Recent content by gandhi the peacemake

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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    Hey, nice to hear back. Unfortunately, most of your response is for nought as I've largely come to the conclusion that while there's something worth exploring there, that something isn't the smoking gun I thought it might be. :) I suppose much of my thesis was simply founded upon a...
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    Why such a defensive tone? It seems I've struck a nerve. Well, you make some perfectly valid points; I don't think they rebut my argument (insofar as I have one; like I said, a lot of this is just a sort of thought exercise, an untested hypothesis), but they're valid points all the same. I'm...
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    I've heard the comparisons to Aldnoah Zero, too. I've only seen the first few minutes of the first episode, but I can see why people would make the comparison. Kudelia confounds me. She's a lot like Mikazuki in that she starts out really interesting - a sociopolitical activist who's already...
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    Yeah, he's not bad either, I guess. I think the thing to take away from all this is that Mikazuki is THE WORST.
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    I don't know about popularity rankings, but it doesn't surprise me that Orga is more popular. More to my point, though (I think, anyway... I didn't see any particular part of my wall of text quoted), I say there's no reason why he (and/or Kudelia) shouldn't be the main character. There's no...
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    Yeah, Eva's one of my favorite mecha anime, partly for doing exactly that.
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    If my implication was that you must endorse something in order to enjoy it, then I worded myself poorly. I expanded upon my opinion in the other forums. The criticism isn't so much that it features something controversial at all, but rather that 1) the show doesn't do much with it, and more...
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    Iron-Blooded Orphans - Gundam, anime, and child soldiers

    So episode 14 of the show has come and gone, and I've been of middling opinion about the series. Feel free to add your own thoughts/reactions/etc. to this show and others like it. (Also, if a general IBO thread already exists, feel free to merge/delete this one.) Just one thing I wanted to...
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    The Oregon shooting

    What gun laws are in existence today, both at the local and federal level? What laws are in place that restrict the purchase of ammunition and ammunition supplies? Why do or why don't these laws exist? I often see the argument from gun advocates that the problem with gun violence isn't a...
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    No Escape - Intense Racism

    If I remember my history right, and it's been a long time so I probably don't, you're referring to the breakup of the India-Pakistan British colony into the separate countries of India and Pakistan (the latter of which wished to establish itself as an Islamic sovereign state). Again, if I...
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    Games that tackle racism

    There are two kinds of racists: 1.) The blatant, hostile ones. 2.) The well-meaning one who nonetheless helps, willingly or unwillingly, to uphold the racial rules of our society. We are, all of us, the second of the two, excepting only those few who are the first. Neo-Nazis, Klansmen...
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    No Escape - Intense Racism

    Having not read the review, I can't speak for it, but here's MY rub with the movie: Asia is the size of North America AND South America COMBINED. (By the by, Africa has this rather famous map: ) Let's say we set a movie similar to this shambles in America. America, where everything...
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    Shamshamalan is making Avatar 2.

    To repeat myself:
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    Shamshamalan is making Avatar 2.

    Might want to re-read that article, because you got suckered in by the clickbait title. There's no Avatar 2 confirmation, there's just Shyamalan defending his movie. EDIT: Might want to edit your post to reflect that, too, while you're at it. Seriously, people. THIS IS NOT A THING THAT IS...
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    This is (Maybe) goodbye

    Best of luck.