|New Poll - Buying Online vs Physical Store
(8 posts, 301 views) Posted: 10d 13h, 47m ago by MangaGhost in News
Exclusively online. I get way better deals on physical manga online. Oddly enough most of the time its also better than buying digitally from comixology which is screwed up considering that publishers are saving money from not having to make the physical product o ...
|New Poll - Aliens
(8 posts, 311 views) Posted: 30d 10h, 47m ago by MangaGhost in News
Cohort and we are the canon fodder. They came to us with promises of new technology, curing diseases and answering some of life's mysteries in exchange for fighting an enemy of vastly superior numbers that would eventually show up at our doorstep o ...
|New Poll - Deal Breaker
(27 posts, 1757 views) Posted: 101d 16h, 7m ago by MangaGhost in News
Its mostly how a topic is handled. Most topics if handled seriously it doesn't bother me. On the other hand, let's say its something like rape and the manga author is obviously using it like fan service that ticks me off and I'm likely to drop it. ...
|New Poll - Manga into Anime
(14 posts, 795 views) Posted: 107d 13h, 21m ago by MangaGhost in News
My number one choice would be Rushed Story and/or skipping chapters. When they try to stick a whole story arc in like 1-3 episodes it usually bites hard or when the whole show just rushes thru material to just be able to fit something in a 12 episode season. The r ...
|New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 2756 views) Posted: 164d 13h, 39m ago by MangaGhost in News
Can we just leave the Bad out? Really a Bad beginning is not going to hook me into a story especially if its a TV show or manga. If I'm at a movie theater I may have no choice to sit and watch it all the way through, but its definitely going to color my impressio ...
|New Poll - Anime/Manga Merchandise 2
(15 posts, 1192 views) Posted: 171d 11h, 29m ago by MangaGhost in News
Let's see two main things. Not enough space for the stuff I might want and its difficult to find/buy what I want. I'd be cool with getting posters for my favorite stuff, but I only have so much wall space and I never like what they have to offer. Often its not p ...
|New Poll - How Fast Do You Read?
(21 posts, 1773 views) Posted: 220d 11h, 29m ago by MangaGhost in News
Depends on writing, mood and genre. Most stuff like action and comedy is straight forward and often simple dialogue so I blow thru that in a day easy. Kingdom, History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, or something like Bleach (with big panels and closeups)? Pfft ...
|New Poll - Saving a Dying World
(16 posts, 2122 views) Posted: 388d 13h, 59m ago by MangaGhost in News
I "awaken in an unfamiliar dying world". Ok, I guess I roll up my sleeves and get on with the business of surviving and maybe team up with some people who know what's going on, maybe they have a plan.
Reads further on..."You discover th ...
|New Poll - Manga Medium
(17 posts, 2047 views) Posted: 437d 16h, 8m ago by MangaGhost in News
Physical copy is the best for me.
A phone's screen is too small for my tastes and also I can't enjoy a double page image that way. PC is ok because of a large screen and storage, but it doesn't let me get comfy like laying on a couch or bed to ...
|New Poll - Least Favorite Genre
(33 posts, 3727 views) Posted: 521d 11h, 58m ago by MangaGhost in News
Over the years I've pretty much sampled everything, but some stuff I have no interest in or the genre is stale and predictable.
I read manga for the stories and the art not for fap material so I chose Hentai because I don't have a lot of interest in it. If He ...
|New Poll - Guys with Long Hair
(20 posts, 2690 views) Posted: 528d 3h, 23m ago by MangaGhost in News
People can wear their hair anyway they please. Now will it work for them? Like beards it all depends on style, the hair and physical features. Some can pull it off and others can't.
On a side note having long hair can be a real pain when dealing with those wate ...
|New Poll - Wrong Genre
(20 posts, 2699 views) Posted: 535d 12h, 21m ago by MangaGhost in News
There's some genres I'm not a fan of or don't generally excite me, but if its an author I really like (and this isn't just limited to manga either) I'd give it a shot. You don't know if they will take a different approach to the genre a ...
|New Poll - RPG Class
(24 posts, 2345 views) Posted: 542d 15h, 4m ago by MangaGhost in News
I don't like straight fighter types because they tend to bore me, not enough for me to get creative with. The exception are Rangers because many games give them a little bit of nature/druid spells.
