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by xarmyz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: You know the fandom here isn't that much better than the dub-only fans or the power-levelers
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

You know the fandom here isn't that much better than the dub-only fans or the power-levelers

Maybe it's because I have been lurking around these parts for far, far too long and have always had a low tolerance for well, to put it bluntly asinine questions (see should Goku be a Divorcee for a prime example) and opinions (of which the Unpopular opinions thread has no end of the latter.) Look a...
by xarmyz
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Arcs/Sagas written and/or made post-Cell weaker than what came previously?
Replies: 36
Views: 1270

Re: Are Arcs/Sagas written and/or made post-Cell weaker than what came previously?

No, because there is no objective agreement around here about what the good parts of Dragon Ball really were and it's just endless arguments about how the series was better before Piccolo/Saiyan/Freeza/Cell/Buu/GT/Super. Really, it is the curse of humanity to never really agree on any matter of art ...
by xarmyz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11718
Views: 558452

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Here's a radical idea for you. If you honestly don't think very much of the thing that the board you are posting on is dedicated to, then maybe it is time for you to move on to something else rather than be an ass lording on how much more mature you are to think it's writing is beneath your intellig...
by xarmyz
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How on target or off base is this video discussing Racism in Dragon Ball?
Replies: 45
Views: 1927

Re: How on target or off base is this video discussing Racism in Dragon Ball?

In general, it's considered bad form to just post a 15+ minute video and ask people "what do you think" without giving any sort of summary. The opening post in the Vic Mignogna thread is about sentence or two long and links to an article that take even longer to read then watching this video. So yo...
by xarmyz
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How on target or off base is this video discussing Racism in Dragon Ball?
Replies: 45
Views: 1927

How on target or off base is this video discussing Racism in Dragon Ball?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AEQJZ_BzJk I mean I think the guy here is definitely reaching a bit with Super Saiyans being Aryan Supermen or cutting off Saiyan tails is enforced civilization of black people but well, I can't dismiss him out of hand because he is pretty much right about Mr. Popo....
by xarmyz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?

Dragon Ball's villains are sometimes written off as just being "evil for evil's sake." but honestly if you study history and current events (see the thread on a certain American voice actor.) you'll find that most terribly people in real life don't have very complex motives for the things they do an...
by xarmyz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1177

Re: How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?

(as even it nowadays is taking a kicking in fandom opinion thanks to the influence of a certain someone.) Well, you didn't mention me by name this time, but, based on how you've divided the arcs, I'm going to assume you're talking about me. As I said back in January, when you did explicitly refer t...
by xarmyz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1177

How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?

For me, it's quite simple. I think all of the original manga arcs are great, The back half of Super starting with the Goku Black/Zamasu arc is pretty good and so are DBZ movies 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 14 plus Path to Power and the Bardock and Trunks specials. I ask because I want to see if most of...
by xarmyz
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 5011

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

Also people who brought up Rurouni Kenshin.... It being written by a vile pedophile who while hypocritically preaching about the value of life in his work, has in the real world contributes to harming of it. That disqualifies it big time. How does it discredit his work in any way? Actions in real l...
by xarmyz
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 5011

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

I can get why people would think Hunter X Hunter and One Piece are better than Dragon Ball but I am utterly at a loss as to why you guys think Yu Yu Hakusho is so good. To me, it is the definition of mediocre with The Dark Tournament being the only good part (and even then it had problems such as Hi...
by xarmyz
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

*complexity of multiple timelines* There is no complexity. Only stupidity and a plethora of plot-holes and inconsistencies. Seriously, even the best writers have trouble in making time-travel work. A guy who likes to draw poo on a stick, and makes things up as he goes, has it even harder with time ...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

The Boo Saga represented a return to form, i.e. Dragon Ball gets to be silly again, but there were a few too many "why won't they just..." moments. Okay, the desire for Z-warriors being always hyper efficient and sensible is irksome. I like that they often lack common sense and that their over-conf...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

I suppose what, I'm asking here, is why can't I think that that Late Z era is the high part of the franchise, why must I be forced to conform to the opinions of the majority here including some very prominent people in the fandom. Why can't my views be just as valid as your own? To want to love a t...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

I enjoy many of the same aspects you (read: OP) do about the Cell, and Majin Buu arcs... I've always felt that the relatively short Android arc was the least interesting. However as I've gotten older, talked with fellow fans over the internet, and put no small amount of critical thinking into the s...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

I like them well enough but a few changes could have improved the latter part of the Z series IMO, such as toning down the supa saiya people wank. But suppose one likes Super Saiyans and see more forms of them as a plus, not a minus? For me, personally, since I cannot speak for anyone else... I thi...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Re: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

No one is asking you to conform. You enjoy those arcs, more power to you. I don't dislike them, but they are among my least favorite, despite having a number of great moments. I know there's irony in this statement, but my opinions on a number of matters have changed over time. I used to find the R...
by xarmyz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere
Replies: 55
Views: 2152

Pushing back against the anti-Cell and Buu arcs majority sentiment here and elsewhere

As a disclaimer, I should admit this thread comes from a place of deepest frustration and resentment that I can no longer hold back in quite lurking. I must let it out and let you know about it. That there is a person who your opinions has legitimately made most unhappy. Who the inhabitants of this ...
by xarmyz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11718
Views: 558452

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

There have been a lot of much better paced series but Dragon Ball Z's pacing isn't that bad and it doesn't deserve it's reputation as "Drag-on Ball". One Piece and Naruto had it far worse. Goku vs Freeza was actually made better in the anime by being so long this increasing it's epic quality. 90% of...
by xarmyz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do Dragon Ball fights compare to other anime fights?
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: How do Dragon Ball fights compare to other anime fights?

Dragon Ball, as far as battle anime goes, wasn't even the best of it's era . That honor belongs YuYu Hakusho, in my opinion. Dragon Ball fights (in any animated capacity) sure as hell haven't got anything on what many anime have produced since the Dragon Ball anime franchise winded down in 1997. I ...