Saturday, December 08, 2012
Maybe someday I'll be the first result for Google searches for "You shitbug."
"Shitbug" is an insult she employs over and over, and is such a particular, peculiar insult—I've never heard it before reading this, and the closest I can think of is the American "shitbird," which I also find kind of hilarious in it's weird-ness—and one of the things I found amusing about the character.
In the last volume I read, Vol. 3, one of Oshimi's between-chapters notes about the work on the series was about a proposed cover for the first volume, above. As you can see from the sketch above, rather than having the title of the book in a dialogue bubble, Oshimi had Nakamura calling the reader a shitbug (Publisher Vertical vetoed this idea).
Too bad; they could have had her screaming this at the reader on the cover of a future volume: