Gamou is entirely too fun to write.
So, uh, yeah this is a bit late. Sorry about that. The three weeklies thing has been burning me out a bit as of late, as I’ve just realized I’ve been really going about this entirely the wrong way – I was translating Smile before Fourze (on the twin merits of “nobody watches our Fourze anyway” and “I enjoy Fourze the most so it’s a nice way to wind down.”) and to be honest I’m not sure that’s sensible any way you wanna cut it – I TL Go-Busters within like 3-12 hours of that airing, then do Smile, tend to burn out a bit at that point (possibly because Smile is, well, Smile) and then Fourze lingers. It’s double stupid because Fourze is really just something I translate, my lovely QC takes a look over, and then it’s pretty much out the same day I TL it. Meanwhile, Smile is something I tend to translate the day after it airs and then it’s sitting around for a while anyway because of other peoples’ RL schedules.
So yeah, I’m gonna prioritize Fourze – what’s left of it, anyway – over Smile from now on, which might even get us back into the realms of Monday or Tuesday releases like the days of yore. No promises, though.
Anyway, one little TL note to make after the jump.
So when Ran brings Haru flowers in the hospital, she brings up the concept of the “language of flowers” which astute long-time Aesir followers may remember from some other series we got to about this point in then dropped like retards. So anyway, she describes gerberas (specifically red gerberas) as representing enigma – “shinpi” – but that… might not be the whole story.
Okay, so take this with a small grain of salt because of source, but I did some digging on THE INTERNET. While it’s pretty much agreed that Gerberas represent enigma and mystery, some people go a bit deeper than that and say they represent mysterious (inexplicable may be a word?) love. This, to my mind, makes a lot of sense with the context of the scene: It’s kind of Ran making an unspoken confession, which explains why she’s a bit coy with answering Haru’s questions and ~a girl having her secrets~ and all that. I didn’t want to put this potential subtext into the actual script, especially as the point of the scene (if this interpretation is right) is that Ran is avoiding admitting it anyway – but I think it’s kinda cute if you do interpret it that way.
Anyway, enjoy the ep!