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LuffyxNami interactions part 4

So last time Nami was leaving Luffy and Zoro to fight and going to steal the treasure

31) We see her peeking trough the corner of the wall. She came back afterall. Her oppinion of Luffy changes bit by bit

32) Too excited, hehehe

33) Luffy worries that Nami will get chased again. He tells her to hide

34) Luffy agrees with Nami’s strange logic, lol

35) I wonder if Nami thinks Luffy looks really cool here. I know I do.

36) Luffy gives Nami a compliment. That’s the first one, but definitely not the last one. She helps him beat Buggy.

37) The first post-battle talk. You’ll notice later that Luffy and Nami have quite a lot of these post-battle private talks.

38) This dialogue… I just found it funny

39) Luffy talks about the villagers and gets Nami thinking.

40) Leaving the island. Nami seems to enjoy herself, but doesn’t want to admit it.

So in this arc the beginning of a beautiful and deep friendship was set up. I think Nami got a bit attached to Luffy here, without noticing.

torao-bae  asked:

Ahhhhhhhhh I really love your blog and your twitter and your drawing style, the content too, of course :D (especially little Law, he's so freaking cute Haha) Anyway, you mind if I ask you a question? I just want to know if you ship any couple in One Piece (other than Coralaw XD I do ship Coralaw too Haha) And beside, I think your blog deserve more love 😂😂

Aww thank you so much for the compliment, I love seeing people enjoy my otps and my art x) Little Law and Cora-san are so freaking cute, I feel like I never draw them enough!!
And to answer your question, I actually ship Luffy x Nami and Franky x Robin (not hardcore like CoraLaw/LawCora though…) and also doffy x his glasses

This week’s chapter is the exact reason why this blog is on hiatus. The longer One Piece has gone on, and the more closely I’ve looked at the series, the more disappointed I’ve gotten. 

So many people were thrilled to finally have a character like Pudding in One Piece. A female character who starts out acting like an innocent, helpless damsel in distress but who turned out to be a unscrupulousness and cruel villain? She seemed like a deliberate attempt by Oda to subvert and change the predictable pattern he had fallen into. You know, the one where Dressrosa had 5 different damsels in distress on it, and not a single woman who defeated an important enemy during the entire 100 chapter arc. The pattern where Nami, Vivi, Robin, Hancock, Viola, Baby 5, and Reiju are all female characters who Oda took and went “Look at this dangerous female villain! Lamo jk they’re actually all victims who were either actually good the whole time or who switched sides.” 

Not only that, Pudding seemed like a female character who might actually be used to address some of the problems with Sanji’s character and force him to develop and change. Some people were hoping that Pudding would cause Sanji to go from his “All women are innocent and sweet delicate little flowers who need men to protect them” mentality to, you know, seeing women as actual people who deserve to be viewed and treated according to their actions.

However, despite the big, exciting twist of Pudding turning out to be evil, I still couldn’t—wouldn’t—get my hopes up precisely because of Oda’s track record. And sure enough, what do we get?

We get, “That confident and malicious queen of deception? Guess what! She’s actually a sad girl who is insecure about her physical appearance and just needs to be told by a gross man who she hates that she’s beautiful!” 

The only reason I’m not disappointed is because I never got my hopes up in the first place. Oda’s handling of the female characters in One Piece ranges from outstanding to depressing to infuriating. But on the whole, Oda has left me distrusting and disillusioned. I’ve long since lost my respect for how Oda writes/treats women. I’m still reading, but so much of the passion I used to have for the series is gone, and I am perpetually on my guard now so that I won’t be hit by the same intense disappointment that I’ve been hit by too many times already. 

Walking Through A Storm

This is for the anon that made me excited for writing once again!

Tags: Fluff, Angst

Summary: Dan keeps his fears in the shadows, guarded always. But his parents have always managed to bring out the ugly side in him. It’s time to stop running away and brave the inevitable.

Warnings: Homophobia, Anxiety

Word Count: 1.8 k

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“I don’t wanna be here and I know you don’t too.” Dan’s pout can be heard in his voice.

“Be nice, c’mon.” Phil is unsurprisingly, ever the optimistic.

