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  1. 8 points
    Well, this is another turning point in what passes for my existence here, namely the last one. From the time I was briefly active here (minus the previous years lurking, and the multiple years of hiatus in between, I have basically decided to hang it up. It's a bit of a polarized decision, given the fact that most of my activity was actually spent at the neighboring DCTP (which I'm most likely leaving as well) my having still made a few acquaintances here, given that my RL is even more miserable, it's actually just as frustrating staying. A number of factors have added up to this, and ultimately, it seems this is simply another chapter in my life I must bring to a close. I thank those here who were supportive and I thank those who I was able to engage in some interesting dialogues with. US
  2. 7 points
    Maybe it's just me, but I've always felt forum goodbyes are a bad idea for this very reason. When you have announced an official goodbye, it makes you feel guilty when you want to check back in later and maybe say hi. Life moves on, but sometimes it's fun to look back on where you came from.
  3. 6 points
    @DCW being quiet. That's pretty much expected. We lost the regular weekly translators for the series which keeps fans interested and coming back. There was a massive falloff in post volume because of that, here and at DCTP. Should a translator team return to regular release schedule, then more people will come out of the woodwork. Also the activity of the forums follows the plot pace. The plot has been quiet, and the novelty of Rum, Shuukichi, and the mystery child have worn off. (Until further changes) Lastly and perhaps most importantly, the spike in Detective Conan's popularity has worn off. Back around 2009-2011 was peak posting volume here and at DCTP. It's declined steadily since in both places to 10% of what it once was. That's because in 2009-2011, all the people who saw the English dub Case Closed on Cartoon Network in 2003 as kids and middle schoolers became highschoolers and college students which are the most active crowd as far forum posting goes. Now most of the people who watched Case Closed are adults and adult life tends to take you away from hobbies and internet pursuits. The people who remain are those who like the mystery genre and anime in general and found it through Viz Volumes, fansubs, and scanlations rather than English dubs. Many are international, because their local dubs are still airing. The chatroom gets quiet long before the general and manga subforums do because discussion there can take place at a slower place. The post quality is still very high. People are still discussing case solutions. The wiki edit rate has remained pretty steady, even though most of the major articles are nearing "completion". The site is nowhere near dying, and neither is the series. There is a lot to look forward to. I am sorry to see some of you leave. Detective Conan is a slow and steady series, and the fanbase is going match it.
  4. 6 points
    Yeah... Whatever... Its Christmas... I made these last Christmas, before getting grounded by parents... So here are some of em.. There were more [for KKlt, KtPT, Ren, Kirsch and Hikari] but i cant find them after a day's long effort, so sorry about that :/... Merry Christmas to everyone For Eden nii For Misaki san..! For MK..! For Moho.. For Pliioi san..! For Raki..! For Sodium.. For Zubichan..!
  5. 6 points
    The Darkest Nightmare http://meitanteixx.deviantart.com/art/DC-Movie-20-Pitch-Black-Nightmare-Cover-576080460
  6. 5 points
    Time to revive my favourite thread. I will be assisting Kyuu in the Tox project so you can also send me any of your queries if Kyuu is unavailable. ACONITINE Introduction: Aconitine is an Alkaloid present in the Aconitum species of Plants. Its roots are highly poisonous. Ironically, roots are often used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Structure : Chemical Formula: C34H47NO11 Appearance: Crystals LOAEL: 0.006 mg/kg LD50(GI [assumed]): 0.028 mg/kg LD50Perspective: 2-3 mg is lethal. LD50(IV mouse): 0.1 mg/kg LD50(IP mouse): 0.1 mg/kg LD50(SC mouse): 0.27 mg/kg LD50(Oral mouse): 0.1 mg/kg Perspective on LD50 of Aconite Toxicity: Aconitine is a fast acting toxin. Although it is seen that pure Aconitine crystals aren’t as toxic as raw aconite products. T1/2: 6-12 hours ADME Absorption: Gastrointestinal tract, Intravenous and Intramuscular. Distribution: Through the blood. Metabolism: Metabolised by CYP P450 enzyme in the Liver. Excretion: Urine. Mechanism of toxicity (aka: how it kills you): Information on the mechanism from Detective Conan is as follows : Aconitine is a paralytic nerve poison extracted from the leaves and roots of Aconitum species. Verdict: Correct. Technical explanation: The toxin acts on binds on voltage dependant Sodium channels present on the surface of Cardiac muscle, Skeletal Muscles and Neurons. They prolong the opening of Sodium channels, thus causing depolarisation