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Chapter 7: After School at 14
It is Kawai’s birthday, who has problems with her mother due to the lack of a father. She spends it with her friends and asks for their help to recognize her father from among five photos, this leads to an argument between Kawai and Neiru, the first one moves away and the second one confesses to Momo that she has no parents. Ohto dates Kawai in conversations of two girls raised by single mothers. They say goodbye and Kawai faces a sect monster, whose girl endures her nightmare, complicating the fight and making the beauty succumb to the trap of ease, but thanks to her friends and Menno she manages to emerge victorious, accepting her weakness and changing. . his attitude towards his mother.
I liked this chapter too much, I don’t feel like it’s the best, but I liked it particularly, perhaps because of the topic it touched on. I say that it is not the best because I felt somewhat forced the final part, the Mannen thing, because we are only given a little information when Kawai was cut, since it is not so justifiable, it would be if we see it as a caress and protect his mother would make a lot more sense (pet protecting its owner). And the other thing is that the conflict could be better developed with about three more minutes in the chapter. Also, Kawai becomes the most interesting and developed character to date. An effective and interesting chapter to analyze.
Friendship makes it bearable
School is one of the places we spend the most time in a dozen years. So having a social life, friendships and good relationships is important to survive in such an environment. If you have no one, it will seem like another place, unworthy to go and a silly imposition of adults, that is: silly. In a way, Ohto thought like this, the school won’t solve his problems, so why go? What’s more, it was the center of his problems, and it still is, only that he decided to solve things, because at home he did not solve anything.
Although Ohto has no one inside, outside he has three girls he can trust, his three friends, who although from different schools make his load less heavy. It is a common theme in anime that friendship arises between colleagues from the same center, which is the most common. Here’s a twist, as if to imply that you can not only trust on the inside, but also on the outside of your regular life. Ultimately, what is important is the emotional support they provide, one that moves you forward.
Kawai is a very interesting character and I think she is the one with the most background. A problem is revealed to us that she has, which to a large extent was the one that made her like this, someone tough and carefree on the outside. Kawai doesn’t know who her father is, her mother didn’t tell her anything, she only gave her about five photos of the possibilities there are. Here you can say “in the memories you have you can see traits so that you know who your father is”, well, we must bear in mind that this is what is shown to us, in Kawai’s mind the memory may be more blurred. Definitely the absence of a father or a mother will have a lot of influence on the child’s life, an unsolved problem that will not lose importance if it is not solved or the mentality is not changed.
Mother and daughter
The relationship between Kawai and her mother reminds me a lot of Tomoya and her father in Clannad. Rebellious children, drinking parents and ruined by the lack of their partner. They do not have a good relationship and it shows, although it can only be from Kawai because she thinks that her mother hates her for not allowing her to be happy, her existence conditioned her mother’s life. It can be understood that Kawai hates her mother and at the same time she hates herself for hating her, for the problems, for not feeling loved. It is definitely a complicated relationship.
Fathers and sons
Ohto is also the daughter of a single mother. He also says that he hates his mother and has complaints about her, that she is not as beautiful as Kawai was shown. This may be primarily a product of Ohto’s mind that cannot process certain things or does not understand some situations. However, she still sees her father and this is something that Kawai envies, because they do not move away and she knows who he is, something that does not happen in her, that although they are separated they are still her parents. But we also have another face, that of Neiru, the one who grew up without parents and who saved her problems, but gave her others: not fitting in. Neiru has not had a guide to make her enter the world, she has not had anyone with whom to tell her how to relate to people, because the first interactions we have are with our parents and from there our world is constituted. We don’t know about Momo. These conflicts definitely mark people.
The hope of the sect
I really liked that they used the image of a sect for today’s chapter, this because sects, at least the current ones and for which the word has a pejorative sense, capture people with problems and give them simple solutions to their problems. problems, they give them answers. “Why do I suffer?”, “Simple, you suffer because you do not know the universal truth”, things like that. Cults give answers, just like religions and philosophies, to the everyday things of life, but simple answers that they await, so it is very easy to want to be part of one. In addition to the answers, they give something fundamental: a sense of community. Why is Ohto okay? Because he has friends and he found answers. Very different from Kawai, who still feels lonely and lacks answers to her main problem, her father. Cults fill that void. Words are more powerful than we think.
We are weak
Related to the previous topic, the fact that a person joins a cult has to do with weakness, especially the weakness of not being able to face their problems. Kawai was succumbing, the breaking point was the girl’s cuts. Kawai felt recognized in her, they have been through the same thing and she was able to find reassurance, “why not me?” I imagine she must have thought. In addition, the leader tells him that it is easier than it seems and our weakness makes us fall before simple answers, which do not have to be true. Even if you know it’s a lie, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s peace. One of the hardest things is dealing with problems face to face. But it is okay to accept that we are weak because that is where our strength may reside.
