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When you do prefer groups to release their scanlations?
Right when they finish the chapter
On a regular schedule (aka a release every 2 weeks)
In bulk releases either randomly or a schedule (aka the 1st of the month)
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New Poll - Anime/Manga for Parents
(46 posts, 6464 views) Posted: 1475d 6h, 41m ago by Coccyzus in News
Ha ha, my parents read/watched manga and anime as kids, but kind of lost touch after moving to the States. When I got into it in college, I reintroduced them to it. Now that they are retired, they watch all sorts of anime on TV and online, and they read all my manga. ...
New Poll - Paper Quality
(16 posts, 2721 views) Posted: 1503d 8h, 9m ago by Coccyzus in News
When it comes to regular manga, the pulp stuff is fine as long as the price is right and it's not truly horrible. I'm really picky about paper when it comes to artbooks though. Ink matters too. When I pay upward of a couple hundred USD for some of my ar ...
New Poll - Looking Your Age
(32 posts, 4445 views) Posted: 1553d 5h, 34m ago by Coccyzus in News
Guess I'm a little late to this one. Yes, I agree that it can get annoying at the extremes, especially with some of the loli/shota stuff I've seen, but most of the time it doesn't bother me much. Perhaps it's partly that while I'm in my mid-t ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 155 - Choosing an Honorific
(50 posts, 4788 views) Posted: 1831d 11h, 44m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Ha ha, we use them often enough in American English; I think we're just more used to them and tune them out. Though I admit the more stratified honorifics can be a bit grating. I chose sensei, though I usually go by -dono since I'm a successful adult in ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 154 - Animals in Manga
(23 posts, 2418 views) Posted: 1836d 8h, 49m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
With or wothout are all Ok, as long as the story is good.

I would like to mention Gon. It's one of my all time favorites, and while often ridiculous, shows lots of awesome animals. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 145 - Target Demographic
(34 posts, 3478 views) Posted: 1902d 12h, 21m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
I read everything, though my preferred genre seems to be seinen, and I am female. My shelves are typically filled with much death and dismemberment. And oddly enough, my second most common genre is shounen-ai. (And for those of you out there wondering, y ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 135 - Role of Romance
(40 posts, 5122 views) Posted: 1993d 4h, 54m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Can't stand the romance genre, but I agree with Brucie-kun. It's unrealistic (at least in longer series) to have absolutely no romance or sexual tension. It's kinda nice to see the hero "get the girl," but sometimes it just doesn't m ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 133 - Spending on Anime/Manga
(44 posts, 4881 views) Posted: 2007d 15h, 24m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
500-1000, mostly on manga, not including airfare and shipping, every year for the past 10 years or so. However, amongst my friends, I spend the least. My best friend spends appx 250-300 US dollars PER WEEK on manga and comics, and don't get me starte ...
New Poll - Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill
(22 posts, 1545 views) Posted: 2139d 10h, 15m ago by Coccyzus in News
Having read about this on several sites in the last few days, the primary function is to label anything and everything 18+. If this is properly enforced (which I have serious doubts about), most shounen/shoujo manga would be sealed in black bags. (see http://dankane ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 116 - Snow
(59 posts, 4807 views) Posted: 2161d 7h, 5m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Just moved to California, where it snows in the mountains only. So, you can go skiing, and then you can go sunbathing on the beach two hours later.

Personally, I like having seasons, and that means snow. Back home we get about two months a year, and it's n ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 115 - Hugging Parents
(50 posts, 4268 views) Posted: 2168d 13h, 11m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
I consider unrequested physical contact to be rude.

We only hug when we've been out of contact for a long while, and phones are so convenient that we talk almost every day. Other than that, we hug maybe once a year.

In college I was nicknamed the " ...
New Poll - Veggies vs. Meat
(28 posts, 1177 views) Posted: 2198d 4h, 31m ago by Coccyzus in News
My cousin told me that the squeeling sound when you steam veggies is actually from your food screaming in pain.

Has someone used the "I eat vegetarians" line yet? ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 105 - Music Genres
(47 posts, 4697 views) Posted: 2273d 4h, 10m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Yeah, where's the electronica?

