Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

How to participate in the liveblog chat:

Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST. Afterwards, I’ll update this post with the chatlog.

Chatlog below the cut!


[00:08] Okay, finally watching Kill la Kill ep 8, only 7 days late.
[00:09] And I’m Froborr2 because login shenanigans.
[00:09] *facepalm at natural selection pun*
[00:09] I’m watching the Crunchyroll version because of Netflix issues, so ads will occur, alas.
[00:10] * Froborr (45fad1c0@gateway/web/freenode/session) Quit (Ping timeout: 246 seconds)
[00:10] * Froborr2 is now known as Froborr
[00:10] Ha, true self restored!
[00:11] Ugh, I hate when the ads are much louder than the show.
[00:12] Hmm, so of course the people defining merit assume they get to be the top of the meritocracy without needing to compete.
[00:12] Welcome to every supposed meritocracy ever.
[00:13] Also, they still get their uniforms? Sort of negates the purpose of NATURAL selection, doesn’t it?
[00:13] This is like an episode of Community.
[00:14] Well, like about 15 episodes of Community.
[00:14] Only those usually found a way to be funny.
[00:15] Ohhh, only the people with special uniforms are competing.
[00:15] Still negates the natural selection thing.
[00:17] Ryuko backstory is… exactly as expected.
[00:18] Wait, who the fuck is Mikisugi?
[00:19] Aw, if I gave a shit about Ryuko or whatsername’s family, that scene would be sweet.
[00:20] This driving scene HAS to be an Utena reference. That’s kinda awesome.
[00:21] Wow, creative name guys.
[00:22] Okay, for once this show’s silliness is silly in a good way I like the spinny car.
[00:24] …ew.
[00:24] I… REALLY don’t need to see 13-year-old Gamagori’s discovery of BDSM. I’ve never been more grateful for an ad.
[00:26] Is this Veronica Mars’ middle school? All the kids have these ridiculous parental connectiosn that translate into power…
[00:27] Satsuki is pretty adorable in that uniform. But still badass.
[00:28] Once again I bemoan the fact that this show is not about her.
[00:28] That had absolutely nothing to do with the freaky BDSM shit that led into it.
[00:29] But I’m not complaining.
[00:29] Also, lol, Gamagori is a seven-year senior.
[00:29] He was totally just channeling that one move of Gurren Lagann’s where it sprouts a bazillion drills.
[00:32] Are you kidding me?
[00:32] Are we starting an effing TOURNEMENT ARC?
[00:33] Do they not know that Time to Tournement is the anime equivalent of gaming’s Time to Crate?
[00:34] Meh.
[00:34] That wasn’t BAD, but it definitely doesn’t bode well for the next few episodes at least.

0 thoughts on “Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

  1. Sylocat said he'd paste “in a couple hours” and closed the page… I'd better do it now to be safe.

    [11:12] == Froborr [Froborr@69.250.209.192] has joined ##rabbitcube
    [11:12] Hey.
    [11:12] Hi
    [11:13] So I think there's some interesting things to say about the last episode but we've got like two minutes left until go time
    [11:13] It has to do with how nothing bad really happened at 1-star, diminishing marginal utility, and Keynes
    [11:14] Are your technical difficulties resolved?
    [11:15] < @Sylocat> Ready
    [11:15] < @Sylocat> Click
    [11:15] < @Sylocat> Now THAT's an opening… Satsuki's teeth
    [11:15] For the next 168 hours, all crime is legal
    [11:15] < @Sylocat> Whoa, a free for all?
    [11:15] Natural s Election
    [11:15] < @Sylocat> A pun that actually translates?
    [11:16] It might be a pun that only appears in translation
    [11:16] Sorry folks, something is wrong with my sound, I'm going to have to drop out and figure out wtf is going on. You guys take it from here and post the chat in a comment, okay?
    [11:16] Sorry.
    [11:16] < @Sylocat> 's ok
    [11:16] == Froborr [Froborr@69.250.209.192] has quit [Client Quit]
    [11:17] You know, I thought that movie came out a while ago, but apparently it's opening this week
    [11:17] < @Sylocat> Which movie?
    [11:17] The Purge. The tagline is “For the next 24 hours all crime is legal”
    [11:17] < @Sylocat> Uh oh, an EMP?
    [11:18] It looks like a bad idea
    [11:18] < @Sylocat> The sequel opens this week
    [11:18] It got a SEQUEL?
    [11:18] < @Sylocat> Ah, an anti-magic field
    [11:18] < @Sylocat> Locking down an attack type for one level
    [11:18] < @Sylocat> With horrific results
    [11:19] < @Sylocat> Ooh, is there discontent among the Elite Four?
    [11:19] < @Sylocat> Oh… no, no there isn't
    [11:19] < @Sylocat> Way to jinx it
    [11:19] < @Sylocat> Ew
    [11:20] < @Sylocat> This show can get scary sometimes
    [11:20] < @Sylocat> Ahahah… pickpocketing?
    [11:20] < @Sylocat> I missed that she was a pickpocket
    [11:20] Yeah, he was introduced trying to rob Mako
    [11:20] < @Sylocat> D'aww
    [11:20] And the younger sibling is a boy
    [11:20] < @Sylocat> Really?
    [11:21] < @Sylocat> Huh
    [11:21] < @Sylocat> Aww
    [11:21] < @Sylocat> Ooh, development
    [11:22] < @Sylocat> Her father looks… nothing like how I pictured him
    [11:23] < @Sylocat> I kinda like how this show sometimes uses the silliness to enhance the drama
    [11:24] < @Sylocat> Which one is Mikisugi?
    [11:24] I think it's the teacher
    [11:24] < @Sylocat> Ah
    [11:24] I don't actually remember that it's his name but he's the one who makes sense in context.
    [11:24] < @Sylocat> Yes, yes it does
    [11:25] < @Sylocat> Oh my goodness
    [11:25] < @Sylocat> Oh jeez, are they going to have a team-up episode?
    [11:25] < @Sylocat> Yep, they get to hang out with one of the villains for a while
    [11:26] < @Sylocat> I love these episodes
    [11:26] It seems weird to me that anyone would be responsible for the safety of students anywhere
    [11:26] < @Sylocat> What on Earth is she singing?
    [11:26] Other than being held responsible if the students are ever safe
    [11:26] < @Sylocat> “My life's traffic lights are always yellow.” Now THAT's a… uh oh
    [11:26] < @Sylocat> The Automotive Airsoft club
    [11:27] I think Airsoft is a kind of air driven toy gun
    [11:27] < @Sylocat> I know
    [11:27] < @Sylocat> It's just so awesome is all
    [11:27] < @Sylocat> Whoa, he drives like the Blues Brothers
    [11:27] < @Sylocat> …Or not
    [11:28] *evil laugh* “wait I'm actually spinning out?”
    [11:29] < @Sylocat> Yep, it's a team-up episode
    [11:29] < @Sylocat> Eww
    [11:29] < @Sylocat> Wait, “That day?”
    [11:29] < @Sylocat> Was he the one who… no.
    [11:29] < @Sylocat> Character development!

