Yakumo's having a bit of an identity crisis this week. Ironically, he's able to find his purpose playing female roles both in a play and now rakugo, whereas in his childhood he wasn't able to be a geisha no matter how he tried. It's an interesting flip on the girl who longs to be a boy trope played with much more, including in this show by Konatsu. The women in his life certainly seem to have shaped him, as well as Shin. It's looking like things between Yakumo and Miyokichi might finally come to a head next week, and of course Shin will inevitably get involved as well.
Honestly we don't even really need show folders. They were a major contributor to the decline in the boards in the first place. Maybe people are used to them now, and there's the HELPeR thing, but it would be far from the end of the world if the show folders never came back.
But the basic Babbling/IB/Rants/AD/CD/OA/Toonami/.com breakdown? We need that. Entire portions of the ASMB community base are being alienated because we don't have that.
If the suits care so little about what goes on these boards, tell them to just turn everything over to the people who do care. Like geez.