Idle Musings on 2008: RAGE Edition Plus Shameless Image Dump of Questionable Quality

Well do ya?!

Since I have just about finished my finals and am bored out of my mind like how I have always wanted to be since the quarter started I thought it was time to add a bit more to weep over now that 2008 is almost over and 2009 is a few days away. Given how I am a creature that thrives on negativity I thought perhaps it was time to go over some of the dick moves that we have seen so far… Let us recall for a moment the trolls and those full of fail characters.

So any one up for some RAGE? (Note shameless image dump ahead.)

(WARNING: this post will have a lot a rage and mean words for many a character if you cannot tolerate copious amounts of RAGE read no further)

Trolls of 2008

Shoji Kawamori (Macross Frontier)

Planning Conference for Episode 25, and some people thought he loved Ranka and Minmei more than his toys…

This man is my 3D hero, he trolled everyone twice, first with the pineapple cakey, and then with the end. I have already stated how much I love the ending of Macross Frontier and eagerly await the next crop of soon to be trolled people who watch the Macross Frontier Movie expecting an ending… If history is anything to go by these people will be even more pissed than those who wanted to see if Mylene ended up with any one in the Macross 7 OVAs. Mr. Kawamori is a life long troll, heck I bet one of the reasons why we never saw Battle Frontier transform was because of the grief we gave him back in Macross 7. He even brought Ranka up to a high only to let her character suffer from one of the biggest backlashes in Macross history, he even made the call to recycle shot Ranka so that Battle Frontier could look more GODLY when it socked the shit out of Battle Galaxy. That was some EPIC trolling Mr. Kawamori, let’s hope next time will be just as fun.

Abra Lindt (Gundam 00)

He even did a dance while Trolling Seel.

Lindt is a low level troll who lurks on /k/ I have to say that was a mighty fine troll on Seel for having Kataron for tea. Even if every one laments his lack of morals, Lindt is like Oberstien and Garak, he has no use for such small things. Not content with trolling the Sultan of Seel Lindt has also trolled Saji by trying to shack up Andrei and Louise, certainly Louise could do better, but Lindt will not suffer to see Saji happy. He might not get along all that well with Katie, but when Patrick applied to be in the A-Laws for the nth time, Lindt gave his blessing and now Patrick is back. I am sure that when this is all over Patrick is going to thank Lindt for helping him achieve happiness.

Mrs. Nakagami (True Tears)

Trolling her son for being dumb.

Even if I found Hiromi to a bit detestable and jealous to the point that she was greener than Impz’s hair, Mrs. Nakagami was by far more able to hold a grudge and make Hiromi feel it ever since she walked in. That was one awesome troll on Hiromi Mrs. Nakagami, funny thing is Hiromi bought it along with Shin. We still have no idea what the whole deal was with Mrs. Yuasa, but maybe some day we will find out. Still for telling a most cunning lie of all and turning Hiromi into a coward, Mrs. Nakagami was the biggest bitch of True Tears, not even Hiromi was that underhanded. Still let’s hope that Hiromi will never end up like Mrs. Nakagami, when the daughter of Noe blesses the sequel. Next time Mrs. Nakagami, learn to photoshop.

Crusader (The Cancer that is Killing Impz)

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Me for making this post…

Failures of 2008

Jihad-kun (Gundam 00)

I make no secret of how much I dislike this traitor to the Kurds, and it has never been without reason. Frankly I have no idea why he was ever selected to pilot a Gundam, though granted I never understood how Shin Asuka was given one either. Suffice to say though Jihad-kun has made plenty of dick moves during the course of Gundam 00, perhaps he’s like some hopeless moron that can’t make sense of anything, but one thing is certain Jihad-kun has very poor judgment skills. First off despite his bitch, moans, and complaints to the contrary Jihad-kun’s first dick move came not long after he was squeezed out of his mother’s womb. Where any other child would have done something to thank his mother for her birthing pains with flowers or something, Jihad-kun repaid her by killing his dad, and then killing his mum too. Sure the rotten little bastard blames Prince Ali for this but if his brain washing was so effective why did the little runt try to stop his buddy the suicide bomber? That’s right folks Jihad-kun was too dumb to be brain washed effectively and as a result made all those stupid decisions on his own because Haruhi knows Ali would not have told Jihad-kun to try an obstruct a mission. Not limiting himself to killing his own parents Jihad-kun made another dick move by saving Nena…so much for peace and justice when the only person he did save in season one was a mass murderer. Not content on only saving mass murderers Jihad-kun went two steps further in saving that loser Saji so he could cry and drag down Gundam 00 with his woe is me attitude, worse still Mariana was freed to plague us with kiddie meat shield day care for the duration of the year. Out of all the people he could have save not one was a Kurd, sure Jihad-kun pretends to be a good guy, but judging by the people he has saved he might as well have saved Corner from heartbreak by Ribbons to cement his year of being an ass. Way to go Jihad-kun, may your inability for form coherent thought make for more dick moves in robbing every one of happiness because Saji is miserable.