  2. [11:30] < @Sylocat> Commentary!™
    [11:31] < @Sylocat> Satsuki to the rescue
    [11:31] < @Sylocat> Whoa
    [11:31] < @Sylocat> Ahah… wow, this episode is gold
    [11:32] < @Sylocat> So what happened to the rat-toothed kid?
    [11:32] I guess he was fine and his dad didn't lose his job
    [11:32] < @Sylocat> Ooh, what's his second form look like?
    [11:33] < @Sylocat> Yep, he's Digivolved
    [11:33] < @Sylocat> So, it was SUPPOSED to sound dirty
    [11:33] < @Sylocat> ?
    [11:33] < @Sylocat> Ooh, “Scourge Regalia.” I like it
    [11:33] Yeah, that reading is explicit in the text
    [11:34] < @Sylocat> Aww, I was hoping they'd hang out more
    [11:34] < @Sylocat> But oh well… here comes the boss rush
    [11:35] < @Sylocat> Dang, this level is punishing
    [11:36] < @Sylocat> Eeyup, it's a boss rush
    [11:36] Boss rush: Elite Four & Rival!
    [11:36] < @Sylocat> Great minds think alike, eh?
    [11:36] < @Sylocat> Wait, is Satsuki an Alchemist?
    [11:37] < @Sylocat> Those towers look like something Ed Elric would make
    [11:37] < @Sylocat> A cliffhanger?
    [11:37] < @Sylocat> Yeesh
    [11:39] < @Sylocat> Well… I liked it
    [11:39] < @Sylocat> Ah, are the next four episodes going to have one battle apiece?
    [11:39] < @Sylocat> wait, don't spoil it
    [11:40] Yeah, neither confirm nor deny
    [11:41] So, it's because of this show I learned that a “switch” is someone who alternates between top and bottom in BSDM
    [11:42] < @Sylocat> This anime is just full of useful information
    [11:42] They don't use the term in the show, but you can see how it was relevant to conversations
    [11:43] < @Sylocat> It certainly was
    [11:43] But also, Satsuki's actions and speech in the flashback are interesting in light of her scheme in the previous episode
    [11:46] < @Sylocat> Yes… she's the most complex character, oddly
    [11:47] It's not odd. The main character's motivation is to find out WTF is going on, and Satsuki is the official face of the mystery
    [11:49] From the first episode, Satsuki has been telling Ryuko “I know what you want to know, meet my challenges and I'll tell you”
    [11:49] She is the game designer
    [11:49] < @Sylocat> Ah, of course, she's the game designer
    [11:50] Or the producer, and the Sewing Club is her staff of game designers. This metaphor can go places.
    [11:50] < @Sylocat> Yes, yes it can
    [11:50] < @Sylocat> Well, I gotta go
    [11:50] You'll copy/paste?
    [11:50] < @Sylocat> I will indeed
    [11:50] < @Sylocat> (not for a couple hours, though… rehearsal time)
    [11:50] < @Sylocat> see ya
    [11:51] == Sylocat [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has quit [Quit: Page closed]

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