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[personal profile] kalloway2015-10-28 07:38 am
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A Further Note

Given that it's been a month - and an amazing new Gundam series! - and there's been no activity, the mod team has made the decision to discontinue any future official discussion posts/fanwork prompts indefinitely. The community is still open for posting.
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-09-27 11:00 am
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Short Hiatus

Discussion posts and fanwork prompt posts have and will be on a short hiatus til some time in October, because busy mods are busy. Please feel free to continue posting fanwork responses, pictures, meta, etc. in the interim. Everything is still open, we just won't be doing the weekly posts.
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[personal profile] taichara2015-09-09 10:56 am
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Discussion Post: All The Other Goodies

I could have just titled this "Gunpla!", but that's a little~ too narrow a focus ;3~


Gundam is a merchandising machine. The entire megafranchise exists -- as much as it can pain to be reminded at times -- to push the sale of little plastic models. And then there's the figurines, the wall scrolls, decals, ufo catchers ... you name it, it probably exists or did at one time.

Is there some particular bit of Gundam swag you're fond of? A trend you don't like? Something you really, really wish existed because you'd snap it up in a heartbeat if it did?

How many actual gunpla, if any, do you have? Or is the whole gunpla aspect something not appealing, or maybe you just don't know where to start --?
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-09-03 09:22 pm
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Fanwork Prompt No. 5

All prompts may be tackled at any time. There is no maximum word count or minimum qualifications for visual media of any sort.

New prompts will be posted every other week, somewhere near mid-week.


It may not be what they're fighting for, but definitely who they're fighting against. They may be this to themselves, come to think of it. But every Gundam character has one.

Even the ones who might not have bellybuttons certainly have: enemies
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-08-27 02:39 pm
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Discussion Post: Your Favorite Non-Gundam Mobile Suit

Now that we know your favorite Gundam, there's another important question that has to be asked:


What is your favorite non-Gundam mobile suit?


Can you narrow it down to one? Is it an aquatic suit? Does it need legs in space? Is it not a Zaku?


Feel free to add pictures or link relevant info.
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[personal profile] taichara2015-08-22 02:31 am
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second Tekketsu trailer!

Character blurbs --!





And I continue to get suspicious over just what that disaster entailed, ahahahhaha *pets Frozen Teardrop*
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-08-19 06:21 pm
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[Ficlet] Solder and Repair (GSEED, Athrun)

Title: Solder and Repair
Fandom: Gundam SEED Destiny
Disclaimer: Don't own, no profit, etc.
Characters/Pairing: Athrun, Kira, Meyrin
Rating: AA
Summary: post-series. Athrun makes a trip to repair haros. And Kira's attempts at repairing haros.
Notes: prompt #3, 'middle'
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Read more... )
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[personal profile] taichara2015-08-19 10:31 am
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Fanwork Prompt No. 4

All prompts may be tackled at any time. There is no maximum word count or minimum qualifications for visual media of any sort.

New prompts will be posted every other week, somewhere near mid-week.



Sometimes Gundam characters have them, sometimes they don't -- or they think they don't, anyway. Sometimes they find new ones. Sometimes things go not quite as planned ...

Come what may, let's hear about: friends
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[personal profile] taichara2015-08-12 09:22 am
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Discussion Post: Side-Stories and Other Non-Animated Gundam

From manga to gunpla variations to light novels and everything in between, there is a lot of Gundam material that isn't found in any given main anime series in the franchise.


Which brings us to our new discussion topic:

What do you think of the Gundam 'side' materials?


Do you have a favorite, or least favorite? Do you consider it all canon, or only certain parts -- or maybe only for some Gundam universes and not others -- or does it even matter? Are there side-stories you're interested in but haven't read/seen/watched yet?

Lay it all out here!
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[personal profile] taichara2015-08-09 05:28 am
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Barbatos!

Looking pretty sweet, if I do say so myself ~

Barbatos
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-08-05 08:22 am
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Fanwork Prompt No. 3

All prompts may be tackled at any time. There is no maximum word count or minimum qualifications for visual media of any sort.

