Rocking those sparkly fairy wings like a boss.
|With only one more episode to go how are we going to survive without Kirito, Asuna, Leafa and Yui!? I think we will be fine because all signs point toward a second season, but we still have to get through this episode! So what are your thoughts this week OC?|
|Let’s be honest…I’m 500% done with SAO, and I just want this show to be over. After episode 25, I don’t think I’m going to touch the VN or season 2 (if it’s announced). SO DONE. But we’re in the final stretch, so bailing now as the finale is approaching is pointless. This week’s penultimate episode was not what I was expecting at all, and I’m curious to see how everyone felt about it.|
You have been BANNED!
Fireworks for all!
Overcooled // Sugou was always a ridiculously evil and sleazy character. He waltzed right in and taunted Kirito by sniffing Asuna’s hair and rubbing his future marriage in his face. He’s been fondling Asuna at every chance he gets with a giant grin on his face. What I’m trying to say is that he was the lowest of the low right from the start. Somehow, episode 24 finds a new sub level below that and puts an obscene amount of effort into making Sugou the most detestable life form on the planet. It is like they threw together every trait a villain ever possessed, threw it into a melting pot, and then made Sugou from it. He tortured Kirito, revealed his plan for world domination and molested Asuna all while cackling like a rabid hyena. You cannot get more evil than that! It was just too much. I couldn’t believe they thought he would be a compelling villain when he’s so uninspiring. Over-the-top villains can work. That’s the bread and butter of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, after all. But SAO has no idea how to properly handle characterizations, so it feels forced.
Thankfully, he dies pretty quickly. The showdown is mostly cringe-worthy monologues and Asuna getting her clothes ripped off, but he dies in the end. Kirito pulls the power of Kayaba Akihiko out of his ass and saves the day. The dude isn’t even alive, and he’s almost as much of a villain as Sugou is in my mind. Now he’s Kirito’s saving grace all of a sudden? *sigh* Well, at least they found a way to log Asuna out safely since actually beating Sugou in battle wouldn’t actually do anything since he’s the GM. I guess Sugou is alive, but just in a LOT of pain from the pain absorber being turned down.
Time to Save the Princess
Foshizzel // Last time Kirito and Yui got through the wall of crazy raid level bosses and reached the next room with the power of hacking! Which I will totally admit seeing Yui bust through the walls with her power was kind of awesome and yes her hug with Asuna was nice for a random touching moment, but I knew they would be able to simply log out of the game that easily thanks to Sugou being a GM and all. Now this is where everything got strange, before the final fight even started Mr. Boss man used a brand new anti- gravity spell on Kirito which naturally shut him down and I knew he would stand up even with a big ass sword stick in his chest. I have to ask why do all the SAO villains suck at being EVIL?! Seriously all they ever do is stab Kirito and then WALK away from him. I think they need to go back to super villain school and learn how to finish off your rival, but hey I know Sugou had other things on his mind like molesting Asuna after ripping her top off and licking her tears…yeah…that dude is totally insane! Thankfully Kirito used Heathcliff’s access codes which allowed our hero to basically become a temporary GM. Did anyone else notice that Kirito seemed to be enjoying himself a bit much when he sliced and diced Sugou up into tiny pieces? Sure that guy did all kinds of dirty things to Asuna in the game and in the real world…wait what am I even saying? Screw that dude! I am glad he got royally owned.
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Admiring his boob jiggle physics engine
Overcooled // I feel like a bitter old lady when I say this, but I really feel like I don’t like a lot of the characters anymore. I’m sick of them. Asuna in particular seems like an entirely different person to me in this arc. I liked how in SAO she could hold her own and fight, but all she does in ALO is sit in a cage and get molested. She still tries to escape, but I wish she had more of a hand in fighting and not just being rescued by Kirito. Leafa has the same problem of very rarely engaging in battles, except for random enemies or mobs. Kirito can’t manage to share the spotlight for even a second to let someone else kick some ass. I can’t even think of a single fight that didn’t have Kirito in it. Moving back to Asuna, she’s more like the stay-at-home mom now. She’s only there for romance stuff now instead of fighting. Oh Asuna, I hope in whatever new game Kirito starts to play that you actually get the chance to not be a level 1 fairy sex slave in a cage so you can kick butt. Being stuck as a prize at the end is no fun.
I was waiting all this time for an epic final battle, and it never came. Am I too gullible? I guess Kirito’s journey to the top of the World Tree was really the main event. This means episode 25 will end on the most anti-climactic of notes with some sappy scenes and perhaps some cliffhanger about this seed. I really don’t care about Asuna and Kirito getting back together, so I’m really not looking forward to the next episode if it’s going to be all about her waking up to see him for the first time in real life. Episode 24 is one of my least favourite of the entire series, so I’m afraid I may leave the series with a very bitter taste in my mouth. I think I was lost when Sugou started slurping up tears like a smoothie. Ugghh.
Well that was a strange little episode! Not a lot really happened this week besides Kirito and Yui saving Asuna and the final showdown between Kirito and Sugou, but I already knew that was going to happen because we were building towards the main event between those two. Honestly though can we even call that a showdown? I don’t think Sugou even knows how to fight without using his crazy ass GM powers to create his own spells…then again Kirito used Heathcliff’s passwords and pushed Sugou back to a lower level, but of course I don’t think he wanted a fair fight with some jerk who messed around with Asuna’s body in both worlds practically EVERYDAY! Thankfully Kirito watched Asuna log out before he did and I was screaming at my computer like YOU BETTER NOT LOG OUT BEFORE SHE DOES. So what happens now? I mean surely we have not seen the last of Sugou, I have a feeling he will pop up next time to screw everything up for Asuna and Kirito.
Final boss: Yui-chan?!?!?! Stay tuned next week to find out how she defeats Papa Kirito with her secret technique!