What I'm most interested in by this chapter that not many others are really commenting on is the fact that Horikoshi sensei is going more and more forward with "progressing" the possibility of an Uraraka x Izuku relationship, and while I'm still quite confident to say that we'll be unlikely to get any real relationship progress from them until the last couple chapters of this series probably (whenever that sad and unfortunate date when Boku no Hero finally ends comes :sad:) either way I still feel like he's doing more to illustrate Deku and Ochako have a thing for each other in these past 100 chapters then Kishimoto ever did with any of his characters in Naruto in about twice the length of his series. I mean… It's not much but it's still more then most Shonen mangaka ever bother to do... So yeah I just thought that was worth commenting on... Now if only we could have this kind of progress with the Todoroki x Momo ship that I've been trying to push for several months now grumble grumble...
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RE: My Hero Academia - Gomu Gomu no Gentle Fist
RE: Shichibukai Discussion Thread
If we consider they weren't that far from rookies at the time they were defeated and decided to retreat to Paradise, it wouldn't be strange for them not to be able to use Haki. Consider how much Luffy accomplished before even realizing Haki is a thing.
What is strange is that they didn't even know about it, or knew but didn't try to train themselves to use it by the time Luffy came along. But well, Oda should be forgiven that much.
I honestly assume that Crocodile and Moriah can both use Haki in the current story but just chose not to because they didn't need it to fight against Luffy and his crew since none of them are Logia's and because in both cases they severely underestimated Luffy and the SH's considering them to be hapless Rookies that were in way over their heads just like they were when they first entered the New World. So I assume that both Croc and Moriah wanted to take great pleasure in stomping out Luffy and the Straw-Hat's dreams in the same way that Whitebeard and Kaido respectively stomped out their own dreams. But I assume that both Crocodile and Moriah knew about Haki and had trained themselves to at least some degree, but I think you could maybe argue that since they retreated to Paradise, effectively deciding to be a "big fish in a small pond" so to speak, so you could argue that there are very few people who still reside in Paradise with enough mastery or knowledge of Haki to be able to use it effectively enough to teach other people how to master it so… That might explain why Crocodile at the very least didn't know how to use it, if he didn't, since he was pretty far away from the New World, although Moriah was relatively close to the New World given that he was in the Florian Triangle and probably right next to Sabaody Archipleago so... It can't have been that hard to find somebody who knew enough about Haki to at least teach him the basics... Maybe he was just too busy building an army of zombies. :ninja:
And as for why Buggy doesn't know Haki... I assume he knows about it (he was in Gold Roger's crew for Christ's sakes)... I assume he knows how powerful it is and how vital it is to master it to actually succeed among the top tier pirates... and how if he were able to master it then that would effectively be the one way to finally reach the level of his hated rival Shanks... I just assume, strongly assume in fact, that Buggy is just too damn lazy and/or stupid to actually put in the effort to master Haki and become a worthy successor to the Pirate King like his much better classmate Shanks :ninja:
Now one could argue one thing though which is that, how did Crocodile and Moriah not know Haki when they first went to the New World looking to make a name for themselves and were (presumably) much older then Luffy and most of the Straw-Hat's currently are? Well... first of all we have no idea how old they were when they first entered the New World... We know Crocodile's about 38 in the current story and Moriah I think is about 50 or something but... For all we know they might've both been 17-19 when they first entered the NW just like Luffy was (I can kind of see that in Croc's case... More difficult with Moriah though... Picturing a young Moriah is kind of like picturing a smart Luffy or a kind Akainu... It's just not done...) But my point being that... Crocodile and Moriah were both Super-Rookies when they first entered the New World just like Luffy and the rest of the Worst Generation were when they first entered... Keep in mind that the definition of "Super Rookie" seems to have nothing to do with actual age, nor with which Generation you're placed in with regards to Piracy. It really seems to all be about when you chronologically became a Pirate and for how long you were active... Like the Worst Generation that Luffy was a part of has people like Luffy and Law and Kid and (possibly) Bonney who are all in their late teens/early 20's, next to guys like Apoo, Hawkins and Drake who are in their late 20s/early 30s, next to Urouge and Capone who are both clearly in their 40s. All this is confirmed roughly in SBS data as well. And none of the Worst Generation seem to have been able to use Haki before entering the New World. Though we can assume that all of them do know it now that they're in the New World and are more or less thriving. So my point being that Crocodile and Moriah's age when they first entered the New World, and were likely pounded down by the Yonko fairly quickly, doesn't really matter because it seems as though most Rookies that enter the New World at first, regardless of their bounty, haven't mastered or even know about Haki... So that's really not surprising to me.
