There are those moments you have where you are literally left speechless after reading/seeing/hearing/feeling something so ridiculous, your brain it left utterly in a state of shock and disbelief, unable to come to grasp with what it just had experienced. This chapter came close to that, and not entirely in a good way. The fact that a Sternritter as uninteresting, one-dimensional and throw-away as Mask De Masculine got three chapters and a bit to be focused on has me completely confused. Kubo-sensei was doing so incredibly well with his pacing and focus this arc, but then he goes and spends such a large amount of time on some annoying character who we all know is going to get thrashed take such a bold and central focus for these last few chapters. I understand that there is a war going on between the Shinigami and Quincy, but that doesn’t mean you have to show all the fights, at least quicken the pace of those which contain the least amount of intrigue. Hopefully the slash which Renji let out just ended this battle.
It’s been ages since I played a Pokémon game, over twelve years now since I last played it – Pokémon Blue and a bit of Pokémon Yellow. While I wasn’t able to max out my Blastoise’s level in Pokémon Blue, I was still able to defeat all the gym leaders and get most of my main Pokémon into the level 80 regions. I remember it being extremely fun and quite the adventure, but hahah, it sure did take time exploring, leveling and catching Pokémon.
Anyway I ended up getting Pokémon X for my 3DS and I am glad I did, this game is a lot of fun and I have begun to notice that exploring and catching Pokémon are only some of the features Pokémon games offer these days. Pokémon Amie, Pokémon Super Training, the Pokémon Daycare, the berry farm, Pokémon Societies, ability to change your trainers outfit, and most likely a ton of more features I haven’t even come across yet in Pokémon. There is so much more to do in Pokémon now and amusingly, more often than not, you will find yourself distracted by these features when trying to progress through the story, I know I have =P.