inb4 burgess kills sabo
that would be incredible, lmao
You know, I'd say I'm 50/50 on the whole "Shanks will die" thing. I could see it being relevant to the plot in a sense that it will drive Luffy or something along those lines. Still, I think Shanks is really cool and I'd wish he'd show up more, so it would be a bummer if he ended up dying.
As for the on-topic question, I sorta always imagined him meeting Shanks after reaching the One Piece and becoming Pirate King- achieving his dream in life. Though, I don't think he'll necessarily return it. Possibly, Shanks could be like "Keep the hat, you've earned it,l or "It's yours now," or something, and then at some point down the line Luffy will give the hat to another young, aspiring child, thus continuing the cycle.
Or idk, who knows. It just sounds ideal to me.
As for the samurai off-topic discussion, I'm pretty sure there can be Sword Dojos anywhere in the One Piece world, wherever there is a teacher who is willing to instruct others in the ways of the sword. Their location doesn't really matter much.
Also, I wouldn't say Zolo doesn't stand a chance. He was under the wing of Mihawk for two years, thus his strength and skill has grown exponentially. Pre-Timeskip he even managed a fight against Ryuma, who was a legendary samurai from Wano. If he did fight one now, in a healthy, prime state (such as Kinemon), I could see it being a close match, or even a draw. But to say that Zolo doesn't stand a chance based on nothing is ridiculous. Isn't his whole drive centered around "never losing in another swordfight until the day he beats Mihawk"? Surely his ambition would push him to win a fight, even if he was outclassed?
In One Piece, there are no rigid power rankings, but determination proves to be a great strength. This is basically the reason why Luffy was able to beat Crocodile, despite being outclassed (or beaten two times previously and narrowly surviving), as his ambition allowed him to keep on fighting until he beat Crocodile.
So based on that, Zolo has done the same thing, and could do it again when faced up against the Wano samurai. But we'll just have to wait and see if that'll ever happen.
With the destruction of the island possibly coming up…....what the heck happened to the Cool Brothers? What will happen to them?
^This is a legitimate concern of mine as well. Whatever happened to those two? They were curbstomped and that's it? I would have expected them to regain their composure by now at least.
I absolutely love the colorspread, and the first part to Franky vs. Baby 5 and Buffalo was neat-o. Baby 5's power is p nifty, eh?
Overall, I liked the chapter, and it felt like Pre-Timeskip One Piece, which was nice. Perhaps it was just seeing Franky in action again that struck up those nostalgic feelings.
I guess my only complaint would be seeing Monet back up, threatening to blow up the island. No doubt that it's Monet's heart that Caesar's holding, and he's going to unknowingly subdue her, putting him in a further state of vulnerability.
If Monet's attitude this chapter doesn't dispell the whole "Monet 4 nakama" hype, then I don't know what will. I mean, we've already seen that she's clearly got some evil tendencies, and even though she claimed to be "protecting" the kids and whatnot, she seems to have no hesitation killing the kids along with the others now. But we'll see how things play out next chapter. If anything, I see her being subdued and later possibly being in a cover story with Vergo or something. I'm not sure if Doflamingo would be accepting them back by his side after failing him, but you never know. But hey, this is just me showing my dislike for Monet, who I just see as a boring character with a wasted fruit power.
How is saying "fuck you" is going to take any effect on westboro? Just go and bomb the Fucken church
Y'know, I pondered about this today. Given their notorious reputation and inconsiderate maliciousness, how come no one has ever taken any sort of extreme action against them? I am no supporter of violence and killing, even given Westboro's sickening nature, but I just don't understand how they have managed to go around shitting on people's mournings for so long and not face any sort of extreme violence from some lone person, or even a small group who was pushed past their limits of tolereance with the "church."
I guess no one has been pushed to that point yet, or finds prison time worth it. And I guess that is true; the WBC are so ridiculously awful no one takes them serious, or worth it, even given how evil they have been. I still find that hard to believe that not one person has ever attempted some sort of extreme attack, but maybe it's for the best.
Honestly, even given their terribleness, it would still be better to see the group's demise in a non-violent, law-abiding way, rather than more bloodshed. At least it would be just and fair, unlike their interpretations of holy writings that they preach.
