2.35: The Cactus Flower
Yes, we know about the movie. Research is coming next week!
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 34 - "The Call of Darkness" (宇宙が呼ぶ声), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on the Axis symbol and a wrestling move.
- About the Astra, Star Goddess symbol.
- About the "Charge of the Goddess" text.
- About Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, per his personal website, Wikipedia page, and a Vice review of “The Wizard of OZ” a documentary about Oberon Zell-Ravenheart’s life. You can stream the documentary on Vimeo here.
- Goddesses, priestesses, and fertility symbols - examples from ancient art.
- Brooklyn Museum page on the terracotta figure of a woman with arms outstretched (Egyptian, circa 3400-3500 BCE).
Papers about feminism in Japan and how it has changed over time:
Matsui, Machiko. “Evolution of the Feminist Movement in Japan.” NWSA Journal, vol. 2, no. 3, 1990, pp. 435–449. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/4316048. Accessed 13 Feb. 2020.
Yumiko, Ehara, et al. “Japanese Feminism in the 1970s and 1980s.” U.S.-Japan Women's Journal. English Supplement, no. 4, 1993, pp. 49–69. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/42772052. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.
- Personal knowledge provided by ActionAwesome.
- Articles about techniques in Pro Wrestling:
Jack Slack for Vice.com, Kayfabe Time Capsule: The Real Techniques of Professional Wrestling. Feb. 4, 2016. Available at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z4aeqj/kayfabe-time-capsule-the-real-techniques-of-professional-wrestling
Jake Shannon, Say Uncle!: Catch-as-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling. ECW Press (2011).
- YouTube instructional for applying the Boston Crab in a Judo context.
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