Yurikuma Arashi 10 and Mawaru Penguindrum 10 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

How to participate in the liveblog chat:  Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting! Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching Yurikuma and commenting there starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. We will then be watching Penguindrum at 1:30. Those are one hour earlier than normal!

I will update with the chatlog after the chat.

ETA: A day and a half later is technically still “after”! Chatlog below the cut.

Yurikuma

[13:16] <@Sylocat> So, when we left off, the evil teacher lady had just been killed
[13:17] <@Sylocat> “The door?” Have we heard of that before?
[13:17] <@Sylocat> Wait, the garden has a door through the wall? Was that established?
01[13:18] <Froborr> Hinted but not established.
01[13:18] <Froborr> I note the door makes no physical sense. Thumbs up to that.
[13:19] <@Sylocat> I was surprised that they killed off evil blonde teacher lady four episodes towards the end… I assume the final boss will be the three judges
01[13:20] <Froborr> Probably, yeah. In their role as basically The Patriarchy.
01[13:20] <Froborr> That or it’ll be the Invisible Storm, but I’m guessing even in that case they’ll clearly be behind it.
[13:20] <@Sylocat> Ad
01[13:20] <Froborr> Long failure to load anything after OP.
[13:20] <@Sylocat> Has it been confirmed yet what the Invisible Storm actually is?
01[13:20] <Froborr> Actually is what?
[13:20] <@Sylocat> I’d assumed it was a social system rather than an actual entity
01[13:21] <Froborr> It’s the girls who all sit at their desks and vote.
[13:21] <@Sylocat> I’m predicting a redemption arc for the Mean Girls when they realize they have to team up and take down the judges
[13:21] <@Sylocat> Paused after ad
01[13:22] <Froborr> Still unable to get anything to play.
[13:22] <@Sylocat> Ouch… shall we wait for you to reload?
01[13:22] <Froborr> Please.
[13:22] <@Sylocat> Sure
[13:23] <@Sylocat> Oh, I’ve finally started showing my mom Utena… we’re 10 episodes in now
[13:24] <@Sylocat> (the subtitles on my version of Utena call Miki “Mickey.”)
01[13:24] <Froborr> Yep, that’s the old translation from the 90s.
[13:24] <@Sylocat> (and Juri “Jury,” but no other weird renamings so far)
01[13:25] <Froborr> Okay, gave up on Hulu, found a pirate stream, paused after credits.
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Alrighty then
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:25] <@Sylocat> KMTG?
[13:26] <Arrlaari> The K is probably Kuma (bear)
[13:26] <@Sylocat> A cyborg bear?
01[13:26] <Froborr> Cyborg bear?
[13:26] <@Sylocat> This show has a cyborg bear
[13:26] <@Sylocat> WHAT
[13:26] <@Sylocat> They did what
01[13:26] <Froborr> “Ecokumagical”
[13:27] <@Sylocat> …Which dead bear? Blonde teacher lady had black fur
[13:27] <@Sylocat> The only brown one we’ve seen is Lulu, who is standing right there
01[13:27] <Froborr> Wasn’t there another one, the one that ate whatsername?
[13:28] <@Sylocat> Wait, the judges don’t even know why they ask that question?
[13:28] <Arrlaari> They attribute the question to Kumalia
[13:29] <@Sylocat> Ikuhara loves fairy tale motifs
01[13:30] <Froborr> There’s something more than a bit weird about a woman  writing shipfic about her daughter and her daughter’s friend.
[13:30] <@Sylocat> Some sort of metaphor for arranged marriages
[13:30] <@Sylocat> Ad
[13:31] <@Sylocat> Paused after ad… Kureha’s just walking out onto the porch
01[13:32] <Froborr> No ad here.
[13:32] <Arrlaari> It looks like the default was single-ad, I am getting flickers on ad breaks but no ads.
[13:32] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:32] <Arrlaari> So I know when to pause
