One Piece’ chapter 896 release date, plot rumors: Luffy vs. Katakuri battle could end in a draw

Luffy just unlocked a new phase of his Boundman form in the One Piece manga, Snakeman, and fans have noticed something that might have hinted at the future of Luffy’s Gear Fourth transformation.

One fan theory posits that Luffy might have two more Boundman transformations in the future, and even proposes names for the two new transformations.
Reddit user CAMUNAI posits that “Boundman grants four abilities (contraction-attack, flight, elastic defense and python) and each other form specializes in one of those.” They specify that Tank Man provided the elastic ability (as recently used against Cracker during the Whole Cake Island arc) and Python was recently revealed as the Snakeman ability.

So CAMUNAI suggests that Luffy needs a form that contracts his arms and legs and one that specializes in flight, and goes as far to suggest “Lion-man” as “Luffy’s arms and legs are huge and make really powerful attacks. It looks similar to champion luffy and nightmare Luffy. But he’s slow and can’t fly” and “Eagle-man” which is specialized in flight and speed. Great mobility, dodges attacks easily and his final attack is a better version of “red hawk.”

If these theories come to pass, it would be a great way to show much stronger Luffy has gotten in his fight with Katakuri and others, and fans would surely appreciate it.

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has been collected into 87 volumes, with a few chapters yet to be included. It has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best selling manga series worldwide with 430 million copies sold worldwide.
Eiichiro Oda also revealed some upcoming news for One Piece’s future at Jump Festa 2018. Not only will the manga see Wano sooner rather than later, the next villain of the series is “one of the legends which lurks in the One Piece world. The greatest enemy ever for Straw Hats will hinder their way…Can you believe Marineford Summit War will look ‘cute’ compared to that?”

The new live-action One Piece series also got some new information as it was revealed that the series will portray the Straw Hats’ adventures from the very beginning, and will take place in the East Blue.
An interesting development happened in the fight between Monkey D. Luffy and Charlotte Katakuri in the previous chapter of “One Piece” manga. After many hours of getting beaten repeatedly by Big Mom’s Sweet Commander, the Straw Hat leader has finally unlocked a new technique that could help him finish his opponent soon. Luffy’s Gear 4th Snakeman form has proven to be effective against Katakuri, although the latest spoilers for “One Piece” chapter 896 suggest that the face-off could end in a draw.


According to the latest plot predictions posted on Otaku Art, it is possible that the almost endless battle between Luffy and Katakuri will come to an end in “One Piece” chapter 896. However, there is still uncertainty regarding the outcome of the fight. For one, Luffy is now able to move faster using his Gear 4th Snakeman technique, and Katakuri is having a hard time determining the next move of his opponent, in spite of the latter mastering the Observation Haki. While this might be an advantage on Luffy’s side, there is no guarantee that the Snakeman would be enough to take down Katakuri for good.

With this, the outcome of the fight between Luffy and Katakuri in “One Piece” chapter 896 could be a draw, considering that both parties have already exhausted much of their strength to secure a victory. Some fans thought that Luffy might not be able to handle his Gear 4th Snakeman form any longer. Although, it is also likely that Luffy will be able to throw Katakuri out of the Mirror World. Nevertheless, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates are in danger, now that Big Mom’s children are determined to capture them all. Sanji could play a special role in the next chapter as he tries to save Luffy from the group sent by Big Mom to kill him.

“One Piece” chapter 896 will come out of a one-week hiatus as manga creator Eiichiro Oda previously announced that he is going on a leave. The latest chapter is expected to be out later this week.


Anak and Goblin (Parody)

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Minimize Mining

2321313Nature in one of God’s given gift to us, its for us on how we take care of to and to keep its wonder, beauty and its pureness for the future generation to see, feel and smell.

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.

Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water.

Mining of stones and metal has been a human activity since pre-historic times. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials, and final reclamation of the land after the mine is closed.[citation needed]

Mining operations usually create a negative environmental impact, both during the mining activity and after the mine has closed. Hence, most of the world’s nations have passed regulations to decrease the impact. Work safety has long been a concern as well, and modern practices have significantly improved safety in mines.

Levels of metals recycling are generally low. Unless future end-of-life recycling rates are stepped up, some rare metals may become unavailable for use in a variety of consumer products. Due to the low recycling rates, some landfills now contain higher concentrations of metal than mines themselves.

The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In urbanized environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. It also causes a lot of damages to human resources and life such as crops, plants and other economical living.

