In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Ngee Khiong, one of probably the most well known Gundam bloggers, has decided to call it quits. I’m sure a lot of you kept up with his site by checking it daily or reading it through an RSS reader. It was definitely on the top of my daily read list since he had pretty much all the latest information, and updated constantly. At the same time though, I guess you could call him the ultimate fanatic as well, with well over 2000(!) posts last month. This is why I’m looking forward to seeing his self proclaimed final post which promises a “bashing” on all things wrong with the Gunpla community.
I will discuss about all that displeasure in the next posting, but before that, maybe you would like to think about some of these issues as well:
– “UC fans”, “Gundam SEED & SEED Destiny fans”, “Gundam UC fans”, Gundam fans
– Pirated Gunplas
– What is the value of your Gunpla in your life?
– Websites seeking publicity, profit, hits and visitor number over real interest in Gundam and related hobby.
While I am looking forward to seeing what he says, but based on the above, I’m not sure what to take of it. They all seem to be pretty subjective things, and something not worth getting up and quitting blogging, but then again, he is doing the blogging for free.
Of course, some of you may be wondering what to do for your latest information fix for Gundam stuff. By all means, check out Gundam Guy. He posts all the important Gundam info happening, and just as fast as Ngee did. As a plus, he is also a one stop shop for your Gundam needs in the states. A bit of unsolicited advertising there, but hey, he’s the real deal, without the real angst.
As for me, things are moving! I’m building again, and expect a simple WiP and Photo Gallery sometime this week.