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by Areku
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Can Space Colonisation discourage war?
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Can Space Colonisation discourage war?

Short answer: no. Longer answer: Regardless of the type of colonization you have in mind, there would still be cost-effective ways to wage interplanetary war, especially if you're game for total war (indiscriminate mass destruction and suppression) rather than "space-D-Day" (such as a logistically-m...
by Areku
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ID-0
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: ID-0

wielder wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Well, the show just ended in Japan. It's still not up on Netflix though, but with some luck it'll be there soon.
Netflix says Little Witch Academia shows up on June 30th, so I'd expect to see ID-0 show up then or a few days later.
by Areku
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 43
Views: 3823

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I

Haven't been following this development closely; Youtube recommended a video, I watched it, and I honestly didn't know if it was an "episode" or an awkwardly-silent trailer until it got to "Ep 2 coming in 2 weeks".
by Areku
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 1353

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Another "~plausible~" explanation is that MS incorporate scintillation detectors in the eyes/sensor clusters and that these occasionally cause the eyes to glow when there's a sudden change in the local radiation levels and/or the sensor recalibrates to its environment, perhaps using a fast-acting el...
by Areku
Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15862

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

The power-fantasy argument doesn't make much sense. Few people able to overlook the child soldiering, sexual abuse, someone in/important to a member of Tekkadan dying every few episodes, space-slavery, warrior-nihilism, and incremental paralysis of the main character throughout the first 38 episodes...
by Areku
Sun May 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

Perhaps Leopard could use a muffler as an elaborate and hilariously ineffective means to reduce the noise of the hot gases produced by its weapons.

Other than that, see Kaiba's post.
by Areku
Thu May 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

uh, i think you'd better go rewatch the third act of Return of the Jedi there. Luke's not following all the bullet points of Jedi dogma as it's portrayed in the prequels when he defeats the Sith, but he's unquestionably following the Jedi way, and it is by the Jedi way--letting go of his attachment...
by Areku
Sun May 14, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

idk didn't the Jedi defeat the Sith by following those teachings??? Ah, good ol' "might makes right"... And define "defeat". My definition doesn't involve allowing a galactic civilization to descend from flawed-republic to planet-sploding empire for a few decades while your own ranks are reduced to...
by Areku
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

someone who doesn't follow all the persnickety rules of the Jedi Order when it's at its most indolent and self-absorbed ... is pretty meaningless in an era where the Jedi Order is extinct Probably not so meaningless to Luke, who's likely spent the past few decades being lectured by a host of persni...
by Areku
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?

What I'm about to post is something akin to apples and oranges, but I don't think it's completely irrelevant. The F-22 Raptor has a total peak power/weight ratio ~52x greater than a Zumwalt -class destroyer, and comes within ~7% of Zumwalt 's total propulsive output. Despite their immediately-obviou...
by Areku
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: Pilot curriculum

Well, I don't really find a weapon that aims at a different direction that hard to work with if most of the directions you are moving towards are just empty space. It's actually pretty friggin' hard to make effective use of both your turret and your vehicle without the surprisingly-impactful advant...
by Areku
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: Pilot curriculum

I'd say that is at least one of the reason why you need a larger crew for tanks than for figher jets eventhough tanks are cheaper and you really want more of them. A much more relevant reason would be that a tank's main weapon is a cumbersome, generally direct line-of-sight cannon that is often at ...
by Areku
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

On another bit... it has been made clear to me that JJ apparently did not have any real answers to the mysteries he put into The Force Awakens, and they have convinced me with their evidence that it was merely style and blatant disregard for substance, citing his inclination for spinning mysteries ...
by Areku
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

so i'm not sure how gray a Jedi Luke can really be. and i'm not sure what it means to be a gray Jedi in the new canon anyway. Probably something about not being a self-righteous emotion-denying angst breeding-ground where rigid doctrine is sacred and consequences are ignored like the actual Jedi or...
by Areku
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15862

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

yazi88 wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:09 pm
I only got closure with Destiny thanks to the SRW games especially Z1. lol
I've never played SRW, but I found closure/catharsis in ATEoGSD.
by Areku
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

Sounds about right. So if Snoke is the Char, who/what would be Chewie and Maz?
SpoilerShow
And I guess this means Finn is the Emma.
by Areku
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

ShadowCell wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:25 pm
which is especially ridiculous because we all know Snoke is a Char

think about it
Does he become a protagonist when he wears gigantic sunglasses?
by Areku
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15862

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

the AV equipped Gundams had some great acrobatics in space combat especially with the Barbatos Lupus during the fight against the Dawn Horizon Corps. Rewatched this battle, and it was mostly a disjointed mess in terms of how position and information were conveyed visually. There were some neat few-...
by Areku
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: The Last Jedi

I bet they're going to have Leia's screentime, what of it had been filmed, cut down so we never again see her directly. They said they'd finished shooting her scenes before she died. They've also been encouraging speculation that Leia was supposed to die in this movie anyway, so as long as they don...