I don't have any problem with the H-scenes in themselves. They're in character for Shizune, wanting to be in control and do things her way. Even when Hisao takes control, it's not truly him taking control, it's her getting him to take control. That's fine, that's how she is.
What annoys me is
that H+S are friends... then he confesses... then nothing happens... then they sleep together... then nothing happens... then they sleep together again. And while in the other arcs it's assumed (at least to me) that their relationship continues, it's just not being written about (writers don't want to narrate EVERY SINGLE time they have sex, which works because that's how stories work), in Shizune's it's pretty heavily hinted at that those are the only times that they get together.
I think the story reflects Shizune's personality as she compartmentalizes everything in her life into blocks. The story ends up being kind of blocky and segmented. Life just doesn't work like that for most, so the story feels funky. I get the point of it, even if I'm quite a bit more abstract. I also admit that there's lots of questions that float around while running though her arc.
I've personally wondered if she was waiting for Hisao to take more initiative, but eventually caved and took it her self. Seems that's a 'contest' that Hisao didn't do too good on if that were the case. Assuming that hypothetically is true, it would lead to the murky end we got being seen in a negative light. Bleh too many possibilities one way or the other in her arc. It's why her story is last place in my book.
Yea, that's true, and while I get and agree with that, and like it in most of the ways it's portrayed, in the Hanako arc, I still don't think it's an in-character move for him
It'd be like if he built a nuclear bunker for her. Symbolises him wanting to protect her, and going to lengths to doso, but... he wouldn't do that.
He always acted like he was trying to walk down a hall full of broken glass barefoot while around Hanako. Like she couldn't take care of her self, so he has to, so he ended up being more mindful, though in odd ways. Hisao was really annoying me in that arc. Then again my perspective might be a bit different, since her path was my first one, and my opinion on all the others were based on it.
Dude's pretty dense, but we're the peanut gallery. I know I wasn't exactly a shining example of understanding as a teen. and in hind sight, Hisao was a idiot in all the arcs lol. Still, I like all the girls, except Shizune, oil and water type personality conflict.