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TRIGUN BOOKCLUB TRIMAX VOL11 PART2
And this is Part 2 of Vol11, review for chapters 4-6 below the cut!
What a cool comment by Zazie and insight we get here…so Knives is constantly hearing all the plants in his head. Boy, that must be a burden on his mind. His conscience, the ‘Knives’ part, is slipping away under all the other minds inhabiting him…
Sooo Elendira is trying to contact Legato…with her mind? That’s a very plant thing to do (if it isn’t just a neat perk you get once you become one of the GHG) I’ve read some posts saying that Elendira could be altered with genes of Knives, and Stampede pretty obviously tells us the same, so even though we get no clearer info in Trimax it’s quite probable. Only question is why Legato could hear her, but maybe after this whole body-destroying-show he’s been altered with plant genes too? I’m sure some of you guys mentioned this in your posts about this chapter too, looking forward to dig through that and read your thoughts!
fJSKJFasf Zazie! What the hell!
Legato taking a speed Webinar in his coffin about how to become an alpha male in 2 months
Heeeey he’s back! Didn’t miss you guy! (the drawing looks pretty sweet though)
At first, Vash was terrified of his power (first thing blocking out the memories about it and the traumatic consequences it brought upon July). He didn’t know how to control it. Then slowly, he used it to protect: first subconsciously himself, then deliberately to protect Wolfwood and those dear to him. He learned to use it for HIS actions, the way HE wants to. Not to destroy but to protect. And now he’s even learning new ways to use it, combining it with his old way of fighting. Isn’t that so cool?
Livio!!! I love his short hair! <3
Also is Vash saying that “because it looked weird” and Livio making that affronted face in reaction? Hehe.
……this…this is the most out of context scene in the whole manga. Deus ex machina guy here to suddenly help deliver important plot devices that could not be logically be here in this place??? Nightow sir I salute you for not giving a fuck how some parts of the story are done. They are done and nothing else matters, and everybody who questions the whys and hows is weak minded.
Aah so mush sweet new information we’re getting. The Indepentants (I can’t remember if this is the first time that we hear them being called this way in the series? I think it is!) are nothing unknown! On earth, where humans are developing plant technology further, it seems to be a phenomenon that appears sometimes, though before they manage to wrack havoc they…die from using too much power. Which is kinda sad 🙁
More cool info. So the ‘newer’ generation of Plants and Indepentants can’t fuse their minds into a bigger mass since they have neural blockers…which makes me wonder if they, meaning the newer Independants AND plants still can use the mind telepathy or if that got shut off with that. I can’t remember if that gets cleared up. Super interesting to read this again tho!
There IS an explanation for how that guy got there but you just KNOW Nightow was sitting together with his editor at the end of vol10 and going “ok so hm for the final fight with Legato we uhm…there were these coins, maybe we should bring them back?” “But but we didn’t see Vash collect them all! And he lost his old coat, too!” “Damn how are we going to get them all back to him again?” “Okok I got this you know some of them Meryl and Milly can collect, and uhm Zazie is still alive but maaaaaybee we could uh have some random dude being worm-controlled and uh get it to Vash” “Yeah. And we’ll make it look SO random and non-serious nobody’s gonna question it”
I love their dynamic so so much!! I want them to be besties, bonding for life after all this! <:’3
Helloooo~ time to introduce my second fav ship of this series, Livio and Elendira, aka called Crimsonfang.
News today: Big huggy bear crawled his way into the hearts of several bookclub citizens and refused to get out of there.
Someone’s presence…Wolfwood’s presence is still around them, what he fought for, his ideals, his companionship still lingering in the air and their hearts. The Dark Horse translation had me a bit at a loss over this page but I think I know get that what it’s saying here is that Vash sees how much Wolfwood’s legacy is living on in Livio, and how much Livio obviously tries to make Wolfwood proud and is looking up to him (not as an authority figure but as a comrade, brother and friend). And in seeing and realizing that, Vash realizes that it’s the same with him, that he’s also trying to protect Wolfwood’s legacy, to fight for the future he died for…and that in that aspect, he and Livio are both the same, and by that, connected with each other. Wolfwood is the connection that ties these two together, not only in their grief but also in their love for that man and for his wished!!
It’s also so important to get this take on the plants, to see they are not passive, but have feelings too! The thoughts he is talking about, are these the thoughts of the Plants? Sounds like it, and that would make them even more conscious beings than the reader might have thought all the time! They might not think the same way humans do, but they process information, they understand emotions, and they exchange fears, hopes, basic thoughts…they are really a cool species. I always love when I get to read some plant interaction in the fics I read 🙂
By the way that date is Vash’s birthday. Well the confetti was already thrown the day prior ahaha
Stop it Nightow you’re giving is so much information how am I to process all of that so suddenly!! After 13 volumes of nearly no explaining too!
AAAAAH this is so so sweet. I love those so much, and I love their friendship and how Meryl, who is normally shown so strong-willed, is crying at the thought of having to part with Vash again, maybe not getting to see him again…these three have come to mean so much to each other <:’)) I hope Vash properly knows how to cherish that.
Sir, have you lived under a rock?
Understandably I have to say, the people are not convinced of the idea to NOT attack the ark. Also loving to see different scenes here…some ruffians fully prepared with heavy guns to attack, people praying in these last hours, and then some evil goons who use the chaos to murder, as it looks like.
Fucking military with their heavy bombs!
HELL YEAAAH HERE WE GOO
Yeah it’s time Livio remembered that he saved someone, and that he had something to protect once!
Oh tehee stop flirting, Elendira.
Ok, low fucking blow, Elendira.
Combined with what we heard her saying the page before, it sounds like Elendira is just so pessimistic about the human nature (no doubt the influence of living in Knives presence and seeing only the bad sides of humaniry) that she sees no point whatsoever to believe in any good outcome that includes humans. They are worthless and destroy everything, so even if the Plants fail, they still deserve to be eradicated in her mind. Bit of a heavy opinion, but given her experience (or non-experience) about the human nature, I guess…it makes sense!
Yeah yeah, they are cute, too
Livio is determined! This meeting with Jasmine and the kids is probably exactly what he needed now. It’s the confirmation that there’s stuff he CAN protect by playing his part and defeat Elendira. At this point, I’m sure there’s no more doubt inside of him, and the guilt of what he has done can’t hinder him anymore because it has moved aside to make room for the determination to win this and help Vash and all the people. Go Livio, go! In a way, Vol11 was a volume about Livio finding his resolution and his goal.