Has your addiction to the franchise ever NEGATIVELY affected you?

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Has your addiction to the franchise ever NEGATIVELY affected you?

Post by Bagginses » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 pm

I probably know this is not the most fun topic to throw around, but I wanted to ask anyone here if your ''vice'' for the DB series has at any time in your life somehow negatively affected it? We as sort of geeks/nerds are always inclined to things like this, but we have to look out before the obsession goes too far. For example, my grades dropped a lot in the 8th grade because I used to watch too much Dragonball per day. :lol:

So what is your limit? (hope the aim of this OP is clear enough)
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Post by Anime Kitten » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:04 pm

Interesting topic, but I don't think so for me. Other than I annoy my brother when I talk about it, and I don't actually know much of anyone who likes it. :lol:
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Post by Tian » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:08 pm

Nope, the series didn't affect me in a negative way and I hope it never does.

By the way, I'd like to say I found this topic interesting.
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Post by floofychan333 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:14 pm

I wouldn't say I'm addicted but if I'm negatively affected by anyone it's the lack of people to talk to. I don't have many friends who like Dragon Ball but I'm really glad I'm on here so I can talk about it.
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Post by Neo-Makaiōshin » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:18 am

Dragon Ball? Never. Kanzenshuu? Yes, I spend too much time in the forum, whether it be lurking and reading threads or posting on them.
Lore is NOT story, and it never was, and you should stop spreading this nonsense.
Content is NOT substance.
Bunch of characters doing stuff do NOT make an esemble cast.
Secondary characters are secondary, they do NOT deserve or are entitled to having more screen time.
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Post by Alruneia » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:43 am

No way. Dragon Ball got me working on getting back into shape after I stopped playing football (that's soccer in America). Dragon Ball got me several new friends, both in real life and on the internet (one of which died only a few days before Super's first episode. He was looking forward to it so much, too. Miss you, buddy). I've been as much of a Dragon Ball geek as I can be for the last two-three years now and shit's never been better for me.
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Post by Lord Beerus » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:48 am

No. I love Dragon Ball but not to the extent where it would have an existential effect on my personality, finances, personal life etc.

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Post by JulieYBM » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:41 am

No. Hobbies have nothing to do with problems of behavior.
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Post by Soppa Saia People » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:49 pm

No. I like Dragon Ball, but I only read the manga when the Internet goes out and the last time I watched the anime, it was July. Dragon Ball isn't a hobbie for me any more, it's just something I like.
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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:56 pm

I have. I lost mah wife, mah kids and mah house!


...LOL.
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Post by Bagginses » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:52 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:I have. I lost mah wife, mah kids and mah house!


...LOL.
No trolling, this is a serious thread, please. :D

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Post by OmegaRockman » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:52 pm

I've lost sleep and procrastinated on college projects by working on DB related fandubs and maybe set myself back a bit financially by buying merchandise, though to be honest Power Rangers and Yugioh have done worse to my wallet. Other than that, not really.

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Post by Bagginses » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:54 pm

By the way, I edited the inital post to say 8th grade and not 7th grade. I made a mistake. :P

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:59 pm

Bagginses wrote:
Cure Dragon 255 wrote:I have. I lost mah wife, mah kids and mah house!


...LOL.
No trolling, this is a serious thread, please. :D
Its not trolling its an innocent joke. Because if not, nobody is going to say anything interesting.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 am
Enjoy unboxing crap :thumbup:. Your continued support for crap will give us more crap for many years to come! :clap:.
90sDBZ wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:44 pm
19 years ago I was rushing home from school to watch DBZ on Cartoon Network, and today I've rushed home from work to watch DBS on Pop. I guess it's true the more things change the more they stay the same. :lol:

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Post by Bagginses » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:03 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:
Bagginses wrote:
Cure Dragon 255 wrote:I have. I lost mah wife, mah kids and mah house!


...LOL.
No trolling, this is a serious thread, please. :D
Its not trolling its an innocent joke. Because if not, nobody is going to say anything interesting.
Are you implying my thread isn't interesting? Well, if so, there are a couple here who disagree with you, apparently. :D

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:14 pm

Ok that was rude of me, It IS an interesting thread and I do like it. I just felt the ice needed to be broken for people to relax and start opening up, Sorry Bag. I do like this thread and I didnt mean to start trouble, that's all.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 am
Enjoy unboxing crap :thumbup:. Your continued support for crap will give us more crap for many years to come! :clap:.
90sDBZ wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:44 pm
19 years ago I was rushing home from school to watch DBZ on Cartoon Network, and today I've rushed home from work to watch DBS on Pop. I guess it's true the more things change the more they stay the same. :lol:

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Post by ChronoTwigger » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:21 pm

Not directly.
I mean, I was really living the hype, when internet was 250k and I created a fanzine.
But what I found was my inner dark side. Killing dreams for the pleasure of.

You know, there was guys in my city that did everyday cospa, going to school or comic shops in orange suits (stolen by social services), with blue belts. Or people dressing as Trunks, with small jackets and similar stuff.

Everyday, you could end with a dialogue like that
Impersonator:-If I'll enrage beyond the limits, I could shoot fireballs from my hands.
Me:-No way kiddo.
Imp.:-I'll train hard and hard!
Me:-No way.
Imp.: But I mean: very harder!
Me:-Despite this fact is against nature, maybe moral and surely religion, you know how much calories you need to create a fire?
Imp.(very very very sad):-So... that's mean I cannot shoot fire from my hands?
Me: -Not much as you can fly.
Imp: -Don't joke on me! FLYING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

How much I hated those guys.
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Post by Captain Awesome » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:10 pm

Financially.

There's a few purchases that I made when I had some disposable income that I now regret.

There isn't a huge market for Daizenshuu 1-10 here in Australia :(.
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Post by fadeddreams5 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:27 pm

I once punched a kid square in the face in elementary school while pretending to be Majin Vegeta. True story.
"Dragon Ball once became a thing of the past to me, but after that, I got angry about the live action movie, re-wrote an entire movie script, and now I'm complaining about the quality of the new TV anime. It seems Dragon Ball has grown on me so much that I can't leave it alone." - Akira Toriyama on Dragon Ball Super

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Post by RedRibbonSoldier#42 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:50 pm

fadeddreams5 wrote:I once punched a kid square in the face in elementary school while pretending to be Majin Vegeta. True story.
He was hiding his SSJ3.

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