garrick lee (kapshiaw@yahoo.com)
Sun, 24 Oct 1999 06:35:08 -0700 (PDT)


uh, master asia...

so i guess i'm a second rate fan for being flown in by
g wing? that's what you're saying? i'm a gibbering
newbie who will never appreciate the u.c. saga because
i was brainless enough to be spoiled on g wing? just
because i'm new to gundam and i found a few things to
like about g wing doesn't mean i'm a brainless newbie.
  would shakespeare's contemporaries, if they still
lived, scorn us 20th century people for being a few
centuries late to the classics?

before you glorify "originality", you should realize
that all the themes and plots in the world have
probably been done before with more than 10,000 years
of human history, and not even the original gundam
series is, well, "original" in that sense. not to
mention that u.c. gundam repeats the basic themes
ANYWAY. originality, as i often say, is overrated.

look, i understand this issue of "nostalgia" for the
old timer fans. heck knows i'm an old-timer gamer of
dungeons and dragons and i'm nostalgic about the "good
ol' days". but looking down on newcomers doesn't
really do anything for the gundam saga, just as my
looking down on ad&d 3rd edition isn't going to do any
good.

everyone has to start somewhere. even you were a
newbie, one time or another, in some hobby or another.

as a gundam newbie, i know i don't appreciate this
looking down. as a veteran of other hobbies, i don't
look down on newbies -- in fact, i welcome them. if
you don't like g wing, that's ok. but stop implying
that it's for morons only.

-garrick
ok i'm grumpy tonight...

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