phase to last longer causing an upstroke in the Action potential. As a result, the membrane cannot be repolarized. Translation for lay people: It allows Sodium ions to move inside the cell causing increased Sodium concentration leading to physical manifestations. Notes on accuracy in DC: Although it is true that Aconitine has neurotoxic properties, it only causes generalised muscular weakness. Its most adverse toxic effect is seen in the Heart. Death is often due to Ventricular Arrhythmia. Final note: I won’t be delving much into the treatment part but if by any 0.1% chance someone accidentally encounters such a situation, drinking strong coffee can actually hamper the progression of the poisoning. That DOES NOT mean you don’t need to go to a hospital. Something interesting: In numerous lab experiments, it has been observed that Tetrodotoxin is able to act as an antidote in Aconite poisoning since they both show mutual antagonistic effect towards each other. Of course, we don’t administer Tetrodotoxin as it is super lethal and there are way better drugs out there. But still, a poison used to kill another poison and acting like an antidote is pretty cool though :3
  7. 5 points
    Soliloquy, Christmas Edition (24.12.2015)
  8. 5 points
    After being away for a while, I bring to you... nothing new, just a little addendum to the previous Shônen Sunday Special Booklet posted by Chekhov: I noticed that some parts like the ones about Heiji Hattori and Kaitou Kid were missing and some time ago, the booklet was included in the german version of the 83rd volume of Detective Conan (including stuff like the "Yaiba Special Page", which I translated too, but not the three Kaitou Kid Special Pages... even though Yaiba never ever appeared in Germany XD). Therefore, these translations are based on the german versions. Nothing plot relevant, but maybe some interesting background info about how Gosho thinks and works for some of you out there. (And some stuff for the Yaiba fans, if there even are any on here. ) Heiji Hattori His father is the superintendent of Osaka. He is a high school detective. And he is so good, that even Conan/Shinichi respects him! Comment! The Anime just needed a rival... The highschool detective of the west He hails from Osaka and so he has a dialect - which is because a complete opposite just makes a rival all the more interesting! But the whole thing also has the background, that the leading editor from back then came from Osaka, so that I completely trusted him during the final approvals of Heiji's lines. Additionally, his dark complexion is also a strong contrast to Conan's/Shinichi's appearance. Concept At first I created a storyline which was designated for the start of the Anime series and should have introduced Ai Haibara, but this wasn't to be. And suddenly it was said that the Anime series needed a rival, so I created Heiji Hattori. It was evident to me that a rival would also have to be a highschool detective and one with a very contrary personality to Shinichi. Kaitou Kid Phantom thief and master of disguise. Nobody knows his real identity - but he is a high school student just like Shinichi Kudo and goes by the name of Kaito Kuroba! Comment! I needed a nemesis for my detective! Design He looks pretty cool of course, because he originally is the protagonist of another Manga series. But for every reader who doesn't know Magic Kaito, his guest appeareances in Detective Conan could feel a little bit disconcerting. I for one have the biggest fun while drawing him! Concept I wanted to have a powerful antagonist for Conan, someone like the Fiend with Twenty Faces from the works of Edogawa Rampo. And suddenly it occured to me that I drew such a character some years ago! From that time on it was decided that he would have guest appearances. Naturally I talked at length about it with my editor back then... who voiced his misgivings. So I tried to make Kaitou Kid's first appearances not too over the top. Bonus: Yaiba Kurogane Towards countless adventures together with his Thunder sword: Yaiba, the hero of the eponymous precursor series to Detective Conan! Comment! A shared appearance with Conan? At least his mother did herself the honor of showing up! Here you can see Yaiba, who Gosho drew for the first time after ten years on the occasion of this special booklet! I haven't drawn him for a long time. Somehow, I think he looks way to smart on this picture! Concept I used Teppei from Ore wa Teppei by Tetsuya Chiba as a model. I loved this Manga back when I was a kid! Teppei was also the reason why I started with Kendo. So Yaiba was kinda conceptualized as a Teppei with Thunder sword. On the other hand, it's fair to say that Teppei is way smarther than Yaiba! Similarities with Conan He never gives up and he doesn't cry. But that's just how heroes have to be! Especially in front of the Detective Boys Conan acts like Teppei, just like Yaiba. But when Conan turns into Shinichi he is more like Joe Yabuki from Ashita no Joe. How about a shared appearance with