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by Kenji
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockheed-Martin Announces Fusion Breakthrough
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Lockheed-Martin Announces Fusion Breakthrough

Hey, I'm all for it. :) There's the possibilities it opens up for space development, the geopolitical consequences, the way it can change people's lives. I'm not even sure how far the ways it can change our way of life extend, but it seems at least as potentially significant as when we learned we co...
by Kenji
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk II
Replies: 585
Views: 57198

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk II

This goes under the 'wait and see pile,' but why would they need to (presumably) brainwash Luin? Not even the slightest hint that that is something the Capital Army does, and it's not like Luin was shown to be rebellious. I was under the impression that Luin volunteered. After all, some underhanded...
by Kenji
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 56755

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

I wonder why Luin is becoming the Char, He looks like a competent person, sure, but to be handed a "Char role" without any good background is just...too sudden? We sure mask dude is Luin and not the instructor guy? Because they look the same and it makes more sense for the instructor to don the mas...
by Kenji
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockheed-Martin Announces Fusion Breakthrough
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Lockheed-Martin Announces Fusion Breakthrough

Within a decade, according to Lockheed-Martin, we could have a working prototype of a compact fusion reactor. If it turns out, which seems inevitable at this point, this would be a huge deal. For instance, while we may not get the mobile suits, we could see space development within our lifetimes. P...
by Kenji
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twin Peaks Coming back
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Twin Peaks Coming back

Honestly, I think the realization that it's coming back hasn't really hit me, yet. My feelings have changed quite a bit, over time. At first, I was fond of the whole series and didn't really take well to Fire Walk With Me . Then, more recently, I find it hard to watch past Season 1 and FWWM has shot...
by Kenji
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 56755

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

My impressions remain roughly where they were before (favorable and very, very curious). The strange circumstances of G-Self's flight reflect the limitations of the viewpoint and the need to explore the rest of the world. And, hey, it's a Gundamjack, technically. Could it have been pulled off more s...
by Kenji
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 56755

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

The first episode, I have to admit, was jarring. It was aesthetically strange and demanded more of the viewer to get a grasp on what was going on than Gundam traditionally does (which, combined with the Tomino-esque(?) gypsy train, places a rather heavy demand on attention span), which kinda says so...
by Kenji
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anno Domini (Gundam 00) worldbuilding questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Anno Domini (Gundam 00) worldbuilding questions

I think people might be trying a little to hard to find logic or consistency in Gundam naming schemes...don't recall people getting into these kinds of etymology debates over characters like South Burning or Gemon Bajack. Well, to be fair, part of that is inspired by 00 having clearly tried harder ...
by Kenji
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How powerful would UC beam weapons realistically have to be
Replies: 33
Views: 4295

Re: How powerful would UC beam weapons realistically have to

Hey, guys, just a friendly reminder that double-posting is discouraged, which is why we've got the Edit button.
by Kenji
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use
Replies: 62
Views: 9727

Re: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use

Of course, that opens up a whole kettle of fish, since being able to go into wars without as much risk to human casualties would only encourage starting them. That's understating it: The main risk of automated warfare is that it outright encourages killing civilians. The very unwillingness to put p...
by Kenji
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 56755

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

Well, the Zeon invasion of the Earth has been explained for quite awhile as being facilitated or made possible by terrestrial peoples who aren't happy with being lorded over by the Federation, so I'm thinking unity is bound to fail eventually. Not to mention that Victory depicts the Federation as so...
by Kenji
Mon May 05, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 94506

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Interesting. As for me, there were just too many differences between the respective shows to have that sense of "I've been here before." Then I'd have to (without irony or malice) call you lucky. It's something I have a hard time getting over, and so I can't really judge such series on their own me...
by Kenji
Mon May 05, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII
Replies: 59
Views: 9310

Re: Star Wars Episode VII

I'm rather amused by the "kiddifying" fear. Mostly because Star Wars was kind of a children's film, as it was. There was really nothing the least bit objectionable or remotely complicated in it. Hell, I grew up on cassettes of the original trilogy, as I imagine many of you have. What's important for...
by Kenji
Sun May 04, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Sign In/Out Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 42588

Re: The Official Sign In/Out Thread

Y'know, I never let anyone know I was going anywhere... largely because I, myself, didn't know I was going anywhere. I just kinda did. Still, it seems I'm most likely back, what with Gundam cropping up again in conversations out in the real world and two new shows I'm fairly excited about. So... tha...
by Kenji
Sun May 04, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 94506

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

The decision to retread played a large role in my disappointment in 00 S2 and my disinterest (to a level that honestly surprised me) in AGE. I don't see how either of them is a retread. 00 S2, instead of following the first season's trajectory, forced an awkward global union just so it could replay...
by Kenji
Sat May 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 94506

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Truthfully, The Origin (or, at least, this first production) confining itself to new material is what makes it interesting for me. Personally, I find myself bored by the penchant for retreading. The decision to retread played a large role in my disappointment in 00 S2 and my disinterest (to a level ...
by Kenji
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What do you want in the next Gundam series?
Replies: 32
Views: 2717

Re: What do you want in the next Gundam series?

Gundam: The Master Paptimus Saga, the long-awaited (almost thirty years!) tale of how Master Paptimus descended like Ziggy Stardust to the Earth Sphere and charmed his favorite women of the world. All 6.5 billion of her.
by Kenji
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 7207

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

The problem with your logic is actually cited in your own quote itself. Wing WAS popular, not Wing IS popular. You can't connect to a series that originally aired 13 years ago in North America and hope to achieve any success. Indeed. Which would be why I refrained at least twice, "It's far too late...
by Kenji
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 7207

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

As for Robotech and Power Rangers, those worked precisely because they were the trailblazers. Don't stop there, Arbiter: Why were they trailblazers? You can't just dump something new out there and automatically cause a sensation. However they did it, Robotech and Power Rangers were trailblazers bec...
by Kenji
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 7207

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

I'm sorry but a thousand times no. None of Gundam series deserves the Robotech treatment, least of all poor X. Considering how well received it is by the western fans who've actually seen it, it could have done very well on Toonami back in the day with faithful adaption if only it had been giving t...