Dec 23, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 24

Quite the dramatic episode this turned out to be. I still say the same thing that I have been saying for quite some time now; this was not the way the end the second season. Not at all. I would’ve switched it around so that the Death Gun arc came after this nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2014.12.22_23.35.29]I have seen that a lot of people don’t agree with me. That is fine. I honestly don’t care. I found this last couple of weeks to be ridiculously boring and predictable. We all knew she was going to die and we all knew how she was going to die. I even knew when she was going to die. It became all too obvious that they were saving it for the final episode.

Anyway, I guess I’m a little bit disappointed. They never really finished the Death Gun story in my opinion. This episode may have been better than the last few, but I would not call it a good ending for this season. I can only hope that there’s going to be a third season and that the third season will be a lot better.

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Dec 15, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 23

What the hell is going on with Sword Art Online lately? I don’t understand where they are going with this. What is the point of it now? The story has been going downhill ever since Kazuto wrapped up that Death Gun nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.12.15_00.15.55]I do not see the value of Asuna bringing a sick girl to school with the help of a virtual presence device in the form of a webcam and microphone. I watched that scene twice in order to figure out the meaning behind it all. I can only imagine that it’s Asuna’s personal wish to help this girl out because she feels really bad for her.

That being said, I am glad that Asuna finally mustered the courage to confront her strict mother. Yeah, yeah… I am aware that she used that game in order to confront her, which make it slightly less impressive if you ask me, but she succeeded in making her point. Her mother finally agreed and Asuna has the green light to do whatever she wants (for now).

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Dec 8, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 22

Okay, weird, very weird indeed. I may not have been paying close attention because I failed to see one thing that made this whole episode quite strange. I am probably going to watch this episode again tomorrow to make sure I didn’t misunderstand.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.34_[2014.12.07_23.12.17]So Asuna went to see some ill girl after that purple-haired piqued her interest. I failed to understand the connection between Asuna and that girl. It is my guess that they were both Sword Art Online players or something like that, because I don’t think Asuna would involve herself for any other reason than something like that.

Asuna has plenty of problems of her own right now. I don’t think she has time to worry about other people if it wasn’t important. I just can’t see it right now though. Why care about that aids-infected girl? Her condition is terrible and heart-breaking, but no need to get involved. I’ll probably feel stupid about writing this episode after I had the change to watch that episode properly again.

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Dec 1, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 21

This episode was just bad. What happened to the story? What is this point? Sword Art Online was climbing in ratings during the Death Gun episodes, but soon started going down again when nothing happened after that.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.27_[2014.11.30_23.49.29]The one thing that confused me the most is how characters, especially Asuna, are still going with the drama. Kazuto sacrificed his in-game character to fight off other players so that Asuna and her new friends could go in and fight a boss. Asuna let out a painful scream as though she’d never see her beloved again. People no longer die, you know? Those days are over. What’s with the drama?

My only hope for a decent ending is that there’s something to that purple-haired character. She seems to call Asuna onee-san and Asuna has taken notice of it. There is something going on between those two and the only thing that I can come up with is that Asuna has a sister that she has never met before or something like that. Just as long as the story picks up again…

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Nov 24, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 20

What a big let-down. I was really hoping to see how Asuna would deal with the uncomfortable situation she finds herself in at the moment. To think that I would have to go back to watching them play that games again…

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.45_[2014.11.23_22.40.25]Asuna has to deal with the decisions that her mother made for her. Decisions that change her life completely. She would have to change her school, stop seeing Kazuto and stop playing those games, which would also mean that she can no longer see her virtual AI “daughter”. All this in just a couple of days if I understood correctly.

What does Asuna do in order to deal with that information? She plays that game. She does not look for help elsewhere, she does nothing to change her mother’s mind and she does nothing at all that would otherwise change the path that her mother has set for her. To think that I would have to schedule two short posts today…

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Nov 17, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 19

Yosha! This is what I like to see. Enough with all the pointless quests and riddles and whatnot. It has been bugging me for the last few weeks, but now I finally see one more goal in sight. It’s about damn time, too.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.49_[2014.11.16_23.28.42]Poor Asuna. She awoke, mainly due to Kazto, from her two year slumber after a great ordeal that would have a very bad impact on your average mind. I’m pretty sure that a lot of Sword Art Online survivors need(ed) a lot of help from psychiatrists in order to get over the things that they experienced when they were trapped inside that game.

Now then, Asuna was one of those people. She experienced many bad things and has shown remarkable progress. She picked up her studies, continued her daily life, made new friends and ended up with a reliable boyfriend that would do anything for her. Now it seems that her mother, whom seems very pretentious, wants her to stop seeing Kazuto and do as she says from now on.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.51_[2014.11.16_23.28.48]Man, I do not envy Asuna at all. She left one hell to wake up in another. What’s that woman’s problem anyway? So what if her daughter needs to catch up for the last two years? I believe she had a very valid excuse as to why that is. Just leave her alone to find her own way and let her work towards her own goals instead of deciding what she should or shouldn’t do.

You know, I am kind of hoping that Asuna will just run away soon. Just make her run away to Kazuto’s house. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind, although the same thing couldn’t be said for his jealous little sister. Either way, Asuna deserves a fair shot at life. She shouldn’t worry about impressing her mother. Just ignore that snob and do whatever it is that makes you happy.

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Nov 10, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 18

This turned out to be a rather disappointing episode. Is there really nothing left? Is there no one to fight against? Is it really all going to be quests and item hunting? Come on… Give us something. It’s been weeks since we saw a decent fight.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.38_[2014.11.09_23.44.45]It is like we are constantly taking small steps backwards. Kazuto is finding a way to bring his virtual daughter, that little AI fairy that they came across in Sword Art Online, into the “real world” by setting up the place with cameras and monitors and such. Is that the only thing that we have to look forward to at this point? Kazuto and Asuna’s obsession to live with that AI? My god…

It escalated to the point where they went back online and reached one of the new floors that they used to live on back on Sword Art Online. All of that work so that they could buy the virtual house that they used to live with that AI. Sword Art Online is best when the characters have a goal that they are trying to reach.

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Nov 3, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 17

Okay… Good… Kazuto’s quest is finally over and the ‘real’ story can continue. I really hope that we’re done with these quests for a while. There are still a few things that need to be finished. I believe those other Death Gun accomplices are still at large, so yeah… Focus on them?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.11.02_22.48.17]I will keep this episode very short because I feel completely betrayed. A female NPC joined Kazuto’s group in order to help them in their quest to find that holy sword. I did not expect her to transform into a blonde old man that would help them defeat that frost king. Greek mythology is really taking a blow this time around.

Anyway, Kazuto got his sword and the quest is over. He once again broadened his own legend and will now probably be quite the overpowered player in ALFheim Online. I can only hope that this was the last quest. Knowing Sword Art Online it probably won’t be, but one can only hope at this point.

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