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Post by bomaye on Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 am

An anime about Vikings. High detailed, well animated, violent, probably gonna get fucked up at some point (since they're pillagers after all)

Yeah, I could absolutely see myself dropping Dr Stone if they don't up their game a bit.

Vinland Saga 1 [Repost from the Summer Anime Thread]

The animation and attention to detail is top notch. I'd actually liken the story more to Angolmois instead of Berserk, the violence is closer to Berserk (no sexual violence but it is Vikings so presumably there's pillaging at some point)

Spoiler:

- Except they did have a dude in chain mail swim and then not be wet when he got out of the water
- 1 minute it and they're already Vikings chopping dudes to pieces Shiny/thrilled
- Eyyyy Leif Erikson
- Thorfinn's dream about fighting Jormungand is perfectly childlike Shiny/thrilled
- "Why can't we get a slave"
- Leif's story about being standed
- Did Vikings know CPR?
- Viking history Nod
- Oh man, ripping part of his face off with the chain (was that a piece of tooth that flew off with the chain?)
- The hair in the chain
- The slave seeing his family as he's dying
- They're gonna give away the sick sheep to buy the dying slave
- "I'm gonna torture him" and then Thors stands up and fucking looms over them
- Northern Lights

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Spoiler:

- Oh shit, sneaky English with an underwater attack
- They always die too early Happy tears
- Oh, was Leif Ericsson a Christian?
- Everyone's worried this warship is gonna cause a fight, instead they bow their heads to Thors
- All the younger guys excited for a war :/
- An army so strong that just said "no" to taxes Laughing
- Thors with his head down while everyone is celebrating that they're going to war :/
- Thorfinn and the kids playing "war" a lot rougher now
- I have no doubt that all these guys are gonna get massacred in the first battle
- Thorfinn's entranced by the real sword
- Thors trying to teach Thorfinn not to kill  Happy tears
- Axe-throwing with a Christian Monk as the target, I see we've entered "fucked up" territory
- Floki, you fuck, trying to assassinate Thors
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Post by Enail on Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:56 pm

Vinland Saga 1 (reposted from other thread even though it's not long enough to really be worth bothering)

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   A bit slow to start with, but I like the sense of place, how small they are against the land, the sky. And the historical details. I agree it's more like Angolmois in feel than Berserk so far, but that chain face-crush was pretty Berserk-like in its goriness.  And the scene of the runaway slave seeing Vinland and his family as he died was good, the way they played it quiet, not over-wrought.

Vinland Saga 2
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-I assume they're attacking the Vikings because they're Viking invaders, but my first thought was that it was a "fuck you for being clean!" Laughing(which might be historically accurate, there are records of Anglo-Saxons complaining that the Vikings seduced their women by being clean and well-groomed Uh-oh)
-the detailed/strategicness of the kids playing, that they had separate spear troops, like it's a realer practice-play than kids playing war usually is, gives the sense it's a culture that's serious about being good at it even though this seems to be a peaceful backwater village.
-"in Valhalla you get to eat meat every day," again, they use the little details really well to give you a sense of their daily lives
-that guy's hair is TOO SQUARE
-subtly threatening the village with war if he doesn't come; the warriors quietly spreading about the village
-it's taking me forever to watch an episode because I keep stopping to look up maps
-the look that one Jomsviking gives the teenager when he gets called to withdraw
-everyone but Thors and Leif celebrating going to war
-even though he previously got out easily, now Thorfinn's furiously fighting to the point of refusing to stay dead and injuring the other kids
-so Thors is a fighter, a blacksmith (apprentice?) and a medic. Not to mention presumably a farmer. I wonder if all Jomsviking-type professional fighters picked up some field medicine.
-the rectangle of reflected light widening across his face as he unsheathes the blade
-ouch, Thors demonstrating how not to hold a dagger
-No one has any enemies; not saying you should never kill people so much as refusing to just let him stick the label of enemy to shove people into a category of okay to hurt, like killing happens, but you can't just discount it as fine or natural or not important that easily.
-the carving decorating the edges of the otherwise very plain bed
-just standing there with his hand dripping blood and his wife silently coming and wrapping it up
-I love the scenery in this show
-throwing axes at the priest, fun times Uh-oh
-Forcing him to go to war, to have him murdered as soon as he launches ship, and presumably killing or enslaving the innocent village warriors who went with him, that's cold
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Post by bomaye on Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 am