They are standing in front of Dan’s parents’ house, bags packed for a day’s visit. The BONCAS win had made Dan’s parents, albeit reluctantly, assent to the career path Dan had chosen. It was a pity that an award had made them give in, but it was better than the strained phone conversations.

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Analysis: Romance in One Piece

Note: I’ll be posting condensed versions of this analysis in other sites

A) Relevance of plot and characterization AKA Unbiased Readers Vs. Delusional Shippers

“Who lives on ilusions dies from disappointment” – An old Puerto Rican saying

Most of us know One Piece is a very popular manga. Its high quality and popularity depends on several factors, among them we could name memorable and likeable characters along a deep, compelling, fun and action-packed story. The One Piece many know and love wouldn’t exist without the balance between these factors

When talking to at least 3 different One Piece fans, each of them non-shippers who analyzed the manga they all enjoy, I found interesting and pretty sound perspectives of the One Piece story and its nature. All of them value characters, story, development, consistency and logic; something I can totally relate to

But I also found a pattern; these 3 guys shared one single outlook on the very same subject: shipping. Regardless of their expectations, all of them expressed distate for shippers’ general mindset and “odd” viewpoint:

One of them called shippers out for ignoring characterization and very clear and direct statements made in the manga. His attention was centered on a Luffy pairing and how it contradicts his own character. Oda once explained that he writes Luffy as someone pretty straightfoward when it comes to expressing his thoughts and feelings, and this non-shipper said with brutal honesty that for the discussed ship to happen we would need to disregard and/or discard the very core of Luffy’s character. Meaning Oda would need to stop being consistent and faithful to his own story and characters

The next one explained how shippers tend to turn a characters’ relationship into a sappy teen love fantasy that doesn’t match One Piece at all. His analysis also exposed how integrating this kind of underdeveloped “love” into the story would severely damage One Piece originality, ruin the series and needless to say destroy the likable dynamics between several characters as well as their own development. This fantasy, this so-called “love”, is what the vast majority of shippers support and defend. The same kind of “love” most non-shippers, fans and critics dread

The third non-shipper gave me a more detailed explanation: this is even more rough than the other two as he describes that the common shipper mentality of “he/she likes her/him so they should be together” can “only be likened to that of elementary schoolers”. And how shippers take every little meaningless detail and blow it out of proportion with no regard for context, legitimate bonding or the canon story!

But we can’t put all the blame on shippers. Many manga authors seem to have no idea how to write a character-driven series or complex character relationships. In fact, mainstream shonen writers have their fair share of guilt into promoting this common shipping mindset by being notoriously bad at writing romance. Which results in underveloped premises that leave your average fan skeptical, and your average critic disappointed at a poor portrayal of emotional bonding and a severe lack of cohesive narrative in the “romantic love” department

This is the reason why many fans, critics and non-shippers hold the shippers’ perspective in a very low regard. Just like the third non-shipper states: “The blushing, longing stares, corny ass lines etc. That kind of poorly portrayed romance is the kind of thing dreaded by the average fan because it reduces the quality of One Piece to the level of such poorly written series”

So an author needs to build a relationship the same way one person would construct a building: stablishing a strong foundation on companionship, respect, trust, signifcant moments, and emotional bonding. All of this must come before reaching the status of “romantic interest". In relation to this subject, there’s a trope called “First Girl Wins”, a portion of its description truly fits this criteria:

“From a [extradiegetic] point of view, the Law of Conservation of Detail suggests introducing the Love Interest early. An early introduction allows you to get the audience interested in her and rooting for her, gives you space for Character Development, and gives her relationship with her (eventual) partner the most time to develop organically. And with all that said, it’s such a common device that in all likelihood, it sometimes gets played for its own sake.” – tvtropes.org, 2017

Notice this isn’t a cliché, this is a literary device to enhance the story. Pairing up two characters without meaningful moments, emotional build-up and development, is the equivalent to lazy writing. Having such elements firmly stablished for two characters and then deciding to go for a different “route”, pretty much wasting a well-developed relationship for the sake of a “weaker” premise, would be the equivalent to bad writing

Is Oda, the man who’s willing to die for One Piece, a lazy writer? Of course not! Is he, a man who planned the ending years ago and is still sticking to said ending, a bad writer? Being number 1 in Japan and having such a loyal fanbase all around the world prove he’s not!

