2x the kidnapping, 2x the fun!
I’m feeling the aftermath of being sick and not resting now. I slept for over 12 hours today and have been craving oranges and their precious supply of vitamin C. I’m eating whole ones in 2 bites now. Aside from being sick, I used today to catch up on anime (and study, but that’s not interesting). One of those anime being FRACTALE. You see how I transitioned into talking about Fractale? Huh? CLEVER, RIGHT? …..Okay, yeah, I’ll get to the summary -_-
In the aftermath of the Lost Millenium vs the Priestess Group, Phryne sees Clain and Nessa calling out to her. During the chaos of the civilians awakening from their trance, the Lost Millenium group use smoke bombs to retreat back into their ship. Enri’s brother even manages to snatch up Phryne into the airship. Having no choice but to scram, Clain and Nessa escape into the airship too.
It was a successful raid overall, but that doesn’t mean it went perfectly. Enri bawls over the death of Butcher, while Clain doesn’t feel bad for them. A bunch of murderers, the lot of them. So he sneaks off and goes to untie Phryne to free her…even though they’re in the air and they’re stuck there anyways. It goes just about as bad as things could possibly go: she slaps him, gets mad at him for waking up Nessa, and then proves her hate for Nessa when the poor thing can’t even properly give her a sissy punch. Enri’s brother, Sunda, steps in to question her since Clain’s rescue isn’t really going so hot.
2x the abuse is….well, it’s not 2x the fun unless you’re a masochist.
Phryne doesn’t really answer any questions, but she’s not shy about stating her dislike of the Fractale system. Sunda seems to know most of her story anyways, so he’s patient enough to let her brood over whether or not to join their rebellion. They lock her up again (while Clain and Nessa roam free) once they land back at the village and have their funeral for Butcher. Nessa sings the Temple Priestess song, which is pretty inappropriate considering they just slaughtered a bunch of them a few moments ago. So when a little kid tries to copy her, Sunda practically disintegrates her with his laser-like stare and venomous tone. AND SHE’S SO CUTE TOO.
WANTED: every one of those stupid rebels, even if they’re only 5 years old and we’ve never seen them before! OKAY, IT IS TIME TO BOMB THE VILLAGE NOWS! Well, looks like Nessa and Clain chose a good time to escape again since everyone is busy fighting for their lives again. No one wants to have to deal with battle priests. Not onle do they rape little boys, but they have lasers!
Clain sees Phryne escaping from her prison and runs off to help her. Nessa isn’t buying it though. She hates the brown-haired girl with a passion. Clain leaves her to help Phryne, who is still pretty cold. She didn’t think anyone would be able to open Nessa, which is why she dumped the data on him like a safety deposit box. No one would think some dorky kid would have it, right? Once she’s done being a bitch, she hops on a motorcycle and leaves him behind.
This is why you check your side view mirrors
Clain pulls a Sonic the hedgehog and jumps onto her bike. Now it’s his turn to let loose a torrent of emotions on her about how she left all of a sudden without a word, leaving him just one thing and expecting him not to do anything about it. Phryne has another mood swing and asks him if he loves her. He doesn’t have time to respond though, as the priests are right on their heels.
Between a rock and a hard place, quite literally, they’re forced to listen to some weird guy act all mighty about their “inevitable” capture. Phryne just goes into badass mode and drives OVER A CLIFF. AWWW YEAAHHH. She lands right on the airship, which is escaping at that exact moment. Sure, she is essentially being re-kidnapped, but she seems to prefer these goons over the priests. I don’t blame her. As for Nessa, she’s staying un-kidnapped for now. Which makes me sad, because I love Nessa. T_T
Nessa’s Hidden Techniques:
Nessa’s forbidden technique! OVARY CRUSH!
Nessa’s forbidden technique #2! Piggyback ride of peril!
NESSA’S ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE! SAD POUTY FACE!!!
End Thoughts: It looks like we’ve officially transferred over from “amusing meandering” into the “lofty adventure” territory. With increased pacing and action, things are really starting to pick up. It’s that kind of adventure that feels genuinely magical and filled with wonder…not some lame quest to find 7 gems/scrolls/seals/donuts. Things are starting to get a lot more serious now that Clain is in the heart of all this conflict. Instead of being neutral and just sort of being the kidnapee, he’s starting to form ideas of his own of what’s wrong or right.
I’m glad Phryne is back, even if she’s being a bit of a bitch. She has her motives, I’m sure, but no need to get huffy about someone tinkering with the data YOU gave them. Next time leave a “do not touch” post-it on it or something. I’m still confused why she helped with the ceremoney, and then refuses to go back to the Temple. She clearly wants to take down the Fractale system, but doesn’t want to co-operate with the Lost Millenium group. Maybe she’ll come around eventually, but she seems to have some very big goals in that mood-swinging little brain of hers. Her relationship with Nessa is very peculiar too.
Why would Phryne hate a doppel? It may be linked to someone she hates, but the girl who was with her (also Nessa) didn’t seem to have any sort of control over Clain’s Nessa. I was under the impression Nessa was special and didn’t have a real life counterpart, but for Phryne to hate her means that she would have had to known her before…right? Unless Phryne is just THAT kind of girl who can immediately hate someone because they “love love” <_< Nessa and Phryne are mysterious indeed.
I’m not sure if Sunda’s group are really just terrorists looking for change in the wrong way, but I like them. I want Clain and Phryne to help them in their anti-Fractale quest. Really, they don’t seem so bad at all. Can’t have a revolution without getting your hands dirty. I certainly wouldn’t side with those creepy priests though. Would you guys join the revolution with me? Yeah? DOWN WITH FRACTALE!!! See you next week, rebels.