Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, FFXIV, Aretha II Script Almost Finished

Decided to break my silence finally. I've been watching Gainax's new offering, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. It's easily my favorite of Gainax's new stuff which has not really been on my wavelength for a while now (even the new Gunbuster was kind of "meh").

At any rate, Panty & Stocking is a frenetic mix of outrageous elements. Largely a parody of American cartoons and American culture, it features a homosexual priest and two angels, one of whom is a glutton, the other a slut as they track down and eliminate ghosts. Each 30 min episode features two short stories packed with tongue in cheek humor and violence. It frequently stoops to the level of fart jokes and slapstick, but this only serves to keep the pace going as it makes fun of things like over-eating, celebrity lifestyles, and abortion. I appreciate the over-the-top approach Gainax is taking with this sometimes hit-or-miss parody.

I've been playing Final Fantasy XIV now since the special edition came out. I have a lot of thoughts about it but I'm planning to make a more in-depth post at a later time. For now suffice to say I think they made a lot of improvements over IX and they are trying a lot of new things. I'd really like to see them succeed at creating an in-game economy that allows for the crafting and gathering classes to be able to stand on their own and supports price consistency but as of now it's a little shaky. I think they need to account for the fact that people are lazy and will not work together. I think the system has a lot of potential but we'll see how things go. At any rate it's pretty fun so far and I've enjoyed playing it up until now.

I'm nearly done with the script for Aretha II. I can't wait to finish it up and start in on Welcome to Pia Carrot 2. We also still need to get Lady Sword out the door. I haven't forgotten about it, just letting myself be distracted by a bunch of other stuff.


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