Do shippers want Oda to be a lazy/bad writer? Facts already answered this question as many (although not all) fans value their own fantasies and delusions over the manga canon and/or the author’s take on the characters and their relationships

Many (but not all) shippers now have a war. Not only against rival ships but mainly against One Piece story and consistent development. Yet as the old saying goes, those who live on delusions will have to eventually face reality and disappointment, because Oda is not a lazy/bad writer like some people here would want him to be

B) Romance Dawn AKA The not so secret origins of One Piece

“If we don’t know where we are going, it can be helpful to know where we come from” – Jostein Gaarder

When debating posible outcomes, fans rarely look back at the time when One Piecewas a still a work in progress. Taking a look at Romance Dawn V.1 and Romance Dawn V.2 helps us to see there are constants present in all versions of these Works that made it into what would later become the most popular manga in Japan

But before discussing those constants I would like to clarify the meaning of the word: “Romance”. There are people who doesn’t really grasp the concept of “Romance” both One Piece and Oda work with. Luckily the first two non-shippers I meantioned shed some light on this subject:

Romance:

“A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful
“A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place”
“A narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes

– thefreedictionary.com, 2016

“A prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious
–  Merriam Webster, 2016

Romantic:

“Marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized
“Having an inclination for romance: responsive to the appeal of what is idealized, heroic, or adventurous

–  Merriam Webster, 2016

These definitions match pretty well One Piece and Oda outlook on this concept. Even Oda lampshaped this by giving his own translation to the title: 冒険の夜明け (“Bōken no Yoake”, “Dawn of the Adventure”)

So Oda’s “romance” covers a wide variety of themes: Adventure, heroism, mystery, virtue, idealism… we can find comedy and tragedy, happiness and sadness. And among the virtues and the idealism we find companionship and love. As the second non-shipper I mentioned explained One Piece is pretty much like an “Adventure novel”, which is why we’ll find in One Piece many of the tropes commonly used in those books

Among those tropes, we find a couple of constants in all versions of “Romance Dawn”

The golden-hearted protagonist and the “First Girl” who doubles as a female lead. Think about this “what if” scenario: If things would’ve played different back then and One Piece never went beyond “Romance Dawn V.1”. If that story were to be elaborated futher, which two characters would had shared the most moments to become endgame? The answer is pretty simple: The golden-hearted protagonist and the female lead!

But when debating, the weight of the argument depends on edvidence so we need to rely on what we can confirm. And we confirm this, what’s the constant in Luffy’s story in all versions of Romance Dawn? a Nami-like character

This becomes even more interesting when we discover that at an interview at “Manga no Chikara” and others, Nami was supposed to be the first one to join Luffy but her debut was postponed by Oda’s editor at that time. Edvidence of this being a last minute decision remains on the first color cover:

Yet as the second non-shipper noted: “her role as secondary protagonist was not altered” for “Nami shares with Luffy the largest character development in the entire series”. And as explained here we already know how the trope goes when someone seeks to write a natural growth for an emotional connection between two characters 

In fact, the relevance of Nami to Luffy’s story is implied in what Oda himself said about Strong World: “I really wanted to make a ‘hero saves the heroine’ story (ヒロインを助けるヒーローを描きたい the japanese sentence). [….]. You might think otherwise, but I had no intention of bringing in someone new to fill that [heroine] role. So when I had to think about whom to use for it amongst the straw hats of course that meant Nami

In Oda’s mind, Luffy is the hero and Nami is the heorine! We can tell that the hero and the heroine are meant to be the driving forces of the series, and therefore putting them together makes the most sense from a storytelling perspective

C) LuffyxNami AKA LuNa/LuNami

“Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men” – Thomas Huxley

Many shippers tend to ignore and disregard the importance of staying faithful to the canon story, and the author’s take on the characters and their relationships

To makes matters worst some of them even deem as illogical any argument solidly based on these factors. While considering stuff like lines, frogs, sweat, fire, nonexistent sexual tension, assumption of sexuality, and even assumptions of pregnancy, as legitimate proofs of a plausible outcome! In fact they even value comparisons to other series with a different tone, themes, and characters over anything that the One Piece author conveys through his work

There’s even people who goes as far as editing the wiki as if that would change the story to match their preferred pairing!

