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426 TheyCallMeTomu17th Jan 2013 04:13:55 PM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
Not drop dead gorgeous?! You take that back!
427 Kayeka18th Jan 2013 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.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
428 32ndfreeze18th Jan 2013 01:21:16 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
Still Not Over The Korra Finale
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.
"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
429 Clownboss21st Jan 2013 05:46:48 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

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430 TheyCallMeTomu21st Jan 2013 10:33:21 AM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
I don't think that social phenomenon really exists in Japan.
431 ninjaclown21st Jan 2013 10:54:45 AM from The Great White North
It's back.
Agreed. That don't make no sense.
Don't mind me. I'm just a creepy little lurker.
433 Kayeka23rd Jan 2013 11:17:28 AM from Amsterdam , Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Eh. Not really interested.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
434 Trivialis23rd Jan 2013 01:12:33 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 Kiefen24th Jan 2013 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 YamiiDenryuu2nd Mar 2013 03:08:47 PM from You know, that place , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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

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 grahav3rd Mar 2013 09:02:19 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 Kayeka9th Mar 2013 02:12:43 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.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
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 TheyCallMeTomu9th Mar 2013 10:51:36 AM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
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 asellus11119th Mar 2013 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 Kayeka20th Mar 2013 02:57:02 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.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.

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