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01[13:01] <Froborr> I like that the enemy that’s actually two entities in harmony fights by turning them against each other.
[13:01] <@Sylocat> Wait, am I watching the right one?
[13:01] <@Sylocat> Episode 33?
01[13:01] <Froborr> 34.
01[13:02] <Froborr> We watched 33 last time.
[13:02] <@Sylocat> Ah, okay… hold on, I gotta load that one instead
01[13:02] <Froborr> Ok, I’ll wait at end of the OP.
01[13:03] <Froborr> It’s all confusing because ep 34 is Act 33.
[13:03] <@Sylocat> Yes… which is weird
[13:03] <@Sylocat> Ah, dad just got here…
01[13:05] <Froborr> I just got through the ads at the end of the op, I’m on the title card.
01[13:06] <Froborr> Shall I wait for you and your dad to catch up?
[13:06] <@Sylocat> Sure
[13:10] <@Sylocat> So, the story so far, the baddies of this mini-arc have turned the Sailor Scouts against each other, or at least, turned Sailor Moon’s 4 friends against newcomers Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
[13:11] <mere_oblivion> Thanks, Sylo!
[13:12] <@Sylocat> Okay, we’re caught up…
[13:12] <@Sylocat> Click
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Twilight Sparkle would be proud
01[13:13] <Froborr> …that was easier than I expected it to be.
01[13:13] <Froborr> Oh, is THAT where Sokka’s Space Sword ended up.
[13:13] <@Sylocat> Uh oh… but this also just gave away the Talismans’ locations
[13:14] <@Sylocat> Ah, new toy design
01[13:15] <Froborr> Yep. New dolls of everyone!
[13:17] <@Sylocat> Ah, so this is when your theory gets confirmed, I assume
01[13:17] <Froborr> Hmm, maybe not? It’s looking more like she’s being possessed by a *servant* of Pharoah 90. Or has an alternate personality that’s a servant or whatever.
01[13:19] <Froborr> The talismen are the key to awakening “her,” eh?
01[13:20] <Froborr> And the moment they activate Hotaru’s evil side wakes up?
01[13:20] <Froborr> Wait, they can fly!?
01[13:21] <Froborr> And immediately my brain goes to “Wait, Xena can’t fly!” “I told you, I’m not Xena, I’m Lucy Lawless!”
[13:21] <mere_oblivion> Musy be cool to have Patrons.
[13:21] <mere_oblivion> Must be cool
01[13:22] <Froborr> It’s all right. ;)
01[13:22] <Froborr> I mean, I wish mine gave me a freakin’ million yen.
01[13:22] <Froborr> Not that I don’t appreciate what I get off Patreon!
01[13:22] <Froborr> Ad.
[13:22] <Sylocat_> And now we get Saturn’s backstory as well
01[13:23] <Froborr> And that is totally Hotaru. So is her evil personality a Sailor Scout? Is Saturn evil for some reason?
[13:23] <Sylocat_> Green Ranger
01[13:23] <Froborr> I’m assuming that’s a power rangers reference.
03[13:23] * Sylocat_ is now known as Sylocat
01[13:23] <Froborr> I’m about 5 years too old to get those, I’m afraid.
[13:24] <mere_oblivion> Froborr, what’s the Lucy Lawless quote from?
01[13:24] <Froborr> Simpsons.
[13:24] <mere_oblivion> Ah.
[13:24] <Sylocat> Well, I’m probably too old to get them too… ^_^;
01[13:25] <Froborr> The one where Bart and Lisa were superheroes. A Halloween episode maybe?
[13:25] <Sylocat> But yeah, pretty much each iteration of Power Rangers, one of them starts out as evil and has to be recruited
01[13:25] <Froborr> Ah.
01[13:26] <Froborr> Blarg, these ads are going FOREVER.
[13:26] <mere_oblivion> Sure you’re not watching the Olympics?
01[13:26] <Froborr> Okay, I want to know what marketer thought furniture commercials on Crunchyroll were a good idea.
[13:26] <Sylocat> Oh snap
01[13:27] <Froborr> Anime fans can’t afford furniture!
01[13:27] <Froborr> Okay, paused at eyecatch.
[13:27] <Sylocat> Well, Sailor Uranus just said she can’t either
[13:27] <Sylocat> (maybe the ad algorithm somehow noticed that?)
[13:27] <Sylocat> Okay…
[13:27] <Sylocat> Click
01[13:27] <Froborr> Whoa, that’s quite a spear you’ve got there.
[13:28] <Sylocat> “Planet of Ruin?” “Guardian of Silence?” Dayumn
[13:28] <Sylocat> “Silence Glaive.” It even has a badass name
01[13:28] <Froborr> Damn.
01[13:29] <Froborr> That seems like a superpower of limited application.
[13:29] <Sylocat> So why is Saturn the Planet of Ruin? Is that some Japanese mythology thing?
