I taped the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam, and watched it tonight. It’s…frankly, amazing. It’s uncompromisingly brutal in its depiction of war (heck, dozens of people die right in front of the camera), and unexpectedly dramatic. There’s an innovative purity to its storytelling. I’m actually looking forward to seeing what happens next, despite the outdated animation.
I also watched Outlaw Star, which is confirming my opinion that it’s the “poor man’s Cowboy Bebop.” Well, perhaps that’s an unfair statement; I mean that, while Bebop is fantastic, Outlaw Star is merely very good. OS manages to combine cool action, quirky characters, background drama, and signature anime humor and have fun all along the way. And you gotta love Hawking and Starwind Services’ motto: “We fix everything from tractors to relationships.”
And as I type this, I’m watching Gundam 08th MS Squadron. It’s not particularly innovative, but it’s good stuff thus far. Solid plotting and interesting characters. And it had character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, character designer for Mighty Space Miners (and Cowboy Bebop!), which is cool.
Meanwhile, I’m struggling with a basic life question. My conflict can be summed up in the following sentence:
I look at Piro, creator and artist of MegaTokyo, who spends an average of 4–5 hours every day on
For example: What if I focused on AtheOS programming? I could certainly get a lot more done. Should I focus on only one or two things? I’ve always felt that success requires heavy dedication to a project. Many, many hours. Is that true?
I honestly don’t know. I’d appreciate your opinions; I feel like a freshly caught fish, struggling in the boat to find water. I have no idea what’s right here. Or if there is a right.