🎨 This Art Club has a Problem! (BBC) - Week 7

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Read this today, honestly one of the better chapters so far.



I was amused at the “ghost photography” being just a blurry Collette moving very fast.

I quite like the poster they produced, but I’m perplexed that they spent the whole chapter trying to decide what was a hoax and what wasn’t rather than just asking the Occult Club what their specific research areas were.


The vocab sheet was getting rather neglected so I put quite a few words in for this week, especially those first few pages.

I’m not familiar with the term UMA (ユーマ).


As far as I can see even though it as abbreviation for English words (Unidentified Mysterious Animal), UMA seems to be a Japanese term rather than an English term. It comes up in the Wikipedia page for 未確認動物:

未確認動物 - Wikipedia

The term also has a fandom page entry for the manga Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

U.M.A. | Reborn Wiki | Fandom

In English the same concept seems to be referred to as Cryptids:

List of cryptids - Wikipedia


Yah, it was formed on the pattern of UFO.


Looking at English and Japanese dictionaries, even though オカルト comes from the English word occult, the Japanese term seems to have a much broader definition that how it is used in English.

The English word mainly refers to the supernatural, paranormal, magical etc. I wouldn’t have thought of occult as including Bigfoot, Nessie, unicorns, UFOs, aliens, Easter Island heads, crop circles or pyramids.


Interesting, as I would have. :thinking:


I kind of agree with Micki - in isolation occult brings to mind like images of witches and candles and eye shadow.

However, I’ve seen enough anime that clubbing all this together didn’t raise any eyebrows for me.


Thanks, that really helped a lot.


Final week, come read the last chapter :slight_smile: