Understanding the outrage against illegal translators, the other side of the coin; why authors take action and where do we go from here?

YD have been one of the more vocal authors against them and so when Lezhin apologized last week for their harsh exchange and actions with fans, I have been following YD's tweets as well. But I was distracted by my website going haywire on me after a server upgrade so I wasn't able to really follow what's going on. Regardless, the more I look into the…

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Another author joins the bandwagon in dissing their fans over illegal sites. Childish or justified?

Well, this one made its way to my social media. As the issue regarding illegal uploads heat up, that first sparked with lezhin's official apology last week (see story here), social media just can't let go of this train wreck. Another author disses free readers in social media. Not as harsh as YD, though. Although this author's sass is a bit milder than some of the…

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Why is Black Lotus popular in most BL circles and groups? Top three reasons backed by studies and journals and why you must read it too- a Brief Analysis

Black Lotus is among the three of the more popular manga that I came across when joining multiple BL groups, with the other two being Kiss Me Liar and Yours to Claim. In this article, I offer three possible reasons why Black Lotus and similar yaoi manga are popular among yaoi and boy's love circles and groups. Disclaimer: I am a man who enjoys yaoi Warning:…

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War on Piracy and what this could mean for the comic industry; non-profit sites, translators safe? Is there a solution?

Disclaimer: the author and this site does not advocate piracy. This article is made to create a discourse on the fight against copyright infringement and a possible solution. There was a news article that outline the silent war against manga and webtoon piracy circulating since late 2020. Turns out that some sites are already closed down, a result of ongoing efforts since 2018 to stem the…

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Three reasons why Given is different from the rest, how every yaoi anime should treat its couples

I have had my fair share of yaoi anime and shounen-ai in my life and most of them either started with an obsession, harassment or worse rape. In a lot of cases, the relationships become so toxic that it's become so normal to cheer everytime a seme does something "normal" like you know, being a good boyfriend for once. Today, we'll talk about three things why…

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How fansubs helped popularize anime and why piracy is here to stay- what Korea can learn from Japan and the Game industry

There are a lot of discussion lately about how Korea is joining the fight against webtoon piracy. And how this silent war is being waged against fan sites for a while. Soranews24 put it succinctly when it said: Nevertheless, stopping piracy completely is an exercise in futility, which is probably why the M.A.G. (Manga-Anime Guardians) Project is aimed more at changing hearts and minds than using…

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