|What if we couldn't lie?
(33 posts, 1118 views) Posted: 1d 16h, 41m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
There is a huge difference between lying and deceptions. You can tell the truth and nothing but the truth but you can certainly deceive people with the truth. The simplest way would be the tone of your voice and the pauses in your sentences when you say something ...
|Will world peace ever be achieved?
(32 posts, 926 views) Posted: 41d 2h, 0m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
War arise from conflict and human love war because it's born with them. You can't have a conflict-free world because the world would never change and never get better with that. It's like a perfect world. It seems nice but it's not the w ...
|How do you guys sort your manga in your PC
(18 posts, 577 views) Posted: 56d 5h, 29m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
|_____ Vol 1
|_____ Vol 2
|_____ Vol 1-10
|_____ Vol 11-20
|_____ Vol 1
|_____ Vol 2
--->One Shots/Single Volumes
|_____ Author 1
|New Poll - Favorite Character Type
(36 posts, 975 views) Posted: 89d 15h, 45m ago by Oddwaffle in News
Yeah, the scheming plotter type always make the story interesting. Too many fake 'smart' characters, we need real smart, clever, stoic and prudent type. ...
(22 posts, 860 views) Posted: 98d 11h, 22m ago by Oddwaffle in I'm Looking For...
Give Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher a try. Wizards, magic, supernatural in a hard boiled detective style story. It's more action/detective/film noir with mind games rather than crime/thriller. It's about a wizard trying to make ends meets as a priv ...
|Child porn in Japan
(41 posts, 4089 views) Posted: 103d 15h, 40m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
What's that saying goes? "if you have enough money, even demons will be your slaves.".
Air pollution killing people? Hand over the cash and the jobs and the government will sweep it under the rug. Hand over some more cash and even the peop ...
|Pale Skin vs. Tanned
(19 posts, 1399 views) Posted: 161d 13h, 28m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
I think it depends. Some people look nice with sun tanned skin; slightly brownish or bronze/caramel coloured skin in general. Some other people look nice with a pale skin. Not porcelain white pale or vampire-grade pale but more like peach colour pale.
I have sun tann ...
|How do i explain to mom that i read something with incest?
(11 posts, 1081 views) Posted: 181d 23h, 32m ago by Oddwaffle in Manga General
There are a lot of fiction novels involving a lot of killings. There are a lot of movies and TV shows with blood, deaths, violence, malice and all sort of things that would be outlawed in the real world. It's fiction, it can be anything. You just tell her that you're ...
|romance but not high-school...
(19 posts, 1188 views) Posted: 206d 17h, 27m ago by Oddwaffle in I'm Looking For...
Give Oishii Kankei a try. It's about cooking but 40% of it is romance/drama. There is this mature kind of love growing between the characters. Not the sweet and happy type romance though. More like 'you are together or you are not'. ...
|romance but not high-school...
(19 posts, 1188 views) Posted: 207d 11h, 34m ago by Oddwaffle in I'm Looking For...
Little House with the Orange Roof would be light heart romance without highschool setting. No harem and little to no drama but it's closer to a middle age bracket rather than young/student setting. Live happily ever after kind of story.
Hmm... can't think ...
|whats ur favorite shirt phrases?
(166 posts, 11470 views) Posted: 230d 9h, 35m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
"I like men same as my coffee. Warm, rich and can keep me up at night"
"Please do not give this man a beer. Signed: His wife" ...
|Disabled Children - Abortion?
(63 posts, 3401 views) Posted: 245d 22h, 51m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
Quote from lynira
No, thinking someone's life will be horrible is not a good enough reason to kill that person. Even if you're most likely correct that they will suffer a lot, you can't guarantee that they won't find any happiness or joy in living, ...
|Disabled Children - Abortion?
(63 posts, 3401 views) Posted: 246d 5h, 55m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
There is a real case for you people to chew. I don't really remember the specifics but it's about a father killing his 9-year-old daughter (maybe 10, i can't remember). The child was suffering from a disease that caused her some of her bones n ...
