I have been asked about LSW but since I was pretty busy recently I couldn’t answer all of them. And since today is Sunday I got some time to do it.
But I want to say it first : I like the novel and I still love Fushimi after reading it. So I don’t know if I can bring the best answer for ‘why people hate Fushimi after the novel’ or ‘why people hate the novel’. Btw, I didn’t say Japanese fandom stop shipping sarumi but ‘I wonder how many people stop shipping sarumi after reading LSW’. Actually it hurted going through over 2000 posts in 2ch to see people bashing your favourite character, that why I hoped someone could understand Japanese experienced this too ._. (sorry I’m such a bad person but it was sad to read ‘I hope Fushimi stays away from Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi just used Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi was garbage after all’ ‘now seeing Fushimi with Yata-san in the posters pisses me off’ <…> alone ._. )
Here is the spoiler
In the end, I wasn’t like you and the others.
Every Monday, the fun times and moments of understanding she’s had with others are reset, and she starts over from the beginning. She doesn’t want to feel that, and that’s why she never tries to make any friends. But I know the truth. Fujimiya-san actually wants friends more than anyone! That’s why I decided right then to say it as often as I had to:
❝ I’d like for us to be friends! ❞
All Black&White Illustrations from the Tsuritama Short Films
Fullmetal Alchemist Rewatch - 7: The Devil’s Research
Right when you get within arm’s reach, it runs away…and when you finally grab it, it kicks you down. God must really hate humans who have committed taboo
Izaya & Shizuo - Old Enemies - request