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Stephen "FPilot" Bierce / 美朝深恬
Date: 2014-08-03 18:58
Subject: Can't Really Kick
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Tags:anime, california, fandom, fantasy, friends, japan, macross, mospeada, robotech, science-fiction, stupidity, tv

Over the course of my time here at LiveJournal, I've posted 55 times related to the show ROBOTECH.  Yes, you'd think I'd have had an interest in the Kickstarter for Harmony Gold's ROBOTECH ACADEMY project--

--And you'd be completely wrong.

The problem is that the concept of ROBOTECH is obsolete on a number of levels.  It does pain me to say that but it's true and I won't deny it.  Harmony Gold is being very stupid with their choices, everybody knows it, and Harmony Gold is being very stupid about that too.  It's a lot of playground bickering on all sides, and I'm staying the heck out of it because I know my opinion means nothing.

It's about fandom relationships more than anything else.  When a producer is intent on making everybody into one another's enemies, it's better to lay down your arms and walk away than to stick around for the crossfire.  This isn't worth my time.


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Dave Merrill
User: davemerrill
Date: 2014-08-04 15:48 (UTC)
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Put a fork in it, Robotech is done. I'm sure we'll continue to see licensed merchandise, but it's not and never has been anything you could make a successful original work from.

They could do it the quick and dirty way, take an 80s mecha show, dub it, slap the words "Robotech" on the opening credits, call it a day, and cash the checks, but no, everybody involved is convinced they're some kind of creative genius and the world is breathlessly waiting for their half-assed space opera. Which the world is not. What the world wants is called "Macross."
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Steven Ross
User: spross
Date: 2014-08-04 17:21 (UTC)
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Maybe if like GUNDAM they had been able to reinvent themselves or maybe continued from the Shadow Chronicles, but yeah you can't do anything based on the original work anymore.

I still like the game though.
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