Sansa could sew and dance and sing. She wrote poetry. She knew how to dress. She played the high harp and the bells. Worse, she was beautiful. Sansa had gotten their mother’s fine high cheekbones and the thick auburn hair of the Tullys.

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Episode 03: Five Gundams Confirmed. Trowa Barton and Quatre Raberba Winner meet for the first time at the Corsica Base.

A Little Bit of Naivety: Quatre Raberba Winner
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Let’s be honest: you’ll have to be a little unhinged to scramble out of your machine’s cockpit in the middle of a battle and holler some form of friendly ceasefire to someone who can squish you with a giant robot hand. It’s downright mad, especially when you did this just because it suddenly didn’t feel right to continue fighting.

Hunches could be wrong, even if you have some kind of ESP-like ability. A quick calculation that goes, “This guy doesn’t seem to be on the OZ’s or the Alliance’s side, his mobile suit is identical to mine, and it looks like we have the same mission too” may seem logical, but it’s not 100% reliable.

So yes, you’ll have to be a little bit unhinged…or, you know, a little bit naive.

Quatre Raberba Winner is a kind person. From the first episode we know he is the only one who doesn’t strictly stick to the “Don’t let anyone who sees your Gundam live” rule that the pilots are following. He gives the enemies a chance to live, and if they don’t grab it, he says sorry before killing them. Take note, they’re the enemies. Now faced with a mysterious suit that is likely not an enemy, he cautiously works out his next steps, telling the Maguanacs he doesn’t need any help. And then out of the blue he senses that this little brawl is wrong, so he ‘surrenders’ and yells, “You and I shouldn’t be fighting each other!”

(I can imagine a very baffled Trowa. Guy’s raised as a mercenary as early as he could properly walk, and a situation like this has never been filed in his memory bank. He probably will just go on and crush Quatre then and there...if he hasn’t ran out of ammo and if there isn’t a forty-men backup troop ready to blow him to smithereens once he lifts a Gundanium finger to hurt their Master. It’s clear that throwing in the towel is the only option left for him, so that’s what he does. Uh, yeah, going off on a tangent…)

A little peek at Quatre’s history will give you that unlike the other pilots, he didn’t experience a huge tragedy when he was younger. His Episode Zero is more about his identity, his pursuit of individuality, than having a beginning of a war-marred childhood. Instead of tears and death, there’s enlightenment at the end of his back story. There hasn’t been any dark cloud to taint his kindness so he goes out there as the most positive, the most hopeful, and the least judgmental of all the pilots.

Remember the "Good Guy, Bad Guy" ping-pong embedded in the show’s plot? Quatre plays this with rose-colored spectacles…at least in the beginning. It’s extremely dangerous, but he’s willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, even in the battlefield. Oh, he does his job and accomplish his missions, but the boy just doesn’t have the ability to readily believe a person is bad or evil. This will be further backed in the next episodes, where he thinks the other pilots may be “violent but they’re all really nice guys.”

I like that Quatre’s naive because it plays a major role in some of the decisions he’ll make that will leave significant marks on the AC 195 history. I like it because it doesn’t only say so much about how he’s just a sheltered kid that’s basically Hope on Two Legs, it’s also proved to be very essential to his growth.

Quatre’s naivety and kindness are some of the traits that often make people categorize him as weak—which he is anything but. I’d love to expand on this more, but I think I’d rather wait ‘til I reach the episodes that prove he’s no “fragile desert flower”. :p

#my love for this boy can power a nation

So do ours, man, so do ours. Well, it won’t take long till we get to more badass Quatre episodes! We hate it when he’s portrayed or interpreted as WEAK, SUBMISSIVE, or USELESS because those are the exact opposite of what he is. And we agree on the naivety part. We think all the pilots possess a degree of naivety, but it is Quatre’s that shone the most and it proved to be an important trait of him character-wise throughout the series.

Ooooh, look at this beautiful meta! I completely agree with all of this.

also i read the following sentence as:

"He probably will just go on and crush on Quatre then and there...”

which I also completely agree with so.

Oh god haha! Yes, yes he will. :’)

And thanks. :)

Episode 03: Five Gundams Confirmed. Trowa Barton and Quatre Raberba Winner meet for the first time at the Corsica Base.

A Little Bit of Naivety: Quatre Raberba Winner
_____

Let’s be honest: you’ll have to be a little unhinged to scramble out of your machine’s cockpit in the middle of a battle and holler some form of friendly ceasefire to someone who can squish you with a giant robot hand. It’s downright mad, especially when you did this just because it suddenly didn’t feel right to continue fighting.

Hunches could be wrong, even if you have some kind of ESP-like ability. A quick calculation that goes, “This guy doesn’t seem to be on the OZ’s or the Alliance’s side, his mobile suit is identical to mine, and it looks like we have the same mission too” may seem logical, but it’s not 100% reliable.

So yes, you’ll have to be a little bit unhinged…or, you know, a little bit naive.

Quatre Raberba Winner is a kind person. From the first episode we know he is the only one who doesn’t strictly stick to the “Don’t let anyone who sees your Gundam live” rule that the pilots are following. He gives the enemies a chance to live, and if they don’t grab it, he says sorry before killing them. Take note, they’re the enemies. Now faced with a mysterious suit that is likely not an enemy, he cautiously works out his next steps, telling the Maguanacs he doesn’t need any help. And then out of the blue he senses that this little brawl is wrong, so he ‘surrenders’ and yells, “You and I shouldn’t be fighting each other!”

(I can imagine a very baffled Trowa. Guy’s raised as a mercenary as early as he could properly walk, and a situation like this has never been filed in his memory bank. He probably will just go on and crush Quatre then and there...if he hasn’t ran out of ammo and if there isn’t a forty-men backup troop ready to blow him to smithereens once he lifts a Gundanium finger to hurt their Master. It’s clear that throwing in the towel is the only option left for him, so that’s what he does. Uh, yeah, going off on a tangent…)

A little peek at Quatre’s history will give you that unlike the other pilots, he didn’t experience a huge tragedy when he was younger. His Episode Zero is more about his identity, his pursuit of individuality, than having a beginning of a war-marred childhood. Instead of tears and death, there’s enlightenment at the end of his back story. There hasn’t been any dark cloud to taint his kindness so he goes out there as the most positive, the most hopeful, and the least judgmental of all the pilots.

Remember the "Good Guy, Bad Guy" ping-pong embedded in the show’s plot? Quatre plays this with rose-colored spectacles…at least in the beginning. It’s extremely dangerous, but he’s willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, even in the battlefield. Oh, he does his job and accomplish his missions, but the boy just doesn’t have the ability to readily believe a person is bad or evil. This will be further backed in the next episodes, where he thinks the other pilots may be “violent but they’re all really nice guys.”

I like that Quatre’s naive because it plays a major role in some of the decisions he’ll make that will leave significant marks on the AC 195 history. I like it because it doesn’t only say so much about how he’s just a sheltered kid that’s basically Hope on Two Legs, it’s also proved to be very essential to his growth.

Quatre’s naivety and kindness are some of the traits that often make people categorize him as weak—which he is anything but. I’d love to expand on this more, but I think I’d rather wait ‘til I reach the episodes that prove he’s no “fragile desert flower”. :p

(Source: lolerzz)

just-callmelee:

The Dune Chronicles- okayophelia's Archetype Series

Paul Muad’Dib Atreides- The Wild Messiah

He came to their desert world from a paradise where water fell from the very skies. He was their Voice from the Outer World, their Mahdi. A boy of fifteen, half-orphaned and half mad with visions of blood and vengeance that each of his followers wished to claim like a birthright. They would pour out from their desert planet like the waters of his homeworld and cleanse the universe in its own blood all in his name: Muad’Dib.

just-callmelee:

The Dune Chronicles- okayophelia's Archetype Series

Paul Muad’Dib Atreides- The Wild Messiah

He came to their desert world from a paradise where water fell from the very skies. He was their Voice from the Outer World, their Mahdi. A boy of fifteen, half-orphaned and half mad with visions of blood and vengeance that each of his followers wished to claim like a birthright. They would pour out from their desert planet like the waters of his homeworld and cleanse the universe in its own blood all in his name: Muad’Dib.

weakatheart:

Blood memories; Dark Tournament / Sensui Arc wounds
*one of my favorite photos/drawings

weakatheart:

Blood memories; Dark Tournament / Sensui Arc wounds

*one of my favorite photos/drawings

android473:

Wall-e & Marvin

android473:

Wall-e & Marvin

Episode 03: Five Gundams Confirmed. Walker shows Zechs Merquise the Tallgeese, a unit that he deems can fight with the Gundams on equal footing.