New prompts will be posted every other week, somewhere near mid-week.


Plot-twists! Mid-season upgrades! In the thick of things! Questioning just why we're fighting! There is plenty have fun to be had in the: middle


Have fun!
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[personal profile] taichara2015-08-05 09:03 am

Cockpit Faceplant -- A Mecha Fanworks Exchange


[community profile] cockpitfaceplant


Cockpit Faceplant is a gift exchange for fanfic/fanart in mecha fandoms across all media. Visit the community for a FAQ, question post, etc. Come join in!

The AO3 collection can be found here --


Dates:

August 1-7: Advertising, questions, etc.
August 8-15: Nominations
August 16-17: Tag Cleanup
August 18-30: Signups
August 31: Housekeeping
September 1: Assignments Go Out
September 21: Default Cut-Off Date
October 15: Assignments Due
October 21: Reveals
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-08-04 09:06 am

[Ficlet] Last Mission (Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, Lunamaria)

Title: Last Mission
Fandom: Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
Disclaimer: Don't own, no profit, etc.
Characters/Pairing: Luna, others mentioned
Rating: AA
Summary: Luna ponders what happens after the end.
Notes: prompt #2, 'endings'
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And what would happen when... whatever they were doing was done? )
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-07-28 07:39 pm
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Discussion Post: Your Favorite Gundam

Now that we know how you got started with all things Gundam, there's another important question that has to be asked:

Which Gundam is your favorite Gundam?

Can you narrow it down to one? One per series? A favorite at a certain skill? One you collect more than others? A favorite one to build kits of?

Feel free to add pictures or link relevant info.




(don't worry, favorite non-Gundam mobile suits will get a later post!)
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[personal profile] taichara2015-07-27 04:48 am

New Astray series --

Spotted this and decided to share:

New Gundam Seed Astray Work to Launch in Gundam Ace Magazine


... "Princess of the Sky"?

That could be something hilaribad, the Astray stuff's been getting kind of bizarre for the last few series. Could be a Mina story.

... Or, could be both ~
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[personal profile] taichara2015-07-26 02:47 am

Proto-Zero

I do love sharing sexy mobile suits ~

Meet the Gundam Proto-Zero:

Gundam Proto-Zero
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[personal profile] taichara2015-07-22 01:03 pm
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Fanwork Prompt No. 2

All prompts may be tackled at any time. There is no maximum word count or minimum qualifications for visual media of any sort.

New prompts will be posted every other week, somewhere near mid-week.


All good things, as they say, and what goes around comes around -- tell us all about Gundam: endings


Have fun!
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[personal profile] kalloway2015-07-18 05:05 am

Photoreal Epyon...

Since this picture comes up every now and then as a 'wait, what?' sort of thing and I used it for some of the community advertising instead of a more 'iconic' white lead Gundam...

Photoreal Epyon on the runway. Seriously, this is just one of my favorite Gundam art things ever.

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[personal profile] taichara2015-07-15 08:59 am
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Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans -- preview trailer!



I've also shamelessly borrowed a plot summary translation, but I offer the proviso that it likely needs revising ;3

"It is a world roughly three hundred years after the end of a great conflict known as the "Calamity War".

The Earth Sphere lost its previous system of government and a new world was built with a new ruling system. While a transient peace had come, the embers of a new conflict was born on Mars, far removed from Earth.

The main character, a young boy named Mikazuki Augus, belongs to the civilian security company Chryse Guard Security (CGS). He is tasked with guarding Cuderia Aina Bernstein, a young girl who is trying to make the Martian city of Chryse independent from the rule of one of Earth's powers.

However, the CGS comes under attack from the armed organization Gjallarhorn trying to nip the bud of insurrection, so Mikazuki and the children start withdrawing as a decoy. The leader of the boys, Orga Itsuka, takes advantage of this occasion to rise in revolt against the adults who oppressed them and stages a coup d'etat.

Mikazuki, who was entrusted to fend off the Gjallarhorn by Orga, takes up the fight by using the Gundam Barbatos, a mobile suit from the "Calamity War" that was utilized as a nuclear reactor by the CGS.
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