Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

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Re: Does Dragon Ball takes priority

Post by Neo-Makaiōshin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:42 pm

Paulo Gabriel wrote:
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Why always that f*cking question? I assume anyone who writes more than 10 lines about the Broly movie is clinically obsessed...
What's the logic behind that (by that reasoning a critic writing an average length review makes them clinically obsessed)? What's so allien about the concept of someone being clinically healthy and having nuance enough opinions that need more than 10 lines to be expressed?
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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by KBABZ » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:14 pm

Guys just don't post in here. It's just Paulo trying to bait us so he can say "dude ur crazy and obssessed and weird stop it". There's no other point to this thread.

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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by Gaffer Tape » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:23 pm

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 people respond in the negative, he appears to belittle them out of disbelief. I could definitely be misinterpreting this, but it just feels rather "bad faith" to me I'm sorry to say. On the surface, it looks like a request for assistance, which is how I interpret a lot of the early responses in trying to deliver. But the reciprocating attitude just seems counterproductive to getting people's advice. "Maybe they're just crazy and obsessed?" Yeah, doesn't seem like a great way to interact with your fellow fans.

Because of that, it makes me feel like the thread was more of a cry for validation. But when others failed to "validate" and instead presented their assertions of a more balanced life, the topic author started dragging everyone else down with these counterarguments that anyone posting on a forum like this *has* to be "clinically obsessed"? It feels like he's projecting. Otherwise, I don't really get the point of basically saying, "Nuh-uh. You're more obsessed than I am!"

I just don't see the need to be so seemingly hostile and finger-pointing. I'm glad you got your driver's license. And as I hope you're figuring it out, it is certainly possible to juggle your hobbies and responsibilities in a worthwhile manner.
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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by Grimlock » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:19 pm

It goes without saying but even if people put entertainment above all else in their lives, you still wouldn't have anything to do with that and you would have no right to say anything other than trying to at least understand and accept their realities (you can also help them, if you're a good person). Sometimes that person is suffering from depression and uses entertainment as a "escape valve from reality" (others would use drugs and etc).

Not everyone can get a girlfriend/boyfriend for several reasons. Not everyone can make friends that easy and/or they do lose "friends" that easy. Not everyone is an Einstein at school. Not everyone gets the same opportunity in whatever may be the case. There are a lot of factors that must be taken into consideration until someone gets to the point of putting "Dragon Ball as a priority" in their lives.

All would do well to take three steps back and think before making any kind of claim about the life of someone else here. Specially if you do so with hostility.

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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by JulieYBM » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:52 pm

I didn't get my first significant other until I was twenty-nine, so it can definitely be hard. Hell, my depression is so bad I am months behind on my TV and film backlog and I cry in public. I really don't devote nearly as much time as I want to cartoons and comics anymore.

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Re: Does Dragon Ball takes priority

Post by Paulo Gabriel » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:26 pm

Neo-Makaiōshin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:23 am
Why always that f*cking question? I assume anyone who writes more than 10 lines about the Broly movie is clinically obsessed...
What's the logic behind that (by that reasoning a critic writing an average length review makes them clinically obsessed)? What's so allien about the concept of someone being clinically healthy and having nuance enough opinions that need more than 10 lines to be expressed?
This critic is being paid to do this review, whilist Kanzenshuu posters aren't. Big difference there.

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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by Paulo Gabriel » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:28 pm

KBABZ wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Guys just don't post in here. It's just Paulo trying to bait us so he can say "dude ur crazy and obssessed and weird stop it". There's no other point to this thread.
I was simply replying ironically to a veiled insult by a previous poster. The post was not meant to be taken in an absolute, literal fashion.

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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by Rook8z8 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 am

Let me put it to you this way - when Dragon Ball Super was airing in Japan (8 or 9 p.m EST here) on SATURDAY, I never missed a single episode of it. If I was at a party, concert,etc...I'd go on my phone and watch the episode. I've seen every Dragon Ball movie that's been shown in theaters here in the US on the first day too.
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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:30 am

I tried not to miss Super, either. I only ever did thanks to work. The only reason I might miss during the next series is for my girlfriend's sake. Good thing she loves Dragon Ball! :p
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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by KBABZ » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:42 am

Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:28 pm
I was simply replying ironically to a veiled insult by a previous poster. The post was not meant to be taken in an absolute, literal fashion.
Sure, but you certainly could have worded that better to make it clearer you were being ironic. Besides, you've made a fair few passively deriding posts in this thread:
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Robo4900 wrote:
Paulo Gabriel wrote: Because people here seem to be addicted to Dragon Ball.

I wouldn't have the patience to write page-long posts about the Broly movie, for example.
Passionate about something they enjoy, greatly critically-minded, and likes to write long-form analyses =/= has an unhealthy obsession that takes over their life. :lol:
It's not like that, don't be facetious. It's that I can't see someone doing that and still being a ''normal'' individual, as society requires it. I.e. living a regular life.
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:23 am
Yuli Ban wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Why would I let a children's comic serial take priority over my life?
Why always that f*cking question? I assume anyone who writes more than 10 lines about the Broly movie is clinically obsessed...
You're basically questioning the ability of every Kanzenshuu forum member ever to manage their adult lives, up to and including VegettoEX and Herms (who it must be said have written an incredible amount on the series on top of the rest of their lives, including a limited-run anniversary magazine, managing a wiki and of course the podcast). When people come to Kanzenshuu, they come to talk about Dragon Ball and sometimes Dr. Slump, but it's unreasonable to assume that we're all doing that 100% of the time outside of the forum as well. My interest waxes and wanes but I'm always up to discuss something I'm interested in. It's not the totality of our day-to-day thinking however, and it's judgemental of you to assume that we cannot manage my own lives because of it.

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Re: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life

Post by Paulo Gabriel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 am

KBABZ wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:42 am
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:28 pm
I was simply replying ironically to a veiled insult by a previous poster. The post was not meant to be taken in an absolute, literal fashion.
Sure, but you certainly could have worded that better to make it clearer you were being ironic. Besides, you've made a fair few passively deriding posts in this thread:
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Robo4900 wrote: Passionate about something they enjoy, greatly critically-minded, and likes to write long-form analyses =/= has an unhealthy obsession that takes over their life. :lol:
It's not like that, don't be facetious. It's that I can't see someone doing that and still being a ''normal'' individual, as society requires it. I.e. living a regular life.
Paulo Gabriel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:23 am
Yuli Ban wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Why would I let a children's comic serial take priority over my life?
Why always that f*cking question? I assume anyone who writes more than 10 lines about the Broly movie is clinically obsessed...
You're basically questioning the ability of every Kanzenshuu forum member ever to manage their adult lives, up to and including VegettoEX and Herms (who it must be said have written an incredible amount on the series on top of the rest of their lives, including a limited-run anniversary magazine, managing a wiki and of course the podcast). When people come to Kanzenshuu, they come to talk about Dragon Ball and sometimes Dr. Slump, but it's unreasonable to assume that we're all doing that 100% of the time outside of the forum as well. My interest waxes and wanes but I'm always up to discuss something I'm interested in. It's not the totality of our day-to-day thinking however, and it's judgemental of you to assume that we cannot manage my own lives because of it.
You are right, and I apologize to you and everyone else here for the snarky tone.

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