Conan? A shared appearance together with Conan? At least Yaiba's mother did herself the honor of showing up. Heiji's mother Shizuka got the second place in a Kendo tournament back at middle school - and the first place was taken by Michiko Tsubaki (maiden name), mother of Yaiba! Her face is the same as that of Moroha, the little sister of Yaiba. Whether Yaiba is also to be found somewhere? Probably not. Yaiba's mother in volume 28. Gosho Aoyama tells it all! Concept pages of the last case about Kaitou Kid, inlcuding comments by the master himself! How is Detective Conan made? On the next pages we will show you some concept art for the episode featuring Kaitou Kid from volume 82, together with some eye-opening commentary by Gosho Aoyama! I drew Makoto over the whole height of the page, because he had to look really cool. I don't really know who the people behind Inspector Nakamori are supposed to be, so I just wrote "Policemen". And because it was hard to tell the gem and the air gun projectiles apart, I provided them with some notes, too. Here you can see the finished manuscript! On the concept art there was only a simple circle, but on the finished page the gem shines in all its splendor! Makoto's gas mask is also pretty detailed on the finalized page. On the rough page it is hard to see that Ran and Conan are brushing their teeth, so there is an appropriate note. But you can recognize Ran pretty easily by her pointy hairdo, even on very rough concepts. And Conan is always easily recognizable by his text! And of course by his glasses and the crown. Even on the concept pages, the facial expressions are highly convincing! Here you can see the finished manuscript! The tooth brushing scene was pretty loose in the concept stage, but got a lot of details in the finalized manuscript. And the perspective from which the detective agency is seen has also changed - so its shown to its best advantage. The concept pages are always accompanied by a character overview, which serves as a reference! Every character is seen in a specific perspective. When Gosho Aoyama has decided about the looks of the respective characters he proceeds with the creation of the manuscripts! Here I used almost the same dialogue from a few pages before with other characters. Because this is a key scene, I kept the panel composition from the concept page in the finished manuscript. Conan: Looks like Kid stole the show from me in this story! The finished manuscript! Just like Gosho mentioned in his commentary, the panel composition often doesn't change from concept to manuscript stage. A character overview of the Suzuki family. An overview of every appearing character serves as a guideline during the production of a manuscript. This time, Sonoko's family gains center stage. Thanks alot for the exciting insights, Gosho Aoyama!
  9. 5 points
    I have some random posts about this on DCTP... --- Team Shin-chan has three not-dead people: Shinichi, Shiho, and Akai, and two traitors: Amuro, Kir (and sort of Vermouth, maybe). Assuming that none of these will be discovered, does this mean the showdown with the boss is going to be repetitions of team Shin-chan sending out a not-dead person/traitor combo and then the boss going "I have a counter for that because I was paranoid!" before finally succumbing to repetitive tactics when temp antidote Shinichi takes the field? --- I think Gin is going to die in the final clash, and chances are he will do so trying to take somebody down with him. (Shiho or Shinichi are likely). Fire, explosions, or collapsing structures are likely to be involved. I think the literary need to cement him as the strongest opponent second to the boss will mean no one person's bullets or actions will be able to take him down completely, which is probably a good thing because a lot of characters owe him some payback. His Porsche may join him in death, because everyone loves expensive car destruction. Bonus points if the Porsche is used to crash a helicopter. --- My current favorite theory with no evidence to support it whatsoever is that the boss has been stuck in the body of a child for 50 some-odd years due to an accident/experiment/miscalculation that also caused Vermouth to stop aging too. He doesn't let anyone see him or hear his voice (besides Vermouth) because it would undermine his authority. The FBI and CIA can't pin him down because no one expects a child mastermind. It would be a pretty damn cool twist and a great final opponent for Conan because he has to trap a mirror of himself in a way that convinces adults, only his doppelganger has decades of experience and the force of the Organization to back him.