You know what I hate about princesses named “Mercier”?
“Mercier” means “merchant.” A princess in Europe shouldn’t admit to being related to merchants.
You know what I hate about most princesses in fiction?
So a giant sailing ship, probably with a hundred able-bodied men, just turns around without resupplying with water or fresh food.
(Theoretically, their country is cash-poor, but they seem to be able to supply a huge sailing ship and feed its crew.)
And they don’t put any armed men ashore. They don’t put any men ashore. They let the princess go alone, wearing a pink minidress.
These people are too stupid to live, but let’s try to wait it out until the end of at least one episode.
If you are a wizard whose blasting powers require a full stomach, going into a strange country on an empty stomach is like being a rifleman who carries an unloaded rifle and zero rounds of ammo!
….and the two annoyingly self-conscious clownthugs look like they will be recurring characters….
…okay, give it one more episode.
Now that’s what I’m talking about! No gruesome death, but a little bit of realism to balance out the diabetes-inducing sugar of the first episode.
Good! So maybe this will deal with some actual drama and not —
—that song gave me diabetes.
I am torn.
On the one hand, I like the idea that magic is supposed to depend on feelings and experiences, not “mana points” or “spell slots.”
On the other hand, this series seems like it wants to steal audience share from Disney pablum. Life is short. I think I need to drop this.