One Piece Arc Review: Whisky Peak

One Piece Arc Review: Whisky Peak

Do you love Zoro just destroying dozens of mercenaries with minimal effort? Perfect, cause Whisky Peak’s best moment is just that.

After leaving Reverse Mountain, the Straw Hat Pirates are on their way to their first island on the Grand Line…Whisky Peak.

It’s a relatively short arc, but it’s full of important events in the Alabasta Arc. After some explanations, Vivi joins the ranks of the Straw Hats, who were given the task of bringing her to Alabasta and stopping Crocodile’s schemes before her country falls to ruin.

We also get to meet Nico Robin, an enemy at the time but an ally when she joins the crew after the Alabasta Arc.

Zoro’s actions on Whisky Peak and later his defeat of Mr. 1 gave him his first bounty.

Another small little bonus is that we get to see Zoro and Luffy fight each other, in a rather serious duel. Luffy assumed Zoro beat up all the mercenaries because he was a bad guy, so Luffy was pretty angry and challenged him to a fight. Zoro, who beat the mercenaries because they were trying to kill the Straw Hats, defends himself and fights back against Luffy.

This is where a theory of mine comes into play. It’s never really stated, other than in their bounties, but I have a hunch that Zoro is actually stronger than Luffy for most of the story.

Now before you get upset and riot, hear me out. Luffy always fights the big bad guys. Yes, that is true, and Zoro usually fights the second best bad guy.

Luffy usually puts himself through a lot of wear and tear before he gets to the final boss, because fighting him at 100% strength would often be too easy. The same can be said with Zoro. Zoro always has some sort of handicap, whether he is previously injured, missing a sword, or he’d already beaten a few dozen bad guys.

So basically this means they often are in similar situations when they fight right? So why is Zoro stronger in my opinion? I think he is stronger because of his weapons of choice.

Obviously he uses katanas, and early on in the series this would have made all the difference in fighting. Zoro could have easily beaten all of Luffy’s enemies with his swords. Luffy obviously relies on fists, so he beats enemies with blunt force. Before haki existed, Zoro could have cut them up with no issue.

Zoro is seen to be able to lift amazingly heavy objects, he is constantly put through tough and excruciating situations, and he can withstand EXTREME amounts of pain (Thriller Bark).

Yes Luffy has done this too, but Luffy goes through a lot more comical moments, and is often assisted by outside parties or external factors to be able to defeat the big bad guy.

Plus up until the time skip, Zorro is never far behind Luffy in terms of bounty, but he isn’t the captain or beating the strongest bad guy so he gets less recognition for his actions.

Solve it Sunday: Gold Standard

Solve it Sunday: Gold Standard

This question may seem laughable at first glance. I assure you, however, that I have no intention of making sport with you. Simplicity does not always indicate triviality.

Which is heavier – a 1-ton block of wood, or a 1-ton block of gold?

You may assume that both blocks are being weighed on the same weighing apparatus in the same terrestrial location, and that the machine is giving an identical value in both cases.

Good luck with this one! It’s not as simple as you might think it is.
As always, answers in the comments.

Supernatural Season 3 Review

Supernatural Season 3 Review

Sorry this is a day late, but I was late for work yesterday and didn’t get home till almost midnight, but don’t worry, you didn’t miss out on another review.

I’m just gonna be blunt about this season, it is awesome. I think the writer’s strike that was happening at the time and causing there to only be 16 episodes was a stroke of luck. It just seemed so much more compact and there was no extra fluff in the season

There was the right amount of hilarity, seriousness and overall story. We know right form the hop that Dean only has one year to live, before the hell hounds come for him, and we slowly see him go from “I’m going to die in a year I can do whatever I want” to “I don’t wanna die Sammy.”

Bella was a great addition to the season. She is a thief that has a few run ins with the Winchesters, and unfortunately she doesn’t turn herself around in the end, eventually paying her end of her deal with her life.

She added a sort of rival to the brothers, with a bit of sexual tension and humour when she’d outsmart Dean.

We also get one of the most touching moments in the series. There’s a Christmas episode, and Dean wants to have one last Christmas with his brother. Sam doesn’t agree at first because he’s not a fan of Christmas, but eventually the two brothers swap gifts and spend some time watching the game together.

