Escaflowne Ep 5 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

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01[14:00] I have yet to get over how fantastic this opening is.
[14:00] Ohhhh yeah
01[14:00] Hey, I now know some of these people!
[14:00] There’s still a couple we haven’t met yet…
01[14:00] I can’t actually remember their names, but I now recognize blonde guy and the prince and Merle.
01[14:00] Okay, I can remember Merle’s name.
[14:01] Allen and Van
[14:01] (also, Van’s king now, remember)
01[14:01] Oh, and also the green-haired guy and the Cliche Effeminate Villain BEcause Homophobia.
[14:01] King of ashes
01[14:01] Van and Allen are pretty much both kings of ashes at this point.
[14:02] In the dub, Dilandau’s voice sounded like a 10-year-old kid… which I think is a great interpretation of his character
01[14:02] It is!
[14:03] He’s just a little boy frying ants with a magnifying glass, kinda like Kefka
01[14:03] Also, I like that despite very obviously being The Super Mecha of Prophecy Escaflowne doesn’t actually have an easy time in every battle.
[14:03] Oh, they used the stealth cloaks effectively
01[14:03] Mostly due to Van’s incompetence.
[14:03] “I can’t STAND that heroic crap!” Best line ever
01[14:04] I will admit, the flying fortress design is seriously metal.
[14:04] What’s on fire? It’s all rock
[14:04] Oh well
01[14:04] Some rocks can burn!
01[14:04] That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
[14:04] True
[14:04] “Tough?” Allen has a gift for understatement
[14:05] Ah, Hitomi actually USING her fortune-telling abilities in a creative way!
[14:05] “TEST?!”
01[14:05] Did he LITERALLY just pat her on the head and then tell her to leave it up to the menfolk?
01[14:05] Fuck you Allen.
01[14:06] Drag the *what* out of there?
[14:06] Folken has eye shadow, I just noticed
01[14:06] Oh, they mean Van.
01[14:07] I thought there was, like, a component of it called “samurai.”
[14:07] She called him a Samurai, probably because she doesn’t know better
[14:07] Ah, notice how Folken can activate Escaflowne?
01[14:07] Yep. Is he the long-lost brother?
[14:07] Wait, Dilandau didn’t even know who was in there?
[14:07] Rhetorical spoiler question
[14:07] I’d forgotten that
[14:08] It could be a cold reading… his daddy issues are pretty easy to diagnose
[14:09] So much for his “leave it up to the menfolk” schtick
[14:09] Anything to avoid having to talk about my feelings!
01[14:09] Yeah, they should have had her do it for a crewmember she’d never met and couldn’t see.
01[14:10] “Because I’m your long-lost brother.”
[14:10] Van doesn’t recognize him because it’s been like 10 years
01[14:10] da FUQ?
[14:11] Ooh, angel wings!
01[14:11] Oh, now Van recognizes him.
[14:11] Eeyup, that’s their family secret
01[14:11] “Did I not mention my brother had FUCKING WINGS?”
[14:11] Oh, Van has them too… that was Hitomi’s premonition in the first (or second) episode
[14:11] We just thought it was a metaphor then
01[14:11] Okay, that’s crossing into spoiler country Sylo.
[14:12] Well, Hitomi already saw it in her premonition, so… but anyway, sorry
[14:12] Ouch
01[14:12] Yeah, btu I (a) thoguht it was a metaphor and (b) forgot it, so.
01[14:12] Also, agreed: ouch.
[14:12] Why did Folken drug him? He’d been unconscious until two minutes ago anyway
01[14:12] Because that’s what villains do.
[14:13] (Allen is a douche, but I do like how he learns fast and changes his tune)
01[14:13] WOW, that’s the most annoying noise Merle’s made yet.
[14:13] Dilandau, don’t touch that
[14:14] (but of course, he will, since he’s an angry child who needs to touch everything)
[14:15] The rescue sequence begins!
01[14:15] Okay, Allen’s plane is fucking awesome.
[14:15] Yeah… it’s one of the best fantasy airships ever
[14:16] So, they’re both knights AND sky pirates, IE, the best of both tropes
[14:16] Ah, of course, Mole Man is looting the place
[14:16] WHOA… four with one shot!
[14:16] That dude gets owned again!