Vinland Saga 3

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- "It slipped" Laughing
- And they used the spear throw to swindle Floki a little bit
- OH NO THEY DIDN'T, THEY KILLED HIS HIDDEN DUDE WITH IT
- So if I'm inferring from the intro here, Thors probably does get killed and Thorfinn becomes a member of this guy's crew or tries to kill him in revenge and joins his crew or something like that
- Mom cockblocking Ari
- Poor Ylva
- Mom: "Make sure you bathe on Saturday." 10-Foot Tall Viking: "Yes, Mom."
- Thors is planning to abandon the guys so they don't have to go battle, good guy Thors
- Dohohoho Thorfinn snuck aboard
- "I want to get a look at this troll" as he's spanking Thorfinn
- Ari is impressed with Leif
- That's not how you hold a baby, Thors
- Helga makes an indifferent warrior Thors name the baby, and that's when he started being afraid of battle
- Hrm, is this the assassination squad or just random bandits?
- Assassination squad
- Thors doesn't want to give Thorfinn a sword but is forced to do it ;_;
- Is that a mushroom that turns someone Berserker
- With his bare fucking hands
- Oh don't end the fucking episode there
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Post by bomaye on Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:28 am

Oh, I guess episode 4 of Vinland Saga comes out on the 28th, so we didn't really need to rush it at all either Lurking/sketchy
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Post by Enail on Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Whew, next week's busy for me!
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Post by Enail on Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:58 pm

E3
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-why didn't they come to kill him before now, why's it suddenly important after all this time?
-tense staring match broken by an accidental spear Laughing
-not so accidental after all
-dude boasting and trying to ask Ylva to marry him and she's just like "buh? I just woke up," and then his mom comes with his lunch rofl
-"can you try somewhere else?" to a suitor rofl
-poor random other girl, dude's possibly even less interested in her than Ylva was in him.
-Thors going to fight but trying to make sure no one else in his village does.
-one enormous oar, is this realistic?
-he can't figure out how to say what he wants passed on to Thorfinn, but Helga gets it anyway; they're a good team.
-the guy with his butt in the air Laughing They're all so ill-equipped for this whole thing.
-Stowaway!
-he's so excited to see the sea his dad can't even scold him
-he can still spank him, though Wink
-"Don't stare into the sea at night. It'll pull you in."
-all he says to his wife who's just given birth in a difficult birth is to have a boy next time, he's lucky there was a next time
-making him give his daughter a name
-I like that they made him say he started getting scared of battle from it, even though he was a legendary fighter, instead of just rejecting it out of a belief in human value or something but still being the most fearless badass ever, feels more human
-realizing something's wrong while they're in that narrow strait flanked by cliffs
-the drums of the enemy approaching
-"this is nothing," he says, trembling and sweating
-Thors' slow walk to the chest, and silently, slowly strapping on his sword
-even though they're about to fight for their lives and his son's life, it still matters to him that they don't take killing lightly
-why is he eating a poisonous mushroom??
-Thors slamming onto the deck Shiny/thrilled
-fighting them all bare-handed
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Post by bomaye on Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:11 pm

Enail wrote:E3
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-why is he eating a poisonous mushroom??

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Berserkers. They entered battle in a crazed frenzy where they didn't feel pain, one of the theories was that they ate or drank some kind of hallucinogen (like a mushroom) to enter that state
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Post by Enail on Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Oh, I'd never heard that, cool!
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Post by Enail on Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:47 pm