Tallgeese, The Knight
Thoughts from Episode 03: Five Gundams Confirmed

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Zechs Merquise’s desire to fight the Gundams on a level playing field led to the un-mothballing of Tallgeese, a mobile suit built two decades prior to Operation Meteor, in episode 03. Walker convinces Zechs that once completed and re-powered, there is a possibility that Tallgeese can indeed compete with the Gundams.

Tallgeese’s simple design has always fascinated me. We can attribute its old “knight” appearance to the fact that it’s the Prototype Leo, the grandfather of all combat-capable mobile suits in the After Colony era. We can also chalk it up to its connection to the aristocratic Romefeller Foundation, which has OZ as its elite military guard. It is evocative of royalty and chivalry—making it a perfect machine for someone like Zechs —but more than that, it suggests an air not only of a fighter, but also of a protector and a savior.

That means it’s easy for civilians to get a knight-in-shining-armor vibe from it. The façade couldn’t have been the idea of its engineers (aka the Gundam scientists) exclusively; I believe OZ/Romafeller has given them specific instructions on how it should look so it could later be used to manipulate public opinion. “We want to protect you,” the design seems to say. “You’ll be safe with us. We’re the good guys.” OZ does know that appearances matter a lot.

However, there have been problems with the development of the Tallgeese. The massive makeup did a good job of maintaining the suit’s sheer power, but safety concerns are sacrificed. The amount of stress it puts on its pilot proved it’s too much of a wild horse for any ordinary person to handle. Almost all its test pilots died attempting to master it.

The cons of mass-producing the mobile suit (it’s too expensive and it’s proven to be too dangerous) weighed more than its pros (it’s deemed to have a superior performance in the battlefield), so they stopped its production. They instead took its design, simplified it, and then made it into a more pilot-able yet less powerful MS Leo. As for the Tallgeese, they have it disassembled and put into storage, ostensibly to serve as a “museum piece”…well, until the events of AC 195.

And because I’m unable to not see symbolism in the show, I’d say the Tallgeese is a metaphor for how easy it is to put up appearances that say you are a savior, and how hard it is to actually become one. See, the suit takes your life if you fail to handle its power. Strength is an obvious requirement, but you’ve practically got heroism as your main fuel. The guts, the will to stand up for an ideal. The real catch is mastering the Tallgeese doesn’t equate to you being a hero or a savior. You still have to prove yourself by actually saving people or fighting for them. That is its price: the life of a true, dignified soldier.

Somehow it reminds me of Zechs’ view of a true front-line soldier, which he is very vocal about even as early as Episode 01: The Shooting Star She Saw.

It isn’t about receiving accolades or being festooned with rewards; he says there’s no bright future for soldiers who scurry for such recognition. And he somewhat expresses he has no intentions wasting away his existence for meaningless honor. He hasn’t been particularly clear about the whole thing, but it’s connected to how he opted to pursue the life of a soldier—to live for the “soldiers of tomorrow,” as Walker puts itafter abandoning his Peacecraft name and the ideals of his father.

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Quick question: How many Tallgeese are there exactly? I’m referring to it as THE Tallgeese as we see only one in the series. But in Episode Zero, Long Meilan, Wufei’s wife, piloted a Tallgeese to protect their colony from OZ’s advancing mobile suits. I’m quite sure it’s different from the one Zechs pilots.

Here’s a friendly reminder that Heero Yuy’s character design is based on the pretty Japanese actress Yuki Uchida. :)

nickomalleh:

today i went to the grapes pub in sheffield (where arctic monkeys played their first gig) and the landlady said alex was there last month and she showed me the room where they played and their gold vinyl and everything. she also put 24 credits in the jukebox so i could play some of their stuff