Manageable Modern Magic #06 — “This is FOO STYLE”

August 15th, 2009

 

Indeed. Indeed it is.

Impressions:

As if the altered reality wasn’t weird enough, Giblets ended up being a ghost script within the ghost script with the master plan of eating all the other ghost scripts and was foiled by Yumiko’s own ghost script leading the other ghost scripts back out of him. Ghost script. Ghost script. Ghost script. Hip hip hooray for the power of "good feelings" saving the day one again where talent, power, luck, swords, and wash basins have failed. Meh, says I. MEH. The action sequences might have also been a little more impressive if they weren’t lifted wholesale from the beginning sequence in episode 1.

It does worry me a bit that we’ve reached the halfway point and have absolutely no indication of any kind of plot whatsoever. Hell, we’ve arguably just finished the introduction to Yumiko, to say nothing of getting any real hints as to Misa’s background or anything at all about Kaho. In fact, the most interesting thing about this episode to me was noting that Koyomi seems to be the only person able to do magic without some sort of intermediary, at least without harming herself. Yumiko has her staff, Misa has her amulet, and Gobbles was a sword. As to what exactly that means though, who knows.

Well, and that the change in the fake timeline apparently affected the real one. Just thinking about time travel makes my brain ache. You’d have thought with that kind of power, Misa would be a little more careful than to send washbin girl off to go mess around with her own past.

Preview:

That voodoo that you do.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chen says:

    When are you going back to blogging Canaan dang it!

  • Aroduc says:

    I made it about 5 minutes into the angst episode, remembered that I don’t care a single bit about any of the protagonists and wandered off to get a McFlurry.

  • jeffng9 says:

    hm…
    nice mcd paper bag~!
    how come mcd don’t use them over here? XD

  • moridin84 says:

    I don’t think it was a ‘fake past’ at all. I think she was using the ghostscript googles to ‘view’ the past.

    The thing ended stupidly though. It seems like it was just a backstory arc, I thought it would be more important.

    The fighting was also kinda boring.

  • Dr_Tenma says:

    This show is surprisingly watchable, but I’d enjoy it more if they kept it light and dropped the ‘serious’ storyline parts.

  • Solaris says:

    uhm and… was loli Yumiko still pantsu-less for the entire episode as well?