Violet Evergarden: Episode 04
You know that ASMR venture we were talking about in the last episode? Well, toss it out the window! We’re 100% diving headfirst into the world of singing for cash. Not busking or anything. Actual arena shows are our goal. Lee will provide the talent and Sean will manage the whole business.
Turns out that Sean’s got some serious flaws, but Lee forgives him for not being perfect. It’s very magnanimous of her. Will he ever get over himself and become the superhero this world wants and needs? Tune in next time to find out. Same stream time, same stream channel. Safe to assume that he’ll never get there if he can’t start taking any personal responsibility. That’s called growing up.
After this terrifying bout of revelation, we get the meat of the conversation: Lee watched Zack Snyder’s perennial gore-fest of a zombie film, Dawn of the Dead. At Sean’s urging, she ventured into the terrifying world of trying to stay alive during an apocalyptic undead event and made it out alive. She did it, everyone! If the world ever becomes overrun by brain-eating zombies, you know who Sean’s going to first. Lee will know exactly which shopping malls to hole up in while the world crumbles to pieces around them. It better have a Sbarro!
As is the way of all things, the conversation turns into what kind of sexy vampires would we like to be? Armand from Interview with the Vampire? Edward from Twilight? Vladislav from What We Do in the Shadows? There’s a whole world of sexy vamps to choose from! The pair give the subject quite a lot more scientific discussion than you would expect of a podcast that has mostly been about an anime featuring a girl with robot arms. Suffice it to say that you wouldn’t want to be trapped in the body of an immortal young child. Eternity would feel a hell of a lot longer if you had to deal with puberty for all time. Ugh.
After the productive conversation about creatures that eat people, Sean and Lee turn their attention to the fourth episode of Violet Evergarden, in which Violet makes a surprising friend. Iris, the person you all love to go “what’s her problem?” at, does indeed have a lot more depth than anyone might have thought. Even the sassiest amongst us have many layers.
What could have been a truly uncomfortable situation for our dear Violet and Iris, the person who had resented her presence, turns out to be a revelatory outing for the pair of them. In typical Violet fashion, she does faux pas things up with Iris during a party that Iris’s family throws for the town. What starts as an embarrassing encounter with a past flame turns into a blossoming friendship between our two Memory Dolls.
In what could have been a minor, inconsequential episode, we’re given a heartfelt story about the history of an important character. Dang, this show is good at that.
(Recorded on May 20, 2021)
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