(13 posts, 984 views) Posted: 348d 18h, 53m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
IMO, when you act or start thinking without solid reason in your mind then you probably have some sort of mental illness. For example, most people tend to be hoarders, which is a mental illness with a grading I think; almost all of us tend to keep stuff that we 'm ...
(32 posts, 1648 views) Posted: 353d 15h, 38m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
In Vietnam they have what people called as "De" liquor; read as 'Dee' I think. It used to be a moonshine as it was illegal to make liquor at home. People brew it in their house away. When the liquor inspectors came check if they were making ...
|New Poll - Platonic vs. Romantic
(17 posts, 3028 views) Posted: 353d 15h, 58m ago by Oddwaffle in News
Platonic relationships in stories and such are like snacks. It's fun to have and you should always snack to enjoy it. Romance is like the main course in the relationship. You can survive with snacks alone but you will probably drool for the main course. Having m ...
(15 posts, 939 views) Posted: 359d 18h, 40m ago by Oddwaffle in Games
MSI is pretty good on their gaming laptop line. I have a GX660R from MSI and I have been playing a fair bit of games on it. I think the new line is called GT70 or something. One thing to watch out for is the screen size. A 17 inches laptop tends to remove the 'm ...
|detective conan online reader database
(1 posts, 220 views) Posted: 375d 11h, 34m ago by Oddwaffle in Manga General
I'm looking for an online reader for detective conan with the updated, higher quality scans version of the manga. The old low quality scans that many online reader use have the character names in Chinese several chapters while the updated versions use th ...
|File hosting sites shutting down
(39 posts, 4704 views) Posted: 376d 14h, 7m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
The problem with the UN taking over the internet is the jurisdiction. How much power should the UN has over the internet? the UN does not follows the US ideal so it can not follow US rules.
At the top end, it can censor or terminate anything it wants like 'free s ...
|Japanís Anti-Piracy Laws Hurt Revenue
(6 posts, 858 views) Posted: 387d 8h, 48m ago by Oddwaffle in Chatter Box
This is why some companies try to give out free stuff, sell some products at costs and spend massive amount of money on ads => to make people want to consume more stuff. A law at makes people too afraid to consume stuff will hurt the economy so much ...
|Why Manga Reader Sites Are Not Okay
(56 posts, 8099 views) Posted: 391d 14h, 51m ago by Oddwaffle in Manga General
imo, the problem is not about rights or ownership but about exposure and a share of the pie. Let's face the reality here. Dojins are tolerated because of the fans rather than because there is a rule somewhere that allows it. In fact, you don't see a lot o ...
|What makes a good shounen storyline?
(22 posts, 3264 views) Posted: 437d 12h, 49m ago by Oddwaffle in Shounen/Seinen
A solid and good shounen plot usually involve a solid degree of 'fighting spirit'. It doesn't matter if it's Hikaru no Go or Naruto (comedy and slice-of-life manga are exceptions). Unbending will, fighting spirit, strong emotion, never-give-up me ...
|New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 6951 views) Posted: 453d 12h, 50m ago by Oddwaffle in News
IMO moral is dictated by what the society thinks is 'right' rather than being practical/effective/good/better. It was once thought that having no children was morally wrong (for the woman) and a crime against the ancestor (for the man). Or a wife who ...
|Quality vs. Speed (mangapirate case)
(301 posts, 31191 views) Posted: 482d 9h, 8m ago by Oddwaffle in Manga General
There is a balance between speed and quality. Most people prefer to have a certain combination of the 2. Quality can range from top notch professional translation/scan/editing to barely readable and totally wrong. Speed could range from 6-12months for 1 chap ...
|Why do you not read Shoujo Manga
(72 posts, 6933 views) Posted: 533d 1h, 3m ago by Oddwaffle in Shoujo/Josei
It really depends on the contents actually. I read both shounen and shoujo manga but now I rarely touch shoujo manga. This doesn't count comedies since I think comedies and gags belong to a whole different set. The primary reason I don't read muc ...