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New Poll - Manga Magazines
(20 posts, 1156 views) Posted: 390d 13h, 22m ago by sophie0 in News
I suscribe to one magazine because I don't want to wait for the tankobon, and I always buy two BL anthologies. That way I also get to read stories I wuldn't necessarily try out as a tankobon.
If there was a simple way to buy them digitally, I might buy mo ...
New Poll - Bust
(96 posts, 6269 views) Posted: 508d 16h, 25m ago by sophie0 in News
I wish I could "like" or "upvote" your comments. Couldn't agree more with what you're saying. ...
New Poll - Bust
(96 posts, 6269 views) Posted: 508d 16h, 26m ago by sophie0 in News
Also it wouldn't really make things any better (and neither penis or nut size discussions are really the same as talking about women's breats is - most importantly, it's probaly more something men use to judge each other, and not something wo ...
New Poll - Scanlation Anger
(138 posts, 10933 views) Posted: 525d 12h, 36m ago by sophie0 in News
I could be wrong, but I think the "then go ahead and learn Japanese reaction" is targeted at people who are annoyed because other people - who invested the time to learn Japanese and make scanlations available- aren't doing things the way th ...
New Poll - Scanlation Anger
(138 posts, 10933 views) Posted: 525d 12h, 41m ago by sophie0 in News
I disagree, I think if all you want to do is read in that language, self-study is definitely an option. It's a lot of work, sure, but it's not impossible.
And while I don't think people who read scanlations should just learn Japanese, I agree that if they have tim ...
New Poll - Manga vs Others
(33 posts, 2765 views) Posted: 666d 19h, 11m ago by sophie0 in News
I prefer manga at the moment. Before I started reading manga I read a lot of American comics - superhero comics mostly, but Vertigo and similar stuff as well. There are some good ones out there, but right now I am not really interested in American comics. A lo ...
New Poll - Bad Spelling/Grammar
(81 posts, 9561 views) Posted: 838d 13h, 43m ago by sophie0 in News
I would argue there is a difference between fan translation and official ones, though. Not necessarily in quality, but as they are done for fans by fans, there are a lot of things you can pretty much assume about your readers and what they know, something the trans ...
New Poll - Manga Price
(49 posts, 5244 views) Posted: 848d 16h, 29m ago by sophie0 in News
Here in Germany one volume costs between 6 and 7 € average (although they are getting more expensive due to higher production costs). I think that's an okay price. English and Japanese manga are more expensive, in the case of Japanese manga du ...
Vegetarianism
(304 posts, 21751 views) Posted: 872d 0h, 36m ago by sophie0 in Chatter Box
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a true vegan diet is expensive- you HAVE to be relatively well off in order to be a vegan- its as simple as that.


That is simply not true. Yes, if you want to eat these fake steaks and whatever - then it's true that it's more expensive. But if you avoid p ...
Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2030 posts, 488891 views) Posted: 886d 2h, 4m ago by sophie0 in Manga General
Anime openings (and endings, I guess):

Do you

- always watch them
- occasionally watch them
- only watch them if I like them
- watch them once, then always skip
- always skip them ...
New Poll - Unwanted Pairing
(38 posts, 5100 views) Posted: 915d 15h, 44m ago by sophie0 in News
Well, with most of the manga I read it's pretty much obvious who the main pairing's going to be, so it isn't that much of an issue. But there have been two cases I can remember where the author's choice really pissed me off. (When a ma ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 927d 3h, 48m ago by sophie0 in News
The problem here is that most people who read the scanlations usually wouldn't buy the manga in the original Japanese anyway, *because they wouldn't understand it*. That is something a lot of people seem to forget. So, rather than taking away sales ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 927d 12h, 44m ago by sophie0 in News
I think a lot of people are misunderstanding the question. There actually is a difference between the morality/immorality of scanlating and of *reading* said scanlations.

If you assume that the scanlation isn't done for profit and not against the expressed wishe ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 932d 13h, 30m ago by sophie0 in News
Tell me about it. I actually ended up ordering a Nook because from the sound of it it was a good ereader for reading manga. Since I don't live in the US, I imported it, set it up to buy and download some manga - only to discover since I don't live in the US ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 932d 16h, 28m ago by sophie0 in News
Actually, I think the opposite is the case. In my country, on the publisher's message boards there are threads dedicated to "which manga would you like us to publish", and I doubt they think their readers are basing their decisions on wikipedia entri ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 932d 17h, 35m ago by sophie0 in News
Well, no - sorry, but that reasoning is faulty. Because in this case you're looking at what you are doing with the scanlations. That has nothing to do with whether scanlations itself are morally wrong or not.

What is a scanlation? Well, people take someone else' ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10446 views) Posted: 933d 2h, 1m ago by sophie0 in News
I voted "no", but I would like to add the caveat, "as long as it isn't for profit".

As for reading and downloading and pirating stuff, I'd say it isn't wrong if there isn't any other option. Like, if I don't have the option ...
New Poll - Bad Parts of Manga
(38 posts, 3558 views) Posted: 953d 2h, 49m ago by sophie0 in News
Whether or not I can relate to a series usually has to do with the characters, so that's what I voted for. Good characterization can make up for a lot of things - as long as I care about the characters, the rest doesn't matter too much, although a good ...

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