不可解なぼくのすべてを・FukaBoku Vol. 3 ♀♂

Hmm. During corresponding week I mentioned I thought it actually went well:

Of course, it was a little awkward, but also very mature and accepting, and would it be that different in case of 20somethings year olds? I’m not saying they look like they’re in their 40s :stuck_out_tongue: (But idk, I think admitting that you’ve fell in love with someone is stressful enough for it to possibly be awkward at any age)

Anyway, now I feel like my impressions about this manga are completely different from anyone else’s :sweat_smile:

  • Kotone being a teenager not an excuse, because in my experience teenagers are usually the ones more open-minded than adults
  • me not understanding a scene because I didn’t think it was normal to remind a friend about a trash day
  • and now about feeling the characters are late teenagers/young adults without any specific age
  • and technically about a confession too, although here at least @NyappyTiramisu agreed, so I guess I got some backup for once
    EDIT: it turns out I didn’t catch the irony :joy:
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…I’m pretty sure I used the word smooth in an ironic way in that case :see_no_evil:

But I’m pretty much with you on this point! I still saw them as high school aged but I never really thought about how the cafe is just a part time job for them and that they probably still spend a lot of time on schoolwork. In my mind it almost seemed like it was just their regular day job, especially since some of them seem to live on their own, as you mentioned. But it makes perfect sense from a storytelling point of view to focus on their cafe activities of course :smiley:

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:see_no_evil: :see_no_evil: :see_no_evil:

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I thought it went very well too (in the sense that it was successful and made them bond in a positive way), but that’s because of their age. I don’t think that would work if they were 20 something. Or, more likely, I don’t think it would possibly turn out that way, if they were in their 20s.
(But maybe I’m just misremembering what it is to be a 20 something :sweat_smile:)

My reaction was pretty much the same as 鈴, by the way.

That’s possible too! High school isn’t mandatory in Japan, so they may have just stopped after junior high and started working. It turns out that’s not the case, but it could have been.
Still, I feel there was a bunch of high school scenes recently because I read volume 2 in a single sitting (well, except for chapter 1 I had read before :sweat_smile: )

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I was actually wondering whether that’s an option in Japan, thanks for clearing that up!

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Week 2 - Chapter 13

Start Date: June 5th
Previous Week: Week 1 - Chapter 12
Next: Week 3 - Chapter 14
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Wait isn’t 直也 the random dood who said “いけるかも” about Mogumo?
Hmmm checking volume 1 maybe not… the hair color is different…

Anyway it was a nice chapter! Tetsu’s friend are so, well, friendly and understanding! And Tetsu being more open is a huge step forward and I’m glad it went well.

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What exactly does Tetsu mean by あまのじゃく on page 40?

I was a bit worried that his friends would need some time to come around, so I’m also really glad it went that smoothly. And bonding over a game was such a nice touch :smiley:

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I don’t know how to translate that correctly, but (in this context) it’s someone who is being negative or antagonistic on purpose. (In other words, an angsty teenager).
From weblio:

あまのじゃくとは、ひねくれた性格という意味のこと。人の意見反対したり人からの称賛を喜ばなかったり、などの態度をとる人のことである。

Jisho.org has the definition “contrarian” which is kinda true but also fails to provide any nuance. :sweat_smile:

Just to be clear, he is saying that about Mogumo

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Thank you! The Jisho definition really wasn’t too helpful :sweat_smile:

Ah, thanks for adding that. At first I thought he was talking about himself avoiding talking about his sister or the cafe for no good reason but that was probably me misunderstanding the Jisho definition :sweat_smile:

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I just checked the chapter to be sure, but it is indeed Mogumo. He was first taking what Mogumo said at face value (bottom right of the previous page) then remembered Mogumo’s wish, which lead to the outburst that Mogumo isn’t being honest.

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Week 3 - Chapter 14

Start Date: June 12th
Previous Week: Week 2 - Chapter 13
Next: Week 4 - Chapter 15
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fukaboku

You finally got your wish :green_heart:
Honestly, at this point, I thought that Wデート got forgotten :joy:

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The most important thing they kissed! That was such a sweet moment.

On the language side of things I for some reason had quite a bit of trouble today.

Page 63
Is Haruto basically explaining why he confronted Tetsu? I guess he thought Suzu would be quite popular in the cafe and he saw Tetsu and Suzu together quite often, that they might be having something?!

With that “preview” for the next chapter I can’t wait for next week.

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That how I understood it!

Meanwhile I have doubts about later part, where they were talking about
announcing their relationships status to the world.
Was the conclusion that Suzu&boyfriend are also fine about being more public about it?

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Thanks!

I got a different understanding from that

My take

On p. 72 Suzu comes to the conclusion that for him making the relationship public is not something that has to be done, mostly because he is afraid of a weird reaction 「変な反応」.

Later that page Haruto say that you have to also look at it from the persons perspective that you are telling the secret to.

Now the next page 73 is probably where I’m most shaky, so take this with a grain of salt. I interpreted the start of that page that. If you tell someone else and then tell them to keep it a secret you are pushing the responsibility on someone else.

Later on on that page he goes on to say that you can always tell someone (a secret) but it is much harder to tell someone to forget something.

Next page he goes on to say that he doesn’t want to do anything that would hurt Suzu.

After that Suzu is swooning because he thought Haruto just wanted to keep it a secret because he might be emberassed.

I just interpreted this whole section that both are currently fine with keeping their relationship a secret.

Now as for Tetsu and Mogumo I’m not 100% sure. I don’t think they have reached a conclusion. Though kissing in semi-public might be an indication.

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Even your explanation shows how complicated this scene was. But your reasoning makes sense!
Thank you ^ _ ^

Yess, finally! I thought they had forgotten about it as well tbh :sweat_smile: And we finally got our first kiss :partying_face:

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Thank you for this! I was also having trouble understanding that conversation. Also:

Yay for that first kiss! And for Tetsu’s friends’ reaction to him explaining about the cafe in the last chapter, I loved that even though they are not really familiar with these issues they really want to learn.

If only everyone were like Tetsu’s friends…
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Ha! I thought exactly the same thing. It’s almost unrealistically too nice, but I’ll take it!

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