[edit – not sure what I did to piss off wordpress but it made this post disappear o__o well, ha wordpress cuz I saved this elsewhere!]
Meant to write this when I updated with Ane-Lala. Just a week late :P
Anyway, a little heads up here, folks. Recently, the blogging application I use has been acting wonky, in that it won’t update its layout to match my blog’s. In other words, this blogging program is supposed to mimic what my blog looks like to all of you. This way I can format things before I publish them so I can say I tried to make the post look somewhat decent :P Right now, everything looks generic and ugly on my end, which is kinda annoying.
In frustration, I decided to write this post in wordpress. However, about halfway through, I forgot to save and when I put my computer into sleep mode, Windows decided sleep = turn off computer for an update :D (you sick bastard, Windows). Thus I lost a good chunk.K
Needless to say, I went back to using my blog program, ugliness be damned. I can handle it if it means keeping my stuff (this program will save a backup in case something similar happens – Windows tends to do the “you meant restart not sleep right?” maneuver a lot :/). However, I’m still bitter about the deleted data so I didn’t even bother trying to continue where I last saved. Thus you’ll notice things go from excessive wordy to blunt and done haha.
With that, here’s the Sylph post! (two issues late!)
Sekihan-chan to Sumomo-kun chapter 1
Omachishitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimaru Dou chapter 1
Futsutsuka na Oyako de wa Arimasu ga chapter 17
3LDK no Ou-sama chapter 7
Fortissimo chapter 6
Durarara! Relay chapter 4
Order wa Tandei ni chapter 2
Hinagiku no Hitobito chapter 34
Ayashina no Kimi chapter 3
Kami-sama wa Ikiru no ga Tsurai chapter 9
Mikansei Lovers chapter 8
Brothers Conflict 13 Bros Collection chapter 7
Kyouai Catastrophe chapter 8
Sore wa Iromeku Fukyouwaon chapter 4
Shiro Ari chapter 50
Salon Diane final chapter (end)
Ano Hashi wo Koetara Part II (end)
Title: Sekihan-chan to Sumomo-kun (赤飯ちゃんとすもも君) chapter 1
Author: Tsubaki Kawori (椿カヲリ)
The story starts with a girl who starts her new year as a high schooler and is all, “This is my debut! I’m going to be all cool and shit!”
And then one day later,
she’s hospitalized due to some kind of asthma related condition
Jump 6 months and we have her once again going to school – Her: “…Okay! Let’s try this again! Part II of me being cool!” When she arrives, her school is doing its school festival thing (you ain’t shojo unless we’ve got a school festival going on). Her classroom specifically is hosting a candy shop. Girl – Maika – gets even more excited when she sees people she remembered from her first attempt at a high school debut. Literal sweetness ~ !
Rather than just go in the classroom and be like “wuzz up, bitches? Suck my lips!” Maika instead gives herself a mental pep talk out in the hallway – “You can do this, girl. Time to let the masses know I’m back!” After breathing hard and slamming her hands against her chest in vigor, she finally works the courage to open the door to her classroom and shout in (font size 2) “I’m back ~”
So of course no one pays attention to her.
To the point where people are even slamming into her and don’t realize they’ve slammed into a person. No lies. Dude is like, “wow I felt like I just rammed into something living and meaty. Huh, wonder what that was?” and his friend replies with “dude, you’re crazy. It was probably just a bad cloud of gas.” I’m not sure HOW they didn’t realize they just body tackled a human being but whatever.
Thus no one notices Maika on the floor, staring up at everyone like “…*deep inhale* motherfuckers.”
While she’s on the floor trying to figure out wtf is going on, someone comes up behind her and picks up her stuff. He then hands her bag to her, picks her up, and sort of nudges her into the classroom. And I’m thinking it took her like 3 to 5 minutes for her to register what just happened (cuz Maika was too busy having her mind blown at the fact she’s standing in her classroom) since by the time she turns around to thank whoever helped her, there’s no one there.
Because fucking five minutes have gone by and you know, if you helped someone, you’re not going to just stand there and be like, “where’s my thanks?”
So he peaced and she’s like, “crap…”
That opportunity missed, Maika instead concentrates on meeting her classmates. “Hey buddy! Remember me? No? How about you? Maika? The sick girl that had to stop going to school due to health reasons? Not ringing a bell? No? Not even a slight jingle in the recesses of your brain? How about the teacher? Where’s that ho at? She’ll remember me. Oh…she’s conveniently away on maternity leave. Wow, that’s strange. I don’t remember her ass being pregnant when I was here six months ago :/ Hmmm. Oh, and you people think I’m a middle schooler…ha…even though I’m wearing the exact same school uniform as you…great…”
Understandably, she’s a bit depressed over no one knowing her. She leaves to wander the halls in depression, eating some cotton candy because, you know, eating your feels and all. Then at some point she starts to have a mental freak out because at her past school(s) everyone made fun of her and shit (I add the “and shit” part because I’m not sure if there was more going on).
And let me tell you, some of these quotes are sick.
She remembers her classmates bitching out loud about how she’s once again in the hospital -like, calm down bitch (
not sure how she heard this one since she was at the hospital but details). Or how useless she is since she’s always got them medical problems.
Like yo, the girl has respiratory issues.
