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New Poll - Manga Magazines
(20 posts, 944 views) Posted: 262d 3h, 18m 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, 5631 views) Posted: 380d 6h, 22m 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, 5631 views) Posted: 380d 6h, 23m 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, 9430 views) Posted: 397d 2h, 33m 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, 9430 views) Posted: 397d 2h, 38m 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, 2521 views) Posted: 538d 9h, 8m 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, 8561 views) Posted: 710d 3h, 40m 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, 4718 views) Posted: 720d 6h, 25m 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 due ...
Vegetarianism
(304 posts, 20263 views) Posted: 743d 14h, 32m 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
(1983 posts, 454755 views) Posted: 757d 16h, 0m 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, 4599 views) Posted: 787d 5h, 40m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 798d 17h, 44m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 799d 2h, 41m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 804d 3h, 27m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 804d 6h, 25m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 804d 7h, 32m 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, 9522 views) Posted: 804d 15h, 58m 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, 3183 views) Posted: 824d 16h, 46m 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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