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Humanity has Declined episode 7 – Endless Gel-banana

A bunch of mono-expression fairies trap the nameless main character in a time loop by repeatedly feeding her their manufactured bananas so she can slip on the peel and jump back in time all for the purpose of creating multiple versions of her so she can make them sweeties.

Like…fuck. What the hell am I supposed to write in response to that, except stand up and applaud furiously?

I am a man of many words, including some rather infrequently used words like flabbergasted and gimcrack. But I’m hopeless in the face of this episode. The main character knows she’s supposed to be looking for an assistant, whose only factoid she knows about is that he wears a Hawaiian shirt, which she just arbitrarily knows for reasons unbeknownst to her. One of the re-occurring scenarios she finds herself in is confronting her boss in a Roman chariot, which doesn’t appear to phase her that much. And again, the time travel is initiated by her slipping repeatedly on a banana peel, even if she bakes it in a delicious pie. It doesn’t mean anything, unlike a bunch of the previous episodes, but it doesn’t have to. It was a hugely entertaining story regardless. It’s just I’m at a total loss how to approach it.

So instead, here’s a picture of a whale wearing Alucard’s hat.

Scamp has Declined

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20 Comments

  1. Posted August 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    The return of the whale wearing Alucard’s hat!

    Still the best picture.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      I must take every opportunity I can to use it

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    This entire episode, the grnadfather had been irritating me. ‘Where have i heard that voice before?!’ that kind of thing.

    turns out it’s job truniht, d’oh

    • Scamp
      Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

      We LOGH fans have an awful lot of fun in terribad calls picking out who the demon lord of the day was in LOGH, especially when good old Norio makes his customary appearance

  3. Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Don’t you also want a fairy?

  4. Thrashy
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    phase (v): To carry out in gradual stages.
    faze (v): To disturb or disconcert.

    /grammarnazi

  5. Posted August 15, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    We used that whale image as the album art for Bakacast’s first episode.

    Therefore, this is the best post you’ve ever made.

    Joking aside, I definitely felt the way you did about this episode. I’m no longer entirely sure what Humanity is even [i]doing[/i] anymore. Initially I thought it was a biting satire. But then we got the space-probe episode. And now we have Groundhog Day, which doesn’t seem to have ANY point other than to be entertaining.

    I am starting to feel as befuddled as the narrator, honestly.

  6. Posted August 15, 2012 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Timeslipping on a bananapeel.

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

    That’s all I have to say about this episode.

    Plus, I like your Steins;Gate allusion. So appropriate.

  7. overlyanimated
    Posted August 15, 2012 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    I couldn’t help but think of Aquarion watching this episode. You know how the director goes through some stupid ass teaching session that is hard to understand until the end of the ep. Seeing her slipping on a banana peel. I was thinking Fudo was going to jump out somewhere yelling. ” GO Auarion!” Or ” LOve is blah blah blah”

    • Scamp
      Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      The Banana is like your heart. The peel is your layers you build up over yourself. But like the peel, you keep slipping on your crust and must instead embrace your mushy centre. GO AQUARION!

      • overlyanimated
        Posted August 16, 2012 at 3:56 am | Permalink

        *Aquarion theme plays in the back ground* Commander Scamp is right every! Cast away the peels of your heart! Embrace everything about yourself, even the ugly crust! Feel the power of your pure and naked heart! GO Genesis Union! AHHHH AQUARION EVOL!

  8. Someone Else
    Posted August 15, 2012 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    You know the feeling when you want to go back in time and change the stupid things you did but want to see what would happen if you didn’t change it? It’s probably that. Dunno about the dogs though

    btw WTF whale

  9. Mr.RR
    Posted August 15, 2012 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    I’ll assume this takes place before even episode 5 makes this the most previous episode so far (She doesn’t seem to know the assistant at this time). I still want them to go back to the more future episodes so she can show off her powerful hair.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

      I’m hoping the constant jumping back in time will eventually go back to explaining why Humanity is in Decline in the first place

    • eternia
      Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      Seconded that. Why is it the timeline moving backwards all the way? I want to see her living pink hair wreak some havoc!

  10. Posted August 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Scamp has Declined

    :(

  11. Posted August 16, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Going back in time to save Tutturuuuu-chan is totally worth it.

    Going back in time to make sweets for fairies is not so good.

    Going back in time to discourage the creator of Upotte!? GET IT DONE, SCIENCE!

  12. Posted August 17, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I want to ride that whale into the new millennium. We will have grand adventures and eat ice cream together.

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