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For background art in manga, you prefer...
Lots of detail
An average amount of detail
Very little detail
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds
I don't care
 
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O_o Is there incest?
(21 posts, 3256 views) Posted: 373d 8h, 32m ago by geowrian in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Novel)
Same...

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I read the novel ending as well and he doesn't end up with anybody really. He loves his imouto and has a mock wedding. Then he takes back the "engagement ring" since it wasn't real, and they end up a ...
New Poll - Starting Age
(47 posts, 3051 views) Posted: 493d 11h, 34m ago by geowrian in News
While this is an interesting question, I would like to see a question about how long ago somebody started reading manga. For instance, if the majority of the site's users are <=18 years old, then the vast majority of first time manga experiences is going to w ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 8634 views) Posted: 682d 4h, 13m ago by geowrian in News
I don't want to summarize or restate what everybody else has already done above me, so don't take this as my entire argument. I would say it is not morally wrong as long as it is worth paying the price they charge. If it's not legally available (als ...
New Poll - Known Languages
(119 posts, 10010 views) Posted: 814d 6h, 57m ago by geowrian in News
1) Being "proficient", as you claimed in your initial comment in response to the poll, generally requires knowing how to at least read the language. See "...I guess the typical meaning would be that you can more or less read, speak, and listen..." ...
New Poll - Known Languages
(119 posts, 10010 views) Posted: 815d 13h, 5m ago by geowrian in News
Please don't be passive aggressive with me ("I'm sorry that you can't...").

Your comment is a response to the current poll. The current poll asks "How many languages do you know proficiently?". You answered " ...
New Poll - Known Languages
(119 posts, 10010 views) Posted: 815d 18h, 44m ago by geowrian in News
I'm going with (b) for most of it. Of coarse (a) and (c) will be in there too, but I think there's a lot of people who either didn't notice the word "proficiently" or think knowing how to make a simple sentence qualifies as proficient. I took 4 ...
New Poll - Known Languages
(119 posts, 10010 views) Posted: 815d 18h, 58m ago by geowrian in News
Say what? Hiragana is a part of kana. Kana is composed of Katakana and Hiragana. You can start with either, but usually both are covered completely before the first semester ends. I hate to say this, but did you read the word "proficiently" in the ques ...
New Poll - Known Languages
(119 posts, 10010 views) Posted: 815d 19h, 48m ago by geowrian in News
Where did you learn Japanese? I'm just asking because usually kana is the very first thing taught/learned. It would be very unusual to be "proficient" in Japanese without have a firm grasp on the kana or at least around 2,000 of the most commo ...
MangaStream Drops VIZ Media Licensed Series
(170 posts, 13675 views) Posted: 891d 20h, 22m ago by geowrian in News
I hate to say it, but I agree. They put out pretty poor quality releases, and are slow at doing so. The fact that a small group of users can do it incredibly faster and do it better in the process, for no profit, is crazy. Maybe they think people will flock to their releases now ...
the ending
(2 posts, 1110 views) Posted: 989d 9h, 50m ago by geowrian in B Gata H Kei
Quote from ShadowSakura
anyone else who felt betrayed? for me yamada became the sacond Scar


Nah, I mostly liked the ending. It didn't close out everything fully, but it dealt with most of the issues (albeit some of them were rushed). I wish they would have ...
New Poll - Live-Action Hollywood Adaptation
(12 posts, 377 views) Posted: 1158d 11h, 55m ago by geowrian in News
Depends on the type of anime. Death Note worked pretty well with a live action adaptation. Besides the shinigami, everything was pretty much just normal acting. Anime like Bleach don't work as well in live-action - it has to be all CG , cheesy, etc. It's a v ...
New Poll - Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill
(22 posts, 756 views) Posted: 1311d 12h, 12m ago by geowrian in News
You are correct, but the regulation bans the purchase, sale, or distribution without going through the same processes as "adult" literature. This essentially prevents their sale in mainstream stores and publishing in most non-adult magazines. Also, it only ...
New Poll - Humans at the Top
(59 posts, 2075 views) Posted: 1408d 6h, 18m ago by geowrian in News
Yes it is. However, there are very poor ways to say something. Insinuating dishonesty or a lack of knowledge on an opinion question, or calling users "lowly", is a very poor and offending way to put it. He could have just left it the way others have stated ...
New Poll - Humans at the Top
(59 posts, 2075 views) Posted: 1409d 9h, 41m ago by geowrian in News
"Edit: Fine, I'll just add that us readers have our manga at the mercy at the translators, so if they screw things up, who of us lowly people would know?"

