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Can anyone please explain to me what's wrong with the new ToS? I think I might be missing some key important point in the new ToS.

I read it and it pretty much standard blog/social media ToS with the only major thing is change of service to Russia.

Regarding sexual content the word obscene or pornographic usually refer to real life pornographic materials (like human being).

Also regarding the "translated agreement not legally binding", for someone who live in a country that uses many languages for contract this is quiet common. The original language of which the contract is written in is the one the party involves will be bound to. This is to avoid conflict in cases where there are discrepancies.

There's always commotion whenever users were ask to agreed to new agreement. I've seen this multiple times before Deviantart, Facebook, Tumblr, Artsy, mobile apps. This usually stem from misunderstanding (legal stuff is always convolated) and sometime because the user don't even know the original ToS that they agreed to when they created the account and sometime is simply because the ToS is just not agreeable.

LJ has made changes to the ToS from time to time but no new agreement require which I guessed because of prior changes were made by the same company when we first created the account with. So the transfer of service will require new agreement with the new company.

Please anyone enlighten me, I don't want to get screwed over because I'm missing something important in the ToS.

p/s: If thing really goes downhill I have Dreamwidth account with same name which I opened way back in 2012. Used to crosspost to here but picture didn't carry over so I stopped but I guess now time to crosspost again.
Crunchyroll’s reduced premium video quality is either deliberate cost-cutting or catastrophic incompetence

Spoiler, not because of incompetence.

CR plans, what theorized:
1. lower quality video
2. less bandwidth used
3. less money spent on bandwidth
4. more profit

After all the ruse their paid subscriber raised, they're now use back the old quality video for simulcast anime for 48hrs before reverting back to the new low quality video. All their other videos (existing ones) are in the new low quality encode.

People made joke about this on twitter, link here for context.

p/s: to say "new" and then "low quality" is an irony.


Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 48

[Spoiler (click to open)]Well I expected this but not really like this. Just after things are looking good to them they got sour really fast.

I would take it better if he dies at the end, after they accomplished their goal. I thought they gonna kill him off at the very end and let him enjoy "the place where they belong" just for a split second before he died.

Also the luck and the bias of screen writer on the bad guys is way too apparent, the bad guys escape major death twice by absolute chance and not to mention survive scot-free after got blown by bomb, stabbed by giant sword (this happen way too many times) and literally survive after becoming vegetable. We in the fandom call this screen writer's plot armor.

The screen wrtier of this series is a sadist and that make us masochist lol. She make the death of Spike Siegel and Nanashi (Sword of Stangers) looks better.


Jojo Bizzare Adventure Live Action


Honestly I don't think I'm ready to see real life human being doing Jojo pose on the big screen. I may or may not going to puke a little in my mouth because of it.

[pic of jojo poses]

or this

I wanted to read the manga because it looks cool but the number of volumes overwhelmed me and that's not including all the spin offs (by the author himself). I really do want to read it someday.

I end my post with a pose.

The Shinsengumi!!


My first thought: Leather, leather & leather.


Oh MSG:Iron Blooded Orphans

Warning spoiler, spoiler everywhere.

[Spoiler (click to open)]FYI generally in war theme story regradless on which media I'm pretty open about tragedy and character death whomever they might be because war by nature is pretty much a death pit and vortex for tragedies.

But IBO you hurt me (emotionally), tears were shed, the anticipation frustrates me (ten fold for someone like me who couldn't stand cliff hanger), the death flag gnawing at the back of my mind as to whether it'll comes true YET I can't stop watching.

Honestly I think the build up tragedy is what really got to me.

E40 Naze and Amina death

E41 Lafter death

E43 MacGillis back story  (Izanio you creepy child-predator sadistic asshole)

E45 Shino death (did not expect this) and possible Orga death flag.

Orga asking Mika to be vanguard to their head-on mission
Mika: Anything you order me to do.
Orga: This will be my last request.

Me: Not cool Orga, not cool. Don't say that!


Gintama teaser trailer

[not gintama related]
Also found out that Resident Evil has new animated film, love the previous animated film probably will watch this one too.

Leon looks so different I did not recognize him if not for the hair style.


Mobile game the new developer gold mine

My epiphany about mobile game started last year when Konami vs Kojima was a hot topic.

Youtube video for more info

Tl:dr Konami wanted Kojima out, not in a good way.

One of the reason of Konami action was because they wanted to focus on Mobile and gambling game. At the time I was not aware the mobile game economy until I started playing Final Fantasy Brave Exvius a gatcha-mobile game which literally is mobile and gambling game in a way. It is not necessary to spend money to play but if you want the good stuff and be top of the pack money is everything. If you're not willing to spend and still want to be on top of the pack better bring out your lucky charm, horse shoe and rabbit foot because you a huge amount of luck on your side.

Even knowing this my ignorance or innocent which ever you prefer to call still believe that people couldn't possibly spend thousands on intangible stuff that will be always be replace by a new better intangible stuff. Well that was until I see this guy video,


He spend more than USD 8000 on this game and this game is only about 6 months old.

He is one of many in the game, there are many other semi casual player who spend not that much but still a considerable amount.

Renta is not a publisher

I keep forgetting to post about this but when hoshi_kuzuu posted dropping project licensed by Renta it all coming back.

Actually I found out about it from a thread on Mangaupdates when people discussing english releases by Renta. I was made aware that Renta is merely an ebook site just like its Japanese counterpart.

(MU thread https://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=51584, there are other similar thread just search through the forum.)


-What about all those titles that only avaiable on Renta?
They just have the exclusive release of it just like some of CR titles (less and less title exclusive to CR these days Comixology has bunch of the same titles available).

-So who is the real publisher?
The real publisher is whoever Renta listed as publisher (seriously, they never credited themselves as publisher).

-Proof that the credited publisher is the real publisher.
Here one of em https://www.futurecomics.com/en/. They also serve manga by other publishers like those licensed by DMP and Harlequin which publishes Harlequin manga.

Many people are not aware of this, if you look at MU there are many title listed as licensed by Renta even when on the cover there's obvious DMG or June logo on it. I also noticed that they mainly cater to not mainstream manga. They used to have quite a sum of shounen titles but not as many anymore especially they literally re-brand themselves as "Renta! is The Official Romance-manga Site".

Mainstream manga publishers like Kodansha & Kodakawa seems to either avoid or just prefer some better ebook sites like cd japan, amazon kindle, comixology etc. Well, they are big time publishers and many has their own exclusive ebook site for example Kodakawa Book Walker (paid content), Comic Walker (free content).

Although if I put on my conspiracy theory hat on, it was because Renta service; their ebook reader and their ebook quality is pretty bad. The reader sometimes just stop working and you have to close and re-open from the beginning and the image quality is grainy and it grating on you when you read. At the bright side the typesetting and font choice for their exclusive titles has improve in their newer releases (older releases can't be help).


Resident Evil: Final Chapter

I watched this movie...

I'm not the one paying for the ticket so I guess I can still claim that this movie does not profit from my money.

2 warnings to anyone on planning watching this movie.
1) It's really gross, personal grossness level may differ between individuals.
2) Prepare your ears, the jump scare music perhaps a little too loud.