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  1. Arunaru not working anymore with mangagamer

    beatin my meat to anime grills to own the libs
  2. Arunaru not working anymore with mangagamer

    Man, I was just tryna be a good socialist and advocate for living wages for translators. Now we here
  3. Arunaru not working anymore with mangagamer

    The guy does have a choice, yes. he exercised it and you called it narcissism and virtue signalling that he warned others. Your obvious personal distaste for the guy aside, I am failing to understand your point. If the industry cannot survive without exploitation of worker passion, then the industry should not survive. The demand to support higher wages isn't there and MG along with other companies deserve to go out of business. Unfortunately, the VN community is stupidly passionate about working for free and taking for free, so yes, you are right. I doubt much changes. Maybe it's just the fact I study a lot of worker exploitation, have first hand experience with worker exploitation, but I will always supporter someone wanting a livable wage. The translator made a choice and is being paid better by translating mobile games. So I'm glad he made a choice while also telling others where they might be able to make more money and live more comfortably in a different market.
  4. Arunaru not working anymore with mangagamer

    what an asinine remark. the guy merely warned about how shitty the pay is, and the constant cost cutting measures affecting quality. if virtue signalling is "please pay me something livable" and then leaving when the company refuses, then consider me a virtue signaler. if all the employees just keep their mouths shut then nothing changes. If companies like SP and MG are unable to survive without worker exploitation, then they deserve to go under. You seem like the kind of person that would have defended the government for their actions during various union busting exercises. After all, workers were virtue signaling and taking their problems into the public sphere by demanding 8 hour work days.
  5. wait, mac and cheese is something kfc didnt offer before? I could have sworn that they did when I last ate at one like 10 years ago.
  6. Mangagamer and Minori News(?) to be announced soon

    What in the hell does "We always keep minority spirit" even mean?
  7. Oooh this is a tough one. Despite their narrative problems, Key generally has done well to craft some good characters even if their character arcs left something to be desired. I think I'd have to go for Nagisa just because not enough VNs carry the high school romances into adulthood and show the challenges of a new couple starting out, but she is such a good anchor for After Story and perfect for giving a measure of agency and realism to the issues that plague our MC while also maintaining herself as a strong character in her own right, even if she does become a little plot "devicey" by the end.
  8. Why Visual Novels?

    So a VN is a VN because it doesn't assume you're low IQ and are not politically correct, unlike the thousands of other books, tv shows, magazines, manga, anime, etc etc that are just like that? My first question, that you are so hung up on, was rhetorical. If you are a non-native English speaker, I apologize as I realize the nuance of that might be lost on you or perhaps your response is getting tangled up in a language barrier between us in which case I am sorry for the misunderstanding. I'll pose the question again in slightly different terms to hopefully help clear this up. The main question, once again, was why are VNs VNs? Why do creators, not readers make VNs over other forms? Why do VNs exist? If your answer is that the creators are given more freedom in content when compared to other forms of media, then your previous responses make slightly more sense even if I feel their is plenty of evidence to the contrary that shows authors in other forms of media are no less hindered by content, especially in an age of self-publishing.
  9. Why Visual Novels?

    "So my main question isn't so much what is a VN but why is a VN a VN? Yes I know, stupid question but it is something I'm curious about." End of the post. I can see how it might be confusing if you only read the first couple of sentences while ignoring the context of those first few sentences. I asked that rhetorical question and answered it in my own post to highlight the main question.
  10. Why Visual Novels?

    I'm asking why do people write VNs. Why are VNs created over other forms of media?
  11. Why Visual Novels?

    I see that you are a gamer™ of culture. If you are of such high intellect, then surely you could have read the question I was asking properly.
  12. I always liked how Macross handles its shared universe, treating each previous entry as a dramatization of what actually happened. A VN could certainly do something similar to tell the story they want within a universe without being held back by a previous entry.
  13. Maybe it was covered in this thread (I'm lazy and don't feel like reading 4 pages), but I'd be very interested to see some sort of sales data on a steam release w/ uncut store release and compare that to downloads on nyaa or other pirating websites. I'd imagine steam releases proportionally sell better but I've no way of really looking at that sort of data unless a company wants to divulge it.
  14. Shinimasu 100% tl celebration thread

    Congrats on finishing it, but I think I'm more impressed that you changed your avatar tbh
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