So Luffy can barely destroy a ship now. Not that surprising and entertaining. I am kind of dissapointed.
huh... use Wadatsume as cushion?
not a bad idea.. I guess 
Picture replies. Such winners. Like you're so busy not spending all your time on manga forums you need only make effective, hilarious points with one fell .jpeg swoop. Darn it again, it seems the OTHER creepy man woman whatever thing has been trained in Internets! Such wits.
Hmm,why Shirley is living a nice life on the island,while Arlong didnt.....
Having fortune telling power/ability/whatever probably didnt hurt Shirley's rise out of the slums.
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Oh no, he done it again! No matter how aloof I get, their .jpegs get them... aloofer. So Internet.
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I do think he tries too hard. But then I see this thread, and most of the times I realize, too hard is not enough. :/Originally Posted by Blue
I actually didn't think they were unrealistic. Its just that it seems kind of stupid if you start the chapter, you get a flashback and then the guy starts sending a random speech. But it was not a speech, it was more of a dialog which was overheard. He had JUST (the chronical order of those chapters was messed up a bit, the speech was right after he heard the "Nothing" part) discovered his own country and his own political acts, had created those monsters. And he simply lamented to Luffy. He was just letting out is frustation in the form of a speech, like when you cheat on your girlfriend then you tell it to your bestfried, crying in regreat (not like I did that). Of course while it was not "forced", I did think "Hew, wtv this is cool, but I already knew what you said". But there are 9 and 10 years old reading this. And this is no Seinnen. Oda has to provide "unnecessary" information, and kind of treat is readers like dumb people. Unlike other series, which you can't get even a tiny bit without thinking. But One Piece is not like that. And when you read it as a whole, its kind of nice having every little thing explained, and underlined. You can just seat back and enjoy. However it does get kind of frustating to wait a week and get something we already knew.Originally Posted by Blue
I think it was not that puzzling. It was actually quite dynamic and felt really neat. After all, we first get to know how much Fishman like the Sun, and the importance of beeing under the sun. They even choose the only place under the see were light shined. Fisher Tiger's Pirates were called Sun Pirates, for a reason. They fought for a place under the son. And according to last chapter, they once had that place. We even get to see how much the children liked to run away and see the Park. And there was also Shabondy were we saw what happened to fishman when under the sun. They were treated like fish.Originally Posted by blue
If they were, for once in years (Centuries may be forced) approved as more than fish, and allowed to join the reverie, of course they would treat it like the best thing on earth after cheeseburger. In the reverie they could fight for better rights, fight for equality, fight for freedom. Otohime didn't order anyone to go and live with anyone. She was colkecting signatures, and he did not point a gun to does who did not want to sign. Obviously every single fishman wanted their spot under the sun, even those who burned those signatures. Those simply wanted to earn that freedom, without begging to humans, but they wanted it, nevertheless.
WI don't mind unnecessary panels. Fights like Bellamy are interesting, and straight forward. But if everytime he fought someone weaker, he threw a punch like that, it would take the uniqueness of those punches. Instead of it beeing an high point in the plot, it would be just another of that kind. And Hodi did not put that much of a fight, he was able to get one hit in, and just got punched 10 times or so. He couldn't even block a single punch. It was just that Oda wanted to fit in all those plot points during the fight, and having a dynamic battle in the water, with a resistant Hodi was just the best he could do.Originally Posted by blue
About the steroids, they were not for an unnecessary strength builduing, for that they could simply be that strong. It wouldn't even be that much of a stretch, as Fishman are stronger than human, therefore a strong fishman could have that much durability without problems. The steroids were to better characterize the NFP, they work as suicide bombing, that lasts for a fight. They are to show the enemies are martyrs, who would die for their cause. (And in an unrelated matter, Luffy uses things that could kill me cause he wants to live, and wants his friends to live, Hodi does it cause it does not matters if he dies).
Steroids are an easy way to get that kind of a martyr effect in the whole group. And Oda can choose to make of them a bridge to the new world's plot, or hit the reset button, and make them a drug specific to the island (Urashima's casket...).
Well, I should had my post is only MY OPINION... obviously. And I do think its not that bad to stretch the problems, it gives us a more graphic feel, and us we know every thing is going to get explained (from past reference), there is no need to stress over unnecessary things. I think of them as a bonus, after all, the more the better.Originally Posted by blue
Its like Davy Back Fight, it was almost unnecessary, but it was funny and a good read, so... who cares. ^^
Prediction: next chap is gonna start with a flashback of Chopper learning about how to unlock the rumbles power and his fruits power,or something like that...
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