Yeah, checking for dupes is the annoying part in these bundles. And publisher's respect is variable from bundle to bundle. Fairly certain my last 2000AD one didn't need full price as the dupes were in the higher tier, but it's unfortunately not the case here.I think i bought the vampirella bundle years ago. I'll have to check if there's anything new.
I'll check out the 200AD bundle too, cheers.
Yeah this change is BS. I'll attempt to claim my backups somehow in the near future, but this makes buying digital comics legally difficult =_=So eh... Amazon has killed comixology.eu
So now to get my DRM Free backups I need to buy in amazon.es and then go to an obscure menu in amazon.com to download it.... and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to access my library from amazon.es (even tho I would read from there cause web browser versions were always lower quality than on the app or online rips which always pissed me off)
E: Apparently I can only get DRM-Free backups of what I already had but they won't keep them for new purchases ...
Oh, it's so bad that I would argue that the only good solutions for high-volume readers is going back to physical or piracy. It's that level of 'let's light our own market on fire'.Yeah this change is BS. I'll attempt to claim my backups somehow in the near future, but this makes buying digital comics legally difficult =_=
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It seems like the fruit just kind of amplify that joyful nature of luffy, he's just now high as fuck and finding everything he can do funny, looks like the fruit is highly versatile in terms of shapeshifting, it suits him, and not really too different so far than his usual power he has unlocked on his own, with other than the obvious strength/rubber improvement without having to use a trick to accomplish some of this stuff, and he's only bound by his imagination, I don't care too much about the combat part too much, it's an upgrade that's going to happen and it's fun.
I'm more curious about all the joyboy stuff since it's the more important part of this. It's still kind of a "destiny" trope that we already knew since day 1, I think one of the "problems" is that this imply sun god fruit is necessary all along even though he has earned it, people have it wrong about it "undermining Luffy's achievements", no it doesn't, he earned it, but this means other characters don't stand on equal ground with their dreams, because what I get is it implied "you'll never be joyboy because you never ate this fruit or it hasn't chosen you because it has a will of its own", even though that's not the primary reason (your will is the most important thing), it's still a bummer, I can see why it can sour people on it, but it's not really that much of a problem in the grand scheme because it wasn't like this story is about a single "winner", but a group of people working together with/help him.
So far we don't even know what One Piece/Joyboy even is other than a few details, so we could only speculate on that part of the story.
Yeah I remember the DF literally giving objects a soul, like the Gun in arabasta, I like Oda specifically did that with Usopp asking "wait it doesn't have a soul", otherwise Oda could've just fed a dog a gun fruit. The carnivorous Zoans also supposedly are more violent too in nature. For Luffy I imagine it's just a mannerism thing, with how simple minded Luffy is, there probably won't be much to it other than that, but I wouldn't write off the potential of Luffy having a flashback about Joyboy somewhere down the line towards the end.1044 Spoiler
Regarding Luffy's laughing, I wonder if the actual Joyboy has influence on Luffy's mental state. As Gorosei said in this chapter, Zoan fruits may have their own will. During Arabasta, we saw a canon who has consumed the dog DF and become a Dog Gun with personality. As a gun couldn't have its own willpower, it is obvious that the DF gave the will to the canon. Although we haven't seen any Zoan fruit being able to mess with their masters' (other than non-living thing) brains, being a Zoan fruit with a God name, Joyboy may be able to do so?
I think a big thing that many people miss is that awakening devil fruit is always meant to be rare. So far we have seen very few awakened DF users, and Joyoby DF hasn't awakened for over 800 years. 800 YEARS! Pirate King passed away for only 24 years and look how the world had changed after his passing. I feel that there is some conditions for the DF to awake. As you have said, if Luffy didn't put in the work, no one in the world other than a handful of people could know about Joyboy.
Although there is a lot of Internet rage to go through some discussions, I am honestly very happy to see how One Piece can still make such a huge splash with one single chapter. Can't wait to read the next chapter so Oda can give us more insights. And I really want Dr Vegapunk to show up asap. They will probably be the one who will explain everything about DF.
Yeah I remember the DF literally giving objects a soul, like the Gun in arabasta, I like Oda specifically did that with Usopp asking "wait it doesn't have a soul", otherwise Oda could've just fed a dog a gun fruit. The carnivorous Zoans also supposedly are more violent too in nature. For Luffy I imagine it's just a mannerism thing, with how simple minded Luffy is, there probably won't be much to it other than that, but I wouldn't write off the potential of Luffy having a flashback about Joyboy somewhere down the line towards the end.
Yeah I also think the DF kept "escaping" the world government's hands mean there were likely a ton of people already eating it and they didn't accomplish much to be notable, to a point the WG just try to secure the fruit just as a precaution, but don't care enough about it up until now. The recent meeting with Shanks is incredibly sus though, and that they're now panicking despite CP0 not giving much of a shit earlier on.