The only other thing I can say is... When Kaido was first revealed in Chapter 795 I saw a few people commenting "Why would Moriah ever even think of going up against something like that!?" And you just have to remember that... It's really the same reason why Crocodile actually wanted to challenge Whitebeard when he first entered the New World... Moriah and Crocodile were both young, impulsive, brash, reckless Super-Rookies, both with something to prove, who wanted to make a name for themselves in the biggest ways possible so they decided to challenge the biggest, toughest pirates around and paid the price for it in both cases. I've always kind of wanted to see what the exploits of young versions of the Shichibukai and the Yonko would look like, and maybe even the Admirals if we ever get that lucky, just to see how they came to be the way they are now and if they had similar learning curves as Luffy and the Straw-Hats did in terms of getting past their obstacles and being better because of it. We'll probably get something like that I'm just not sure when.
I will say that the failures of Crocodile and Moriah in the New World really kind of makes me think that Luffy and Law have really bitten off more then they can chew by screwing with both Kaido and Big Mom. And to be honest Kid, Apoo and Hawkins have likely done the same thing by choosing to challenge Shanks but also piss of Big Mom and (maybe) Kaido :ninja: due to their own rash and impulsive natures... And I get the feeling that they're all going to get stomped because of it sooner or later. People keep saying that Luffy is going to defeat Big Mom first and then probably Kaido and then Shanks will likely be taken down by external forces (don't really feel the need to speculate on that front just yet) so the final Pirate villain will be Blackbeard but... While that will still likely hold true I really can't see Luffy taking down any of the Yonko without tremendous outside help anytime soon. Luffy challenging Big Mom and Kaido directly is effectively suicide... But he's the kind of guy who I think is willing to pick himself back up after a major loss at the hands of Yonko... And the same is likely true of Law, Kid and the rest of the Worst Generation... And that's what sets up them apart from people like Crocodile and Moriah... Just my two cents...
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if law had said that the straw hats worked under him the new admiral would not have been a threat during the arc since he would have just let doflamingo and the two supernova alliance fight each other.
i never said the warlords would not disbanded at the meeting i am just saying that we will get two new warlords before then one being a zoan since we have not had a zoan warlord unless weavil is one.
I actually totally agree that the Warlords aren't going to be disbanded just yet… To me the World Government is going to want to keep the system active for at least a little while longer... Doflamingo predicted that a major war is coming, and it seems like this is going to be a more long-lasting and prevalent war then Marineford... So the World Government is going to want strong people like Mihawk/Kuma/Hancock etc. who at least do some favors for them, mainly by knocking out Yonko fodder from what we can tell, and are at the very least not opposed to the World Government, at least not publicly... That's kind of one of the things about the Shichibukai that kind of gets overlooked from my past experiences... Part of the reason the system's there is to make it so that other active Pirates that are dangerous don't side with other potentially dangerous active pirates that are with the Yonko or the Worst Generation... Obviously that doesn't seem to work given that Doflamingo was in an Alliance with both Kaido and Law but... At the same time it seems as though in spite of Fujitora's protests to the contrary, the WG will likely continue the Shichibukai system for at least a little while longer... So they'll have to find two replacements then...
As for who the replacements will be, I still say Enel is as likely as anybody else. I still can't imagine him not showing up in the story again, and he seems like the kind of guy who'd have no problems with joining the Warlords, and he's clearly powerful enough so... That seems like a safe bet... And as for who will get the 7th spot... I really don't know, and this might be a bit out there, but I still wouldn't rule out Jack as a possibility... Obviously Jack would never be loyal to the World Government, I feel like he would only join them if Kaido ordered him to, possibly as a way of keeping tabs on them in the same way Doflamingo might've potentially... But the reason I can't get past the idea of Jack being a Shichibukai is... I wonder if maybe he was the pirate who was supposed to have cut off Admiral Zephyr's arm in the One Piece movie Z and killed his entire crew... I mean that would explain why his bounty is so ridiculously high, when you soundly defeat an Admiral then that's the kind of thing that people remember you for... And they said that the pirate who cut off Z's arm joined them... Either during the timeskip or afterwards... So maybe Jack joined once Doflamingo and Law's respective slots were open and he wanted to keep tabs on the WG as a sort of double agent... I mean, it's a little bit out there, and I get that Movie Z is non-canon but... I couldn't help but wonder if Jack was supposed to be the pirate that Oda envisioned as doing those unspeakable acts to Zephyr as opposed to Edward Weevil... Weevil just doesn't seem like that kind of guy somehow but Jack definitely does... So it's just a theory that I've had for some time now, and I'm fully prepared for it to be wrong but I've just felt ever since Jack's introduction that maybe that was what Oda was going for as opposed to Edward Weevil. Just me spit-balling personally feel free to disagree.
