Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kill la Kill episode 23 and Sailor Moon Crystal episode 10 liveblog chat thingies!

When Kill la Kill ends in a few episodes, I'm going to start posting Legend of Korra Season 4 vlogs. Patreon backers at $5 or higher can see them as I record them instead--the first two are done already and I'll be adding one a week! Backers at $2 or higher (including those at $5!) get to see Near-Apocalypse articles early too!

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 Kill la Kill and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST today. Sailor Moon Crystal will be at 2:30 EST.

Chatlog below the cut!

[14:00] <FoME> Link's voice actor voices Sanageyama, you know.
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Of course, the greatest disparity
[14:00] <Arrlaari> We came to exactly this conclusion last week
[14:00] <@Sylocat> I love the terminology they use for their dramatic statements
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Wait, who came up with the suction device?
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Was it Nonon?
[14:01] <Arrlaari> Iori
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Uh oh... Nui is even more unbalanced now
[14:01] <Arrlaari> It was his major project through the time skip
01[14:01] <Froborr> Well, Nui's lost it.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Ah yeah, I forgot
01[14:02] <Froborr> What little of it she had, anyway.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> I love how her expression never really changes
[14:02] <Arrlaari> Also, I believe they added a few outfits to Satsuki in the OP
01[14:03] <Froborr> Anyway, yeah, I'm aware liking TP more than Ocarina is a rare opinion, but *shrug* It is the opinion I have.
[14:03] <Arrlaari> e.g. I saw the nudist belts outfit just now and IIRC that doesn't show up the first time this OP plays
[14:03] <FoME> Ad after the credits, per usual.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> The outfits go by so quick it's hard to tell
01[14:03] <Froborr> I'll give an even rarer one: I like Windwaker more than OoT.
[14:03] <Arrlaari> I think there are a lot of people who undervalue refinement of the formula when it comes to evaluating Zelda games
[14:04] <FoME> I found the sailing enjoyably meditative.
01[14:04] <Froborr> Hmm, maybe one of us should go back and check on the nudist belt thing and comment?
[14:04] <@Sylocat> That opinion isn't quite as rare as you might think...
[14:04] <Arrlaari> Actually I suspect that Windwaker > OoT is a more common sentiment than TP > OoT
[14:04] <FoME> I'm back.
01[14:04] <Froborr> (I did not like the sailing, but I LOVED the swordplay)
[14:04] <Arrlaari> I know I hear WW > TP a lot
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Wait, Satsuki didn't know why Nui's arms didn't regenerate?
[14:05] <Arrlaari> tbh I like WW better than either OoT or TP and I can't express a strong preference between Ocaraina and Twilight
01[14:05] <Froborr> So you have to use the scissors AS scissors to work
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Wait, what is... wow
[14:05] <FoME> Which is why they were designed as scissors in the first place.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ooh, don't go for the direct charge yet
01[14:06] <Froborr> Yes, not "how dare you mind control me into attacking my friends," "how dare you make me wear that outfit"
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Well, same difference, on this show
[14:06] <FoME> Aaaand Ragyo can fly now.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Never attack during exposition, sheesh
01[14:07] <Froborr> Ragyo has achieved true detachment I see.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Underboob, of course
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Yeah, go for the Life Fiber, it's the source of her power anyway
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Ahh, that's Mako's gamer fuel
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Spawn egg attack
[14:08] <FoME> The leviathan harpooned them.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> How did the thing get so close without them noticing?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Wait, where have I seen that superweapon attack before? Opening a cone...
[14:09] <FoME> Ad.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Ah, the Bifrost
01[14:09] <Froborr> From?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Thor
01[14:09] <Froborr> Oh!
01[14:09] <Froborr> Sorry, had my head stuck on anime.
[14:09] <FoME> And I'm back.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> What the...
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Hey, use the bandages as armor!
01[14:10] <Froborr> *sigh* Mako's family continue to think they're funny.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Like a mini-mecha
[14:10] <@Sylocat> "The Ryuko in my mind?"
[14:11] <@Sylocat> So, that was SUPPOSED to be kinda creepy, right?
[14:11] <FoME> Yes, yes it was.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Awwwwww, the Elite Four to the rescue
