What kind of martial arts do you like? Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jui-jitsu Do you practice martial arts and what style do you practice/weapons do you use? Boxing and Jui-jitsu What is your favourite style? freestyle What is your favorite weapon? body of steel Do you "belive" in martial arts? yes. it drives a person to understand more about their physical and mental capabilities.
Yeah. I've read ID. It would be great once I have enough grasp to jump ahead instead of having to wait for the scanlated versions. The reason why I chose NOW was because I've only read like several chapters of the eng. scanlations. Whereas for Id, I've read to the latest scanlated chapter.
What manwha and/or how far have you progress in Korean?
I've been on and off, fiddling with little inventions (android, iphone,). Right now, I'm preparing for travel in Asia once new year rushes by. I'm hitting all of the big and small places. Spending a couple year over there.
How's life for you? Jcafe's been a long ride, and I'm glad you stuck with it. Last I heard, you were going AWOL.
There's some great logo here and mine doesn't even compare but still, I think we could do better than this. I don't see one I like up there, including my own. I'd love to see someone put up a new design that sticks just by looking at it once.
Any upcoming or present device that lets you read east asian languages (utf-8/font support)? I have the affordable Ectaco <LITE> e-reader, and have finished reading a lot of .txt file ebooks on it. What I'm looking for is support for reading books and novellas from asia, such as, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
For me, like mostly everyone, I've read a lot of manga titles over the years. When I started, the topic rape didn't really mean much to me. I wasn't bothered by it maybe given I was too young to comprehend at that time how severe it was, or just ignorant. Then, rape just didn't register in my head. Later, rape made me sick and I cursed the author for putting the characters in that situation. I started avoiding or stopping midway whenever there was rape involved. That made me filter out a lot of titles which I regret because the premise of the plot interested me a lot. But eventually, as I grew, so did my tolerance for rape.
Now I can read a title with rape, cover to cover, without bulging an eye--but, I don't think I can ever get used to it. I will probably continue to filter out materials with rape in them. Rape is sad, revolting, and makes the reader feel powerless (eg, Imagine Hinata being raped. How would that make you feel?). It's just not my slice of life.
Again, what's your tolerance for rape? How and why does it get to you, if affected? When did you start feeling offended? Did it happen at the beginning or somewhere in-between when something inside you snapped? Or are you immune like superman, and the only thing that can harm you is Kryptonite? Tell us a little of your reasons.
Transparent appears to be giving away their free software, Byki. I haven't tried it out yet but for those who would like to get their feet wet in some of the languages they offer, give Byki a shot. Here's the link:
wow, this manga is still going strong? might pick up where i left off in a year or two. i'm just not feeling it. the story felt like it has reach the end. i'll eventually find out if i am wrong or not next year or so.
The title of this series and the game in the story IS "Sword" Art Online. AoE skill would involve another system and structure of story telling. By focusing on sword and melee and the skills that one can acquire, the author keeps everything balance, and faithful. The character could advance a lot without help and independently level their attributes, but there are still things a person can't handle alone. There are `unique' skills that can deal damage to multiple targets and stuff like that, but AoE like raining blades, meteorites, et al, is out of the question--maybe for now at least.
If you just like AoE in stories and Sword Art Online is not equipped with it, then there's no point in persuading you if that's your thing.
Being a huge fan of rpg since long ago, I've always went with Playstation consoles and any console that's supported by a lot of RPG authors. I bought the original xbox to play multi-player fps games with family and friends but because of N64 and 007, we never played much on the xbox. When XBox360 came, we bought it. But again, Wii was far better for playing multiplayer games with family and friends. In the end like everything, it comes down to personal preference.
My opinion, it's about how much a console support rpg and next would be multiplayer support for family and friends. PS3 has a lot of rpgs I can play through imports compared to xbox. Most games on xbox360, there is a port for PS3. Multiplayer game on xbox360, Wii supports it better. PS3 has blu-ray and free online play. And for other games, there's a monthly subscription and that's understandable because with that, there will be much better support and reliability, e.g., upcoming FFIV on-line.
I experienced first-hand that day. I was welcomed into a world beyond me. The back door with its exterior bound together gently spread open, where narrow and complex flow of feeling and texture awaited me. Inside, the walls tightly binded me from all around as I made my way deeper. I became exhausted and gasp heavily for air while sweat and liquid secreted from the narrow opening as if warning me that any longer and deeper in, something bad would happen. Yet, my body moved further and quicker as if propelled by an engine of its own. I knew it was coming. I could feel my surrounding closing in tightly. There was no escape. I understood from the beginning before I entered. I couldn't resist it. Succumbed to my own impulse and a weak will, I rushed inside. As I thrust my body forward and into the back door, I felt a slight resistance. I pulled back out but as I tried, something gripped on to me, sucking me, forcing me to move forward but I fought, pulling back as many times as I can but the more I resisted, the stronger the grip latched onto me.