[14:17] Yeah… Dilandau’s henchmen are wimps
01[14:17] NO Hitomi.
[14:17] Oh, here it comes…
[14:17] I guess anyone who wasn’t the type to get pushed around all the time would just be murdered or something
[14:17] True, Arrlaari…
01[14:17] Hitomi! No!
01[14:18] THIS IS A BAD PLAN
[14:18] Well, we already knew she could run the 100m in ten flat…
01[14:18] Fuck that’s a logn long-jump for a high school kid.
[14:18] Ahahah, Merle’s reaction
[14:19] Ahahah… that’s how Hitomi finds out
[14:19] Ooh, Folken gives him his sword
[14:19] Ouch
01[14:19] Ah, a classic, the face-cut.
01[14:20] Van now has an enemy for life.
01[14:20] Well, one of their lives.
[14:20] Ohhhhhh yeah
[14:20] Facial scars are a permanent grudge
[14:20] (of course, Dilandau is pretty much everyone’s enemy for one of their lives)
01[14:20] Doubly so if you’re a villain stereotype rooted in homophobia.
01[14:21] (Not letting that go, btw.)
[14:21] (I am bravely resisting the urge to disclose another spoiler re: that)
01[14:21] Okay, so, that was still pretty darn cliche, but also *really fun*.
01[14:22] And Allen’s airship has, in a single episode, jumped into the ranks of the all-time greats along with things like the FFV airship, the Epoch, and Flammie.
[14:22] And the Falcon
[14:22] I find it notable that Hitomi had to do something brave and athletic in order to get into position to deliver her warning
01[14:23] Was the Falcon the one with the crane or the drill?
01[14:23] Indeed, that was nice Arrlaari.
[14:23] The Falcon was Daryl’s airship in FFVI
01[14:23] Oh, I was thinking FFIV.
[14:23] I thought Millenium Falcon
01[14:23] They’re both named for it, Arrlaari.
[14:23] (maybe there was one in FFIV named the Falcon? I forget, it’s been a while since I played FFIV)
01[14:24] The two main airships you get in FFIV are the Enterprise and the Falcon.
01[14:24] The Falcon in VI was mostly interesting for the circumstances in which you get it, it was a pretty generic Final Fantasy airship otherwise.
[14:24] Well, I attached such emotional strength to it, it made it more awesome
[14:25] (the Blackjack, its predecessor, had a casino)
01[14:25] Oh sure, I can understand that, getting it is one of the all-time great moments in the series.
01[14:25] Anyway, regardless, we are all agreed that Allen’s is among the great airships?
[14:25] Ohhhhhh yeah
[14:25] They did some pretty cool moves this episode
[14:25] I haven’t played a lot of Final Fantasies so I’m not familiar with the competition
[14:26] Hitomi’s crazy-awesome long jump, and the fight scenes were pretty epic too
[14:26] It’s notable that although Folken didn’t die hunting the dragon, he did lose an arm
01[14:26] Wait, he did?
01[14:27] I didn’t even notice, he keeps them under that cloak all the tiem!
[14:27] He has a prosthetic now
[14:27] Yeah… you saw his metal arm
[14:27] and I presume that he lost hte original to the dragon
01[14:27] Oh, I must have missed it/assumed it was some sort of armor.
[14:27] Taking the cloak off was a Big Moment
[14:27] so I noticed that the skin around his shoulder has burn scars
[14:27] Yeah, it introduced the angel wings
01[14:27] Oh wait, that’s what the rivets on his shoulder were!
01[14:28] I just thought he was being badass. “Look at me, I screwed bits of metal into my chest.”
01[14:28] A silly thought, in hindsight.
[14:28] And then they showed off the drug needle in one of his fingers
01[14:28] Also I thought the claws he injected the poison with were some kind of glove, but that’s his robot hand, isn’t it?
01[14:28] Makes MUCH more sense now.
[14:28] Anyway, Folken being Van’s brother was spoiled by the preview at the end of last episode
01[14:28] Glad I skipped it.
[14:29] That is a thing I think one should keep out of previews
01[14:29] Yeah.
[14:29] Agreed
01[14:30] BTW, going back to earlier comment from Sylocat: Total agreement on Hitomi’s long-jump. She has to use both her mystical and physical skills to save the boy, which is still fairly rare for a female character.
