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Giant Robots!

Those kaiju better watch out before they come bothering our world. It appears that both the United States and Japan are ready with the first generation of jaegers.

The US has issued a challenge.

The Japanese have accepted.

I think it would be cool if they staged this at halftime at the next SuperBowl. They did have two giant robots fighting at the first SuperBowl, after all, so bringing them back for the fiftieth would be only appropriate. (And they did have a giant golden robot tiger last year).

Cmon, NFL, get on it.


Dec. 28th, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
My reaction reading this...
"Well, I don't really like giant robots, it's not really my thi--wait, we're actually challenging the Japanese to a fight? That's pretty neat, but they're not--wait, they accepted!? We're doing this!?!? I NEED TO SEE GIANT ROBOTS FIGHTING!!!"

Dec. 28th, 2015 01:45 am (UTC)
Is it unpatriotic to admit the Japanese robot looks cooler?

The second guy is right, too. Japanese culture is super fixated on giant piloted robots, for some reason, to an extent we can't really comprehend. If we crush them, Japan may never recover from the shame.

I expect this as the soundtrack prior to battle, but no emo teens with daddy issues doing the piloting, please!
Dec. 28th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
This is how it will go down.
At 4:04

Dec. 28th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
That's super cool
Max Randa
Dec. 28th, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
Can't help but notice...
Froggy the Gremlin making a few appearances lately...

Any significance?
Dec. 28th, 2015 07:17 am (UTC)
In this fight, whoever wins...it's going to be pretty awesome. And hopefully evolve to a world series of giant fighting robots.
Dec. 28th, 2015 11:23 am (UTC)
This'll be awesome!
Dec. 28th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
Dunk and Egg era Baratheon sigil?
Quick question: I got into a discussion with Elio Garcia about this on the Twitter: I got the hardcover of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" for Xmas (artwork is very nice), and it is repeatedly stated that Lyonel Baratheon's heraldry is a *crowned* black stag. I know Orys Baratheon "took the heraldry of the Storm Kings", and House Durrandon's heraldry was a crowned stag because they were kings.

I assumed that the Baratheons *removed* the crown from the stag, however, given that they were *not* kings, and that the crown was only added back after Robert's Rebellion. However, Elio said this was just a fan assumption, so now I'm not sure. Officially, was the Baratheon sigil always a crowned stag, even since Orys's day?

I ask because I previously wrote a rather long note on the Heraldry article over on Game of Thrones Wiki declaring "any potential live-action flashback to the Dunk & Egg era shouldn't use a crowned stag" - and, by gumbo, I may have screwed the pooch on this one. If you give an official statement we can cite it in the Westeros.org wiki.

In Season 1 of the TV show, when Maester Luwin is quizzing Bran Stark on heraldry, Bran distinctly says "it's a crowned stag *now that Robert is king*" - which was one of the sources of my confusion. Should this be considered a dialogue error?

While I'm on the subject, the numerical values of prices seem to be consistently about three times higher in the Dunk & Egg era, i.e. a knight's horse is worth 750 silver stags = about 3 and a half gold dragons or so, but in the main novels Jaime says that ONE gold dragon is a good price for a horse. Was this intentionally thought out, to illustrate inflation and such? The theory is that similar to the real life Black Death, the die-off in winter right before the Hedge Knight made the price of labor go up, but goods more expensive, resulting in deflation (in contrast, the main novels take place at the *end* of a long summer, with both labor and goods cheap).
Dec. 29th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunk and Egg era Baratheon sigil?
We're discussing giants robots here. Please stay on topic.

These issues are best discussed on the fan boards, not here.
Dec. 29th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunk and Egg era Baratheon sigil?
"We're discussing giants robots here"

Awesome. If you end up struggling with a resolution for the end of ASOIF I think Giant robots would be a great deus ex machina. Or when fans start getting too entitled and pushy threaten them with it.

Edited at 2015-12-30 04:04 am (UTC)
Christopher Britt
Dec. 28th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
Cool level 9000!
Dec. 28th, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Super Bowl Robot Fight!
Giant Robot fight would be waaaaaaaay better than Coldplay, that's for sure.
Dec. 29th, 2015 01:34 am (UTC)
Glorious idea that they launched last summer !! Until mid-November they had raised 550k of the US$ 1.8 million they need to complete the robot. Dear Ser, maybe you could help them out by completing the funding ! We could baptize our hero *The Bastard of Bolton* and show them how to decimate a robot !
Samuel Pickstone
Dec. 29th, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
Dueling ettiquette
I'm no expert, but as the US issued the challenge, is it not Japan's right to decide the time/place?
Dec. 29th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Your Userpic
Why do I feel the userpic is a reference to the Disney adaptation of The Wind and the Willows.

After all, the look on the frog's face is quite like the one animated on Mr. Toad's face when he sees an automobile for the first time. Link to said scene below, do enjoy.


And it would only make sense with the topic of what you posted. I wonder if Mr. Toad nowadays would get robot mania seeing two gigantic robots fight one another.
Dec. 29th, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
Favorite version of "A Christmas Carol"
Wow, you disable comments fast, so I can't leave this where it belongs (where you mentioned your favorite versions of A Christmas Carol). If you have never seen it, I highly recommend "A Muppet Christmas Carol". And not in an ironic or hipster sense. It really is a quite good adaptation of the stor, with Michael Caine as an excellent Scrooge.
Dec. 30th, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
Given that the whole giant robot thing originated in Japan (Gundam 0079 anyone?), America doesn't stand a chance.


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