かがみの孤城 Week 9

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Week 9

Start date: January 15th, 2022

End page (bunko): 238
End percentage (bunko): 57
End page (tanko): 170 or 171
End phrase: お母さんが中に入ってくる。

Previous week: かがみの孤城 Week 8
Next week: week 10 (will be posted Jan. 22)

Discussion Rules

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter and any content in future chapters.
  • When asking for help, please mention the page number. If you are reading the ebook version mention the percentage.
  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarrassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
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Read Aloud

We will be reading on Sundays at 10:30PM Japan time (reading the previous week’s content). Here is the time in your local time zone:

2022-01-23T13:30:00Z

Participants

Mark your participation status by voting in this poll.

  • I’m reading along (up to this week’s end page)
  • I’m already reading ahead (beyond this week’s end page)
  • I’ve read this book already and I’m here for discussion
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t yet reached this week’s starting page
  • I’m no longer reading the book

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Wow, new poll options. Guess now I get to tell everyone I already finished the book instead of just saying that I finished the section.

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I decided to do something similar to what @jhol did in the 地球星人 club :slightly_smiling_face:

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This week spoiler

Omg so many emotional stuff.
First of all I wanna see Kokoro with Masamune. Ik shipping is cringe but they look cute together. It also seems that she liked Subaru a bit.
Glad Fuuka liked her gift but the way Kokoro described her she seemed kinda fake. Might be me.
I liked the Harry Potter reference ha ha.
Kokoro fighting with her mom was sad. Hope they understand each other

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You keep changing how you spell Fuuka’s name every week. :joy:

OMG NOT AGAIN!
It seems to be a problem for me. I can’t spell names right

Corrected it
It wasn’t even close omg

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Yes, I got the impression that Kokoro wasn’t completely sure about that either. She calls Fuuka a 不思議な子 and I’m not 100% sure what she means with 人によく思われたいというような計算も打算もなさそう, but that sounds to me like she thinks that Fuuka is a ‘calculating’ type (both literally and figuratively?) that wants to be liked.

What I thought a little odd (and it also made Kokoro びっくりする) was that Fuuka wanted to take the candy home to eat it alone. I wonder if something is behind that.

I do think it was about time that we saw more of the parents, but she really needs to open up more to her mother. At least she seemed to start to think that maybe the people at the スクール might understand something of her situation.

Her mother revealing that she’s been coming home during the day was an interesting development, especially when she said that she had spotted that Kokoro’s shoes were still there… I hadn’t thought of it that Kokoro would go to the castle without shoes :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:. Indeed, how did her mother explain that to herself :thinking: She even thought that Kokoro had been abducted… What would you think of your child suddenly seemed to disappear like that?

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