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  1. Back in the heyday of fansubbing GG and other speed-subbers used to turn around an episode in a matter of hours (Hell they did it a couple times with Delta) But the fan subbing community has kinda gone away since it's just not that necessary any more with streaming like Crunchyroll (and CR-ripper HorribleSubs).
  2. I would also note that she's usually wearing some kinda darkish red shirt under the jacket. I'm really not sure how the jacket works since there's also the gray more skin tight part at the bottom usually too. IS that like a part of the jacket or some thing worn under it.
  3. It was the smart choice in terms of trying to hit the Windies, for sure. Everyone seems to think the Windermere forces were not steamrolling the entire cluster with mindcontrol at a rate far beyond what Xaos was capable of dealing with. The whole point is that this was a last-hope desperation kind of plan where the other options were "Run away and nuke our planet into the total unknown" or "Wait for them to be even more powerful and fight them here" Lets divide pros/cons into what we know before the episode and after so we're not so clouded by hindsight. Before: Can't sing more than once in about 24hours - They just used it, this is the best time possible according to the previous encounters. Waiting at Ragna means a sure-lose situation against the fully buffed Windies. Can't hit the home planet - Windies brought all their guns to the fight at an accessible location presenting an opportunity they've never seen. Bombing the ruins is a complete unknown - Yes, they seem to be the primary Windie target. There's no reason to believe destroying them wins the war (The windies are already winning even without these ruins) it goes all the way down the the core and has unknown ramifications. Protoculture ruins are russian roulette of space-evil. It's clearly a final option once you've exhausted the others, not a preventative measure. Given these things it makes a ton of sense to postpone bombing the ruins. You have no idea what'll happen if you do and you have a chance at winning the war if you strike. The bomb just prevents them from reaching one catastrophic goal - Windermere has been winning the war hanidly, with or without Ragna's ruins. Plus, if the battle at Al Shahal goes bad you can still blow the bomb up. After the episode: The 24hour safe time was wrong - Intelligence was wrong. Ranga was toast whatever Xaos did. Hindsight says they should have packed up and fled and blown up the bomb (but the bomb would have been in vain, see subsequent point). Windie precognition - not much you can do about that, it's a pretty big Windie advantage. Walkure wasn't enough to keep NUNS forces from turning throughout most of the fight. Windie forces were winning, even without the song amp being inoperable for some time. (something that would not have been the case w/o The Elysion's attack - no attack the Windies get to go in with full song amp, full dimension barrier and monster brainwashing power) Bombing the ruins did not do what was said on the tin - It didn't ruin the Windies' day, might have even helped them. It also turns out that NUNS had an ulterior motive. Critically he notes the bombing went as was predicted. The implication is, very clearly, that he wasn't really trying to help and acting under other motivations. All that basically means, regardless of what Ernest did, they would have lost. Elysion staying at Ranga would have done nothing except allow the SV time to come in when it was ready to rock and steamroll the planet. Plus blowing up the ruins looks like it might have actually hurt the good guys
  4. Most of the main three have been pretty low-key in the last couple with their development more background to the Messer story. You can tell though that Hayate and Mirage are developing a pretty good work-buddy kind of relationship in the last couple episodes. They're paired up in most of the scenes I'm recalling. I just hope Mirage doesn't get damsel-ed much/anymore. She's supposed to be a decent pilot at least but she's mostly been in trouble or like "I need to keep up"
  5. Keith's would probably have died of old age by now, either way. We don't really know how young Winders usually have kids, but Freyja is allegedly on the older side of typical marrying age. So they probably deal with 30-ish year old parents around the mid/late teens.
  6. You're missing my point and what you're saying here agrees with me. My point was "It's not important for the show to tell us exactly how it happened". Retrieving the valk is easy given what we know about the world's technology and the details don't matter to the story they're trying to tell.
  7. I get the argument hat we should probably have seen how last episode's battle finished. But what happened to Messer's VF is easily inferred from the AI-anti-crash or remote control we've seen. And it's just not important.
  8. So my big prediction is that the point of scanning Ragna's ruins (a twin said something like "we can make the wind blow any time"?)is that they're going to blow them up and take the planet with. Big raising of the stakes at that point. Evacuating with the Elysion ect.
  9. I think the era where you can plan a show for 50 episodes from the beginning are pretty much over. Sure some get two series of 24, but I can't think an an anime-original since Eureka 7 that went over 20-some without being clearly broken up. Maybe some huge manga adaptation would do it. But most of those got 20-some at a time to hedge bets, even huge stuff like JoJo. Even Gundam series that are clearly designed to go for 50-some, like IBO, split it up. EDIT: I think SpaceBros ran all at once! but that was a manga.
  10. I agree about Messer. It's exactly like he said to Arad, he's a hard ass because he doesn't want them to get killed. But I think that's just his style, rather than something really calculated to hit for maximum effect. But I disagree about Freyja. She's plenty dedicated. But she is clearly shaken by fighting against Windermere and accusations of being a traitor or spy. She needs confidence.
  11. Like, or are kind of shoehorned into the stereotype? (It's the latter) Just like the flamboyant stereotype in the US was used until pretty recently. They certainly do exist but the character type exists as a caricature in fiction. About the only advantage to being gay in japan is that people are less likely to be vocal with homophobia...
  12. You're referring to Windermere here? I don's see how this applies given Windermere rebelled against the NUN and has maintained independence for a while now. Seems like exactly what Anti-UN people would want. It's not like anti-UN people were there before the Emigration fleet (presumably a NUN-governed operation) made contact with the natives. Why doesn't it? There's a lineage of anti-UN scientist/engineer folks that develop things for anti-UN kinds of people. Seems pretty logical that existing anti-UN people would help (or even foment) an anti-UN revolution on a frontier planet where conditions are ripe. Of course, like happens often around here, people might just be getting ahead of themselves. There's also the option that Windermere's stuff is indigenous and the SV- designation isn't a real descriptor of origin and is just the designation for non-NUN fighters. Perhaps they reverse engineered some VF-25s they captured or bought or "acquired" somewhat underhandedly. Or the uplift helped them understand the PC relics which gave them a big boost.
  13. Everyone should have been pretty sure that Delta wouldn't reach Frontier levels of sales/ratings from the outset. Even if it was the only show of interest this season. The conditions were just ripe for Frontier. These days there are more shows and fandom is more compartmentalized than before. Plus this season's line up also happens to be uncommonly strong, IMO. On the Mysterious Mirage Beampod: Seems pretty clear that the pod CAN be mounted along with the soundbooster. It's pretty inconspicuous down there since it's about the same color as the underbelly. It seems likely it has the option of being on the container or just underneath.
  14. We know, via Mirage, some kind of rebel group took over an Island-class not too long ago and she fought to retake it in the Spacy. I'm sure they have all sorts of that kind of thing. Emigration fleets getting at each other over planets, human supremacy groups, anti-human groups, pirates, uncultured Zentradi. It's a big galaxy out there and NUNS authority is probably not around all the time. I'm sure if you pick a plausible problem that they've had it.
  15. Poor random Windermere kid. Mirage and Hayate are really starting to build some good wingman-type-chemistry. It's clear that Messer is actually having the intended effect of driving them to improve. All Mirage really needs in order to be the ace is to get a bit more flexible and to worry less about being as good as her grandparents, I think. But her talk with Hayate at the end, I think, shows she's not just trying to blindly live up to expectations. I'm really digging the cast over all. Hayate is being a bit less of a jerk, Freyja is hilarious and genki with a good measure of conflict thanks to the war, overall the rest of them are shaping up to be more than just a pile of extras hanging around. Mikumo is kind of hilariously mysterious. Except the Windermerians are a bit one-dimensional so far. I imagine that will start to change as we learn more about their situation. They've clearly got an interest in finding more protoculture ruins and they seem to be looking for something in particular in that regard...probably to keep their planet from blowing up (figuratively or literally). Next week promises to be a bit wacky with the costumes. I can't wait. I'm especially excited to see another planet's settlements.
  16. You guys are stretching a couple line on motivation incredibly far. Really you're making motivation up at this point. Not a single thing has been said about upholding Windermere culture or politics or wierd "nobody can fly on windermere except us" stuff. Privately Keith says they're running out of time and publicly, during the war declaration, they said their NUNS treaty was lopsided.
  17. Pretty sure it's his hardass way of caring. Either need to motivate him to shape up or get him to leave so he doesn't die. She's also really tiny. Not that they aren't playing fast and loose with the dimensions a bit.
  18. I would be looking to ships that already have a model built that they can stick there without a ton of hassle. The only time we've seen a Meltran ship outside of DYRL is Fleet of the strongest Women, I think. That makes it a very unlikely candidate. I'd think more along the lines of something they've got laying around. My money is on an Uraga, which kinda fits the two pointy bits and shape. Alternatively, they DID build a model of the Meltran gunboat and that's why the Valk dancing backgrounds in this episode were really low budget.
  19. Why wouldn't she? It's one of the most famous, prestigious names in the galaxy.
  20. Messer is kind of a dick, but he's also kind of right. Hayate doesn't really get that things are serious. And Hayate actually listens to him after the lecture both times. So I peg Messer for being like the up-tightest lawful good kind of guy. Also the most likely to die when he displays signs of softening, particularly if it involves Kaname.
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