Someone should go and read the arc and see if its better when reading it in bulk.
it is because you can skip the 7 chapters of flashbacks.
I am not saying I am a better writer than Oda......But I could of done all 7 of those chapters in.........2 pages.....MAX....
Kryos "hey, so i am rebecca's father, Viola's sister scarlet, she hated me, then loved me, then married me, faked her death....then was actually killed.... Oh and I was a criminal and won a ton of matches....became the head of security" - 4 flashbacks
DD "so who here has seen what Crocodile tried to do to alabasta? ok imagine that, only in one night and with a lot of strings" -2 chapters
Law "so DD has this brother, silent fruit user, ya it's as stupid as it sounds. well I hated life wanted to die, had an incurable sickness, WG is bad, DD respected that, joined his crew, DD's brother was actually a marine, we stole the OP fruit from a buyer DD was going to steal it from, probably drake's dad....and DD's brother died to protect me" - 4 chapters
"But captain, there is no emotion there"
ya.....so? true fighters can exchange emotions with their fists right? (lame naruto BS) well true authors should be able to convey emotions by drawling true fighters exchanging emotions with their fists.....