American Manga... does it exist??

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Re: American Manga... does it exist??

Post by MMM » Wed 10.01.2008 8:08 pm

It seems I came across a little strong in my first posts, and for that I apologize. I stated things rather matter-of-factly before reading the feel of the boards more, and that seems to have been my (hopefully not) fatal mistake. I think I have a better handle of how things go here. Other boards I sometimes post on are a little more "black and white". I hope there is the opportunity for me to make a second impression.

Yes, I believe publishers should not label comics that aren't from Japan as "manga". I think more accurate terms like "OEL manga" or "International manga" are more accurate. That is my belief. I support publishers like Dark Horse that do not put the manga label on non-Japanese titles, just as they wouldn't put the manhwa label on non-Korean titles.

And in my defense, I wasn't fired up and am not fired up by having people disagree with me. I look forward to a lively discussion, and I appreciate being told that my tone was crossing the line.
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Re: American Manga... does it exist??

Post by Harisenbon » Wed 10.01.2008 9:45 pm

MMM wrote:It seems I came across a little strong in my first posts, and for that I apologize. I stated things rather matter-of-factly before reading the feel of the boards more, and that seems to have been my (hopefully not) fatal mistake. I think I have a better handle of how things go here. Other boards I sometimes post on are a little more "black and white". I hope there is the opportunity for me to make a second impression.


You'll find that the people here are rather forgiving to those posters who make a concerted effort to contribute to the board, no matter how inflammatory their first posts may have been. ;) Water under the bridge seems to be the unspoken motto.

Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board. ;)
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Post by MMM » Wed 10.01.2008 10:05 pm

Harisenbon wrote:You'll find that the people here are rather forgiving to those posters who make a concerted effort to contribute to the board, no matter how inflammatory their first posts may have been. ;) Water under the bridge seems to be the unspoken motto.

Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board. ;)


My only intentions are to contribute, learn and discuss. I'll be progressing taking baby-steps...thanks, Harisenbon.
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Post by richvh » Wed 10.01.2008 10:20 pm

Harisenbon wrote:Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board.


Take what Harisenbon said with a grain of salt.
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Post by MMM » Wed 10.01.2008 10:27 pm

richvh wrote:
Harisenbon wrote:Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board.


Take what Harisenbon said with a grain of salt.
Spoiler:
He's a respected member, too.


I had already figured as much...thank you, Rich.
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Post by becki_kanou » Wed 10.01.2008 10:31 pm

Harisenbon wrote:Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board. ;)


Ooh...you've piqued my curiosity. I'll have to go digging through the archives now. :twisted:
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Post by Sairana » Thu 10.02.2008 12:18 am

becki_kanou wrote:I'll have to go digging through the archives now. :twisted:


Don't forget to properly necro them. ^_^

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Post by AJBryant » Thu 10.02.2008 9:41 am

What they said. :)


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Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 10.02.2008 9:52 am

Harisenbon wrote:
MMM wrote:It seems I came across a little strong in my first posts, and for that I apologize. I stated things rather matter-of-factly before reading the feel of the boards more, and that seems to have been my (hopefully not) fatal mistake. I think I have a better handle of how things go here. Other boards I sometimes post on are a little more "black and white". I hope there is the opportunity for me to make a second impression.


You'll find that the people here are rather forgiving to those posters who make a concerted effort to contribute to the board, no matter how inflammatory their first posts may have been. ;) Water under the bridge seems to be the unspoken motto.

Hell, Tony, Vladchick, Mike and myself all started out with rather strong first posts which caused a lot of heartache and grief, and now the first three are respected members of this board. ;)


don't forget my first post. I started off by telling Tony he was off base about Ninja and Samurai.. lol.. although I don't know that I consider myself "highly respected.." :mrgreen:

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Post by AJBryant » Thu 10.02.2008 8:24 pm

Ah, the good old days. :)


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Post by chikara » Thu 10.02.2008 8:43 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:don't forget my first post. I started off by telling Tony he was off base about Ninja and Samurai.. .... :mrgreen:

:shock:

You guys are arguing with someone who knows more about old Japan than the rest of us put together - he's an academic whose specialty is Japanese history, not someone who learned Japanese history by reading manga and watching anime ....

Thanks Rich :lol:

In my first post I spelt "romaji" incorrectly and Tony-san corrected me :oops:

I'm certainly not "highly respected", probably more "tolerated" :wink:
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Re: American Manga... does it exist??

Post by ss » Thu 10.02.2008 10:03 pm

Brings back good memories. There were lots of laughter, arguments, conflicts, misunderstanding ...... but those were things which brought us closer to each other. Indeed .... good old days ....

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Re: American Manga... does it exist??

Post by Harisenbon » Thu 10.02.2008 11:28 pm

chikara wrote:I'm certainly not "highly respected", probably more "tolerated" :wink:


Perhaps more like "This close to being beaten with a stick" than tolerated. [/jk] :lol:
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Re: American Manga... does it exist??

Post by chikara » Thu 10.02.2008 11:31 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
chikara wrote:I'm certainly not "highly respected", probably more "tolerated" :wink:

Perhaps more like "This close to being beaten with a stick" than tolerated. [/jk] :lol:

A virtual stick of course ;)
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Post by MMM » Fri 10.03.2008 1:47 am

At the very least I was glad I could help recall such wonderful memories...
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