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@  Mage Girl : (17 February 2020 - 02:33 AM) I can safely say I'm so far the only person to post to this shoutbox in 2020...
@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
@  Fire Blazer : (16 December 2019 - 01:39 AM) LOL
@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:12 PM

Just started reading psyren yesterday. The basic premise is that some dude is basically kidnapping people and sending them to a future version of Japan which has become a desolate wasteland overrun by monsters. These people are exposed to a disease in the air and develop psychic abilities which they then use to compete in the game that they were originally kidnapped for. Pretty solid so far.

Also reading assassination classroom which is also very good. Nothing funnier than a monster teacher being targeted by his students. Also space travel?

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:35 PM

I'm reading Mizutama Honey Boy.

 

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w-what

 

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a-aanywayyy I'm also reading Assassination Classroom and I'm glad they have something to do after 153

 

maybe it will even actually make me care about graduation beyond "FUCK YEAH I'M OUT BITCHES!!" (for totally different reasons compared to what they usually try to sell us but still)

 

PLUS I GOT TO SEE NAGISA IN OVERSIZED JAPANESE CLOTHES SEASON 2 WHEN


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:13 PM

Still re-reading Pokemon Special. This shit is still hype, despite some stiff dialogue and tunnel vision twists I can't help getting excited by this. And the only manga that I've been keeping up with weekly, Magi (technically Sinbad no bouken counts as a second manga but it's a character backstory manga so it's basically the same thing), has been getting pretty damn good. 
 
Also I've been keeping up with Prison School, but that's something I'm not proud of.

Magi is getting really fucking hype right now. holy crap

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:59 AM

Finally found the new assassination classroom chapters after the space travel thing. Very good. Probably going to end soon sadly.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:33 PM



space travel thing.

This sounds odd but I can't confirm since I've stopped keeping up with AC


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:59 PM

I was thinking of reading D.N. Angel from the beginning again since the first time I read it all I had was a borrowed-via-coercion volume back in like elementary school or something.

 

...then I learned that apparently it's still not completed. The fuck.

 

Every time I try to get into manga I learn again as to why anime advertising them is so important. Because it is hard as hell to invest attention in these things when they have monthly updates (which are usually shorter than an episode) or longer and when hiatuses are common and frequent. (and because well it's easier for something to show up to people's attention on TV than it is when it's a book. They inherently have little publicity individually and even things like Shonen JUMP demand that you go and get a copy of it or something first.) It's just such a pain in the ass...especially when for whatever reason manga RAWs are kind of hard to come by on the internet and translators are dropping projects all the time.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:57 PM

This sounds odd but I can't confirm since I've stopped keeping up with AC


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:33 AM

I've often thought throughout the course of watching Assassination Classroom that I totally wouldn't mind being killed if it was by Nagisa.

 

Now I really think that way.

 

I bet he would be one of those teachers all the girls and me are too busy swooning over to actually study. we can involve learning about assassination again by fighting over who gets to be teacher's pet

 

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

Definitely a solid chapter. Wasn't expecting it so soon. Honestly I wanted Nagisa to go full assassin after graduation though

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 06:08 PM

I'm actually (sort of) an aspiring writer myself. Although I haven't done much (other than an extra chapter for The Hobbit), I hope to start on a full-length novel soon (lol yikes)!


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

Manga-wise, I'm also on that Assassination Classroom train. I picked up volume 1 not too long ago and enjoyed it. Comic-wise, since this is the Anime and Comics forums, I'm completely in love with Descender. It's the story of an android who may hold the key to repelling the mysterious robotic invaders that wiped out a majority of the galaxy's population, but being able to survive long enough to find out will be a challenge, as most civilizations have turned very anti-robot in the wake of the attacks and robots are generally KOS. It's got wonderful art, and more than anything else, it has Driller, who's a killer. Saga also seems good so far, though I'm only on the first volume. Basically, a lady with wings and a dude with antlers have a daughter, but they're both AWOL from their respective nations' armies, who are at war. As such, they're being chased down by a TV head prince with some apparent issues, a bounty hunter who's just looking for love probably not just looking for love, and probably more things but I've only read volume 1. But it's cool, they have the help of a teenage ghost girl and a ship that's also a tree. I don't have much of an idea where it's going but I seriously hope to find out.


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 10:45 PM

Is this specifically for Manga only?

Until I have clarification, I've been reading Aristotle's Ethics. Really interesting so far.

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 10:54 PM

It was originally for manga, but because Blazer said it would be nice to have a topic about reading in general, the title was changed. The subforum is specific in itself but it's not like we have enough activity to care about proper organization; even when activity appears, users tend to be more interested in making one-off posts in spamland than anything remotely interesting.


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:02 PM

It could be moved over to the entertainment thing, but I have a feeling there will be more manga/comics discussion than other printed media.

On another note I'm now reading tsukihime. Finished one route, and I'm really enjoying it. I figured it would be pretty similar to fate/stay night given that they're both by the same author(or the other way around I guess since tsukihime came first...regardless), but the style is identical. It goes way past similarities, you could actually take lines out of one and put them in the other without having anything feel out of place. Not a bad thing really as the writing is generally pretty good, but I did find it surprising. Also the mirror moon age advisory was the greatest thing ever. "keep away from children as they could possibly choke on the chunky bits of dead people"

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 01:09 AM

The last arc of Magi has been confirmed T_T. I'm sad and hyped at the same time.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:06 PM

Assassination Classroom 156: In which you learn to appreciate anime hair as it normally is.

 

I liked the chapter in that it reminds us about how things are done over at Class E, while still reminding us that we're going forward in the plot. They could probably pull the same kind of graduation scene on me that they usually do at this point and I might even actually care about it anyway at this rate, it's crazy. I mean, where else in life will they get to try to assassinate teachers for pissing them off? Can't get much better than this when it comes to stress relief.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 03:16 AM

I'm still reading Aristotle's Ethics

On top of that, I recently picked up the Chronicles of the South from the Black Company series. I really like the series so far, it does a good job of mixing High Fantasy with Dark Fantasy, and alleviates the issue of a predictsble plotline while still having an interesting setting.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:25 AM

I'm currently reading Moonlight Sculptor, a light novel about a VRMMO (again) except written by a Korean. The accuracy of the translation is...disputable given that they have admitted to using machine translation + some fixes, but I'm terrible at reading Hangul anyway and it's not like the story is interesting enough to really care. A lot of the time, the way the exposition is handled it feels like I'm listening to someone talk about their story rather than reading the story itself, which is enjoyable enough for me, but for some it's a crime against literature. Anyone that wants to read a story about much hard werk, very poverty, wow though would likely find it highly entertaining. For me, it's just a casual read for the few hours before I go to bed. There is also a manhwa, and I find the adaptation's additional touches to give the story much more charm, but it's only like 1 volume out of 44 (as of now) adapted.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 07:18 PM

Been watching a playthrough of the Steins;Gate visual novel (ok it's not technically reading it my self but I am reading in the video) and holy crap it is good. Like once shit hits the fan in it, it gets fucking good. I haven't been this invested in story in a while so it's pretty refreshing to me.  


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:45 PM

I love steins gate. I suggest it to literally everyone who I discover has am interest in VNs. Doing another read of it once I finish up with Devil on the G-string(although I really shouldn't considering I've already gone through it twice already).




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