Richie Ramos (
Sat, 07 Oct 2000 06:04:12 +0800

>This reminds me of a very important aspect of the thing which has brought us
>together on this list... something which lies beyond the cool machines and
>pretty pictures which fascinate us so... the underlying themes of almost
>every story that has been told under the name of GUNDAM.
>Injustice. Greed. The sorrow of humanity. Moral stagnation.
>Misguided principles. Misguided action. Indifference and transcendence.
>Intiiative. Questioning. Loss. Persistence.
>The struggle to do what one feels is right, versus the impossibility of that
>struggle given human weakness.
>I think it's important that we who call ourselves fans contemplate the
>larger issues implied by the this collection of stories... for when you put
>away all the flashy sci-fi trappings, it is about no less than ourselves.
>The worlds of UC, AC, and FC are the same world in which we ourselves are
>living. I think it's good to make ourselves aware of that, and realize that
>we too must be warriors, though the outcome be anything but certain.
>Again, excellent thread... I'll have more to say on this later.

Yes, I know what you mean. I think that what Gundam has taught us is
basically this: Conflict in any form or meaning is still conflict, and if
it becomes a war, everybody loses.

If I wanted to rage against the dying of the light, I would have brought a

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