I think this particular rejection counts as a tie.
You can't tell if they're blushing if they're *always* blushing!
There's no blushing in the first two panels...
Smooth Alex. Smooth.
She was in one of the less weird Noah fanclubs.
Well nice to see that character building stuff from early on still comes up. And that Noah's awkward reaction to it remains the same.
âIt's not like I like your or anything, b-baka!â
Oww, no Alexah? :(
Dangit, now Noah is going to have to reject being kidnapped TWICE to make up for it.
Noah sure is good at talking to people.
Poor Alex though, another victim of Noah's tact. Poor Noah too though, most he's learnt about people is: Girls hit on me for some reason, and are weird to me.
So does Noah suffer from prosopagnosia? Cause his emphasis on using hair to recognize people at least implies a lack of import as far as faces go.
Besides lacking tact, I think Noah is also lacking the ability to think that maybe, just maybe, people LIKE him.
Every time someone approaches with friendly intent, his reaction is usually along the lines of "Uh, can I help you...?".
On a not-sure-if-side topic: Are we actually certain, Alex is a "she"? Noah looks honestly more feminine here. Oh, how I wish Google had implemented text-in-image search D: Then I could answer that myself.
Got curious, because of the combination of gender-unspecific name, and androgynous design.
Oh, honestly though, without the author comment I would have taken the reaction as "annoyed", not "rejected". I guess some pages are too long in the past for me D:
Everyone, ALEX is female
Why doesn't Noah try to "see" spirit?
Does Alex have any spells to look into the past? Maybe read conversations off inanimate objects that witnessed said conversations?
look at that blushingggggggggggg on those cheeeks
@Klaus Yes, we are. She was introduced first here:http://neorice.com/hoh_noah_224 and just to make absolutely certain, her name and gender are mentioned on the same page here: http://neorice.com/hoh_noah_612
I bet alex was in the fan club
Wouldn't rule that out. He seems to be having trouble recognising people in general.
I'm not really getting the feeling Noah is rejecting anybody in particular, either.
More of being unhappy with getting so much attention.
He appears to strongly lean to introversion, so having a fanclub would be a rather unsettling thought.
@Tom I do agree with that. It resembles how Ciel helped him sense spirit without eye-bleed. If someone pointed it out to him he could start changing his behaviour rather than smack himself harder against the wall.
Yet again, I don't blame Noah for 'just not thinking different, duh' he probably has his reasons. We know Noah is much of a bookworm and less of a people person. In a way, he simply knows little of how people interact with eachother so that he atcs without second thought, being a jerk sometimes.
I'm picturing this conversation:
-Noah, Alex is into you. You hurt her, don't be a jerk!
-I'm no jerk! She didn't say that!
-She implied it, the girl she was talking about... it was her.
-Why would she lie then? She could have just been straightforward, like all others have been.
-Perhaps she's shy and feared rejection knowing how you rejected others too.
-That... actually makes sense... *runs and hides in a corner*
-Maybe she wants to know more about you, become friends, like Mable, and not be a creepy creep, they care about you.
-Please stop! It hurts!
BTW, such technology is real. If something was scratched, the scratch records the sound.
@Potatopeelerkind: Thanks for the links! Made me realize how much I have already forgotten over the years D:
@Some Guy: I can confirm is people troubles, Potatopeelerkind's links brought me to this scene: http://neorice.com/hoh_noah_615
I can relate though. Just now my calendar told me that I should congratulate John for birthday, and I congratulated the wrong John. In the process I found a contact I couldn't remember, and it turned out he was a colleague who frequently went to lunch with me and some others for about a year. Meanwhile, I can't get a footing in sports clubs, because I keep forgetting people from week to week, and not JUST the names.
If being a reclusive bookworm were still an option by age 32, I'd totally be one.