01[14:30] It helps keep her from being a standard-issue Staff Chick.
[14:30] And they went to the effort of establishing early that she’s a track & field star
[14:30] Hitomi still seems ahead of her time and forward-thinking TODAY
[14:31] Allen Schezar, not so much
[14:31] Let alone in the 1990s
[14:31] (also, it was Arrlaari who pointed out that she needed to do the physical leap to save Van)
[14:32] Eh… I do like that, when Allen gets shown up, he actually learns from it
01[14:32] Oh, you’re right. Sorry.
[14:32] Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about how one of the subtle and pervasive elements of sexism is automatically disbelieving women
[14:33] “Subtle?”
[14:33] Well the degree varies so it can be subtle
[14:34] And I think it shows up a lot in fiction, a plot point where a woman Knows Something but no one believes her until it’s Too Late
01[14:34] It’s one of those things that’s concentrated in some places but exists almost everywhere.
[14:34] Well, it didn’t take until it was too late, in this case
01[14:34] And yeah, the Cassandra
[14:34] I’m having trouble thinking of specific examples other than Cassandra who was cursed to never be believed even after she was proven right
[14:35] But I have this impression of the plot point where it’s not unreasonable to test her claim but everyone programmatically dismisses the notion and she’s helpless to avert something
[14:35] So at least that didn’t happen
01[14:36] Sally in Nightmare Before Christmas is a good example.
[14:37] And once Allen believed her, he was downright encouraging and helpful, even enthusiastic… you sure don’t see THAT kind of thing from Tuxedo Fedora
01[14:37] Indeed.
[14:37] You actually do? Enthusiastically encouraging Usagi is a thing he does
[14:37] The irritating part is where Usagi gives him credit for helping her when that’s all he ever does
[14:38] Well, you kinda do, but it still leaves too much of the focus on Mamoru
[14:38] Like if a football player thanked the cheerleaders every time he made a touchdown, that would come off as weird
01[14:39] Okay, just thought of a great example where (unlike Sally, who eventually gets proven right and redeemed in the eyes of others) the female character is NEVER believed, and it’s all played as a joke: Candace, the older sister in Phineas and Ferb.
[14:39] You know, I’ve never actually seen Phineas and Ferb
[14:39] I don’t recognize the name.
01[14:40] It’s a really good, funny show as long as you never think about the fact that the writers have made a running gag out of gaslighting the stereotypical annoying older sister.
01[14:40] (Note that the characters don’t gaslight her, the writers do–it is the forces of plot contrivance and coincidence that cause all the evidence to evaporate every time she thinks she’s caught her brothers in the act.)
[14:41] Eww
01[14:41] And it’s pretty much a once-an-episode thing.
[14:41] The Cassandra plot always irritated me because I never picked up on the message that automatically disbelieving women is a “natural” thing to do. I also didn’t notice that it always happened to women.
01[14:41] There *are* male Cassandras, thoguh. G’Kar for instance is explicitly described as one in JMS’ commentaries.
01[14:42] Mulder on the X-Files.
[14:42] Well, with Mulder, it was (often) actually understandable
01[14:42] But you see the difference, right? Male Cassandras are these towering tragic heroes at the centers of their narratives. Female Cassandras exist to be ignored by the hero.
[14:43] Oh, definitely
[14:43] Another example is Commander Shepard (Mass Effect). Player specified but a man in all the promotional material except that the box art for 3 is reversible.
01[14:44] Never played Mass Effect, but yeah, just from being the main character of a video game its safe to assume Shepard is at the center of the narrative.
01[14:44] Though the option to play as a woman does improve things there.
01[14:46] All right, so, any final thoughts before I post this up?
[14:46] Commander Shepard has to deal with Global Warming tier denalism. There was a meme from it.
[14:46] Nothing comes to mind at the moment
01[14:47] Okay, see you all next weekend!
[14:47] See ya

FINAL Kill la Kill liveblog chat thingy

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Chatlog below the cut!




[13:59] Click la Click
[14:00] (I can’t believe it took me this long to think of that)
[14:00] Whoa, a combo mecha
01[14:00] I see they were saving up some animation budget for this ep.
[14:00] It’s supposed to look phallic, right? That has to be intentional
[14:01] Whoa
[14:01] Well, Mako referred to the “big rubber barrier,” so yeah.