[13:32] <@Sylocat> Yeah, Lulu was looking for the pendant
[13:33] <@Sylocat> So where’s Ginko? I’ve forgotten
01[13:33] <Froborr> Mitsuko is the cyborg bear, I think.
[13:33] <@Sylocat> I wonder if the rubber ducky is symbolic
01[13:34] <Froborr> Well, rubber ducky is The One.
[13:34] <@Sylocat> Eeyup
01[13:34] <Froborr> So symbolic of true love.
[13:35] <@Sylocat> So are memories messed up here too, or…?
01[13:36] <Froborr> I’m sorry, but, “you could have saved my lover but chose not to because you wanted to take her place” is pretty much a dealbreaker where I’m concerned.
01[13:36] <Froborr> Like, you can’t come back from that.
[13:36] <@Sylocat> …Surely Kureha already knows that by NOW, right?
[13:37] <@Sylocat> Yes, she does
[13:37] <@Sylocat> Of course…
[13:37] <@Sylocat> Oh dear…
01[13:37] <Froborr> Oh, huh, I was expecting you to have an ad there.
[13:37] <@Sylocat> Ad
[13:37] <@Sylocat> I do
01[13:37] <Froborr> Oh, I was somehow 20 seconds ahead.
[13:38] <@Sylocat> Well, on the last ad break I called it late
[13:38] <@Sylocat> At least now we have an indicator of exactly when it is
[13:39] <@Sylocat> Paused after ad
[13:39] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:40] <@Sylocat> Another flashback? How long ago was this one?
[13:40] <@Sylocat> Oh… back to modern day already
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Interesting that their voices sound so soft even though they’re running
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Wait, what? The judges can do that?
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Since when can they do that?
[13:42] <@Sylocat> Uh oh… is Lulu about to get killed?
[13:42] <@Sylocat> “Rules are cool,” the asshole says
[13:42] <Arrlaari> He’s said that before and it never sounds less implausible
[13:43] <@Sylocat> Uh oh… poor Lulu
[13:43] <@Sylocat> Or is something going to intervene?
01[13:43] <Froborr> That’s a common motif with skinchangers in fairytales, though, that once they tell the truth they can never be human again.
[13:43] <@Sylocat> What the heck is that?
[13:43] <@Sylocat> A flower cannon?
[13:43] <@Sylocat> That creates a miniature nuclear blast?
[13:43] <@Sylocat> Awww
01[13:43] <Froborr> Wait, then what bear was that?
[13:44] <@Sylocat> I’ve never heard that rule in fairy tales before… what sort of fairy tales is it found in?
01[13:45] <Froborr> Usually one where a man marries a mysterious beautiful woman who makes him promise never to ask where she came from, or never to ask what she does when she disappears at midnight every night, or never look in a certain chest.
[13:45] <@Sylocat> Hmm… I should read more fairy tales
01[13:45] <Froborr> And inevitably he does, and she admits that she’s really a crane/cat/some other animal, and must now leave forever.
[13:46] <@Sylocat> Awww
[13:47] <@Sylocat> Yeah, thought that seemed a little too neat and tidy
[13:47] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[13:48] <@Sylocat> She just revealed the portal!
[13:48] <@Sylocat> So is Ginko going to rescue her?
[13:48] <@Sylocat> Ah right, Ginko’s been possessed by Yurizono’s ghost, now I remember
01[13:49] <Froborr> Oh yeah…
01[13:49] <Froborr> Which one is Yurizuno, is that the blonde teacher lady or the one that ate Sumika?
[13:50] <@Sylocat> The one that ate Sumika
[13:50] <@Sylocat> (the one who looked like Homura Akemi, sort of)
[13:50] <Arrlaari> post credit scene
01[13:50] <Froborr> Whoa.
01[13:50] <Froborr> Okay.
01[13:50] <Froborr> That was interesting.
[13:50] <@Sylocat> Hang on, lemme go back and watch it again
[13:52] <@Sylocat> So… the Mean Girls actually do have a tiny kernel of a point from their POV