But in order to reach a conclusion that remains true to One Piece and its nature we have to rely on the very same foundation that was already described several times: mutual trust/respect, faith on one another, significant moments, stress in their relationship and emotional development. If the story doesn’t let you build your premises on these elements, the conclusion you’ll reach will obviously be flawed and stray away from what One Piece really is

So here I’m not only defending the premise I strongly support; I’m defending the very same story and build-up that contributes to this bond’s natural growth:

As explained before there’s nothing explicitly romantic about major interactions. But given we’re dealing with a good and dilligent writer, what we’ll get to see is how big to small moments stablish an emotional connection between two characters, and how that becomes the base for a even greater growth

First we have the themes of trust and faith: At first Nami doesn’t trust Luffy very much, out of her clear distate for pirates, until witnessing how far was Luffy willing to go to selflessly help others. Even then Nami treated their relationship as a mere business and later betrayed the crew

Still Luffy always trusted Nami to the point of putting blind faith in her. Even when given reasons not to do so. One remarkable example is when Luffy was informed by someone trustworthy (Johnny) that Nami apparently “killed” to Usopp, and Luffy not only kept holding onto his blind faith in Nami but he also threatened Johnny for saying such things about her


This becomes something remarkable when we take into consideration that Zoro quickly gave up on Nami and later tried to attack her without even a second thought! While Usopp just wanted  the Merry back…

And it would later become even more impressive in the Whiskey Peak Arc when Luffy came to doubt Zoro because of the words of wounded man he didn’t even know, and even doubted Robin during Water 7 until Nami told him and the crew the truth behind Robin’s desertion:

But what else makes this situation with Nami any different from others we see in the manga? Some might point to the saga where rescuing Robin was the primary objective; but in Robin’s case Luffy knew her life was in danger for Robin was planning to die for the crew, and he got the resolve to save her only after learning the truth. Others might point to the current arc, but he saw right through Sanji’s act and got desperate to rescue him only after hearing his life is in danger.

Here, Nami’s life wasn’t in danger as far as Luffy knew. And he constantly try to reach out to her despite her harsh attitude and the fact he knew next to nothing about her past and her current circumstances. It was only when he saw her cry he got enough motivation to beat Arlong, and it was only when he got a small glimpse of what she went through that he lost it!

How does Nami respond to this? Initially she wanted to get Luffy out of her villaje and her life. While Nami indeed grew fond of Luffy and the others she wasn’t willing to bond with any of them; she held on her distrust of others. But that changed when she finally hitted her lowest point, when she finally lost all hope. Then it comes Nami’s first major development as character: she realized she needed to rely on someone else, she realized Luffy was her only hope Nami decided to rely on him. The following scene marks the first time of many when Nami relied on Luffy to a emotional level. And the first of two times when Luffy entrusted his treasure to her in a touching gesture to provide comfort and hope:

From the very beginning the emotional build-up between Luffy and Nami was a key factor for one of the most meaningful and memorable moments in One Piece. The moment when Luffy becomes Nami’s “emotional anchor”

The effect Luffy had on her character was also quite powerful as we could see during the 2nd pass of the hat: back then at Skypiea arc Nami could still panic at dreadful situations: 

But as soon as Luffy gave her his treasure, the panic stopped and when he was later removed from the battle field, Nami was capable of drawing enough courage from Luffy to face the big bad from that arc:

Not to mention Luffy’s final move against Enel was combined effort of the two as well as an impressive display of mutual trust/faith

We can continue to appreciate their development even futher as the story goes on. As someone already pointed out, Nami during Water 7 displayed an impressive resolve and determination, but as soon as she got the chance to explain Luffy their situation she opened her heart to express how she felt, her anguish and her distress. When Luffy reassures her that he will save Robin, she doesn’t cry anymore until she reunites with Robin

Their bonding is even futher explored in the only One Piece movie fully written by Oda: Strong World. As this is the author’s take on their relationship is still a valid argument to support Luffy/Nami development:

We already considered how impressive Luffy’s blind faith in Nami can be. So after listening to most of Nami’s recorded message, Luffy gets enraged! Why?

