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Check-out Station: Karneval ep13 (I came here to see action and kissing)

June 30, 2013 2 comments

And daggonnit – I’m not getting any of that!

So here we’ve come to the end, of the season anyway. I have no idea if this will get another season, but I will say I’m a tad disappointed. Is it because I’m wading into unfamiliar waters? I rarely view josei, yaoi or any other material that is geared towards females or written by them. So perhaps my disappointment is due to misguided expectations and a lack of understanding. Then again, that hasn’t stopped me with other series, so get ready for some b*tching! Read more…

Karneval ep12: I’ll be your eyes, hands and feet, and we’ll be their nightmare

June 26, 2013 1 comment

And here I was sure that Karneval would just be a bland disappointment all the way through. And overall, I may still be right. But with these last two episodes, it looks like the show is going to blow its load like- well, I won’t be vulgar. Let’s just say that this show is taking the phrase, “save the best for last” to heart. Read more…

Karneval ep11: a pretext to do better

June 16, 2013 1 comment

I’ve come to grips with why I’ve yet to drop this disappointing show. It’s not because it’s bad, it’s not. And it’s not because it’s boring, though it certainly can be at times. It’s because of Gareki. If they don’t make his character awesome by the end of this it will be an unforgivable waste. At least this episode gives me the pretext to believe that that will be possible. Read more…

Karneval ep10: I’d appreciate full disclosure

June 9, 2013 5 comments

I have to say, I’ve completely underplayed a certain aspect of the story of Karneval.  But to be fair, this show has a habit of underplaying things.  And when I’m not sure if a character is dead or not, and it’s not because I don’t see the character die, then I think something is being done wrong.  There’s a break in communication.  With that cleared up, let’s move on.  Though you’ll have to forgive me this time.  As usual, I have a terrible member and this time I’ve lost my notes.  That’s right, I have and have always used notes. Read more…

Karneval ep9: the worst of luck

June 4, 2013 1 comment


Well, if that wasn’t a let down. Not the episode mind you, but Yogi’s non-rampage. Regardless, there’s still plenty to digest here as we see a bit how the “other side” of Karneval lives. Read more…

Karneval ep8: visions of Kurama dancing through my head

May 25, 2013 1 comment

What is going on?  First Majestic Prince, now this show?  Is episode eight the designated episode for bland shows to show out?  I’m not saying this is a great show, and the episode wasn’t spectacular either. But at least it had an interesting ending. Read more…

Karneval ep7: faffing about! I label this show, a faffer.

May 17, 2013 1 comment

There’s a time for mourning in all things.  My buddy who loves the Office just had to cope with the fact that the show will only live on in syndication now (though I personally thought it should’ve ended years ago).  No longer will he be able to do his little guitar strumming bunny-hop to the break room for his lunches to see his favorite show.  There will be a mourning period, an unavoidable time of reflection, sadness and coping.  Of course he’s a person though, not a TV show.  And Karneval has done a great job of not doing much at all, so I’d appreciate it if this show would stop faffing about and get on to the main points of the plot as some point! Read more…

Karneval ep6: a life wasted is a life thrown away

May 12, 2013 1 comment

I gotta say, if I’m gonna die I hope I get to go in a haze of sparkles.  It just appears to be so much less painful than the usual die with a gaping hole in your body kind of way.  Or the slow, cold death of bleeding out.  And it’s gotta be a hell of a lot better than drowning or being burned alive.  Though I’m not sure it matters so much to the people left behind.  This is a weird way to start, I know.  But episode six of Karneval is a dour, yet strong one. Read more…

Karneval ep5: when a situation calls for tragedy…

Episode 4

Well I saw this coming from a long ways off. Since we’re still early in the series, and learning more not only about the world, but the Varuga as well, I guess it only makes sense that an arc like this is here. If Gareki is gonna stay around with Circus, he’s gonna need a better to stay along aside from Nai’s cuteness. It’s clear he doesn’t really like anybody in the organization. And what better excuse is there for someone to stick around than vengeance?   Read more…

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