We’re starting out reading one chapter every two weeks. After 3 chapters we’ll re-evaluate the pace.
This thread is for discussing all of volume 2. When we start a new chapter, feel free to discuss the whole chapter. You don’t have to wait until the second week we’re on the chapter to discuss the second half.
Hope this is the place to post for reading the new chapters. no individual thread? or just all in this thread for vol 2?
WELL HERE GOES… I read ahead since it was really light on stuff and finished the chapter.
Yes, sorry that wasn’t clear. I indented this thread to discuss all of volume 2. The offshoot clubs tend to have a lot less participation than the main club (less people, and also people start to get the hang of the grammar), so I think a thread per volume is typical.
Is this something we should change? It’s not much more effort to post a thread per chapter. I can do whatever you all think is best.
Whops, sorry I missed that. I’ll add a poll to the top post in a minute. Originally I was thinking we recently did a participation poll in the main ハピネス thread, but it’s probably better to have one for each sub-post too.
Go ahead and and discuss the whole chapter! There’s no cut-off for when to start discussing the second half of the chapter. There is just two whole weeks for one chapter instead of one week for each half chapter.
No, I don’t think this is something to change. One thread per volume is the norm in offshoot clubs as far as I know. I just wanted to make sure that this was the correct place for discussion.
Actually, if it’s not too much trouble, it might be useful if we had a new post in this thread signifying the start of each new week (or chapter maybe), along with a new poll each time. Participation tends to drop, and it’s good to see how many people are still actively reading. Plus, a new post at the start of every week or chapter would remind people to read, and would serve as a nice visual break for future readers looking for answers for a particular chapter. All of that, only if it’s not too much trouble for you of course! Otherwise, people can just comment here when they see fit, that works too.
I really like this new chapter. The characters get some cool development ！
Okazaki is sooo sweet when is he overthinking whether Gosho is asking him on a date ! And then, Yuuki comes and ruins everything 。But it seems that they are all getting along.
The last few panels though … I am really worried for our Nonuta
[page 6] "昨日午後２時頃小学生の 列に 乗用車が… ” I get that the first part means “Yesterday at around 2 pm”, but I don’ t get the second part at all. Does it mean “cars lined up like elementary school students” ?
[page 13] "ほらほら行ってごらん ". From the context, I would translate this sentence as “Come on, say something more, I am listening”, but I don’ t get how “ほら” and "ごらん” fit into this sentence. Both words are translated as “Look” in Jisho… So what does this mean ?
It’s an interrupted sentence (we stop paying attention to the TV) so we don’t know exactly what happens.
小学生の列 - a row/queue of elementary school students
に - in/to (we’d need the verb to know for sure)
乗用車 - passenger car
So a car or cars …(something)…to a queue of elementary students.
There’s a typo in your sentence. It’s 言って, not 行って.
ごらん is a polite/respectful 見て, here in the sense of “try to”, as @polv pointed out. (not sure it’s respectful when used in this sense, Jisho doesn’t specify, so maybe not)
ほら is more an interjection than a word in my mind. It can mean “look”, or “come”, or “here”, but basically it’s just said to draw attention, so “hey” works just as well.
So I just finished this chapter and I’m not sure if it’s the story development or if it’s because I am finally reading a chapter all at once, but this was the best chapter for me yet!
I actually really like that they are all hanging out and hope that they will become a nice group of friends
Worried for how Nunota-kun is being dragged into this though. I also wonder, does the main character even think of Nunota as a real friend? We don’t really see much of them together or know much of their past.
I ended up reading this entire chapter. I also found it very interesting that they’re hanging out and I was wondering if Yuuki has just forgiven Okazaki for punching him. Will Yuuki try to get some revenge later on?
(Amusingly reading this whole chapter took me far less time than reading four pages of the Prefectures book).
I also have a question about the half sentence on the news on page 6:
昨日午後２時頃小学生の 列に 乗用車が…
I correctly recognized it as an interrupted sentence, and my interpretation was the news was about a car hitting a row of children while they were walking on the street (that’s dark, sorry about that). We’ll never know if it was that -unless it comes up later- but I was wondering if such a continuation would be grammatically correct and consistent with the part of the sentence he heard.