E4
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-the slow walk to the drumbeat, felling everyone around him with just his fists Shiny/thrilled
-bone twisted the wrong way Ewwww!
-berserker smashing through his own people and his own ship, maybe they shouldn't take the mushrooms until there's some enemy nearby to fight?
-Thors doesn't even move, just two methodical punches to knock berserker out Shiny/thrilled
-contrast with his crew, who panic as soon as the enemy ship pulls up
-Thors only draws his sword once he's back on his own ship directly defending his people
-that leader smell
-Thorfinn shouting taunts at the leader Laughing
-dropping the sail and ducking under for a surprise hit
-when he starts fighting in earnest, everything before this has been so slow and deliberate, and then that sudden speed Shiny/thrilled
-FUCK! HIS SWORD!
-IT WAS PART OF HIS PLAN!!!!
-"a true warrior doesn't need a sword"
-shit, berserker taking Thorfinn hostage, and they never were going to stand down anyway (though I think the leader was actually undecided till then, there was such a "how is this going to play out" tension on both sides)
-all those arrows in him and just stands there trying to hold the leader to the bargain
-Thorfinn running to his dad and just wailing his head off Sad
-holy shit, Ari trying to go for the leader, he's brave but fucking stupid
-the voice acting while Thorfinn's crying in the hold wasn't angry enough for that scary look at the end
-oh fuck, he hid and stayed behind to get revenge, how did no one notice he was gone, there weren't that many of them???
-I feel like they kind of didn't lead up enough to this reaction, they should have showed a little hint more intensity in the kid beforehnd to be brought out here, the fact that he suddenly got super-violent about play-fighting doesn't seem like enough , and that also seemed a touch out of nowhere, and still didn't foreshadow this level of rage (especially when they'd previously shown him as pretty easy-going), given that people's reactions suggest it's not just a normal 'kid's reaction to parent's tragic and unfair death' reaction, they're not quite pulling off the characterisation imo
-they just walk away without even saying a word to him, he's too unimportant, that's fucking brutal
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Post by bomaye on Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:49 pm

E4

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- Oh god, that broken arm x_x
- Thors uppercutting a guy into the water, and then throwing him an oar to float on
- Holy shit, Thors even KO's Bjorn w/ Berserker mushroom in TWO punches instead of the one he's been relying on
- I mean, with this intro, Thors has to be dying here somehow
- He knows he could kill 30 men by himself
- Viking duel Shiny/thrilled
- Oh my god, that Askeladd speed
- Askeladd's breathing heavy already
- Thors baited him into breaking his sword so he could steal his Shiny/thrilled
- Thors doesn't want to fill in front of Thorfinn silent
- Askeladd wants Thors to be their leader? Sure he's not trying to bait him in to kill him?
- Askeladd plays it off as a joke but he was totally serious
- Thors still dictating even with arrows sticking out of him ;_;
- Not even one casualty
- Kill'em all Thorfinn (that kind of rage probably isn't good for a child)
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Post by bomaye on Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:08 am

Vinland Saga 5

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- You figure Floki's gonna massacre Askeladd and friends too
- He can't drink from the barrell-top because it's seawater
- "We're not gonna stay here long" is Askeladd giving Thorfinn a chance to escape?
- I love this whole tripping while running up a hill and surviving in nature thing Thorfinn's going through
- Pillaging a village and trying to keep it quiet so they don't get in trouble for it
- And now Thorfinn sees what battle really looks like
- Little Thorfinn with his Guts Sword
- You know Askeladd knows he's there
- The fucking other guys getting all fired up by Thorfinn "Kill him, kid!" rofl
- Leif's gonna find Thorfinn "no matter how many years it takes", oh boy
- Looks like Ylva's got the Troll genes
- Even fucking whaling with the men
- And working to ignore it Sad
- Thorfinn passed out by a tree clutching his sword like Hundred-Man Guts
- Bjorn almost casually wondering how he's doing, and then just bare-basically talking about who Thors was naive and Thorfinn's too weak to do anything about it (while also mushroom picking, so looking for more Berserker mushrooms?)
- Askeladd's advice is going to save him from the wolf, isn't it
- His dinky sword that Thors gave him doesn't swing him around and he's figuring out how useful it is
- The fucking on-point throw to Arkeladd's head when he looked away at Bjorn Shiny/thrilled
- A promise between warriors
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Post by Enail on Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:03 am

