Rangers, Sentai Warriors, and...Wait, They're Not Them? Rika Liveblogs Vs. Super Sentai Vs. Power Rangers!
So Sean and I facebook chat before he wrote the chapter, and he said that he was planning on having Ako whack Gai on the head with a frying pan because he was smoking. I said it was anti-feminist (very cliched), and logically, Ako probably wouldn't even have a frying pan. Looks like Sean didn't listen to me.
...I suppose you're right. But that still doesn't change the fact that he always used "said". Which, admittedly, is the least of the fic's problems.
...oh. Well, sorry about the whole thing.
Nah, that's okay. I was just thankful that I remembered that little tidbit.
Go-ranger (the first Sentai series) ran for more than 1 year, so that technically makes it 37 years. But it's easier to say 35 years, without going into explanations.
Can't wait for the next chapter. I wonder how things will go from here...
I just wonder how long until Tranza breaks down... Heh, should be soon... I hope you continue. I think the next chapter will be a big one... Big in mindfuckery and you probably are going to need to dye your wall in a deeper crimson. Good luck.
The answer? Hell no. And here's why.
Unlike most of the actors, yes, it's true that Rick did change his act. But he did it ever
so slightly. I still remember him making a couple of dumbass tweets on his Twitter last year. Around September 11th, even.
To my knowledge, one of the offensive tweets was deleted, but the other one presumably still remains. (I haven't really looked at his Twitter ever since that incident.) Because of those tweets, my respect, slowly gained around the time he appeared in the 2012 Power Morphicon, just evaporated.
And no, I'm not going to share what, exactly, was included in the dumbass tweets.
As far as I'm concerned, by typing those things, that, to me, does not really constitute him as a true hero. Or, at the very least, someone who should even appear on my liveblog as a stand-in. (And yes, I know Deker isn't really a good guy, per se, but still
About the only mentions of Rick Medina that I'll ever make here are the dumbass tweets during my analyzing, and saying, "now, are we sure
this constitutes him as a true hero?" And yes, I know, people ain't perfect. But damn
, this will serve as a rebuttal to virtually why Cole's chosen.
Well there's no need to apologize. I was just saying that if you continue on, you'll find something that'll make you puke even further. I'm just saying good luck in facing that. You'll need that. And another set boozes.
Hey, no need to apologize. It's just one mistake, your snark and... ahem, entertaining suffering makes up for it (sorry).
Ack, and this is not the first time I misspelt someone's name (I misspelt "Nanam
i" as "Nanan
i", but I fixed that—I completely missed the name you were talking about). I'll fix that really quick.
And the one thing I have issues with, in regards to the whole "with great power comes great responsibility" thing, is that he did that twice
. I mean, granted, that entire statement is an overused phrase in general, yes, but...come on
I'm not going to lie. One of the main failures of this fanfic is the whole tendency
of most of the characters repeating stuff we've already known, or repeating some lines, almost verbatim. (For example, all the variations of "there's no sign of (villain team name here) anywhere, but we can't be too sure about it".) It's, like, one of my main pet peeves, the whole "hey, let's treat our audience like idiots/re-use lines because I'm lazy!" thing. It annoyed me when I was liveblogging The Prayer Warriors
, and it annoyed me here.
...and yeah, I don't know if I can watch Jetman
(provided that I find it on You Tube
or something along those lines), but you can go ahead and tell me anyway. (I think I may
know what you're talking about, but...hey, to be sure!)
And yes, I do realize that there's that bit of Akizuki not liking the Kalish era. But it was just so stupid
and OOC for Adam...what can you really say about that?
This is just a test. Real comment coming soon. TEST
Well, there's the torrent of subbed Jetman by Grown Ups In Spandex somewhere in the net, that I can say much. And believe it or not, the Comes Great Responsibility
stuff from Spidey was actually a Beam Me Up Scotty
issue. But even then, every iteration of Spidey adaptation usually get a different form, not just its bare form. Its usage of bare form (and TWICE, as you said. Or maybe THRICE or how many times later, when you read more of it, I dunno) is what I say unoriginality.
Yeah, now come to think of it I missed out those line repeats, but your liveblog really opened my eyes. And that's another downside of this fic.
That Jetman thing? All right, well seeing that the spoiler tag does not work here, I'll have to do something in order to prevent other innocent people get spoiled by that particular scene in Jetman.
-SPOILER WARNING STARTS HERE-
Well, Tranza at the end of his canon life, was backstabbed by Radiguet who managed to goad Ryu into an Enemy Mine
situation. Radiguet pretty much wrecked his mind and locked him into an insane, vegetative state that instead of getting killed, Tranza was admitted into an asylum. Well, in conjunction of this fic... you can have him make comparison which wrecks his mind more. Radiguet's assault... or this fic.
-SPOILER WARNING ENDS HERE-
And yes, as of Adam going like that, it's another act that the characters start becoming OOC just because they're transformed into an Author Tract
mouthpiece. For as much as Akizuki fanboys the Zordon era... he's as much as disrespecting the characters there. Completely annoying.
Do continue. When we reach certain chapters, I may be able to point out some things he changed originally. There's like... three things including the aforementioned 'Operation Suicide'. One of them including... a whooping arc/chapter where he butchers the Gokaiger canon (that he removed). Good luck.
Ah. That bit with Radiguet is almost exactly
what I expected. Almost, of course. (Read it on several Wikis.) I'm honestly kind of hoping that whatever I do, it's still a bit closer to his canon self, and one of the inspirations I've had on this one is another Complete Monster Its All About Me
type of villain: Ghetsis, since they're...kind of similar, minus that spoiler bit.
And with the spoiler bit, I was kind of thinking of making that darker. And yes, it's a spoiler to my own arc, but I was thinking of Radiguet saving one group of the All-Stars
, only to attack them and have some monsters control them in the hopes of not only breaking story!Rika, but also deplete his foes' lines. Because, with him creating the monsters, it's only a matter of time before he actually doesn't stay.
(But I'll make sure that he does
stay for the arc's finale. ;))
And good to know...and honestly? I wish
there was that "Operation Suicide" chapter, where I would have loved
to tear it apart. I'm not a fan of Operation Overdrive
. I didn't find it interesting. But upon reading the description of the chapter? Holy shit.
