Okaaaayy so here’s some commentary for the past two parts of this, since I missed the last one.
EP 2, part 1
“So I bought this pipe”-- I greatly admire Ben’s dedication.
“YOUCLICKEDONEPISODEONEYOUFFU-AAAAGHJ…. Youuu dumbass,”
“oOhHIT’S SO PRETTY SBSHJBDHJDS”
Lots of fun Ben noises happening from the get-go.
I love how disillusioned we’re getting with George in the first bit.
EP 7 spoilers: I really love how Felix is making connections between what Shannon is saying and Beatrice.
You two have such a great, charming back-and-forth going and it’s so entertaining.
EP 7 spoilers: Interesting how Shannon says in the beginning, “No matter how blue the sea is at work, it might as well be grey to me”, and then Kanon makes the exact same analogy later. Every line is so important…
My lord this is reminding me of how much I dislike George. I apologize for commenting based on such a major bias but like… damn.
Good thing Shannon’s there to casually roast him.
EP 4 spoilers, but be warned that the amount spoiled may vary depending on how perceptive the reader has been and how much they wanna read into it: I find it really, really nice that there’s this whole scene where Shannon insists their relationship was caused by magic, and George eventually agrees and says “yeah it was magic”. Like… I dunno… Maybe that’s sorta supposed to be a hint towards Beato’s actual thought process, y’know? She wants Battler to see things the same pretty way as she does so that she can share those feelings with him, leading up to her very unfortunate behavior in EP 3.
EP 7 spoilers: Okay so the mirror scene pretty much just gives us the main answer. “The virtuous part of me fought with the part of me that sided with the witch”. Mhm. And y’know what that witch supposedly did? Mass murder.
EP 7 spoilers: She says “I’ve kept my promise, now it’s your turn to keep yours” twice… Basically Ryukishi07 saying “Guys, maybe pay a bit of attention to this line, it MIIGHT be important”.
THAT EPIC TRANSITION INTO THE OPENING. SO MUCH HYPE.
Eva and Jessica bonding is the cutest thing ever oh my goodness.
AWWE Shannon wants to comfort Jessica but she can’t because of her job I’m gonna cry, poor thing.
EP 7 spoilers: Umineko tends to treat “reapers” as people like Bernkastel and Erika who destroy fantasy and rip out the story’s guts. In that case, could “the reaper of stress” mean that, because Sayo’s under so much pressure, she finds it more and more difficult to keep up the happy, cutesy illusion that is “Shannon” and therefore turns back into the tense, anxious person she truly is? I mean, it’s probably just a coincidence, but it works oddly well…
Shannon’s narration never fails to make me sad…
EP 7 spoilers: Kanon’s appearance in this part is another example of Ryukishi basically just handing us answers.
Felix whimpering in response to Beatrice is the most wonderful sound.
Ben’s Beatrice has improved so amazingly since last time and I’m so proud and happy and I love this.
I adore the way he says the word “love” like it’s some sort of curse word.
EP 2, part 2
Felix’s stuttering is so adorable.
“Is it the way I talk after all?” No, Jessica, you are the most beautiful Japanese teenage girl ever to speak.
Beato is so cute. My heart is melting.
I know she probably doesn’t appear that way to Felix at this point, but I really just wanna cuddle her~.
SHE’S. SO. CUTE. <3
EP 7 spoilers: Hearing Beato talk about Kinzo makes me incredibly upset… god…
So. Cute. Aaaaaah~
EP 7 spoilers: Aaaand Beato also describes the ocean as being grey. The trinity is completed!
KRAUSS TALKING TO SHANNON SO NICELY IS AN ABSOLUTE BLESSING.
I also deeply wish to cuddle the furniture™. <3
“Without love, it cannot be seen”, she says to Kinzo… That certainly puts a sort of spin on his ranting thus far, I think.