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When I read an unknown word or complicated term, I typically...
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Use Google and read the first result
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New Poll - Anime/Manga for Parents
(46 posts, 5612 views) Posted: 1137d 23h, 38m 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, 2377 views) Posted: 1166d 1h, 6m 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, 3864 views) Posted: 1215d 22h, 31m 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, 4235 views) Posted: 1494d 4h, 41m 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, 2208 views) Posted: 1499d 1h, 46m 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, 3204 views) Posted: 1565d 5h, 19m 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, 4732 views) Posted: 1655d 21h, 52m 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, 4457 views) Posted: 1670d 8h, 22m 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, 1209 views) Posted: 1802d 3h, 12m 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, 4446 views) Posted: 1824d 0h, 2m 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, 3954 views) Posted: 1831d 6h, 8m 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, 900 views) Posted: 1860d 21h, 28m 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, 4291 views) Posted: 1935d 21h, 7m 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, 3741 views) Posted: 2146d 1h, 38m 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, 1515 views) Posted: 2152d 22h, 40m 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, 5779 views) Posted: 2218d 23h, 51m 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, 5779 views) Posted: 2219d 0h, 37m 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, 5779 views) Posted: 2219d 0h, 49m 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, 7315 views) Posted: 2221d 0h, 13m 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, 1319 views) Posted: 2223d 8h, 13m 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, 18874 views) Posted: 2223d 8h, 22m 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, 534 views) Posted: 2228d 8h, 21m 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, 183769 views) Posted: 2231d 23h, 45m 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, 4633 views) Posted: 2248d 10h, 53m 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, 42749 views) Posted: 2375d 20h, 18m 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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