「ヴィルマと子供用聖典」 (Viruma to kodomo-you seiten)
“Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids”
This episode focused on two things. Wilma’s trauma and the creation of Myne’s first book.
Wilma’s fear of men got to the point where she instinctively pushed away one of the beloved orphans she enjoyed looking after. At first, she kept her distance and buried her head into producing illustrations for Myne’s book, almost as if she was keeping the orphans safe and punishing herself. Eventually, after reassurances from Myne and Rosina – Wilma is able to face her fears for the sake of the orphans. I was proud to see Wilma taking resolute steps to overcome her trauma. The overall idea and concept for this arc were compelling. However, it did seem a bit rushed. I was expecting more baby steps, as opposed to one massive leap. I remain unconvinced that a girl who’s gone through an extremely traumatic experience would decide to get over it at a moment’s notice, thanks to reassuring words from a 10 year old. But I guess that everyone is different
As for the book, it took 22 episodes and years of effort on Myne’s part. But she finally created her first book! Using soot ink and wood printing mechanisms, as well as the paper that can be created from trombe, she finally makes her dream a reality. And let’s hope this will be the first of many books to come. I will be fascinated to see how Myne’s endeavours will morph the society of Ehrenfrest forever – in terms of raising literacy rates and imparting influences from Earth culture.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading my post and catch you all next week!