I was inspired once upon a time to do a theme for this, but now I feel totally lame doing that. I also don't have any really funny pictures. I shall be the blandest ever.
Did you like creating a thread for a question time about yourself?
I actually made it much later than I wanted. I was in the middle of Guild Wars 2 when I realized what time it was. I also constantly check the spelling of my own user name because I'm not good at French. I took it way back in highschool and thought to check my notes the other day to see if I could relearn what I knew but all of my notes, literally, all of them were in French. I was getting an A back then too, so I probably didn't see a need for English to clarify anything.
But I constantly screw myself over.I once did a point by point for Xenosaga(on my fifth playthrough, sue me for using a guide on the 5th one just to make sure I get everything) and came across this really annoying and complicated puzzle. The note I had left for myself was "figure it out, this shit is confusing, asshole".
How many times has fleeflee fleed from a flea?
Twice. The first time my cat got fleas I didn't notice for a while, by the time I did they were so attached to my head(and my hair was both really long and it's some weird place between thick and thin, so getting all the fleas was impossible). It got so bad that I just broke down and cried and my little sister shaved my head for me. The second time I had fleas I was too scared to be confident about my ability to deal with them in my hair and just shaved my head immediately.
I am not a pretty when bald. Especially not with scratch marks scabbing and marring my head.
1) Top 3 fav mangas?
2) Worst thing you've ever eaten?
3) 3 Least favourite mangas.
1) Battle Angel Alita(Last Order)
This was my first manga back in 1998. Heavy themes in science, psychology, and tragedy alongside the art being really detailed just because it's splatterpunk got me into, well, all of that as a kid. I was a huge physics dweeb with literally no understanding of it. I just liked to get people to talk about it, and I would have no idea what they were even saying but it sounded awesome.
The manga remains my favorite over a decade later. The best part is it's still ongoing. Back when the author moved publishers I was scared it was canceled and actually wrote the author about how much he'd inspired my life.
2) Blade Of The Immortal
Blade Of The Immortal has a special place in my heart. There's two scenes in it that just make me cringe every time I read them, but it's still interested me greatly. The main character is this immortal guy, but that's just an excuse to torment him. I like how indepth the characters are as well, and how the author works with perspectives to create drama. He does perspective writing really well as well, which is something that's especially rare in manga.
3) 20th Century Boys
I probably spent more time crying through this manga than I did not crying. Every twist and turn was really really great, the revelations, the cool one liners, the climaxes. I really got to like every character, even the one with the constant runny nose, which was really gross.
You play sports? If so, on a team or for fun?
The question Damanos never answered:
I don't. I'm actually really bad at sports. But I used to run really really fast. When I played soccer during PE, or even that flag football thingy during PE, I'd just I'd just get control of the ball and sprint and nobody would ever catch me. Which was great, because I don't have any fancy soccer foot work.
The war for conquest has ended, and you and your forces have effectively conquered the world and all of humanity has bent the knee to you. You're now the [Queen] of the world. What three major changes would you make as ruler? How would you rule?
Put people that take actual law classes in judge positions instead of any person that just past the easiest test in the world. To the same extent, people in power would be ones that people have confidence in. A leader I leave to run an area would represent the people, and as such a vote of no confidence will exist as something people can do at any time. My senators and governors and such wouldn't be rulers, if they can't represent what the people want, they're out. Judges for the same reason, if they're not qualified to represent the law, they won't.
Strive for equality and self fulfillment - allow same sex marriage, make transgender surgeries something that insurance pays for entirely, legalize a few things that really have no place being illegal. Equality between sexes - alimony for men, for example.
Ummmmmm, and probably hire a financial adviser and other such specialists for consultant work.
If you could give an anime to any manga without one, which would it be?
I'd wanna choose one with a really rich world. If only because it would be pretty difficult for me to watch an anime for a manga I've read that follows it. I can't do that, it's impossible for me. The anime would have to branch off from the manga, hopefully closer to the beginning. That said I really have no idea. School Shock, I guess, but that's Chinese.
1. What are your thoughts on power levels in manga? (Please also compare your thoughts on power levels in One Piece to your thoughts on power levels in either Naruto or Bleach. Or both, I guess.)
A power level is any passive medium that brings up all statistical values of a character. I don't hate the concept, but I want to judge it based off of whether or not it exists in a series.
OP doesn't actually have power levels. Their one medium isn't passive, it doesn't increase every stat and it relies on will power. To that end you could argue a lot of things from a psychological point of view. Matt and I actually discussed this in depth just the other night. Crocodile, for example, his history gives him every reason to have haki but he doesn't display it. The same with Moria. Our conclusion was, what if they did, but they didn't have the capacity anymore? Crocodile was complacent and Moria's conviction had been so destroyed that he had a proportional trauma(he'd had the conviction to fight a yonko previously), to that end, what if they just didn't have the will to manifest haki at the time of their characters?
Later we see a fixed up Crocodile blocking Mihawk's sword. Think about that.
Compared to Bleach(I don't know enough about Naruto anymore, sorry), which does have a medium for its existence, buffered through technique. Reiatsu being linked to motivation is a pretty big theme(we see a dissonant Ichigo just getting smacked around by Gin, this was a man who, at his best, has his bankai to the throat of one of the fastest captains before he could blink.)
Bleach and OP have the same theme in will power. To that end, Bleach's power levels, like OP's fights, are a lot more psychological in nature, I think, than people give credit for. It's hard to place 'power' on a system of strength that's so insanely fluctuating. That's, I think, a large part of the reason for expression and thoughts in Bleach. Lots of close ups to eyes - windows to the soul - are meant to tell the reader about their current standing. But because it's such a fluctuating system it's hard to say there's a legitimate 'this one will always beat this other one.'
This gives the same rule of 'anyone can beat anyone' that OP has but I think Bleach is more 'depending on emotion' while OP depends more on method.
2. What are your thoughts on dinosaurs, if any?
I was in summer school a lot as a kid. During third grade summer school I took the wrong bus and ended up miles from home. I eventually did get home, with my family out searching for me, and I took a bath and just quietly hated everything. After that my Mom would always pick me up and I'd get these books on dinosaurs from the store. A new one every day. They were these little learning books, they'd tell you things, have you do dinosaur related things. It was also black and white so while it wasn't actually a coloring book that's part of what they became.
I used to spend hours reading as a kid. I read the bible(though freak me if I remember very much about it over ten years later), animorph books, these complicated books my aunts would get me as well.(we also have an entire garage full of books, it's like a giant library.) And, of course, dinosaur books, of which I had the most of those. Anyways, my favorite dinosaur became the Ankylosaurus because it's really freaking adorable.
3. PC or concole? And if so, which?
That depends on what I'm playing it for. If it's available on a console I prefer it, only because I don't like lagging my computer. If it has online capabilities for co-op story mode I'd prefer it online, though. It all comes down to what I intend to do, but I don't have a video gaming preference that's beyond that.
4. Did you try Amnesia yet? ._.
Nupe! I did recently play Dead Space 1-3 and that scared the heck out of me.
5. What is your favorite food?
(Because really, really am that much of a rear end!)
Luckily I have this saved after the last five times people(in the same chat, no less!) asked.
you take a brisket of tritip and marinate it overnight in mustard, and book it on a charcoal broiler, thirty minutes each side, adding garlic salt and pepper and bits of garlic stuffed inside. That way it ends up really juicy(we have to use those giant tupperware bins for it or else it gets juice everywhere), with sides of green beans and fried taters(basically fries, seasoned with salt and pepper, chopped up into little slices and fried for about 10 minutes).