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Depressed Office Lady Drawings Strike Chord on Twitter

posted on by Eric Stimson

A series of drawings posted on the Twitter account @black9arrows depicting the life of a single, depressed, and often bored office lady has struck a chord in Japan.


"I drew a picture of a single OL for whom everything sucks."

"I drew a picture of a single OL playing with Fun Sushi Maker [a sushi toy kit] on a Sunday afternoon."

"I drew a picture of a single OL trying to tweet about something before going to bed." (She's tweeting about making sushi.)

"I drew a picture of a single OL who bought Häagen-Dazs in the convenience store on the way home from work."

"I drew a picture of a single OL wishing everything was a lie."

"I drew a picture of a single OL resisting Monday by drinking juice in a weird position."

"I drew a picture of a single OL putting together Zoids on a Saturday."

"I drew a picture of a single OL gazing at dust drifting in the sunlight."

"I drew a picture of a single OL waking up from a dream." (In a recent tweet, @black9arrows clarifies that the dream wasn't a nightmare, "it was a blissful dream of her eating doughnuts with Raiden. That dream was too happy; it's reality that's the nightmare.")

"I drew a picture of a single OL playing with spring."

"I drew a picture of a single OL supplying herself with energy to go to work in such nice weather."

"I drew a picture of a single OL tapping the R1 button to get past the Codec call in the Plant Mission [of Metal Gear Solid 2]." (The dialogue says "I want to hug you," "You're so cute," "I want you.")

@akogareno_heya tweeted this picture of an ideal room for the forlorn office lady, but it did not seem to improve her mood.




"I drew a picture of a single OL who thought she couldn't keep living that way and attended a college reunion party."

"I drew a picture of a single OL being awoken by a gay rapper military otaku when it became time to pay after she went to sleep since there was nothing else to do."

"I drew a picture of a single OL being mistaken by a gay rapper military otaku for someone who can't get up because she drank too much."

"I drew a picture of a single OL checking Facebook after going home after only one party."

"I drew a picture of a single OL awaiting the work week with nothing to do during Golden Week [the current holiday period in Japan]."

Reactions to these comics have ranged from "she is too cute" and "I want to hug her with all my strength" to "They drew this because it's a young woman, but if it was a man it wouldn't trend." @black9arrows has responded thus:

[Via Yaraon! and Kai-You]


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