シャドーハウス Volume 14

Volume 14 Discussion Thread

Start Date: 2023-12-15T15:00:00Z

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Vocabulary Lists

Reading Schedule

Week Start Date Pages No. of Pages Chapter
Week 1 December 16 5–36 32 pages Ch 143 実力差
Ch 144 譲れないもの
Week 2 December 23 37–69 33 pages Ch 145 決闘の代償
Ch 146 告白
Week 3 December 30 70–102 33 pages Ch 147 癒えぬ傷痕
Ch 148 本心
Week 4 January 6 103–136 34 pages Ch 149 ルイス
Ch 150 決意の証
Week 5 January 13 137–168 32 pages Ch 151 笑顔
Ch 152 真実
Week 6 January 20 169–184 16 pages Ch 153 投票結果

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  • If you read ahead, please hold questions until during or after the appropriate week.
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Chapters 143 and 144

Start Date: 2023-12-15T15:00:00Z

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Chapters 145 and 146

Start Date: 2023-12-22T15:00:00Z

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I read ahead last week, so I don’t get to read more until next week :sob:

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John developed a new technique just for it to be defeated right away. That’s tough lol. Also, I didn’t know shadows had bones! Kate mentions that morphs start out with insides similar to other animals. I guess that stuff also transforms.

But if they are like animals, do they reproduce in the normal way? :thinking: I’m guessing not, because once they copy something, they aren’t morphs anymore. And those guys in the village seemed to be growing them somehow or something.

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Chapters 147 and 148

Start Date: 2023-12-29T15:00:00Z

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It seems like Barbara’s seizures are tied to her mental state. I can’t remember for sure, but I think the one where she accidentally hurt Barbie was the first. That was when she was in shock over Mary Rose’s “betrayal”.

If she starts dealing with her stress effectively like she did here, I wonder if that will actually compromise her ability to provide power for Shadow House. That would certainly light a fire under the adults.

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Chapters 149 and 150

Start Date: 2024-01-05T15:00:00Z

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Woah! Am I understanding this right? The person we thought was Christopher’s living doll is actually Christopher himself, presumably after a successful 一体化? I thought it was weird that he could somehow get away if Christopher died, but if the 一体化 happened and Christopher pretended it failed by playing dead, that would make sense.

But this guy is crafty, so it could be a lie just to get Luis on his side. Also, I can’t believe he is pulling Luis’ strings! This week’s reading was a bombshell!

Also, Barbara thinks Thomas is nice. That’s tragic :sob:

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Yeah, I wasn’t sure if he was talking to/thought he was talking TO Christopher, or ABOUT him. I think the confusion is intended by the author.

Oh and I caught up! I thought I would, I’d managed to read maybe 6 volumes ahead before, but had a bit of inertia getting started again as I’d forgotten some of the minor plot points.

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Chapters 151 and 152

Start Date: 2024-01-12T15:00:00Z

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Well… I couldn’t stop myself from reading ahead. See you all next week! :sweat_smile:

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After FOURTEEN volumes, the correct reading of 棟 has finally been revealed.
子どもの棟でそんなことが出来るのは
(page 47)

I always hesitated between むね and とう.

When I looked at the definitions in 明鏡国語辞典 第二版

むね【棟】㈠ 〘名〙
① 屋根の最も高い所。二つの屋根面の接する稜線。また、そこに渡してある横木。棟木(むなぎ)。:x:
② 刀の刃のついていない側。みね。:x:
㈡ (造)家屋・建物などを数える語。「民家三━が全焼」:x:

とう【棟】(造)
① 屋根のむね。また、棟木(むなぎ)。「━梁(とうりょう)」「上━式」:x:
② むねの長い建物。「病━・研究━」:small_red_triangle:?

I had the sense that とう was the closest to the usage in シャドーハウス but that being the on’yomi and all the example sentences only showing it used as a “suffix” in compound words made me doubt whether it could truly be read as とう when used stand-alone.

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I always struggle to remember the reading, but recently started to get とう into my memory.

I apologize for this.

It had furigana on its very first appearance, volume 4, page 100:

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(And then never again because once is always enough to know how to read things.)

This 「の棟」 form hasn’t shown up in any other manga series I’ve read, so maybe this usage is a bit uncommon?

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“Nooooo, we can’t let her develop healthy coping mechanisms!!”

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Chapter 153

Start Date: 2024-01-19T15:00:00Z

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Remember, this week crossed over into volume 15. I’ll post volume 15’s thread a little later.

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Man, poor Barbara. There goes the one thing that was keeping her going. It felt really good when she had Edward on the back foot, but then he pulls this on her. It doesn’t seem like it actually got him anything either. He just wanted to get back at her. What a bummer.

Also, it seems like closing the door on her wouldn’t save him from getting blown away if she was blowing windows out. That must be a really sturdy door!

I feel terrible for Barbie too. It seemed like she was also turning a corner, but the end of the volume shows her in a pretty bad state.

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