There are no words, really.
It's a sad commentary where I, a person who didn't watch much of the Kalish era, a person who did not care for Samurai
, manage to (so far) not bungle the actor representations nor the characters. :/
And I've actually seen bits and pieces of that...arc where Gokaiger
's philosophies, its canon, got destroyed until he deleted it. Also, thanks for the well-wishes.
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Well if you would have to notice, Akizuki has... aside of his Cole fetish, also has a Boukenger fetish. So I think that's why you see Satoru, Sakura, the Negative Syndicate members a lot, that 'Bulk and Skull gushing over Makino' scene and especially the most concentrated bash on Operation Overdrive. But most especially, he also has hots on ladies he refer as 'hot' and 'beautiful'. Like... Kimberly/Amy Jo Johnson, Sakura/Haruka Suenaga, Jasmine/Ayumi Kinoshita and Mako/Rin Takanashi. And possibly Nanami/Nao Nagasawa (Weird that of the PR gals, only Kim makes the pass!?). It REALLY gets problematic.
And... hah. That RINO lusting over Kimberly 'arc'. Brace yourself because it's just going to make you need a new shade of red for your wall. And you know what? RINO is not alone. Someone else will have such thing
. And it's not pretty. I'll let ya guess who's who later.
And yes, just like him being salty over Jetman!Gai dying, he's also pretty salty over Kim's Dear John Letter and the implications that she ended up with Skull. Since you're more a PR person, I'd like to ask how you personally felt about the Dear John Letter, and the Kim-Skull implication. What says you?
And speaking of Bulk and Skull... I think you better brace yourself when Spike (Skull's son who appears in Samurai) makes his appearance. His actions were like... wow, it's got to be seen to be believed, and a Sentai character suffer for it too. Again, better brace your mentalities.
Well enough about that, I'd like to say one thing in particular. As much as it often gets looked aside, I frickin' love
Goggle V. It's my first Sentai I watched, the plot's pretty simple and decent for its age (and it introduced Hirohisa Soda who'd make the Ur-Writing Formula of Sentai of the age, or whatever), and the weapons are pretty unique. Akizuki is just following the bandwagon of mistaking the team as a gymnastic team, but as even he could point out, the only gymnast in the team is Miki, they're pretty much simple "Group of people summoned by a science team to fight evil organization for the better future."
That's about it, thanks for listening, and keep this up!
...so he likes Boukenger
a lot? Not going to lie, I haven't noticed it. Which actually makes that "Operation Suicide" chapter a lot more disturbing. If I have to guess as to why
he wrote it, aside from it being a gigantic middle finger to everything Kalish (yes, he isn't perfect, but at least he tried), I would have to guess that, since Overdrive
is an adaptation of Boukenger
, it's a way of him saying, "how dare you, trying to ruin one of my favorite series!"
But I'm just speculating.
And yes, I did
notice his likings for female actresses. I've never understood the idea of only liking actors, be they famous or Z-list, Power Rangers or Super Sentai, based on their looks. Myself, whenever I like an actor or actress, it isn't based on looks, it's more based on the talent of the person and how they act behind the scenes.
About that "Kim/RINO arc"...honestly, this is one of those times where I don't need a shade of red on a wall, but rather gallons and gallons of Brain Bleach
. What I didn't say in the liveblog is that the entire thing reminded me so much of yet another
horrible fanfic, Agony in Pink
. (And no, I am not going to liveblog it ever.) And I did
take a glance at the future chapters, and...ugh. I just don't know.
How I personally feel about the "Dear John" letter? Well, as someone who doesn't ship all that often, while it can be interesting
that Kim did eventually marry Skull (in fact, if memory serves me right, they did consider making that canon), the letter...could have been handled differently, I think. It was just out of the blue. Or, better yet, have it offscreen, or not mention it at all. Then again, I could be wrong, since it's been ages
since I've watched Zeo
But with the whole Tommy/Katherine and Kim/Skull thing? I have no problems with it. I'd like to think that Skull, even behind his bullying in his early years, does have a heart of gold, and isn't a flunkie. Saying that he was an adult when he fell in love with her? Uh...what?
Why would you do that?
Oh, right, because it's a way of Akizuki trying to make things "better".
And ah, yes, I remember the whole Spike ordeal, a bit. I'll definitely
cover that one when we get to that path.
I've seen the trope page of Goggle V
, and it does sound really fascinating. The one thing I like about the team is the jewels, how it corresponds to some sort of ancient civilization for each team—that just sounds wicked cool! And with Miki being a gymnast, when I looked at that bit of Kimberly thinking about her, me tapping my fingers, and saying that I wouldn't mention it, well...I would have made a comment about Miki in the Toku Base Pantheon
, and there are some blurbs about her and Kimberly as well.
And thank you for not only the help, but also pointing out some stuff that's worth mentioning or I forgot. :)
Now I imagine Ryuuwon as Michal Jackson.
"Good luck" may be an understatement of the century. No, not just that. As the Nostalgia Critic once said, "understatement of the fucking millennium". In fact, that whole bit of the "detention center" thing? I already have words for it, about how much it shows the Sentai Warriors and, by extension, some of the Power Rangers characters.
Likewise, with RINO loving Kimberly? And yet another, similar thing that is also going to happen in the future? I have words for that as well. Let's just say that once I either cover the Maskman
arc or "Another Gai Appears!", I will make a huge analysis over the various Author Avatars, and why.
As for the All-Stars, they're scouting and training offscreen. I may intend for this arc, and this liveblog, to last until the end of the Jetman
arc, for two reasons: first, to leave the liveblog on a cliffhanger with the Zyuranger
arc is just too cruel. (I've left liveblogs on cliffhangers before. Not fun, especially if they're works that haven't been completed.) Secondly, it seems fitting to end with Jetman
and (possibly, if Akizuki starts up again) begin a second liveblog of the same fic with the Zyuranger
arc. You can already guess why.
show the All-Stars training during that time, or doing scout work. But I intend to show them in true action (i.e. the journey to Rika and Radiguet) around, ah...Chapter 19, since I consider it kinda a "filler" chapter (to my memory, no one timetravels in that nor Chapter 20).
And yes, I know Flurious actually did call the Overdrive Rangers "Overdorks". Honestly, it's really...sad.
