Destiny_Gundam wrote:Either way, just goes to show how precise Keith's aim is.
I wouldn't mind if he aimed for Bogue's heart next.
Compass wrote:Actually, the heart itself is present in the center of your body.
Granted, some of the heart does lie along the center of the chest, but I still feel like such a theoretically impressive display of precision aim for the heart should have been a few centimeters left of what we're shown. Was Keith aiming specifically for the heart, or was he aiming at the center of the chest because it's the surest target area for inflicting catastrophic physical harm, and who the heck is the mechanic to call it one way or the other? Admittedly, it's a matter of semantics on my part, but it rubs me the wrong way that we seem to have the show conveying character actions/goals through a third-party based off of partial information, particularly when dealing with "organ-precision" use of anti-aircraft weapons while moving at several hundreds of miles-per-hour.
I suppose I'm saying something similar to "show, don't tell"; they could have taken a moment to show some artistic flair such as an x-ray depiction of Messer's heart at the critical moment, show Keith visualizing the shot that way, or otherwise depict Keith as fancying himself an avant-garde battlefield killer. To a lesser extent, I feel like they could have found a more interesting, less "tell" way to express to the audience that Messer's off-putting attitude was as much to allow his wingmen to shoot him without hesitation (I still think this mindset is extraordinarily reckless and selfish) as it was to "stick" them into improving as pilots.
Anyway, that's enough nitpicking for me. How 'bout that Roid/Keith conversation? I still think I might be onto something with that "Roid is trying to extend the Windermerian lifespan" theory, but if so there's definitely much more conflicted inter-Windermerian politics involved than I initially thought. ...Or Roid may be going full Owlman (nihilistic omnicidal Batman) and plans to destroy everything, ever, if something bad happens to Heinz; "Soon time itself will not matter" sounds pretty ominous. Whatever's actually going on, I'm glad that there's at least something
redeemable behind the surface-level-generic conquest, though I really hope this is something more than just Keith's platform for reform.
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