Hey guys, I'm an old hardcore Gall Force fan and I noticed the beautiful Gall Force section on this website and thought I'd drop in and say hi.
I used to run the Gall Force site, "Destination Terra" which was around for about two years between 2001 and 2003. I had talked to a few people in the Gall Force fan circle like Fred Harriot and David Diddlemeyer through email, but we were never able to truly discuss our feelings in detail about the series. I've been a fan of Gall Force since about 1998.
Just yesterday I ran a quick Gall Force search to see if any new sites cropped up and lo and behold this one poked out like a beacon. I have to tell you Tachyon, this is one of the single best Gall Force infosite/fansites I've ever come across, the information and detailed sketches you've got here are simply awesome.
A few posts ago, Tachyon mentioned that Gall Force needs some Fan Fictions. Well, it just so happens that Fred Herriot had written one back in 1997 called "Gall Force: The Day After" that was very excellently written and in my personal opinion answers a lot of questions and can nearly pass for Canon material. http://orangeroad.org/MISC/gftda.html
Another very good one that touches on another possible survival scenario is the story, "Gall Force: The Hills of Time" which is a Gall Force/Star Trek crossover, even if you aren't a fan of Star Trek, I think you should check it out as it is also very skilfully written (probably moreso than The Day After.) http://orangeroad.org/MISC/gfthot.html
There was also one written by someone who had crossed over Gall Force and Bubblegum Crisis, a very entertaining read. If you can find it.
I actually wrote one myself but I abandoned it after I began writing an original novel full time.
Fortunately I just finished writing that book and I plan on getting back into fan fiction writing.
Also, Daishikaze, while you definately make a lot of excellent points against the idea of Solnoid lesbianism. I have to side with Severance in that argument. My biggest reason is that I like the idea, but also because it adds a little extra depth to the story, I can hardly imagine a reunion with Rabby and Lufy being anything short of a long kissing sequence. And I think there is at least one moment that at least hints to a semi-lesbian vibe, that scene where Shildy and Catty had that long heart-felt hug, i dunno, there has to be something going on there
Or I could be just stretching it, but hey, a man can dream.
Oh, and before I forget!
Tachyon, the only thing that bothered me about your GearsOnline Gall Force section was in your starship descriptions.
You were calling some ships that only measured about 200meters "Battleships"
You also called the StarLeaf a "Battleship"
The Starleaf is a Kularis Class Cruiser, not a Battleship, but you could also call it a "Cruiser/Carrier Hybrid" as that is truly what it was.
And your "Stout Class" Battleship isn't a Battleship either, its also a Cruiser, its the "Kularis NT" it is less armored than the first Kularis class and it doesn't have fighter bays. So you could actually call it a Light Cruiser.
Probably the only ship in the database you could call a Battleship is the Lorilei and the Akonkaguya. A "Flagship" isn't a class size, it is only the ship that is designated a "Fleet Leader". The Traverser would probably be classified as a "Super Battleship" or a "Dreadnaught"
I'm sure many of the class names you probably received from the books you were getting your scans from, but it kinda erked me to see all these new naming conventions of all these ships that I have known for the past 9 years.
But when classifying your sizes, it would awesome if you could use the standard naval size naming conventions, (Frigate, Destroyer, Light Cruiser, Cruiser, BattleCruiser, Battleship, Super Battleship, Escort Carrier, Carrier, Super Carrier, and Dreadnaught.) I doubt the people who wrote Gall Force had much experience or knowledge in Naval Class naming or Conventions.
Awesome stuff though! Keep it coming