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– 29 – chapter 827
chapter 836: the vivre card lola gave
doubleconfirmed: pound is indeed lola’s (and chiffon’s) father
superconfusing: and [could be] cracker’s ‘original’ father (?)
notasconfusing: translation difference for the line referenced above (raikend)
revealed: the homies + king baum can’t oppose anyone in possession of big mom’s (partial) soul
revealed: cracker’s bounty .. $860m berry !!
revealed: the homies wither by fear alone
opt: extremely important — today marks the finale of bleach; one of the big three manga out of shonen-jump .. and it’s hard for me to comment on it because i was really in love with it for a time
rumor has it that kubo was forced to end it faster than he would have liked, which we know would never happen to one piece, but it’s a shame for it to happen to any series; thank you for the good times tite kubo ! you will definitely never read this !
back to one piece
by far and away the most interesting thing said in this chapter was pound stating he could be cracker’s father .. and then cracker says sure, you were my ‘original’ (so pound wasn’t certain, but cracker was ?) .. and then goes on to start talking about her ‘previous’ 43 husbands, as though #44 is somehow different .. i’m just going to leave that alone because none of that makes any sense to me right now nope
as per raikend, the line is actually … pound: ‘but, like, think about it, technically i could be considered your father, cracker!’ cracker: ‘formerly. but not anymore.’ makes much more sense now;
and instead of luffy giving cracker shit for not caring about pound, what he’s really saying is … luffy: ‘when you see someone dozen times … you can’t help but get attached!!!’ thank you raikend 🙂 i hope you or someone keeps pointing these out for everyone; i think someone did this for the last chapter too, i just didn’t get around to making any edits to this page about it @ 8/24/16
– the homies stopped chasing nami last chapter because big mom’s soul was in her boobs (sarmadqt)
– is the red poneglyph in brulee’s mirror wolrd? (lancelo7)
– cracker can split his legs too (slogthor2)
– baum = tree in german, +1 grimm (mnbvc_xy)
– big mom’s sons are are lifeforms made of her husbands’ souls (11orangeblue) not so much this anymore because of the translation difference
opt: ooh, maybe. and yeah nami’s boobs something something
i won’t pretend i didn’t wrongfully brush aside the whole fear thing .. so what do we know: cracker scared the homies so much that they withered away (836.7); the homies are otherwise random objects or things that big mom’s incarnations are sprinkling the souls of whole cakes’ citizens in to (835.19); muscat was told not to cower or else his lifespan would be taken away (829.12) .. is that to suggest that if he didn’t cower at that moment, he wouldn’t have died ? either way, i’m buying what 11orangeblue is selling — but if souls can’t go in to ‘someone else,’ what were big mom’s sons originally made out of, if not human ?
ahh i missed you one piece
and in life, my wife and i are going to visit china for ~6 weeks to import some goods for sale here in the u.s. 🙂
more on that soon — and yes, i will be soliciting you all and there’s nothing you can do about it
thanks again for always checkin’ up on my little corner of the internet
and i hope you all have a wonderful week and weekend 🙂
chapter 835: the nation of souls
leave or life: to remain in whole cake, you must pay 1 month of life every 6 months to big mom !
revealed: charlotte brulee ate the mirror mirror fruit
revealed: linlin — err, big mom — ate the soul soul fruit
revealed: the incarnations are actually parts of big mom’s own soul
introducing: charlotte cracker, big mom’s 10th son and one of her three sweets commanders !
confirmed, finally: bigfaceinahole was once married to big mom, and fathered two daughters — charlotte chiffon and charlotte lola !
opt: big mom can freely interact with other peoples’ souls ?
