Title: That a guy like me...
Tomo: Thanks, Jun...for saving me and all...
Jun: Sorry, Tomo...that was uncalled for.
Jun: You could've handled a guy like that by yourself.
Tomo: I mean...
Jun: Having people think I'm your boyfriend...must bother you.
Text: BOTHER YOU
You better tell him it doesn't bother you.
>Someone as low as me
>Um, thanks, Jun.
>Thanks for helping me out there.
>I'm sorry for doing something unnecessary there, Tomo...
>You could've taken on a guy like him easily.
>It must be a bother to you...
>to have me being thought of as your boyfriend.
She better fucking respond to this instead of just punching Jun in the face, calling him an idiot, and running away.
Jun has insecurity from his younger days of being a beta, he probably thinks that Tomo thinks he's not good enough.
For people questioning his line of thinking.
>He acted instinctively when he saw the guy with Tomo and was about to murder his ass.
>reminded he's not Tomo's boyfriend. He realises he doesn't have the right to act all macho and punch the other dude -he's embarrassed at this point.
>The guy runs away, and he thinks of a way to rectify the situation since he doesn't want Tomo to learn of his feelings which are a bother to him since he sees himself so lowly.
>Hence, he apologising for being assumed to be her boyfriend and to trying to intervene when HE THINKS she's stronger than him. Thinking she would take that as an insult.
>Conclusion: Jun doesn't understand Tomo at all.
It's pretty common for guys to have doubts about themselves.
Doesn't help that Tomo usually punches or kick Jun when a misunderstanding happens. That and when they talked about Tomo's dad behavior around her mom and what she thought of it.
IT IS THE HAPPENING!
>It's another Jun cucks himself oout of tomboy pussy episode.
He's going to be one of us soon. a bitter 30 year old virgin with nothing but his gameboy
Misuzu teases him about it all the time these people don't know what they are talking about. He is attracted to her but doesn't wanna be in a relationship he wants to be friends.
Doubtful but she at least better tell him she doesn't mind if people take them as such, it would be a step forward, but they still get to defer dealing with all that some other time.
Tomo was smart: no pussy = no gameboy. all gamers should be forced likewise.
The only way for Jun to stops being beta if someone tells him to man the fuck up like pic related or the story will go on forever.
The problem is that she doesn't see what the problem is. She thinks he doesn't see her as a girl and thinks it's her fault. Instead, it's him that thinks she doesn't see him as a man and still see him as the Gameboy from her childhood.
Nah, he wants to be in a relationship clearly, he's attracted, but he's mixed up because they're also friends. If it means maybe losing her, then he'll fool himself with the status quo and never indulge in his feelings. He'd sooner just be friends than fuck up confessing and she's not into him, or maybe they break up down the line and suddenly its weird for them, and they can't be friends anymore. He can't reconcile something at least.
He's had to hit himself more than once when he let himself slip due to the situation, but he's learned to keep a poker face over the years.
The premise isn't as important as execution. His reasons for feeling the way he does are much different from the average Japanese beta. Assuming he's aware of her feelings, that is.
Tomo better do something to salvage this
Jun better do something to salvage this
Somebody better do something to salvage this
Where the fuck a is Misuzu when you need her?
Could just be the simple fact he still wants to be friends after how shit things went with him and Misuzu. Rather or not Jun thinks he is not "man" enough for Tomo is just another by product of of his fears of actually losing his friendship with her if things actually do not work out. What if he actually does fall in love with her, but she does not after they start dating. Then she finds someone else and it gets weird.
There are to many variables for Jun to deal with. Tomo is not helping.
I still think that's the case, either he refuses to see her as such, or he wants to good happy times playing with her as a kid again without thinking of them having different sexes.
He was fantasising. Thought after a while, it's just puberty related and he is in need of a girlfriend. Can't ask Tomo out because she's the object of his dreams. Asks Misuzu as a trial since he's not attracted to her.
This is a little better I think. Tomo's reaction in the page didn't quite fit if jun's phrasing came off unambiguously referring to a problem on HER SIDE.
