September 11th, 2010
Here, kid. Have a dildo.
Copy and paste any of my last eight posts for this one as well. I almost feel like it’s assaulting me with its stubbornly aggressive mediocrity. It bounced around a bit more than usual too. A lot of these segments, Kotomi’s especially, wouldn’t have been hard to string together at all, so it’s even more baffling that there are three or four random time skips in between each one. I guess the thing that stood out most from this episode was the advertisement parody Aria and Shino did which kept going about a full 30 seconds after the joke was made. That’s vaguely different from this show’s usual MO of smash cuts everywhere I suppose.
If anything, Kotomi’s desire for Santa’s… uh… stuff… was humorous, but most of the rest was the usual nondescript gags that are forgotten moments later by a smash cut to a galaxy far far away. The girls did seem to be giving out a rather large number of… you know… they weren’t probably just electric shavers. Yeah, let’s go with that. The inclusion of a real Santa flying around through the night was also somewhat bizarre. Not that this show has a dedicated and firm mythos that is now inexorably shattered, but it seems pretty forced to pull in mythic elements just to make the same vibrator joke that you’ve already made twice in the last five minutes. Santa deserves better than that, especially after fighting God.
Come sail away.