Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pokemon BW Backup Plan?

As you may know, I am currently 5 chapters behind on Pokemon BW (4 CoroCoro Ichiban and 1 Pokemon Fan). I think this is when I should come to ask you, my donors, for what you want to do.

The problem is that the scanner (as in person) scans many magazines for many groups. While he's reliable for other magazine scans I need (see Arpeggio, 7o3x, Patema, Nanika), he seems to be too busy recently.

This brings up a few questions:
  • Should I continue buying BW raws from him? Or should I try to import them myself again? Importing them may require extra work because I have to buy from other sources like the Shogakukan store.
  • Should I attempt to catch up on the 5 missing chapters? Or should I abandon them because Viz will translate them anyways?

The choice is yours, though I think importing the magazines myself and catching up would be impossible on our budget.

22 comments:

  1. About the Viz thing, they haven't announced anything past volume 8 yet, and if I'm correct, it will either end with your chapter 13 or chapter 14.

    I'm assuming that they're waiting until they get further into the story before making any more.

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  2. is it easier to buy them for him?? Guess it kind of depends on the length of time of the whole process. do what you think is best!

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  3. i like the way you translate, so do what you think is right.

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  4. If money is an issue and donations are slow then the only alternative I can think of is just waiting it out and working on the scanlations steadily. Also another thing: the manga magazines you're buying from this person, how much more is that costing you than if you were to buy on your own, because I would think the person you're buying from is trying to make a profit themselves? If so, see which route is more affordable. If you are going the more affordable way already then like a said above, just take it steady. Oh and a/non we really appreciate what you do so thank you ^_^!

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  5. do whatever you feel most comfortable with. If buying them from elsewhere is an expense you would rather not pay, don't bother. By the way, thanks so much for your efforts so far!

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  6. As someone else said, I like your scanlations over others, so the more from you the better! But really, do what's best for you in terms of your budget and workload.

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  7. I'd say catch up with the chapters. I'm really interested in them.

    Just don't abandon PokeSpe.

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    1. I agree, other than that go on with the one you're most comfortable with.

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  8. I'd simply wait for Viz to translate them, if otherwise you'd have to spend more money. BW chapters are not "that" important. I'd focus more on the Platinum Arc instead of BW...

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  9. I would say wait for the scans and see if VIZ already catches up/someone uploaded those scans by then. It would save the meager budget and less problems for everyone in terms of monetary issues.

    Just don't abandon PokeSpe that's all. :3

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  10. I think you should ask the guy who you get raws from to pick up the pace. If he says no then wait for the price on Shogakukan stores to go down. (n_n)

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    1. Also, if you need money put some text ads not picture ads up I wouldn't mind those at all. (~_^)

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    2. That actually increases the chance for a cease and desist, though. I wouldn't do that. Trust me, I tried. :P

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    3. (ò_ó) Don't deni me peasant!

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  11. Please at least buy this month's Pokemon Fan. The chapter there is very interesting. Muskadeers appear and so do some game characters (Cedric Juniper, Trish Rich). And it seems like getting to it will take Viz some time.

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  12. If you personally don't mind the extra work, I'd be willing to donate to cover you importing them yourself. If you hypothetically had an infinite budget, what option would you choose?

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  13. Viz will probably publish the Shadow Triad chapters in January 2013. It's a pretty long wait, but if you can't get all the chapters that you are behind with, you should jump forward and concentrate on the newest chapters, like Mistralton Cave and Brycen beginning to train Black. Those will definitely take more time for Viz to publish.

    I can't say much about what way you should get the raws. Choose the way that doesn't let you down and cause you to fall behind even more.

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  14. Please try to get those raws from your source! I know how pricey it can be to import it, but I'm dyingggg to read the new chapters, even if they were just the raws!!

    I would be totally willing to donate to help move the process along :D

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  15. Well... How much would it cost to import the magazines anyway? I mean, if it isn't that much, then I might pay the whole thing myself. I'd really like to keep reading.

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  16. I love your scanlations, and as you know, my donations tend to go to Pokemon anyway =p Besides, Viz takes forever... But, ultimately, this boils down to however it suits you...

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  17. No, it boils down to buy them or wait for them to get cheaper!

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  18. A/non... Thamks for the awesome work!!! Vol 40 of poke spe is out now.. when can i expect scans from u??

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