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by His Divine Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Lasers in Gundam
Replies: 51
Views: 5156

Re: Lasers in Gundam

Yes they are. Didn't you see my post? the minovsky paritcles have high negative and positive charges that interfere with metals and destroy small circuits an other stuff. Look at my first post. That wil explain it. None of the text you copied and pasted from Wikipedia discusses their effect on lase...
by His Divine Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pre-OYW Zaku training program
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Pre-OYW Zaku training program

Gundam the Origin has Char and Garma attending a training academy circa UC0074. There's a campus layout on page six of Volume 11 for reference. It's the "Space Forces Government Training Academy". The story starts out with them (and other prospective pilots) running laps, playing basketball, school...
by His Divine Shadow
Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Difference between Japan and Western Fans
Replies: 62
Views: 4779

Re: Difference between Japan and Western Fans

If anything, I'd say the OVAs have a bigger role to play in the Western fandom's apparent hatred of Newtypes. Nonsense. Wing was the flagship product that brought Gundam into America (if not the entire Western world). Anything involving the UC universe, be it NewTypes or Minovsky particles or what ...
by His Divine Shadow
Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Difference between Japan and Western Fans
Replies: 62
Views: 4779

Re: Difference between Japan and Western Fans

ShadowCell wrote:
For what it's worth, I suppose it's also possible that the Japanese fandom actually likes Gundam, the 1979 TV series and/or its movies, more than the Western fandom.
I blame Wing and about two decades of ignorance for that phenomenon.
by His Divine Shadow
Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Word Story EP X
Replies: 577
Views: 29940

Re: 5 Word Story EP X

it's super effective! The light
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pre-OYW Zaku training program
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Pre-OYW Zaku training program

Training programs existed all right -- I believe under the name "Mobile Training Battalion." The timeline on Gundam Official gives its creation as sometime late in UC 0075. What I'm actually looking for is more like a course syllabus detailing the training itself, and whether or not any regard at a...
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pre-OYW Zaku training program
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Pre-OYW Zaku training program

My search fu has turned up nothing, but I have a question (or two) of some relevance that I'd love an answer to, hence this topic. 1. Prior to the breakout of the OYW, it's known that Zeon had a Mobile Suit training academy(ies) in Side 3. Given this, then a training program(s) must have been in pla...
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV
Replies: 227
Views: 51154

Re: What's Your Avatar, Mk IV

The Zeon flag, displayed behind its legions of Mobile Suits, representing humanity throwing aside the shackles of hateful Earth. 8)
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Appearance of The Bishop?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Appearance of The Bishop?

Episode 13 is the Bishop-class's debut ep. You can see pics at this link here.
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Word Story EP X
Replies: 577
Views: 29940

Re: 5 Word Story EP X

a dozen orphans at play
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What books are you reading?
Replies: 467
Views: 44947

Re: What books are you reading?

I'm plowing through the Commemorative edition of The Necronomicon: the Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft.
by His Divine Shadow
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 57
Views: 4020

Re: World Cup

I totally agree. Germany didn't play like the same team that brutalized Argentina in just the game prior. I am sorely disappointed, and must now aim for 2014 for vindication. :cry:
by His Divine Shadow
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Sign In/Out Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 34441

Re: The Official Sign In/Out Thread

As the UC Gundam universe has returned to us, so have I. It's been a long time, and for a while I thought this site had closed up shop, but Kishiria and Shadowcell showed me the error of my logic, and Gundam Unicorn's 1st episode heralds a new interest in the Universal Century, which has always been...
by His Divine Shadow
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 57
Views: 4020

Re: World Cup

Germany vs Holland has always been my dream Cup final. It may just happen this year, and I am suitably stoked. :twisted:
by His Divine Shadow
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why are Zaku Shields...
Replies: 67
Views: 8826

*blinks* Why are we even talking about spikes? This topic was supposed to be about the Zaku II shield. Cross-comparison of the Zaku II 's shoulders, as well as the change from the Zaku I 's handheld with spikes to the Zaku II 's shoulder-mount without spikes. The topic hasn't strayed anywhere excep...
by His Divine Shadow
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why are Zaku Shields...
Replies: 67
Views: 8826

Why bother shoulder-ramming a ship's bridge when kicking would work just as well? Wasn't there a bit of animation during the Battle of Abowaku that showed a Zeon suit doing a Miroslav Klose on a Fed ship's bridge tower?
by His Divine Shadow
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"
Replies: 31
Views: 3964

Mech: Don't get angry; this is a Newtype mobile suit. You're good but
you're in a little over your head. Only certain types of freaks can
pilot this thing properly. I hear they're going to assign it to a pilot
on White Base.

That's a transcript quote.
by His Divine Shadow
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Book Discussion/Recommendation Topic
Replies: 64
Views: 11556

The Engineer trilogy by KJ Parker. Devices and Desires is the first one. Just read them. Whomever it was who mentioned Imajica earlier: you rock. Altered Carbon , Broken Angel , and Woken Furies by Richard K Morgan. Hell, anything by Richard K Morgan. The Time Traveller's Wife . Amazingly good, ofte...
by His Divine Shadow
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arthur C. Clarke has passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Kishiria wrote:I've heard that the Rama books are excellent, but for me he'll always be the man who gave us the apocalyptic Childhood's End. RIP.
That was George RR Martin's favorite from him as well.

Rama was epic genius, but I think my favorite from him was Songs From Distant Earth.