(This idea is elaborated on in Chek's theories at DCTP's story discussion board) --- I seriously doubt Conan/Shinichi and pals are going to "raid the enemy base." Conan (it will most likely be primarily Conan's intellectual effort) is going to very cleverly trap them by manipulating events so they turn out to his liking. The boss and the rest of the org meanwhile will be doing the same. Shinichi might not even have all his facts lined up going in, but he will somehow manage to pull it out in the end with something jawdropping in its cleverness. How I think the end will work out. I imagine it will go down like a slightly more epic version of the confrontation with Vermouth; Conan will spend the majority of the time laying the plan and figuring out how to use the information accumulated over the course of the series to his advantage. Finally, there will be some triggering event that will cause Conan to put the plan into motion; perhaps the B.O. found out something or is threatening something sacred (like Ran). Conan will probably be flying by the seat of his pants at this point. The action will begin after that with both sides seeking to outmaneuver the other using whatever the triggering event is as a framework/setting. To avoid making the manga too mature, Gosho will "protect" Conan's pals and teen friends by having them primarily contribute in ways that don't involve them maiming people or getting too heavily into the line of fire. The police, the FBI, and Kogoro will be taking and giving out the real injuries on the protagonist's side. I expect that Conan will start cashing in some of his trump cards now. (Kir being a mole; Akai being alive, etc. whatever ones he has going in) Despite Conan's best efforts, everything will fall apart and look hopeless as the boss takes everything in stride and dominates the intellectual playing field with his own cunning traps. It will look pretty grim for Conan. The climax will probably be when Conan (not Shinichi but Conan), seemingly backed into a corner, reveals that the organization walked into his completely amazing, out-from-left-field trap. All of Conan's mysterious actions that didn't fit previously suddenly fall into place. Now is a good time for Conan to reveal his true identity. (Expect Ran to be party to the conversation somehow.) The Syndicate's last ditch struggle will probably involve something blowing up. This will provide a convenient karmic finish for the badguys who are unlikely to get carted off to prison, like Gin. Vermouth will probably have had the opportunity to interfere and ruin Conan's master plan completely, but she will have chosen not to for her own reasons. She may even have helped a little. When the dust has settled, Haibara will complete the antidote and Shinichi and Ran will be together and have their long awaited sappy love confession. (I hope Ran gives him a much deserved slap or fist to the face for lying all this time to her.) Conan/Shinichi will cry. (I'm not sure when or what the situation will be but it is bound to happen.) Also, Ai will genuinely smile, shocking the heck out of everyone including me. She may or may not take the antidote herself. (I think not personally.) I wonder if Ai will have confessed to Conan as well during the course of events? (If so, Conan probably had no idea it was coming.) I'm not sure Kaito Kid will even have a role in the end. --- I think the boss had some relation to a case involving Mouri Kogoro or his family at some point in time, possibly related to why Kogoro became a police officer, or is a Mouri himself. The reason why is because it would be odd story-structure wise to not have all of the three main characters (Kogoro, Ran, Shinichi) significantly involved in the final plot, Gosho likes to connect people in the past (childhood friends, past meetings prior to storyline via school or job, but also coincidental [Heiji-Shinichi, Kaitou Kid-Shinichi, Akai-Vermouth-Ran-Shinichi, Yukiko-Kaitou Kid-Vermouth, Agasa-Miyanos, etc.]), and the Mouri family non-romance history is noticeably blank. --- Vermouth and Jodie still have unfinished business with each other. I imagine the two of them will have their own version of a rematch. Also, I expect Yukiko will play a role, either indirectly by creating a disguise for someone to help out or directly since they two have an unresolved past with one another. If Kaito Kid is going to have a part in the takedown of any B.O. member, it will be Vermouth. (I don't think Kaito will though...) My guess is Vermouth will come cleanly out of the confrontation though, because she is going to need to resolve the "why does Vermouth seem to be betraying the org by not informing them about Conan and Ai" subplot. Also there are "Vermouth's connection to the Miyano's", "Vermouth's aging wonkiness", "Why does Vermouth flip Ai out more than other Org members?", and "Why is Vermouth the boss's favorite?" subplots as well that hasn't been touched on that will need to get wrapped up near the end. I think Shiho Miyano will be involved here. I think Vermouth's part of the final confrontation will emphasize the past of the org, it's research goals, and Vermouth's connection to Ai through her parents rather than the identity of the boss. I think Vermouth is either going to escape or will die by her own action or inaction, with the possibility of her betraying the org in the process rather than Jodie taking her out. Gin's role in the final confrontation will almost certainly be figuring out that it was Conan who has been causing the damage, but not necessarily his identity as Shinichi. Almost every time Gin appears in a confrontation so far, a hint is dropped for him about Conan's interference. Gin just hasn't pieced them together yet, and he will almost certainly be the one who will. Expect him to go after Conan with a vengeance. Also subplots related to him are "his relationship with Shiho", and "his past and motives for working in the org". Akai's vendetta with Gin will almost guarantee an epic matchup between them. