|New Poll - Least Favorite Genre
(33 posts, 1996 views) Posted: 71d 4h, 36m 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, 1414 views) Posted: 77d 20h, 1m 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, 1382 views) Posted: 85d 4h, 59m 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, 1356 views) Posted: 92d 7h, 42m 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, 3124 views) Posted: 169d 5h, 23m 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, 1751 views) Posted: 176d 4h, 47m 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, 2906 views) Posted: 183d 9h, 48m 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, 2117 views) Posted: 204d 7h, 1m 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, 2517 views) Posted: 266d 2h, 17m 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, 1775 views) Posted: 302d 3h, 38m 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, 2300 views) Posted: 330d 4h, 5m 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, 2134 views) Posted: 365d 8h, 23m 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, 678 views) Posted: 648d 10h, 21m 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, 107867 views) Posted: 672d 21h, 33m 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, 1332 views) Posted: 679d 6h, 54m 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, 1322 views) Posted: 722d 5h, 22m 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, 1849 views) Posted: 764d 3h, 32m 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, 453 views) Posted: 828d 8h, 6m 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. ...
(6 posts, 1353 views) Posted: 1290d 4h, 50m 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, 4308 views) Posted: 1310d 5h, 53m 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, 2790 views) Posted: 1386d 23h, 53m ago by MangaGhost in News
Quote from SinsI
a) Lack of school subplots!
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, 7238 views) Posted: 1421d 21h, 46m 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, 12962 views) Posted: 1449d 21h, 37m 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, 1495 views) Posted: 1464d 12h, 14m 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 ...
|New Poll - Bad Parts of Manga
(38 posts, 4709 views) Posted: 1470d 20h, 11m ago by MangaGhost in News
1. I haven't found a good story that I can't relate to. There is some shoujo stuff that I think is a little unbelievable so maybe I can't relate to that, but I drop it before putting any significant investment into it.
2. A good story doesn't always have ...