Fourteen Sick #08 — Rude Convenience Store Clerks

November 21st, 2012


Why would you wait until they’re leaving and you’re already helping someone else to say "thank you?"


I don’t know if I can even fathom how anybody would think this would fly. They spend two months doing nothing but saying her behavior (and the others) is embarrassing, immature, and childish, and now try to do almost a complete 180 on it, and try to pretend like there’s some deep meaning and we should… what exactly…? Empathize with her escapism? Be emotionally moved in some way, I guess, judging from the corny insert song. Why? Hell if I know. All they’ve done is essentially stick a post-it note onto her character with "Dad’s dead."

Meanwhile, at the same time, the rest of the characters continue doing the exact same things as always. Hell, so are those two for that matter. Are they still immature too, or are they supposed to now be tragic figures of their own? Is it that infamous short term amnesia that seems to plauge Japan? That might explain it. Otherwise, I’d have to conclude that this is just terrible heavy-handed writing making a mess of the presentation of the only notable thing in the show by presenting it completely haphazardly in an ill-conceived attempt to pretend like these one dimensional characters after two months of doing the opposite.

This season and terrible melodrama, man.


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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kitsu says:

    Nobody need you simpatic, Aroduc, is danger

  • jingoi says:

    “Empathize with her escapism? Be emotionally moved in some way”
    Yup – Otaku + Aww, she’s so cute….I wanna stick my d**k in her!= Money

  • rufe says:

    The characters are pretty charming (what, they’re 15?)…except for the eyepatch girl. I’ve come to dislike her somewhat.

  • Kaisos says:

    I didn’t like this episode that much either, but… while this isn’t the best-handled drama ever but you have to admit it’s infinitely better than the shows that are actually about this kind of drama.
    Also, keep in mind that the two ex-chuunibyou characters are the ones calling chuunibyou behaviour “embarrassing, immature, and childish”. Not the show itself.

  • Nanaya says:

    It’s the emotional plot twist equivalent of “every single thing you’ve done up until now has actually been a part of my plan!”