Objections were raised over Sunrise’s new stance on screen caps and fan art, but to no avail. Thus, only non-Sunrise Mecha can now be posted…
In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet, and have usually been ridiculed for it. During the time of my struggle for power it was in the first instance only the Feddie race that received my prophecies with laughter when I said that I would one day take over the leadership of the Middle East, and with it that of the whole world, and that I would then among other things settle the Feddie problem. Their laughter was uproarious, but I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face. Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Feddie financiers in and outside of the Federation should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Unification of the earth, and thus the victory of the Feddies, but the annihilation of the Feddie race!
Our time has come to fight against the Federation, our honored martyr Hercules has put the fear of a military coup in their minds. We have been bombing the hated Feddie for over three years for not giving us what is right fully ours. With our Celestial Being protectors we have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.– der Fuhrer Klaus
No Summary because I lack screen caps to beak up the wall of text, more on that later.
One of the few things Gundam 00 I can post.
First off the bat Sunrise has elected to be a bunch of pricks and has started sending out messages to suppress screen caps and fan art that is posted outside of their sites. Hence forth I suppose there will be no more screen caps, and worse less fan art for Gundam 00 in my posts. I don’t have to do this but I just want to demonstrate how Sunrise has its head so far up it’s ass that they have doubled back to talk out of their asses. Given how I don’t know how to write moon runes nor do I have a desire to ask Uncle Sam to bitch slap them and idiotry I suppose we all have to go to Omni from now on because I trust that the boys and girls at Random C know enough moonspeak to ask for permission. I get to keep my leaderbaord though, but sadly I can not longer post screen caps of Lovely Louise and Mein Oberst. I do expect a drop in people reading these walls of text but using pictures as homologous replacements will have to do for the short term. For those of you who know a bit of moon please write some hate mail to the pricks at Sunrise at how dumb their decision is. Maybe things will change, but who knows. Still I think that the collective fandom should simply abide by their idiot rules so that their sales take a hit from a lack of fan fueled promotion. I love Gundam, but I simply loathe Sunrise for being so crass about abusing Gundam fans in places they can reach them. I guess there might be a drop in fan art, and that is the real point of contention for me.
Well I have to hand it to Ribbons for having mad photoshop skills, that was some real quick quality ones if I say so myself. I suppose many will find hank to have been a noble man, but I still see the man as a hateful man who uses the same rhetoric that many a General forming a junta would use. His talk of his right to whip civilians into shape and to correct them was altogether disgusting. At least Hank had a citizenry that was largely well behaved hell the people I have to protect aren’t above giving me crap and treating veterans like crap too, but hey I am sure the men who rule Burma would have loved Hank. Even if the A-Laws sent in tachikomas Hank was not doing the civilians any favors by herding them into the path of the Feddie advance. Given the orderly evacuation redirecting human traffic would not have been hard. Clearly no one in Sunrise knows how to fight in constricted terrain, and even if Hank was doing an evacuation funneling civies down a hot corridor is not how you would get things done if your intention was to save people. Instead it seems that Hank was letting the tachikomas and civilians collide so they could all see the coup plotters as heroes instead of the bastards who were putting their ideals first and their safety fourth. They had bullet proof shields and yet none were employed specifically to shield civilians. Worse still what the hell happened to that snazzy internal defense gird that saw off the recon tachikomas? The security system must have been designed rather stupidly if there were sections that had no hidden turrets. This Sunday time slot is keeping things way too tame, only one guy was gun downed while another was hit by stray bullets as the tachikomas were firing at that squad of coup plotters. Really the how the hell did VEDA get a third person shot of the killer tachikoma in the first place?
I also like how Hank was keeping his Feddie Army POWs with him and only evacuating the civilians whom he wanted to manipulate, way to show your former comrades any decency there Hank. The problem with Gundam 00 S2 is the same one a few of my friends had with Zeta as the corruption of the Earth Sphere Federation was not really shown, the time skip may have saved us a lot of time, but one has to wonder about what sort of terrorism Kataron was perpetuating in those three years since their coming. The Feddies only gave a damn about the Middle East once CB showed up as allies of Katron, so after four years of ignoring the place and three years of terror attacks I guess something had to be done. Well I suppose now the Federation is finally cartoon evil though it seems it will be the unwitting civilians, and soldiers who have to pay the price. There might be a schism later, but the thought of Klaus and Jihad-kun getting a heroes welcome when this is all over sickens me.
