I don’t read books very often. But when I do, I usually can’t put the book down, whether it’s good or bad.
So, simply because I read through Norton Juster’s the Phantom Tollbooth in one sitting isn’t a good argument for it being a great book.
Thus, this post will give
good arguments to convince you that it is, indeed, a great book.
Here, I have created a picture to prove it so, because a picture is worth a thousand words:
‘The Phantom Tollbooth is a great book.’ is a great picture»
DISCLAIMER: So let us pray, never to forget… Don’t be offended, blah blah blah. I got five times as many views today from Bible-posting and leeching off of other people. Yay. There will be no defiling of images in such a holy writ; also, I deleted the episodes. Oops. Finally, many things sound very wrong once turned feminine. I apologize. Finally, this is alt-universe Mami, who knows of the evi-
"I HAV A MOOOSESTASH"
So this really, really, really belated post (is episode 4 out yet? probably is >_>) starts off with some old guy with a mustache doing a shoop da whoop, who reveals that he created the Otogi Bank for…
you might want to read the subtitles on the picture above…
Anyways, with that suspiciously not revealed reason out of the way, the story begins!
..Not really, because the Otogi Bank are chatting about lollipops and such.
But after that suspiciously filler-like section out of the way, the story begins!
…Not really, cause there’s an OP.
After that suspiciously placed OP, the story begins!
…Well, Ryoushi has to talk to Ringo about how he
thinks knows that Ryouko is a suspiciously-cliché’d tsundere.
After that suspiciously “hey-let’s-try-to-reveal-what’s-already-way-too-obvious-to-anyone-who-watches-anime-at-all-just-to-fill-up-some-time-that-we-have-left” moment, the story begins!
…Is anyone tired of this yet?
Anyways, Liszt realizes that Ryoushi shoots the bullets.
After that suspiciously late reaction, the story begins!
…Not really, ’cause Ryouko has to [British accent] greet several gentledogs to serve as a key plot incentive in the nearby future
"We fancy ourselves to be fine hunters, especially in the art of 'fetch thy stickeths'."
…After that suspicious accent and obviously unedited and completely raw image, the story begins!
Not really, ’cause they have to go shopping.
After suspiciously taking 5 people to shop for one freaking item, the story begins!
Not really, even though a client walks in, because Tarou is trying to… do stuff.
This image is suspiciously unedited. Like, seriously, unedited. :/
After Tarou is suspiciously dragged away by Otohime into a suspiciously locked and suspiciously small room, we find that suspiciously Ryouko has returned to see how suspicious the suspicious client is, and so the story begins!
Not really, because the suspiciously suspicious client suspiciously tells Ryouko to suspiciously go to a suspicious place to meet a suspiciously suspicious person that the suspiciously suspicious client knows, but suspiciously the suspiciously suspicious client doesn’t suspiciously come with Ryouko, who may already be suspicious at the suspiciously suspicious client’s suspiciously suspicious request.
Anyways, Ryouko and Ryoushi go to the suspicious place where SURPRISE SURPRISE NOBODY COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT IT WAS A TRAP OH MY GOD I NEVER SAW THAT FROM THE VERY FIRST SECOND OF THIS EPISODE WOW I AM SO SHOCKED THIS IS SO SURPRISING AND NOT CLICHÉ’D I WOULDN’T EXPECT SUCH A PLOT TWIST FROM THIS SHOW WOW THIS IS AMAZING
…and so the story begins.
Not really ’cause Ryoushi gets knocked over by a gangster guy and without a male protagonist stories all fall apart, right?
After a suspiciously short time, suspiciously uncaptured Ryoushi comes back to Otogi Bank and suspiciously tells them that Ryouko has been captured. AND THUS THE STORY BEGINS
Not really, because RYOUSHI HAS BLOOD DRIPPING OUT OF HIS HEAD
Wait, not anymore.
