Just finished the last episode of Skip Beat. Do not recommend. It’s not that it’s a bad series, I enjoyed watching it, but it ends really, really badly with things just kind of left hanging. For a minute there, I actually thought there was a 26th episode that Crunchyroll just didn’t have available for some reason.
Anonymous asked: Congrats on the promotion and bonus!
Thank you kindly! I promise only to use my newfound wealth and responsibilities only for good—or at the very least not for the active pursuit of evil.
Sincerely hope they were better than the cheesy garlic bread chips
I haven’t tried the garlic bread chips, but I don’t recommend this flavor to others. It could be that I’m just not into the flavor of chicken and waffles, which I have never had in an actual dish before. This is a unique flavor that really didn’t take off with me. Nikki described it simply as “vile.”
I finished watching Free! last night via Crunchyroll (because they had some problems a few days ago with Beast King GoLion and I started on this instead.) I’m not gonna lie, I got a little teary in the final episode. I know they have a second season planned, but I’m not sure it’s really necessary. This twelve-episode season wrapped up better than some shows that have been running four or five times as long.
judedeluca asked: My guess about Miriam is that he is MEANT to be inconsequential. He's probably one of maybe dozens of minor threats the Knight Sabers when they don't deal with GENOM.
I can agree with this. It may also be that the creators wanted to throw something innocuous in there so as to not draw attention away from the characters we actually love. I mean, they pretty much telegraph the resolution between the Knight Sabers and Miriam’s Boomers well in advance by mentioning not only that Sylia was working to upgrade the suits but that Miriam was measuring their current capabilities.
Anonymous asked: Hi Mike! Big fan of both of your blogs, u do great work, keep it up. While the prospect of seeing u under liveblog torment similar 2 what your wife had with SM SuperS is tempting, an alternate suggestion for your next Liveblog project: Ah! My Goddess! '93 OVA. This is prompted by a post from your wife's blog (keyofnik post/64042939125/was-roaming-around-in-your-archive-saw-your-post-on) mentioning u doing a rewatch @ the same time your wife started her SM rewatch.
Thank you for the kind words! I think we’re pretty much set for doing Bubblegum Crash next. That said, I enjoy doing liveblogs and if people are interested in seeing me do more after Crash, The Ah! My Goddess! OVA is a very strong contender for the next item afterwards since I like it an awful lot and AMG is a relatively well-known property (as opposed to, say, Here is Greenwood, which would probably draw more crickets than Tumblr participation.)
And with that, I wrap up liveblogging of Bubblegum Crisis.
What’s next? Well, at the suggestion of my lovely wife (and possibly others), I will be tackling Bubblegum Crash. That will take place sometime in the coming weeks, certainly after the Olympics have ended.
I don’t know what to tell you to expect for Crash. While Bubblegum Crisis is my favorite anime, Bubblegum Crash is so, so not. It goes against characterization from the original series as well as having lower production values and quality all around. It’s not even in the same league in my opinion. Where there are faults—and there are many—I am going to point them out without hesitation or mercy.
So, if that sounds like a thing you’d be interested in, look for some sort of date to be announced here soon.
keyofnik replied to your photoset “There aren’t enough screencaps to convey how good this sequence—the…”
This really is a well done sequence. They animate Lisa so well for all her flaily panic, but I think that highlights that it’s Nene’s calm that’s getting her through. Lisa listens to Nene without hesitation. It’s all that keeps her together.
I didn’t touch on it in the episode itself (I thought I was already running over by a lot and might actually hit a picture limit) but Lisa actually listens to Nene. Earlier in the episode, both the chief and Daley tell Lisa to stay behind and she flatly ignores them; she ignores Daley twice. But when Nene tells her to stay, she does it with authority and Lisa actually listens. Possibly because Nene is all too aware of the potential dangers, but she is not prepared for any crap when she gives Lisa an order.
Nikki and I still occasionally quote this line. In Japanese. With the perfect sarcastic inflection and everything.
It’s true. And while you should really have the audio to drive the point home, I can think of one other way to convey the tone.
This GIF needs to be shared with the world.
I’m not sure what to make of this. Was this a sleepover? Do Daley and Leon share an apartment? Daley is still in his suit and pants and rousing from the couch, so maybe there was some partying and Daley crashed at Leon’s place? Leon certainly looks like he’s had calmer nights.
I don’t think they share an apartment, since Daley’s on the couch. I quite like the idea that Leon gave Daley has his own set of keys and he just regularly does this. Like maybe Leon’s place is across town from Daley’s but is near to all the best clubs, so when Daley’s out too late or too drunk he just can’t be bothered to go home and crashes here. And Leon just doesn’t even notice anymore.
OR, Daley came over to get Leon for work but couldn’t wake him up (I can easily see Leon as sleeping the sleep of the dead), and just said “Fuck it” and caught some extra sleep himself waiting for Leon to finally drag his ass out of bed.
He COULD have gone on to work without him, but Leon would just call and make Daley come pick him up again anyway, so why bother.
Also I only just now realized that’s probably a toothbrush in Leon’s mouth and not a cigarette, which I think we can all agree gives Leon’s morning rituals a very different tone.
I have officially adopted all of these as headcanons. And I also thought that was a cigarette in his mouth until just now. That’s what I get for not looking closer.
keyofnik replied to your photoset “So, Nene detects a motorcycle going approximately 80 miles per hour,…”
I love her fierce little face though. YOU WILL STOP YOU MISCREANT.
And it works! Apparently in the future people who brazenly go 20 miles over the speed limit will politely stop and not just drive right the hell around your little three-foot-wide barrier. Man, being a police officer must be so easy. Except for, you know, all the Boomer attacks.