Growing up ain’t pretty, and it rarely happens the way you expect. There are pretty parts to it, sure. For example, I really liked my prom dress. But, a lot of the time, those awkward years feel a whole lot more like WataMote (aka Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!, aka No Matter How I Look at it, It's Your Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!) than, say, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. And, unfortunately, there’s no rule that says you graduate from all those in-between feelings at the same time you graduate from high school.
|Screenshot from WataMote ep 2. Tomoko isn't |
quite as popular as she'd hoped to be.
Yes, I realize I'm not the only one my age who's in this position, even among my friends. But my perspective isn't always so clear.
|A not so happy ending to a happy day in episode 2.|