This continued for hours on end, at intervals, I could always feel as if something was rushing out of me, like being consumed, but it didn't hurt. More so than that, I felt a sense of relief but guilty at the same time. What was it? It was strange that one moment the feeling came about so strongly as if being overwhelmed by a great surge, then the next, it would suddenly dissipate. And I was my usual self again but without interruption, the same cycle would repeat itself over and over. I was happy and yet, scared. It felt like torture and yet it was like I was smiling and having fun.
The world recured to me like a dream, over and over and over and over again. At the end of the world, at the final climax, I would always see my friend in ecstasy. I asked my friend why, but there was never a reply. In the end, my friend would always smile followed by a sad and despairing expression....
Back on topic: "Before I could visit Japan...," I thought, long ago. Before I ever had a chance to visit, in my mind, what I always wanted to do was to tour and sightsee different regions, especially regions like Kansai where cultural buildings still remain intact. I was and still am fascinated by their long history like with China's dynasty and different sects. Second, I would go for the fresh and rare foods that can only be found in Japan. The next would be to teach at a high school senior level or a university and have sex hang out with students and faculty members at work. Experience and understand first hand how Japan's system work, and take snapshot of student in bloomers during PE with hidden camera, steal panties, flip skirts, flirt with students, have male student gang rape me, and at the end of the day, stop at a love hotel.
I'll wait until a volume is released to read it. This author IS the person behind Inu Neko Jump which I enjoyed a lot even if it seemed to cut short at the end. His/her other work never appealed to me (ie, Otogi no Machi no Rena, Umisho, ...). With his latest work being about zombie, I'll sure hope he does better than average as I'm a super zombie fan.
If they do, then what concerns me is how and when they will use rape to set the tragic mood. I've seen rape used in the blandest way to cut a corner, add development, or dodge a pivotal point in a story line. Like other zombie works and post-apocolyptic/survival books and comics I've read, there was no scenes such as that but the narration was amazing. Some, there was implication or attempts at rape, but it didn't play a big role as other development did.
Main question is, if they ever do bring in rape, how, when, and to what extent will it play in it?
Highschool of the Dead would be considered a kick ass shounen-ecchi-zombie bashing manga but to me who likes seinen and story above all else, HSotD didn't really strike a chord. I say `really' because ...really... the art is lush with skin-ship and soaking panties all over the place. Take that out and the story becomes less appealing. Tag it with `adult genre' then the rating will sky-rocket. I'll definitely go with the latter so I can lick my own pussy and masturbate.
i don't care much for Haruhi Suzumiya, i've skipped a couple volumes but have read up to the latest and still don't get what all the hype is about surrounding Haruhi Suzumiya. there's also Chrome Shelled Regio which I think is below Haruhi but it's hard to rate one higher than the other. with that kind of preference, will bakemonogatari satisfy me or is this just going to be near the level of Haruhi, Chrome, kaze no stigma, nogizaka haruka, and other below average junk? or is this a story you either like or hate by finishing a couple volumes?
i still haven't finish my latest volume of Baccano but to be honest, that's what I would call an above average story telling.
I picked this up the other day and as i neared the end of chapter 4, volume 1, I knew what was going to happen. I had to force myself to get through the last bit.
What made him change so suddenly even after going against it, and for such a trivia matter. At least his change of thought didn't happen with one of the member being pounded, and then he powers up. That would look too corny. But his comeback did make up for it more or less.
I would be relief if the author can stay out of romance. I should NOT keep my hopes up though. If it's a must, then I insist he be paired up with one of the trios. There needs to be some justice given to side (supporting) characters! As love is blinded and ever-changing...
right now, that's unlikely to happen. but we can only cross our fingers for the best. as we all know, a body left unattended in this can of situation (especially in anime) usually results in the worst. we'll have to wait to see if Sword Art Online crosses into the tragic realm because so far, there's only hints of shounen but the rather vulgar <ethic code off> has left me thinking otherwise.
sakura will likely follow sasuke. naruto will trie to stop her but fails. and sakura learns more of sasuke hatred which eventually leads her to supporting him and at the same time, trying her best to find a way to dissuade sasuke. in the end, she will take sasuke's side and become a wanted ninja thus leading to her exile. however, near the end, when naruto or sasuke is about to kill the other, she will jump in and take the finishing blow and death follows....
then maybe yaoi happens after sakura's death or something unpredictable intervenes or happens. but the tension between naruto and sasuke will somehow come to an end, by death or persuasion, and story continues with naruto making his long awaited pass at hinata. hinata returns it and after another arc of their development, hinata gives birth to a baby at the ripe age of an adult. <i hope so>
for now, i suppose the community try to find a way, maybe use available tools and write ...
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A p2p network consisting of jCafe members and other raw hunters would be very traffic efficient. We could release new raws regularly without a central server. Traffic and IP should be encrypted and the client very easy to use. With a tool like that we could start something new
i can see this as a possible endeavour, compared to irc.
yes. girls with their unearthly possessions. i'm sure by know sakura's feeling for sasuke is somewhere inbetween, more from sympathy. i'm sure she'll stop who ever that's about to kill sasuke by sacrificing herself or defending him. in the end, she'll feel more about naruto given the time they've been grouped together in missions. i'm sure she'll understand herself and the peole around her in a few more chapters.