Saturday, June 7, 2014

Kill la Kill liveblog chat thingy: Episode 2

Today, as promised, the Kill la Kill liveblog chats begin!

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 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.

Chat log below the cut!

[14:00] <@Sylocat> When we left off, a scantily clad woman was wielding a magic sword against someone whose school uniforms grant them magic powers
[14:01] <Froborr> Yeah, this is a weird show.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> This ain't an anime for neophytes
[14:01] <Froborr> Huh, and it seems to have picked up exactly where it left off, no recap or anything.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> This is certainly a fast-paced show
[14:01] <Froborr> Yep.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> In the first episode, it went from a normal school day to an epic fight without explanation before the opening credits
[14:02] <Froborr> Have we seen the opening credit theme before?
[14:02] <@Sylocat> I don't remember
[14:02] <Froborr> I don't think we have.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Yeah, I think I would have commented on these... er... visuals
[14:02] <Froborr> Yeah.
[14:03] <Froborr> Interesting that they give her a magical girl-style transformation sequence, she doesn't really have ANY of the traits of one.
[14:03] <Froborr> Wow, these boys start being gross YOUNG.
[14:03] <Froborr> And then cut to... ew.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> They're confused by seeing a nearly naked woman? I should think that would be an everyday occurrence in this world
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes, he's Not!Pinkie Pie's dad
[14:04] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH... "if belting my husband makes you feel better, go ahead"
[14:04] <Froborr> Wait. An anime character with two living parents? That isn't Madoka? What biarre surreal alternate universe is ths?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> So, he's a parody of the American medical system?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> The dog is named "guts?"
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Well, she may have two living parents, but it's still an anime universe for sure
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ah, social commentary
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Because of course the sewing club would be evil
[14:06] <Froborr> I think basically every club s evil.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> This is totally a pastiche
[14:07] <@Sylocat> For a couple times I almost thought this show was serious
[14:07] <Froborr> Ah, reverse ostentation. The leader is too high to be decorated.
[14:08] <Froborr> Yeah, I don't know what tihs show is.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Ah, so it's like "Empowered," where the power comes from the suit and she can't wear anything over it...
[14:08] <@Sylocat> But unlike that, this suit is hard to break
[14:09] <Froborr> Yeah.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Her father made that suit? I doubt it looked as good on him
[14:09] <Froborr> Also, the whole "lost superweapon created by the hero's father" is a standard thing in old superhero anime.
[14:09] <Froborr> I'm not sure "can't wear anything over it" is actually a rule?
[14:10] <Froborr> Seems more like she just doesn't.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> So this is a whole metaphor for how kids blow the school caste system out of proportion?
[14:10] <Froborr> Or how ANIME blows the school caste system out of proportion.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> "Taken hostage without permission." Wow
[14:12] <Froborr> Yes, tennis lady, because in this sitting clothes NEVER do anything special so talking to them is obviously completely ridiculous.
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Yep... predicting it now, she can't wear anything over it
[14:12] <Froborr> That or she needs to keep feeding it more blood.
[14:12] <@Sylocat> With the way his face was turned away from the camera, I was expecting him to be disfigured somehow OH OF COURSE it's another pervert
[14:13] <Froborr> Holy fuck is EVERYTHING in this show going to be a rape scene.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Ah, you were right, it needs more blood
[14:13] <Froborr> Yep, it needs bblood.
[14:13] <Froborr> That's not horrifying.
[14:13] <Froborr> Or evil.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Even by anime standards, this show is completely bonkers
[14:14] <@Sylocat> He's a quick-change artist as well
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Because of course it's a firing range
[14:14] <Froborr> THAT IS NOT HOW YOU TENNIS
[14:14] <@Sylocat> It is in this school
[14:15] <Froborr> Man, that case she carries her scissor in is getting BEAT UP.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Oh for the love of Celestia, this is horrifying
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ahah... it's Fresh Guacamole all over again
[14:16] <Froborr> Okay, major rule of life here: when someone is trying to injure you, you don't have to follow their rules.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> She got away?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> How did she get out of those ropes?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> And Ryuoko is asking, "WHY did she get out of those ropes?"
[14:17] <Froborr> Hey, yeah.
[14:18] <Froborr> Where'd she get another racket?
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Hammerspace, of course
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Just feed it more blood
[14:19] <Froborr> That looks moer like a lacrosse stick than a racket.
[14:20] <Froborr> Okay, so the president is clearly more interesting in seeing what the new girl can do than in beating her.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Well, the baddie's racket looks more like... er... a Philosopher's Stone-sized transmutation circle
[14:20] <Froborr> Well, yeah, they're not really following the rules of tennis at all.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> In case that wasn't obvious
[14:21] <Froborr> "On the court you can only really count on yourself! And the clothes some other person gave you tht cause superpowers!"
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Oh, of course that's how she wins
[14:22] <Froborr> She keeps getting threads from other people's outfits, I really hope this means her own outfit is going to get more complelte as the serious continues.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Sure it will
[14:22] <Froborr> Yes, Ryuko, it is clearly to early to fight the final boss.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> So, she has to gather threads from everyone else's outfit to unlock the final boss fight, then?
[14:23] <Froborr> You need to beat more mooks and level up.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Ooh, I like the closing song
[14:23] <Froborr> Yeah, it's pretty good.
[14:23] <Froborr> I'm still feeling very meh about this.
[14:23] <Froborr> Like I said last time, it's like the emotional equivalent of autotune.
[14:24] <Froborr> It's running at MAXIMUM INTENSITY 100% of the time, and as a result, it's completely flat.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Yeah... if I wasn't already a giant anime fan, I'd be running away from this as fast as I could
[14:24] <Froborr> It doesn't help that it's given me exactly ero reason to care about any of the characters.
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Eh, if I take it as a parody, that helps
[14:25] <Froborr> *zero
[14:25] <Froborr> Well, but doesn't a parody usually have jokes?
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Or a pastiche or whatever
[14:26] <@Sylocat> I've never been too clear on my categories
[14:27] <Froborr> I could probably coherently explain the difference if I weren't running on two hours of sleep, but alas.

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