Sorry about lack of a post yesterday, I was drowning in work AND not feeling well. But still, I should have tried to have SOMETHING. Even something really easy, like, say, the thing I have for you today.
Anyway, for today, I found this amusing. For those unfamiliar with it, Mark Watches is a website where Mark Oshiro watches TV shows (suggested by readers) that he’s never seen before, one episode at a time, knowing nothing about them in advance, and posts a review of each episode before moving to the next. It is highly amusing, sort of a communal version of showing a friend something they’ve never seen before and watching their reaction.
He provides a one-line synopsis of each episode at the top of the review, and I thought the way his synopses of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (of which he has now watched the first season) changed over time (episodes not listed have actual synopses that briefly summarize the events of the episode):
Episode 1: “I understand very little of what I’ve just seen.”
Episode 5: “I will not forget what y’all have made me watch.”
Episode 10: “I am not going to forgive y’all for this.”
Episode 14: “I am done with all of you. Just put that on my gravestone: MARK IS DONE WITH THE FMA:B FANDOM.”
Episode 17: “I can’t even explain to y’all what happened because absolutely nothing about this makes any sense.”
Episode 19: “It should be illegal to put this many plot twists in a single episode.”
Episode 23: “WOW, EVERYTHING IS SUPER MESSED UP.”
Episode 25: “The most discomforting part about all this is that there are so many episodes left, which only means that this somehow gets worse.”
Episode 26: “No.”
I fully expect that by episode 45 or so he’ll just be mashing the keyboard or spewing strings of curse words. Needless to say, he is enjoying the show quite a bit, and all of us are taking sadistic glee in his suffering.