I like it. Story is pure saccharin(for now at least), Latina is adorable as hell, and I don't have any issues with 'that'. Just hoping the end won't turn grimdark going by all the foreshadowing...
I'm hoping that they don't do some sort of age catch up thing with our heroine, nor some sort of immortality / age slowing for our guy. I want to see her father growing even more distant age wise physically as the story goes.
I imagine dealing with his death of old age being very emotional. 😢
Hmm so my Big sister is rather short novel is something surprising to me since how each part is written I was thinking that it was planned to have at least dozen volumes, as for other novels i read means Paying to win it doesn't surprise me at all since i do not feel like it could have much more material to write.
As for Mixed Bathing I'm surprise that WN didn't was longer before getting published.
I believe the first series to be completed by J-novel (besides one volume long brave chronicle) will either bluesteel Blasphemer or My Little sister can read kanji. I also feel it would be great idea to celebrate it on j-novel by either announce new license or maybe something else (like some promotional action).
@Eternal-Wanderer It didn't bother me, it reminded me of how reading the book felt. It really felt like the book was a bunch of really tiny short stories loosely tied together until the over arching plot started to barely show its big toe.
IMO it's worth it even if it's just to get access to the premium credits, those exclusive side-stories are worth it, and given that you get a free credit every month, that already has a 6$ value, and first month you get not 1 but 2 credits (when you sign up and on the 15th) so even if you subscribe now you could buy both epubs once it's out for a lot less than if you bought the non-premium version on amazon (which come without the extra side-stories) and from then on you can just read the series as it comes out, downgrade to a normal membership or whatever, but if you're following at least 3 series, a monthly credit would be in your best interest since you can get more credits for 6$ instead of 7$ (non-premium members).
@Hakomari Eh, this one isn't as big of a draw for me, although it's interesting to see that it has won some awards. If they have a really good promotion or it gets a lot of good reviews I might check it out.
IMO, she's supposed to sound monotone (please note that I haven't watched the anime, because I try not to watch series if I'm working on the novel version so I don't get bored).
In text, the way they speak can be conveyed a number of ways, but with RyuZU:
We keep most of her dialogue uncontracted (for the most part, it's cannot instead of can't, etc). Part of this comes down to her background in general, but it helps give a feel of monotone/stuffiness, as well as vocabulary choice. When's the last time you heard someone with a huge vocabulary sound excited?
Her actions. In novels, you can just as easily say "she spoke in a monotone voice." The author hasn't done that yet, though, but lets her other actions speak for her. She often has a calm/blank look on her face and her movements are very calculated. Using past cues from other books people have read, it's easy to create the monotone feel based on other things aside from just how her voice would sound.
However, she does occasionally have (small) bouts of emotion. :)