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by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

Nowhere in your entire argument have you once shown you have a fundamental understanding of the difference between a reveal and a retcon. That definition fits a reveal perfectly. How do you not see that? Reveal: Goku was always 12. The story chose not to tell you/mislead you. Later it gave you the ...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

I think filler is fine as long as its obvious they didn’t need time to stall. To me there’s a huge difference between good filler and bad filler. The Garlic Jr arc is a popular arc to crap on but it was, at least interesting on paper; an old enemy with a grudge against Gohan returns! And with an MI...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/4/19!)
Replies: 1970
Views: 207329

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/4/19!)

Fake Namek, Real Crabs - DBD TV: The Freeza Arc Part 1! Dragon Ball Dissection December begins again, and this year it's all anime! We begin with our look at filler, primarily from the first half of the arc. And I opened it with my first ever YouTube premiere. It was a lot of fun interacting with v...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

See, this is how I seem to differ from other people in regards to filler. And I can't really say this with any authority because I did not have this experience.* But it seems to me that if I was a kid in Japan and read the Dragon Ball manga regularly... it would be the filler I'd be more excited for...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

...I love you GafferTape, but what does any of this have to do with the topic of the thread? Well, I definitely mea culpa to that. You're absolutely right that it has nothing to do with the thread. But come on. Why single me out specifically when I neither started this conversation nor have contrib...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

Here's the problem with many terms, people misuse them all the time even if they should know better. Case in point, how many times are series revivals called reboots even by people in the media? If the new version of Swamp Things origins fit in seamlessly, it's not a retcon. Retcons shouldn't neces...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

I don't see how level of importance has any bearing on whether or not something qualifies for retroactive continuity. Retcon is not a value judgment. It's simply whether or not something was retroactively changed. Did Toriyama always intend Goku to get his age wrong? Then it's not retroactive contin...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

Goku's age is a retcon because it contradicts his previously established age. There's no reason not to believe Goku when he says he is 14. So then it's revealed that Goku was 12 the whole time, thus making it retroactive. It may not be a huge retcon, but still a retcon nonetheless. That's not what ...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

Roshi's story about the Dragon Balls doesn't really contradict the later mythology in my view, rumor or otherwise. Same with the God of Planet Vegeta. I agree with you on the Dragon Ball myth, but the "God of Planet Vegeta" story comes from a god who certainly knows the real story since he knows ex...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 1679

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

In the German Dub Dr. Briefs and Goku have the following conversation About the destroyed Pod: Dr. Briefs: "Not an easy Project, your Spacepod was in an lousy condition, not to say it´s debris was everywhere, however patching it together was a lot of fun to me, luckely the important Parts did stay ...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 396
Views: 15714

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

I'd be willing to give Ryuji-Otogi some benefit of the doubt. However, if you look at all of his posts in this thread and other threads like it, you see a ridiculously clear pattern of behavior: short, dismissive bait posts. He was obviously never interested in a debate or respectful difference of o...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 396
Views: 15714

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

You can have white privilege, not feel guilt about it and also not be an asshole. Heck, you can have those former two attributes and be an actually decent human being an ally to minorities. Ryuji-Otogi has nothing of substance to add to the discussion. He is specifically trying to bait people and w...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 396
Views: 15714

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

The issue that has made me ever so clearly angry has nothing to really do with whether things are 'better' or not. Yeah, technically, my chances of being left to bleed out after a random asshole cut off my penis and balls in a shopping mall bathroom is a little lower now than it would have been in ...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 396
Views: 15714

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

I've been following this thread but not contributing very much. However, the debate on whether or not this is a better time in history to be LGBT+ did pique my interest enough to weigh in. I do feel it's been a little too dismissively "throw the baby out with the bathwater." I can only speak from my...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 396
Views: 15714

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Does this have anything to do with Piccolo or Dragon Ball? There's PM for your excessive off topic rants Are you kidding me? This has everything to do with the topic at hand and does in fact mention both Piccolo and Dragon Ball on multiple occasions. Just because you can't be bothered to read it do...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?
Replies: 48
Views: 739

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

Has anyone here heard of the late, great Dwayne McDuffie's Tommy Westphall Grand Unification Theory? This discussion made me think of his essay. I won't reiterate it all here because it's long and there are entire sites dedicated to just how far it reaches, but his conclusion at the end of his essa...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?
Replies: 48
Views: 739

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

there must be some kernel of the newer property created in the older. that's the issue, conditioning related works to things besides sharing the same world. It's not really an "issue." It's simply what the word means: a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, der...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?
Replies: 48
Views: 739

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

I don't think it fits in this case. There is nothing in Dr. Slump that begets Dragon Ball (at least, not as far as I know). You could read the entirety of Dr. Slump and find hide nor hair of anything Dragon Ball-related. Dragon Ball is created entirely independently of Dr. Slump. Later on, they have...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DragonBall should do more with politics
Replies: 67
Views: 3429

Re: DragonBall should do more with politics

Raditz only did those things once his words couldn't reach and Goku took a combative stance. I'm not say the Saiyans were good people or anything. They were evil space pirates as I've said before but that's just their culture so who are we to judge them? That's Enma's job. Raditz wasn't asking for ...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DragonBall should do more with politics
Replies: 67
Views: 3429

Re: DragonBall should do more with politics

More like "Raditz fought Goku because he was an insolent little piece of shit". Raditz only tried to kill Goku when the latter and Piccolo both tried to kill him first which is when he decided he won't give him any more chances. At first, he was willing to talk things out but Goku adamantly refuses...