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January 21st, 2006 (12:07 pm)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed
current song: Red vs Blue

In another livejournal community, someone decided to post an anonymous message about my manga sharing:

no manga is free. all of us who scanslate these wonderful stories actually BUY the manga. and we encourage people to buy it in english, possibly in japanese too, to support the mangaka. 2 of the ones you have up as "free" are in fact licensed. wild rock is available and hybrid child will be available sometime this year. from one manga lover to others, please, go out and buy them instead of just dling the "free manga"....which some wonderful mangakas have worked so hard to create.

Which is very odd to me because I do buy manga. In fact, they know me quite well at my local Waldenbooks and are always quite happy to see me. But I figured you'd like some proof.

This is my shelf of manga. This is where I keep the stuff that I still like to read. Notice by this pic and this pic, that these shelves have two layers of manga on them. One in the front and one in the back. BTW, I have some manga stored in the bottom three containers here. And some in the basement which I'm not photographing because it's cold.

Here's some of my yaoi. Notice Wild Rock is in there. So is Love Mode and a few others I've shared. What's not included is the full set of Gravitation and the full set of FAKE. I also have From Eroica With Love 1-4, all of Petshop of Horrors, all of Demon Diary, 1-9 of Descendents of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei), and a bunch of others that hint at hot guys snogging but will probably never deliver. Those are on the shelf. And if I'm too lazy to clean my room, I'm too lazy to take them down. I pretty much have all the yaoi that my local Waldenbooks has put out. With the exception of the rest of Kizuna and Level C. I've lost interest on those and have stopped buying them. And no, I don't have the scanlations for either.

So what does this prove? One, yaoi_onna is a lazy bitch who can't clean her room. Two, those weren't ghost orbs, I just have a cheap digital camera. Three, yaoi_onna has been collecting manga for a long time now and needs to get a life. But the most important lesson is, scanlations work. They get people interested in a manga and will actually buy manga. The purpose of free manga isn't to discourage the people from buying manga. It's to get them interested so they will buy it. Why do you think that Tokyopop and Viz are still going strong? And why do you think they haven't been shutting down many scanlation sites? Because people are more likely to buy something if they know what they're getting. And scanlations make people interested in manga. I've converted several real life friends into mangaholics just from giving them scanlations alone. But enough with the ranting. You'll believe what you want to believe.

And you know what? Thank you anonymous troll. You've gotten me interested in sharing manga again. I think I'll do some uploading this weekend, if I get the chance.

Comments

Posted by: keira (keira23)
Posted at: January 21st, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)

Hello, yaoi_onna

I don't know how, but I was able to run into this post.
I normally don't like to get into this talk because it's
hard to come down with a conclusion who is right and wrong,
but I gotta say, You buy your mangas. Thank you for
supporting the mangakas.

"Clearing your room" and "licensed manga" has nothing to do with each other.
I just love how some people "know" they are wrong, and the only way to
support their words is by trying to use another "subject" to throw at you.

Whether I keep my room clean or not, that won't change the fact I love yaoi.

And everyone knows that there are fservers on IRC sharing Licensed stuffs!
I've also seen a lot of websites sharing licensed stuffs, not to mention
scanltaion groups working on mangas whether they are licensed or not.

Seriously, some people just gotta stop picking on others.
We have LJs to share and talk among friends, not to create WWIII.

hmmm... for future references, you may wanna lock your post (for friends only) so no outsider will able to post. And the mangas you share, will only be shared among friends.

I will admit that few days ago, I was sharing lovemode scans with couple of my friends. NOTE: One of them loved it and she will get them all, and I trust her words because she buys yaoi mangas (from Japan) 4 times a month.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 21st, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)

Well the original post (the one in the manga sharing community with the manga) that was commented on was back in August. That community is now a friends only community. So if I share in that community, it will be friends only.

Posted by: yaoi_onna (yaoi_onna)
Posted at: January 21st, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)

That was me. It logged me out.

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