|New Poll - Hating Art
(32 posts, 4601 views) Posted: 1409d 3h, 57m ago by Mierten in News
With "hating the artwork," one of the best compliments for a series is that even when it is a style of artwork that you hate, you still really like the series.
I do like how there is so much variety in styles of art. ...
|New Poll - Preferred Manga Consumption Method
(17 posts, 2012 views) Posted: 2009d 3h, 6m ago by Mierten in News
I have several series ththat I have both them electronically and printed. Which do I read -- electronic on computer. One series is still in its original shipping wrapper. I am glad the author gets credit but I don't have to remember which book shelf it is on and when ...
|New Poll - Drama in Romance
(9 posts, 1166 views) Posted: 2039d 5h, 12m ago by Mierten in News
There isn't an option for: Depends on series/mangaka
Some do it better than others.
There still can be limits though.
After all, when the plot twists become as contrived as an American soap opera or a Mexican telenovela, it is too much.
At some point, it bec ...
|New Poll - Difference of Art
(14 posts, 1161 views) Posted: 2052d 11h, 36m ago by Mierten in News
I find a bigger difference in plot line. Manwha seems to hop all over the place and be jumpy. I've seen manga do it too but less often. ...
|Another Group Gone: KEFI
(37 posts, 3529 views) Posted: 2094d 5h, 10m ago by Mierten in News
what kills a group isn't web issues ... it is usually lack of staff. You expect some turnover and if no one is there to take their place, the group dies.
Thus, if you don't want to see your favorite group die, perhaps learn Photoshop or Gimp (which is free)? ...
|New Poll - Scanlation Groups and Their Projects
(24 posts, 2453 views) Posted: 2132d 2h, 19m ago by Mierten in News
There is a special place in heaven for scanlation groups that specialize in wrapping up dropped series. For instance, A Willful Muse. I may not like all of the series that they choose but I still cheer everytime I see their releases. ...
|New Poll - Cooking up Manga
(13 posts, 908 views) Posted: 2200d 0h, 4m ago by Mierten in News
Missing: Haven't yet but want to
P.S. Don't read What Did You Eat Yesterday hungry. It makes the hunger worse. ...
|New Poll - Secret Manga Reader
(13 posts, 769 views) Posted: 2241d 1h, 56m ago by Mierten in News
As hinted by the yaoi reader above, how much do you change what you read based upon where you are. For instance, it seems that every time I decide to read Ice Blade, I am sitting in an airplane next to some 10 year old. ...
|Update to Series Comments
(50 posts, 2885 views) Posted: 2266d 5h, 14m ago by Mierten in News
The centering in titles and genre is going overboard. They are easier to read when they are left aligned.
Thanks for keeping the site going and up-to-date. ...
|New Poll - Original vs. Adaptation
(22 posts, 1699 views) Posted: 2283d 21h, 1m ago by Mierten in News
Ever see the movie Princess Bride? Ever read the book. I've done both and I'll be the first to tell you that there are significant changes between the two. However, the author whom also adapted the book to the movie script realized that retaining the to ...
|Remembering Franky House
(44 posts, 5641 views) Posted: 2289d 13h, 47m ago by Mierten in News
Some groups go out with a bang, some with a wimper. Seems that this group had its own set of fireworks.
Also find it bemusing that trying to visit their web site gets blocked by my spyware blocker. ...
|April Fools' Day Warning
(24 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 2308d 0h, 2m ago by Mierten in News
If they have that much time, scanlate the next chapter of a series and put the spoofs in there as extras. For instance, in a One Piece chapter, have sketches of how the characters would look if they were drawn by different mangaka. ...
|New Poll - Anime/Manga for Lent
(22 posts, 1857 views) Posted: 2317d 20h, 19m ago by Mierten in News
Giving up something personal, like the time you spend on manga, whether it be for Lent or another religeous purpose only has true meaning when you use that time instead for other purposes that benefits others.
Otherwise, it is nothing more than a New Years res ...
|New Poll - Localization
(5 posts, 451 views) Posted: 2327d 3h, 12m ago by Mierten in News
Do you know someone in Japan during this Earthquake: Yes, they are OK, Yes, haven't heard but they should be OK, Yes, waiting to hear or No.
In events like these, facebook is handy just to get a message like "My floor is now a mess". ...
|Is Viz discontinuing Kurohime??
(11 posts, 5049 views) Posted: 2331d 1h, 44m ago by Mierten in Kurohimé
Volume 15 came out in January 2010 so I don't think this is discontinued. ...
|beelzebub how much romance???
(27 posts, 13453 views) Posted: 2522d 4h, 29m ago by Mierten in Beelzebub
... and if you don't get enough romance in the main series, just wait until the DJ's come out. Then, you'll get your romance, and ever so much more. ...
|New Feature - Group Filtering
(71 posts, 4974 views) Posted: 2545d 2h, 38m ago by Mierten in News
I saw it. I liked it.
Have you considered a series by series version of it. Using the example of the group which does several series I like but one that just doesn't appeal. ...
|New Poll - Eating Oreos
(22 posts, 1603 views) Posted: 2654d 15h, 6m ago by Mierten in News
|New Poll - When Do You Start?
(20 posts, 1148 views) Posted: 2679d 5h, 2m ago by Mierten in News
When I come across a series that looks appealing, I decide then, do I start reading it now and bemoan the length of time until the next chapter's release? Or do I wait until it is done and then read it. The ones in the 2nd category are put into my wish list. When th ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 86 - Doujinshi
(33 posts, 4121 views) Posted: 2752d 21h, 3m ago by Mierten in Chatter Box
It is not like there is only one type of doujinshi.
After all, some are figuring out how to draw manga.
Some are the mangaka adding another tidbit to the main story that didn't fit in the first round.
Some are just seeing whom can be with whom (in bed, with variou ...
(12 posts, 381 views) Posted: 2768d 3h, 43m ago by Mierten in News
And it will take until New Years to read them ... when we get the next big onset. ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 78 - Authors Branching Out
(21 posts, 2878 views) Posted: 2804d 1h, 38m ago by Mierten in Manga General
At a certain point, it is a case of getting out of a rut.
After all, if you do Shoujo manga, you will find yourself going through the motions after a while and not coming up with anything new (or memorable).
If that mangaka tries a sports manga as a change, they will be ...
|New Poll - Endings that Suck
(40 posts, 2357 views) Posted: 2850d 3h, 48m ago by Mierten in News
Keep in mind that the authors themselves are under pressure for the timeing of the ending. Thus, they will create abrupt endings when the publisher tells them to.
Conversely, they will stretch out a series because their editor/publisher don't want it to end. We' ...
|New Poll - Best Shoujo
(60 posts, 4355 views) Posted: 2878d 5h, 35m ago by Mierten in News
As Ouran shows, the ones in the process of being released with unsatisfied fangirls has a headstart on completed ones. The real way to know would be to only have ones that were completely published/scanlated 2 or more years ago -- then you would be measu ...
|New Poll - Best Shoujo
(60 posts, 4355 views) Posted: 2878d 5h, 38m ago by Mierten in News
Perhaps this is the best that will happen with the poll. Getting to know the ones you hadn't read makes you the winner regardless of the final numbers. ...