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] <Froborr2> Okay, finally watching Kill la Kill ep 8, only 7 days late.
[00:09] <Froborr2> And I'm Froborr2 because login shenanigans.
[00:09] <Froborr2> *facepalm at natural selection pun*
[00:09] <Froborr2> 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] <Froborr> Ha, true self restored!
[00:11] <Froborr> Ugh, I hate when the ads are much louder than the show.
[00:12] <Froborr> Hmm, so of course the people defining merit assume they get to be the top of the meritocracy without needing to compete.
[00:12] <Froborr> Welcome to every supposed meritocracy ever.
[00:13] <Froborr> Also, they still get their uniforms? Sort of negates the purpose of NATURAL selection, doesn't it?
[00:13] <Froborr> This is like an episode of Community.
[00:14] <Froborr> Well, like about 15 episodes of Community.
[00:14] <Froborr> Only those usually found a way to be funny.
[00:15] <Froborr> Ohhh, only the people with special uniforms are competing.
[00:15] <Froborr> Still negates the natural selection thing.
[00:17] <Froborr> Ryuko backstory is... exactly as expected.
[00:18] <Froborr> Wait, who the fuck is Mikisugi?
[00:19] <Froborr> Aw, if I gave a shit about Ryuko or whatsername's family, that scene would be sweet.
[00:20] <Froborr> This driving scene HAS to be an Utena reference. That's kinda awesome.
[00:21] <Froborr> Wow, creative name guys.
[00:22] <Froborr> Okay, for once this show's silliness is silly in a good way I like the spinny car.
[00:24] <Froborr> ...ew.
[00:24] <Froborr> 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] <Froborr> Is this Veronica Mars' middle school? All the kids have these ridiculous parental connectiosn that translate into power...
[00:27] <Froborr> Satsuki is pretty adorable in that uniform. But still badass.
[00:28] <Froborr> Once again I bemoan the fact that this show is not about her.
[00:28] <Froborr> That had absolutely nothing to do with the freaky BDSM shit that led into it.
[00:29] <Froborr> But I'm not complaining.
[00:29] <Froborr> Also, lol, Gamagori is a seven-year senior.
[00:29] <Froborr> He was totally just channeling that one move of Gurren Lagann's where it sprouts a bazillion drills.
[00:32] <Froborr> Are you kidding me?
[00:32] <Froborr> Are we starting an effing TOURNEMENT ARC?
[00:33] <Froborr> Do they not know that Time to Tournement is the anime equivalent of gaming's Time to Crate?
[00:34] <Froborr> Meh.
[00:34] <Froborr> That wasn't BAD, but it definitely doesn't bode well for the next few episodes at least.