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04 March 2008 @ 01:47 pm
Nothing of importance, just figured I'd post to show off my new default icon- Lockon Stratus from Gundam 00.  I had Takaba for long enough.  It was time for a change.  Anyone else out there watching this series?  I must say that I'm enjoying it very much.  It's, thankfully, not as soap opera-y as Seed.  If I decide to write for another Gundam series, it would be this one.  There are many pretty, ansty hotties begging for my special brand of torture and/or smut. 

Hubbie and I are going into the city tonight to see the Beastie Boys.  *squee*  This will be my third time seeing them.  The wife of the other couple we're going with is almost five months pregnant and she was concerned about going thinking that the loud music would hurt the baby.  I told her that was nonsense.  Hubbie and I were at an all day, outside hip-hop concert this summer when I was as pregnant as she is.  If I could make it through the likes of Wu Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, and Rage Against the Machine, and have a healthy baby, I think she can handle the Beasties just fine.  Besides, the kid will love it.^^
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Fran: Orihime franwi on March 4th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I almost started watching a mecha anime this weekend, but it turned out to be really lame. I've never had much luck with that genera outside of some Code Geass episodes and Eureka7. I think Voltron ruined it for me when I was a kid, lol. I'm more interested in the character stories outside the big giant robots, which is why I love reading your Gundam stuff. I get angsty background info and a look at their personalities without the robot battles. But da-dayum, that is a nice icon. I'm kind of tempted to press my mecha-grudge to see more of that.

Enjoy your night out tonight!
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 4th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Gundam 00 has a nice mix of mecha battles and angsty pilots on all sides of the equation. Unlike Wing, you actually get more than a brief glimpse of the pilots backgrounds. I'm hoping later episodes will yield more. Yun Kouga, the mangaka for Loveless did the character designs. If you are familiar with, then you know that there is much prettiness. You won't get lost in all the political intrigue, ethics, and techno-babble.^^ And there is one pilot who bears a resemblance to my Trowa (its the hair.lol) and is wonderfully messed up. Go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allelujah_Haptism Oh, what I could do to this boy...mwahahahaha
Fran: Ritsuka (Loveless)franwi on March 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd really want to read the things you could do to him, lol. What an awesome f*ed up character to play with. I love how you "fill in the blanks" and he has a few, doesn't he? ;) That description is like crack for an angst-loving fangirl. I'm going to check out the show now.
evilkat_meow: Alleluja- sidelong look seriousevilkat_meow on March 5th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Yay! Now I have someone to fangirl with. ^__^
Fran: Tatsuki SMASH! (Bleach)franwi on March 5th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
That was short-lived. I managed to watch 3 episodes and then crunchyroll pulled the series! Usually they put up warnings that it has been licensed but they don't remove things right away. Yikes. Bad timing I guess. The boys on the Gundam team were pretty, though!

ETA - I found it elsewhere, off to watch more. :)

Edited at 2008-03-05 11:12 pm (UTC)
Fran: PlaChefranwi on March 6th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
I really want to see Allelujah's dark personality again. When he had that reaction with the designer soldier gal, I got the impression it was Hallelujah blasting at the station, through the girl - or do you think that was just the girl's reaction to his threat? Anyway, love how he saves a bunch of people then gets thrown in the brig for a week. I guess I could see the justification if he also caused the situation, but that wasn't too clear.

I loved Setsuna coming face to face (sorta) with his former mentor. The beach scene later was awesome, where Lockon punches him and Tieria (who I kind of hate) pulls his gun, as does Setsuna, so there's a bit of a standoff until Allelujah difuses the situation. Lockon's "partner" almost getting washed away in the tide made me giggle.

And please tell me I'm not the only one who was sorta wishing blonde Louise had been a bit closer to that bus explosion. I was a bit disappointed when they showed she was okay. She's a rather annoying side character so far. I like her "boyfriend" - Setsuna's neighbor. I wish they'd just have him getting too close and stumbling upon Setsuna's secret.