Oda still got it, I have never seen a long lasting Shonen writer to be still so passionate and creative with their work, you can tell more than half or even most get burned out or no longer care about their story, or just wrote themselves into a corner but still have to keep going. Oda had a clear goal from the beginning and people are still so hyped to watch all the mysteries in the One Piece world unfold. Glad it's an extremely popular series too, well deserved and it means people have taste lol.
I wonder if Vegapunk will be tied into Kuma and Sabo, I wonder where their next destination is, Elbaf? There's also Lodestar for last island. I hope it doesn't lead to a detour like Marineford to be honest, but I'm up for anything.
This gets me thinking about Luffy's dream that's supposedly childish, maybe his life time goal is to bring joy and laughter to everyone, or something along those lines, I feel like some of these story elements become kind of a self insert for Oda, or somewhat breaking the 4th wall, Luffy becoming cartoony in art, and devil fruits are sometimes based on literally things that don't even exist, like... most of the mythical fruits are more concepts than existing objects/beings, as if they're mostly things people hoped/wished for, there are too many rules that it feels artificial but too complicated to be manmade, they're often based on imagination and creativity being their only limitation. I really wonder how he'll explain it, but with One Piece it often has really simple and charming explanations, remember Klabautermann? It sounds like such a dumb explanation to what fixed Going Merry at first but then becomes the most heart breaking thing at the end of the Water 7 arc.
And yes, there are so many loose ends that waiting to be tied up. I honestly have no idea what the story will be heading, but same as you, I am up to everything that Oda wants to write. His work is not perfect and some scenes may take way too long to develop, Oda is totally deserve the praise and what he does to not just shonen but Japanese manga in general is massive. I have burnt out before but the latest development totally reignites my love towards One Piece. I feel like a kid again, and this feeling is surreal.
I am now convinced that Luffy will die after the fight (or already dead but G5 is helping him to go overlimit a bit). Looks like we are going to see how Law / Chopper will save Luffy. Also yeah, G5 design is growing on me. I imagined the hair was like fire like many fan artists did, but it turns out Luffy being completely white as mentioned in this chapter. It fits the "moon" / silhouette aesthetics well.One piece 1045
Yeah since it's been established in marineford/skypiea people's "voices" fade when they die, I feel like it's implying Luffy is just literally dying and maybe he's just able to just control or forcing his heart beat to move? We saw him using conqueror haki even knocked out so it's not impossible. We'll see, knowing Oda it could just fade when someone is knocked out lol.
It's another fun chapter, I love Luffy's awakening since he can now do some really crazy stuff with it, seems like his form still has the balloon/rubber logic he always has where things like going gigantic will take a ton out of him and he'll deflate right after. Also with how he's supposedly also coating himself in haki and using conqueror, Oda doesn't really have to draw them anymore like G4 lol
yeah I feel like being a "sun god" fruit is just symbolic thing Oda wanted to add because he wanted to make that "freedom and liberation" connection (just for the convenient hype and power up), it wasn't like joyboy was a literal god, and most of the power is still based on rubber, people got too hung up on the name "god" because we always see them to be a shonen trope.I am now convinced that Luffy will die after the fight (or already dead but G5 is helping him to go overlimit a bit). Looks like we are going to see how Law / Chopper will save Luffy. Also yeah, G5 design is growing on me. I imagined the hair was like fire like many fan artists did, but it turns out Luffy being completely white as mentioned in this chapter. It fits the "moon" / silhouette aesthetics well.
Speaking of moon, I wonder if there is any connection between Luffy's DF and the moonrace discovered by Enel in the cover story?
yeah I feel like being a "sun god" fruit is just symbolic thing Oda wanted to add because he wanted to make that "freedom and liberation" connection (just for the convenient hype and power up), it wasn't like joyboy was a literal god, and most of the power is still based on rubber, people got too hung up on the name "god" because we always see them to be a shonen trope.
I just feel like Joyboy and DF have some sort of connection, the SMILE fruit and the main ingredients being called SAD sounds like it might be related to him, because the opposite to Sad is Joy.
But yeah I'm curious with where Oda will go with the whole Moon/Sun thing.
people love that silly power scaling stuff, like I don't even care if Luffy never fight Akainu at the end but there are people out there who wants to make the admirals enemies that the strawhats will fight as the villains, and they want some scientific explanation why he can even beat them or whatever lol.
Yeah, I even saw some stupid people commented that Luffy being a Sun God wouldn't be afraid of Akainu's magma, so Ace died for nothing... Really made me mad. Basically, I think Joyboy was being worshipped as Sun God because of his liberation act. Like how the Sun Pirates did to the emancipation of the Fish-Man race.
I have totally forgotten the Smile fruit before you mentioning it. I remembered the adverse effect of failed Smile fruit being one that couldn't stop laughing? Sounds like a connection with Luffy's current condition. Man, we need Caesar and Vegapunk to show up and explain everything now!
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