see where this will go though, definitely looks to live up to the drama~ tag

Felixwtf-min
joined Jun 4, 2018

I'm always amused by tags on this site. "Het on page 19 and 20" as a tag as if some sort of trigger warning...

Feel sorry for the husband though, as blasphemous as I'm sure that's going to be to say. I'm kinda uncertain though, is that bubble at the end "I'm not doing anything wrong" the wife? Cause I have some breaking news for her regarding infidelity regardless if you actually secretly don't love your husband...

But sure, I'll bite. I'll torture myself with another cheating story. Curse my masochism.

last edited at Dec 5, 2020 12:18PM

Gudakoehehe
joined Aug 30, 2020

Husband's a shitter, so I feel zero sympathy for him

All things considered the discussion's a lot tamer than I was expecting though. I'm impressed.

Mint
joined Jun 5, 2015

Lilification posted:

All things considered the discussion's a lot tamer than I was expecting though. I'm impressed.

It's just first page/chapter. Just you wait xP

Gudakoehehe
joined Aug 30, 2020

Lilification posted:

All things considered the discussion's a lot tamer than I was expecting though. I'm impressed.

It's just first page/chapter. Just you wait xP

Yeah, but usually the tag alone is enough to ruffle feathers. The number of chapter is meaningless when they see the tag and jump straight at the discussion to complain about another cheating manga

Mint
joined Jun 5, 2015

Lilification posted:

Yeah, but usually the tag alone is enough to ruffle feathers. The number of chapter is meaningless when they see the tag and jump straight at the discussion to complain about another cheating manga

Fair point. I still think usually first page is relatively safe. Second and onward is where I'd expect for people with strong opinions to start dominating.

Pfp
joined Aug 12, 2017

Cool, just break up with him? Fuck is wrong with you, I can't stand these "cheating on husband with a girl" tropes, can't wait to read 5 chapters of how bad the husband is so the reader can get desensitized to his wife cheating.
God I hope Chinami puts Yukako in her place, that's the only promising aspect about this story...

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