It doesn’t matter who started this. We’ve been spoilt. We couldn’t unsee it now that we’ve seen it.
Someone tipped the alchemist off that there was this weird puppets on TV. The alchemist told a friend and me. And before you know it, emails are flying around discussing Thunderbolt Fantasy.
the alchemist: “…” *and ended with a resounding HAHAHAHA!*
moi: “Whatta…” *and then chuckled all the way through these episodes…*
You know that certain figure or figurine is a villain because…
the alchemist: “He or she recites poetry on nihilism and has deathblow called ‘absolute annihilation’…”
sloe: “He or she wears dark eye shadow and heavy eyebrows and mascara…”
moi: “He or she has got maniacal laughs and speaks in riddles and metaphors…”
You know that you’ll be following this series because…
the alchemist: “There is a sword called ‘Heavenly Retribution’ that intrigues you as to what it can do that other swords can’t. And then there is a place called ‘Seven Sins Tower’ that gets your imagination running wild. You gotta know ’em!”
sloe: “Puppets get bloody and explode… You don’t do that to a puppet in real life without raising suspicion that you’re a psychopath…”
moi: “There’s that ‘Code of The Umbrella’ one has to follow..” And there are voices of Sephiroth and Chiaki-senpai.
Glove puppetry has been around for as long as storytelling. But I’ve never seen anything like this recently on TV, telling an epic with CGI and fireworks. So, yup, we’re in this together! We vowed.
And for that, I need to free up hard disk space. Let the ‘epic cleaning biennale’ begin!