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I'm accustomed to having a slightly different take on things due to my military experience. This is the first time I've really been able to relate to a show because of my post military experiences. I hope this stays a key part of the story.


I should clarify any implications in my post, I'm not a veteran. I'm a student of history and respect... love... even Soldiers (though usually not the hierarchies that use and abuse them). When I was in uniform it was as a weekend warrior and a cold warrior. I've never been shot at.

Still I have and have had empathy for Veterans since high school or earlier. this problem goes right back through the ages. The issues relating to veterans of Word War I spawned Remembrance Day, The Hell's Angels, and many of the foot soldiers of Prohibition violence. Korea is known as 'The forgotten war' to the Vets of my country.

I babble, anyhow I respect you but don't claim to be one of you.

November 11th is the closest thing, I an Agnostic, have as a holy day. IF you're ever in Toronto for the 'celebrations' I'll buy you a drink.

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PS. you probably don't need it. But David Drake. (a vet himself) has written a number of military sci novels that get into the world view of the soldier.

My favourite for honouring the debt owed soldiers is Redliners:

The administrative chief of humanity chooses an odd retirement plan of 'rehabiliting' retired soldiers by having the civilians they protect see them do it. however, things go a little wrong.

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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:




I should clarify any implications in my post, I'm not a veteran. I'm a student of history and respect... love... even Soldiers (though usually not the hierarchies that use and abuse them). When I was in uniform it was as a weekend warrior and a cold warrior. I've never been shot at.

Still I have and have had empathy for Veterans since high school or earlier. this problem goes right back through the ages. The issues relating to veterans of Word War I spawned Remembrance Day, The Hell's Angels, and many of the foot soldiers of Prohibition violence. Korea is known as 'The forgotten war' to the Vets of my country.

I babble, anyhow I respect you but don't claim to be one of you.

November 11th is the closest thing, I an Agnostic, have as a holy day. IF you're ever in Toronto for the 'celebrations' I'll buy you a drink.

---

PS. you probably don't need it. But David Drake. (a vet himself) has written a number of military sci novels that get into the world view of the soldier.

My favourite for honouring the debt owed soldiers is Redliners:

The administrative chief of humanity chooses an odd retirement plan of 'rehabiliting' retired soldiers by having the civilians they protect see them do it. however, things go a little wrong.



Thank you. It's been a bizarre journey going from combat to civilian life. A far more compelling story than my time on the front lines. I wrote a poem that I am quite proud of to describe what it means to be a vet.

Peace is the gift a soldier gives to his people, but it is not for the soldiers. Peace, like innocence, cannot be regained after it is lost. Long after the guns have fallen silent, veteran eyes will always be searching for danger, their arms ready to protect, and their hearts heavy with sorrow for the fallen. A veteran will never again know peace in life, only in death.


Anyway, now I am babbling. I look forward to seeing you around. Peace.
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that's ... a really nice poem. I think you would like David Drake. Assuming you want read about the world you no longer have to live in. Drake 'gets it' (he was a Vietnam Veteran himself) and evokes feelings not unlike those of your poem.

Back on Topic:

The second episode really makes me hope there's more to this show than fan service. I think Raul's learning to 'fit in' with a magical equivalent of our modern world after training to war and being made redundant .. has potential. It should be interesting to see how his 'Rival' does. the end and opening credits with her in a bunny suit suggest she has to make similar compromises with her dignity for the sake of eating and 'fitting in' .
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ep 3

I was wondering when we would get the perverted slime tentacles that melted clothes off

and here's a scene taken straight out of context with actual subtitles used



now let your imagination wander into the 18+ area
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ep 3

I was wondering when we would get the perverted slime tentacles that melted clothes off

and here's a scene taken straight out of context with actual subtitles used



now let your imagination wander into the 18+ area


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I love you Fino-chan! When the Air purifier scene came up, I thought of a scene in Kore wa zombie desu ka of the dead's tenth episode.
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can't wait to get home so I can watch this... work, whyfore you take so long?
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Well.....that was certainly interesting.
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Wait what? what was the last anime you seen with that? I guess I have a reason to watch episode 2 now.

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Chemist wrote:



Wait what? what was the last anime you seen with that? I guess I have a reason to watch episode 2 now.



Druaga no Tou had a good/hilarious tentacle scene in the first episode.
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So the second episode hinted at veteran's issues, and now it looks like we are going to be parodying racism. All this with a heaping helping of fan service.

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Only a matter of time!


It's what we need and deserve


Well_Spoken_Man wrote:

So the second episode hinted at veteran's issues, and now it looks like we are going to be parodying racism. All this with a heaping helping of fan service.



Kind of like Maoyu but with even more in your face "plot"
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Episode 3

LOL, what the fuck was I watching? Tentacles everywhere~

Well at least Raul was pretty badass.
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Episode 3
Liked Lore,and lol'd at how she didn't react to the hands grabbing her.

Air purifier has tentacle hand things.It also melts clothing apparently.Thus Airi fanservice.

The product finally gets turned off and an unknown white fluid lands in Fino's face.What a ecchi anime cliche.

The action scenes were decent too,I guess.
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