dont look like anything yet lol
…got distracted by cake
..it’s for a commission
Did PrtScn and I forgot that it takes a pic of my entire desktop. Which happens to be on two monitors. ^^;;
So have a Duo along with a Pegasus. :P
since these are apparently so rare here’s the biggest best quality versions of the covers i can find anywhere, lol. they’re mucha-esque portraits of the five pilots! i don’t think there are any for other characters? trowa and duo are particularly incredible imo. maybe somebody who has big versions will see this. :)
Shades of Gray. When I was a kid, I always root for the good guys in TV shows and storybooks. Who doesn’t? Distinguishing white from black, siding with the goodies and going against the baddies…it’s one of the few lessons the earliest media we’ve been exposed to and our parents fed us. So when I watched Gundam Wing for the first time, I was intrigued.
With all the promo materials I’ve seen, I readily tagged the five pilots and Relena as the heroes before I even watched the series. But when I sat down for a GW marathon, I found myself asking—just like how some of the characters found themselves asking—who are the real enemies? Zechs Merquise? Treize Khushrenada? The Alliance? The Romafeller Foundation? White Fang? And who exactly are the good guys? The Japanese boy, who always opts to do the supposedly “right” thing (in consonance with his missions) instead of doing the obviously “kind” thing? The braided one, who believes he’s some kind of a god of death? The green-eyed soldier, who follows the example of guys who think life is cheap? The blond kid, who blasted a whole colony into smithereens? The Chinese guy, who once commented something to the effect that women’s place is right next to bleeding hearts?
For me, the lack of central antagonist (or the cookie-cutter goody heroes) is one of the beautiful intricacies of Gundam Wing. No one’s pure black or pure white: everyone is made up of several shades of gray. The personality of each character is labyrinthine, and trying to find the easiest way out of it requires a lot of work and thinking. That’s why I love how the fans are drawing their own maps of the characters’ identities through analyses and fan fiction. Actually, just watching the show then trying to figure out the team you’re going to cheer for already explains how you view the characters! It’s only expected that the five pilots would get lots of love, but even the folks who would normally be placed at the ‘evilest’ end in a clichéd story’s good guy-bad guy scale also get sizable love-chunks from the fandom.
I love Gundam Wing up to now because it is the first fictional work that taught me to appreciate the characters because they’re more like humans—complex, flawed, a mixture of good and bad, capable of growth—instead of because they’re obviously portrayed as the good protagonists. :)
Just to let you guys know, this lil’ gif I post here of Duo —>
Yeah, I DID NOT MAKE IT! For all you Gundman Wing fans, I’m gonna take you down a fangirly trip down memory lane. Alright, ladies (men?)… Do you remember this site?! http://www.heerosferret.com/toast.html
If you were ever a dorky 16 year old Gundam Wing fan like me, you’ll remember this site very well! TAKE A HINT! HEERO IS NOT TOAST! Yes, this site is still up! And yes, the Relena Torture game is still active! (Only 2 out of the 4 though. Government Relena and Queen Relena either lead you to spam sites or something else.) I got my Duo gif from the section of the site called, “The Duo Dance”. I think music used to play when you went to this section, but not anymore. It’s full of more Duo gifs than you can shake a stick at!(?) There’s even some from that Gundam Wing fighting game.
The art style I still find quite charming. It’s her own personal style and it just works. A lot of the links are broken, but it can’t be helped. There’s still plenty of weirdness and fun on this site to keep you amused for a bit.
Let’s not forget the strange title of the site, Heero Is Not Toast. There’s a whole section on the site dedicated to reasons on why Heero is not a piece of toast. They were a lot funnier when I was 16, but they still bring a smile to my aging face.
I believe the girl that created it is still active on Deviantart. There’s a link to it on the page I posted above.
Holy shit, talk about nostalgia!! I found that site AGES AGO, when I was a wee little 13 year old. XD I think it was linked on Anipike (ANOTHER nostalgia-splosion!! most of the links there are dead though ;~;).