December 3rd, 2009
Nothing says menacing like… France.
My respect for the G Society took a bit of a hit this week. Nothing says "menacing antagonists" like having a big ol’ masquerade ball in space, harassing their maids, and having their shadowy leader be Tuxedo Mask whose name is close enough to Cocktail that I’ve decided to call him that instead for my own amusement. I don’t even want to ponder how it’s actually spelled, probably something like Gaquteuai. At least his roses can apparently reduce a man to mass of goo, but that’s less impressive when his subordinates can control orbital weaponry with their minds. He… uses whatever his power is to toss roses around and melt people. And hit on random little girls. In fact, the main thing that Kiddy Girl has been teaching me so far is that the future will be a bubbling pot of barely repressed sexual tension. This whole thing is probably one big metaphor for a vagina. I’ll leave speculation as to how exactly that works to your imagination.
The metaphor, not vaginas.
On second thought, vaginas too.
Inane rambling out of the way, this episode could have definitely been a little more interesting. They completely jumped base and focused pretty much the entire story on new character Letuchie, G Society’s killer loli princess, and her little boytoy, Pauk. Both of the wear far too much makeup, even for space France. For all the big posturing about how awesome their group is, we didn’t really learn a ton about it. They (believe that) they’re descended from the nobles that the GOTT era and still pissy about the French Revolution. They’re also all about executing public detractors to King
Tuxedo Mask Cocktail. Outside of that, they’re just a sort of generic fruity quasi-evil manifest destiny organization where most of the subordinates are not really thrilled to be a part of it and they hate the good guys. Gee, what a surprise. I had thought they’d be a little smaller… and a little less fruity for that matter.
Talk to the hand ’cause the face don’t wanna hear it.