lady_kishiria: (tattoo)
I obtained the full run of Gundam Unicorn finally. I had been up to episode 5 when it stopped being available via Playstation Network. Since the first episode came out in 2010, I figured I should start from the beginning.

I've only watched the first two episodes at this point. I'm enjoying it because it's not a love letter to Zeon or a paen to the Federation (not that the original Gundam series ever was). It finally spells out clearly exactly WHY people turned to Zeon for hope when it was so clearly not an icon of human rights, and why even after it had had the stuffing kicked out of it for over a decade that people still do.

Banagher is creepy in his obsession with "Audrey" and his refusal to consider Mineva as anything but his fantasy of her. Mineva herself is amazing, very much her own woman, and she has her own storyline rather than being a plot device for Banagher's story. I don't care what Tumblrites say--Gundam is and always has been a feminist franchise.

I'll watch a few more episodes tonight. I don't expect to be finished by the weekend, but who knows.

Oh--we won't be making it to Phoenix Comic Con because we have to buy tires for Steve's truck. I was kind of nervous about going because in my mind a Comic Con means ungodly crowds. I'll wait for the report back from Mandel about it.
lady_kishiria: (tattoo)
Very sad. I dreamt that Gato was shot as he was in the last episode of 0083, but instead of crashing the Neue Ziel, he somehow ended up out of it and in a pile of Zeon corpses. Federation soldiers found him and realized he was alive. One of them went to shoot him, to which Gato spat, "Go ahead. Send me to meet my God!" The soldier didn't shoot him and so he bled to death.

I tried (in the dream) to create an alternate reality in which Gato was treated, but I knew it couldn't be and I knew that would be even a more miserable ending.
lady_kishiria: (tattoo)
Richie Kotzen (look him up on Wikipedia) does the Gundam:0083 theme "The Winner" as arena rock:

He's done a whole CD of Gundam covers and I'm getting it.

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