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I don’t know if other people are still checking out the vocab sheet, but I created a new tab for volume 3 for now… I will start adding vocab as I’ve already read a few pages and had some new words pop up. For the pages, I’ll use the numbering corresponding to what’s in the table of contents (so the title page for chapter 21 is page 5, etc)
Ps. I’m loving the coloured pages of Kashima and Hori! The blue tones are amazing
And we’re now up to chapter 23 and 24! (Sorry for the late update!)
@snowwater Thanks for doing that! I hadn’t been using the vocabulary list, but maybe I will start again.
Still working on the end of chapter 22 myself, I happen to have an English translation of this volume, so I think I will see if I can use that to figure out some of the things that were puzzling me. I’ll try to report my progress!
@fyrember I think you mean Ken-san maybe? I love him. I’m glad we got a chapter from his perspective!
Hmm, I kind of get that Yuzuki is just laughing at the situation (she is crazy after all), but I cannot figure out what Wakamatsu is saying at the last panel - probably since I don’t understand the ズレてる bit. Can anyone clarify this for me? (Other panels for context, if it helps)
ズレる refers to slipping out of alignment. So Waka’s wondering why she’s laughing where it’s inappropriate/unexpected to laugh. “Why are you that far out of alignment with the movie?! You should be scared, not finding this hilarious!” That sort of feeling.
Finally caught up! Thankfully my work is really, really casual this week cause of exams otherwise I would have stayed swamped. Now back on the weekly train and this train has no breaks! (Aside from maybe July)
My favorite chapter:I’m normally a big Hori/Kashima fan, but the chapter that had me laughing out loud the most was chapter 26! All of the misunderstandings and internal reactions had me cracking up. Especially how the friend chapter (forgot her name) kept just calling Sakura, Ribbon. Which chapters have been y’all’s favorite to read so far?
Happy with how much faster I can read these chapters and the understanding I have over them. This is really fun practice!
I’m a bit late as usual, but still around. For me, it’s hard to come back to read this sometimes with all the new bookclubs starting soon, my attention just goes all over the place. But I’ll definitely finish at least this volume.
Anyway, just finished chapter 24 and I also feel like I’m starting to be able to read a bit faster!
I think I’m starting to do a bit better, but this has been a bit frustrating for me at times. Since the humor is so absurd, sometimes it feels like I miss the joke just because I’m not certain if I’m comprehending correctly. And then checking it feels like having the joke explained, which is just not quite as fun.
@snowwater I was thinking of suggesting a longer break as a possibility between this one and volume 4, on account of the Ouran book club starting up. Do you think that might help?
I’m definitely getting better at this! I read ten pages today without feeling like I got bogged down anywhere, and I also lol’d twice! (Page 99 and 102.) Feels good to be getting to a place where the manga is cracking me up the way the anime did when I first watched it!