[14:01] Ad.
[14:02] Wait, Ragyo can just yank the stars from the uniforms just like that?
[14:02] When I listen to it, it sounds like they were able to do a pun in Japanese on submission and clothing
[14:02] With her ridiculous new super clothes, yes, yes she can.
[14:02] So, this is the final handicap fight
[14:03] (it’s weird, usually the final miniboss is the “gimmick” fight, and the final battle is an all-out brawl)
[14:03] Crunchyroll is not being kind to FoME today
[14:03] Finally back.
[14:04] Because of course it’s named “Shinra” something
[14:04] And then Ragyo brags of her corporate success.
[14:04] A ball of yarn… I love it
[14:04] And now they get OHKO’d
[14:05] Eeyup, called it
[14:05] Interrupting their cut scene? That’s just rude.
[14:05] Worse, she interrupted their attack callouts
[14:05] Also, tide of LCL.
01[14:05] LCL!
[14:06] So, are the Elite Four gonna be OHKO’d first, or are they more crucial?
[14:06] Whoa, Mako underwent asexual duplication
[14:06] Whoa
[14:06] Yep, Nui’s officially lost it
[14:07] Ryuko Matoi: Legendary Artifact Creature
[14:07] Bikini fight, of course
[14:07] And here’s his Disney Death
[14:07] Hououmaru is that assistant, right?
[14:08] Yeah, the one with the sunglasses.
[14:08] Hououmaru Rei, yes
[14:08] Ad.
[14:08] Shorter one.
[14:08] Another ad, now? What time are you paused at?
[14:08] I’m back.
[14:08] 6:15
[14:09] Whoa
[14:09] She got a new one
[14:09] Eww
[14:09] I mean, it’s not gonna work, but that’s still awesome
[14:09] Oh, it allowed their friends to break free
[14:10] Why did they need a panty shot on this series?
[14:10] Headbutt!
[14:10] Whoa, Ragyo’s teeth go sharp
[14:10] Heh. Scissor sisters.
[14:11] Nonon saves the day!
01[14:11] Whoah, that’s a lot of Nuis.
[14:11] Ooh, now THAT was an insult, coming from him
[14:11] “You’re not worth collecting data on?” That’s the worst thing he can say to someone
[14:11] Hahah, Nonon calls him out on his Disney Death
[14:12] Eww
[14:12] Totem Pole attack
[14:12] And then Gamagoori tore through the AT Frield and became a Ganmen.
[14:12] Ah, he really does attack with his scary face
01[14:12] That is 100% what just happened.
[14:12] And it’s ejaculated
01[14:12] Yeah, that was intentional.
[14:12] So, does Ragyo’s healing power drain her HP?
[14:13] Uh oh
[14:13] Whoa
01[14:13] “Gir, self-destruct, now!” “FINALLY! EeeheheheheheheBOOM”
[14:13] Ad.
[14:13] It’s Safer-Nui
[14:13] Last one.
[14:14] I’m back.
[14:14] I’m at exactly 11:00
[14:15] Ragyo has issues, as has been established
[14:15] We have liftoff!
[14:16] Ah, so now are all the Earthlings going to wind up fighting it off at once?
[14:16] Uh… Mako?
[14:16] Giving her a reason to come back.
[14:16] What the…
[14:17] Oooooooookay, that happened
[14:17] By their powers combined, she is Captain Fashion.
01[14:17] That’s basically my reaction every time Mako’s on screen.
01[14:17] …they’re doing a combining mech thing NOW?
[14:17] Ooh, Phoenix form!
[14:18] Aww, Satsuki should be up there with her
[14:18] Well duh
[14:19] She’s gonna need to channel her energy and the love from her friends into her final attack
[14:19] They misspelled “principle,” of course
01[14:19] She’s gone super-saiyan, maybe a soul bomb?
[14:20] Well, she’s kind of wearing everyone’s fightnig spirit…
[14:20] “So what now, Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals battling each other until judgment day?”
[14:21] This is basically Vegeta’s plan to beat Freiza
[14:21] “Tough love,” of course that’s how she absorbs it
[14:21] “I get stronger when I almost die, so beat the shit out of me”
[14:21] You said that already
01[14:22] Oh yeah, I forgot they absorb life fibers after battles.
