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B-07 Anniversary

July 27, 2010

“Don’t try and wake me like that. I keep a knife in my boot, you know…”


It was on the 28th of July, 2008, that Hangar Bay B-07 was contructed out of baling wire, spit, and the odd clothes hanger, so on this day, let’s have a celebratory posting of WTF pictures. Not even internship can stop me from prowling the internetz!

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But it’s still cute… right? Right?

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And this is where Trombe! starts playing, and all those villians really should be running.

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They are going to Mount Doom Agrippa to throw down the Dark Lord Sauron Ghingnham and his Ring of Doom X.

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Internship will not stop me from preparing for 2012 either (as well as the final episode of Gundam Unicorn). I was going to do a Muv-Luv one after watching Marimo get… well, Marimo’d, but I don’t have time to do templates and to date I cannot bring myself to cut a picture of Yoroi (those damned trans-dimensional genderbenders!)… I mean, Meiya Mitsurugi in twain to fit in those template boxes (warning: all three links NSFW unless you work at âge).

And lastly, let us celebrate the moment by having a dance featuring Felderich Jack Ronde de Bushcown and all of his previous incarnations:

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What is BUSHCOWN? Baby don’t PHAILVOID me, don’t PHAILVOID me, no more~♫

And take note, fellow comrades, there is another Gunpla event at Compass Point this year; it is appetizer, however, compared to AFA 2010. Yes, you heard me right. AFA 2010.

Hail to B-07. LONG LIVE MECHA ANIME!

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Well… this is embarrassing.

July 25, 2010

“Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page.”

From Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Error Message



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I wouldn’t be so bothered by this if not for the fact that now I have an extra S$8.90 asset on my hands with no way to change it into cash (admit it, pragmatically sane people would probably be reading this on scanlation sites by now).

Exia image not mine. Click to go to source.

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LOLLOL I TROLL U LOLLOLLOL

July 16, 2010

“I alone have the right to judge all of humanity!”

Rau Le Cruset, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED


Not worth putting any other kind of quote here.

Name is censored (even though most would know if they’ve read the papers) to prevent potential legal bullshit. Even if it would be worth the prison stay for slander, I can’t pay the fine that follows!

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Thusly, B-07′s strategic forecaster Mr. Stin speaks under an alias:

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With great interest, I note that the letter has all the makings of a self-convinced internet troll, who has, as usual, forgotten all but his own POV. If you’re smart, you’ll spend a few minutes thinking about the human-vs-animal argument in his work, and the rather glaring fact that normal modern dog owners don’t discipline their pets by subjecting them to a colony drop.

By his logic, I should have set the Death Star unto my sister’s hamster, because to it my fingertip looks just like a crunchy seed. But it’s so cute, dawwww….

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Wake me up, BEFORE September endszzz~

July 13, 2010

“So do you two intend to keep staring at each other until tomorrow? Or maybe you’ll like me to get a fancy glass with twin straws curved into a heart and filled with strawberry milkshake or something.”

 

Busy with the job, not really much to post anyways. You’ll be surprised to find out that it takes an eternity of Internet browsing time just to find something worthy to rant/rage/troll/post about. And that’s for the funny pictures only.

Good news is, Turn A is proving to be interesting so far. Despite many people bashing Turn A’s general design, it isn’t as bad as they make it out to be. Fancy leg and knee bits are irrelevant to people advanced enough to make a mobile suit that can regenerate its pilot, as well as juggle its head and two more Kapools.

The bad point is, if you’re looking for war and death, there are NEITHER in Turn A. But there are other Gundam; heck, there are other mecha series out there that fulfill either one of two requirements (Gundam Wing and Argento Soma for the former, Strategic Armored Infantry STRAIN and Fafner of the Azure for the latter). No loss there.

Lastly, I leave you with this rather amusing, photo-populated coverage of Volk’s showcase of their April 2010 Tactical Surface Fighter models, along with all the OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAND different modders’ flavours. I’m just curious that I haven’t seen a single English blog with such extensive coverage, considering that Muv-Luv by itself is comparatively recognized by many over the world. Maybe they’re just not reaching the right media outlets…

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KAWSHUN KONSTUCTION IN PRAWGASS BEWERE OF HAZADS

June 24, 2010

“That’s only mildly funny as a joke, Sergeant. If we really did up and left, they’re going to publicly hang every last one of us in their town if they catch us.”

