2.8 - Pilgrimage
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 7 - “Escape From Side One" (サイド1の脱出), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on chemical weapons, sudden enlightenment, and the bosun's/boatswain's call.
- Article about Marvel Movies in Japan, and the prevalence of child and teen protagonists in popular Japanese media (even media targeted at adults).
- Britannica page on nerve agents.
- The Arms Control Association's FAQ page on chemical weapons.
- Article about Aum Shinrikyo as a New New Religion:
SHIMAZONO Susumu, In the Wake of Aum, Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 1995 22/3–4 http://enlight.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-MAG/mag52022.pdf
- The Red Army's use of chemical weapons to suppress a populist peasant revolt.
- International press reports about chemical weapons in the 1980s:
U.S. AIDES SAY IRAQIS MADE USE OF A NERVE GAS By SEYMOUR M. HERSH and SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES MARCH 30, 1984, https://nyti.ms/2LXNHno
THE WORLD; Evidence Mounts on Iraqi Use Of Gas Weapons By HENRY GINIGER and MILT FREUDENHEIM APRIL 1, 1984, https://nyti.ms/2M0fMKP
Chemical Weapons Out Of the Bottle Once Again By A.O. SULZBERGER JR. SEPT. 21, 1980, https://nyti.ms/2M2IpHx
- The English translation of Bhagavan recounting his death-experience and sudden self-realization, and his Wikipedia page. And, the Wiki for moksha.
- English-translated text of the portion of the Lotus Sutra in which Longnü/Dragon Girl appears, as well as an explanation of Bodhisattva to whom Longnü was acolyte.
- PDF with history of the the boatswain’s call, and instructions of how to play (with common calls notated).
- Wikipedia page on the boatswain’s call (with list of common calls and their meanings, and links to audio).
- The song in the Lila tribute is "The Vendetta" by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode.
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