I had really wanted the Raiders to win last night, and I was really hyped when they managed to get 3 sacks in and a touchdown during the first half, but I had to go to bed during the second half, and from there they weren't able to catch up apparently. I'm no football expert, but they're defense seemed…uncoordinated? I don't know, they just seemed to be all over the place at times.
Vacuum-Vacuum Fruit / Vac-Vac Fruit. Paramecia.
This fruit turns the user into a human vacuum, allowing them to inhale and exhale gusts of wind at inhuman levels, and allows them to store inhaled objects in their body until they are exhaled. They can also form holes in their hands and feet that are granted the same properties as their mouth. Stored objects are held within a sort of "hammerspace", allowing for the inhaling of a number of sizable objects, even if the user's body isn't logically large enough to hold them. There is a limit to the size and number of objects a user can absorb, but those limits depend on the user's strength and skill with the fruit.
The fruit has many practical combat and supportive uses. For instance, they can use it in battle by inhaling and exhaling large gusts of wind from either their mouth, hands or feet. They could also charge up wind blasts, pressurizing them until they are exhaled as "Coup de Vent" like air bullets. Another usage would be releasing strong gusts of wind from their feet, allowing for short bursts of speed or even flight. A user could even store hazardous items inside of their body, such as steel balls and swords, and exhale them out at opponents during battle, catching them off guard.
Whenever the user has an item that they need to keep safe or hidden, the Vac-Vac Fruit could be extremely helpful, as the item could be stored within their body and could only be aquired by beating it out of the user through force, or if the user reliquished said item and exhaled it. This power could be used to store a human, but only after becoming skilled with it. They would only be able to last in the "hammerspace" for a limited time, as it is essentially a vacuum within there, unless the user is constantly resupplying the stored human with inhaled gusts of air.
Now that I think about it, Franky better get some sort of Big Damn Hero moment or at least have been up to something productive offscreen this whole time. How many chapters ago was he last seen?
I'm really starting to miss the Strawhat's residential speedo-totin' pervert cyborg. ;-;
So Caesar decided to go One-Winged Angel, just as Enel and Moria did. Not that I didn't see it coming, and it seems right that he would absorb Shinokuni to make himself "stronger". In One Piece though, transformations like these seem to be pointless, and only serve to make the enemy a bigger target to take out with an awesome finishing blow.
I mean Enel's was really pointless, as his electricity was null to Luffy regardless, though the extra trident allowed him to get some sort of damage in. Moria's was somewhat less pointless, and was basically an act of desperation, but at least he got some major damage in (although Luffy's determination and DF allowed him to shrug most of it off, not to mention Zolo ended up taking his suffering in the end.)
Caesar's….eh, I guess it has a point, but then it doesn't? I mean, yeah, since he's basically made out of Shinokuni now, Luffy wouldn't be able to touch him under Pre-Timeskip circumstances without getting poisoned and hardened (sorta like how he got poisoned from hitting Magellan.) But this is Post-Timeskip Luffy, and since he has Haki, can't he just envelop his attacks in it to shield himself from the effects of the gas, essentially making the transformation useless? Or am I misunderstanding how Haki works?
Basically the transformation is just for show, although it seems out of place in the New World, where Haki is supposed to be more common. Of course, it's probably just a desperate last minute attempt on Caesar's part, but that's dumb seeing as how it makes him even more vulnerable. Guess people just can't think straight when in desperation.
The only thing I really want to see addressed this season is Peppermint Butler.
Yeah, I have been wondering about him for quite some time since the Death episode. And then there was that whole exchange in "You Made Me" where he insisted that Finn not look at his aura. He's quite the odd fellow.
Personally I don't like Monet that much, and it seems all of the fan-hype she got lead to this being a disappointing chapter for some.
For me, the chapter was enjoyable, despite the negative aspects to it. Guess I'm not much of a nitpicker, and would rather like the chapter for what it was.
I'm going to go ahead and jump on the "Zoro was an arrogant asshole, like Mihawk" train.