Penguindrum

[13:57] <Sylocat_> Ah yes… someone had just stolen half her diary
[13:57] <Sylocat_> I remember the cliffhanger now
[13:58] <Arrlaari> Obvious guess for motorcycle theif is Red Brother, but it could be Must Be Crushed woman
03[13:58] * Sylocat_ is now known as Sylocat
[13:58] <Sylocat> (there, my doppelganger is gone)
[13:59] <Sylocat> We’ve still only seen a glimpse of pink-haired person, right?
[13:59] <Arrlaari> Just the one scene in the library
01[13:59] <Froborr> Yep, they’re the librarian.
[13:59] <Arrlaari> ad
[14:00] <Sylocat> Right, the library inside the sister’s subconscious where she goes whenever the hat is in control?
01[14:00] <Froborr> Yeah, that.
[14:00] <Sylocat> Paused after ad
01[14:01] <Froborr> Hulu still not working so no ads here.
[14:01] <Arrlaari> I forgot to pause after ad
[14:01] <Arrlaari> Rewound and paused
[14:01] <Sylocat> Alrighty then
[14:01] <Sylocat> Click
[14:01] <Sylocat> That is one creepy hospital
[14:02] <Sylocat> Or at least the ceiling is
01[14:02] <Froborr> Hospital?
01[14:02] <Froborr> Am I watching the right episode?
[14:02] <Sylocat> Episode 10, right?
01[14:02] <Froborr> Redbro is confronting the Marshmallow Sniper, yes?
[14:02] <Arrlaari> no
[14:03] <Sylocat> Nope… are you on episode 10?
[14:03] <Arrlaari> blue bro is hospitalized from getting hit by a car at the end of ep 9
01[14:03] <Froborr> Okay, for some reason this site had ep 11 listed as 10.
01[14:04] <Froborr> At least we figured it out only a couple minutes in, I’m watching ep 10 (which they list as 9) now.
[14:04] <Sylocat> Ah… did it list episode 1 as episode 0 or something?
01[14:04] <Froborr> No idea.
[14:04] <Arrlaari> I’m paused
01[14:04] <Froborr> Where are you all paused?
[14:04] <Sylocat> Rewound to end of OP, paused
[14:05] <Sylocat> After ad at end of OP
01[14:05] <Froborr> Oh, okay, I’m there.
01[14:05] <Froborr> Wow, that IS a creepy ceiling.
[14:05] <Sylocat> Okay then…
[14:05] <Arrlaari> I am also now rewound
[14:05] <Sylocat> click
[14:05] <Sylocat> Gee, how sweet
[14:06] <Sylocat> “Just die right there.”
[14:06] <Sylocat> What a bedside manner he has
01[14:06] <Froborr> Well, yeah, he’s the tsundere brother.
01[14:06] <Froborr> It’s more or less required for redheads in anime, y’know?
[14:06] <Sylocat> Yeah, Red Oni and Blue Oni(ichan)
[14:07] <Sylocat> What… dark lady has a hostage?
[14:07] <Sylocat> Who is that tied up and gagged in that locker?
01[14:08] <Froborr> I think she knocked out a nurse and stole a uniform.
[14:08] <Arrlaari> I think that was stealing her uniform
[14:08] <Sylocat> Ah
[14:09] <Sylocat> “Octopus-shaped weiner.” Was that deliberate?
[14:09] <Sylocat> Penguin is a pervert?
[14:09] <Sylocat> Ouch!
[14:09] <Arrlaari> Yeah, one of the penguins has been gross the whole time
[14:10] <Sylocat> Overcompensating much
[14:10] <Sylocat> VIVA SCARFS! I am so going to quote that out of context
[14:10] <Sylocat> Eww, he ate the thermometer
[14:10] <Sylocat> So is Ringo going to snap out of it now?
[14:10] <Sylocat> Probably not
01[14:11] <Froborr> Oh right, way back when we did get some gross incest-y stuff with redbro.
[14:11] <Sylocat> Yeah, way back in the first episode
[14:11] <Sylocat> Also, who was it on the motorcycle who stole half the diary? I’d assumed it was Red Oniichan
01[14:11] <Froborr> Nah, it was definitely a woman.
[14:12] <Sylocat> Yikes
01[14:12] <Froborr> I’m guessing it’s the woman now disguised as a nurse.
[14:12] <Sylocat> This reminds me of the hospital scene in Spiral
[14:12] <Sylocat> Is that Marshmallow Sniper?
[14:12] <Arrlaari> Penguin ate most of the desert
01[14:12] <Froborr> Didn’t want to say anything, but yes.
[14:12] <Arrlaari> not enough
01[14:13] <Froborr> Didn’t want to say anything until someone else did because I wasn’t sure if I only recognized her because of seeing the beginning of the next episode.
