How to participate in the liveblog chat:
Option 1: Whenever you watch the episodes, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
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Kill la Kill chatlog below the cut!
[14:00] <@Sylocat> What an image to start on
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Commentary™
[14:01] <@Sylocat> WHOA
01[14:02] <Froborr> Shit, Netflix is refusing to work for me.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> So, it's gone from subtext to text
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Ah... should we push it back a bit?
01[14:02] <Froborr> Yeah, sorry, can we put a pin in it and restart at 2:05?
[14:02] <FoME> Fine by me. Hulu froze up too.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Okay... paused at 2:21, exactly at the title card
[14:03] <@Sylocat> (or we could start over)
[14:03] <Arrlaari> I am also paused at title card
[14:03] <FoME> As am I. Got it working.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Okay then...
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Froborr, is it working now?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Click again...
[14:07] <FoME> Ad.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Is the ad right after the opening credits?
01[14:07] <Froborr> Sorry folks, still not working.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Dang...
01[14:07] <Froborr> I'm going to switch to Crunchyroll, if y'all can just hang out at the ad after the opening credits?
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Try it on Crunchyroll instead?
[14:07] <FoME> It is.
01[14:07] <Froborr> Sorry.
[14:08] <FoME> Can do, Froborr.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Alright... at least we know where to pause
[14:08] <@Sylocat> We resume at twelve past?
[14:08] <@Sylocat> (or eleven)
01[14:09] <Froborr> I'm thinking we resume when I hit the end of the ad after the opening credits...
01[14:09] <Froborr> Okay, cold open is now playing!
01[14:09] <Froborr> Ew.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Like I said...
[14:09] <FoME> Yeah.
01[14:09] <Froborr> Hmm, interesting that Nui can't use Kamuis.
[14:10] <Arrlaari> Or Goku uniforms, or any other life-fiber clothing
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Ragyo needs to get taken down, stat
[14:10] <@Sylocat> And, as I said, WHOA
01[14:10] <Froborr> See, now Ryuko/Nui makeouts are acceptable.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> (hang on, gonna reset my connection)
01[14:11] <Froborr> Weird, but at least not frickin' incest.
01[14:11] <Froborr> ...wait, no, shit, they are incest, aren't they?
[14:11] <FoME> Well, not by a strict definition.
01[14:11] <Froborr> They're half-sisters, fuck.
01[14:11] <Froborr> I mean no, don't fuck, because it's gross.
[14:11] <FoME> Depends on whether Ragyo used her DNA or if Nui's just pure alien fabric.
01[14:11] <Froborr> True.
03[14:11] * Sylocat (b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.126.96.36.199) has joined ##rabbitcube
01[14:12] <Froborr> Except it seems pretty clear Ragyo raised Nui as her daughter regardless, so her DNA is kind of secondary.
[14:12] <FoME> So there's that.
[14:13] <Arrlaari> Indeed, a study into the question showed that sexual revulsion develops between adopted siblings, and is absent from siblings raised apart
01[14:13] <Froborr> Credits over, on to the ad.
[14:13] <Arrlaari> I forget the name attached to it
[14:13] <Sylocat> On average, at least
01[14:13] <Froborr> I mean, that makes sense, because it's not like we can sense other people's DNA, but we DO know who we grow up with.
01[14:13] <Froborr> And however the incest revulsion works, it kind of has to be based on what we can sense, right?
01[14:14] <Froborr> Holy fuck I am getting the exact same ad THREE TIMES IN A ROW.
[14:14] <Arrlaari> Crunchyroll.
01[14:14] <Froborr> And it's for fucking Crunchyroll itself.
01[14:14] <Froborr> Weaksauce.
01[14:14] <Froborr> Back!
[14:15] <FoME> I do like pulling the pin with a sword.
[14:15] <Sylocat> Satsuki steals her transformation sequence, but adds tentacles
[14:15] <Sylocat> Ah, Mako relays the message for them to stay out of it
[14:17] <Sylocat> Ah, I always wondered why dueling energy beams didn't push one combatant into a wall
01[14:17] <Froborr> They're building some kind of giant monster body for Ragyo aren't they.
[14:18] <Sylocat> Ragyo wearing a giant monster body? How would they tell?
[14:18] <Sylocat> (sorry)
[14:18] <FoME> I'm counting eight different screen-in-screens there.
[14:18] <FoME> At least.
01[14:18] <Froborr> I think they may have hit 12.
[14:18] <Sylocat> So, when Ryuko gets Senketsu back, what's Satsuki going to fight in?
[14:19] <FoME> Satsuki's fighting like a Pokemon trainer.
[14:20] <Sylocat> We've already seen Dark Ryuko, so what do you call this?
[14:21] <Sylocat> Oh!
01[14:21] <Froborr> Hey, they are joining in!
[14:21] <Sylocat> So the Elite Four do get involved after all!
[14:21] <Sylocat> WHOA
01[14:21] <Froborr> The Elite Four coming to the rescue of the Pokemon trainer?
[14:21] <Sylocat> Collar McDatapants is going all out for this fight
[14:21] <FoME> Heh. I didn't even mean to set that one up.
[14:22] <Sylocat> D'aww, the power of friendship
01[14:22] <Froborr> Oh hey, I forgot about the clothing removal gun.
01[14:22] <Froborr> Also: yes, Satsuki actually uses tactics instead of insisting on going alone!
