Saturday, July 12, 2014

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 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.

I will probably not be able to attend since I'm going to a D.C. Bronies meetup. If I don't make it, please go ahead and have it without me, and copypasta the results in the comments. Whenever I do get around to watching it, I'll update this post with livebloggery.

Chatlog below the cut!

[02:27] <Froborr> Okay, finally starting ep 7.
[02:28] <Froborr> Deep-fried assorted objects. Huh.
[02:28] <Froborr> Oh no, her quasi-adoptive pseudo-family is going to sexually harrass her, araen't they?
[02:29] <Froborr> Yep.
[02:29] <Froborr> Because that's funny, as opposed to absolutely freaking horrifying.
[02:29] <Froborr> Can Mako and her entire family please die in a fire, like, seven episodes ago?
[02:30] <Froborr> Knife. Throwing. Club. Wat.
[02:31] <Froborr> What is a Nanjing Lil--wait.
[02:31] <Froborr> No.
[02:32] <Froborr> Did they just make the RAPE OF NANKING into a weird joke?
[02:32] <Froborr> Fuck this show.
[02:33] <Froborr> ...okay, starting a fight club is actually kinda clever, except of course it'll never be approved.
[02:33] <Froborr> Oh, they're addressing that.
[02:33] <Froborr> Satsuki continues to be 10,000x better than the show she's stuck in.
[02:34] <Froborr> Yes, drown her n paperwork! This episode suddenly got much better.
[02:34] <Froborr> Wait, no, and then it turned shitty, because Mako is going to have a significant role.
[02:35] <Froborr> ...was that mutant frog people club? I think my high school had one of those.
[02:35] <Froborr> Wait, no, I'm getting it confused with Sunnydale again.
[02:37] <Froborr> So, what happens to utterly destroy their new life?
[02:40] <Froborr> Ah, of course, it's one of those episodes where trying to rise above your station leads to misery. Because stations are a thing people have.
[02:41] <Froborr> Okay, the dog living the high life made me chuckle.
[02:42] <Froborr> Ah, so Satsuki's scheme is for their success to corrupt them.
[02:42] <Froborr> Boo on Ryuko missing the peeping, that's bullshit.
[02:46] <Froborr> Yes yes, seeking power within a corrupt system inherently means accepting that corruption.
[02:47] <Froborr> Huh, I just realized I don't hate Mako nearly as much in this fight sequence as I do normally.
[02:50] <Froborr> So, that episode was a thing that happened.
[02:51] <Froborr> And so Ryuko condemned a family to poverty so crushing they can't even afford real meat. What a happy ending.
[02:52] <Froborr> Hmm, a plot development? Satsuki's been using Ryuko, eh? No surprise there.
[02:52] <Froborr> Final thought: Nowhere near as bad as I feared. Around the middle of the road for this show. Still not impressed with the series.


  1. Part 1:

    [12:59] @Sylocat So, just me today, huh?
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh all right... I'll try and make it interesting
    [13:00] @Sylocat Click
    [13:00] @Sylocat Ah yes, this is the Mako's Family episode?
    [13:00] @Sylocat Yum
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh wow... real gourmet stuff here
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh yeesh, they're going to spy on her in the bath?
    [13:01] @Sylocat Yes, "lively dinners"
    [13:01] @Sylocat Yeah, but not with THIS family
    [13:01] @Sylocat Wow, she cut them off early rather than dragging it out? Nice
    [13:01] @Sylocat More of this action, please
    [13:03] @Sylocat Ah, a challenge? While eating?
    [13:03] @Sylocat Because of course there's a knife throwing club
    [13:03] @Sylocat Ah, she got a free Life Fiber
    [13:04] @Sylocat "Nanjing Lily club?" What does that even...
    [13:04] @Sylocat "Tightrope Walking club"
    [13:04] @Sylocat Ah, this is the mid-game tutoial level where...
    [13:04] @Sylocat She split up the acrobatics club?
    [13:04] @Sylocat Oh yikes...
    [13:04] @Sylocat Dat symbolism
    [13:04] @Sylocat AHAHAH
    [13:04] @Sylocat "Fight Club""
    [13:05] @Sylocat And the first rule of Fight Club is...
    [13:05] @Sylocat Wait, who's she gonna give the uniform to?
    [13:05] @Sylocat Oh, don't tell me Satsuki approves... yes, yes she does
    [13:05] @Sylocat "Spill the beans?" I've already forgotten what beans those are
    [13:06] @Sylocat Ahahah... paperwork
    [13:06] @Sylocat Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork, paperwork
    [13:06] @Sylocat Who's she gonna delegate that too
    [13:06] @Sylocat Ah, Mako gets the slot
    [13:07] @Sylocat Yikes, this is uncharacteristically sadistic of Ryuko
    [13:07] @Sylocat Wait, which club is she fighting? I missed it
    [13:07] @Sylocat Be-sasson?
    [13:07] @Sylocat I've got a lot of Foofling to do after this episode
    [13:07] @Sylocat Clay psychokinesis
    [13:07] @Sylocat Earthbending, you mean?
    [13:08] @Sylocat Wow... Mako moved up in the world
    [13:08] @Sylocat I wonder if this is a permanent change
    [13:08] @Sylocat I never thought I'd feel sorry for Mako's family, but jeez, they've been living like hell
    [13:09] @Sylocat Ew
    [13:09] @Sylocat Go back to deep frying mystery ingredients
    [13:09] @Sylocat But seriously, I'm going to feel sorry for them when the status quo is reset at the end of the episode
    [13:09] @Sylocat Ooh, impromptu bungee jumping
    [13:10] @Sylocat So, Mako does all the paperwork, while Ryuko does the fighting for her?
    [13:10] @Sylocat I suppose that suits both of them fine
    [13:10] @Sylocat Ping-pong club, Origami club
    [13:10] @Sylocat This has more martial arts styles than Ranma 1/2
    [13:10] @Sylocat Where's the tea ceremony club?
    [13:11] @Sylocat Wait, they're getting bored with it?
    [13:11] @Sylocat ah, that's the issue
    [13:11] @Sylocat This is surprisingly dark stuff for this show

