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by Dr. Casey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away
Replies: 46
Views: 1004

Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Eh. 84 is old, but not so old that he couldn't have had a few more good years left. I'd be more inclined to agree with that sentiment if he was in his 90s. 84 isn't heartbreakingly young obviously, but it does make me think "That's a bummer. It would have been entirely possible to get in five (or m...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away
Replies: 46
Views: 1004

Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Eh. 84 is old, but not so old that he couldn't have had a few more good years left. I'd be more inclined to agree with that sentiment if he was in his 90s. 84 isn't heartbreakingly young obviously, but it does make me think "That's a bummer. It would have been entirely possible to get in five (or mo...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 637074

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Nah, Bulma is definitely supposed to be speaking for the audience in the "Why not just kill Dr. Gero?" scene. The character that doesn't operate by Wuxia logic, but goes by the same common sense real world moral code that most actual people would. Bulma's really only vain and selfish during early Dr...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball rewatch, week 1 - DB episodes 1-5
Replies: 89
Views: 1536

Re: Dragon Ball rewatch, week 1 - DB episodes 1-5

Goku vs. the wolves is great. Well-directed, good atmospheric nighttime setting, and it's of course neat to start the series off with something as relatively grounded and down-to-earth as a fight against a bunch of wolves, given what Dragon Ball would evolve into. And of course, here in episode 2, t...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5370
Views: 338584

Re: Vic Mignogna

There's a MediEvil remake? I loved those games. MediEvil 2 was brutal, but in a (mostly) fair way that made it really enjoyable.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 2891

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

The only circumstance in which Goku's knowledge or lack thereof would be relevant to this conversation is if Toriyama originally wrote 14 purposely for Goku be wrong. I will agree with MasenkoHA (and in fact, I said it in my earlier post) that we don't know for certain how this change came to be. W...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?
Replies: 39
Views: 1447

Re: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?

For anime specifically, anidb is a great resource. That's a link to the Spring 1961 anime season, filtered so that only TV series are displayed (you can of course edit the Filter to show movies, OVAs, etc if you'd like). From there you can toggle through the seasons, which display the series that ai...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?
Replies: 39
Views: 1447

Re: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?

Whoops, that should read "Is Toei's way of doing things typical for Japanese scripted TV programs?" Not at all, or at least not during the 2000s and 2010s. Long runners like Dragon Ball Super, One Piece, Precure, and so on make up a very small, single-digit percentage of the overall anime landscape...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 25145

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

XanatosVanBadass wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I mean I hope I didn’t come across as calling anyone out. I wasn’t going for a dick measuring contest on anime cred. Just prefacing my OWN personal experience and observations. Sorry if it came out that way.
Nah, I didn't take it that way. Nothing wrong with your post at all.
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 25145

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

I don’t entirely agree with Kunzait’s interpretation of the otaku/anime fandom having been infiltrated by the alt right as if they were EVER (in general term) sweet loving people who weren’t bitter misogynists and racists. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been into anime for longer than most here and have...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 25145

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Kendamu is the coolest person ever. Spending a full day with her and Ryan was so much fun. I can't wait to go back to California to hang out with her again someday. She was so patient with me and my fumbling around. Next time we meet I'll be in girl mode for sure! Also, Mike: that was a nice book t...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?
Replies: 48
Views: 1042

Re: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?

Gaffer Tape wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:37 am
Steve Urkel, for crying out loud, guest starred in Full House, and those shows are in no way even remotely connected in a spinoff sense.
When I read the first two words of the sentence, I thought it was leading up to saying that Steve Urkel made a cameo in Dragon Ball. I am disappoint.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Personal Issues With Dragon Ball GT
Replies: 55
Views: 1008

Re: Personal Issues With Dragon Ball GT

Completely agreed with this. One thing I always liked and respected about Dragon Ball was that it never engaged in "Anything unnatural is wrong!"-style sophistry. GT's reversal of this isn't something that really stained my opinion of the series (my feelings towards which are mixed but leaning negat...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball Minus seem unlike Toriyama to anyone else?
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Does Dragon Ball Minus seem unlike Toriyama to anyone else?

A creator in the present is always gonna be different from how they were 2 decades ago, which means different kinds of stories. Yep, this. People change. Some people might find this particular example of change disappointing (I wouldn't know because I've never read Dragon Ball Minus), but it's not ...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 45
Views: 4392

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

Kunzait is right that the Internet was pretty mainstream by 1996 because you had 20 million American had access to the Internet back in 1996 . Sure, you had dial up and the websites that we have now did not exist at the time (Youtube, Twitter, etc). However, people still use the Internet to look up...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 15735

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I'd like to know how you came to the idea that he's one of the most popular villains, and we're not talking about a relatively new series. We're talking about a series that lasted for 10 years several decades ago, took a long break and picked up decades later. Does no one else find it weird that an...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Getting Rid of VHS Fansubs
Replies: 8
Views: 3544

Re: Getting Rid of VHS Fansubs

You sure you want to? That sounds like something with a lot of historical and sentimental value, and one or two boxes in a storage shed could probably cover them.
by Dr. Casey
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vegeta is a sapiosexual right?
Replies: 44
Views: 10045

Re: Vegeta is a sapiosexual right?

Vegeta is pretty dumb so finding a smarter woman shouldn't be too hard. Only Marron and maybe Lunch are dumber than him. I think Vegeta is oftentimes foolish, but he's not a stupid person. Blue-haired Lunch is genuinely dim. I would say that Blonde Lunch might be smarter than Vegeta, though - she's...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 25145

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

LGBTQIA+ isn't really bad, but... eh. I don't know. It's long enough that it could inspire mockery from the type of crowd that grasps at straws to attack the LGBT+ demographic. Debate and bickering surrounding the name could, up to a certain point and at certain times, overshadow conversation regard...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 25145

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

It's ill-advised to tell intersex and asexual folk that they're going to make the community sound silly. All I said is that the length of the abbreviation looks silly. I never said anything at all about intersex people or asexual people themselves, who I advocate for as much as any other non-cis, n...