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Title: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Manimal on January 01, 2021, 12:41:12 PM
New year, new thread baby. Let's keep the chit chattin' goin' on and on.

(https://giffiles.alphacoders.com/352/35268.gif)

I'll start with a small ramble. KISS did a New Years Eve livestream from Dubai last night. I thought it was ridiculous for the band to do this but you know it was enjoyable to watch. Paul Stanley can't sing and has resorted to lip syncing certain parts of songs or singing to a track. But the band has been going for almost 50 years now and they have allowed younger fans like me to witness a KISS show by sticking around past the 2000 Farewell Tour. I make fun of how they are nowadays and everything but by the end I felt a little tingling of "okay that's cool" when they set an assload of pyro and fireworks off during "Rock 'n Roll All Nite". Something about that actives the primal brain and makes you think "okay fine". Felt a little tingling when I saw Eric Carr (KISS' second drummer who died in 1991) on the video screen during the montage in "Do You Love Me?" and I was happy when the band did a surprise performance of "Strutter".

At the end of the day they're still doing their thing and the show was entertaining. It's not 1977 anymore you know, we have all that great old footage of the band to enjoy.

That's my ramble, what did everyone else do on New Years Eve?
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Echo_River on January 01, 2021, 02:11:56 PM
Happy New Year MR!

Aw man, I missed a lot of the livestreams because I slept in. X'D
Was playing online boardgames with friends last night c: Then had a midnight snack with my family.

Cheers to the new year! 
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on January 01, 2021, 04:09:52 PM
I mostly was drawing ahaha
Had an early night but didn't make a difference as the fireworks kept me awake :/
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on January 01, 2021, 09:46:54 PM
Happy 2021 all. I had a quiet one, just me and my girlfriend at home. But we went outside with a glass of the bubbly to watch the fireworks so it was nice to watch from our front garden. The snow we had made it quite picturesque too.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Echo_River on February 04, 2021, 09:24:34 PM
Welcome back MR O: Not sure if for anyone else, but I wasn't able to connect for a good day and a half.
Anyway, good to see it again~
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on February 05, 2021, 10:14:54 AM
Yeah the site was down for a couple of days... Always manages to come back though!

Hope everyone is doing well in the new year :biggrin:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 05, 2021, 07:00:34 PM
Seems to be back up and running! Seems the culprit was a spate of updates that had to be pushed through.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on February 05, 2021, 07:58:01 PM
I thought the War Arc had become too real and the site had been decimated in its wake.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 06, 2021, 12:34:04 AM
We haven't managed to bring it into physical reality yet, but we're working on it! Stand by.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on February 07, 2021, 02:33:59 PM
yup it scares me every time it's down ahaha
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on February 09, 2021, 01:44:36 PM
Anyone else longing for warmer climates right now?

(https://media.tenor.com/images/b7db7de6a287a1f44614ed8953d90773/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 10, 2021, 09:40:04 AM
Having just got back from warmer climes to the coldest winter we've had in years, very much yes.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: KatDeMilo on February 12, 2021, 06:35:28 AM
Summer in NZ right now. Bring on the winter lol
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on February 12, 2021, 07:12:24 AM
Maybe we can trade you for a few degrees C!? Set up a new multi-lateral trade agreement!

(https://media.tenor.com/images/8ed3fa12ab9b442d7db3e6d3ede06371/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on February 12, 2021, 08:31:50 AM
I second No1sy. We've got some good quality, genuine british frosty mornings on the market. Maybe an afternoon of NZ sunshine or two would be a suitable trade?
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on February 13, 2021, 02:11:31 AM
ugh UK is super chilly.
I went for like a 10 minutes walk (I was wrapped up well) for exercise and still nearly died lol
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on February 13, 2021, 04:50:12 AM
Our North American friends here are probably shaking their heads at us right now :push:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 13, 2021, 10:54:31 AM
It's 0 F right now (-18 C)! On Monday it will be -18 F (-28 C)!

Truly though, feel for the Canadians. We may be trading first position a few days coming up, but they get it worse than us over all for sure.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: GreenTrap on February 15, 2021, 12:52:27 AM
Happy New Year (Western and Chinese) to MR folks. It's been around 3 years since I've last been on here  :ninja:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on February 15, 2021, 02:51:17 PM
Welcome back and happy lunar new year! What brings you back to MR after so long?
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Echo_River on February 15, 2021, 06:45:18 PM
Welcome back Green! c: How have you been?

And stay warm, the rest of you :o It hasn't been a very snowwy winter in southern Ontario, fortunately. I actually prefer cold weather myself. S'long as you layer up well, you'll be fine  :thumbsup: Hang in there!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: GreenTrap on February 16, 2021, 12:06:19 AM
It's been pretty good, virus aside  :hmm: I found new work abroad and moved to a new country. I was promoted twice in 2020 and now I'm working as a manager. It's been very busy (60+ hour work weeks).