Char-Char Fruit- Paramecia
The user is able to scorch anything they touch, reducing it to ash after prolonged contact. This applies to things that normally would not be able to burn in such a way (metal, glass, etc.) in addition to regular burnable materials. The strength in this fruit lies in it's ability to disintegrate anything they touch into ashes via the slow burn caused by their scorching Char touch.
An example for a use of the fruit would be implementing into a martial arts style, causing burns on the opponent everytime a blow is dealt, or simply grabbing hold of them and scorching them down to ashes. They could also easily navigate through obstacles by simply burning through them. The heat generated from the user's touch could also be used to light lamps as well as fuses for explosives.
When all is said and done, they should have a snowball fight on the deck of Sunny.
Seconding this notion.
The last time the Strawhats had snow was back during Drum Island, right? (Aside from the snow that appeared during Merry's funeral.)
because he kind of was. lol but yea man! nother home town game commin up!
Well, yeah. I guess I don't want to pin all of the blame on one player, but he made some critical mistakes that game, and although we tried to make up for it, in the end we couldn't. I heard that some people burned his jerseys and sent him death threats afterwards, but I'm hoping it was just gossip. Either way that game sure made for a dreary Sunday afternoon.
Anywho, another home game! woo!
Wooo! finally another Texans fan! xD
I know Urouge is one to, but I meant mainly.
Haha, yeah! My family is full of hardcore Texans fans, particularly my mother (I could hear her screams of joy from inside while I was outside whenever they got the 2 points from the Safety.) Even our relatives in Austin go for the Texans, as they refuse to cheer for the Dallas "Cowgirls."
I myself have only recently got involved as a fan, as before that I was rather apathetic towards sports. From the last couple years I've been watching, I'd have to say that the Texans have come a long way, and I'm glad to see them finally going strong. Not that last year was bad, but they're doing even better this season. It feels nice having some hometown pride.
Also, I'd like to comment how odd it is that Jacobe Jones is on the Ravens now, since he seems to be solely blamed for the Texans losing against the Ravens in last season's playoffs due to the numerous mistakes he had that game.
In my spare time, I thought up of a disease-based Devil fruit. The idea has probably been entertained before, but basically this is what I came up with:
Plague-Plague Fruit/Sick-Sick Fruit- Paramecia
The user becomes a living bacteria incubator. They are able to produce clouds of 'infection' from their bodies, that are represented by a greenish smoke. They are also able to produce the 'infection' in the form of a green slime. The user can also control and manipulate the 'infection' produced by their body, directing it towards enemies. If either form of the 'infection' makes contact with skin, or is inhaled, the target is considered hit. Either form of the 'infection' can be infused with the user's weapons, thus causing their opponent's wounds to quickly start getting infected. The effects of the 'infection', as well as the speed and efficiency, depends upon the users intent, as well as their own strength and skill with the fruit. For example, a few seconds after getting hit, an opponent could start feeling naseuous, and soon after be stricken with chills, a terrible fever, etc, if the user is skilled enough with the fruit. Also, an added side effect of the fruit on the user is the immunity to diseases, or at least bacterial ones.
It's not really refined, and probably executed before in a better manner, but just thought I'd share my idea.
Through some unexplained means I have returned to the land of the living, and find myself strolling through the hospital. The doctors and nurses seem to pay me no mind, taking me as just a visitor, there to visit a sick relative or friend. After a few or so minutes of pointless rambling, I find a mysterious test tube on the ground. Curiousity overtakes me, and I can't help but pick it up.
Upon closer inspection I find that the test tube seems to contain some strange sort of gaseous liquid. I open the test tube ever so slightly and take a quick whiff. "Smells like….virginity?" Somehow, someone had managed to take a conceptual idea of virginity and focus it into a material substance! This was an amazing discovery! If I could somehow figure out how to reverse engineer it, I could learn how to make other ideas into aquirable substances! I could make peace a sprayable liquid, or sell happiness in the form of small tablets!
Overwhelmed with the amazing promises my discovery could hold to the world, I rush out of the hospital. Unfortunately, safety is the last thing on my mind at the moment as I make my mad dash towards the doors, test tube clutched tightly in my hand. I end up bumping into a rather large and menacing man, shattering the test tube in his face.