this arc just screams brooke and everyone has an opinion as to why; blackbeard’s whole deal is starting to creep in to the conversation as well, and for good reason .. one piece is turning it up a notch !! i think we’re about to get a lot of answers to some big questions we’ve had since forever ago, because —
– oda is 70% done, as per this interview @ 4:04 (vovelic)
– blackbeard in light = crocodile in rain; that’s why he needed cover to steal the df (4chan/odalivematters)
– drake enjoys astrophysics, killer enjoys cooking (sbs82/orojackson)
– one piece film gold cards; jinbe is #10 — next strawhat confirmed (everyone/jinjue for scans)
– chopper tattoo !! (mcfearsome)
opt: 70% ! that is too far ! go back or something, oda, come on ! in that same interview, he says that this story was only supposed to go 5 years, but every time he comes up with anything he thinks is interesting, that he absolutely has to include it, and so here we are. 19 years later, we’re at 70%; i’m going to go ahead and say we’re actually at 66% and oda will end one piece on its 30 year anniversary. i dream 🙂 also, astrophysics, huh ? monet + drake next nakama confirmed
so there has to be some sort of interaction between nami and big mom’s vivre card now, and the best guess i’ve seen so far is that she’ll simply use it to get out of these damn woods, as big mom’s location is relatively fixed; we’ve seen big mom throw away her husbands but none of her daughters, just yet .. but lola did run away — how did big mom react to that ? seemingly well enough to hand her a vivre card (which of course, could have been stolen)
jinbe is already a mugiwara (same vein as vivi) he just isn’t adventuring around with them .. yet ? other 10’s: drake (!), kidd and koala; jacks: kizaru, kinemon+momo, mihawk and kaido; queens: vivi, perona, hancock and invankov; kings: teach, rayleigh, whitebeard and akainu
we don’t have a chapter this week ? why the hell am i even alive @ 8/11/16
so much more arc to go !! happy friday everyone, hope you’re all having a great week 🙂 @ 8/5/16
chapter 834: my dream
revealed: jinbe supposedly backtracked on his leaving big mom’s crew
i still believe: miss pudding doesn’t seem to have betrayed the mugiwara crew (.. yet)
introducing: charlotte chiffon, 22nd daughter of big mom and wife to capone bege + mother to capone gang petz
her dream: big mom’s dream is to become family with every race and have a dinner .. at eye level (!?)
revealed: there are ‘girls’/prostitution ships in the new world !
introducing: charlotte perospero, minister of candy, lick lick fruit eater and eldest son of big mom
like rabbits: the mugifakes are multiplying ??
opt: jeez there’s a lot going on here .. where to even begin
pekoms’ last words to bege are about not underestimating mama .. is he going to try and take her down ? the only hint at what he could be doing is that pekoms knows he’s up to something at all; just who or what is bege hiding in that body of his ? he’s a great antagonist and i hope he actually succeeds in whatever he’s planning; maybe the vinsmokes will help him/are in on this and that’s sanji’s/the mugi’s way out of this whole mess
big mom’s dream appears to be all about equality, and i can’t help but wonder what the hell happened to big mom for her dream to be something like that ? whitebeards’ was as simple as never having a family of his own, and wanting one … so i picture a young big mom, orphaned or slave, raised in proximity to/by the tenryuubito — never eating at the same table as them, and always treated like dirt for being of a different race, and so on and so forth. is there a cultural element i’m missing to eating with someone at eye level ?
like the baratie, i imagine these seawhore ships are full of powerful women, which ensures payment/safety for the ladies — and i would at least consider doflamingo being involved somehow, or maybe an entrepreneurial ex amazon lily-an .. i guess it would depend on whether or not these women are being forced in to prostitution or by their own free will
finally, does perospero turn people in to candy with his tongue ? not extremely important right now i guess — except if he was referring to that candy cane he’s holding, it’s definitely not alive
fine, fine, fine .. i’m turning 29
i haven’t been putting this off per se .. but it’s august, i guess, and my birthday was mid june .. so yeah ok maybe i’ve been putting this off
and i just re-read what i wrote down for 28; so dumb, so naive .. i love it. so what now ?
my mind is still blown that oda continues to do this at the pace in which he’s doing it. he works harder than anyone else, and there i sat — first day as a 28 year old .. without a job. i had quit my cushy corporate whatever to start some passive income streams, and see the life of an artist was viable for me. it was not 😀 so i took my first professional sales job around september: assisting homeowners refinance their mortgages
until just recently, it fit my model as an opportunity to step in to a world completely different than the one i had been living in, which at 28 was the sciences. the people i engaged with most frequently were broke academics, corporate politicians and humble service engineers — down to earth, and uncomplicated
selling mortgages was finance + sales; flashy and emotional for the powerful and wealthy. the business is tried and true: my company provided 0 to 100 training and licensing in mere months, and i was surrounded by people making more money in a quarter than i had in my very best year ever. but at some point the amount of money i made ceased to matter; the repetitive nature of phone sales became difficult for me and because wasn’t learning anything new, i started feeling .. unproductive
so about 2 weeks ago i quit, not necessarily looking for anything in particular but always open to more learning experiences and opportunities .. but taking that first leap, finding success again, only to jump once more has given me some serious confidence. i used to define myself so much by my work and what it is i did; well, my answer to that question now is — i kinda just work on myself, and try to become a better person every day. and by focusing on that for ‘work,’ it has me feeling great about myself and what it is i can offer, instead of thinking jobs, work, and whether or not i can do it (a foregone conclusion). now i ask: does this provide the value i’m looking for/offer me a new experience or worldview/help me grow ?
