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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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 2947

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: 1113

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: 1113

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: 397460

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: 397460

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: 397460

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 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243450

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: 10653

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...
by Zephyr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could The Entire Z-Senshi(Freeza & Broly too) Take On An Angel?
Replies: 40
Views: 10653

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

theherodjl wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:58 pm
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?
by Zephyr
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 6458

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

It has always amused me that some forumites complain about fans wanting to know who's stronger than who in a series that's focused almost solely on fighting, a series whose protagonist cares about becoming stronger more than literally anything else. "Power scalers" are more in-tune with what the se...
by Zephyr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 397460

Re: Vic Mignogna

Let me get this straight, H'huck Cuber is a fundie, Mic Vignogna is a fundie, Fukunaga is a fundie and associates with big-name fundies like Vignogna and Sick Rantorum and they all work together at the company producing for a cartoon that Fukunaga had to beg his Kamen Rider producer uncle to use hi...