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Furuba fans: New chapter thread + new schedule - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 21st, 2008 08:05 pm
Furuba fans: New chapter thread + new schedule

It's my week to start the Fruits Basket chapter discussion, and the new thread is up.

Chapter 82: In which Rin looks cute in pigtails

The chapter begins with dinnertime discussion about the upcoming festival. For dessert, Tohru offers everyone gelatin, prompting Tohru's Personal Mind-Reader (aka Kyo) to ask if she went to visit Rin in the hospital. Tohru admits it and blushingly notices how Kyo seems to be able to guess everything about her lately. Shigure apologizes to Tohru for getting her mixed up in family affairs, but Tohru assures him she's not troubled at all. Yet, Tohru can't help but worry about Rin and how much she's suffering…Something I've noticed in the series as a result of these discussions, is that there are many times when parallels are drawn between different characters in the story. We've mentioned a lot of these before, as they've come up, but it feels like there's a different one almost every chapter. In this chapter, the first one I noticed was Tohru thinking about Rin suffering all alone for a long time, then remembering Kyo curled up in a ball after his argument with Shigure in vol. 3. There are at least two others in this chapter, but I'll give everyone else a chance to point them out first. How does it affect the story to have all these different comparisons drawn from one character to another? Do you think there is a particular purpose in creating so many comparisons in the story? How do they help develop the themes of the story?

(Follow the fake cut for more discussion!)

Also, the schedule for vol. 15-16 is up, so if you're interested, please go sign up! Available chapters include Chapter 85 (the truth about the red hat), Chapter 88 (Sorta Cinderella), Chapter 91 (Kyoko and Katsuya's love story) and more.

Aaaand Furuba fans might also like to know about this contest to win a signed copy of the sticker collection.

<3

Joie

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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Tue, Jul. 22nd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)

Aaaand Furuba fans might also like to know about this contest to win a signed copy of the sticker collection.

*grumbles* I'm doubly ineligible (and don't know all the answers, anyway--I'm mostly curious about #12). But I want to know when they're actually getting her to sign things... (Although probably it's already done. *sighs*)

#7 is weird, though--there are too many scenes where Rin wakes up. ^^


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jul. 22nd, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)

Yeah, I'm going to have a hard time locating all the obscure bits of info from the side columns. I feel like the answer to #12 is buried somewhere in there.

#7: It is weird. It's probably either the first time or the last time. Does she "wake up" anywhere in volume 20?


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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Tue, Jul. 22nd, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)

If you find 12, let me know? ^^ (I find it amusing that the questions were so obviously compiled by a variety of people.)

No, she doesn't. (She only appears in ch. 114 in that volume.) Off the top of my head, she "wakes up" in the hospital in her flashbacks in vol. 14, at Shigure's place in vol. 14, and in the hospital in vol. 18. I think that's it...


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