But a little of everything is good too. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 86 - Doujinshi
(33 posts, 4005 views) Posted: 2483d 8h, 40m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Yes, but only "original doujinshi," specifically, DJs made by a mangaka to continue or parody his or her own work. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 85 - December Holidays
(14 posts, 1624 views) Posted: 2490d 5h, 43m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
I'm in retail; read that as I hate the so called "holidays." I only celebrate Lunar New Year. And then, it's mostly a "I'm glad that mess is finally over and I can get on with the important things in life."

For those who truly believ ...
Man Arrested for Being Seen Naked at Home
(60 posts, 6164 views) Posted: 2556d 6h, 54m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Choosing to walk around naked doesn''t necessarily make you loose. There are plenty of parts of the world where nudity or partial nudity is perfectly acceptable. The US does seem to have really odd double standards though.

In this particular case th ...
Man Arrested for Being Seen Naked at Home
(60 posts, 6164 views) Posted: 2556d 7h, 40m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
In my area, 830A is about right for elementary school; middle school is earlier, and high school starts the earliest at around 715A.

Have there been any issues with female nudity? I'm guessing that if this were a woman, she'd be labeled a slut and all tha ...
Man Arrested for Being Seen Naked at Home
(60 posts, 6164 views) Posted: 2556d 7h, 52m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
It's al because of those ambulance chasing lawyers who don't get paid unless (the suer) wins.

Slightly off topic, but a friend of mine is the manager of a Panda Express in a mall. She received notice that she was personally being sued because one of h ...
Getting Caught: Gee, that must be my cat's yaoi stash!
(49 posts, 7988 views) Posted: 2558d 7h, 16m ago by Coccyzus in Yaoi/Yuri
I'm pretty open about it. I prefer to read in semi-private (generally speaking; even if I'm just reading the paper), but all my friends know I have some yaoi and I'm fine talking about it. I don't flaunt it though, and I definitely don't see myse ...
Some sort of abuse?
(7 posts, 1413 views) Posted: 2560d 15h, 16m ago by Coccyzus in I'm Looking For...
So this doesn't quite fit what you're asking for, but your request reminded me of the secondary character Dilandau in the older Escaflowne anime. Dilandau is by far my favorite "insane baddie" who was driven to it through incredible (non- ...
Have you ever been mistaken for lovers?
(189 posts, 20070 views) Posted: 2560d 15h, 25m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
My nephew's grandmother thought I was his girlfriend. I may be almost twice his age, but he's 6'3 while I'm 5'0.

(This grandmother is not a blood relation, while my nephew definitely is.) ...
Series search
(3 posts, 554 views) Posted: 2565d 15h, 24m ago by Coccyzus in Suggestions & Bugs
I'm guessing the search used to be a little more "fuzzy?" The space between Full and Metal makes it, technically, a typo as far as exact search is concerned, so other series with all three terms on their pages get priority.

And yeah, it seems to be ...
What sorts of people read manga???
(984 posts, 199146 views) Posted: 2569d 6h, 48m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Country: based in US, travels a lot
Ethnicity: Chinese
Main Personality Traits: Aggresive, Exacting; collector type
IQ: 140s
Otaku or not: No, according to JP definition; Yes, according to US definition
Favorite Foods: 紅燒牛肉 ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 73 - Disneyland
(62 posts, 5014 views) Posted: 2585d 17h, 56m ago by Coccyzus in Chatter Box
Hmm. I was wondering why I couldn't choose "was forced to go and regretted it" but I can see that even now people are getting up in arms.

I've been to the ones in FL and CA, and opted out of HK and JP because I was tired of dealing with ...
How large is your manga collection?
(237 posts, 45486 views) Posted: 2713d 3h, 21m ago by Coccyzus in Manga General
Hmm. I still have to update since my last shopping trip, but over a thousand tankouban and artbooks, some collectors magazines, and more in transit over the Pacific Ocean right now. I usually get around 100-200 a year, in both kinds of Chinese, Japanese, and Englis ...

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