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by MisterFlashdude
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: void
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Help Needed on Big Project: Old Era Dragonball Nostalgia

To play devil's advocate, what's the difference between your idea and retro junk? Just the emphasis on anime?
by MisterFlashdude
Sat May 07, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does the Dragonball series treat its women with respect?
Replies: 49
Views: 2742

Re: Does the Dragonball series treat its woman with respect?

You guys can praise Chi-chi for being "strong" until the cows come home, doesn't change the fact that the only fight she's shown in she's immediately defeated by a breeze. After which, she forces a man into marrying her.
by MisterFlashdude
Sat May 07, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does the Dragonball series treat its women with respect?
Replies: 49
Views: 2742

Re: Does the Dragonball series treat its woman with respect?

I can sort of understand why one would think this way, as characters with Y-chromosomes are ascendant and more influential on the plot. However, one must understand that Dragon Ball is a shōnen (boys') series and that this is conventional and not seen as politically incorrect. No, no, no... no. You...
by MisterFlashdude
Fri May 06, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does the Dragonball series treat its women with respect?
Replies: 49
Views: 2742

Re: Does the Dragonball series treat its woman with respect?

Bulma: Girl who tried to persaude young boy into giving her a priceless artifact and only keepsake from his grandpa with a chance to touch her panties. Frequently resorts to slutty tactics to get what she wants or avoid danger. Unless she's off-screen creating something, she's never more than a lia...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku as a martial artist by real world standards
Replies: 9
Views: 4017

Re: Goku as a martial artist by real world standards

Keep in mind the guy's asking about Goku's potential as a martial artist by real world standards. Saying Goku's martial arts skills have improved because of his proficiency with chi is like saying Harry Potter's a great marksman because he's good at using Expeliarmus. Also, "Janken" doesn't count as...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku as a martial artist by real world standards
Replies: 9
Views: 4017

Re: Goku as a martial artist by real world standards

Goku is not a martial artist. He is a fighter. If he ever was a martial artist prior to his introduction, he abandoned the practice by the time he's shown up to the viewer. Goku's self training consists entirely of physical conditioning. His formal training consists entirely of physical conditioning...
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your Fan Confessions
Replies: 158
Views: 8430

Re: Your Fan Confessions

I think... - The introduction of the Saiya-jin and Raditz, including retconning most fantasy elements into sci-fi, was a real shark jumping moment. - Discussions about canon, power levels, and "what if" scenarios are a massive waste of time. - Toriyama handles the progression of the majority of his ...
by MisterFlashdude
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, why aren't we talking about this bill?
Replies: 56
Views: 2898

Re: So, why aren't we talking about this bill?

I don't see anything mentioned in the original article about violence... The new bill, Bill 156, essentially stipulates all sexual acts that would be illegal in real life OR sexual depictions between close relatives who could not legally get married to be treated as adult material if they are presen...
by MisterFlashdude
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone TRAIN in real life?
Replies: 55
Views: 2817

Re: Does anyone TRAIN in real life?

I started taking karate classes when I was five, about 16 years ago. My great inspiration was actually... Power Rangers. In particular, Jason David Frank, who originally portrayed the green ranger, released a VHS under the Power Rangers banner involving a few stances and the like, and it all took of...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Boa Hancock and Chi-chi [One Piece Spoilers]
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Re: Boa Hancock and Chi-chi [One Piece Spoilers]

Hancock, to me, seems like an extreme exaggeration of Chi-chi's initial tendency to assume everything Goku does (such as knowing her name or tapping her crotch with his foot) is a sign of affection. I believe Hancock once interpreted one of Luffy's hugs as confirmation of marriage? Sounds like Chi-c...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Boa Hancock and Chi-chi [One Piece Spoilers]
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Boa Hancock and Chi-chi [One Piece Spoilers]

If you somehow overlooked it in the topic title, I'm definitely about to reference the most recent happenings in One Piece. Consider yourself warned. Twice. We know Oda is an admirer of Toriyama's work and was inspired by Dragon Ball in his youth. Hot on the heels of Oda indulging in one of Toriyama...
by MisterFlashdude
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Asperger's Syndrome and Dragon Ball
Replies: 65
Views: 4696

Re: Asperger's Syndrome and Dragon Ball

People with Asperger's Syndrome tend to have difficulty in social interactions, but are extremely intelligent or focused on a particular niche in life. This can be things like geology, trains, cars, or a particular film, video game or anime. To clarify, Asperger's Syndrome is not at all known for h...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?
Replies: 40
Views: 2568

Re: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?

It's true that at about three-fourths of the way through the story, Chi-chi's crazy lessens. This only seems to occur once her child screams at her and flies off into space. I assume after this she finally gets herself on some medication and finds a good counselor to help her through her issues. She...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?
Replies: 40
Views: 2568

Re: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?

I'll agree to disagree about Chi-chi. Debating her mental state is a ridiculous waste of time and won't change her standing in either of our minds. You idolize her and I think she should be a case study. But I would like to offer a few counter points for the sake of perspective. Culture of arranged ...
by MisterFlashdude
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?
Replies: 40
Views: 2568

Re: Chi Chi: Should she have had more of a role in DB?

No... Chi-chi isn't a bitch for being over protective... Chi-chi is a psychotic bitch who is so desperate for man-meat that she seems to give her "heart" to any man she crosses in the street during her pre-teens. Let's not forget she was seconds away from fixing her obsession on Yamcha. Then in her ...
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Sticky Thread Clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Sticky Thread Clarification

VegettoEX wrote:I think you folks are looking for consistency and reasoning where there isn't any, and we just take it as it comes.
Well, that answers that. Thanks for the reply.
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Sticky Thread Clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Sticky Thread Clarification

The answer to the question "Why is this bit of niche fandom outlet different than any other niche fandom outlet and necessitates a constant presence at the top of the page"? No. No, I haven't seen that answer. Threads... get posts. If you stickied a "Dragonball Memes!" thread at the top, people wou...
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11237
Views: 723632

Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Again, read the thread. Your answer lies within. Look at how many different posts there have been already . It answers your question. Really, if you'd just read the thread first, see the posts, see the other comments, you'd have had all your answers and would have had no need to post. The answer to...
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11237
Views: 723632

Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Xyex wrote:I ask you, why shouldn't it be?
Your logic is back asswards, but I'll concede since I'm up against folks who'll do what they want regardless of the sense of it. Have fun with the postulating.
by MisterFlashdude
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11237
Views: 723632

Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Again, so there'll always be one place. So that when any newcomers who come along might want to share their numbers, we can say, "here, we have a single thread dedicated to it." It's stickied for the same reason the old "FanWorks Explosion" thread is; to remain a central one-stop-shop for a specifi...