Why won’t they grow up already?—gundam 00 6

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How do the important people always manage to survive while the rest of the peons drop like flies?

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Shame on people who resign their fate to God. Learn from Mr. Bushido a lesson from Hagakure:

A General, when pacing through his camp the night before a major battle, caught a few soldiers preparing incense and sacrifices. He asked them what for, and they replied that they were planning to appease a local god for success. Furious at their attitude, he berated them, “Do not appease any god or anyone for victory. Rather, be resolved to cut him down in halves and walk between them if he dares to obstruct us in any way.”

This is the proper attitude of a samurai.

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Mannequin sounds more like an amateur than a Colonel. War is about killing people—no matter how you slice it. If you can’t fire a bullet into someone’s chest, don’t be a soldier; if you can’t launch a plan that sends thousands of bullets into thousands of chests, don’t be a commanding officer.

Not shooting someone who can’t shoot back is stuff of movies. In real battles, the element of surprise is crucial: shoot before the enemy can shoot back. Sometimes, that means even killing your enemy’s children before they grow up and take arms against you. Yes, it’s a harsh decision for any human being to make, but then again not any human being can become a general.

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Louise, I like you so much better back in first season when you were the ditzy teenager competing with your lecherous mom for a boy. You were emo, but not psycho. Your eyes used to say, “I’m the hot little pepper that will race your heart,” but now they only say, “I’m the batshit insane bitch who will boil your blood.” Last season you were the emotional high-point of the series; this season, however, you are reduced to just the ruse that causes Saji to pull his virginal trigger.

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The two remaining douche bags who still haven’t broken away from their umbilical cords yet. Well, at least Saji has already gotten his hand in blood—even if unintended. Now the question is how many more episodes will he make us wait before he plunges into hell with Setsuna while piloting a gundam suit.

In the meanwhile, Marina continues to try to cut Setsuna’s balls off by inciting him not to do the only thing he knows how—fight. Peace and kindness are good for strengthening the internal affairs of a nation, but force and sternness are necessary to overcome external foes. She should learn a lesson from her predecessor Lacus, who equips Kira with a sword that is commensurate with his desire to change the world.

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Next episode, Soma and Allelujah spend some quality time alone—a ripoff of Gundam SEED 23 where Cagalli and Athrun got stranded on the deserted island, which in itself is also a ripoff of first episode of Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

If an old formula still sells, why not keep selling it? Right?

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7 Responses to Why won’t they grow up already?—gundam 00 6

  1. Vallen Chaos Valiant says:

    “Not shooting someone who can’t shoot back is stuff of movies. In real battles, the element of surprise is crucial: shoot before the enemy can shoot back. Sometimes, that means even killing your enemy’s children before they grow up and take arms against you. Yes, it’s a harsh decision for any human being to make, but then again not any human being can become a general.”

    Only if you think all generals are to be convicted of crimes against humanity. To “kill enemy’s children before they grow up” = GENOCIDE.

    Not that Genocide isn’t a valid tactic, many armies do it. Just don’t expect people to look kindly on your actions.

  2. Crusader says:

    Well i think Louise has grown up over the time skip, dead is the annoying girl who along with Saji dragged down the series by robbing Prince Ali of airtime. At least now she is trying to avenger her family and is now property of Soma. Louise is hardly psycho, she just hates CB. I am sure Ginin will teach her how to pilot a mobile suit so she can successfully kill Saji for taking sides with her family’s murderers.

  3. rev says:

    “Shame on people who resign their fate to God”

    Fits for one that is motivated to blog by the words of one that say the world is meaningless.

    Take a good look on reality, my friend (if you catch my satire, that is)

  4. gordon says:

    and to think saji will be gar enough to push the trigger. guess Smirnov Jr. will save louise and she will eventually fall for him and so starts the love triangle which prompted saji to cross over to the dark side and become the eventual final villain. end of season 2.

  5. bakaneko says:

    @Vallen Chaos Valiant, only if you lose.

    Victors get to write the history books, in which you will find only their glory and valor. After all, you’ve learned about how many died in the Holocaust, but do you know how many died in the American napalm carpet-bombing of Japanese wood-and-paper cities?

    @Crusader, if Louise is a cast of Stellar from Destiny, then she will be, if not already is, batshit insane.

    As much as she was irrelevant for most of first season, she provided a much welcome, light and humorous atmosphere from the heavy political and psychological drama elsewhere. Then when the shit ruined her innocence, it really brought home how utterly detestable can wars be.

    Now, she’s just detestable herself, becoming a super soldier and popping pills like a druggie.

    @rev, I’m not getting your satire. Wanna show me your reality?

    @gordan, if Louise does not become Stellar and drive Saji to the dark side, then she will become Flay and sleep with Jr. and turn him into her tool of revenge.

    Anyone thinks there’s a chance Sunrise may surprise us again with her character?

  6. drmchsr0 says:

    I do take some offense to people mocking the guidance of God, mostly because He rarely guides people. I’m a Christian myself and I’m given a very good amount of autonomy in how I want to live my life.

    And besides, we were the ones who told Him to GTFO. And He has done so. It’s not that He doesn;t want to, it’s that we don’t want Him in the first place.

    As for the quote, I prefer Patton’s Normandy pep-talk:

    “There are four hundred neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on his job–but they are German graves, because we caught the bastards asleep!”

    Patton is truly one badass motherfucker.

  7. bakaneko says:

    I wasn’t mocking the guidance of God, I was mocking people who refuse to change their own lives with their own hands.

    “Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.” Don’t know who said it, not even the mighty Google, but I think the statement stands firmly on its own without its creator.

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