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Doujinshi commentary: Trival Communication

Circle:    Archetype    Trival Communication: Front Cover
Type:   Normal, gags & text story. 58 pages.
Date:   2000/10/9

It's not easy to tell what's going on in much of this doujinshi without a good command of Japanese. The humor seems to be on a more verbal than visual level. There are a few bits that stand out for me, such as the foray into Mendelian genetics as relates to children with horns, tails, and blonde vs.dark hair. (The combinations seem to assume that, tails, horns, and blonde hair are dominant traits, and that Eiko and Zidane only have one dominant for their specific traits. Yes, I'm a science nerd.) In another gag Garnet turns Zidane into a frog. A frog with shoulder belts and a tiny little dickey. Things don't go too badly until he tries to hide in Garnet's clothes the way Mog hides in Eiko's. The Princess is not amused. It could have been worse - Quina could have been nearby.

There is also one 12-page text story, "Houshiko-Bito No Sadame" ("The Glutton's Law"). Guess what - it's about Quina! And Vivi, if the graphics at the tops of the pages tell the truth. And that's the most I'll be able to say about this story for a good long time.

I think that this doujinshi's title is supposed to be "Tribal Communication." At a glance it seems to be "Trivial Communication," but the katakana for the first word is "toraibaru" - which is Zidane's last name.

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