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What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement
Objectification
Falling in love with their rapist
"All women are..."
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get"
Damsel in distress
Girl solely exists to be a love interest
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls
Madonna/whore dichotomy
What? Sexism still exists?
 
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How do you pronounce the title?
(47 posts, 3428 views) Posted: 350d 11h, 52m ago by Lev_Lavi in Magi
Magi is one of the most difficult series to talk about in English. And unfortunately, one of the only series I get the opportunity to have a two sided conversation about in real life. The pronunciation is so difficult because Mah-gee sounds awkward in English even thoug ...
What's Your Native Language?
(177 posts, 8253 views) Posted: 363d 19h, 15m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
English is my native language. However, my Japanese is good! ♥ ...
Cancelled
(2 posts, 1103 views) Posted: 1223d 2h, 11m ago by Lev_Lavi in Banana no Nana
What? No!

I like this manga. ...
Manga vs. Manwha/Manhua
(56 posts, 5027 views) Posted: 1641d 6h, 13m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
I don't read manhua or manwha. In fact, I will specifically avoid them.
I've tried reading them before and I did not like it at all. I think the drawings generally look pointy and ugly. I can't understand Korean or Chinese anyway, much less even know ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 91 - When Do You Start?
(38 posts, 2917 views) Posted: 1643d 20h, 29m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
It doesn't matter to me. As long as a series isn't on indefinite hiatus or left unfinished. I'll start whenever I find something I want to start reading that sounds interesting.

Usually something is around for a few chapters before I start it though. Bec ...
Chapter 78
(8 posts, 889 views) Posted: 1645d 11h, 5m ago by Lev_Lavi in Baku-man
They probably won't leave Jump. I mean, Bakuman itself is published in Jump so it'd be kind of ridiculous and put off a bad impression.

It'd probably either be Eiji cancels it, the editors let them quit after all and say they were just testing them to see ...
Why did you start reading this?
(44 posts, 3655 views) Posted: 1645d 15h, 24m ago by Lev_Lavi in Baku-man
I started reading it around chapter 40 or so because a bunch of people were saying it's good and the plot sounded interesting because I like to write and draw and create things all the time so I could kind of relate. It wouldn't be near as interesting to m ...
Dumbest mistake you've made in a game?
(223 posts, 19254 views) Posted: 1652d 1h, 49m ago by Lev_Lavi in Games
Oh gah, I was playing Kingdom Hearts and I was really bad frustrated because everything was so dark. Especially on the beach at night at the very beginning and Wonderland. I couldn't see where I was going and I got really enraged over the fact that anyo ...
speak Japanese?
(100 posts, 7701 views) Posted: 1653d 15h, 19m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
I can understand it way better than I can speak it. I can read it too, but I don't know all the kanji.
^_^; I'm on my way. ...
last series you finished?
(1223 posts, 106597 views) Posted: 1658d 4h, 48m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

The first half was really good and I enjoyed it a lot.
But then right in the middle it turned to crap. Seriously, it became so confusingly complicated that I'm sure CLAMP was doing it on purpose to troll. And the tone of it complete ...
First Shoujo Manga
(423 posts, 37149 views) Posted: 1658d 19h, 51m ago by Lev_Lavi in Shoujo/Josei
Zettai Kareshi

I really liked it when I read it. But concerning almost every other shoujo manga I've come across since then it's a case of 'once you've read it once, you've read it a thousand times'. Because most shoujo is ...
Are u a fast manga reader??
(261 posts, 25860 views) Posted: 1659d 12h, 18m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
It depends. If I'm reading it in Japanese it takes a lot longer than if I'm reading it in English/reading it in English at the same time.