On the piloting side of things, I can’t believe how this guy can claim to be Gundam when Gundam 00 seems to hate his guts and refused to Trans-Am against Bushido Bob. Really with the way Jihad-kun’s getting his ass kicked he better hope that O-Raizer will help him last five minutes against Prince Ali, otherwise come Sunday maybe his first kills will be team kills. Sucks to be you Jihad-kun now you’ll go down as the worst Gundam pilot ever, if he had to pilot a GN-XIII he’d be worse than Patrick.

Princes Poverty (Gundam 00)

I told her not to watch Cabbage Love…

You know for a monarch who has been ruling for almost a decade she has done less for the average Azadistani than Prince Ali. At least Prince Ali killed off the warring factions even if he had to kill every Azadistani infidel in Azadid to do it, but at least death by fire is faster than a slow death at waiting for Princess couch potato to get off her ass and do something. For all the poverty we see in Azadistan it’s funny how she gets to live in a big fancy palace all day watching TV, you have to admit it’s a real dick move for her to suck up tax money while her people starve and shoot each other on the street. Thank goodness the Feddies came in and stopped her bullshit rule.

Kataron (Gundam 00)

I see you got the message, good to know Kataron can read.

In what is possibly one of the more memorable dick moves of the year Kataron, the terrorists who need protection started a day care for children right next to their Mobile Suit Hangers. Despite their propaganda Kataron are almost as dickish as Hamas in hiding behind inhabited apartment buildings. Perhaps they fancy themselves as some sort of charity, but using kids to be a meat shield for your Anfs is a dick move Karaton…way to go. I am sure the Feddies are evil because they don’t put kids anywhere near their GN-XIIIs. Surprising thing is not even Ribbons is using a kiddie meat shield to protect Gadessa, GARzzo, or Liberty Prime (Arche).

Saji Crossroad (Gundam 00)

Always brings a smile to my face.

Any one who likes this guy needs their head examined, the biggest loser in all of Gundam. His only role is suck and drag down the series with his angst. Way to go Saji talking a big chunk of BS about how much you miss Louise as you flirt with Jihad-kun and Marie. I hope Louise kills Saji for trying to steal her Soma.

Marie (Gundam 00)

You heard her Marie GTFO!

Where do I begin with Marie, she’s disgusting and on the fast track to useless. Either Hal scares this clueless bint into the darkest recess of Soma’s mind that Space Loli comes back to kiss Louise or Hal kills her to spite Al. Either way I miss Soma… If Soma were still around then Saji would have only that lose Jihad-kun to talk to, but now Marie just has to have fake fights with Feldt and give comfort to Saji.

Desu-Yellow (Gundam 00)

Annoyed yet?

God hate this kid, so freaking annoying that you just want to kill her with fire before she says desu again. I hope Prince Ali gives this bitch a cab ride.

Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)

My Ranka folder nearly ended after episode 20.

One of the most heated fan camp wars to happen all year was from the Ranka faction that wanted to ship their Ranka over having Battle Frontier take on Battle Galaxy in the mecha battle of the year, suffice to say the Episode 20 Revolt was only one of Ranka’s daft decisions that broke my rage meter beyond repair. Such was the idolatry of Ranka that my duties as secret police became more heated as Ranka shippers took to the blogosphere using two or more IDs from the same IP address (You know who you are…) to justify her bullshit because Ranka was moe. Never before had I seen such dedicated worship for moe and loli than in the case of Ranka. Not even Hiromi shippers were as rabid as Ranka’s Moe Guards, I had expected True Tears to be the biggest battle ground, but mein gott is seem that Macross had suffered an invasion of shippers who had no love for the GODLY mecha ending. How it was possible that any one could have thought that I could have tolerated maltreatment of my Alto-hime despite my dogged determination to fanboy my hime until death was in for a great deal of disappointment. It was all fine up until Ranka cried and the Fleet almost died incident, that was the last straw and then she eloped with Brera. It was at that point I was no longer willing to give Ranka the honor of marrying my Alto-hime, and Ballte Frontier agrees.