E5
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-they don't even care enough to do anything about the kid when they land
-laughing alone in a stream out of relief for fresh water
-vikings being vikings and Thorfinn realizes it's not what he imagined
-there's a symbol carved on his blade that looks like two little arrows telling you which direction to stab in Laughing
-he can't do it Sad
-oh shit, Askeladd knew he was there
-giving him a fighting tip and then kicking him
-"he just died a normal death" you fucker, Thors was badass
-trying to manage on his own but giving up and coming back for the scraps
-Ylva's freakishly prosaic reaction like "okay, I guess I'm the dad of the family now," and then working herself insanely to be three people and only crying when her mom finally makes her stop
-Thorfinn teaching himself to knife-throw and finally catching a rabbit
-the other vikings mocking him but increasingly rooting for him
-KNIFE THROW
-Even though Askeladd blocked it easily, you can see something changing in how he looks at Thorfinn
-The promise to duel him once he achieves something on the battlefield
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Post by bomaye on Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:13 pm

E6

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- Viking Politics Shiny/thrilled
- Now it's Thorfinn's first up-close look at dead bodies, they're taking us through all the small events that lead him to become a killing machine (or at least that's what the intro looks like he'll become)
- Askeladd making deals with legitimate army to take their posts/raids/pillages
- Oh wow, nevermind, the English are here to fuck them up
- Oh SHIT, Askeladd stabbing through the guy and it almost looked like Thorfinn took the blade
- Thorfinn getting splashed by blood, then makes his first stab and then kill. Slowly doing one thing then the next in his progression
- Crying and screaming and raging after he kills a dude for the first time
- And even saving Askeladd in battle because that's his guy to kill
- Awww dogs
- Old people not giving a shit what they say because they're old
- Eyyy time for Thorfinn to get an English waifu
- AHAHAHA THORFINN GETTING HIS HAIR BRUSHED
- Telling them to run because the pillaging is probably gonna start :/
- The dead look in Thorfinn's eyes when he thinks back to his family and the old lady disappears in the rush
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Post by Enail on Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:53 pm

E6
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-gross, is that an eyeball?
-Thorfinn always skulking around the edges of the group
-They're doing a great job of establishing his relationship with Askeladd, every time they interact you totally feel his hatred growing, the humiliation and rage for being so powerless that he needs the scraps of rescue or sparing him Askeladd throws to him but still being bound to him more tightly by it every time
-kills the soldier in self-defence and then just sits over the body and screams his heart out
-and now he's really fighting and successfully killing grown soldiers,but still screaming the whole time
-oh, he's stopped screaming now (which is probably good since it looks like a few years have passed, he'd have lost his voice if he kept it up). And gotten way more skilled
-using him as a scout. He reacted to Askeladd more like a sullen teenager complaining about having to take out the trash than with the urgent level of hatred like he had before.
-kid's a badass now
-Ethelred the Unready!!
-wakes up in bed in a comfy English countryside with a friendly dog and welcoming people, and he's suuuuper-unimpressed
-oh no, he gave them fleas!
-her son died of just a cold, and it sounds so normal
-he knows enough English to tell them to run
-he doesn't even think of staying or abandoning his mission, he's been with Askeladd's group long enough he's totally bound to them :/
-help a kid, get your people slaughtered Sad  
-the completely lost look on his face when she starts crying
-standing still, watching her and remembering his family while the Vikings run past, and then she's gone, and he joins the fight. Like that life's gone, and even if he sort of knows he hates them and it's wrong and not what he wants, this is his life now; there's a touch of regret but no thought of not keeping on this path because this is the only life there is for him right now.
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Post by bomaye on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm

E7

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- "Wait, are they gonna raid France now?" Laughing
- I was starting to wonder why Thorfinn doesn't just kill the shit out of Asheladd already
- Keeps stringing Thorfinn along and Thorfinn keeps believing him
- And the only reason he sends Thorfinn is on the off chance they kill the messenger :nono:
- They're totally gonna take all the spoils and/or kill the attackers too
- Holy shit the charge with the boats Shiny/thrilled Shiny/thrilled Shiny/thrilled
- Fucking took that dudes fingers off
- Lost his head over the wall
- Oh, the Franks are gonna ambush them instead Laughing
- Yep, they took almost all of it Laughing
- Their half of the spoils is that they get "Victory", you right prick Asheladd rofl
- Descend the waterfall?
- Asheladd accepts, then "Except..." and fucking arrows start raining down rofl
- Ohhhh it's not like a massive waterfall
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Post by Enail on Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 pm

