No, no: you’re like the calm samurai with self control, surrounded by a sea of impatient plebians who got swept up by the story and couldn’t put it down (at least in my case: to the detriment if other tasks that needed doing).
Or just regular plebeians who’d rather get the book from the library than from the bookstore (but then have to read it in a week or so)
Edit: oh, hey, I made notes about the first page of this week!
p 506 Subaru is from 1985??? How did he not notice that a PS 2 was way overtech? The PS 2 came out in 2000; PS 3 in 2006 (so こころ is one year away from it at the beginning) so it makes sense she would believe
… and that’s where the note ends. I guess I couldn’t be bothered finishing that thought. Forget my point about not being impatient.
And the PS1 in 1994. I guess he just assumed he’s missed a new console on the market or something? He didn’t seem like he had any experience or interest in gaming before coming to the castle, so I guess it’s a bit of a stretch but not impossible?
If someone’s not knowledgeable about technology, why not? I’m sure the nes was pretty revolutionary already, so I can see someone uninvolved accepting that ‘wow, they’re making a lot of breakthroughs’ or ‘after they figured out how to do this, the rest was easier’ or something. It’s a stretch, but I can see it.
I could have agreed if he had not cared at all… but he was always with playing withマサムネ. And never asked about anything at all… even though he is supposed to care about electronics in general?
I mean, that’s not the only stretch in the story, but it felt wild to me (that and the new year party where no one ever mentioned which year it was going to be)
This is my main complaint about this book, the seemingly absolute obliviousness the characters all share towards literally anything that happens outside the castle. What makes that even more painful, as someone living in Japan and working in a school, is that this actually just makes me go “ugh, Japan why” rather than “What?? That could never happen!”