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by Kunzait_83
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her
Replies: 50
Views: 825

Re: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her

Mark me down for Kuririn in this incarnation (23rd Budokai through Namek): https://i.imgur.com/gsuH4mf.png Tenshinhan (22nd Budokai through Saiya-jin), Piccolo (23rd Budokai through Boo), Muten Roshi (all of original DB and Z movie 2), Tao Pai Pai, and Freeza (the both in either their regular or cyb...
by Kunzait_83
Fri May 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?
Replies: 21
Views: 924

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

Indeed, Anime and manga in general has a very bad habit of being overly sympathetic to it's villains despite the fact that they are horrific mass-murderers because they have tragic back-story or the overrated value of moral ambiguity. (Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi are two of the biggest ...
by Kunzait_83
Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Toriyama have attachment to his works?
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Is Toriyama lazy?

Not only did Toriyama make two back-to-back culturally significant, landscape redefining, standard and trend setting magnum opuses that were trail-blazing phenomenons (where even some of the most gifted artists out there usually only have just the one in them), not only did he do this largely in his...
by Kunzait_83
Wed May 08, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

What's your stance regarding the idea that the dub(s) should have had a scene somewhere to just sit up and explain ki for westerners with no concept for it? Obviously Z isn't the place (or from another perspective, it badly needed one when it was skipped to), but it would have been a great scene ad...
by Kunzait_83
Tue May 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

Any good sources you could point me to on ki/chi? Ki/Chi/Qi's conceptual and cultural roots lie in both ancient Taoist and Buddhist spiritual beliefs and philosophical ideas. Ergo, the most direct, ground zero places to look in order to see for oneself how these concepts originally developed and ev...
by Kunzait_83
Tue May 07, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

I'm definitely using the second definition. Right, I gathered that much. :P And I think that might be where the root of some of the misunderstanding/miscommunication in this particular thread might be coming from. Regardless, I very much agree with what you're saying in regards to the second defini...
by Kunzait_83
Tue May 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

And magic is a thing besides Ki in Dragon Ball... Didn't Gohan break the latter down to others in DBO's story with a book? Yeah, there's actually an interesting way in which various forms of (much more latter day/modern) Wuxia media have over time come to differentiate Ki/Chi from "magic" in the We...
by Kunzait_83
Tue May 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

Why do you keep calling it "magic"? I think describing it in this way does a disservice to the entire concept of Ki as well as the series itself. It's already been stated how Ki is rooted in the natural and scientific sense, why dismiss it so easily? This is pretty misleading. While there is indeed...
by Kunzait_83
Mon May 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

The topic is about whether ki should be explained in excruciating detail to the audience or if Toriyama was justified in believing his audience was familiar enough with the concept he could take it as a given. While also bearing in mind the important point that Toriyama's audience was always, from ...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ki Mechanics
Replies: 53
Views: 1095

Re: Ki Mechanics

Dragon Ball isn't the academic undertaking that something like Naruto is. Naruto is a great many things: an "academic undertaking" (on like, ANY remote level or definition of the phrase whatsoever) is about as quintillions of lightyears removed from one of those things as anything can conceivably g...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Non-thread-worthy discussions
Replies: 3201
Views: 180111

Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

ABED wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:36 pm
How do you pronounce "wuxia"?
Cure Dragon 255 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:42 pm
I think its pronounced Woo-Shia. But I'm probably wrong.
Nope you're indeed correct: it's pronounced Woo-Shyah. X's in Romanized Chinese words are usually pronounced roughly similarly to how English pronounces "Sh".
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

I should also add the important point that hardly anywhere near close to ALL or even MOST college campus activists in any way fit the description that "SJW" is meant to apply to. There are an absolutely VAST number of college campus activists, the sizable majority of them overall I would say, who ar...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

While although I appreciate the effort applied to your post, all this term does is undermine left views. It has no business being used in any form and further usage and normalizing of the term strengthens the term to be used by the right and alt-right and make our pleas for social justice seem fool...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

Side-bar thought: Is it hypocritical of us to condemn Vic whilst still liking a product that is known for its abject and often outright disgusting treatment of sexual harassment? I'd hardly say that Dragon Ball is in any way mainly or primarily known for its horrible treatment of sexual harassment....
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

If only fandoms had their own de-radicalization programs... Not a joke: that's probably not terribly far from something that might just actually/potentially need to come to fruition, to one extent or another, at some point down the road when all's said and done. The 2010s have seen geek culture get...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

I mean, you are being a bit of an asshole about it, because I'm definitely aware of the "culture war" in the other aspects. After Charlottesville and especially Christchurch, it's naive to even think that memes are just memes and nobody could get hurt from it. In my mind, I was waiting to see when ...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

I've been lurking this thread like probably many others, and I wanted to say something honestly - the situation is actually kind of scaring me with how much people have been whipped into a frenzy. While I've seen some examples that some of the twitter trolls aren't even fans of Dragon Ball at all, ...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

It would be helpful for people to actually just get to the core of the issue instead of creating all these side distractions. Here's the core of the issue itself then (for the umpteenth fucking time): 1) Vic has a long, long list of women accusing him of sexual misconduct. This list extends back to...
by Kunzait_83
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

I think there's a big problem in terms of how we discuss these things due to the overwhelming general misunderstanding of labels. A LARGE chunk of that comes down to so many average people being not just policy-illiterate (since mainstream political news has largely been policy-averse since at leas...
by Kunzait_83
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 3997
Views: 166817

Re: Vic Mignogna

There is a difference in principle. Among the actual Democrat-voting demographic and who they choose to support or what they choose to spin? That line is fuzzy. Whether it be a cataclysmic knee-jerking from Donald Trump being elected or the regrettably obvious bias in that some people are mad they ...