This week we managed a whole show where we didn’t talk about politics once. Yes, not even in passing. Instead we talked about movies quite a bit as we are wont to do even when the theme is manga. Because that’s just kind of what we do around here.
Are you fans of digression and roundabout discussions? Because we are in full form this episode. Weltall sounds like a geriatric reporter padding their social security with opinon pieces on CNN by saying “millenials”. Tim keeps trying to steer it back to the show’s center to no avail.
We often approach these shows terrified that we’ll have nothing to talk about. Especially when the manga we’re discussing seems incredibly straightforward. Without a jam packed mythos, power levels and ranks to make fun of, a manga can appear rather anemic. Lucky for us, there’s always digression and it’s in full force within this episode.
Did you know that we thrive on requests and suggestions? It’s true. Our last two Popcorn Pulses were entirely inspired by feedback from listeners who like to inflict things on us. That goes for manga as well as movies, as evidenced by Tim’s review this week. What we’re saying is, we take your suggestions when you email them and do our best to get to them as quickly as possible. So feel free to email us with movies or manga you’d like us to analyze.
This episode should really be titled, digression and you. In the best tradition of our show, we begin the first review and wander all over the map in an attempt to not talk about the comics at hand. Which is still rather surprising, considering we don’t generally hate manga. We must simply have the attention span of a goldfish pounding lines all night.
Like a glacier, we’re moving along with general site repairs. And just like a glacier, it’s nearly impossible to see the movement if you’re checking in every hour. As the days go by we’re restoring functionality to the forums, ensuring our subscribers get notified of the live recordings. Remember those? We do.
What are the forums worth? Months and months of head to desk percussive maintenance. Several concussions later, we have somehow managed to get the forums up and working-ish. At the very least we can now send mass emails to groups again. In theory, we should be able to alert subscribers to live shows. That’s once we get all the subscribers added. For those of you playing at home, if you’re a subscriber, you should probably email the main show to get added again when Weltall can get to it. It’ll be faster than him doing it by combing through the payments.
Whelp, it’s officially becoming the election year in the States. This means that the drudgery masquerading as election news is slowly morphing into actual news. It still looks like a man wearing a Tribbles ass who is famous for being rich and firing people will still be an actual candidate. And to think, people once lamented that a former actor was running after successfully being a governor.
There’s nothing quite like governmental redundancy. If nothing else, bureaucracy is quite good at making a theater out of stagnation and calling it action, see the TSA. Tim and Wetall have a brief discussion on this fact before entering the meat of manga reviews.
There is a lot of confusion in this episode based on its enumeration. This is because, for once, we suffered from a rare bout of overconfidence. As always, it leads to us screwing something over. We can only hope this doesn’t lead to people believing they’ve gotten an erroneous episode and email calling us idiots. While they would be factually correct on that count, the episode would still be correct.