    1. Part 2:

      [13:11] @Sylocat Wow
      [13:12] @Sylocat This is... kinda scary
      [13:12] @Sylocat Ouch
      [13:12] @Sylocat Right, a "good, clean fight" at this academy
      [13:13] @Sylocat Oh yikes... this is horrifying
      [13:13] @Sylocat Buy ALL the chocolates!
      [13:13] @Sylocat And Guts takes poodles out on dates
      [13:14] @Sylocat This is surprisingly complex stuff... it shows the upsides AND the downsides of wealth
      [13:14] @Sylocat And Satsuki, of course, is turning this against her
      [13:14] @Sylocat Of course Satsuki knew this would happen
      [13:15] @Sylocat Oh yikes, Mako is forcing the boss fight gauntlet early?
      [13:15] @Sylocat Ah, I was wondering where he was
      [13:16] @Sylocat Oh yikes, Satsuki is playing REALLY dirty now
      [13:16] @Sylocat Yikes, that's horrible
      [13:16] @Sylocat This is by far the saddest episode so far
      [13:17] @Sylocat Wait, where'd the ice sculpture come from
      [13:17] @Sylocat Yes, "they're having a falling out," Professor Obvious
      [13:17] @Sylocat What are they... YIKES.
      [13:18] @Sylocat "M'dear?"
      [13:18] @Sylocat Satsuki just crossed the Moral Event Horizon
      [13:19] @Sylocat What is Mako supposed to look like? I remember Chiyo-chan was dressed like that in Kaorin's dream sequence in Azumanga Daioh
      [13:19] @Sylocat Whoa
      [13:19] @Sylocat Ah, this is the "I won't fight you" strategy
      [13:19] @Sylocat Yeesh, it's taking a while to work
      [13:20] @Sylocat If this were Game of Thrones, she'd go through with it
      [13:20] @Sylocat but it's not, thank goodness
      [13:20] @Sylocat Aww
      [13:20] @Sylocat Oddly, the giant silly cartoonish tears make it sadder
      [13:21] @Sylocat Whoa
      [13:21] @Sylocat Mako landed that punch right where it belonged: on the audience
      [13:22] @Sylocat And Ryuko gets her fiber!
      [13:22] @Sylocat It's gonna be an awesome one
      [13:22] @Sylocat His name is "Barazo?"
      [13:22] @Sylocat Ahah...
      [13:23] @Sylocat D'aww
      [13:23] @Sylocat "Mystery Meat" again
      [13:23] @Sylocat That was... really good
      [13:24] @Sylocat Whoa, Satsuki ain't calling a takeback?
      [13:24] @Sylocat Wow... Status Quo may be restored, but the shakeup left a real legacy

    2. Post-episode:

      [13:25] <@Sylocat> I've gotta think about this one
      [13:27] <@Sylocat> When I first heard that next episode would be about Mako's family, I thought it was gonna be all cringe comedy
      [13:27] <@Sylocat> Instead, we got something that, by this show's standard, was almost... poignant
      [13:27] <@Sylocat> Okay, I'm gonna post the transcript

  2. I'm very sorry I couldn't join in on this episode, but yesterday was the Magic 2015 prerelease. Kind of took priority.

  3. [02:31] What is a Nanjing Lil--wait.
    [02:31] No.
    [02:32] Did they just make the RAPE OF NANKING into a weird joke?

    I looked it up. Nanjin/Nankin Tamasudare is a kind of street performance.

    1. Phew, glad to hear it.

      I can't find a source online, but I vaguely recall learning in college that the women raped by the Japanese army were referred to euphemistically by a flower name (I forget what; may have been 'lily'). So... yeah, harsh negative reaction to that. Glad to hear it's unrelated.


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