|New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 1513 views) Posted: 40d 18h, 40m 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, 634 views) Posted: 47d 16h, 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, 1290 views) Posted: 96d 16h, 30m 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, 1891 views) Posted: 264d 18h, 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, 1882 views) Posted: 313d 21h, 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, 3516 views) Posted: 397d 16h, 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, 2498 views) Posted: 404d 8h, 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, 2503 views) Posted: 411d 17h, 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, 2193 views) Posted: 418d 20h, 5m 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, 4232 views) Posted: 495d 17h, 45m 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, 2446 views) Posted: 502d 17h, 10m 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, 3964 views) Posted: 509d 22h, 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, 2781 views) Posted: 530d 19h, 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, 3110 views) Posted: 592d 14h, 40m 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, 2270 views) Posted: 628d 16h, 0m 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, 2980 views) Posted: 656d 16h, 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, 2791 views) Posted: 691d 20h, 45m 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, 755 views) Posted: 974d 22h, 43m 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, 112362 views) Posted: 999d 9h, 56m 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, 1525 views) Posted: 1005d 19h, 17m 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, 1427 views) Posted: 1048d 17h, 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 ...
|New Poll - After a While...
(21 posts, 2063 views) Posted: 1090d 15h, 55m 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, 572 views) Posted: 1154d 20h, 29m 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, 1487 views) Posted: 1616d 17h, 12m 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, 4639 views) Posted: 1636d 18h, 16m 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 ...