The glass leaves several cuts across the man's face, and they quickly begin bleeding profusely. The essence of virginity runs down his face as well, and although there are no apparent physical changes to the man, he does seem to be more "virgin-ish". However, I am not offered much time to ponder the effects of the test tube's serum, as soon I find myself lifted up in the air, a large, meaty hand clenched tightly around my throat.
As I am strangled to death by the man, I stare into his eyes, seeing the rage within them. I try desperately to release myself from his grip, but by this point it's too late. Still, I do not cease my struggle, and reach into my pocket, withdrawing a yo-yo. I attempt to strike him with it, but my strength fails me and it slips from my hand, falling to the floor. I soon die afterwards, and the police are promtply called to apprehend my murderer.
This chapter is even funnier if you imagine Momo with Eddie Murphy's voice.
Also I re-evaluated the chapters and yeah, that DF is totally bogus. Even its design is off. Man ,I can't believe I missed that. Maybe it's like a temporary transformation, like some sort of drug.
I must have missed something in the past few chapters, but I didn't realize/think that Momonosuke's DF was artificial. I thought it was just kept in that glass case/machine and was studied by Vegapunk when he made the artificial dragons. I know Ceasar Clown "made" a Devil Fruit when he killed Smiley, but that was a real DF to begin with.
I guess my question is: Has it been outright stated that Momonosuke's DF was artificial, or is this just speculation?
Smoker is bleeding too,he is not owning Vergo.
Ah, yeah. I guess it just feels that way since the largest panel has Smoker delivering a 'hardened' elbow to Vergo's face. I doubt he's completely "owning" him but so far the panels have shown Smoker getting hits in. Off-screen Vergo could be doing just the same.
Oh hey, that was a pretty cool chapter. I loved the cover.
Momonosuke's flashback was okay, and I like how his dragon form "flies" by hopping on clouds.
Luffy seems pretty pissed off and ready to beat down Ceasar, if he wasn't already.
On that note, we get yet another troll face from Ceasar in Momonusuke's flashback. It seems like each one is more grotesque and exaggerated than the last.
Smoker's still kicking Vergo's ass, but Law still hasn't made a move.
I wish Nami would try to do something about the blizzard Monet made. At least Nami confirmed Monet's fruit.
I'm assuming Zoro has CoA Haki, since he said "Logia? Leave it to me!" Guess we'll find out.
I have no idea what to make out of Doflamingo's face appearing.
I've been spreading the One Piece love to one of my friends, letting him borrow my manga volumes. Today he returned Volumes 28-32, and I gave him 33-35, starting him up on the Davy Back Fight followed by the beginning of Water 7/Enies Lobby! It's awesome discussing the parts of the story that he's at, but sometimes it's hard to stop myself from spoiling certain story elements.
Besides that, I had a test for U.S. Government class and I continued working on this still-life drawing I'm doing for Art class. I'm not too good at realism, but I'm trying my best.
I had to walk home in the rain, by my girlfriend stopped by after school, ending the day on a rather positive note.
Arlong (after escaping during the breakout of Impel Down), Don Krieg, and Captain Kuro have all made it to the New World during the 2-year time skip and have joined forces to assemble the East Blue Alliance. They are currently planning the downfall of the Straw Hat Pirates.
I come across the DVD and proceed to take it home with me. Later that night, I decide to watch it, complete with a bowl of stove-made popcorn. The movie is enjoyable, and I find myself amused by Mr. Bean's antics. At one particular moment, I decide to munch down a large handful of popcorn, stuffing my face with the buttery snack. Unfortunately, at the very same time, Mr. Bean does something incredibly hilarious and I can't help but laugh. Soon I find myself choking, and flail my arms about, trying my best to unclog my throat. Yet my efforts are futile, and as I feel the last of my life ebbing away, I drop the DVD player remote and pray for a peaceful afterlife. I pass away soon after.
New chapter was good, although I will admit it felt a tad bit messy with everything going on in it.
I'm glad to see that Bon-chan is still in action, although I didn't mind him dying as it made his self-sacrifice hold more of an impact, and I considered him to have died, despite the low fatality rate of non-background/fodder characters. Still, great to see he's alive still (though his hidden face raises questions–perhaps its either serious build-up for later story events, or just build-up for a gag on the next chapter cover.)
