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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Yeah, thats pretty much Yamato discourse in a nutshell.



    I think its not so much the relative point in the arc where Yamato appeared that throws people off, its that his introduction has been...
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    Re: My Hero Academia II - It Burns

    Come now, its explicitly framed as text withiin the story that Touya sets himself ablaze because of the extreme grief of his shitty, shitty dad disgredarding Touyas best efforts to fulfill the...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    While I don't think the popularity polls can serve as any sort of perfect measure of how much effort Oda has put into a particular character - think of Laws first ranking, or Izo ranking at all now -...
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    Sticky: Re: ONE PIECE 7TH Popularity Poll Announcement !!

    Franky plain just hasn't gotten enough to do post skip.

    Also, he doesn't check all the popularity criteria, which apparently are A) Handsome B) STRONK and C) important/knows really important...
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    Sticky: Re: Non-Disney animation thread

    This is a bit late to bring up, but pop-culture site The Avocado has an animation-themed monthly challenge going, where theres a discussion prompt each day. Its been neat so far, and I know I got a...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Well yeah, no argument there. But I think the fact that the Gifters are dispatched in a manner designed for maximum efficiency is exactly why so many have a problem with it. At the end of the the day...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    We still have no idea that the dumplings have an expiration date (this was certainly not the case for abilities like Sugars or Van Der Deckens or Ivankovs and whatnot) but If you want to go down that...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    But why bring NINJA specifically up at all then?
    I mean the answer is because we're on Japan island where ninjas are established to exist and where being a ninja is also the only established...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    The fact that he could even turn it into a fearsome offensive punching power to begin with was not a given; like I don't know if Mr Fantastic has ever used the power of elastic recoil to launch super...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Crocodile has the sand power. He is the evil boss of the desert island where he has caused a draught, his powers similarly cause things to dry up, evil drought-making Croc literally brings death...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Imagine if Tama was a true beastmaster by training, a real forest child who knew the ways of all animals, how to properly befriend each one and so on. Then you would properly have your "the hybrid...
  12. Thread: Lupin the 3rd

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    Re: Lupin the 3rd

    Thats good to know, thanks for the feedback guys, as well as the extensive rundowns of the movies and whatnot you've done in the past in this thread, those are real helpful. I knew Nostradamus...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Well, yeah, it'd be more fitting if the girl whos stated dream was becoming a Kunoichi, and have had this dream for years, worked with ninja-skills instead of animal subjugation, wouldn't it? The...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    But...first off, like TLC said, its literally brainwashing. Kindness doesn't factor into it at all, and the dangos have only ever been deployed in a completely utilitarian matter, in order to...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    I have a lot to say about the convenience of Tamas abilities, but the argument that the matter can be dismissed entirely because “Momotaro reference”…err no, that’s not how storytelling works? Things...
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    I mean in the most superficial sense of trying to dismiss the issue, yes Luffy does say that, but...


    The last chapter of Fishman Island is literally called "the heros hat"

    Luffy also said at...
  17. Thread: Lupin the 3rd

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    Re: Lupin the 3rd

    Ah that makes sense, I was just wondering if it was like a "canonical" stylistic choice that Miyazaki had disregarded
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    Re: Lupin the 3rd

    I started watching my first non-Cagliostro Lupin movie, Farewell to Nostradamus, and like...I knew Cagliostro was an outlier, but is Lupins voice otherwise always like this? Its just so... warbly,...
  19. Thread: Gear 4th

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    Re: Gear 4th

    Whatever Luffys next powerup turns out to be, I hope it allows him to keep looking like Luffy. Beyond the distorted proportions of Gear 4Th Luffy, his perpetually scowling black-eyed face just puts...
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    Re: Zoinks! A Scooby Doo thread!

    ADULT animated Velma prequel series

    Not a joke, apparently

    Jesus
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    Sticky: Re: Disney animation thread

    Looks like the free market of capitalism is at it again, promoting creativity and competitiveness

    But how about that Wandavision cameo eh? Eh? All these layoffs and increased monopolization is...
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    Sticky: Re: Disney animation thread

    Wow that looks at lot more manic and ironic than I expected. I'd have loved to see what a more sincere take on this world, this story would've been like but this ....feels a bit try hard, a bit like...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Carrot has participated in 1 covert Emperor territory naval infiltration 1 extended period of covert missions deep in another emperors territory and two dramatic naval battles with emperor fleets and...
  24. Re: Dragonball Discussion Kai: Broly but this time it's not Broly

    I agree with the above, I really dug this. Overall, I think my engagement with DBS is very much like how Kouch has expressed his current attitude towards OP, in that I'm satisfied with a lot of the...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    You forgot

    -The Perospero fight having almost no buildup before it actually happens
    - Wanda getting equal paneltime in what we've seen of the fight so far
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    - The fight is completely...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    The thing I keep coming back to with the Carrot debate is: If it is possible to agree that Carrot has so far not been that prominent in Wano, and the pro-Carrot argument is that Oda will supposedly...
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    Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Regarding the revitalized discourse, my current impression of Evangelion and its endings is that it might all make total cohesive sense, but it all felt so bleak that I can't bear the thought of...
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    Re: Pixar movies

    Watched Soul. It was good- Pixar has always had a very strong baseline of quality- but I wasn't blown away. On the visual side some of the after/beforelife visuals were striking, as well as the...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Your extensive work documenting panel appearances and whatnot is already illuminating, but this really is the crux of the matter for accurately gauging character exposure. Theres a big difference...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    I've seen a circulated statistic that like, 85% of american cops voted republican

    Which would go some way to explaining it

    At the very least theres footage of cops taking selfies with the...
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