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by Dark Duel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed Movie Status
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Gundam Seed Movie Status

Honestly, my level of interest in additional animated CE works is pretty close to zero at this point. I suppose the best I can muster is a kind of mild, morbid curiosity at just how they're going to manage to jump the shark this time. That and, with a few notable exceptions, the mech designs have us...
by Dark Duel
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char

Nice. And personally I think that’s perfectly in-character as well
by Dark Duel
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char

Oh really? And what exactly would that be? Only thing from the OYW era that I can think of offhand that might cause that kind of apprehension would be the EXAM System.
by Dark Duel
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 415
Views: 43107

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

That's a cute little tidbit. I like that.
by Dark Duel
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: Hypothetical OYW-era MS preference for CCA-era Char

First, I am going to assume here that Amuro gets the NT-1, which was initially IIRC created for him, though it was damaged in the Zeon attack at Side 6, plus the war ended not long afterwards. So you have Amuro in the NT-1 against Char in either an Action Zaku, a Gelgoog Jäger, or the Dolmel. I thin...
by Dark Duel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 64116

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

BrentD15 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:57 am
"Edward Mass" (I can't really like how they pronounce the name. It sounds more French than anything)
It’s supposed to. I’m traveling ATM and don’t have the books on hand, but Origin uses the French spelling “Édouard” rather than the English “Edward” for Casval’s alias while at Texas Colony.
by Dark Duel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 64116

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

There's no image of Jimba Ral holding little Artesia like in the original, and instead he's a jibbering conspiracy theorist. Are you referring to this image ? I always thought it was Ramba Ral who was holding Artesia in his arms in this picture. I mean, It's definitely Ramba in Origin volume 3, but...
by Dark Duel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 64116

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Well, the Origin’s Guntank is around since UC 0065 based on its model number. The GunCannon is reimagined as a failed predecessor of sorts to the Gundam, being the EFF’s first humanoid mobile weapon - unlike the original series, in which IIRC all three machines were developed together as part of Pro...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 246
Views: 72069

Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Yeah, so I was bored today and decided I'd take the ARX-014S Silver Bullet Suppressor from *Narrative* and remove the extra equipment on its backpack that stores additional arms, see what it looked like. I also ended up modifying the knees to revert them back to the vanilla Silver Bullet's knees bec...
by Dark Duel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RX-78 Gundam Lineage-AMBAC-Balance Beam Current Transformer
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: RX-78 Gundam Lineage-AMBAC-Balance Beam Current Transformer

AMBAC is entirely irrelevant to units not designed to operate in zero-gravity, such as the RX-79[G], RGM-79[G], or ZuOOT, all of which operate exclusively on Earth. Quoting the official definition of the term as per Gundamofficial, from an earlier post: Active Mass Balance Auto-Control (AMBAC) - A s...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 224
Views: 44803

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

My current one’s a logo from the hull of Serenity, the titular cargo ship from the Firefly franchise
by Dark Duel
Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How funnels are controlled?
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: How funnels are controlled?

Additionally, the Fun Funnels are technically more like Bits because IIRC they have their own onboard generators, whereas traditional funnels are only equipped with a E-Cap that must be periodically recharged by redocking to the MS itself- this gives them much longer autonomous operating time
by Dark Duel
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 415
Views: 43107

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The gal committing the musical atrocities was voice actress Rebecca Forstadt, who was the voice actress playing Lynn Minmay in Harmony Gold's bastardized dub of Super Dimension Fortress Macross . She's best known as the dub voice actress for Mihoshi and Mitoto Kuramitsu in Tenchi Muyo! , and her si...
by Dark Duel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 415
Views: 43107

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Seto Kaiba wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Nope. Basara's a very strong anima spiritia singer and everyone still thinks he's a total wanker.
That's 'cuz he is a total wanker. Doesn't stop him from being a pretty badass singer though.
Which reminds me, I really gotta get around to finishing 7 at some point.
by Dark Duel
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff
Replies: 246
Views: 72069

Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/467 ... 22cf_c.jpg

Left: The Pegasus-class Spartan, as seen in the Thunderbolt OVA
Right: The OVA's Spartan, recolored slightly to more closely match its manga counterpart(not a perfect match, but as close as I'm able to get)
by Dark Duel
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: F89 Gundam F89 Notes
Replies: 29
Views: 2480

Re: F89 Gundam F89 Notes

Every scan I've seen of info from the series has it as "CROSS BORN", whereas it was written "CROSS BONE" on earlier series. I went back and double-checked covers/scans I could find online, and the original , Skull Heart , Steel 7 , and Ghost all have the title written on them spelled "CROSS BONE". O...
by Dark Duel
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How do you envision PLANT?
Replies: 28
Views: 2102

Re: How do you envision PLANT?

It’s been years since I’ve watched Seed, but Heliopolis seemed to be all alone IIRC. There’s no sign or mention I can recall of other colonies in that sector- the nearest inhabited location in the area IIRC was the military asteroid base at Artemis. Likewise Armory One(which was predominantly a mili...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well would a MA operate on Mars?
Replies: 33
Views: 3241

Re: How well would a MA operate on Mars?

Within UC, neither do I. And even beyond UC specifically, It seems to be very rare, to the best of my recollection, for mobile suits to be mentioned as needing recalibration after traveling from Earth to space or vice versa. The only example I can think of offhand is Sandrock and Heavyarms undergoin...
by Dark Duel
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 23780

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I

Ugh. That blog post pretty much confirms everything I was afraid of going into this movie...not that I'm surprised.
Will I watch it? Maybe. But frankly, it's not high on my priorities list based on those summaries.
by Dark Duel
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Dijeh - Is it really Earth-only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Dijeh - Is it really Earth-only?

As far as I know, no official source has ever depicted an unmodified Dijeh operating in space - except for one brief shot in an in-universe promotional video that showed a visually unmodified Dijeh in space engaging(and curb-stomping) the Freedom, but BF is...weird. Within the specific context of th...