RE: Bleach Discussion 0: Hello Darkness my old friend
Do you mean Aizen appearing in an extended role? Because he and his chair emerged some time ago. Of course, he got punked by one of the worst Stetnritter and has only appeared once in the last 40 chapters. The only way he could have an extended role at this point is if Kira frees him or he somehow frees himself from that chair
I meant in an extended form yeah. And yeah I realize that that was Haschwalth (or however you spell his name) not Aizen… But again I still figure Aizen's going to show up again and honestly, though I really hate to say it, I'd be a little bit more surprised if Aizen DOESN'T show up again to be the final villain instead of Yhwach. Kubo just likes Aizen too damn much to forget about him honestly... And again part of me kind of wants him to come back quite sadly because it'd at least make the series a bit more interesting at this point. And hopefully the chair will be back too... God damn was that a badass chair. That chair is half the reason I read Bleach at this point. The other half is obligation and the fact that it usually takes me literally 90 seconds to read a typical chapter... :getlost:
RE: Bleach Discussion 0: Hello Darkness my old friend
Oh wow, Uryu was really not a bad dude all of this time, who would've known? /s
Yeah… Uryu has been horribly misused this entire arc... Which is extra terrible given that this was supposed to be an arc about the freaking Quincies! and yet the one Quincy who was supposed to be a main character (just like Chad and Orihime… Ugh!) still doesn't do a fucking thing... Yeah that's a brilliant plan Kubo... That's brilliant ese... Who am I kidding Kubo didn't have a plan...
Also... And I'm probably wrong about this... I hope that I'm wrong about this anyway, but I think I actually thankfully am in this case but... Was that guy at the end supposed to be Aizen do you think? Because I don't know why but for some reason the way he was covered in shadow to "keep a mystery going" and his hair style which vaguely resembled one of Aizen's evolved forms... Caused me to fear that Kubo's brought Aizen back into the story (which will still probably happen mind you I just... I hope that we can delay the inevitable at least... :getlost:) Because even though it's probably not Aizen... We probably aren't seeing him yet... If it ends up being him then this is the only response I can provide for him coming back into the story...
Although… The more I think about it... And it pains me to say this, I mean it really really does... But having Aizen back in the story at this point might actually make the Bleach story "better" in a way (as "better" as Bleach can get at this point, what with the incredibly low bar that it is) I mean... The story would probably become even dumber then it already is (if that's possible) and the already indecipherable, impenetrable paradox of a "story" that is the Bleach continuity would probably get even worse if he were to reappear (though hopefully his badass... BADASS chair will be with him too mother****er's… That should be his new Bankai as far as I'm concerned :ninja:) But the simple fact of the matter is... As terrible a character as Aizen is (I mean I don't hate him as much as I hate Sasuke from Naruto, but that's a really low bar since I don't think it's possible for me to hate a manga character that much Jesus...) if he were to reappear in Bleach at this point it would at least make the story more entertaining if nothing else. Because as terrible as the Deicide arc of Bleach is from a writing/storytelling standpoints (and countless other standpoints) at least it's such an acid trip and is so utterly balls to the wall insane that... I can't help but feel that if Aizen showed up again and started turning into a Butterfly/Tentacle monster/condom-man then the series would start to get more entertaining just in how ridiculously dumb it would get... Although I guess the Mayuri vs Pernida fight and Shunsui vs Lillebarro fight were all pretty ridiculously stupid anyway so... Maybe not... :sad:
At this point Bleach is entertaining only in the same way that similarly "So Bad It's Good" movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space or The Room are... So I leave you with this...
Possibly the worst acting in the history of acting… And yet strangely still more entertaining in a way then most contemporary chapters of Bleach that don't have Zaraki or Mayuri in them...