[14:13] <Sylocat> She has a name for her Dark Penguin?
[14:13] <Arrlaari> ad
[14:13] <Sylocat> Ad
[14:14] <Arrlaari> paused after ad
[14:14] <Sylocat> As am I now
[14:14] <Sylocat> Click
[14:14] <Sylocat> So is Red Oniichan going to blame Ringo?
[14:15] <Sylocat> Ah, so it was Marshmallow Sniper who stole the other half of the diary?
[14:15] <Sylocat> Whoa
[14:15] <Sylocat> Er… kinky…?
[14:15] <Sylocat> WHAT
[14:16] <Sylocat> Why couldn’t THAT penguin have been the one to get poisoned
[14:16] <Sylocat> Rescue plan!
01[14:16] <Froborr> That’s an astoundingly accurate gps.
[14:17] <Sylocat> Ooh, using the phone locator feature! Rare is the screenwriter who even knows phones can do that now
01[14:17] <Froborr> Well, less the accuracy of the GPS, that’s not surprising. What IS surprising is that it has a map of the hospital in it.
01[14:17] <Froborr> Why did it BURN?
[14:17] <Sylocat> What the…
[14:18] <Sylocat> “Dr. Livingston, I presume.”
[14:18] <Sylocat> A music box?
[14:18] <Sylocat> So where’s Ringo while all this is going on?
01[14:18] <Froborr> Rescuing Shouma, presumably.
[14:19] <Arrlaari> She went home for something
[14:19] <Sylocat> So she wallpapered the whole hospital
[14:19] <Arrlaari> It’s Ikuhara Time
[14:19] <Sylocat> Ah, so that’s SUPPOSED to sound terrible. I was worried my headphones were broken
[14:20] <Sylocat> Was that Shoma’s voice?
[14:20] <Arrlaari> I think it’s a voice distorted to conceal identity
[14:20] <Arrlaari> Or because it’s through the same pipes as the music
[14:20] <Sylocat> Are those fuses for a bomb?
01[14:20] <Froborr> I think they’re just sparklers.
[14:20] <Arrlaari> Those are a kind of small firework, sparklers
[14:21] <Sylocat> So is this his womanizing ways catching up to him or something?
[14:21] <Sylocat> Ah, they’re floor numbers?
[14:21] <Arrlaari> I get the impression that this is all from one relationship
[14:21] <Arrlaari> ad break
[14:21] <Sylocat> Ad
[14:22] <Sylocat> So Marshmallow Sniper is an ex-girlfriend he dumped or something?
[14:22] <Arrlaari> Note that all of the things shown here are things he complained about in the conversation with Himari
[14:23] <Sylocat> I did notice that
01[14:23] <Froborr> Yeah, it’s an ex-girlfriend he dumped for being “clingy” or whatever.
01[14:24] <Froborr> Still waiting on ads?
[14:24] <Sylocat> Paused after ad
[14:24] <Arrlaari> Paused after ad. If I’m right to guess that she’s the one who pushed the other ex-girlfriend down the escalator,
[14:24] <Sylocat> It just ended a few seconds ago
[14:25] <Sylocat> Okay… click
[14:25] <Sylocat> So she wasn’t rescuing Shoma?
[14:25] <Sylocat> Okay, yeah, it’s distorted to hide identity
[14:25] <Arrlaari> Red bro said to guard the diary while he rescued shoma
[14:26] <Sylocat> Whoa
[14:26] <Sylocat> Pigeon’s blood?
01[14:27] <Froborr> It’s a color.
[14:27] <Sylocat> That’s morbid even for her
[14:27] <Sylocat> Oh dear
[14:27] <Sylocat> I SHOULD have seen that coming, probably
[14:27] <Arrlaari> So, that’s a stalker, yeah?
[14:28] <Sylocat> Ah, I assumed she’d taken Shouma somehow when she’d skedaddled
01[14:28] <Froborr> Oh shit.
[14:28] <Sylocat> I can’t hear “Project M” without thinking about the Smash Bros. mod
[14:28] <Sylocat> Whoa
01[14:28] <Froborr> Wait, Mario?
[14:28] <Sylocat> “Mario?”
01[14:28] <Froborr> Huh?
[14:28] <Arrlaari> It’sa who?
[14:29] <Sylocat> The name of a Smash Bros. mod, and now a character’s called Mario
[14:29] <Arrlaari> ED song is different, but it loks like the animation and lyrics are the same
01[14:29] <Froborr> Oh hey, you’re right.
01[14:29] <Froborr> Anyway, “pigeon’s blood” is the color of the rarest and most precious kind of ruby.
[14:30] <Sylocat> Oh… Google reveals you are correct
[14:30] <Sylocat> I wonder what it symbolizes here

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