Well, after all that time Luffy relied on his navigator without ever doubting her. He was likely expecting all his trust and faith in Nami to be reciprocated

Turns out Nami does return that feeling! And why can we say that? Remember the movie’s ending: Nami finds out everyone in the crew got her hidden “save me” at the end of her message… everyone but Luffy. Then when Luffy is about to play the recorded proof of Nami’s unwavering faith in him, what does she do? She tries to get rid of the “edvidence” out of embarrassment 

It’s easy to see then why Nami seeked out Luffy for hope and comfort during Zou. And how she did something similar to what happened in Water 7: she opened up to Luffy

I said it before, since Luffy is Nami’s “emotional anchor”, it makes sense for her to keep strengthening her bond with Luffy. And given Luffy needs a guide to new adventures and someone “mature” enough to sometimes keep him in line, it makes sense for Luffy to grow closer to Nami

She once summed it up pretty well: “He always talks big, but when it comes down to it, he knows nothing about the sea! He’s severely lacking in the ‘sense of danger’ area! And he always overdoes it…if I left him alone, he’d die. And he’s stupid, so I have to take care of him. That’s why I’m gonna help him!” - Nami, chapter 596

Still, none of this is explicitly romantic in the traditional sense of the word. But just like someone who’s contructing a building, we start dealing with the foundations to then proceed to make a solid structure: a well-written relationship that enhances the story

As someone once reviewed, Luffy and Nami dynamic doesn’t need to chance for them to become endgame for they already have anything they need to finish that “building”. And that’s what’s being a potent pairing means: having everything to your favor for futher development and growth. Luffy and Nami definitively have the major moments and the emotional bonding while remaining consistent to the One Piece canon to be considered a Potent Pairing

Bonus:

It’s interesting we find other interaction that proves how comfortable is Nami around Luffy: 

She doesn’t mind having Luffy around her, what she really minds is Luffy wanting to go to dangerous places But why is this relevant? In Thriller Bark we had a clear showing of how she reacts to pervs trying to accomplish what Luffy did here. She electrocutes them. We can confirm she haven’t changed in this regard because at the end of Fishman Island arc Nami electrocutes a perv for trying to peek at her while she was taking a bath

Another interesting detail about Nami’s attitude toward Luffy is a change we see in WCI. Of course we have the remarkable faith and trust Nami puts on Luffy by even boasting how him being the future Pirate King ensures their victory over Cracker’s ability.

But the real change is when Sanji brutalizes Luffy. Nami already stated she felt guilty for what happened when Sanji got taken. But when Sanji did his “little” number on Luffy her attitude changed, she not only begged him to stop but was also promising they’ll leave if he did (Luffy clearly disagreed on that)

After seeing the way Sanji treated her captain, Nami did something the could seem pretty justified because of what happened: she slapped Sanji and then sarcastically played along Sanji’s “royal” act.

When she goes to Luffy and finds out her captain is not relenting on his effort to get Sanji back, she gives us this little gem:

The Japanese text for Nami’s dialogue reads: “Luffy!! Why?! No matter what his reasons are, after he did all that to you…”

The term she used here for the line in bold conveys the idea of severe mistreatment. She was obviously mad at the way Sanji attacked and badmouthed Luffy and his dream. Ironically Luffy is the one who shows far more emotion to the prospect of getting Sanji back than Nami, she kept displaying far more concern for Luffy as the chapters went on

Nami is now showing, little by little, more of a emotional attachment to Luffy. Which makes a lot sense given what we saw in their story

One piece will be on a break next week

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  • Luffy: Torao, do you wann-
  • Law: No.
  • Luffy: But I haven’t ev-
  • Law: No.
  • Luffy: Why not?
  • Law: Because I know you. I know that expression. And I that means whatever you’re thinking is illegal.
  • *Luffy attempts to interrupt but Law continues.*
  • Law: Furthermore the last time you had that expression Franky-ya ended up naked and tied to a flag pole. Sanji-ya almost bled out because of whatever he caught Robin-ya and Nami-ya doing. Chopper-ya smelled like something we should have been eating. Usopp-ya wound up married to three different people. Half of Brook-ya’s body was missing. And Zoro-ya ended up so lost it took us five hours to find him and he wasn’t even on the same island we started on!

“So, Kuchiki-dono, where have you made our reservations tonight?”

“Chinaroom.” 

