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by Amion
Tue May 23, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

I agree with Areku, glad we're actually more on the same page here. And I didn't know some of that stuff they said about the script. Hmm. As for Luke not killing Vader, though, I always hated that scene. I'm too Revanish to not be irked by that. Not kill Vader, sure, but never throw down thy weapon ...
by Amion
Mon May 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

If anything, I think it would encourage Sunrise to select more mature character designs in the future. IBO is about the last I want to see of that particular art style. It was ok, I wasn't going to pitch fits over over it. But after AGE, Gunpla Builders and Iron-blooded Orphans, I'm ready for someth...
by Amion
Sun May 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Front Vents on Mobile Suits
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Front Vents on Mobile Suits

Design preference, rule of cool, and possibly all you mention above play a factor in that... though I would say exhaust or something along those lines. If I had to say, maybe the Zaku and Goufs, different mobile suits though they surely be, have a shared cooling system that differs from some of thei...
by Amion
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ID-0
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: ID-0

Scarf and everything, seriously. The design of his robot body looks too much like the Exia to be coincidence. And I daresay the actor is Setsuna's very own, or one who sounds near-identical.
by Amion
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ID-0
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: ID-0

Ido is Setsuna's dream. That is all I have to say at the moment.
by Amion
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

Sounds to me more like dear Nephew was just a Vader fanboy. The canon book Bloodline indicates Ben didn't know his grandfather was Vader until a few years or so before VII... and that presumably things took a bad turn around that time, maybe. Perhaps VIII will know the answers to the questions JJ di...
by Amion
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

There is also the possibility that Anakin's ghost did not get along well with the people he tried to murder, especially after they insisted he was irredeemable and stuff. And after they watched Luke burn Vader's corpse, something they could all get behind and laugh, commenced immediately after the c...
by Amion
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

I don't want to call it "gray jedi order". It is more a question of "balance of the Force". The Jedi and Sith became extreme forces very dedicated to Light and Dark side dominant pathways respectively. The prequels make it clear that the Jedi Knights hurt themselves by becoming monastic & eschewing...
by Amion
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

Many thanks, Duel. I am very relieved to hear I am not the only person in the world who thought Rogue One was excellent, and not some kind of trainwreck with Star Wars attached. It was splendid. Hmm... I've continued to hear conflicting reports on Rian's collusion with Travorrow. First thing is that...
by Amion
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

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 Amion
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

I'm surprised by the hate I'm seeing from people about this. They are already calling it a ESB copy, and complain about any possibility of Greyness in the Force. That would be nice to me, but the trailer alone doesn't guarantee it, just mixes words up to allude to the possibility, which is awfully s...
by Amion
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?

Yes, it is basic manipulation of our wants and basic desires, giving us an outlet to feed it. I think that's one reason why nudity is used so often now in the hyper-competitive market in Japan. They realize it's becoming a big problem with lasting consequences, I think, but no one's about to stop us...
by Amion
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

I was expecting her to fit into some UC or AU box, but IBO was very much about "this is our own box" so to speak for many things. I was certain Julietta was cute Gundam roadkill like poor Lafter, but she survived & actually learned something about the motive and spirit of people who are gonna climb...
by Amion
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

I'm very glad to read your post, Zeonista, especially the bit on Julietta. So many hated her and desired her dead, but I was always a fan and was glad to see her survive. She even develops at the end of the story to some extent, and I was pleased with that, if nothing else.
by Amion
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: The Last Jedi

which is especially ridiculous because we all know Snoke is a Char think about it Of course. But we'd like to at least pretend. :lol: I for one enjoyed Rogue One more than most appeared to have on here... but I didn't enjoy VII at all, and most of my expectations for Last Jedi are... not too high. ...
by Amion
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

I have a minor quibble on what Areku said. I actually thought the space battles went over relatively well. They're not glorious strategic displays like in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but they weren't disjointed or lacking in tactical reason.
by Amion
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?

I was about to mention the Star Wars bit. It's so difficult to escape that I gave up as a kid trying to create my own universes. But Star Wars is fairly unique, as was Gundam. So there's definitely something there about being innovative. My take is that there's spiritual foundations in both. MSG and...
by Amion
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 74
Views: 5515

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III

They're basically mobile cockpit guillotines. I can only imagine what a Zanscare soldier would think of seeing them at work. Each time they were used it was for revenge. Most times. And on a note about Bael, I've watched that fight twice over, and McGillis DOES discard one of his swords before charg...
by Amion
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

Rustal, ruthless but practical... Pretty much my initial thoughts. So, this is similar to a Durandel wins ending. Huh. In an odd, way, I don't mind the ending. It came off surprisingly satisfying, despite misgivings I had in the past. Definitely better than AGE or Destiny, so it doesn't fall below ...
by Amion
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 11168

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

The ending we should take away is, clearly, serve Rustal-sama. Butterflies, anyone?