And that’s our strength
It seems paradoxical that weakness itself is strength. It is not so contradictory if we look at Asian culture, yin and yang, for example, or what Nagarjuna mentions about nirvana being the same as maya (illusory world). We tend to polarize, to think that something is wrong and that the bad will stay, the same with the good. That being said, how can weakness be strength? Because accepting that we are weak will allow us to ask for help and in good companionship we will be able to move forward. That’s why the girls call Kawai and also why Mannen shows up, because they know the weak can lean on each other and be strong, that’s the sense of community and friendship. Why does the human not live alone? Because he needs others, because he is weak.
We see that Kawai has a change when talking to her mother, she has matured in any case. Those words “you must protect your mother” made her react. As I usually say: while there is life there is hope. If we have mistakes, it is not too late to correct them and be better. Thank you for reading.
Two queens for Marvel: Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke join ‘Secret Invasion’, the series about the Skrulls for Disney +
‘Secret Invasion’ just added two queens and I think we can already talk about one of the most interesting projects of Wonderful. Olivia colman, monarch in “The Favorite” and “The Crown”, and Emilia clarke, the queen of “Game of Thrones”, are about to join the series that Marvel Studios is preparing for Disney +.
The two actresses would join a cast that already includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn and Kingsley Ben-Adir. Let’s remember that Mendelsohn was already presented as the Skrull Talos in ‘Captain Marvel’, where he coincided with Jackson giving life to a younger version of the Nick Fury that we had seen until then (the film took place in the 90s).
As for Kingsley, Ben-Adir (not to be confused with veteran Ben Kingsley) is playing the villain, but no details about the character have been revealed. I’d bet on a crazy Skrull leader who wants to win back the honor of his people and conquer Earth to make it his new home.
There is also no information on the story beyond that it revolves around the Skrulls, a race of aliens who change in a way have been using their abilities for years to infiltrate Earth. This may explain the strange behavior of some celebrities …
“Secret Invasion” is written by Kyle bradstreet And, at the moment, it does not have a release date but it is expected to be ready by 2022.
Square Enix Says Company Not For Sale Following Acquisition Rumors
Square Enix has said it will not consider selling the company, and has not received any offers after a report indicated that “multiple” potential buyers were interested in an acquisition.
CTFN reported that two bankers had indicated that several potential buyers were interested in buying the developer / publisher behind Final Fantasy and Outriders. The news was subsequently reported by Bloomberg Japan, prompting Square Enix to respond.
“Bloomberg reported today that there is interest from various buyers in acquiring Square Enix,” a press release reads. “However, this report is not based on any announcement by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. We do not consider selling the company or any part of its business, nor have we received any offer from a third party to acquire the company or any part of its business. deal. “.
Of course, both sides of this story may be true: There may well be Square Enix stakeholders, and Square Enix may not be willing to sell the company. That said, analyst David Gibson pointed to the idea that they could be bankers trying to “boost business” at Square Enix.
To back Gibson’s idea, Bloomberg later reported that Square Enix shares rose 12% after the report was released, its biggest rise in eight months.
Video game acquisitions have been big business recently. In fact, in the last year alone, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media for $ 7.5 billion. For its part, Epic Games bought Mediatonic (Fall Guys) and EA acquired Codemasters after Take-Two showed interest in the developer.
What’s more, Japan has been seen as the natural next step for some of the major gaming companies. And Xbox CEO Phil Spencer recently denied the idea that Microsoft was in contact with various developers in Japan for possible acquisitions. On the other hand, Sony has had to counter the idea that the company is bypassing Japan, although we have recently seen the historic Japan Studio reorganize the company this year, causing a massive exodus of developers.
Amazon cancels MMORPG Lord of the Rings after dispute with Tencent
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, “they have not been able to secure the terms to continue with this title at this time.” Amazon has canceled its MMORPG game set in The Lord of the Rings that was originally announced in 2019.
As reported by Bloomberg, Amazon Game Studios was developing the game with Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd, a Chinese studio that was bought by Tencent in December 2020.
Negotiations between Amazon and Tencent have sparked a dispute that has ended resulting in the cancellation of the game.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, “they have not been able to secure the terms to continue with this title at this time.”
The development team will be moving to other projects, and Amazon shared its disappointment at not being able to carry out this ambitious project.
“We love the Lord of the Rings franchise and are disappointed that we are unable to bring this game to fans,” said an Amazon spokesperson.
This game joins Breakaway and Crucible as other projects canceled by Amazon Game Studios, which in turn was the subject of another Bloomberg report detailing the dysfunction and struggles the studio has been grappling with in the recent past.
Amazon is still working on an MMORPG in development called New World, although so far it has been subject to several delays and is now scheduled to launch next August 2021. We were able to test New World a few months ago and we will tell you what this ambitious looked like draft.
For fans disappointed by this cancellation, they should know that Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online is still running and they can still look forward to the series that Amazon is developing for Prime Video, in addition to the Lord of the Rings: Gollum game that is. also outside. Developing.