No, I got what you thought you were saying, I was focusing on what you actually said and implying it's possible you subconsciously do have a level of rejection for the theme or used the wrong word. So, you mispoke or believe the opposite inspite of your comments. That happens a lot. It was up to you to clarify, but, instead, inspite of my comments on not trying to be an ass or anything, you still got worked up. In fact, you have admitted I was right, but you're still being aggressive..
Come on, bro, really?
I can't take you very seriously if you try to play guessing games on what I subconsciously feel or try to implicate at what I "truly" think. Take what I said at face value, as common people would also do in conversation. Otherwise, we'll be going in circles forever.
Realize that I can easily do what you're doing and hint that you subconsciously enjoy the bland repetition of theme execution because of you forcing me to act like a broken record.
But I don't, because I know that you're a lot more reasonable than that. I can only request that you offer me the same respect.
My only real gripe, is your attempt to somewhat demonise a preference for repetition in of itself. We repeat things of interest all the time without losing interest and so people can enjoy something for it's unwavering conviction to the established pattern. I never stated whether this was a good or bad thing in relation to FT or anything of the sort.
Manner of theme repetition is a problem for FT, period. It isn't just me, talk to anyone and ask them what one of their main problems with the series is.
They won't say, "It sucks because we all know that FT will win." That's not a problem at all, anyway. Protagonists must always prevail. They will, however, say "It sucks because we all know about the nakama power ups/speeches." THAT is the redundancy I'm referring to: the exact formula for theme execution. Used in every arc. It's all contributing to making the series more and more stale.
One perfect way to fix this is to create a dilemma in the plot in which friendship is tested through a trial/setback/tragedy. To see how friendship not only offers an illogical power up, but how it brings FT together after such a hardship. To see why FT's friendship is superior to that of other guilds.
I've got nothing against repetition, lol. I love having orange juice every morning after breakfast.
Edited by Phenomiracle, 08 March 2013 - 02:47 AM.