I love how Oda has these awesome female designs but somehow manages to pump out Nami face for every major character.
Would definitely love to actually see these designs being given to characters that won't fade into the background.
Why does it have to be anything other than Luffy experiencing awakening and having a blast with it..
It reminds me of how Luffy started dancing after the "nothing happened" moment in Thriller Bark and just finding the thing amusing.
It's interesting how last two chapters brought on the interesting discussion of whether some people actually understood the type of story Oda was writing or they read the story thinking it was one way when Oda was saying it was another way. Like there are actually some people who thought that Luffy, who has always been painted by the narrative as a special person, is now suddenly believed to have been representing average joe and his journey being about a random kid? Especially when Luffy's behavior, views and characteristics were always conveyed to be one-of-a-kind which is also the reason why he got his crew and started this entire narrative in the first place?
I don't get the strong dislike or people making assumptions and then using those assumptions to create even more assumptions about where they think the story is going. Didn't people in this place, in particular, hate that very thing in the New Nakama threads? So what's the difference here?
So…..and hear me out on this, doesn't that apply to quite literally everyone else though? Or does that not really apply when you label someone else as insert whatever dumb term you guys use nowadays without any real context, understanding or even wanting to understand them? Like are we going to remove the past few pages from this thread where you AND Greg weren't just bashing some people, when you guys couldn't even properly justify having those views while Greg himself was basically operating on a very ill formed logic and basically had to spell out a scenario where he was painting a very specific narrative? Like people, in this place in particular, should be the last ones to ever bring up this type of point considering the absolute straw-manning daily shit show on this place.
If the point is that people don't know what someone else is going through behind their screens based on their own limited information as well as due to lack of any real personal face-to-face real conversations.....then....no shit? Funny how victimization card is pulled so fast here while the same logic doesn't seem to be applied anywhere else.
No one has to paint that picture of you, you do it yourself just fine on a regular basis.
I would rather have that then get on some high-horse and talk about stuff that I very clearly haven't even demonstrated in my own posts beyond when it's necessary.
"Don't be an asshole…...but it's ok if I'm being an asshole towards someone whose entire views I grasp within 3 sentences and have acquired everything to know about them" sort of logic.
Being consistent and demonstrating that consistency in terms of what you preach and practice isn't really that hard, you know.
With this context, I hope you find it **interesting that it sounds **convenient.
Do you find _this **interesting, HoD?
Are you _interested in seeing my medical paperwork, HoD?
Since it sounds so **convenient to you, perhaps you’d be **interested in helping cover what we’ve lost on medical expenses and life plans?
Are you **interested in experiencing the medical tests and procedures I’ve been subjected to that have offered no relief or sign of answers?
Are you _interested in experiencing what it's like to deal with a stalker who lives near you?
Are you interested in opening your mind to the idea that maybe someone isn't lying and really wants to avoid a dangerous situation?********_****
I don't mind. Feel free to send them to me.
And on top of that, I do find it interesting indeed that you somehow wrote that much and touched upon so many things and yet somehow ignored the context, the reason and the actual topic? I guess I'm enlighten by having just spend close to 20 mins and reading your memoir about your struggles and I'm sorry that you have to go through that. And no, I don't know of anyone like that in my life to understand how it feels to live like that.
But, and just to play the devil's advocate, I don't particularly understand the point of it in terms of the topic that was brought up by you? Or did we somehow forget the origin and the discussion?
Not so much into emotional-blackmail. If that was the intention of it then kudos, it succeeded with flying colors.
If your goal was to aim an intentionally pugilistic, insidious, mistrusting, and hurtful narrative at me, you have succeeded.
My guy, I'm just engaging with your own points that you yourself haven't managed to even properly establish in the first place. If you got to take care of your mental-health….then do so. I don't particularly understand the relation of bringing up a topic and then pulling the mental-health card when questioned?
If anything that questions your controversial posts, that are overly complicated than they really need to be, is seen as a "hurtful" narrative then you might as well save your and other's time by not really bringing it up.
Like I'm neither a fan or hater of your stuff. You got some good stuff and I still end up reading your twitter posts now and then. If this is an attempt to paint me as some sort of a hater or as me trying to push some hateful narrative then you failed. Pretty badly, if I may add.
But yes, I apologize if anything I said that offended you. You very clearly don't seem that interested in the actual topic so I'm not gonna bother with it anymore.