i was playing animal crossing while laying next to my grandma and i usually complain a lot out loud and i go “gosh i need to donate more fishes to my museum” and she just turns to me and says “what you need is a boyfriend and maybe a couple friends”
IT’S 12PM AND STILL NO NEWSLETTER
I find this both hilarious and extremely sad.
According to the wiki Vegeta was 29 when he landed on earth and around 52 when DBZ finished, and Bra is 4 (or 6. Two ages were given depending on which version you watched).
That means he’s been on earth for around 23 years when this ‘snapshot’ is taken and he still hasn’t learnt to read?
Personally I don’t think the Prince of an entire race, brought up with and as royalty, knowing from an extremely young age the responsibilities he has in life to know his history, the importance of learning and being the strategist master he’s made out to be, would neglect to learn to read and write on his adopted planet. He can’t even read his own name.
That means no one has bothered or cared enough to teach him.
This makes me sad.
I feel guilty about making you sad so here’s my own (non-sad) take on the “vegeta can’t read” trope : since he has a translator chip inserted into his brain, he never cared to learn any of earth’s languages out of disinterest and laziness. if he really has to read something, he asks bulma or one of their children to read it to him- which makes for cute and funny situations. he already learned 2 languages perfectly by himself (saiyan and space standard) so he doesn’t really give a crap about looking stupid, either- he knows he could, learning to read the human language is just kind of useless as far as he’s concerned. He DID learn how to read numbers though (because his scientist family thought not knowing the wonderful world of algebra was a scandal and forced him to learn)
also, and although vegeta likes to gloat about his princely title, he clearly doesnt give two craps about his “responsabilities in life” or taking care of his subjects or rly anything apart from being strong so yeh
minako aino is so important if you dont think so leave and never come back.
dragons are mentioned in almost all cultures all across the world even before they had interaction with each other and you’re telling me they didn’t exist
wow it’s almost like some kind of large lizard-like creatures roamed the earth at some point and left fossilized remnants of their bodies behind that ancient cultures were trying to make sense of