Saturday, August 9, 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.

Chatlog below the cut!

[14:00] <@Sylocat> ...Who is that?
[14:00] <Froborr> Umbrella person?
[14:00] <FoME> You'll find out.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Dang, Nonoi has a dirty mouth when she's angry
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Well... that's quite an opening
[14:01] <Froborr> Is she the fifth member of the Elite Four, who left before they got big? (Don't actually answer that, FoME.)
[14:01] <Arrlaari> Out of curiosity, is every episode title in this show a song title? I'm fairly certain a lot are.
[14:02] <Froborr> Really? I hadn't noticed.
[14:02] <FoME> Yup. It's the naming motif. Old J-Pop hits.
[14:02] <FoME> According to TV Tropes, anyway.
[14:02] <Froborr> They're all lines spoken in the episodes, too, aren't they?
[14:02] <FoME> Ad at the end of the theme song.
[14:03] <Arrlaari> I'm not sure that anyone said "trigger" in the episode named "trigger"
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Let us know when it's done
[14:03] <Froborr> Hmm, maybe not, then.
[14:03] <FoME> It was made by Trigger. Does that count?
[14:03] <Arrlaari> I do remember that every Madoka episode was named after a line spoken in the episode

[14:03] <Froborr> Yes, Gurren Lagann, too--and every arc used lines from a different character. In a font associated with that character.
[14:04] <FoME> We're good.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Rego
[14:04] <@Sylocat> ...The Can Can, because of course it's the Can Can
[14:04] <@Sylocat> So, it's a dogfight rather than a catfight
[14:04] <Froborr> Which is actually from a ballet about Orpheus, dunno if that'll be significant.
[14:04] <FoME> Can't it be both?
[14:05] <FoME> Sequence breaker Ryuko.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Ah, of course... she's trying to glitch out of the boss arena
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Now that's an impending-doom face
[14:06] <FoME> Collar McDatapants: Tumblr's spirit animal.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ouch
[14:06] <@Sylocat> You do not mess with Collar McDatapants's laptop
[14:06] <Froborr> She exploded into trombones.
[14:07] <Froborr> Just noticed the skeletal extra arms. Weird.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Ryuko has learned too much from them
[14:07] <FoME> Note that the skull on Nonon's hat is that of the monkey from her flashback.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Ah, and now the Uberpervert is back
[14:08] <Froborr> ..oh.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Ah, she has another form?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> I love Nonon's theme attacks
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Gee, that's not a suggstive shot at all
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Ooh, Nonon's hacked the game!
[14:09] <FoME> Ryuko is paralyzed! She may be unable to move!
[14:10] <Froborr> Man, I hate when the boss has attacks that do damage AND inflict status.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Whoa... she's dancing to the rhythm
[14:11] <@Sylocat> like Po, in Kung Fu Panda 2
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Ahahahah
[14:11] <@Sylocat> "This is what I mean by pure stupidity"
[14:12] <FoME> Dueling leitfmotifs!
[14:12] <@Sylocat> No, don't get into a magic beam duel, Nonon...

[14:12] <Froborr> LITERAL theme music powerup. Haven't seen one of those since AKB0048.
[14:12] <FoME> Roll over, Beethoven.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> "Curtains"
[14:13] <Froborr> Did he just unzip his hoodie just to gasp?
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Yes, yes he did
[14:13] <FoME> Ad.
[14:13] <Froborr> Who are you, Umbrella girl? What do you know?
[14:13] <FoME> At least Nonon gets to keep the monkey bones.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Let me guess, Umbrella Person is a superboss of some sort?
[14:13] <@Sylocat> (don't answer that, FoME)
[14:14] <FoME> I'm not that bad, am I?
[14:14] <@Sylocat> we're just teasing :)
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Sorry
[14:14] <Arrlaari> You did ignore the first warning that one day. I only had to be told once.
[14:14] <FoME> It's cool. We're back.
[14:14] <Arrlaari> We all understand that speculation phrased in the form of a question is not meant to be answered.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Ah, Collar McDatapants isn't the only one collecting battle data
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Ah, a true Magic Bullet
[14:16] <@Sylocat> I've started calling that teacher "Mr. Kimura"
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ouch
[14:16] <Froborr> Lol, yes.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Nonon fights dirty
[14:18] <@Sylocat> ....Huh?
[14:18] <@Sylocat> "Sanageyama?"
[14:18] <FoME> Sword Monkey.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Ah, she doesn't even have a Pokédex entry?
[14:18] <@Sylocat> "Mai Famili," he shouts in English
[14:19] <FoME> Ad.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> The plot thickens
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Satsuki is the only one who has any idea who she is

