DISCLAIMER: I understand that many of these scores cannot be compared correctly because they have been at different shows with different judges. This post is simply to show where each corps is showing up on the radar with their latest scores. And I included Open Class corps because they are judged the same way as World and have a chance to go to finals as well
had another lecture from my sophomore seminar, and then our teacher handed us the slides for us to study for a quiz on wednesday. and then it’s bye bye to the motivation unit and helloooo to the personality unit (which i’m pretty excited for!!)
how’s summer handling all y’all? hope y’all are having a fine day :’D
85: Buu decides to take the Tournament seriously, and morphs himself into a buff body, which I’m pretty sure he could have done whenever he wanted, honestly. Then Goku spars with him, and he gets sleepy.
I always knew this version of Buu was weaker than he was when he fought Majin Vegeta. You know, because he doesn’t have the added power that his evil side provided. But this is still pretty ridiculous. It feels like all he’s ever done is eat and sleep. What was the point of adding him to the cast?
Most of the episode is spent showing different players in various other universes. The Supreme Kai from U11 tries to discuss the situation with his colleagues, and that’s awesome because that’s just what this arc needed. Another dull conversation to recap the stakes of the tournament. One of the Kais even calls him out on this, insisting that it’s a waste of time, since the King of Everything has already decided this is going to happen, and asking him to reconsider might only make things worse.
You’d think that the writers would take their own hint, but no, because the Gods of Destruction hold another conference call, which basically reaches the same conclusion. Champa then calls Cabba to ask him to find Saiyans stronger than himself. You know, if Cabba could do that, Champa might have asked him back when the previous tournament was getting set up.
86&87: Goku goes to recruit 17 to join his team, only 17 doesn’t especially care, even when Goku tells him that the universe will be erased if they lose. Now see, this is how you restate information in a story. The Kais and angels have discussed this angle to death and back. We already know how they feel about it, so there’s no point in having them go over it again. But when Goku tells 17, and 17 has an unexpected reaction, it helps to develop the character.
He’s a guy who got turned into a cyborg assassin, absorbed by Cell, killed, then brought back to life, only to get killed and resurrected again in the Buu Saga. He defends an island from poachers and he lets them go because he knows that even if he captures or kills them new poachers will show up to take their place. It’s not that 17 doesn’t care, but he learned a long time ago that there’s things he can’t control, and being powerful doesn’t necessarily change that. He’d rather focus on the things he can control, and if the entire universe gets wiped out, so be it.
I’m pleasantly surprised by the chemistry between Goku and 17. I didn’t think they’d have that much common ground, but they really do have a lot in common, and they seem to regret never meeting just as much as the fans do. I’m also pleased that 17 has no interest in Goku’s talk of prize money. Money is 18′s deal, and it would have been cheap to give 17 the same motivation.
I feel like a lot of thought was put into these episodes, perhaps because 17 had already been brought back in Dragon Ball GT, so there was a greater focus on how to make this version fresh.
Okay guys, now that the ticket-buying frenzy has subsided, me and my friends have ended up with some extras! Send me a note if you’re interested in any of the below and we can arrange the transfer or I’ll put you in touch with the right person!
Halifax, NS - 7/27/17 (Not a Con X show, but I don’t think I can go! :( )
You’re the BIG BOSS of all the assholes on this blog. You’re a EASILY EXCITABLE ARTIST who also WRITES occasionally. Your SPECIAL INTERESTS involve animals and your VIDEO GAMES OF CHOICE. You’re also GAY AF.
Name: Faelan Zarola
Age: 7.85 sweeps (17 years)
Gender: Nonbinary (they/them)
Blood color: Blood red (FF0000)
Deformities/Mutations: Candy red blood; dayhowler mutation
Other: Small, thin scars on their hands and below their eyebrow; a burn scar beneath their right collarbone; a follower of the Messiahs and a member of the Carnival
Strife: Bowkind/Knifekind; a hand carved wooden bow with a leather grip/a serrated knife with a snake carved into the handle
Troll tag: steadfastHowler
Quirk: Upon first meeting people, types properly with perfect grammar and punctuation, but after getting to know people recedes to laziness; it really all just depends on mood
yo did you know that there’s an ocean Venus Flytrap that looks like a sock puppet
Ancestor: the Wanderer
Hive: A wooden hive built into the branches and the insides of a tree full of hammocks, soft things, small pets, and miniature glass animals
Likes: Cats; info-dumping; drawing; writing; cool weather; green apples; large beds; learning new things; indie music; binge watching shows
Dislikes: Loud and sudden noises; being yelled at; hot weather; being sick; relationship drama; painting; being alone for long periods of time; lack of communication
Ysivir Haznik: A troll that you’ve known almost your entire life. She’s one of your moirails, and you love her more than anything else. She’s been with you every step of the way and every time you see each other it’s like the moons are rising. There’s no better feeling than being with each other.
Came home to see that my new bullet journal has arrived. This is it. It’s official. I am starting my bujo. Included my favorite pen at the moment, the pencil case i currently use and my Stitch plush doll.