Penguindrum 8 and MLPFIM S5E19 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

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 Penguindrum and commenting there starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. We will then be watching MLP at 1:30. Those are one hour earlier than usual!
I will update this post with the chatlog after we’re finished.
ETA: Chatlog below the cut!

[13:00] <@Sylocat> He’s not there
[13:00] <@Sylocat> Huh
01[13:02] <Froborr> ad
[13:02] <Arrlaari> ad
[13:02] <Arrlaari> Erectile dysfunction medication. No voice, the warning list is scrolling to the right of the video
[13:02] <@Sylocat> Whoa, I only had one ad
[13:02] <@Sylocat> Paused after it
[13:03] <Arrlaari> New halo ad
[13:04] <Arrlaari> ad finished, paused
01[13:04] <Froborr> 20 seconds left
[13:04] <Arrlaari> There was supposed to be 4 but I guess the Carl’s Jr. & Hardy’s Call of Duty tie in counted as 2?
01[13:04] <Froborr> Ads over, paused.
[13:04] <@Sylocat> Alright…
[13:04] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:05] <@Sylocat> So how DID he escape Ringo?
[13:05] <Arrlaari> They think her plan succeeded
[13:06] <@Sylocat> …Did the penguins just eat a bird?
[13:07] <@Sylocat> Momoka’s her dead sister’s name, right?
01[13:07] <Froborr> Yeah, it is.
[13:07] <@Sylocat> Blue Oniichan is about to get hammerspaced
01[13:08] <Froborr> I’m trying to think, have we ever actually seen her writing it, or just reading?
[13:08] <@Sylocat> Ooh, good question…
[13:09] <@Sylocat> Red Oniichan is going to a dark place here
01[13:09] <Froborr> Because one idea I’ve been toying with is that it’s MOMOKA’S diary from when she and Takuki dated.
[13:09] <@Sylocat> That… would be a really good twist
[13:09] <@Sylocat> I think they’ve been building up a Heel Turn for Red Oniichan for a few episodes now
01[13:10] <Froborr> And Ringo is just acting out the events in it in an attempt to recreate Momoka’s life.
01[13:10] <Froborr> And yeah, Red is going pretty dark.
[13:10] <@Sylocat> Is this part of her delusion, or…?
01[13:11] <Froborr> No, I think her dad is dating a woman with a daughter.
[13:11] <@Sylocat> …Wow.
[13:11] <@Sylocat> Well… this certainly is not going to help Ringo’s mental state
[13:12] <@Sylocat> Paper Ringo!
01[13:12] <Froborr> I think this is the best one yet!
01[13:12] <Froborr> Oh my god the LOGO
[13:12] <@Sylocat> Did they just do a title card?
[13:13] <@Sylocat> I love that Himari is among the spectators
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Ahahah….
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Oh… did she just also fantasize about shooting her dad’s new wife and stepdaughter?
01[13:14] <Froborr> Yes, yes she did.
01[13:14] <Froborr> Ad
[13:14] <@Sylocat> Ad
[13:14] <Arrlaari> Ad
01[13:14] <Froborr>
01[13:14] <Froborr> I have no idea why she mentioned it, but that’s the plant she mentioned in the dream sequence.
[13:14] <Arrlaari> paused after ad
[13:14] <@Sylocat> I was about to Google C. Bursa-pastoris. I knew it was a flower of some sort
[13:15] <@Sylocat> Paused after ad
01[13:16] <Froborr> Paused after ad
[13:16] <@Sylocat> Okay then…
[13:16] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:16] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[13:17] <@Sylocat> Have we seen that mansion before?
[13:17] <Arrlaari> yeah, that character has been seen there
01[13:17] <Froborr> Yeah, it’ the marshmallow sniper’s house apparently.
01[13:17] <Froborr> My vieo just froze
[13:18] <@Sylocat> I’m paused at 12:31 in
01[13:18] <Froborr> Back, sorry about that
01[13:18] <Froborr> Paused at 13:00 remaining.
[13:18] <@Sylocat> Oh, he didn’t just say…
01[13:18] <Froborr> Hang on.
[13:18] <Arrlaari> You can click on the time to get elapsed
01[13:18] <Froborr> Paused at 12:30 elapsed.
[13:19] <@Sylocat> Alright… Click
[13:19] <@Sylocat> “Last chance,” she says
01[13:19] <Froborr> I am a little concerned that that was poison she was measuring out, yeah.
[13:20] <Arrlaari> The person she would want to poison is away
01[13:20] <Froborr> Damn, that is a NICE apartment.
[13:20] <@Sylocat> Oh, it’s HER apartment. That makes more sense
[13:21] <Arrlaari> It’s a new apartment, so it would be purchased mostly with her money
[13:21] <@Sylocat> It’s Love Poison, methinks
[13:22] <@Sylocat> It was a dark and stormy night…
01[13:22] <Froborr> Well shit.