Tomo's shock indicates she's probably misunderstanding his phrasing to mean it'd be a problem for HIM.
FALSE ALARM GUYS IT WAS MISUNDERSTANDINGS AGAIN.
I NEVER THOUGHT ID SEE IT IN MY LIFETIME!
>Everyone thought next page would have Tomo clearing up Jun's misunderstanding and so real progress
>Translation proves she's probably misunderstanding herself and nothing will happen
>Jun isn't dense guys, he's just an alpha who is conflicted!
A FUCKING SINGULARITY COULD FIGURE THIS SHIT OUT. A FUCKING SINGULARITY.
The only way they will ever procreate now is if their event horizons come in contact and they collapse into each other to form a universe engulfing point of origin which starts a second big bang.
It would take very little to upset things and have a bad end for everyone:
Jun will keep on denying his Tomoboner, Senpai will actually tell Tomo he likes her, Tomo doesn't have feelings for him but since things aren't going forward with Jun she might as well give him a chance. But the inadequacy of their paring becomes apparent though she doesn't address it thinking it's normal and she was just expecting too much.
Carol of course will go Yandere over this, and Jun will get passive aggressive at both Tomo & Senpai so they'll drift away...
Misuzu feeling lonely from not being able to hang out with Tomo as mcuh and seeing Jun's in the same situation will tell him that since now both have faced the same sort of rejection they're even and might as well start dating again.
Jun admits he likes Tomo and that it was his stupid bullshit that made him lose his chance, so it wouldn't be fair to either of them to settle by dating each other, and that it's better to be alone until somebody they really like comes along.
Misuzu then tells him she does like him for real, that she can only really smile with him, but pretended not to, to save face after he dumped her. He apologizes to her again for stringing her along, but she's still not Tomo.
Tanabe runs into a heartbroken Misuzu, who unlike Jun can't really face the loneliness after losing her two best friends, and decides to settle with him. He's extatic at first but eventually he realizes how little she actually cares.
And they all go on living the unfulfilling paths they've landed.
here, looking at the japanese responses to the comic it seems indeed that the wording is intentionally ambiguous in the comic, and the title is meant to clue you in on what jun actually meant
specifically this tweet:
"I want Tomo to look at the title...he means 'that someone like me (would be thought of as your boyfriend)'..."
i figured it would be pretty obvious in context what jun was saying to her but i forgot that tomo and jun are both mentally retarded and should probably be in a special care facility
>this false alarm
God fucking dammit, I'm going to sleep.
however there are also people who seem to be taking it the way i did so maybe not. either way the more ambiguous wording is probably the better solution here. translating for a daily 4koma is annoying because of shit like this
the way it's written can be taken either way, the japanese readers are interpreting tomo's reaction in different ways, we can't really know which one fumita meant until the next strip
Had me worried.
That blockhead doesnt deserve her 2bh
This guy writes your favorite manga series. Don't expect anything good from this pussy.
Okay, remember what happens when a happening is inbound.
That's right. Prepare for another hiatus.
Juns still just a baby. He'll learn
A little bit, but it's not totally crazy. she might have a crush on Jun, Tomo, both or just afraid of being left behind, there's enough material to think either way, and it doesn't help she likes being cryptic.
For fuck sake, I was already going to point that out when I saw the thread but I guess they did a good job translating it. The way Jun speaks in the third panel is really ambiguous in Japanese and can very well mean
>"Having someone think I am your boyfriend... really bothers me."
That's what Tomo probably understood. But Jun wanted to say this
>"Having people think I'm your boyfriend...must bother you."
In other words
FUCKING MISUNDERSTANDINGS AGAIN
But anon, it's impossible to yuri too much
You're right, but now that I think about it I think it's more of a bff thing than romance. There are pages that suggest otherwise though, which is frustrating.
It's easy to understand this happening if you have some basic knowledge. I have a Japanese friend who told me a cute story once that happened because of exactly this kind of ambiguity.
sorry just read the translated page>>150044366
pic related is more appropriate
Sorry anon, Tomo's probably thinking it bothers HIM based on her reaction. His phrasing is really ambigious, it's just another misunderstanding. It's Japanese after all.