After some heavy RPing with neighbours, I decided to to get back into writing  :ninja: Even if I'm rusty as all heck.

People are speaking of the cold, just enjoy a good cup of green tea  ::)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on February 16, 2021, 03:22:22 AM
welcome back GreenTrap :P
ahh would be great to see what you're writing :P
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: GreenTrap on February 16, 2021, 03:32:07 AM
Thanks  :ninja:

I hope to be more active with writing and reading  :sure:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on February 16, 2021, 03:36:28 AM
epic.
Would be great to see some more buzz around here.
(says the person who only logs in twice a month :P)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: KatDeMilo on February 16, 2021, 04:47:22 AM
Yes trade, take the heat. I'm a South islander stuck in the North humidity. I can't handle!
(if only ;_;)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2021, 06:11:02 AM
Had some pretty interesting -8 C up here, went for a nice walk in the winter sun and the snow is everywhere. Why is the best part of Winter only appearing now when I'm super ready for Spring haha. Ah well.

Days are getting warmer, and I think I spotted some migratory birds coming back for spring
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2021, 01:45:54 PM
Welcome back GreenTrap! Lovely to see you around again! Glad you're staying busy with life and are getting back into writing! Don't let the rust stop you! Shake it off!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: legomaestro on February 17, 2021, 03:10:47 AM
OH GAWD I was definitely tired yesterday. Welcome back GreenTrap! Jeez it's been a minute hasn't it? And RPing is such a huge boost to creativity. I still owe a lot of my lore and a couple of friendships to the RPing I did in 2008. In fact, I really would like to get back in the game haha.

Best way to beat the block? Write. Hehe. Which sounds like mean advice but it works in small increments.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: GreenTrap on February 18, 2021, 04:07:00 AM
Shake that rust, writing or bust  :dance:

Actually, going to Lego's point, I was wondering if there were any ongoing RPs or short story projects going on here?

Glad to see you all again though, nice to see the community is still alive  :ninja:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: legomaestro on February 18, 2021, 09:27:52 AM
There was an age of RPs back in the day but due to the sheer flooding of the forum from constant posts it got forbidden haha. Good times.

The best I can offer you is getting into the MR Canon. Right now we're working on the MR War Arc (click on my signature) and there's even a Discord for it. It's a joint writing and sort of RP in a sense project. I guess you know a bit of the MR Verse? I do recall drawing you, and you're in the MR Fighters Division methinks haha.

And yeah, MangaRaiders is forever. People come, people go, but it's gonna be around waiting for you if you want.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on February 18, 2021, 09:45:36 AM
You can't kill an an idea! MR will never die as long as you got the occasional fool like us to keep the place going. True enough, we've taken a hit from places like Reddit and Twitter, but we're still around for people looking for a deeper connection.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Manimal on April 28, 2021, 11:55:40 AM
Specific Recordings put out a Seiko Oomori compilation on record for us Western fans! 

This is a fantastic release, it's 19 songs on two records with tracks from Kentai Shoujo up to her latest album Kintsugi. I'm so happy they included "draw(a)drow" along with my other favorites like "I Kill The Time 4 U", "TOKYO BLACK HOLE", "Shinigami", "GIRL'S GIRL" and "Nostalgic J-Pop". Every Seiko fan would pick 19 different songs for this so I think they did a good job choosing a set of songs that showcase her variety and strengths. In my opinion the only glaring omission was "Imitation Girl" which I would of included over "Kodama ja Nai Mon 17" from the same album. But again everyone would have different picks.

The packaging is nice, the cover is the same as Kintsugi which is a great shot. The records are purple and yellow and there is an insert with two pictures from the Kintsugi booklet. It's awesome that Specific Recordings put this out for us, they also released Haru Nemuri and NECRONOMIDOL's albums on record. I have two of Seiko's albums Sennou and KUSOKAWA PARTY on record so I'm really happy to have another.

(https://i.imgur.com/78nCgfa.jpg)     
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 12, 2021, 06:11:33 AM
Oh man, it looks like I'm hardly the first returning face this year, huh? Must be something in the air.

Anyway, someone give me a TL;DR of the goings-on while I've been away. I want to hear all the drama, the triumphs, and the...just "umphs".
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on June 12, 2021, 09:08:13 AM
Well let's see.

1. Lots of people coming back.
2. One of those peeps is WhiteCrow, and he's restarting his last big collab.
3. We have a fairly active discord server now. It's not official, but no non-members are supposed to be invited.
4. War Arc is trudging along. We're writing the last story now (now called Defeat). Or rather I'm doing the leg work on Defeat with NO1SY editing, and the roles are reversed for a sentai side story he's writing.