Might not get to E7 till the weekend.
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Post by Enail on Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:04 pm

E7
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-the soldiers just dropping like flies when they bring in the crossbows, I'm excited we're getting a proper siege!
-did Vikings high-five???
-that slow walk while sliding his daggers into their sheaths, he's gotten so grown up and badass
-Askeladd's gotten to thinking of Thorfinn as one of his people to order and even reward, if a particularly young and resentful one, but Thorfinn's still just furiously waiting for his chance to fight him. But it'd also be convenientif the Franks kill him.
-Apparently Vikings Naruto-run
-how quickly he gets that soldier in front of him with a knife at his throat Shiny/thrilled
-that leader is weirdly much cartoonier than everyone else, it seems really heavy-handed
-Everyone freaking out and thinking the prow figurehead's a real dragon Laughing
-Thorfinn single-handedly storming the walls to get his head with a helmet, knife-climbing p the wall Shiny/thrilled Shiny/thrilled Shiny/thrilled
-the Vikings charging carrying their ships Shiny/thrilled
-the guy writhing on the ground while everyone's trying to figure out how the fuck they're getting killed, crossbows are still pretty new there
-Thorfinn rising like a bloody angel of death
-fingers!! Ewwww!
-ripping through the whole line of grown soldiers like it's nothing and takes the leader's head off before he even really knows what's going on
-and then it falls into the water so he just leaps right off the wall after it, like "hi! Slaughter! Bye!" Laughing
-Askeladd with the fucking crown rofl
-immediately after he happily declares Thorfinn dead, he shows up with the helmet, way to go murder-kid!!!
-shouldn't he at least wait till he's caught his breath before demanding his duel? He doesn't seem ready for a fight yet Uh-oh
-heyyyy, I didn't notice the name before, Askeladd's apparently the son of the possible historical King Arthur
-the same people getting freaked out by the dragon again Laughing
-Askeladd laughing as the boat sails down the waterfall
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Post by bomaye on Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:27 pm

E8

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- Huh, Askeladd actually has a home village and people aren't afraid of him?
- If I'm Thorfinn, I might consider massacring the village, but I'd need to make sure Askeladd actually values them
- Askeladd doesn't seem to really care about money at all. I'm still kind of hung up on those moments where he quite honestly seemed to be asking Thors to take his place as a leader, almost like he was forced into all of this somehow, but then he acts like such a scumbag the rest of the time that who knows
- Oh wow, Askeladd's going to go through with the duel
- Askeladd tried to start running the "look at how much you've grown" shtick on him, Thorfinn just goes for his throat immediately
- God damn, their move-for-move tactics. Askeladd realized Thorfinn's gonna get the better of his sword or his hand, so he releases the sword so Thorfinn drives through, then Thorfinn realizes Askeladd's going to grab his hand and maybe disarm him
- Now he's trying to fuck with him to Thorfinn angry so he'll blindly charge
- And it worked, not quite yet Thorfinn
- I strangely like how Bjorn, and the two blonde guys are all representing how Thorfinn's become part of their crew, like they know his moods and tendencies and have been watching him grow as a warrior
- The slave to money pretends to be the master to the slave he bought with that money
- That Thors dream ;_;
- The Vinland story
- THE
- FUCKING
- AXE
- THROW
- Oh my god, it's the Blackbeard voice actor from One Piece Shiny/thrilled
- Oh hey, that was the guy with Thors from episode 1
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Post by Enail on Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:28 pm

