More like “catch us next week.”
Things of the Fortnight
Every two weeks, Kamen Rider has to establish and then take to conclusion a new character, and that means (for them and for us) expressing that character’s personality and problem lean, tightly, and efficiently. This is the “will do anything for his immediate goal” victim you’ve seen before, though in Wizard, that sets him up for destruction, not temptation or possession. But what of his change of heart at the end? Hopefully it’s not another “but it doesn’t really make me happy” plot, just because those are kind of tired, however much Asian kids can relate.
Now, Cat is a good story. Due to, um, some factors (and despite several others), I started the idea of ebonifying him but couldn’t get it to snuff on my own. This was partly because “street” parody tastes best with tough, confident characters, but this guy is always complaining, groveling to the Phantoms, or gloating like a six year old. Also, it’s really hard to write a gangsta while keeping it PG.
So I threw the idea around the staff room and this happened:
[13:32:04] <Lynxara> Yeah so knowing that Cat Sidhe lives in a junkyard makes me want to do his dialogue like the hipster jive cat from Cadillac Cats
I think I love this team.
I like the “victim of the week, while also a main character’s issues” thing they’re doing here.
There are far worse times to
whine blog about this word. It’s pretty straightforward here, where it means just what it says. Take it, love it, don’t be bad about it. But when it shows up in the context of “accepting” specific emotions (Mikono Suzushiro was claimed to accept pain, Gentaro Kisaragi frequently told his bros he’d accept their feels, and so on), I’m not sure what to do with it. Just “accept” always sounds weird.
Anyway, I think a better way of putting it here would have been “accept her just as she is,” but there’s a subtle difference between that and saying everything. C’est la vie.
(And if they’re supposed to accept her for what she is, when was Haruto going to tell them what she is?)