Mining is an inherently destructive industry, and the mining effects of even a single operation can have a severe impact on the environment and the wildlife that lives nearby. Although there are some regulations in place that are intended to minimize the damage, they are not enough to allow mining and wildlife to exist in harmony, especially in cases where the regulations are difficult to enforce.

The mining industry has the potential to disrupt ecosystems and wipe out wildlife populations in several different ways. Here’s how mining affects the environment and wildlife.

We can prevent this kind of problem or phenomena by planting trees again to where the mining activity was held after its the mining operation is done, it can give life again to the place where the activity of mining occur and for the beauty of that place to glow again and also for the next generation to see its wonder.

New ‘One Piece’ Chapter Spotlights Rayleigh (Spoiler Alert)

maxresdefault (1)The Straw Hat Pirates have been having a tough time in the One Piece manga as the Whole Cake Island arc enters its climax, and Luffy has been dealing the the worst of this as he’s fighting Katakuri in the mirror world.

As the fight progresses, Luffy has been gaining a new Haki power, and right before he reaches that ability again he flashes back to Silvers Rayleigh, his teacher that fans haven’t seen since the time jump.

Chapter 894 flashes back to a moment Rayleigh was training Luffy. Luffy is starving, but Rayleigh says that Luffy can’t eat until he’s mastered sensing attacks with his Haki while blindfolded. Luffy is hilariously inept, as the focus on food leads him to punching Rayleigh’s food and messing up the place.

Afterward it’s revealed that Luffy is able to feel the emotions of living things, and that mastery of the observation haki would allow him to perceive attacks and even predict the future. But he worries what Luffy would do if he were to come across such an opponent with only two years of Haki training.

Luffy’s answer to this is to just see what kind of guy his enemy is, and Rayleigh laughs that he didn’t even think of that. Just as the flashback ends, Luffy successfully dodges a rain of Katakuri’s punches and begins his counterattack in full.

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has been collected into 87 volumes, with a few chapters yet to be included. It has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best selling manga series worldwide with 430 million copies sold worldwide.

Eiichiro Oda also revealed some upcoming news for One Piece‘s future at Jump Festa 2018. Not only will the manga see Wano sooner rather than later, the next villain of the series is “one of the legends which lurks in the One Piece world. The greatest enemy ever for Straw Hats will hinder their way…Can you believe Marineford Summit War will look ‘cute’ compared to that?”

One Piece is currently in the middle of the “Whole Cake Island” arc and is now streaming on Crunchyroll and FunimationNOW.

‘One Piece’ Proves Why Brook Is Big Mom’s Nightmare

one_piece_851___brook_vs_big_mom_by_melonciutus-datygmoThe last chapter of One Piece saw Big Mom take over the Thousand Sunny, her thinner and more fearsome visage towered over Jinbe, Brook, Nami, and Chopper while Carrot had to escape from the light of the moon before losing her sanity.

Jinbe declared that they would have to abandon the ship if it came to it, but Brook and the other Straw Hats decided to keep fighting back in Chapter 890.

Big Mom’s crown of flame sets fire to the Thousand Sunny as she easily tears it apart searching for the wedding cake her son told her was on the ship, but she’s thwarted by Jinbe as he manages to briefly overpower her. But that’s not what made Big Mom squirm, however.


Angered, Big Mom uses Zeus to call down a lightning strike on Nami — who was trying to distract Zeus with tasty clouds once again — and for a brief moment it looked like she caught Nami in the strike. But it was hilariously revealed to be Brook, whose skeleton body keeps him safe from electric shocks.

Then, striking back, Brook repulses Big Mom with his patented “Let me see your panties.” Catching Big Mom by surprise, Brook manages to cut Zeus in half and briefly put a stop to Big Mom’s rampage as well. Nami takes a defeated Zeus into custody, and Big Mom continues her rampage on top of Prometheus, with an even more fiery and fearsome visage.

Eiichiro Oda also revealed some upcoming news for One Piece‘s future at Jump Festa 2018. Not only will the manga see Wano sooner rather than later, the next villain of the series is “one of the legends which lurks in the One Piece world. The greatest enemy ever for Straw Hats will hinder their way…Can you believe Marineford Summit War will look ‘cute’ compared to that?” The new live-action One Piece series also got some new information as it was revealed that the series will portray the Straw Hats’ adventures from the very beginning, and will take place in the East Blue.