I love the shots of Lockon in his gundam, especially when he's sniping. ;)

And now I have to laugh so much because after being throttled and warned about the risk of exposing his identity, in the very next episode Setsuna blurts it all out to the diplomat! Not only is she his (former) enemy, but she's desperate to barter with one of the main super powers controlling the solar energy her country needs. Gee, think knowing the identity of one of the Gundam Meisters might make a good bargaining chip? I just got to this part, so I'm not sure if he was taking pity on her plight by giving himself away like that, or if he's just an idiot, but again - Allelujah was locked in solitary for a week because SAVING a bunch of people was considered jeopardizing their mission. Meanwhile Setsuna's blowing his cover left and right! LOL. WHY did they bother giving him a codename? ;)

I really like this Sergei Smirnov. He's a smart opponent and he seems to have a heart. I love how he captured Allelujah, though I figured that wouldn't go as he'd planned, lol. And then he went after Tieria, which I loved. Um, is it bad that when they managed to restrain Tieria's gundam spread-eagle like that I thought, "Commence Giant Robot Gangbang!" Then SERIOUSLY the next line was "Fire the gel!" Then they all splurted their globs of robot goo on him and I realized, OMFG, it is a giant robot gangbang! I hurt myself giggling.

Edited at 2008-03-06 03:44 am (UTC)
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 6th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: G00
No, it wasn't Hallelujah influencing the girl, it was her reaction to him. She wigged out and was overcome with the need to destroy him at all costs. I want to learn more about the super-soldier experiments. They have to be bad if they royally fucked up Allelujah. The main difference between him and Soma is that she was a "design baby" and bred specifically for that training whereas Allelujah was an orphan who somehow got put into the program. Much to explore!

I kinda hate Tieria too. You find out why he's kind of a prick in the most recent ep, but there are hints along the way. In the beginning I thought they were gonna reveal he was a chick. Setsuna is a wannbe Heero to me, but less personality. In 21 eps he's still all "ore wa Gundam" I hope his character evolves. Otherwise...snore.

I love Lockon. He has the best Gundam, IMO. Perhaps its just the whole sniper angle, but Dynames is lurve. And his Haro is the plucky comic relief. LOL

Up until the last 2 eps, I kept wondering why the fuck Saji and Louise were part of this show. I haaaaated Louise, but well, you'll see. You'll hate her less eventually. And Saji, Saji you will want to hug. Still not sure why he's here, but they're building towards a reason.
Fran: Ergo Proxyfranwi on March 6th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: G00
Yeah, I was going to say that Setsuna and the diplomat were too much like Heero & Relena. I really don't understand why characters are written like Setsuna. Okay, he's stoic, standoffish, and cold with a chip on his shoulder - but can't he also have a personality? Or at least a decent explanation for his lack of personality. Maybe he really is a gundam - inside a guy - inside a gundam, and therefore his robotic nature is beyond reproach. If he doesn't smile or laugh at least once, I'll be very annoyed.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 6th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: G00
Heero had a dry sense of humor, at least. With Setsuna, you get nothing. The guy's like wallpaper and has the personality of an oven mitt. Not like Allelujah...*pets the pretty*

And how about Billy and Graham? Hello token gay couple. lol
Fran: Watanuki (xxxHolic)franwi on March 6th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: G00
I kinda hate Tieria too. You find out why he's kind of a prick in the most recent ep, but there are hints along the way.

Yeah, the guy obviously has issues. Maybe he was stood up at his high school prom? Because these pics scream 'abandoned on the disco floor.'

I seriously thought he was in a pink tuxedo at first. I can practically hear The Bee Gees playing in the background.

Then he goes all "Carrie" here.

No one disgraces Tieria Erde without consequence! I will have my revenge on you fools! The world shall know my wrath!

ANYWAY... It looks like he has some sort of power there. He was aware of the private conversation about Allelujah's past and this mission. It makes him interesting, but he's just so damn haughty and intolerant.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 6th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: G00
Bwahahaha! Disco Tieria! *dies*

It's funny, he becomes such a whiney bitch in the last two episodes. Oh noes! Veda has shunned me! I knew I shouldn't have believed the saleswoman who told me I looked fabulous in this pink sweater.
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evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 7th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was epic fail on his part. And you're not the only person to float the "mecha gang-bang" idea. When that ep came out, the folks on the Gundam 00 comm went wild.

Are you caught up yet?
Fran: Slacker! Kitsune (Love Hina)franwi on March 7th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Not caught up yet.
I was sick most of today and slept a lot, just woke up a couple hours ago. But I'll go into work tomorrow, and that's where I get most of my anime-watching done! LOL ;)
rookafrk on March 5th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was wondering what your new id was from, it's really beautiful ^^
I don't know the series, I'm more into stupid anime these days than into mecha... sad i know, but true...
And music sure doesn't hurt babies, I hope you're having fun at the concert !
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 5th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
The concert was great and the momma-to-be was just fine.

What anime is your icon from? Is it Beck?
rookafrk on March 5th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Beck it is, feat. Chiba. But's from the manga. The anime is ok, but the manga is much better (especially if you like Chiba !).