I feel like 4/30 is an accomplishment! Hooray for achievable goals! So this week I’m going to be uncharastically critical but I think it’s warranted.

  1. Your Favorite Teen Meister
  2. Your Least Favorite Teen Meister
  3. Your Favorite Teen Weapon
  4. Your Least Favorite Teen Weapon
  5. Your Favorite Adult Meister
  6. Your Least Favorite Adult Meister
  7. Your favorite Adult Weapon
  8. Your Least favorite Adult Weapon
  9. Your Favorite Witch
  10. Your Least Favorite Witch
  11. Your Favorite Class
  12. Your Favorite Outfit
  13. Your Favorite Pairing
  14. Your Least Favorite Pairing
  15. Your Favorite Crack Pairing
  16. Your Least Favorite Crack Pairing
  17. Your Favorite Scene
  18. Your Least Favorite Scene
  19. Crossover
  20. Your Favorite Opening
  21. Your Least Favorite Opening
  22. Your Favorite Ending
  23. Your Least Favorite Ending
  24. SYMMETRY!
  25. Moon or Sun?
  26. Fool! / BAKA!
  27. Lord Death
  28. If You Met Your All Time Favorite Character
  29. Chibi Time?
  30. A Message To Atsushi Ohkubo
This should tell you all you need to know

Your Least Favorite Teen Meister

For the very first time in this challenge, I have a clear-cut answer. I really did not enjoy Patty’s character. I liked the fact that Kid had twin weapons that were nothing alike, it was a cute way to torture him even more but I think her characterization is a rare miss in a generally well realized cast. 

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Well excuse you!

 

I get who (what) Patty was supposed to be. That genki cloudcuckoolander or extreme manic pixie dream girl who was supposed to make you laugh with easy physical jokes and weird stupid lines while making you something else (let’s say confused) with her super cute design and generous endowment. The problem is that with a cast full of weirdos and eccentrics, one more comic relief wasn’t needed and she’s the worse at it.

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Even Blackstar thinks this is a bit much

It’s not that I dislike absurdist humor but the ridiculousness needs something to bounce off of in order to work. Most of the time that’s Liz but when Kid goes ballistic then really, he steals the scene and Patty is left rudderless. I got the feeling that in an effort to not have her overshadowed they exaggerated her behavior which ended up racing right past quirky and straight to annoying/exhausting. 

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No wait, it’s not a compliment

The Thompson twins in general are underdeveloped. A loss to the audience as their backstory was touching and I would have liked to explore the world outside the school a bit more, but Patty in particular does not seem to have an actual personality. We get a sense of what type of person Liz is, we can sort of figure out how she would react to certain situations but Patty just seems nuts. Not interesting crazy, could do anything at any time because she is a completely undefined character, crazy. 

Just try me, I’m craaaazay bro

Imagine how much more fun it would have been to have Liz constantly bickering with a passive-aggressive twin who was always trying to set her up on dates because she has such a pretty face, she shouldn’t waste it. Or an identical twin brother. Or really just about anyone other than Patty….

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That’s my sister you’re talking about

Suggested drink: Giraffe

  • Every time Patty gets distracted – drink
  • Every time Patty eats a ton – have a snack
  • Every time Patty is being  ditz – roll your eyes
  • Every time Patty gets her slasher smile – drink
  • Every time Patty burst into laughter – drink
  • Every time Patty is being hyperactive – take a deep breath
  • Every time we see Patty’s past self – drink

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6 thoughts on “Soul Eatin Mondays – week 4”

      1. That’s what I always wondered. I know some of what they are learning is about souls and the like, but what else are they learning at the school in the theory lessons (other than Stein’s dissection focus).

          1. Mostly mess around.
            Sorry, NOT wasn’t that great because it really was more slice of life and comedy, which isn’t exactly why I’m a fan of Soul Eater. Basically weapons and meisters who for some reason don’t actually want to be fighters, train together. For the weapons it makes sense given the main character has very little control over her weapon transformation in the beginning and some kind of training is necessary. Otherwise though, we aren’t really any wiser as to their curriculum. They eat a lot more though.

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