This is my face when trying to write Eccentric Family reviews. Brain complete mush, just would like to lie on a small bridge over a stream with my head dangling over the edge. I know the character here is all melancholy because he believes he has just caused the death of his father in a very Lion King-esque way except replace wilderbeests with a bunch of old men who like eating sentient endangered animals. But I am not exaggerating. The feeling of not being able to come up with content for a post is very similar to the feeling after you have just caused the death of your own father.
There was a moment when Frog aniki was explaining why he was feeling so down that I thought things had taken a bit of a…well, the way the camera focused on Yasaburo just as Frog aniki was talking about feeling lovestruck, I thought we had reached incest territory. It would be a pretty good reason to feel conflicted. I’ve fallen in love with my younger brother who is already engaged. Not sure I’d go talk about that with my dad mind you. We still don’t know what the fiancé to be even looks like. So far we’ve seen her drawers and her pipes, which sounds erotic in a Victorian Era sort of way. I like her quite a bit whenever we’ve got an opportunity to meet her, but it’s always fleeting because it’s usually while Yasaburo is running away from something. Usually Benten.
New thing we’ve learned about tanuki and tengu is apparently they can dine at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. This must be a usual dining facility for the dad and the old guy because it took him halfway through the conversation before he realised the dad was dead. Unless long halls leading to a bright light are just a regular feature in the dining facilities of supernatural oddities. Do they all have gateways to heaven in the backroom? It’s a service they all provide. Given how often people die, it’s not bad business to build a swanky bar on the gateway to the afterlife. Not that those who die come with their wallets. Even when people were buried with money for the guardian of the River Styx, that was only a penny because the rower was apparently running a budget service. They certainly wouldn’t have enough for a nice expensive bottle of wine.
…yeah I got nothing. I liked the episode. Perhaps a little overly maudlin, but they were all thinking about the last moments they saw their dad so I can forgive it for that. I just got nothing else to say beyond contemplating how incestuous brothers would change the story and whether the dead would be able to afford fancy alcoholic drinks. Blogging is hard guys.