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#25 - I understand what you mean about the over the top friendship …  [+] (1 new reply) 06/26/2016 on Best animu +2
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#59 - questionableferret (06/27/2016) [-]
Here's the thing though. The heavy overtones of Friendship in One Piece are well earned, and whilst it is a strong motivator for Luffy, it is far from the only motivator, and his victories are directly attributable to something other than the power of friendship.

It's actually pretty clear that Fairy Tail was heavily inspired by One Piece, however in every way that One Piece succeeds, Fairy Tail fails. For example, tone. One Piece and Fairy Tail both try to be funny series and both have some legitimately funny moments, however One Piece knows when and where to draw the line.

For example, when Natsu is fighting Gaziel one of the most heavily built-up fights in the series even to this day, you would expect shit to be largely serious, in the same way that Luffy's fight against Rob Lucci was. However, half-way through the fight Lucy ends up summoning a man who wears a horse's head on top of his own head and they have a stupid comedy routine during what should be one of the most tense and dramatic fights in the series. Hiro Mashima doesn't understand tone.

There are a number of other parallels such as the way the two series treat their fights, the way they pace their action, etc, however at the end of the day it's the same story. Hiro Mashima and Eiichiro Oda are vastly different in terms of their skills at making manga.

Hiro Mashima might have one of the most undeniably beautiful art-styles in anime, but his art-direction is all over the place and constantly interferes with the tones and themes that the narrative tries to convey, whereas Oda's art style, whilst arguably even ugly in a lot of ways, is directed with such precision and consistency that nothing is ever in the frame that negatively effects the tone of the narrative at that point.

Hiro Mashima clearly goes from one arc to the next in a 'monster of the week' style, whereas Oda's arcs are more like spiderwebs with strings going all over the place and connecting back later. Nothing is wasted.

I'll say this much though. I fucking love Lucy. Lucy, in the hands of a competent writer, would be hands-down the best protagonist for a shounen series that I've ever come across and she is one of those gems I mentioned. Despite the fact that 99% of the time she is in the fame is just pure misery, that last 1% of the time demonstrates cleanly and clearly the single most competent and compelling protagonists ever to hit a battle manga.

Lucy has family problems and she never gets to reconcile any of them. She uses letters to her deceased mother as an in-story narration device to provide character-driven exposition instead of relying on a narrator or clumsy, clunky dialogue between people that already know everything being said. She has aspirations above and beyond what she actually does with her life, and she isn't the strongest character in the story.

Unlike Luffy, every time Lucy draws people to her it is because of things she is consciously aware of. Lucy just lucks his way through the world with an attractively simple can-do attitude, whereas Lucy actually engages with things and people. Lucy aids from the sidelines instead of continually running into conveniently matched opponents for her to just maybe eek a victory out over and win all the praise. And when everyone splits up, Lucy keeps track of them, not because she wants to pull the guild back together or through any sort of drive, but as a hobby, or a hope, as she actually goes ahead and follows her dreams that do not actually involve fighting people.

Whereas most characters in Fairy Tail have no moments of actual triumph or glory without them being undercut by rampant stupidity, most moments of victory Lucy earns are treated with the sort of gravity they deserve, and her inherent weakness and ability to get shit done in spite of it are a large part of why they are as deserved as they are.

BUT YEAH FUCK IT, LET'S HAVE HER FIGHT ANOTHER TENTACLE MONSTER BECAUSE WE'RE EIGHT AND SEX IS HI-FUCKING-LARIOUS!
#18 - What's with all the fairy tail hate guys?  [+] (7 new replies) 06/26/2016 on Best animu +2
#20 - questionableferret (06/26/2016) [-]
It's an easy target. Fairy Tail is awful and even its fans know it's awful. If you poke fun at Naruto not only is it beating a dead horse, you'll still unaccountably find fanboys that defend the stupid shit that went down in Shippuden, but Fairy Tail? Nah. Maybe a handful of people will call you out but they're usually the sort of people that it's fun to troll because, like I said, even its fans know its awful and the only ones that make a song and dance about it are the obsessive fanboys that don't understand narrative.

