A Certain Magical Index 3 #08 — Can You Hear Me Now?

November 23rd, 2018


Missing a real opportunity to shill some phones.

Lightbox attempt take three. First one broke the RSS completely, second broke the HTML on random pages, let's see what this one breaks. I don't see anything broken yet, but give feedback or notice if so desired.


What happened to this franchise? You'd think it was popular enough for them to put some actual effort into these kinds of episodes, but I guess they assume they've already got the fans on board, so why both trying at all, both in the action and on the story side. After berating Itsuwa for a few minutes, they spend most of the rest of the first half on their phones. It's literally just some crazy dude standing in the park demanding that people fight him and it's almost like they're doing bad improv trying to justify it.

Anyway, the action side was dismal this week as well. They drag out about twenty characters to fight the new midboss, but instead of a big knockdown dragout brawl like something like Tokyo Majin did for its big final fight, the boss just explodes about three times and everyone falls over. The end. Thanks for showing up, buncha randos. That was your whole purpose. To lazily job. And I'm not even joking about the exploding. Itsuwa tries to cheapshot him, so he explodes. They trap him in magic strings, so he explodes. Kaori pops up out of nowhere and he explodes before they just end the episode. The two hit each others' weapon I think twice, and we're calling it quits, which is also about as much as they feel like animating in a lot of the 'attacks.' And, obviously, for every one attack, there must be at least four or five paragraphs delivered, m

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Artyq says:

    Thanks for the lightbox, looks good!

    Maybe left- and right-buttons (for clickers) and functionality to do the same with the cursor keys would be nice to browse through an album easier.
    As it is now, you have to open-close-open-close-and so on each image.

    • Aroduc says:

      I can poke around a little more, but I suspect that would be nontrivial, and doubly so if it was to work with legacy posts rather than updating/changing the template.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t there an option to change themes?

    • Aroduc says:

      I disabled that quite a while back because a WP update broke some of the CSS on one of them, which is probably a future preview of how this blog will one day die. This is I believe the first time anybody's commented on it, so not exactly used much.