Posted by psgels on 5 March 2011 with categories: Gosick



Dear police inspector. When someone comes across something he should not have seen, the bad guys will no doubt try their hardest to cover their mistakes up as thorough as possible by denying any sort of involvement. When examining testimonials like that, you should take every statement with a grain of salt. Not just the ones from the obnoxious kid you dislike.

Dear bad guys. When a random guy happens to stumble upon a priceless artifact that you have stolen, you really should get better security and you had better make damn sure that this guy does not have the chance to report EVERYTHING HE SAW to the police. I mean, you’re lucky that the inspector was a moron and all, so that these two stupid acts cancelled each other out.

I’m still not sure what’s up with these two, to be honest. I mean, I guess that the dumber the cast is, the smarter Victorique seems in comparison and all, but she doesn’t really need that. She’s a great character even without some morons around her, and I’d actually argue that if she were surrounded by other characters who at least had some common sense, she’d end up shining even brighter. I at first feared that she was too much of a tsundere, but the past few episodes have made her a very strange tsundere with some… interesting quirks. The previous arc also really did its job and gave her some depth and this episode too was pretty charming due to her catching a cold. Neat way to flesh her out some more.
Rating: * (Good)

4 Responses

  1. tanukichan says:

    Agreed. But what bugged me more about this episode is the girl in the basement. First, it’s not like she was tied up or locked up or anything, why the hell didn’t she just run away? Second, again, she wasn’t tied up or locked up at all, and was randomly found by a random passing guy like Kujou, what are the bad guys thinking? And of course there’s Kujou: did he seriously think that the girl would just crawl back into the box the next time he went there?

    I kinda like this show at first, but the level of stupidity in it just seems to go up every episode to me.

  2. Solaris says:

    I think this show can’t be actually based on Vic’s char alone. That’s actually the only good point up now. Story and chars are quite bad handled. I mean it worked in other shows like Ookami-san, but there wasn’t nothing there except the tsunderich lead. Gosick tries to add a story, but it will all crash on the weight of its own stupidity if they don’t quickly fix it…

  3. Maureen says:

    I don’t know. It sounds like Inspector Unicorn is keeping a lot under his hair. “Their expectations” sounded pretty sinister, and apparently there’s some kind of arranged marriage for him. So he might be receiving political and social pressure from different factions, or he might have known perfectly well that nothing would be there and was pretending to be fooled for lack of reliable backup. There seems to be a lot going on that neither we nor Kujo know about, and a lot of it seems to be happening to Blois.

    I agree that it’s pretty clear Kujo hasn’t read enough detective stories.

  4. hoiut says:

    The girl in the basement, huh? Yeah, Kujou’s pretty naive, but that has no bearing on said girl’s actions. She probably couldn’t leave. Why? Obviously she would have been caught on the way out. Something about the “demons” she was talking about made her seem a bit more odd. Why did she hide in the box in the first place?

    No, it’s clear that if she really wanted to make a bolt for it, she would have. An uncovered box, no shackles, no armed guards. A functional 2-way elevator. A long, straight shot to the door, through legions of baddies.

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 08:29 AM)
    Also no, a critic doesn’t need to “show both sides”; they just need to express their own opinion on the matter. The only times objectivity is required is when dealing with facts, like talking about the talent behind a work or the story, not personal interpretation. If someone wants to just hear their own perspective gratified then they need to search the web for a reviewer that agrees with them, which given the scope of the internet is not that hard to do.
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 08:24 AM)
    @Bam I believe that was Kevin as well.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 08:21 AM)
    Wait, so who was the moron that chipped his tooth by taking a ball to the face?
  • Mike
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 08:03 AM)
    As someone who has interacted with psgels since 2008, it’s quite clear you’ve never actually read any of his work Kevin. If you care about intellectual integrity, scroll down to the index, randomly go to any of his posts, and you’ll find he’s quite good at what he does after 9 years of it. I suggest you don’t waste any more of your time here Kevin, because you’ve seen for yourself that no one will ever accept your puerile antics.
  • Kevin
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 07:37 AM)
    Lastly as for all the accusations of spamming I’ve gotten over the years, yes SOME of it were mine. Only two. I also never spammed the chat besides the ONE TIME I posed as Psgels saying some dumb shit about pregnancy last year. That’s literally it.
  • Kevin
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 07:33 AM)
    And now Aidan cries that I’m being a meanie poopy head because I called Psgels a closed minded person who couldn’t be bothered to back up his opinions if his life depended on it. Again, @Aidan you cunt, it had nothing to do with me obviously disagreeing with psgels shitty opinion. I just wanted a damn reason for why psgels thought the way he did.
  • Kevin
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 07:30 AM)
    @afgm When you’re a critic like Psgels or Aidan you’re supposed to be able to show both sides, and if they’re going to have an opinion they better make sure they have some reasoning behind it. Being right or wrong is irrelevant. That’s the problem I had with psgels he just said he didn’t like something and ignored me when I called him out.
  • Kevin
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 07:28 AM)
    @Wolfe Shut the hell up, you don’t know what we’re talking about.
    @Afgm I might as well put an end to this fucking nonsense once and for all by destroying you retards. After this I’m either going to stay or leave for good.
  • afgm
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 06:56 AM)
    @Kevin: There are no ‘right’ answers in interpretation. In fact all right answers are essentially the answers that readers want to read. The only way that you can refute an idea is by putting forward ideas people want to agree with. Unfortunately, you don’t seem to have the cognitive capacity for this, resulting in your reliance on criticizing critics. You know how they say that critics are all skillless hacks? What does that make critic critics?
  • WolfeTCG
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 05:16 AM)
    WHY DOES IT MATTER? You are literally getting mad at psgels who isnt even here anymore yet here you are anyways still angry.

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