Would have been more interesting.

I really wanted to like Ranka, but after her abuse of my poor Alto-hime I could not tolerate her antics any more. At first it was all nice and innocent and then after Galia 4 Ranka became famous and made plenty of dick moves against her former friends, she let Elmo get kicked out by Grace without a word in his defense. After all those hard times poor Elmo believed in Ranka when Ozma didn’t and how was he repaid? With treachery, sure Ranka had about much spine as a snail, but all of her cuteness and moe counted for nothing in the end. The saga of woe did not end there as Ranka let my poor Alto-hime get beaten to a pulp by her bodyguard Brera at school for a huge dose of public humiliation…way to go Ranka. Way to stick for my Alto-hime whom you professed to have loved, but not nearly enough to stop your Brera. Ranka thought she was the hime of Frontier and had my Alto-hime climb up a building like some adulterer to have a chit chat when a phone or lord even a visit to Alto-hime’s home would have sufficed…sorry Ranka, but you don’t treat my Alto-hime like that and get away with it. Worse part is you never even realized you were showing that stranger at the time more love than you did to my Alto-hime.

She went from Ninjin Loves you Yay, to Ninjin Loves you ? NAY!

Then Aimo Day came and Ranka decided to hang President Glass out to dry as the public booed him during the parade…that took some cojones Ranka to ditch the leader of Frontier like that without a word or an apology to his face. Little children can be so mean sometimes…Not limiting herself to unintentionally pissing on President Glass Ranka then had a bout of heartbreak and then a great slaughter commenced because Ranka suffered from emotional turmoil and didn’t even apologize. Ranka’s lucky that Sheryl and Alto-hime were there instead of me, I would have tossed her off the roof at that point. I won’t pretend I could sympathize with a little girl who had her heart smashed because she waited forever and a day to confess to my Alto-hime. Oh Ranka you could have shone, but alas your love of song was as weak as your professed love for my Alto-hime. Ranka did not let up on the deluge of disappointment when she saw Mikhail gutted by one of Ai-kun’s friends and then had the gall to ask my Alto-hime to piss on Mikhail’s memory and his oath to protect Frontier to help Ranka take Ai-kun home…if that was a big enough of a dick move she even let Brera kick my Alto-hime’s ass in one last fight and then turnabout and run off with Brera. Oh words could barely convey my RAGE at Ranka for abusing my poor Alto-hime like that. With love such as Ranka’s who needs enemies? All this abuse heaped upon Ranka’s friends and my Alto-hime…and let’s not forget how big of a dick move Ranka did to the Vajra in getting them all pumped up to mate only to have them get blown to bits, and tear her friends to pieces. No doubt Ranka’s fans would say that these were all very nice things Ranka did to these people, of course these same people might be masochists…not that there is anything wrong with being a masochist.

Hungry? Grab a Ranka…

Yeah I have been intolerant of Ranka for almost half the episodes of Macross Frontier, it just sucks when you get high expectations only to see it all blow up in your face. I don’t take lightly to treachery I don’t tolerate it form Jihad-kun and I sure as hell will never tolerate it from a little girl. No for me duty is the most important word in the English language, my standards are not so flexible and weak as to cut a character slack when they fail as hard as Ranka did. Ranka had the best qualities of Minmei at the start and all of it was for nothing all my hopes for Ranka were dashed and spat upon by her base damsel in distress act. Ranka made an oath to the people of Frontier and she broke that and to me that is something vile and detestable to my grunt sensibilities. Oh she was important alright, but good grief did my hopes for her turn sour and into a most powerful hatred I normally reserve to terrorist scum and Saji. Her ignorance of her own malicious behavior was nothing short of appalling and in the end I could not like her any more because she just didn’t do anything to redeem herself from fraternizing with Brera and pissing on everyone. But hey maybe one day when Ranka grows up I can forgive her for all the dick moves she never realized she made. It takes a lot of BS for a green haired loli to be panned even by Impz, but some how Ranka did it. I just wish it didn’t have to be like that. Ignorance is never an excuse Ranka, well let’s hope she learned something at the end, and just maybe in the Movie I will get to see an improved Ranka from that spoiled little brat who nearly sank another fleet. Children can be so cruel.

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46 Comments

  1. Jerry
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha, well said. Great read.

    P.S. Ore Wa Gundam.

  2. Yoshio
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    “Ranka had the best qualities of Minmei at the start”

    Honestly, in watching the original macross, minmei was even more of a flake than ranka, minmei truly pissed me off for how she treated hikaru through most of the series… although at least minmei made up for it in the end when she realized the mistakes she’d made in her life since she’d started ignoring hikaru and screwing her cousin. Ranka just blew chunks to the end.

