Thanks for the kind comment! Fairy Tail is getting somewhere that I dont really get, fights and new forms of power; the story is accelerating so fast that it feels like it can end in a week or so. But there are still the other continents and all, that we've yet to see :c
I know, like what's the deal with Zeref? And what really happened in the future? I'm following through the manga so I can't wait for the next volume to come out! You think it will end soon? I hope it doesn't - but I guess not everyone can be Odacchi :3
Seriously though, following at manga-ka like Hiro Mashima and Tite Kubo from chapter one, it's amazing how much not only the story, but also their art has improved and is still going strong! That's something that I think the anime can't capture as well. I mean, look at Tegami Bachi - there's just no way to translate that beautiful art onto a screen without losing a bit of the artist. But then it's usually made up for with some kickass voice-acting (usually not redubbed versions).
Sorry for the rant And you're really good at studying these artists! I'm sure you've already got your own style and don't even know it.
Zeref is like in a mid-life crisis if that is the correct term to use right now. He is depressed, he has seen many things and done and lost all his hope for the future. Even though he was supposed to be like an evil god of some kind. Well maybe there really isn't someone that is truly evil in Fairy Tail. Even Zeref seems to be like, he is a good person, at least can later on become one. He hated his own being, being a curse to his surroundings and destroying them. It is a bit complicated but well I also guess that not everyone can be Odacchi
Maybe Tite Kubo and Hiro Mashima are too focused on their drawings and from time to time get too caught up on them, like Tite Kubo improved his own style a lot compared to the first chapters of his story but new character introductions and the kind seems to lack a bit. I mean for a manga that is been going on like 10 years, I would expect more characters with more great stories to tell. Diversity. Sometimes there is too much orange on the screen, and same eyes on the manga. Those "grown-up eyes" of Kurosaki. Hiro Mashima feels like he still has a lot to tell. Since there are other continents but if it becomes too focused on the power-ups as it has been for quite a while(lightning-fire dragon, iron-shadow dragon can be examples), like Naruto the series may lose its power balance :c I think that it has lost. And I think in animes a bit of the artist's is always lost, but some are preserved.
Naah man, I am okay with ranting and I do it like all the time Thank you btw! Well If I do have my own style, you will see it in a short time I am thinking of studying a bit of anatomy and creating new characters. Hopefully it will turn out like I want it to! Thanks for such a nice comment
While I think Bleach is still amazing, the one thing that I'm really not sure of is if Kubo-sensei honestly had this whole thing planned out from the start or if it was all Aizen's plan *plz ignore overused meme* I find it hard to believe he could have thought that far into the future. But the use different languages for the quincies and espadas and stuff are cool and integrated nicely enough. I kind of wonder if there was any reasoning behind it or if it's just in there to sound cool...
And I guess having rivals with those sort of counter-abilities is a big deal in shonen manga, but for them to have been beaten so easily when it got down to the wire was kind of insulting considering how hard they tried to beat their idols, you know? I mean, did Natsu and Gajeel even have to go to that trouble? It would have been over so much quicker! Just what is the gap between the dragon slayers?
So you're going to start doing your own characters? Nice I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out. You've already got a lot of the basics down so just dive in and see what happens! If you don't like it at first, it can only get better the more you work at it And right back atcha!
Kubo Tite might not have thought so far into the future, but I think that every once in a while he sits and makes a plan that aims to cover the 3-4 years worth of content. Also I remember reading something like, he re-reads his own chapters and makes new connections with his current arc or something like that. Not so sure though. Well, if he considered the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is to be true; he might've given some certain characteristics to the languages that he used and prepared a ground for his characters' basis.
That might be the magic of the shonen. No matter how long that they drag the fights on, we still read them and have fun. But sometimes it is a bit too... unnecessary lets just say. I remember Goku vs Frieza ;_; I think I left watching Dragon Ball Z after or during that fight. Now back to the dragon slayers, they are like devil fruits. Once you eat, swallow some bit of their power, you can use them as your own and I think that is a bit too much ;_; imgur.com/8U9Uivp The gap between the dragon slayers may depend on the status of their dragons. Natsu being the "son" of the The Flame Dragon King Igneel The Mighty First Of his Name.
I sometimes try drawing faces and all but didn't really try something serious. Well since I won't be at home for like 20 to 25 days, starting from 2nd July, I might as well try it. When I am back, I'm planning on uploading so many drawings that I am planning to draw in that time period Thanks btw! Hugging is always good!
You're welcome I get the wanting to do serious things. For some reason I had the idea that you have to reach a certain point before you get to do 'real' things of your own when really there's no better time than the present.
