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01[13:03] <Froborr> Hey, isn’t that whatserface? The time gate guardian one?
[13:03] <@Sylocat> Oh, Pluto’s lost her memories?
01[13:03] <Froborr> Oh, is that it?
[13:03] <@Sylocat> Yeah, I think that’s Pluto
01[13:03] <Froborr> It’s definitely her, but I don’t remember her coming into this time…
[13:03] <@Sylocat> We saw her at the very end of the last episode I think
01[13:04] <Froborr> Ah, okay.
01[13:04] <Froborr> Darn, for a second I thought they were going to pull the thing where the time traverler’s origin story is AFTER the story where she’s a major figure.
01[13:04] <Froborr> Which is always a cool thing.
[13:05] <@Sylocat> Yeah… DW did that at least twice, with River and Clara
01[13:05] <Froborr> Ad.
[13:05] <@Sylocat> Paused after credits
01[13:06] <Froborr> Likewise. Say when.
[13:06] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:06] <@Sylocat> Have we seen either of these two before?
01[13:06] <Froborr> Hey, that’s a real journal! Pretty major one.
01[13:06] <Froborr> And no, I don’t think so.
[13:07] <@Sylocat> Those three buildings are important, I take it
01[13:07] <Froborr> I think they’re the creepy school.
01[13:07] <Froborr> Hostes? Has that been mentioned before?
[13:08] <@Sylocat> I odn’t think so, but I can’t remember
[13:08] <@Sylocat> Translation glitch there
01[13:08] <Froborr> Yeah, bit of noun-verb disagreement.
[13:08] <@Sylocat> So, is Master Pharoh 90 going to turn out to be someone we know, you think?
01[13:09] <Froborr> My money’s on Mamoru, cuz he sucks.
01[13:09] <Froborr> (Kidding.)
01[13:09] <Froborr> I hadn’t really thought about it, tbh.
01[13:09] <Froborr> More focused on there being another crystal that’s similar in power to the one that powers the sailors, and that’s what the villains are using.
[13:10] <@Sylocat> Yikes
[13:10] <@Sylocat> This guy’s a male Tsundere
01[13:10] <Froborr> That’s an impressive clay whatever it is. And yes on the guy, though to be fair if I were surrounded by smirking classmates I’d be cranky too.
[13:11] <@Sylocat> Whoa
01[13:11] <Froborr> Hahaha, that’s what you get, mean girls.
[13:12] <@Sylocat> “Mako-chan-sempai?” That’s a new one
01[13:12] <Froborr> Ahh, she’s got a crush on someone that isn’t whatsisface that we were shipping her with last season.
[13:12] <@Sylocat> …That’s not Mamoru, is it? Please tell me that wasn’t Mamoru in her dream sequence
01[13:13] <Froborr> I don’t *think* it was.
01[13:13] <Froborr> I really hope it wasn’t.
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Is this gonna be a Little Shop of Horrors reference?
[13:14] <@Sylocat> …She MADE that?
[13:14] <@Sylocat> I thought it was some of her Sailor equipment
01[13:15] <Froborr> Yeah, you didn’t catch that earlier? That’s what I was so impressed by!
01[13:15] <Froborr> Oh, so she didn’t make it, Mamoru and Usagi made it for her.
01[13:15] <Froborr> Are they doing her homework for her? Bad parents!
01[13:15] <Froborr> Ad.
[13:16] <@Sylocat> It’d be an interesting twist if the Talisman turned out to be something they made rather than something that already existed
[13:16] <@Sylocat> Like, it was made with love and that’s what imbues it with the magical energy or whatever (coupled with the time travel elements)
01[13:16] <Froborr> Back.
[13:17] <@Sylocat> (I don’t think that’s going to happen, but it’d be a nice twist on the usual McGuffin hunt)
[13:17] <@Sylocat> Click
01[13:17] <Froborr> That WOULD be neat!
01[13:18] <Froborr> Oh fuck, Pharoah 90 is Hotaru.
