The person older white guy is an in-law, so I’m stuck with him
The younger white guy was specifically white arm candy. He’s my token white friend. I needed to parade him around to show everyone I’m not a reverse racist. He’s from small town Kansas. I needed someone who was that much of a stereotypical white American
I love white people. I have one white friend and like a few white in-laws. Sure they dance weird at family parties and can’t handle spicy food, but I accept them
“Emma and Hook aren’t falling in love blindly; they chose to open their hearts to each other with full knowledge of both the pleasure and the pain of love” (x)
I just love how the setting of these two scenes is so similar. Because they could have a strong connection from the beginning or fall in love at a first sight. But it takes more then that to have a true love. You must take a leap of faith, go all-in and risk your own heart. It’s about the decision to accept this love and love in return. And I love that they are both fully aware of what they are getting into, because it takes a real courage to open your heart to love. And fortunately our pirate and the savior are one of the bravest people.
Reader:I noticed while reading One Piece that, except for the character introductions and Question Corners, you never recycle old pictures for flashback and stuff. Is that a personal policy of yours?
Oda:You noticed that? The answer is yes. I never copy and paste any of my old drawings. Shueisha pays us a manual script fee and it's by the page. So since we're getting paid by the page, I thought it would be kind of cheap to recycle stuff I'd drawn in the past. (Ha!) But this is by no means a shot by other comic authors. This is just something I do because it's in my nature to do it. It lets me draw comics with all my heart. Yes I know, I sound like a sucker. I think it just shows that I'm an earnest-minded person who's not all lewd. Seriously.