No great calamities have fallen on us recently though. The forum lives on at a somewhat sedate pace, but it's still home for us.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on June 13, 2021, 02:59:07 AM
we got a discord server? :o
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on June 13, 2021, 03:47:57 AM
@Mahlua welcome back, long time no see!

@vacant
not official, but very close

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,19558.0.html
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 13, 2021, 11:43:12 PM
Yeah, I'm used to absolutely going off in discord servers so I feel like I'm taking up a lot of airtime. It'd be great if people were more chatty. I get self-conscious, esp since I've been talking about some semi-personal stuff.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on June 14, 2021, 02:02:26 PM
I like seeing it active on MR and on the discord, but I don't contribute much myself as I'm always massively busy with my own projects and chatting can use up a lot of time and be distracting, much like any social media.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 17, 2021, 03:58:22 PM
Felt af. I've been working 7 hours every day for the past like five days and hhhoh. I'm running on empty.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on July 10, 2021, 01:52:15 AM
ugh I'm struggling getting myself back to normal, my schedule is totally out of whack thanks to work.
almost there now with the sleep and energy but not feeling my normally bubbly self yet.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on July 12, 2021, 12:19:49 PM
I feel that. I had a crazy push and work last week. Was in the office until 11pm one night. Absolutely mad.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on July 14, 2021, 02:59:02 PM
ouch, that's pretty late work. I'm at a school so that'll never happen for me.

thankfully I'm on holiday now so I'm hoping to make the most of the 7 or so weeks of freedom.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on July 15, 2021, 12:29:18 PM
Ah, 7 weeks off seems lovely (assuming you can support yourself through it without a second job).
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on July 15, 2021, 01:38:31 PM
fortunately I can indeed survive the gap. as it happens my pay is the same amount monthly regardless of the actual time spent at work, it's my yearly hours wage / 12

and I live with my parents...so expenses are somewhat minimal all year round, thankfully. Otherwise I doubt I'd be able to do as much art as I do.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on July 19, 2021, 12:17:36 PM
Ahh, there's nothing to start a day of moderating quite like deleting posts from a guy requesting 200k to join his cult.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: KatDeMilo on July 19, 2021, 04:14:28 PM
Ahh, there's nothing to start a day of moderating quite like deleting posts from a guy requesting 200k to join his cult.

Was waiting for that xD haha
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on July 19, 2021, 05:35:44 PM
As spam goes, I was much more entertained this morning than the usual! But they need an “Ultimate Saviour” for their grammar :sick:

This should really work its way into Canon somehow :sure:


Quote from: KatDeMilo
I would like to obtain a banoffee pie :>
Even better! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: KatDeMilo on July 20, 2021, 02:41:38 AM
As spam goes, I was much more entertained this morning than the usual! But they need an “Ultimate Saviour” for their grammar :sick:

This should really work its way into Canon somehow :sure:


Quote from: KatDeMilo
I would like to obtain a banoffee pie :>
Even better! :biggrin:

Aw hungry for that still. O_O
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on July 20, 2021, 05:32:07 AM
yup that was pretty interesting :P

and I can see this becoming canon quite easily :P
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on July 20, 2021, 12:25:57 PM
In a post War Arc world, what's a little cult leader?
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on August 09, 2021, 04:39:52 PM
Damn, are you telling me I missed my chance to join a brotherhood?  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on August 10, 2021, 04:47:57 PM
Only the coolest brotherhood around. Where you give this one guy all your money, and in exchange you're never allowed to have sex again.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on August 10, 2021, 06:05:37 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on September 16, 2021, 06:01:46 PM
Guess who tested positive for you-know-what? me!
Literally every day since the school term started we've been sending kids home with covid, it's a joke. It was only a matter of time until I got it. So far I've just got a bad throat but it's my first day of symptoms.
So I've been imprisoned in my room by my parents, hopefully they don't catch it.
meh, what can you do?
hopefully I can draw while I'm not at work but I might end up bedridden so watching this space closely.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Blank on September 16, 2021, 11:58:50 PM
Hopefully it'll just go away and nothing serious
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on September 17, 2021, 11:24:33 AM
Damn Suuper! Good luck! Stay rested, keep a mask on a much as possible, and rest some more! Hopefully you have a light case. I know you're taking a bit of a break but please keep us updated with any major changes!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on September 17, 2021, 12:17:14 PM
sure thing thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Vacant on September 17, 2021, 02:48:32 PM
Ah that sucks, get well soon Suuper
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on September 19, 2021, 01:31:29 PM
I wish you a speedy recovery Suuper, stay safe
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: legomaestro on September 20, 2021, 04:34:11 AM
Yo get well soon suuper that sucks, keep us posted
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: KatDeMilo on September 20, 2021, 07:11:57 AM
Oohhh snap. Best wishes!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on September 20, 2021, 10:58:57 AM
You guys are just fabulous the lot of you. I can feel so much healing energy coming my way!!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/MDMYwHT.gif)

I'm not feeling any worse at the moment still just a heavy cold kinda feel.
But all the better for your positive vibes.

