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1  Other / Off-Topic - Marketplace / Re: Hey I'm Aaron on: February 23, 2010, 04:29:35 AM
Aloha and welcome aboard!  Which Portland do you hail from- the one with a brewpub every three blocks downtown and that cute little streetcar system to get your drunken staggering butt from one to the other, or the one where they serve lobster with your beer instead of pretzels?  ;-)
2 / Announcements, Rules and Technical / Re: Spammer Hunting, anyone? on: February 23, 2010, 04:17:58 AM
You know, I was wondering about that.  I can't remember if there is a verification mechanism in place upon signup, so if not, could one be used here?

Fandom related....hmm.  Oh, I know- where does Gallactor find all of the steel needed to build their armada of mechs?  How hard would it be for our heroes to find the mine and bomb the snot out of it?

-Katharine  (Gallactor: "We recycle!  We're a "green" company!!")
3  Discussion / Canon Discussion / Re: A Shock to the System on: January 25, 2010, 02:59:19 AM
I had several while watching BotP back when it first aired. One was when Mark fell apart when they lost Princess in "Fierce Flowers". Then again in Space Center when she says "I always liked you best". I then wanted to thwap Mark for not saying something similar right back.

Wasn't it Mark who said to Princess sometime or other: "you've always been my favorite"?  I can't remember which ep, but whoo boy did it raise my eyebrows...   Wink

-K (and a thousand 'shipper fics were born...)
4  Discussion / Canon Discussion / Re: A Shock to the System on: December 17, 2009, 08:36:55 AM
You'll have to remind me what yours is :

I'd guess something to do with Gatchaman's episode 20?

Yes, that one...but it wasn't my first shock.  My first post-BotP exposure to Gatchaman was by reading the CG Anime comic novels of the 1978 Gatchaman movie, a theatrically-released splicing of the Turtle King, Van Allen Belt (death of Red Impulse) and V2 storylines.  Episodes 1, 52-53, and 103-105, respectively, and at the very end, there's the team standing around Cross Karocolm without openly searching for Joe.  As I thought back then: wait...what??  Why aren't they looking for him? 

Later I got access to actual Gatchaman episodes, and my first look at episode 20.  Five minutes into that one gave me my second shock.  Imagine me hollering: "Where's the damned medivac??"
5  Discussion / Canon Discussion / A Shock to the System on: December 11, 2009, 04:21:05 AM
Okay, kids- all of these off-kilter posts popping up hither and yon in the site are making me's time for a real thread.  For your consideration or amusement (or considerable amusement, you make the call) how about this for a topic:  what moment in any of the series, in any incarnation, shocked you the most?  I'm not talking about reaction at how horribly BotP was edited or how the G-Force:GOS background music triggered headaches; I'm talking about what storylines, whose dialog, what particular moment got under your skin and made you scream out like South Park's Cartman: "OMFG?!?"   Shocked

Everyone knows what mine is, so I'm handing this off to everyone else.  Come on, everyone, it's time for a jam session.   Big Grin
6  Discussion / Fanart / Re: Help - Ideas for Comic Con on: June 30, 2008, 12:28:21 AM
Can I add a couple more ideas?  You've done the Expressions Sheets of Ken and about ones for the rest of the team?  And to go one step further, how about pencils of full-figure turn-around sketch exercises for the team?   Cool

7  Discussion / Fanart / Re: Help - Ideas for Comic Con on: June 21, 2008, 04:59:29 PM
Artists, pro or amateur, can display and/or sell their stuff at SDCCI.  What one needs to do is go to the convention's site: and follow the rules for display of artwork as well as purchase of display space.  Time's short so I don't know if any display space is left- they usually provide about 200 4x4' pegboard panels and in the past couple of years they sold out.  This year a panel goes for $35.00 USD, and tables as well for a higher rate.  You can email their coordinator, LaFrance Bragg, to find out what's available.

8  Discussion / Fanart / Re: Help - Ideas for Comic Con on: June 18, 2008, 06:34:46 PM
  Ken, and perhaps Ryu standing in front of a looming Phoenix. Could be fantastic if you could get the perspective and angles of the Phoenix dramatic. Smile

Both of them standing there with arms folded and looking all smug and badass- "Sled Driver II"!    Evil

Ryu leaning against the pilot seat of the Phoenix. Not sure what one would put on the viewscreen behind him, though.

Smoking mecha ruin; more smug badass Ryu.  Oh, how we love our helmsman.

Okay, bent and narcissistic old broad mode is on: The Boys, standing in uniform with headgear off but in hand, dirty and sweaty as though they've just finished with a monster of a base-cleaning mission, looking very satisfied at the damage they've done, all smug and badass.  Gunner's gaze at the viewer, expression reading as "I'm tired as hell but I can still kick you and your army's ass."   Extra coolness- show Marc holding a proured Gallactor rifle over one shoulder.  Not slung at attention, but resting perpendicular on his shoulder with one hand on the center grip so that all he has to do is extend his arm to fire it one-handed.