>when that hoe give you faith
I still don't know what I'm doing to be honest.
I suck at coloring, pic related anons said it was terrible. I'll try again later. You guys do it, if you want. That would be appreciated.
>insecure little shit
>constantly being in denial
How is Jun alpha again?
You don't need to even know japanese, Tomo's reaction and merely knowing moon is an ambiguous misunderstanding trap-tounge is enough.
I wonder what would happen if using misunderstanding as a plot device was banned for 3 years.
If it does, it doesn't need it now.
>mfw Belgium told the EU to stop being hysterical shits about Trump
Mind you this was in 2011 I don't remember most of it but basically, she replied to an emailwith a single word "like" to male co worker who gave her something or sent her something. can't remember. It sounded like she was saying she liked him instead of liking whatever he sent her and it made it awkward with her boyfriend of six years. Now that I think about it. It's not cute at all.
What kind of blockhead can't realize it when a tomboy is head over heels for him?
You'd have to be a moron to ignore obvious offerings of love and companionship
The ones who had success don't speak of it because it's shunned here; they're called normies, told to gb2reddit, all that stuff. Just because they tried to tell us that we could.
I'm one of those. See you later.
>getting hitched with 3DPD, having to have kids
I mean, to each his own, but I personally never thought of the worlds idea of successful as personal success for me. I don't get the anons who cry about not having 3D girlfriends, and not being rich, famous, or having lots of friends. I like being alone. I guess I'm an anomaly, but that's how it is.
I don't know what Jun's problem is. It's like he wants to be NTR'd, but he's keeps shooing them away. It's as if he's trying to select a guy who is worthy for Tomo and not just letting any random guy on the street sleep with her like Shu-chan did.
>the chad didn't die
That's no good, we need blood to cleanse all the ntrfags
There's plenty of blood coming from their torn anuses after they inserted massive objects up there, they needed to feel something after being denied their only other source of stimulation.
Until their city gets blown up by Rei.
You're not an anomaly. You're just like everyone else. You want to be happy, and pretty much everyone has different standards for happiness.
Some people are happy with kids, and some are not. Tons of women don't want kids these days because the internet exists and now they can just google how much of a hassle it actually is. Furthermore, they have career options outside of "stay-at-home-mom" and nobody wants to work and take care of some little shit at the same time.
Actually I'm the one who wants kids.
Yeah, those who can be alone are better off like that. I love her more and more because I keep seeing examples of how good she is in comparison to the average woman; I lucked out.
But dammit, even so I wish that anon who wants love can find it.
Yeah, it's really weird to think that I really won't get to see what happens in the future. It ducks. But, with medical advancements going how they are, it's likely that we will live a very long time.
>There are anons still saying that Jun is not dense.
I just want this cute Tomboy to be happy, is that so wrong, /a/?
>His comic depicts him drawing Karen from Monogatari in highschool
>fumita is a couple of years younger than me at best, 5 at worst
The first step you need to do is get a pair of eyes and LOOK AT THE FUCKING PICTURE. Are you seriously so blind that you cannot see all the gaps of white in the colour or the awful fill job that destroyed all the black lines? Is your monitor missing half it's pixels or does your mouse not have a scroll wheel so you can't zoom in? Like holy shit what are you doing?
thanks anon for being the hero we need
THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE
Japanese is ambiguous. I'm committing the old sin of transliterating here just to get the point across.The first sentence is kind of clear:
>Appearing to be like boyfriend
Translation: Giving the impression of him being her boyfriend
The second one completely lacks a subject noun
>is bother (with emphasis, possible doubt [な at the end of a sentence can mean a lot of things, but here it seems like the equivalent of 'huh?'])
Translation: is annoying OR is annoying to him OR is annoying to her OR must be annoying to her OR might possibly be annoying
Fucking books have probably been written on this kind of ambiguity
>Yamada is retarded
You got that right.
Because he absolutely loves the relationship they have with one another right now, and is afraid any attempt at romance between them would ruin it - that either he or Tomo would be changed
>is afraid any attempt at romance between them would ruin it
I'm rereading the manga, and this got my attention:
<= she's gonna have to be the one to force the relationship on him.
he's always been the coward in the relationship, if Tomo doesn't make it happen he won't.