DSM chapter 15 by @gunnerpalace

Happiest of (late) birthdays to Dux Gunnerpalace, from Nami and I! I’ve always wanted to draw the dinner scenes from DSM, because I’m a slut for high fashion, so here you are! I don’t know how close I got to what you were envisioning, but I hope you enjoy my take on their outfits. I had a ball designing Rukia’s gown, especially. Hope your day was filled with nothing but excellence, Dux! 

  • Nami: Where were you? We’ve been worried sick that you were out doing something, well, stupid.
  • Zoro: Actually, we took it for granted that you were doing something stupid. We’ve just been wondering how stupid this particular event would turn out to be. So what is it? Did you defeat another shichibukai? Rampage through a government facility? Eat all the food from a Marine ship’s kitchen?
  • Luffy: I challenged Big Mom.
  • Zoro: You know, you’d think that by now we’d have learned not to underestimate him.
Vastayan Tree feat. References.

// For those that haven’t read the new lore, have a small Vastaya tree, that pretty much shows the species or “clans” of each character.

All of these are referenced in the lore as part of their own clan, excepting for the Ottrani (That I assume is a pun on the word Otter) and Nidalee, who is the only shapeshifter in the game I can think of.

So if you ever wanted to know Rengar’s or Wukong’s clan. Here you go.

Oda drew what happened after Strong World ended :D The last three seconds :)

Besides Nami blushing, there’s one more thing I liked about these drawings.

I like how Oda made Sanji have his hand to his ear like Luffy

You want to know why? Because to Sanji, hearing the words from Nami saying “I know you’ll definitely come save me” sounded like she was asking her lover or savior to come for her and it sounded romantic to him, and we all know who Nami said it was meant for ;-)

Sanji wishes and deludes himself to thinking those words were for him when in fact it was for Luffy the whole time

Hence why she’s so embarrassed by Luffy hearing it hahaha

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We all have that obnoxious friend, in this case, Usopp

Idk why I came up with this but I couldn’t get the idea of usopp being the IRONIC MEMER out of my head, sooo I made this to ease my mind lol

By the way

BONUUUUS

(for those who don’t get it: http://itsamemarshallbanana.tumblr.com/post/124876193379/of-course-namis-reaction-to-that-message-wasnt )

THE QUALITY OF THESE LAST FOUR PICS IS IMPRESSIVE I know, I know
Hope you guys liked it! 

theblackmitsurugi  asked:

Hello I love your Luffy x Nami blogs I also ship them as well But do you think that Oda sensei actually secretly ships Luffy x Nami ?Because knowing Oda he doesn't like to reveal secrets in One Piece

First of all, thank you very much.  I hope you enjoy my blog even more.

Oda doesn’t like to reveal secrets because it keeps his story telling amazing.  To me, I don’t think it is a secret that Oda ships Luffy x Nami.  It was revealed that Oda actually wanted Luffy to meet Nami before Zoro, but his editors told advised him not to.  Like any author who’s manga just became an anime, Oda has a hand in the beginning episodes of the series. We see in the VERY FIRST anime episode and that Nami and Luffy meet each other and lock eyes in a special way before Zoro was introduced.  It’s a pretty intense scene.

The ONLY One Piece movie that was completely written by Oda was Strong World.  Basically it’s LuNa World.  If you haven’t watched it, then go watch it now because I don’t want to write 5 paragraphs on this movie.  Only thing I will say is that in an interview Oda said Strong World is not canon, BUT the way the characters interacted is canon.  So all those LuNa moments is how the characters really act.  Especially, the part where Luffy finds out he didn’t hear the ending part of Nami’s messages is described as a “love letter” and was meant for Luffy to hear and getting embarrassed that Luffy wants to hear what he missed in front of her when she already knows the rest of the crew heard it…….. Oda wrote all of this

Originally posted by marzyxu

Oda loves to take ideas from anime fillers and make them become canon.  Oda has been known to do this.  The biggest one is from the Millennial Dragon Filler arc where Luffy can only understand and hear the dragons.  This later becomes the “Voice of All Things”.  Last Year in One Piece special “Adventure of Nebulandia”  Nami his holding and looking very worried as he is found not breathing.  Now in chapter 826 or should I say episode 784 we see Nami doing the same thing, but this time Luffy is poisoned (nobody else holding Luffy’s hand).

