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by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

If you don't take into consideration the entirety of the work, your opinion is worthless. But I did take into consideration the entirety of the work. What about the portion of the story that's literally a gag manga? So you admit that it's a "portion". What about the arcs that are adventures with he...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Am I The Only DB Fan Who Likes Jiren?
Replies: 43
Views: 1804

Re: Am I The Only DB Fan Who Likes Jiren?

I think he looks cool.
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

If someone asked me if I thought DB was funny, I would say yes. Your answer is just that. Your answer. It's not the answer. If someone asked if it was dark, I would say "there are darker stretches, but overall, it's a fairly light hearted, silly show with a lot of action". It's wrong to say it's "f...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Does DBS Have Replay Value Comparable To DB/DBZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: Does DBS Have Replay Value Comparable To DB/DBZ?

I've been rewatching DBS via the dubbed version, and I feel overall far less excited for it.
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

ABED wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:22 pm

Why wouldn't you include the rest of the story as part of your argument?
Because I also don't do that to label DB as funny. And neither do you, for that matter. So I say, keep the criteria consistent (or better yet, nonrestrictive) for all offhand adjectives.
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: If Ki Increases In Density As Fighters Continue To Train & Grow...
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: If Ki Increases In Density As Fighters Continue To Train & Grow...

Are you expecting ki to generate gravity or inertia? Since it's basically a made up phenomenon, we can say it doesn't do these things simply because it doesn't.

Although, it does seem like it can grant people inertia at times.
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

ABED wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:24 pm

Your argument doesn't.
Yes it does. It's just that my criteria isn't as demanding as yours.
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Depends on the context. If I agree, like in the case of Breaking Bad being funny, I'm less inclined to ask why. And if you disagree? If you say DB if hilarious, I don't think you'll get much push back. And interestingly enough, it's also only "funny" in portions, just like its dark element. Yet, th...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Neo-Makaiōshin wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Melee_Sovereign wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Do you need that "thesis" be proven?
If you claim something (thesis) the burden of proof falls on you.
Seriously? What proof is needed to simply saying a show is funny?
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

A thesis is just a point you're trying to prove! I assume saying "Breaking Bad is funny" is the thesis. Do you need that "thesis" be proven? If your argument amounts dropping a lot of context or doesn't take into account the full scope of the story, then I can safely say you don't have an informed ...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Please stop getting hung up on the word. It just means your point. I chose thesis because I didn't think you'd get hung up one particular usage of the word. Guess what analyses have? A thesis - a point they are trying to make, even if in a brief form like a post in an internet forum. I didn't mean ...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Yes, thesis, as in thesis statement that you would put at the beginning of a research paper, essay (short or long), or in this case, a post. Thesis just means statement you intend to prove, so it's apt. There's also no need to put "thesis" in quotes. In this case, your thesis is "DBZ is fairly dark...
by Melee_Sovereign
Thu May 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

DB is about Goku and stories reflect their main character. What the hell would Toriyama be saying by having an upbeat character who's constantly pushing his limits and achieving his goals if he's telling a defeatist, dark, cynical tale? What actual evidence do you have support your thesis that DB i...
by Melee_Sovereign
Wed May 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I would never call DB gloomy or pessimistic. There are darker stretches in the story but it's overall upbeat. Much of what is construed as darkness is naturally what happens when a story ratchets up the tension, but it's not the overall feel of the world. The world is much more upbeat and hopeful. ...
by Melee_Sovereign
Wed May 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

This is hardly me going out of my way. I would wonder what would lead someone to get the impression that DB is dark or what they even think dark means. I noticed you wrote DBZ and not DB. While even calling DBZ dark is generous, calling it DBZ and not DB is telling. If you don't take into account t...
by Melee_Sovereign
Wed May 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Well I was kind of making the point there that its goofiness adds contrast. I don't think its goofiness takes away from its darkness. On the contrary, it accentuates it. This might be because it's rarely ever dark and silly at the exact same time. I was partly being facetious, but the weird poop th...
by Melee_Sovereign
Tue May 28, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Well I was kind of making the point there that its goofiness adds contrast. I don't think its goofiness takes away from its darkness. On the contrary, it accentuates it. This might be because it's rarely ever dark and silly at the exact same time.
by Melee_Sovereign
Tue May 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

What does that mean?
by Melee_Sovereign
Tue May 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11633
Views: 544741

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I dunno, I think I'd still say that the Dragon Ball franchise as a whole, can pass for at least fairly dark and serious. The goofy comedy aspect of it actually adds more contrast.
by Melee_Sovereign
Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the relationship between Goku and ChiChi sexist?
Replies: 29
Views: 989

Re: Is the relationship between Goku and ChiChi sexist?

Semi-irrelevant, but is it me or does it seem like Chi-Chi and 18 want opposite things in their husband? Unlike Goku, Krillin is perfectly content, and even desires, to give up martial arts, settle down, and have a normal job. But 18 harps on to him about being a wimp and a weakling. It's like Goku ...