Author July 2018: Title My Bubbles
Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
Blame @Lymus for the contest title, but July's contest is exactly that: fill in the bubbles!

What does that mean? Well, you'll take the provided manga page which has been cleaned for you in advance, and you'll fill in the bubbles to tell a story on that page! It can be funny, sad, serious, or romantic. You're the author! You decide whether or not your editor is going to ruin your hopes and dreams of becoming a pro mangaka and being published in Young King!

Rules:
1. Captions have to be safe for work.
2. Don't plagiarize. Dunno how you could plagiarize a caption contest, but just don't.
3. Only one entry per person. Choose your words wisely. :v

Timeline:
You have until 9 AM EST on August 1 to submit your entries. Any entries after that, whether or not I'm around to lock the thread, will be disqualified.

Prizes:
@Lymus will be providing game keys from the Steam Platform to the winner and runner up.
@Zephyrus will be providing a gift card to Amazon to the winner.

Without further ado, here's the image!



Please post your entry here: Entry Thread and ping me so I'm aware of your entry.

Best of luck to everyone!

Last edited 2 mo ago by MangaDex.

Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
Holy shit, @Plykiya. Way to make a guy bust a gut laughing.

Welcome @momojojo! Nice way to make your first post.
Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
Guys, I can't believe how funny you are! I honestly thought we had a bunch of boring people here. (jk)

Keep up the good work!

@Sarusa
I'm gonna delete your comment because I'd like that to be an entry only thread. If you want to answer questions, please do so here. Thanks!
Avatar sarusa 3 mo ago
Gotcha @Zephyrus

@Operatix Your pic is probably smaller than the others because you're using ibb.co and everyone else is using tinypic or imgur.

Oh, and for anyone who has trouble with boring fonts, this is a godsend: https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/3tkp0c/300_fonts_for_scanlation/. I used CCWild, but it's all better than Helvetica.

Last edited 3 mo ago by MangaDex.

Avatar kurisu 3 mo ago
@Operatix yours is probably smaller because Zephyrus originally cleaned a smaller version of the page, which can be found in the TokyoPop release here in MangaDex, I grabbed a 1600px from EBJ and cleaned it myself, then I provided it to Plykiya and he replaced the smaller one with this bigger one. Momojojo's is small too.

Last edited 3 mo ago by MangaDex.

Avatar Operatix 3 mo ago
@sarusa
Yeah, that could definitely be the case. It's not as easy, to post your own pic, as I wanted it to be heh.

@kurisu
My pic has the dimension of 1125 x 1600px, It's probably the fault of the uploading site.
Avatar kurisu 3 mo ago
I see, then only Momo's one is still 1200.
Avatar momojojo 3 mo ago
i gave in to the peer pressure (โ—กโ€ฟโ—กโœฟ) fixed
Avatar sarusa 3 mo ago
@momojojo

You had a good one, might as well make it look good! Because when you look good, you feel good, dahling.
Avatar AnimeELover 3 mo ago
How do I fill it in
Avatar Plykiya 3 mo ago
@AnimeELover With an image editing software such as Photoshop, Gimp, MSPaint, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
@m3ch_mania
As per the rules, only one entry is permitted. Would you please choose which one you'd like to submit?

@AnimeELover
I'm not much of a graphic artist, but you could try Gimp. It's free and has some easy text tools! Maybe someone here can offer further advice.
Avatar sarusa 3 mo ago
@AnimeELover Here's how to do it with Gimp

First (optional, but it will look much better), download the fonts from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/3tkp0c/300_fonts_for_scanlation/ Unzip the file. Choose the fonts you want to install in file explorer, right click, Install. Now MSPaint (and other programs) can see them. I'd suggest using CCWild. For easier font management, use https://nexusfont.en.softonic.com/, but that'll work.

Next, save @Zephyrus's image up there. Right click, save image.

Get Gimp from https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ and install it. Then read this: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/GIMP/Add_Speech_Bubbles_to_a_Comic_Strip. You don't have to use any of the bits about making a speech bubble or background gradient, because the comic already comes with all the bubbles.

Save your image as a gimp file (so you don't lose any of the layers), then save the image as a png file. Upload the png image to some free image hosting site like imgur or tinypic. Rightclick the web image on the website and 'copy image location'.

Go to the contest entry thread http://beta.mangadex.org/thread/15103, add a post, then add spoiler, img tags, and paste the url you got from the 'copy image location'. Should look like this except with your own image url, not mine:

[spoiler][img]https://i.imgur.com/Nv8Rwrh.png[/img][/spoiler]

@Zephyrus

Now, since you still have the original gimp file, if you decide you screwed up you can go back and fix it, then save as png again, re-upload to imgur (or wherever) and edit your post with the new URL. I had to do that when I realized I had the wrong font in the last two bubbles.

It's a lot of work the first time, but once you're used to it it's pretty easy.

Last edited 3 mo ago by MangaDex.

Avatar floatingsunfish 3 mo ago
Man, that image takes me back to my high school years...
Good times...
Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
@floatingsunfish
Love Hina was one of the first manga I ever read. It was pretty big at the time!
Avatar Zephyrus 3 mo ago
@Khaos
Funny.

I'll delete the image and let you put up a real entry if you wish.
Avatar floatingsunfish 3 mo ago
@ArpanaR

Your image entry isn't being shown for some reason. You might wanna fix that.

Last edited 3 mo ago by MangaDex.

Avatar ArpanaR 3 mo ago
@floatingsunfish thanks, it was showing before, idk what happened.... i tried several ways but it isn't showing, so for now i deleted my post, will try again l8r though...thanks again
Avatar arsankin 3 mo ago
hey, where I can send the picture? I want t enter this contest LOL๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Avatar floatingsunfish 3 mo ago
@arsankin
The instructions are on the first post on this thread.
As for where you can post your picture, you can do it for free on imgur.com.
Just follow the examples on the linked Entry Thread (also on the first post).