I’ve been wanting to do a post about this for a while, because this isn’t one of those shonen where the author just chose cool names for the hell of it. One Thousand and One Nights is one of my favorite books. And Shinobu Ohtaka did her homework.
- Sinbad is straight out of the book.
- There are two Sinbads in his first story: a poor Sinbad at the end of his luck, and a rich Sinbad. They meet and the rich Sinbad tells his story.
- The rich Sinbad set sail as a boy to seek his fortune. Even though he’s filthy rich, he pretty much abandons his home and goes on adventures anyway because what’s responsibility?
- And he’s really, really bad at it. Literally every one of his “voyages” begins with him lost, separated from his bros, and naked. (Usually he gets sold into slavery within the first paragraph, too. Usually to a sketch old man who just wants to ride him around like he’s a horse, or make him do stupid stuff all day. Yeah…)
da ultimate hair flip
me on my way to steal your man
“In case of an emergency this airplane is designed with 8 exits located around you.”
i love everything rolf says
The thing that made Lilo a “freak” was her passion. Lilo was passionate about everything she ever did. She was passionate about Elvis, about feeding the ocean fish sandwiches, about making friends, about taming Stitch, and about Hula. Look at her smile. She is the only one who seems to be truly enjoying what she’s doing. It adds life. Passion is life. It’s vitality. It’s amazing. Be a Lilo.