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Should we have a scanlation culture of translators being paid for their work?
No, it's volunteer work! Labor of love or not at all
Yes, it's reasonable to pay them for their hard work
 
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New Poll - Pleasure Reading
(34 posts, 3216 views) Posted: 1065d 23h, 31m ago by Joentjuh in News
I read pretty much all the time, when I'm not at work that is.
Have been reading books since long before it became a requirement at school, my problem was more that I didn't read the books assigned, but the English translations/originals (don't l ...
What are you playing now?
(2044 posts, 228893 views) Posted: 1074d 22h, 35m ago by Joentjuh in Games
Wanted to play Shadows of Mordor... dropped it after watching gameplay trailer / review (utterly boring and repetitive)
Next, Ryse: Son of Rome... Same, though more action and story oriented than ME:SoM
... Thought about Dragon Age replay.... but played it much to ...
What song are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
(4988 posts, 397067 views) Posted: 1074d 22h, 52m ago by Joentjuh in Music
6. Shoji Yamashiro - Shohmyoh
From the "Symphonic Suite Akira" album (good album, if listed to sporadically). ...
New Poll - First Fandom
(27 posts, 2968 views) Posted: 1081d 3h, 35m ago by Joentjuh in News
Euhm wut?
Weirdly phrased and very vague question. (also poll title doesn't correspond with poll question)

First fandom: I think it was Forgotten Realms (D&D).
"Japan" fandom: Not sure if it was any single thing. I simply like good quality stories ...
New Poll - Ad-blocker
(37 posts, 4499 views) Posted: 1088d 1h, 53m ago by Joentjuh in News
There are people who don't use AdBlock? embarrassed

I use Privoxy + AdBlockPlus + Ghostery + Flashblock + NoScript on every machine I own.
What still gets through gets removed with Stylish.

This is besides a couple of hard redirects in my hosts file (/etc/hosts) to a lo ...
What type of cellphone do you have?
(282 posts, 23491 views) Posted: 1206d 8h, 2m ago by Joentjuh in Chatter Box
None \o/

Cellphone free for over 6 years now (before that a generic cheap pre-paid motorola as a 'requirement' for uni.) ...
New Poll - Crying
(48 posts, 4020 views) Posted: 1270d 7h, 47m ago by Joentjuh in News
Clannad, liked the anime better than the VN, if only for the pacing (but they both complement each other very well).

Fuko was brilliant, and the balance between comedy, tragedy, and drama was very well kept. ...
What song are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
(4988 posts, 397067 views) Posted: 1280d 0h, 37m ago by Joentjuh in Music
Battle Scars by The Chemical Brothers ...
What are you playing now?
(2044 posts, 228893 views) Posted: 1282d 8h, 20m ago by Joentjuh in Games
Neverwinter MMO, but I'm dropping it till the next campaign is out (they brought the drop-rates down and it has gotten really boring lately). Note, I play it like a (mostly) single-player game, and I'm not one for mindless repetition for meagre rewards.

Ah w ...
What song are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
(4988 posts, 397067 views) Posted: 1298d 11h, 5m ago by Joentjuh in Music
Quote from wickedvane
I Follow Rivers by Lykke Li


Good song, but I much prefer the Triggerfinger cover, or as a close second the Magician Remix... Both make the original kind of bland imo. ...
How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
(82 posts, 4862 views) Posted: 1337d 3h, 58m ago by Joentjuh in Chatter Box
I'm one of those rare few (at 26) that doesn't have one. Never saw the need for it.
Might buy a cheap one in the near future for work though... ...
What song are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
(4988 posts, 397067 views) Posted: 1338d 7h, 25m ago by Joentjuh in Music
Heather Alexander - March of Cambreadth ...
What turns you off... about a manga.
(310 posts, 54130 views) Posted: 1395d 10h, 40m ago by Joentjuh in Manga General
Bad/ugly art
Bad/nonsensical plot
Annoying stereotypical characters
Character template (one face + slightly different hairstyle for many characters)
Overly big eyes
Cerebus effect
... or when plot is lost and the manga becomes an Ecchi-fest
Repeating content
Loo ...
Relaxing music ?
(21 posts, 1707 views) Posted: 1426d 3h, 58m ago by Joentjuh in Music
Look for Lisa Gerrard ("Now We Are Free" finale from Gladiator), The "A Thousand Roads" album with Jeff Rona is also quite good. ...
Desktop Screenshots
(1095 posts, 134972 views) Posted: 1529d 1h, 24m ago by Joentjuh in Chatter Box
User Posted Image

