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October 19th, 2005 (08:33 pm)

The summary for the chapter should be going up some time in the next hour or so (depending on how the UL takes. I suspect the tracks for the CD Drama are going up at the same time right now...). >_<

In any case, this was a very sad but insightful chapter into Akito's character, just how much she really knew, why she did the things she was and what lies between her and Ren. Some time ago, I'd tried to figure out a reason why Akito would deliberately try to push away the 12shi and trying to come up with some reason for this in terms of leading to breaking the curse. I never considered her doing it as a means to affirm the bond/curse.

Ren's comments to Akito of merely being a toy for Akira to kill time... It's easy to see how Akito would view others as toys or things for her own pleasure with such a mother as any sort of role model. However, not only was there Ren, but also the old woman, in her own way, furthering the division and power play in the family with child Akki... Previously, Shigure saying that Akito had no need for the box and that it was fitting for Ren to have it... I really do wonder if he knew the contents of that box.

I want to return... to that day...
It must have been heartbreaking for Akito when the last thing Akira said, was Ren's name. Until that time, thinking that Akira loved her most only to find out that Akira wished Ren would be most happy about having a child and that Akito's being special was proof that they themselves were special... must have been quite the shock and revelation for chibi Akki.

......In any case, a very heavy and gloomy chapter. ;_;

Continued in Issue 23 Nov 5... I'm away Nov 2-16, so I'll be picking up HtY as soon as it's out but... No idea when I'll be updating/have 'net access during that time. If scans are made available before I leave, we'll see if I might be able to scrawl something together. I try not to sleep the night before the flight so I can sleep on the way over. It helps a bit with jetlag. :P


Posted by: Necie (de311_nightluva)
Posted at: October 20th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)

Wow, thanks for the summary of 117, definitely something to look forward. Anything that deals with Akito is always good because she seems so complex but I guess when you get at the root of it, motives can turn out to be triggered by simple things.

At any rate, where you off to? You know I can never sleep when I know I'll be traveling soon so it ends up calming me down so I can sleep through the flight.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 21st, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)

You're welcome. I find Akito's character very interesting. It's amazing how Takaya-sensei can get readers to sympathise so much with a character that had seemed to be so evil and has done some really nasty things.

I'm off to Japan for two weeks of shopping, food and some sightseeing too. :P Hopefully the flight won't be bad, sometimes it can feel really long. (It's 10 hours out of Vancouver) >_

Posted by: Necie (de311_nightluva)
Posted at: October 23rd, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)

Very true, I think that is always interesting when we can somehow sympathize with the supposed villian of the story but I guess it kinda teaches you too look at everything from different angles and aspects.

Oh wow, have fun!!!! Oye 10 hours isn't that bad.. I guess, lol. Safe trip!!!

Posted by: Lina (chibi_plum)
Posted at: October 20th, 2005 08:54 am (UTC)

Hello. I went your Shadow site at random fandom, but couldn't send feedback, so I just wanted to, sincerely, show my appreciation for getting this chapter out so soon, and for always providing summaries to Fruity Group. I read them as they come out, and your translations are the best. Just wanted to thank you properly. Take care! ^_^



Posted by: Laurie (ichi_san)
Posted at: October 20th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)

Good evening dear Shadow,

I wanted to tell you that I feel the same way as chibi_plum. We truly are blessed to have someone like you in the fandom. Thank you so much, Shadow. Not only do you write down terrific summaries super soon for us, but you also manage to provide interesting and very insightful comments and analysis along with them. You are the best. Thank you so much. >_<

Anyway, this is to let you know that the French translation of your summary was posted tonight on the translations section of our website, and you are, as usual, duly credited.

Boy will I miss you when you are away ;_;

Take care,


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 21st, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)

You're welcome. I'll pop by on the weekend and take a look. ^_^

I think I'm looking forward to getting away even though it's only two weeks this time. >_< (Work's a bit too busy to take any more.) ;_;

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 21st, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)

You're welcome. ^_^ And thanks for letting me know about the problem sending feedback. I still have to check some things to work on since re-UL'ing the site. >_<;

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