In Japanese I can usually read 1 chapter before I get tired out and have to do something else for a while. It took me 3 or 4 ...
Genres/Tags you don't like
(313 posts, 31610 views) Posted: 1669d 10h, 54m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
There are exceptions, but I usually avoid:

Tragedy - Reading is an escape. If a story ends in horrible sorrow I feel depressed.
Hentai - I think it's gross.
Lolicon - Just no. Do not want.
Shoujo - I dislike the art style most shoujo has. Not to mention the horrible p ...
last series you finished?
(1223 posts, 106597 views) Posted: 1670d 17h, 39m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
Aladdin to Mahou no Kyuusu

It was thoroughly average. A popcorn read. Good for something light to read in the morning, but it wasn't amazing. It could have been so much better. ...
Using Japanese words in english sentences.
(276 posts, 30153 views) Posted: 1671d 10h, 41m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
It annoys me, especially when it's mispronounced. I know a pretty good amount of Japanese, so it annoys me even more because I can really tell when they're using the words wrong!
Especially in real life it makes people sound immature and it' ...
The "word on the tip of my tongue" situation
(24 posts, 1288 views) Posted: 1671d 11h, 5m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
Thanks to seeing this I just remembered the name of a river I was trying to remember for a couple weeks and tried harder to figure out what it was.

And I did! biggrin
...
Anime Year 2009 (Warning: Lots of images to load)
(35 posts, 8235 views) Posted: 1671d 11h, 28m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
I picked Sengoku Basara because I figured it needs more love.
I have a hard time deciding things when there's so many choices.

I did also seriously enjoy Eden of the East and Bakemonogatari, but now that new episodes aren't coming out I've ...
Last manga you dropped
(384 posts, 39961 views) Posted: 1673d 14h, 2m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
Love Celeb

It started off pretty cool, but then it quickly devolved into that whole infinite love triangles bull that I can't stand. The main girl was the same as every other generic shoujo main girl. The main guy was interesting at first, but then his personality did a ...
Manga craves
(15 posts, 1613 views) Posted: 1674d 12h, 32m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
I have done that before. In very specific ways too. Like that one day I had a huge craving for a manga where one of the characters can change into an animal.
I don't think I'd ever crave something that would spoil the story for me, but sometimes I ju ...
When is something subtext-y?
(11 posts, 1452 views) Posted: 1674d 12h, 49m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
I like finding subtext and pairing characters together in my mind and stuff. I think it adds to the series in a way and makes me enjoy it more. Like it's a whole other level to explore.
Doesn't mean I just go crazy doing that or anything though. If it doesn' ...
Important Parts in a Manga?
(22 posts, 1496 views) Posted: 1676d 12h, 21m ago by Lev_Lavi in Manga General
If I had to pick like that it'd be Middle and End.

Because there's nothing I hate more than being hooked at the beginning of something and then it turning to crap somewhere in the middle/at the end. It just makes me feel like I wasted a whole lot of time. A ...
Can non-main character BL be considered Shonen ai?
(4 posts, 492 views) Posted: 1685d 18h, 53m ago by Lev_Lavi in Yaoi/Yuri
Well, I wouldn't consider it shounen-ai unless it was a main part of the plot.
I would just say that it was a shoujo (or whatever type) manga with shounen-ai parts. ...
dont complain just accept
(25 posts, 1754 views) Posted: 1685d 19h, 7m ago by Lev_Lavi in Chatter Box
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Is not like I actually care about the mods here


Tsundere answer lol ...
Do you hate Shounen?
(164 posts, 19211 views) Posted: 1704d 8h, 32m ago by Lev_Lavi in Shounen/Seinen
I love shounen. Well, most of it. There are some I think are horrible (Mainly Naruto and Bleach).
Not to say that shounen is my favorite genre though. Stories are so different even in the same genre that I couldn't really have a favorite genre.

But other than th ...
Do you hate Shoujo?
(236 posts, 27519 views) Posted: 1704d 8h, 49m ago by Lev_Lavi in Shoujo/Josei
I generally hate it, but I'll read anything if the story sounds good. There are some shoujo that I have enjoyed.

So, if it's shoujo and there's not an amazing plot to back it up I won't touch it. And if it starts all that love triangle/mean girl drama ...

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