Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WATAMOTE ~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!~ - Episode 7

It's summer break at last, and an opportunity for Tomoko to live her life to the fullest.

Of course, in her particular case enjoying life consists mostly of playing games and watching online videos, a revelry that soon gives way to questions in her mind about whether she could be doing something more worthwhile with her time.  With even posts to Yahoo Answers giving no responses, perhaps it's time for Tomoko to take to the stage with her own live stream?  With all the correct equipment in place, Tomoko's online debut is unsurprisingly not quite a roaring success.

As she continues to search around for something to do with her summer, Tomoko eventually strikes upon what might be the perfect way to spend a day - a meet and greet with a voice actor who will also record any line of dialogue you want for you.  After a distracted night where her search of what the limits of what she asks said actor to say turns into reading a bunch of ghost stories, Tomoko is actually surprisingly conservative when it comes to picking a line of choice... at least, that's the case until she hears what some of the other girls at the event have come up with.  As Tomoko plays with mashing up the long-winded dialogue she ultimately chooses, of course even this ends up in embarrassment - is there anything worse than plugging your headphones into the wrong jack at a moment such as this?

Overall, this is probably my favourite episode of WATAMOTE so far simply because it's (mostly) material that is far easier to relate to for me than this show's standard fare - the conflict between lazing around doing very little and have a fulfilling summer holiday is a universal one (writes the guy taking a week off work and spending some of it writing about WATAMOTE), and the riffing on online culture was amusingly accurate.  Plus, let's be honest here, who hasn't plugged their headphones into the microphone jack by mistake at least once in their lives?

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