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As of late, I find myself more and more interested in One Piece not only from a fan's perspective but as a critic's as well. So, as of this April I will be putting my English minor to work by posting infrequent blogs examining the nature of Eiichiro Oda's lifelong endeavor and how it's come to receive such spectacular acclaim. I admit this is a first for me, and I'm far more used to the back-and-forth dialogue created by chat. However, I feel that blogs better help me capture the nuances of the written word, so here we are. Some of the pieces I will be posting in the (hopefully) not so distant future include thematic comparisons with other shonen and seinen work, the literary techniques employed by mangaka and really writers of all spectrums of fiction, and my future expectations from the series. If any of this sounds even the slightest bit interesting to you, then by all means, leave a response letting me know what you'd like to see discussed. I expect there will be some meandering and spur-of-the-moment contributions on my part, but for the most part my focus will be OP. Until then, I bid you all a fond farewell. Except Staw. Fuck Staw.