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my head hurts [Aug. 8th, 2010|06:07 pm]
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I've finally caught up with Silver Diamond by reading volumes 15-20 today. Oh my. It's gotten heavy and heavy. The plot is twisty! And people have dark motives! Even good people! I really like the blurring of good and evil, as well as just how complicated everyone is...


Loved Touji cutting his eyes. I eat that kind of brutal sacrifice up. I'm glad he sort of got his sight back, though. Narushige, wow. That guy has been so twisted by having an awful mother (or is she? Will she turn out a lot more complicated like virtually everyone in this damned manga?). He needs some hugs.

The Senrou thing wasn't a surprise, but....what a sucky life.

I hope everyone gets together to get rid of that "god." Ugh. What an ass.
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-08-09 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh man, he cuts his eyes? D:

Also, nothing will redeem Narushige's mother in my eyes. I want her to get her comeuppance!
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[User Picture]From: modorenai
2010-08-09 03:41 pm (UTC)
It will be an amazing feat if Sugiura-sensei manages to redeem Narushige's mother, and a part of me thinks she may be able to pull it off, being the amazing writer she is. But the other much larger part of me REALLY doesn't want her to be able to do that because I don't WANT to be made to feel sympathetic towards Narushige's mother. >_
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-08-09 06:34 pm (UTC)
It may make sense to have her slightly sympathetic so that Narushige can let go of his burning hate for her. I mean, he hates her in a way no one else hates in this series. I don't think he could live with himself if he did manage to kill her, but just not having him kill her doesn't seem enough considering just how awful she's been to him (whatever her motives/circumstances).
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[User Picture]From: modorenai
2010-08-17 01:56 pm (UTC)
You make a very valid point, but my brain just refuses to look at this logically because I really dislike Narushige's mom that much. ^_^;;

But well Takaya Natsuki managed to make me quite like Akito from Fruits Basket at the end even though I absolutely LOATHED her before, so if Sugiura-sensei manages to work her magic I suppose my brain won't put up as much of a protest if/when she manages to redeem Narushige's mom. I'm not looking forward to it though. >_<
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-08-09 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he did. It was awful but totally fitting. :P

I somehow don't think I can unambiguously hate her to the end...She's been shaped by a brutal world, after all.
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[User Picture]From: keelieinblack
2010-08-09 04:45 am (UTC)
Gah, this series. I love it so much, but I am constantly gnashing my teeth because in the US the it's, like, thirteen volumes behind and always seems on the verge of being dropped by the publisher. It's agonizing.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-08-09 06:27 pm (UTC)
I checked the Tokyopop site and was shocked to see that only six volumes are out...I can understand that this isn't the easiest manga to translate, but...O_o
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[User Picture]From: cienna
2010-08-09 08:48 am (UTC)
I haven't read Silver Diamond in so long, but the eye cutting thing was amazing!! Really need to catch up with volumes 19 and 20.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-08-09 06:28 pm (UTC)
I could see it coming, was wondering if something was going to happen to prevent it, then was satisfied to see that she went through with it. (I'm not happy he cut his eyes, but narrative-wise it would've sucked if she'd gotten around it somehow.)
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[User Picture]From: modorenai
2010-08-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
Gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, that scene where Touji cut his eyes was like a stab to my heart, especially since all the poor boy could think of was all the trouble he had caused Rakan-tachi because of his eyes, which wasn't even his own fault. I just felt like picking him up and giving him a hug. i_i

But yes, I was so glad when Touji regained his eyesight! And since one of my guilty pleasure ships in Silver Diamond is Kazuhi x Touji, it was a good excuse for them to be connected more closely than before. :D (I feel REALLY guilty about shipping Kazuhi x Touji though. Normally I have no qualms about incest in fiction, but for some reason it just feels criminal of me to ship them together... like I'm betraying their brotherly feelings for each other or something. i_i)

I hope Chigusa cuts his hair soon! Long hair really doesn't suit him. >_
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-08-09 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the author has everyone hugging each other all the time, because these people so need hugs.

I love the short bit at the end of one of the volumes where Kazuhi is compared to Chigusa with Rakan in the way he hovers over Touji. So cute!

I equate long-haired Chigusa with gigolo Chigusa, which is just not a good association. ^^;
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[User Picture]From: modorenai
2010-08-17 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the author has everyone hugging each other all the time, because these people so need hugs.

Oh that's a good way of looking at it! I never realised that before, but you're right, everyone in the story reallly deserves those hugs. i_i

And I find Kazuhi and Touji absolutely adorable. One of my favourite bits was when they first met each other properly as brothers and Touji was all scared and hiding behind CHIGUSA of all people and Kazuhi got hurt when Touji was overly formal and said "Hajimemashite" to him. XD

Haha gigolo Chigusa! I think Touji would be even more afraid of Chigusa in that case. :p
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