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v1cious



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:38 pm Reply with quote
i didn't see that coming. Hellsing maybe... but Naruto?
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shirokiryuu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:38 pm Reply with quote
I think Hellsing or Naruto might win after this news post (everyone goes to vote)

I don't know which to vote for however,

Am i voting for the series, or the individual book?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:46 pm Reply with quote
Naruto roars strong up through the Sannin fight, so I'm not entirely surprised.
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lunarflowerhine



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:48 pm Reply with quote
Where can one vote? *does not know that much*
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:06 pm Reply with quote
I just voted for Hellsing in Graphic Novels and [i]Book of the Year. Because Hellsing is the greatest thing ever. I wonder how they came up with Hellsing and Naruto? It can't get any more opposite.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:21 pm Reply with quote
I voted for Naruto since it's is one of my favorite series, and I have yet to see Hellsing, so I don't know much about it. Hopefully one of the manga volumes will win in the graphic novel section... It's good that some manga was at least nominated. Hopefully more and more people will vote for one of the volumes. I'm guessing that me going on there and voting for Naruto everyday won't work, right?
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MorwenLaicoriel



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:26 am Reply with quote
I'm a little...disappointed. Naruto's a fun read, and I've heard good things about Hellsing, but...I'd kinda like slightly more...I dunno, "artistic" manga to be nominated.

Oh well.
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:16 pm Reply with quote
lunarflowerhine wrote:
Where can one vote? *does not know that much*


You just click the link they [A.N.N.] provided, then, once you're at the site, click the words that say which category to vote for [vote for such-n-such category] and then scroll down a little 'til you see the nominees. Anime catgrin And yeah, I'm sure it's a vote for the series... not just the volume.

I voted for Naruto, cuzz I was pretty creeped out/disgusted by most of the Hellsing anime, but I can't speak for the manga (haven't read it), so I just went with what I know.

lol I was also pleasently surprised when I checked the other categories and saw Eldest in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror nominations. I love that series! Anime exclamation
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molloaggie



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:06 pm Reply with quote
SharinganEyes92 wrote:
I'm guessing that me going on there and voting for Naruto everyday won't work, right?


I doubt you'll have to worry about that. I'm sure once the nomination news spreads to Naruto forums and fansites, they'll flood the voting anyway.

I am truly at a complete loss when it comes to nominating a volume out of a complete series. Why did they pick those two? I don't remember anything outstanding in Naruto v. 7. Confused

Idea I would have voted for something like Nodame Cantabile v. 5 (for the orchestra music scene) or maybe Dolls v. 4 (for the melancoly story). Maybe Voice of a Distant Star can be nominated next year.
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Kagemusha



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:16 pm Reply with quote
Le sign...definitally could have picked better choices, even in the American category. Of the nomintees Fun Home deserves the win in my opinion, and judging by the attention from the mainstream press it has gotten (which is probobly the quota for being nominated) it should win (Mom's Cancer could be a darkhorse though, as it is a landmark in webcomics and all-around exellent).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:14 am Reply with quote
Weird choices. Well, I can't vote for any of 'em since I haven't read any of them.
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Kriffix



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:05 pm Reply with quote
AstroNerdBoy wrote:
Weird choices. Well, I can't vote for any of 'em since I haven't read any of them.


then how do you know they are weird?

i say great! both naruto and hellsing rock!
im fed up of Naruto bashers, who dislike it becaise of its hug fanbase, those people are just sad and boring Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:53 am Reply with quote
Seen on the Quills website:

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Nominating Process
The Quills Nominating Board, comprised of approximately 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians, establishes the consumer short list from those English language books published in North America and marketed to the United States between August 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 that meet the following criteria:

* Starred review in Publishers Weekly
* Borders© Original Voices
* Top of the Bestseller lists from Publishers Weekly and Borders
* Titles from the Booksense Picks of the Year


A nominating board of librarians and booksellers, and you have to meet some PW/Borders criteria thingy.

This is basically a corporate cheerleading popularity contest for which book has the best marketing push behind it ... which basically makes it like most other book awards. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:24 pm Reply with quote
I see that you can also vote for the graphic novel nominees to be "Book of the Year".

I wonder if Naruto fans are going to stuff that ballot box too and make Naruto "Book of the Year" (out of all books, not just Graphic Novels) and make the Quills Award lose whatever tiny shred of credibility in the publishing world that it might have had?

That would actually be kind of amusing.
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SharinganEyes92



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:52 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
I wonder if Naruto fans are going to stuff that ballot box too and make Naruto "Book of the Year" (out of all books, not just Graphic Novels) and make the Quills Award lose whatever tiny shred of credibility in the publishing world that it might have had?


Actually, I don't think many Naruto fans really care. Yesterday I was on the forums for one of the most famous Naruto websites in the world (I can't give out the URL because they provide fansubs, but most people already know which site I'm talking about) and I posted that everyone should vote for Naruto. Half the replies I got were from people who gave me answers like "sry dood, bt who cares? so what if it wins or not?" and "ill git 2 dat later. naruto isnt me hole lyf!" Now, I don't think these people can be used to represent the whole fanbase of Naruto, but I'm guessing that it represents a fair amount of them. But.... I do see Naruto winning over Hellsing. I'm pretty sure there are much more Naruto fans out there than Hellsing fans.
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