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makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-06-17 08:38 pm

When we last left off, Tsuna and Enma were being shounen Care Bear superheroes.

Hot Care Bear superheroes. My standards for KHR are really not that high. As long as someone is being particularly hot at least once per chapter, I'm happy. Toss in some bonus gayness and, if we've been extra good, a mountain or two of crack (and sometimes, if we made the right wish on the right shooting star at 11:11, we may even get character development), and I'm on cloud 9.

So I left chapter 339 on a happy note and am waiting patiently with my napkin folded in my lap for a delicious helping of chapter 340.


  • "Tsuna and Enma's counterattack... explodes!" Well. What else was it going to do, I guess?
  • DAMN YOU DAEMON SPADE, USING THE MOST GODMODEY OF ALL OF KHR'S ATTACKS IN THE WAY IT WAS ACTUALLY MEANT TO BE USED. Now why can't Gokudera do this, again?
  • Incidentally, DID SISTEMA C.A.I. JUST MOTHERFUCKING BLOCK A MOTHERFUCKING COMBO ATTACK FROM TSUNA AND ENMA OR AM I CRAZY? Oh my God. I may or may not be completely interpreting this as evidence that Gokudera is capable of standing up to the mainest main characters in the power department, and at this point is just fully primed for his own fucking series or something. BE AN ACTION HERO, GOKUDERA. THE GUY WITH FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLAMES. AND THE SHIELDS THAT BLOCK EVERYTHING EVER. Please get an autograph for me from your good buddy Superman when you have lunch with him next week.
  • ANYWAY, NOW THAT WE'RE DONE WITH TODAY'S EPISODE OF "IN MAKESTE'S MIND EVERYTHING IS ABOUT GOKUDERA!", LET'S MOVE ON.
  • Oh my lord. How much bling can a man wear??!
  • "VONGOLA GEAR THAT ISN'T OF THE SKY OR EARTH ELEMENT!" Did he actually shout this, because I am about to fall off my chair giggling. As a boss, Tsuna knows it's important to be as clear and specific as possible in any and all situations, so dammit, if he has to throw in that qualifier about them being all the rings except his and Enma's, HE WILL DO, IT BY GOD.
  • By the way, I have never seen anything so ridiculous in my life, and just two chapters ago I was talking about how D. could never top Rock God Fairy Princess Fireworks Byakuran no matter how hard he tried! Oh, past me. You were so naive. NOT EVEN RGFPF!BYAKURAN IS A MATCH FOR GLOWY SWISS ARMY BANDOLIER SWORDY CLAWS DAEMON SPADE. THIS MAN KNOWS NO DIGNITY.
  • AND TO TOP IT OFF, WHY NOT SIX OF HIM? WHY THE FUCK NOT. FUCK YOU EVERYONE. NO ONE CAN STAND UP TO THE POWER OF HIS SMUG VILLAIN FACE FROM SIX SIMULTANEOUS DIFFERENT ANGLES.
  • At this point I would like to stop and clarify that even though I am typing in all caps, I am not actually yelling anything. I am just laughing so hard I am shaking all over.
  • This is the chapter you all were trying to warn me about, isn't it. XDDD
  • Every time Mukuro talks about how powerful Spade is in his body I crack up even more. I really need the anime back in my life so we can hear Mukuro's deep kufufu voice narrating all of this from the beak of a very concerned owl.
  • Well, Enma, of course the blizzardroids were nothing compared to this, but that doesn't matter because YOU HAVE FUCKING BLACK HOLE FLAMES you silly little forgetful godmode you! I really wish the KHR universe didn't balance out the potential world-ending powers of its godmode characters by cursing them with spontaneous plot amnesia (ohoho, you think I'm cracking wise but then you think back to Lambo's last fight and you remember that this is actually a canon thing) whenever it's convenient.
  • "TSUNA. EYES THIS WAY. YOUR OPPONENT IS US THREE SPADES, NOT THOSE SPADES." Well, to be fair, that has to be pretty confusing.
  • He is so adorably concerned that with all these Spades attacking them, Enma might be out of his sight for more than five seconds.
  • "My hands are my most powerful weapons so I will just flip upside-down and kick you with my feet now." Whatever works for you I guess?
  • UPSIDE-DOWN SIDEWAYS-GLANCE TSUNA SHOUTING "AN ILLUSION!?" IS MY FAVORITE!
  • Oh, is that what the desert element is? More illusions? I guess that makes sense, what with mirages and all.
  • There goes Mukuro admiring how powerful the main villain is in his body, again.
  • CRACKING UP AGAIN. "An illusionist, eh...?" You can actually see the wheels turning! Oh my God this is amazing. I wonder how long it would have actually taken her to put two and two together there if Spade hadn't gotten impatient and jumped the gun. (Probably still less time than if it had been one of the boys.)
  • DAMN IT SPADE STOP MENACING CHROME ALREADY. If Owlkuro's face gets any more intense it might actually freeze that way!
  • Yes, Mukuro. That's pretty much exactly what he thinks.
  • And there's Reborn, once again wisely staying out of any battles in which he might actually work up a sweat and spoil that "so badass I'm untouchable" thing he's got going on. Lazy lil' punk.
  • Hmm, Reborn. He kind of has a point, they're getting their asses kicked. On the other hand, Tsuna always wins in the end no matter what, so Reborn is right no matter how much evidence Daemon can point out to the contrary.
  • Did Spade just slice Enma's gravity ball into little bits and pieces. ARE WE NOW EVEN BREAKING THE ESTABLISHED RULES OF OUR THINGS WHICH ALREADY BROKE ALL THE ESTABLISHED RULES? OR IS THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION SOMETHING MORE ALONG THE LINES OF, "WHAT ESTABLISHED RULES?!"
  • Mukuro, seriously, just go fly somewhere and rub one off to your own amazing badassness already. We'll wait for you.
  • Yeeees, but their elements are the best ones!
  • Well, Tsuna and Enma, time to split into six clones of your own selves. If you actually did that I would have to follow owl!Mukuro's lead in skipping off for some happy time, incidentally.
  • I love it when they think sentences at each other and understand. One day I want them to be sitting at a table and just having an entire conversation in hyper intuition back and forth at each other while everyone else watches in total confusion.
  • Spade, you idiot, he's holding you still while Tsuna attacks. It's another combo. Weren't you paying any attention at all to the last freaking chapter?
  • OH MY GOD, IS TSUNA ALSO TOO STUPID TO REALIZE WHAT ENMA IS TRYING TO DO?? WAKE UP, MAN! NOW THESE REALLY ARE SHOUTING CAPSLOCKS. JESUS.
  • "TSUNA-KUN! SHOOT RIGHT IN THERE! ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID??!" Christ.
  • It's okay, Tsuna! He'll get better! He did last time. Also you really have no choice at all so goddammit let's do this thing already.


