I had a heck of a time capturing this and maybe someone’s already posted a better version, but I thought this was a super interesting bit of dialogue re: asari and gender.
[[transcript since holo-Jien insisted on talking over them: asari: Yes, the gender binary of other races is irrelevant to us. angara: I’ve been using feminine pronouns this entire time. Should I- asari: In my case it’s fine to continue. Thank you for asking, I appreciate it. Some asari prefer male pronouns, while others gravitate toward gender-neutral where language allows. angara: My people have several pronouns to identify themselves with. Perhaps I should prepare a document. asari: Please do.]]
I know next to no one will see this post, and the few people who do see it will already be aware of this fact, but that one gif of the guy picking a leaf out of the air and biting it
yeah that one. It’s from an anime series called Macross 7, the first direct television sequel to the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross if I recall correctly. And I want everyone to know that, because that up there isn’t even the weirdest thing to happen in that show.
Just, fuckin, look at that! That’s the kind of style today’s anime just doesn’t have!
So, besides just being a fucking weird series in general, it is about a rock band called Fire Bomber that live on an intergalactic space colony and pilot transformable mecha using their instruments. Specifically, the main character, Nekki Basara, pilots his mech with an electric guitar. I’m serious.
Over the course of the story their primary goals are to a.) get signed to a record label while also retaining their artistic integrity as musicians and b.) defend their colony from an invading species of mecha piloting alien space vampires using the power of ROCK! And I mean that literally btw. Basara is a pacifist, like an actual pacifist, he hates fighting and killing needlessly and will not do so unless there is literally no other options available and even then will do everything he can to avoid it. (So, like, Kira Yamato if he wasn’t a total bitch. And played guitar.) And their music is the only thing that hurts the space vampires without killing them(I think, kinda going by memory right now).
So, yeah. Macross 7 is a very good show and I highly recommend that everyone watches it.