"The elf girl in question was busy thinking about Rudel, who she had met on her entrance to the school. From there, a considerable amount of time had gone by, but even now she couldn't get him out of her head[...] And every time she heard rumor of Rudel, Millia would grow desperate to contain her feelings."
Oh, and it gets worse. All on the same page.
Wow, I never knew romance could be so easy! Simply argue then apologize to a beautiful girl, and she'll be obsessed with you for months and fall in love with you!
He didn't realize that wind could affect pitches...
When it doesn’t terrify me, I actually like the “nationalism” in this story. Partly, that’s because it’s not nationalism: nations are forgotten, and no area of people seems to think it's better than another area. It's actually humanism. And partly, it’s because it’s reasonable for it to exist, and is a major building block of the story. In the setting, humanity has just recently freed itself from its nonhuman overlords, and is still in the shaky process of establishing its territory and beating back the monsters. Of course the Federation will propagandize how humans must stay united against everything else. The result is that civilians are in awe of militants and soldiers who have gotten injured fighting for humanity, while soldiers in turn are willing to sacrifice themselves to protect the civilians. It makes for some emotive and awesome scenes. But it’s also likely that the MC will someday be forced to realize that non-humans aren’t automatically bad, and that humans aren’t necessarily in the right. We’ve had hints of that all along.
a young female author gives him a pair of novels to read. He forces himself to skim through the Shoujo one. Then he turns to the second, realizes that it's BL, starts sweating, and ‘Nope!’s out of there.