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Low-rated manga
(12 posts, 1599 views) Posted: 954d 6h, 29m ago by pnyxtr in I'm Looking For...
I'm not quite down with Arigatou being a masterpiece, but that's more a personal thing. It's good, no doubt about that.

Sakuran is so totally awesome that it's simply impossible it didn't get a continuation. Maybe when she gets less bus ...
Female-Oriented Ero-Manga
(23 posts, 7003 views) Posted: 1020d 16h, 0m ago by pnyxtr in Adult (18+)
Well...
I'm not sure sure I want to agree that it's josei (more like unisex), and it's less graphic than I think you're asking for, but check out Dounika Naru Hibi if you haven't already.
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Site Poll - Chat Box 155 - Choosing an Honorific
(50 posts, 3377 views) Posted: 1035d 6h, 38m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
Even though I've done little to nothing to deserve it, being addressed with -sensei would be a well-needed ego boost.

-sama I've already been called loads of times, and I don't see what's so fun about that. ...
Does anyone want an app that checks mangareader.net for new/unread chapters?
(7 posts, 1891 views) Posted: 1045d 7h, 56m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
Seems like it could be useful, but I'm personally not that interested.

I simply made an RSS reader to watch this place along with a couple of others for new stuff (it's real easy with python, you should try it). It's a bit more user friendly to get both an ...
I'm looking for a MENTAIKO picture?
(2 posts, 3490 views) Posted: 1045d 8h, 4m ago by pnyxtr in Yaoi/Yuri
Okay, I just saw the subject, and had to see what kind of pervert wanted a picture of mentaiko (meaning, the food). I'm a bit disappointed. ...
Security Cameras
(23 posts, 1281 views) Posted: 1045d 8h, 29m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
I build security cameras (well, in a sense, the ones I build are more likely to be for security at an airport or border or something, though, they're quite expensive). After I started doing that, I got a lot more aware of cameras everywhere.

And seriously, you we ...
Supererogate
(1 posts, 456 views) Posted: 1088d 4h, 21m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
Now, this isn't strictly manga related to begin with, but it could be.
The thing is that dictionary.com tells me one of the words that are up for deletion from Collins Dictionary is "Supererogate". And seriously, if that wouldn't work as a manga tit ...
The current state of "cleaning" in scanlation
(17 posts, 2575 views) Posted: 1088d 4h, 39m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
Quote from Grumpy
Screen tones are not textures. They're side effects caused by the printers. If you look at works by the author in original BEFORE the print, you'll notice that they often have gray gradients instead of dotted screen tones.

That is mo ...
Ordering from YESASIA?
(3 posts, 932 views) Posted: 1089d 17h, 35m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
I've ordered from them three times (I think it was), and IIRC, I've seen both shrinkwrapped and not. So it might depend on how YesAsia themselves get the books delivered.

I have no real complaints, the thing that keeps me from using them again is that ...
The current state of "cleaning" in scanlation
(17 posts, 2575 views) Posted: 1089d 17h, 53m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
I think that kind of heavy filtering looks like arse, but it's almost always done on series I care very little about (or actively loathe), so it's never been much of a bother for me.

If I happen to try to "train" a new-ish editor who's only tried c ...
Josei with a dark touch
(6 posts, 1172 views) Posted: 1157d 4h, 21m ago by pnyxtr in I'm Looking For...
I'd say that's at least a fourth of all josei I've ever seen. In the other three fourths, dark things (in some sense) usually happen to the hero/heroine in the course of the manga. Just read a bunch at random, your hit rate will be very good.
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Cleaning: To Denoise or Not to Denoise!
(15 posts, 4026 views) Posted: 1165d 3h, 49m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
Quote from Toto
If I had an option for which image quality I'd see in a release, This would win hands down compared to the denoised version

You know, now that I actually looked at it, even that first example was obviously "denoised" in some way ...
Whose your favorite Ho-kago Tea Time member?
(8 posts, 1001 views) Posted: 1165d 3h, 58m ago by pnyxtr in K-On!
Indeed, Mio. Because she apparently sucks less than me at bass. (Not a very difficult thing to manage, though.) ...
Cleaning: To Denoise or Not to Denoise!
(15 posts, 4026 views) Posted: 1178d 6h, 53m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
Denoising of mag scans looks like ass at least 75% of the time, regardless of plugin/program used. I even made one myself that looks better than those, but it too looked like crap, so I scrapped that project.
As a reader, I'd much rather have speckled scans ...
Similar to the works of Asano Inio
(9 posts, 2066 views) Posted: 1183d 9h, 55m ago by pnyxtr in I'm Looking For...
I'll throw in Yasashii Watashi, for no other reason than that it's a personal favourite, and only slightly less so than Solanin. ...
What do the recent war crimes by the US in the middle east say about the us?
(21 posts, 1369 views) Posted: 1200d 8h, 54m ago by pnyxtr in Adult (18+)
Quote from APOKOLYPES
you'd be amazed what some of us
Quote from pnyxtr
volunteer boys who have little experience of life whatsoever
have accomplished in our short lives...

And you'll be surprised how much you'll agree with me when ...
What do the recent war crimes by the US in the middle east say about the us?
(21 posts, 1369 views) Posted: 1204d 2h, 56m ago by pnyxtr in Adult (18+)
Quote from APOKOLYPES
woa! woa! eek - hold on here, first of all incidents like this should in no way characterize service members of the US armed forces as a whole
[...]
don't single out the USA military when incidents like this happen with NATO forces, we ...
How safe is Japan for a lone gaijin woman, seriously?
(21 posts, 2950 views) Posted: 1225d 3h, 18m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
Hmm, it's weird. Now I feel almost guilty after a tsunami actually did hit. Even though I was merely stating the obvious.

The World sure has a way of sidestepping your expectations. ...
What do the recent war crimes by the US in the middle east say about the us?
(21 posts, 1369 views) Posted: 1225d 6h, 11m ago by pnyxtr in Adult (18+)
I think you misunderstood me. I did not mean all things are okay just because everyone used to do it when they were young and stupid. I just mean that, it's not a black and white issue. Both sides are usually at some kind of fault, and even the indignant bystande ...
Online RAW manga stores
(3 posts, 1932 views) Posted: 1228d 5h, 1m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
Seriously. Don't write RAW as if it has some kind of special meaning. (Well, it does have a kind of special meaning, which is: a file format.) Also, raws means the scans, not the books.

And now that we've cleared that up, I recommend bk1, if you know a ...
What do the recent war crimes by the US in the middle east say about the us?
(21 posts, 1369 views) Posted: 1228d 5h, 11m ago by pnyxtr in Adult (18+)
I thought the US was into that business right from the start. But I guess it doesn't count unless it's recognised nation against nation. (It's only ethnic cleansing, when you slaughter undesirable people from your own country.)

And though I say it that ...
[HELP] Scan manga with EPSON V30
(1 posts, 1052 views) Posted: 1249d 15h, 30m ago by pnyxtr in Chatter Box
It's a given that you need different settings when using a different scanner. Even scanners of different models from the same manufacturer (and I almost exclusively use Canons) give very different results.

I have no idea about the features of that particular ...
User ratings
(15 posts, 1446 views) Posted: 1267d 8h, 52m ago by pnyxtr in Manga General
The distribution and number of votes say a lot more than a single weighted average, so I guess I can look at that sometimes.

In order to know what not to waste time reading, though. If something has 4711 votes of 10, and then 42 1s, it's most likely for a crowd ...
Contemporary Japanese novels?
(24 posts, 2040 views) Posted: 1294d 22h, 57m ago by pnyxtr in I'm Looking For...
There is that. And I absolutely love a lot of old English literature, or in some cases just old-ish, so it's not that I have a problem with archaic language. I do have a problem with crap writing, though.

I don't think I've read a lot of translations to Englis ...
Contemporary Japanese novels?
(24 posts, 2040 views) Posted: 1294d 23h, 57m ago by pnyxtr in I'm Looking For...
Murakami is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Since he is, after all, a little too popular. I can't be all alternative and shit if I read something (probably) millions have already liked before me. But, since that's (mostly) me joking, I'll second the suggestio ...

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