Luffy Defeated Doflamingo (One Piece)

We_Can-2.pngIt has finally arrived, the moment in which Luffy finally exchanges his final blow with Doflamingo this arc! Now we can finally move forward from Dressrosa and onto the rest of the New World. Finally! The interrupted and temporized nature of the Luffy and Doflamingo battle seriously did hinder the excitement attached to the match-up and unfortunately, with the addition of the whole of Dressrosa being incorporated into the defeat of Doflamingo, we were not only distracted from the Luffy VS Doflamingo conclusion, but ended up having the whole climax of the battle postponed for several chapters, just so Dressrosa could have their “ahhh” moment and realise they should actually do something themselves to help themselves. I understand the intention Oda-sensei had by using Doflamingo’s “madness” to develop several characters (Luffy, Law, Bellamy, Viola, Dressrosa) and it wasn’t bad but there are times when the focus of the reader’s attention needs to be limited to less developments to allow for those few developments to be more impacting.

Overall, the Dressrosa Arc was quite thrilling to read; it kept me excited and I actually really did enjoy it for the most part, but it was just the manner in how the conclusion began that I find myself with a somewhat jaded opinion on the overall Doflamingo battle. Up until the point when the final hit on Doflamingo was postponed for a more dramatic moment (after Luffy landed his Lion Bazooka), I found myself quite engrossed in the battle, but when the slowing down of the Bird Cage became a prominent necessity in the battle, I couldn’t help but feel all that built up excitement dissipate into fragments of its former existence. The end of Doflamingo became too excessively dramatised. The focus during the battle ended up becoming too spread out to keep one’s excitement maintained throughout the battle.

At the very least, I feel the Luffy VS Doflamingo battle should have continued while Oda-sensei shifted focus towards the whole of Dressrosa attempting to slow down the Bird Cage in order to buy Luffy those few precious seconds to wear out Doflamingo and get in that final hit, kind of like how Luffy fought Crocodile while the rest of the Straw Hats + Vivi searched for the bomb in Alabasta (Alubarna).

The Luffy VS Doflamingo battle may not have been my favourite One Piece battle, but I enjoyed the highlighting of Gear Fourth, especially the final attack Luffy used to bring down the Heavenly Demon, Doflamingo. Gear Fourth combined with Gear Third was great to see and I certainly do hope to see more of King Kong Gun in the future, that attack was just sheer badass.hqdefault

The flashback of Rayleigh identifying the weakness of Gear Fourth also may hint towards a very interesting development, one which involves Luffy developing a further Gear or at the very least evolving Gear Fourth further. The flashback itself was a set-up for King Kong Gun, but Luffy definitely will either need to improve on Gear Fourth or to develop a new Gear for situations that will arise in the future which are similar to the one he found himself in this arc with Doflamingo. Gear Fourth clearly does put too much strain on Luffy’s body and leaves him too vulnerable after his Haki is exhausted. If Luffy didn’t have the whole of Dressrosa helping him, he would never have defeated Doflamingo.

Simulan na

An international media group-‘reporters w/o borders’-is ‘calling’ for “local media” to boycott#PRod future press briefings.

Now, it is the local or national Philippines media which must decide on this. Are they going to heed that call from that international ‘reporters without borders’ or would they have their own balls to defy it?

Whether they adhere or not–expect their next boring media coverages!😃

Meantime, the 16 million plus plus Filipinos who voted for #DU30 can easily flush just like a plush-their boycott threat through social media–the same medium that Duterte supporters used during the campaign.

It is the traditional media’s loss.13307383_246655005712979_498233779805546774_n.jpg


This what happened when you touch the untouchables “MEDIA” they can choose what news they can make at what is sellable.

But where were the tears when more than 4,000 children were killed, raped and abused in 2013? Where were the tears when about 3,000 were killed by riding-in-tandem in the same year?

Did they make “DEATH LIST”14095879_293492247695921_4259556149617727653_n

How to Be Successful

Many people want to achieve success in life, but it’s easier said than done. There are so many distractions that it can be challenging to discipline oneself to accomplish a monumental goal. By keeping the following advice in mind, however, you can dramatically increase your chances of becoming successful in whatever you choose to pursue.

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1.Imagine becoming successful. Einstein said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. The more vividly and accurately you imagine your success, the easier it will be for the rest of yourself to follow through. The same way engineers first imagine a bridge and then build it, you can be the engineer of your success, too.

