Although this mundane, natural, charming, childish conversation is what I expect from Yotsubato! and one of the reasons why I love it so much, I've also come to expect that often when Yotsuba doesn't quite understand the conversation she's having that's a setup for a future payoff. I fully expect Yotsuba to find a mouse, remember how Ena wanted a hamster, and give it to her with a big smile. Ena would like it, because she's cool like that, but Fuuka and Asagi would freak out. That chapter writes itself.
Also, 1980 yen is about 20 bucks, right? Poor girl, it's hard to be 9. When you're a kid, that's a lot of money. I had a hamster and just kept it in a modified bucket. Isn't Ena into recycling?
I remember when I was in first grade, I thought $100 was enough money to buy a house.
Awwwwww… baby Ralen was hella cute.
You couln't buy a house with that back then, but still $100 was enough to do a lot thanks to Reaganomics. With $100 you were able to buy Rubik's Cubes and neon coloured leg warmers for the whole family.
I feel kinda bad for hamsters. Their lives are cheap, their cages are the expensive part.
Hell, when I got my first job I thought $1,000 was a lot. That was before insurance, rent, bills, camshows etc.
Hamsters are assholes. I hate two when I was their age. One ate the other and then it committed suicide.
Before that, the assholes would bang their water bottle against the cage the whole fucking night.
Bit me once in a awhile too.
Maybe I had a bad batch but I don't advise hamsters as pets. Pain in the ass cleaning their saw dust soaked with shit too.
>>2030> I hate two when I was their age
I assume you meant "had" instead of "hate"
I also assume Freud would have something to say about that.
The way you describe your hamsters is weird. Are you sure you got hamsters? You got them from a pet store, or from a strange store where they advised you not to feed them after midnight?
What chapter is this from? I don't remember this at all.
When Danbo dies. 69 I think.
I distinctly remember when you translated the chapter, in the comment you posted next to that page you said something like "I remember now that 20 dollars is a lot of money for a kid", and now you comment about that again. Of course children (and child-like people, like my mildly retarded girlfriend) don't have a good understanding of money, but I can tell you were deeply impacted by the moment you understood the value of money.
Happened to me too, when I came to understand how money works, because my dad explained it to me, I felt super sad. I understood, and right then I realised I was abandoning a part my childhood. Every single time I learned something that brought me closer to maturity I felt sad, so I remember every instance of that happening.
You sure you're dating a retard? Not an actual child?
You can tell us.