I've been catching up on manga reading which I haven't done lately which is a nice break.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on September 26, 2021, 11:37:05 AM
well it looks like I'm through the worst of it now, I just have mild symptoms now, sore throat and cough, kinda thing.
I spent a lot of time sleeping so didn't get any drawing done much which was annoying but you cant help being ill.
so I'll be seeing you all some time later near the end of the year, and hopefully make some nice art progress too.
onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on September 26, 2021, 11:59:26 AM
Great to hear Suuper! Good luck and wishing you a speedy rest of your recovery :)
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: ExoGrimz on September 26, 2021, 01:48:15 PM
You got this Suups! kick that illness's ass!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on September 27, 2021, 11:38:36 AM
I'm glad you're on the mend buddy! Keep taking it easy and we'll see you come year's end!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: legomaestro on September 28, 2021, 03:15:02 AM
Great to hear suuper! And looking forward to that come back!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on December 22, 2021, 10:07:16 AM
gah just realised that 25% of the entire posts this year on MR were made by me :P
we need fresh blood
also accepting old blood :P
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on December 24, 2021, 10:43:06 AM
All blood is welcome. Preferably the kind that likes reviewing other peoples' artwork and writing...

I gotta wonder if other old timey forums like ourselves have figured out good ways to claw back the crowds which spend all their internet time on Instagram and reddit these days  :-\
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Robin Rain on December 24, 2021, 01:56:04 PM
I feel like Discord is the go to for specific group types nowadays. Especially with the Disboard search website. Unfortunately not all of the good ones can be found there.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on December 24, 2021, 04:36:22 PM
I've always found the forum format useful, like each artist has their own thread kinda thing, and it's easy to search older stuff, like a tutorials section and so on. While Discord is pretty neat and I enjoy it, it's more of an in-the-moment thing, and it's easier to miss stuff and harder to find stuff as well. At least that's how I see it so far.

I think a cross between a forum and discord would be useful, like a concise directory and subdirectory of topics/threads, and a slim-line comments section without the "posted by: Posted on:" jargon with each comment. So it enables a more chit-chat approach but still sorted by threads. Basically if Discord had folders of chats where each person had their own personal thread for adding stuff. But then that's probably DeviantArt I guess.

Most places like reddit and others are basically if you missed it, you missed it, kinda thing. Navigating the past is horrendous.
It's more like each person has their own subreddit, or whatever it's called, and then that is "your place". but that seems like a strange way to do it. Maybe I'm just too old already :P
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on December 24, 2021, 06:02:51 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c7/28/7a/c7287a1e753a8d22f34993307546d7a1.jpg)

Stealing a Pintrest artist's hard work to wish you all a very happy holidays while I have a spare moment. I had many plans, such as spending my break finishing my MR Canon story, writing some more Bleach D&D stuff, and even writing an Xmas poem, but then my family surprised me by secretly flying my brother and his partner over from Australia to spend the holidays with us, so all my plans went out of the window! I suppose it gives me a clear set of short term goals for the New Year though.

Anyways, here's hoping that you, and your families, are, and remain, happy and healthy. I look forward to hanging out with you all in 2022.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on December 25, 2021, 03:10:28 AM
You too NO1SEY!

2020/21 have been a bit meh for a lot of people but hopefully everyone will have a better time next year!!
 :dance:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Manimal on December 25, 2021, 12:04:11 PM
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Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Coryn on December 25, 2021, 03:23:32 PM
Merry Christmas everyone! My own writing plans have come against the realities of holiday time with family, but I'm definitely going to dedicate at least one day of my vacation to writing so help me!
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Echo_River on December 25, 2021, 06:13:09 PM
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone and your families are keeping well!
Been a nice and quiet day. Was a little tardy with doing a Christmas drawing but eventually finished it.
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Blank on December 31, 2021, 12:33:14 AM
Yeah it's really hard to be articulate
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: NO1SY on January 01, 2022, 09:45:37 AM
:cheer:  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!  :cheer:
Title: Re: Chit Chat 2021
Post by: Suuper-san on January 01, 2022, 11:49:02 AM
 :dance: Let's make it a good one!!!!!  :dance:

I've managed to regain my drive just by clearing my thoughts so that was handy