19691Re: [Yuricon] Notes on the 12th Maria-sama ga Miteru Novel - Introduction
- Jan 1, 2006
>From: Zyl <thoelzyl@...>I liked how Yumi, somehwat resignedly thinks, yup - this it the womb I came
>Subject: Re: [Yuricon] Notes on the 12th Maria-sama ga Miteru Novel -
>Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 22:44:51 +0800 (CST)
> The particular gems, for me, in the first half of the novel were:
> 1) Yumi's mom, a Lilian alumnus herself, fusses over the whole
>summerhouse invitation as if the Ogasawaras were the in-laws. Absolutely
>hilarous. You can see that she and Yumi are obviously related with their
>Ally McBeal-esque imaginations.
>I think it also includes a measure of jealousy that Yumi is able to be more
> 2) Sachiko's infuriatingly indirectly way of poking Yumi about Sei-sama
>(and Yumi's unintentional retaliation wrt Touko). I can see why Sachiko is
>jealous since Yumi is so obviously at ease with Sei and speaks her mind to
>her without reservation. But I suppose this is because, ultimately, Yumi
>and Sei's relationship is just a friendly one and without the element of
>romantic/akogare tension that gives the Yumi-Sachiko relationship its
>livewire feel. One thing I wonder about is if Sachiko would go stone-cold
>berserk if she ever found out about Yumi kissing Sei.
relaxed with Sei. Sachiko has got to know that she is not a relaxing person
to be around.
> 4) Tsutako and Mami's discussion about stalking the Rosa pairs whileOne can only hope!
>hiding in the bushes. They really can't help themselves when it comes to
>pursuing scoops. And they just have to be animated with stray leaves stuck
>to their hair and clothes. LOL
>And Sachiko in her sweater set.
> On the whole, as Paul anticipates, it does look like this novel will be
>the basis of the forthcoming OVA - the opening pic from the official
>website http://www.gokigenyou.com/ seems to show Yumi in her cabbage
>butterfly one piece.
>Mutts are healthier and more even-tempered than purebreds. :-)
> And what is about high-born elder girls who love nobody younger girls?
>Aside from Sachiko-Yumi, there's Shizuru-Natsuki and Chikane-Himeko. Am
>sure there are other examples but so far just these other two off the top
>off my head.
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