|New Poll - Skipping to the End
(10 posts, 82 views) Posted: 0d 5h, 14m 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, 1029 views) Posted: 62d 0h, 31m 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, 876 views) Posted: 98d 1h, 51m 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, 1545 views) Posted: 126d 2h, 18m 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, 1134 views) Posted: 161d 6h, 36m 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, 569 views) Posted: 444d 8h, 34m 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, 102945 views) Posted: 468d 19h, 46m 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, 1118 views) Posted: 475d 5h, 7m 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, 1158 views) Posted: 518d 3h, 35m 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, 1557 views) Posted: 560d 1h, 46m 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, 331 views) Posted: 624d 6h, 19m 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, 1206 views) Posted: 1086d 3h, 3m 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, 3963 views) Posted: 1106d 4h, 7m 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, 2511 views) Posted: 1182d 22h, 6m 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, 6676 views) Posted: 1217d 20h, 0m 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, 12005 views) Posted: 1245d 19h, 51m 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, 1368 views) Posted: 1260d 10h, 28m 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, 4245 views) Posted: 1266d 18h, 24m 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 ...
|New Poll - Looking Your Age
(32 posts, 3984 views) Posted: 1302d 10h, 36m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish it was 2 polls, how one looks and how one acts. I don't have a problem with characters not acting their age too much. However, it annoys me to no end when all characters are not drawn age appropriately. Like when you have everyone look like they ...
|New Poll - Author vs. Artist
(36 posts, 4338 views) Posted: 1392d 19h, 14m ago by MangaGhost in News
Writing is also a form of art. Manga is a medium that includes both the visual and written arts. I think both are important to creating a good work. However, both are not always necessary to creating successful manga, which is a different thing from a good manga, ...
|New Poll - Reading Harem
(11 posts, 925 views) Posted: 1484d 1h, 49m ago by MangaGhost in News
I think hate and tired should have been 2 different choices. Hate means you dislike it, tired can mean you are bored with them or feel inundated with them. I don't hate harems, but I am tired of them because so few offer anything really different that grabs my ...
|IM Dal-Young strikes again... UGH!!!
(36 posts, 16117 views) Posted: 1571d 4h, 21m ago by MangaGhost in The Legend of Maian
It was a pretty good series until the last 2 volumes imho. The big fight at the end of the last volume wasn't that good and it was just a clearing away of a bunch of characters. It was a bit contrived and convenient how the big bad got rid of a bunch of people to ...
(11 posts, 1974 views) Posted: 1585d 17h, 47m ago by MangaGhost in Blood-C
Quote from catandmouse
I mean, The Blood series is not really their original series, and then to add to it, they have a crossover?
I know CLAMP likes their crossovers, but they seriously need to stop.
Its just a way for them to promote their stuff u ...
|New Poll - Online Manga Readers
(34 posts, 3007 views) Posted: 1652d 0h, 4m ago by MangaGhost in News
I think they have helped popularize manga and made it easy to read manga. I think they show that there are a lot of people who like manga outside of Japan. I also think they demonstrate that there might be a viable digital distribution model for publishers if they can w ...
|How to be the perfect boyfriend?
(87 posts, 8182 views) Posted: 1715d 1h, 7m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
Well they always seem to have a soft spot for "bad boys".
I was reading an article in the paper about Ted Bundy being on trial in Florida. In the article it said the courtroom was filled with women waiting to give him flowers, love letters and wedding fucking ...