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Kill la Kill chatlog (finally) below the cut!
[14:00] <@Sylocat> When we left off...
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Ah yes, the "sit bolt upright from a nightmare"
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Ew
01[14:00] <Froborr> Oh yeah, Senketsu got shredded.
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Wait, she still has the Scissor Blade?
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Ahahahah
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Well, at least he didn't delude himself that he saved her from Nui
[14:02] <@Sylocat> There's a phrase you don't hear every day
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Ooh, new outfit
01[14:02] <Froborr> New, WAY BETTER outfit.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Wait, he was fired? Or he quit?
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[14:02] <FoME> Albeit one that doesn't give superpowers.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Ahahah...
[14:02] <@Sylocat> "Nude Shooting Star"
[14:03] <FoME> That's a very good question.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> I'd say he was fired for being an unprofessional perv, but that doesn't seem like a deal-breaker at this particular academy
01[14:03] <Froborr> More like a requirement, tbqh.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Exactly
[14:04] <@Sylocat> And Mako is currently being brought along the raid trip like a hostage
[14:04] <FoME> Possibly a consequence.
[14:04] <FoME> Awesome. The no-ad deal Hulu offered me actually worked.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Cool
[14:05] <@Sylocat> So, the other three Elite Four are running the raid teams, while Collar McDatapants is Satsuki's backup at mission control?
01[14:06] <Froborr> ...why is their school a boat?
[14:06] <FoME> And managing the information warfare.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> oh, nice hair
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Why not?
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ahaha... the American school, of course
01[14:06] <Froborr> Okay, the American School is pretty funny.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Yeah, this should go well
[14:07] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Dat literalization of figures of speech
[14:07] <@Sylocat> "Full Metal." Wow
01[14:07] <Froborr> Magic school?
[14:07] <@Sylocat> IT'S A TRAP!
01[14:08] <Froborr> Oh, I'm going to like Magic School vs. Marching Band, aren't I?
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Wow, so some of these WON'T be curbstomps?
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Ooh, this is gonna be an awesome battle
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Is this a Harry Potter reference?
[14:08] <FoME> And Four Guardians motif is go.
01[14:08] <Froborr> lol @ Byakko.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Uh oh... don't tempt fate, Nonoi
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Because of course he can project tangible holograms
01[14:09] <Froborr> "merely a hologram projected by the Film Club," is that all?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Oh wow... this is an epic fight
[14:10] <FoME> "Please state the nature of the technobabble emergency."
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Ooh, neuroscience
01[14:10] <Froborr> Did... did he just defeat the Four Guardians with the power of an Escher loop?
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Ahah... Nonoi puts it best
[14:11] <@Sylocat> I love Nonoi's special moves, have I mentioned that enough times?
01[14:11] <Froborr> Noo, go back to Nonoi being awesome!
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Social commentary: Old ladies and gossip!
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Why does he have "ZEN!" on his teeth?
[14:12] <FoME> Heh. Money clips.
[14:12] <Arrlaari> I think Zeni i a word that has to do with money?
[14:12] <@Sylocat> MORE social commentary
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Of course not, monkey, they're special paper!
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Ooh, it's more visually interesting than actual money, I'll give them that
[14:13] <@Sylocat> "youse?"
01[14:13] <Froborr> The Osakan accent is often rendered as Brooklyn in English, IIRC.
[14:13] <FoME> See Sailor Moon.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Ah... I've heard it rendered as southern
01[14:13] <Froborr> I was about to say, or Southern.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> (in Azumanga Daioh, at least)
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Jeez, imagine an Azumanga Daioh crossover with this
[14:14] <FoME> I'm pretty sure if Tomo and Mako met, the universe would explode.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> He thinks it's reverse psychology
01[14:14] <Froborr> Mako is basically a less likeable version of Tomo.
[14:15] <FoME> Who can catch money bullets.
01[14:15] <Froborr> I am pretty sure Tomo could catch money bullets if she had the opportunity.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> And Sakaki and Satsuki
[14:15] <FoME> I wouldn't be surprised.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> What's this symbolism for?
[14:15] <@Sylocat> A steak tank?
[14:15] <FoME> Kobe beef.
01[14:15] <Froborr> Wait, is that guy from the American School wearing football armor MADE OF STEAK?
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Ahhhhhhh
01[14:16] <Froborr> That is the most perfect encapsulation of America I have ever seen.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> I dream of trying kobe beef someday
01[14:16] <Froborr> It is gooooooooooooood, Sylocat.
[14:16] <FoME> Oh, I just realized: Meat shields.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> So, they're cooking the steaks
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ah, of course, meat shields
01[14:16] <Froborr> ...while Gomogori is hiding behind the rules...
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Ryuko to the rescue!
01[14:17] <Froborr> Ow, that looks painful.
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Ooh, she literally ran over his face
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Yay, more Nonoi
01[14:17] <Froborr> Yay, back to Nonoi, the real hero.
01[14:18] <Froborr> Wow, so we might get the mid-series mecha refit as soon as next episode.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Ryuko had the decency to not trample Nonoi in the face
[14:18] <FoME> Business before pleasure, after all.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Dafuq
[14:19] <FoME> Mercenaries.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Ooh, citizen soldiers, like in the old days
[14:19] <@Sylocat> The "I Heart Osaka" brigade?
[14:19] <@Sylocat> I certainly heart Osaka(-chan), but yeesh
01[14:20] <Froborr> Man, you're getting schooled blindfold guy, needed your boss to step in on your behalf.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Is Mako going to be used as a projecti... no, no she's not. Dang it
[14:21] <FoME> Fetch 100 Kamui Scraps and you can craft a new equipment!
01[14:22] <Froborr> Good thing they're a Common drop from the One-Star enemies.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> For this level only, though
01[14:22] <Froborr> But of course the fetch quest needs a boss fight.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Ooh, the boss fight is another match with Satsuki?
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Let's see how she's leveled up in the meantime
01[14:23] <Froborr> All right, pretty good.
01[14:23] <Froborr> That hit roughly the correct balance between action adn silliness IMO.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> I do like their visualizations of attacks
01[14:24] <Froborr> Huh, never thoguht about the significance of Ryuko looking at the wedding dress in the ending credits.
01[14:24] <Froborr> But that's a kind of uniform too, isn't it?
01[14:24] <Froborr> Okay, Sailor Moon at 3, yes?
[14:25] <Arrlaari> Reminder: In the flashback of episode 3, Satsuki's father called Junketsu a wedding dress
[14:25] <FoME> That's the plan. See you all then.
01[14:25] <Froborr> Oh yeah.
01[14:25] <Froborr> Any quick final Kill la Kill thoughts before a go AFK for half an hour.
01[14:25] <Froborr> *I go
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Ah yes... I'm curious how wedding dresses work in this universe
[14:26] <FoME> Same as ours, unless they have MacGuffins sewn in.
[14:26] <Arrlaari> In one of their brief meetings, Ragyo also referred to it as Satsuki's wedding dress - Junketsu is a name Satsuki came up with in ep 3 and Ragyo might not even know about it at that point
01[14:26] <Froborr> Kill Bill's The Bride would be rather more literal in this universe, I suspect.
[14:26] <FoME> Kill la Bill?
01[14:27] <Froborr> lol, I am 99% certain that exists in fanart form somewhere.
[14:27] <@Sylocat> That... is eerily appropriate
[14:27] <Arrlaari> The track suits they're wearing now are roughly consistent with her yellow outfit, aren't they?
[14:27] <@Sylocat> And if not, it should
01[14:27] <Froborr> Broadly, yeah.