““I don’t understand why you’re so afraid of the ocean.” Lance said.
“It can kill me.”
“So can I.”
“You wouldn’t, though. The ocean doesn’t care. We’re just bits of flotsam. It’d bash me against the rocks just as much as it keeps me floating here.”
“It’d do the same to me, though. We’re all just bits of flotsam to it, just like the earth would be a bit of flotsam in the sun, and the sun is nothing but a bit of flotsam in the galaxy- which is nothing but a bit of flotsam in the universe. I’m just as much to the ocean as you are.””
the fourth of july is an annual american holiday during which citizens of the united states celebrate by lighting things on fire, drinking excessively, and cosplaying as “bandit” keith howard, a character from the popular animated series “yu-gi-oh!”, which aired in the early 2000s
So I’m reading the manga. I read the first 6 ones (the ones before DM) before and I ran into this scene with Bandit Keith and Jounouchi recently. Jounouchi gets pissed at Bandit Keith because of his boots on the table. And it automatically made me think of this scene in the first volume when Yugi, Honda, and Anzu visit Jounouchi’s home and see his dad. It just made me think of how many times he has gone home and his dad is like that, all drunk. And it’s a constant reminder of how much debt they’re in and how he has to take care of everything.
So finally watched the new Yu-gi-oh! movie last night, The Dark Side of Dimensions.
Yes, it’s true what Mokuba said about Yu-gi spending 8 years building the Millennium Puzzle at the beginning. But lest we forget, he built it on record time after Marik possessed Bandit Keith bashed it on a wall. He also built it while in a burning building no less. Which makes Kaiba’s “zero gravity AI”, which claims to be able to build it in 5 hours, a piece of space junk.
Duel Links’ TVTropes pages got some interesting edits in light of the Yami Bakura event!
“Duel Links’ Yami Bakura is confirmed to be an NPC controlled by Kaiba,
which begs the question of why Kaiba made him, how he got his
personality down, and why no one else knows he’s an NPC.“
“OOC Is Serious Business: When meeting Kaiba, Yami Bakura breaks character
and informs him, and the players, that he’s an NPC controlled by Kaiba.“
“Yami Bakura, who’s an NPC, gets several funny moments by giving Kaiba
advice for dueling, insulting Ryou’s dueling skills and calling him a
thief, telling Keith to beat Pegasus up, and fanboying over Weevil
throwing Yugi’s Exodia cards in the ocean.“
“Yami Bakura’s event mentions several manga events like Ryou reclaiming
the Ring from Yugi and the Monster World game, but also mentions anime
events like Pegasus and Keith being alive.“
“While mischievous in some cases and malicious in others, Yami Bakura is
nicer to several characters than in canon, particularly Mai, Weevil,
Kaiba, and Yami Yugi.“
Bakura/Mai, Ryou Bakura/Mai, Yami Bakura/Kaiba, and Yami Bakura/Yami
Marik all get teased in Bakura’s event. Mai says that usually Bakura has
a cute face, and he thanks her for her kind words and admires her
spirit in return. Kaiba created and controls the virtual Bakura and they
give each other dueling advice, and the bulk of Bakura’s conversations
with Ishizu and Odion have him discussing Yami Marik and how he knows
he’ll appear eventually and can’t wait for when he does.”