Sorry to get this up so late, as I mentioned I’ve been ill the last few days.
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[14:05] Ooh, flashback
[14:05] “Revocs?” Is that a Reebok joke?
[14:05] No comment.
[14:05] Heheh, the way he’s sitting in that hallway on the laptop, this is an Eva reference.
[14:05] Ah, now it’s Sneakers
[14:06] Huh? It froze for me
[14:06] Let us know when it’s moving again?
[14:06] Okay, just a second
[14:07] I’ve had that happen when the connection to the streaming service is interrupted
[14:07] Okay, starting again
[14:07] The buffer just runs out
[14:07] Because of course she came there herself
[14:07] “Scamp,” she says
[14:08] The secret dream of every hacker
[14:08] Just reached the opening credits
[14:09] The secret origin of Collar McDatapants, everyone.
[14:09] That is my new official nickname for him
[14:10] Ad break.
[14:10] Ah, good, that means we’re resynced
[14:10] Oh no… I’m sorry, but it’s giving me two minutes of ads here.
[14:11] Well, it gives me time to buffer more of it
[14:12] And we’re good.
[14:12] The second? He was the final one in the opening credits
[14:12] AHAH… Gamagoori
[14:12] Aw, he got demoted?
[14:13] Oh, Mako
[14:13] Ah, Mako wants to start a brawl in the stands, like a hockey game
[14:13] Ahah… he mutes them on his phone
[14:14] “Wild monkey?”
[14:14] “Different relationship?”
[14:14] Ooh, is that yuri subtext?
[14:14] The “Sana” in Sanagayama means monkey.
[14:14] Each of the Elite Four has a bit of an animal motif going.
[14:14] So, what’s his combat form look like
[14:14] Ah, he’s Tron Robocop, of course
[14:15] With keyboards everywhere.
[14:15] That looks vaguely suggestive
[14:15] …is that a power button on the back of his head?
[14:15] Like Travis Touchdown recharging his lightsaber
[14:16] Ah, she skips right to the standard solution
[14:16] She’s right about this, it’s a really common shounen fight anime trop
[14:16] Genre savviness is a mighty weapon.
[14:16] Wait, he’s actually questioning the fantasy premise?
[14:17] “White butterflies on a snowman?”
[14:17] He’s the nerd, of course he is
[14:17] I thought it was a white cow eating marshmallows in a snowstorm
[14:17] Is it another 2-minute ad break?
[14:17] 75 seconds. On the last one now.
[14:18] And we’re good.
[14:19] Operation: Sahaquiel
[14:19] There’s WAY too much episode left for this to be it.
[14:19] Is she going to fight two at once in this episode?
[14:20] Well, at least Ryuko is genre savvy
[14:20] “Does not compute”
[14:20] He forfeits?
[14:20] I did not see that coming
[14:20] Yep, she’s gonna fight two in one episode
[14:22] That was… unexpected
[14:22] Roughly 100 seconds. Last one, thankfully.
[14:22] I like Houka
[14:22] er, Collar McDatapants
[14:22] Collar “Houka” McDatapants. The Third.
[14:22] He knows that we’re itching for the bigger fight
[14:23] Hey FoME, I remember when I saw this on Crunchyroll a while back, Gamagoori didn’t have underwear when he came to the stands. Am I recalling incorrectly?
[14:23] Watching now on Netflix, he has underwear
[14:23] And we’re good.
[14:23] Whoa, that crowd’s arm movements are creepy
[14:23] They’re both joining Mako in the stands
[14:24] Are they going to make out, or what?
[14:24] More yuri subtext.
[14:24] Oh good, it’s Drum Majorette.
[14:24] Oh, Mako.
[14:24] Her themed attacks are gonna be awesome
[14:25] Oh yeah, during the brief fanservice scene last episode there was a shot of Mako doing the blood out of nostrils thing
[14:25] * FoME Quit (Quit: Page closed)
[14:25] Sweet,she gets a mech.
[14:25] Holy shit
[14:25] Oh crap, it’s MADE OF SPEAKERS?
[14:25] * FoME has joined ##rabbitcube
[14:26] She is my new favorte of the Elite Four
[14:26] She attacks with sonic waves, right?
[14:26] I knew when I didn’t see reactions to that, my connection had died.
[14:26] Oh, music puns
[14:26] This is gonna be… oh, that is EPIC
[14:27] her theme music has the opening notes of Jingle Bells
[14:27] Ouch, that is some badass trash talk
[14:27] You cannot overcome the power of the William Tell Overture!
[14:28] Oh, they go back to Kindergarten?
[14:28] I thought Satsuki’s career started in middle school
[14:28] They were friends even before then
[14:28] Lol, she’s doing the sun thing from the jungle gym.
[14:29] Even when she was in kindergarden, hers were mighty eyebrows.
[14:29] Plus, you know, the whole shining light from above thing.
[14:29] The yuri subtext is strong with this episode
[14:29] RECORDER MISSILE
[14:29] So yeah, that’s a popular ship
[14:30] And now she’s rules lawyering
[14:30] Throwing your sword always works.
[14:30] Speaking of making up rules
[14:31] Cymbal sawblades, of course
[14:31] Music score laser beams
[14:31] I knew her themed attacks were gonna be awesome, but not THIS awesome
[14:31] Music score BENDY laser beams. The best kind.
[14:32] I forgot it was called the “Naturals Election”
[14:32] Ooh, don’t become a one-trick pony, Ryuko
[14:32] Gamagoori and Collar McDatapants don’t give no fucks
[14:32] It’s cool, all those students in the audience have 1 star uniforms
[14:33] They’ll be fine
[14:33] Ooh, Ryuko goes full Eva!
[14:33] Rocket boot Ryuko? That’ll work.
[14:33] What was that you were saying about one-trick ponies, Sylo?
[14:33] My mistake
[14:33] And now the guy who’s even more perverted than the rest is coming back to the battlefield
[14:33] Ooh, she’s PISSED
[14:34] Yeah, Jakuzure is too cool to get only part of one episode.
[14:34] Air superiority complex
[14:35] I love the closing theme song
[14:35] So, that was a lot better than the last one.
[14:35] So yeah… I liked this episode
[14:35] Started meh, but the second half more than made up for it.
[14:36] Any final thoughts before I copypasta to the blog?
[14:36] I realized too late that I could have said “two popular ships”
[14:36] because Jakuzure’s flying speaker arsenal is also popular and arguably a ship