Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Main Episodes 1 and 2 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 http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching Psycho-Pass and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST.
I’ll update this post with the log after the chat.

Episode 1
[14:21] <Froborr> That is an exceedingly dragony dragon.
[14:23] <Froborr> Nictating membrane, nice touch.
[14:24] <Froborr> *sigh* I feel like anime should have a time-to-gainaxing rule like games have time-to-crate.
[14:24] <Froborr> If so, we’re in trouble…
[14:24] <Whammy_> -having watched the whole series, yeaaaaaah
[14:25] <Arrlaari> I think I didn’t recieve a message
[14:25] <Froborr> Yet you’re willingly watching it again?
[14:25] <Whammy_> They’re not bad about it.
[14:25] <Froborr> Paused at end of op.
[14:25] <Whammy_> -and bored
[14:25] <Froborr> What’s that Arr?
[14:25] <Whammy_> -paused at 4:05
[14:26] <Arrlaari> “If so, we’re in trouble..” appears after “time-to-gainaxing” which doesn’t look like sensible context
[14:26] <Whammy_> Implication is if we get gainaxing within like the first minute, probably gonna be some trouble in terms of quality
[14:26] <Froborr> Also paused at 4:05. Arr, any ads yet?
[14:27] <Whammy_> …-has a Crunchyroll account so no ads
[14:27] <Arrlaari> Crunchyroll gives premium experience on all first episodes
[14:27] <Froborr> Oh!
[14:27] <Arrlaari> So no ads until ep 2
[14:27] <Froborr> Well then, if everyone’s at 4:05?
[14:27] <Arrlaari> More or less
[14:27] <Froborr> Okay…
[14:27] <Froborr> click
[14:30] <Froborr> This music sounds too Neverending Story-y to be a coincidence.
[14:33] <Froborr> Okay, that got a laugh out of me.
[14:39] <Whammy_> And this is the scene that made me almost drop the series in total
[14:39] <Whammy_> -just really bored and others I knew said it got better so…
[14:39] <Froborr> Yeah. That was… not good.
[14:41] <Froborr> Ew.
[14:45] <Froborr> Again: Ew.
[14:47] <Froborr> So.
[14:47] <Froborr> That was, um, an episode of a show.
[14:48] <Froborr> Any comments from anyone?
[14:48] <Whammy_> Nope, made about my big comment
[14:48] <Froborr> Whammy, does it actually get better as your friends said?
[14:49] <Whammy_> It’s alright.
[14:49] <Whammy_> No other jokes involving stripping anyone at least.
[14:49] <Froborr> That’s something, I guess?
[14:49] <Whammy_> Something I watch for killing time really
[14:51] <Froborr> Sylo just commented on my blog, he isn’t going to make it.
[14:51] <Froborr> Arr, any thoughts, or shall we continue on to episode 2 and see if it’s any more interesting?
[14:51] <Arrlaari> I’ve seen further ahead, and there’s exactly one repetition of the Kobayashi-as-abusive-drunk played for laughs. It’s given less time of that episode than in this one. There’s one other Bad Joke that I can think of, which unfortunately seems to be more persistent.
[14:52] <Whammy_> Which joke is that?
[14:53] <Arrlaari> The only joke Shouta ever gets to be a part of, as far as I can tell
[14:54] <Whammy_> -tells you how memorable I find these characters I had to look up which one that is XD
[14:54] <Whammy_> Oh, yeah, the little boy who gets stuck with the gainaxing dragon and every jokes is about her boobs.
[14:55] <Froborr> Shall we continue..?
[14:55] <Arrlaari> I’m paused after preroll ads
[14:55] <Froborr> Okay…
[14:55] <Whammy_> Sure. The character introduced in this episode I actually somewhat like in the later episodes.
Episode 2
[14:58] <Arrlaari> post-credit ads
[14:58] <Froborr> Paused at 2:05.
[14:58] <Whammy_> -paused at 2:10
[14:58] <Froborr> Let us know when you’re caught up Arr.
[14:58] <Whammy_> -now at 2:05
[15:00] <Arrlaari> Paused after ads
[15:00] <Froborr> Okay…
[15:00] <Froborr> Click
[15:05] <Froborr> Okay, that was actually… kinda cute?
[15:09] <Froborr> I’ve never really thought about it, but I guess being made to stand outside is the Japanese equivalent of “go to your room”
[15:10] <Arrlaari> ad