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they both take each other out, if only that I would feel really bad for Jodie who would be left behind again... I don't think Shiho will play much of a roll in the confrontation, other than as Gin's target or maybe having a conversation at gunpoint with him. A lot of people have pointed out in the "how will Gin die" thread that Gin is unlikely to get carted of in chains... Akai will definitely have role in the close to the end if his Okiya disguise is not revealed at the finale of the Bourbon arc. My guess is that Conan will use him and Kir if Kir is still unknown as a mole as a trump card against the org, but while "causing the org damage" will not be the "critical hit" Conan hoped because the boss has mad intelligence/caution/anticipation skills. My guess is that Conan's plan will appear to go to hell in a handbasket, but then it is revealed at the end that in easily overlooked insignificant details Conan had been laying the foundation for a master plan. I think Kogoro and Ran and probably no one else will be Conan's primary "helpers" in the confrontation with the boss. I also think a temporary antidote will be involved as well which will invoke the Conan=Shinichi reveal. --- This one edited some. After the final confrontation, Shinichi takes the permanent antidote and he and Ran get together. Ran will definitely cry. They'll finally kiss or at least try to. Ran will have saved Shinichi at some point during the final confrontation. She will also have been made a damsel in distress. Kogoro will get a shining moment. If Kogoro knew Shinichi was Conan, we find out Kogoro was hitting Conan every time he was looking too smart as a warning, not because he hated kids. Maybe he suspected Conan was Shinichi all along and simply played the role because he was waiting for Shinichi to reach a point where he could tell Kogoro the truth. Shiho may take a temporary antidote for purposes of the last battle but she never takes the complete version because she wants to remain as Ai Haibara. The detective kids figure out/directly observe Conan was Shinichi and are made to keep quiet about it because deaging shouldn't become known to the world. Ayumi cries. Haibara gets revenge on Shinichi for this somehow per the promise she made about not making Ayumi cry. Vermouth either betrays the org by either helping Shinichi at some point in the last fight or more likely pseudo-betrays by choosing inaction during a particular situation which allows Conan to get a key advantage. She either dies or escapes. I favor escaping. Maybe she will steal a permanent antidote from Haibara and age properly. I don't think Jodie will get her. Vodka gets arrested. If Akai and Shiho never had their talk at the end of the Bourbon arc and Akai is not dead now, they have their chitchat now. Heiji actually figures out what those weird feeling towards Kazuha mean. She will call him an idiot multiple times. Kaito Kid doesn't get caught nor has much contribution to the finale. Kogoro and Eri may or may not get back together, but they'll have a talk and resolve some of their differences. They'll have a comedic argument during this however. --- I think each of the major factions (FBI, Police, Hattori) will chip something in on the final sprint to the end. The "final showdown" so to speak will probably only involve the core characters; however, Gosho leads in to the org showdowns in the form of an "investigation phase": cases where incidentally Conan gathers hints and tries to piece the picture together. My guess is that each major party will chip in some necessary observation or clue during the "investigation phase" to help Conan assemble the final puzzle. This way, everyone gets to help out, but avoids cluttering the storyline with too many people at the same time. An alternate way would be to have an extended final showdown which is broken into sections where different groups of characters are important, culminating in a "final final showdown" where only the core characters take part. ...Or some combination of both... --- Haibara will stay as Haibara in the end even though I don't think she would run away from her crimes if she took the antidote. The primary reason I think she will stay small is because she has no one to go back to as Shiho, but has made a lot of contacts as Ai; Shiho has no future, but Ai does. --- DCTP just went offline so I will have to search for more posts later.
