Re: [Yuricon] Re: Reading "Mist" and pondering the nature of Lesbians in manga
- Nono, I'm certain it refers to the old problem of "It looks too good to be eaten". ie the cake is beautiful and looks delicious. You really want to eat it but you also want to keep it as a work of art.
From this perspective, it only works for Hazumu if the feeling of being wanted by two other girls is her cake. It also works well as a metaphor for the old "love her but don't want to destroy our friendship" dilemma, and indeed for the original scenario as well, though with a slightly different emphesis.
Friend of mine came up with a third opinion that I thought was good enough to quote:
"I think it refers to the mutual exclusiveness of owning a 'cake' and eating said cake, which would destroy it as an entity and make it impossible to 'own'. Therefore, shall you gain pleasure from the ownership or consumption? In today's context, however, it refers to someone who wishes to have both despite the fact this may be percieved as 'unfair' by others, perhaps who have no 'cake', metaphorical or otherwise."
- Taken from The Book of Parkermon