Character Analysis, Manga, One Piece, The Mind of a Character

Gol D. Roger: Building a Legend

This might sound odd, but I've always found the very first page of One Piece to be incredibly memorable. Or, for anime viewers, the initial lore dump that opened every episode in the early days of the series. It's incredibly simple: here's the pirate king, here's how he died, here's what he said, and here's… Continue reading Gol D. Roger: Building a Legend

Books, Game of Thrones, How's This Book?, Review

A Feast For Crows: Slowly Building To… Something

'A Game of Thrones', 'A Clash of Kings', and 'A Storm of Swords' were all three masterworks of the fantasy genre. It's easy to see why George R.R. Martin became one of the biggest names in the industry with those three works alone. They're incredible reads that shock and amaze and engage, despite how long… Continue reading A Feast For Crows: Slowly Building To… Something

Best of the Beastiary, D&D

Hobgoblins: Goblins, But Tall… And Red

They break before our shields,They fall beneath our blades;Their home is ours to conquer,Their children our slaves.Acheron! Acheron!Victory is ours!Translation of a hobgoblin war chant After three monsters with barely a page dedicated to them, we've got a collection that takes up three whole pages all to themselves! Hooray! My job just got so much… Continue reading Hobgoblins: Goblins, But Tall… And Red

One Piece, Television

Why Would You Even Attempt Live-Action One Piece?

Live-action adaptations of animated work have been a plague on the animation industry for a long time now. From beloved cartoons like The Lion King to classic anime like Ghost in the Shell, studios keep on attempting to translate these stories from drawing to reality. Unfortunately, none of them understand why they were animated in… Continue reading Why Would You Even Attempt Live-Action One Piece?

Anime, Dragon Ball

Fixing Dragon Ball Super (Part 6): Goku Black Arc, Act 3

Okay. We're nearing the end now. Then we can move on to the Tournament of Power. Which... also will take a long time to fix. To recap: our heroes confronted Goku Black, who unlocked Rose by combining Super Saiyan Ki with Divine Ki, just like Vegeta does for Blue. After defeating all our heroes, he… Continue reading Fixing Dragon Ball Super (Part 6): Goku Black Arc, Act 3