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baadaku12345



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:56 am Reply with quote
I've read the Dao of Dragonball website, it's pretty cool and this book seems interesting.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:46 pm Reply with quote
Can we please stop the "OVER 9000" meme?

It was funny for exactly a year. And that was years ago.

Now it's just f***ing stupid. This and "I'm jumping onto White Base" has got to stop.

Also, "the inner psychology of Goku and Vegeta"? Here's a free version for you.

Goku: GOTTA FIGHT STRONG GUYS I'M HUNGRY NOW OH LOOK A SHINY OBJECT

Vegeta: I HATE KAKKAROT HAVE TO GET STRONGER THAN KAKKAROT, OOPS GUESS I'M NOT, KAKKAROT YOU ARE NUMBAH WAN

There. Just saved you money on the book.
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egoist



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:51 pm Reply with quote
This book is over 9000 years late!
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Ahiru77



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:47 pm Reply with quote
No it isn't.

This book proves that no matter what, Dragon ball's fandom will remain heavily active for atleast over 9000 years. Laughing
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:04 pm Reply with quote
Apparently some people just don't want to let go of certain memes. Rolling Eyes
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:46 pm Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
Apparently some people just don't want to let go of certain memes. Rolling Eyes


Like how Futurama is with the Fry and Zoidberg memes in their commercials.
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sdzero



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:35 am Reply with quote
Thank you Brian Drummond! Smile
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egoist



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:44 am Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
Apparently some people just don't want to let go of certain memes. Rolling Eyes


Shut up and take my memes!
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Kurohei



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:32 pm Reply with quote
I never thought 9000 was funny.... No really can someone explain the joke to me?
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NimbusRain



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:03 pm Reply with quote
Kurohei wrote:
I never thought 9000 was funny.... No really can someone explain the joke to me?

You'll just have to buy the book. Laughing

I'm totally sick of the meme too. And I was ready to write this book off as a cheap gimmick. But after reading the guy's bio, it sounds like it could actually be pretty cool. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on DBZ lore, so I'd be interested to hear what this guy has to say.
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Innagadadavida



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:28 pm Reply with quote
It seems like its targeting the people who still think that meme is funny or interesting. In that way it could be used as a tool to inject a little knowledge into someone who was looking for a cheap laugh or perhaps was only mildly interested to start with.

And penguintruth I don't think you're giving the guy enough credit. I've spoken to him on several occasions and he is a very knowledgeable guy and a dedicated Dragon Ball fan. He presents himself as a neutral passive observer of any and all controversies or non-controversies involving the Dragon Ball fan community. I'm interested in the book. I probably already know everything he can share about the topic but its still interesting to see what other folks are learning about the things I'm interested in.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:18 pm Reply with quote
Nobody needs an entire book to explain the pyschology of DBZ characters.

And people say I overanalyze it.

What's next, a documentary of the sexual predilictions of The Flintstones?
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LagannImpact



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:53 pm Reply with quote
I think it would be completely hilarious if this book somehow fails to sell more than 9,000 copies! Rolling Eyes

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Innagadadavida



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:41 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Nobody needs an entire book to explain the pyschology of DBZ characters.

And people say I overanalyze it.

What's next, a documentary of the sexual predilictions of The Flintstones?


I'm sure a documentary can be done on the sexual prefilictions of The Flintstones. I can see some interesting parallels between the differences in modern media and culture today. I can see an analysis that enlightens the reader on the view of sex at the time and how it influenced the creation of the show. Or perhaps what children who grew up on the Flintstones took away from it and how it shaped their view.

The point is, there is more to discuss than just the title or a brief synopsis on the content of the book. I will agree that a psycological breakdown of two moderately one-dimensional characters doesn't sound that interesting to me, because I am capable of doing that on my own easily. But this book isn't for me. I do think it's a good idea and I have faith that the author wont waste readers time with a cheap capitalization of a tired meme. I actually think he cares a lot about what he writes and has a vested interest in exposing the under-appreciated and under-discussed side of this seminal work of animation history.
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TitanXL



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 am Reply with quote
Seems pointless unless it's by the original mangaka, since it's just one guys headcanon. You might as well just read someone's tumblr blog and it'd be just as official.
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