Pure Giant Robot Joy

I suppose there are points in one’s life where you feel silly doing something, even though you’re sitting all alone and there’s no reason for you to feel silly because there’s no one around to tell you that you’re acting silly.
That’s sorta how I felt watching GaoGaiGar Final ep1.
Words can’t describe the feelings of pure, unadulterated joy that I felt watching this King of Giant Robot shows.
I was nearly brought to tears when they did the transformation scenes. My heart fluttered when I saw familiar faces appear on the screen, ready to jump into action. I felt disappointment when I didn’t see characters that I wanted to see, and then joy again when they did show up.
I dropped 20 years of cynicism, 20 years of growing up, 20 years of having to wonder what I was going to do with my life. I went back to a time when the only important thing I had to worry about was getting home in time to watch Voltron, Grandizer or the Transformers. For 25 minutes, I was 7 again.
Even writing this I am almost moved to tears(of joy mind you) when I think of how this show, this ‘let’s throw in all the Giant Robot clich?s together’ show, has affected me.
Sad when you think about it.
But it’s also refreshing to know that all I need to escape is 25 minutes of silly anime.
It could be that I’m just really tired.Now I have a problem. It has taken me weeks to get this one episode, and I now know that there are a total of 7(with number 8 coming out later this month). So do I bite the bullet and resort to bootleggers to get the first five, and attempt to download the rest? Or just do I persevere and try to download the remaining 7 episodes?
Tough decisions really.
To be honest, I got the normal TV series by way of bootleg, and even though the sub-titles were terrible, it was worth it.
I mean, I have a lot of anime that’s been bootlegged, but that was because it was the only way to get it all. Now that some of them are showing up legally, I should be picking them up to support the whole thing.
I just haven’t been. But I will now that G Gundam is available ^_^Where was I going with this?
Oh yea, should I buy the bootleg or not? Probably going to be moot since I’ll probably buy it, but I also might hold out getting it just because they might put more episodes on it(not likely, but you never know) and I shouldn’t really be buying things right now until I pay off my credit cards.
But honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can hold out. Now that I’ve seen the first episode, it’s gonna be tough not to rush out and get the rest.
Maybe I’ll wander down to the local China town and see what I can see.
I’ll probably just get Super Lemons….

8 Comments

  1. Olletho
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    come down, Ben is back on the 21st, visit the Pacific Mall, we’ll gorge on sushi again, it will be good.

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  2. SideKick
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    Well, this weekend I’ll be in BraceBridge, but how about early April?And I’m already weak. I went out and got the Final DVD early this afternoon. So weak, so full of joy ^_^

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  3. aelfric in distant lands
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    Hola amigos!It’s dark here, you’re probably still bathed in golden light, but I’m sitting in the dark. But it’s good.April sounds good to me. It would be… fun. Yep, fun.Working on new tunes in the studio, to bore you all with when I get back – there’s one that goes pom pom piddly pom pom, and one that goes piddly piddly pom pom… and… well, you get the picture. I will tell you this – it’s a concept album, and it’s far sillier than anything I’ve ever written before. Those of you who know me, know what that means!Anyway, yes, come visit in April.Signing off,B.

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  4. aelfric amused
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    Reading Lemmy’s autobiography I came across a beautiful bit of Engrish – Lemmy describing why Brian Robertson didn’t stay long with the band – they toured Japan, and the fans were cheering for Remmy – (insert wikka wikka wack, sorrry Doug) – and also for Blian Lobertson. Poor guy.Bleg!

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  5. Olletho
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    Just as long as they don’t piddle all over the carpets.

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  6. Olletho
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    Just as long as they don’t piddle all over the carpets.

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