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by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 269
Views: 3590

Re: GT and misogyny

I say it was a Ross/Rachel situation. THEY WERE ON A BREAK!!!!!!
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Right, but those avenues are unnecessary and, frankly, unethical. Fan artists still exist. They make their own works based on the works they like and sometimes they sell it for profit. Much of the discourse in this argument has been based around the idea that artists should be rewarded for their ef...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Dragon Ball doesn't belong to me. I watch it and form thoughts on it. It's Akira Toriyama's concepts and creations, and we're nothing more than an audience to it. I am, as James Todd Smith would put it, only a customer. Dragon Ball belongs, in part, to Toyotarou now, who was just a customer as you ...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

The "intellectual property," when a work of art is turned into a commodity to be bought, sold and shared around, is out there in the ether. The knowledge about the story of Dragon Ball and the character of Son Goku et all belongs to you and I, as well as Toriyama. He may be privy to the finer detai...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

In this case though they aren't selling something physical. They are selling the use of the idea. But it's not a good comparison because the cake is just THAT cake, not an idea. You're free to do whatever you want to your copy of whatever book you own, but you aren't free to take the story, publish...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

I'm sorry, that's a major leap. Your right to an intellectual property and the money that comes from it has absolutely nothing to do with how people choose to interpret it. It's shit that YOU created with your hard work and mind, and what people think of it doesn't actually change that.
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Right. You create something, you're entitled to money from every last thing that comes from it that doesn't fall under fair use. If somebody wants to make a whole work based off your property a simple "acknowledgment" doesn't cut it.
by jjgp1112
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

But one could say Shakespeare's method of making Romeo & Juliet was already ethically dubious and possibly a justification for strict copyright laws to begin with. I would imagine in the 20th/21st century, Arthur Brooke's poem would've existed in relative obscurity, Shakespeare would've copied it wh...
by jjgp1112
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

I mean there's a big difference between ripping off someone's general storylines and themes and incorporating it into your story, and outright using another property's footage and characters by name and appearance. Most of the past fiction you're metioning was of the former nature, and that's still ...
by jjgp1112
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 269
Views: 3590

Re: GT and misogyny

Like, guys, its okay to enjoy problematic material while also wanting fiction to do better. You don’t need to perform Olympic level mental gymnastics to explain how the writing in GT (or really Dragon Ball in general) wasn’t sexist because Pan had more screen time than a bunch of male characters be...
by jjgp1112
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?
Replies: 704
Views: 14053

Re: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?

Being good at something, even great, doesn't mean you can teach. Teaching is a separate skill Before the Cell Game Gohan has never used the Kamehameha before, he only relied on Masenko. There is nothing that implies that Gohan knew how to use the Kamehameha. Gohan then taught Goten how to do the Ka...
by jjgp1112
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 269
Views: 3590

Re: GT and misogyny

I think several of the people in this thread have adequately pointed out the problems that are very much there and the negative attitudes they (intentionally or not) play into. You come off like you flat out don't care about these issues because they don't affect you; and since they don't affect yo...
by jjgp1112
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?

Because a lot of American Dragon Ball fans basically treat the series like some mix of pro wrestling and card games, and are so obsessed with their stupid power level flow charts and formulas that they lack any creative imagination and are more interested in the fights than what progresses the stor...
by jjgp1112
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?

The franchise spends more than one arc telling us that measuring power levels is useless and can literally blow up on your face, so I just don't see any reason to partake in this kind of debate. That said, people really enjoy arguing about them. I guess it keeps the discussion going and that's a go...
by jjgp1112
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: In a fighting series, why is it problematic to discuss the power-scaling of the characters?

Because a lot of American Dragon Ball fans basically treat the series like some mix of pro wrestling and card games, and are so obsessed with their stupid power level flow charts and formulas that they lack any creative imagination and are more interested in the fights than what progresses the story...
by jjgp1112
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Black history month: Who is your favorite black DB character?
Replies: 40
Views: 1043

Re: Black history month: Who is your favorite black DB character?

If you talk to black DB fans they're probably way more likely to favor Vegeta, yeah. The whole "Goku's a bad father" thing is an even bigger running gag amongst us, at least from what I've seen.

(I've even seen people go as far as calling Goku a coon :lol: )
by jjgp1112
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

They sound exactly the same. It can't be a coincidence. But actually, I didn't even realize DBZA Frieza predates Kai Frieza. i mean kuriboh's freeza is more or less just a more masculine version of newstones/young's voice for him, and ayres' voice is kind of the same deal but ehh, there's a lot mor...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

20 million views? Ugh. Now I'm sad. But 20 million views isn't 20 million fans. Excuse me as I vomit. It's left a mark on the fandom, but not the audience, and they are the ones that matter the most. Even the FUNimation dub of Kai seemed to be influenced by them to a degree. A few lines is hardly a...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Sure, noticable. As in I notice the youtube comment sections littered with dumb lines from the show. But you make it sound significant. People have this not altogether correct view that opinions on the net are reflected in the real world. And I honestly doubt the impact you attribute to them, like ...
by jjgp1112
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2578

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

I've heard Abridged frequently brought up in real life and when DBZ is randomly mentioned on non-Dragon Ball online platforms, Abridged references are soon to follow.