Naruto was the poster-child for over-the-top emo bullshit, and Fairy Tail has become the poster child for over-the-top friendship bullshit. It's a shame, because both series have value to them, but it's a chore to get at it beneath all the crap.
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#37 - dragonjackel (06/26/2016) [-]
I think easier targets include SNK and SAO, since all their fans are teens going through puberty and emo manchildren, so its easy to fuck with them like the retarded naruto and fairy tail fans.
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#57 - questionableferret (06/27/2016) [-]
Except that's dull. There's no nuance to the awfulness of SAO. FT is more interesting because of the good inlaid in with the bad.
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#26 - enderpyro (06/26/2016) [-]
I watched it and I kinda liked it. I mean, it might have been because I watched some of the more early episodes but then again I mostly liked it because everyone's got magic with nice effects and I like the tavern/fantasy theme of the music during fights. The characters seemed nice and varied. For the small bit I watched, it seemed pretty decent.
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#58 - questionableferret (06/27/2016) [-]
Congratz on watching the good part. Give FT a few arcs and it works very well... then you realise FT only has one card to play and everything just spirals downhill as nothing new ever happens and the same ridiculous cliches only end up being more and more retarded than the last season's same cliches because of the series's need to one-up itself on everything except the things that actually worked in the first place.
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#25 - wisedrifter (06/26/2016) [-]
I understand what you mean about the over the top friendship stuff, but I think most popular anime does that
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#59 - questionableferret (06/27/2016) [-]
Here's the thing though. The heavy overtones of Friendship in One Piece are well earned, and whilst it is a strong motivator for Luffy, it is far from the only motivator, and his victories are directly attributable to something other than the power of friendship.

It's actually pretty clear that Fairy Tail was heavily inspired by One Piece, however in every way that One Piece succeeds, Fairy Tail fails. For example, tone. One Piece and Fairy Tail both try to be funny series and both have some legitimately funny moments, however One Piece knows when and where to draw the line.

For example, when Natsu is fighting Gaziel one of the most heavily built-up fights in the series even to this day, you would expect shit to be largely serious, in the same way that Luffy's fight against Rob Lucci was. However, half-way through the fight Lucy ends up summoning a man who wears a horse's head on top of his own head and they have a stupid comedy routine during what should be one of the most tense and dramatic fights in the series. Hiro Mashima doesn't understand tone.

There are a number of other parallels such as the way the two series treat their fights, the way they pace their action, etc, however at the end of the day it's the same story. Hiro Mashima and Eiichiro Oda are vastly different in terms of their skills at making manga.

Hiro Mashima might have one of the most undeniably beautiful art-styles in anime, but his art-direction is all over the place and constantly interferes with the tones and themes that the narrative tries to convey, whereas Oda's art style, whilst arguably even ugly in a lot of ways, is directed with such precision and consistency that nothing is ever in the frame that negatively effects the tone of the narrative at that point.

Hiro Mashima clearly goes from one arc to the next in a 'monster of the week' style, whereas Oda's arcs are more like spiderwebs with strings going all over the place and connecting back later. Nothing is wasted.

I'll say this much though. I fucking love Lucy. Lucy, in the hands of a competent writer, would be hands-down the best protagonist for a shounen series that I've ever come across and she is one of those gems I mentioned. Despite the fact that 99% of the time she is in the fame is just pure misery, that last 1% of the time demonstrates cleanly and clearly the single most competent and compelling protagonists ever to hit a battle manga.

Lucy has family problems and she never gets to reconcile any of them. She uses letters to her deceased mother as an in-story narration device to provide character-driven exposition instead of relying on a narrator or clumsy, clunky dialogue between people that already know everything being said. She has aspirations above and beyond what she actually does with her life, and she isn't the strongest character in the story.

Unlike Luffy, every time Lucy draws people to her it is because of things she is consciously aware of. Lucy just lucks his way through the world with an attractively simple can-do attitude, whereas Lucy actually engages with things and people. Lucy aids from the sidelines instead of continually running into conveniently matched opponents for her to just maybe eek a victory out over and win all the praise. And when everyone splits up, Lucy keeps track of them, not because she wants to pull the guild back together or through any sort of drive, but as a hobby, or a hope, as she actually goes ahead and follows her dreams that do not actually involve fighting people.

Whereas most characters in Fairy Tail have no moments of actual triumph or glory without them being undercut by rampant stupidity, most moments of victory Lucy earns are treated with the sort of gravity they deserve, and her inherent weakness and ability to get shit done in spite of it are a large part of why they are as deserved as they are.

BUT YEAH FUCK IT, LET'S HAVE HER FIGHT ANOTHER TENTACLE MONSTER BECAUSE WE'RE EIGHT AND SEX IS HI-FUCKING-LARIOUS!
#72 - That's how I feel most of the time. The only solution I found… 06/25/2016 on Thats how i judge all anime. 0
#55 - Ignorant American here. Can someone explain to me the pros and…  [+] (19 new replies) 06/24/2016 on Left the EU boys +4
#89 - restfullwicked (06/24/2016) [-]
something that isnt being mentioned a lot below. a bus was touring the UK saying we spend 350million a week to be an EU member. its bullshit number that was made up, we paid a fee and it was in the millions because its based on the economy and we had one of the strongest. BUT the EU paid much more back into the economy, subsidies to the NHS farmers and the science community and so on. plus since we control most of the shipping in the channel it meant we did a LOT of trade. one thing was also mentioned, the EU science community relied really heavily on the free movement to get the right people to the right labs and generally made that sort of stuff so much easier.