[13:18] <@Sylocat> Oh… I did not see that coming
01[13:18] <Froborr> Or possessing her or something.
[13:18] <@Sylocat> It makes perfect sense though, and it’s a neat twist
01[13:18] <Froborr> The question is whether Hotaru KNOWS she’s Pharoah 90.
[13:19] <@Sylocat> So that’s what the “health screenings” are about. I’d assumed he was keeping her sick for some anime-dad-sadistic reason
[13:20] <@Sylocat> Poppies… poppies will put them to sleep
01[13:20] <Froborr> I’m guessing she has no idea on purely meta grounds, namely that according to Saito she’s a major origin of moe.
[13:20] <@Sylocat> (I assume it’s the evil plants that put them to sleep?)
01[13:20] <Froborr> Looks like.
[13:20] <@Sylocat> Yep
[13:21] <@Sylocat> Awwww
[13:22] <@Sylocat> They need some air filters in there
01[13:22] <Froborr> So, Jupiter’s plant powers save the day, or not!Utena’s sword?
[13:23] <@Sylocat> Uranus and Neptune to the rescue?
[13:23] <@Sylocat> So Pluto does remember?
01[13:23] <Froborr> Interesting that they seem to register a threat to Pluto as an ally under attack, not the others.
01[13:23] <Froborr> Maybe this WAS Pluto’s origin story?
[13:24] <@Sylocat> So the energy drain didn’t stop them from transforming?
01[13:24] <Froborr> It looked like it was interrupted by Pluto’s awakening somehow.
01[13:24] <Froborr> I liked how it combined everyone’s transformations.
01[13:25] <Froborr> So Hostes are… life energy? Souls?
[13:25] <@Sylocat> I guess?
[13:25] <@Sylocat> Or maybe Hostes are the bodies, and the life energy drain is so something else can take over the bodies?
01[13:26] <Froborr> Oh, they would make sense, as in “hosts.”
[13:26] <@Sylocat> Whoa
[13:26] <@Sylocat> “Pink Sugar Heart Attack?” She’s stealing Pinkie Pie’s moves
[13:27] <@Sylocat> WHOA
01[13:27] <Froborr> Damn.
01[13:27] <Froborr> OHKO
01[13:27] <Froborr> Ad
[13:27] <@Sylocat> Pluto is OP
[13:27] <@Sylocat> After this it’s just the ending credits I think
[13:28] <@Sylocat> I’m preloading the next ep
01[13:28] <Froborr> Well, she’s time manipulation, isn’t she? “Oh, I just accelerated time around her until she used up all available oxygen, suffocated, and rotted away to nothing, it was easy.”
[13:28] <@Sylocat> Good point
01[13:29] <Froborr> I just want to make sure they didn’t misplace the ad and there’s a line or something before the credits.
01[13:29] <Froborr> The ads after the OP were slightly off, you see.
[13:29] <@Sylocat> Good point
01[13:29] <Froborr> Um…
01[13:29] <Froborr> So there’s no line, but there is a new and silly ED.
[13:29] <@Sylocat> Oh?
01[13:29] <Froborr> Yeah, Chibi-Moon-focused.
[13:29] <@Sylocat> Hahah… I gotta watch that next time
01[13:29] <Froborr> Anyway, next ep.
01[13:30] <Froborr> Loading now.
01[13:30] <Froborr> Ready.
[13:30] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:31] <@Sylocat> Wait, “with” the power?
[13:31] <@Sylocat> I assume that means “by” the power, rather than…
01[13:31] <Froborr> Yeah, I think so.
[13:32] <@Sylocat> Wait, Uranus and Neptune are her buddies now? That was quick
01[13:32] <Froborr> I think it’s something to do with Pluto showing up, since the three of them seem to be connected somehow?
01[13:33] <Froborr> Which come to think kof it probably answers the question of who has the third talisman.
[13:33] <@Sylocat> Good point
01[13:33] <Froborr> Like “Oh wait, if Pluto acknowledges you that must mean you’re legit, okay.”