 

Well, well. It seems my internship is starting soon. Tomorrow I’ll find out where and when I’ll be working, so unfortunately, I don’t think any model kit/mech anime articles are going to be updated anytime soon (and no, I WILL NOT be saying anything about Melody of Oblivion. ‘Nuff said).

Meanwhile, amuse yourselves with the last of my pictures from the funny stash. Probably not going to have any new ones anytime soon.

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It’s probably not intentional… but it’s an Engrish moment nonetheless.

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It had to be done. I swear.

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The Nahel Argama crew do go about their job quite animatedly…

Props to those who can identify the three memes in there.

The Gundam model kit scene is set to heat up soon with kits of the 00 movie undoubtedly in planning, and those of you who visit Ngee Khiong’s have no doubt caught wind of the two new Robot Spirits for the Arios Ascalon and Cherudim SAGA. Silent Stronghold reckons that a 1/144 model kit of the RS kits might soon be on its way, so I’ll keep my cash around and see what happens next. I myself am more interested in the newest Muv-Luv item announced. Sure, it’s a LIMITED item and thus highly unlikely to be obtained by me, but my curiosity is the master of me when it comes to giant robots.

As for those of you who prefer more exotic stuff, there’s always the BB Senshi line. :D

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Help! Help! It’s the Rose Fondler!

June 13, 2010

“Hahaha… die? How could I die, when I, the great Mashymre Cello, has yet to begin fighting!”

Mashymre Cello, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ episode 47

And with the end of my last school term, I’m back! And I promise to spank Bushcown real hard.

Gundam ZZ has been on my mind a long time ever since I finished the original Gundam Zeta over a year ago; I didn’t get around to watching it until recently, however. After watching it, I can finally understand why, in a rare case, fan opinion in ZZ is split into two: total genius and utter bullsh!t.

Gundam ZZ (Double Zeta for the uninformed) is the sequel to Gundam Zeta, set to begin shortly after the disastrous Gryps Conflict that saw the end of the Titans, the near-destruction of the AEUG, and the rise of the first Neo Zeon. Escaping from Haman Karn Zeon forces, the story would begin with Captain Bright Noah and the surviving crew of the Argama and their somewhat interesting interaction with a group of junk collectors, of which Gundam ZZ’s main character, Judau Ashta is a part of, from the colony of Shangri-La. Bright has opted to take shelter at for a while to clean up the battle damage and treat Kamille Bidan, after being left in a comatose state following his defeat of Scirocco.

The pace of Gundam ZZ can be said to be slow; it takes close to a dozen episodes just for the Argama and Juda ‘n Co. to come to terms with each other, with Bright not interested in anything but evading pursuing Zeon forces, who have come knocking at Shangri-La as part of Hamarn’s plan to unify the colonies, and  Judau ‘n Co., who are not interested in anything but stealing and selling the Argama’s complement of MSes for some quick cash; in Judau’s case, he wants to send his sister, Leina Ashta, to a good school with that money.

The story finally picks up the pace when Bright convinces Judau and his friends to work for the Argama, and the AEUG’s remaining ship busts out of the Zeon blockade and escapes into space. It is from this point on that you’ll really start to notice the story being radically different from Gundam Zeta as Judau, Bright and Co. spend another dozen episodes flying to random colonies, the lunar city of Granada, and later even to Axis, home of Neo Zeon, as Judau attempts to retrieve his kidnapped sister (well, he fails anyway, but he gets Puru later on).

Despite the seemingly slow pacing of the story, Gundam ZZ manages to make itself represent a telling of an organization’s military campaign even more at this point. Once on Earth, Judau’s forces and the Argama engage in several battles with one-shot characters by using the ole’ “Monster of the Week” formula; instead of detracting the value of the show, it actually enhances the effect. Many Gundam series are usually too focused on the major battles and interactions of the characters, and in the end fail to mention that they are merely one gear in a larger war. Judau ‘n Co.’s journey through the scorching desert of Earth is only one squad’s journey, but it amazingly feels realistic in that sense by documenting each of their battles, eventually culminating in them meeting the Argama again.

