Les divagations de Nelja (flo_nelja) wrote,
Les divagations de Nelja

Femslash February Challenge: Day 15

Day 15 of female-centered stories with canon wlws! Thanks to Ploum for the rec.

Her Tale of Shim Chong by BIWAN and SERI


Length: 84 long pages/short chapters, Korean webcomic style.

Happy ending or not? Eventually, yes!

Who is the wlw? The two main characters.

Is there other representation? Everyone is Korean, it's a Korean webcomics. Shim Chong's father is blind, but not very sympathetic.

Warnings? Themes of suicide, some murder, bugs.

What about the plot? Shim Chong is an orphan with a blind, poor father. She begs for food for both of them. Her life will change for the better when the new, young wife of the minister takes an interest in her. But at this moment, oracles start predicting her death...
It's based on a tale of Shim Chong the good daughter, who offered herself as a sacrifice for her father's sake, later was reincarnated as nobility, and her father was able to see again. But more than a f/f rewriting it's a deconstruction, about the condition of women in Korea, what is needed to be perceived as good and virtuous, and how it's different from being actually virtuous.

How good it is? I really loved it! The art is pretty, the relationship is interesting, with some cute aspects and some sharper ones, and I ended up shipping it a lot. I loved the deconstruction I already mentioned.
On secondary aspects, I love that it's an universe with supernatural elements, but where people believe in far more supernatural elements, so when something weird happen, it could be a real supernatural creature, or a coincidence, or some manipulation. Cette entrée a été crosspostée au https://flo-nelja.dreamwidth.org/688867.html. Commentez où vous voulez.
Tags: défi:femslash february, fandom:her tale of shim chong

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