Dean eventually succumbs to the deal he made, but we all know he’s gonna be back right?

I think the “brother” aspect of the show really came out to shine in this season. There was more of the brotherly bickering present, but at the same time the understanding of each other’s every move. At this point they would have spent years together on the road, and we can see it in simple frustrations, and the way they perfectly bounce off each other.

Season 3 is the start of the end of the original proposed show’s run time, and you can tell by its solid storytelling, character development, and lack of cheesy plotholes.

Overall season rankings:
Season 3
Season 2
Season 1

Quote of the Day: Supernatural Season 3

Quote of the Day: Supernatural Season 3

Since I moved into my own place this week and didn’t have WiFi, I didn’t get the chance to review a book this week. Instead you’re stuck with some Supernatural Season 3 Quotes. Hope you enjoy.


Bobby: So, we’re eating bacon cheeseburgers for breakfast, are we?
Dean: Well, sold my soul. Got a year to live. I ain’t sweatin’ the cholesterol.


Ben: No, don’t go over there. Only bitches send a grown-up.
Dean: You’re not wrong.
Ben: And I’m not a bitch.


Sam: I think it’s Snow White.Dean: Snow White? Ah, I saw that movie. Or, the porn version anyways. There was this wicked Stepmother. [hoots] She was wicked.


Dean: You know what he said. Some good advice.Sam: Is that what you want me to do, Dean? Just let you go?

Sam: How do you sleep at night?
Bela: On silk sheets, rolling naked in money.

Dean: Can I shoot her?
Sam: Not in public.


Bela: You know, when this is over, we should really have angry sex.
Dean(after thinking hard) Don’t objectify me.

Gordon: Sam Winchester’s the Antichrist.
Bela: Ooh. I’d heard something about that…
Gordon: It’s true.
Bela: …from my good friend, the Easter Bunny. Who’d heard it from the Tooth Fairy. Are you off your meds?


Bela: You make me an offer and I think you’ll find me highly cooperative.Gordon: Okay, how about you tell me where they are, or I kill you right now?


Sam: That vampire’s still out there, Dean.Dean: First things first.Sam: Gordon.Dean: About that, when we find him, or if he finds us.Sam: Yeah?Dean: Well I’m just saying, he’s not leaving us a whole lot of options.Sam: Yeah, I know. We’ve gotta kill him.Dean: Really? Just like that? I thought you would have been like, “No, we can’t, he’s a human, it’s wrong.”Sam: No I’m done. I mean Gordon’s not gonna stop until we’re dead. Or ’til he is.


Dean: Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.
Sam: No, Jesus’ birthday was probably in the fall. It was actually the Winter Solstice Festival that was co-opted by the church and renamed Christmas. But I mean the Yule log, the tree, even Santa’s red suit, that’s all remnants of Pagan worship.
Dean: How do you know that? What’re you gonna tell me next? The Easter Bunny’s Jewish?


Henriksen: You know what I’m trying to decide?
Dean: I don’t know. What? Whether Cialis will help you with your little condition?


Dean: I just talked to an 84-year-old grandmother who’s having phone sex with her husband. Who died in Korea.
Sam: Ugh.
Dean: Completely rocked my understanding of the word necrophilia


Rufus: You do her ear?
Dean: Hey man, I’ll try anything once, but I don’t know, that sounds uncomfortable.


Dean: Why don’t we just make a T.J. run. You know, some señoritas, cervezas, uh, we could, what’s Spanish for “donkey show”?
Sam: So if we do save you… let’s never do that.


Dean: If this is my last day on earth, I do not want it to be socially awkward.


Sam: I’m not gonna let you go to Hell, Dean!
Dean: Yes, you are! Yes, you are! I’m sorry! I mean this is all my fault. I know that. But what you’re doing, it’s not gonna save me. It’s only gonna kill you.
Sam: Then what am I supposed to do?
Dean: Keep fighting. Take care of my wheels. Sam, remember what Dad taught you, okay? And remember what I taught you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Apparently today is my 1-year WordPress Anniversary.

To think a year ago I started this blog. It was not good. I’ve looked back at it and what was I thinking? haha

I know it grew along with me, and it’s still not great, but I think it’s getting there.