01[13:34] <Froborr> Ad after credits.
[13:34] <@Sylocat> Paused after credits
01[13:35] <Froborr> Back.
[13:35] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:36] <@Sylocat> …Did they not know she was Queen Serenity until now?
01[13:36] <Froborr> I think they didn’t recognize her?
01[13:37] <Froborr> Okay, so we’ve got straight-up alien invasion now? Cool.
[13:38] <@Sylocat> Ah, so there is still tension. I thought that was a little too convenient
01[13:38] <Froborr> Holy shit, did they just straight up SAY that Uranus is genderqueer? Awesome!
[13:39] <@Sylocat> Wow
[13:39] <@Sylocat> Possibly-inadvertent Enby representation. I dig it
[13:39] <@Sylocat> “Serial missing.”
[13:40] <@Sylocat> “Genetic engineering,” one of the great ’90s-SF Snarl Phrases
01[13:40] <Froborr> Yep. Took over the role of Magic What Makes Monsters from radioactivity somewhere in the late 80s/early 90s.
[13:41] <@Sylocat> Remind me to expound on my loathing of Michael Crichton at some point
01[13:41] <Froborr> Hahaha, I know what you mean.
01[13:42] <Froborr> Innteresting.
01[13:42] <Froborr> They think of Earth as a “safe refuge”?
01[13:42] <Froborr> Maybe this invasion is an act of desperation?
[13:42] <@Sylocat> Huh…
01[13:43] <Froborr> One of those “our world is dying so we need to take yours” or “we were displaced by conquerers so we’re going to conquer you” things.
01[13:43] <Froborr> Ad.
[13:44] <@Sylocat> Paused.
[13:44] <@Sylocat> I am increasingly liking the theory that Master Pharoh 90 is a split-personality of Hotaru
01[13:44] <Froborr> So I’m guessing the Taioron Crystal is the Tau equivalent of the Millennium Silver Crystal and the Witches Five are the Tau equivalent of Sailor Scouts.
01[13:45] <Froborr> Back.
[13:45] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:46] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
01[13:47] <Froborr> Yeah.
[13:47] <@Sylocat> …Whoa
01[13:47] <Froborr> New parts!? Did he just give her a monster arm?
[13:48] <@Sylocat> A robotic monster arm, no less
01[13:48] <Froborr> Ahh.
[13:48] <@Sylocat> Oh…
01[13:49] <Froborr> So she nearly died in a fire and her dad used his research and/or a pact with Pharoah 90 to revive her.
[13:49] <@Sylocat> Yikes, this storyline is dark
[13:50] <@Sylocat> The skin grew over that arm alarmingly quickly
[13:50] <@Sylocat> …This is the strangest attack yet
01[13:51] <Froborr> Okay, yeah, Hostes are bodies they can possess.
[13:51] <@Sylocat> Does Haruka’s violin snap a string to warn her of danger?
[13:51] <@Sylocat> Hopefully she can mend it with magic
[13:52] <@Sylocat> Yeah, this should end well for Cyprene
[13:52] <@Sylocat> (or whatever that last witch’s name is)
[13:53] <@Sylocat> Wait, what? This works on the Scouts?
[13:54] <@Sylocat> Oh, is this an “It only works because they secretly wanted to fight each other”
01[13:54] <Froborr> Looks like. I notice none of them are using their strongest attacks, though.
[13:55] <@Sylocat> The heck?
01[13:55] <Froborr> What.
[13:55] <@Sylocat> Tuxedo Fedora makes himself useful for a change
01[13:55] <Froborr> Just use your dispel move, Usagi!
01[13:56] <Froborr> Or the holy grail, that works too.
[13:56] <@Sylocat> What a place to leave off
01[13:56] <Froborr> Yeah.
[13:57] <@Sylocat> My favorite arc is still the Black Moon one, but this one is getting pretty darn compelling
01[13:57] <Froborr> Yeah.