I finished 00. On the whole I thought the series was fantastic. I loved almost every character about the only one's I didn't like were Louise and Andre Smirnoff as I thought they were just kind of stupid throughout the entire series. What I liked most was how relatively unremarkable or downright unlikeable characters like Setsuna and Tieria became two of my favorites by the end of it.
The plot was good. It wasn't mind-blowing or anything but it kept me engaged for the entire 50 episodes which is very very rare for one of these Gundam shows, though I do have to admit it was the characters that kept me watching.
Also "Boobs"... I mean Sumeragi and Lockon are the awesome times infinity plus one.
We also watched the 00 movie which was not so good. It was fine I guess, the ending was just a little... well, stupid. Don't really know how else to put it.
Also, I've watched the first 10 episodes of SEED. I've gotten through the retread of the 5 or so episodes of the original anime, which didn't really bother me that they were using the same plots from the first Gundam cartoon. That's fine to me really, plus I knew it was coming.
Kira's attitude is getting on my nerves a little though. I think it's just my having seen the whole "whiny kid pilot that doesn't want to do all the fighting" so many times now that even though I understand that he probably should behave that way, I'm just kind of sick of it. Especially after 00 where all the pilots are trained and supposed to be fighting. I just want his story to get past this part and on to the real meat of this story.
Flay is also stupid...
Finally, I've now got all the 1/144 scale Gundams from the Wing series that I wanted. Painting them was a real challenge and I know I should probably have used a paint wash and brushes for the job but I still had a load of fun painting them even though the feet on all of them look like crap.
I still want to get the 1/144 scale Endless Waltz Gundams but I don't think I'm going to paint them. They're HG anyway, so they won't be as simplified as these Wing kits I did anyway right?
I also used my brithday money to buy a MG Guncannon which should be here in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to put that together!