Because my procrastination bug is so great, I keep discovering new stuff for myself.
I discover this web comic called 蟬女. Is about this girl, whose job is a 愛情鑒定師, i.e. help other girls check if their men stay loyal to them. What she does, basically, is to seduce the clients’ boyfriends/husbands and see if they can pass the loyalty test. All was well until she met the guy of her life….
Ok the art started off as Blythe dolls. As in, the head is REALLY big and the body is REALLY small. cutesy off proportion, which makes it weird coz it doesn’t really match the complicated-romance-in-the-city tone of the story.
Like, this art style, makes it look like some kind of comedy. But is not. The monologues are so hipster-poetic with lots and lots of melancholy.
But half way, I don’t know what happen, somehow the comic artist evolved.
Like wow what happened to the Blythe dolls proportions? And this is also the time whereby the relationship maps become SO complicated it reminds me of Nana and Paradise Kiss. So so SO many betrayals, forbidden love, affairs, lies, betrayals, more betrayals, dramas, philosophical discussions about love and shit. (Luckily, no rapes yet. And no drugs yet.) And instead of Vivienne Westwood, is a fashion show of Supreme and Vetements, i.e. street wear which none of us can afford. But well, I like to look at 2D people in expensive street fashion.
Anyway because is a web comic, the pacing is very spaced out. i.e. lots of white space for contemplation about what the heck the characters just said because they talk in poems. But the mood is well captured I have to say. As in, the mood in the bars of 后海，or the moon-lit motorcycle rides on the streets of 三里屯. Yar you get what I mean. Anyway I am pretty impressed with the one chapter whereby is a comic MV of Secret Love Song by Little Mix. There is no dialogues at all. Just lyrics with matching moody image sequence. Like wow the images move to the music man.
Will recommend it to people who wants to procrastinate and need some pseudo-philosophical drama about love and betrayal.