death the kid is such a… weird character. i cant think of another character like him because he’s so weird. like, he’s the son of the grim reaper with horrible ocd and perfectionism issues and also he dresses like a preppy goth in full tuxedo but he also rides a skateboard named beelzebub and does cool tricks on it whenever presented the opportunity also he has guns. none of those character traits sound like they belong to the same person. hes somehow both the coolest and lamest character in the show.
he hold gun like this
You forgot to mention that the guns are sisters that dress like cowboys for no good reason, and the fact that they’re ex-criminals who used their ability to transform into weapons to commit crimes. Kid got them put on probation specifically so he could use them because of his aforementioned obsession with symmetry.
they dress like cowboys and theyre not even from the west or the south!!! theyre from fucking!!! brooklyn!!!!
talk to your crush. not necessarily to tell them they’re your crush - but talk to them. get to know them. become friends with them.
treat them like a human being. love is so much stronger for being built on friendship.
in movies where people are like “oh i like this person they’re so pretty” like???? do you know them???? you don’t know them! you don’t like them if you don’t know them!!!!!!!
For like twenty minutes this cute cat Rosie sang along to a song on the radio until she got distracted by a butterfly, immediately stopped singing, and just followed it for like another five minutes not even trying to catch it or anything, just following it because it was distracting.
Me: *Removes my cat from my lap to do something else.*
My cat: Father is…evil? Father is unyielding? Father is incapable of love? I am running away. I am packing my little rucksack and going out to explore the world as a lone vagabond. I can no longer thrive in this household.
Okay, so I think everyone who reads One Piece knows that Hiliruk’s final speech is pretty important. It’s perhaps the single most important monologue given in the entire series, and what’s more is that it’s not something Oda pulled out of his ass. There’s a famous line in the Hávamál that echos the sentiments presented here pretty closely:
“Wealth dies. Friends die. One day you too will die. But, the thing that never dies is the judgement on how you have spent your life.”
Oda has said in many interviews that he was inspired by Vikings, and I think on a structural level One Piece most closely follows Norse mythology. Not only are there places like Elbaf and various giant world trees, the world at large is barreling toward an inescapable war that’s promised to reshape the earth–perhaps literally. But at the same time the world is promised to be reborn into something else. Hopefully something better.
I’m pretty adamant about interpreting One Piece through the lens of the Romantic tradition, but a case could also be made for calling it a Norse-style epic. Not that I am in any way qualified to do that, but the point stands.
And it all hinges on this speech. When we finally hear Roger’s last words to Rayleigh (I won’t die, partner) the reader automatically makes the connection to Hiliruk’s speech. This entire story wouldn’t exist if Roger didn’t feel the same way Hiliruk does here. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, and the thief who admired pirates so much took note of the fallout surrounding the Pirate King’s execution. It’s hard to say.
And really, this is what the World Government is trying to do in regards to the Void Century. They are literally trying to make the world forget the existence of the Kingdom that existed before them. Then, and only then, can they truly be victorious. Which is why they’ve been so ruthless hunting down anyone with the knowledge of the poneglyphs, and why it’s so important that the Ancient Kingdom’s final message was written on unbreakable stone.
So much of the One Piece world is inspired by the generation that came before it. The instances can be small, such as Usopp’s desire to go to sea, or they could be very large indeed, if the theories connecting Blackbeard and Rocks D Xebec are true.
But inheriting a person’s will does not make you a carbon copy. Luffy is not Roger. Chopper is not Hiliruk. Jinbe is neither Otohime nor Fisher Tiger. They each have their own distinct powers, personalities, and ways of accomplishing their goals.
But their wills…their dreams…that’s something that can’t be changed, whether for good or ill, and I think that’s a fascinating way to set up a story.