RE: My Hero Academia - Gomu Gomu no Gentle Fist
I am currently reading the My Hero Academia manga series and getting caught up. Right now I'm on Chapter 35 of this series (so I'm about halfway there give or take) and, excuse my language for a moment but… Holy Fuck this is one of the most fun and engaging manga series I've read in a LONG fucking time. I mean… Admittedly I was kind of destined to like this series given that I'm a big time fan of superheroes and comics in general… So to combine Western style comic books with Japanese Shonen manga style was pretty much just a recipe for win as far as I'm concerned but... Oh my God I love this series so much... When I'm up to date with this series I can very easily predict that this will be one of the highlights of my week along with One Piece. So far in these 35 chapters Horikoshi has done a really great job of establishing most if not all of the members of the class and given me at least some reason to care about most of them. I wouldn't say that any of them are as well fleshed out as anyone from One Piece or World Trigger yet (another highlight of my week) but the fact that Dekku is already one of the most likable Shonen protagonists I've seen in quite some time and that other characters like Bakugo, Uraraka, Iida, Todoroki, Asui, Yaoyorozou, Kirishima, Mineta, Kaminari, Tokoyami, Kyoka have all managed to establish themselves as at least reasonably interesting characters after only 35 chapters is just amazing to me.
It's just... Whenever I'm reading this series I always feel like I should be able to find things that are wrong with it and to be critical of it but... Ride now I'm just riding the high of this series and just having so much fun with how overjoyed I am to have what I believe to be the perfect "East meets West" comic, with this series being such a great way of taking the superhero stories I've loved so much and putting them in the form of the Shonen manga that I've also loved so much. I'm just so happy to have this manga because in a weird way I feel like I've been waiting for something like this all my life and now it's finally here. So once I'm up to date with this bad boy you can bet that I'm going to be popping in each week to talk about this series and I feel confident I'm going to have the same enthusiasm and love for this series that I've had before.
Oh... And the anime that's coming out? Can't wait for that either... And I should probably address the fact that before this series Horikoshi created Barrage for Shueisha... I actually read every chapter of that series which wasn't hard because there were... Only 15 of them... :sad: I was actually kind of heartbroken that that series somehow didn't catch on while crap like Bleach and Fairy Tail can put out hundreds and hundreds of chapters and I wondered if there was any justice in the world? Well... Maybe there was... I mean the craptastic series are still putting out loads of chapters but... At least Horikoshi got his second chance (or third apparently he also did Omagodoki Dobutsuen apparently which I didn't read but also heard good things about) and apparently Japan finally realized how brilliant he was... So maybe there is some justice in the world of manga after all? Now all we need is to get Bleach cancelled and all will be right with the world. Please let 2016 be the year... Please if there is a God...
But My Hero Academia is great and I look forward to a 2016 with that, One Piece and World Trigger to keep me company and wash the taste of Bleach away. I actually think Shonen Jump is the best it's been in a while due to those three series and others. Looking forward to 2016 with all of them.
RE: Chapter 813: An Invitation to the Tea Party
**Pekoms is their best chance of getting there.
Capone didn't give any information about the whereabouts of this tea party, so the Straw Hats are oblivious to that; however, there is one - only one - person on Zou with that knowledge, & that is Pekoms.
Pekoms failed to honor his given word of repaying the Straw Hats for saving his family & friends by turning a blind eye to Sanji, but he could compensate for that by guiding them to the tea party.**
Even if we suppose that his threat was genuine, there is no way of knowing whether that bullet was imbued with haki or whether it was a sea stone bullet.
How could Kaido destroy the world for him? And how will this make him the ruler of the world?
I do have a sinking suspicion from these past 2 chapters that Pekoms only ever really served Big Mom to protect Zou in a similar relationship to Jinbe allying with Big Mom to protect Fishman Island. He might've been more directly involved with Big Mom's crew then Jinbe ever was but the simple fact of the matter is that this chapter and the previous one illustrated that he's ultimately more loyal to his homeland then to the crew he was in. So yeah… I speculate that with him being left behind and probably for dead Pekoms is going to want to help out the SH's in at least some form. Granted... I doubt he'll directly help them because he doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd want to directly fight Big Mom but... At the very least I could see him deciding to ally with Luffy and be a part of his fleet and having Zou now be a part of Luffy's territory instead of Big Mom's. I feel like even when Luffy's not around some members of his fleet like maybe Orlumbus or Ideo or somebody will always be protecting Zou and the Minks... Just a thought...