all of that is now at risk. almost 40 years of trade, tariff, law, diplomacy, and economy now need to be renegotiated because they are all void.
#145 - anon (06/25/2016) [-]
the 350 million is a bit of a stretch, however it is still a lot per week fullfact.org/europe/our-eu-membership-fee-55-million/
#146 - restfullwicked (06/25/2016) [-]
we get most if it back, it goes toward farming subsidies, scientific research, it funds the NHS. not to mention the amount we make in trade through the free market more than covers the cost of being a member.
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#82 - thegamegestapo (06/24/2016) [-]
Remain:
Status quo
Stable economy
Free movement
Access to common market
Access to the largest economy in the world as a privileged member

Leave:
Less immigrants. Maybe. But probably not
????
Muh fishing
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#109 - hockeycrazysteve (06/25/2016) [-]
I voted leave purely for the less immigrants maybe part
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#147 - thegamegestapo (06/25/2016) [-]
Honesty is the best policy. Did you at least know that the £350 million figure was nonsense?
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#99 - blerdegerb (06/24/2016) [-]
unelected officials a EU parliamment that has no power over laws
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#100 - thegamegestapo (06/24/2016) [-]
What unelected officials? The ones we vote for in the European elections or the ones appointed by our democratically elected governments?

The European Commission is no less democratic than the various Secretaries of State in Westminster and it's more democratic than the House of Lords.
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#108 - blerdegerb (06/25/2016) [-]
Well to be honest i should have made my statement less assertive, most of my view has been made from the Brexit documentary BREXIT THE MOVIE FULL FILM starting at around 6:50
which can certainly bring about a biased view, i have seen/read some sources about the economic disadvantage
i thinks its more of the principle of not being run by people you are unfamiliar with

and the unelected officials would be more about the declaration from (i think it was Nigel Farage ) who was a if i recall a member of parliament who did not even know of an Eu bureaucrat the whole "i didnt vote for you argument"

again i should have been less assertive (i know this for certain in my argument ) i should have formatted it as more of a question
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#104 - biscuitsunited (06/24/2016) [-]
Just saying I hate the "but the house of lords" defence for the EU commision, the house of lords is undemocratic enough and needs to replaced with a second commons chamber, elected on a separate 4 year cycle
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#63 - thesecretbear (06/24/2016) [-]
It was a case of economy and pride.
EU regulations can be sort of silly, and hindering to free market economies, but at the same time the EU offers economic stability.
Britain had little say in EU legislation, and because of their position as an Island nation, they never felt fully "European". So they were arguing over economic stability, or self-determination.
#60 - anon (06/24/2016) [-]
tldr version;
guild raids
you doing most of the work,
you didn't get loots
"freeloader team members" gets legendaries,
unbalace loot system
you pissed, you left the team, go solo again.
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#118 - spettiz (06/25/2016) [-]
best description ever.
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#58 - biscuitsunited (06/24/2016) [-]
Leave; Principle
-Nobody can deny the EU is undemocratic and that is against many peoples values,EG the Eu commision is a Mirror image of the Spartan Gerousia

-Risk of the EU becoming a federalist nation

-We pay quite a bit of money as a membership fee

-possible economic boom

-Immigration wasn't a problem for me, but it was the swinging point of the election


Remain; Pragmatism

-Uncertainty in the economy

-Human and workers rights were a big side of the EU, so theres that

-Cheap holidays

-People believe that the UK wants to privatise the NHS, but since there's nothing in the EU stopping them I dont see why they didnt do that already.

-Some people a few, but they exist want a super-european nation

-mentioned again, but it was their big selling point, they're convinced that the next financial collapse will be triggered by this move.

#126 - walkeraw (06/25/2016) [-]
Ah finally someone else who wasn't hung up on the immigration part, everyone is calling me a racist for wanting to leave but that didn't even factor in to my decision.
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#97 - tomppa (06/24/2016) [-]
Just gonna throw this out there but the EU commision is chosen by the EU parliament which is chosen by the voters. Also the commision only proposes laws to the parliament, who have the power to make them in to laws.
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#103 - biscuitsunited (06/24/2016) [-]
The EU commision is appointed by the EU council, which is formed from the heads of state of each nation also, undemocratic in the sense of the UK in that we do not elect our prime minister but instead elect the party, but that is a personal and a bit squiffy qualm , hence 28 commissioners. They write and propose laws which the parliament can agree to or suggest amendments. Thats a house of lords on a grand scale, unacceptable.

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#107 - tomppa (06/25/2016) [-]
Isn't this how most committees are chosen everywhere. I don't really see what is unacceptable about that. It's not like the commission has any actual power in the Eu. All they can do is propose new laws and enforce laws accepted by EU parliament. In the end The parliament has all the power in the Eu, if the commission puts forward a retarded law, the parliament will just say Fuck No.
#90 - restfullwicked (06/24/2016) [-]
i will say though. a LOT of people saying they hate the fact the EU was undemocratic wouldn't WANT it to be. it would be to their detriment.
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