How long have you been reading GUNNM?

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Sergio Nova » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:39 pm

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Sergio Nova wrote:FYI, I am 58 and retired early. A fan of BALO for quite some time now cuz of the great art and story line.
Getting old is cool, and since we can do nothing about death I had done many things out of the ordinary. I used to believe in reincarnation, but that was in my other life. :mrgreen:

1. You won, as I am still 52. ;)
2. You are happier than I, as I cannot believe in reincarnation, once the explanations I received lack sense, to be honest. Besides, I think it would be impossible to me to be born even handsomer than I already am in this life, so it would be frustrating. :oops:
3. No, getting old is not cool. I used to be stronger, more efficient and more precise. Also, it was easy to find jobs. Nowadays I work at home, as a translator, because i gave up looking for jobs (at least I am well paid). When I was a boy, women my age were much more interesting, believe me, and I was not diabetic. :!:

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Petite Fleur » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:10 am

I started reading it back in... 1998? It was the first manga I've ever read actually. I'm 21.
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby gilsand » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:12 am

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1. You won, as I am still 52. ;)
2. You are happier than I, as I cannot believe in reincarnation, once the explanations I received lack sense, to be honest. Besides, I think it would be impossible to me to be born even handsomer than I already am in this life, so it would be frustrating. :oops:
3. No, getting old is not cool. I used to be stronger, more efficient and more precise. Also, it was easy to find jobs. Nowadays I work at home, as a translator, because i gave up looking for jobs (at least I am well paid). When I was a boy, women my age were much more interesting, believe me, and I was not diabetic. :!:[/quote]

Well, reincarnation yes, but not in the manner religions teach. We are beings of light, and energy created by a God we cannot possibly begin to comprehend. Much like an ant isn't capable of understanding human society. I don't want to waist your time on that conversation though because there is no end to that discourse.
Hum, getting old is cool considering the alternative, (why is youth wasted on the young.-Plato).
Diabetic, yes I also deal with it, however loosing weight and exercise has countered the effects.
I see it happening here in the U.S. where age is being more preferred. Remember old age and treachery will overcome youth and talent every time. I am still being asked to go back to work as much of the Techs that are availble only know enough to be dangerous. Even when it comes down to physicality, I have had no trouble beating the crap out of guys half my age. There is so much to be said for what you know and understand now, than what you knew as a youth. I bet you work smarter and more efficient than when you had little or no expirence. Also, the whole world is going through economic difficulties, ( I blame the Republicans :mrgreen: ), so don't feel like a pregnant Nun. I look at things differently than most having been near death several times in my life.
If I wake up in the morning I am already having a good day. :P
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby kamugin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:14 am

It's funny, years ago I found a website about mahou shoujo, the owner was also a retired US military that started watching it when he was in Japan. It wasn't you, was it? :mrgreen:

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby kamugin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:39 am

gilsand wrote:FYI, I am 58 and retired early.

Sergio Nova wrote:1. You won, as I am still 52.


I'm feeling pretty young now, I'm only 39! So young that I want to hit schoolgirls! :mrgreen:

Why is youth wasted on the young?
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Excellent words! Thanks, I'll keep that. :mrgreen:
If I had the experience I have now, back when I was a teenager, it would be easier to get through that years and probably I would have fucked more girls... and I would have conquered the world too, I think.
Reincarnation is possible, however it is most unlikely to happen. :(
I want my 20's back!!

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Alfok » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:58 am

Wow nice question, from 1996, very hard to found

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby gilsand » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:52 pm

kamugin wrote:I'm feeling pretty young now, I'm only 39! So young that I want to hit schoolgirls! :mrgreen:

Why is youth wasted on the young?
-Plato


Excellent words! Thanks, I'll keep that. :mrgreen:
If I had the experience I have now, back when I was a teenager, it would be easier to get through that years and probably I would have fucked more girls... and I would have conquered the world too, I think.
Reincarnation is possible, however it is most unlikely to happen. :(
I want my 20's back!!

I tend to forget that I am conversing with people who are in different parts of the world :!:
Age does have its benefits though, earning more money for one, I definitely know more about women and sex, and I can afford the car that I always wanted.
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A special order Mustang GT with full race options, rally pac, full modified exhaust and has 350 HP, and it will do 156 MPH, which I did out in the Mojave Desert. That is an Infa-Red night vision camera on the front that is great for night driving. I am now the older guy that gets the women I couldn't get when I was young, dumb, and full of cum. Now if only gas would go down in price :mrgreen:
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Sergio Nova » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:08 pm

gilsand wrote:A special order Mustang GT with full race options, rally pac, full modified exhaust and has 350 HP, and it will do 156 MPH, which I did out in the Mojave Desert. That is an Infa-Red night vision camera on the front that is great for night driving. I am now the older guy that gets the women I couldn't get when I was young, dumb, and full of cum. Now if only gas would go down in price :mrgreen:

1. Is that a DVD or a TV screen? Is it allowed for drivers to have that?
2. Well, if you have a son, he can take your car and benefit from having great volumes of come (I refuse to spell cum - wtf! I've just spelt it), continuous hard-on and much more female friends - and considering that some of them would satisfy the Stark Trek premise (going where no man has gone before). At your age, the same premise signalizes that something is wrong. I will never forget my twenties, when I had no money. If I did…

