::Note:: While I shall forever remain loyal to my Empress Drossel, I won’t continue blogging Fireball Charming. I really don’t want to blog more than 2 shows a season as it restricts the time I have to post other stuff. So for this season, it’s just Steins;Gate and [C]
I am far more disappointed than I probably should be that these two didn’t take back the IBN computer in a cart. I’m not doing a very good job of living up to this blogs name if I don’t post a picture of people driving carts every once in a while. Even if they’re pulling the cart, it would still be good. Heck, it would be better because it would be an ‘ironic twist ho ho ho’ on the original.
- Daru couldn’t decode the stuff he found on
SCERN so gave up in frustration
- Kyoma found out where the IBN computer was, the one John Titor told him could translate the code, from Ferris
- Kristina came back on the team out of sheer curiosity
- She and Kyouma went to pick up the computer at the shrine
Yet this episode dragged that all out to make up the entire course of the episode. Obviously there’s more to all that, such as wise-crack remarks about Daru’s weight (I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a simple fat joke as Kyouma’s “Daru is like the universe: Ever expanding” line). But this is the first time in the series I don’t think it got the pacing right over the mystery reveal. In particular the maid cafe scene. Kyouma wondering whether he had wandered into a different dimension was funny. Them playing a card game was dumb and pointless. What did that teach us anyway? Pah, stupid scene.
The episode was mainly made up of Huuooouuoouuiiin and Kristina arguing with each other, and I think the show has finally nailed down their relationship. As in, they’ve finally made any scene with just the two of them fun to watch simply because it’s those two. What I like about them is how Kyouma’s mad personality constantly throws Kristina off her stride, catching her off guard and generally refusing to allow her to conjure any sort of comeback. At least, most of the time. Occasionally she gets one over him though, and it’s precisely the fact that she is capable of doing so and rubs her victory in his face that makes it click so well. It’s like the reverse situation of Lawrence and Horo from Spice and Wolf. It’s the fact that Lawrence is occasionally capable of out-smarting/flirting Horo that makes it click so well. Now all the Kyouma/Kristina relationship needs is some genuine romantic tension and flirting. No, you’re not allowed to put an X between their two names yet. They’re not a dose of romantic tension so far. Calling each other perverts doesn’t count as a legitimate call to ships.
What do I call him anyway? Okarin? Kyouma? Huuooouuoouuiiin? El Psy Congroo? Ah whatever, I’ve talked abut him enough in the past few posts, time to talk about Mr.Braun now. I honestly never noticed his “I ♥ CRT” apron before this episode. His favourite new anime is “My CRT Can’t Be This Cute”, to go along with Large Hadron Collider-tan. I read somewhere that his apron was pretty good at keeping in with the theme of the show. The whole ‘living in the past’ thing. IBN computers, old web phenomenons etc. It might be a bit of a stretch to go there though. Honestly, I think it’s just you would genuinely see this kind of apron in Akihabara. I like Mr.Braun a lot. Heck, I love most of the characters in this anime. It’s just the not-so-good characters are made look even worse comparatively so. Also I think I’ll hate any character who systematically inserts nyan into everything she says. Friggen catgirls grr…