You’ve got it rough when your crush prefers someone who isn’t even conscious to you.
|The countdown till the end of the series continues and of course the burning question on our minds! When will Kirito save Asuna? Lately it seems like he is always getting sidetracked in his true quest, but whatever, I am sure he will save her soon! So what are your thoughts this week, Overcooled?|
|I don’t even know if I can gather my thoughts, I’m still pretty depressed that we had to use the tentacles tag for this show TWICE. I want to cry. Just….just go! Start the post!|
Surprise Hospital Quest
Foshizzel // Boy there were some shocking developments this week! Just kidding there really wasn’t much going on aside from Sugu who decided to tag along while Kirito took a trip to the hospital to visit Asuna, but I think we all know why. I think Sugu just wanted to check out her competition for Kirito’s heart-o! Just kidding if anything curiosity got the better of her; however I just can’t understand why these two have not figured out they have been questing together in ALfhiem Online this whole time! SERIOUSLY how dense are these siblings? Then again I KNOW why because the creators want something dramatic to happen later on which is kind of lame. That means we are going to have to sit through some forced drama later on? No thanks! Been there done that with similar arcs in the past.
There was also something else mentioned on the bus ride to the hospital. Apparently all of the surviving students of the SAO incident went to the same school because they missed over two years of school?! Why the hell wasn’t that animated? I would have loved to see that kind of real world arc, but that would have been like three episodes about Kirito getting a harem in real life right? Anyway part of me died laughing when Kirito said he had some “physiological problems” from my point of view it doesn’t appear he had much of that besides his short breakdown in his bedroom; however magically he is fine next time we see him. I suppose fans of the anime series won’t really know how screwed up he was after beating the game huh? Still, I wouldn’t put it past the creator to make our main hero immune to having any serious emotional issues because he is such a bad ass…
Overcooled // The romance drama continues! Suguha probably thought she could come to terms with her feelings for Kirito by seeing Asuna, but it just makes matters worse. Even though she sees him clearly in love with her, she can’t extinguish her feelings so easily. It’s kind of sad that she has to hide her feelings since they won’t be returned and act happy for her brother’s sake, and we really see just how much of a toll that’s taking on her this week. She’s been very discreet about it until now (now being her breakdown in the inn where she bawls her eyes out). The sad thing is that as Kirito shuns her in the real world, so does his player online. It’s like everyone she meets already has someone important in their lives. Of course, they’re the same person, but it’s no fun for Suguha to have to always play second fiddle. I really hope she doesn’t try to confess in the game, only to get shut down. Twice. It might be better if her identity is kept a secret and the two of them never exchange real names. Kirito came close to figuring out what her sister was up to, but hasn’t seem to have twigged in to the fact that Leafa = Suguha yet. Whew.
Super Slimy Scientists
Foshizzel // Try saying that three times fast! While Sugu and Kirito visit Asuna in the hospital she manages to escape her giant birdcage and attempts to run away, but she enters a very odd room filled with virtual brains of some players all over the place, which leaves her to ask what the hell is going on here!? Simply put that room is the experiment room where Sugou can test out his evil memory altering plan…yeah…great job on the security buddy. As interesting as it was to watch her sneak around I just couldn’t help but face-palm because she had the perfect chance to escape the game, but of course we have to build up tension somewhere right? Now for the worst moment in Sword Art Online history aka random-attempted-tentacle–rape-scene-of-lame! Yes that whole scene was so freaking dumb; however almost every fantasy based anime series has some tentacle-rape-related-garbage so I wasn’t all that surprised to see such an event like that especially with Asuna.
SMELL YA LATER, FLOATING BRAINS.
Overcooled // Sugou’s eeeeeevil plan to transplant memories into players seems to be moving along smoothly. He seems to be working alongside some scientists in real life who are willing to be quiet about his unethical research methodologies. It’s not very surprising given how scummy they proved to be. They clearly don’t care about human beings, and are willing to sexually assault Asuna for a bit of off-duty fun. Sickos. But back to the memory-implantation experiment! It’s going well, although perhaps some people are trying to rebel and maintain their sense of what it real and what is fake. Those people are flagged for monitoring. In the end, I wonder what Sugou will use the results for. Would he use it on a wide scale to all of the players in Alfheim Online? If so, what would he use it to do? Make them buy his products? Form an army of reclusive gamers to take over Japan? He’s not the most practical person, so it’s hard to tell what he has to gain from this aside from forcing Asuna to love him.
I’m quickly running out of things to say about SAO since it has been rinsing and repeating the same themes and ideas over and over. I could lament over the use of tentacles, but that’s been done before. Kirito breaking the heart of a girl because he loves Asuna isn’t new either. Saving Asuna certainly isn’t new. I’m really tired of eating up the same story every single episode. I really don’t care about saving Asuna, or Suguha’s mixed feelings, or Kirito exposing Sugou’s evil deeds to the world. I’ve been worn out. I wish SAO ended with Kirito limping through the hospital hallways to Asuna, because at least it wouldn’t have a forced continuation. And you mean to tell me there is even MORE after this in the light novels? Man…that finale better be good….
Lately I have not been impressed with the recent episodes of Sword Art Online because it feels like they are dragging their feet at this point. Yeah, I know they are building towards something epic, but damn, it feels really slow. Maybe they are saving the best stuff for the ending? Anyway there were some alright things this week besides all of the terrible tentacles! Like the real world scenes? I really enjoyed watching those short moments with Sugu visiting Asuna in the hospital even though part of me feels sorry for Sugu because you know she is going to have her heart ripped out. Well we kind of already saw part of that with her breakdown in the inn with Kirito, but you have to wonder if maybe he already figured out her identity? I am sure he will play it off as “oh I had no idea.” Which will only make me roll my eyes…anyway did anyone else kind of laugh when Kirito took off after Yui detected Asuna in the area after Leafa clearly said there was an invisible wall blocking players? Then again leave it to the master of video games to break through that barrier because he is just so cool.
Who needs GPS when you’ve got Yui? She’ll track you down and make sure you’re still visiting Metanorn…:3