|New Poll - Collector
(39 posts, 454 views) Posted: 11d 17h, 30m ago by SinsI in News
Generic everyday goods with anime/manga characters/symbols - a few cups, a few plates, some notebooks; maybe model my room after one of my favorite shows...
Physical volumes/DVDs/music CDs take too much precious space.
Figures could be interestin ...
|New Poll - Archiving Fansubs
(17 posts, 302 views) Posted: 18d 14h, 40m ago by SinsI in News
Since now it is faster to redownload them than try and find the media you've written them to, I only archive very rare hard to get series. ...
|Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(51 posts, 3640 views) Posted: 48d 13h, 30m ago by SinsI in News
If they did it without following the proper law-prescribed procedures, doesn't this mean that they have illegally breached their contract with you? ...
|New Poll - Pleasure Reading
(34 posts, 860 views) Posted: 53d 8h, 25m ago by SinsI in News
"Please don't tell my parents I'm a supervillain", last week. After "soon I'll be invincible" gotten hooked up on antihero books... ...
|New Poll - OS
(14 posts, 471 views) Posted: 59d 15h, 23m ago by SinsI in News
Multi-boot of Windows XP, 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 ...
|New Poll - MU Years
(64 posts, 2513 views) Posted: 200d 6h, 3m ago by SinsI in News
In that case, isn't it better to make the poll "How soon did you join after you first started visiting MangaUpdates?".
Expecting people to track those dates is kinda silly - unless there was something personally memorable around the time of joining, n ...
|New Poll - MU Years
(64 posts, 2513 views) Posted: 200d 12h, 0m ago by SinsI in News
Strange poll, as all the data is available in the Profile section...
|New Poll - Cosplay Opposites
(22 posts, 959 views) Posted: 221d 18h, 20m ago by SinsI in News
I think an extremely important part - gender of the one answering - is missing from the poll.
Please change it so that the options are differentiated on that basis, too.
|New Poll - Mediums
(27 posts, 986 views) Posted: 235d 22h, 31m ago by SinsI in News
How the hell would I know? It'd obviously depend on which one is the best. ...
|New Poll - Books
(28 posts, 1238 views) Posted: 270d 9h, 15m ago by SinsI in News
Electronic or library.
Storage space is extremely expensive where I live. From my calculations (average book price is 7$, rental price is 30$/1m^2 per month, you can store 100 books on 1m^2), if I don't re-read every book every 21 months or less, it is actua ...
|New Poll - Aggregate Sites
(40 posts, 1611 views) Posted: 284d 18h, 46m ago by SinsI in News
They suck for many reasons:
1) They take up precious screen space
2) They contain things that distract from the content
3) (sometimes) far worse UI - no keyboard navigation, need to wait for next page to download each time, etc.
4) They require you to be online
|New Poll - Mortality
(43 posts, 1891 views) Posted: 298d 13h, 9m ago by SinsI in News
If you can be killed by sickness, how can you be called "invincible"?
I'd choose immortality with possibility of death by suicide. ...
|New Poll - World Transfer
(64 posts, 2611 views) Posted: 304d 15h, 31m ago by SinsI in News
What about family? Friends? All the favorite characters from other manga?
Just No. ...
|New Poll - Archive Fansubs
(23 posts, 1039 views) Posted: 312d 16h, 1m ago by SinsI in News
No. I used to, but nowdays it is much faster/more convenient to just redownload it again instead of looking for the HDD with that particular show. ...
|New Poll - Fan Service
(37 posts, 2671 views) Posted: 347d 12h, 52m ago by SinsI in News
A little hardcore sex scene in the beginning of a non-ecchi series can help set a "Mature" tone, signaling that the author is not going to resort to kindergarten level of romance and psychology. So, overall, I think it is a huge boon.
OTOH, if the "fan ...
|New Poll - Hardest to Scanlate
(28 posts, 1981 views) Posted: 375d 21h, 11m ago by SinsI in News
The ones with greatest amount of complex text are the hardest to scanlate.
Which means most of the Action series prevalent in Shounen are out of the competition. Everything else is on a case-by-case basis.
At a glance, Skip Beat (3-4 times normal amount of text ...
|New Poll - Last Gen Consoles
(52 posts, 2690 views) Posted: 389d 10h, 25m ago by SinsI in News
Android smartphone. ...
|New Poll - Completed Series
(46 posts, 2809 views) Posted: 396d 10h, 39m ago by SinsI in News
230 full non-hentai multi-volume series(3+ volumes each).
I don't count oneshots/one volume series, as there is always a question of how to count anthologies, especially by the same author - as one or as twenty series? And what if they are connected by a c ...
|New Poll - Mascot Characters
(39 posts, 2454 views) Posted: 403d 15h, 43m ago by SinsI in News
>They're alright as long as they serve a functional purpose
Example: Menchi from Excel Saga ...
|New Poll - Spoilers
(16 posts, 1338 views) Posted: 417d 19h, 36m ago by SinsI in News
I'd openly tell the contents of that spoiler - but present them as speculation. ...
|New Poll - Scanlation Anger
(138 posts, 9755 views) Posted: 424d 10h, 53m ago by SinsI in News
When scanlation stops due to a Cease & Desist - and subsequent license stops right where the scanlation ended. ...
|New Poll - Media Type
(43 posts, 2782 views) Posted: 431d 19h, 56m ago by SinsI in News
Really depends on the type of story.
I can cheat and answer "game", because games can be any of the other medium as well (except for theatrical play) ...
|New Poll - Foreign Films
(40 posts, 2820 views) Posted: 452d 16h, 23m ago by SinsI in News
Sentences and words in English are short, other languages are far more verbose - and for subs it makes a huge difference: the shorter the text, the less it covers the picture and the less time you need to read it. That means less distracting from the action on scre ...
|New Poll - Foreign Films
(40 posts, 2820 views) Posted: 452d 18h, 34m ago by SinsI in News
Depends on a case-by-case basis.
Sometimes our dubbers use such great VA's that they become The Voice of the actor; making it feel that anything else is a cheap imitation and not a viable option, even if I know the language in question.
But such cases are ...
|New Poll - Hating Art
(32 posts, 2429 views) Posted: 459d 11h, 8m ago by SinsI in News
In my case, "All the characters look the same/generic" and "hate certain styles of manga art" means exactly the same thing. ...