よつばと! Vol 10 Discussion Thread (Yotsuba&! Reading Club)

I think we have at least 2 風香 chapters ahead of us! :smiley:

Discussion of Chapter 66 starts here.

Just noticed “This topic will close 10 years after the last reply.” Whew, better not let it get inactive.

Anyway, I’m honestly curious as to what Yotsuba thinks she’s doing on page 96. That’s the hand gesture for working out the cross product in mathematics (or really, any right-handed coordinate system) - if you point your thumb along the first vector and your index finger along the second, your middle finger points the direction of the third - but for some reason I’m not sure Yotsuba is doing advanced mathematics just yet. And where does she pull that drawing from?

I love Fuuka’s expressions on page 99. And the first panel of 100.

Page 101… why bowling?

Cliffhanger! そんなバカな!

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I feel like it has to be :ok_hand:, doesn’t it? It’s like she reversed the fingers that are supposed to be making the circle. (At first, it reminded me of a messed-up sign language K, but that seems quite unlikely for a number of reasons xD)

I love how on pg 97 Jumbo’s like “uhhh what animal is this?” and then Yotsuba tells him and he’s all “oh, yes, of course, best drawing, such skill” xD
pg 99-100 was so cute ^^
Omg, the drama in those last couple panels :rofl: Yotsuba should go into acting. I would watch it.

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Yotsuba/Detective Conan crossover?

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SO much better!!! =D
But seems to only be new threads or something, my Graded Readers thread is still on 1 year! D=

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I thought it was barely Monday. :cold_sweat:
(I’m trying to fix my schedule, so my time is all messed up.)

Discussion of Chapter 67 starts here.


:blush:

I also forgot to put the links on the first post, whoops. :sweat_smile:

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It’s gonna be Wednesday in a couple of hours. :stuck_out_tongue:

But finally, we get to resolve the cliffhanger!

Previously, on Yotsubato: そんなバカな!!

And now, the continuation: ぱたん つぎだ!

Oh. Ok, then.

Having a working electrical shaver just sitting there to try out kinda… unnerves me. Like, how many people have used it before? How much disgusting hair is in there?

I want a massage chair, now…

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You don’t count! :joy:

That’s exactly what I thought.
I guess it’s less to try out, but sure if you want to, and more to see if it works, try different speeds/settings/idk.
I (wanted to) imagine they clean them every day, but (I know they probably never do, but) still.

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It’s gonna be Wednesday in Japan in a couple of hours now. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Dang it. Japan does count.

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Wednesday in Japan is 水曜日. We also see 水 in 水星, which is the planet Mercury. Mercury is the first planet from the sun. Ergo, in Japan, Wednesday is the proper first day of the week (as far as book clubs should be concerned).

I see no issues here.

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I think I see a few issues, but I can’t quite put my finger on them…

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Speaking of Wednesday…

Are we just doing a chapter every eight days, now? :stuck_out_tongue:

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I don’t know what you mean? :slight_smile:
(It’s not that I forgot, I just thought since it was already late on Monday, I’d post it on Tuesday, but then I was busy on Tuesday, and I also forgot? :cry: I’m doing an awful job. :sob:)

Discussion of Chapter 68 starts here.


嘘をついちゃダメ!

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And all read. Not, I confess, my favourite chapter, but some very nice scenery. Asagi lends Yotsuba the ball knowing that it’s not her ball to lend, and that Yotsuba wouldn’t understand that, and then Koiwai literally terrifies Yotsuba into behaving. Like, this is worse than “don’t lie or the goblin will eat you”, this is “don’t lie, or I’ll feed you to this specific terrifying statue that I’ve locked you in a cage with”.

Having trouble finding the exact song that’s being played on page 153…

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I already learned reading through in English that I don’t care for Asagi and Yanda. But reading through in Japanese, I’m slightly warming up to Yanda. As for Asagi… I like her scenes when she’s not causing trouble for her mother and sisters (few as those scenes are).

When my nephews were younger, I feel I could have made use of one of those statues, so…

I think it’s just a loudspeaker announcement. It’s half-past four. All good little chidren, head on home.

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Oh, aye, I know it’s a loudspeaker announcement, it’s just that the repeated phrases suggest to me that it’s a song, and they do play songs over the loudspeaker at going home time (though they tend to be instrumental only). Perhaps the repeated phrases are delayed sounds from a further-away loudspeaker?

I took it to be an echo.

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I would agree, although I did find Yotsuba’s little-kid lies pretty adorable. Like, it was a magician, they were wearing a hat and everything! xD I did feel bad for her when she was trapped in there with the statue though, poor kid

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I’m genuinely sorry, everyone!

I know it’s not that big of a deal, but I don’t like not doing something so simple as posting the update to the thread.

Tomorrow, I’ll read every chapter I’m missing, and post the new week’s intro.

(I know it hasn’t been a week, so maybe there’s that, but still. Between irl responsibilities (which I’ve had basically 0 for the last few months) and just fatigue, I end up not doing much online; except participate in literally every other thread ever, apparently.)