- ... Shimako seems to be at times, I suspect ... Detached, probably. Outsider more like. Because Noriko is also so outside I think (based on 9 pages ofMessage 1 of 11 , Sep 30, 2005View Source
>From: Adam Jones <adam@...><snip>
>Subject: Re: [Yuricon] Re: Notes from 8th Maria-sama ga Miteru Novel -
>Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 22:13:30 +0100
>It will be interesting to see how Noriko learns to handle Shimako over
>the course of the next few books (no, not that way you perverts) -
>given how... flighty? detached?
Shimako seems to be at times, I suspect
>she'll require careful management by our little dark-haired bundle ofDetached, probably. Outsider more like. Because Noriko is also so outside I
>seething social resentment. ;)
think (based on 9 pages of Novel 9) that there won't have to be much
handling at all. They gel almost instantly with each other.
Noriko is such a real person, that readers must have positively gasped with
her normality after being inside Yumi's Lillian-trained head for so long.
Noriko is us, looking around at Lillian and thinking "WTF?"
A public school girl (in the American sense, not the British one) at a
private school. She's not loving it right now.
BTW - the big sakura tree in the middle of the gingkoes behind the
auditorium? You know THE sakura tree...Noriko has heard a rumor that there
is a dead body buried under it. <nod nod>
- For those that watch the anime raw and subbed, Ichigo Mashimaro #4 has been subbed, and is up on Tokyotosho. :) AshleyMessage 2 of 11 , Oct 1, 2005View SourceFor those that watch the anime raw and subbed, Ichigo Mashimaro #4 has
been subbed, and is up on Tokyotosho. :)
- ... Now that I ve read your summary of First Date Triangle this makes more sense to me. I don t think this comes across in the anime. There s a lovely symmetryMessage 3 of 11 , Oct 4, 2005View SourceErica Friedman wrote:
> >I do wonder about Shimako, though. I'm not convinced that she doesn'tNow that I've read your summary of First Date Triangle this makes more
> >*want* to be Shiori. Sei's indifference hurts her. When she's reunited
> >with Sei after her date with Rosa Canina she seems to have been very
> >lost without Sei. It does seem like a more unbalanced partnership than
> >the others.
> I am convinced that she is not hurt by Sei's attitude. In fact, I
> think that
> one of the things that Shimako treasures about Sei is her lack of
> expectations. Although we have never seen her so, I believe that Shimako
> feels terribly burdened by her and other people's expectations. Sei asks
> nothing of Shimako except that she exist - excatly what Shimako wants
> Sei. As long as they both know that the other is in the world, they are
sense to me. I don't think this comes across in the anime. There's a
lovely symmetry between the two being there for each other but choosing
not to become too close.
Is the First Date Triangle novel translated anywhere?
> And, btw, that's *exactly* what Shizuka says to Shimako in The First DateLosing Shizuka with the third years disappointed me. I like her. Shimako
> Triangle...so yay to Shizuka for really understanding them.
remains my favorite, though :)
For a moment I feel the coldness
Of everything that’s been taken away.
I put the phone back in the cradle,
I can’t make this okay.