Fourteen Sick #11 — Teenage Wasteland

December 12th, 2012


All this was missing was rain.


And the season of melodrama drags on with yet more melodrama. Melancholic pianos everywhere are celebrating their sudden resurgence. Note that nothing actually new happens. It’s just them continuing to be sad about the events of last week. No fight with her mom or anything. In fact, she didn’t even appear. All this sadness and moping is predicated on nothing they’ve even shown. Because as everyone knows, saying "X is sad because Y" is the proper for of appealing to the emotions. You are not Jedi, Kyoto Animation, and lots and lots of pianos plus the occasional mournful violin are no substitute for actual writing.

So, an entire episode of saaaaaaaaaaaaaaad plus screaming tantrums, hugs, and swelling sad pianos because these teenage emotions are just too much for anybody to handle. At least it didn’t rain. It did get bad enough to be funny precisely once. When Rikka asked some random girls if they could be friends and the entire class burst out in spontaneous applause plus oohs and aahs. The only thing that would have elicited that out of my highschool days was someone noisily dropping something breakable, although I did go to a very sarcastic school.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kitsu says:

    Awesome episode, great character development
    I was sure KyoAny finds a way

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    “although I did go to a very sarcastic school.”
    Oh. That explains a lot.

  • Jin says:

    You were dead on when you said they rewrote Shinka’s character a few episodes back. If they didn’t want to give her proper* character growth, they should have just given us this current Shinka from the start. I still think she’s a hypocritical, arrogant, two faced bitch. But this version is definitely an improvement.

    (*any at all)

    • Kitsu says:

      It doen´t matter what do you think
      She was a coherent character, you are just bitching for nothing

      • Jin says:

        No, she hasn’t. Can you point me to a single scene before episode 9 where she’s shown “warming” up to the group? Episode 9 comes around, and now she suddenly cares about them and thinks of them as friends.

    • Anonymous says:

      “a hypocritical, arrogant, two faced bitch”
      so basically they turned her into a standard-issue teenager.

    • Benigmatica says:

      If I have to bitch someone, I’ll pick Dekomori ’cause she’s the only one who can’t move on!

  • algorithm says:

    Aaand here goes the one redeeming feature this show ever had.

    Confirmed again for most cancerous bullshit since Kokoro Connect.

    • jingoi says:

      hate on this episode/series/kokoro connect: +10
      not worth a fast forward edit search for 1/4 decent comedy