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Manga Poll
How do you prefer your sound effects (sfx) in scanlations?
Left alone (not translated at all)
In a glossary (at the end of a chapter)
In the margins
Beside the original sfx
Overlaying the original sfx
Replacing the original sfx
 
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New Poll - Manga Medium
(17 posts, 573 views) Posted: 21d 8h, 52m 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, 2337 views) Posted: 105d 4h, 42m 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, 1692 views) Posted: 111d 20h, 7m 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, 1605 views) Posted: 119d 5h, 6m 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, 1530 views) Posted: 126d 7h, 49m 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, 3295 views) Posted: 203d 5h, 29m 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, 1837 views) Posted: 210d 4h, 54m 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, 3044 views) Posted: 217d 9h, 54m 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, 2194 views) Posted: 238d 7h, 7m 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, 2579 views) Posted: 300d 2h, 24m 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, 1835 views) Posted: 336d 3h, 44m 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. roll

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New Poll - Best Josei
(20 posts, 2376 views) Posted: 364d 4h, 12m 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, 2211 views) Posted: 399d 8h, 29m 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, 693 views) Posted: 682d 10h, 27m 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, 108497 views) Posted: 706d 21h, 40m 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, 1360 views) Posted: 713d 7h, 1m 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, 1349 views) Posted: 756d 5h, 29m 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 ...
New Poll - After a While...
(21 posts, 1881 views) Posted: 798d 3h, 39m ago by MangaGhost in News
Stuff needs to end especially if its been going on for say 26years (Berserk)!!

A good ending is like a satisfying meal at a nice restaurant which can be ruined it it takes too long to get or you fill up on too many appetizers. For me, manga is often either too short or to ...
Definitely worth reading
(1 posts, 469 views) Posted: 862d 8h, 13m ago by MangaGhost in Birdy the Mighty (II)
Has Ronin Ixioran taken a break from scanlating Birdy or has he quit entirely? I hope someone can pick it up it is definitely worth reading. ...
Chapter 105
(6 posts, 1372 views) Posted: 1324d 4h, 56m ago by MangaGhost in The Breaker: New Waves
Sure, but we didn't need Baldy's flashback in the middle of the fight. It was like someone hit the pause button while you were watching your favorite action flick and wanted to tell you what a crappy day they had. It just totally killed the mood and pacing of ...
New Poll - Optimal Story Length
(33 posts, 4373 views) Posted: 1344d 6h, 0m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish the choices were more like short, medium or long number of volumes. The choices "just a few volumes" makes me think like 1-5 and "lots of volumes" sounds like 20+. I don't like most short stories, so the poll automatically mak ...
New Poll - Summer
(18 posts, 2845 views) Posted: 1421d 0h, 0m ago by MangaGhost in News
Quote from SinsI
Missing options:
a) Lack of school subplots!
b) None

I vote a)

I would vote b) NONE as all those options are tired old cliches. Occasionally they take the cliche and change something about it to make it interesting, but I haven't seen it often. ...
New Poll - Asian Characters
(46 posts, 7332 views) Posted: 1455d 21h, 53m ago by MangaGhost in News
The way this poll is worded sounds like a round about way of bringing up the whole "anime/manga characters look Caucasian" thing that sends some people into spats. Why would I assume they are not Asian? If the story takes place in a Japanese Hig ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 13142 views) Posted: 1483d 21h, 44m ago by MangaGhost in News
A conditional no. See, If I get my guitar and cover a song from let's say Alt Japanese band The Pillows and upload it to YouTube are the police gonna come knocking? Are The Pillows going to send me a cease and desist (well maybe if I suck)? I don' ...
New Poll - Characters and Self Similarities
(11 posts, 1520 views) Posted: 1498d 12h, 21m ago by MangaGhost in News
I put no preference, because I like various types of characters and genres. I prefer seinen overall, but I like some Yuri stuff and there are also some good shounen action manga I read. Some of these characters share some similar traits with me and some have ...

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