Judau’s reason for fighting was initially for money, then to rescue his sister. When Leina (seemingly) bites the dust thanks the to Tomino’s usual style of screwing with the audience, Judau gains a new reason to fight. The story would take a much more serious tone in both telling and animation style, soon introducing Hamarn’s colony drop, the Federation’s plan to bow to Haman’s demands, and the revelation of Puru Two and a new faction within Neo Zeon, headed by one Glemy Toto, a soldier whose rise to fame and power are documented in the show alongside Judau’s adventures. When it begins to wrap up, even side characters from the first dozen episodes on all three sides of the war manage to make an appearance (even if it’s just so that Tomino has people to kill of without touching the Argama crew). Worth mentioning are several characters from the loyalist Neo Zeon who, after being total asshats to Judau and then disappeared for a larger part of the show, reappeared and got their moment of redemption, including Haman Karn.

Gundam Zz’s story has always been regarded as a gamble between “steaming pile of #^@$” and “yet another Tomino-era genius work”. I guess, after watching the entire series, that this is due to the up-down tone of storytelling in Gundam ZZ; most of the episodes early on have many moments that are played for laughs, even seemingly serious ones, and you get the feeling that despite still being at open war with each other, Judau’s early attempts to defend himself and the Argama are filled with impossible moments (the one-thousand punches per second move remains impossible to perform with any other MS and pilot, even up till Turn A, LOL) and you get the feeling that no one’s really trying to kill each other. This trend continues, albeit with decreasing frequency, as the series progresses on, and completely ends when the colony drop takes place. Even Judau’s seemingly unhinged attitude at the fact that his sister is dead doesn’t garner much more from his close friends(who don’t know that she’s actually ALIVE) than a “oh god he’s lost it” reaction, when there could be a bit more ribbing and laffs from it. And of course, at the end of any U.C. Tomino series, there has to be at least one person dying in intervals (in ZZ’s case, from one per episode from 46 onwards to fourteen, if you count manufactured clones). The way in which some of the ZZ death scenes are executed, however,  you have to wonder if Tomino just really, really, hates women(granted, the Geymalk had an epic end, but as for the rest…)

Well, it is still part of the franchise; I take the release of the recent ZZ Gundam 1/144 kit that even if Tomino wants to, Bandai has no intention to disown the ZZ series yet. Watch it as a follow up to the original Zeta Gundam or if you want some happy Gundam for once (Victory GTFO), but if you plan on trying to link it to either Zeta: A New Translation or Char’s Counterattack (one is a retcon, the other is a standalone sequel to Amuro’s storyline), then I’ll advise you don’t. ZZ is well enough on it’s own, but it doesn’t fit that well with any of the others.

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Official news sources quoting the Internet? FAIL!

May 19, 2010

“You are nowhere as guiltless as you think you are. You all carry hands stained with the blood of those that have lost the will to fight. You murderers.”


Sometimes, the B-07 gets very little activity.

It has been over five weeks since all activities focused on keeping the Hangar Bay a well-oiled military outpost have ground to a screeching halt. In it, the top leaders find themselves answering to even bigger authority figures about silly numbers like spendage on comics, an occasional coffee and the yet-unassembled doodads cluttering the spare warehouse.

And of course while the cats are away, the mice come out to play! :D

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The B-07 network has recently caught wind of new developments in the world of magical girls thanks to a little-known but important forum exchange. Undoubtedly anything to come would seem small-scale in comparison to Nanoha, but then again Nanoha was always a thinly-disguised mecha show with girls replacing the mecha part of the equation. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya itself was pretty OP’ed with all those legendary weapons and musclebound men (and women) running about. Move over Pretty Cure, the new generation of tank-crushing, anti-aircraft and anti-planet magical girls are in!

As well, recently the B-07 Conflict-Detection Fast-Response Teams has been participating in tactical maneuvers with local forces. Here are some of the snippets gleaned in their battlefield converstations. Sometimes I wonder if the troops themselves know what they’re actually talking about…

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It seems that the stylus sets delivered to each combat teams’ Communications Officer is doing… quite well.

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Another intercepted snippet from the recent exercises. Sometimes when you’re hiding in a trench, it’s unavoidable that you’ll see some things that can’t be unseen.

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