December 14, 2011

Last Exile – Fam the Silver Wing – Ep9: Like Sisters

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They say that blood is thicker than water, but true bonds are thicker than blood. I’m sure that some of us probably have adopted or foster brothers or sisters, and most of us some friends we thought of as family. So much importance is placed on blood ties that sometimes I think that we forget that blood means nothing if there aren’t any bonds that tie people together. Family is not limited to sharing genes and a house. Family is not merely a physical and genetic distinction. Family extends beyond something simply tangible but also to something more emotional and more profound. Who is to say that someone isn’t your family just because you don’t share any chromosomes? Family is all about the connection, and when that connection exists, then you are a family.

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December 4, 2011

Last Exile – Fam The Silver Wing – Ep8: Jetstream

Posted in Last Exile - Fam The Silver Wing - tagged , , , , at 7:56 pm by meotwister5

The concept and practice of rocket propulsion has been in use even during the ancient Chinese eras, but it was during the second world war that jet propulsion really came into being.  I forget who was credited with the original basis for rocket propulsion, but the first widely publicized use of jet engines was under the Third Reich.  Upon the defeat of Germany during WW2 their most talented scientists fell into the hands of the Americans, British and the USSR.  These countries benefited from the rather advanced technologies they captured, and this helped form the weapons of war the would ultimately shape the Cold War.

The jets and rockets in this series look pretty basic, as opposed to the rather thick Russian accents, but presents even then just how different the techs between countries really are.  Ades may have the number, but Glacies have the obviously superior technology.

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