Okay, caught up

E8
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-the return home seems so happy and peaceful other than Thorfinn scowling. It's weird to see their ships being met with excitement and familiarity instead of total terror and chaos
-just a look and the whole crowd of teenagers falls silent, Thorfinn's got a fantastic glare!
-"you can make use of anyone, with the right approach" while looking at Thorfinn. Uh-oh.
-the duel, Thorfinn ignoring Askeladd's bait and just going straight at him
-HE GOT HIS SWORD
-IT WAS A TRAP!  I like the way Thorfinn still has to jump back as soon as Askeladd tries to grab him, even unarmed he can't take him unless he's in the right position to have advantage, this back and forth is fantastic.
-pretending he doesn't remember killing Thorfinn's dad gets to him right away, he's so easy to manipulate still :/
-"he feels comfortable there, it's his father's ship" and that shot of him sitting there huddled up alone in the dark and snow Sad
-Askeladd being sure he won't kill him because of his past and his pride, the image of his father standing upright, full of arrows, with little Thorfinn at his feet
-"everyone's a slave to something." Hmm, what's Askeladd a slave to, then?
-his father appearing to him, and Thorfinn's a little kid again  Crying
-not trying to talk him out of revenge because he won't listen, but telling him again no one has any enemies
-nearly slices the slave girl, maybe don't sneak up on armed pure-rage-in-the-form-of-a-teenager?
-why is she wearing short sleeves in winter? Even if she was inside, they didn't exactly have central heating, everyone else inside who's not fighting shirtless is wearing long sleeves
-thinks he's a slave too because she can feel they're the same, he denies it and says he'd kill everyone and run away if he was her, but he hasn't done it himself, so it's clear she's not exactly wrong
-remembering his father saving the slave and telling her about Vinland so she can know there's another world out there. And maybe remembering it himself again.
-I still deeply and intensely hate how square that dude's hair and beard are
-a beheading, two arms, and a stabbing through the torso(? not quite sure what's happening there) with one axe throw, dayum!
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Post by bomaye on Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:20 am

OKAY, sidetracked by a wrestling weekend

E9

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- Askeladd's hair is falling out? Disease'd?
- "Hey Thorfinn, go kill Thorkell." Like it's that easy
- Thorfinn tosses the knife and tells Askeladd to not forget that he's going to kill him, Askeladd nonchalantly and accurately throws it back right by his head. This fucking rivalry
- "Hey, it's Floki." Askeladd should probably tell Thorfinn that he killed Thors on Floki's dime
- Thorkell turned traitor because England is finished and that fight isn't as exciting as fighting the Danish Laughing
- Oh my god, the giant boulder. I fucking love this guy rofl
- He's throwing fucking spiked logs through viking ships
- Here we fucking GO
- Thorkell's gonna recognize the knife
- The force behind his punch
- GROSS CAUGHT THE STAB WITH HIS PALM
- Thorfinn abandoned, still fighting
- NO he ran before Thorkell could recognize the name
- An appointed killer for wounded men who want to die
- Canute is faint of heart because he grew up Christian
- The English are celebrating their "win", Thorkell's yelling for them to come back Laughing
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Post by Enail on Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:46 pm

Finally E9! The release timing on this show is off from when it's convenient to watch for me, so falling behind is going to keep happening.
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-his plan is just to tell Thorfinn to bring back the guy's head Laughing
-Giant Viking joined the weaker side b/c that'll be the more fun fight, doesn't give a fuck about the money
-rowing with your back to the arrows shooting straight for you doesn't sound fun
-I think Thorkell just invented tossing the caber, you're welcome Scotland (but the way those logs just tear through the ships, damn!)
-just sailing right up to the bridge with Thorfinn on the mast to drop him off, they're more of a delivery service for Thorfinn's army of one than a mercenary troop these days
-getting him down to the ground to reach his weak points. Nod You can really see how smart he's fighting here, whereas earlier even when he was already a killing machine, he was mostly running on sheer viciousness. He's been learning from Askeladd
-oh shit, Thorkell grabbing Thorfinn's fist with the hand Thorfinn's stabbing through
-Askeladd watching Thorfinn get flung around like a ragdoll and brutally smashed and just being like "eh, it was worth a try" and retreating, what an asshole
-Thorfinn hanging like he's dead, but then his slack hand he grips the dagger and BAM! Fingers and blood everywhere! Shiny/thrilled
-The way Thorkell looks almost kind as he asks his name, and he's interested at hearing he's Thors' son, and you think maybe he's actually going to take him under his wing or tell him something helpful instead of killing him, but nope, Thorfinn's gone.
-"That was fun, let's do this again!" and waving while his hand spurts blood from where his fingers used to be rofl
-"Does anyone want to be killed? I can kill you!" to the wounded, the concept isn't funny but the style made me laugh...Looking at where my lols are in this post, there might be something wrong with my sense of humour Uh-oh
-there's something evocative about the way the king and Floki  walk through the silent camp of wounded and dying soldiers, calmly talking strategy and timeline for taking England while you see the cost that they're not mentioning, it's just logistics that you don't even need to discuss.
-maybe we're going to finally get a real look at the suspiciously Griffith-looking Canute
-Leaving an inadequate force to besiege London under an inexperienced leader, just to toughen him up and get him a reputation after growing up Christian made him faint of heart
-Thorkell's so childishly upset that they retreated while everyone else is celebrating their win (or "win"), he's kind of endearing
-Thorfinn dropping to his knees, forcing his shoulder back into its socket, and hobbling along on his broken ankle to not be left behind/lose his chance for a duel someday Sad

