Episode 97, part 2: is anyone getting any sleep on this goddamn blimp??

(part 1 is here)

Short answer: no.

Not Anzu, who wakes up in Ryou’s empty room, and not Yugi, who is woken shortly thereafter by Anzu.

And must have been awake at least once since he went to sleep and talked to Yami in Yami’s Soul Room, because the Puzzle is on his bedside locker now:

headcanon: he rolled over in his sleep and hit his head on the Puzzle

Given that the puzzle seems to be about ~12 cm wide and not quite as tall, and the density of gold is 19.3 g/cm^3, the Puzzle, with an estimated volume approaching 500 cm^3 probably weighs around 9 kg (or around 20 lbs for those of you who still haven’t adopted the decimal system of revolutionary France). So (a) how is Yugi even carrying this around on his fucking neck the whole time and (b) I’m surprised he didn’t give himself a black eye trying to sleep with it in his bed in the first place.

(Also please note his hair spikes left spiky indents on his pillow!)

Anzu, to her credit, is genuinely worried about Bakura as a friend, like, he gets overlooked by the writers (and therefore the characters) but the Yugi-tachi really do care about him.

okay even though Yugi’s face here is low-key screaming “why should I care?” like he was really hoping if Anzu knocked on his door in the middle of the goddamn night it wouldn’t be for this shit again

But he gets dressed and OBVIOUSLY puts on his Duel Disk™ and they set off..

Meanwhile, in another room of people not getting enough sleep:

Look I know all eyes are on Mokuba here and how sweet it is that Mokuba would try to stay up with his brother and how even sweeter it is that he can’t but doesn’t leave and just falls asleep right there and how sweetest it is that Seto would pause what he was doing to take off his own coat to at least make him comfortable although it would be a lot sweeter if he just took him to fucking bed and went to fucking bed and you just know this happens like every four days jfc Seto sort your shit out but ANYWAY I just want you all to know that the blimp on-screen is 3-D and rotating and this suggests very strongly to me that Kaiba is monitoring the blimp actively while doing his Ra-research (Rasearch?) and honestly that means that the chances are really high that he knows Yamis Malik and Bakura are having a duel to the death on top of his airship and just doesn’t give one single shit about it

What does he give a shit about?


Not only is Kaiba’s Virus Combo unlikely to work, Kaiba finds out -somefuckinghow since there isn’t THAT much writing on the Ra card - that Ra has a second special ability, wherein

Which is a pretty fuckin good ability, tbh. 

and idk maybe it’s not fair because I’ve seen this show before but I really feel like Someone should have even for a moment considered that this huge-ass deity of almost-unknowable power might have a special ability or two that, even if Someone wasn’t able to use, Someone could have at least prevented his opponent from using for a turn or two since SOMEONE knew full well that his opponent has a Resurrection of the Dead card in his hand right now… *coughBakurahasadeathwishcough*

!!! It was you who stopped!!! Yami Malik has been TRYING to continue this already but you were too busy bitching at your ~partner~!!!

oh whatever

yes, let’s just continue this already!

Yami Malik, in a move that I’m Sure could not have been predicted by even the wisest of sages, says that yes, the ultrapowerful avatar of the gods themselves has more than one Special Ability and that he will now use one that even Original Flavour Malik will be surprised by…

and honestly wtf Malik, how does your mental illness know more about your deck and your keystone Monster than you do? 

Yami Malik admits that even if he uses Resurrection of the Dead on Ra, since Magic Cards only work on God Cards for a single turn before being, one presumes, immolated by the incandescent light and heat of the glory of the all-powerful, Ra will have a brief sojourn back in the world of the living

he says, looking into the camera like he’s on The Office


But never fear, 

he claims, cloakily.

Malik tries not to panic, pointing out that even if Ra does return for a turn, what can it do? It’ll be on the field, 

Bakura may or may not try not to panic, but if he’s trying not to panic, his face tells me he is succeeding about as well at that as he is at playing this card game.

Yami Malik’s face, meanwhile, tells me that the animators need to lay off the drugs

only you and some nerd downstairs with tiny belts on his arms

Yami Malik calms down enough to explain that using this ability, the player

as ATK to Ra. Usually this would be a meh to pretty great kind of deal, but thanks to how the duel has gone so far, with Yami Bakura losing most of his LP (mostly to himself), and Yami Malik not only losing none, but actively gaining more than the same amount again, it’s currently a FUCKING AMAZING deal.

Knowing what kind of absolute and utter geeks even the serial killers on the blimp are, Yugi and Anzu find the Yamis M and B in the very first place they look, the CARD GAME BLIMP DECK PUN INTENDED™ 

or rather, they find an ominous purple cloud, which Yami, quickly taking over from Yugi, points out is one of the key giveaways of a Dark Game, and suggests to Anzu,

“um bitch I don’t even HAVE a room your #duelistprivilege is showing” 

Actually what she says is,

“That’s not fair! … I exclude everyone when there’s an emergency!”

This is an interesting line and I’m trying to think of places where Yami or Yugi would have specifically tried to keep Anzu back. I think Yami does try to put himself between danger and everyone/anyone else, and I think there’s a couple of occasions where the boys generally try to protect Anzu specifically, like in the souls-in-cards game against Yami Bakura. As a non-duelist (generally) and often the only girl, I bet Anzu does get frustrated!

Yami goes on to say that he now knows he’s supposed to obtain his lost memory and says,


… wait does that mean that up until this point you were cool with it??

Kid Icarus: Uprising || Official Height Chart

Height Estimates:
Pyrrhon — 228 cm (7'6")
Hades’s Heart — 421 cm (13'10")
Space Pirate Captain — 203 cm (6'8")
Girl — 119 cm (3'11")
Dyntos — 212 cm (6'11")
Dog — 80 cm (2'7")
Chaos Kin — 220 cm (7'3")
Pandora — 553 cm (18'2")
Amazon Pandora — 173 cm (5'8")
Arlon — 252 cm (8'3")
Viridi — 139 cm (4'7")
Magnus — 200 cm (6'7")
Thanatos — 330 cm (10'10")
Centurion — 115 cm (3'9")
Palutena — 176 cm (5'9")
Pit — 160 cm (5'3")
Cragalanche — 500 cm (16'5″)
Phosphora — 170 cm (5'7")
Gaol — 215 cm (7'1")
Forces of Nature Guard — 266 cm (8'9")

Closing Soon—Cy Twombly at Centre Pompidou, Paris

“Cy Twombly” at the Centre Pompidou, Paris closes Monday, April 24.

The selection of works in this retrospective includes many of Twombly’s iconic works, several of them never previously exhibited in France.
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Image: Cy Twombly, Blooming, 2001–08, acrylic and wax crayon on ten wooden panels, 98 7/16 × 196 7/8 inches (250 × 500 cm). Private collection.