Wow, chapter 6 read. I don’t know what to say! It’s still weird, I think in general I understand the bits I’m supposed to understand!
What I understood on these two pages:
The H joke was that H (エッチ) can mean lewd/sexy. So when Majime said touching the mushrooms felt “H”, Shimeji misunderstood her as saying it felt sexy/naughty (and it definitely looks a bit naughty in the picture!). But actually she was meaning was that the firmness of the mushrooms felt like an H (measure of hardness) pencil. Both meanings can be written as “H” and pronounced “エッチ” according to Jisho.
At this point Shimeji realises that when Majime is touching the mushrooms, she can read her thoughts. So Majime does an experiment touching the mushrooms with the end of a broom and thinking a random thought about boiled tomatoes, which Shimeji picks up, confirming she can read Majime’s thoughts.
I loved the rain imagery in this chapter! Also, Ayaka is starting to become my favourite character.
I understood that first part a bit differently:
The way I understand it, Majime is trying to come up with an excuse for her original thoughts about how touching the mushroom had a naughty vibe to it, and H pencils were the first thing she was able to come up with.
I feel like I understand what Shijima means, but the grammar doesn’t make sense to me. Is がどうとか a grammar point or something? Otherwise I am not sure why エッチ should be the subject of いった. Unless it’s to do with stative-transitives?