To wit, there've always been things like this floating around the internet and which became well known memes as far back as the late 90s.
TKA wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Listened to these "infamous" leaks.
Who even cares? This is the kinda stuff people joke about to blow off steam between sessions. This was something never meant to ever be released. They don't profit from this, nor are they trying to market it. It's someone that decided to leak people joking with each other.
This whole "bombshell" is a transparently obvious attempt at "retribution" for the whole Vic thing by trolls of the "Redpill" persuasion. One that reeks of complete disingenuousness on their end, because we all know damn well
that if people whom they deemed as "SJWs" were freaking out about this outtake reel originally, then they'd be first out the gate shrieking endlessly over "free speech" this and "PC culture" that.
Its a total non-controversy controversy that literally no one
on the face of the Earth would give an inkling of two shits about were it not for the current reactionary climate we're in. This shit's straight out of Mike Cernovich's playbook where they're trying to forcibly contrive and manufacture a "gotcha!" moment from nothing in order to expose a "hypocrisy" that isn't actually there, and its long been a beyond tiresome tactic.
And this is coming from someone by the way who has far less than zero love for a single one of any of the FUNimation VAs and wouldn't shed a single solitary tear if they are actually WERE permanently and forever shitcanned from these roles tomorrow. That being said though, if it were up to me and I had the ability to just magically make that happen (over the protests of a depressing amount of the Western DB fanbase), then it'd purely
be because they're - for the most part - largely shitty, talent-free, godawful voice actors, and certainly not
on account of anything to do with this nonsense.
Schemmel's "f-bomb" bit is the only one of any of these that elicits a bit of an "Uh... ok man, is there something going on that you maybe wanna talk to a therapist about?" kinda reaction. But otherwise, this shit's 100% boilerplate "actors fucking around between takes" which has ALWAYS been completely and utterly normal, par for the course, and non-controversial since forever and ever ago.
The fact that someone actually went to the trouble of apparently hacking into FUNimation's archives in order to obtain these is also beyond creepy and pathetic in itself. But then of course, "creepy and pathetic" is also very much the default setting for this current spate of reactionary online trolls.
Kunzait's Wuxia Thread
Journey to the West, chapter 26 wrote:The strong man will meet someone stronger still:
Come to naught at last he surely will!
Zephyr wrote:And that's to say nothing of how pretty much impossible it is to capture what made the original run of the series so great. I'm in the generation of fans that started with Toonami, so I totally empathize with the feeling of having "missed the party", experiencing disappointment, and wanting to experience it myself. But I can't, that's how life is. Time is a bitch. The party is over. Kageyama, Kikuchi, and Maeda are off the sauce now; Yanami almost OD'd; Yamamoto got arrested; Toriyama's not going to light trash cans on fire and hang from the chandelier anymore. We can't get the band back together, and even if we could, everyone's either old, in poor health, or calmed way the fuck down. Best we're going to get, and are getting, is a party that's almost entirely devoid of the magic that made the original one so awesome that we even want more.
Kamiccolo9 wrote:It grinds my gears that people get "outraged" over any of this stuff. It's a fucking cartoon. If you are that determined to be angry about something, get off the internet and make a stand for something that actually matters.
Rocketman wrote:"Shonen" basically means "stupid sentimental shit" anyway, so it's ok to be anti-shonen.