AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought of either ducttaping my capslock or cutting my Lt little finger so I won’t post entirely in cap and insult eyes all around. BUT this is one entire post capslock is made FORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are not alone, I’m here, don’t be afraid. -Iriekun, ep7
I do not know what kind of cool headed genius it takes to pull oneself off screen, makes fanart for this episode, but InK has been bringing them out of the woodwork. This is the first episode of InK LiT I can not bear to miss a scene, in my 5201314th rewatch. In case you don’t know what a load of cheese I am, let me tell you out loud: 5201314 is I Love You ALWAYS FOREVER AND EVER in mando cyberspeak. For most the ep ramps it up at the hug scene (it’s actually my fav in how emotionally honest rhyming with action the 2 of them are for the first time). For me it’s Kinchan.
OHHHH KINCHAN! Come to oneechannnn! There I thot b4 ep we’ll still go down the vein he will make his presence known like prior reincarnation of Itakiss where we pitied him mostly and he was for some comic relief for us meanies. As dreamy as Naoki in this ep, he has Kinchan to thanks, on so many level, most sincerely, a bow, referring to him with newfound respect by using his family name, nothing is enough! He has his little bro’s life saved in part because of Kinchan. To see the him leaving Resto to look for the still dumbo Naoki not purely out of Kotoko pining but concern of the wellbeing of a child, like a normal adult would is not!canon, and so asdfghjkllgdghjkll. This is shoujoland, Guy2 is not supposed to be more RealLifeNormalAwesome than our precious Guy1! And what a good snapping on upside of head did Kinchan serves our prince on pedestal? The bow is a sincere thank you and an apology for inconveniencing. All little bonus points advantage Irie. However, the humility shown for this mellower Irie to take in constructive criticism straight down and to accept the golden kinchan pointers and change for the better on the fly?! Never expected in an Irie. But goshhhhh Kinchan! I’ve never loved nor wanted to mine a Kinchan but He’s MINE! His precious lecture to Irie is again my favorite lines in ep. I can’t imagine how big a person has to be, to drop real responsibility on a phone call and try this damndest to help, then for the good of Irie mostly with a healthy concern for Kotoko, put it in eloquent speech even an unfeeling alien can understand, teaching him what Kinchan is best at: to care about others before himself yet working his all towards a dream. He has so much ‘less’ in quantatively desirable qualities than Irie, but Irie must’ve sensed he is a real threat because Kinchan can do most marvelously most naturally Irie’s Achilles heels: to care and to take gd care of others.
When Kinchan can leave Kotoko’s to an Irie we all know is less awesome than he is that very moment, so respecting her feelings and his own RL responsibility at papaAihara resto, I’m so overwhelmed by Kinchan’s awesome I’m moved to tears. Even Kinchan’s resto senpai is cute beyond words when he takes up the phone and be useful and manning the rush hour with a ganbette! Awwwww!!!
Did y’all dearies let out a giggle like Satomi when Matsumoto tries her best at hairflipping off the embarrassment if not knowing Irie’s Addy! Muahhhhhhh
But with one swipe of his lovely hand, ohhhhIRIEKUN! This is perfect for their ht. difference, so much more apropos than a back hug fr him (too much) and perfection is while it would be out of character for him to hug her passionately, Kotoko finishes what it started and his face has never had that contentment of ‘I can be a comfort for another human being, myKotoko!’
Kinky!trulyFlailing!Kotoko is best matched with a calm, collected, eyelashes batting is only for necessary lubrication of his lovely eyes-Irie kun. His years of living with klutzy Kotoko must also conditioned smartIrie how to avoid embarrassing situations.
Lolz smooth Irie, so smooth. If u offered her ur bed from the get go, urK will not take it and offer u the bed then suffer on floor too shy to even ask for ur bed again and u can’t bring urself to say ‘Come here share my bed’ in those words. And ur bed is tiny! And u didn’t dare to face or tease her because u have to focus on ur control, and since u figure out ur ‘love confessions’ last 2 eps must be above her head, so u make her share ur single bed, it can’t get the mood more romantic dokidoki than this. And it works! An aware K finally gets ur point of moving out is not because of not liking her, quite the contrary as u can’t hold in a snark of her stupid/thinking too much.
I love how comfy Irie must feel around Kotoko only to admit he is wrong he is weak he is scared…his way of reaching out for Kotoko to comfort him only she can. He needs a hug our pretty iceberg but he has to keep his composure, propping his back at Kotoko. He has to stay firm at his stance against MamaIrie dictating his boring life. Too bad Kotoko is part of her design, and he gets it across by principle he has been difficult with Kotoko, but it has nth to do with her and his feelings towards her but gd that he has found his way to somehow skip around it, expressing he cares about her, and somehow Kotoko gets his pt as well (if she stays awake that is). Awwwww!
Yesssssssssssss! Kotoko darling. U r sleeping but we have ALLLLL collectively take note for you drawing our owns hearts! He has a proper love confession in his bag ready to pull out this moment after he has set the stage. But it is as lovely if not more to have the guy not able to take his loving eyes off your sleep head face probably till wee hours and you r the first thing his eyes wanna set on waking up! Sweet dreams on too many levels indeed, I can’t even start to envy.
This adapt is genius in how to brilliantly pick scenes straight off manga and not mess with it at all while liberal with the editing otherwise:
Nothing is stopping me posting another gif of scene:
This episode is sooooo full of 高能 ‘high energy’ ie TAKANO ie DAEBAK! the C fandom is calling it 核能/nuclear/nu-cu-lar as certain ex US president said it and still entertaining us. I so feel for lil bro Yukikun here. First his bro is clearly here more to smooch his wifey and be mischievous at that, and most likely the flowers are for her enjoyment as well, while the poor kid LURVES his bro, calling his name while he’s in so much pain, passing out, instead of Mommy/Daddy. And post-op, still in physical pain, he has to add emotional trauma witnessing.
OTOH, the ex Naokis and Kotokos are awesome. When Sato-san gives me her Kotoko moment, ‘ Oh I had my cute girlfriend days like a Kotoko too!’, I weep:
Joe in uniform, what more can we ask a Naoki?!
I can’t be the only one sorta sickly shipping Yang Kang and Huang Rong in LoCH08. MY LOVERBOY bumps into XiangQin the other day! The SERENDIPITYYYY!
*I’m sorry guys this is quite a halfassery of a spazzz not even scratching an itch. I won’t be back in civilization till next wkend. Until then I can’t really spazz my hearts out but I need to when I’m BACKKK! *