Heh heh heh heh....

9  Discussion / Fanart / Re: Help - Ideas for Comic Con on: June 18, 2008, 04:29:36 AM
Here's one you don't see every day in fanart- Ryu putting a royal hurt on some Gallactor goon.

10  Discussion / Canon Discussion / Re: How did you come to Gatchaman? on: June 05, 2008, 03:09:58 AM
Like most, I got started by watching BotP in 1978, at the ripe old age of eleven.  It lasted two years in local syndication and then was unceremoniously yanked off the air  Mad  ...the local channel did replace it with Star Blazers like it was supposed to be a consolation prize or something, but I wasn't too terribly geeked on that show.  It just wasn't the same.  However, I had been paying attention when the end credit of BotP were rolling, and spent large chunks of my adolescence searching for anything by Tatsunoko.  I was fifteen or so when I discovered the source material was Gatchaman, and it took another three years of hunting to finally get my hands on the real deal- the CGI Anime comic novels of the 1978 movie. 

I didn't see an actual episode until 1994, and it was the first ep of Gatchaman Fighter!

11  Discussion / Fanfic Discussion and Writing / Re: Challenge in a Can on: May 04, 2008, 05:10:01 PM
Where is everybody?  Dei, Diinzumo, Jane?  Helloooo...?

Okay: tinfoil, handicap, handgun.  I'll try to do this with the words in the order presented.


I have designed many weapons but none are as specialized as the G-2's sidearm.  Its most unique feature is that it can convert from traditional ballistic function to a cutting torch with the use of two compact pressurized fuel canisters contained in the grips.  In either use, the G-2's target is cut like tinfoil.  Its only handicap is that the cannisters last only five minutes and refueling involves removing the grips; so far we have no way to easily replace them in the field.  Despite this shortcoming, the handgun remains a formidable weapon, but it's not my greatest design. 

You should see its next generation.


Next up:  slipstream, eviscerator, poodle.  Not pink.
12  Discussion / Fanfic Discussion and Writing / Re: Challenge in a Can on: May 01, 2008, 12:24:25 PM
cheque, car, fire...

Okay, here's what happened: to transport Jalon Stubinek, the Gallactor commander who initiated the Gallapagos strike last month, over to Pelican Bay, someone thought it'd be a good idea to move him in an unmarked van up the 101 instead of flying him in.  The rationale was that going undercover would avoid an attempt to break him loose.  However, those same people seemed to forget that in driving, one must make occasional stops to provide relief to said prisoner, whereas if they'd flown him over, they could have used facilities on the craft.  Well, coming up the onramp out of a rest-stop, Stubinek tries to kill his guard and the driver, causing the driver to lose control and crash into a Toyota Camry in the breakdown lane with a flat tire, which in turn started a fire on the side of the road, which is why, sir, I need a cheque in the amount of $2.6 million dollars to reimburse the United States Forest Service for fire suppression expenditures for the six-thousand-acre Mad River Fire, and to replace the car.

No sir, no civillian injuries.  Yes, sir, the guard and driver escaped unharmed.

Stubinek?  Oh, he's dead.  He bumped his head in the crash and died on route to the hospital. 

Thank you for the cheque, sir.  Yes, not a bad outcome altogether.

Words for next challenge: shining, delicate, ardour.  Difficulty: submission can NOT be a shipper/romance fic.   Big Grin
13  Discussion / Fanfic Discussion and Writing / Re: Fanfic Writing: Brainstorming/Plotting Challenge on: April 29, 2008, 02:56:39 AM
I forget, were the rules dictating that the idea be totally new, unconceived in any form beforehand?  Because I had an idea a few months ago, but just in the past week have put pen to paper and started drafting an outline.  I even cranked out about 600 words of the beginning in horrible 60-grit rough-draft text blocks on The Brick.  I know what I want to do and what direction I want to take it. 

I just haven't figured out how to end it.
14  Discussion / Fanfic Discussion and Writing / Re: Past Shaping Writing Influences on: April 27, 2008, 12:56:54 PM
Practice,  Practice,  Practice...Edit, Edit, Edit...Proof, Proof, Proof

Beta Reader! :whistle: Over here!   Big Grin

You took the words right out of my mouth...err, mind, know what I mean.

It was sometime in the middle of college when I discovered the necessity and invaluable worth of a good editor.  I'm very lucky to have the one who's been covering my stuff for the past ten years.
15 / Announcements, Rules and Technical / Re: Gallery Quota on: April 04, 2008, 07:46:57 AM
Spiffy!  Because the world could always use more good Gatchaman art.
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