🎨 This Art Club has a Problem! (BBC) - Week 6

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Week 6 January 6th 2023
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I don’t want to admit how much time it took for me to realize that she’s looking for a “locket” and not a “rocket”.


That’s normal enough.

On the other hand, if you thought of this, it'd mean you played too much Game Boy in the 90's.



I don’t want to make you feel old, but uh… I wasn’t alive in the 90s


Me pretending I didn’t hear that:



wow pls delete this personal attack on me


Anyone knows what is Colette saying here / what does it mean?


Ah, thanks for the tip, didn’t think about doing a jisho search with hiragana! (it’s not the first time)
Funny, just met プラス思考 for the first time last week in Chapter 19 of あなたも殺人犯になれる!:


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During my reading sessions, Katakana gives me the most trouble. Sometimes, it’s tricky to figure out whether a word is Japanese or a loanword.

In just a few weeks, I got hooked and reached the end of that book sooner than I anticipated. Appreciate you hosting it.

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Hehe I get why you got hooked and read the whole thing already. And it looks like the next pick of the IBC will be from the same author too :smiley:

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I had higher expectations for this chapter, but I’m still not finding the story very engaging :dotted_line_face:


Sorry, I am the one who caused higher expectations with my comments last week :sweat_smile: I find joy in reading about cultural references, wordplays, and misunderstandings.


Can anyone explain the omake 4-koma? I don’t get it.


Initially, read the omake at the end of chapter 3, and then proceed to this one. If you still have questions, go ahead and read the one at the end of chapter 5 as well.


Some of the imagery indicates the pun is very much intentional.

Anyway, read this week’s chapter. Honestly it’s good to see the MC being more helpful.


No need to apologize! It’s not that it’s terrible, there were actually some puns in this chapter that I enjoyed. It’s just not really my kind of book, and I’m finding it hard to connect with the characters. I’ll definitely stick with it until the end of the book club, though.


I played too much GameBoy in the 2000s. :thinking:


I partially learned to read playing Pokémon Blue on the game boy :slight_smile:


It certainly helped a lot with my English. :slight_smile: