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by Zephyr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.

I've been a fan of the anime since 1999, and since 2003 became more focused on the video games. During that time I caught a few chapters of the manga here and there, but it never particularly interested me. But since joining the forums and getting back into the anime (and switching to the Japanese a...
by Zephyr
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

1. Discussion of works of art without some application of aesthetic theory is ultimately a waste of time. Everyone has better things to do (like brushing up on aesthetic theory before discussing art), and too little time to do them all. Concepts like "art reflects the artist" and "genres are lineage...
by Zephyr
Sun May 31, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 28282
Views: 1959607

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

Bold of this man to just remake the Movie 9 special in the main comic.
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

The idea that he spent 10 years of setting up the story for this punchline is inherently absurd. I know for a fact that I've said this several times, but I could maybe say, one more time , that I am not suggesting that Toriyama was planning this . I'm saying that, whether intended or not, it comes ...
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

I get I'm probably way too in my feelings about this, but it just feels disrespectful to art to be this focused on whether art "looks good." Most art throughout history has looked like complete ass if we use present day sensibilities. I mean, that was only one part of my post. And I'm not talking a...
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

Yeah, I'm not buying this idea that Toriyama's grand plan all along was to make this serious story for a couple of years and then make fun of it to own the readers. That's a Tavarano-level take. What really happened was a burned out author retreating to his Dr. Slumpian roots as he threw shit at th...
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

ABED wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:14 pm
That's your inference
This is correct.
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

One Piece, though? Really meticulous world-building is cute, but every amateur Dungeon Master engages in it, myself included. It's not novel. It's not interesting by itself. It's certainly not a substitute for anything else. Just because it's given life on a page with really bad art doesn't really ...
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

I think Dragon Ball went on just long enough to organically grow from a simple comedy story into a simple action story, all while building up a sufficiently predictable and self-serious story pattern so as to have a nice rug to pull out from under the readers. It's a comedy story that uses a very ex...
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

MasenkoHA wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Again, that’s a laughably bad comparison. 1 page on a book=/= one 20 minute television episode. At all.
Look, man, sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to read a single page, alright?
by Zephyr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 4403

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

Kokonoe wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:42 am
It's remained consistent the entire time.
Wait, so it stays this bad the whole way through?
by Zephyr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot be the definitive way to experience Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 32
Views: 1425

Re: Will Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot be the definitive way to experience Dragon Ball Z?

The defin itive way? What defin ed Dragon Ball Z was....Dragon Ball Z. And what defin ed Dragon Ball Z's story was not Dragon Ball Z, but, rather, the Weekly Shonen Jump serialization of Dragon Ball, the comic. Using a game's recounting of a story as a substitute for the actual story is like using ...
by Zephyr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot be the definitive way to experience Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 32
Views: 1425

Re: Will Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot be the definitive way to experience Dragon Ball Z?

The defin itive way? What defin ed Dragon Ball Z was....Dragon Ball Z. And what defin ed Dragon Ball Z's story was not Dragon Ball Z, but, rather, the Weekly Shonen Jump serialization of Dragon Ball, the comic. Using a game's recounting of a story as a substitute for the actual story is like using a...
by Zephyr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 442615

Re: Vic Mignogna

As clearly demonstrated, while there's certainly some decent percentage of naive, clueless FUNimation dub stans who are obsessively loyal to Vic at play in this (and they're playing the dutiful role of Useful Idiots), a LARGE bulk of this at its centeral core has little to nothing to do with any re...
by Zephyr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 442615

Re: Vic Mignogna

Quoting Google: Soy is a phytoestrogen, or a plant based estrogen. It contains two isoflavones, genistein and daidzein, which act like estrogen (the female sex hormone) within the body. Because estrogen plays a role in everything from breast cancer to sexual reproduction, this is where most of the s...
by Zephyr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 442615

Re: Vic Mignogna

Fionordequester wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:39 pm
this event has done damage to malicious parties
Fionordequester wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:39 pm
...their properties are not in good hands.
I mean, these two assertions are true. Just not in the ways intended by the Kiwi. :lol:
by Zephyr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 7/6/20!)
Replies: 2054
Views: 258955

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 9/2/19!)

I agree that Goku's excuse of attracting bad guys is a flimsy one. Indeed, he makes everything safer, he pacifies and domesticates his enemies, making them less threatening, and by extension, less challenging. That's exactly why running away to fight dead people is his only way to stay engaged and g...
by Zephyr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could The Entire Z-Senshi(Freeza & Broly too) Take On An Angel?
Replies: 40
Views: 12222

Re: Could The Entire Z-Senshi(Freeza & Broly too) Take On An Angel?

Say Whis was under orders from Daishinkan to test the full might of his universe's best fighters by threatening to destroy it, could all of the strongest, smartest, and most experienced fighters of Earth as well as Broly & Freeza be able to stop Whis? What would be funnier? A fly marrying a bumbleb...