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    Re: Chapter 1,026: The Pivotal Clash

    There seems to be two things going on here – you both complain that “fans feel they're well versed or even experts on storytelling”, i.e. of fans making critical assessment of the effectiveness of...
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    Re: Wano has Failed the StrawHat Characters

    Regardless of the specific suggestions made, I sympathize with kevo_komas overall point. It’s not so much that the Straw Hats didn’t do “these specific things”, its just borne out of them being...
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    Re: Volume 101 Predictions/Discussion

    I can't help but wonder, for the people sticking to their "Raid failure"/">3 acts" stances...should it turn out that in the end, this was the final showdown, and these were indeed the definitive...
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    Poll: Re: Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Mark II

    Yeah but the perspective of "We must open the borders!" being what many of the most emotionally invested people have as their explicit goal, its a really undercooked plotline. Like, the scabbards...
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    Poll: Re: Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Mark II

    I file "Wano as isolationist" together with "Wano as old-fashionedly sexist" as "issues that on the surface should be bigger deals than they ultimately were". The isolationism specifically is just a...
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    Thats true, and my dismay at the volume of MCU content comes from a place of being already fatigued at the franchise, but I do think theres also value in diversifying ones media fandom habits a bit....
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    But apart from new releases in theatres, the time invested in an "at home MCU experience" is still competing with...pretty much any TV series or movie in existence available for streaming. It may...
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    Even if the seasons are comparatively short, watching all of Loki is still much long than your standard movie, it just doesn't feel like as big a commitment because of being spread out. Its still an...
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    I'd completely forgotten the Hawkeye show was a thing, and Miss Marvel is this year as well? In that case its more like 35+ hours to be caught up on everything MCU in 2021. Wow. And thats without...
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    Don't forget about the Disney plus shows!

    I've already more or less dropped off the MCU bandwagon at this point, but the amount of time investment you need to be up do date with every thing at...
  11. Thread: Lupin the 3rd

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    Re: Lupin the 3rd

    Just got done watching islands of Assassins. I pretty much loved it; you've got escalating jokes (DON'T WALK), you've got clear stakes, you've got pathos, you've got twists, you've got good animation...
  12. Thread: Lupin the 3rd

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    Re: Lupin the 3rd

    I've started watching Island of Assasins, my third ever Lupin...thing, after Cagliostro and Nostradamus.

    In 11 minutes we have surprising violence, an explosive physics-defying motorcycle assassin...
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    Re: Oh no, there goes Tokyo. It's a Godzilla thread!

    Got done watching Godzilla vs the Sea Monster, picking it based off remembering Nobodyman liking it.

    I liked it a lot! One of the better classic Kaiju movies I've seen, probably my third favorite...
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    Re: Vivre Card: One Piece Visual Dictionary

    ...but what exactly does it matter that Yamato is a fictional character? Theres plenty of fictional characters who identify by another gender than the societal default, would you just refer to any...
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    Re: Vivre Card: One Piece Visual Dictionary

    The whole Yamato discourse continues to baffle me. As a potentially unimformed non-LGBT person I will just say that even if Yamato is "just" a man by default because Oden was a man, then that still...
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    Sticky: Re: Marvel Movies Thread: Excelsior!

    People always say the MCU "gets the characters right" but as someone unfamiliar with his original depiction...is this how Strange usually acts? With the winking, and the hoodie and stuff? I always...
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    But apart from the season pass, as far as I can tell, you can also use gems - the premium currency you buy with IRL money - to get tickets, that can then be traded for item enhancers? Meaning that if...
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    Sticky: Re: DC Movies Thread - Shazam saves the day

    Idunno, I thought the movie juggled things ok, but maybe I'm just good at compartmentalizing. Like, Weasel might be on a team, but not all inmates need be equally sympathetic, and Weasel specifically...
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    Sticky: Re: DC Movies Thread - Shazam saves the day

    I guess I'm in luck then because I gave Rogue One a very hard pass, and I just walked out of The Suicide Squad having had a blast.


    I though the characters served their functions well and were...
  20. Re: Netflix's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe... and Silent Bob?

    I'm gonna touch own on the exact same points as Robby, but these things jumped at me



    Why is "The movies are "Outright Bad tho" relevant as a response to "These movies were reviewbombed and got...
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    I mean, we got Rise of Skywalker, so...


    Idunno about trying to seperate TLOU, and TLJ (and I guess Masters of the Universe) from the rest of the trend, when a common throughline is anger at a...
  22. Re: Netflix's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe... and Silent Bob?

    Execution is everything though. How many times have people made a turnaround on an OP chapter between reading a pithy brief text summary, and seeing the actual chapter? And with a game you have the...
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    Sticky: Re: Non-Disney animation thread

    I would say to watch through the second episode minimum - that episode establishes that Centaurworld can also be serious, and have stakes (I'm talking about the Taurnado, which was...intense at least...
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    Re: My Hero Academia II - It Burns

    Theres some major Steven Universe Future vibes going on with this scenario (with how being the "Chosen One" can really mess you up, and how refusing to open up and ask for help can cause you to...
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    Sticky: Re: Non-Disney animation thread

    Some of you guys probably aren't watching Centaurworld, which first season just dropped on Netflix.

    You should remedy that.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpFr6FMfdno
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I can't say I'm surprised that Awakening is fast becoming the Haki 2.0 in terms of "all purpose bracket to put all past possible outliers in to ensure the manga is Consistent, Planned and...
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    I've been playing Super Mario 3D all stars and...I now this is sacrilege, but I bailed hard on Super Mario 64. The aged visuals are one thing, but the controls, and the controls in the context of the...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Regarding the whole "Yamato will change his mind and stay in Wano" angle, has there been any other case in the series where the ultimate story arc of a character has run directly counter to their own...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Oh, I definetely agree with this, this is the same perspective I was trying to convey.


    I assure you I've seen a multitude of posters here voicing their anticipation that the top ranking Zoan...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I could definetely see Kaidou getting some awakening-trump card based on the precedence with Doflamingo and Katakuri, but my point was more reffering to the trend that every fight - or at least...
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