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by sdwoodchuck
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 227
Views: 12772

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

It wouldn't take a large weight of explosives to turn a shuttle into decent bomb--even by 2017 standards. The tradeoff in maneuverability for destructive power would be a minimal loss for an enormous gain. As for having them be something that is there but needs to be armed, it's possible, but there'...
by sdwoodchuck
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Yeah, I can't consider the victim of child rape "lucky" to be in their situation, even if the alternative is desperate poverty.
by sdwoodchuck
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I

I haven't liked the direction they've taken UC in for (at least) the last several years, so I'm not especially optimistic. I'd love to see it turn out well, or at least get some good Gunpla out of it.
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

I'm not being antagonistic with you sdwoodchuck, but you seem to try hard to make your opinion a fact, especially with the writing part of the show. Its one thing to disagree with the writing of the show, its another thing to say the writing should have gone like this because you think it should ha...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

sdwoodchuck, you're either a troll or just silly. Re-read your posts. You've focused and obsessed over Hush for a few pages now. Your only rebuttal? It was bad writing and the writers probably were forced to change their original plans. That's the strength of your ability to "discuss". "Obsessed"? ...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

I definitely didn't want him to be a major player--I was of the opinion that Season 1 already had a slightly bloated cast, and I'd have preferred less newcomers. I'm fine with Hush being a side character; I'm just saying he's not a particularly well-written one. It's a pretty simple statement; if pe...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Hush's character arc is too abbreviated? Ok it seems like you were one of the writers. Saying his character arc was abbreviated is just general criticism; it has nothing to do with "being one of the writers." If you're going to take a childish tone about a simple discussion and disagreement on a te...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Yeah. He didn't save Hush this time. Telling him to retreat when he's mortally wounded and literally can't move would be some goofy-ass writing. Mika acknowledging Hush is a checkmark in Mika's development. Hush's character arc is too abbreviated for what you're describing to work. He gets set on hi...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Ultimately Hush was recognized by Mika not only as someone to protect but as a capable comrade hence why he "left that area to Hush" eventhough he knew he was dead/dying. Ultimately he was recognized as a capable pilot. I thought Mika was just saying nice words that one would say to a dying comrade...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

This final really just depends on how attached you have gotten to these characters over the course of 49 episodes. I have grown to love these characters and thus, I am fully invested in the final. Yet I can see how this falls flat for some, but I want to Raise my Flag and let it be known that I lik...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

If Hush was written as a character who was in over his head, I'd agree with you. Unfortunately, that's really not how he's written. He has the beginnings of a tragic arc, and then he gets shoved into the background until he dies. It's not that he's cut out to be an ace pilot (that would have been a...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 227
Views: 12772

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

This episode felt a lot better than Season 1. The characters are still paper-thin, but they're less of a focus in this episode, and used more to further the plot, which is a much better use of the too-brief running time they've got to work with. Considering how badly I disliked Season 1, I'm not par...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

No probably not. I just wanted to point out to sdwoodchuck that death as a senseless and abrupt thing is a common theme for most of the classic Gundam shows. In fact it was always my understanding as a fan that this exact thing was suppose to be the big takeaway from Gundam. Violence begets violenc...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

But it is worth making goofy passive-aggressive assumptions again, apparently. "Over speculating" doesn't enter the equation, and it's petty for you to assume it does. I'd have loved for them to take it in a completely unexpected direction, if they'd have managed that with some actual quality storyt...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

There's a way to do McGillis as the anti-hero that doesn't involve poor writing. That's not the direction the writers went with it. They decided to have a sociopathic back-stabber one season become a shockingly ignorant righteous dope the next. If there's nothing to Bael but a symbol, then he's ent...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Hahahaha, wow, the writers really did get completely lost this season, and barring some last episode miracle, are limping, tripping, and stumbling across the finish line. That is a really sad outcome for a series that actually had better writing for most of its run than a lot of recent efforts.
by sdwoodchuck
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Yeah, Iok is just a pampered brat who has been told "you're great" for so long that he believes it, and can't seem to cut it under real authority or in real combat. Katejina was vindictive, manipulative, and cruel. Not really comparable.
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: CCA - Earth location significance?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: CCA - Earth location significance?

Pretty sure it's just showing that it's something that's visible on a global scale. I don't think the locations are supposed to be secretly significant. Tomino isn't really that subtle.
by sdwoodchuck
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

Yes, the model kit itself gives a general overview, and I'm just not convinced that's the extent of it. I think there's probably more to the story there that still fits in that basic information framework. And I may be 100% wrong about that; I have no problem with that.
by sdwoodchuck
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4141

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

That definitely shoots down the previous era theory, but I do suspect there's more to the mobile armors than we've been told so far. I'm not convinced that it's a simple matter of AI going rogue. For a while I was toying with the idea that the founders of Gjallarhorn created the MA's themselves in o...