Yeah, anime has a real bad technobabble problem. There's a reason "in English, please" is such a widely used trope.
For reasons concerning the re-refining of my fictional writing skills, and to honor the Streams, I'm posting my show thoughts later than I normally would. As for why they've been truncated into just a few sentences each? Let's just say it's preparation for when I finally leave the NEET lifestyle behind.
SAO ALICIZATION - It was probably the lack of a laptop today that made me really realize this, but the whole "Alice sad over Bercouli dying mostly in vain" and "pugilist boy and stabby girl fall in love" subplots to be more than a little manufactured. Really, I'm more interested in the Korean gamer and his Chinese lady-friend who are skeptical over the whole "Japan players bad" narrative Gabriel's crew is pushing. (Love the random hashtag tho. ) Surprisingly light on language for something with a TV-14LV rating, but at least the bloodier moments matched.
FIRE FORCE - I'm actually kind of enjoying Inca so far, even if she is a little on the "potential psychopath" side. Charon's also starting to come around, he's pretty fun when he isn't asking Haumea countless questions. As for Haumea herself, she's still hard to really enjoy, what with her "can't keep her tongue in her mouth" quirk, and the radio jockey thing's not helping in the slightest. (Also, I don't remember her ever using electricity last season, but then again, that's like Fire Force to throw out important character tics that fly over the heads of the less observational.) Charon blasting off part of the torso of one of Inca's lackeys made for a good graphic violence indicator, most pleasantly surprising I've seen since the Coralian guts in E7 44.
ASS CLASS - Boy do I hate main campus, but I was able to handle their douchebaggery this episode better than normal, and not just 'cause E-Class won for once. Some of Sugino's buddies acting jealous that he's in E-Class, and the ace pitcher subtly suggesting he might make it to high school despite his class assignment... definitely preferable to those two douchebags wanking themselves off to our protagonists' suffering. Baseball!Koro was fun, but Karma's trash-talking the audience was what really got me. That and Hellabitch somehow not understanding how baseball works.. Same with the first vocal demonstration of Kaede's dislike for big boobs, a brief yet appropriate baseline for intensely suggestive dialogue. (Man, she would hate one of my main OCs, also voiced by Monica Rial and the only reason I'm in such disbelief over #KickVic's demonization of her...)
GEMUSETTO - This show makes me cringe as often as it does with those of you bothering to watch it for whatever reason, yet I still enjoy it. Because who's gonna successfully stop me, the Good Taste police? Ha! They don't even exist!
SHIPPUDEN - It's a shame it took until his death for me to realize how good a director Kazunori Mizuno was. His work on this episode was surprisingly good, and it helps that it was a Granny Chiyo episode.
[the car no go]