KenGoldenTree August 15, 2017 6:01 pm

PROGRESS!!!!?

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KenGoldenTree August 15, 2017 5:34 pm

did the woman kill hyangseo, and so new man killed her? sounds like our new man is loyal and would do anything for our protagonist hyung, but is insane. im glad, for lack of a better word, that the woman is dead. seems like she wouldve ruined many lives than she had already, just because a man (was this man the protagonist, or somebody else?) didnt succumb to her narcissistic desires. real caricature of thinking that your looks get you everything.

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KenGoldenTree August 14, 2017 2:32 pm

such good humour, such good characters...! i just cant stand the non-consensual seme man...the author has done this in both of her stories. she tries to rationalise to the reader that the semes non-con is right: she even has the uke trying to convince himself for us in both stories -- this one to a larger extent in attempt to cancel out the semes constant non-con. clenches fist...the story would still be brilliant without these little non-con nuggets...how sexy it was when hwanung was asking for jins permission...!

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KenGoldenTree August 13, 2017 1:10 am

UNEXPECTEDLY PURE...!

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KenGoldenTree August 13, 2017 12:53 am

the pacing in this is crazy LOL. good job translator, youre very humorous.

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  • Just Another Girl August 10, 2017 7:42 pm

    They fill in the ink in manga. Anywhere that needs to be solid black they fill it in.

  • KenGoldenTree August 10, 2017 10:10 pm
    They fill in the ink in manga. Anywhere that needs to be solid black they fill it in. Just Another Girl

    the beta is the area where they fill in black? thank you :p how did you find that out?

  • Just Another Girl August 11, 2017 3:14 am
    the beta is the area where they fill in black? thank you :p how did you find that out? KenGoldenTree

    The first few chapters of this manga.

  • KenGoldenTree August 11, 2017 11:33 am
    The first few chapters of this manga. Just Another Girl

    thats so cool, thank you

KenGoldenTree August 9, 2017 4:21 pm

awesome story, awesome scanlator. great job. about the comment on purposeful overuse of 'happy' in chapter one, dont worry about it. its the kind of thing that youd get the point of straight away: im sure that we dont think that youre illiterate LOL.

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KenGoldenTree August 8, 2017 2:48 am

ive just written an analysis on the most recent chapter, the dream piece. im not done yet, but im stopping to watch some delicious drama. id like to know what you think of what i think, and whether its interesting enough for you to want to hear more. ive gone through the first third of the chapter.

I think that what especially stands out in this piece is the use of the senses, especially: eyes, ears, fingers, and mouths. They all seem to represent an element of deception - perhaps emphasising that Bum has been manipulated by Sangwoo to the extent of not being able to trust himself. He has to completely rely on Sangwoo to be his eyes, ears, touch, and speech. I believe that they represent the story so far.

Regarding eyes, Bum can’t rely on his vision. For example, when Bum looks around his dream, the places immediately change, opening up what seems to be another way out, but is actually just another path in the labyrinth. He never sees the closure from finding the way out, or facing a dead-end. Bum is constantly being pulled around into heavily emotionally-compromising, frightening situations that are out of his control and that make him doubt his sense of self even more.

Once Bum is in the room with the piano recorder, his eyes aren’t drawn in, showing lack of understanding. Even the lights that transport him to another room look like eyes, as if to represent somebody else’s eyes that are doing the looking for him. Sangwoo is now in control. Bum passes an empty frame that changes behind his back, perhaps representing how dissociated he is from abstract human feelings: another example of how he’s dissociated from reality.

For ears, everything that Bum hears is wrong. The first voice that he hears is Sangwoo’s, is arguably the clearest, and states its order once. However, the second voice has its name muffled, crackles, and even though it repeats itself twice, Bum chooses to not follow its orders. This appears to represent detective Seungbae, who Bum refuses to listen to because he’s scared of leaving the odd pocket of comfort from fear that he’s made with Sangwoo. In contrast to voice two, voice one gives an easy order that will send Bum to where he thinks is closure (an end/exit), whereas he thinks that the second order will send him back to where he started. If we say that where he started represents his uncle and school life, is too dreadful and painful enough for him to go back.

I think that it would be interesting to understand what the notes from the piano recording sound like. Perhaps since the piano’s music player is old, this is the start of when he fell into Sangwoo’s pit, whereas the end music player is newer - it represents the present.

The man in the cage on page 58 can neither feel nor see, and it’s evident that his fingers and eyes have been taken away from him. He has ugly, repulsive traits - certainly nobody would want to approach him, nevermind help him. Whilst he adapts to this loss of control, he’s stuck in a small cage with the only movement being to stick his hand out to receive whatever people choose to give him. I think that this accurately represents what Bum's life and Sangwoo have taken away from Bum, and their current power situation.

The art pieces that Bum passes on pages 62-63 are all of women, eyes, or hands (with fingers). I believe that all images are to represent Sangwoo’s view of Bum and his mother. The first art piece is of the same woman in 9 frames with different features drawn on her. I interpreted the top left (picture 9) to be where to go from first, since this is where westerners read from. Her eyes are always drawn over to look different. Maybe these draw parallels between Bum and Sangwoo’s mother, who Sangwoo fundamentally sees as the same figure. Picture 9 starts off as drawn over very much, and picture 1 (bottom right) ends up only drawn over lightly. Perhaps these are the stages of Sangwoo seeing Bum for who he really is, or Sangwoo seeing Bum more and more similarly to his mother. If we start from the bottom, 1-9, it would be Sangwoo seeing Bum less like his mother and more like himself.

