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Old 2012-04-29, 22:13   Link #2161
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Flaming yuriliciousness aside, I have to say it's Marika's negotiation with Jenny and Show that's really compelling. In a way, it kind of defines the series as a whole; the series may be named after piracy, but it really is all about politics, negotiations, business. I've never seen the show, but I'd say it's kind of like Working! In Space.

The other thing I noticed was how the cosplay raid from the last episode made the news. Wow, even if it's a rare occurence for a pirate raid, must have been a slow news day in the Empire.

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From 2ch spoiler thread. The poster said the Episode titles' source was Nyantype, without naming the staffs involved.

Spoiler for Ep 19 - 21 and other info:
Hmm, so Vol 3 may not ends with Episode 19? Or is it the start of the original content?

Nebula Cup? Grand Race?
Well it's obvious, isn't it? Captain Marika and her merry band of the Bentenmaru are going to join the race in the Grand Line, in search of the legendary treasure One Piece.

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Old 2012-04-29, 23:13   Link #2162
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Flaming yuriliciousness aside, I have to say it's Marika's negotiation with Jenny and Show that's really compelling. In a way, it kind of defines the series as a whole; the series may be named after piracy, but it really is all about politics, negotiations, business. I've never seen the show, but I'd say it's kind of like Working! In Space.

The other thing I noticed was how the cosplay raid from the last episode made the news. Wow, even if it's a rare occurence for a pirate raid, must have been a slow news day in the Empire.



Well it's obvious, isn't it? Captain Marika and her merry band of the Bentenmaru are going to join the race in the Grand Line, in search of the legendary treasure One Piece.

:3
Marika is basically Shanks with a mini-skirt and a right-arm.
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Old 2012-04-30, 00:07   Link #2163
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From 2ch spoiler thread. The poster said the Episode titles' source was Nyantype, without naming the staffs involved.

Spoiler for Ep 19 - 21 and other info:
Hmm, so Vol 3 may not ends with Episode 18? Or is Ep 19 is the start of the original contents ?

Nebula Cup? Grand Race?
Could be misleading. Next ep is about "having juice after a party" which is totally different from what's obviously going to happen. They seriously want to use that for their climax episode?

If not, at least I have an excuse to play this over the racing scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcyyW6MkKP0
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Old 2012-04-30, 01:03   Link #2164
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I've never seen the show, but I'd say it's kind of like Working! In Space.
Hm, what? No.
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Old 2012-04-30, 06:42   Link #2165
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I've never seen the show, but I'd say it's kind of like Working! In Space.
"I don't watch sports, but I'd say rugby's kind of like golf."
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Old 2012-04-30, 09:24   Link #2166
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As a sidenote, anyone else named Jenny's starfighter, the Delta Flyer?
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Old 2012-04-30, 21:53   Link #2167
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Finally getting around to this episode.

So, essentially, these big businesses function (or try to) function as "monarchies" amongst themselves.
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Old 2012-04-30, 21:58   Link #2168
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Well to be fair, huge companies do that to some extent already. The name Rockefeller ring any bells?
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Old 2012-04-30, 21:59   Link #2169
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Well to be fair, huge companies do that to some extent already. The name Rockefeller ring any bells?
Oh, of course. Of course. Plus, they live their fantasy worlds of being defacto governments - as opposed to, the official governments. But, the expanse of space: it's several times the magnitude of what we're dealing with today.

EDIT: As Captain --- Marika has the right and privilege to preside over Jenny and Lynn's marriage.

XD

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EDIT: And more...

Comparing

10% of 50 trillion per year == Half of Serenity's annual budget. This is in comparison with Jenny's projected revenue with her start up travel company. This means...

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Old 2012-04-30, 22:32   Link #2170
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EDIT: And more...

Comparing

10% of 50 trillion per year == Half of Serenity's annual budget. This is in comparison with Jenny's projected revenue with her start up travel company. This means...

Spoiler:
I do believe someone did mention that Serenity wasn't exactly the richest system in the galaxy. Of course Grunhilde did say that was 1/2 the royal palace's annual budget, not Serenity as a whole.
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Old 2012-04-30, 22:56   Link #2171
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10% of 50 trillion per year == Half of Serenity's annual budget. This is in comparison with Jenny's projected revenue with her start up travel company. This means...

