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Chatlog below the cut!
[14:00] <Sylocat> Ah yes... when we last left off, FUCK YEAH SATSUKI[14:00]
<Sylocat> I mean, it's still way too early for that attack to
work (unless Nui is the final boss after all, which I doubt), but
still... You go girl!
[14:00] <Sylocat> Ooh, truncated opening?
[14:00] <FoME> And a reversal of her opening Orwellianism.
[14:00] <FoME> Ad.
03[14:01] * ChanServ sets mode: +o Sylocat
[14:02] <FoME> Almost done... :(
[14:02] <FoME> Ready.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Ooh, that acupuncture technique works
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Huh... I was expecting Mataro to have to save everyone
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Wait, do they already know that being impaled won't stop Ragyo? Now that's genre savvy
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Well, HE'S genre blind, anyway
[14:04] <FoME> Naturally.
[14:04] <FoME> Worst. Covert communications. Ever.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Wait, where did those screens come from?
[14:05] <Arrlaari> Science!
[14:05] <FoME> I think they're part of the stadium design.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Gee, I wonder why Satsuki wouldn't have qualms about stabbing you in the back, Ragyo...
01[14:05] <Froborr> Think I'm a little too far ahead.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Dang, Satsuki was prepared
[14:06] <@Sylocat> (nah, I just took too long to type that)
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Huh?
[14:06] <@Sylocat> WHOA! Even he took her by surprise!
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Of course, Collar McDatapants has to spoil the poetic dialogue
[14:07] <Arrlaari> "Um, Actually"
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Eeyup
[14:07] <FoME> I thought the same thing.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> GO NONON
01[14:07] <Froborr> Yeah, Nonon!
[14:07] <@Sylocat> They almost had her on the ropes for a bit
[14:08] <FoME> Ad.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Just to clarify, where is everyone? I'm paused at 6:19
[14:08] <FoME> Done.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Aww, he really cares about Mako
01[14:08] <Froborr> Just behind that by a couple seconds.
[14:09] <FoME> Right about there.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Of course, THAT works
[14:09] <@Sylocat> "When did you turn against me?" Gee, I wonder when
[14:11] <FoME> Ragyo Kiryuin: Also a mad scientist.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> For a moment, I almost thought Ragyo cared about her newborn kid
[14:11] <@Sylocat> "Monologuing," she calls it
[14:12] <Arrlaari> Backstory doesn't tell itself, director
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Dang, Satsuki really is genre savvy
[14:12] <FoME> If Metroid taught us anything, it's that the parasitic aliens are weak to cold.
[14:12] <@Sylocat> She knew she'd have to overprepare
[14:12] <@Sylocat> WHOA
[14:13] <@Sylocat> But of course, Ragyo is even more powerful
01[14:14] <Froborr> Yes, bringing an army of mooks against the mind control parasites *does* tend to backfire.
01[14:14] <Froborr> She's not *that* genre savvy.
<@Sylocat> Of course, Ragyo is also dumb enough to think that
said army of mooks will be enough to take on the characters who have
already got said mooks working for them
The thread spools Ragyo uses here were on her desk in the scene where
Rei is reporting that their clothes were being stolen
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Really? I missed that
[14:15] <Arrlaari> It was a few episodes back
[14:15] <@Sylocat> So, when is Senketsu gonna interfere?
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Okay, that's just cheating
[14:16] <FoME> Ad.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Nui's powers have no rules
[14:16] <FoME> She's been called "Evil Pinkie" for reasons other than her color scheme.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Of course
[14:16] <@Sylocat> She even went to the mirror pool
[14:17] <FoME> I'm back.
01[14:17] <Froborr> I am doubtful this fight scene can last another 8 episodes, so I wonder how they separate everyone.
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Ooh, Ragyo, don't say "She'll never be able to..."
01[14:18] <Froborr> Oh.
01[14:18] <Froborr> Of course.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> (what am I saying? Go ahead and say that, Ragyo, since it'll lead to your destruction)
01[14:18] <Froborr> Her one red hair is a life fiber.
01[14:18] <Froborr> She's that baby they discarded.
[14:18] <FoME> Yes, she just reached in through her own skull.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Outright mind control won't work, but pushing her buttons will
01[14:20] <Froborr> Yeah, shonen heroes are never hard to manipulate.
[14:20] <FoME> On the other hand, her theme song is playing.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> "Never given a name." Come on
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Ooh, cutting off the head works? She's a Highlander?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Uh oh... her blood raining down, will that turn into Life Fibers?
[14:21] <FoME> And in the end, Satsuki and Ryuko have the same motivation: avenging a father.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Oh, it's the Life Fiber itself that goes berserk now
01[14:22] <Froborr> Ah, of course.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Or not
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Come on, Ryuko... KO Nui and cut that last thread...
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Eww
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Oh come on
01[14:24] <Froborr> Ew.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ryuko was supposed to interfere
[14:24] <Arrlaari> It's not hard to guess what "ew" is for.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Is this another Evangelion reference?
[14:25] <FoME> I don't believe so.
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Well duh
[14:26] <@Sylocat> I'm surprised everyone hadn't figured that out by now
01[14:26] <Froborr> I had.
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Wait, where are the Elite Four while all this is going on? I didn't see Nui's copies take them out
[14:26] <Arrlaari> Pictured: Froborr http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061211092134/wikiality/images/d/d2/ICalledIt.jpg
[14:26] <FoME> They were being distracted by Ragyo's secretary.
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Are they going to interfere and save them next episode (don't answer that)?
[14:27] <Arrlaari> (I tried to find an animated gif but not enough time)
01[14:27] <Froborr> lol
[14:27] <Arrlaari> Since episode 3!
<FoME> Incidentally, one of the ways to translate "Ryuko Matoi"?
Abandoned child. Remember how terrible her father was at naming things?
01[14:27] <Froborr> Okay, that's pretty funny.
01[14:28] <Froborr> Anyway, final thoughts?
[14:28] <@Sylocat> So yeah, I'm feeling desirous of seeing Ragyo get killed in many different horrible ways
[14:28] <Arrlaari> Basically I've been planning to link a Colbert "called it" image here since episode 3
[14:28] <Arrlaari> I'm quite glad I was at least able to do that while travelling
01[14:29] <Froborr> And I appreciate it!
[14:29] <Arrlaari> I haven't seen Eva, but it's my impression that Gendo was a contender for worst anime parent ever
[14:30] <Arrlaari> I'm reasonably certain that he can't compete with Ragyo, though
01[14:30] <Froborr> Yeah, Gendo was emotionally distant and neglectful.
01[14:30] <Froborr> Ragyo is sexually abusive of one child and abandoned the other.
[14:30] <Arrlaari> Well, she performed a life threatening experiment on the other and was convinced she had died
<FoME> On a lighter note, props to Soroi for running while
carrying about a dozen people at the age of sixty-something.