|The previous week has been a wild one for A Certain Oppai LOLi, but more on that later. This week we continue with Better Goddesses and Dungeons, as Bell tries to listen to some sage advice and possibly survive as a result.|
Is it Wrong to Pick a Fight with a Washboard?
Hestia is all fired up!
So in the first couple of scenes, Bell has two very lovely ladies give him the best advice he could possibly listen to. Both pieces boil down to one very specific thing: don’t die. It sound’s like great advice, and not at all a hard rule of thumb to lose sight of, as lot’s of us manage to do it every single day. Of course, all of us aren’t dungeon crawlers by trade, so we can afford to watch Bell walk and even stumble around in his own boots. But it looks like his feet have been forced, and he has to stomp the best he can.
Ada Ada! Dinner and a show…
We can leave Bell alone for a minute, as the main thrust of this episode was the Business of the Gods. While it is technically true that they have stepped down from the higher planes of existence, and those actions meant they were vastly powered down, they still possess all the charm, attitude, and influence they had from those old times. Freya as the goddess of beauty must be rather bored of all the attention she has traditionally been getting. This looks to be something of the cause for her setting her sights on one of her sister god’s Familia; yearning for the challenge of the object you can’t readily have. It’s a plot that Loki has seen, and is not at all happy with. But count on the squabble. It was a sight to see both Loki and the LOLi at each other’s throats. It wasn’t about throats was it? This suggests both the past and the possible future. Hestia was very upfront asking some personal business about Aiz. It didn’t win her any points with the chippai redhead.
The power of the ORZ!
But for all that bluster between deities and demigods, the real thrust of the story is between Hephaistos and Hestia. I felt very sorry for our featured goddess again in her feelings towards Bell, as her attitude is so downward turned. She is very harsh on herself, claiming he does everything for her, and she does nothing for him. That didn’t look like most of the first episode I watched; getting food for them both when he’s pulling in pennies, keeping the home fires burning. Perhaps she is feeling the pull of guilt. Not being a better positoned goddess for him to hitch his wagon is heavy on her mind. Adding to this, she is still very much obfuscating Bell’s growth in power, and that is in turn powered by jealousy over Aiz. So she relies on mysterious ways to push him forward, and remind him that he has great value to her as a person first, and Famila second. Plus she cannot seem to full identify his new skill to it’s fullest. Also, it was probably difficult to find the boy, but finding another doesn’t seem impossible. To me, that underlines his overall value to her, and her own personal hopes as well. In short they both mean the world to each other. Sounds like both gods and people never really change…
Now that’s a knife…
I also love Hephaistos as a character. I have a fond feeling for the Greek myth in particular ( I love steampunk, and in some fantasy-tech tropes he would be the go-to god), and her words and actions so far. You can tell she has a soft spot for Hestia, and perhaps loves her in her own way. But it is a tough love, and in a few sentences, Hephaistos gave us a ton of back-story on the oppai LOLi goddess. Hestia has been down, and didn’t quite manage to look up. It was gratifying to look at the forge-goddess as she came to see the Hestia she always wanted to see. How down and out has Hestia been before this? Did she ever appreciate mortals to begin with?
This ain’t monkey business
Which makes his actions at episodes end (oh a lovely chase in Daedalus’ maze) seem both rash, and the best thing he could do given the circumstances they find themselves in. Freya must have quite a bit in the bag to risk Bell in that fashion; either she has more control in the situation then we know, or she can revive him if things turn to the awful south. It’s that or the writers are playing Bond Villain/Joker is Still In Control in Jail, and they needed to live up to the adventure tag once per episode. Regardless it does make a stark contrast between the times they spent at play during the festival, and desperate straights. Also it underlines one key thing about the current Hestia Familia. They have the spark, they just both need to fan the flames.
A few extra party favors
I’m just gonna call this a bonus sexy metaphor…..
Gotta go with the classics
Uh oh, cliffhanger…
Oh, no. Did they just ratchet up the false tension by not letting Hestia give him the new knife. Yeah, I know, running, jumping, trying to not be monkey chow…yadda yadda yadda. “Here Bull-kun, it’s dangerous to go alone. Take this” would have taken all of five seconds. Tops. But I guess they have to save the great unveiling, and maybe complete the sexy metaphor, for a much bigger scene. All in the all the show is growing on me, and I’ve come to appreciate how the world works, from the gods, right down to the dungeon (ah, that still needs work). So, any takers on Syr and Freya being the same person?! C’mon….you know you see it…
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up a Goddess on Pixiv?
If you’ve been living under a rock, then…come out…that’s no place to live. You’re missing out on the internet stuffs. Even if you only frequent the anime portions of social media for the briefest of excursions you’ve seen this. The Hestia Explosion. Some find terror in it…while other’s just keep adding to the pile. But regardless, isn’t it nice to know the Oppai LOLi Goddess’ Familia is growing?