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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    If we take real-world Edo-era Japan into account, that is true. However, are there actually some examples of women being discrimated in Wano solely within the text of the manga?

    For example Kiku....
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    The problem with these battles is that their execution is super messy especially regarding their conclusiveness. They neither feel properly concluded nor really inconcluded. Like the recent debate...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Just look at how especially some of the main baddies were treated back then.

    Sure Croc and Enel instantly got revealed that they were a sand person or a thunder person right when they were...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Yeah, that's another big problem. Seriously, what became of the concept of people with crazy DF powers and therefore you actually have to figure out at first what these powers are all about and then...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Definitely not. Of course, as Greg said absolute perfection will never be reached, but speaking of a certain level of writing quality it's perfectly fine to have certain expectations. There are...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I always interpreted Oda's "I don't know how to beat Kaido" statement of him being perfectly aware of that. Like he has dozens or even hundreds of different outcomes in mind, both none of them fells...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Speaking of fighting people in their own league, there is a huge psychological aspect to consider. That is:

    Are the bad guys actually supposed to be in realm of possibility? So if I do a perfect...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Hopefully not. I don't expect much from One Piece these days, but at least give us final form Koido.
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    I liked the naming gag with Zeus.

    That actually is super funny.
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    Sure, Alabasta is not flawless either. But the deal is: Back then the dramaturgical flaws were outliers.

    Whereas today these flaws basically affect every dramaturgical layer. Like we have a weak...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    That Nami moment also is a perfect example of how mediocre current One Piece has become. It just lacks any emotional weight. This could and should perfectly have been a volume-ender cliffhanger....
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    In fact, he was far from very well setup. Because Dofla completely ignores basic psychology and common sense. If you are the scheming type of person, it should be totally common sense that: The more...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    I noticed the (potential for a) shift during the second half of Dressrosa. No big deal, everything seemed fine when WCI started. Then I noticed the shift again during the second half of WCI....
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    Another aspect is the fact that Crocodile was hiding whereas the recurrent baddies don't. Because... They don't need to.

    Big Mom and Kaido defy the established world government as open as...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    What makes the post time skips scenarios so complex, anyway?

    Like Big Mom is strong and has a kill switch/uses standard mafia tactics. Nothing complex.
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    Alabasta was compelling and satisfying.
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    It's not only not as complex as it could have been, it also not as complex as for example it was explicitly teased in the case of Doflamingo by the Kuzan/Smoker conversation as well as the Marine...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    Yeah, and sadly this is a trend going on for some time during post time-skip One Piece.

    This is perfectly accompanied by weak conflict. As strong conflicts are the alpha and omega for storytelling...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    However, the problem is this lack of clear goals and motivations for the protagonist side basically affects every storytelling aspect in a fundamental way. Therefore absolutely everything feels...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    And that's exactly my problem. You have to come up with headcanon because the story just doesn't provide anything of substance.
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    But the core problem of Wano's suffering isn't the border issue. It's because it's ruled by shitty people - Kaido and Orochi. Besides, the border issue goes for centuries, but the people weren't...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    My biggest problem with current OP is that it completely lacks a proper central theme. Instead all of the emotional foundation is hidden behind some vague prophecy stuff.

    So the story is about...
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    Re: Chapter 1,016: It's Me, Otama!!

    There is just too much wrong with current One Piece. Nami being no exception.

    Besides, what exactly was the point of Nami's "Luffy becomes Pirate King" declaration some chapters ago? Was it...
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    Re: Chapter 1,013: Anarchy in the B.M.

    I dunno, I'm just still not sold on Kaido and now he proved to be effective and ineffective at the same time. Instead of mourning about making that mistake, why doesn't he just immediately dive down...
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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    Yeah, that is, what became of the Air Pirates?
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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    I agree. The problem in this case, however, is the executive meddling, as DuckTales didn't get another one or two seasons to properly wrap up everything - including the aforementioned huge deal...
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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    What bothers me the most is the Don Karnage subplot.

    I don't really care whether he survived or not, but what became of his crew? So do the body-fused abominations really stay that way for all...
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    Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Exactly, or as DoctorPhil said the Strawhats' victories don't feel earned.

    Starting with Dressrosa, where we actually go for the big shot with 30-40+ volumes build-up, the villains are just...
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    Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    The real problem with Tama and her dangos is that, at the end of the day, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

    Nowadays the overall writing quality of One Piece is nothing more than mediocre - with...
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    Re: One Piece 987: Vassals of Glory

    My feelings of that aura started to crumble at the time Kaido showed his dragon form, albeit very slowly. Because I felt the form was a little bit wasted. (kouch explains it more detailed somewhere...
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