Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Liveblog: Episode 8

01[15:00] <Froborr> Oh right, Sailor Bwee.
[15:01] <Arrlaari> Mercury has uwee
01[15:01] <Froborr> BWA
[15:01] <FoME> What.
01[15:01] <Froborr> That voice coming out of a little cat is HILARIOUS
[15:01] <FoME> Agreed.
[15:01] <Arrlaari> Yeah
01[15:02] <Froborr> I know they won't, but it'd be pretty cool if it turned out our main character *wasn't* the destined princess, but was instead just one of her elite guard.
01[15:04] <Froborr> Moon's tiara is all "No way, I can TOTALLY out-crescent her!"
[15:04] <FoME> Sailor Moon's tiara evolved again. Must be a Bug-type.
01[15:05] <Froborr> And once again Usagi is all, "So hot, must add her to my harem."
[15:05] <FoME> And V's been spying on them through the arcade machine. That's not creepy.
[15:05] <Arrlaari> "Oh, I wasn't hallucinating"
[15:06] <Arrlaari> "I really was being lectured by my hero through a video game at my favorite arcade"
[15:06] <Arrlaari> "that is a relief"
01[15:06] <Froborr> It's a good thing that Usagi wasn't playing that Starfighter game next to Sailor V, she would've gotten recruited into COMPLETELY the wrong adventure.
[15:07] <FoME> Lol
[15:07] <FoME> Ad.
01[15:07] <Froborr> Ad.
[15:07] <Arrlaari> ad
01[15:07] <Froborr> lol
[15:07] <Arrlaari> It's as if we are all using the same website
[15:07] <Arrlaari> 10 seconds remain
[15:07] <FoME> For this ad.
01[15:07] <Froborr> I just started a second 30 second ad.
[15:07] <Arrlaari> Repeat of same ad
[15:07] <Arrlaari> Mine is also 30s
[15:07] <FoME> It's as if we are all using the same website.
01[15:08] <Froborr> back
[15:08] <FoME> Likewise.
01[15:08] <Froborr> Arr?
[15:08] <Arrlaari> yes
[15:08] <Arrlaari> same as you all
[15:08] <Arrlaari> I didn't pause when it ended, did you all hold up?
01[15:09] <Froborr> Yes.
[15:09] <Arrlaari> whoops
01[15:09] <Froborr> Ah, this is the Explain the Plot Episode.
[15:09] <Arrlaari> I'm now paused at 7:59
[15:09] <FoME> With Sailor Exposition
01[15:09] <Froborr> I'm at 7:49.
[15:09] <FoME> 8:02
01[15:09] <Froborr> Hitting 7:59... now.
01[15:10] <Froborr> So, if she destroyed the moon kingdom and killed evryone... who sealed her?
[15:10] <FoME> Some of them died after sealing her.
01[15:10] <Froborr> Fair enough.
[15:11] <Arrlaari> I like to think she's named Metallia because of the vicious metallic dust that covers the moon now
[15:11] <FoME> "Regolith" doesn't have quite the same ring for eldritch abominations, does it?
01[15:11] <Froborr> Wait, why is "Artemis" a male cat?
[15:11] <Arrlaari> Actually it totally does
[15:12] <Arrlaari> Artemis & Luna
[15:12] <FoME> @Froborr: The fandom has made that joke many times.
01[15:12] <Froborr> Endymion, eh?
01[15:13] <Froborr> The mythical shepherd and astronomer that was the mortal lover of the moon goddess Selene. Slightly more obscure than I gave this show credit for.
[15:13] <FoME> I can't help but note that no one's called her "Minako" yet. It's always "Princess" or "V-chan." That's kind of sad.
01[15:14] <Froborr> She's kind of encouraged that, though? She's defintiely playing the sempai role to the hilt.
[15:14] <FoME> True.
01[15:14] <Froborr> Not to mention, the way she's worried about them regaining their memories suggests she KNOWS she isn't the princess.
[15:14] <Arrlaari> It's notable to me that you connect the sempai role to the princess role
01[15:15] <Froborr> Well, they're both social superiors, one by birth and one by experience.
[15:15] <FoME> Ad.
01[15:15] <Froborr> Ad/
01[15:15] <Froborr> Also: "we"
[15:15] <Arrlaari> Ad
01[15:16] <Froborr> Are ALL cats part of a vast ancient lunar conspiracy?
[15:16] <FoME> I wouldn't be surprised.
[15:16] <Arrlaari> Two rounds of the 30s ad here
01[15:16] <Froborr> How Lovecraftian of them.
[15:16] <Arrlaari> same as you guys, right? So there's no need for anyone to pause at the end, right?
[15:16] <FoME> Back.
