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Needing to fill in an additional choice on their career surveys, the girls discuss what careers they might have if they weren't manga artists, learning Ririka used to be a manga artist but couldn't handle living up to expectations. Later, in preparation for the dorm's imminent closure for the winter, the girls sort through storage containing lots of reference material from former residents that encourage Kaoruko to try harder. As Kaoruko presents multiple ideas during her next editor's meeting as a result, Mayu takes a liking to a story she wrote based on her experiences in the dorms, which finally gets approved as an insert manga.