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 18, 2014

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Akame ga Kill! episode 20

That’s right. I knew this would happen. I told you! Normally I’d start another flame war when something happens that I already saw coming a long time ago, but not this time. I am very happy with this episode and I don’t think I would’ve changed a thing.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.27_[2014.11.17_22.47.58]Lubbock is dead. I knew it would happen sooner or later because of his attitude. The guy has a problem with women. He becomes incredibly vulnerable whenever there’s a girl involved. He suddenly becomes this gentlemen and slightly lets his guard down. I knew that he was going to be next when I saw him fight against those two freaks a few weeks ago. That is why it came as no surprise that there was yet again another woman involved right before he died. He couldn’t even see her coming when she tried to stab him in the back (literally).

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.14_[2014.11.17_22.48.44]Mind you, Lubbock, although he is weird and has serious issues, was one of my favourite characters. I prefer him over Tatsumi, actually. What can I say? The guy was a total badass that never stopped thinking about his next move. He even managed to take down that guy, Shura I believe, before he died. Now that was definitely a total badass that died this week.

And Tatsumi? Useless (as usual). The guy did nothing. He couldn’t do anything to help, he couldn’t do anything to get them out of there and he even ended up getting captured. I don’t care if he was up against a guy that could fight head to head against Esdeath. Getting captured (again) was just stupid. Now we’ll have to wait another week to see what Esdeath will do to him.

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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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