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Question: How's your manga reading habits during the pandemic?
About the same - votes: 1614 (45.7%)
Been reading less - votes: 357 (10.1%)
Been reading more - votes: 1563 (44.2%)
There were 3534 total votes.
The poll ended: May 15th 2021
As some people have pointed out, the fact that MangaDex is currently down has impacted their manga reading habits more than the pandemic has
Comments (limited to first 100 replies)
» alidan on May 15th, 2021, 4:27pm
» dreamer00013 on May 15th, 2021, 4:39pm
Personally, I'd want to wake up. Reality over dreams. Unless I'm in the matrix, then nevermind.
» RoxFlowz on May 15th, 2021, 5:46pm
This one is quite hard to answer. However, if I've been in a coma for a long time and I'm still alive, it's likely that I'm getting medical support, which means things likely aren't that bad. The other issue is that if I choose not to wake up, I'd have to continue living with the knowledge that everything is fake, which sucks a lot. So I guess waking up might be the better option.
» Drisvisic on May 15th, 2021, 8:24pm
» Trimutius on May 15th, 2021, 9:30pm
» Communist_Rob on May 15th, 2021, 11:42pm
Is experiencing a false reality more preferable when the truth is more than what the mind can handle?
» residentgrigo on May 16th, 2021, 12:25am
Would Zhuangzi urge you to wake up? That´s the better question.
I wonder if ancient China had the Black Pill? Times were tough.
» AquarianDemocrat on May 16th, 2021, 1:14pm
Would Zhuangzi urge you to wake up? That´s the better question.
I wonder if ancient China had the Black Pill? Times were tough ...
Well, I quite like my life but I would still choose to wake up. I don't see the point in avoiding reality. Some people rack up more credit card debt every month while trying to avoid reality - to me, this is similar to choosing to remain in a pleasant dream. If you choose not to wake up from your coma now, you may be forced awake later on - only you'll be older, weaker, ect. In the end, things are the way they are. Better to deal with reality today then try to put it off. So even though I'm quite happy with my life... and even if "reality" was quite awful... I'd wake up as soon as possible and get to work in "real" life.
» FeaRimbor on May 16th, 2021, 9:49am
Short answer: I would wake up.
Not so long answer: I would wake up. No matter what, as a religous person (I am Muslim if anyone wonders) I cant neglect my duties for my god. That Dream of mine made me this religious anyway.
(why did I even bothered myself with that short answer, both is short enough)
But if I assumed there is no other life.
If I were aware of that i was dreaming. I would definitely wake up.
If it was a deal of blue or red pill. Since it makes me forget that it was all a dream I'd go for blue and enjoy my dream I guess.
» YeyiTanemon on May 16th, 2021, 10:28am
I mean it would be interesting to know what's reality.
» MewMan on May 16th, 2021, 11:48am
» NextUniverse on May 16th, 2021, 1:41pm
Am I one of the few people to say that? I don't want to take the risk and ignorance is bliss.
My current life is ridiculously uncertain, but idk if waking up will help my case lol.
» Shippou_Incognito on May 16th, 2021, 2:06pm
Or get out of school.
Grow a spine.
» Unknown on May 16th, 2021, 3:15pm
» silvarion on May 16th, 2021, 3:10pm
» Zeyo on May 16th, 2021, 4:42pm
But your answer really turned my head. Living two lives, I never thought of it that way. It's a striking idea and makes me think of those reincarnated/isekai manga. Maybe in my next life, I'll think like that too, haha.
I'm in total agreement that recent polls and their comments have been fun.
» superspartan177 on May 16th, 2021, 5:53pm
Partially in fear of not knowing how much time has passed, if the people in my real life have moved on and now im lonely with only being left with my life. My parents could have passed, I could have had no siblings, my lover or whomever I was with (if I even was) could have died, moved on, and simply could have given up. I could have been abandoned. There is always the opposite where there could only have been a weeks worth of time passed or despite how long people are still waiting for me, I could have had a kid who is waiting but the fear of knowing or finding out what really exists is terrifying.
I wake up to the endless stuff I dont have and had in a dream would be crushing and make me develop a living hell than any type of depression ive faced up till my current legitimate life. Wanting to die, attempting suicide would be a constant. Imagine the parents you hugged in a coma dream dont exist and the ones you have arent like that. Imagine if you wake up a different person from who you once were and now life wont work.
A siblings hug, a parents affection, the touch of a spouse, the pureness of a child, the happiness amongst the sadness. All the trials you had overcame just to find put they meant nothing. All the school you went through is just useless lol, worrying about exams nah worry about the hospital fee's when you wake up from a coma. Taking the chance to lose everything by waking up is something I cannot bring myself to do unless my life was absolute shit or in a position where its equal to dying.
» eccentrrick on May 16th, 2021, 10:17pm
» HikaruYami on May 17th, 2021, 12:56pm
It'd be ideal if I could then return to this dream at will afterwards. But if I can't, that's just the price, I guess.
Needs to be hard proof and a painless exit method though. None of this hypothetical "you've gotta kill yourself in this world to see reality" scifi bullshit.
» Shalesia27 on May 17th, 2021, 5:29pm
» bravest-c on May 18th, 2021, 2:45pm
» hkanz on May 19th, 2021, 6:00am
» mallika23 on May 20th, 2021, 9:57pm
» Baltha on May 20th, 2021, 11:41pm
If you don't know anything about reality, then there's always a chance that it's a universe working fundamentally different than this world we live in. In reality, you could be a rat that's been flung against a wall by a cat, and to prevent you from suffering through being chewed alive, your brain created this world to keep your perception locked down.
By fundamentally different, I also mean that a relative short period of time in reality (assuming there is something like time) could mean thousands of years in our universe, which could mean that you underwent cycles of reincarnation experiencing the whole history of life (fabricated by your brain).
What bothers me more, though, is...
Under that assumption, you could say that this whole world was created by your brain, and that it stops existing when you're waking up. This basically means death to everything and everyone you've ever known.
Of course, this dream could always be just your brain sending you a series of pre-determined pictures that you're just watching until the dream ends. So it may not be much different from reading a manga, where it's up to your willingness to empathize with the characters whether you feel sad or not when something bad happens to them.
However, in line with the idea that reality could be completely different from what we could ever imagine, there's also a chance that your brain just created this whole universe with all of its laws. Offering you a playground to freely walk around a do stuff. For all you know, the people you meet are real and self-conscious. So if you decide to wake up, would that mean that you also decided to end this whole universe with everything it contains? After waking up, would you be sad that you'll never meet the people, animals, things again that you once knew?
That's the main thing I had in mind, even though I probably forgot a lot.
You could also round this up from another direction: What if you existed in a universe that's just a dream by some outside-entity, would you want them to wake up?
For what I chose...
This world is a flippin' shithole and everyone I knew long enough to tell anything about is a goddamn asshat (yes, me too). I don't think anything that reality would offer could be much of a downgrade, especially since this world somehow still finds ways to make my situation worse.
However, I don't really give no fox anymore, so I don't mind waiting it out and have all of those lucky flippers in this world enjoy their stupid lives. That means: No.
» AUOdere on May 22nd, 2021, 1:45pm