[15:16] <Arrlaari> I guess not
[15:16] <Arrlaari> what
[15:16] <Arrlaari> a THIRD run
01[15:16] <Froborr> And I had a 10 second ad followed by 30 and now another 30.
[15:17] <Arrlaari> I got 3x30 that is merciless
01[15:17] <Froborr> back
[15:17] <Arrlaari> done
[15:17] <FoME> Lovecraft vs. Lovecraft. Metallia vs. cats. Who will win?
01[15:17] <Froborr> Cats.
[15:18] <FoME> Obviously. They have much better PR.
01[15:18] <Froborr> Also thus far Metallia doesn't appear particularly Lovecraftian, tbh.
01[15:18] <Froborr> She's not particularly eldritch.
[15:18] <FoME> Point. More generic "shadow demon"
01[15:19] <Froborr> Um, yes, DUH it's a trap!
[15:19] <FoME> Wow. So much for that secret identity.
01[15:20] <Froborr> Wow, so, why didn't they just have Kunzite show up from the start and kill everyone?
01[15:20] <Froborr> He seems kind of OP relative to the other generals.
[15:20] <Arrlaari> Killing the humans means they can't be exploited for energy
01[15:20] <Froborr> True.
[15:21] <FoME> You don't kill sheep to shear them.
[15:21] <Arrlaari> This move looks like it works like Power Word: Kill in that it's wholly ineffective against strong targets
[15:21] <FoME> Huh. No power-up incantation for Venus.
01[15:21] <Froborr> And the same song as Mercury and Moon--no unique transformation music like Mars and Jupiter.
[15:22] <FoME> Jupiter can fly, apparently.
01[15:22] <Froborr> BTW Jupiter can fly.
[15:23] <Arrlaari> BY THE WAY: TEAMWORK
01[15:23] <Froborr> "precious friends," is that what the kids are calling it these days.
[15:24] <FoME> This is why you don't try to heal shields, Usagi.
[15:24] <FoME> Ad.
01[15:24] <Froborr> Ad.
[15:24] <Arrlaari> ad
[15:24] <Arrlaari> It worked great against the other guy - was that zoicite?
[15:24] <Arrlaari> The one who had to get rescued by Beryl
[15:24] <FoME> True. And yes.
[15:25] <FoME> Back.
01[15:25] <Froborr> Still mid-ad.
[15:25] <Arrlaari> Artemis' Serious Cat voice is a pretty good surprise
01[15:25] <Froborr> THIRD ad.
[15:25] <Arrlaari> done
01[15:26] <Froborr> back
[15:26] <FoME> I just noticed the bunny ears on Usagi's new tiara. They're kind of hilarious.
01[15:26] <Froborr> Tuxedo Mask's all, "Kissing a conscious girl? I don't know how to handle that!"
[15:27] <FoME> I liked the "Thanks for the save, now get out here while the adults fight."
01[15:27] <Froborr> Yeah, it was pretty great.
01[15:27] <Froborr> Sadly, I am virtually certain he survived.
[15:27] <Arrlaari> And masculinity anxiety claims another life
[15:28] <Arrlaari> Alas, that would have read much better if I had been just slightly faster
[15:28] <FoME> Seems like gravity can now be ignored when the plot demands it now.
01[15:28] <Froborr> Indeed.
[15:28] <Arrlaari> Anime jumping
[15:28] <FoME> I'm going to say Jupiter is using some kind of maglev with the Earth's field.
01[15:29] <Froborr> Plus everyone except Tuxedo Bats is a superhero, and he's Batman.
[15:29] <FoME> But can he breathe in space?
01[15:29] <Froborr> Only one way to find out!
01[15:29] <Froborr> Actually, given that they had a civilization ON THE MOON, presumably none of them need air.
[15:30] <Arrlaari> One assumes the moon used to be a lot more pleasant an environment
[15:30] <FoME> "Oxygen? You mean you're still using that? How quaint."
01[15:30] <Froborr> It'd be pretty cool if we eventually found out that the dream-memory-things are actually being translated into human terms by the process of reincarnation, and in their past lives on the moon they were all hideous blob monsters.
[15:31] <FoME> And Endymion still fell in love with one.
01[15:31] <Froborr> Wait, Endymion was from Earth?
01[15:31] <Froborr> I mean, in the myth, obviously, but in the show as well?
[15:31] <Arrlaari> FoME just slipped up
01[15:32] <Froborr> Grr.
[15:32] <FoME> Yeah. I keep forgetting that the twenty-year old spoilers are still spoilers for you.
[15:32] <FoME> My bad.
[15:32] <Arrlaari> You mentioned that Endymion was more obscure than you expected to see. It turns out Naoko Takeuchi is way into old Greek & Roman stuff
01[15:32] <Froborr> Huh, interesting.

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