Because he's been keeping her away romantically and denying anything beyond friendship. He knows tomo hasn't gotten over him, even though he feels like shit for being a coward and pretending he doesn't know. He has feelings he's running from and that adds to his inferiority complex.
But how fast can we go before the police stop us?
Cocona, Cocona! What is this?
Holy shit you are right.
Then what are we waiting for? Let's go faster.
Huh? I don't know! I am scared and gay!
Somewhere, a girl heard the call, and time was stabilized once more.
mich I don't hate you
thanks for trying to provide oc
but come on
blacked out eyes work better for the intention of the pic
left eye feel off
maybe coloring the spot above her ear
working more on the mouth
Don't forget that Tomo has freaked out to other people yelling no when other people thought they were in a relationship.
We know it's because she is embarrassed but Jun doesn't see everything we do, to him it seems more serious.
Tomo has done everything in her power to make sure Jun knows she does not want be dating him. It really is all Tomo's fault. Jun is stuck trying to figure out what the fuck is wrong with Tomo when he sees her dressing up girly on their "play date outing", and even dismissed her of being Tomo when she "cross dressed" to look girly. Jun is actually more rational and mindful of the world around him because he was lead by lies, and misdirection.
Which came first, the 4chan bump or the reddit threads?
You know wat i hate. That so far Tomo is the only one making an effort to attract Jun. Not a single time we have seem Jun doing something to try to get tomo attention, and that is nor fair.
i noticed a bit where i went outside the hair
it would be great if you could add the dot -like highlights in the hair, but it's great as it is.
Yep. It will have to come around full circle to what was alluded in one of the first few strips. Tomo is going to punch him and say "i love you. dummy"
Tomo will end up going to her original plan of beating the idea of her womanliness into Jun as she originally planned, before Misuzu made her reconsider.
Jun will be confused but being attacked of course will fight her back, but his strength won't give him an edge this time because it is the fight of a lifetime for Tomo, so she's in berserk mode and this time won't stay down. So Jun will have to rely on skill this time and with the pressure being on he will pull it off, he'll put her in a position from which she will not be able to escape. And it will dawn on him; he's finally done it, he's caught up to Tomo. And for the first time he'll fully see her as the the girl he likes and not just his childhood buddy.
Meanwhile from Tomo's perspective she'll be near tears over the frustration of not having been able to defeat Jun in this crucial fight, reproaching how hard she's tried and in how many ways she's tried to make him see her as a girl and that she likes him.
And after his realization he'll just look at her and say 'fuck, I think I like you too' which will confuse her at first but then will flat out make her glow... and then it will dawn on both of them the very compromising position they're currently locked in while Misuzu looks at them and and tells them 'this turned out to be far more embarrassing than I thought it would'.
>Average size oppai
>That "dick me already" face
>Quarter of the thread is deleted
The other anon's work is way better than mine, but mine is at least decent now, right?
There any Tomo-related pictures that would work as a phone background?
I used to get along with girls in my class pretty well in high school. I sometimes even hugged some when they jokingly asked me. Being tolerant, not thinking everything has some hidden meaning or that they're out to harass you, or that every girl is a potential love interest was the key.
Too bad we're all stuck here now anyway .
>mfw I picked up Tomo-chan because of image
>mfw it was also about tomboys
>mfw it also had cotton candy
Sometimes, things can go right.
What was the pic? I HAVE TO KNOW NOW
But it's true though. If he is unwilling to be anything more than friends with Tomo he should do the right thing and get out of her way so she can find someone who does love her. Cockblocking every male that comes within 10 feet of her is just be selfish and unhelpful.
As a professional linguist, these are my thoughts on this:
1) I assure you that there are no languages which are not intrinsically vague and ambiguous without intelligent observers performing stringent observation to reduce that level of uncertainty and
2) this is probably why every shitty romance anime is just MISUNDERSTANDINGS
the title suggests he has low self esteem calm down fags
>that feel when i missed yesterdays thread