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06 December 2005 @ 09:23 pm
Chapter Five! Yo!  
Tuesday Night CHAOS!
By John Evans

Ah, Yoo-hoos. That brings back memories. Like Peanut Butter Snickers. Ever have one of those? Ever have one of those with a Yoo-hoo? Mm, heaven. Of course, the commerce bastards took both away and now I'm rather sad, but I'll try not to dwell on that. ... At least, I believe Yoo-hoos have come and gone. If they're still around, someone let me know! *Sniffle* Now I want a Peanut Butter Snickers.

*Cough* Right, so the story! First off, I enjoyed the off-camera scenes immensely. Very funny and put me in the right mood to read about lots of people getting their asses kicked! Speaking of which, let's talk fights!

Fight One: Kunou vs. Johnny Cage! MARIO! As a referee! I LIKE it! But as for the fight as a whole: *Dies laughing* Hot damn, that was hilarious! I thoroughly enjoyed it! And there's a lot of exclamation points in this paragraph so far!! Both fighters are good in my book, the dialogue and fighting in general was very well done, and Kunou winning by cheating (albeit not his personal cheating) was so very suiting considering how his defeat by Sakura went down. More closure! YAY. (Even BETTER, the author is cool enough to show how Kunou is not at all pleased with Kodachi’s interference/cheating on his behalf. *Beams*) Also? Mr. Cage getting in trouble for not calling out his moves was awesome.

Fight Two: Gambit vs. David! Or, uh, I should say Gambit vs. Possessed!David! I’m not really sure how to feel about this fight. I
mean, on the one hand, I'm sad that Gambit lost due to, umm, weird circumstances, but on the other, it was nifty to see how the underdog was gonna take the match. ... Even if it was weird. I don’t really understand the harbinger thing with Orochi, but I do hope that that doesn’t mean that David’s eyes will wind up being cut out. (Yes, I really do watch too much Buffy) The fight itself was eh, but the author must’ve been doing something right since I thought Sakura and David were cute at the end there. (And considering the amount of hatred I have for Sakura, that’s saying something.)

Fight Three: Sephiroth vs. Shinji (Eva)! Robot Carnival... *Face palms* The sad part is, is that I’ve SEEN that anime. You know, I’m thinking I’m just prejudice all around on these Eva fights that always win, since I’ve never seen the show. ... And my distaste for mechas in general. I could be wrong, but it just seems that I wrinkle my nose when I see Shinji’s name and then sigh when he once again takes the match from a character I love. Bad Shinji, no cookie!

Fight Four: Sakura vs. Sofia – sexiness! Okay, before I go any further, I need to get this out. *Takes in a breath* EW. EW EW EW. The idea of Sakura being anywhere near sexy (let alone sexual) makes my skin crawl. There. Okay, now that that’s out of the way... I thought the idea of this was quite creative. A break from the regular fighting, which is always nice. I knew Sakura was going to win, of course, it’s just the way these things go, and that made me sad. ... Mainly because Sakura winning a sexy contest horrifies me on all sorts of levels. But that’s that prejudice talking again. Anyway, prejudice aside, good fight! ... Even if Sakura in a leather fuku made me want to vomit.

Fight Five: Andy/Mai vs. Morrigan/Lillith! I wasn’t sure who I wanted to win, since I adore both teams. But the way it went down was appropriate, I think. Mai making sure her man doesn’t fight the sexy succubi! Hee hee. Oh, and the little Mai-carena dance? *Snicker* Beautiful! (Hey, I can’t help myself, I’m a Xanth fan. We love our puns!)

Fight Six: Ash/Pikachu vs. Ataru/Hopposai! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed reading this fight. Kunou! You’re getting closure from all over the place! ... Okay, maybe it’s my closure, but yeah! Just the fact that Ash and Pikachu got theirs was great enough, but on TOP of that, the author was fabulous enough to bring up the very important fact that I mentioned a chapter review or so ago: Hopposai is a MASTER martial artist! He may be a pervert, but that doesn’t mean he can’t kick ass!

Fight Seven: Orochi vs. Lina! You know, I had this feeling Orochi was gonna win (hey, maybe I’m psychic!), and I was planning on being upset about it... but I wasn’t. The line about Lina using her badass trick (implying that she does every battle, which she has) because Orochi knows she wants to, made me sway to allowing his victory. I... I couldn’t help it. I’ve been won over by snarky dialogue!

Fight Eight: Shingo vs. Ranma! *Blink* Wow. That was... rather cool. Instead of seeing Shingo get his ass kicked this side from Tuesday, the man is humble enough to ask Ranma for help. I LIKE it!

Fight Nine: Dan vs. Felicia! Eeeeeeeeee! *Runs around in circles and then licks the author* You gave me Felicia! Wo ai ni!! Granted, there wasn’t an onscreen fight (though the way it was done was quite funny), but FELICIA! Versus Dan! It’s like Super Puzzle Fighter 2! *Falls onto a fluffy cloud and sighs contentedly* Oh, and also? coldfury? I WIN! ^_^_v

General Notes:

* Little baby in-jokes from the different animes/video games was a nice touch. (‘Finish him’ for Johnny Cage, falling over for the Ranma gang, etc.)

* I know this sounds weird, but considering how many fights are happening every episode, I must say, I LOVE the fact that each of these fights was short and sweet. Even ones I wasn’t as into were much more appreciated due to being within my small attention span limits.

* Cracks up at the last line of the episode. PERFECT ending! *Envisions Felicia and Ranma fighting... and begins cackling*

All in all, I’d say this is my favorite chapter thus far. There were a couple things I didn’t particularly like, but that’s just people. We’re all crabby about this or that. But on the whole, it was highly yummy. I was thoroughly entertained, amused, and at times, elated.

Rating: One Sephiroth in a black, leather fuku and five Ultra fighters doing the Mai-carena.
Mood: contentcontent
Fight Background Music: 30 Seconds to Mars - "Welcome to the Universe"
Angelcatangelcat00 on December 13th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
I saw Yoohoo at Walmart this afternoon. It wasn't in bottles though. Just the little cardboard juice-box type boxes. But hey, Yoohoo!
Kiskaifritah on December 13th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Ooooooh. I'll have to grab one next time I'm there! Thanks! *Beams*