Caesar is starting to seem kind of bland and, as others have commented, Law and Monet seem to be the more interesting characters for this arc. Hopefully CC steps his game up and gets more interesting as the Big Bad of this arc (I doubt Joker will show up/be unveiled until a later story arc.)
DEM YETIS MAN. DEM F--KING YETIS. Finally, New World Era enemies that aren't complete pushovers! With that size, speed (and strength too, I'm assuming) as well as DEM GUNS, I think that they will make for some formidable enemies.
Anywho, can't wait for next week's chapter.
A side thought that is off topic somewhat:
-I still wonder what Buggy's been up to. That letter he got from the WG after the Marineford War makes me feel that he's possibly a Warlord of the Sea, though I have doubt for that as he was a member of the Pirate King's crew. Hope to see him sometime in the New World, possibly stronger.
Actually another side-thought/comment that's pretty off-topic:
-Any wonders as to what Vegapunk looks like? Perhaps there's a chance him and Caesar possibly have a similar theme/motif?
Before CC even showed up, I always imagined him as an old dude (with wrinkles around the mouth and eyes) that had spiked up pink hair (think along the lines of Super-Saiyan styled haircuts). Its pretty far-fetched, but his name just gave an image like that to my brain.
How old is Vegapunk supposedly anyways? Have any clues ever been given? I'm assuming he's around CC's age, and CC looks to be past 30.
Just so many questions surrounding this mystery man!! And CC's appearance is making me anticipate his unveiling even more!!
I wonder if Caesar Clown was the developer behind the MH5 poison Don Krieg used way back in the East Blue…I doubt that it'll be ever adressed, as its really a minor plot point, but it'd be cool for a connection to be established, and Oda IS known to make throwbacks to things.
Anyways, last week's chapter was alright. I wonder how exactly those Yeti guys managed to disable the the trio, but I'm not going to make any hasty assumptions. Chopper's speech was great, and reminds me of the one he made towards Hogback back in Thriller Bark. Hope we get more stuff cleared up next time.
Can't wait for this week's chapter (there is going to be one, right?)
Cool new chapter.
-Enjoyed all the info thrown my way.
-Clown's design is awesome, although when I first saw his face I thought I was suddenly reading Naruto for a second. It's the eyes, really.
-Wonder who Joker is.
-I'd prefer if Mone was a DF user or an experiment like the dragon, rather than augmented by Law. Although if she was a DF user, it wouldn't make sense for her to be holding the newspaper with her wings, rather than using her hands which she should be able to, unless Oda is intentionally trying to delay an unveiling of a new Zoan.
-Overall, good chapter. I can't wait for the next one.
With all of these clown-based names, I wonder: Whatever happened to Buggy? Last I remember, Mr.3 gave him a letter from the WG or something. I haven't seen anything about him so far since the Time Skip, but I'm wondering if maybe I missed something
Today I attended a Japanese culture festival of sorts downtown, called Japan Fest. It was pretty cool, and I really enjoyed the performances of traditional Japanese music and dance. There was also a lot of cosplayers present, and a cosplaying contest as well, which was a suprise to me. I also purchased myself an adorable Tony Tony Chopper plush from a vendor, and it is my new stuffed companion. Overall I had a good experience, and I now aim to attend Japan Fest again next year, and to also attend a Con for the first time.
Once again, One Piece has me flailing my arms about and going "ASDFGGGH". Seriously, the chapters so far have been amazing and haven't failed to completely suprise me. After the letdown that Fishman Island was to me (yes, I'm making that comment again), I'm glad to ,once again, be on the edge of my seat as I read these new chapters.
The Law Vs. Smoker fight was well done in my opinion, and the (possibly) finishing blow was so unexpected. I loved it. Law is seeming to be a tough person to beat!
Also, I'm glad to finally have a name for the bird chick. What I'm wondering now is if she's a Vegapunk or Law creation, a Zoan fruit user (she reminds me of Lafitte, somewhat, the way her arms are wings), or "born that way."
