Yuri Yuriyuri Feb 13, 2024 11:06PM

They're so fucking cute

Junior1210 Feb 14, 2024 1:51AM

Kinda wish I followed Gundam just to understand the implied context for this scene. It's set well, the mood is great, the artwork is top notch, the character designs are lovely. All the components are there and in place, and if these were two random original characters, it would just be a nice yuri two page, but I can't help but think there's more here that the reader SHOULD be understanding, that I'm not getting. Frustrating.

last edited at Feb 15, 2024 1:46AM

Omega Deuse Feb 14, 2024 6:56AM

IIRC, "The moon is beautiful." is a literary reference, not a gundam thing, but I don't remember the full context beyond it being romantic.

luinthoron Feb 14, 2024 8:15AM

Adorable. ^_^

tam_fortress Feb 14, 2024 9:45AM

this one has already been posted before https://dynasty-scans.com/images/26387

FluffyCow Feb 14, 2024 12:59PM

Lovely work

Also @Junior1210 "Witch from Mercury" is a Gundam series you can jump into entirely on it's own, and it's never too late to do so. I personally enjoyed the series a lot, and getting extra context as to who these characters are I think would add to the enjoyment of fan content.

Akaii Feb 14, 2024 8:43PM

An unverified anecdote about a 19th century Japanese novelist, English teacher and a scholar of British literature says that when asked by a student to translate English "I love you" into Japanese, he replied that Japanese men wouldn't directly express their love to a woman and instead suggested "the moon is beautiful, isn't it?" as a more appropriate translation, as thanks to the ancient Japanese art of reading the room it would imply things like "I want to look at it together with you", and be enough to convey their feelings.

Modern men/people aren't like this anymore, but the phrase gained popularity online some years ago, got featured in J-dramas and spawned similar lines and possible replies to it (like saying that the stars are prettier than the moon means you already have feelings for someone else). You can emphasize it's a confession by using it when there's no moon visible or when it's not full moon.

Junior1210 Feb 15, 2024 1:44AM

@FluffyCow, @Akaii, Thank you for the information, it helps quite a bit to enjoy this even more. I'm not sure what that says about me that I take a certain pleasure in seeing the awkward embarrassment of someone telling their spouse that they love them (even obliquely), but enjoy it I will.

FluffyCow Feb 16, 2024 9:48PM

^Sounds normal to me, there's a very genuine human awkwardness in a lot of relationships, especially romance. A lot of that awkwardness is often endearing and genuine, as it's part of what makes us human. I'm pretty sure we're in the same boat when it comes to enjoying such things haha