Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

Sorry to get this up so late, as I mentioned I've been ill the last few days.

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 today.

Following the Kill la Kill liveblog we will take a short break, and then watch Sailor Moon at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Kill la Kill chatlog below the cut!

[13:59] <@Sylocat> So, when we left off, Nui had interrupted the boss marathon and challenged our heroine
[13:59] <@Sylocat> And Satsuki actually seemed to be rooting for Ryuko
01[13:59] <Froborr> Yep.
[13:59] <@Sylocat> Ready...
[13:59] <@Sylocat> Click
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Ooh, her stick-on fingernails have hidden snaggers
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Dunh dunh DUNH...
[14:00] <FoME> The one-armed man shows himself.
[14:01] <FoME> Wait, wrong show.
[14:01] <Arrlaari> "Hi! I killed your dad! =D"
01[14:01] <Froborr> I still don't actually believe it was her, she doesn't look anything like the sillhouette in the flashback.
[14:01] <FoME> Memory is a tricky thing.
01[14:01] <Froborr> Unless she deliberately dressed like Satsuki for the kill... but then why reveal her part now?
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Something tells me Satsuki's mom is orchestrating something
01[14:02] <Froborr> Yeah, but this ain't Utena. This show isn't smart enough to play with the flexibility of memory.
[14:02] <FoME> Ad.
[14:03] <FoME> And we're back.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Did Ryuko actually witness her dad's death?
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Oops, Ryuko's getting careless
[14:04] <Arrlaari> From the flashback, Ryuko found him already stabbed with one half of the scissors left in him
01[14:04] <Froborr> I thought in the flashbacks she was outside the house when it happened and saw someone fleeing.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Dat homoerotic subtext
[14:05] <@Sylocat> "Narrow-minded," she says
01[14:05] <Froborr> Oh god, Nui's a shipper.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Yeesh, it's not even SUBtext, it's jut text
[14:05] <FoME> Supertext?
[14:06] <@Sylocat> GAH
[14:06] <@Sylocat> No closeups please
[14:06] <@Sylocat> She manages to be creepier than Mako's entire family
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Because of course she has a weaponized tape measure
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Whoa, Ryuko's dad could kick ass
[14:07] <@Sylocat> He's Pai Mei
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Now THIS is a villain speech
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Oh... she lost her eye doing that?
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Wow
[14:08] <FoME> And now we know why she has an eyepatch.
[14:09] <FoME> Ad.
01[14:09] <Froborr> Huh.
01[14:09] <Froborr> Guess they must have changed their mind on what happened some time after animating Ryuuko's flashback.
[14:10] <FoME> We're back.
01[14:10] <Froborr> That or, of course, Nui's still lying, but it seems unlikely at this point.
[14:10] <Arrlaari> I figured they just used the art to lie
[14:10] <FoME> I'm pretty sure that's the case.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Overload
[14:10] <@Sylocat> GAH
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Satsuki to the rescue!
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Is Mako friends with the Elite Four now?
[14:11] <@Sylocat> He... he does?
[14:12] <FoME> Are you really that surprised?
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Tautology
01[14:12] <Froborr> If the next episode involves them shouting technobabble to recover Ryuko while she has a weird out-of-body experience and meets her dad...
[14:12] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Gamagoori telling a considerably-more-handsome guy to cover up
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Ah, the Elite Four are coming to help Ryuko?
[14:13] <@Sylocat> And we see Satsuki's Eva form
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Everyone to the rescue!
[14:13] <@Sylocat> "House call?"
[14:13] <@Sylocat> This episode is awesome
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Such a reassurance
[14:14] <FoME> Ad.
[14:14] <FoME> Last one. Yay.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Yay indeed
01[14:15] <Froborr> The episode is only half over, I'm worried it'll be one long boring fight scene from here...
[14:15] <FoME> And we're back.
[14:16] <FoME> And Nui is a Paper Mario character.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> So, perv teacher is finally getting off his ass and doing something
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Nui is not going to go down that easy,but it was an awesome trap
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Everyone's turned up
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Huh?
01[14:18] <Froborr> Why is there LAVA?
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Why not?
[14:18] <FoME> Her blood is that hot.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Dat symbolism
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Ooh, they're going to kiss
[14:19] <@Sylocat> So, when's Mako going to arrive with the transfusion?
[14:19] <FoME> Kamui vs Kamui: More sparkly than the Twilight Saga.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> But she'sgoing to interfere anyway
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Huh? Is this going to end like the first Pokémon movie?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Or not
[14:21] <FoME> Much more liquid space.
01[14:21] <Froborr> Cooldown hug?
[14:21] <FoME> Literally.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> "How I was?" When?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Ah yes, the Fight Club
01[14:22] <Froborr> ...Or you could break her neck.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> That's how they draw burn marks?
[14:22] <Arrlaari> Yeah, it is
[14:22] <FoME> I think they're like grill lines.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Ah, that makes sense... the Life Fibers
[14:22] <@Sylocat> D'aww
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Whoa, literal rubber neck
[14:23] <@Sylocat> "Drama," she calls it
01[14:23] <Froborr> Wow, those things coming out of Mako's face are DISGUSTING
[14:23] <@Sylocat> ...What?
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Chekhov's Red Herring
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Is Nui seriously going to put up with being banned?
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ah, of course not
[14:25] <FoME> Don't close the window, guys. There's more after the credits.
[14:25] <@Sylocat> I figured that, given how early it was
01[14:25] <Froborr> So can we just have the rest of the show be about Satsuki already?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Well, something tells me they're going to be friends before too ong
01[14:26] <Froborr> I mean, she's awful, but way more interesting than anybody else, and she has more interesting antagonists if Nui's anything to go by.
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Prediction (don't tell me if I'm right): Satsuki needs Ryuko's help to take down Nui and her mom
[14:28] <@Sylocat> Does Ryuko even care about the other academies?
01[14:28] <Froborr> Oh ho, so she's going to conquer the remaining schools.
01[14:28] <Froborr> Presumably to find more candidates for high-level uniforms for the army she's going to need to take on her mom and Nui?
[14:29] <FoME> And so, field trips are the next high school experience to be militarized.
01[14:29] <Froborr> Yep.
01[14:30] <Froborr> Okay, final thoughts before I post this up?
[14:30] <Arrlaari> So a ways back, me and Sylocat established that Satsuki is the game designer, and she's been setting herself up as the final boss
01[14:30] <Froborr> And then meet back here at 3 for Sailor Moon?
[14:30] <@Sylocat> Well,my prediction is on the record
[14:30] <Arrlaari> Nui rolls up and tells Ryuko that no, SHE is the final boss, and also reveals the secret Satsuki has been holding in front of Ryuko like a carrot, and almost gets Ryuko killed
[14:31] <FoME> Berserk Ryuko is the weirdest Ganmen.
[14:31] <Arrlaari> And then that last conversation, Satsuki more or less reestablishes the previous dynamic where she is the final boss who knows the secrets Ryuko wants
01[14:31] <Froborr> Yeah, it's even weirder than the banana thing. 


  1. Here's the flashback image from the first episode, with Nui to compare.


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