[14:22] <Sylocat> Hahah...
[14:22] <Sylocat> Oh, of course, Mako had to have the plan written on her hands
01[14:22] <Froborr> And that's why she's the shonen villain instead of the shonen hero.
01[14:22] <Froborr> (Satsuki, not Mako.(
[14:23] <Sylocat> Of course, Nui butts in as well
01[14:23] <Froborr> Ad.
01[14:23] <Froborr> The SAME ad.
[14:23] <FoME> Also ad.
[14:24] <Sylocat> Let me guess, it's gonna play three times?
01[14:24] <Froborr> Who knows?
01[14:24] <Froborr> Playing a second time.
[14:24] <Sylocat> Eeyup
01[14:24] <Froborr> Seriously if they show this ad again, that's it, I'm turning on adblock for Crunchyroll.
01[14:24] <Froborr> Yep, third time.
[14:24] <Sylocat> A wise decision indeed
01[14:24] <Froborr> I'm turning on adblock for when we do Sailor Moon.
[14:25] <FoME> My ad's done.
01[14:25] <Froborr> I'll turn it back off and give them a second chance next weekend.
[14:25] <Arrlaari> I mean, it's not like Crunchy can pay itself for their own ads
01[14:25] <Froborr> Back
[14:25] <Sylocat> Oh, don't tell me Mako will be the stalemate breaker
01[14:25] <Froborr> Of course. Power of Friendship and such shit.
[14:25] <Sylocat> What's with the low-tech displays?
[14:26] <FoME> Those have been there the whole series.
[14:26] <Sylocat> And why do all their stockholders look identical?
[14:26] <Arrlaari> First time we say them was the 60% goku uniform experiment
[14:26] <Sylocat> Or is that a clever commentary on business culture?
01[14:26] <Froborr> The stockholders have always all looked identical.
01[14:26] <Froborr> And yes.
[14:26] <FoME> It's a stylistic choice. The good guys tend to be individually distinct. The bad guys tend to be interchangeable.
[14:27] <Sylocat> It's the Clothing Instrumentality Project
01[14:27] <Froborr> Oh look, Deus.
[14:27] <FoME> Lavos can fly now.
01[14:27] <Froborr> And/or Giant Space Buttplug.
[14:28] <Sylocat> Yep, Mako is going to... what is she doing?
[14:28] <Sylocat> "And you can't get dressed up for a date?"
[14:28] <FoME> Being Mako.
[14:28] <Sylocat> I got about 25% of the references in this sequence
[14:28] <FoME> Ad.
[14:29] <FoME> Back.
01[14:29] <Froborr> So yeah, now Mako's wearing Senketsu, this'll end well.
[14:29] <Sylocat> MAKO is going to wear Senketsu?
[14:30] <Sylocat> Oh, Nui, you shouldn't have said that
01[14:30] <Froborr> "Fool, no human can defeat me."
[14:30] <Sylocat> (or wait, you should have, since I want to see you get obliterated)
01[14:30] <Froborr> "I AM NO HUMAN."
[14:30] <Sylocat> Whoa
[14:30] <Sylocat> Satsuki can even do psychological warfare
[14:31] <Sylocat> Oh jeez
[14:31] <Sylocat> Well, Ryuko has a point there...
[14:31] <Sylocat> Wait, what?
[14:32] <FoME> Even Mako disapproves of this plan.
[14:32] <Sylocat> Ouch
[14:32] <Sylocat> That's gonna be painful
[14:32] <FoME> Oh hey, callback to the first episode.
01[14:32] <Froborr> Oh for fuck's sake, not ANOTHER rape-y reference with Senketsu.
[14:32] <Sylocat> HUH?
[14:32] <FoME> Ad.
[14:32] <Sylocat> Wait, did Mako just get sucked inside too?
[14:32] <FoME> Yup.
[14:33] <Sylocat> Nightmare Fuel if there ever was any
[14:33] <FoME> I'm back.
[14:33] <Sylocat> Uh... huh?
01[14:34] <Froborr> I don't think Mako was expecting her to CALL that bluff.
[14:34] <Sylocat> Wait, how much of this is actually happening?
01[14:34] <Froborr> Physically? None I think.
[14:34] <FoME> Hard to say.
[14:34] <Sylocat> My god, this whole final arc really is an Evangelion reference
[14:35] <Arrlaari> Hey, it's the stuff from that time Ryuko went berzerk
[14:35] <FoME> Well, TRIGGER's made up of people who used to work at Gainax, so...
[14:35] <Sylocat> WHOA
[14:35] <Sylocat> I mean, Nui won't go down that easy, but still, that's awesome
[14:35] <Sylocat> Eww
[14:35] <Sylocat> This is all kinds of disturbing
01[14:36] <Froborr> Well, that is a thing that happened.
01[14:36] <Froborr> Any after-credits stuff this episode?
[14:36] <FoME> I don't think that credit sequence will ever be appropriate.
[14:36] <Sylocat> Oh, of course, THAT would be the cliffhanger
[14:36] <Arrlaari> I think it's just the episode preview again
[14:37] <Sylocat> My brain is attempting to process what just happened
[14:37] <Arrlaari> Jumping forward to check
[14:37] <Arrlaari> Yeah, it's pv only
[14:37] <Sylocat> (or "unravel," as would probably be a more appropriate term)
[14:37] <FoME> A journey into Ryuko's heart. Literally.