OK, so after suspiciously recovering from a suspiciously liable-to-create-a-concussion attack on his head in a suspiciously short time, Ryoushi suspiciously declares that he’ll find where Ryouko is, suspiciously not telling anyone of his means or methods. And thus our story begins.
Not really cause the gangsta’ people are gonna do… bad things… to Ryouko. I’ll leave it at that @_@ *shudder*
After a suspiciously suspicious flashback in which Ryouko suspiciously tells everyone about her not relying on anyone or else it’d turn into a suspiciously unrevealed scene in her suspicious childhood that has to be suspiciously revealed within the next arc as to become a crucial point to the story, not that I’d know because OH MY GOD this show’s plot is SO COMPLEX and UNPREDICTABLE I have NO IDEA what’s going to happen next, you know?
…Oh, and our story begins.
NORLY for variety’s sake.
Well after a suspicious scene in which Ryoushi suspiciously reveals his newly modified
ULTRA SUPER CANNON THING THAT BEATS ALL OTHER SLINGSHOTS IN THE WORLDDDDDD
[GODHIJACK: Sorry. Usopp is better.]
…er… ULTRA SUPER CANNON THING THAT BEATS MOST OTHER SLINGSHOTS IN THE REAL LIFE WORLDDDDDD and fires at suspiciously unmoving people that suspiciously aren’t attacking back. Ringo suspiciously pulls a suspicious knife out of her suspicious bag full of suspicious items and cuts Ryouko
to death‘s ropes that were behind her back. ALL THIS TIME. BEHIND HER BACK. THEY WERE JUST WAITING TO STAB HER IN THE BACK AND SHE NEVER EVEN REALI- oh, they’re ropes. :/
And now our story begins! FINALLY!
NO. IT DOESN’T. WHY? BECAUSE SOME GANGSTER COMES UP AND RYOUSHI PUNCHES HIM INTO SPACE. HE ALSO DESTROYS SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO, CERES, ERIS, HAUMEA, and MAKEMAKE. And Earth but that’s just a stupid tiny planet noone cares about.
After a suspiciously “HI-I’M-THE-FREAKING-FINAL-BOSS!-I-HAVE-TWENTY-NINE-BILLION-HP-AND-CAN-ONE-HIT-KO-YOU!-FIVE-TIMES-IN-A-TURN!-ALSO-YOUR-STRONGEST-ATTACK-DEALS-NEGATIVE-NINE-DAMAGE-TO-ME!-NEGATIVE-NINE!”-like character appears /in the shadows/, our story begins!
Well not really, because of the ED.
After a suspiciously ending-like ED, our story begins!
Then it ends.
Iunno, why does it seem like everyone’s dropped this already? I’m like, more than a week late on this post (so I thought I’d be the last one to post) but so far, of the blogs I follow only two have posted something for this episode (or I don’t read enough).
Then again, I somewhat see why people would want to drop it. For one, it’s way, way, WAY too cliché and predictable. As soon as you see that girl walking in and telling Otogi Bank to go to a location WRITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER, you automatically KNOW it’s a trap. As soon as the baddies attempt to do something… bad (because the more descriptive words might not be suitable), you KNOW that some guy’s gonna snipe them from the background. You see the dogs and you KNOW they’re an obvious plot effect. At the start this show may have been worth watching with the fairy-tale twist; but this episode has none of that.
I may even drop this if it doesn’t get any better. Not that I have a problem with shows where you know everything, but when it’s this clichéd, lack of plot twists make it unworthwhile. The narrator doesn’t give us any funny… narrations anymore, the introduction of new characters has no effect, and basically every single redeeming quality of this show is proven to not be… that redeeming. Sometimes I like it when I can predict stuff, especially during mystery/psychological drama-type shows but this is a slice of life; if you can predict it, why would we be watching some mindless anime instead of going outside to punch some gangster up to Mercury (which is actually exploded because I had nothing better to do with that damned planet >_>).
Even the show admits its characters suck; unless working with the teamwork of a bucket means this…
I LIKE LEMON LOLLIPOPS
^ You’re a wizard, Harry…