[13:30] <Sylocat> In Roman mythology, Saturn was Cronus (Jupiter’s/Zeus’s dad), right?
01[13:31] <Froborr> Yeah.
[13:31] <Sylocat> “the” accident?
01[13:31] <Froborr> So she’s a cyborg AND has apocalypse powers.
01[13:32] <Froborr> And that bit seemed pretty badly translated, the next line was missing at least one word.
01[13:33] <Froborr> Just noticed how awesome Neptune’s shoes are.
[13:35] <Sylocat> So, how much of this do the Professor and Kaolinite know?
01[13:35] <Froborr> Wait.
[13:35] <Sylocat> Whoa, she has Bayonetta hair suddenly
01[13:35] <Froborr> Wait wait wait.
01[13:35] <Froborr> Lady with prehensile tail. [ed: I meant hair]
[13:35] <Sylocat> WHAT
01[13:36] <Froborr> Cantaloupe shaped things possessing people.
01[13:36] <Froborr> I’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE.
[13:36] <Sylocat> You have?
01[13:36] <Froborr> THIS IS THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE UNTRANSLATED THING I SAW AS A KID!
[13:36] <Sylocat> Huh? It is?
01[13:37] <Froborr> I think what I saw must have been a compilation movie or something?
01[13:37] <Froborr> Ad.
[13:37] <Sylocat> It’s just the credits after this
01[13:37] <Froborr> Yeah, queueing next episode.
[13:37] <mere_oblivion> so Sailor Saturn is Lord of the Rings?
01[13:38] <Froborr> But yeah, I’ve known for years that this thing I watched as a kid was *probably* a Sailor Moon compilation movie.
01[13:38] <Froborr> All I remember were evil cantaloupes that possessed people and a lady with evil hair.
[13:39] <Sylocat> I wonder if the original anime had those
01[13:39] <Froborr> I mean, if they were in the compilation movie, probably?
[13:40] <Sylocat> (also, I have to wonder if Bayonetta was based on Evil Sailor Saturn, given their resemblance and the hair powers)
01[13:40] <Froborr> Seems plausible.
01[13:40] <Froborr> I am paused at beginnign of next ep, btw.
[13:40] <Sylocat> Ok, we ready?
[13:40] <Sylocat> Click
01[13:41] <Froborr> Wait, WHAT?
[13:41] <Sylocat> Jeez, this is a dark twist
[13:41] <Sylocat> Huh?
[13:41] <Sylocat> They haven’t? Then what was that?
01[13:42] <Froborr> So… Hotaru is Sailor Saturn, and *independently* of that possessed by one of the villains?
01[13:42] <Froborr> Also, I know hthis is a serious dramatic moment and all, but *damn* that outfit on Uranus.
[13:43] <Sylocat> So, maybe she wasn’t Sailor Saturn when she destroyed the world in the future?
01[13:43] <Froborr> Wait, I thought she destroyed the world in the past.
01[13:43] <Froborr> The moon-world or whatever it is.
[13:44] <Sylocat> Wait, that was their past life? I knew I missed part of that exposition
[13:44] <Sylocat> Did they put the ad mid-credits?
01[13:44] <Froborr> WTF, there’s an ad in the MIDDLE of the credits?
[13:44] <Sylocat> I wonder if all the ad breaks are exactly that far out of sync this ep
[13:45] <mere_oblivion> Fans obsess more about furniture during credits.
01[13:45] <Froborr> This ad is such garbage, they didn’t even edit out the bits where the boring dude stumbled over his lines.
[13:45] <Sylocat> Oh boy
01[13:46] <Froborr> Political ad about obscure bill under consideration type thing.
01[13:46] <Froborr> Because I’m going to form a political opinion on a complex topic based on a 30-second spot that only presents one side.
[13:46] <mere_oblivion> & fails to mention furniture!
01[13:46] <Froborr> Jesus Christ the ads are INTERMINABLE today.
[13:46] <Sylocat> Well, the purpose of those ads is base mobilization rather than persuasion
01[13:47] <Froborr> I find it difficult to believe that Crunchyroll viewers are part of the base for one side of an issue that even *I* (a moderately wonky person) was too bored by to follow what it actually is.
01[13:48] <Froborr> Something about taxes and foreign corporations and *yawn* just destroy capitalism already sheesh.
01[13:48] <Froborr> Paused at end of credits.
01[13:49] <Froborr> But I guess if some Crunchyroll viewers are rich enough to afford buying furniture, they’re probably rich enough to have investments too.
[13:50] <Sylocat> Ok, at end of credits
[13:50] <Sylocat> Click
[13:50] <Sylocat> Ah, so Tuxedo Fedora is leaving the show for a couple episodes?
[13:50] <Sylocat> Wait, didn’t they do something like this on Once Upon a Time?
01[13:50] <Froborr> No idea, never seen it.