  10. 5 points
  11. 4 points
    You mean I ain't gonna make it to six years, Akazora? I got to say, if this isn't the end, it's definitely at least the dark ages for this community. Our new member retention rate has gone to hell, and only 1 out of 15 of the more notable posters still hang around. I'm not even sure if I count anymore. But I guess everything has to come to an end. I remember when I clocked the Top 20 Posters with 300+ posts per day. Those were insanely fun days. Basically none of it was quality, but that was how it was back in the day. This topic blew up every day, it was like a chat room in here. I remember when I decided to leave to focus on my life. But then I came back, because goddammit, this place is a bit too precious to me. There's a bunch of quirky individuals that I bet I wouldn't have gotten to meet otherwise. I remember when I joined, that I had no idea how to fit in such a bustling community. I found my place and left my mark, I hope. My only regret now is that there might not be someone to follow after me. It's been almost six years for me. The forums are even older than that, but for me, it's been an impressive six years. I can say without a doubt that this place has definitely influenced me, changed me for the better. I'm a better man now. I'll find another place on the interwebs to hang out, but this place will always have a special place in my memories, along with all of you (yes, even those of you that I didn't particularly get along with, all of you). But it's honestly time for me to move on for good, and I hope that at the very least, that anyone I interacted with here will not forget me. Take care and safe travels, fellow DCWites. “Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.” - A.A. Milne
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    DCW Secret Santa 2015 I know this is late but since it seems like Moho won't be organizing the Secret Santa this year. I'll be taking charge of this year's Secret Santa. So yup, it's the time of the year again for Secret Santa (Yup, it's super late. I know. It should have been a month earlier but gahhh) Like the previous years, same rules except for the important dates for the event, some stuffs and the person who will be in charge, you can read them here. Anyways, I'll be just quoting in Moho's original rules in here, just in case: And here's what's changed from the rules, Important Dates of course! (I'll be using Eastern Standard Time) December-8-2015 : Beginning of sign ups for the Event! You guys can sign up now of course December-20-2015 : Final day to sign up for the Event. The exact time of the sign up closing will be around 5 PM (EST). Just like last year and/or the previous years, the Organizer will be assigning each participant with a random participant and will receive the random participant's wishlist through PM, so please, be around on this day or the day after. Compared to the last event though, I will be quickly assigning stuffs and the participants will receive their assigned wishlist within 9-10 PM (EST again) Also, if you want to drop out from the event, this is the last day for it! December-21-2015 : Actual start for the gift making will start on this day! Go on and make thy gifts December-30-2015 and December-31-2015 : Now, here's another important change on the dates, the Secret Santa Gift Exchanging is supposed to happen in the actual Christmas Day but since this Event started really really late like only now, the event itself is moved to the last day of the year (Don't worry it's still Christmas Season at that time since Christmas really ends on January 6). The Deadline for Gift Submission is on December 30 (till 11:59 PM EST No ifs no buts) and the Date where each participant will receive their said gifts will be the next day, December 31 (12 am EST onwards). So again, please be around these important dates. (If you have submitted your gift early, you don't need to be around on December 30) January-1-2016 : Nothing important for this event really Just Happy New Year to Everyone on that time! Other Important Notes: You cannot drop out from the event once the date for the closing of sign ups passes. So please, make sure you really have enough time to make your gifts (You have 9 days to do that) and also to be around the dates where said participation is needed. You can submit your gifts to me earlier than December 30 that's if you surely finished it. The event will only go on if we reach the minimum of 6 participants. Below the minimum, event is automatically cancelled. To make the event more mysterious and secret, I won't be revealing the name of the Participants till the end of the event. To avoid confusion, please do remember that I'm the one who is organizing the event. So it's to me that you'll submit your works and other event related stuffs unless Moho decides to do the event. If Moho decides to take over the event, I'll give him the Stage since this is supposed to be his but of course, We'll let every participant know about it, to avoid any confusion. Lastly, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR THIS EVENT! IF YOU ARE THINKING TWICE WHETHER YOU WANNA JOIN OR NOT, SIMPLE ANSWER: DON'T. Current Number of Participants: 8 If you have any more questions, you can freely ask me through PM or here. EDIT: I edited the dates. Extended it till saturday. ANOTHER EDIT: RULE UPDATE: FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, MAKE SURE YOU REALLY SUBMIT YOUR WORK BEFORE 30th (I'LL GIVE A BUFFER TIME LIKE A DAY OR TWO IF THERE IS SOMETHING NEED TO BE FIXED OR IF SOMETHING REALLY GOT IN THE WAY THAT PREVENTED YOU FROM DOING OR SUBMITTING YOUR GIFT). FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN A BAN FROM THE EVENT AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO JOIN EVER AND I'M NOT KIDDING ABOUT THIS. === Participants: Kjeldahl Aadikudo Alpha the Errorist windie astraculpa Rye Misaki-chan Waffle Santa Another Rule Edit: I don't know if last year there was a gift revelation, and if it's publicly or through PMs but anyways, this time around, the participants only will be the one to see the works of the other participants.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Calling it now: an AO character with heterochromia designed to take advantage of Rum hype. The only reason Rum has been teased up for the movie was to entice fans to jump to conclusions and agitate the hype sectors. (Don't mistake this for jaded pessimism. Said AO character may be cool in the end.)