[14:22] Oh, they’re BOTH as well as neither
[14:22] Giant red text battle!
[14:22] Ahah, of course the dramatic statements are being printed
01[14:23] And then seven billion people fell out of the sky, burned on re-entry, and went splat.
[14:23] Well, presumably the Life Fibers had just enough energy left to help them survive the fall
[14:23] Whoa… going into Once Upon a Time territory now, only grosser
[14:23] That is not a healthy looking heart.
[14:23] Well, it’s Ragyo’s heart, of course it’s not healthy
[14:24] Now that’s a good reply
[14:24] Aww, his heroic sacrifice
[14:24] I bet if Ragyo had taken Matoi’s offer instead of doing that, Satsuki would have been displeased
[14:24] Isn’t “wrapping things up” what clothes are supposed to do?
01[14:24] *rimshot*
[14:25] Anime physics
[14:25] AHAHAH
[14:25] Anime physics to the max
[14:25] This is like, the logical extension of anime physics
[14:26] Okay, how is the closing different?
[14:26] Do we see their date?
[14:26] We’re about to, yes.
[14:27] (that doesn’t count as a spoiler if it’s about 15 seconds ahead of time)
[14:27] D’awwwww
[14:27] (Didn’t think it would.)
01[14:27] But… Gamagoori?
[14:27] Satsuki cut her hair?
01[14:27] WTF HAS SATSUKI BECOME
[14:27] That doesn’t seem right
[14:27] Blink and you’ll miss him, Froborr.
[14:28] I love this song, BTW
[14:28] Wow
01[14:28] No, I saw him dressed like Saved by the Bell extras with the other Elite Four
[14:28] So that was Kill la Kill
01[14:28] I was referring to the fact that he and Mako were kind of developing into a thing..?
[14:28] A lot of people like it, but you can’t deny that some seriously bad decisions went into this show
[14:28] I was expecting that too
01[14:28] So that was Kill la Kill. It was… okay?
[14:29] So, was it worth it?
01[14:29] The liveblogs were interesting enough to make it worth it.
[14:29] (I also ship Satsuki and Nonon, because they’re both awesome)
[14:29] You see people on the internet say that this is a friendship date, but naw
01[14:29] Even if I’d given it a second chance without the liveblog, I doubt I would have watched past That Scene.
03[14:30] * Sylocat changes topic to ‘Welcome to Rabbit Cube! During the MLP hiatus, we stream anime instead. Next series TBA! ‘
01[14:30] I mean, the series DID just end with the entire cast in a naked cuddle pile.
[14:30] They made Mako/Gamagoori the most popular het ship in the show and then sank it for Mako/Ryuko
01[14:30] So it’s entirely possible everyone/everyone to be a ship.
[14:30] Yeah, I get the feeling a number of characters are gonna be non-monogamous
[14:30] Though their date is pretty Platonic
01[14:31] Yeah, but they’re anime characters.
01[14:31] They *might* hold hands after six months of marraige.
[14:31] Heh. Point.
[14:31] Structurally, Mako has been The Protagonist’s Girlfriend for a while
[14:32] I did like that there was no hetero love interest for either Ryuko or Satsuki
[14:32] One of the common resolutions of the “overwhelmed by the dangerous power they wield” crisis is being brought back to their senses by the love interest
[14:32] As Mako did. Twice.
[14:33] Some people read Senketsu as a “sword boyfriend” (another example is the Transistor from the game of that title)
[14:33] And Satsuki did once
[14:33] (and while Ryuko and Satsuki are sisters, they didn’t grow up together… just pointing that out)
01[14:34] This show has enough icky incestual stuff going on as it is, Sylocat.
[14:34] Oh, believe me, I know
01[14:35] Netflix is now recommending I watch Gurren Lagann, which is just serving to remind me how much more I enjoyed it than this.
[14:36] IIRC, a number of the same people worked on that and this?
[14:36] They did, hence the numerous references to several Gainax shows.
01[14:37] Yes, Studio Trigger is basically made up of the people who made Gurren Lagann.
[14:38] I think that’s fair, but I also think Kill la Kill is important because it allowed shouty and angry women to totally run the show, while Gurren Lagann’s two principle woman exist to a.) be moe and motivate Simon b.) kiss a couple of dudes just before they die
01[14:39] Excellent point.
