A fun, family-friendly puzzle called “what chemical did he slip into your drink?”
|Whew, sorry for being so late, guys! All of the shows I blog essentially air on the same day, and I had to prioritize SAO and Kuroko no Basuke since those are all tag team posts. I can usually manage even though they all come out at once, but I was at my limit trying to study and blog. Too stubborn to take a break or ask someone to cover for me, I waited until I was done my test and not dying in slow motion to begin writing about this week’s episode. Basically: I HAD A REALLY GOOD REASON FOR BEING LATE, WHAT MORE DO YOU VULTURES WANT FROM ME?!?!|
Do you remember the original goal of the Orpheus Order? They first appeared on the roof and took turns degrading Kaito for throwing away his Orpheus Ring. The goal of The Order was to distribute Rings to all of mankind to bring humanity to the next level much faster by increasing their intelligence. Humans are always striving to be smarter, and this would be such an easy solution. Orpheus Rings could be given to children with learning disabilities to help them in school or to scientists working on the cure for cancer to potentially speed up the process. It was grand, world-encompassing scheme that was almost believable, expect for the tiny caveat that everyone with a Ring goes batshit insane. But The Order didn’t really know that, so they figured they were justice and Kaito was some evil force opposing them.
Do you remember that? I sure didn’t until this week’s episode. The entire season has been selfish whining about how Kaito didn’t compliment their puzzles and other trivial nuisances. Long gone was the intent to improve humanity! Freecell was all about his own promise with Kaito, and everyone else started chiming in with their own reasons to antagonize Kaito. The overarching goal was forgotten entirely, and creating new Rings seemed to be just for the purpose of helping Freecell exact his revenge. I didn’t mind that things turned away from giving Rings to all of humanity into petty catfights, because Phi Brain does this kind of melodrama well. It just fits. Haven’t we all been tearing our hair out over what the hell happened in Freecell past and what is actually the equivalent of a bad acid trip mussing up his memories? It’s been a fun ride.
But now things are shifting back to involving the entire world again, and it didn’t seem to fit. Klondike may have been stringing those people along, but his speech felt so out of place and stupid that I would have facepalmed if I wasn’t drinking tea at the time. Phi Brain isn’t the place for making statements about the society we live in and corrupt businesses taking all the profits for themselves. I also really don’t like Klondike, which makes any scene with him all the more painful to watch.
TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKS I GIVE
Klondike is basically a typical villain who has no personality aside from “being a villain.” I really don’t want him to be the final boss Kaito faces off against, because he’s lame and entirely nonthreatening. Even though he owned Kaito despite never solving a puzzle before, I can’t seem to feel any fear of him. He’s too average! Yet he’s still a big threat, as he’s managed to harness Kaito’s puzzle-solving power into his Ring. I don’t know if he drained all of Kaito’s puzzle-solving abilities or just kind of borrowed a flash of intelligence. What do you think that flurry of rainbow miasma could possibly mean for Kaito? and for Klondike? One thing is for sure – it let him activate Phi Brain mode. If it sapped Kaito of his abilities, then it could very well be Freecell or Rook who defeats him in order to get his powers back. I’m hoping Kaito is fine though. The last time he couldn’t solve puzzles I wanted to blow my brains out =_=
All in all, I wasn’t a big fan of this week’s episode. It had a character I dislike doing dumb things with derp animation. It was pretty low quality this week, unfortunately. I will say that this week’s puzzle was actually really clever. It wasn’t the most exciting to watch, but I like the thinking involved to solve it. Kaito, being an avid puzzle-solver, made a tricky maze using his best Giver skills. Klondike, who doesn’t seem to know his own arse from a rubix’s cube, made a bunch of walls in a random pattern. Kaito tried to solve it like a normal maze, until he realized that Klondike soullessly put up some walls to trap Kaito. It was an interesting turn of events. Still, not very riveting to watch a little hoverdisc float around. Clever, but kind of “meh” to watch.
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Preview: Jikukawa returns, hopefully with more useful information than which brand of apple juice tastes the best. Doubt and Pinochle also seem to be playing the role of helpful agents, and seem to be tracking the getaway coptor. As Kaito and friends plan a counterattack to a man who can just suck up your brain power, Freecell challenges him head on. A lot seems to be going on…
I don’t know what you mean by “not dressed appropriately for a desert.”