A tree with a face! Just like Thriller Bark! A crew mate forced into marriage! Just like Thriller Bark! All these weird things that shouldn't be alive are alive because of a Devil Fruit! Just like Thriller Bark!
Evelyn I'm surprised you didn't quit the series when Gaimon and his weird animals were revealed.
As Sandman cited, we've known since forever that most anything magical is the result of a Devil Fruit.
I knew that. But as I said, forgive people who aren't craving for this kind of stuff. Not everyone can enjoy this kind of wacky settings, be it created by a devil fruit or not (it doesn't matter anyway).
Like I said previously, Alabasta/Skypiea/Water Seven, the best period of this manga, had a nice mixed stuff of normal and fun settings. The weirdness and goofiness keep increasing since Thriller Bark, and (I think) it hurts the story. As you can see this arc is already very controversed in the discussions.