Ever since I randomly reread PDF versions of Isis CW’s Manifestations and Revelations in my Blackberry, I’ve kind of revivified my curiosity for the continuation of Gundam Wing that is concurrently running with a new manga in a Japanese magazine, the novel Frozen Teardrop.
I stand by my first opinion, though: still don’t consider FT canon because it still reads like a bad, glorified fanfiction. Come on! I’ve had enough of all the terrible backstory bomb-dropping related to Generation Xerox, the gender-bending as obvious tactics to avoid slash pairings, and the twisting of the branches of every character’s family tree so everyone is related to each other in a soap opera-ish kind of way. If it weren’t for the gorgeous art that accompanies each update, I wouldn’t really bother checking news and announcements online. :p
Recently, the creators spawned something that got me in a quite celebratory mood: two special prequels that bridge the gap between the happenings in Frozen Teardrop and the end of Endless Waltz!
Special Prequel 1: Interlude of the Heart (translation by Deacon Blues)
Call me predictable if you want, but yeah—I’m excited about Dorothy’s stories! Fics that date back to almost fifteen years ago played with her role as the last heiress to the Romafeller Foundation. I want to see how she got to be Queen of the World—er, President of the Earth Sphere Unified Nation in Frozen Teardrop, and I wish it wasn’t as ridiculous as other tales in the new novel.
I’ll be keeping tabs on this one! :)