I have a few ideas that I want to do in the next year, but a couple of them require some interraction from my audiences which I don’t get a lot, other than a few followers.

So my first goal is increasing interactions with audiences. I want to talk to you guys, hear your opinions, see what you’re reading and stuff.

I’m also planning on doing a sort of book club on Twitch. The book club will mainly be me reading some short stories or books to people, throwing in some friendly chatting now and then.

The rest is a surprise. Now that I’ll have internet in my apartment soon I’ll be able to get the wheels turning on a few projects, but nothing too big. Expect a giveaway of some sort by Christmas time…maybe lol.

Anyways thanks to everyone who keep me writing this blog. I have a lot of fun writing for you guys and I assume you enjoy reading? Otherwise you probably wouldn’t follow me.

Wednesday News: More Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

Wednesday News: More Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

With the first Wednesday of the month finally here, that means The Wheel of Time TV show is making another announcement.

Today’s announcement was another casting announcement. We already have the Edmond’s Field 5 and Moiraine…and today we got her trusty sidekick and love interest of Nynaeve… al’Lan Mandragoran.

Lan will be played by Daniel Henney, a Korean-American actor known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, and Big Hero 6.

TV Review: Supernatural Season 2

TV Review: Supernatural Season 2

As I write this post, I am actually finishing up the final episode of season 2, and I gotta say, this season is something special. Going off of memory, this is probably one of the better seasons.

I’ll probably throw in a season ranking order at the end of each post, but I might forget to do that in further posts.

What I really enjoy about this season is that it found a good mix of one off episodes of hunting some monster and episodes with a focus on the overall story; Sam and the other “gifted” people and why they were all chosen by the Yellow Eyed Demon.

I think the best seasons find a good balance of the two. It’s nice seeing the one off episodes where we are introduced to different monsters and characters because these episodes usually have a different feel to each of them. Some are funnier, some explore different styles of cinema, and some we get a good connection with Sam and Dean.

The “main” episodes are good too. The earliest seasons all have one goal in mind, and the story leads up to that point. Some of the later seasons miss this overarching story and its noticeable, but the earliest seasons do a good job of balancing the side stories and the main one.

To dive a bit deeper into the main story, there is a mystery that Sam and Dean are trying to solve – why Sam and all these other people have these powers, and what the Yellow Eyed Demon wants from them.

We get to see a few of them over time, but it leads to the ultimate battle at the end of the season…a battle royale between all the kids.

Sam dies in the fight, and is later resurrected by a deal that Dean made with a crossroads demon…which is going to lead to one of my favorite seasons (and a few of my favorite episodes) in season 3.

The Sam and Dean dynamic gets hashed more this season, and to me that’s probably one of the weaker parts of the season. I love their dynamic with each other. I think they bounce off of each other perfectly, and Dean has some hilarious childish moments.

My problem with their dynamic though, is that there is some rifts between their viewpoints this season, and the resolution of these problems doesn’t sit well with me. Sam is struggling with the idea that he might turn into a monster one day like all of the other “children”, while Dean struggles with the fact that he doesn’t really belong among the living any more because he isn’t supposed to be here, his dad is.

The two of them sort of deal with these thoughts, but they sort of just get left alone over time. Now this isn’t the only time things just get forgotten, but it is probably the first.

I guess you could say its the “manly” thing to do…just dealing with the feelings and all, and it makes sense why Sam and Dean have such a hard time mentally and emotionally in further seasons, it just kinda sucks to see it happening.

We end the season with one less main enemy – Dean managed to kill the YED with the Colt, but we are left with a few things.

  1. Not knowing if Sam is purely Sam…he seems a bit more “evil”
  2. All the demons that were released into the world with the opening of the demon gate…someone’s gotta deal with them.
  3. Who’s next. The brothers think they killed the big bad guy, so they don’t really know what to expect next…but boy does it get good.

Well, the end of the episode is coming up, and I have some boxes left to pack before I move out tomorrow. Not sure I’ll be able to finish all of season 3 by next Saturday, but either way you’ll still get your review.

Overall Season Rank:

  1. Season 2
  2. Season 1
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