Thursday, March 30, 2017
Scum's Wish: Final Thoughts
For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. Galatians 5:17 In the end everyone makes a separate peace with their pasts Hanabi mulls over her feelings about Mugi and wther she is ready for (counting Sanae) third love. While Sanae has seemingly moved on even going through the requisite hair cut. Kanai is deliriously happy with Akane and Akane seems to hve learned to be honest with her feelings and quit putting up pretenses even Moka seems to have reached some sort of closure. Mugi is simply there in the narrative and nothing much is learned about how he really feels after he and Hanabi agree to part ways. Honestly this is the kind of ending I have wanted for a romance Manga for years where the protagonist ends up with no one and instead decides to move on honestly I felt happy Hanabi at the end she came out of the experience she had a more self aware and stronger person. Yet ultimately the journey is not worth the destination while the ending is at least hopeful the ending is honestly better than the main storyline with all it's tawdry excess and solipsistic ruminations on love and sex. I still can't call this series good but it is at least honest even if that honesty is like the honesty of a punch to the face. While I came away actually respecting the series I'll never like it and ultimately it's parts make it worse than the whole.