For fans of pirates, a lot of people here really look down upon piracy. Really, we're torrenting raw episodes and reading online scanslations. Is he really not allowed to enjoy Funimation's dub if he can't afford it? Doesn't BattleFranky have the later episodes of Funimation's Skypiea arc hosted on Youtube just so that forum members NOT from Australia can watch it? Lighten up.
i'm all for scanlations and fandubs, i read and enjoy both, and hope others do as well so we can all be up to speed on the story
but i also buy all the viz books that come out and the funi DVDs so they keep coming out. I don't care that you "pirate" the anime and manga, as long as you do you're best to support it legally when you have the chance