[13:53] <Sylocat> Ah, so it was Master Pharoh 90’s WIFE that possessed Hotaru?
01[13:53] <Froborr> You know, it’s interesting that the #3 person in the invasion is named along the same theme as Beryl’s minions.
[13:53] <Sylocat> Huh. I thought EvilHotaru was about to kill Kaolinite, but no, Kaolinite is gonna be a wild card
[13:54] <Sylocat> They have a hard time with articles in these subtitles. Is that due to a T/V distinction or just bad translation overall, you think?
01[13:55] <Froborr> I don’t think Japanese has a T/V distinction, that’s an Indo-European thing IIRC.
01[13:55] <Froborr> In fact, IIRC Japanese doesn’t have articles at all?
[13:56] <Sylocat> Wait, I thought they’d been killed
[13:56] <mere_oblivion> I thought so too
[13:56] <Sylocat> Oh, so ALL the Witches are reincarnated in the labyrinth
01[13:56] <Froborr> Kaolinite did that ritual or whatever?
[13:57] <Sylocat> Or maybe they’re (partly?) reincarnated from the Scouts’ bad memories of them?
01[13:57] <Froborr> Oh, and they’re going to try to possess everyone or whatever.
[13:58] <Sylocat> So they’re going the Memoria route for this dungeon?
01[13:58] <Froborr> Looks like.
01[13:58] <Froborr> Which makes sense if Kaolinite populated it with essentially ghosts.
01[13:59] <Froborr> Ad.
[14:00] <Sylocat> I assume about 20 seconds from this ad break will be the mid-ep title card?
01[14:00] <Froborr> I thought we already had that.
[14:01] <Sylocat> Did we? I missed it
01[14:05] <Froborr> The ads are STILL GOING
[14:05] <Sylocat> Yeesh
01[14:05] <Froborr> Paused after ads.
[14:06] <Sylocat> Ok…
[14:06] <Sylocat> Click
[14:06] <mere_oblivion> Botany: the deadly science!
[14:07] <Sylocat> Poppies, poppies will put them to sleep…
01[14:08] <Froborr> Ah, I was wondering what her temptation would be, but apparently she gets guilt and self-doubt instead.
[14:08] <Sylocat> She figured that out pretty quick
[14:08] <Sylocat> Eww
[14:09] <Sylocat> The heck are they suspended in?
01[14:09] <Froborr> Mayonaisse?
[14:09] <Sylocat> That’s better than what it really looks like…
01[14:10] <Froborr> …ew.
[14:10] <Sylocat> Now that’s an awesome attack name
[14:13] <Sylocat> Whoa
[14:13] <Sylocat> Kaolinite’s final form is freaky
[14:13] <mere_oblivion> I don’t like her anymore if she looks like that
01[14:14] <Froborr> Quadruple tech!
[14:14] <Sylocat> It’s buffering, can we pause for a second
[14:14] <mere_oblivion> Indeed
01[14:14] <Froborr> k
[14:16] <Sylocat> Ok, click
[14:17] <Sylocat> Dang, when Kaolinite stormed out, I was hoping she’d stick around to be a wild card for a while
01[14:17] <Froborr> Did she just EAT the crystal!?
01[14:17] <Froborr> New ED?
01[14:18] <Froborr> Oh, it’s Fedora Mask themed, nm.
[14:18] <Sylocat> Well, the last ED seemed a little too cheerful after what had just happened
01[14:19] <Froborr> “Horatu-chan”?
01[14:19] <Froborr> Man, the subtitles are just RIDDLED with errors the last couple of eps.
[14:19] <Sylocat> Yeah…
[14:19] <mere_oblivion> Truth
[14:20] <Sylocat> A whole lotta sub-numbers in these episode titles
01[14:20] <Froborr> Yeah, getting pretty absurd.
02[14:20] * mere_oblivion (b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.188.8.131.52) Quit (Quit: Page closed)
01[14:20] <Froborr> Sailor Moon Crystal: Season 3: Part 5: Act 11: Episode 23.9: Subsection 8(a): Paragraph 15
[14:21] <Sylocat> I wonder what Master Pharoh 90 is going to turn out to actually BE
01[14:21] <Froborr> Yeah.
01[14:21] <Froborr> I was kind of intrigued a few episodes ago by the implication that the Witches 5 were Sailor Scout equivalents for another star system that died, but they don’t seem to have gone with it.
01[14:22] <Froborr> Too bad, I kind of like the idea of a team vs. team conflict instead of team vs. single main villain with minions.
01[14:22] <Froborr> Team vs hierarchy, I guess?
[14:22] <Sylocat> Yeah… they had that going for a while, but now the Scouts are all one big happy family again
[14:22] <Sylocat> Well, sort of
01[14:24] <Froborr> I didn’t so much mean internal conflict within the scouts, more scouts vs. a villain team that parallels them.
[14:24] <Sylocat> Oh, I know