Partijama: In an alternate timeline, this planet is ruled by three superpowers, one of which – Britannia – has conquered Japan. A Japanese Prince, Lelouch, seeks to avenge his murdered mother and destroy the Britannian empire.
Popo: And oh boy does he set about his mission with verve, and no little style.
Lazlo: When he became Zero he was a devilish delight.
Popo: Absolutely splendid.
Lazlo (devilish grin): Just think what that kind of power could do for me. I could have Bombastyk under my thumb in less than a spirrem.
Popo: A day?? Ha, I’d like to see that.
Lazlo: Finally, you’re seeing sense, Popo.
Popo (eyes popping): Gyack! What am I saying? No, I don’t want to see any such thing. We’re on vacation, Lazlo; besides, the Bombastykans are our friends-
Lazlo: Your customers you mean, you knave.
Popo (chuckles and waves a hand): This one says friend, that one says customer, another says partyl-buddies, aren’t these all just different terms for the same thing?
Lazlo: In your shrivelled brain perhaps.
Partijama: (Clears ship throat) And how about those Knightmare frames?
Popo: Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Giant robotic suits with a driver cabin, woohoo! Man, just imagine the type of stunts I could pull with one of those.
Lazlo (staring into space): And the places I could conquer…uh…visit.
Popo: Oh boy.
Partijama: And the action was simply breath-taking.
Popo: My breath was definitely taken quite a few times. Those Bombastykans sure do know how to thrill.
Partijama: And build suspense and anticipation. After that first season, I just had to see the finale.
Popo: And it didn’t let down at all. My goodness, one episode after the next, first Zero was on top, then the Britannias hit back, then enemies became allies, and back again, and new deadly enemies appeared a-and…aahh-
Partijama: Calm down, Razz, focus on your breathing.
Lazlo (leaning forward, face animated): Tranq him now, Partijama!
Partijama: Hehehe. That reminded me of that scene in the stadium, (Nunnaly’s voice) “Kill them, kill them all!” Goodness, that was just…crazy.
Popo (squirming): Hahaa, brilliant as always, Partijama.
Popo: That scene was terrible…and yet, strangely funny. It was her voice, I think, and her demeanour. Am I mad for thinking this?
Lazlo: The suggestion that you think at all is mad, Popo.
Popo: Hehehe. Anyway, my eyes nearly filled my whole face in that scene, I couldn’t believe what was happening. My heart went into my throat and I was just thinking, “oh no, no, nooo, Zero…why, why??”
Lazlo: There was no coming back after that one. In truth, there was no coming back after the earliest episodes. I have to admit, I was surprised by the amount of destruction, and death, throughout this saga.
Popo: They didn’t half-do anything that’s for sure. I tell you, I could hardly sit still during the light parts in anticipation of what was coming next.
Partijama: And the other characters were really well done too.
Lazlo: Quite. The Bombastyk bards did well. (Eyes Popo) The Bombastyk ones I say.
Popo: (Giggling) I know there were one or two characters who made a certain Laquan noble gnash his teeth. Like, hmm, let’s see…Suzaku?
Partijama: Oh yes, you really did gnash teeth at one of the heroes, didn’t you, Lord Lazlo?
Lazlo: (Gnashes teeth) BAH!! He needed to stay out of Zero’s way, the goody…do-gooding…goody!
Popo: Now that’s saying it like a bard, Lazzie ol’ pal.
Partijama: But didn’t you find it added nicely to the drama and tension, Lord Lazlo?
Lazlo: I’d have appreciated the tension of a Knightmare frame upon Suzaku’s trifling neck! (villain grin) Now that would’ve added reams of drama.
Popo: Hmm, yeah, I’m guessing, probably a bit too much.
Partijama: I guess that means you’re not interested in seeing the OVA’s then?
Lazlo (leaping up, eyes wide): OVA’s? T-t-there’re more??
Partijama: Of course, but Suzaku is in them, so you may not want to-
Lazlo: What are we waiting for? Let’s get this started (wiggling into a comfortable position). Pop-corn, extra butter, please…a-and dim the lights…a-and start the action!
Popo (lips quivering): Lazlo, I just want you to know that what you said just now really touched me (taps chest), right here, buddy, right here.
Lazlo: That was a left-over kernel I just hit you with, you silly, bumbling-
Partijama: And after the OVA’s, I have a real treat.
Popo/Lazlo: (Leaning forward) What??!
Partijama: Look there (A new image appears on the holo-screen; Popo and Lazlo gasp).
Lazlo: (Gasps) It’s…it’s…
All: The video-game!
Popo (lips quivering, water welling in eyes): Partijama, I just want you to know that what you just did really touched me…(taps chest) right here.
Partijama: I think that may be your ice-cream, Razz…tissue?
(Lazlo and Popo cheer, high-five, and adopt combat faces)
Lazlo: I’m going to destroy you with my Geass, you comical upstart.
Popo: Ha! Your Geass will never make it past my Knightmare.
Lazlo: My Knightmare will make your Knightmare look like…like…a slightmare.
Popo: You call that a rhyme, I call it a crime.
Lazlo: Better than the drivel you concoct.
Lazlo: Double Ha!
Partijama: (Sighs) If this continues I’ll be the one having nightmares.