Here's my thoughts on the new pages.
First of all, I don't see what all the fuss is about with the panty shots. If some people are too distracted by them, then don't read it. Not to be rude, but at least the number of panty shots are lower than chapter 1. Sure, I was shocked to see it at first but I did the only thing I could do... get over it and read on. Why? Because this thing kicks ass!
Besides, panties are about as far as Bleedman will go. Especially if he wants to keep the comic going.
Secondly, Bleedman's illustrations are just as gorgeous as ever. This guy can really draw a fight scene! He did chapter 1 a while back and it was obviously in an older style of his. I was hoping to see the Girls in action done in his current style and I've got my wish! I was also wondering when he'd get around to doing the Girls' respective light trails. He pulled it off incredibly. And the chibis of Blossom and Bell were adorable in the Matrix panel. The green Matrix coding in the background was a nice touch as well.
About the Matrix spoofing... I have no problem with it. Sure it's been done to death in other movies, cartoons, games, etc. but let's face it: No one is safe from it. not even readers of the PPG Doujinshi.
GIR's randomness is something that will NOT go away. Bleedman is just trying to keep everyone in character.
As for the story itself, Blossom is trying like hell to put up a fight against Bell, who is simply toying with her. Blossom is normally the calm and collected one, but she's acting like Buttercup. This is about a 9.0 on the "Bad-Thing-O-Meter" in Blossom's case.
Things are NOT looking well for Leader Girl right now.
Until chapter 5 (next week), I await the results.
"You may have won the battle but I'm out of ammunition!" --The Four Postmen
Instead of constantly complaining about 4Kids, why not take action? Why not stop watching their butchered anime programming? You're only providing them with more undeserved ratings! That's what I did... after a while, actually.
I actually tried to give the 4Kids version of One Piece a chance, I REALLY DID! However, as the show progressed, I grew sicker and sicker of all the glaring edits and horrid voices! So, I've decided to avoid watching any 4Kids-related shows, which is a shame because the new Ninja Turtles cartoon is the only 4Kids show worth watching!
Saturday mornings are dead to me... way to go, Al Kahn!