[13:22] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes
[13:22] <Arrlaari> Drugged, then
[13:22] <@Sylocat> How far is she going to get before he interrupts her?
01[13:22] <Froborr> This just took a turn for the rape-y, didn’t it.
[13:23] <Arrlaari> A blonde wig
[13:23] <@Sylocat> It’s a bed trick?
[13:23] <@Sylocat> …Oh
01[13:23] <Froborr> Shit
[13:24] <@Sylocat> So the hat wants Project M to succeed so it can indwell the abomination?
[13:24] <Arrlaari> no, it wants M to succeed so she’ll give them the diary
[13:24] <@Sylocat> I think it’s all one and the same
01[13:25] <Froborr> ad
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Ad
[13:25] <Arrlaari> ad
01[13:25] <Froborr> Um.
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Paused after ad
[13:25] <Arrlaari> The Hat doesn’t know any more about the project than the brothers, I’m pretty sure
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Wait, no, it’s still going
[13:26] <Arrlaari> paused after ad, I had a rerun of the same commercial free option I saw last break
[13:26] <@Sylocat> I think it’s all connected somehow…
[13:26] <@Sylocat> Ad over
01[13:26] <Froborr> Paused after ads.
[13:26] <@Sylocat> Alright…
[13:26] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:27] <@Sylocat> Oh iykes
[13:27] <@Sylocat> Awkwarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd…
01[13:27] <Froborr> Haha, the exit sign.
[13:28] <@Sylocat> Oh dear…
[13:29] <@Sylocat> She blames Momoka for her parents’ divorce?
[13:29] <@Sylocat> OH SHIT
01[13:29] <Froborr> Oops.
01[13:29] <Froborr> SHIT
[13:29] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes
[13:30] <Arrlaari> Red brother?
01[13:30] <Froborr> Now, was that Redbro or Marshmallow Sniper?
01[13:30] <Froborr> Fuck.
[13:30] <Arrlaari> I don’t hear brakes, that driver is shit
[13:30] <@Sylocat> Well I hear the brakes NOW
01[13:30] <Froborr> Yeah, they hit their horn before their brakes.
01[13:30] <Froborr> Well shit, that was an episode.
[13:31] <Arrlaari> It’s kind of bad that we still can’t remember the brothers’ names
01[13:31] <Froborr> To be fair, we’re watching this show in an exceedingly disjointed way.
[13:31] <@Sylocat> Indeed
[13:40] <@Sylocat> Dang
01[13:40] <Froborr> THAT is a lot of cupcakes.
01[13:41] <Froborr> Uh-oh, she’s invoked the Lord of Chaos again.
[13:41] <@Sylocat> WHAT
01[13:41] <Froborr> Whoa.
[13:41] <@Sylocat> I… I…
[13:41] <Arrlaari> I’m a little bit behind
01[13:41] <Froborr> Well. That explains the title.
01[13:41] <Froborr> All pause and resync at end of OP?
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Indeed
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Sure
[13:42] <Arrlaari> ok
01[13:42] <Froborr> Nope, they didn’t switch to the picture from the end of last ep.
01[13:42] <Froborr> Paused, btw.
[13:42] <Arrlaari> I’m just starting the OP
01[13:42] <Froborr> I’ll be honest, after last ep I’m almost reluctant to watch the show?
01[13:43] <Froborr> I kind of want it to just end there.
[13:43] <Arrlaari> paused at end of op
[13:43] <@Sylocat> I assume they’ll have to wait ’til season six to switch photos
[13:43] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:44] <@Sylocat> I understand the feeling, Froborr…
[13:44] <@Sylocat> Pinkie, just say it was a hunch
[13:45] <@Sylocat> Oh… continuity!
01[13:45] <Froborr> Pinkie Sense, and they all just accept it of course.
[13:45] <@Sylocat> They’re used to it by now
[13:45] <@Sylocat> I’m surprised they even find THIS behavior weird
01[13:46] <Froborr> *facepalm* Spike…
[13:46] <@Sylocat> Oh dang…
[13:46] <@Sylocat> Was that a reference to the comic issue where Spike goes to the comic shop?
[13:46] <@Sylocat> (I loved that issue)
01[13:46] <Froborr> That and/or the superhero episode.
[13:46] <@Sylocat> True
01[13:47] <Froborr> FOREVER!
[13:47] <@Sylocat> Is this a reference to Pinkie’s behavior way back in “Green Isn’t Your Color?”
01[13:47] <Froborr> I think so.
[13:47] <@Sylocat> Ah, great minds
[13:48] <@Sylocat> That’s uncharacteristically foresightful for Pinkie
01[13:49] <Froborr> Well, at least she’s not hiding in her room, turning the episode into a rehash of “Party of One.”
[13:49] <@Sylocat> Eeyup
[13:50] <@Sylocat> Well, this is certainly representative of the… huh?
[13:50] <@Sylocat> What the heck was THAT about?