  16. 4 points
    THE SECOND CHAPTER OF MY VERMOUTH MANGA IS COMPLETE! Check it out here: http://meitanteixx.deviantart.com/gallery/54272093/DC-Behind-the-Black-Curtains-Vermouth-Part-2 Please enjoy and I’d appreciate any kind of feedback! ^^
  17. 4 points
    Here’s a sneak peek on the cover for the next chapter of my Detective Conan - BTBC: Vermouth Manga! ^^
  18. 3 points
    Edited after the case end for easy find File 928 Chinese: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3984240069 File 929 Chinese: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3997299721 File 930 Chinese: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4012480342 File 928 cover: https://twitter.com/conan_file/status/633654673979805696/photo/1 (thanks to jimmy_kud0_tv) Serinox: Official summary of File 928 from the DC facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/conan.portal/photos/a.690862980933481.1073741828.678467478839698/1043770818976027/?type=1&theater Fujiwara: File 928: The strange guest at the Ramen restaurant Ran & co. are talking about a TV show they watched the day before and end up going to a Ramen restaurant. This is the same restaurant where Conan (& Kogorou) solved a poisoning case before. Yumi and her colleagues arrive hot on the trail of a murder-robbery culprit. Said culprit throws a hose(? TN: Original poster seems unsure of this) at Yumi. A hose, murder and a guest who uses too much spice. What will these strange parts create? bash7353: "Ran, Sonoko, Sera, and Conan, who on their way home talked about a television program about ramen, go to Sera’s favourite ramen restaurant for dinner. It’s the ramen restaurant with a new adress “Ramen so dangerous it’s to die for” Kogoro and Conan solved a poisoning case at some time ago. bash7353: Besides Conan and the others three costumers who appear to be regulars are there, who, as Conan notices, use vinegar, soy sauce, and black pepper respectively. Actually, these three are suspected in a robbery murder case that occurred in the neighbourhood. Officers Miyamoto and Miike seem suspicious of them…!?" Note no 1: Chinese group that usually provide scans are having trouble procure the raw, so expected it to be late. Note no 2: No break next week. Edited: Note no 3: Thanks Serinox below for 928 Chinese: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3984240069
  19. 3 points
    Here's a general guide. Movie 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 all have an "OVA" labeled as "Magic Files" to go before or after each movie. After Magic File 6, Episode 694, 735, and 774 were aired as preludes to the movies that year. They aren't really overly connected, but usually just had a bit of dialogue for the movie at the end of each episode. If the pattern follows, we should see the episode for M20 on April 16th.You could watch almost all the movies regardless of where they "fit in", but if you wanted to watch the movies in relation to their air-dates... You could follow the list below. After Episode 54 - Movie 1 After Episode 97 - Movie 2 After Episode 140 - Movie 3 After Episode 186 - Movie 4 After Episode 231 - Movie 5 After Episode 275 - Movie 6 After Episode 315 - Movie 7 After Episode 356 - Movie 8 After Episode 393 - Movie 9 After Episode 434 - Movie 10 After Episode 470 - Movie 11 After Episode 504 - Movie 12 (Watch Magic File 2 before this movie) After Episode 535 - Movie 13 (Watch Magic File 3 before this movie) After Episode 570 - Movie 14 (Watch Magic File 4 after this movie) After Episode 613 - Movie 15 (Watch Magic File 5 after this movie) After Episode 655 - Movie 16 (Watch Magic File 6 before this movie) After Episode 694 - Movie 17 After Episode 735 - Movie 18 After Episode 774 - Movie 19
  20. 3 points
    But not too deep: She's cried in File 1 (Case Aftermath), File 9 (Shinichi), File 16 (Case Aftermath), File 48 (Shinichi), File 71 (Shinichi), File 95 (Shinichi), File 143 (Case Aftermath), File 260 (Shinichi), File 334 (Shinichi), File 353/File 354 (Flashback – Case Aftermath), File 379/File 380 (Shinichi), File 428 (Shinichi), File 482 (Shinichi/Case Aftermath), File 650/File 651 (Shinichi), File 727 (Shinichi), File 745/File 752 (Shinichi), File 884 (Flashback – Shinichi) File 921/File 922/File 923/File 924 (Flashback – Frustration/Case Aftermath/Shinichi) and File 931/933 (Zombie Movie and Zombie encounter). Thats a total of 20 times—in a total 27 Files—12 times exclusively due to Shinichi, 4 times exclusively due to the aftermath of a case, 1 time due to Shinichi and the aftermath of a case, and 1 time when the aftermath of a case, Shinichi, and simple frustration all happened across 4 files... and then there were two instances due to zombie movie and a "zombie" encounter. I don't think I missed any, but I could be wrong about that. She cried in 6 of the 130 Files before her second suspicion arc began, cried only once during her second suspicion arc, cried 5 times between her second and third suspicion arcs, cried during her third, just one case-long, suspicion arc, and has cried 7 times since the last suspicion arc. In all, she's cried in 19 of the 273 cases, and 27 of the 945 Files.
