March 24th, 2007

[Hamilton]Lafayette

Gundam Wing: My dive into politics

"With high expectations, human beings leave Earth to begin a new life on space colonies, however, the United Earth Sphere Alliance gains great military powers and soon seizes control of one colony after another, in the name of justice, and peace.  The year is After Colony 195, Operation Meteor, in a move to counter the Alliance's tyranny rebel citizens of certain colonies schemed to bring new arsenals to the Earth disguising them as shooting stars.  However, the Alliance headquarters catches on to this operation..."

For a lot of you on my f-list, this intro probably sounds incredibly familiar.  It's the opening narration to the anime Gundam Wing.  Today on a whim mixed with a pin of nostalgia I downloaded the first few episodes of the anime.  Although I have the entire DVD collection at home, I didn't bring it with me to university.  As soon as I heard the first sentence of that narration, strangely enough, I felt tears in my eyes.  Gundam Wing holds a special place in my heart, and I think it will for all my life.

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