Oh man. Ohhhhh man. SUSPENSE. I really hope Tsuna doesn't get traumatic crippling flashbacks to the last time the Jesusy new character of an arc sacrificed herself in order to kill the bad guy, because that would suuuuuuuuck. >_>

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
I have never seen anything so ridiculous in my life.

I think there is nothing so ridiculous. GLOWY SWISS ARMY BANDOLIER SWORDY CLAWS DAEMON SPADE. No dignity. No dignity AT ALL.

"Do you really think you can survive?"

No, Daemon Spade, I don't think I can. I think am going to die. Of LAUGHTER.

This chapter is like the funniest shit ever, no lie. I am finding the :|-faced spider-looking clones attacking Enma on page five unaccountably hilarious.

"Unless you are an experienced illusionist, seeing through this technique is extremely difficult."

An experienced illusionist, like, oh, CHROME perhaps? :D

. . . Dammit. STOP MESSING WITH MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER, MR OVERPOWERED PLAYING CARD. :[

So much lolfacepalm at all the failed telepathy. Tsuna, how can you have hyper intuition and not get the basic 'attack while he's distracted and immobile' message? I mean, I'm pretty sure that's something even I would get!

Tsuna getting traumatic crippling flashbacks might be interesting, though. If it doesn't allow Daemon Spade to break out and be overpowered some more, at least.

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Tsuna, how can you have hyper intuition and not get the basic 'attack while he's distracted and immobile' message?