Since not trusting anything is the moral lesson where, why should we trust CB, Kataron, and Hank. I did not see proof that Hank did not make those demands so I will have none of it. Honestly Ribbons is certainly dumber than the Israelis. Ribbons had the schematics and the know how to hack and carryout a commando raid. Just because they heard Hank spouting shit doesn’t mean that they buy it let a lone give a damn. Hell would you believe some guy who took you hostage and told you all sorts of things? Probably not because if the terrorist had a good argument he would not need to wave a gun at you to make you accept it. I suppose there will be no grand commando raid on the level of the Entebbe Raid. Not only would have Ribbons made the Feddies look better it would have at least boosted the morale of the Feddie Army and restored their honor and even if a few died, it would have been a tragedy that could have been laid on Hank, most importantly of all though you ensure the Feddie Army remains loyal because they get trusted with such a task. You’d be surprised how much soldiers can be whipped into frenzy when one of their numbers does something that disgraces the uniform. By the way where is 00bama? Where is this evil Sunrise counterpart to my boss? Come on Sunrise you know you want to rain on President Obama’s parade or could it be that Obama is so awesome that you actually have to take your preconceived notions back in S1 with early S2 and shove it up your ass? I confess having President Obama is a real boon.
Really though an army is not a deterrent, nukes are a deterrent, if Hank had his head on straight he would know that, but as a Sunrise proxy I guess he never would have realized how very wrong he was. If Hank were right there would be no war, and people of the real world just love to troll Sunrise IRL. So it’s tried and true don’t trust your government crap I have come to expect from people with tin foil hats. Honestly though who can you trust then? I do however wish that every anarchist or pretend anarchist would just move to Somalia and stop spouting their shit, though unlike Hank I wouldn’t point a gun at them and tell them to do it. It is said by the shallow and the dumb that on man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, the difference for me is that a terrorist only does shit on camera, a freedom fighter keeps going at it alone if need be and even if the cameras aren’t rolling. Case in point terrorists are like Hamas who bravely pussied out when IDF tanks started rolling in, Hamas asked for a party but did not bother to show up and make the IDF pay for every inch of Gazan soil. Freedom fighters are the poor forgotten bastards of KNLA who have been fighting the Burmese Junta for 60 years in a defensive war to protect their villages that has decimated their ranks with no outside help and a bunch of NGOs that can’t get them any sort of publicity. Same applies to every ethnic minority group that is stuck with the Burmese Junta. Go ahead and find out more, I see a difference even if you don’t.
Bob was shunted off to the side for Hank and in the end it wasn’t as breath taking as I hoped it would be, but hey at least he actually crossed swords and did not simply make a cameo. I still hold out hope for Katie and Patrick, but for me the less than noble coup, the sympathy for terrorists in light of what is going on in the world, and the Sunrise crackdown on screen caps and fan art is making me less inclined to spend as much time making a Gundam 00 post. Next time Memento Mori makes a return though if I see three of the fucking things at once I am calling quits. Still not sure how firing the Ion Cannon at the Africa Tower makes any sense, but hey I am sure there will have a good excuse. Bob almost raped Jihad-kun who was so dumbstruck by Trans-GARham that no pursuit was made after massing 4:1 odds against Bushido Bob. Still awaiting the return of Prince ali to light that boards on fire with a kill streak now that shit should have hit the fan with the second coming of Memento Mori.
On a side note I do wonder how long this no screen cap thing will last, it makes the process less enjoyable for me to be honest. I did enjoy lovingly posting screen caps of Katie and Louise, but now Sunrise seeks to rob me of that joy. I’ll keep the leaderboard going but because I am a cynic future Gundam posts might end up a lot shorter and a bit empty. I hope the crack down in Japan will fail, and Sunrise corrects itself, but in a rare show of solidarity to protest the inclusion of fan art as well I’ll play Sunrise’s little game.
I just remembered the server isn’t in Singapore, SCREEN CAP ON. Also pardon the over kill.