[15:10] <Arrlaari> (on the subtitle “Am I domesticating her with food?”)
[15:11] <Whammy_> -paused after that at 11:40
[15:11] <Froborr> Paused at 11:36.
[15:11] <Froborr> OK, 11:40
[15:11] <Froborr> brb
[15:12] <Froborr> back
[15:13] <Arrlaari> paused after ad
[15:13] <Froborr> Okay…
[15:13] <Froborr> click
[15:23] <Arrlaari> ad
[15:23] <Froborr> Paused at 21:32.
[15:23] <Arrlaari> Ad starts a little bit later than that
[15:23] <Arrlaari> It might have been placed on the beginning of the ED
[15:24] <Whammy_> There’s a small scene right before the ED
[15:24] <Whammy_> Just them playing on the see-saw
[15:24] <Froborr> Paused at 21:35 then.
[15:27] <Froborr> Long ad?
[15:28] <Arrlaari> yeah
[15:28] <Arrlaari> purple matress
[15:28] <Froborr> Not skippable?
[15:29] <Arrlaari> paused after ad, but the first frame after it is the first frame of the ED
[15:29] <Froborr> Oh. Well then.
[15:30] <Whammy_> There’s supposed to be a scene at about 21:35 of them on the see-saw
[15:30] <Froborr> Continuing on I guess? Click if you were paused.
[15:30] <Arrlaari> yeah, the ad was on the end of that
[15:30] <Whammy_> Oh
[15:30] <Whammy_> Well, yeah, then all that’s left is ED
[15:30] <Froborr> ED isn’t subtitled, weird.
[15:32] <Froborr> Okay, so… that was significantly better than the first episode.
[15:32] <Froborr> Still froth, but entertaining froth at least.
[15:34] <Froborr> Any comments from you guys before I post up the chat?
[15:34] <Whammy_> Not really.
[15:34] <Arrlaari> Froth is what you signed up for
[15:34] <Froborr> This is true. DEFINITELY less challenging than Psycho-Pass.
[15:35] <Froborr> Challenging? Not sure what the word is.
[15:35] <Froborr> Draining?
[15:37] <Whammy_> Yeah, it’s a cute series meant to be cute; not really grappling with anything big.
[15:38] <Froborr> A little too obviously under the shadow of the dark spectre of moe, but the lesbianism helps counterbalance the manic pixie dream girl aspect?
[15:38] <Arrlaari> At least not aware of grappling with anything big
[15:39] <Whammy_> As I said, I take a liking to Kanna episodes a bit more, particularly later on when she starts going to school.
[15:39] <Froborr> And I really enjoyed how the “two cute girls playing” scene turned into a battle out of a 90s fantasy anime like Slayers or such.
[15:39] <Whammy_> But I’m also a sucker for cute kids being cute so XD
[15:39] <Arrlaari> I started watching this show because tumblr clipped the play-fight scene
[15:39] <Froborr> Yeah, I’d also seen the Tumblr gifs.
[15:40] <Whammy_> But can definitely say that they keep adding more and more characters that makes me think they kind of ran out of ideas pretty quickly.
[15:40] <Froborr> Well, you know. Time-to-gainaxing suggests they ran out of ideas shortly before the opening credits of the first episode.
[15:42] <Whammy_> Then you’ll probably not like anything involving Quetzalcoatl as “she gainaxes” is basically her entire character
[15:42] <Froborr> Murgh.
[15:44] <Whammy_> If you wanna cute show that’s a little less reliant on that, I might recommend Interviews With Monster Girls
[15:45] <Froborr> Hmm. Will see how we feel after we finish this one?
[15:47] <Whammy_> I guess. Just saying that in terms of liveblogging it’s not gonna get that much better. “Oh, that was cute” was my predominant reaction for most of this series if I had one
[15:48] <Froborr> *nods* I don’t want to make a decision about possibly switching when so many aren’t here, though.

2 thoughts on “Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Main Episodes 1 and 2 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

  1. Hey… sorry I blew it. Mom and I on a trip out west to Tacoma, and we were running around doing errands for a thing today, and it took way longer than I thought. And dad e-mailed me to say he had to leave earlier than he thought he would for a festival in Racine. If you went ahead without us, that’s fine, we’ll catch up during the week, if not, we’ll try again in a week.

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