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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: 395
Views: 22191

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: 395
Views: 22191

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: 395
Views: 22191

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: 395
Views: 22191

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 5124

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: 5124

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...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 13541

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I wouldn’t describe the Future Trunks arc or the Tournament of Power arc as “laidback” or “fun-loving”. They were both fairly depressing for Dragon Ball. Sure, the anime version of Super did have some pretty lighthearted filler and slice of life episodes, but they don’t change the fact that somethi...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What specifically was wrong with Vic Mignogna’s take on Broly?
Replies: 122
Views: 16856

Re: What specifically was wrong with Vic Mignogna’s take on Broly?

It's been nearly 20 years, and you've never seen this in this form? I'm probably going to give you an aneurysm saying this, but this is unironically one of the most iconic scenes in all of Dragon Ball Z... In America, I mean. If you ask an American fan to point out one of Dragon Ball Z's biggest an...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 13541

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

BTW, thank you for calling it a revival and not a reboot. It bugs me when people mix up the two terms. I'm glad I'm not the only one. That has been a huge pet peeve of mine. And it's not just for revivals. It's also used in place of any remake, sequel, spinoff... everything! It drives me up the wal...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 13541

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

No. I wish it hadn't happened. At worst, the material has been either painfully boring or actively harmful to the overall narrative. At BEST, it's an inoffensive diversion. That's not to say there haven't been things I have liked (BoG, Yamcha manga, Jaco). But at no point has it ever caused me to go...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/19!)
Replies: 1993
Views: 218176

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 10/21/19!)

Did you make the Android 8 pictures? Well, I "made" it in the sense that I attached #8's head to #16's body. But I did not make either of those components, if that's what you're asking. I guess what I can be most proud of is that #8's head was facing the opposite direction in its original picture, ...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/19!)
Replies: 1993
Views: 218176

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 10/21/19!)

How to Fix a Future - Dragon Ball Dissection: The Cell Arc Part 18!

And here it is. The Cell Arc finally comes to an end. Trunks frees his future for good... it's fine. Nothing else happens to screw it up. We look back on the arc as a whole. And The Cell Arc takes its place in the scoring system.
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life
Replies: 50
Views: 6449

Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

This topic rather confuses me, especially given the follow-up posts the creator of the thread has made. Namely, it confuses me that the author asks whether people prioritize Dragon Ball over more important elements of real life (seemingly implying he is worried about this in his own life), and when ...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?
Replies: 128
Views: 21281

Re: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?

Those first 53 dubbed episodes were every bit Funimation's product as all the material with the in-house cast that followed it. If you hire someone to paint your house it's still your house, the painters are just hired guns. I almost quite literally spat out my cereal upon reading this because I us...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?
Replies: 34
Views: 5743

Re: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?

Thank you for sharing this. However, if I recall, this was bonus material in the tankobon. And that brings me to an important point too: if I need ancillary material to understand a story, the story is broken. Your story doesn't get credit for it if you don't put it in your story. God, even DB Minus...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?
Replies: 34
Views: 5743

Re: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?

When I saw BoG, I was totally on board with that part of the story. As has been said, Trunks is into her there, not the other way around. Clearly my memories of Super are a bit faded here because, well, the show's just not all that memorable. But I do seem to recall as the series went on, it went in...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/19!)
Replies: 1993
Views: 218176

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

It isn't exactly Dragon Ball Dissection, but I did put out a video discussing Dragon Ball Z season 3 in the U.S., as we've reached its 20th anniversary, and it's one of the more infamous turning points in dubbed DB history. It's in a similar vein to the video I made last year about my favorite edits...