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It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular!:

 426 They Call Me Tomu, Thu, 17th Jan '13 4:13:55 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Not drop dead gorgeous?! You take that back!

 427 Kayeka, Fri, 18th Jan '13 12:12:34 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
[up]She's scrawny and looks like she hadn't slept a day in her life.

So, regarding the latest chapter, I wonder if she now starts getting a little attention. As a certain other anime recently reminded me "The opposite of love isn't hate; it's apathy", so standing out like that might convince a few more people to talk to her.

Of course, she's still a creep and somewhat horrible human being, so that won't be quite the end of her quest.
 428 32ndfreeze, Fri, 18th Jan '13 1:21:16 PM from Australia Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
32nd freeze
I just started to read this after seeing the thread and after spending the night catching up to the latest chapter, I find that Tomoko is by far one of the biggest woobies that I have ever seen in fiction. Not insignificantly due to the way you can so easily relate to at least some of her problems.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.
 429 Clownboss, Mon, 21st Jan '13 5:46:48 AM from Belgrade, Serbia
INFP scum.
She's a cute, funny, sympathetic and charming protagonist, very unique for a manga and one you'd love to befriend, and yet at the same time she's such a vile and disgusting character. Like, Shinji-level disgusting, because everything bad that ever happens to her is entirely her own fault. She never had any bullies, never had any antagonists that try to stop her, and in fact had plenty of chances to prove herself that she's got a great personality, with plenty of people giving her their hand. But no, she blew every single one of them because she's so reckless, and assuming. I have a close friend who refuses to read the manga because of this, despite the fact that I rave about it every day.

Just think of how legendary she'd be in school if she were only, you know, socially literate. She'd probably be a snarky goth girl, but a classy one, the one to get admirers from everywhere and boys lusting over.

edited 21st Jan '13 5:49:30 AM by Clownboss

"With great power comes great responsibility" - Kurt Cobain, Nickelback (2003)
 430 They Call Me Tomu, Mon, 21st Jan '13 10:33:21 AM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
I don't think that social phenomenon really exists in Japan.

 431 ninjaclown, Mon, 21st Jan '13 10:54:45 AM from The Great White North
It's back.
Agreed. That don't make no sense.
Incoming spin-off!
Don't mind me. I'm just a creepy little lurker.
 433 Kayeka, Wed, 23rd Jan '13 11:17:28 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Eh. Not really interested.
 434 Trivialis, Wed, 23rd Jan '13 1:12:33 PM from contemplation
Oh man they actually greenlit the anime for tis evil grin

The implication underneath the series is supposed to be quite deep, if you look at it that way.
I don't need praise, I need help.
"We don't care what the manga's about! If it's getting an anime adaptation, MAKE A SPIN-OFF!"

Regulus Springfield
^^^^^^^ (seven posts up) Most, if not all, of us have quite the imagination, and even I think that bit about the character's potential is a bit of a stretch.

 437 Kiefen, Thu, 24th Jan '13 11:34:16 PM from Germany Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
Meh I am not really a 4-Koma person so I will probally skip this one.

Are there hints to when the anime will air?

Gunpla is amazing!
Is it just me, but between the spin off (granted that was earlier so maybe she grew out of it) and later chapters, but is Tomoko becoming more of a Jerk Ass instead of just completely socially awkward?

Like, are they trying to make it where I don't feel bad for her anymore?

Moderate Haruhiist
Well a new chapter's appeared! It's awfully sedate, but this time it seems that Tomoko's avoided making a fool out of herself!

Hmm, so it's after Tomoko's birthday, and she has a meeting with Yu. Girl talk ensues, and somehow the topic suddenly gets a lots of XXX Xs in it, if you know what I mean. :P

Also, the Les Yay was off the charts. Tomoko needs to get her head out of the gutter, really.
Princess Ymir's knightess
I want a Yuri ending now. :V

 441 Yamii Denryuu, Sat, 2nd Mar '13 3:08:47 PM from You know, that place Relationship Status: Chocolate!
become god kurrin
For a moment there I thought Yu was asking about yaoi. You know, "yaoi te nani?" and all that.

Or is that old now?

edited 2nd Mar '13 3:08:57 PM by YamiiDenryuu

Sam just... punched his own face and died in a marsh. And Pippin got lost, and Frodo was dead.
Moderate Haruhiist
Actually this chapter seems to be one of those instances where the writer throws Mokocchi a bone... which means its back to humiliating her next chapter. ^^;
 443 grahav, Sun, 3rd Mar '13 9:02:19 AM from Mist Mountain
Read the spin-off chapters. Pretty good ones.

Specially funny to see Tomoko being all jealous towards Yui.

Moderate Haruhiist
Also, did anyone catch the hint that it was actually Yuu who was doing what she was describing to Mokocchi (which is to say, sex)? The way she used "a friend of mine" was a big sign, and I think Tomoko quickly picked up on that too.
 445 Kayeka, Sat, 9th Mar '13 2:12:43 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
New chapter is out. Now with 80% more melancholy.

Not a whole lot of funnies this time, but for some reason, I really liked it anyway.
Moderate Haruhiist

Laughing at Mokocchi's misfortunes is all good and well, but chapters like this are also welcome, as it gives Tomoko the opportunity to actually, y'know, reflect on the stuff she's doing.
 447 They Call Me Tomu, Sat, 9th Mar '13 10:51:36 AM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
She gets some time not being a horrible human being (Dame ningen!)

Gunpla is amazing!
New chapter, and she actually made some nice social contact with a stranger, and didn't make an ass of herself at all! surprised

 449 asellus 111, Tue, 19th Mar '13 11:24:56 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Time to A - Rise
[up]I think it was very cute, makes me wonder why did she become so shy in the first place.

edited 19th Mar '13 11:27:12 PM by asellus111

 450 Kayeka, Wed, 20th Mar '13 2:57:02 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
[up]Shyness is a hard cycle to break. If you start out shy, but grow out of it, you'll still be mostly friendless where everyone else have already formed their groups. It's very hard to break into one of those groups to start your social life, so the best you can hope for is stumble over someone who is also alone (if only for the moment) so you can have a non-awkward conversation.
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