I've actually read your reviews over at FF.net, and I have to say, it's pretty spot-on. Though in the big analysis to come, I will point out one of the reviews, specifically where you reviewed the Jetman
two-parter, and about RINO. There will be one part that will be focused on him (and perhaps...another) and why I feel that way.
...I'm not going to lie, I'm honestly glad he removed those adjectives, because, even though I don't know if he ever did such things, I can imagine what they're like. Because...why would you do that?
Also, there's no need to apologize, because it's like you've said before, it's less snark bait (and saves a reason why Story!Rika drinks—ironically, I actually don't drink in real life!). I mean...say what you will about my
liking of a few certain Power Rangers
actors. I don't think it's too terribly blatant, unlike Akizuki, because I actually try
to give the All-Stars a fair share of focus, and no one praises their fellow Ranger/Warrior-kind more.
Rika... Rika... are you okay? Rika? Ooooiii...
I understand ya, considering this chapter has more well-deserved bitching to the Detention Center than how the chapter is like. The Detention Center is something that totally makes this fic a complete clusterfuck where you can't even say they're Sentai, but more like mouthpieces on how Akizuki doesn't even understand what humor meant. While as of now he has said that he'll stop using it in future chapters, he doesn't remove the implications. He said it was meant for humors (clearly he doesn't understand how humor works, I mean, I think I'm a bad joker, but dude!
I don't even laugh at that!) and he just picked characters that are often referred as The Ditz
or a loud mouthed screaming one... then proceeded to strip their sense of justice and occasional Crouching Moron Hidden Badass
traits (which they usually have) and make them utter... morons. Then have others BULLY at their misery... what have they done!? Aside of... being suddenly turned into 'overblown ditz' by Akizuki!? Really, it's not just the senders or the taunters to the Detention Center that I refuse to acknowledge, but also... well... these 'overblown ditz' conceived by Akizuki and plastered on the respectable Sentai (or PR) characters! Simplified my ass, more like utter raep to the characteristics they had!
Poor Eri and Natsuki... I'm guessing that he picked those because he didn't think of them on a fetish level (he wouldn't DARE do that to Sakura). So does that mean 'plain in his eyes' means... 'acceptable target to his definition of Butt Monkey
The worst part thing is that this is not all of it, there's more!
We interrupt this reply with an advertisement of how Akizuki doesn't like Operation Overdrive with his most recent post in blog... Yes, for all how he's saying about stopping fan wars and not hating PR, he does have a lot of bones to show against Operation Overdrive, eh?
We now return to the comment.
And he'll excuse the 'AU' premise that the Gokaigers are OOC. Which by standards would be fine, because this is AU, made by a certain salty Akizuki because the canon Gokaiger had his favorite Gai die. But even then, the OOC-ness is unbearable. I can't believe I said this, but remember how Arnold ruined Gokaiger by giving them really hateful personalities in Gokaiger vs Power Rangers? It's a bad personality give over and the personalities given does suck ass, but they still has more personalities than Akizuki's Gokaiger! I dunno if that's supposed to be a bad or good thing, but really. Just as a warning, the Gokaiger here is... dry as hell.
Oh, and I remember you saying Mikoto may be having an interesting arc. Well don't bet on it. It's Akizuki, bitch. I don't need to explain it.
Oh and I haven't told you this one, but there's this one thing I pointed out in my review. Later, when you get to Liveman arc... there's another deleted thing like the Operation Suicide arc, but it involved Ninja Storm villainesses, Marah and Kapri... getting brutally killed. Why? Because Akizuki thinks they're ditzy and stupid, compared to the Hurricaneger villains! Kalish didn't even work for Ninja Storm! But I guess it's the first Disney PR's... Wow, there's some times I wish I had saved those things in its purest, most diabolical form so I could show you just how bad those were...
You know... 'Sean Akizuki' definitely is not this guy's name. I have avoided calling him 'Sean' to respect that 'Sean' character of yours. But right now, I've started to think that calling him 'Akizuki' would be an insult to Kamen Rider Black
's Shadow Moon, whose real name is 'Nobuhiko Akizuki
'. I dunno, he may think his real name is too plain... (while I... even if my fanfiction dot net pen name is named after a Castlevania character, I think I like my TV Tropes
handle name better, ChrisX. Closer to my real name) and he likes to name himself after something 'cool'. But... I have to think of a new way to call him aside of 'Sean' or 'Akizuki'. You can suggest.
Oh, next is Bioman? I've forgotten how it's like... but I think his fetish on Mika Koizumi AKA Yellow Four I deserve a Drinking Game
rule, but I'll let you decide when you get to the chapter.
Blessings to you, Rika. You ARE gonna need it to continue on.
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@ ChrisX: She'll be alright, she's just sleeping. (Especially since I decided to do two chapters in one day. XD)
But...honestly, the Detention Center thing just had to be said. Had to be said. I'm not a Sentai
watcher, and it's really sad that even I know it flies against its spirit. Everything else is just boring-as-crap, copy-pasted, yes (and it's almost tempting to have a list of what's going on, and then do arcs, but naaaah), but this is just...
I'm kind of reminded of the bit where Linkara reviewed Marville #2
, and he had not much of words to describe the madness
the criminals face when they're in prison, have a trial, that sort of thing.
(reads the blog and facepalms) Also, the advertisement should also have a Blip advertisement.
As for the Gokaiger...yeah, um...you see why I kinda tolerated Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai
? Yes, it is bad, but it's an entertaining kind of bad. Whereas this fic? Copying, pasting, not making much of an effort...okay, unless if he really hates something, but still.
Also, I actually read that bit in the trope page. Marah and Kapri getting killed only because he didn't like their sense of humor. Come to think of it, those bits you mentioned about him not liking screaming, loud-mouthed/ditzy characters? Yeah, I can make a Drinking Game out of how many times he says it, especially in the Disney articles.
And really? Not going to lie, I...actually didn't know about that. (Then again, this coming from someone named "Arcadiarika", AKA either "Arcadia" or "Rika".) I honestly don't know what to nickname Akizuki.
As for the Sean we see in this story? Let's just say that he, Mao, and Dan will have their full names revealed in this arc, specifically in the next installment. It's not going to be thrilling, I can tell you that right now. XD
And yes, it's gonna be the Bioman arc for the next couple chapters. I feel that there are some parts in particular that I would think are very, very offensive. You'll know it when you'll see it.
