I did once look up kanji that I could theoretically try to use for my name, as a joke rather than in reality. The kanji translated to something like "2,440 miles of selfish love." :D I can't remember what the kanji was ^^;
Length isn't SUPER-important, so much as addressing your point thoroughly, but it probably should be a solid 3-500 words...unless it's more of an image post (like, say, art, or comparison shots, or something along those lines). :)
So, I come across a lot of sales and deals on anime, manga, and related merch throughout my adventures online. I don't always post about them-- I might not have time, or it might just not be a deal worth doing up a whole post for (even if it's still a good deal). And I'm betting that this happens to you guys sometimes too!
So I thought I'd start a special thread here on Vice for deals. If you spot a good deal on something-- for your country or anyone else's! --feel free to post it here. Kind of like our own little anime version of SlickDeals or something. It'll be awesome. I'm debating whether I should pin the board-- it's easier to lose track of a board that's not moving; on the other hand it's also easier for a thread to just disappear if it's not pinned. I guess I'll leave it and see how you guys react to it all. :) I'm going to throw another comment up in a moment here that'll include a few deals.
Oh, and I may occasionally pick up deals from here to post about in a roundup, so if you want your name on the news page, this is a good way to do it! :) I will also personally add 50 points to the account of anyone who submits a deal that we post about. (This is a very tentative idea-- we've also talked about doing something similar for users who submit news tips that we use, so play nicely and we'll see if it all works out as planned.)
A couple of very brief rules...
- A contest where you might win something for free is not a "deal." A deal is a particularly good price, or a buy-one-get-one-free, or anything that is available on a relatively mass scale. - NO SPAM. If you're related to the manufacturer or the retailer somehow you can definitely post your awesome deal, but only once, and you should disclose your relation.
You're welcome to comment on the deals ("I've seen this movie and that price is awesome!" "I've read that manga-- they should pay YOU to read it, it's terrible!") as well. :)
So, if you listened to yesterday's Squadcast, you may already know what I'm going to ask: we want questions from you!
See, we're going to put together a new Q&A feature, but in order to do that we need questions from you. ANY question is acceptable: if you want us to speculate on a news item or a rumor, talk about our favorite (or least favorite) titles, have a question about the site itself, or, well, pretty much anything else you can think of, it's all fair game.
Whether this turns into a one-time deal or some kind of semi-regular-ish feature depends entirely on you and the questions you share! So I'm going to pin this baby up here on the boards and you can add questions to it any time.