Revengecast S02E12 – COLLUSION


Listen Up!

What light through yonder window breaks? Why, it’s another Revengecast! That’s right, it’s your boy Dave here to tell you that I edited this episode specifically so Graz couldn’t take out all my gross baby voices and/or references to weird comic book subplots about breastfeeding (also she’s been busy with work and stuff)! After forty-five minutes where we’re distracted by Shia Lebouf, The Stallion that Mounts the World, Cat’s Paws, and General Vampire Lore, we finally make it to the first commercial break, before which Helen Crowley, aka Lady InitiativeHeart, offers Aiden an ultimatum: kill Victoria Grayson in the next 24 hours or your definitely (possibly, probably, maybe) alive sister will die! What a moral conundrum, gasp!! With such intrigue boasted on the horizon, it’s difficult to really sink yourselves into the Nolan and Padma house hunting subplot until you realize they are actually are experiencing the twin joys of house hunting and traitorism. Why you gonna play a Nolan like that, Padma? He never did nothin’ to no one. Except Marco. And as we’ve already discussed, Marco is ANNOYING and therefore DOES NOT COUNT. Chocolate makes a big decision without considering the ramifications for even a single second and Jack and Declan keep existing; it’s a good thing the water’s out at the Stowaway AGAIN because that means they couldn’t wash the boot black and chimney soot smudging their faces, which does them the huge favor of constant, overwhelming pathos when it comes time to sway Creepy Toothy Handsome Man’s conscience to their side and, in a gradually becoming characteristic display of Human Emotion, he sells them back the bar so it can continue drowning them in debt like a big, rotting, baby-filled albatross around their scrawny, wiry, chimney-cleaning orphan necks! (luckily, Anders was distracted by a pick-up game of Pyramid at the time and could not stop the deal from going through)

Meanwhile, back on the other side of the country, Revenge sets most of the episode in Los Angeles because, I guess, they wanted to give their CG artists a break from Photoshopping out all that LA scenery that’s in all their location shots anyway. Victoria wants Prosser (who??) to buy the Stoneheart Group, Prosser wants Victoria for the sex-wanting-having-makings, Danny wants the Stoneheart Group BECAUSE, Emily wants him to get it ALSO BECAUSE, and Aiden just wants to put a bullet in the back of Victoria’s dome but these damn gauzy, all-but see-through, essentially transparent, curtains keep getting in the way and he didn’t finish the Golgo 13 tape he rented so he never got to the part where you learn if someone actually can make that shot (if that someone is Aiden, apparently no). If my sister is dies, Emily, I swear to christ, I’m gonna stop forwarding you Vines of this adorable sheeb dancing to 80s pump-up songs.

Topics for Consideration:

“Proof of Life,” and Aiden’s Continuing Misunderstanding Thereof
Boring Key; Dramatic Irony
Conversations On The Internet Are Annoying
Claymore: A Subtle & Soulful Examination of Adult Breastfeeding In Manga Form
Ashley’s Anti-Kilgrave Tricknology
MOD Music in Late-90s/Early-00s Pirated Software Keygens
Charclet’s Chocolate Chamber of Charlatans & Conrad’s Golden Parachute

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  • Max

    Ten years later and you’re still calling out Surat.

    • graziella

      Yup! He brings it on himself! :D

    • fastkarate

      Well, I definitely tried my best not to be a prick about it/not impute any motives onto him. But mild acrimony is the sign of a good internet friendship, right? :D And I meant it all in good fun.

  • Daryl is > 30, and as he himself has taught us, nerds begin to malfunction after the age of 30.
    The “problem” for me with games journalism is the same complaint I’ve heard against film journalism: the fans have now become the professionals.

    An example of what I skip over in games articles is when someone says “[Insert game] taught me to love again” or some such emotional piece. I’m not very concerned about the “I” in games journalism, which is weird because it’s all about personal views. I guess I don’t want to read anything too personal and introspective.

    I haven’t really read reviews in the past, I don’t know, 1/2 decade at least. When I can get 200 opinions between social media and pro websites, it doesn’t seem special. When everyone’s special, then no one is. My opinion + metacritic is about all I need. Sometimes the Steam aggregate rating helps, too. I only hunt for reviews when a game is lower profile.