that's you imposing that idea onto me in defense. i never felt that way at all, and i never said it was my belief as far as fandom or whatever.
you're taking it personally to be told, 'i don't really think it's fair for you to make that judgment since you don't really know what you're talking about without seeing a decent amount of the series.'i genuinely couldn't care less who likes what or how much. one piece isn't my favorite mang/anime and scott pilgrim isn't my absolute favorite comic, either, nor did i write either series; i'm not the one shoving my opinion here..
the version of one piece that aired on tv was a HEAVILY ALTERED version of the series, not the original show - it's like mistaking the transformers '80s cartoon to the movie. which is why i'm repeatedly saying, 'you have not seen one piece'. i cannot stress how little i care who likes the series, it's that i am 100%positive you have not actually taken the time to sit down and watch the original version of the series as it wasn't even available legally, unedited, until maybe a year ago? if you keep going 'that show sucks' over and over, i kind of doubt you went to a one piece streaming site or are watching it on one piece youtube channels, which is pretty much the only way to actually watch the animated version in its original form.
dude..half the time my girlfriend, who regularly checks the author's twitter account, TELLS me to post this or that piece of news in case someone from the forum might not have heard about it. please don't pull a 'you're to fan-y' argument, because if there was an evangelion thread that was frequently commented in, you would be all over it in a considerably worst fashion than i am.
lina, who is my friend irl, dismissed the book in the scott pilgrim: game thread and said the first trailed looked dumb, and yeah, i totally bludgeoned her over the head with that single, teary-faced emoticon, didn't i? i took it sooo personally. no, actually i just acknowledged it and moved on, dude. it's the rhetoric that's frustrating, not preference; saying something is bad when i know that you haven;t even given something a chance. had you ever went, 'i watched the 5th one piece movie. not my cup of tea.' i wouldn't have taken issue. it's repeatedly pre-judging something you are barely even vaguely aware of. it's close-minded. people can do whatever the heck they want, but that doesn't make it any less close-minded or lame to do so. and you were the one who brought it up over and over again, to the point that i really couldn't do anything BUT respond to it.
if i saw an edited commercial for evangelion, with the voice cast of yugi-oh doing cartoony versions of all the characters and pretty much every aspect of the show changed completely to fit into american saturday morning cartoon standards, and mentioned over and over how bad evangelion was based on it...pretty sure you'd react the same way or worst. i've just said repeatedly, over and over: DON'T JUDGE IT UNTIL YOU HAVE ACTUALLY SAT DOWN AND WATCHED IT.
i don't even want you to/care if you do, i just think it's frustrating to ANYONE when someone dismisses something unfairly, repeatedly. 'dude, you can't say whether it's good or bad, seeing how you never really watched the thing.' was/is my mantra. you can say unfairly pre-judge whatever thing you please, but if i know you're doing it, don't get so upset and call me some rabid fanboy when i point out you don't really know what you're talking about.
children are the most lucrative demographic, though, as they tend to purchase the most since they have no sense of responsibility and are spending their parents' money, anyway. if anything affected it not being a multi-movie deal, it was the lukewarm response at every single bit of info released for the film and shyamalan's steadily slumping directing career. that, or shymalan himself just wasn't interested in doing multiple movies. for all we know, the movie had already drawn up the contracts to do a series, but was waiting to see the response from this one. i'm sure if twilight had tanked, there wouldn't have been a trilogy at all.
prince caspian from the narnia trilogy had to be massively downsized due to the poor turnout from the original film, and i think there isn't even going to be a third anymore. i need to double check, but as far as i know, jackson was a brand-new director when he did lotr; that's the biggest reason WHY it was such a risk.
one piece has a bad reputation in america thanks to the, ironically, popularity of anime (people think the art is weird, but that wasn't as much of a problem with dragon ball's equally weird art style, because no knew what an anime looked like then) and the horrible, kid-ified localization done for the anime. i can only imagine a hacked movie version of the already hacked apart american edition of the show. also, yes, haha, but i genuinely do not WANT american movie adaptations of japanese anime and manga in the first place. the cultures are way too different for it to ever feel all that faithful to the source material. ironically, scott pilgrim, a candian-created series, is probably the best adaptation we're going to get of something anime-styled until directors go to japan and work hand-in-hand with the creator of the pertinent product.
closing: daniel craig was awesome in layer cake, too. i was super-excited when he was picked for bond after seeing it. it's sad, because casino royale is definitely my favorite bond flick of the last decade..=\
This post has been edited by Keiichi-chan: 13 July 2010 - 02:05 AM