James Boren (jboren@earthlink.net)
Mon, 14 Aug 2000 01:26:01 -0800


>On Sun, 13 Aug 2000 20:51:43 EDT, gundam@aeug.org wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 8/13/00 3:07:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > palaeomerus@excite.com writes:
> >
> > << Don't worry...it's only a matter of time before a UC show comes out
>shows
> > us
> > a "new" barrier that can't be penetrated by a VSBR. :) >>
> >
> > Actually, that's true to life. Castle's where a very good defense,
>until
> > gun powder and cannon's where invented, that could easily smash a castle
>wall.
> >
> > When a new armor is invented, something alway's comes along that can
>punch
> > through it, then a new armor's invented to stop that weapon and the
>endless
> > cycle goes on and on! :)
>
>
>Well looking around the various web-sites I'm starting to doubt my own story
>anyway. I guess there IS no word of VSBR's versus I-field barriers. Duh.
>Guess I'll need to brush up on my reading comprehension.
>
>To change the subject....
>
>
>Has anybody seen Ehrgeiz? I just bought the six volumes(twelve episodes)
>and thought it was freakin' neat excpet for the very very very end which was
>a stylistic downer. (Note. I'm not talking about the plot, just the actual
>end...as in the way it "frame by frame" was cheap and not very impressive or
>inspired.)
>
>It's pretty much Gundam crossbred with Crusher Joe and maybe a smigeon of
>Akira/Please Save my Earth.
>
>It was fun, melodramatic, had a decent if corny soundtrack, neat mecha
>designs, and a pretty impressive cast of characters and bad guys. I think
>guys who like the Jovian Chronicles RPG might get a kick out of it too.
>
>I got out my German/English dictionary and the best translation I could come
>up with for Ehrgeiz was "Honest Greed."
>
>Ehr= true, honest, worthwhile...
>Geiz=greed, avarice, material ambition.
>

I'd translate it more as "Pure Greed" as in complete and unapoligitic
greed, or lust for power at the expense of everything else.

>Anyway it's my new odd topic d'jour I guess.
>
>Emery
>palaeomerus@excite.com
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