William and Emma meet again - Victorian Romance Emma
This is a superb Seinen manga. Not only is the artwork stunning, but the storyline is so simple, yet so well written. It takes place in late 19th century England (perhaps 1895) and is about a maid and wealthy young man who fall in love, despite difference in social classes.
It is very historically researched, the detail is perfect; characters, traits and lifestyles are reflective of the time, and all 10 volumes (the last is an extra that completes the story) are very well paced, and keeps the story moving.
This is one of the best romance mangas I have ever read, and one of the best mangas period.
If you’re sick of unrealistic mangas with immature, annoying teenagers and petty, silly conflicts not worth the time of day - this is for you. Do yourself a favor and read it, and also check out the author’s other work - A Bride’s Story. Another great, ongoing tale.
EVERYTHING WAS AS PAINFUL AS I IMAGINED IT WOULD BE.
We meet again, OTP.
WHERE ARE THESE OMAKES FROM. I need to derail this pain train I’m on…
This is a sort-of prequel that was cut from my Twin-Paradox-Slayer fic out of time, and that’s been sitting around on my laptop ever since. So I decided to dust it off for the ‘take back the tag’ palooza.
Endure these long hours; your battle is yet to come.
Sustain, young Mother, for your job has only just begun.
Shadow child, born unto the Dark;
there is light yet in your heart.
She doesn’t tell him that she’s pregnant right away.
Of course, she knows he’ll find out eventually. Knows it, but that hasn’t been enough to make herself say the words. Because as well as she knows that, she knows even better that this is the last thing they need right now.
There are about a billion arrangements of “Bad Apple!!” but this one, performed with traditional Japanese instruments, is one of the best and most unique that I’ve seen.
It’s the complete opposite of the bouncy techno remixes (which, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy) that make up a lot of Touhou Project fan music, and actually feels a lot truer to the nature of Gensokyo.
Anonymous Explains TLoK Ending
Korra, i’m forever more sorry for making fun of you in the past. :((
I got the same feeling when Tenzin told her the airbenders would take care of everything. While well-intentioned, it really felt like a punch in the gut.
Please don’t screw up the fourth season, Korra crew. I wanna see some well paced physical, emotional and mental HEALING.
Shepard-senpai noticed me?!
I don’t dare tread the Fairy Tail tag, but I don’t know if this was brought up yet.
I believe the entire conversation between Gajeel and Levy, before Levy used Air magic, was Gajeel (somehow) shouting underwater, while Levy (with the special thought bubble type on the left) was only thinking these things in her mind.
There was no verbal communication prior to the air bubble, just Levy shaking her head to Gajeel’s demands as she thought her reply.
So I think its a safe bet Gajeel assumed she used magic from the get-go to give him air, and is COMPLETELY unaware of what really happened, pfahaha.
You know, I think the big problem with Levy is a lack of panel time. She’s a secondary character, and Jet and Droy are even less important. While I’m sure she cares for them, she doesn’t really get a lot of space to show it.
I do think that Team Shadow Gear is drifting apart, but I’m not going to assign blame to any one person. Sometimes relationships do re-orient, ya know? And Jet and Droy have their own roles to play in that. It seems to me that the seven-year gap was hard on Shadow Gear, because Jet and Droy got older and more… settled? in a rut? while Levy is still young, energetic, and ambitious. Take for instance, the beach training camp where Jet and Droy decided not to get their second origins released along with everyone else. In fact, they just left.
They’ve separated themselves from Levy at other times, too. In the Sun Village arc, they insisted on going on a job without her. In Tartaros, Jet and Droy ended up with Warren and the Strausses, while Levy, as near as I can tell, was by herself and NOT glommed on to Gajeel. She didn’t go to Gajeel until she heard his voice and realized he was in trouble.
Yes, Levy’s big relationship development is with Gajeel. But there’s no doubt in my mind that she cares for other people, too. She and Lucy are close, and act close: calling each other -chan, Lucy teasing Levy about wanting to train with Gajeel, and Levy looking horrified while Minerva tortured Lucy. I also loved when Levy helped Wendy figure out how to read the spells Porlyusica gave her. And Levy was also absorbed in the problems Tartaros caused: she found a book about END at the beginning, and then did her math magic to figure out where Cube was.
I don’t think it’s fair to compare Levy with Juvia. Juvia, as a character, is more equivalent to Gajeel in terms of visibility, panel time, plot importance, and development. Levy’s the next tier down from both of them.
Evergreen did not have to contend with the 7-year gap problem, since all of the Raijinshuu was on Tenrou. And Freed and Bixlow are more like brothers to her, who are actively promoting Elfever. This is a different situation from Shadow Gear, where Jet and Droy had romantic feelings for Levy for the longest time and are having a hard time coping with the reality of Gajevy. That’s bound to create *some* awkwardness in Shadow Gear that isn’t present in the Raijinshuu.
And actually, this arc, I’ve thought that Elfever has had the problem of not *enough* caring from Elfman’s side. Aside from that moment at Evergreen’s side, he hasn’t thought about her since. When he was about to blow up the guild hall, with the girl he loves lying poisoned inside it, the only name he said was Lisanna’s. This was disappointing to me, especially with the development they had at Tenrou and during the GMG. Crossing my fingers for more Elfever coming up!
Sooo, in sum, I think we shouldn’t be too hard on Levy, or Jet, or Droy, or Mashima. The reality is that there are many characters in FT, they are not all of the same importance, and there’s not really a good way of doing justice to them all, given the limitations of the medium Mashima’s working in. (As a writer, for instance, it’s easy enough for me to insert a line that goes: “I hope Jet and Droy are okay,” thought Levy as the black water swept over her. Mashima would have to draw and devote an entire panel to this. He has to make choices about what’s really relevant and important to the main storyline.)