[14:39] A lot of people love this show, a lot of people hate this show, and there are reasons for that.
[14:40] It isn’t a show that’s easy to feel neutral towards.
01[14:40] I kind of do though?
[14:40] I manage that just fine
01[14:40] Basically because there are bits of it that are great and bits that are horrible and mostly it just feels like somebody autotuned Gurren Lagann.
[14:43] I feel like Gurren Lagann involved at least one of the principles expressing some of their intense life experiences though stuff they really like, while KlK was the same person or people just indulging in those same things that they really like
[14:45] I caught a whole bunch of weird symbolism and metaphor at various points of KLK, though I’m not sure it’s worth going over it with a magnifying glass to unpack it
[14:45] (at least one analyst claimed it was a metaphor for State Shinto or something, IIRC)
01[14:45] That’d be Charles Dunbar and Kit Paige.
01[14:45] They have a book coming out.
[14:46] Satsuki’s speech to the sewing club president about how school uniforms are based on military uniforms definitely suggests that reading
01[14:47] IIRC I think they argue that Satsuki is Amaterasu, Ryuko is an oni, and Ragyo is Ho-oh?
[14:49] Hm, I’m not sure I buy a reading in which there’s that much of an asymmetry between Ryuko and Ragyo
[14:49] Sorry, Ryuko and Satsuki
[14:49] Like, you can very easily draw a Red Oni / Blue Oni read of them
[14:50] They have a Red/Blue color scheme and the differences between their personalities line up with the trope
01[14:50] Wait… but Ryuko’s got the Red personality and the blue clothes, while Satsuki has the Blue personality and white clothes..?
[14:51] The color of the wrist gadget Ryuko uses to transform is red
[14:51] All the trim on Ryuko’s clothes is red
[14:51] The armband that Satsuki uses to transform is blue
01[14:51] Ah, yes, I see.
[14:52] I’m not familiar with Ho-oh other than I think there’s a pokemon named that?
[14:52] Like apparently the legendary pokemon are basically dieties so I guess it’s not terribly surprising
01[14:53] Ho-oh is the Eastern phoenix, bascially, which is MUCH more powerful than its Western coutnerpart. Also called Hinotori and Otori, I believe.
01[14:53] Associated with rainbows, eternal life, cosmic power, enlightenment.
[14:54] Because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west?
01[14:54] Er, I meant Eastern as in “East Asian culture” as opposed to Western as in “West Asian and European culture”
[14:55] They do a lot of visual compare and contrast with Ragyo and Satsuki
[14:55] The close up shots of either of them making a step forward before speechifying, with a clear sound effect for the heel landing on a hard surface
[14:56] Ragyo’s rainbow presence and Satuki’s white light presence
[14:56] Reminds me of Gandalf’s line about Saruman starting to wear a robe that was not white, but woven of many colors
[14:57] I always thought that was an odd way to know that the Way of the Enemy was upon him
[14:58] I too found it odd that it was the villain who had the rainbow aesthetic… even outside of MLP, aren’t rainbows usually the good team’s thing?
[14:59] It’s actually kind of ironic, because one of the themes of the villains here was homogenity. And yet, there’s Ragyo, with her rainbow aura.
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Kill la Kill ep 22 liveblog!

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01[14:00] When last we left, the most violent strip tease since Sucker Punch.
[14:00] Huh, I think that’s as close to hearing Junketsu’s voice as ever so far in this series
[14:00] Fast healing is hax.
[14:01] And Ryuko and Senketsu are apparently a combining mecha.
01[14:02] I was thinking “blathering blatherskite!” but I decided that’s a bit obscure these days.
[14:02] I think Mako fits the personality better.
01[14:03] Except that she has no detectable skills at all, while Fenton Crackshell has precisely one.
[14:03] Ad.
[14:03] Mako’s skill is protagonist wrangling.
[14:04] Did the ad start at the end of the credits?
[14:04] Yup. And now it’s done.
01[14:06] why do they keep saying “bat-crap” instead of batshit?
01[14:06] It’s REALLY distracting.
01[14:07] Were they trying to keep to a PG rating or something? Because that ship sailed LONG ago.
[14:07] Yeah that is weird
[14:07] Case in point.
