Highlights of a few of the Architectural masterpieces in Buffalo and its environs. Top and bottom photos are of the Our Lady of Victory Bascilica; one of several gems of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Frederick Law Olmsted, both created multiple buildings and parks/parkways; then the stunning Art Deco City Hall of Buffalo.
i’m so late ( ﾟ,_ゝﾟ) 2 days late (つд｀) and i didn’t forget about day 4 i’ll just do it later this day… hopefully
**EDIT** So it looks like i’ll have to skip day 4 sorry guys (;*△*;) I cut my finger and that’s why it took me so much to update since I have to work really slowly (´∩｀。) so i’m posting day 6 here and i don’t know if i’ll do day 7… Also i’d like to place here all the people Law had/has a relation with so this post was supposed to be long (;ﾞ°´ω°´) maybe i’ll add more, but it’ll take some time….
🇺🇸 Antique postcard showing the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park with Niagara Falls in the background. . The museum building is one of only three permanent buildings still existing from the 1901 Pan American International Exposition that was hosted in Buffalo, located by a yellow star on the map. President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist while attending the Exhibition and VP Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was sworn in as President moments later at a mansion on Delaware Boulevard.
I like how Oda used the varying heights in the OP world to really emphasize the angst in Law’s backstory. Law is, during his tenure with the Donquixote Pirates, aged ten to thirteen. By comparing him with Baby 5, another average-sized human only two years younger, we can infer that at most he was slightly small for his age.
The entire rest of the family dwarfs him by several feet, making him seem younger and thus his induction seem more pitiable (this could also be said for Baby 5). Buffalo’s size, meanwhile, makes him seem bigger, older, and more able to take care of himself even when he’s only fourteen and clearly has a child’s mindset. Even his Minion Island appearance is makes him look older and more a full member of the group (admittedly, by then he is 17), while Law and Baby 5′s designs still emphasize their youth. So clearly Law and Baby 5 are meant to be seen as more childlike than he is.
But the real sympathy comes in during Law’s scenes with Rocinante. Look at any of those scenes and it initially looks like an average-sized man and a very small child. It’s really a thirteen year old and a guy who is 9′7″. Sure, making Roci tall also makes him similar to (but slightly shorter than) Doffy, but it really emphasizes how we are supposed to see Law in relation to him–a small child who needs help.
The kid is thirteen. Shonen fans are used to thirteen year olds doing all kinds of crazy shit, the bulk of the Naruto cast was twelve or thirteen pre-timeskip. So Law needed indicators for us to see him as someone who needed protecting, as a child, even at age thirteen (the ASL bro’s similar scenes take place when the oldest two are ten and Luffy is six or seven, for comparison). This is done by making him so much smaller than Rocinante. It also makes him feel more helpless during Vergo’s beatdown (while not in the inhuman range, Vergo is also still very tall and thus Law is still minimized in comparison) and Rocinante’s death. It’s done to increase sympathy.
I find it really interesting all of the effort put in to make the 10-13 year old Law feel younger. My guess is because the amount of training he goes through and his more complex thought patterns might have been harder to buy if he was, say, aged 6-9 during all this. Also it’s bad enough seeing a ten year old in the state he was in when he joined the gang, someone six or seven might have snapped suspension of disbelief among too many people, especially when he nearly kills Rocinante. So he needed to be old enough to comprehend his grim reality and participate in criminal behavior but also seem young enough to where we instinctively want to protect him.