Actually, I think he DID get it... he just refused to believe his BFF was seriously asking to be SHOT WITH SUPER DOUBLE FIRE along with the enemy until it was spelled out to his face in so many letters.

Seriously, it would probably feel easier for Tsuna to shoot the XX Burner at himself than at anyone he knew. I think not even having 6 Dick Spades standing together in one spot is making it easier for him.

[identity profile] smilypie.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
GLOWY SWISS ARMY BANDOLIER SWORDY CLAWS DAEMON SPADE

Woman you are killing me fdfkjs HE DOES LOOK LIKE A SWISS ARMY KNIFE.

Oh my god hearing Mukurowl speaking again watching all of this skdjsd oh this series will always be crack I have no hope anymore oh god.

"An illusionist, eh...?" You can actually see the wheels turning!

SKJHS YES WHY CHROME WHY. At least she sort of considered doing something. Sort of.

Yeahhhh Mukuro seems incredibly....impressed by this whole thing >_> (I am hoping this does not lead to Spade/Mukuro shippy feelings because I have never liked that pairing and don't plan on warming up to it anytime soon!)

kjfhkjdhf Seriously though, "He's trying to tell me to do something!!" well no SHIT you idiot fdksdjhfs

Really, lol there's a bad trend of Tsuna's girlfriends becoming an hero. IS KYOKO NEXT?! D8>

[identity profile] chuuni.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
From my reactions about 341 that you are already aware of, you can be quite sure that Enma doesn't bite the dust and everything turned out fine (Or relatively finer. 341 was one of the best chapters in this arc I reckon)

Now that I look back on this chapter, it really is all kinds of hilarious! And yes, I was trying to warn you about Spade. NOW YOU SEE. And Mukuro continues to have a hilariously high opinion of himself even when it's someone else using his body. Oh Mukuro.

I ranted about Tsuna's odd specificity in this chapter as well, but I chalk it down to awkward translation. It just looks and sounds so much more natural in Japanese.

(Btw if you read Mangastream's version of 341, there are some semi-major translation errors in that one as well. I want to facepalm)

I think Tsuna gets the message from Enma, it's precisely because he gets it that he's hesitating and making sure it really is what Enma wants him to do. Why yes I am shipping them at all opportunities. I regret nothing! Watching Enma and Tsuna making eyes at each other across a table with confused family members all around? Sign me up for that too!

[identity profile] shadowpanzuko.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 09:10 am (UTC)(link)
One day I want them to be sitting at a table and just having an entire conversation in hyper intuition back and forth at each other while everyone else watches in total confusion.

oh my god. I need that in my life. I need it. I would just die of laughter and cavities.

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
IT'S LIKE SOMEONE FELL INTO A PILE OF SAINT SEIYA ARMOR SPARE PARTS

I laughed so hard at that page, it just about destroyed any tension this chapter had amassed so far - and trust me, when I'm engrossed in reading I can take a lot of ridiculousness without breaking suspension of disbelief.

One day I want them to be sitting at a table and just having an entire conversation in hyper intuition back and forth at each other while everyone else watches in total confusion.

This pings my "mental connection between lovers" kink SO HARD. And I'm not even much of a Tsuna/Enma shipper.

It's okay, Tsuna! He'll get better! He did last time. Also you really have no choice at all so goddammit let's do this thing already.

But... but last time he was a BLACK HOLE. This time he's not! CLEARLY HE MUST TURN INTO A BLACK HOLE AGAIN OR ELSE HE'LL BE IN GENUINE DANGER.

I kid because I love. Seriously, I love the way this conundrum is resolved.

[identity profile] nadramon.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
...You saw a shooting star at 11:11? No wonder you got character development that day! XD

That aside, I'll keep my mouth shut today to prevent myself from spoiling anything. Because it deserves a comment, I'll just say this much: owl!Mukuro never gets old. He should stay that way and be Chrome's pet adviser for the rest of his life.

(Anonymous) 2011-06-19 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"One day I want them to be sitting at a table and just having an entire conversation in hyper intuition back and forth at each other while everyone else watches in total confusion."

Makeste, you should write a fic on that. With your ffic style, I will definately be rolling on the ground in hysterics.

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