Hip Whip Exclamation Points #04 — Sports Cliches

October 27th, 2016

Let's hear from the peanut gallery… again and again and again and again.


Better than the last two, but very very far from the first episode by dint of moving at a snail's pace because we decided that all those awful sports show cliches we ignored the first episode need to be here in full force. Any fun that could have been had from magical ass-based powers (as opposed to magical-ass based powers) was summarily and thoroughly wrung out of the show by pausing to have characters explain them at ridiculous length, occasionally with helpful metaphysical ass imagery. Show, don't tell. And especially don't show the same thing over and over and over again while telling a slightly different thing each time to pretend like things are different. It doesn't work.

Also not helping this was how idiotic things were getting as the episode went on, and good lord, they were already pretty dumb to start. They began with "wearing swimsuit slightly differently changes EVERYTHING", and from there went to magically soft asses, the standard 'studied a lot and is therefore a master of every aspect of everything in a physical contest' and ended on "character has boobs." Stupidity can be fun if you're running with it into Bonkersville, but this was just showcasing what little thought and effort they're willing to put into their gimmick. Christ, guys, it's only episode 4. How about different styles of martial arts? Or dance? Or various international racist stereotypes ala Punch Out? If your first foot forward is just "uh, magic ass and magic tits that make them automatically win," the future doesn't seem rosy.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    You’re watching a show about fighting with tits and asses and you complain that there is nothing but tits and asses? lolololololololololololololololololol…

  • Sanjuro says:

    The sound design is killing me.

  • Opulent Rag says:

    At least they’re trying…? But honestly I’d say the saving grace of this show is the complete absence of male characters. Now if only there was some yuri going on a la Valkyrie Drive then we’d have a perfect ten.

  • arknoir says:

    Subcutaneous fat is the new chakra/reiastu/devil fruit