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#1 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

@lunnington: If I was to ever right a novel, my plan to solve this problem was to have a prophecy and just have all protagonists that fit the bill fail. Then, if i didn't want a bad end, have a flawed individual who doesn't fit the prophecy at all, succeed. And his reasons for being involved are purely personal. I have been work shopping this idea in my head for a bit but righting a story is hard. I have more respect for Dan now...

#2 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

I was thinking about tropes in anime and movies (among other media formats). And the one I realized I hate the most is the "chosen one" trope. There are two reasons for this: 1) The hero is always going to fulfill the prophecy, 2) the hero will be able to break rules of the universe. To elaborate on number 2, the hero learns magic/fighting powers super fast or discovers powers no one else has. As soon as fate or prophecies are brought into a story, I feel like any suspense has been killed. You are made very aware that the hero can't lose.

Anyways, I made this topic because I wanted to hear about the tropes other duders hated or are tired of the most.

#3 Edited by super2j (2038 posts) -

@turtlebird95 said:

@super2j said:

@i_stay_puft said:

Third trailer for the new DBZ film coming out next month. I thought it was kinda interesting when watching the trailer as a few things caught my eye.

  1. Freeza turning gold is this maybe his races take on going super saiyan?
  2. Goku through much of the fight scenes with Freeza is not in the standard gold hair super saiyan mode. I am wondering if this is because of Goku trying to master the Super Saiyan God state from the previous film.
  3. Krillin's back to bald Krillin?
  4. There's a small cameo from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and his gang in the trailer. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a short manga mini-series authored by Akira Toriyama in 2014, which he stated was a prequel to Dragonball and has a bunch of minor cameo appearance from the Dragonball universe.

HYPE HYPE HYPE!!!!!! Yea, more dragon ball z is something I will not turn down (except for GT).

I cannot wait to watch the Japanese version and then pay to watch the theatrical version with better english voice acting like 2-3 years after that in my local cinema.

You know, considering how big DBZ is outside of the planet, you would think they would do a better job of releasing dubs. Would it really be that hard to send dub studios the script so they can get their versions ready? At best the same week or at worst within the year.

You mean for the timing of the dub? If so, they're pretty on the ball with this one, as the English dub will be in theaters this summer.

Battle of Gods took awhile because they ran into a snag with Fox or something.

Really!! If that is the case, then I can totally wait. Have they gotten more specific about when it will be showing in the summer?

#4 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

Third trailer for the new DBZ film coming out next month. I thought it was kinda interesting when watching the trailer as a few things caught my eye.

  1. Freeza turning gold is this maybe his races take on going super saiyan?
  2. Goku through much of the fight scenes with Freeza is not in the standard gold hair super saiyan mode. I am wondering if this is because of Goku trying to master the Super Saiyan God state from the previous film.
  3. Krillin's back to bald Krillin?
  4. There's a small cameo from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and his gang in the trailer. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a short manga mini-series authored by Akira Toriyama in 2014, which he stated was a prequel to Dragonball and has a bunch of minor cameo appearance from the Dragonball universe.

HYPE HYPE HYPE!!!!!! Yea, more dragon ball z is something I will not turn down (except for GT).

I cannot wait to watch the Japanese version and then pay to watch the theatrical version with better english voice acting like 2-3 years after that in my local cinema.

You know, considering how big DBZ is outside of the planet, you would think they would do a better job of releasing dubs. Would it really be that hard to send dub studios the script so they can get their versions ready? At best the same week or at worst within the year.

#5 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

@golguin: You know, I really enjoyed it but it did find it underwhelming. It was clear what Jojo was doing, and for me, Jojo is all about the unexpected twists.

#6 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

I am so glad Drew took to the End, my favourite boss battle ever. I remember running as fast as I can as soon as I realized he had a bead on me. Excitement no quicktime event has ever nailed.

#7 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

Ever since they started mgs3, I am simply waiting for the secret theater! I can't wait for metal gear sigint. Also if its on the disc, metal gear ape escape.

#8 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

The seven deadly sins anime seems like something that should have gotten more hype than it did. Burned through the first 12 episodes and it is definitely one of the better shonen romps I have seen. Great fight scenes, I mean this doesn't really count but I was out of my chair cheering at the thing with the spear.

#9 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

From what I understand, the best laptop nvidia card to have right now is the 970m, it has fantastic performance and is not as power hungry, hot, or as expensive as the 980m. I need to know though, does your laptop have nvidia optimus active? Its a very useful feature.The i7 is fine and good, I don't think you will have any problems with it. Everything else is fine and pretty standard.

#10 Posted by super2j (2038 posts) -

@gaspower: I watched all of Ippo recently enough for the first time. I feel like I get what you are saying. I vaguely remember there was more life and ferocity from all the characters earlier on. Also the only thing I remember from the intro was that one part near the end of the intro when Ippo is enveloped by darkness, so cool.

@turtlebird95: Gintama is fantastic, there are some amazing videogame references: Katsura-Mario and the Monster hunter arc or was it dragon quest? I can't remember. I believe Ippo the show ends somewhere in the 500's, you then have another 500 chapters to complete... I was born around the same time Ippo started and in the span of a couple of weeks, I burned through 20+ years of work... its a weird feeling.