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by Dr. Casey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?
Replies: 54
Views: 1561

Re: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?

I'd probably just stick to handshakes or quick pats on the shoulder with people I don't know, since the chances of anyone being made uncomfortable by those things will be slimmer. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable by overstepping their boundaries, but going "Can I hug you?" before a hug soun...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7581

Re: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters

Uh, okay. Relax. Still doesn't negate the broader point, since there's still plenty of manga scenes proving wrong Toriyama's own point. Could just be the general Japanese self-effacing, though.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7581

Re: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters

This topic has reminded me of a simple fact about Toriyama: he’s not good with including sentimentality or intimacy in his work. Even ignoring the fact that he has admitted to not being good at writing romance, the closest the series has gotten to truly being sentimental with him behind the wheel w...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku
Replies: 82
Views: 6213

Re: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku

Eh. Some tropes are dumb, some aren't. Some of the pages there like Early Installment Weirdness and Technology Marches On are genuinely very interesting reads.
by Dr. Casey
Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?
Replies: 208
Views: 4989

Re: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?

Sailor Moon had gay characters and aside from the lesbian sailor soldiers their gay characters were problematic af to be mild. Yeah, though Sailor Moon is pretty old by this point, at least as far as social issues regarding gay rights and tolerance and such is concerned. The anime started close to ...
by Dr. Casey
Sun May 12, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?
Replies: 208
Views: 4989

Re: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?

Something that I just remembered, but Toriyama has joked around with the premise that they seem too close to be friends, stating in an interview from 2010 (or at least it was posted about on Kanz around that time) that Tenshinhan's favorite food is jiaozi and Chaozu's favorite is tenshindon. :P
by Dr. Casey
Fri May 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?
Replies: 208
Views: 4989

Re: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?

On the topic of Chaozu's age: even if he was born the morning of the 22nd Budokai (which he wasn't :P), that would make him 30 by the series' end. And yeah, I generally think of Tenshinhan as asexual or at least very close to it. I could see 22nd Budokai being flustered if a girl came on to him aggr...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

did someone seriously just compare kiddie-groping to not liking the ending of ME3. The opposite, actually. I'm pretty sure he/she meant that in the sense of "If some people are still angry about something as trivial as the ending to a videogame close to 10 years later, something as important as the...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

Honestly, Mignogna has probably gained more "fame" from this scandal than he got from being a voice actor. My guess would be that after coming under this much hot water and entering the spotlight to this degree (I know there's been accusations in the past, but never an explosion that compares to thi...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you like DBZ to have less Movies and more filler episodes with their characters?
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Would you like DBZ to have less Movies and more filler episodes with their characters?

I wouldn't have wanted filler arcs that are adaptations of the movies, really, for the simple fact that I think filler arcs tend to be better than the movies (the 22nd Budokai filler was incredibly solid despite being short, and I adore both the lengthy training for the 23rd Budokai as well as the t...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 am
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?

I don't think of Goku as being a completely static character. I think I expressed my thoughts about as well as I can in this post from 10 years ago, so I'll paste it here. I agree that he's a very consistent character, but I wouldn't say he has no character development whatsoever. During the 25th Te...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it okay for Goku to be an divorcee?
Replies: 46
Views: 2163

Re: Is it okay for Goku to be an divorcee?

My take on Goku's feelings towards Chi-Chi are more charitable than the average. Do I think he's a lovestruck romantic? No, definitely definitely not. Do I think he holds any romantic feelings for her at all? Maybe, maybe not (though I'm leaning closer towards 'not'). Do I think he has any sexual fe...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

There are a lot of different sociopathic behaviors. Being a pedophile is not the only one kind of sociopathic behavior. There are also different levels of sociopathic behaviors. He maybe is a sociopath, that is a possibility. But until now, what with we have, he is not a pedo. "Sure, he touches lit...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

Just to throw something out there for people who dislike/hate the status quo in regards to sexual assault, there should be massive leaps forward in understanding of the human brain throughout the 2020s. There's multiple reasons for this, though one important one is a device from a company called Ope...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Tenkaichi Budokai Contestants Who Wasted Their Potential
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Tenkaichi Budokai Contestants Who Wasted Their Potential

I've always strongly felt that Chaozu vs. Tao Pai Pai should have been on-screen; given the minimal amount of involvement Chaozu has in the series, I don't think any opportunity to focus on him should have been passed over.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why do English-speaking fans belittle the non-FUNimation dubs?
Replies: 101
Views: 4742

Re: Why do English-speaking fans belittle the non-FUNimation dubs?

I'll give some cursory thoughts on the issue. I would make a distinction between how the themes are explored and the themes themselves. There are plenty of themes, including death, that apply to kids and adults. There seems to be an assumption that darker subject matter isn't for children. The bigg...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

Oh yeah, I'm sure Sonic Team and Sega know - pretty much the entire anime and videogame world knows by this point, this has been a highly publicized case. I'm not sure whether they plan to boot him, though.
by Dr. Casey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4822
Views: 235285

Re: Vic Mignogna

Can't say I can side with Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial. They both wouldn't shut the fuck up. They're just making things worse. This is yet another extremely disappointing, awful viewpoint and yet again goes back to the seemingly-never-ending explanation of why assault/abuse victims don't always rep...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

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

The world takes all kinds, so I'm not sure if any kind of character is technically unrealistic. I personally think that most people that are cruel, evil, or simply angry jerks are that way due to nurture moreso than nature, and that they could have been different people had they known different upbr...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: have you seen Alita : Battle Angel???
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: have you seen Alita : Battle Angel???

KBABZ wrote:Have I seen it? I worked on it!
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