Sorry, but that is directly calling the users/readers "lowly". Who else was the wor ...
New Poll - Humans at the Top
(59 posts, 2075 views) Posted: 1409d 22h, 20m ago by geowrian in News
Very well said. Something is *usually* better than nothing when it comes to scanlations.

On average, I would much rather a scanlation group's translation over a publisher's translation. Both could be "good" - their goals are usually different. ...
New Poll - Humans at the Top
(59 posts, 2075 views) Posted: 1409d 22h, 25m ago by geowrian in News
"Edit: Fine, I'll just add that us readers have our manga at the mercy at the translators, so if they screw things up, who of us lowly people would know? What if a translator abuses that trust we put on him/her?"

That's a pretty insulting way to ...
New Poll - Humans at the Top
(59 posts, 2075 views) Posted: 1410d 5h, 13m ago by geowrian in News
It's sad, but I agree.That was a little bit of an offensive comment. It seems like somebody is a little sour because they disagree... ...
New Poll - Multiple Authors
(13 posts, 216 views) Posted: 1634d 6h, 1m ago by geowrian in News
Does that mean you believe people who answer the polls are not telling the truth about their main web browser, or not telling the truth about their opinion of the best way to do manga? ...
New Poll - Screen Resolution
(21 posts, 470 views) Posted: 1648d 3h, 55m ago by geowrian in News
SD TVs are only 640x480. HDTVs are either 1280x720 (720p) or a variant, or 1920x1080 (1080p) or a variant. They can display other resolutions via windowboxing or scaling, but it's not the same image. Some high-end 27"+ PC monitors (some are labele ...
Its official the manga is ending!
(66 posts, 11997 views) Posted: 1787d 22h, 57m ago by geowrian in To-LOVE-Ru - Trouble -
Quote from greydrak
Tch, people don't seem to get why fast endings like this exist... mad

Bunch of freeloaders complaining about crappy/fast ending when they don't support the sales of the series. These sort of endings are brought about because th ...
433
(21 posts, 2289 views) Posted: 1998d 4h, 25m ago by geowrian in Naruto
Quote from Zacharias
Anybody else wonder why the Naruto-bunshin had to be summoned back ?

If it's a bunshin Naruto should be able to dispel him anytime anywhere right ?!


My guess would be because the clone is gather natural energy, so it needs to be p ...
431
(59 posts, 4694 views) Posted: 2007d 3h, 53m ago by geowrian in Naruto
Quote from shirogane777
About Kakashi being dead: yeah, Naruto not sensing his chakra pretty much confirms it.


How so? The lack of sensing his chakra confirms his death? The guy has almost zero to zero chakra left...it's reasonable to believe that he' ...
Chapter 430
(105 posts, 9478 views) Posted: 2012d 13h, 58m ago by geowrian in Naruto
Quote from DarkBlade
Quote from HatakeKakashi
Quote from Dr. Love
Like loose, I retain my scepticism. Also chakra depletion doesn't mean you're dead. Chakra is basically stamina. When you run out of stamina, that doesn't mean you die. O ...
Chapter 430
(105 posts, 9478 views) Posted: 2022d 22h, 52m ago by geowrian in Naruto
Quote from yilv
I'm only wondering what Sasuke is gonna say when he arrives, wanting to destroy Konoha and finds it - ehm - already destroyed? Gotta be a great scene, like "wtf did I come all this way here for? -.-" xD


Don't worry...I' ...
Chapter 430
(105 posts, 9478 views) Posted: 2029d 21h, 30m ago by geowrian in Naruto
Quote from Caliber
Quote from geowrian
1) What exactly killed him?

His overuse of the Mangekyou Sharigan. He used the last bit of his chakra to save Choji, which in turn killed him...Supposedly.

I'd say its 50/50 at best. Kubo could be flipping a coin right now to ...

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