  3. Posted December 11, 2008 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Ranka Lee C-c-c-c-c-combo breaker!

  4. Posted December 11, 2008 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    As much as it breaks my heart, you called it right about Ranka. Now that I’ve acknowledged this, I can love her again.

  5. Posted December 11, 2008 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I can’t believe how this guy can claim to be Gundam when Gundam 00 seems to hate his guts and refused to Trans-Am against Bushido Bob.

    Well said.

    This whole ranka issue makes me want to watch Macross Frontier as well.

  6. raile
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    I actually thought the Macross Fever had died down even for just a bit. Next thing I know, I’m getting mail from rabid Rankadogs about how their goddess is superior to Sheryl. =_= Rankanism anyone?

    Ranka pissed off majority of the fandom if I should say so myself. She just went from adorable to disgusting in a span of a few episodes. What really pissed me off was her 1.)Ignorance. Really, how dumb can you get? 2.)Me-me-me attitude (ever notice that all her conversations with Alto is vastly just about her? Even in Gallia 4…) 3.)Damsel-in-distress role. God, help yourself for once! DX The list goes on and on…

    How can people love her?! Oh wait….I have the answer!

    MOE!

    8D

  7. raile
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    P.S. PLEASE, OH PLEASE…Let them kill that annoying Desu-Yellow. For the love of Haruhi! DX

  8. Posted December 11, 2008 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    So I’m not the only one who thought episode 25 of Macross Frontier was a big “YHBT” sign, huh? :p

    Jihad-kun is definitely not Gundam.

  9. soso/karin lover
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    Just a giant fanboy rant.

  10. Myssa Rei
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Crusader: So we’re in for yet ANOTHER Generation Xerox for the True Tears cast? I’d think it would be pushing it a little to imagine Hiromi taking in Noe’s daughter, then crushing her son’s advances by hinting that the girl is his half-sister… Oh wait…

  11. DrmChsr0
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Ranka is the Zerg Queen. She also leads the Tyranids.

    That is why she did what she did. She did it for the Swarm.

  12. Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Hah, Christina MacKenzie is a worse pilot than Setsuna, but nobody cares because she’s a chick.

    And no mention of Goro Taniguchi?

  13. Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    There’s an Aussie TV program of Music Videos called Rage, I suggest you would watch it, but that would cause more RAGE.

  14. Posted December 11, 2008 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Princess Poverty? LOL.

  15. skoll
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Those are some amusing pictures…. where’d you get ‘em? On that line of thought, if you look at US military demographics, you’ll find that the military is actually quite politically heterogeneous, and that Southern ‘warrior tradition’ is significantly overstated.

  16. LDC
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Fuck you.

  17. Posted December 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    @Jerry
    Jihad-kun is some paper Gundam. ;)

    @Yoshio
    At first Minmei wasn’t that bad, but once fame and fortune knocked at her door she simply became insufferable. Ranka at least had that early Minmei vibe going which at the time wasn’t so bad. Ranka was hemorrhaging mildly up until Episode 12 and then it just all fell apart when she could not adapt to the changing situation.

    @Kabitzin
    Hell Yeah, comrade.

    @ghostlightning
    I’ll love Ranka again if Movie Ranka is a significant improvement over the one we got.

    @elvadrieng
    Macross Frontier still has some of the best mecha battles of the year, might be worth looking into if you like mecha battles though animation is QUALITY at points.

    Gundam 00 certainly deserves a better pilot.

    @raile
    Episode 20 was where things came to a head and took place at a point where redemption was impossible for most people. After that the only ones left were the die-hards and they were the most belligerent of the lot. Most people had already signaled that they expected a change in Ranka, but she never did change and certainly not in the same manner that Sheryl did. If it was just Ranka I doubt people would be defending what she since there would have been no shipping war to bring them in the first place.

    Yellow just needs to die and soon.

    @Nazarielle
    Most of the Macross vets were expecting it, we were just curious how far Kawamori would go, but at least he had all the lifers twitching from mecha sensory overload by the end. It was fun but not really the shipping fodder most of the shippers took it for.

    Prince Ali is definitely Gundam though.

    @soso/karin lover
    And yet you read it…

    @Myssa Rei
    Hey if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. ;)

    Still it would be nice to see if Noe got her happy ending that she was denied. Alas for my poor Noe, she gave it her all and all was for naught because of the that childhood friend schtick. It was still a good anime though, the musice was very effective.