i started 28 feeling like luffy just about to set sail in his terrible little dinghy — needing to remind everyone, including myself, that everything was going to be alright and that what i was doing was the only way to move forward
at 29, i feel like luffy on rusukaina. there’s a lot of work to be done but i finally have the right heading. and even though i’d like to believe that age is just a number/idgafos, there’s just so much world to be seen and so much left to be experienced .. this upcoming sabbatical of mine is going to be all about travel and self improvement
i cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read one piece and about my own journey, too, as it happens .. i hope one day to get to a place where i can be accomplishing x in real time with you here, the way oda is with one piece
one more year until i’m thirty years old
ok, let’s go @ 8/2/2016
gotta write that thing about me being 29 and all
i’ve just made myself so busy (good thing) that i actually haven’t been able to update as frequently or for as long as i would like
but it’s all leading to bigger and greater things — this blog being one of them !!
the entire site has been migrated from bluehost over to dreamhost; mostly because of the difference in cost
we get another chapter here soon ! and hope you all have a wonderful next few days 🙂 @ 8/1/2016
chapter 833: vinsmoke judge
what are those: yonji pressed back in to shape .. raid suits ?
revealed: sanji is a quadruplet, who was trained in swordfighting
opt: and now sanji’s got some exploding handcuffs on him. hypothetically, could vergo tank the blow up cuffs ? and i think the evidence all points to his brothers having metal components installed in their heads — even from an early age ! these guys take technology pretty seriously .. something something vegapunk something something
quickly, there’s no time !
oda came out on record a couple times and said the story was between 65% – 70% complete recently (tv interview – leroux10 via sandman/dai one piece shimbum @ animenewsnetwork); back in 2012 he said the manga was 60% done .. so let’s see —
we’re currently at chapter 833 so by chapter, @ 65% = 1,282 chapters total, @ 70% = 1,190 chapters, avg = 1,236 chapters; by time, one piece celebrated it’s 19th birthday recently so @ 65% = 29 + 3 months, @ 70% = 27 years + 2 months, avg = 28 years + 3 months … and finally, if by plot, who knows
otherwise, this release dates table by falkenauge is awesome .. i hope he keeps updating it !
so much has happened to me recently, and now i think i get to disclose 100% instead of always being so cryptic
quickly: i turned 29, partied way too hard and am going to stop for a while, resigned once again and am going in for round two of the artists’ life
how i know it’ll work this time: i don’t. but this is way more fun and inline with my nature/what i feel is right
hope you all had a great couple of weeks and weekends 🙂
can’t wait for one piece next week !
chapter 832: germa kingdom
revealed: randolph is not a mink, who by definition can emit electro
introducing: charlotte brulee, big mom’s 8th daughter !
revealed: the germa kingdom is a mobile, docking fleet of ships !
introducing: vinsmoke judge — sanji’s father and commander of the germa 66 !!
opt: this is weirdly out of order .. basically, everything was said up above. thanks 🙂
hey guys, if you haven’t already noticed by now i’m currently migrating the entire website over to a new host, so the second i’m done with that i’ll be able to update. thanks 🙂 goddamn .. i just updated and none of it saved. i’ll update this later on — i gotta go on my short vacay to vegas 🙂 will take care of this on monday. hope you all have a wonderful week and weekend !
chapter 831: adventure in a mysterious forest
revealed: nothing ?? welcome to the seducing woods !!
opt: what the hell is going on !! i guess we learned that the mirror-clones’ distinguishing features are on the wrong side of their bodies .. but this sanji we’re seeing isn’t a mirror clone then right ? else his right eyebrow wouldn’t curl nearest his nose ?
the crocodile and the rabbit, we’ve seen before (pyarox) in 829.8 and 827.17 + if this is a wonderland thing, sanji is doing a great cheshire cat (mrmooncraft) .. and even though i think i’ve seen this mirror trope before, i can’t remember how it was beaten. my thought is, if luffy can just stand there (i know, dumb plan already) and let get his mirror-ass get kicked by carrot, will they be able to simply move past him ? another cool little puzzle oda has thrown in to this arc 🙂 more !! more !!
the one piece community is the shit
these anime/manga comparisons by irishsaltytuna are so cool; he also does them for naruto (you can see them all here) but thank you so much for making these the world is a better place
so one of my friends has gone on a ketogenic diet and thinks it’s making him immortal (my words not his) .. i did some research on it and it appears to be legit enough to warrant a shot so i started on it yesterday + why, yes ~ i _do_ already hate myself !
