Steins;Gate – 10
「相生のホメオスタシス」 (Sōsei no Homeosutashisu)
“Homeostasis of Compliments”
0.337187! We’re almost there! Anyway, probably the last lab member to join, Amane Suzuha, well, joins. Okabe is a pretty nice person, because you’d have to be if you’re going to let people join to help them with their problems by changing time. Feyris’ debacle didn’t faze him after all. Then again, considering his later confession of making the lab to gain some friends, who really knows what he’s thinking behind that mad scientist cover? The sympathy for Suzuha may mean he had a bad relationship with his parents as well, and subsequently came up with the mad scientist persona as a coping mechanism while subconsciously wanting to get some friends (a little counter productive some might say). Maybe such a past somehow brought the reading steiner upon him, wishing star or not. Or, someone traveled back in time and “spiked his drink” lol. But you know, for such a social outcast, he’s pretty lax around girls. Hmm, the mad scientist persona is kind of like faking confide- my god, he’s actually a faux alpha ma- Of course not, a mad scientist has no interest in petty things such as romance.
At first I thought, Suzuha’s dad = John Titor. That badge she’s been holding was her dad’s and it finally clicked. Titor was an American soldier. And this is his military insignia. Look familiar? Could be the badge. And then when she was gone, the satellite disappeared. Suzuha probably took it, with or without her dad. Strong link here. But then, Barrel Titor? Who? Disregarding the idea that a world line may shift enough so that Suzuha isn’t even from the future anymore (if we can even assume that she was in the first place), “Barrel Titor” could be three things. Just a normal dude, still John Titor, or Okarin. While Okarin being the father is interesting, there’s hardly anything that implies such a connection within all their conversations. Plus, Okarin must be damn near unrecognizable in the future if he had met all these people he apparently met. Maybe he has a massive dwarf beard or something. I’m going to say that “Barrel Titor” is definitely THE John Titor, a soldier from the future who came to save the world in the past, but (anime-wise) left a daughter behind who came running after him, in time. Everything else, I’ll wait.
So what the hell? Eating vegetables WORKED? “She” did keep “her” flat chest… despite the glaring clue of Mayushii referring to her as -chan I missed. What a hilarious insult though. I mean, it is pretty harsh if you think about it, calling a flat chested girl who is probably insecure about it a guy? I like how he peeked down Rukako’s shirt, CONFIRMED that “he” was flat chested, and that it was only the crotch region that changed his mind. Flat chested girls should go around with their shirts off to see if they can pull off looking like a skinny guy for science (insert Okabe laugh here). What it means for the plot, I’m not too sure. The IBN 5100 disappeared with Rukako’s D-mail, but most of the reasoning implied the butterfly effect at work, rather than Rukako’s specific changes affecting the outcome. According to episode 4, a man who had knowledge of Okarin’s arrival (Titor or Okarin himself) gave Rukako’s father the IBN 5100. Feyris’ father also owned one, but it’s unknown whether or not that was the one at Rukako’s. Wait a minute, holy shit. I just realized almost all the characters have daddy issues. Makise, Feyris, Suzuha, and now, Okarin (in speculation). It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Rukako’s father had problems with his gender confusion, and Mayushii’s past isn’t so cheery either. I’ll keep it in mind, but the only thing I’m thinking now is the writer having daddy issues…
Also, OkabexMakise furthered? Yessss. Oh, and the paranoid red jelly text? I think SERN might be catching on…