Linux + XFCE4 + Conky ^.^ ...
Relaxing music ?
(21 posts, 1707 views) Posted: 1588d 21h, 48m ago by Joentjuh in Music
Brilliant (soft) piano music:
Yiruma - First Love (2001)
especially the track River Flows in You ...
New Poll - RPG Class
(43 posts, 4944 views) Posted: 1618d 19h, 11m ago by Joentjuh in News
I try to rotate, but it depends on the gameplay, possibilities, and available class actions.
I usually prefer something along the lines of battle-mage though... Yay for overkill AoE spells, yet still being able to dally about on the frontlines ^.^ (poking critters with a stick).

Sadly ...
New Poll - Demographic Hate
(156 posts, 23540 views) Posted: 1668d 20h, 56m ago by Joentjuh in News
Shounen-ai (and thus also Yaoi), not that I dislike that particular genre, but I dislike the 'culture' that surrounds it. The constant need for stereotyping everything, rarely have I read a shounen-ai manga where the two leading characters are actually ' ...
New Poll - Non-Manga Reading
(23 posts, 3327 views) Posted: 1717d 2h, 36m ago by Joentjuh in News
Used to read about as much manga as I read novels... That all changed when I bought an eReader and (later) discovered fanfiction ^.^
Now I've fallen so far behind on many anime and manga that I'm not sure if I'll even bother catching up (if I ha ...
What sorts of people read manga???
(984 posts, 205186 views) Posted: 1727d 0h, 45m ago by Joentjuh in Chatter Box
Gender: Neither (I simply am, don't really identify with either male or female)
Sex: Male
Age: 25
Country/Continent: Netherlands/Europe
Race: Human
Main Personality Traits: Stubborn, Perfectionist, Minimalist, and 'somewhat' anti-Social
IQ: I' ...
Interested in a Scanlation Application?
(5 posts, 1422 views) Posted: 1756d 0h, 47m ago by Joentjuh in Manga General
I've had this thought for a while no (but no ambition to actually act upon it), but wouldn't it be nice if there was an 'interactive' Manga reader/editor.

Think the way you watch movies, there are separate tracks for audio, video, and subtitles. ...
What TV Shows Do You Watch?
(225 posts, 26877 views) Posted: 1789d 4h, 54m ago by Joentjuh in Chatter Box
- QI
- Top Gear (though couldn't care less about the cars bigrazz )
Both shows are British

And that's about it. I'm underwhelmed with what catches my attention when browsing the web (rarely watch a series beyond the second episode). I'd much ...
Good mangas that deal with taboos
(16 posts, 2796 views) Posted: 1817d 6h, 47m ago by Joentjuh in I'm Looking For...
Quote from TaoPaiPai
male 10yo thingking about sex with his hot teacher = normal
girl 10yo thinking about sex with her hot teacher = sick and gets easily turned into a discussion about pedophilia


... Just, no.
Neither situation is normal, or should be.

I can sort of understa ...
Good mangas that deal with taboos
(16 posts, 2796 views) Posted: 1817d 7h, 2m ago by Joentjuh in I'm Looking For...
IS - Otoko demo Onna demo Nai Sei, at least in my opinion. Not that it taught me anything new (in fact, I was under the impression that it was even MORE common than indicated), but it brought the issue into focus and made me think, realising that the situation where I ...
Longest Playing Time
(11 posts, 1120 views) Posted: 1820d 1h, 51m ago by Joentjuh in Games
Single sitting: ±32 hours SW-KotOR (start to finish, highest difficulty)
I don't think I'll be braking that record anytime soon... Playing 10 hours straight has already become quite tiring for me (and that is if I can find the time).

Most hours spent playing a ...

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