"i suddenly don't understand anything."
— John Egbert, Homestuck
Comic number 500 is Monday. I don't have anything particularly special planned, but who knows.
— Jeph Jacques, author of Questionable Content (probably laughing his ass off as he typed)
It seems to be chugging along at a good clip along relatively familiar terrain. Now my job is to walk up alongside the story with a crowbar and give it a good, hard WHAM! to move it into a different trajectory.
"What... the... fuck?"
— Desmond Miles, Assassin's Creed II (expressing the player's exact thoughts at that moment)
"This is probably the most appropriate title for this chapter. If you watch this chapter and do not have an eyebrow raised expression of bewilderment and mutter 'what the fuck?!' at least once, then I suggest you seek counseling immediately as something is clearly broken within you."
So, we leave on a note where not only are the heroes beaten and torn, but the villains have taken over even more land, the possible ally has turned back into a villain, and they are hunted more NOW than they have ever been throughout the entire series. Damn! That is HARSH!
It has been 15 minutes since the episode went live and this thread has the word "FUCK" in it 49 times.
HELLO INTERNET, I'M BACK! QUICK UPDATE:
Yeah, this is the moment when the series turns to the audience and says "You think you know Magical Girls? Fuck you."
did not see that coming
When we look back, we'll designate today as "The Game Changer." A prehistoric super-bitch revealed herself, the Filth entered Agartha, and a little girl and her teddy bear stood up to god mollusks on the edge of reality.
The talking heads are chattering. I've never seen them like this. We're putting you in a higher pay bracket. It's time to think forward. Think Tokyo. Think Lilith. Think "what the hell is really running Orochi?" There are bigger players, and they're entering the game. The coming days will decide who runs the gameboard when the shit fans stop spinning.
Feel the pressure? You better.
—Kirsten Geary in the aftermath of "I Walk Into Empty," The Secret World