Friday, March 9, 2018

The Devil Lady: Fog

It’s Friday March 9, 2018, and I hope you all had a great week, if not, then hey the weekend is here! YAY!

And we’re kicking off the weekend the way we always do, talking a little anime, and this week’s subject is The Devil Lady, episode 7, ‘Fog’ which aired November 22, 1998

The episode actually opens quite differently than the first six, as we actually got a recap of Jun rudely learning of her more Devilish half, with a question about her having doubts of whose to say that the humans are right and the beasts are evil… considering episode six with Kurosaki (aka the Shark beast), that’s a valid question.

Anyway, episode 7 is very different in other ways as when the episode gets officially started, it’s a dark and foggy night… and a cab driver nearly runs down a naked Jun who is wounded after losing to a beast… yes Jun actually lost to a beast… and we get to see how that occurred, and it’s more of the beast getting lucky after Jun ripped one of its arms off, She’s taken to a local clinic where an irate Asuka finds her and oddly enough it seems some time has past between episodes six and seven as Jun is a lot more confident when telling Asuka to chill out with the attitude over her failing as it’s basically Jun taking all the risks…. But there seems to be some respect from Asuka towards Jun throughout this episode as well as she continues to show some concern and seemed very interested when Jun recounted a story from her youth about when her Grandfather told her about the ‘Grim Reaper’, which was the Reaper would come out on a foggy night to collect souls… so it relates fairly well to the fact this episode is titled fog.
The B-Plot of the sees Jun’s agent Yuasa having a drink in a bar and a conversation with a dude who rightly points out there are monsters in the city but people don’t notice because of a cover up…. Yuasa doesn’t quite believe it… at least not until Jun is battling the beast with both in full-giga-mode aka Godzilla sized monsters. Because of all the fog, the spot lights used by the Human Alliance to keep track of everything causes the shadows of Jun and the Beast to show on the clouds… and Yuasa, Kazumi and who knows how many others see the very large monstrous silhouettes. I thought that was pretty cool to kind of open the door for Jun’s associates to eventually learn the truth.

The beast in the episode is pretty forgetful… it has scythe blades on its arms, clearly has speed and its quite durable and can go giant size… but it’s the fact that to Jun it vaguely looks like a stereotypical version of the Grim Reaper late in the episode gives the beast any real purpose. It’s limited back story was that it was father but killed his wife and child… nothing really compelling.

Overall I thought this was a fine episode with the working relationship between Asuka and Jun seemingly perfectly cemented in what it’s going to be going forward, Yuasa seeing the giant shadows in the fog and learning more of Jun’s past with the Grim Reaper story were all the strong points. The beast as I said was really forgettable and was just a monster of the week.

Anyway, that would wrap this up, coming up in the Basement, tonight on Twitch I’ll be opening with Borderlands 2, and on Monday I’ll be reviewing part two of Doctor Who: The Smugglers. And on that lack of a bombshell, be kind please subscribe and I’ll see you next time.

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Trek N Tunes Playlist and Stream Highlights

It's was Thursday which meant Star Trek Online.... and that meant some music was indeed being played.... so first here is tonight's playlist.

  1. TV Sounds Unlimited - Theme From "L.A. Law" (03:02)
  2. Aerosmith - Dream On (04:24)
  3. Leonard Nimoy - Abraham, Martin And John (03:23)
  4. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (04:43)
  5. Alice Cooper - Detroit City (03:58)
  6. Poison - Talk Dirty to Me (2006 - Remaster) (03:44)
  7. The Killers - Somebody Told Me (03:17)
  8. Survivor - Somewhere in America (05:13)
  9. Garbage - Vow (04:31)
  10. Mandy Moore - Fern Dell (03:04)
  11. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (Remastered) (04:56)
  12. The Head Cat - Fool's Paradise (02:29)
  13. Tim McCarver - This Will Be My Shining Hour (02:41)
  14. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (Theme From NBC's The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air) (02:55)
  15. The Righteous Brothers - Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single Version) (02:13)
  16. Sheryl Crow - Our Love Is Fading (06:21)
  17. Roxy Music - The Thrill Of It All (1999 Digital Remaster) (06:24)
  18. Ron Wasserman - Go Go Power Rangers (Instrumental Redux) (03:58)
I know kind of all over the place with this, but I like to play random stuff.

Anyway during tonight's Star Trek Online broadcast I wrapped up the stuff on New Romulus and did Sphere of Influence and A Step Between The Stars, so some big epic missions that lead in perfectly to next Thursday opening up with some heavy space combat.

Tomorrow night of course I'll be reviewing the next episode of The Devil Lady and will open the twitch broadcast with Borderlands 2, I might play some PUBG as well, not sure.

To wrap this up here are tonight's highlights

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