seconding skeddes about #10 (not about the yummy #9)..
pretty much the reason why i never rate manga pieces very high (or at least detract points for being one), there's always this subtle smell of recreation. also, we've got so much of it in 'art'-forums that i feel that i've already seen every variety on this genre though not really being into it. no surprising pieces for ages. matter of taste maybe (and no offense of course =)
weekly challenges ftw!
congrats to all. mirage: go on! and arachne, stop it! =D