I like mages because you can get creative and mix spells to ...
|New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 4426 views) Posted: 619d 12h, 44m ago by MangaGhost in News
1. Why would I trust a shady mystic? They might be in league with the demons. It might be part of their plan.
2. Putting out a reward is what dudes/dudettes do when they are too old to get up and fight. In my fantasy I'm not 90. On the other hand if I do it on the sly ...
|New Poll - Importance of Manga
(21 posts, 2575 views) Posted: 626d 12h, 9m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish the choices were worded better. Very still sounds a little obsessive and every once in a while makes it sound like you might read a manga a few times a year at most if you happen to trip over something interesting. How important is it? Not as important as foo ...
|New Poll - Good Plot But Bad Art
(36 posts, 4210 views) Posted: 633d 17h, 10m ago by MangaGhost in News
It depends. Some artists their art evolves as they work on a series. Even experienced ones sometimes it takes a little time for them to get comfortable with new designs on a new series. That's why if the story is good I tend to be forgiving on the art. On the o ...
|New Poll - Skipping to the End
(20 posts, 2926 views) Posted: 654d 14h, 23m ago by MangaGhost in News
No. Never. Especially if the series is already ended. I mean knowing that its ended is kind of a relief in itself. I don't have to worry that it will go on forever getting steadily worse and usually don't have to worry it got axed. Also a lot series the end is med ...
|New Poll - Character Shift
(28 posts, 3197 views) Posted: 716d 9h, 39m ago by MangaGhost in News
Like others have said change is ok if its justified well. The 2 that irk me the most and often aren't handled well are the personality shift or beliefs/values shift. Stuff that comes out of nowhere with little to no build up really ticks me off. For example if a characte ...
|New Poll - Web Comics
(19 posts, 2364 views) Posted: 752d 10h, 59m ago by MangaGhost in News
I just don't have time to read everything. I follow a few web comics, but I guess I'll have to pick "several", which is more than a few but closer than none.
|New Poll - Best Josei
(20 posts, 3150 views) Posted: 780d 11h, 27m ago by MangaGhost in News
Gokusen? Seriously? That's been over and done with for years. Fun, yes, but best? Tough call with the rest 3-4 serious good ones there. ...
|New Poll - Maid Cafes
(18 posts, 2887 views) Posted: 815d 15h, 44m ago by MangaGhost in News
I chose never. I don't have a problem with restaurants or cafe's with themes like say superheros, Hard Rock cafe or characters from say the 1950s like in the Pulp Fiction movie. I wouldn't go often more like once for the novelty. However, hav ...
|Can anyone please take this 2 minute survey on national security? I .
(8 posts, 769 views) Posted: 1098d 17h, 42m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
You do realize that in the first category Age Group you are missing 35-44? ...
|Mangatraders now 100% down, any new info?
(73 posts, 114273 views) Posted: 1123d 4h, 55m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
Quote from maturd
Sadly FMD seems to be down. It doesn't download. It looks like it's not being updated.
I got FMD off Softpedia. It does not come with all the lists of sites, for that I had to go to SourceForge. FMD works to a limited extent. I can grab stuf ...
|New Poll - OS
(14 posts, 1539 views) Posted: 1129d 14h, 16m ago by MangaGhost in News
I guess its Multi-boot for me. I'm running OSX Mavericks on my laptop with Win7 on virtual machine via Parallels. Meanwhile, I also have a hand built PC box that boots either into Win7 or WinXP (for old games that wont run on Win7). Windows 7 for me was an im ...
|New Poll - Favorite Narrative
(13 posts, 1439 views) Posted: 1172d 12h, 44m ago by MangaGhost in News
In answer to the followup question about how much manga I buy every year I would say a moderate amount especially in comparison to some people I know. I try to buy stuff that I've read that I really like if its licensed. On average I would say that I'm p ...