History Headscratchers / GunsmithCats

20th Sep '13 2:33:18 AM SRWFan
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** The ending was a horrible piece of shit. First, it was extremely rushed and tries to cram as little information as possible while still maintaining the façadé of a resolution. Second, even after Goldie regains her memory and becomes less evil than she was before, she still has a couple of people murdered, and she also drugged two women with a brainwashing concoction and then slept with both of them, which means that she raped them. I noticed that the characters who spoke well of Goldie (the old lady who analyzed the drugs, and Minnie May) acted in much the same way as the manga's brainwashed characters did, but we see neither of them injected with any sort of drug; this would have gone a long way to explain some of the last two chapters, but I've ultimately come to the uninteresting conclusion that they were not drugged. So the final result is that Goldie is still evil, but not quite so depraved (yet still a rapist), and that makes her being Misty's forced lover ok? And on top of that, the Sonoda rushes the ending when it needed at least several more chapters to resolve? Bullshit. Black Lagoon's better.

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** The ending was a horrible piece of shit. First, it was extremely rushed and tries to cram as little information as possible while still maintaining the façadé of a resolution. Second, even after Goldie regains her memory and becomes less evil than she was before, she still has a couple of people murdered, and she also drugged two women with a brainwashing concoction and then slept with both of them, which means that she raped them. I noticed that the characters who spoke well of Goldie (the old lady who analyzed the drugs, and Minnie May) acted in much the same way as the manga's brainwashed characters did, but we see neither of them injected with any sort of drug; this would have gone a long way to explain some of the last two chapters, but I've ultimately come to the uninteresting conclusion that they were not drugged. So the final result is that Goldie is still evil, but not quite so depraved (yet still a rapist), and that makes her being Misty's forced lover ok? And on top of that, the Sonoda rushes the ending when it needed at least several more chapters to resolve? Bullshit. Black Lagoon's better.
27th Oct '12 8:08:50 AM atypicaloracle
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** The first words to come out of my mouth at the end of GSCB (after snarling "Are you fucking KIDDING me, Sonada?" and throwing the book across the room) was "Wow. Chalk up another Karma Houdini..."
14th Aug '12 5:23:45 AM Lightice
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** FriendOnTheForce?

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** FriendOnTheForce?FriendOnTheForce?
** Because they are almost never accidents, but other people trying to actively kill her, shooting her car into Swiss cheese or forcing her off the road. You can't take a person's license away for reasons that are outside her control.
27th Apr '12 4:15:54 PM Chabal2
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* Rally has trashed her very expensive car enough times that ''every auto insurance company in the state'' refuses to give her collision insurance. She isn't old enough to drink yet. If she's been in that many accidents in less than five years, why does she still have a driver's license?

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* Rally has trashed her very expensive car enough times that ''every auto insurance company in the state'' refuses to give her collision insurance. She isn't old enough to drink yet. If she's been in that many accidents in less than five years, why does she still have a driver's license?license?
** FriendOnTheForce?
5th Dec '11 4:01:07 AM Bissek
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** Because the author's a weirdo?

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** Because the author's a weirdo?weirdo?

* Rally has trashed her very expensive car enough times that ''every auto insurance company in the state'' refuses to give her collision insurance. She isn't old enough to drink yet. If she's been in that many accidents in less than five years, why does she still have a driver's license?
23rd Sep '11 2:09:45 PM g3m1n1
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* Why is it that the majority of the time there is "fanservice" (and I use that term very loosely) it's involving May or another of the criminally-underage looking girls?

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* Why is it that the majority of the time there is "fanservice" (and I use that term very loosely) it's involving May or another of the criminally-underage looking girls?girls?
**Because the author's a weirdo?
6th May '11 7:38:17 PM Lavode
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** And Misty says she chose to be with Goldie because Rally didn't want her. What? Is Goldie the only other lesbian in Chicago?
30th Apr '11 1:15:33 AM DraculaOnABike
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** It seems like a case of DracoInLeatherPants affecting the original author rather than fanfiction authors.
6th Apr '11 6:54:58 AM Vidaman
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**** I can believe that Goldie would be excellent at keeping a local underworld under tight reigns (even earlier in the manga she showed a lot of disdain for "unprofessional" criminals), especially since she'd rely on her drugs to do it. Her dominatrix-heavy overtones help with the whole controlling leader image too, but I completely agree with the Goldie-Misty relationship thing being weird as hell. I can see Misty needing some kind of emotional investment from a partner (as opposed to the friendly-but-uncomfortable distance Rally puts between them, as apparently she's never even hugged Misty until that scene in the finale) but that's still not a good basis for a relationship. As far as I can tell, Goldie is using Misty as sort of a stabilizing influence on her underlying craziness. The things she was shown to do early in her career, though creepy, weren't really that much worse then any Mafia Don (murder, extort, deal drugs), but she seemed to grow increasingly insane as she chased after Rally. With Misty as sort of an emotional crutch she can remain stable, especially since Misty seems strongly in need of SOME kind of emotional connection. I've seen relationships like that before: they're not....what I'd call healthy, but they're functional. Of course I like the other likely explanation better: Rally is such an amazing marksman she literally shot away Goldie's insanity when she shot her.
22nd Dec '10 8:42:09 PM PreApocalyptica
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* Why did Rally actively try and bring Goldie's memory back after the shootout with Black, even though Rally had stated that she didn't want to bring Goldie's memory back and Dennis had altered their deal so that Rally wouldn't have to try?

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* Why did Rally actively try and bring Goldie's memory back after the shootout with Black, even though Rally had stated that she didn't want to bring Goldie's memory back and Dennis had altered their deal so that Rally wouldn't have to try?try?

* Why is it that the majority of the time there is "fanservice" (and I use that term very loosely) it's involving May or another of the criminally-underage looking girls?
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