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

 101 Recon 5, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 9:05:23 PM from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Second WMG.

She is One of Us. Literally.

Now to figure out which one.

 102 djmaca, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 9:41:10 PM from Philippines
Secret Character
[up]If she is, I bet you can find her here or in Yack Fest. tongue

edited 23rd Oct '11 9:42:38 PM by djmaca

...a little brother should belong to his older sister, right? - Orimura Chifuyu
 103 Galeros, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 9:47:59 PM from A Dining Room
Hey guys!waii

You found me out!grin

Gunpla is amazing!
Oh god, if she freaks out from talking to her fellow Japanese speaking people, imagine her panic if a foreigner started to speak to her in their language?

I took a special ed class in elementary school because my mom noticed I had trouble expressing myself, and the side classes were very personal, helpful, and didn't make me feel like I was "catching up" with my classmates. I wish older people would realize they need that kind of special education too. I can see this girl attending those.

My thoughts are that she suffers from a mild form of social anxiety disorder.

 107 Sparkysharps, Mon, 24th Oct '11 5:31:48 PM from Portland, OR
Professional Nerd
[up] Certainly closer to SAD than autism

(I want to punch everyone on the internet who tries to diagnose fictional characters with autism. If you're going to play armchair psychologist with fictional characters, do it right. And by right, I mean write a ten page case formulation and treatment plan according to APA formatting.)
"If there's a hole, it's a man's job to thrust into it!"
Ryoma Nagare, New Getter Robo
I'm glasses.
If people were required to do psych papers about anime characters if they wanted to do any psychoanalysis, every single character would end up being taken at complete face value. At least, that's certainly what I would do, because I'm a lazy motherfucker.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 109 Sparkysharps, Mon, 24th Oct '11 6:59:14 PM from Portland, OR
Professional Nerd
[up] Well, I'd only require it for autism, really, because I want to punch everyone who goes, "That character is socially awkward. THEY MUST HAVE AUTISM!" in the face.

You know Wikipedia is not always your friend? That's especially the case with psych diagnostics.

(Also, it wouldn't be psychoanalysis. Freud's basically a joke in the psychological world. Also, case formulation is fun. I did one on Barnaby Brooks Jr. for a clinical psych project I turned in today, and that fucker's almost as screwed up as I am.)

edited 24th Oct '11 7:00:05 PM by Sparkysharps

"If there's a hole, it's a man's job to thrust into it!"
Ryoma Nagare, New Getter Robo
I'm glasses.
Oh, no, I totally agree. Going "OMG SOCIALLY AWKWARD CHARACTER X HAS AUTISM" is just intellectually lazy and honestly really offensive.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 111 Clarste, Mon, 24th Oct '11 7:21:46 PM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
I can relate to her. In high school I kind of casually knew a bunch of people but when I got to college I realized I had no idea how to meet new people. it's been about 7 years since I've had a conversation with anyone other than my family and my old high school friends.

 112 Crinias, Tue, 25th Oct '11 6:48:52 PM from The Bleak Academy Relationship Status: Mu
[up] I dont suppose online conversations count?
Your feelings of disgust and frustration are a beautiful sight.
 114 piccorotto, Thu, 3rd Nov '11 1:56:07 PM from outer space, probably
Pretty sure it's aliens
Did not expect the last couple panels of the last two pages, though I guess we got hints of that in chapter 3. Things just get more and more awkward for Tomoko.

Last panel of the "Nodding Off" page made me genuinely sad. sad

I'm glasses.
Welp, I think that's probably enough to make Tomoko Ambiguously Gay.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 116 Pink Heart Chainsaw, Thu, 3rd Nov '11 4:33:28 PM from Land of Rape and Honey
While I might be missing the point here but. Why is the protagonist so obsessed about being popular and talking to guys?
"If there is a hole then it's a man's job to thrust into it" - Ryoma from New Getter Robo
 117 Chaosjunction, Thu, 3rd Nov '11 4:37:04 PM from Inside nowhere
Some Wanderer

Cause that's the dream. It's perfectly normal for a teenager to want to be popular, especially to the gender they find sexually attractive.
Searching for meaning in meanings
Gunpla is amazing!
I wonder how many people got bad memories of "Okay lets partner up!" "Oh Crap" from this chapter. [lol]

I did.

"So is this a real life look at how otaku would be like in real life? Too bad its a girl, because I find it hard otaku girls would have absolutely no friends."

Except, you just described ME. I have NO friends, my friend. Girls get social anxiety disorder and can be outcasts too. Why does everyone think this disorder restricted to just men?

Although I do have to complement your optimistic idea that it's possible for all loners everywhere to suddenly become socially adjusted by just befriending each other. If only real life worked that way.

edited 8th Nov '11 10:09:53 AM by vanishingreality

Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Moon's Eye Plan
Gunpla is amazing!
Its kind of refreshing and progressive to see a girl fill the typical "pathetic otaku" role and not "Pretty girl who has no flaws but likes to play video games" "Otaku"

Make her not as cute, and it's a raw presentation of otaku in real life.

Gunpla is amazing!
Well there are no doubt Otaku who don't look that bad (plus lets not forget unless they are Gonk anime/manga tends to make things more cuter by default) but just have terrible social skills.

What would happen if she met Konata?

I'm glasses.
She would be insanely jealous of her, is what. Konata actually has her shit together.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
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