Discussion in 'Dating/Otome - Broken OKCupid' started by gertrudetherobot, Oct 9, 2012.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
Exactly. Absolutely none of the romances or pairings work. They're all dysfunctional. Every single last one. It's absolutely horrifying to watch.
Are we still talking about Love Revo? Because I have about as much idea of what to expect in here as I do in OOS+.
Yeah, I'm kind of wondering if the LP is over or not...? It wasn't really clear.
Ah, Shinobu. He was so cute though! And wayyyyyy better than Ryou or whatever his name was.
Another chapter of Koi Dano Ai Dano came out today~ I really like this shoujo (both female and male leads). I consider this a more "healthy" relationship (and the girl brilliant). The guy rarely forces anything on her to the extreme of Hot Gimmick and all those other sexual assult romances you see in the smuttier shoujo.
I read that her editors at the publishing company were rather... Abusive with her and a few other mandakas working for them. Let's just say there was a lot of tweaking and forced changes and really ridiculous work schedules pushed onto her.
In fact, here's an article on the subject. Here's a second article for good measure.
I LOVE KOI DANO AI DANO. I wish Jouran would realize it's Kanoko already so that we could have strategic wars.
Damn, that sucks. Made her cry? Being a mangaka is supposed to be an awesome job, not the role of a peon being tormented by superiors. I will note that, however, Asian countries often impress longer working hours and, in general, workers have less power, due to the structure of society. You're expected to grin and bear it if you're working in the trenches. I know of a few people working ~16 hours a day in one of them. :/
But 3 hours of shut-eye? I'm surprised she didn't already lawyer up. I know, it's Japan, most people don't want to make a fuss, but even so...
Edit: Second article gives me some hope :) The fact that people were willing to hire him even after he "made a fuss" will hopefully encourage more mangaka to speak out against abuse.
I JUST WANT THE STUDENT PRESIDENT TO MAKE A MOVE ALREADY. WE ALL KNOW YOU KNOW, ADD SOMETHING TO THE TABLE, DAMN IT, MAKE THE GAME INTERESTING!
Yeah, I was. Shocked to find that out, to say the least. I never liked her works due to the way she demonstrated relationships, but after hearing this, suddenly, a lot of things made a lot of sense...
But yeah, I really hope this does a lot to help out those suffering this kind of abuse. It's fucking ridiculous.
I think gertude got busy and then started writing love revo fanfics, and then wander off to mass effect fanfic, but she' still working on love revo fanfic! Did we finish the route? we are still in the middle of Ayato's, right?
I remember reading about this (not that article though). She mentioned it in her blog about her horrendous work situation too. Pretty sure she wrote smut because her publisher want it to sell, and she didn't want to, so that's why the story is all over the place.
and since we've been talking about mangas last couple of pages, I made a thread for it in the kawaii forum :D
Yeah, we were just past one of Ayato's first events, if I remember correctly.
I THINK THE INTERESTINGNESS LEVEL IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR NOW, THEY EVEN BROUGHT IN THE "NOT"LOLICON-COMPUTER CLUB PRESIDENT GEEK. I LIKE THE NEW SPIN ON GOING MOE OVER KANOKO AND SEEING HOW SHE'LL REACT WHILE THINKING IT'S AN INSIDIOUS PLOT. I WOULD TOTALLY SUPPORT KANOKO X OTABE IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE FACT THAT WHAT-HIS-NAME/MALE LEAD IS ADORABLE IN HIS EPIC FAILURE TO GET HER TO REALIZE HIS FEELINGS FOR HER.
In this manga, I support everyone. Even Jouran. I like the Student Council President as well. I can't hate anyone in this. It feels weird not disliking any character in a manga. That's a first for me.
Honestly, I'm... Kind of for the camp of Kanoko never reciprocating. I have strong suspicions she's actually an aromantic asexual, and that Teru's crush on her mostly stems from Kanoko being the first girl to just... Treat him like a person instead of an idol or jerk. I mean, I'm totally rooting for him, but at the same time, I would be more than okay with them not becoming the official couple. Which is cruel, but there you go.
But yes, I love EVERYONE in this manga. Not the first time this happens, but it's not usual either.
I don't mind if they never get together either. I just really like seeing Tsubaki's epic fail/frustrated face/blushing face when SparkleShoujo!MOMENTS arise. I like to watch him continuously fail at this because it's rare that the prince/male lead in a shoujo fails to even fluster the girl. I feel that the mangaka would put her with him in the end or hint at it because it is a shoujo manga. But who knows, it might turn this guess on its head. Whatever the outcome, can't wait for the next update so far!
Same, same! I actually jump around excitedly when there's an update. Shame? AHAHAHAHAHA.
Okay; thanks for clearing that up!
*Falls over dramatically*
I made it to the top of the mountain...seventy-four pages...*pants*.
I'm going to go look at that HimuroxHitomi fanfiction right now, and from what I've seen, it'll be beautiful.
Also, this thread has been strange yet wonderful and I kind of love this forum already?
And we love you too!
Welcome Cinder! Here, have a cat eared boy with cat ears <3
Gold star for getting through seventy-four pages: *
New chapter! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8986185/3/Everything-in-Fragments
Les did it.
He makes the best Valentine's Day gifts.
Mm. Kanoko's just never thought about romance as related to her. Not sure whether aromantic or just used to being ''plain''. I am so excited whenever there's an update. I. Need. For Jouran to realize it's Kanoko. Creepy computer guy is hilarious.
Your boyfriend is awesome and he should know that.
Yeah, that. But the fact she describes being in love/being the centre of someone's romantic affection as disgusting and disturbing makes me suspect it runs deeper than just "Naw, no one's ever seen me that way, that's impossible!" Though there is a lot of that as well.
And damn, this shoujo is just really fucking good.
Also, seconding Para's claim that your boyfriend is awesome, Gertrude.
No, it's just that Computer Guy is creepy. SHE HAS THE PERFECT BREAST SHAPE.
No, she said that before Creeper Computer Guy got... Interested in her. Quite a while before, actually, when Tsubaki was talking to her.
Maybe Otabe should moe from afar? But then we wouldn't get to see Tsubaki's horrified expressions..nuuuuuuuu!
...You were the confirmed sadist, right?
Edit: WHY YES, I AM KEEPING TRACK, WHY DO YOU ASK?
Hey, Para, you were on my ship, right?
Let's get married <3
I'll just drop this off over here.
Awkwardly late response:
Proposal Count: 2
I was about to say I've got some catching up to Randi-sempai but then I realized that (oh frick, the pronoun business again) they're my kouhai. I'm so old.
Oh, so I'm a second year, then? Sweet.
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