  • Dedicate a few minutes every day to imagining your success. Imagine yourself in a movie in which you are successful. What are you doing in the movie? What is your success like? Savor the feeling of your success, and use it as motivation to stoke your fire.
  • Cultivate a healthy motivation when imagining your success. Successful people all believe in themselves and their missions. At the same time, you do not want to alienate other people with extreme narcissism. Understand that other people want to be just as successful as you do; your goal should not be to trample over them to get what you want.aid101365-900px-Be-Successful-Step-2-Version-3.jpg

    2.Find the purpose or goal of your life. Identify the things you love to do, the things that give you satisfaction. Once you identify what you love to do, use this information to find the purpose of your life or the objective of your life.

    • Finding what you love to do will give you motivation along the way. Imagine being forced to do a triathlon when your true passion is chess. Pretty difficult, huh? Now imagine the opportunity to participate in a chess tournament. It’s much, much easier to persistently chip away at your goal if your goal is something you enjoydoing.(Write what your motivations and goals for yourself
    • How do you figure out a purpose or goal in life? It’s different for everyone, and for some it’s difficult, but there are several ways you can try to figure it out:
      • Talk with a career coach or visit a good psychologist.
      • Try out several different careers, remembering that even a less-than-fulfilling job can help you learn.
      • Try making a career out of something you love. Whether it’s brewing beer or advising on art, you’re more likely to be successful doing something you know you love.aid101365-900px-Be-Successful-Step-3-Version-3.jpg

        3.Define the meaning of success as you see it. You cannot have success if you do not know what it means for you. Everyone views success differently and using someone else standard for success is like eating another person’s lunch and expecting to love it. Set clear goals and be realistic.

        • How will you know when you have achieved your goals? Your standards should be quantifiable, or else you could spend your entire life chasing after a vague goal.
          • For example, let’s say you want to be good at your job. You get a promotion, you get a raise, but you still haven’t reached your goal because you could always do better, right? You could always get promoted even further, or make even more money. Whatever you have will never be enough.
          • Instead, create benchmarks: “My goal is to increase my productivity by 30% and only be late for work five times per year, at the most.” These are quantifiable goals that when achieved, give you a sense of satisfaction and completion, making you feel successful and confident.aid101365-900px-Be-Successful-Step-4-Version-3.jpg

            4.Selectively lower your confidence.[1] You read it right: lower your confidence. It’s a truism in business that you need to have high self-confidence to get things done. But some people think, and for good reason, that lower self-confidence makes people more successful, for these reasons:

            • Lower self-confidence makes you pay attention to critical feedback and helps you be more self-critical. If you’re convinced you’re God’s gift to engineering, you probably won’t be receptive to feedback. Nor will you be able to criticize yourself effectively. Successful people do exactly that.
            • Lower self-confidence makes you work harder and prepare more. If you’re not convinced you’re going to nail your presentation next Monday, you’re likely to spend more time practicing and going over your numbers. This is a great habit.
            • Lower self-confidence makes you less narcissistic. Less narcissistic people are respected more by co-workers, and happy co-workers make a more successful team. It’s no secret that respect will make you successful.aid101365-900px-Be-Successful-Step-5-Version-3.jpg
              5.Set a timeline for when you want to achieve your objective. If you don’t know when you will achieve your objective by, then it’s hard to know whether you have failed. Give yourself a timeline that is difficult but doable. Winning a Tour de France from scratch in two years is not reasonable, but booking a comedy gig in front of at least 20 paying customers probably is.


              6.Identify the things/skills/material needed to achieve your objectives. If you want to be a famous speaker, for example, you need a broad vocabulary, subject knowledge, speech writing, voice clarity, and presentation skills. This is identifying short term objectives to achieve long term goals.


              7.Be curious about life. Many successful people have an insatiable curiosity. If they don’t understand how something works or don’t know the answer to a question, they find out. Often, this takes them on a quest of self-discovery, one in which the journey is just as important as the destination.


              8.Identify the skills you need to sharpen and the skills you can outsource.Outsourcing is all about time-management. You may think of yourself as a superman or superwoman, but there are limits to your powers. Outsourcing certain less essential tasks gives you more time to focus on the things that are absolutely essential to your craft.

              • Use the last example as a template; to become a great speaker, you need to improve voice and presentation skills as these are the basic skills needed for a speaker. But if you are lacking speech writing or subject knowledge skills, you can try to outsource them to an expert. This is called working smart. Many great leaders don’t write their own speeches; they focus on delivering it right.