the benefits are similar to that of fasting, which make sense because restricting rice/potatoes/noodles/fruit/sugar is pretty damn close to it — i’m doing a modified version though where i can eat cake because this is the whole cake arc so, y’know, it doesn’t count
one piece is on break and i’m updating the thursday after the initial release; damn, that’s late
hope all is well 🙂 if you’re reading this i thank you for your patience/not giving a shit — you’re the best
have a great week and weekend !
chapter 830: he who gets bet on
revealed: aladine married the 29th daughter of big mom — charlotte praline !
revealed: those that try to leave big mom’s crew must spin the roulette wheel !!
revealed: pedro tried and failed to steal big mom’s poneglyph once before
whodatis: someone’s there .. in the distance .. ?
opt: arrival !!
so praline really is devoted to aladine, which makes me think pudding is not actually evil (though i have been fooled before) .. and muscat really is dead — or is he ? mont ‘dor’s line ~ ‘do not leave behind a single second’ .. does/did he have a few seconds left ? and what are those blobby things he was talking to?
oda is adding all these cool, mysterious but well-thought-out things to whole cake — like the roulette wheel and the secret passage — there has to be more ! more little puzzles for us to figure out (or not figure out, just freakin tell us oda) 😀
// someone here is a double agent/mole for kaido (dellinger @ mf)
–> the beast pirates knew raizou was on zou; someone gave them a vivre card
–> pedro: only one conscious after jack’s attack/is really after these poneglyphs
–> carrot: game change !!
opt: hmm .. maybe there’s not all that much evidence for this but i love the idea and want it on here cause i don’t think i’ve seen this before anywhere else
my sincere apologies on all the late updates; just too tired + i gotta find some time to get this done
still recovering from a mini vacation and i can’t sleep so here i am
hope all is well everyone 🙂
thanks for reading and have a good one !!
chapter 829: the yonkou, charlotte linlin the pirate
revealed: the secret passage
mystery: pedro’s past
life or treat: big mom destroys everything until she fills her craving
revealed: charlotte muscat, gelato minister + 16th son
unrevealed: big mom stole 40 years of her son’s life !!?
traitor: jinbe gave big mom the poneglyph he found
opt: has it been so long that i haven’t said anything about it yet or did i just forget — the one piece subreddit updates itself again in to something beautiful; such awesome mods since day wheneveristartedgoingthere
i really like how the secret passage works ! but we have to talk about big mom and all of whole cake/totland;
big mom, whole cake, totland
is being absolutely terrorized by big mom. life or treat is an ultimatum — give me what i want or i’m taking years off your life .. !! will muscat have a walking cane when we see him next? but here’s what i don’t understand —
–> big mom is strong/unstoppable in her life or treat state
–> big mom controls whole cake
??? why are big mom’s hunters slaughtering everyone for cake ingredients
opt: i get the sense she’s only here because nowhere else in the new world can anything be easily cooked on demand; and if she’s truly unstoppable why wouldn’t all the totland islands just give up the ingredients as tribute ? maybe this all happened very recently and the locals are still adjusting. or maybe the world gov’t helped set this up because they didn’t want to deal with her shit (bum bum bummmm)
the living food of totland are scared to be eaten/happy to be tasty which is .. uhh .. something i don’t understand .. and what is that keep calm vs. mama’s df line all about ? whatever it’s about, how many lives does big mom have now ? does it even matter with her ability to rack em’ up like crazy like this ? the answer is most likely (as everyone else thinks) that she is able to give life in exchange for her own this way or somesuch craziness .. i mean, even her hat is alive, so what if she has way too many lives and is throwing them up like moriah 😛 can’t wait for oda’s answer !
finally, big mom can either see the future or has a bunch of spies that told her, because big mom’s accusation that jinbe was going to leave (happens to be true) came out of nowhere. probably the later. but i hope she can see in to the future 😀
– brooke is the perfect nemesis to big mom: 0 years (kneomon)
– ‘killing off gelato was a ballsy move oda, me and the other gelato fans are done with this trash’ (shyguy531)
– big mom’s outburst ~= kids on punk hazard. ceasar was hired to find a cure (waifuhunter)
opt: c … l … aaaaa …. p. get it. i’ll see myself out
there’s so much more to big mom than we can possibly begin to know;
whitebeard’s backstory was fairly short, but he has had a ton of panel time since the beginning which makes me think big mom’s is deep and fleshed out and i can’t wait for it to be told 🙂
i turned 29 yesterday and my wife got me a really amazing present — a goyard card case, with luffy painted on it, courtesy of servicedby_e !!