    @DrmChsr0
    Then she can marry Ai-kun.

    @schneider
    That’s a load of BS, Christina Mackenzie actually managed to kill two opposing Zekes despite being a total newb. Jihad-kun has been doing this for over 4 years and all he has to show for it are zero kills against the opposing aces.

    Goro is gone, may he enjoy his money from R2 mousepads, and never come out of retirement.

    @Asperger’s Anime Blog
    Sadly I do not dwell in the land down under.

    @lelangir
    Indeed, the juxtaposition of her relatively decent appearance and the abject poverty that surrounds her is quite striking and funny. Well meaning despot, is poor.

    @skoll
    4chan of course, though i don’t limit myself to one board.

    The only reason why the Dems had little enthusiasm was because during the Clinton years pay remained pretty much static, and so far the only party that actually gave pay raises since the Regan years was the Republicans. Though now you have to wonder just how much love there is left for neo-conservatism after what happened to Shinseki before the war. At least Shinseki has a chance to rework the VA now, which by any account can be vastly improved.

    The Southern Boy schitck is generally not in play any ways, TV especially has basically gotten rid of dialects for the most part. I have met a bunch of North Easterners though, not exactly the place you’d think recruits would come from.

    @LDC
    Saji Lover detected…probability of mission hindrance…0%

  18. skoll
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    @Crusader

    Sure, the Republicans sure do love funding the military, though honest-to-god, I can understand why we wouldn’t want to raise the enlisted man’s pay. We spend $711 billion dollars a year on military expenditure, an expenditure that equals 50% of the entire world. God forbid we spend more.

    Anyway, my comment was a word of caution against blacklisting all liberals as ungodly pansies. I have a friend in the Marines now, and he’s a quiet suburban left-leaning kid. I’m no liberal, and I have a good deal of derision for what I perceive to be ‘campus liberalism’, in other words, ‘liberal because its cool’, but I give credit where it is due– and demerit likewise.

    Otherwise, I largely agree with you. Well, except for the Frontier ending, which I thought was total wank. ‘Oh, now we’re friends with the aliens that came out of nowhere and killed our soldiery by squeezing them so hard their intestines came out of their mouth. Peace, love, and pop!’

  19. Dark messiah
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Whoa… Good Post,
    Emo characters in gundam show is The worst thing since GS-GSD and now we have saji The Jerk who always whining about his happiness, why dont he just grab some gun and kill himself.
    Bleh… Marina is a princess who dont do anything, The worst female lead in gundam universe.
    Setsuna is not worst but just a brat who has a dream to become a gundam, But unfortunately Gundam 00 love bushido bob
    Since I’m new with Macross series, From the first episode of Macross Frontier Until the end. I never hate ranka but i just dont like her awkward hair style, her childish actions (ranka is a KODOMO) and infamous slap in episode 25.

    Still, My Fave pilots is still Alto-hime and Sagara-kun

  20. Posted December 11, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    @skoll
    Clinton did leave us with a budget surplus…a lot of grunts could have used some of that during the 1990s.

    Considering most of those people who seem to give grunts a hard time are from the left int the form of such places like the People’s Republic of Berkeley it’s understandable why there is much more ambivalence recently from the military to the left. It’s an issue of moderation for now like the NRA the support for the Republican party stemmed not from love of neo-conservatism or Christian values but from perceived hostility from leftist groups. Most guys I met would rather vote Libertarian if the Libertarians had a chance…of course that’s another issue altogether.

    The Macross Frontier ending was always going to be a fan wank, given how Battle Galaxy was hinted at in 24, like wise that was the last serious ep and 25 was just a love letter from Kawamori. Still you have to agree though, it was a fine battle between Macross class ships. ;)

    @Dark messiah
    Thanks for reading, I just think Jihad-kun fails for not improving as a pilot, for a lead character at least some improvement should have occurred by now, but this time he got his ass handed to him harder than last season by Prince Ali. Suffice to say that O-Raiser better be something otherwise Bob will be back with a cool new toy.

    In regards to Alto-hime 6/2009 Macross F Movie.

    http://gabrielarobin.com/1095/macross-f-movie-date-website-updates

    Suffice to say just wow @Alto-hime. ;)

  21. Square
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Don’t have to worry about Desu-Yellow, sooner or later they’ll have a useless shopping ep and she’ll need to get a cab ride from Ali.

