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Re: [Yuricon] Return of the Guilty Pleasure

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  • Rikaishi
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 27, 2009
      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! ;)
      >
      > SPOILER
      >
      > SPACE
      >
      > HERE
      >
      > 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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