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Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




everythingWasBees posted:

https://mangadex.org/chapter/986389

love me for who I am got a little bit too relatable this chapter

cw: self harm

Same, Mogumo. Same.

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Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020



I feel bad for them both.

It's easy to see Sakura as just being an insensitive jerk or whatever, but considering how old she is and how she saw her parents reacting it's not a surprise she has no idea how to properly deal with her emotions and is just confused and hurt by it all.


Though more on Mogu specifically it's been so long I forget; What happened to their friend? I thought she was getting along with Mei or something last we saw.

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011


Acerbatus posted:

Though more on Mogu specifically it's been so long I forget; What happened to their friend? I thought she was getting along with Mei or something last we saw.

I'm pretty sure she just hasn't been showing up because the last few chapters were so focused on Sakura.

Cephas
May 11, 2009

Shape Shift With Me


I didn't think the moe trans maid cafe manga would make me feel nauseous but here we are

it's a really good manga but jeez that dug up some memories....

she's a complete wreck but I hope things work out for Sakura too

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011


Yeah, that was definitely the heaviest chapter yet, though it's been built up for quite a while. I'm just a bit unhappy with the overdramatic cliffhanger at the end, given the very serious subject matter; it's also a bit of a hollow cliffhanger in general, this manga won't just kill of the main character 21 chapters in.

There's also a new Witch's Servant chapter. Impossibly precious And the prequel manga got finished.

Carpator Diei fucked around with this message at 10:53 on Aug 9, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




DisDisDis posted:

https://mangadex.org/title/34732/she-likes-homos-not-me

the other manga i referenced i nthat post i think i asked about in the seinen thread once years later and someone told me what it was but that was like years ago too

Gonna read this and it's gonna gently caress me up.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Spoilers for the above:

https://mangadex.org/chapter/954257/40

i knew it

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010





He Gets Over it

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




This is phenomenal so far.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




https://mangadex.org/chapter/959368/30

GO gently caress YOURSELF YOU LITTLE poo poo HOLY FFFffiffhubgubigyvsbuonipml goddammit


EDIT: HAHAHAHAHAH

https://mangadex.org/chapter/961552/28

ahh, this is such a loving nightmare.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 00:24 on Aug 11, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




https://mangadex.org/chapter/964671/34
and
https://mangadex.org/chapter/964671/35

in the style of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CapLbFlOVOs&t=19s


edit: this got kinda dumb lmfao

edit 2: chapter 12 is loving unfair.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 02:23 on Aug 11, 2020

Cephas
May 11, 2009

Shape Shift With Me


Those two page spreads are great imo

Chapter 10 is probably the weakest point in the whole thing. I feel like its heart is in the right place, but the execution is just extremely questionable (as in, an editor should have said "what were you thinking?"). My friend who read it described it as going full disney channel original movie and i think that really is how it feels.

the manga still sincerely approaches difficult to express ideas about sexuality and trauma, so i feel like it gets to burn its get out of jail free card on a bad chapter, even if that chapter is supposed to be the climax of the story.

Edit: oops I mean chapter 10 lol

Cephas fucked around with this message at 11:59 on Aug 11, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




12 is...oof. I mean, it sucks to see a middle schooler off themselves no matter what, but I still canít get over the age thing. That was my least favorite part of the story, Junís type is loving awful lmao. Still, it worked on me, and it was genuinely upsetting. I actually disliked I think chapter 10 more.

Overall great series!

The Colonel
Jun 8, 2013


I commute by bike!

the ending of lily marble was weird, i wonder if it would've been different if they'd gotten more time

Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020



https://mangadex.org/chapter/991395/1

Handsome girl and sheltered girl is good and continues to make progress.




relatable.

Acerbatus fucked around with this message at 22:04 on Aug 11, 2020

T-man
Aug 22, 2010


Talk shit, get bzzzt.



She Likes Gays but not me was a ride but I think it's a pretty prototypical "learn to support others in the community" story that seems to be a common theme in LGBT recentish Manga. 6/10, got me back into Queen.

Cephas
May 11, 2009

Shape Shift With Me


I know i'm late to the show but The Woman You Are And Me is really lovely

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I need to read that because by all accounts itís great, but, I dunno. Iím not sure if Iím up for reopening old wounds just yet.

Kuros
Sep 13, 2010

Oh look, the consequences of my prior actions are finally catching up to me.


Acerbatus posted:

https://mangadex.org/chapter/991395/1

Handsome girl and sheltered girl is good and continues to make progress.




relatable.

I'm glad the author actually pulled the trigger and had Handsome Girl actually explain that she's a girl and not a guy to mistaken Sheltered Girl. The gag was starting to wear thin.

