Tue, May. 27th, 2014, 06:00 pm
One Piece : Luffy's Zen - Biginner's Mind

Luffy's -Zen: Beginner's Mind

1.) When they say Luffy is child like they don't mean literally. He's 18, he beats enemies to a pulp, declares war on the government, he's going to be fierce as Shanks and probably more fierce. He's been making progress at becoming pirate king.

What they actually mean when they say child like is not that he is some naive man child. What they mean by child like is that Luffy has a beginner's mind.

Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind". It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. The term is especially used in the study of Zen Buddhism and Japanese martial arts.[citation needed]
The phrase is also used in the title of the book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by the Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki, who says the following about the correct approach to Zen practice: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."[1]
A related term, shōshin (正真), means correct truth and is used to denote a genuine signature on art works or to refer to any thing or person that is genuine.[citation needed]

I knew about beginner's mind from one of my other geek/nerd areas that being survival studies. Beginner's mind is something that is essential for survival.

Tue, Apr. 29th, 2014, 09:49 am
One Piece Comic Commentary: Chapter 745

Just as I said you can’t fight a spider on it’s web. Doflamingo is one of those kind of enemies you need to have a plan and an idea of what he’s capable of. Also hopefully this will shut people up about how Sanji was some how weak because he couldn’t kick the big bad’s butt right away. I personally like this because it makes for a better story. If Oda just had them kicking ass from the start then there would be no room for growth. No great hights to climb to and few rungs on the ladder to reach. This increases op world suck and makes for much less epic story.

Mon, Apr. 28th, 2014, 10:03 pm
One Piece Headcannon: Punk Hazard and SanjiNami

Am I the only one that found it awesome how much ass Sanji kicked when he was in Nami’s body? In my opinion that was an epic feat how he just adjusted and managed to still be just about as effective. I think part of it may be the fact that he is a martial artist and is naturally in tune/ aware of his own physical state.

Second since Sanji, is the mother hen of the crew and like Chopper is responsible for crew’s health; he is always assessing his nakama’s condition. Due to this I imagine he knows there fighting styles and other things that would make being in the body switching scenario. It’s not really a creepy thing. It comes from his need to protect his nakama and not just the girls. No matter what he says, his actions tell a different story. For example if he had been in chopper’s body I don’t think he would of made the mistake Franky did.

This ability is also due to the fact that Sanji likes to collect information and is naturally observant. This is why observation haki is his speciality.

I also think the situation was pretty weird for Nami besides the obvious because Sanji in her body kind of reminds one of Bellemere.

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Mon, Apr. 28th, 2014, 02:21 pm
One Piece - Portal 2 Parody

Luffy “ Gotta go to eat meat. Sanji. Sanji.”

Luffy “Oo. Oo. Oo. Sanji. Oo. Sanji. Oo. Let’s go eat meat.”

Luffy “Oh I know! I know I know I know I know I know- let’s go eat meat!”

Luffy ” Oooh! Ooh! Hi hi hi hi hi. Where we going? Where we going? Hey. Sanji. Where we going? Where we going? Let’s go eat meat!”

Luffy “Sanji. I love Meat. I know! Spell it! M E… EAT. Meat. Meat.”

Luffy “I love meat.”

Luffy “Hey Sanji. Sanji. I’m the best. I’m the best at eating meat.”

Luffy “Oh oh oh oh. Wait wait. Wait I know. I know. I know wait. Meat.”

Luffy “Wait wait wait wait. I know I know I know. Sanji wait. Wait. I know. Wait. Meat.”

Luffy “What’s your favorite thing about meat? Mine is Meat.” Luffy “Meat going to eat meat can’t wait” Luffy ” Meat meat wanna go to eat meat yes please meat. Meat meat. Go to eat meat.” Luffy ” Meat meat wanna go to eat meat.”Collapse )

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Sat, Mar. 29th, 2014, 03:21 pm
I Want BatPirates - Comic Rec and Crossover Call

So I know my DC Comics/batfamily peoples have probably been wondering why I keep connecting, crossing, comparing and contrasting the anime /manga One Piece with DC Comics/Teen Titans/Batfamily so I thought I’d explain some of my reasoning here in list form.

1. I know that a lot of my fellow Batfamily/ Teen Titans people have not been happy or satisfied by what DC comics has been churning out as official cannon since the reboot and in some ways before the reboot as well. (The problems really just got worse not better because DC still fails to understand that they need to focus on telling great stories not making marketing gimmicks.)

This is why I purpose adding a little One Piece on the side; one consistently epic, most always enjoyable chapter a week has made waiting for DC Comics to get back to telling great hero stories a lot easier. Again I am advocating for an addition not a change or replacement. An expansion that would bring some new ideas and in so doing make both fandoms richer and stronger. Kind of like how adding a Chopper ( the little reindeer guy) to Law makes him so much cuter. ( Pic below)

If you guys don’t want to that’s perfectly fine it’s just some suggestions ideas I’ve had recently plus when I make a case for something I like to try to be persuasive.

2. Crossingover/ merging One Piece with the Batfamily/ Teen Titians works so well and is so much fun that once one even has a small understanding of both fandoms and thinks to cross them that first time; one can simply not stop doing so. It is simply too much fun.

I mean imagine Bruce Wayne in a world were the bad guys control the government at the very top. (The higher you go in the world government and marines you go the more corrupt and evil they get. At the same time some of the pirates are more like the exploring type ( Luffy and co. are basically chaotic good) and the regular evil type of pirate. Oh and you have some good marines but they are few and they not calling the shots. However the first thing that drove me crazy was how much Portgas D. Ace and Dick Grayson remind me of each other: they really seem like alternate universe versions of each other, past lives or something. I am also appreciating the synergy/ resonance of two sets of brothers in two universes. I’m sad no one else seems to get it.

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Wed, Mar. 12th, 2014, 04:26 pm
Nu52 Disappointment: We Could Have Created a Better Batfamily

Nu52 Disappointment: We Could Have Had a Real Batfamily

Part of why the Nu52 has been a such disappointment is because DC stupidly tried to have their cake and eat it too. They both tried set time back, reboot, and yet keep a lot of the current stuff anyway. Maybe smarter more talented writers still could of worked with this and could have finally given the fandom what they have wanted for a long time. They could have given the fandom the robin brothers being brothers and daddy bats. If they had been smart they would payed attention to the batfamily fandom because often and especially lately they have had better ideas than a lot of the senior citizen writers at DC. On a even more elemental level of the fact that they should focus on writing good hero stories not relying on gimmicks such as ripping faces off.

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