History Headscratchers / CrestOfTheStars

8th Feb '17 5:53:14 AM IHateAlmostEverything
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* I know it's just artistic coventionality that exists in loads of shows(see WhatMeasureIsAMook) but that really got my attention because ''Crest'' is much more realistic than most sci-fi and military series in terms of character psychology and behavior. In real life, few soldiers(and Jinto and Lafiel are, without doubt, professional soldiers) actually shoot to kill enemy soldiers, and when they do, it's a pretty traumatising expirience, especially the first times. Now, take a look at the climax of the first series. While on the run, Jinto and Lafiel kill dozens of United Mankind soldiers and show no psychological shock from it at all. In the final scenes of the anime(or final chapters of the novel) they are happily chatting like nothing bad happened. Yes, they were defending their lives, but even in self-defense it's hard for ordinary person to kill another, let alone dozens of them, especially without any combat experience whic these two did not have. And they are not sociopaths - they are people with empathy and compassion who honestly hope that Abh victory will bring eternal peace for humankind and stop bloodshed forever. In contrast with the rest of the series, these scenes look like one ugly BigLippedAlligatorMoment.



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9th Aug '15 3:44:11 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.

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*** Furthermore, furthermore Furthermore-Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most unreasonable. Most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start starts with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:42:35 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.

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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:41:46 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.

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*** Furthermore Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:41:00 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb if say simply pointed at a planet and fly into it.

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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planet planets atmosphere and fly flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:39:47 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb if say simply pointed at a planet and fly into it.
30th Jan '15 5:48:26 PM DarkHunter
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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe.

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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. The anime got this wrong. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe.
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29th Jan '15 11:41:21 PM DarkHunter
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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe.
29th Jan '15 11:33:31 PM DarkHunter
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** Furthermore, in the very first episode we see a spaceport, and it's populated almost entirely by Landers. Landers who react in shock upon seeing a single Abh. Evidentally, Landers can travel between worlds in the Empire without much trouble, they just have to do it on Imperial-owned transports. What the Abh restrict is ''ownership'' of FTL craft, not the ''use'' of FTL craft.
30th Sep '13 1:37:08 PM Specialist290
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** The Abh also more or less don't give a damn what the grounders do, so long as they're not setting themselves up as a threat to the Abh way of life by building their own space navies. Keeping Jinto's father in charge of the planet was probably the easiest option and much preferred to having an Abh viceroy take charge directly. Jinto himself, meanwhile, is taken as a hostage to secure his father's loyalty, and to expose him to the Abh way of life and turn him and his descendants into loyal vassals. (This exact process has been standard operating procedure for any number of historical empires on Earth.)
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