What I would like to see in the upcoming One Piece’s chapters
So many things are happening right now in OP, so of course I’m really
curious about the newest arc. Unfortunately or not, our heroes are
separated into smaller groups and it will take a lot of time to wrap
every important stuff. I know it will be a torture for me to wait
again for Zoro-centric chapters, so as stress relief, I’m going to talk
a bit about recent events and relationships that I hope will develop in
the nearest future.
I said, Straw Hats are separated once again. Sanji is heading to Big
Mom’s party, Luffy with Nami, Chopper & Brook are going after Sanji
Zoro, Robin, Franky & Usopp are going to Wano. The third group, now
under Zoro’s command /
guardianship, will work with Trafalgar Law (+ Heart Pirates) and
(I feel sorry for Usopp who stuck with Law, Zoro and Robin; a very morbid Trio indeed XD)
already had a chance to see interaction between Zoro and Law, who
apparently get along fine due to 1) their similar personality, 2) latest
adventure in Dessrosa 3) drinking together.
Still there is a lot of room for improvement and I really think Zoro
needs to interact more often with other Supernovas. After all he is one
of them despite not being captain (and no devil fruit user either) himself. His
“lower” position could be an interesting thing in situation when the
team must make a critical decision. They’re allies, yes. But that
doesn’t mean they must follow other’s command and since Luffy right now
is out of picture, Law and Zoro are the leaders. But who will
lead a “mixed” team during fight? Will Law
to Zoro’s decision / solution or vice versa? Or maybe there is a real
understanding & respect between them, so they can rely one on
another without any problem?
Kid was beaten by Kaido and now is his prisioner (Appo was working for
the Yonko or became his subordinate recently, we will see how it went in future I believe). We don’t know where Kaido
is keeping the captain of Kid Pirates (or what happened to Eustass’s
crew), yet we know that Yonko is related to Wano and at this moment Zoro
& Law’s group is heading there. During parting, Zoro already told his captain “I’ll round-up the Wano samurai for ya’” so I guess Roronoa will not wait for Luffy to take a big action by himself. Which I hope at some point will
come to save Eustass.
I know it’s usually Luffy’s job to
save an important characters and as much as I don’t mind it, I would
love to see Zoro & Law’s team to be involve with that one cause. I
can’t stop to think about Alabasta arc, when Zoro saved Smoker I’m really fond of that scene
since Luffy 1) couldn’t because of water 2) told him to do so. This is
not exactly an analogy to recent situation but since Luffy is involved
in other things (saving Sanji making havoc at Big Mom’s party) I wouldn’t mind if Zoro once again save Luffy’s “enemy”/rival for him.
I really need to see Killer and Zoro together. Not only for the sake of
one Supernova meet the other, but also because both are
second-in-command / unofficial vice captains / a calm support for
hot-headed idiotic captains. I know that Luffy has a very strong bonds with all of his crewmembers yet One Piece
always put a lot of pressure at the bond between captain and vice
captain / second-in-command. The fact that Killer and Zoro seem to fill
such role in life of their captains makes them unique between Supernovas
(they probably could trade many stories about idiocy of their captains).
If Killer wasn’t captured with Eustass (who could order his crew to run
away when it was clear Kaido is winning), he will want to save him.
Zoro, like all Straw Hats, can understand Killer’s situation quite well.
Not being strong enough to protect nakama, not being next to
your captain when he needed you the most… yeah, there is a lot things
to build between them an important understanding beside the “my captain is an idiot”.
I’m dying to see Zoro interacting with other Supernovas. I think it would be really interesting,
both for his sake and the other characters. He and Law are getting along
well but would it be the same with hot-headed Kid? Would they argue
like Zoro used with Sanji? Not to mention how Law and Kid would acting around each other after time skip.
don’t want Straw Hats to be pushed into background but lately there is
not so much happening with them and now Kid and Killer are related to
main story in more important way I can’t wait to read about them.
I always thought that Monster Trio and Captain Trio works in similar
way; Law is an equivalent
of Zoro while Kid is an
equivalent of Sanji with Luffy being Luffy. As much as Law and Zoro get
along, I think Sanji and Kid are too impulsive to not arguing with
I think Kid is so beaten because he refused to be a part of Kaido’s crew. He, the same as Luffy and Law, want to
decide for himself. At least I think so…
Can’t wait to see Kid (and Killer)’s flashback
I wouldn’t mind to see Captain Trio once again in action
Hell, I wouldn’t mind to see MONSTER TRIO once again in action
This isn’t much important but if Zoro will save
one of Supernovas/devil users (be it Kid or Law) I would be really
happy. Since Alabasta arc, when Zoro saved Smoker I’m waiting for
something similar to happen.
For my Last Responders AU. So most stations do a cook out rotation for who’s in charge of cooking and also added some notes on who cooks/brings what for cookouts. So here’s Red Teams.
Sarge: Good ol’ Southern home cooking, smoked BBQ, and grilling. Lots of fried food, gravy, everything seasoned with only lots of salt, pepper, cinnamon, BBQ sauce, bacon fat, and/or Old Bay. Sarge makes the best traditional Southern breakfast with homemade buttermilk biscuits, sausage, bacon, sausage or sawmill gravy, and eggs. Simmons will usually just eat the biscuits with some kind of jam and eggs.
Donut: Donut primarily bakes. He makes good desserts, but can also make various types of breads for fancy sandwiches. For big meals and cookouts, he focuses more on lean meat protein that’s grilled, of course. On cookout days, Sarge and he fight a lot about grill duties. Eventually the department gets a smoker as well as the grill, and Sarge just hangs out at the smoker.
Grif: Mac and Cheese with Hotdogs or Hotdogs and chili is the standard (or some other tv box dinner type of thing), but will occasionally go all out and whip up something that reminds him of home when he was a kid. Poi is a favorite if he can get his hands on it (Simmons loves it and the rest of Red Team tolerates it; Freelancers are hit and miss; Blues won’t go near it). Beef Hekka is hit with everyone and Grif will make Simmons some Lomilomi Salmon on those nights.
Simmons: His cook nights are…difficult. He’s a
(he was vegan for a looong time, but military kind of broke him from that). Most nights he just makes salad and buys a bag of rotisserie chicken and an appropriate dressing. Some nights he’ll make some fancy fish dishes or he’ll try a new vegetarian recipe. It’s…very mixed results. There’s a few preferred favorites from Simmons “experimental” nights, but most will just order take out.
Lopez: Yes he can make Texmex as well as some amazing Mexican dishes and usually does. Simmons loves his pico de gallo and will scarf a whole bowl by himself. There’s also this shredded pork red sauce thing he makes that just blows everyone’s minds. He won’t say what’s in it, but it’s best slow cooked in the smoker. The other big thing Lopez makes is burgers. He actually cooks with a bunch of different seasonings and will try different combinations. If Simmons hasn’t done anything to piss him off, he’ll make Simmons a veggie burger. Sarge back seat cooks and asks why he always adds all “dem fancy spices; salt and pepper is perfect for everything!”
had to smoke – the churchwarden pipes always made me feel violently
sick. I rather envy those who do not turn pale shaded oblivious green,
but puff away with such sweet content and serenity. “Holmes” being an
inveterate smoker of the things, I had to endure this nausea on top of
everything else, and the irony of it was that I became Pipeman of the
Year, awarded by the Briar Pipe Trade Association….
So I read this postabout how to write a smoker and I’m gonna go ahead and add to this from a writer’s POV. If you’re not a smoker there may be things you forget to think about. It goes way beyond “He smoked a cigarette” if you’re writing a smoker, especially if he’s addicted. A few things to think about when building a character that smokes: