Upon researching for my final exam on Firday, I stumbled upon a simple book that has shaken my core beliefs about some existing business practices (as I am studying Tourism Management) which directly relate to countries and destinations. The details are unnecessary, but I would love to provide a very wonderful point of discussion: the power of a Name
Luffy calls all of his crew "nakama". The word for crewmate, comrade and even friend. But this name has a profound symbolic action that differentiates it from most of the others and plays a very significant role in the development of the story, just as much as Kaizoku'O (Pirate King) or One Piece itself.
But how often (and this is a genuine question and not a rhetorical one, it wil…
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As you may know, our world is dominated by economic concepts which evolved to fit the existing political models all the way from hunter-gatherer societies all the way to our modern financial system. But I don't want to talk about the real world with its real capitalism and its real communism or all that stuff, I'm here to talk about how things seem to work and why they work or why they shouldn't be working in our favourite series' universe. I will speculate on a lot of stuff, simply because Oda, although amazing at world-building, doesn't delve into too much detail about the processes.
To start off, we should discuss a little bit about the structures of society existent in One Piece. The World Government currently acts as the dominant polit…Read more >
Mornin people, since it's Christmas I'm gonna make you an offer. I WILL GIVE YOU A CHRISTMAS THEMED SIGNATURE! But only the 1st ten who wish for one will get a completely new signature for christmas, the others who wish for a signature will get an upgraded one. :D
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"With so much to learn, so much to see and still so much to discover, I found the island of my ideal endless adventure"
So what next?
Are the words Richard woke up from his dream with. It was just another night and Richard was staring at the sky, watching and enjoying the stars as he always does. Then he sees a powerful light.
Rici: How nice, they have fireworks~
The sand then explodes right in front of him,
Rici: They really are something~
He scratches his eyes, mostly asleep and then he gets up trying to go and find a better view for the fireworks. He walks on the cold sand and feels like he is dreaming. His head is barely hanging from his shoulders. Explosions take place all around him as he walks casually. One explosion hits one of the sand …Read more >
"I once started an adventure. It was all because I heard the story of the legendary treasure, One Piece. On a normal day of early summer, I took some food, no money, a load of drinking wat ter and my ambition to enjoy life at its fullest. To be sincere, I was plain curious. I was curious to discover One Piece, the world and I might've even searched for what being free meant. On that fateful day I set sail."
He did set sail, but on every island he wasn't feeling like home. He fought and fought and fought and weirdly enough he didn't become famous, although he beat many adversaries.
He even reached the New World and then he somehow managed to escape all of the worst situations, reaching an island close to the destination of this world, Raftel.…Read more >