[14:19] <Froborr> Ah, of course Ryuko reverts to normal uniform. I was wondering how they were going to shoehorn in her transformation sequence this episode.
[14:19] <Froborr> I'm guessing she's connected with Satsuki's family somehow.
[14:20] <FoME> And we're back.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Wow
[14:21] <Froborr> RAGYO Kiryuin?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Satsuki's mom gets the full supervillain treatment
[14:21] <FoME> She fully levelled up her backlight.
[14:21] <Froborr> Oh, she's Satsuki's mom's dressmaker.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Ahah... she's leaning on her own title card
[14:22] <Froborr> She just reached across the splitscreen!
[14:22] <@Sylocat> And stroking Satsuki's hair from 10000 yards away
[14:22] <Froborr> She's my favorite.
[14:22] <FoME> ONe of her nicknames is Nui Pie, for obvious reasons.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> And of course she's the most badass one of all
[14:22] <Arrlaari> Yo Sanegayama, when Satsuki tells you to gtfo, you should do that
[14:22] <@Sylocat> "I have a bad feeling about this," says Senketsu
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Uh, Sword Monkey, I could have told you that was a bad idea
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Is Mako going to join the Elite Four at the end
[14:24] <FoME> Nonon is disappointed by the failure of the exposition character.
[14:24] <Froborr> Of course the supervillain's dressmaker knows the weak spots on the magic clothes.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Dat symbolism
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ah, but now, Ryuko can't absorb Sword Monkey's power, if Nui broke the key fiber
[14:25] <@Sylocat> I love that Nui has splitscreen-bridging powers
[14:25] <@Sylocat> She really is the Pinkie Pie of this show
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Huh? Satsuki is rooting for Ryuko?
[14:26] <Arrlaari> Well she clearly doesn't like Nui
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Dunh Dunh DUNNNNH!
[14:26] <Froborr> What.
[14:27] <@Sylocat> Oh, it... is... ON.
[14:27] <Froborr> But she looks nothing like the sillhouette!

[14:27] <Froborr> This is a trick.
[14:27] <@Sylocat> And Ryuko's falling for it
[14:27] <@Sylocat> Wow
[14:27] <FoME> Yeah.
[14:27] <Froborr> And once she transforms, Rui can use the scissorblade to try to steal her uniform's powers or something.
[14:28] <Froborr> Okay, this is getting more interesting now.
[14:28] <Arrlaari> Note also: Nui just spoiled the lever Satsuki was using to move Ryuko
[14:28] <Froborr> Especially Satsuki rooting for Ryuko.
[14:28] <@Sylocat> Yeah... I wanna see where this is going
[14:29] <Froborr> Plus, who are the Nudists going to use that bullet on now, Ryuko or Nui?
[14:29] <@Sylocat> Something tells me firing that bullet at Nui won't end well for the Nudists
[14:29] <@Sylocat> The question is, are they smart enough to realize that (probably not, but you never know)
[14:29] <Froborr> Yeah, which is why I think it's more likely.
[14:30] <FoME> So, on a semi-related note, I'm entirely in favor of the double feature plan for next week.
[14:31] <Froborr> Yeah, nobody has weighed in with an opinion on that AT ALL.
[14:31] <Arrlaari> Well, I think it goes without saying that I'm in favor
[14:33] <@Sylocat> Double feature?
[14:33] <FoME> Kill la Kill and the newest Sailor Moon Crystal.
[14:33] <Arrlaari> Every other week a new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is released
[14:33] <Arrlaari> For the thursday post, Froborr alternates between liveblogging that and Utena Dumps
[14:34] <Arrlaari> Last week, instead of watching it alone he watched it with us after the KlK ep
[14:34] <@Sylocat> Ah yex
[14:34] <@Sylocat> I remember that
[14:34] <Froborr> Wednesday post, but yes.
[14:35] <Arrlaari> What do you think of doing two KlK episodes on weeks that don't have a crystal ep? Would that lead to running out of KlK before the MLP hiatus ends?
[14:36] <@Sylocat> If we do run out of KlK, we could just pick something else
[14:36] <FoME> Well, it's twenty four episodes. We have thirteen left, and we'd be running through three every two weeks...
[14:36] <@Sylocat> Also, I'm pretty sure KlK is going to end anyway, well before the hiatus ends
[14:37] <@Sylocat> Even if we only watch one a week, we'll still be done by November
[14:38] <Froborr> No, I want to stick with one Kill la Kill a week.

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