The climax of Flim Gold was personally written by Oda.  It was reported that he was not satisfied with what the anime team was giving him.  The climax includes the BIGGEST LuNa moment of the entire movie where Nami get captured by Tesoro and Luffy gets extremely angry and demands Tesoro to let Nami go and Tesoro instantly realized that Luffy was like him when he was pleading for his lover, Stella, to be released by the Celestial Dragons.  Eventually Luffy saves Nami with Carina, but that parallel with Luffy and Nami with Tesoro and Stella was written by Oda.

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Lets look at the colorspread that commemorates One Piece’s 20th anniversary.  We have Nami and Luffy the only ones sitting together on a throne and Luffy’s arm actually around Nami’s waist.  The look like they are the King and Queen of the crew and as a power couple.  If that isn’t a hint from Oda on a very important colorspread, then I don’t know what is real and fake anymore.  This King and Queen hint was shown in the colorspread for chapter 699 where Luffy and Nami are the only ones dressed as a King and Queen and sitting on the same throne and all of the Straw Hats are dressed as knights.


Lastly, the Hat scene is not question the biggest thing for the LuffyxNami ship.  If you notice, Luffy saves and rescues A LOT of women and A LOT of women have cried to Luffy for help and Luffy kicks the villian’s ass. There is Nami, Vivi, Robin, Shirahoshi, and Rebecca.  The only person Oda made Luffy give his hat to as a sign of comfort is Nami and the first time that Nami received Luffy’s hat she instantly remembers that his hat is his only treasure and what it means when Luffy gave it to her as he is about to kick Arlong’s ass for her.  Nami has received Luffy’s hat on multiple occasions as a sign of comfort.  Back on drum Island when Nami was sick and in Skypiea when Nami was panicing and didn’t know how to save everyone.  Nami tends to see Luffy as an emotional anchor.  Other prime examples is that Nami has only cried to Luffy about their friends are sacrificing themselves to save them and others.  Nami cries to Luffy and yelling at him to take things serious when she tells him that Robin is sacrificing herself and Nami hugging Luffy and then crying because Sanji is sacrificing himself.  It’s just the way Oda has built Nami and Luffys relationship.

There is more, but I’m done writing.

I hope that helps.

OP CHARACTERS AS SHIT ME AND MY SISTER SAID
  • “Shut the fuck up, I’m nice.”: Kidd
  • “Get your smelly ramen body away from me.”: Jewelry bonney
  • “In my next life, I want to be a sea cucumber. I do the same at the moment anyways, just eating dirt and swaying from side to side. Perfect life.”: Usopp
  • “Do you think animals know when we fart?”: Luffy
  • “STOP BREATHING SO LOUD!”: Nami
  • “I don’t want them to think that I’m a mess.” - “But you ARE a mess.” - “They don’t need to know tho!”: Sanji & Zoro
  • “Oh my god, this is so disgusting…. I love it.”: Doffy
  • *shes texting me* “Your phone is in my room.” -Two minutes Later- “oh my god”: Shanks
  • “Where’s a trash can?” *points at me* “There.”: Franky
  • “Please stop talking, it’s too early for your voice.”: Law
  • “Can you move a bit?” - “I WAS BORN BEFORE YOU, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO LAY HERE!” - “THIS IS MY BED!”: Ace & Sabo
  • *she comes into my room, throws a pillow at me and leaves without saying anything*: Dragon
  • “I’m like the gucci from this family, you’re like walmart.”: Crocodile
  • “I’m not saying you’re the most annoying person ever, but that’s exactly what I’m saying.”: Law again

anonymous asked:

how do you deal with stress

I’ll do something physical like play basketball, walk around the block, or take Disco to the dog park. I also, like I said, call other people. Me being alone with my own thoughts is never a good idea. It’s best that I share them with other people, who know me, who can tell me when I’m being real, insane or just plain silly. When I look at the BIG PICTURE I get scared because there are so many un-answerable questions. Like right now I am stressed because i’m sitting at a messy desk, I have to leave for Vancouver on Sunday and I’m not packed and I’m scared to go start a new job. BUT. What can I do RIGHT NOW? I can take 5 minutes to clean the desk. Then I can wash the few dishes in the sink. Each task is small and manageable and before you know it what seems like a terrifying task is already done. Slow and Steady. One thing at a time.