The art piece next to it shows an erotic image of a woman splattered with blue. Her eyes are left out, giving her no identity. Her breasts are the centre of the piece, perhaps representing nourishment and fertility. The light, vibrant blue splatter suggests nobility and profundity: it looks like she’s been christened or fed the blue, but the lack of it on her face says otherwise. The art piece next to that is a woman in red underwear. The red suggests that she’s waiting, fertility, and recreational pleasure. She’s also turned away (no eyes), taking away her identity but also making her an object of sex. These two images can be interpreted to represent Sangwoo's mother. When they're ruined later on in the piece with blood, this may symbolise Sangwoo's killing of his parents, but the parent that he wants to remember and keep in time is his mother. This is further suggested by how Sangwoo keeps the image of his mother alive in Bum throughout the story.

The next picture frame, a gradient sphere, is presumably not the centre of the piece. Instead, the wooden blocks in the foreground, as if watching through a window, are the focus of the camera. Perhaps this represents a blind eye, thus ultimately having to rely on other objects and people, just like Bum on Sangwoo, and, to some degree, Seungbae with glasses. This is further explored later on, as it turns into a blood-shot, tired eye in a shadow. The shot implies that the eye has been pulled out of somebody’s head, lending itself to the phrase noted at least twice in the Bible: "an eye for an eye":
1) Matthew (5:38-42) in the New Testament, Jesus repudiates even that notion. "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
2) Exodus 21:23-25: “[I]f there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”

These verses represent an incident and a consequence: the first suggests that we rise above those who hurt us, and the second suggests that if we hurt life, then we’ll pay for it with the equal power that we harmed with. This may foreshadow that, ultimately, everybody will get what they deserve. None of the characters are beyond evil. In their own contexts and beyond, Sangwoo, Bum, and Seungbae have all committed sins. However, Seungbae has committed sins in exchange for good. He appears to be a character than can see well with and without glasses, and he uses this ability to change his identity. In this way, like Sangwoo, who has used glasses and different attitudes, he has multiple faces, but he uses them differently.

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  • FluffyPanda
    August 7, 2017 10:35 pm

    Thank you for this!

  • KenGoldenTree August 7, 2017 11:23 pm
    Thank you for this! FluffyPanda

    thank you for reading :D

  • stop with the invisible dicks
    August 8, 2017 12:13 am

    Thank you so much! Your analysis was very interesting and I feel like we need more of these ♡

  • 2000
    August 8, 2017 12:31 am

    This analysis is really thorough and good but like....50 shades of extra I'm sorry

  • KenGoldenTree August 8, 2017 1:45 am
    This analysis is really thorough and good but like....50 shades of extra I'm sorry 2000

    LOLOL tell me about it man. when i was writing, i felt like i was in english class. "the eye exists so it means these incredibly existential things about my pancreas."

  • KenGoldenTree August 8, 2017 1:49 am
    Thank you so much! Your analysis was very interesting and I feel like we need more of these ♡ stop with the invisible dicks

    thank you very much

  • Anonymous August 8, 2017 2:05 am

    I was sooo looking forward to someone doing this, please continue!

  • KenGoldenTree August 8, 2017 2:49 am
    I was sooo looking forward to someone doing this, please continue! @Anonymous

    thank you very much, ill try!

KenGoldenTree August 3, 2017 6:23 pm

please remind me: how do they hide the cards? :p wouldnt the hiders know where they are, thus get what they wanted first? i think that the manga explained, however, im sorrowfully lazy to go and look.

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  • Tooru
    August 3, 2017 11:52 pm

    I don't know either, but the Caste Game Committee hides them, I think. They hide their faces when in public as said committee. They might be excused altogether or just be given random cards. Maybe they aren't allowed to find their own cards? I dunno, man.

  • KenGoldenTree August 4, 2017 12:56 am
    I don't know either, but the Caste Game Committee hides them, I think. They hide their faces when in public as said committee. They might be excused altogether or just be given random cards. Maybe they aren't a... Tooru

    thanks man! expanding on your idea, do you think that they randomly draw them before distributing? itd be interesting if a plotline involved looking into the committee.

  • reya August 4, 2017 5:30 am

    i think that they are not even a part of this game? since they make the rules and all, i think they are free to not be apart of it. Or they are it could also be one of the main characters who suddenly get a really good card, and they do this game only so others who feel like they have the power, wether in front of them, or like revenge. Lastly it could be that the teachers might be the ones who did this, i know how impossible that sound but if you thought about it, how the teachers are ignoring the fact that there is a game like that in school? how incidents keep happing and they are not aware of it, so my idea is that they either know and choose to ignore, or they the ones who did such a game. oh last point they could be graduate students who will leave the school, and they are the ones who hide the cards (sorry for making this long) (=・ω・=)

  • KenGoldenTree August 4, 2017 11:48 am
    i think that they are not even a part of this game? since they make the rules and all, i think they are free to not be apart of it. Or they are it could also be one of the main characters who suddenly get a rea... reya

    thats brilliant, thank you so much!

  • reya August 4, 2017 11:48 pm
    thats brilliant, thank you so much! KenGoldenTree

    you welcome

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