@ Psyga: ...Kakashi's saying so makes sense. And, yeah, it's terrible that they have to abandon their friends so they can be punished. It's just...
Good, you're awake, Rika.
However, I do have to say that in the latter part... that guy you called 'Mikito'? It's actually 'Mikoto'. You spelled him right before, yes?
And I see you've reached the Spike part. Forgot to tell you, but thanks to Mako (or should I say Rin Takanashi), Akizuki also have a Shinkenger fetish. And considering that Samurai isn't so well received, he dislikes Samurai too (but I believe not as extreme as Operation Overdrive). Therefore, I think that is why he got Spike lusting over Kaoru. Wow, try to have one of those Designated Heroes
lust over any PR Gal that is not Kimberly, Akizuki! I dare
And I say that this kind of ship-teasing involving Kaoru and Spike... is one of the worst
. It is at these times that Tanba's obnoxiousness enters the Jerkass Has A Point
levels and I couldn't even get mad at him. Look at how Kaoru is butchered to something really un-ladylike just so Spike's childish advances can be rebuked... in a childish manner too, something that she's not in the canon (for whatever little part she had)
In fact, I think you may want to watch out for the portrayals of the Shinkengers... but especially Takeru and Mako (this guy is a diehard shipper and seems to ignore Chiaki, Kotoha and Ryuunosuke (or not, because he seriously thinks Ryuunosuke is that super stoic, serious, better leader than Takeru, when he's in fact a loud, goofy Large Ham
(but still competent enough to be his second-in-command) who's more likely to be taken to the Detention Center... but he's not like that in the fic, so...) and Genta). His fetish on Shinkenger is on real high unhealthy level.
Well, there's the Mika fetish he got. I forgot how it goes, but I wonder if next chapter, Mika is... y'know, forget it. Didn't dare to guess
And yep, I told you not to expect much on the Mikoto arc. I Warned You
. Oh and don't expect him to be this cocky manipulative dude even after he's recovered. It's Akizuki, bitch. I don't even need to explain.
And once again, great job. Although it looks like you have a switch in scheduling the posting of chapters...
Yeah, I did spell it right before. Managed to change it, so thanks for catching that for me. (I was, unfortunately, going off by the story itself.)
I think I've noticed the Shinkenger
liking from a mile away, considering how much Takeru and/or Mako have been used. And yeah, I think he has less of a hatred for Samurai
than he does for Overdrive
, because I don't think he has killed anyone from Samurai
And don't give him any ideas on having any of the Sentai "heroes" lusting over any PR girl who isn't Kimberly. Who knows, maybe he'll actually do it. :P
The Kaoru/Spike ship is also one of the worst because...there's no build-up. There are no hints. Just bam!, instant love, or some shit like that. In fact, with shipping in general in this fic? It's rising to insane-as-hell levels. No one actually thinks like that.
I was honestly surprised by how Tanba was portrayed in this fic, to the point where I don't really know if it's a good thing or not. On one hand, it's a slight improvement over his canon self. On the other hand...I have no idea.
I'll try to focus more on what the hell's going on with the Shinkengers, especially Takeru and Mako. There's one bit in particular in the Maskman
arc where I was honestly laughing in my head, only because of the way it was written. But I won't spoil that...
I will say this, I hope to God that my own
obsession doesn't reach the insane levels from Akizuki.
Finally, the Mika thing...oy. I have no idea. In fact, it's tempting to list all the obsessions he has, but it'll sound redundant. As for Mikoto, I'm not going to hold my breath on him getting better, because of the characterizations of...everyone else.
Let's just say that, so far, my favorite character out of this entire mess is Tanba, because of the way he acts. He's OOC, don't get me wrong, but his OOC is not something you want to facepalm or rage at. It's like, "what else is he going to say now?"
And yeah, there has been a change a bit in schedules. Since I posted two chapters in one day, originally, I would have done a third
, this one. But halfway throughout, I got uninspired, left it for today. Ultimately, my schedule is "whenever I feel like it, but I'd like to finish it as soon as possible".
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That piece of music I heard mostly from Bum Reviews
seriously brought a smile in my face. Great to put that.
And now for things. Please also take note how much Kaoru really acts unlady-like and uh... just to hammer down how Spike is a brat in the eyes of Akizuki. Really, it's another thing I'm really sick of. And I think it's this chapter (or whichever) where Takeru and Mako's lovey-dovey shit can take serious OOC actions. Really, it pains me, making Takeru act so un-stoically stupid.
And Jasmine, yeah, like you said. The saddest thing is... I think Jasmine is one of the best characters in Dekaranger, she does know her humors, but she can be subtle about it. I guess the affection and adoration of Akizuki here is getting like a curse that destroys characters, what makes them lovable and all... sad, really.
Yeah, and you know? Akumaro DOES laugh, it's just that his is an eerie "Oh hoh hoh..." not a Michael Jackson impression. And... speaking of Complete Monsters, I think you kinda saw in his Boukenger fetish, but he does overpraise Ryuuon like he's the worst CM ever, on par with the Big 3 CM's (I think. If you could count on Radiguet, Long and Basco. Canon selves.). When I think he's probably not a CM, or if he is, he is not really a top tier one. I think probably that's why he gives so much shit on Flurious, trying to make his Boukenger far better. I mean, seriously?
Also I don't think I recognize this 'Akire'. An OC?
I'll excuse the fact that Abare Red is supposedly called Aba Red. Y'know, puns like that. It's a common mistake and not very harsh.
Good luck, like usual!
Hey, Rika's enjoying a fancy dinner, with wineglass and all, it was appropriate to use that song! XD
As for the Kaoru/Spike and Takeru/Mako thing, I would
have noticed it if I wasn't so pained by the constant
talk about love. It's like...okay, we get it, Kaoru doesn't love Spike, and Takeru and Mako are an item, shut up already. And I don't know right
off-hand if it is stated specifically in the story at one point, but I do
have an issue with Takeru's Oedipus Complex
Also, Jasmine. If it wasn't for the dumbass Detention Center, she would have been easily my least favorite character. Which is
sad, because I'm pretty certain she doesn't talk about love all the time, too.
