The older I get, the more I realize that we all—regardless of age—should really be talking about parents in fiction more often than we already do. To those who have or wish to have children biologically or through adoption procedures, parenthood in our world is arguably the most important part of being a human; through varying levels of communication, education, discipline, support, and bonds, it virtually shapes the kind of societies we end up living in for as long as we're here.
This is a follow-up journal entry (with recent edits) to the novel studies from Grade Eight that I have already shared on this site. For your reference, visit the first and the second story in particular to capture the full context of this final post.
I don't talk about it very often on this site, but I used to study criminology as an undergraduate student. While I did begin my career in a workplace that surprisingly related closely to this field, I ultimately strayed from that path to pursue creative communications, although I'm grateful to my program for providing me with the critical and reflexive skills in order to be a purposeful communicator in the first place.
Of all the Gundam series available, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED—and its sequel, Gundam SEED Destiny—seem to be the least popular among North American anime enthusiasts. I personally enjoyed the episodes I managed to catch on YTV back in the day, and noticed that much like Gundam Wing it feels more targeted toward female viewers. I say this partially because "mecha" franchises like Transformers are usually thought to be mostly boy territory.
Note: I'm not including Sarah Simms in this discussion as I haven't read the comics.
Note: This is not a comparison piece between Lana Lang and Lois Lane, or any of the other potential love interests in 'Smallville'. I don't believe in bringing down one character to bring up another. Additionally, watch out for spoilers.