  21. 3 points
    So I purchased all available volumes that were translated of the manga and am just about to run out of volumes as they only release one every few months. Initially I was a little annoyed with the name changes and the "Americanisation" of the manga but after a while it really grew on me. Firstly you have Aoyama Gosho's notes at the end of each chapter which is really a look back into the past... I just remember little things like him talking about his proud purchase of a Windows 95 pc rating it over a Mac , and his worries about the localisation of the anime when it was originally being released in English. They put in little clues, just specific words in bold that give you an idea as to how the case will unfold. You also just have way higher quality scans and consistency in translations... the earlier versions were pretty bad quality really. Yeah that's all, I'm not trying to demean the scanlation groups nor anyone that reads them, I just wanted to make people aware that the official translations have something to offer. I'm not saying not to read the scanlations, but if you have recently picked up the series and can't put up with the chopping visual and grammatical quality of the earlier chapters and have some money to spare I would recommend buying the volumes.
  22. 3 points
    Here's another new DC Fan Art! (requested by DCUniverseAficionado) Shuukichi's Family
  23. 3 points
    Can she? During cases, she usually doesn't. She even admits in one of the cases that deduction is not her thing and that this way of thinking does not suit her. She helped the kids figure Kobayashi's riddle with the help of Conan's hint and she partly figured out that one case when she made the childish mischievious smile. On the other hand, Ran solved an entire case on her own, without any deduction help from Shinichi. That's not her standard, but it is possible for her. Both are not on his level, but both can keep up. So can Ran, and so does Ran. She does it since they met each other, she admitted that much to Ran and Sera during the pre-school flashback. Ran is more independent than any other teenager in the show. She solely runs a three person household. But you probably meant "emotionally independent". Both Sera and Haibara commend her emotional strength in the series. She hasn't cried because Shinichi is gone for a long, long time now. Last time was File 379. She doing pretty well considering that Shinichi vanished and no person knows where he is. Again, you can't compare "completely disappearing all of a sudden" with "doesn't check in everyday". Imagine if Shinichi and Shiho walked home from school together and Shinichi says that he has something to do and runs off. And then he's gone for a few days before he calls, yet still he won't reappear and no one knows where he is (aka the situation from the beginning of the series.). You think Shiho would just say "Cool, whatever?". No way, of course she would be worried, just like Ran, just like every reasonable person would. Shinichi went off to solve cases without Ran in the past and never did we get any indication that she worried as much as she did in the beginning of the series. No, he wouldn't. It wouldn't make any sense for him to still run after them. If he retains his knowledge, he would act completely differently, to get a better outcome for him. The more logical thing for him to do would be to tell Megure and the other policeman who are still nearby what's going down, which would have more benefits for both him and the fight against the BO. Shinichi is mostly about logic and still following them wouldn't be logical at all.
  24. 3 points
    File 928 Chinese: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3984240069
  25. 3 points
    Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa, gonna have to stop you there. To preface, I don't really know you. I don't know if you've been lying about your age, or any of the things you said, or etc but regardless of whether or not your words hold any water, I can't not throw my two cents in on this. Assuming you aren't lying, don't do that. Speaking from firsthand experience it doesn't help, and the guilt and paranoia that accompany doing so aren't worth it. You also risk getting an unnecessary infection. Even if they're not visible, living with the scars isn't exactly fun either. Just don't do it. There's healthier coping methods out there like talking to someone, exercising, napping, writing things down, spontaneous showers, holding ice cubes, drawing on yourself, and etc etc. Assuming you're joking or not being serious or whatever, don't do that either. You don't know who will hear you. Though the term's been bastardized by tumblr, you could actually trigger someone by bringing such a thing up. You also might be heard by someone like myself or by someone who, rightfully so, takes things said like that seriously. Or if you meant that in the third way that just occurred to me, ignore what I just said and be more careful when holding sharp objects.