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby gilsand » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Sergio Nova wrote:
gilsand wrote:A special order Mustang GT with full race options, rally pac, full modified exhaust and has 350 HP, and it will do 156 MPH, which I did out in the Mojave Desert. That is an Infa-Red night vision camera on the front that is great for night driving. I am now the older guy that gets the women I couldn't get when I was young, dumb, and full of cum. Now if only gas would go down in price :mrgreen:

1. Is that a DVD or a TV screen? Is it allowed for drivers to have that?
2. Well, if you have a son, he can take your car and benefit from having great volumes of come (I refuse to spell cum - wtf! I've just spelt it), continuous hard-on and much more female friends - and considering that some of them would satisfy the Stark Trek premise (going where no man has gone before). At your age, the same premise signalizes that something is wrong. I will never forget my twenties, when I had no money. If I did…

Yes a Multiple Input DVD/touch screen with a Dell Epsilon computer in the trunk using Microsofts Voice Command for XP, G3 access, Bluetooth for phone, a library of 1000 songs,and 16 speakers @ 3000 WATTS. Only illegal if the driver is watching it while driving. But OK if displaying a GPS or map data.
I will leave it to my Nephew, who really covets the car. Well maintained, gets 25 MPG hi-way,17-20 City depending on how big my foot is.
I have picked up a few women with it, and the rear seats fold down to give enough room to lie down some what comfortably with the sleeping bag. :twisted: I also have a laptop that I use to dynamically tune the cars computer as seen in "fast and Furious". I have beat every "Tuner" that raced me, and have only lost to a Porsche 914 turbo and a Lamborghini. :shock:
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Sergio Nova » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:15 pm

gilsand wrote:I will leave it to my Nephew, who really covets the car.

A curiosity: how old is your nephew?

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby gilsand » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:31 pm

Sergio Nova wrote:
gilsand wrote:I will leave it to my Nephew, who really covets the car.

A curiosity: how old is your nephew?

25, married, 2 kids, manages a restaurant.
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Sergio Nova » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:11 pm

gilsand wrote:25, married, 2 kids, manages a restaurant.

Bah! Such a machine should be given to a single one. The boy would defend your memory along history.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby kamugin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:51 pm

gilsand wrote:...and I can afford the car that I always wanted. A special order Mustang GT with full race options...


Now that's THE car! You could put envy on Rally Vincent (Gunsmith Cats). :mrgreen:

The country makes all the difference regarding what you can do with how much you have, here in Brazil (fucking shit) I'm pretty satisfied being able to buy a car. When I was a teenager I wasn't able to even dream having a car. Here by only delivering newspapers and cutting grass you would need to save money for decades before having enough to buy even a used a car and that only if you could get that kind of jobs, that is also very difficult, besides you need to be at least 18 to have a licence.
Now that I have a pretty good car and money, by Brazilian standards, I'm tied by marriage. :( Yes, I could cheat on my wife, but I don't have enough energy to have a double life. Some of my colleages, around the same age as me, did though. Actually I don't want to go back to my adolescence if I would had to live without money again! :?

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Sergio Nova » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:03 am

kamugin wrote:The country makes all the difference regarding what you can do with how much you have, here in Brazil (fucking shit) I'm pretty satisfied being able to buy a car.

Let's not exaggerate. If that were true, two things wouldn't exist:
1. The obscene traffic in our cities.
2. The international brands fighting to open factories or at lest stores in Brazil.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby GrubEater » Tue May 03, 2016 1:01 pm

I've been reading Gunnm since early millennium. I've now read the original series several times and regularly refer to some parts of it repeatedly to admire the great artwork and story, not to mention the powerful messages, especially of courage, loyalty and the soul vs technology. I feel like Gally/Alita has always been in my life; my childhood sweetheart was called Aleeta, which is partly what attracted me to the manga in the first place. I also have a cousin whose close friend is a DEAD ringer for Alita. :shock: (I once told her jokingly that if she was just a little bit shorter she could have been in a James Cameron movie - :mrgreen: - one can dream...)

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby Cahir » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:50 pm

Eh, um, em... 2 years.
I was born in the second half of 1998 :cheesygrin:

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby 00_unit » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:53 am

started reading the series at January 2014, it's at that moment when I declared this manga my favourite manga of all time.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby TankTreads » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Since 2006. Alita/Gally is pretty special to me. She's one of the very few female protagonists I've seen in a work of fiction to have a sort of charisma, a kind of magnetism to her. Most "strong" female leads feel like they're only playing at strength, like no matter what over-the-top stunts they pull, their heart's not really in it; they'd rather be doing anything but using violence to achieve their aims. They'd rather follow the herd, live in a rule-driven society, and be "normal". Gally is different. She has passion and ambition, and actually strives for self-actualization. There are only a handful of strong female leads that are truly individualistic like that.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Postby 00_unit » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:32 am

TankTreads wrote:Since 2006. Alita/Gally is pretty special to me. She's one of the very few female protagonists I've seen in a work of fiction to have a sort of charisma, a kind of magnetism to her. Most "strong" female leads feel like they're only playing at strength, like no matter what over-the-top stunts they pull, their heart's not really in it; they'd rather be doing anything but using violence to achieve their aims. They'd rather follow the herd, live in a rule-driven society, and be "normal". Gally is different. She has passion and ambition, and actually strives for self-actualization. There are only a handful of strong female leads that are truly individualistic like that.


Kind of similar to how many people mention a lot how studio ghibli is notorious for having strong independent and complex female characters


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