Quote of the Day: One Piece

Quote of the Day: One Piece

LUFFY

“If you don’t risk your life, you can’t create a future. Right?

“DYING IS NOT REPAYING A DEBT!!! THAT’S NOT WHAT HE SAVED YOU FOR!!! ONLY WEAK MEN WOULD DIE AFTER SOMEONE SPARED THEIR LIVES!!!”

“Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal but it has already left a scar.”

“Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.”

Roronoa Zoro:

“A wound that’d make an ordinary man unconscious… I won’t lose to it. A wound that would kill an ordinary person… I won’t lose to it! To face one who is extraordinary, Hawk Eyes… I can’t allow myself to be ordinary!”

“Bring on the hardship. It’s preferred in a path of carnage.”

“When the world shoves you around, you just gotta stand up and shove back. It’s not like somebody’s gonna save you if you start babbling excuses.”

“You need to accept the fact that you’re not the best and have all the will to strive to be better than anyone you face.”

Sanji

“It’s a mans duty to forgive womens lies”

“Cooking is a gift from the gods. Spices are a gift from the devil. Looks like it was a little too spicy for you.”

Jinbei

“It is a sad truth that greater the authority a person possesses, the more he tends to fear change.”

“You can’t bring back what you’ve lost, think about what you have now!”

Brook

“What do you know of death?!! Have you ever died?!! You think death will preserve your cause forever?!! Ridiculous!! Death leaves nothing behind!! Once a person passes on, nothing remains but dead bones!! If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is a person with no respect for life!!”

“No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day, eventually.”

Dr.Hilluluk

“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”

Jaguar D. Saul

“There is no such thing as being born into the world to be alone.”

Shanks

“Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine!!!”

“By experiencing both, victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man.”

Bellemere

“No matter what happens, don’t be sorry you were born, don’t forget to smile in any situation. As long as you’re alive there will be better things later…and there will be many.”

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One Piece Arc Review: Little Garden

One Piece Arc Review: Little Garden

The Little Garden arc is sort of a forgotten arc in the One Piece manga.

It comes just after the Straw Hats leave Whiskey Peak, on their regular island to island hop, beating tyrants and saving the oppressed.

The crew meets two giants, Dorry and Broggy and the first giants we get to meet, and they learn of the duel the two giants are fighting.

They are fighting eachother for honour, and neither side is willing to give up the duel, in respect of themselves and eachother.

Of course, watching two giants fight eachother is much too easy, so Baroque Works comes back into the mix, causing some mischief by interruption the duel.

The Strawhats try and fight back, eventually beating the Baroque Works agents, and restoring the honour of the two giants, who help the crew escape the island before continuing their duel.

There’s honestly not much to say about this arc.

I have a hunch that Dorry and Broggy will be important later on in the story, for the final battle, but they don’t really do much since their introduction.

They are brought up later on when Luffy and crew meet one of the giants that was a part of their crew, but it’s sort of a flashback moment more than advancing the plot at all.

I’m not choosing to bring up next to nothing about this arc because I think its bad, there’s honestly just not much to say about it.

I think the biggest thing that this arc brings is a connection to future arcs. Dorry and Broggy get brought up in the Water 7 arc, and later when Doflamingo holds the fighting tournament.

Otherwise they are basically unimportant.

Mr 3 is introduced in this arc, with his trusty partner Miss Goldenweek. We don’t see Miss Goldenweek after her defeat in this arc, but Mr. 3 comes back.

He is a key player in the future Marineford War, and teams up with Buggy when he becomes a Warlord.

We don’t get a new crew member, we don’t defeat any important bad guys, and we don’t get introduced to anyone immediately important.

I’d probably throw Little Garden on the lower end of the overall arc ranking, only because it is sort of forgettable. If it was built on more, having more characters and a deeper plot, then yeah it would probably be much higher up.

One thing we do get from the arc, one very small thing, is the little rivalry between Sanji and Zoro. It’s not my favourite aspect of the manga, but it does make some sense and it has provided a moment or two of entertainment.

Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

“Wake up princess, I’m tired of your useless ideals. It’s gotten pathetic. What good are your happy ideals if you can’t do anything to make them a reality? They’re nothing but dreams, and your dreams don’t stand a chance.”
-Crocodile

“Weakness is a sin.”
-Crocodile

“You might have lived wrongly as a man, or you might have lived wrongly as a woman. In the end, it’s a still a way of human. We may part under the real blue sky, but the Okama Kempo will strive.” 
-Mr. 2

Even in the depths of Hell… blooms a beautiful flower of friendship… leaving its petals as mementos… bobbing back and forth on the waves… may it one day bloom once more…the Okama Way.
-Mr. 2

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS I’VE READ THAT I’D LIKE IN MY PERSONAL LIBRARY

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS I’VE READ THAT I’D LIKE IN MY PERSONAL LIBRARY

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This one took me a long time to figure out, but I think I came up with a pretty good list in my opinion.

The Fellowship of the Ring

I read it on an e-Reader but haven’t purchased a physical copy yet.

Redwall Series

My favourite books growing up. I have kept the main stories, but I’d like to own them all again one day.

One Piece

Seems like a loft goal owning every chapter of One Piece. I’d probably need a room dedicated to it, but I wouldn’t mind that.

Naruto

I think this is a series I could re-read again in a reasonable amount of time, and I’d like to own it in order to do that.