You go live your life trying to breath regularly and let’s see how you enjoy it, man.
I mean, who goes up to a guy with no legs and says “Gawddamnnit Jimmy. We could have used you on the soccer team had you some fucking feet. You worthless sack of shit.”
Like, who the fuck are these kids!?
And to continue the pain train, the kids add in more comments talking about how weak she is physically, how stupid she is, and how clumsy she is. She doesn’t do crap and has no worth. If she’s present or not, it doesn’t make a difference cuz that’s how crappy she is.
As I’m reading this, all I can think is: Holy shit, it’s a wonder this girl ain’t popping Xanax in the bathroom! Dude, what kind of school did you go to, Maika!? Jeepers, even the worst of schools – the ones with the metal detectors at the front door – aren’t that bad… D:
And for the icing on top of the cake, we learn her nickname was “Sekihan” due to the fact that she turns bright red which makes her non-existent freckles stand out.
And let me just say, I don’t trust no one that thinks “Sekihan” is something bad. That shit is delish. I know if Sekihan is in the room or not because it’s going in my belly. And after 24-33 hours coasting around in my digestive system, that once tasty treat is coming out as some nice solid poop. These kids obviously are working under the influence of the devil or some hater of goodness and need both spiritual and culinary help :/
And…this is where my post was last saved :(
The feelings of distress are still fresh in my tears so we’re just going to take the express lane to the end. So eventually the dark thoughts take a hold and Maika starts to run blindly through the halls, as if she were trying to escape them. She bumps into a manly pretty chick who instantly recognizes Maika. However, rather than be happy, Maika falls further into depression because she finally meets someone who knows her but she doesn’t know them. Maika then starts crying and blurting out all the dark stuff in her head so understandably the other chick has an expression like she just found out one of her tits had been hanging out without her notice (lit – omg what is happening).
The chick scratches her head trying to figure out what to do when she notices her hair and clothes. Ah, that’s why Maika doesn’t recognize her, the chick thinks. Since for some reason now doesn’t seem to be the best time to pull the big reveal, the chick instead tells Maika to calm it and that Sekihan is not a bad thing. That shit’s yummy and it’s supposed to represent good luck so those kids need to really do research before they go attaching names to people. It’s like thinking “awesome” is a bad thing. “Haha, you’re so awesome!” “…wow guys that really hurt :(“
Eventually Maika gets it together and randomly hugs the chick from behind, screaming she loves her and to be her friend.
The chick hesitates but complies. Maika leaves, happy to make a new friend (guess those 20 pages of dark thoughts will be sorted through for another day). The chick waves her off and randomly we get an upshot of her skirt. But instead of a panty shot, we get a boxer shot. Yup, this lady is a dude. He was dressed as a lady for his class’s cultural festival thing. To make it even more awkward, he had a thing for Maika before she got sick.
The end of chapter 1 ~
Title: Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou (お待ちしてます 下町和菓子 栗丸堂) chapter 1
By: Natsume (夏目)
This is based on a novel of the same name. Follows a dude whose family is in the Japanese confectionary business. He was learning the trade too but told his parents he wanted to do his own thing. Rather than get upset, his parents let him do what he wanted. He’s a big kid. And it’s his future.
Main guy : (╬⓪益⓪) YOU BASTARD PARENTS DON’T LOVE ME!
So the main guy turns into a thug (wtf) and lives life that way until his parents get ran over. With his parental figures road kill, he feels bad about going thug and decides to take over the confectionery shop. However, while he’s good at it, he’s having trouble replicating the “feel/taste” that the shop is known for.
This is when some chick enters the scene. She’s apparently a special person when it comes to confectionary and after watching main dude do his thing, instantly finds out what he’s doing wrong. What is it? Well, the chapter ends so we have to wait until the next issue hur ~
I didn’t realize the lady that authored Number was the person who’s working on Sekihan-chan to Sumomo-kun. The art looks so different ~ I’m interested in seeing how this cross dressing romance will play out ~
Salon Diane ended ;___; it had a happy end which likewise made me happy. Kinda rushed but I’ll take that over a shit end ~ I’m looking forward to seeing this manga-ka’s next work!
Nothing much with Shiro Ari. Just characters talking and hiding things still. Like come on, I think after 7 volumes it’s time to put away the smoke and curtains and come clean already :/ but hey, that’s what keeps us all reading, right? :P
Kami-sama wa Ikiru no ga Tsurai – this girl got to get her shit together. She needs to deal with her feels rather than making Kagachi feel like shit every time she avoids him or looks away :/
Thus why I’m happy for Sore wa Iromeku Fukyouwaon – where watching Kagachi and Haru is painful now, these two are just adorable in their interactions. A nice balance of sweet and sour for me :P
Anything else – oh yeah, forgot about Futsutsuka na Oyako de wa Arimasu ga.
Pretty much everyone needs to get their shit together in this manga. You people have to pick – are we going to stay as family or go to lovers because this flipflopping is making me think incest. “He’s a great dad” *kiss*
Me: ( ꒪Д꒪)ノ wait what!?
Futsutsuka na Oyako de wa Arimasu ga will take the cover of the April issue. All the usual suspects will be present including two one-shots ~
Thank ya for reading ~