So what are your thoughts on Oda?
I respect him as an artist and a story-teller. I know nothing about him as a person, aside from what I read in the SBS, and that’s partially up to my own interpretation. I maintain that my view of him is neutral, although I’m sure it doesn’t look that way today. I’m thankful that he has created this series because I might not even be around without it.
I get the feeling that if a person shows anything less than adoration for him, people automatically assume that means that person hates him. If a person points out things he does wrong or badly, that person hates him. (I’m not saying you think that, I just thought I’d get this out since I’m on the subject.) I hope everyone will come to understand that criticism =/= hate. Also, not liking everything a person does doesn’t mean you can’t like the person.
Basically, I don’t know the guy, so I can’t have much of an opinion on him.