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Vol. 2 Ch. 8 - Exam Art
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@boldmonkey that was a nice analysis
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That contrast between him getting prepped and the empty canvas was great
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@KonoCosmoDa I was about to write the same. It is really a breath of fresh air to see a protagonist like that.
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I love how Yaguchi is so sensitive
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Yall acting like just because Ooba has children doesn't mean she can't be trans lol. Queers all over the world have and raise children, even in places like Japan. You never know!
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I'm about to forget that mc actually a delinquent. Its a bit shocking intimidate gaze he throw up but he cried a little in the end
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thats why i fcking hate art so many fcking pretentious piece of shits.
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yo Ooba? shes a good character i like her
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Can we talk about that cover? It represents everything that has been discussed throughout the story so far. The composition is amazing, and it essentially screams NIHON! in a multitude of ways. The watercolour background with strong, solid streaks of nanquim paint reflects the country's traditional art form, with the swirling paint-shadow on her feet hinting at a dragon - the Guardian of the East. The non-perspective decomposition of the painter, with the unnatural bend on the neck (a Shaft Head Tilt!) unite tradition and modernity. The star-like explosion of elements diverging from the center, combined with swirly loose fabric give a sense of wind, of lightness and of power - and, ultimately, freedom. It's the perfect illustration for an artist at the height of her talent.
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So apparently oba is not a guy. Glad it was finally confirmed
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from CH1-8. ilove this one.
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god i LVOE his delinquent friends, as well as the sudden emotional turmoil right near the end of it.
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so this chapter tackles on how adult society works jesus this author keeps on adding the slow burn while the chapter goes on gdi
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the boys have yaguchi's back and it's so wholesome
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I thought Ooba was a drag, now that's surprising
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Man I love Ooba
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I stan Yaguchi's friends probably thinking about beating up Yotasuke for hurting their friend's feelings
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I think Yotasuke is jealous, threatened, and wants to look down on Yaguchi. Yotasuke seems to suffer from social anxiety, and expresses himself too strongly in conversation. He thinks Yaguchi doesn't need to do art since if you have social skills, you can express yourself with people, right? So art is supposed to be Yotasuke's way of expression, Yaguchi is doing it needlessly while reminding Yotasuke of his own "faults" (which he probably sees them as). He's wrong, of course. Yaguchi is socially competent, but he still can't express himself socially. Yotasuke wants to think that his art is more genuine, more real, due to his own social issues. So, when Yaguchi scores high, he comes up with the excuse that the school isn't rating fairly, it's rating how well you're learning to get accepted by Geidai.
Yotasuke probably felt the same way about the bird as Yaguchi, he just didn't want to admit that his appreciation for art wasn't deeper than Yaguchi's, since Yaguchi is supposed to be more shallow due to his friendliness. Or something along those lines.
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@Serenata
Idk if I'd call it getting high, but I do get really weird when I drink coffee. I can barely focus and end up talking a lot more than I usually do, and around the end of it all, I'd feel kinda sick.
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Ooba being best girl as usual.😀
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