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by Kunzait_83
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2038

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

In Dragon Ball fandom of the early through mid-90s, Power Levels were INSANELY apocryphal, at best. They in NO way dominated the discourse around the series NEARLY to the extent that they did, hell even by the late 90s, much less today. This is something that ought to be hammered home, especially w...
by Kunzait_83
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2038

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

In my experience with this fandom, sub vs. dub debates are the ones that tend to get toxic. Power scaling debates typically amount to little more than obnoxious fan wanking. Pretty much this. Power level debates (the majority of the time) don't have people throwing insults at one another, unlike su...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

Ohhh, that voice acting did NOT age well. Implying it was in any which way acceptable at the time in 1999. It was not. :P We actually had examples of good voice acting back then too, and further prior. Point of reference for myself: up to this point, during the Saban-era run, while I definitely dis...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2038

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

:roll: Not everything is because of the dub. Jesus. Funimation wasn't the one who put out a guidebook with all the power levels up to Freeza. I'm going to assume you're referring to the Daizenshuu there. Huge difference of context being: at the time the Daizenshuu were being released (largely in 19...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2038

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

Given that Power Scaling - as we've known it in fandom for the better part of a bit over 20 years now - grew largely out of a combination of the FUNimation dub's wonky presentation along with the average post-dub Western fan's general complete ignorance of Eastern martial arts fantasy concepts inher...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

Hell, I'm a dub fan whose been on the online fandom since 2001 and I don't recall anybody caring about that line until the video. So its not JUST me then right? Good, just wanna make sure I'm not losing my marbles (any more than normal) here. :lol: Cause yeah: I've NEVER heard about this line being...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

First off, I send you my condolences for your brother. :( Might not mean much coming from a random guy on the internet, but I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. Gonna second this sentiment first and foremost above all else. As someone who's lost their share of close friends and loved one...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

It's a well delivered line reading. It sticks out and I could argue that it crystalizes what the general public thinks of DBZ - testosterone driven, over the top, loud, screaming, strong dudes about to throw down. There are plenty of dumb or even dumber dub lines but I don't think any of them sum u...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

I'm not even sure what your issue is with the line. It's not a dumb line. It's a great over the top delivery that just seemed to take on a life of its own. I don't have "an issue" with the line itself. I don't give two shits about Power Levels, so I don't even remotely care that they got the number...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

I've been a fan just as long and while there were no memes back then, the line was very popular. I'd argue that's the reason it caught on years later after youtube was created - it was already popular but not as well seen due to the whole Ocean dub distribution issue. If that's indeed the case, tha...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

I've been eyeball deep in DB fandom for over 25+ years, and I literally have ZERO memory whatsoever of "Over 9000!" being in any which way a thing at any point prior to that dumbfuck Youtube video going viral. I'm almost tempted to call anyone claiming that line was any kind of "inside joke" among f...
by Kunzait_83
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8790

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

And I've just written an essay about why Over 9,000 exists. I don't know what's more genuinely and sincerely adorable/endearing to me: that you just earnestly tried to mount an intellectual defense of effectiveness of the humor in the "Over 9000!!!" meme (complete with a reference to Dadaism), or t...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How was FUNimation able to afford all that licensed band music back in the day?
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: How was FUNimation able to afford all that licensed band music back in the day?

I feel one aspect is the popularity of fan videos around about then that often mashed in real music with the show. We know it influenced the choice of music to replace GT, so maybe it also influenced the movie dubbing? GT's dub music had a bit more of a hip hop edge to it than it did Nu Metal. I do...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4828
Views: 235697

Re: Vic Mignogna

You're operating without acknowledging why people stick to the internet as they do: social anxiety, PTSD and other disabilities. When did I not acknowledge those things? I've been talking almost non-stop about social anxiety and depression all throughout these various posts. I even said this earlie...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?

Every single other issue with it aside, how does The Final Chapters handle the Buu saga by comparison? I haven't really watched the Kai version of the Boo arc, so I can't speak to it. My Kai experience is more with the Saiya-jin through Cell portion, and as far as those arcs go, I think by and larg...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4828
Views: 235697

Re: Vic Mignogna

The problem here is that the right is better at marketing than the left is. They insert themselves into corners of the internet ripe with young minds, like gaming and 4chan and then hide their bigotry in 'irony' and 'sarcasm'. This is all totally correct. However, one of the crucial pieces of conte...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4828
Views: 235697

Re: Vic Mignogna

It's too late/not a good idea for me to attempt socializing in the "real world" outside of school/work. Anyway if you recall the "hipster" movement from the early 2010's, you would remember that it was heavily mocked; especially in online nerd/geek circles. It was basically the forerunner to the "s...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?

Gonna second jjgp above me: this is really only an issue in the Boo arc of the manga. The manga from its very first chapter all the way up through most of the Cell arc is paced more or less PERFECTLY a lot of the time. The manga's Boo arc though is WAY too rushed and way too abbreviated for various ...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4828
Views: 235697

Re: Vic Mignogna

The problem most people have with the term "toxic masculinity" is that a distinction between it and normal masculinity is very rarely drawn. It's quite common to see posts online mocking male orientated pastimes or interests, or even traditional masculine aesthetics such as beards or even certain c...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?
Replies: 54
Views: 1569

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

But it was as expected I suppose ? PC + Social Media + SJW have made a lot of people scared to act normally. PROTIP: If your definition of "acting normally" consists of suddenly and without warning hugging, kissing, groping, bodily rubbing up against, and soliciting the phone numbers of most every ...