|New Poll - Collector
(39 posts, 1082 views) Posted: 87d 18h, 24m 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, 676 views) Posted: 94d 15h, 34m 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
(52 posts, 4472 views) Posted: 124d 14h, 24m 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, 1233 views) Posted: 129d 9h, 19m 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, 616 views) Posted: 135d 16h, 17m ago by SinsI in News
Multi-boot of Windows XP, 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 ...
|New Poll - MU Years
(64 posts, 2950 views) Posted: 276d 6h, 57m 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, 2950 views) Posted: 276d 12h, 54m ago by SinsI in News
Strange poll, as all the data is available in the Profile section...
|New Poll - Cosplay Opposites
(22 posts, 1109 views) Posted: 297d 19h, 14m 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, 1138 views) Posted: 311d 23h, 25m 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, 1326 views) Posted: 346d 10h, 10m 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, 1901 views) Posted: 360d 19h, 40m 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, 2086 views) Posted: 374d 14h, 3m 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, 2939 views) Posted: 380d 16h, 25m ago by SinsI in News
What about family? Friends? All the favorite characters from other manga?
Just No. ...
|New Poll - Archive Fansubs
(23 posts, 1140 views) Posted: 388d 16h, 55m 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, 2910 views) Posted: 423d 13h, 46m 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, 2162 views) Posted: 451d 22h, 5m 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, 2876 views) Posted: 465d 11h, 19m ago by SinsI in News
Android smartphone. ...
|New Poll - Completed Series
(46 posts, 3071 views) Posted: 472d 11h, 34m 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, 2644 views) Posted: 479d 16h, 37m 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, 1460 views) Posted: 493d 20h, 30m 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, 10775 views) Posted: 500d 11h, 47m 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, 2972 views) Posted: 507d 20h, 50m 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, 3052 views) Posted: 528d 17h, 17m 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, 3052 views) Posted: 528d 19h, 28m 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, 2634 views) Posted: 535d 12h, 2m 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. ...