Punch Line #10 — Giving Up On Apathy

June 11th, 2015


Yeah, this episode was totally necessary.


Same as always. I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to come up with a witty or pithy enough metaphor for the plot, and once I got the image of someone on rollerblades, farting in an attempt to propel themself forward this week as it spat out yet another goddamned imbecilic supposedly emotional flashback, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. The present continues to go nowhere with the characters attempting to do nothing and getting nothing accomplish because of it, while behind itself, it continues to spit out flashbacks and exposition, pretending like that’s moving things forward instead of just building up a cloud of toxic gas around itself.

Anyway, Dumbface spends the entire first half of the episode simply sitting around, and then the entire second half also sitting around. First, how is this even different from usual? Second, stop pretending like this doesn’t end on this iteration. I’m sure you think that this is a way to show how depressed and hopeless things are before his declaration that he won’t give up in the face of all despair, except see point #1 again. There’s no struggle to give up on. He’s barely even left the house. Play all the inspiring music you want, Mappa. It’s all window dressing that started with him doing nothing but saying he totally would, to him doing nothing but saying that he totally would. Maybe instead, he should write something in his stupid little book. I suggest “Next go ’round, don’t spend all day jacking off and watching YouTube videos of cats humping. Also, here’s the evil mastermind’s daily schedule and instructions for making an IED.”

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  • kenuran says:

    Next episode’s PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryc_wt1MkJ4

    My favorite part of the episode was how Yuta was mad at the cat not telling about what the bad guys are doing and then cat tells him its because “Humanity has to save humanity and ghost laws dont let us help in doing that.” Really? Even though you already broke that law by a gazillion times by giving Ghost Yuta a bunch of tips to directly interfere with humanity and send him back in time to possess his past self’s body? Whatever…

    I guess now all thats left is to beat up a bunch of armed terrorists and/or the US military and use/steal a mech powered by super sayian energy and FEELINGS that Meika built or something made already to fly up and destroy the meteor.