    Heh Ranka rage, ah the memories. Seriously, Sheryl-sama was one of the best female characters EVER. Only she is worth of Alto-hime (or vice versa :)

    — edit in for the link to the macross F movie poster —
    OH SH@#! Ranka got lolier and I think Alto-hime just broke reality. Hah Titera’s got nothing on hime.

  22. skoll
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    @ Crusader

    Yeah, I did kind of like that battle. Though the humanoid capital ship never really did it for me. I prefer the thunder of cannons to…. runway-sword? Rainbow wave-gun? Whatever Kawamori, I only watched this show because of valks anyway. I’ll tell you what really did it for me, the final kill. That sequence was probably Hime’s crowning moment of glory. Felt like TTGL, but more pop.

    I think the left does tend to criticize the military /more/, the ’70s are good proof of that, but that’s no measure of whether they’ll /contribute/ or not. Again, as demographics show, the US military is split politically. They don’t come from poor families either. And it’s not like the neocons give the soldiery and their families any easier of a time. Republican senators and revolving door generals, for example, blocked Dragon Skin. The family of a deceased marine was famously derided by Ann Coulter, Frigid Cunt of the Right, because they rejected the war.

    A lot of where it comes from is confusing opposing the war with opposing the military.

  23. Posted December 11, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    @Square
    I hope they utilize Prince Ali’s taxi services, yes a family shopping trip on Christmas yes… XD

    Sheryl pretty much won me over though not entirely by default though Ranka lost major points for dallying with Brera.

    My Alto-hime seems to have taken to that earring…oddly enough Alto-hime looks the best out of the three.

    @skoll
    Yeah the Military encompasses almost the full spectrum of society. Even if there is Don’t Ask Don’t tell it doesn’t stop gays from serving, in fact there are stories of people waiting until they get their 20 years in before making it public. Most people just don’t care these days anyway as long as your a hard worker. Ann Coulter is just something else, I think she’s a vile woman I am not alone in that. Rummy did quite a number on the military leadership it seems, it wasn’t so much that there was agreement, but rather I suspect after what happened to Shinseki showed just what kind of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld was. You can’t pick ‘em but what can you do eh?

  24. Einherjar
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Lolis, emos, and BS idiot characters? What the hell has happened to Gundam? I thought (most of) the franchise was supposed to take war and politics seriously, but I dare say Macross Frontier was more believable by comparison. And that had songstresses and a hime.

  25. Lawl
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Yeah but Eej, Frontier had no cool character what so ever. 00 has Ali and Bob. That’s like, default win.

  26. Posted December 12, 2008 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    The length of your spiel on Ranka-FAIL is as long as all the Gundam 00 FAILs combined. Should say something about her *dodges flames from Ranka fans*

  27. Ariel
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Mr. Kawamori you made me Gay . I hate you .

  28. raile
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    LOL @ Ariel. The power of Alto’s beauty. It is a potent power that breaks even the straightest of men. XD

  29. Posted December 12, 2008 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    You’re so right about Ranka Lee, can’t stand her. Alto should have kicked the shit out of that bitch LOL
    Team Sheryl!

  30. Posted December 12, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    A cleverly disguised Ranka rage post. Well played, sire. Hopefully the movie will leave a better impression on you. (  ゚,_ゝ゚)

  31. Square
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    @Lawl Please Macross F had one of the best grunt pilots in Machida but you never got to see his face! How’s that for a so masked character we have no idea what he looks like :P.

    As for Bob… he’s anti cool, a cosplaying japanophile that leaves the job half done just to chase another MS’s skirt. Graham was cool in season one, where he was the first one to blood the Trinity’s in combat, but that’s Graham not BoB

  32. Dark messiah
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    @ Crusader, Thanks for the link

    I see hime always put that earring and Those Kimono Made hime the prettiest character in macross frontier.
    Since I’m Sheryl ojosama Fans, i hope Their relationship will develop in Macross F Movie, Is Very sweet to see SherylXAlto share their happiness and feelings together.

  33. Posted December 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    it just sucks when you get high expectations only to see it all blow up in your face.

    And that’s why you try not to make them they almost never come out the way you want them. :P

    But geez, crush pile on Ranka much? I can’t abide some of the stuff she does either, but I don’t think she deserves that much rage. What did you want her to do?

  34. Haesslich
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    TheBigN: Be less passive, primarily. It’s one thing to see her find her life starting to go out of control, but it’s another to just SIT there for ten episodes, waiting for everyone to tell her what to do and not acting on her feelings or desires… and then running away once things don’t go as she planned. Only at the VERY end did she start acting on her own initiative (she did want Sheryl to get better, so Sheryl did, etc).

