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by Fritz Ashlyn
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 29 - Titanomachy [TE]
Replies: 17
Views: 9098

Episode 29 - Titanomachy [TE]

{Titans continue posting here}
by Fritz Ashlyn
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 29 - Hundred-Handed Ones [4th]
Replies: 30
Views: 13306

Episode 29 - Hundred-Handed Ones [4th]

{AEUG peoples, continue here} ~February 21, Universal Century 0088~ ~ 02:18 Coordinated Universal Time~ - Gryps 2 Space - - The Dervish - - Main Meeting Room - Capt. Loweno took a sip of coffee from the irritatingly hot-to-the-touch pouch dutifully provided to him by the ship's head chef and almost ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Expanding My Horizons
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: Expanding My Horizons

I'd still suggest ZZ, even if you have the episode summaries memorized it's not the same as seeing it. I'm also a big fan of Dragonar, and it's Gundam-y enough that it'll be a snap for you to take to the setting since the studio wanted another Gundam and made Dragonar. I feel like I have to also sug...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Expanding My Horizons
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: Expanding My Horizons

Watch ZZ and then find a way to deal with your newfound passive-aggressive anger at all the people that haven't seen it that spend too much time trying to convince people it's bad. If you can sit through Seed Destiny and G-Saviour then ZZ will be so easy that using the word "easy" is an insult to ho...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 18071

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

Alongside such global cultural touchstones as the Utah Jazz and Shaq, Alfred J. Kwak is popular well into the Universal Century...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 54091

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

We've always allowed the option to join as ship captains, other crew, or non-combat characters in TftF and one of the AEUG vessels was actually controlled by a player for a while before he disappeared, leaving us with the situation of adopting yet another character not of our own creation. We even c...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 18071

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

From what I understand, it's long been much more acceptable in Japan for composers to, uh, "borrow" musically from other sources. A recent controversy that comes to mind is Toei giving Kenji Yamamoto the boot from composing new BGM for Dragonball Kai after admitting that a lot of his pieces heavily ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 18071

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

In Gundam, eventually everyone is named for what they do. Sort of like the way things used to be but taken to an absurd extreme. 'Helm' pilots the ship! 'Husher' fires the guns! 'Full Frontal', uh... I'll get back to that one. 'Uragang' accuses people of organized street crime! 'Bright Noa' intellig...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Victory Gundam
Replies: 192
Views: 19349

Re: Victory Gundam

Did the staff on G Gundam really take the franchise THAT seriously? I know the SRS BIZNS fans tend to dislike it on principle ... I've always seen G Gundam as one of the best uses of the "alternate universe" concept, only really surpassed by Turn-A. In my experience with the fandom, I'd actually sa...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....
Replies: 49
Views: 4875

Re: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....

The Antarctic Treaty was between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon, the latter of which ceased to exist after the war. It doesn't apply after 0079, which is why it was okay for the Londo Bell to huck nukes around in 0093.
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....
Replies: 49
Views: 4875

Re: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....

I found this tidbit on the Japanese Gundam wiki, which seems to usually be more trustworthy than the English one: "核兵器 の使用は、 南極条約 をもって禁止されていたが、その後も ジオン公国軍 は核兵器を使用した実績があったため、今後も用いられることを想定してその対策として計画が進められた。" From which I understand something along the lines of: "The use of nuclear weapons were banned ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How sympatheic or evil should Gundam antagonists be?
Replies: 56
Views: 5407

Re: How sympatheic or evil should Gundam antagonists be?

The Titans are something that always bothered me, the reason they came about was because the spacenoids went crazy and killed half of humanity while at the same time dropping the colony on the Earth. What did people expect to happen? Earthnoids had to make sure the Zeon and any other crazy spacenoi...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....
Replies: 49
Views: 4875

Re: GPO-2 Backup Weapons....

toysdream wrote:...assuming, again, that we're applying real physics instead of 0083's magic fairy dust.* :-)

-- Mark
*stardust
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Say Mecha Talk, Lets Have a Brave Series Topic!
Replies: 57
Views: 8546

Re: Say Mecha Talk, Lets Have a Brave Series Topic!

Destiny_Gundam wrote:...Gear Fighter Dendoh which is considered a Brave series in spirit.
So does that mean I can say Brave Raideen is my favorite? 8)
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6
Replies: 582
Views: 47461

Re: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6

The way he does it implies only those who know how to fight for survival deserve to live. The problem is the ability to fight for survival might not be the highest point of humanity that you want to select. And that sort of thing (usually) mistakenly ties into the assumption that fittest means stro...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6
Replies: 582
Views: 47461

Re: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6

That's not how "survival of the fittest" works anyway - Spencer meant "fit" as in "suited/adapted for the environment", not strongest. And deliberately destroying or altering something to force results is about as far away from natural selection as you can get.
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Impressions of Gundam 0083
Replies: 40
Views: 4029

Re: Impressions of Gundam 0083

My personal favorite 'Anavel Gato is a flat character' moment has to be a cutscene from Gihren's Greed (I think it was, it's been a while) where Mr. Gato gives a full-on Nazi salute with his "sieg Zeon" instead of the normal closed fist.
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Impressions of Gundam 0083
Replies: 40
Views: 4029

Re: Impressions of Gundam 0083

"Man... I wonder if it's right to kill all these people in the name of a dead, genocidal despot years after a war we lost. There have been so many unfortunate deaths already... Oh well, 'Sieg Zeon' I guess." **pulls trigger** "Hey guys, get the colonies ready!"
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6
Replies: 582
Views: 47461

Re: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-6

*Soma gives up* Well shut my mouth and paint me red! Am I the only cowgirl out there who's fancy was tickled by this episode? I ain't been this touched since Ma and Pa took little me to a Cornfed Ditzy Box Crawl Foot Tappin Festival. Where I got to square dance with Billy Hanscorn. Golly gee I was ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Trek Undiscovered Country
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Star Trek Undiscovered Country

Episode 1 was the pilot. They changed uniforms, adjusted the cast, and did some other stuff.