12 Days #5 : I won’t be finishing my Gundam marathon this year

Back in February 2013, I made a foolish bet with myself : within a year, I’d watch ALL OF GUNDAM. Oh, and I’d write some commentary of it along the way. At an average of two episodes a day, it’d easily work out, right ? Ahahahah, nope.

It started quite well, actually. Before 2013 was over, I had watched the original series, its compilation movies, Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Char’s Counterattack, War in the Pocket, Stardust Memory, Gundam F91, Gundam Victory, G Gundam, the 08th MS Team, Gundam Wing (and the Endless Waltz OVA), Gundam X∀ Gundam, Gundam SEED, and some of MS IGLOO. SEED Destiny was done a couple of months later. And then, I got burnt out, and let the whole project sleep for a year.

(For the record, not because of Destiny ; I actually enjoyed that show, and certainly more than SEED itself. It’s 00 I found hard to get into.)

Earlier this year, I went back at it. I finally finished Gundam 00, Gundam AGE, the remainder of MS IGLOO, and the tons of shorts I had forgotten about along the way. Taking into account that post-2013 series were off the table (as I watched them as they ran), the only thing left was Gundam Unicorn. Which I watched half off before trailing out again.

This is the awkward moment where I realize there’s no way I’m finishing this project in 2015, because of the four measly one-hour episodes left sitting on my plate for several months. And of course, there’s all the work of republishing it on this blog (with hundreds of articles and images). Nope, that won’t be until 2016. Oops.

Oh, well. Shit happens. Better luck next year.

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I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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