    But she was a huge disappointment as far as being the second arm of the love triangle… among other things.

  35. Posted December 13, 2008 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    @Einherjar
    Tomino left and Sunrise was dumb enough to let guys like Fukuda have his way with the Franchise.

    @Lawl
    You’d be right, but considering how much airtime the losers like Jihad-kun, Princess Poverty, and Saji get it felt like gouging my eyes more often in Gundam 00 than Macross Frontier. So very sad that Bob did not show up last time…

    @mai
    Indeed, all green haired Lolis should not rely on Moe alone to get our endorsement, or at least don’t be an irritating damsel in distress for most of your series.

    @Ariel
    Looks like some one caught teh gei. :P

    @Ryvius
    Sheryl proved herself worthy of my Alto-hime’s hand where as Ranka kept letting Brera heap abuse upon my Alto-hime, this to me is unforgivable.

    @Shin
    What ever do you mean I just need a combo breaker…

    Yeah I hope in the Movie we will get a more tolerable Ranka, like we did with Minmei. It’s just impossible to forgive her for mistreating my Alto-hime like that. I never wanted to hate her but by the end Ranka never showed much love for my Alto-hime by letting Brera beat hime up and then run off with some one else.

    @Square
    By beating up Jihad-kun in a silly looking Ahead Bob is cool by default.

    @Dark messiah
    Yeah it seems that Kawamori is keen on letting hime keep Sheryl’s earring, not to mention hime is letting Sheryl go through the Saotome wardrobe. Still I like how Sheryl did hime’s hair. ;)

    @TheBigN
    Like Haesslich said I wanted Ranka to do something other than be a damsel in distress, as a part of the triangle she was the weakest because she got waylaid by Brera…sad thing is she treated Brera better than she treated my Alto-hime. Please understand this blog had up until now never felt such disappointment in a green haired loli, we loved her right up until she put herself before everyone else. Suffice to say Ranka gives green haired lolis a bad rep, may the movie change things, but I had very high hopes for Ranka, and I feel very much betrayed.

    @Haesslich
    Ranka’s association with Brera was almost as insipid as the one Minmei had with Kaifun only Ranka never told Brera off, and she even let him beat up Alto-hime on more than one occasion. Her passivity remained almost constant and total through out and when she finally did do something for the better, she got kicked to the curb for Battle Frontier, and got a recycle shot for her dance number. Overall she was a disappointment since even Minmei was more proactive in after the money was gone. By the end even the qualities I liked about her at the start became insipid once she just sat there doing nothing.

  36. Posted December 13, 2008 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    >Christina Mackenzie actually managed to kill two opposing Zekes despite being a total newb.

    Kill #1: Acquired because the Kampfer ran out of suitable weapons to hurt the Alex. Chain mine didn’t work? Ooops.
    Kill #2: I KILL ZAKU I AM AWESOME. Oh wait where’s my head?

    Not that those kills were ace pilots too, anyway. They were glorified grunts at best. Chris was just a test pilot who won because her suit was vastly superior to the enemy. Your point still stands, however. :P

  37. Lawl
    Posted December 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    @Square, well, that nameless grunt is matched by the nameless GN-X grunt also known as 82UnknownSoldaten from the previous leaderboard. I mean, the guy killed the bridge bunny AND pacifist terminator. But yes, MF’s nameless grunt was more badass than any named pilot. SADLY ENOUGH.

    @Crusader, I believe somewhere I’ve read before that Jihad-kun was ranked #1 on the Newtype pilot list or some crap. Japan’s viewers are totally different than the elitist anime peepz of North America and more importantly the western world. People are more like that kid from Chaos Head. Anyone who’s visited Japan can automatically tell you their culture would welcome people like Jihad-kun, Saji, and Poverty Princess. Maybe not love, but definitely accept. It’s really hard for me to explain, it’s more like a gut feeling. If anything, just visit Disneyland in Japan and that should tell you everything.

    But, as far as I can see, Jihad-kun is like the new pro wrestling baby faces, who lose like every fight until Gundamania XXV where the title is on the line and he magically whoops the other guy. See, back then, when wrestling was “real” you had guys who’d just RAPE the heel, kinda like how Seed had Kira Yamato go RAWR and people shat their pants.

  38. Posted December 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    @schneider
    Wait a sec they were Zeke commandos, who were supposedly “elite” given their first outing…though in the end they all lost to a girl and lost their manhood. :P

    Kampfer was pretty badass though.