I can see how Kubo might have to backtrack. As much as I like Bleach, there's no way I can keep track of everyone that shows up (at least not by name...). This hypothesis is pretty interesting although I'm not sure whether cultural diversity is more important or if the language is partially to blame for that diversity, but either way it seems I don't get it But maybe I learned something new? If I knew more about the actual cultures of the languages he's taking from, I might be able to see just how accurate the different groups behave in regards to the language they're using. Tbh I love dissecting languages (mostly phonetically) but when it comes to meaning or background, I'm totally lost... *rambling* I'd still like to call bs on Ichigo being all those different things. I mean, Kubo did a good job finally explaining how it all could be possible, but it's still way too complex and oh-this-guy-is-the-chosen-one-he's-unstoppable! to be at all realistic. Even if it's true.
Wow now we're bringing back DBZ. They really know how to stretch screen time! *cough cough hyperbolic time chamber* But Frieza in the anime was pretty funny when you get down to it. If only he would just stay dead after the first few times... The Cell saga and Majin Buu were pretty good though.
So what is the dragon hierarchy then? I think we can assume that Natsu has the coolest, strongest dragon on the side of definitely-not-evil because he's the main hero, (i just looked at that photo and I swear to you I am still laughing Aizen just went too far XD ) *ahem* So my question is are there enough slayers to determine what kind of rank these dragons might have? And would it be determined by age, power type, power level (no overused jokes there ) or something else entirely?
Anyways, hope you enjoy your trip or whatever Internet will be waiting! Also more hugs yay!
Well, in a way, whenever we draw something that something gets memorized in our brain and then later on shapes our own art style. We can always draw our own staff at any time that we want, but the result may not be what we want. Mixing the styles that we like and then putting our own in it, might be the best choice at times y'know
I think I like learning new languages and doing some research on them, but well I do not think that I will be learning as much as I want to . There are too many things to do here in this land. Learning a new language is just one. WHAT AM I EVEN TALKING ABOUT. That was not the topic, was it ? :c What may effect both the characteristics of a person and a language, might be what we call geography. I heard that people who live in very cold lands tend to have strong characters. Not yielding easy and what not. But we are not language experts and I can't really say that I understand much about this subject, so let's pass on to a different one
I expect Soul Society's God to be some sort of Ichigo fan. In a year or so these two may meet, and the Almighty God may declare Ichigo as his heir. Because he is the chosen one! Just sayin' that I wouldn't be too surprised if that happened.
DBZ is the father of the big trio(One Piece, Naruto, Bleach) and Goku is like the forefather of the mentioned mangas'. That being said I want to rant a bit, I like the idea that the creator of the series wanted to show some great looking fights back then but the power level was too damn high( I think that you expected a joke here ). And I do not like Naruto following what DBZ did with his characters :c. With little to no balance between the main characters and the rest, Naruto(both the series and the protagonist) keeps on getting harder, better, faster, stronger AND more talkative than ever... Which becomes a little too annoying after a time. But still I think I still like those series .
Badass looking one wins. (Or the one that can absorb others' power and use it for one's own benefit, which Igneel did against his duel with the Atlas Flame Dragon). Wait, that was too simple. But it might be like so that the one who wins becomes the most badass one. With one's own character and all. By winning I mean duelling like Atlas and Igneel. Dragons may improve their fighting power and choose their leader by dueling. Atlas and Igneel fought against each other, but I do not think that they were enemies, Atlas didn't act like so. Maybe determining the power of the so-called dragonslayers' dragons lies on their personality. The ones that tend to start a fight a lot, and dont back out might've had the strongest dragons. Because those dragons were their father and mother for the most time and they were the beings that shaped their personality. A dragon that promotes violence and fighting is either too weak(which would result in the dragonslayer to find them all weak and despise them) or too strong with experience that was accumulated all during its life. My mind got confused while writing this paragraph especially .
Thanks today at 14:31 I will be off to my vacation or whatsoever! Also more huggies
I read your journal and it pretty much makes sense, we still need a lot of details about the way that the dragons instruct the slayerss though. Well the series is accelerating and I do not think that it will last longer than One Piece or Naruto for that matter. We should get new information pretty soon.
Oo xD! Ok. And I wish FT could be as long as OP and Naruto xD! I've grown to that show. Ooh speaking of op, I recently started watching that after hearing how good it is. I'm one episode 33 <.< and there is over 600 episodes! I'm still in the low quality art like from 2000 xD! I'll never catch up tho. I mean, I tried once skiping a episode and I was sooooooo confused -.-....