Me! I’ve been into MLP since I was a kid. :D
something pretty quick, just because I wanted to express how much I’ve been enjoying Super Hero Time lately! It’s been a while since I’ve really loved and looked forward to both halves of it and I just, I’m just happy about it okay.
(most of my feelings can be summed up as “king no your hair is terrible, what is that even supposed to be”)
Mami! I wish there’d been more of her in the series. :( I mean yeah she got a surprising amount of screentime considering, but I love her and want more of her anyway.
(also her theme music is best, you can’t deny it)
eta: I swear this seemed shorter when I was typing it all up I am so sorry
I am super happy with it so far! That surprises me because it’s a lot darker than I had anticipated (that premise sounded pretty cracktastic); I had expected it to be a lot closer in tone to Fourze and I was a little worried when I heard they were going pretty dark, because I don’t tend to like the edgier Riders. BUT all the fruity dancing samurai awesomeness aside, I really really really really really really like where they’ve been doing with it! Did I mention I love this show? Because I love this show.
I don’t know if the Madoka vibes I’m getting are really evident or just because it’s the same writer, but I’m seeing a lot of parallels in a really good way (Kouta’s “being a superhero isn’t fun anymore and I’m going to get myself killed oh god” breakdown was a fantastic character moment, especially contrasted with Micchi being borderline-idealistic and Kaito doing it out of pure competitive spite and god only knows what’s up with Takatora and man the way this series is going these characters are going to be put through the wringer and I will love every moment of it, I lost my point somewhere in here I’m sorry). It doesn’t feel like they’re going for a deconstruction of the genre like Madoka was, but at the same time it seems they’re looking to do something that deals more with how the characters actually handle their powers and the pressures of this hinted-at-larger-plot that they’ve all kind of jumped into without understanding, with the actual plot itself as more of a secondary focus. That’s not new to Riders, other series have done that before, but it looks like they’re taking it in a bit of a unique direction and I’m excited to see where they go!
All that said…the story is ridiculously odd and confusing, there’s a LOT of motifs going on that don’t seem to be meshing well, and I still feel like the Invesse battles don’t really fit into the world. I’m not too bothered though — we’re only three episodes in and it’s supposed to have a lot of long overarching plots instead of neatly wrapped-up two-episode arcs like we’re used to, so I’ll give it a while to get its bearings there. (besides, Decade is still one of my favorite series and god knows that was a laughable mess in the story department. As I’ve said before, I prioritize characters way over plot, so Gaim is a nice change for me from Wizard, which had a coherent and interesting storyline but the two dullest and most boring main characters in existence. NOT THAT I’M BITTER.)
tl;dr I am enjoying it, thank you!
ohhh man it’s been ages since I’ve seen that movie, I barely remember most of it! (I admit to missing a lot because I’m a big giant chicken and I covered my eyes during a good chunk of it. I’m…not good with body horror, even ’80s special-effects body horror. /)_(\) It’s weird because I was literally just thinking about it the other day; the prequel’s supposed to be good and I was sort of thinking of watching it, but if I had problems with the first one then I probably shouldn’t. :’D
(John Carpenter’s THE THING: THE MUSICAL is the greatest thing in the world though)
Yep! At the moment they’re less concerned with the ethical and magical implications of a semi-omnipotent embodiment of chaos messing with their genes, and more with “holy butts I can fly/shoot lasers out of my forehead”. :B
The ones from Moonstuck are Sunshine (eyepatch) and Meadowlark; the guys from Slice are Barry (the pirate) and Dave. Because no matter where you go, there’s always some guy named Dave.