Anyway some people are speculating that Luffy is going to wait to go after Sanji to settle the business on Zou with the samurai... I kind of doubt that honestly... Luffy's the kind of guy who wouldn't sit still and let something like this happen to one of his nakama lying down... Just look at what happened with Robin at Enies Lobby he ended up declaring war on the entire World Government to get her back... I feel like he's going to go directly at war with Big Mom for what she's doing with Sanji right now... And that will be very very interesting to say the least... Because we could be seeing what the full power of a Yonko is very shortly :ninja:.
I do wonder what's going on with the other members of the Worst Generation though. Capone has now gotten quite a bit of screen-time (or panel time) compared to the others (besides Law and Luffy obviously) so I can't help but wonder if we're going to finally see what happened to the Kid Alliance soon. Just a thought... A hope... Please Oda please...
RE: Deadwood Reunion movie is happen
And now I feel really bad that I'm still only halfway through Season 1 of Deadwood after how many years? Sorry Deadwood faithful… Life just keeps getting in the way somehow. At least I can feel good knowing that I've seen every episode of The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Shield, Lost, Oz and a couple of other great "modern classics" among American TV... Just not Deadwood somehow. :sad:
Well I guess the movie still won't be here for another year or two (possibly longer let's be honest) So... I might still have some time/hope. Maybe.
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Will it break Wolf of Wall Street's record of amounts of time fuck is said in a single movie?
Might depend on the run time but… Very likely honestly... Actually one of my favorite bits of swearing in all of television (possibly all of media) was in the 1st episode of this show... Let's see if I can find it... Yeah! God bless the internet. :wub:
Yep, here it is. You only really start to hear Ellsworth go into his tirade after the 1 minute mark but… Holy crap that's a lot of swearing in the span of a few seconds. And yet... It somehow feels very fitting in a weird way. Like it didn't feel like it was written in just to be vulgar, it actually felt like it established the character somehow. And I'll sometimes just find myself quoting that line to myself for no real reason but just somehow parts of it just feel strangely inspirational to me... It's weird. I wonder if anybody else has ever been inspired by Deadwood at weird moments?
Also... Just because it's fun, here's the Honest Trailer for Wolf of Wall Street since somebody mentioned it. I actually like that movie, more or less (it's really overrated though) but all of the flaws they point out in it are very legitimate. Enjoy.
Anytime I hear the Honest Trailer guy's epic voice… And then I hear my comparatively pathetic voice I get a little bit sad I'm not going to lie.
RE: Marvel Movies Thread - Holy Shitballs
… Just thought that I should share this because... Well, let the speculation commence lol. :ninja:
Man, 67 characters... That's somehow both incredibly exciting and at the same time somewhat frightening because... Even though I really admire the Russo brothers and think they have a tremendous amount of talent... Whedon had a lot of trouble balancing all the moving parts in Age of Ultron (I say that as somebody who mostly liked that film) so... Infinity War looks like it's going to be even more ambitious honestly. Well fingers crossed, it'll be a spectacular film on at least some level honestly...
Well I think we can feel rest assured that we'll see all six of the main Avengers, Nick Fury, probably at least a few other SHIELD characters, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, possibly the Defenders characters like Daredevil and Jessica Jones :ninja:, Thanos (most obvious statement ever) Loki (cough most marketable cough) Several supporting characters like Bucky, Falcon, Rhodie, The Wasp, Odin, Sif, Heimdall and the rest of Thor's buddies from Asgard, probably some supporting cast members and villains from the upcoming Spider-Man movie... maybe just maybe Dr. Helen Cho and Luis from Ant-Man (please, please, please :wub:) And... Then it gets really complicated because... I just listed a ton of characters right there and yet I have no idea who's going to be introduced in the upcoming Marvel movies like Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man etc. that could make this cast even larger, as if it wasn't huge already. Man... Infinity War is going to be insane for all the right and wrong reasons.
Well... All I can say is that as long as they don't lose sight of the emotional moments that make the Marvel moments really work I'll probably still end up loving this movie regardless. A big part of why I still liked Age of Ultron in spite of its flaws is because we still had enough great emotional moments in the film like the Bruce and Natasha scenes, or various other scenes of the team bonding and when Scarlet Witch ripped Ultron's heart out (to name a few) that made me forgive some of the stupider and more rushed moments. So long as they have an emotional moment as good as the one that this music captures... This movie will be a success...
