Chaika #14 — The Power of Friendship!

October 15th, 2014

  

You know, Japan, that’s not the only reason people win fights.

I’m out of town on vacation starting tomorrow very early and won’t be back until very late Monday night. Coverage will be spotty or more likely, non-existent until then. I have one post scheduled for tomorrow (premiere wrapup) and will try to write another this afternoon/evening for the weekend, but otherwise, I’ll be on the wrong side of the country, doing wrong side of the country things.

Impressions:

Good god, show. “You know why you won?” Yes, because the cat-dragon cheated, did exactly what they said last week that they couldn’t do, and distracted you at a key moment. But no. Of course that wasn’t the answer. Instead, they went with an insultingly lurgy “It was the power of your feelings” heaping spoonful of crap. And thus they ‘learned’ that it was the power of friendship all along. Except that it wasn’t. At all. It was the power of cheating. And it passes without any of them saying a word.

And then it was time for another gigantic exposition dump out of nowhere about some other macguffin. Why is it important? Hell if I know. They’re just like “Hey, did you know that there’s some thing that may or may not exist, nobody knows what it is, and nobody knows where it might be?” And all of a sudden, it is now the most important to go find, with no information except that. Boy, guys. Don’t make me too intrigued that some dead guy might have, at some point, owned something. I have socks that have more of a backstory than that.

Next Episode:

But I’m sure they’ll immediately find a clue to it anyway.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    Red Chaika is back so all is well.

  • Fuwaa says:

    Will you give us a flashback next week so we can learn more about the socks’ backstory?

  • Ronin8317 says:

    Using a quote from Jojo : “It is only cheating if you get caught”. :-P

  • ElevatorDreams says:

    I am having a hard time deciding what to watch this season since all the shows seem the same.

    • Anonymous says:

      if you use Aroduc’s taste to figure out what to watch you must have an awful time

      • FlameStrike says:

        XD I hate to say it but that’s true. Aroduc is pretty jaded and has very particular tastes. If one of those pet peeves shows up in a show, it will be highlighted in his reviews. For example: Bad CGI, boring Expositionfests, etc etc. Thus making a lot of shows sound the same.

        His reviews are amusing and sometimes creative, but unless you have the same tastes as him they’re not the best way to judge how entertaining the average joe would find a show.

  • jingoi says:

    Here for Red Chaika’s ass. Now give me a toe shot.