I think yet another one of the biggest problems is that...no one seems to talk about anything that isn't about A) love, B) a brief explanation on their adventures, and C) shit we already know in previous chapters. Like, I don't know, I'd like to see them talk about other things, or do
other things that isn't training or dating. It may be irrelevant, but at least it's something new.
And who knows, Character Development
may arise out of it if one plays his or her cards right.
I don't think
(?) that Ryuuwon is a Complete Monster. In fact, if it wasn't for the "grr I hate Overdrive!" thing, Flurious probably
would have been a shoo-in. A sure thing. And the only things anyone needs to complete the Michael Jackson impression are...his other verbal tics. Like "CHAMONE!", or "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!".
And yes, Akire is an OC, as well as the other five villains. To list them all, they're Aocean
, and Darkuroi.
(And yes, I realize that the last guy is just a few misspellings away from "Darkrai", which is, like, one of my favorite Legendary Pokemon ever. It's not intentional.) These guys are basically the group bosses, and their plan is...ah, can't spoil, but it does
involve the six scouts.
Also, yeah, looking up the story and whatnot. I think
I'll use the Wiki pages to look up the characters from now on and whatnot, making sure that the info and spellings are correct. :)
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@ ChrisX: That song's associated with anything I find fancy, m'self. But hey, glad you enjoyed it, regardless.
(...then again, considering that there's that fancy-schmancy beginning before the "OH MY GOD THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!", it does create a bit of hilarious dissonance. And since I strove for the same bit of hilarious dissonance...)
As for Jasmine/Ayumi, I don't
think she'll be a part of the All-Stars this go-around. Perhaps in another arc, and I've already planned a bit of that
out in my head. (Perhaps something about re-writing reality, and some of the guardians try to help out...)
Oh, and races? Let's face it, the whole race thing, especially multiracial coupling, is a bit of a hot topic issue. To me, everything has to be handled with extreme amount of care and caution. (And yeah, MMPR is a team of mixed races...and it ain't the only one that has that. Off the top of my head, I can include the second Turbo
team, the Galaxy Rangers, and the Lightspeed Rangers. But you don't see me saying that, say, Chad's from Thailand just because his actor is
from there...that's, I don't know. Or, even crazier, Kelsey's Canadian just because her actress was born in Canada. Or...
...and I'm not the type of person who reads just shipping fics. I'm not really that
skilled in shipping, so I can't really judge much. (In fact, the only thing I can say is how badly the pairings are handled.) But some of the other one-shots do
sound kind of promising, like...that fic with a re-written "Wings Forever", and from the looks of the summary...yeesh.
@ Psyga: Yeah...I'm not really that subtle with those names. XD
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For the record, I originally thought Akire was Rika spelt backwards with an e attached.
...note to self. Possibly create a version of story!Rika with her name spelt backwards with a random-ass letter attached.
...ah. I can't really confirm or deny that Akizuki's a Brony, though.
Isn't Kim Spike's mother or at least strongly implied to be? Eew.
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Wow, you really spent more time giving well-deserved What The Hells at the USSPRA. And yes, they deserve every fricking of WTH. I can't find myself sympathizing on both Spike (who turns completely horny dumbass for no reason) AND the girls. Even if Detention Center is involved! Seriously, Kaoru acting unladylike, Spike going crazy with 'poetic' (note the quotes) "My Love", etc... and the girls' overblown reaction... The OOC-ness is WAY OVER NINE THOUSAND, AND AKIZUKI FIND THAT TO BE FUNNY!? This is what I said to be one of the most painful parts of the fic...
On the comparison of Amy Jo Johnson and Rin Takanashi, well that's because they're the ones Akizuki considered 'hottest' amongst the PR and Sentai actresses. And you know what? I'm more or less thinking that he ain't watching Sentai for the story, the friendship, the action, etc. He's just in for the actors/actresses he finds hot (I think that's why he's got a fetish on Rick Medina, since as Cole, he has a tendency to rip his shirt off). I guess you now understand why Cole gets to be the Red Conqueror, huh?
Did you say long-lost daughter? Ooh, that... I think it ends up kinda dry. But... I'll see how you do it.
Oh by the way, I'm sorry, but there's another mispelling. Tranza's actor is Yut
a Hirose, not 'Yukata (as in, that traditional clothes worn by girls during festivals) Hirose'.
I think as of the Michael Jackson stuffs, the only thing Akizuki will ever include is the "Hee hee" ones. So if you want "CHAMONE!" or "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"... I guess you're gonna have to do it yourself, in a new Running Gag
Kudos on the That Guy With The Glasses references in the end. Though I think Linkara would've worded it with:
"Fanfic's author! YOU! ARE! HAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCKKKK!!!
Well good luck with the rest then!
I was even lost
over who I was supposed to cheer for. I was thinking to myself, "uh, exactly who am I rooting for, again?", several times. It's like...yeah. They totally deserve it.
Spike is Kim's son, then that would just make things a hell of a lot creepier and wrong.
And thank you so much for the pointing out with the misspelling thing. The worst part? I was looking up freaking Wikipedia with Yutaka and providing information. (facepalms over her own Epic Fail
Also...I cannot quite
say as to exactly why Akizuki watches Sentai. Though the focus on girls is just rather freaking ridiculous. And, yes, the focus on Rick Medina. It's almost tempting
to kinda-parody, kinda-"hey, this is how it's done!"-thing to turn someone into the Red Legendary Ranger (my version of Aka Red, created in We Are Our Avatars
)...and no, I'm not spoiling it at all. ;)
Also, yes. Long-lost daughter. We'll have to see if it is indeed dry as hell. (Is it me, or is the fanfic almost the equivalent of the Sahara, dry?)
As for the Michael Jackson references...ah, as tempting as that is, I'd rather do it when it's only A) fitting and B) hilarious. Otherwise, it would run the risk of an Overused Running Gag, and no one likes 'em.
Also, it's my turn to point something out. It's "Fanfic's author! YOU! ARE! A! HAAAAAAAAAACK!!
" But close enough. :) (Though, considering how freaking bad this is, it's almost fitting to call it the "One More Day" of Power Rangers/Super Sentai
fanfiction. "Almost" because no one is sacrificing continuity to the Devil. Yet.)
