本好きの下剋上: Volume 4+ discussion thread

I have read this one and I may have slipped past it for some time since i am not really that much into anime at this point. Not much of a big fan at all and i think you can say that there is going to be a lot of work for it in the long run at this point. There is a way for us to work with that.

Which one? :sweat_smile: The fourth book? The series? I’m not sure I understand what you mean.

I finished the epilogue for volume 11. I liked volume 10 a bit better, but it was still very good. Definitely going to go straight into volume 12.

Spoilers for volume 11

First of all, let me just say that seeing ジルヴェスター kneel to someone is super unnerving. This is the first time a character was introduced in this series where I was actually scared for the main characters. This section of the book also does a good job of establishing the larger political structure of the country. It shows that some of the 領地 are so much more powerful than other 領地 that the 領主 even within his own territory has to be subservient to the first wife of the 領主 from the more powerful territory (to say nothing of the 領主 themselves). The epilogue really shows how much some of the nobility are devoted to the sister and will try to overthrow ジルヴェスター if they can. And of course stupid ヴィルフリート gave the sister the opportunity to come back. I’m glad for once it wasn’t ローゼマイン that did the しでかす, but come on kid. 空気を読め! His screw up was so bad that I had to make a gif for the occasion!

Love Lab 本好き smack

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Volume 11

Nice gif :joy: I also loved how the attempt on フェルディナンド just backfired.

I know, right! I also loved the fact that she is obviously scheming in plain sight (like when she goes to see her mother) but we have no idea of what she’s going to do (or even at what time scale).
Still, yes, the epilogue really builds up the tension. I really liked that it’s from the point of view of the mother of シキコザ. Despite being a rando being killed off quickly, his death matters somehow.

Pretty sure visiting the mother didn’t happen in volume 11… I didn’t read the rest of your post, but you sure you didn’t just write spoilers for volume 12?

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You made me doubt, so I just checked. It happens around the 88% mark.

Yes, I’m 100% sure about the rest as well.

Ah, so in the bonus chapters then? Okay, I’m just reading those now. Usually nothing important happens in those (aside from the ones in the final book of each arc), so I didn’t consider that. Thanks for clarifying!

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This time I have question. Vol. 6, ~45%

I don’t get this part with 父型 and 母型. The 鋳型(いがた) seems to be the thingie where you pour the metal into for it to be formed (into letters). So what are these other stuffs?

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Volume 6

I don’t remember all the details at this point, but I’ll try my best to help. First you make the letters out of metal, which is the 父型. Then you press them into the soft 母型 metal to get an indented version (凹む) of the letters. Those go into the mold (鋳型), followed by pouring in the 合金, and once it’s cooled you have the same as the original letters from the 父型.

Basically: original → indent → mold → original.

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Volume 6

ohhh, so it’s for making more letters. So many new words on a topic I know very little about. Had to stare at some photos of alloys and molds for a bit, but now I think it makes sense. Thanks for the explanation :slight_smile:

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Wait. Wait.
Volume 28 is coming out FRIDAY!
It’s way earlier than expected, but I’ll take it!
Edit: noooo I was just tricked by the website predicting the publication dates. Amazon shows that the publication date is December 10th as expected. Why would you do that to me.

… aaaand the cover is spoiling E in an absurdly obvious way. Why do you do this. I take back everything I said about the author/editor/whatever cleverly hiding it.
(I mean, it’s not like I am spoiled, but *grumpy mumbling*)

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