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Chatlog below the cut!
[14:00] <Froborr> *sigh*
[14:00] <Froborr> Let the tournament arc begin.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> So it's a boss rush
[14:02] <@Sylocat> That's right, I forgot, he showed he had a code of honor last episode
[14:02] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Speaking of scheduling...
[14:03] <Froborr> So I'm guessing episodes 9-12 are the four Elite Four battles and then episode 13 where people keep telling me the series gets actually good?
[14:03] <Froborr> Oh, and let me know if you hit ads, as always.
[14:04] <FoME> Not exactly.
[14:04] <Arrlaari> FoME, remember to neither confirm nor deny
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Hahah...
[14:04] <@Sylocat> She stole a store display
[14:05] <Froborr> *sigh* The show continues this pattern of having a funny visual, but then ruining the humor by having a character shout the reason it's funny.
[14:05] <Froborr> STOP EXPLAINING THE JOKE, SHOW
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Wow
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Suddenly I like this guy
[14:06] <Froborr> I do like how Mako has become background.
[14:06] <Froborr> The show obviously doesn't use cels, yet for this scene they're mimicking the cel/background visual distinction.
[14:06] <FoME> Is everyone quiet, or have I been disconnected without realizing it?
[14:07] <@Sylocat> FoME, you reading this?
[14:07] <FoME> Ad, by the way.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Paused
[14:07] <Arrlaari> I remember when I was a kid, I was real pleased with myself when I realized I could tell when something in a looney tune was going to move just be looking at it
[14:07] <FoME> And it's over.
[14:07] <FoME> That was quick.
[14:08] * FoME (442704d2@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.108.40.206) Quit (Quit: Page closed)
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Round One:
[14:08] * FoME (442704d2@gateway/web/freenode/ip.220.127.116.11) has joined ##rabbitcube
[14:08] <Froborr> He looks COMPLETELY frickin' ridiculous.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Mummy?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Ah, a gimp
[14:09] <Froborr> *facepalm*
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes...
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Dat metaphor
[14:09] <Froborr> No, seriously, Gomogori went from pretty cool to kind of disgusting at the end of last episode.
[14:10] <Froborr> And now he's spanking her.
[14:10] <Froborr> But the fanservice in this show is "satirical." Right.
[14:10] <Froborr> Cloth. Armor.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> ...Or not
[14:11] <FoME> Like in D&D.
[14:11] <FoME> Ad.
[14:11] <FoME> And we're back.
[14:12] <Froborr> Time to Tentacle Hentai is yet another anime equivalent to video games' Time to Crate.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Only Satsuki knows it's not time to gloat yet
[14:14] <Froborr> Satsuki continues to be badass.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[14:14] <Froborr> Okay, that was pretty cool on Gomogori's part too.
[14:15] <Froborr> ...He got like three times bigger than during the fight.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> No wonder she picked him for the Elite Four
[14:15] <Froborr> He has Evangelion-calibre size-changing powers.
[14:15] <FoME> He does that.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Wow
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Satsuki is awesome
[14:16] <Froborr> Satsuki is easily and by far the best thing about this show. I am pretty much watching for her.
[14:17] <Froborr> She's tryign to overload him, right?
[14:17] <FoME> There is a plan, but that's not it.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> He bit through the ball gag?
[14:18] <Froborr> It IS pretty self-serving garbage.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH... him calling her deviant.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Oh jeez
[14:19] <@Sylocat> That's... rather on-the-nose
[14:19] <FoME> CONFORM
[14:19] <Froborr> Yeah. Just a bit.
[14:20] <Froborr> ...Did the "ultimate whip of love" come out of his CROTCH?
[14:20] <Froborr> Did I just see that?
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Of course it did
[14:20] <FoME> Where else?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Well duh
[14:21] <@Sylocat> RYUKO... WINS
[14:22] <FoME> NUDALITY
[14:22] <Froborr> lol
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Aww, she saves him
[14:22] <Froborr> ...was he about to commit seppuku or stab himself in the crotch?
[14:22] <Froborr> ...Either seems in-character.
[14:22] <FoME> Seppuku.
[14:23] <FoME> I think.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Ah, this guy's next
[14:23] <@Sylocat> He's the one we know the least about so far
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Is next episode where he gets his character development?