And thanks for the good luck.
If they became more unstable, they should just go "What's it this time? A monster that blows itself up?"
...I'll keep that in mind if I find any more unstable monsters. XD
This is where shits start coming down like hell. And FAST. Hoo boy, where to begin.
Well there we have it, Flurious at the last lines of his life. All because Akizuki refused to even dignify it, too salty because Operation Overdrive is based on one of his fetish targets Boukenger. I pity Flurious, really, instead of being the subject of laughter Akizuki intended him to be (by having EVERYONE insult him and make him like a villainous version of 'early Bulk and Skull'... all while in their bullying silly days, even Bulk and Skull had more dignity than what Akizuki granted to Flurious!), he ends up as an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
Okay, I need to explore further on the treatment of Maskmen. First off, he always thought that M!Takeru is always the hotheaded leader that is kind of unfit as the leader while Kenta could make a better leader. The hell is he smokin'? I think M!Takeru, even as much as he could get hotheaded at times, still kept his head cool and really deserves to be the leader of Maskmen, hell he even administered TWO Get A Hold Of Yourself Man
treatment to two of his teammates (one of them being Kenta himself) when they went astray. I think it's because Akizuki claimed that Maskman is one of his childhood shows... and he kind of imagined himself as M!Takeru... Which is sad, because he ends up ruining M!Takeru image and imagined his own self
, which is clearly different, into M!Takeru. And occasionally this seeps into S!Takeru (hey, simple enough)... because they have the same name...? Well I think the next thing is going to explain further.
Furthermore, before MMPR came in, Akizuki also claims that he had a crush on Momoko... scratch that, I should say Kanako Maeda. So based on that, he made a lot of nonsensical comparison between Momoko and Kimberly just based on that childhood crush
. And after Shinkenger is aired and he fell to Rin Takanashi, he suddenly felt compelled
to transplant some of Mako's traits to Momoko (like Lethal Chef
), just he could make more links and comparison between those two aside of their pink color designation. Momoko is far different than what Akizuki imagined her to be, nobody ever talked about her cooking (and she never cooked on-screen), and while she is the girlier one than Haruka, she is one tough nut to crack, even if there's that episode where she ran out of strength and fainted. She's a real tough chick who also has a snarky side. Not this... 'vain, 'overly girly', bad cook' that Akizuki projected her as.
And ah yes, the pairing of M!Takeru/Momoko. See, they're quite a Fan Preferred Couple
, because I think fans didn't like it that Iyal is not an Action Girl
and spent the majority of her screentime inside a popsicle. You know, Real Women Never Wear Dresses
. Unfortunately, as much as I am also guilty of kinda putting it in my version, they are kind of like the Ships That Pass In The Night
. Of course with good build ups, they could even be plausible, but still... you know that. Even Haruka makes a more easier pair with M!Takeru. But then again, her actress probably didn't attract Akizuki much.
But then, that's how it goes for those Akizuki likes, or rather, their actresses. Especially those two. It gets... really annoying.
Oh by the way, I laugh that he made M!Takeru sound like a very typical Tsundere
. "S-stupid Momoko, it's not like I l-like you or something..."
I'll excuse the mispelling this time, because it's even in the fic. Maskmen monsters usually ends with 'Doggler', not 'Dobler'. So this time? Not your fault.
I apologize, I didn't know that there were wonderful people like you to remind me how awesome the name 'Sean' is. It's a very common name, it was defiled because of this man's... cloud-cuckoo-landity. I think I should've used that Shraffe's 'Zukini' instead of Akizuki... or you could go the Linkara route and instead of RINO, you call him an equivalent of 'Crazy Steve'. But then again that insults those called 'Steve', so I think I shoulda say... 'Crazy Hobo'.
But what I'm getting at is that, C-H is projecting himself and makes it like the villains are mouthpieces to his opinion, on what he thought to be a 'good villain', which is why RINO doesn't sound like Radiguet at all... and everyone was insulting Flurious. Everytime they do things like that, consider it like they're possessed by C-H and became his mouthpiece.
Oh yeah and do note how Mikoto Nakadai has been reduced to just some random doctor guy, no signs of his delight of Games and his overall boredom with things and the fact that he's still a cocky bastard even when he turned good and when he's still evil, he's near Complete Monster
level of asshattery. I could say the same to both Billy and Ranru, ditch them for two random mechanics or tech geeks and the story won't change much!
And ah yeah, I think that's kinda how I shoulda say how C-H portrayed Kaoru. Bitchy. So unbefitting of the canon Kaoru, who while serious and cold, actually kind hearted and is doing her best at what she does.
You know what... this feels too hopeful, but I had hoped that somewhere, someone would make an arc similar to the Benji Ending of Naruto Veangance Revelaitons, like canon, derailed characters came to their senses and took vengeance on C-H, but I think that'd be too cruel. Maybe something like a 'successful' ending for the season 1 of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger
instead... I mean, I'd love to see the characters reacting and revolting against this author! But I guess that's never gonna happen...
Yeah, there's no denying that Flurious' treatment is nothing short of awful. I mean, he's an absolute monster in canon, so one would think
he would have been a shoo-in. But nope. Actually, come to think of it, I've noticed that, considering that the writer loves Complete Monsters and destroy them, some other monsters are absent, like Queen Bansheera, for instance. For now, I consider it a good thing.
And yeah, I did look at the Maskman
character sheet, and there are several things I've learned about M!Takeru. Aside from the aforementioned Get A Hold Of Yourself Man
moments (yes, one distributed to Haruka at one point), I have noticed that about the only time he has ever been a brat was when he was a kid. Until time travel happened.
(I will say, Maskman
does sound like an interesting series.)
And really? Interesting. I was about to think, "okay, so does this guy fall hard for Pink Rangers/Sentai Warriors?", but considering that he likes Yellow Rangers (and maybe some female Rangers of other colors?)...yeah. I never quite understood why he would just butcher them if he claims he likes them. (I also did read about that Heroic RROD also on the character page, too. Let's just say that throughout the story, I used the Character Sheet a lot.)
As for pairings in general? It's fine that you can
pair M!Takeru and Momoko together. Just as long as you, yes, build it up. Not go all "oh, my God, I want to romance him/her one day". And, yes, destroy their personalities in the first place.
