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haha i was reading beelzebub once, it was a bit interesting before it totally turned into a gag manga, and with lame gag If you ask me for real funny stuff i'll mention stuff like GTO, zippy ziggy. Beelzebub gag = the baby need diaper. Also it looked like the author of beelzebub didn't know what to do anymore, he made a couple of chapters there were doing nothing except playing a video game ( dropped around there, couldn't take it anymore).
I would put beelzebub in the same category of: reborn, fairy tail, d gray man, soul eater, medaka box. some popular shounen-ish stuff with lame gag that i don't understand why they're popular.
I rate it much much higher than that. It's a comedy but I consider the dialogue and pacing to be well above the standard. I would even say it that I consider it to be kind of brilliant in how it plays with the expectations of Shounen readers and occasionally lampooning bad habits of the genre. One example that comes to mind is when Oga and Furuich fight and Tamura did one of those "It all started back when..." flashbacks that Kishimoto does so very often and then....
I love that sort of thing.
Why? It's not really wrong, since Hilda as far as I know isn't related to Beel at all. Unless she sucks at knowing the line between maternalism and loverism.
It could be possible though. That'd be a big irony or whatever - a known predator that repels a lot of girls suddenly has his own harem. Probably suits the humor of the manga.
What maternal feelings kisses a baby on the lips? Or fangirls over a baby like a lover, in a way? D:Quote:
Hey Jammin~ Glad to see you made a thread! I like the title. Feels very manly in here.
I find it really interesting that pairing talk is your favorite type of discussion.... in a good way! Why so much shounen, though? Do you ever read any shoujo/josei?
And I happen to agree about Furuichi's torture and misfortune being highly entertaining. It's the bread and butter of his character. How can one not wish for more?
I've always found it to be an area of conversation where everybody has a slightly different take (even if they agree) and everybody is passionate about it. Not to mention it's just...fun. I used to practically live in the Naruto shipping threads...before the dark times.
With Seinen I've always found that a lot of series waste much their potential trying to "act mature". Using unnecessarily amounts sexuality and gore to try a prove how mature they are(Sun Ken Rock, Gantz, and Blade of the Immortal). It's great when a series manages to balance it in a way I find "tasteful" but in my experience that's pretty rare. Berserk and Ubel Blatt are the only series that jump to mind offhand.
With Shoujo/Josei it's usually a matter of art style more than anything else. Shoujo/Josei art tends to make all their characters look distinctly feminine; with huge eyes. Which just doesn't suit my tastes. I have read a little though. Usagi Drop was amazing.
Though the ending...
To be honest the ending worked for me but I kinda feel like it shouldn't; if that makes sense.
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What exactly is a mancave?
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need more women here, do something jammin
It is your own personal slice of heaven.
^To simply put : I wasn't sure myself about the definition at first, so I checked to make sure. And I posted it especially for the 2nd paragraph actually.
Jammin, one of the pairings in Beelzebub which you support seems become true. Any opinion?
It's actually not just one pairing either.
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what did you study? I'd bet you have some graduate title in literature or something like that. Sometimes you use some technical concepts that makes me think you have it.
You won the best reviewer award; what do you think of Ego's vision of an art reviewer/critic?
My only qualification for reviewing is that I love stories and have always paid attention to the way they were told then entering in many forum discussions about it. Then Phio_chan asked me to do weekly reviews for Noblesse and I thought "Why not?". I never planned to keep up reviewing for as long as a have but I'm a creature of habit.
That's something every critic should appreciate. but not something that should prevent honest and direct assessment of whatever they are rendering a judgement on. I always have tried to frame everything I write as an honest and detailed accounting of my experience with a story. In the hopes that, even at it's most critical, it will come across as more constructive feed back than dislike for a series or author.
The role of criticism in my eyes isn't to defend or attack something. It's just to explain. When something is done well I must talk about what I think was done well and how it was done. When something is done poorly I must talk about what I think was done poorly and where it went wrong.
Another point I don't quite agree with ego on is that I actually find negative criticism a lot less fun to write than the positive variety. It's part of why I'm not reviewing ToG at the moment.