Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Fairy tales and Gundams

Today has been one of those days where we just feel isolated from the world. That will happen sometimes when we take the day off. That will happen sometimes when we don't take the day off.

But anyway, we've spent the day doing miscellaneous things like reading manga and watching Gundam. I finally started reading Natsuki Takaya's new series, Liselotte and the Witch's Forest, which I like pretty well so far, even if it's like, "Okay, Alto is really uptight! I get it!" It has a kind of a fairy tale feeling, but more of an old live-action Disney movie feeling, like Third Man on the Mountain or Darby O'Gill and the Little People. And Liselotte is kind of like a mix of Ayame and Kazuma, I have decided. And of course, there's some Japanese fairy tale type stuff thrown in, which makes it all the more awesome.

We've also been watching more Gundam 00...

...that series makes us tired. We're at about episode 18, and it's driving us crazy. They just introduced three new characters, which would be great, except for the fact that they're having a hard enough time spending time on the characters that have been around since the beginning. Not only that, but apparently this group has been developing their grand master plan for 200 years, and everybody seems incompetent! Guys, if you have 200 years to plan a thing, you have time to at least find some more competent personnel. No wonder Tieria wants to kill everyone. (Athena: But I still think someone needs to step on his head with a Gundam.)

So of course these new guys are taking over! The current pilots can't do anything! And guys, if you knew the whole world was going to come after you, why in the world does your multi-purpose transport not have any weapons? For crying out loud. At least get some better shields!

Or maybe we should cut them some slack. I mean, it's not like they had two centuries to prepare or anything. ...Oh wait.

Still, they've been hinting at some big plot twist that will hopefully make it all make sense. And hopefully we'll find out more than three episodes before the end.

Eheh. I wonder how many similar flaws can be found in Gundam Seed, that we just overlook because we were more attached to the characters.

Today I'm thankful for getting to take the day off today, having some time to do more research on concertinas, finding out that we got paid a little while ago (the dangers of direct deposit...), getting to read some manga, and getting to watch an episode of Tiger & Bunny last night.
Tags: gundam 00, liselotte

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