The fansub I watched for Episode 15 portrayed the kids making generally negative comments about the food served at the beach shack, like Takuya saying "these rubbery, flat noodles, are so good!!" so when Bokomon was wondering if these were actual compliments, the kids respond that it's all delicious anyway because it's just part of the whole beach experience. Like food at the beach is typically not the best quality but it doesn't matter because you're AT THE BEACH! That was the impression my fansub gave me. Which was hilarious!
I have to say I love the beach episode! Everyone gets super laid-back and only Kouji remains suspicious until they finally break him of it by tickling him. I just love the interactions in this episode, and you guys picked the best Tomoki faces for the screenshots-of-the-week. This episode is just fun! May, you had an interesting point about how in Adventure the Digimon all helped the kids build their raft, that would have been nice in Episode 16, even though only the Gomamon were really around... And how cute were they, goma!
In Episode 16 you guys were discussing the fact that the Toucanmon dropped out of the Ranamon fanclub because she's so ugly in her beast form, Calamaramon. Two thoughts, you would think if news travelled instantaneously anywhere, it would be in the DigiWorld. So even if this "local chapter" of Ranamon fans dropped her, news of her Calamaramon image would have spread in seconds in the DigiWorld! Also, what I love about Calamaramon is that SHE thinks she is beautiful, despite what anyone else says (though that falls apart a bit when Shutumon appears...) As Jay said, "vanity is a sin, only if you're ugly." I will agree that these episodes are incredibly shallow when it comes to the subject of female beauty, but I can't begrudge Izumi for admiring her reflection in the water barrel or taking extra time to decide on a swimsuit. The guys really only had varying colors to choose from, not styles, and those colors are pre-assigned anyway. If I was Izumi I would have picked the race stripe one-piece. That was the best suit there, but it was hilarious she picked the lavender one... her color... "it's so... lavender!" (English Takuya) The whole bikini bit that was dropped from the dub, my thought was, meh. I liked the exaggerated images (anime-style) of each suit-type: athlete, racer. The "sexy bikini" one was just another "image" in the lot, and I honestly enjoyed Izumi's imagination on each of them, it was funny.
Frontier's biggest fault is that it lacks stakes. The characters (sometimes literally) fall into whatever they need to advance the plot, Bokomon's book is here to plug any hole imaginable in this swiss cheese storyline, and we are nearly a third of the way through the season without anything really decisive happening or any real focus. We have Seraphimon's egg, we know Cherubimon exists, but we have no plan or goal. Yeah, the story is definitely lacking a focus. But then I see Tomoki wearing an inner tube at the beach, Takuya chowing down on not very good noodles, and Neemon's "smart" remarks and I love this season again.... haha
Another reason to love Lost in Translationmon.... Jay's "Simpsons" references! "The two sweetest words in the English language, default! Default!" Yes, Jay, yes!
Next episode should be a good one, Tomoki, spirit-o evolution!
Quick Appmon thought, you guys mentioned it in the podcast, Eri's motivational marching chant when training, calling out all the Appmon's names was SO cute. I loved how the Appmon (her friends) are her motivation to train harder... and the "Do-ka-mon" "Do-ka-chan" callback was hilarious! I love Dokamon, but Musimon is still my fav!