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by Majin Buu
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

SHINOBI-03 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Back then the most toxic debate were canon, power levels and FUNimation's orange bricks.
Don't forget sub vs. dub. That one has been around FOREVER to the point where the American fanbase is kind of defined by it (and I would argue more so than other anime fandoms).
by Majin Buu
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2192

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.
by Majin Buu
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 719

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

DBZ Movie 12 and the Buu era in general, because one of the earliest clips of Japanese DBZ I ever saw (which was on Caster's site I believe) was Goku going Super Saiyan 3 against Janemba. This stems from the period in the late 90s through the early 2000s where I was finding out about the show throug...
by Majin Buu
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What's canon?
Replies: 63
Views: 4022

Re: What's canon?

I'm providing a reason some people, especially those new to the fandom, might want them to count. And I wasn't really talking about the movies in particular but rather why people like things in general to be "canon" and why canon is important to some people. This general mindset is what I'm respond...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What's canon?
Replies: 63
Views: 4022

Re: What's canon?

There is a certain satisfaction knowing something "counts" and will have repercussions going forward. This sounds to me like a failure to accept the nature of these movies as non-serial movies that weren't made to interact with the story proper in that way. It's like trying to fit a square peg in a...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What's canon?
Replies: 63
Views: 4022

Re: What's canon?

I like quite a few of the movies a lot, but that doesn't mean I need them to exist in the story proper, and I've never really understood this desire many fans have to force them to work as such when they clearly weren't designed to. What's wrong with just letting them be their own thing that exists ...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What's canon?
Replies: 63
Views: 4022

Re: What's canon?

That's why there's an if. You can't fit any of them without looking past some issues. Dead Zone for example fits between the Piccolo Jr and Saiyan arcs IF you look past Krillin meeting Gohan during the movie and forgetting about him in the Saiyan arc. That's of course assuming you don't take any of...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What's canon?
Replies: 63
Views: 4022

Re: What's canon?

sintzu wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:25 am

You can fit them within Z's story if you try hard enough (and look past some inconsistencies)
You're just proving the point that they can't fit if you have to "look past" the inconsistencies just to make it work.
by Majin Buu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

but you've generalized the characters to the point where most of the villains fit the profile. In that case they're both faux affably evil, another similarity. In addition to them both being dignified types that are very arrogant and boastful about their power and resort to sore loser tactics when ...
by Majin Buu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

I didn't say you said they were exactly the same. Good lord. My issue is you drew a parallel by making such a general statement which could apply to nearly every villain in Dragon Ball. Their motivations and goals do matter since otherwise the villains are all pretty much the same if you generalize...
by Majin Buu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

Fine but you are factually wrong. They don't have the same specific goals. Of course they seem the same if you generalize them. One wants to be an emperor, one wants to be the strongest. Again, you're refuting an argument I never made. I never said they were exactly the same. You keep zeroing in on...
by Majin Buu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2061

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

I think I could be mistaken but praytell. Do you think that the Japanese version would have been available at all had these fans not complained about it? Say whatever you want about Psaros but his Loud and Proud subbie fan club brought purist dissent to the fandom. Sure there is indeed precedent fo...
by Majin Buu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

The details are important. Freeza likes being the emperor. Cell doesn't give a shit about those sorts of things, he likes getting stronger and being stronger than others. He likes to fight as long as he ultimately wins. Freeza could do without ever throwing a punch. Yes, the two are not 100% the sa...
by Majin Buu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2061

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

Since the topic has shifted into talking about the original DBZ Uncensored (a testament to how irrelevant DBZU2 was). As I was going through the forum archives, I came across something interesting Herms said about Psaros: I do agree that he had good writing skills but was too extreme and unforgiving...
by Majin Buu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2061

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

Psaros could be hyperbolic and ranty, but he was witty and often had at least a little bit of his tongue in his cheek. He had just enough self-awareness to make all of that funny and endearing. DBZ Uncensored 2 had all of the rage of the original site but none of the charm or wit, so the net result...
by Majin Buu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

The details are important. Freeza likes being the emperor. Cell doesn't give a shit about those sorts of things, he likes getting stronger and being stronger than others. He likes to fight as long as he ultimately wins. Freeza could do without ever throwing a punch. Yes, the two are not 100% the sa...
by Majin Buu
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

ABED wrote:Cell loves winning fights. Freeza likes hurting people and living in luxury.
They both like hurting people.
by Majin Buu
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2061

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

No offence to GreatSaiyaman777, but that site was never anything more than a pale imitation of the original DBZ Uncensored so this is really no big loss. GSM777 was nowhere near as entertaining to read as Chris Psaros. Everyone helped contribute to where we are today with the fandom in terms of fait...
by Majin Buu
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

Cell is more like Vegeta than Freeza. He wants ultimate power and wants to test it against others to show how much of a better fighter he is. Freeza doesn't seem to care as much about the fighting aspect. Yes, Freeza doesn't care so much about fighting, but he does get off on being the most powerfu...
by Majin Buu
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?
Replies: 88
Views: 4447

Re: Super Boo: The worst form of a main villain ever?

So Freeza is also a watered-down Vegeta when he was a villain? Not really, because Freeza's core character trait was different enough to make him feel distinct from Saiyan arc Vegeta in spite of any similarities he shared with that version of Vegeta. Cell in contrast doesn't have much in the way of...