Do you know what hurts me the most about ObiYuki? It’s that Obi and Shirayuki relationship right now is so good, so well developed, but is probably just being used as a way to “confuse” the readers.
Shirayuki and Zen relationship is also good, but for me, it lacks actual development. They got together so fast ( something I loved in the beginning), but now there is always this “tension” between them, which ends up difficulting their development. It is as if they just scratched the surface of each other, which wouldn’t be a big problem if the author didn’t decide to show us another relationship in which two people started getting to know each other in depth by actually spending time together and getting closer. There is a palpable difference in Obi and Shirayuki’s relationship from the beginning of the series to where they stand now. Again, this is in no way Zen or Shirayuki’s fault since they keep getting separated by their own duties, but it was a conscious choice made by the author.
Sure, we could see Obi and Shirayuki’s relationship as an old and good bromance/platonic relationship IF one side of the equation didn’t have romantic feelings for the other, and it is simply disappointing that the author is building this wonderful relationship between them… that is probably going nowhere, because as we all know, their chances are low and the main ship will prevail in the end.
And this is where I get to my main point ( and the reason I’m writing this post in the first place lol), what will happen to Obi in the end? Sure, he’s completely devoted to Zen and Shirayuki and support their relationship and happiness, but there’s a limit to how much you can stand seeing the person you love with someone else, even if you happy for them, and his feelings for Shirayuki are nowhere near to disappear ( they getting stronger, tbh). Kiki and Mitsuhide are also going to be a couple sooner or later, but what about Obi? Is he going away after Shirayuki and Zen get together for good and leave the only place he felt like he belonged behind? Or will he stay with them while keep harboring feelings for Shirayuki? What I want to say is that, right now, I can’t see an ending where I’ll be satisfied when it comes to Obi, because there’s no ending where he will be truly happy.
Maybe (probably) I’m suffering in advance and the author will show us a way, but now I’m just … so, so frustrated.
PS: I’m in no way bashing ZenYuki* I know they’re good! I’m just frustrated to see a good chara being used as a plot device and getting my hope up just to be letting down at the ending,
nongay ppl need to stop using terms like “Gays” “Gay™️” -(no matter what word comes before it)- like its literally the most obviously dehumanizing/objectifying gross way to refer to gay people; it was created by homophobes and if you use it n ur not gay then youre…also…a..homophobe…
heres what i’ve got so far, the timing’s off because i’m just playing individual rough clips generally where they should go… (theyre up on the rooftop and theres a big billboard jack’s painted to look like Santa Fe and then they… go into it like it’s real…)
…blehh i have no idea what i’m doing… i’m spending a lot of time just staring at a blank screen going, “……Huh????” :\
the weird thing is, i think these new petsites dont understand that social media support is vital during the first few months & life of their site. i wouldn’t’ve found fr, fv, aywas, lioden, ch OR neopets if it wasn’t for social media, and i wouldn’t’ve stayed if i didnt find friends through social media who played them.
if you’re overpolicing your site people will go back to their social media and talk about it there - where they can freely do so without your interruption. then the folks who would otherwise join through social media get a bad first impression from people complaining in the tags and bugger off before they even try your site. thats how the stranglehold of obscurity digs in.
and it all starts from unprofessional or unnecessary moderation. it all starts and ends with the creator and how they handle their users on-site, and it can stop without mods digging their hands into people’s personal social media too. people are not required to use your site, they may even use it if it isnt very fun, but moderators have the incredible power of impedement. Users dont like being impeded, if they’re stopped and dont have an investment to stick around, they’re gone! impede enough people or the wrong people, and you’ve lost your playerbase - and thus, your site.