I wish they wouldn't make so many of the opponents and side characters quite so anime, even though I can't help liking Thorkell.
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Post by bomaye on Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm

You're good, no episode this week anyways :p
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Post by Enail on Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:58 pm

Whew, reprieved!
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Post by bomaye on Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:56 am

Ep 10

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- "We got the short end of the stick" and then suddenly Thorkell-propelled cannonballs Laughing
- Thorkell starts giggling like a madman when he hears that Canute is leading the opposing force
- Dream Thors telling Thorfinn to protect his mom and sister ;_;
- An axe embedded in the back of a dude in the stable that Thorfinn was sleeping in :/
- Askeladd getting wistful around Thorfinn, knowing he's going to lose one of their duels at some point
- "Ragnarok" as the sun rises Shiny/thrilled
- I fucking love how cartoonishly strong Thorkell is, just runs into battle with a fucking spike-log rofl
- "The sound of the footsteps of Ragnarok" Shiny/thrilled
- OH SHIT ASKELADD BEHEADED THE MESSENGER
- Always the scumbag, he's going to take Canute hostage and see what he can get
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Post by Enail on Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:37 pm

E10
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-Thorkell tossing massive boulders all the way across to the besieging troops. It just occurred to me here how anime a lot of the actual heroic sagas feel, the over-the-top characters and feats of might, in a way the stuff that I've been complaining about as too anime has got it more right than a more low-key, serious telling.
-also the shouting "you have no balls" ...so here's a boulder I'm throwing like a ball  made me lol even though it's dumb
-Canute staying in praying pose, but he hears the men talking about him
-Ragnar reassuring him that they don't have to fight, just wait it out, while acting to his soldiers like they'll be sent to fight when the time's right
-Uh-oh, Thorkell wants to catch a prince
-Thorfinn's happy dream of his family in Vinland (I guess?), and that moment where the sky goes dark
-also, it's half-funny, half-is-this-symbolic? that the happy, peaceful dream-life has Ylva covered in blood like she just murdered someone, even though it was just skinning a sheep, it looks weird in a happy meadow-of-flowers dream
-and the village is attacked and his father shot again and he wakes up screaming for him Sad
-once Denmark wins, they lose England as their pot of gold, the better things are going for their side the worse it is for them
-when Bjorn learns the two guys are fighting because one called the other 'cattle thief,' he's immediately like "oh, okay then," of course you're going to fight to the death if someone calls you that
-Askeladd's definitely planting some kind of seed in Thorfinn's mind when he starts saying it's only natural Thorfinn will kill him someday, even the strongest dies someday, but I can't tell if it's trying to start him thinking that Thors' death was only natural that way too, to start him questioning revenge, or trying to make an association between Askeladd and Thors in his mind so he can't bring himself to do it when it comes down to that, or what. It was half just getting melancholy about what's coming and wanting to talk but there was also a moment where his eyes showed he was calculating something too
-living in the twilight age of the world
-damn, Canute's army is already defeated, that was fast
-"Can you hear it? The sound of the footsteps of Ragnarok." Shiny/thrilled
-he fucking beheaded the fucking messenger what hte fuck
-so that they can go on their own to get Canute for whatever side will pay the best, Askeladd is the mercenariest mercenary to ever mercenary
-going out with a bang
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