Most Useless Character

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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by AnzuMazaki » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:42 pm

djkalteraphine wrote:None of the characters are useless. Everyone comes and serves their purpose and sticks around to remind you that this is an evolving, progressive story.

Honestly, this fandom's obsession with "use" is baffling to me. Toriyama made this rich, fun story full of a huge ensemble cast of lovable characters, and so many people just want to shit on it.
Finally...another person who thinks that none of the canon characters are useless :D
I really hate it when people say certain characters are useless, it makes me tired of it...
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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by Insertclevername » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:26 am

You can count me in with the both of you. It's like each and every character has to be "useful" to cool.
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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by djkalteraphine » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:31 am

Insertclevername wrote:You can count me in with the both of you. It's like each and every character has to be "useful" to cool.
Right. "Useless" in the sense that it's being used for this thread isn't its actual definition, but rather, "Didn't do stuff I think is cool".

example, "Gyuumao is useless!", translates into, "Gyuumao didn't do stuff I think is cool".

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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by Tenshinhan-san » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:42 pm

VegettoEX wrote:
djkalteraphine wrote:You and I are watching a different show, clearly.
Please don't respond to people this way.

Everyone, if you're not willing to express your ideas completely and with a polite tone -- even in the face of opposing viewpoints -- this is not the community you should be participating in.
Really? So you felt the need to point out that post as rude rather than the ' if you don't contribute you're not worth shit.' bit that triggered it? Nice one. (And no, I didn't miss the 'Everyone, .. ' bit)

Personally I fully agree with djkalteraphine on this one. Not that I feel like we shouldn't (be able to) look critical at any type of medium, but I find this teenage/hormonal and frankly childish obsession with negativity - because topics like this one pop up frequently - horrible. To each his own I guess, but I'm surprised (in a bad way) that this kind of behaviour is apparently more appreciated than someone voicing they're 'not feeling' the negatvity/hostility per say.

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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by djkalteraphine » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:46 pm

Tenshinhan-san wrote:
VegettoEX wrote:
djkalteraphine wrote:You and I are watching a different show, clearly.
Please don't respond to people this way.

Everyone, if you're not willing to express your ideas completely and with a polite tone -- even in the face of opposing viewpoints -- this is not the community you should be participating in.
Really? So you felt the need to point out that post as rude rather than the ' if you don't contribute you're not worth shit.' bit that triggered it? Nice one. (And no, I didn't miss the 'Everyone, .. ' bit)

Personally I fully agree with djkalteraphine on this one. Not that I feel like we shouldn't (be able to) look critical at any type of medium, but I find this teenage/hormonal and frankly childish obsession with negativity - because topics like this one pop up frequently - horrible. To each his own I guess, but I'm surprised (in a bad way) that this kind of behaviour is apparently more appreciated than someone voicing they're 'not feeling' the negatvity/hostility per say.
For what it's worth, I really appreciate you saying this.

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Re: Most Useless Character

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:12 am

Tenshinhan-san wrote:
VegettoEX wrote:
djkalteraphine wrote:You and I are watching a different show, clearly.
Please don't respond to people this way.

Everyone, if you're not willing to express your ideas completely and with a polite tone -- even in the face of opposing viewpoints -- this is not the community you should be participating in.
Really? So you felt the need to point out that post as rude rather than the ' if you don't contribute you're not worth shit.' bit that triggered it? Nice one. (And no, I didn't miss the 'Everyone, .. ' bit)

Personally I fully agree with djkalteraphine on this one. Not that I feel like we shouldn't (be able to) look critical at any type of medium, but I find this teenage/hormonal and frankly childish obsession with negativity - because topics like this one pop up frequently - horrible. To each his own I guess, but I'm surprised (in a bad way) that this kind of behaviour is apparently more appreciated than someone voicing they're 'not feeling' the negatvity/hostility per say.
I don't get how what I said can be considered rude. I was speaking more in line of a general perspective given we are talking about a manga which is more focused on the plot than developing the characters.

For what it's worth, I agree with djkalteraphine as well in that one's worth shouldn't be determined by contributions but the fandoms way of determining worths isn't all too far-fetched to me.
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I'm just about done with the concept of reboots and making shows that were products of their time and impactful "new and sexy" and in line with modern tastes and sensibilities. Let stuff stay in their era and give today's kids their own shit to watch.

I always side eye the people who say "Now my kids/today's kids can experience what I did as a child!" Nigga, who gives a fuck about your childhood? You're an adult now and it was at least 15 years ago. Let the kids have their own experience instead of picking at a corpse.

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