獣の奏者 chapter 5, part 3 discussion

It was worth it. I wanted to give you motivation to read or just wanted to make a joke. One of the two. I supose you finished this week reading then.

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Yep. And I see @Kyasurin is also a trolling troll who trolls. I had such faith in you. :cry:

I really enjoyed this weeks reading, even if I read it in segments. (I usually read these in one go unless it’s very political/a history lesson) The breaks just made it so inviting. :smiley:

I definitely think this is going to leak at some point, but I’m somewhat expecting another time skip before that like we had at John’s, to give エリン and リラン time to bond, エリン time to learn more about politics and the importance of the 王獣 and 頭陀. (I think this is the correct kanji but :man_shrugging:)

I’m also really liking エサル more every time she shows up. She’s strict but fair, like the best teachers are. <3 She’d totally like to bond with one of the 王獣, but she’s also really prioritizing her students in her role as headmaster/protector.

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蛇 (because they are snake-like)

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Also 闘 (because they battle)

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I actually added 闘蛇 to my IME on my laptop so I could type it directly, but I don’t know how to do that on my iPhone. :slightly_frowning_face: Typing たたかい (delete い) then へび is annoying.

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:joy:
Thank you haha.

@seanblue how do you add it on pc?? :open_mouth:

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I don’t remember the steps offhand. I’m sure there’s a guide somewhere online.

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Right click on the “A” or “あ” in the taskbar to the right, there’ll be an “Add Word” context menu item. This is the same for Microsoft and Google IMEs.

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闘蛇
Oooh, thank you!!!

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How have I never found that out. I found it for 王獣 but not the other.

this could be useful

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Wee! I made it just on time!
For those wondering it took me 48 minutes to catch up :eyes:

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For all three parts or just this one?

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That’s what I want to know! xD

For all 3 parts that’d be a page a minute (accounting for the half pages), which is… pretty impressive. :smiley:
And would also explain the 50-100 pages @Naphthalene reads in a day.

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For two parts plus one page at the time of posting. You know, since that meant I was “reading along”.
I took ~20 min for the third part alone (hard to say exactly since I did spend an unknown amount of time on the forum in between).

That sounds close to my current reading speed? Although it’s probably more 1.5 min per page.

I have seen some crazy improvements since I started my 多読 thread last year :slight_smile:

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What, an actual question posted in the weekly discussion thread? :open_mouth:

Question around 12-13%

(お母さんは、きっと…)

祖父のように、闘蛇をアルハンのために育てていたのではない。そんな気持ちで育てていたのなら、音無し笛や特滋水を使うことを、いとわしく思いはしなかっただろう。


I’m getting thrown off by the negations here. Take 祖父のように、闘蛇をアルハンのために育てていたのではない for example. Is this saying that unlike the grandfather, the mother didn’t raise the 闘蛇 for the sake of the アルハン? And if she did feel that way (raising them for the sake of the アルハン) she probably wouldn’t have felt so negatively towards using the 音無し笛 and 特滋水?

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Yup exactly what you said. (Unfortunately, a boring answer. Or fortunately!)

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Nah, it’s okay, I still appreciate the answer. I was really confused when I started writing the question, but I was more confident in my understanding by the time I finished.

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I was bad this week and just finished reading so I missed the read-aloud. And there were so many readings I wanted to find out about too… :frowning_face:

The chapter was interesting. As someone already said, it doesn’t seem like having a whole school know is a great method for keeping secrets, but oh well. It seems it’s just a matter of how long it will take to leak at this point.

You got me with the fake spoilers.

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I just finished this part. Strangely the whole section with エサル explaining what happened to the teachers hooked me and I ended up staying up late reading most that in one go where I would usually start falling asleep after a couple of minutes.

I really liked how this section ended but I have a feeling that it might be one of エリン’s last nice scenes for a while… :cold_sweat:

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Very late (sorry!) but I still got a question.

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なにか腹に一物ある、怖い人だと思っていたエサルの顔に、。。。

  1. Does this mean “In the face of Esaru, who thought that it is a frightening person who has some hidden agenda, …”? I’m a bit confused because the current narrator is Erin, so how would she know for sure what Esaru is thinking?
  2. Who is this frightening person? We have not heard about other persons for some time at this point… The only person I could imagine here from the context is Aruhan??

Thanks for any insights!

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