I did that drawing at work. I was so bored. I'll do a proper version on A4/A3 when I get time.Reading into your story over lunch really made the day worthwhile. Infact, it's more-and-more full of good stuff the further I get into it, like the origins of the Thalians.---I might see about a story myself - one with lots of illustrations... and ships and guns and explosions. I have some stuff to write about. - The various planets that you come across in the game, like Simetra; the idyllic earth colony and how it's held out against the Alliance for decades. - Ensign Natasha 'Rain' Kostitsyn's background and why she gets to fly the WingBlade ship and no-one else.- What her actions are during the course of the game while X-Bomber and crew are busy saving everything.- There's quite a lot to say about the EDF space carrier(s) and the extinct beings whose artifacts you encounter in Missions 9 and 10. They have some relation to the 'red-ship' aliens in Mission 12. In Mission 13, the science outpost is excavating the remains of an settlment of theirs on the planet below.---I must have been the only person to watch the original, Japanese FireStorm and think "what, if anything, was wrong with that?".I downloaded some rips through bittorrent and I started watching it last year when I got married and it wasn't until recently that I finished. But that gap wasn't because I was bored of the series.Anyone that figured I'd watch it for the character development or a clever critique on society is wrong.It had a huge, f***-off submarine and some really cool planes with lots of missiles that were kept busy shooting down UFOs.I mean, what's not to like?Even the characters were likeable and, in some cases, bad-ass; especially Captain McAllister when he punched the alien chief unconscious in his own underground lair, or whatever happened.You felt yourself caring about them after a while and they looked cool (especially the blonde piloting the Tornado) and were quite well illustrated.What surprised me was how similar the kickstarter seems to want to be to the show that the Japanese *actually already produced*.All the ships are identical to how they appear in the existing cartoon.So, all they're doing is to change the genre of the series; puppets rather than animation.I'm happy to see more of the show presented in a different way. It'll be like a continuation. When I got to the end of FireStorm, I was left wanting more.I was very, very happy with what I'd watched. I just wanted to see more of it.Now, this way, I can but it puzzles how they can say that the Japanese screwed the series up originally when: - A) They're doing everything the same (apparently), apart from with puppets. - B) There was nothing at all wrong with the original that I could see.
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