[13:50] <@Sylocat> Ooh, Assassin’s Creed style cake delivery!
01[13:50] <Froborr> I see Pinky’s covert ops skills are coming back into play.
[13:51] <@Sylocat> FOREVER!
[13:51] <@Sylocat> Pinkie using logic and foresight?
[13:51] <@Sylocat> Where did she get that?
[13:52] <@Sylocat> It’s Hammerspace?
01[13:52] <Froborr> Pinkiespace
[13:53] <@Sylocat> Is the moral going to be, “When you try not to think about something, it doesn’t work?”
[13:53] <@Sylocat> Because… this is certainly an accurate depiction of how everything can remind you of something you don’t want to remind you of
01[13:53] <Froborr> Pinkie? Good at filing?
01[13:53] <Froborr> Does not compute…
[13:54] <Arrlaari> The mayor knows
[13:54] <Arrlaari> Actually everyone knows
[13:54] <@Sylocat> Well of course the mayor knows
01[13:54] <Froborr> Except wasn’t the mayor just sad that she’s never had a secret like that?
[13:54] <@Sylocat> Oh, so EVERYONE knows except Twilight, that’s why Rarity was acting that way?
[13:54] <@Sylocat> Well, so did Pinkie
01[13:55] <Froborr> I can see it, though–the CAKES are the surprise, not the baby?
[13:55] <@Sylocat> This is trippy…………………
01[13:56] <Froborr> Well that was convenient.
01[13:56] <Froborr> How are there still 8 minutes left?
[13:56] <@Sylocat> Hmm…
01[13:57] <Froborr> Ah, that’s how.
[13:58] <@Sylocat> Awwwwwwwwwwwwww
[13:58] <@Sylocat> The school
[13:59] <@Sylocat> Ahahahah
[13:59] <@Sylocat> Town Hall?
[13:59] <@Sylocat> Wait, they hid it WHERE?
01[14:00] <Froborr> Oh, the Mayor does know.
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Eeyup, the mayor knows
[14:00] <Arrlaari> Yeah, everyone except Twilight knows and everyone except Pinkie is in on the scavenger hunt
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Awwwwwww
01[14:01] <Froborr> School, birth certificate, crib…
01[14:01] <Froborr> Gee, what do these things have in common.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Oh… it was a theme!
[14:02] <@Sylocat> I am ashamed, I didn’t get the theme until you pointed it out
[14:02] <@Sylocat> So, will the baby be an Alicorn?
[14:02] <@Sylocat> WHA
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Her Flash symbol broke apart!
01[14:03] <Froborr> Well, that was cute.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Well… it couldn’t top last week (obviously), but it was fun
01[14:03] <Froborr> I mean, anything would have suffered coming after the last episode, yeah.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> I was expecting it to turn out that everypony else knew
[14:04] <@Sylocat> The twist was that there wasn’t a plot twist
[14:05] <Arrlaari> Well, we can still infer that everyone else knew
[14:05] <Arrlaari> Who but the mayor would have put the clue on Applejack’s birth certificate?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Ah, good point… and the royalty-themed crib sale
[14:05] <Arrlaari> The crib guy who was setting up the royal sale had a clue in his establishment
01[14:06] <Froborr> And Featherweight’s comments show he probably knew, too.
[14:06] <Arrlaari> The foal who asked for a baby was carrying the newspaper with a clue
01[14:06] <Froborr> I’m guessing everyone involved in the scavenger hunt got scrolls like the Cakes.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ah, that explains it
[14:06] <@Sylocat> The whole idea of a scavenger hunt to break the news to Twilight was sweet
[14:07] <@Sylocat> That’s exactly how she’d want to find out
01[14:08] <Froborr> Yeah.
01[14:08] <Froborr> And her assembling that room for Shining Armor is similarly sweet.
01[14:08] <Froborr> Especially since now he has all these things to share with his kid.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Indeed
[14:08] <@Sylocat> This is a much-needed antidote to that Penguindrum episode
[14:09] <@Sylocat> No gargantuan plot twists or enormous stakes, just a simple, sweet story about the little things we share together

2 thoughts on “Penguindrum 8 and MLPFIM S5E19 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

    • Stopped listening 30 seconds into the first video when he referred to story being “crammed in between musical numbers.” If he thinks story is something that happens between musical numbers, he doesn’t understand how musicals or MLP work.

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