You know what, I've read Shraffe's reviews and that one-shot where several characters did read the story and reacted upon it. While I'll still call this Radiguet "RINO", I think it is
high time that I call Akizuki "Zukini", to respond to an earlier comment on calling Akizuki a different name. Plus, the one-shot's freaking hilarious. (Note to self: at the end of the Jetman
arc, promote it.)
And with the name thing, yeah, there are some people who do defile it. I choose not to single them out unless if A) I have to and B) it makes sense with the context.
As for the misspelling, I'll fix that in the next installment, consistency be damned. And I've noticed, by using the Character Sheet, that Oya-Bu was misspelt in the fic (there, it's spelled "Oyobur", but I don't know if it's an alternate spelling or not).
For the characters, you could replace literally nearly anyone
for anyone else
, and the story wouldn't change. The Billy/Ranru ship still raises questions, as well as who Billy broke things off with Cestria. (Then again, he does have a blog for the story, so...might as well check it out.)
Kaoru's characterization bugs me. I don't really know how or why she would be played as such here where, yeah, she's both sugar and ice, a bit. (Serious but kind-hearted.)
As for that arc? Hm...well, I didn't know if some of the All-Stars reacting to the fic is enough. I did
think about an arc where everything goes topsy-turvy with some exceptions, and some of the All-Stars (and some new faces) go to investigate. It would turn out that the way things are is because of the fanfic. (But I'll only focus on some of the things that generally do happen, like nearly everyone speaking Japanese for no reason.)
Or an arc where they're forced to read the story in order to move on, or re-enact the story in such a way. Originally, Chapter 20 would have had such a re-enactment in lieu of my usual snarking, with one of them (likely either Sean
) mentioning that they saw this before. Then they'll flip out in the end, realizing that, yes, they're re-enacting the latter parts of Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers
As for here? Well...let's just say that there will be one part that will be the ultimate Take That
towards Red Conqueror as a whole. That the Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger will be chosen not because of looks, but because of what he has done. And there's a trade-off involved instead of "oh, hey, shiny powers, and no certain drawbacks!"
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The crucifixation, though, is the one thing that bugs me. Because this is not the last time it's used. If memory serves me right, it was also being used in the Jetman
two-parter, complete with one of the characters
(guess which) literally crucified like Jesus. Only completely naked. It's one of those "wut?"-inducing moments that makes you wonder why
Though...considering that it did take from Jetman
, that honestly makes a hell of a lot of sense now.
As for the Kiros/Mako thing...honestly, to me, it's not worth pointing it out over and over because the entire thing is just so stupid.
And, as mentioned in the previous installment, very disturbing. Especially with how it's all played out. Brr...
...and let's hope that no more Disney-era Rangers
villains get the same treatment as Flurious. Even when Zukini says that he won't use Disney-era Rangers.
And yeah, the whole thing of getting positive for some moments, then getting shut down...while it is pretty new, that's how I felt. "Oh, awesome, they said or did something cool—oh, wait, it's Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers
, never mind!" It was almost the same lines when I saw how Andros was portrayed, but then the lovey-dovey stuff just ruined it.
Yeah, "ONORE!" was used. I blame Kamen Rider Decade
for associating that with "This is also all (X)'s fault!", as per the meme (kind of). And he used it in the Turboranger
arc? Does he even know what that even means?
(Admittedly, I don't really know what it exactly means, but again, the only time I've seen "Onore!" is the Decade meme. That's part of the reason why I decided to point that out, it was too much to resist. And making fun of myself in the process.)
It isn't just here that he pushes the whole "I <3 Rin Takanashi" thing. I've seen his blogs, especially that one with foreign actors/actresses he likes, and dear God. To be honest, while I was pretty young and dumb with my own "I <3 a certain Red Lightspeed Ranger actor!" gushing, time has...slowed it down a bit. A bit. As in, I don't really make alternate memes out of the gushing anymore, nor mentioning it in every...wait.
In any rate, I hope that my own gushing never gets to be that
Finally, as for Cole/Red Conqueror? Yeah, while it may be true that we won't see
him for a long time, he's still going to be mentioned
a bit. So I'm not holding out too much hope there.
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That's weird. The site said you just updated your blog, but your newest stuff isn't appearing?
That's because I found some misspellings on my previous installments ("congratulations" is misspelt as "congratuations"). As for getting to Installment 26, I've hit a bit of a Writer's Block, especially in regards to the current arc and trying to figure out what to do with the remaining Scouts.
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The thing is... Ichijou AKA Commander Asshole is pretty much in-character for real. He doesn't
even redeem himself in the canon Jetman too. And hell, I think I might've been too cruel when I included him in MY fic, whereas I got him turned into a Monster Of The Week
with delusional A God Am I
tendencies. But even then, Zukini uses the Flanderization
card in the most extreme way that I can't help but cringe, even if the asshole deserves all the beating. (Hey, one day you pay a visit to my fic, you can cringe too)
Well as of current, just like how the rest of the characters are portrayed, Chiharu is just goddamn dry as hell and sounded more like an utterly dull character with nearly zero personalities. You know the trope Satelitte Love Interest
? I think that defines her well enough. And yeah, it's another of his apparent 'love letter' for both Jetman and Dekaranger. Not exactly in a good way.
Trip to mall? Even if I think you'd enjoy it, I think it's REALLY OOC for Kaoru to do so. This is sounding like Kaoru becoming Zukini's mouthpiece about what he considered 'good refreshing activity or reward'.
Speaking of Samurai Rangers, have I mentioned how much Zukini tried making his own 'revision' of PR Samurai? I know, back when I tolerated him. He was even asking people to help write it, but the moment they get actually more detailed... he complains. But basically, it's just the same old song of how the Takeru counterpart is so goddamn hot and same goes for the Mako counterpart. They're getting like Spotlight Stealing Squad
and ends with... THE TWO OF THEM MARRYING. JUST LIKE HOW HE WISHED TAKERU BANGING MAKO! Can I borrow your wall just yet? I wanna shade it red too!