more on turning 29 later, i suppose. you know me, i always got somethin to say
hasn’t quite hit me yet. maybe in a couple weeks 🙂
have a great week and weekend everybody! one piece is back!! @ 06/18/16
chapter 828: 1 and 2
revealed: big mom’s children cannot choose their own spouses .. except one left
reve .. ale .. uugghhh: big mom has 43 husbands, 39 daughters and 46 sons
infiltration: there’s a secret passage to whole cake
he’s probably taking a dump or something: turn back?
saviors: the germa66 saved (?) brock colie island
introducing: 1 and 2 !!
opt: why was the message written in the bathroom ? he really was taking a dump !! luffy’s observation haki, getting stronger .. !!
pedro is such a badass; completely no nonsense, and perfect contrast to carrot for this mission. but why hasn’t nitro opened his mouth (?) yet .. how does it even make sense that he owns the cafe chuffy ate ? also: luffy, just killing it again — beaming with pride/super proud of sanji; i’ll never get sick of seeing this side of him. i’m lovin’ it, anyway, every single time
and so it would appear i am in the wrong camp; if lola isn’t one of big mom’s daughters, then oda is trolling everyone as hard as possible. also, it doesn’t seem like 1 and 2 are the guys i thought were germa66 .. i mean, they could still be like 5 and 6, but it’s lookin bad over here, folks .. ah, who cares 😀
on hiatus 🙁 what the hell do i do now !?
i get the feeling pudding is going to have to marry someone other than sanji by arc end ..
and will we meet all of pudding’s other family members ?
hope all is well, all
and hope you have a great couple weeks and weekends 🙂
chapter 827: totland
revealed: there are 34 islands around whole cake, referred to in whole as totland
revealed: nitro the jello owns a cafe on cacao island
revealed: each island has a food-themed chancellor
sacrifice? … ‘it’ll be a sweet day ..’ !!
opt: 3 days until the tea party !! and there are 34 islands, and 35 daughters .. so nevermind
sanji’s wife to be is quite the cook herself, eh ? reaffirming it now: i’m on theweddingishappening side ! and who exactly is to be sacrificed ? sanji ? luffy ? .. what if it’s pudding herself ? she’s a good guy right ? or did she come to chuffy’s aid a little too quickly ? screw it — i’d drink that tea ! it’s gotta be good !!
– is this a snakeneck from the auction list ? we’ve seen everything else ! (elsoja)
– three eyes had a jelly friend too (ohmygillett)
opt: and brooke finally saw nami’s panties — soul kinnggguuu !!! and did big mom eat the life-life/animate-animate/disney-disney/nazi-nazi no mi ? no matter what it is, this arc is setting up to be extremely dark and i just can’t wait for it
i’m firmly still in the alice in wonderland camp, and not so much hansel and gretel/grimm; and i hope i hope oda gets nonsensical with it because that would be amazingx4, and he’d really be flexing his writing skills that way .. and while it’d be a far, far reach, i do think there is hope yet: the rules around totland seem strange and fairly arbitrary — you can eat anything, except the roofs … or well you can, but only if you hang a sign first
// brooke is the mad hatter here and will sing in the presence of big mom (erayachi)
–> hat + tea + musican
–> in alice in wonderland (aow) the mad hatter was sentenced to beheading because he didn’t sing well enough
opt: dude. if this is aow inspired then yes. all of this — 100%. you are doing god’s work here. buy. also, onepiecepaper.com just opened up and this person writes at length about each chapter that comes out so if you need more one piece fix there it is for you 😀 hatter tells this story; queen faults the hatter for murdering the time (person) @ the tea party in ch7
my wife thinks big mom is preparing a grand feast of all the races @ 05/27/16
i don’t like how silent nitro the jelly is + i dunno which island big mom is on. first we see whole cake on 17, but she’s surrounded by mountains and not cake, ala the top-leftmost panel in 18. so is whole cake just where the cake building/tea party is held, and big mom has her own totland hangout island ? @ 05/28/16
say, wasn’t this supposed to be an infiltration/stealth mission to retrieve sanji ? well that already went to shit and it has only been 1 chapter
welcome to whole cake ! where everything sings and it’s eat or be eaten —
thanks for reading, hope you all have a great week and memorial day weekend
i will definitely spend part of this reading alice in wonderland 🙂 and you can too