Spoiler:
I thought it was half the budget of Serenity's royal palace?
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Old 2012-04-30, 23:47   Link #2172
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I do believe someone did mention that Serenity wasn't exactly the richest system in the galaxy. Of course Grunhilde did say that was 1/2 the royal palace's annual budget, not Serenity as a whole.
Well, the British Royal Budget is only a small faction of the British National Annual Budget after all....

Assuming that Serenity is a Constitutional Monarchy, then the Royal Palace Annual Budget is probably not synonymous with the Planetary, let alone State-wide National Budget.

The question is, what's the buying power of One Unit of Money? How much does Chiaki's Parafiats Cost? 100? 200? 1? 2.50?

For comparisons, the British Royal Budget was 38.2 million Pounds in 2009-2010.

So, the Serenity's Royal Palace Budget is likely larger, after adjusted in real terms than the British Royal budget, even if we assumed 100 Units of Money roughly equals a Single Pound/Dollar/Euro, even after adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity.

Speaking of which, I wonder how many Imperial Central Bankers there are, and what are the consequences for failing their mandates.

Now, if the Royal Palace Budget is the entire Government Budget, that's a different story.

Granted, 80 Million Pounds of Profit for a One Year Old Start up seems improbable, but it's possible that Jenny is starting from a rather well established base here.
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Old 2012-05-01, 07:33   Link #2173
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As a sidenote, anyone else named Jenny's starfighter, the Delta Flyer?
Unlike the Delta Flyer, the girls didn't create the small runabout type vessel.
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Old 2012-05-01, 07:55   Link #2174
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I thought it was half the budget of Serenity's royal palace?
Or whatever. The point is: you got the revenue of a country being measured with that of a corporation.

Quite frankly, we have real life examples of that today... where you can take it further. Say... like Bill Gates. His annual income is worth more than some countries.

As much as many others paid more attention to the yuri -- I'm paying more attention to a bigger picture here: the power of corporations vs governments. And right now, as shown with this Doolittle company... you have a company with a fleet of ships, as if it is some police/military force.

To that, I think: "WTF!"
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Old 2012-05-01, 08:00   Link #2175
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So, the Serenity's Royal Palace Budget is likely larger, after adjusted in real terms than the British Royal budget, even if we assumed 100 Units of Money roughly equals a Single Pound/Dollar/Euro, even after adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity.
Don't you mean Purchasing Parfait Parity?
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Old 2012-05-01, 08:17   Link #2176
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Don't you mean Purchasing Parfait Parity?
I think that should be a meme
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Old 2012-05-01, 08:31   Link #2177
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Or whatever. The point is: you got the revenue of a country being measured with that of a corporation.
Of a government-operated building. Today, the equivalent is counted in millions. I'm not saying it's nothing, but a company that makes millions in profit isn't that impressive. Not compared to the billionaires out there.

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Quite frankly, we have real life examples of that today... where you can take it further. Say... like Bill Gates. His annual income is worth more than some countries.
Yes, because some countries are very poor.


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As much as many others paid more attention to the yuri -- I'm paying more attention to a bigger picture here: the power of corporations vs governments. And right now, as shown with this Doolittle company... you have a company with a fleet of ships, as if it is some police/military force.

To that, I think: "WTF!"
Yes, that. That's what should be worrying.
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Old 2012-05-01, 08:38   Link #2178
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And what kind of business Doolittle does again? Package delivery?



Time to stamp out the competition.
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Old 2012-05-01, 09:09   Link #2179
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Sorry Mom. Your time as corporate ruler of the galaxy has ended. The time of Jenny Dolittle has come!
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Old 2012-05-01, 10:16   Link #2180
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As much as many others paid more attention to the yuri -- I'm paying more attention to a bigger picture here: the power of corporations vs governments. And right now, as shown with this Doolittle company... you have a company with a fleet of ships, as if it is some police/military force.

To that, I think: "WTF!"
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Yes, that. That's what should be worrying.
Evidently, gentlemen, you have not heard of the East India Company. Formed in 1600, it lasted until 1874, and was the de facto ruler of India until the Crown took a more personal interest in the subcontinent, and maintained its own army and navy, as well as arranging for Letters of Marque for its armed merchantmen.

Again, it reminds me very strongly of EVE Online, where corporations are so powerful they have large fleets.

Also, Meister Babylon? Your idea you mentioned a while back - merchant shipping with disguised weapons to fend off pirates - has been used a fair bit in history; good ideas are the kind that will occur over and over again. The accepted terminology in this modern age is Q-ship.
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