The Colonel
Jun 8, 2013


I commute by bike!

the past couple chapters have been the best in the entire manga so it was a good move yeah, the jokes about how casually ooguma takes it and how her friend goes from being like "wha?! girls can't date girls" to seeing kanda and immediately wanting to gently caress her are a lot funnier

i never doubted it'd happen since it's mochi au lait but it took a bit too long and being very casually explicit about stuff works to their strengths as a writer more than the misunderstanding humor did

The Colonel fucked around with this message at 19:21 on Aug 12, 2020

Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020



I mean without knowing what kind of person you're attracted to, wouldn't you?

So cool.

DisDisDis
Dec 21, 2013


personally i could have lived off of maybe 10 more

"i made my boyfriend dress up as a maid
the boyfriend: "
jokes

DisDisDis
Dec 21, 2013


maybe slide sexy nurse, bunny suit etc in there

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


in this chapter she talks about wanting to dress her up more...

Baka-nin
Jan 25, 2015



DisDisDis posted:

maybe slide sexy nurse, bunny suit etc in there

Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020



I respect her choices, but I would've liked to see her in a proper suit...

everythingWasBees
Jan 9, 2013



https://dynasty-scans.com/series/run_away_with_me_girl

Kakeochi Girl finished and it's one of the most beautiful series I've ever read I think.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




everythingWasBees posted:

https://dynasty-scans.com/series/run_away_with_me_girl

Kakeochi Girl finished and it's one of the most beautiful series I've ever read I think.

Toalpaz
Mar 20, 2012

Peace through overwhelming determination


I'm reading Nettaigyo wu Yuki ni Kogareru, and this girl has it so bad for her love interest.







GF: You'll be in Tokyo for 5 days, I hope you don't get homesick.
MC: I've been fine in the past during elementary school... So I wont get homesick.
MC: *looks over GF*
MC: Or will I...?

Oh my gooood lol.

E: I'm going to be so so mad if they don't at least kiss at the end but I feel like they're building up to letting me down

Toalpaz fucked around with this message at 17:47 on Aug 19, 2020

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,



https://mangadex.org/chapter/1001707/1

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011



I love how someone not wanting to change their gender has officially become something noteworthy
I used to be skeptical whether the love triangle with Rei, Arsenio and Sauro was a good idea, but it's being handled so well and has led to so many great moments that I don't even want it resolved anymore

lih
May 15, 2013


Toalpaz posted:

E: I'm going to be so so mad if they don't at least kiss at the end but I feel like they're building up to letting me down
don't get your hopes up, the mangaka has said she doesn't really consider it a yuri manga

Toalpaz
Mar 20, 2012

Peace through overwhelming determination


lih posted:

don't get your hopes up, the mangaka has said she doesn't really consider it a yuri manga



Uuuuuh - I don't know how to read it except kind of one sided pining. Like... Senpai is clearly in love.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


mangaka for "so, do you want to go out, or" said similar stuff about their own work. it was probably a comment more about genre stuff then saying "these ladies aren't gay" im guessing

Toalpaz
Mar 20, 2012

Peace through overwhelming determination


Snooze Cruise posted:

mangaka for "do you want to go out, or" said similar stuff about their work. it was probably a comment more about genre stuff then saying "these ladies aren't gay" im guessing

Oh I see.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


yeah 'not yuri' and 'not gay' are very different statements

lih
May 15, 2013


https://twitter.com/haginomakoto/status/1099948966492262400

this is where she apparently said its not yuri, i saw people give vague translations that she was saying she doesn't consider it yuri and it's just about friendship between girls, but she doesn't mind if people interpret it as yuri. my japanese is nowhere near good enough to say how accurate that is though but if that is accurate then im not personally getting my hopes up about them actually kissing or anything lol. i definitely misremembered how definite it seemed though

its extremely gay regardless

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013

WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON

I think Endorph mentioned it some time ago that what constitutes Yuri/Yaoi and what constitutes Girls/Boys Love ain't all that relevant nowadays, at least from a reader/fan's perspective, but wouldn't for a pro mangaka and their editors, the boundaries be a little more explicit for stuff like that?

Space Flower
Sep 10, 2014



i have the impression of seeing this in multiple interviews, that when mangaka serialized in general magazines say "I'm not going to define/consider it yuri," it's a very measured response from someone being careful about how they affix meaning to their own work, rather than expressing it through the comic itself. To label something by a genre can codify it through years of archetypes and cliches. as Bloom Into You was ending, Nakatani Nio gave similar answers that acknowledged yuri but also distanced her work from the expectations. "I just write stories about human relationships."

There's a certain ambition to it, being serialized in general magazines. I think in some respects it's denying a tokenism. Like, "Bloom Into You isn't just an amazing yuri manga, it's an amazing manga." Saying that sort of thing, while regarding Bloom Into You among its peer manga in a huge shounen publication.

It's different if someone who is clearly a yuri fan like that twitter is saying it, because they just genuinely love that aspect and they aren't comparing Nettaigyo to the rest of a seinen magazine. And that's where the 'expression of sender and receiver' comes in.

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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009


plus just the west and japan have different perceptions of 'yuri' that leads to crossed wires here.

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