This M guy seems to be interesting, though his goofy personality is kind of a turn off. Perhaps he may actually hold some sort of threat, other than being the "head honcho"…or he could just be another Spandam.
Ahahaha Tashigi, Y U NO PROPER CHARACTER DEVELOP?
Not sure what to expect next chapter. Luffy knows nothing about his nakama being hurt, or anything else major for that matter, so there seems to be no reason for Law and Luffy to fight, unless Law attacks first and initiates combat. Hope we get an update on the other Straw Hats, or perhaps more background on Master, though that may come later on. For now we can only wait in anticipation, as Oda takes his break from crafting this grand tale~
Also, I think I'm now officially gay for Law<3
Just read the new chapter, and I have to say I greatly enjoyed it. These past few chapters have been amazing, and have made up for the letdown that the Fishman Island arc turned out to be.
It seems Law is more of an antagonist this time around (not that he ever was on his Luffy's side–during Saboady he was fighting for himself, and he later rescued Luffy from Marineford for his own unexplained reasons, if I'm correct,) and I'm intrigued as to what his real connection to the facility and the strange smog/smoke character referred to by the suited sheep-men as "Master" is.
All together, the action scenes so far have been awesome. I'm glad to have seen the return of Strong Right and Weapons Left, and to see Law's fruit in action once more, even it is starting to seem kinda hax.
I don't really mind the body switch, even though it is a plotpoint I'm tired of seeing on account being everywhere, and I find it to be rather hilarious. Not sure if they'll be able to really fight properly still, since they won't be used to the body and won't know how to properly use the fighting style each body is respectively conditioned to.
tl;dr-- Great chapter. Can't wait for the next one. Law is even better than ever.<3
(Fffff…haven't posted on the forums in a while)
Well, my day isn't exactly "over" yet, but so far it's been kinda blah. I ended up catching the sick, so now I'm homestuck, taking medicine and stuff. I'm supposed to be resting right now, but I decided to browse the Internet for a bit. :3
Ah, sorry I've taken so long to reply! I have been busy, so I apologize for the delayed replies. Also I apologize if my paragraph formatting is garbage- I've been stuck posting via this ancient Windows Mobile phone my dad gave me for Christmas, and for some reason Shift is being used as space whenever I post on this forum. ¶
@Jazzfeezy- Thanks! I'll try my best to! ¶
@Uncle Kenny- Heh, I guess you could say I'm "awesome", though I see myself as just another loser. Thanks tough! And yah, I enjoy rreading, and have ever since I could read. From Dr. Seuss, to J. K. Rowling, and now Stephen King. As for writing- my currrent English teacher says that I write well, but I'm just lazy when it comes to actually writing for a grade. I also used to roleplay, but as of lately I haven't really. ¶
@BartArt- Thanks for the welcome! And don't worry, I won't be starting any….or will I? :dramaoutic music: ¶
@Zortegus- Thanks! I hope to see you around too!
Some kid–innocent bystander who wasn't the shooter's target-- got hit in the leg twice. He's in stable condition last I heard, but it still sucks for him I'm sure. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, just walking out of the restroom from what I've heard, though grapevine gossip isn't very reliable. Oddly enough, I didn't even hear the gunshots, just the guys running away from the scene when they passed by, despite my class being down the hallway from the scene.
Today was….meh, alright I suppose. Average day, other than the fact that because of a shooting that occured at my school yesterday, we aren't allowed to bring backpacks. But yeah, other than that and the gossip about the incident, it was a suprisingly normal time.Reading the new One Piece chapter was probably the highlight of my day, as dull as that may or may not sound, but that's just my life.And, that's all I have to say about that.
@trappedolphin: Ah, okay. My username here is actually derived from my starmen.net forums username [NewAgeInsaneCultist] which in itself was a reference of two enemies from the game Mother 2/Earthbound. But yeah, I can understand why you woould ask about mafia. Also, I still haven't really had the time to look over the mafia thread well enough, but I promise to give it a good read when I can.Also thanks, I'll definitely be hanging out here whenever I can.
@GypsyCarts: Um, okay. Thank you‚ I'll be sure to be staying as active here as I can. ^^
Edit: Apparently running my phone in unofficial Android allows me to format this right.