View Poll Results: Is calling manga raw an accurate description?

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    mystic_guard_sinoel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Is "raw" an accurate description?

    I mean really, raw to me means uncooked or incomplete. Is manga in a language other than the one you primarily use incomplete? That's pretty insulting to the original artist to call their work incomplete just because you don't understand it. To me it would be better to call it unseasoned which implies that you need to add something to make it fit your taste.

    But what do you guys think?

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    Raw is correct... you have to remember they're speaking from a scanlators perspective. Its neither been typeset, cleaned, translated or edited.... Its raw.

    It doesn't mean incomplete it means the original form of the manga. If I gave you a RAW japanese manga it would be straight from some japanese person's scanner, probably horrible quality, right into your hands. No work done except bringing it from paper to electronics. Thus, raw.

    Raw does not describe all manga, your poll and your opinion is flawed.

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    lol, +1 to martyr

    "unseasoned" ?? XD

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    Yep the manga is raw in that it hasn't been processed by the scanlation team yet, you're a little too focused on the culinary definition of raw. Besides I'd prefer "Virgin" if we were going to have a new term, it would be especially appropriate considering how the end results of new scanlators with no experience look, I appreciate their enthusiasm but sometimes their end product makes my eyes bleed.

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    Martyr wins this round.

    The raws found on the internet truly are "raw", from a scanlation perspective. They're untranslated and they haven't been cleaned.

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    martyr ftw

    raw is untouched, "unprocessed." Its just the scan without editing

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    1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
    2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton.
    3. unnaturally or painfully exposed, as flesh, by removal of the skin or natural integument.
    4. painfully open, as a sore or wound.
    5. crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste: raw humor.
    6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit.
    7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.
    8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal; receiving raw treatment from his friends.
    9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach.
    10. not diluted, as alcoholic spirits: raw whiskey.
    11. unprocessed or unevaluated: raw data.

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    Virgin would be cool. "This manga has lost it's virginity. It has finally become a man!"

    But no, RAW is quite a good a word for it.

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    Sinoel, you're an idiot.

    *gasp*

    I thought ST was idiot free since sometime this year.

    ^_________________^

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKofC View Post
    Sinoel, you're an idiot.

    *gasp*

    I thought ST was idiot free since sometime this year.

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    Never gonna happen! Not while I'm around anyway... But, being asnice as I am I'm not calling it stupid as much as I call it unrefined taste. Or maybe this person here was joking with us? Or trying to ignite our anger? What horrors does this not imply?

 

 
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