Re: [Yuricon] Return of the Guilty Pleasure
- The two-page short is classic Morinaga. She was weird long before she
tried mainstream (re: Passionate electric waves) so I guess it's to be
expected that it breaks through on occasion.
I think of it as Mari's strange homoerotic dream in the grand
tradition of Miyuki-chan in Wonderland.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Adam Jones <adam@...> wrote:
> For those of you who, like me, enjoy being endlessly tormented by
> Morinaga Milk, it seems there's a new chapter of Girl Friends out after
> its one-month hiatus.
> Oh, and there's a two-page short from last month which is just...
> disturbing, on so very many levels.
> Given the seven-chapters-per-volume format, we might just possibly
> have a conclusion in two months' time. Or we might get a whole volume
> more of unbearably bittersweet ship-teasing. (Hurt me some more,
> Morinaga-sensei! ;)
> Whilst it's great to see Akko finally growing a clue, it does mean we
> now have twice as many reasons to yell "just TELL HER already!", even
> if it's easy to understand why neither of them feels like they can.
> (Underneath all the make-up and the product-placement, it's that thread
> of sympathetic believability that makes it so addictive, I think.
> Sure, it's pretty much Story A, but it's at least a really
> well-engineered Story A.)
> Hopefully Mari's boyfriend has realised that things won't work out
> between them at the end there; at least he's a decent enough human
> being, in a dramatic break with the traditions of the genre.
> (Reminding me somewhat of the early parts of Haru yo Koi, before the
> protagonist mutated into an idiotic cad.)
> If it does end in two chapters, I can't help but feel that it'd be
> something of a rush. Unless we're getting the depressing
> "unhappily-married Mari remembering her adolescence" ending, I
> suppose. But that would seem a rather jarring way to close things out.
> But as for this chapter, poor Akko really needs a hug...
> Adam Jones (adam@...)(http://www.yggdrasl.demon.co.uk/)
> .oO("AND WHAT FRAME OF REFERENCE ARE YOU IN, _-*BOZO*-_?" )
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