As expected, quite a few people rushed in with likes -- despite probably already knowing the answer.
The reality is that I'm pretty sure most of the likers took my click-bait in the vain hope that perhaps I'd post a real-live person and declare that I might actually like a flesh and blood human being and not a 2D manga girl. Of course, my eventual answer wasn't anything unexpected:
|Mai waifu is looking at you this way if you expected something else.|
Which brings me to the point of this post: If you felt somewhat betrayed by the ending or that Hata had "trolled you" with all his "teasers," perhaps you need to re-read the manga and re-examine your personal biases inside your head. (There is no need for me to do this. Simply put: I WON! We won, Nagi shippers! :D)
Basically, did Hata really betray your expectations, or perhaps... were you not, to some degree, seeing something where there was actually nothing? The"bits and pieces" of hints towards the Hayate x Nagi ending finally came to fruition in the finale. Certainly, it could have been done better, but it wasn't without any foreshadowing, nor was there a lack of evidence -- Hata, just didn't provide the evidence that coincides with your bias inside your head of what romantic love SHOULD be.
Anyway, with that dead-beaten horse of a topic out of the way, here is this week's art post:
This week's art post was inspired by a Hatsune Miku song and comes with a poem. Definitely, our past selves should serve to remind us that we are much stronger than we often give ourselves credit for -- so whatever problems you may be facing in life, just remember that you've been through worse before! Go,you! Also, see you next week!
|I followed the very rounded eyes that Hata used on Nagi as the manga neared the finale. It's just so cute.|
|I think this goes against expectations too. You would think that the older and more mature version would be the one doing the consoling, but I made it different in this pic.|