I don’t know how coherent I will when writing this, since all I can think about is getting LittleBigPlanet 2 tomorrow. Apparently, I’m getting it as an early present so I am a bit…anxious. I kind of just want to skip today and wind up in tomorrow with the game already in my hands so I can play it. For now, I must get all homework and posts out of the way!
Yep, a red-head really did pop out of nowhere. If that wasn’t freaky enough, she is out of her ever-loving mind. She switches from tears to happy to PET MY HEAD OH MY GOD TOUCH ME TOUCH ME in a matter of minutes, before racing downstairs to greet his parents. Worried about the sudden amount of girls coming and going from his room, they tell him to return Nessa to Phryne immediately.
Clain has no idea where Phryne is, so he starts biking towards a town with a Security office to drop the little firecracker off. Despite being a doppel, she seems to be able to touch Clain just fine. In fact, she does it a lot, insisting that he touches her. Sounds creepy in writing, but it’s actually adorable how she’s amused even by being able to touch his hand.
After the scenic bike ride, they arrive in a very quiet town. As Clain is explaining how everyone are hikikomori, Nessa runs off to a giant clock tower. Clain doesn’t manage to stop her, so they both end up at the top looking at the city below them. I don’t know about you, but heights SCARE ME, and not having a railing or anything to stop me from dying would terrify me. They’re not up there for long though. Nessa spots a trailer park and dashes off to make fun of the rednecks.
*sniff sniff* Wow, you smell purdy
A future where white trash trailers are now the new home of choice is a strange future indeed. Nessa curiously sticks her nose into everyone’s business, which causing umbrellas to rocket into the sky, robots to dance and computers to crash. It’s all good fun for Nessa until they chase after her with death threats, at which point Clain has to drag her away. He’s just about had it with babysitting for the day, and not even Nessa’s adorable smile and “my home is with you~” comment can change his mind. When Nessa sees that he can’t touch her anymore, she ends up agreeing to go to the Security office.
Clain drops her off without much thought (but we all know he’s going to come back. -_-) and heads for his bike. His bike is completely disassembled when he finds it. He is subjected to taunting by the lame villains of the show, who carry him away and into a cellar without much protest at all. o_o From there, he is questioned by the big brother of the group (who seems more competent) about Phryne and the trailer incident. He says he doesn’t know, and they let him go. Um, what? You guys aren’t very good interrogators, villains or stalkers…
They follow him home, much to Clain’s distaste, but he just ignores them. Afterall, it’s not like he’ll lead them to Phryne or Nessa when he honestly has no clue where they are. He feels lonely, so he researches “touch doppels” to try and find out what Nessa is. They exist, but were designed to be sex toy. The odd thing is, the only way to touch them is to transfer your own data into the doppel first. Clain never did that, so how could she touch him?
OHMIGAWD I TOUCHED A GIRL, I’M A PERVERT
Clain’s parents try to discretely ask him why he’s banging so many girls all of a sudden, to which he rebels and makes them disappear. Regretting his decision to leave Nessa, he starts running back to the city at full speed until he can’t run anymore. As soon as the prayer starts, he thinks about his wish…and then Phryne appears coming over the hill running towards him. They hug, laugh, and make up instantly. It’s probably the most adorable thing you’ll see all day.
Never able to stay still for too long, Nessa bounds off towards a suspicious looking chest…and triggers a pitfall. Yes, they really got tricked by a hole in the ground. The hole is lined with a net, allowing Team Rocket to just scoop them up up and away without any worries of escape. Okay, so maybe they’re not so bad at being evil.
Hidden Data Files:
I’M GONNA JUMP! REALLY! I’M GONNA DO IT! I…HEY DON’T WALK AWAY!!!
OH BOY! Let’s go to “Ryams”!
What blends in with rocks? I KNOW, LEAVES!!!
EVERYONE RUN, IT’S A MUTANT BABY WITH A GIANT HEAD!
End Thoughts: Fractale feels like a slice-of-life show, even though it’s not. It’s relaxing, oddly uplifting, and beautiful. The world they’re in is nothing short of gorgeous. Did you see the little stream of water? THAT WAS THE SEXIEST STREAM I’VE EVER SEEN. The sky is another beautiful thing. Watching Phryne appear out of nowhere and tacklehug Clain during a sunset was surprisingly heartwarming despite having only met her. Fractale gives off a really unique feel when you watch it, it’s hard to describe…but I like it.
Nessa has all the aspects of an annoying character: she’s loud, childish, hyper and capricious. That being said, she somehow manages to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. She is always happy, and watching her joy is somehow really calming. You know when something good happens to someone and you’re happy for them? It’s like that, constantly, for Nessa. Except nothing happened to her, she’s just easily amused. SO CUTE, NESSA-CHAN~
Nessa also provides a good vehicle to get an outside view similar to the present day view into this strange future world. Where everyone else is like “Oh, living alone and not having a home is so convenient!”, Nessa is the only one to question it. While the technology take-over has good intentions, I really don’t know if making a doppel do everything for you is all that beneficial. What’s the point of life if you don’t experience it firsthand? I hope they go more in-depth with this topic of “how far is too far?” with technology immersion.
Another thing I want to see more of is NESSA. Not just her cute cutesy cuteness, but what the hell she is. She can not only touch people, but she can touch doppels. She came out of nowhere, and is potentially a doppel of Phryne. There is also still the mystery of who these priestesses are, how they’re related to Phryne, and what this key to the world is. As relaxing as this show seems, a LOT is actually going on! I can’t wait to see what happens next.