We all know that feel…
Last time, I said episode 3 was the best to date. Not to be outdone, this week’s episode does it again! But hey, if Watamote keeps getting better with each passing week, it might just become my favorite show this season. Not that it’s very far from that point right now.
Lurking and Wet Dreams
We’ve always wondered why Tomoko always looks so dreary with those bags under her eyes. Now, we have our answer: she spends her nights lurking on the internets until the wee hours of the morning. An unsurprising revelation, knowing her otaku tendencies. Except this time her night is particularly… tumultuous. After clicking on a rather dubious ad, Tomoko attempts to have a wet dream by sleeping facedown. It doesn’t go well. Instead of having a pleasurable experience she is instead stuck with horrifyingly psychedelic nightmares, and the only bed wetting from her is her profuse sweating (and maybe a bit of drooling).1 In perspective, I guess objects turning into their respective written characters isn’t that crazy, but I’d certainly wake up with a raised eyebrow if I ever had such a dream. Not that I’d ever want to have one like that in the first place. Anyway, come morning Tomoko is understandably exhausted. She pretty much passes out with her eyes open during a short quiz in class, but at least it apparently gave her the erotic dream she tried so hard to obtain. Lesson learned? Sleeping around boys will give you hot sexy dreams.
What? She looks just fine!
Now refreshed and fully awake, Tomoko again directs her attention towards the “popular” chicks. This time, they are complaining about molesters on trains. This provides us with yet another glimpse into Tomoko’s twisted mind, as she gets it into her head that being molested by strangers in crowded trains is a sign of a girl’s attractiveness. Yeah, I don’t think I even need to explain how messed up that is. Of course, Tomoko isn’t getting assaulted any time soon (for obvious reasons), so she gets off this dangerous train of thought by brushing her lack of victimization off as a result of her overwhelming attractiveness. Apparently even molesters realize she’s way out of their league. Again, more delusions, but at least she isn’t actively seeking sexual assault. But just when we think she’s safe from herself, real danger strikes our unsuspecting hero! That’s right, stuck in a crowded train, Tomoko feels a certain hard object force its way between her legs! Let me stop for a moment to say that sexual misconduct is no laughing matter, but somehow Watamote manages to make it strangely humorous as Tomoko apologizes profusely for wishing to be molested. Even as I stifled my giggles, I couldn’t help but feel so guilty for laughing at the situation.
Back to the matter at hand, it turns out Tomoko’s offender is no more than a wooden sword wielded by a girl presumably in the kendo club. The relief of tension from this revelation was simply unbelievable; it’s like we’re finally justified in our enjoyment of Tomoko’s misfortune here. Which, I again stress, would have been no laughing matter if the hard wood between her legs had in fact been of the *ahem* human kind. I can only say that this was a masterfully dangerous yet hilarious scenario the author has managed to conjure up. Truly, a stroke of sick genius.
Rest in peace, cute panties. o7
Getting over her ordeal, Tomoko again listens in on the popular chicks to hear them discussing revealing cute swimsuits. After a bit of mental grumbling, she somehow segues into the topic of cute panties. Specifically: the price tag on the panties determines the attractiveness of the wearer. Thus begins yet another ill-begotten adventure as Tomoko enlists Yuu’s aid to purchase the “right” panties for her. How Yuu even tolerates the nonsensical whims of her friend baffles me, but I suppose it goes to show the strength of the bond between the two, even if they’ve come to walk markedly different paths. A few perverted delusions of lusting after her friend later, Tomoko has the next best thing to the perfect pair of panties for her: the perfect pair of panties for Yuu. But when she gets home, Tomoko makes the mistake of getting on the wrong side of her brother. Let’s just say the pricey undies don’t last very long.
You do have a guy who cares about you after all.
As a final point, we are at long last introduced to the final member of the Kuroki household: the father. He makes only a very brief appearance near the end of the episode, but boy did it leave an impression on all of us (especially him). Walking in on your daughter passed out from masturbating to erotic games? Awkwarddddd. At least the guy took it in relative stride, I suppose. And to be fair, Tomoko wasn’t really getting busy in her room, but she certainly made it look that way. I must say that she brought this on herself yet again though, as she herself already noted how bad it would look if anyone saw her with the combination of “massager” and BL game.
So yeah. Another hilarious episode which manages to one-up the previous. Is there no limit to how high (or how low, if you think about it) Watamote can go? My initial concern from before the season was that this show might end up being repetitive and boring, but that hasn’t happened yet. Heck, it only feels like we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s in store for the poor girl. Anyway, I’ll leave you guys with some food for thought while we wait for the next episode: it seems an increasing number of gags are taking place while Tomoko is unconscious. Take that as you will.
1Hey, at least she didn’t piss herself.