… The feels... The feels... Sniffle
RE: Platinum End - Not So New Obha and Obata manga
Why did you quote something I posted four months ago?
Next Nakama is a trash thread and everyone knows it, and is specifically kept around to keep that nonsense out of allll the other threads. But even there you'll find good analysis and story understanding from the people that actually know what they're talking about. No one ever said everyone on AP is a good poster. But we have a lot of good ones and we take strides to keep the quality up by teaching others about story structure and better grasping the nuance of things.
Yes, this place gets stupid. But when its not stupid in the name of fun, and its just stupid for stupid's sake, it usually gets counterbalanced by competant analysis and education explaining why a theory is dumb… rather than widely accepted.
I don't know why I decided to sig it honestly… It just felt appropriate for some reason. I know it's weird but... It just seemed fitting you know?
And actually your argument that the Next Two Nakama's thread is a "Trash thread" is actually very reasonable imo. Because you're right it keeps the stupid Monet fanboys (seriously I can't believe that's a thing) in the thread where they belong, and you're a very right that a lot of people do post legitimately well reasoned theories in there along with all of the crap. I never said that you were wrong when you said that this forum was better then 90%-99% of all other anime/manga forums on the net... just for some reason I thought of the Next Two Nakama's threads and thought... Well you can't say that every thread on this forum is excellent. But then again, even one of our worst threads, which is supposed to be really bad, is still better then most other bad threads on other forums. I can only shudder when I think of the Naruto and Bleach and Fairy Tail threads on Naruto Forums. God I never want to go back to that place. So you've got me there.
I think the reason why I found that quote you made all the way back then interesting when I read it is... I agree that the people on this forum are smarter then most other people (I include myself among the smart people even though I'm well aware that there's a lot of people on this forum much smarter then myself) but… I've always felt bad because for a while I used to be kind of a total dick to people who liked stupid crap (I mean... more of a dick then I already tend to be...) and later on I started to really regret it because I found out that I was pushing away people who were otherwise really good people and were actually fairly intelligent and hard working people who just happened to have questionable tastes here and there. One of my best friends likes the Transformers movies... I have no idea why, but whatever he's my friend regardless. My girlfriend is also a really big fan of the Fairy Tail manga, and I have no idea why but apparently she sees something in it that I don't. And she also said that Pearl Harbor by that most magnificent of monkey children Michael Bay was one of her favorite movies... And that made me a bit sad I'm not going to lie... But what have you, it really is all a matter of opinion at the end of the day.
And for my closing thoughts I leave one of the greatest internet reviews of all time, the Nostalgia Critic's most magnificent review of Moulin Rouge. A lot of people agree with hiim that Moulin Rouge is garbage (such as myself)... But other people think it's brilliant. The point being that there's always going to be a polarized reaction to certain works and sometimes you just have to accept that not everyone will agree.
Now we should probably get back to talking about Platinum End at this point… Because God forbid we actually discuss Platinum End in the forum thread about Platinum End. :ninja:
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In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.
But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new: an extraordinary post from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the posting and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine theories is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for those that post in the Nakama thread and the famous motto, "Anyone can join, because Oda is unpredictable!" But I realize, only now do I truly understand what they meant.
Not everyone can become a great theorist and see the structure of the story; but a great theorist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now posting in Next Nakama thread, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest analyst in France. I will be returning to nakamate threads soon, hungry for more.
This is the best thing ever btw. Thank you. :wub:
RE: R.I.P. David Bowie
I thought 2015 was bad in terms of how many famous people died, but 2016 is not off to a good start.
2014 was way worse I thought honestly, given that we lost both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams in the same year. 2013 we also lost Roger Ebert, James Gandolfini, Peter O'Toole AND Nelson Mandela. But yeah… 2016 is not going well so far.
And now I just feel like playing this video from Good Will Hunting to commemorate Robin Williams. And if this video doesn't break your heart at least a little bit when you think of Robin then... check your heart and see if it's still beating. Sniffle.
EDIT: Aw crap! In 2013 we also lost Paul Walker didn't we? Ah man that was a really bad year wasn't it? That's going to be the one to beat I think for a while isn't it? :sad:
I play this now. If this doesn't make you tear up a little bit (especially the beginning and the end) then again… Try not to be a heartless monster...
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I think my mother was telling me about this earlier.
Did not sink exactly who it was until now
I thought it was some kind of sick joke when I first read it honestly. Rest in peace Mr. Bowie.