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Whoa, his collar has a mind of its own now
[14:11] <@Sylocat> "Persona unleashed."
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Not a bad combined attack
[14:12] <FoME> Satsuki really worked on her Social Links.
[14:12] <@Sylocat> "No need for such a flashy entrance?" How else are they supposed to beat the minibosses? Sheesh
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Ah, echoing Kyubey now?
[14:13] <@Sylocat> So, how much damage did it do?
[14:13] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[14:13] <FoME> I think bisection counts as an instant death attack.
01[14:13] <Froborr> Um, that's probably not a good thing.
[14:14] <FoME> And on that note, ad.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> I mean, she survived that Life Fiber desync, so we know she's effectively indestructable, but still... that can't be comfortable
[14:14] <FoME> And I'm back.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Yeesh
[14:15] <@Sylocat> "A sham?"
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Ooh, Ragyo just made the big mistake
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Whoa, she got better fast
[14:16] <FoME> All expressed through one hand signal.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ah... I thought there would have to be some dramatic moment of support when they put her back together
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ahahah... she called her out on monologuing
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ooh, Ragyo's losing her cool as well
[14:17] <Arrlaari> Of course, wasting time on monloguing plays to Stasuki's advantage when she does it
[14:17] <Arrlaari> Everything is a weapon for her
01[14:17] <Froborr> Aren't they supposed to be destroying the transmitter?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Wait, what? His eyes were fine all along?
[14:17] <FoME> The giant alien that's about to eat them is a bit more pressing.
[14:17] <Arrlaari> He had them sewn shut, not removed
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Right, I forgot
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Ooh, it's going to transform?
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Ah, "gourd," I was trying to think of what it looked like
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Ahahh... it's powered by a hamster wheel, of course
[14:19] <@Sylocat> (I've taken to gauging the likely success of attacks by how dramatic the speeches are right before they make them)
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Wait, where's the butler while all this is going on?
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Whoa, Mako's hyperactivity comes in handy for once
01[14:19] <Froborr> Ah, Mako having her... crap I'm blanking on his name. The little pig creature in Gurren Lagann.
01[14:19] <Froborr> She's having that moment.
[14:19] <FoME> Ryuko can't do it alone. She needs the support of her friends to pull it off.
[14:20] <FoME> Buuta
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Ooh, the Blade Ship attack
[14:20] <@Sylocat> No, but it can be weakened
[14:20] <@Sylocat> "Humanity does not live for clothing," is a big dramatc speech in this show
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Whoa, where did the ship land?
[14:21] <Arrlaari> Slammed into honnouji of course
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Of course
[14:21] <@Sylocat> "Shinra," is one of its names, because of course it is
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Ooh, And now, all the club leaders unite to take down Nui and Ragyo
[14:23] <@Sylocat> "Apprehend?" Oh please
01[14:23] <Froborr> But first, tea.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> AHAHAHAH
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Of course, a tea break
[14:23] <FoME> Naturally.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> The whole final boss fight and epilogue are only going to take one episode. That's... refreshing
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Eww
[14:24] <@Sylocat> D'awww
[14:24] <FoME> Stay tuned. There's more.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ooh, something after the credits?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> After these completely out-of-place closing credits
[14:25] <Arrlaari> I'm pretty sure the song has been remixed
01[14:25] <Froborr> Wait what
[14:25] <Arrlaari> Does it sound different to anyone else?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> WHOA
[14:25] <FoME> Your credits have been hijacked by Nui.
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Fourth wall attack!
01[14:25] <Froborr> So Nui is Santa Claus?
[14:26] <@Sylocat> "This woman is dangerous," as if Ryuko wasn't already aware of that
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Ah, so SHE'S the final miniboss. I was wondering what her purpose was
01[14:27] <Froborr> Okay, the next episode preview is the best Evangelion reference yet.

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