More important than any actual war!
prettyprophet: So……..since everyone’s freaking out over the whole scanlation crackdown thing…….I guess we better weigh in. Funny? Thoughts?
funny_bunny: It is time for Rabbits to close up shop and now we will vanish forever and ever and ever and alllllllllllllll our links will go with us. TRUTH.
prettyprophet: Yeah, this shit about a anti-scanlator coalition’s got us running scared…….looks like we’re out of the game……………………you don’t really believe this, do you? And you shouldn’t! Fuck that noise, we’re here to stay.
funny_bunny: All in the GAME yo.
prettyprophet: So Boss? What the fuck is our response? …..alright, I guess we already said it.
funny_bunny: Just call me……Buns.
prettyprophet: Ok, fuck Metal Gear, no more references to that.
funny_bunny: BWAH there was only one!
prettyprophet: Right, so clearly we don’t care and neither should you. Why? You’re reading this off our site. This probably means you download off our site. So we don’t give a fuck if Mangafox or OneManga dies.
funny_bunny: Axis of Awesome DOES NOT INCLUDE ICKY UPLOADING OF OUR GLORIOUS IMAGES THAT RUIN RES.
prettyprophet: And I know some of you are going to say, “Oh yeah? Whatever happened to ‘They came for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist’ so take that you pussies.” ……….Get fucking real. All this shit is in legal gray area, if not illegal from the get-go. But LICENSED work? Face it, you knew what you were getting into.
funny_bunny: GASP, the Rabbits are now THE MAN approved???
prettyprophet: And before you say that, let’s get one thing straight: scanlators/leechers aren’t the only dumbasses. All the companies? Same deal. Yeah, yeah, so far they SEEM to be against only the big name manga directories and not the scanlators (at least they better not be). But I can totally see why people would scanlate licensed stuff: the Japanese chapters come out so much faster than the folks at Viz/Tokyopop/Yen Press can release to the rest of the world. And guess what? Some scanlator, for whatever reason, can within the day it’s out in Japan. That’s a lot of fucking incentive to download the scanlation. “Oh but it’s WRONG blah blah blah”…………and people would do it if they could. And surprise! They can.
funny_bunny: Why pretty Prophet, whatever should the suits do?
prettyprophet: Don’t YOU fucking patronize me. Anyways, what they should do is release new chapters standalone……digitally. Does this sound a lot like what the scanlators are doing right now? You bet your ass it does………but the companies can do it BETTER. Higher quality, bigger res. Make people pay a buck for it. “Oh that shit’ll get pirated around”………….and that shit’s getting pirated around right fucking NOW. Hell, do it for fucking free and say, “If you like what we’re doing, donate some cash, however much you want”.
funny_bunny: Rabbits have gotten donations!
prettyprophet: Well, one big one. But maybe since they’re companies, people might give them more props for professionalism. Or they could just say fuck off because companies = capitalist pigs and not give them shit.
funny_bunny: Artists should go the way of YOSHITOSHI ABE.
prettyprophet: Too bad he picked Kindle. And I have no idea the quality of the translation.
funny_bunny: AND Iphone for Pochiyama and let’s start doing more Yoshitoshi. GHOST, WE’RE DOING YOSHITOSHI.
prettyprophet: Now I’ve ranted about scanlation before…….but I’ll say it again: scanlation groups don’t matter. The localization companies? They don’t matter either. When it comes down to it, it’s just the author of whatever….and the sooner they realize it like Yoshitoshi Abe does, the sooner we’ll all be dead.
funny_bunny: PRINT IS DEAD.
prettyprophet: Yo, let’s watch Ghostbusters.
prettyprophet: Oh yeah. Wars on drugs/terrorism/oil, who gives a fuck? We got the World Cup.