01[14:08] Ah, she’s gone full Pinkamena I see.
01[14:10] And of course they’ll use the life fibers to make new suits for everyone to fight in the Grand Finale.
[14:11] I guess Nui doesn’t actually need blood.
[14:11] Ad.
01[14:11]   Both the sound effect and the movement of Nui’s eye were Eva references. Implication is that she’s a cross between Asuka and Eva-01.
[14:11] And I’m back.
[14:13] “How dare you not kill us!?”
01[14:14] STOP SAYING BAT-CRAP IT’S WEIRD
[14:15] So Satsuki looks kind of like the Spiral King, as we’ve discussed earlier, but there’s another character from that show she looks even more like: The kid who put the Spiral King’s head in a jar.
01[14:15] The one with the glasses?
[14:16] From the drawing lots bunker
[14:16] Rossiu.
01[14:16] Oh, Rossiu!
01[14:16] Hmm.
01[14:16] Yeah, I guess.
[14:16] Kill la Kill has been described as “Simon’s daughter vs. Rossiu’s daughter.”
01[14:16] Ah yes, a delicious meal of deep-fried assorted objects.
[14:17] And Soroi’s tea. Food and drink come together.
[14:18] Ad.
[14:18] I’m back.
01[14:20] So it really is just Lavos.
[14:20] Yup. A virus on a cosmic scale.
01[14:23] Summers blood flows in both their veins.
01[14:24] It’s a giant enemy crab, CLEARLY.
01[14:25] Oh you have got to be kidding me
[14:25] Hey, she clearly hit it for massive damage.
01[14:25] Calling back to the fight club?
[14:26] As I recall, she was the most dangerous of all the two-star club captains Ryuko encountered
01[14:26] That she was.
01[14:26] Makes sense she’d be the first two-star uniform off the assembly line, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she has uniforms for the Elite Four with her.
[14:27] No comment on the nature of the assembly line?
01[14:27] ?
[14:27] I think he’s asking about the sewing club president’s uniform
[14:27] That I am.
01[14:27] It was only onscreen for a couple seconds.
01[14:27] Didn’t really hacve time.
[14:27] Fair enough.
[14:28] You can say that about a lot of things in this show
01[14:29] So, what about it?
[14:30] Came as a surprise to me the first time I saw it. Broke the established pattern of club presidents getting two-star uniforms.
[14:31] By now it’s clear that sewing club president is on par with the elite four
[14:31] He was in on the coup plot
[14:31] True. Never mind.
[14:31] Lavos is actually a very strong connection. Lavos had queen Zeal, Life Fibers have Ragyo. Janus/Magus lines up roughly with Satsuki.
[14:32] Well… sorry about that, y’all
[14:32] It happens.
01[14:33] That’s a good point about Lavos.
01[14:33] Hey Sylocat.
[14:33] I remembered the ‘stream when I woke up this morning, I had it in my mind for the first several hours of my consciousness today, but the last time I looked at the clock was 11:30, and then I just had the vague sense that I had something planned for later today
01[14:34] Hey, it happens.
01[14:35] Just sorry you missed the episode that confirmed all the video game jokes forever.
[14:35] I’ll post a comment with my own commentary in the comments thread then
[14:35] So, Arrlaari, would that make Ryuko Schala?
[14:36] That’s not as good a fit as Satsuki and Magus
01[14:37] I actually think the dad is Schala.
[14:37] In fact she bears a stronger resemblance to Glenn than to Schala
[14:37] He’s also the three wise men
01[14:37] Unwilling assistant, lost in the rise to power of Zeal/Ragyo.
01[14:38] Makes sense, the three gurus and Schala kind of go together.
[14:38] Yeah, those comparisons works much better.
[14:38] And now I want to play Crimson Echoes again
01[14:39] What’s Crimson Echoes?
[14:39] It’s that Chrono Trigger fanquel ROM Hack
01[14:39] Ah.
01[14:39] Any good?
[14:39] Apparently he thinks it’s worth replaying
[14:40] Eh, I’m a sucker for that kind of thing
[14:40] This all reminds me of a lengthy essay I read about Chrono Trigger and existentialism. I forget whether Crono Cross and existentialism was the same essay or a different one.
[14:40] And if the latter, I forget if it was by the same person

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