excuse me, ma’am, do you have a moment to talk about my lord and savior shiny chariot?
Sometimes, editing is an exercise in failing. Ever try, ever fail. We assume there is a pattern to the spell names, most likely based on some Gaelic or Anglic language, only that we couldn’t confirm it yet; some spells sound dangerously close to having Latin or Ancient Greek stems. And whatever they’re derived from or mixed and matched with, they’re converted from Latin script to kana and filtered through Japanese scriptwriters and seiyuu before they reach our ears (and CCs). Well, fuck.
This episode is introducing a trope from Gaelic folktales. That is good news, since it gives us a solid hint. It is also bad news, since it means I can study phonology charts and keep combining and recombining morphemes for hours on end, but I still can’t not fuck editing this up; I wish I were a savant, but I’m of middling intellect and mediocre skill. No matter, try again: Until we get a definitive source, we have to do something. So we’ll fail again, but maybe we’ll fail better as we keep working towards it, until we find it in our hands.
my mom told me not to watch saucy pictures on the internet; i think i’m safe
Spaghetti with mushroom sauce is one of my go-to recipes. Cut mushrooms into stripes, sear them, add cream sauce. Put that on your noodles (you know how to cook noodles, right?), and heap ungodly amounts of grated cheese on sauce and noodles. When I say ungodly amounts, I mean Xenogears-style god-slaying amounts. Eat while watching an episode of anime. Maybe even Little Witch Academia? This episode would certainly work.
witch on witch violence is reaching new heights
Filthy animals that you are, I bet you wouldn’t complain about doing the laundry for a whole school of little witches.
Are you on Team Arthur or Team Edgar?
I like Ooshima Michiru, been liking her ever since ICO actually (yes, it had a soundtrack), and her Little Witch Academia score is good stuff. But man, it doesn’t really go so well with the show; at times, the disconnect is almost jarring. That’s about the only gripes I’m having, though.
Another word on last week’s Akko-tan: I made the call to use a Japanese honorific (well, a cutesy one) for this single instance as an exception to our editing policy for this show. Wangari is a fairly colorful color commentator, and if you’re watching sports, you’d know that color commentators love their signature tics and reiterating certain phrases (think Walt Frazier’s shaking and baking ad nauseam). Akko hasn’t established herself as a household name at the Academy yet, so Wangari couldn’t exactly give her the “Mushroom Poison Queen” moniker treatment, but she still tried to draw out some characteristic of this cheeky little Japanese witch for the viewers. Hence her deliberate and ostentatious use of “-tan” in a show that is low on honorifics even in the Japanese audio, particularly outside the easily translatable ones. It’s about as foreign to Wangari’s imagined viewers as it is to the averagely informed people watching fansubs.
tl;dr I regret nothing.
Akatsukin: I wonder how many times I can speak of my love for support characters before everyone realizes their greatness. If there was any hesitation in your mind this was made with the spirit of a children’s anime, this episode should put your doubts to rest. I don’t even need to say anything because Lotte explains herself perfectly for you. Here’s to hoping we can have a constructive week of discussion about the merits of Lotte’s character. Also, fuck yeah Morohoshi Sumire loli. And I told you Barbara was the best bully.
look at my witch!
Look at her witch.
(Erratum after the break)
localhost, ephemere, akatsukin, fyurie, ianu, and joletb wish you a merry christmas
This episode comes with a neat idea how to combat Christmas dinner bloat and maintain your exercise routine over the holidays. If your parents ask you what the fuck is wrong with you, just tell them Asenshi made you do it.
yukkuri asamicchi says: take it easy
I worked out on Monday despite feeling a bit under the weather and promptly fell ill. That was not one of my best ideas.
Are you a CR translator or editor? I recommend this for a nice leisurely evening read.
when the back DOMS hit you
We’re in the double digits now, meaning another quarter of the year has almost gone by. In addition to that, this year is almost over. Were you aware of that? What an awful realization.
can’t ruse da andalooz
If you have big breasts (or manboobs), jumping rope can damage your connective tissue and result in back problems. At least invest in a good sports bra. Jumping rope can give you massive street cred though, so it might be worth it.
when your uncle starts telling you what the problem with minorities is
Happy Thanksgiving, minna-san. Tomorrow is the day furthest from the next time you’ll have your complete extended family ask you why you still don’t have a girlfriend, so that’s something to look forward to, right?
Here’s a video of three young girls touching each other to tide you over until tomorrow.