Have not been sleeping well lately and it’s really started taking its toll today, but I know from experience that if I let a habit slip for even a day I’m never really getting it back, so I hung in there with both reading and studying. I did basically the bare minimum with everything, but hey, that’s still something!
I read ch 14 of クールドジ男子.
This one follows Souma!
He’s looking for a cardigan to wear indoors and, when asking if they’ve got the one he’s found (size XL) in a size M, mistakes a display for an employee… His friend Haibara, to be exact, who cracks up at it.
If Mima’s birthday is in October and it’s coming up on summer break now, and last chapter Igarashi asked him if (rather, confirmed that) he’s 27 this year, that would mean he’s actually 26 now then, right, not 27 like his profile in the first volume says. Hayate (April) is definitely 20; Shun (Tanabata) may be 17, may still be 16, I don’t know the time of year any more specifically than 梅雨 (early June to mid July); I can’t remember if it was ever stated whether Souma (January) is a first-year or second-year, and in the case of the former, he’d still be 18, but the latter he would be 19. Not that it particularly matters, I’ve just been curious and trying to figure out what time of year it is based on their birthdays and grade levels since the first volume. And how they dress, though that hasn’t been much help.
Anyway, Souma says that he wants to hang out with his new friends over summer break, and Haibara suggests they go to the ocean. Souma thinks they’d each end up doing their own thing there, Mima staying under the beach umbrella, Hayate content to just stay on the beach, and Shun swimming far out to sea. When he later mentions it to Shun, he thinks much the same thing, putting Mima under the parasol reading a book even though they’re at the ocean, Hayate picking up shells and stuff on the beach, and Souma getting lost lmao. I’m not sure if we’re getting one then, but I still hope we get a beach episode!
At Mawarimichi that evening, Shun comments that he’d thought Souma was an S rather than an M, and Souma completely misconstrues his meaning until he comments that he himself is an L lmao. Souma lets him try on the cardigan, and it seems to fit him fine, though he’d prefer it a little looser. Come to think of it, Souma likes oversized clothing, so he probably would be a size S if he got clothes that fit the way they’re meant to, he just always buys the next size up so he considers himself to be a size M.
And I just realized I did not read this week’s chapter of 夜カフェ. I think I need a specific day to do it on and not just “sometime during the week.”
Also I’ve been thinking about bokuaka again (stumbled upon some fanart for them on tumblr), and apparently Fukuroudani gets introduced around ch 80, but of course the wiki doesn’t say what volume that is, so I can’t even make an estimate as to how long it’ll take me to get there!
Some vocab of note:
明ける (あける) [一, intransitive] to end (of a period or season)