Quote Quote: from AndyThomas on 8:03 pm on Oct. 11, 2002Heh. "Kewl". R-Typetastic! As I may have mentioned a few weeks back, I've been thinking about giving my ships section in the overview part of SFXB its own section because it's the sort of thing I could ramble about very easily! I'm not sure what I'd call it though - it'd be a sort of Technical Manual I suppose? I would call it just "ships" but I'd aim for something a bit broader than that You could do worse, Andy, than calling it the "Mecha" section! Although a lot of people associate "Mecha" with "Giant Robots", it can actually be applied to any mechancial object. There are some anime with no robots whatsoever that have credited mecha designers, who work on things like cars and even telephones!Ah, R-Type. My favourite R-Type story regards a programmer who saw it in the arcades and thought "pity the poor devil who has to convert that for the Spectrum!" Guess who got the job? (and a fine one he did too!)It also had the best advertising line ever:"Its mechanical. Its biological. Its behind you... "Could be quite easily applied to Ms. Makara, couldn't it?
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