Brynhildr #06 — The Almighty Paper Bag

May 11th, 2014

  

I guess it operates the same way as a parrot.

Impressions:

So, what’s new in the world of jam and stupidity this week? Extra jam and stupidity? Oh boy. Christ. The original plan was “tie myself up, then switch with the good guy,” and the genius switch that changed everything was to instead switch with the bad gay. So the bad guy would be tied up. Even without the presence of the magical plot button, they could then coldcock them. Or just jump into the ocean and then switch, thus bypassing even needing the tying or button pressing all together. And good god, if they laid the angst on any thicker, you’d be able to spread it with a knife. Not only did she ever only want a regular life, not only is her friend dead, not only is she dying of jam-disease, not only is her power supposedly only good for killing herself, but it’s her birthday too! It’s a wonder that the skies didn’t open for it to start raining and produce maximum melodrama. And of course, in the true Japanese storytelling way, they saved telling the entire sob story (as a flashback!) until literally the moment before it would be resolved by a couple bland pithy, empty comments from the peanut gallery and everything was better. You could at least try to hide that you started with the melodrama and hamfistedly thought up a reason for it later.

I have no idea what the paper bag was for either. If it was to keep her from seeing his face, then it was a little silly for him to go wandering up to the unhinged later to show off that he’s in on the whole magic thing. One would also think that there’d be security camera footage from breaking into the lab thing before, or that if they wanted to maintain a low profile and by un-ided then they wouldn’t be wandering around in public going to school and such for no reason all the time, but I guess in the world of imbeciles, who knows? And it was a bag. What was keeping her from just shaking it off? And yes, speculating about the bag is more interesting than the last braindead 5 minutes of the episode.

Next Episode:

Dressup time.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sanjuro says:

    The most important question is how did he get the bag? I suspect this will be answered in the upcoming paper-bag arc. If there isn’t a paper-bag arc, this show doesn’t have a clue what it’s doing.

  • Anon says:

    right, now they build around an excused to get the MC a Harem, they just now need only the Pills, to keep them alive. Problem solved

  • Silentbrick says:

    From what I can figure out so far just by Aurodoc’s comments, this series consists of two whiney whiney people, escorting a third about. And this third is always having her precious bodily fluids squeezed out by two invisible panes of glass.

    Does that sum it up correctly?

    Cause that’s what it looks like to me.

  • Anon says:

    Oh well, they use these fortuneteller Girl to insert the Random Storyline. If they want to, they can kill the MC and then resurrect him thanks to the Time-jump. The prophesy of this Girl is only there, to confuse the fans from spoiling in their head, or give the Red Line the Chaos touch

    Nice Illusion your playing there…