Actually, I don’t know why they call it “Christmas” in Sauville since the official language is supposed to be French so it should be called “Noël” instead but…
OMG, WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! ;_______________________;
Well, to be honest, I wouldn’t have this story any other way than how the author has written it. Shichika was able to fight against the true “Japan’s Strongest Swordsman”, his sister, who was given a satisfying role and death while having one of the better, nicely balanced complexities in character over the entire cast. Still, it was sad to see her die, even though that made her happy…cuz Shichika lost his sis! How can I not be sad for him?! *cries for Shichika* TT___________TT
Getting back to more of that later, for me, this is undoubtedly the best episode of them all and it won’t be topped until probably the last one. The previous episodes I’m more than content with but episode 7 (argh, this number!) draws us back to the near-start of this sword hunt, piles some family drama and angst on it, and partially concludes the Yasuri-family business’s way of doing things with what else other than SIBLING FIGHT!! (omg, we actually got action in this one). …And then topped off with a sense of utter helplessness cuz “THIS IS HOW IT WAS DONE IN THE OLD DAYS, KIDS!” kind of deal.
Uargh. *sniff* I think I’m going to be a crying mess while referring back to that all throughout the post so mind as well start.
Late post is majorly late. Oh well. I was very preoccupied. /P
That being said, as much as I looked forward to every Gaiden episode, the excitement started to wane after OVA 2. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because the preview for the last one was already indicating that Hei and Yin were going to split up (somehow) in this episode? I dunno. It still left me very sad, though.
Y U DO DISSSSSSSSSSSS, BONESSSSSSSSSS?!?!?!?!?!? ;________________________;
In any case, I cut back on the number of screencaps
after having such a trouble with them so I can get this post done quickly as I do not have a lot to say since it’s pretty predictable from this point. Unless you haven’t watched season 2 yet, then…well, beware of spoilers.
Ah, a little late today because I woke up late. Then again, the torrent was late, too. :/
Well, yea, first of all, Happy 4th of July, Americans! :D
I’m currently at home alone cuz I decided not to go out with my family so I’ll probably be spending the rest of my evening doing either blogging, hwk, or some other stuff.
As for the episode, there is a lot to cover but I think this might have ended up shorter than my usual ones. I give reasons as to why somewhere in the middle of my review so I won’t explain them here. But before I get into anything…
NOTE: I do NOT want people talking too much about chapter 42 on this post. I have a chapter review post coming up so save all your thoughts for that when it’s actually up. Keep to the topic of the episode. Any other too-irrelevant comments will be deleted. I seriously don’t have the patience to deal with the crazy fangirls who can’t learn to deal.
Romance is overrated.
(Sorry for the lateness. Apparently, WP had an issue with the content of my blog so I couldn’t post until it was resolved.)
*composes self* …Mmkay, things on twitter were so full of uber crack! spam that 7-san had to message me if he needed to
lock all our crazy fangirling in a cage box redirect everyone to iRC before twitter experienced a site meltdown…
Anyways, oho~…MVE is going to have a field day with this, alright (I swear, crack! is her caffeine and she’s awesome that way, lol). As for me?
Let’s just say I’ll be talking directly to a few of regular commenters in my post so if you feel left out, gomen, but I have to reference them cuz… JEEZUS CHRIST, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS SATELIGHT SMOKING?!
I am soooooooo sorry for the lateness, guys! Lots of things got in the way so please understand. And if you didn’t read my blog status update, just wanted you to know that I probably won’t have any time to respond to replies. I’ll try, though, but if I can’t, please don’t think I’m ignoring them or anything. I’m truly sorry! *bows* >.<
Y’know, I never considered 7 a lucky number or anything but I didn’t think it was a bad number either. I’m just not fond of it. But wow, circumstances like to prove my whacked up theories right sometimes. Two 7s in this episode number. Hmm, ok, if that’s how life wants to play with me, fine. 7 just ain’t my lucky number.
(7-san, if you happen to read this, I honestly mean no offense. >.<)
WARNING: Mature/PG-13 talk ahead! o.O; …And of course, that includes some cuss words as well.
But enough about that so let’s just get our angsting and crying done and over with. ;A;