Thank Gundam For This Photo Meme

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The key art for the upcoming animated film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative features a ridiculous pose which is spawning silly meme photos.

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Here, have a look at what people have been coming up with, posting their photos under the tag #ナラティブチャレンジ (or “Narrative Challenge”).

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Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative will open on November 30 in Japan.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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My question is what narrative sequence (or, rather, narrative sequencing fuckery) was required to get those characters into that pose in the first place?

Like, how do you arrive at a point where you’re effectively straddling two people, one of whom is reaching -completely around his own body and both of your legs- from behind, whilst the other appears to be trying to lever herself up using your shoulder.

This is image is the culmination of the worst impulses of late-70s-early-80s movie poster direction and a lifetime spent playing Twister.

Holy crap.