Fullmetal Alchemist

I’ve started the collection, but I hope to own them all one day soon. There’s not too many so it’s not that achievable.

Where the Red Fern Grows

A great book from my childhood that I would love to read again from an adult perspective.

Legend Series

One of my favourite YA series that I’ve read. I always got the books from my school library, so owning them would be nice, especially since there is a new one coming out soon.

Various Shakespeare Works

Something about owning a bunch of Shakespeare stories makes me feel distinguished? Educated? Either way I’d like to own some more.

Sherlock Holmes

I’ve read a few Sherlock Holmes pieces in various books, but I’d like one giant collection of them all.

UnNamed Book from Childhood

I don’t remember the name of it, or who wrote it, but I remember it was about a boy who was kidnapped and dragged to an island in order to figure out a water pumping system his dad built to get at some buried treasure. If that makes any sense to you and you know the name, please let me know!

Quote of the Day: One Piece

Quote of the Day: One Piece

“If I die here, then I’m a man that could only make it this far.”

– Roronoa Zoro

“You need to accept the fact that you’re not the best and have all the will to strive to be better than anyone you face.”

– Roronoa Zoro

“When I decided to follow my dream, I had already discarded my life.”

– Roronoa Zoro

“Destiny. Fate. Dreams. These unstoppable ideas are held deep in the heart of man. As long as there are people who seek freedom in this life, these things shall not vanish from the Earth.”

– Gold D. Rodger

“Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal but it has already left a scar.”

– Monkey D Luffy

“If I get reincarnated… I wanna become a clam.”

– Monkey D Luffy

“No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.”

– Monkey D Luffy

“To true friendship, how long you’ve known each other means nothing” – Bon Clay

Quote of the Day: Nami (One Piece)

Since I covered the Arlong Park arc this week in my book review, I figured it would make the most sense to throw in some Nami quotes for this week.

Hope you enjoy.

“Hopes for the future..? Yes. However, getting there with you…is not much different than being alone..! What good is the treasure if I’m alone? After sharing so much of our dreams. Instead of sacrificing them and leaving with you I would rather… HAVE NOTHING AT ALL!”  
― Nami

“Life is like a pencil that will surely run out, but will leave the beautiful writing of life.”

“Everyone’s weak when they hesitate.”

One Piece Arc Review: Arlong Park

Hey everyone, I am back after a self proclaimed hiatus and am excited to give you the next installment in the One Piece Arc Review saga.

The manga just released the first episode of the Wano arc, and so I thought it was a good time to give another arc review, and it’s one of my favourite ones.

We get to see the original Straw Hats at their best in this arc, and some of the most unforgettable moments in the entire series too.

Arlong, the leader of a Fishman pirate crew, has been ruling over Nami’s home town and has been nothing short of a dictator the entire time.

When he first came to Nami’s village, he basically made everyone pay money in order to be able to live in the village. This led to Nami’s adoptive mother being killed and Nami joining Arlong’s crew, stealing money from other pirates to buy the village from Arlong’s crew.

Luffy of course comes in with his crew, and decides to help Nami and the villagers defeat Arlong. Nami, wanting to defuse the situation herself because she has always relied on herself, tells Luffy to go away…until Arlong and a marine captian steal her gold, that she had been saving since she was a child.

This devestates Nami and finally, in a fit of weakness and tears, asks Luffy for help in defeating Arlong and his crew.

This is where one of the best moments happens. Luffy puts his iconic Straw Hat, the item that nobody has ever been able to wear, on Nami’s head, and vows to defeat the Arlong Pirates.

Behind Luffy; Sanji, Zoro and Usopp are in their heroic poses and are ready to take the fight to Arlong.

Now of course Luffy et. al. win the day and they bring Nami along with them as they start to enter the Grand Line, but a lot happens in this arc that tells you a lot about Luffy, and the other Straw Hat members.

This is the biggest moment where we see Zoro in his classic “fighting against the enemy with a handicap” situation. He rarely has a fight against an enemy where he has some sort of handicap against him. We’ve seen it before, but this is one of the worst moments of it in the series.

Zoro is known to be of the toughest Straw Hats, physically and endurance wise, and surviving the cut from Mihawk, and then taking down most of Arlong’s crew is the epitome of Zoro’s physical capabilities. (Potential spoiler theory: I think he is some sort of demon)

Luffy kind of just does Luffy stuff. He fights for the weak, and defends them and the dreams they hope to achieve one day. This arc sort of just solidifies it and gives us a few more examples of his intelligence for battle, that isn’t highlighted ever in the show.

Arlong Park is also where we get to see Sanji in full swing. We see how tough he actually is and how quick thinking too. We see his capabilities as a fighter but we also discover his personality and everything too.

Usopp shows typical Usopp characteristics at first–running from danger and getting others to save him, but eventually he pulls through. He knows he is needed to stop an enemy, and he steps up to the plate, defeating one of the pirates and showing he might turn out to be a brave warrior of the sea after all.

We’ve seen Nami’s fighting abilities to a degree before this arc, but we get to see that she isn’t the cold, manipulative, trickster thief that we thought she was. We get to see that she is so much more than that.

Overall, this is probably in my Top 3 favourite Arcs. It was in a simpler time of One Piece, but it told a great story that had connections much later on after the time skip, and there were some very good fanboy moments that I love.

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