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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: 8992

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: 10873

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: 8992

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: 8992

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 12/4/19!)
Replies: 1970
Views: 206934

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 12/4/19!)
Replies: 1970
Views: 206934

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: 4676

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: 13759

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: 4084

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: 4084

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 12/4/19!)
Replies: 1970
Views: 206934

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...
by Gaffer Tape
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 3406

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

Except that I don't think it has proven that point. 4 and 11 keep coming up constantly, and even your last sentence is good evidence of my point. Sometimes I feel I should never make conciliatory gestures towards you because you seem to take it as a "gotcha" moment. My last sentence was indeed conc...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 3406

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

Cursed Lemon wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 am
I'm gonna go ahead and need a source on M10 being "fresh" and going off-formula.
I already gave an actual example, so I'm gonna need more than a snarky, dismissive remark before I believe you're not acting in bad faith and are actually worth my time to engage.
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 3406

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

It's obvious that by 10 and 11, Koyama was sick of the formula and decided to go as far away from it as possible. I'll take formula over boredom, an overexposed villain, and seawater any day of the week. How does rehashing a villain for the third time feel fresh? Because the villains are always, al...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 3406

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

Geez, I like both Z 10 and 11. It's definitely Z 7 and RoF that are the absolute bottom of the barrel as far as I'm concerned. 7 is formulaic trash, where practically nothing exists except to satisfy the beats in the established formula that were already stale by the time this came along. Kuririn do...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense

In regards to your specific examples, there certainly were things to piece together, like who Karin was and why he lived in this tower that was really high in the air but below this other floating structure. The nature of Kami and Piccolo would be danced around a few times in the first two seasons b...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/4/19!)
Replies: 1970
Views: 206934

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

Goku Attracts Bad Guys? - Dragon Ball Dissection: The Cell Arc Part 17! Cell destroys himself, but he's bad at it, so Gohan has to destroy him too. Afterwards, the gang use the Dragon Balls for a hard rest, but Goku no longer approves of the status quo. Are his reasons thoughtful and thematically a...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I have the 2019 printing of DB Ch 1-16! What should I check?
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: I have the 2019 printing of DB Ch 1-16! What should I check?

Looks like they walked back some censorship. I have a first printing, and Oolong had the "feel her up" line.
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0474 (14 July 2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: Episode #0474 (14 July 2019)

Episode #0474! Mike and Meri time travel twenty years into the past to relive "Captain Ginyu - Assault" on home video. "Season Three" officially begins with a new voice cast and new musical score, but how does this fit into the larger Dragon Ball fandom at the time? Tune in as our collective trauma...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11803
Views: 600966

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

return and revenge of cooler are actually like really silly titles How are they silly beyond the name of the character? Given he said they were confusing, I'm assuming he means the often-touted complaint that *both* of them sound like sequels. "Return" and "Revenge" are two of the most common words...