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09 December 2010 @ 10:47 am
Bleach 430  
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Kylara: Surprizen!karenai on December 9th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Things I'm going to comment on really fast:

- Orihime doesn't think about Ichigo lying to her (thank goodness she caught that) until she drops her brother's portrait to the ground. Mm, I don't think there's too much significant in that, but it's an interesting juxtaposition. Not super impressed by how she let the lie whoosh on, but eh, most people inevitably have to do that with Ichigo.

- as for the Ichigo in a suit fantasy, I think it's the nicest way possible of showing she doesn't necessarily look at him how he is but how she idealizes him. The fantasy is more sexualized than before but not more accurate (Ichigo in a suit = never). I don't really care too much beyond that.

- according to the raws, Karin is still calling Ichigo "Ichi-nii", so that hasn't changed.

- Yuzu is sooo cute and her hair reminds me of Rukia's this chapter. I know she just grew it out, but it makes me happy.

- Ichigo really cares about Ishida a lot. It's cute.

- Ichigo asks Orihime if she needs a walk home, which is to me directly calls back to the last time he did that during the Karakura arc at the beginning of the chapters with Sora, which makes sense. The odd little difference is she didn't pray in front of her brother's altar at all this chapter, and that one there is a mixed signal. Nice of him to ask, but he's also asking because Orihime addresses him after Uryuu tells her to leave, so it's the natural flow of convo. One look at his face shows he's super upset about Uryuu.

- No one asks Orihime to heal Ishida and she doesn't volunteer. Granted, she isn't wearing her hairpins, but ... ?

- not touching the issue of Orihime not feeling Ishida's reiatsu. My view is that either it was an accidental omission on Kubo's part or I don't fucking care and neither is going to make me analyze it.

Anyway, so right now, Orihime thinks that she and Chad are possible targets. Orihime, there's a lot more coming out about your state of mind soon. So I hope.
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Kylarakarenai on December 9th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ryuuken has got a hot, hot smirk, that is for freaking sure.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on December 9th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
"The HOTTEST!" says a lesbian couple here.
nehalenia: quincest impliednehalenia on December 9th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
It seemed very much like Ryuuken had put himself firmly in charge of his well-being and the whole thing was part of the little...uh, thing they do. I'm not sure how to describe it without making it sound dirty because I usually don't ship them by any stretch of the imagination, but this chapter, hot damn.

Just admit it. Kubo wants us to ship them. All their freaking interactions are like this. (And I speak as someone who doesn't normally like incest or cross-gen. But this? Oh, lord, Kubo...) *sweats*
The Main Gauche of Enlightenment: Kneesocks glasses pushvelvetsword on December 9th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
This needs an encore
not touching the issue of Orihime not feeling Ishida's reiatsu. My view is that either it was an accidental omission on Kubo's part or I don't fucking care and neither is going to make me analyze it.

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semicolon abuse hotline: counter insanityhallowd on December 9th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I agree with this picture. Unfortunately.
Sugary_nitemare: Byakuya Sakura tree bankaisugary_nitemare on December 9th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I think your comment might have sparked something in my mind. I don't think my theory is possible, but maybe. Considering the last arc with Aizen [or couple of arcs], Orihime doesn't want to use the shun shun rikka in case her ability may cause trouble again.

I honestly doubt that, but it is possible, right?
Kylara: blue fade to blackkarenai on December 9th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Well, she's not wearing the Shun Shun Rikka, so unless she can summon them from her soul without physically wearing the hairpins, she's made a deliberate choice of some sort. We just don't have context.
swe3t_lil_angel: pic#106145078swe3t_lil_angel on December 9th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thing is, Orihime hasn't been healing at all since the dome. I mean, look at Jama-jii, who doesn't have his arm? We all know Orihime could have healed that back. Neither did she heal poor Hiyori-chan. Shinji was hoping so much that she would come and heal her. Instead Unohana had to do it for her. If you think about it, the last person Orihime healed on screen was Ishida on the dome right after Ichigo turned back from IchiThing. Not even the other Nakama when they meet up in the Fake Karakura was healed by her.

I wonder why Orihime is so lax with her abilities.

It could also be that Ryuuken wouldn't want Orihime to heal him since he has been operating on Ishida himself and then everything would have been in vain. Letting Orihime heal him in a minute would be a blow to his pride.
nehalenia: Ishida quincy father & sonnehalenia on December 9th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Letting Orihime heal him in a minute would be a blow to his pride.

Plus, he enjoys seeing Uryuu suffer. XD And from the way Uryuu was sweating, he was obviously in some discomfort.

Oh, Ryuuken. Sigh.
Ananomoreprinces on December 9th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Not sure if he's enjoying seeing the boy suffer but rather possibly enjoying this as a form of warped discipline directed at Ishida for allowing himself to get so badly hurt in the first place. It's not often he gets to play daddy so he's enjoying it. Also think that's why he won't let Orihime heal Ishida. Ryuuken wants Ishida to know this pain so he's not so quick to get hurt in the next inevitable fight.
Dunnehdunneh on December 9th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
I think the 'feeling reiatsu' whatever thing was always just a cool power that Kubo uses to illustrate a point-- and make the scene more dramatic/angsty for Ichigo. 'OMIGAWD RUKIA'S REIATSU JUST FELL *ICHIGO RAGE*' etc. Rather than 'OMIGAWD, RUKIA IS DYING SOMEWHERE ELSLE AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT SO I CAN'T REACT TO IT AND RAGE.' etc.

Because Ichigo can't feel reitatsu at the moment, I basically think Kubo intentionally just left it out/forgot since it wouldn't have added to the storyline in this chapter.

Also Orihime can't feel guilty/blame herself if she was on the ball in this chapter, right? Therefore more angst. Kubo loves him some angst.

But yeah. Sorry I know you didn't care and don't wanna analyze it but there we go anyway. XD