    @Lawl
    What can i say, Japan is weird in more ways than one, they did make GSD a hit after all…

  39. skoll
    Posted December 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    @Lawl

    Japan is less racist than the west? What? Say it isn’t so– that the racially homogeneous nation that can’t publicly admit to war crimes in WWII against other ethnicities is less racist than the west. Ahhh, Western self-denigration. There is no bottom to your inky depths.

    And yeah, Japan is definitely weird. After all, they made THIS:

    http://kotaku.com/5103900/erotic-game-makes-next+gen-hands-free-a-scary-reality

    And they expect people to PLAY it too. Christ.

  40. Haesslich
    Posted December 13, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Actually, I thought the top-rated Newtype magazine mecha pilot for the last six years running was Kira Yamato, not Jihad-kun… and Saiji and Princess Poverty’s types of characters were far less popular than SEED’s super(emo) pilot. The younger fans prefer the more dramatic (and to an extent, sex-driven) events in SEED… which is the same thing that pissed off a lot of older anime fans. People like, y’know, Crusader and half the people who post on this forum.

    Mind you, this is the same Japan which tends to isolate people who aren’t pure Japanese (STILL); if you grew up overseas, you’re treated differently even if you are 100% Japanese as far as ethnic origins go. Chinese people get looks on occasion, and Koreans just get STARES. Hell, the easiest way to start a fight there (STILL) is to call someone a Korean. They don’t ‘accept’ as well as you think they do… or else you’re deluding yourself.

  41. Haesslich
    Posted December 14, 2008 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    … and why oh WHY did Sunrise have to do a few things?

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  42. Haesslich
    Posted December 14, 2008 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Crusader… present for you, since Jason’s too far gone to be broken further. A few more details on the movie… and I expect you to feature this picture somewhere on the blog in the next few days. Good thing I don’t drink at the computer, else I might’ve done a spit-take.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/mike_s_6/gb/macrossjan3cb3.jpg

  43. Posted December 14, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    @skoll
    They are usually courteous to tourists and visitors, its only those who stay for extended periods that get the glares. I agree though that with the importation of cheap labor from South Asia during good times meant a lot of racial tension in Japan though like everything else they pretend it does not exist.

    @Haesslich
    Newtype is not where one ought to go for a gauge on what’s worth watching, but yes Koreans seems to suffer the worst in Japan.

    I have plenty of RAGE for episode 11, but that will be for later. As for Alto-hime’s new get up, well I have something special planned for that…oddly enough the earring says it all along with Sheryl’s borrowed kimono. ;)

  44. Haesslich
    Posted December 15, 2008 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Crusader: I was refuting Lawl’s ‘point’ about Jihad-kun being the most popular mecha pilot in Newtype, and that he’d be easily accepted by society there. Jihad-kun isn’t “the most popular” – that title belongs to Kira Yamato, which suggests anime viewers in Japan are much like anime viewers here… aka ‘the masses have no taste at all, but like emo’. Setsuna doesn’t really do the ‘emo’ thing well… or, for that matter, he’s not all that great in the ‘piloting’ part either; at least Kira “Jesus” Yamato was a good pilot due to the tinkering with his DNA, whereas Setsuna depends solely on his Gundam for the edge that he uses to survive (as evidenced by how Ali keeps kicking his ass on a regular basis). As for the Japanese, only the younger people tend to accept outsiders… and only to a point; after a while, their parents’ habits seem to be ones they themselves grow into, at least from what I saw.

    And I have no clue why Alto’s dressed like that, or how much booze they had to put into him before Bobby got to him with the makeup kit again.

  45. Posted December 15, 2008 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    True Setsuna has been rather underwhelming as a protagonist, at this rate even with O-Raiser he will still be hard up to fight Prince Ali, and then there is his new battle bitch Saji… The Japanese are conservative, their habits and outlook will remain much the same even as the rest of the world moves on. What more can we expect from a people who name their conservatives as the Liberal Democratic Party? ;)

    I don’t think Bobby got to hime this time…I suspect Seryl had a drinking contest and won…perhaps alcohol removes much more inhibitions in Alto-hime than we thought…

    I also see that Sheryl and Alto-hime have split Miyo-sama’s clothes. Also it seems Sheryl figured her earring looked better on Alto-hime anyway.

  46. Luke
    Posted December 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Great post crusader. Thinking now, I laugh at how much I hated Ranka and wished for Alto to go to Sheryl. I knew at the end that Alto wasn’t going to pick anyone. Only Hikaru was able to break the love triangle in the Macross Franchise. I think that Luca should have made the failure of 2008. He stole a kiss from a woman in comma!

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