Hell you could even see one of them in his account page. I haven't read that, but I wouldn't, it's just his same old song. Oh and... he's of course turning every Mako counterpart to his 'ideal' girl, like injecting Kimberly's element and using Hypothetical Casting
to have her cast with his favorite female actress that he considers so hot... I ain't joking here, and I'm not sure of her quality for good or bad.... Emma Roberts
. Yep. Julia Roberts
Also you may wanna check out how poor Doggie Kruger is usually reduced into Yes Man
for Aya's sake. I mean, I respect them, but DAMN IT. Oh and speaking of that, next chapter... I suggest that if you like Dekaranger (not just you, but the liveblog readers)... you come prepared with BIG jugs of beers. You won't regret it.
And while in the canon, that may be true...I don't know. I was more or less focusing on life after his events on Jetman
. You can't still deny that this is just waaaaaaay too excessive, though. (Seriously, yes, we know Ichijou is bad, but having Gai beat the shit out of him? When the latter was supposed to be a Deputy Commander?)
Chiharu is just so...I dunno. To be honest, I don't really know a single character who I don't find dry. Well, except for Tanba, Flurious, and maybe
And at this point, I couldn't care less about how OOC Kaoru is. And here's why. Pretty much everyone
is so OOC, it just numbs my senses, since I expect that everyone is not going to be in-character at all.
Also, go ahead. I'm just baffled by how, in that re-write, S!Takeru and Mako end up stealing the damn plot. (Then again, so says me, someone who is focusing more on the Scouts than the rest of the All-Stars.)
I've noticed quite a lot about how every single Mako counterpart is used for every female Ranger/Sentai Warrior, ever. It's honestly annoying. (Also, Emma Roberts? She's still relevant?)
Overall...I just think that this story could have used a lot of work so far. But I'm not prepared to see the next hurtings that are to come...we'll see how Story!Rika fares.
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How old is Akizuki? Don't people typically stop finding prisoners picking rocks funny at around nine or so?
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...you know what? Considering the amount of stuff I skipped through with the entire deal, you're absolutely right about the whole Commander screentime thing. And the entire Detention Center thing just bugs me in general.
Also, the Turboranger
villains insulting Zulten does seem rather OOC. I mean, yeah, I get that people hate his ass
, but here, I actually kinda...pity him.
As for the nickname thing, if Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers
ever continues on, I may have to create other names for the characters. RINO and KINO are fine as-is, but when we reach the ones with the same names (like S!Takeru), I'll need to be a biiiit more creative.
...also. The depression syndrome aside, is it me, or is he just ripping off the plots from other series? And we haven't even reached the nadir just yet! (That would be, oh...five chapters from now. You know the one.)
As for the whole "mind staying juvenile in fic-writing" thing, I think I can actually understand where that's coming from. People have their different influences in writing. Me, I'm more influenced by Sentai
, Power Rangers
, and whatever kinds of situations occur, with the themes being "the light at the end of the tunnel", or "a villain finds forgiveness", or something
. (I'm kinda a hopeful person.
) Some people, like in this fanfic, watch light-hearted shows to make them feel better (or kids' shows are something they like to watch, even when they're adults), and that can seep into the story. Now, it doesn't excuse the story itself from sucking, mind, but I'm speaking from a bit of experience.
...never mind that said experience comes from roleplaying.
Or it could have been possible that she may have been one of the Mooks, disguised as a human to give Heather a false sense of security. But that's for another place and time.
Ah hah. This is it. The chapter that is based on my fic. I think my chapter isn't even Oscar material, but still... I do admit that his is kind of a watered down version... I think because he thinks the original plot might be a bit too harsh and light-hearted. Well excuse me to not pushing things to be too light hearted for your tastes!
See, in case you'd like to know in briefs, in the original version of my fic, it does feature Hoji and Teresa again, but... I'd say a reason why he puts Kimberly in his fic is because in my fic, the one standing for her in the original was... Mei from Zyuranger. And since Zyuranger is the first Sentai to be adapted to PR... you know what that means!
Revengeancer's counterpart, instead of being a friend of Clord, is instead a made-up Underground Imperial Beast who just flat out possessed Teresa and turned her into a revenge-crazed beast. And the initiator? While Abrellar was present, Kiros was the one who suggested the idea, and... don't worry, while he hits on women there, he doesn't make it as far as lusting.
And finally? The original version ends in a SAD note of Hoji pulling Its Not You Its My Enemies
, bidding farewell when Teresa is asleep. And hell, Hoji even broke down in the original. Things went kind of well, but not with a price. No such price here.
I'm not here to promote my fic, I mean, it could be as bad. But still, just want to point that out. And I agreed, for all things Zukini said to flesh out Chiharu... he doesn't deliver. She's still as flat as ever.
And... I'd like to point out something. 240 years of labors? Even for Commander Asshole? That's close enough as a death sentence already! Why didn't anyone bat an eye about this...!? ... It's the USSPRA, right? Don't need to explain why, right?
... Aw crap. New chapter... is... gah...
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@ Psyga: To be honest, I got absolutely nothing
on the whole "Gokai!Gai is told that he'll become the new Abare Killer, and he reacts that way" thing. It...yeah.
...also, I can't believe I forgot the bits where the villains were told that they're being subtle, and yet, they're not. Agh.
@ ChrisX: At this point, since pretty much everyone is made up to be bland and diabolical (except for RINO, for obvious reasons), it's not much of a surprise. About the only thing I liked was at the beginning, where Basco says that he finds the idea of teaming up boring.
And let's just say that it's for the best that you haven't read Agony in Pink
. Because...dear God. It's just horrendous. Also, I've noticed that there are so many pictures
, literally, that Akizuki repeats in the blog, not just Gokai!Gai screaming "WHYYYYYYYY?".
The chapter is just the worst, most soul-breaking thing I've ever read. Fittingly, it comes before what I deem to be the worst
"tribute" episode(s) thus far.
And yep, you did see a PMMM
shout-out at the end. With all the references, they're intentional. (Despite the fact that I haven't really watched much of either PMMM
or To Boldly Flee
, only watching the ending for the latter, and reading up on the Wiki.)
Finally, as for the Sean/Aka Red conversation and the ascension? It was something I thought of in my head while I was creating this liveblog once more, after a bit of hiatus. It's the ultimate Take That towards the Cole/Aka Red thing.
Also, if you want, you can show the link to my liveblog once done. Glad you guys enjoyed the plot twists, though!
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