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This is the News section of the website, it is for… news. It includes an RSS feed that you can subscribe to so you don’t have to manually check. Correction, I thought it did, dunno what to do now.

General Update

The first draft of this update was written a very long time ago, but I’ve finally gotten it out.

とある re-write

I’ve managed to get started on a re-write of the とある article, having started with Misaka Mikoto, which I’m now using as a template to base the rest of the re-write off of. As part of the re-write, I had been making notes from all the Toaru media I’ve currently gone through, but I stopped doing that a while ago to focus on other boring stuff. Misaka‘s article came first because she’s the character I have the most notes about. The only other characters with a comparable number of notes would be Shokuhou Misaki and Hokaze Junko, but I don’t know when I’ll get around to their articles. because…

LoreBook Reshuffle

In Another Minor Update I mentioned a change in direction, and I have since dubbed it ‘The LoreBook Reshuffle.’ Despite its name, it’s not limited to the LoreBook and I’m not shuffling anything. Unlike the previous changes in direction, I’ve decided to take this one a little more seriously, so I’ll be going through all the articles I’ve currently gotten written…including ones in the playground.
The Reshuffle will involve me evaluating the quality of an article, as well as any potential future expansion, and then deciding what to do with it. This includes deleting a few, so some things are just gone.
The articles I’ve managed to get to so far include:

    • Removed many of the words, reducing the size of the article significantly.
    • Finished rewriting most of the definitions. No longer are they merely copied from Wiktionary, but slightly reworded.
    • Added examples to a few of the words, but these are more for fun than anything else.
    • Added English-7 spellings to some of the entries, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue this or not.
    • Added a Quotes section, because it fits with the rest of the article.
    • Other miscellaneous changes, such as a general re-write.
    • Non-changes: The names section was kept mostly intact.
    • I rewrote the article somewhat.
    • I’ve finally gotten around to finishing the archivicle…but all I really did was fix the images.
    • A concept that was hiding in the playground.

Another change I’ve decided to go through with is the elimination of the concept of ‘an article in construction’ as I found it doesn’t make sense to have that on a personal wiki, when I can edit articles whenever I want. As part of the Reshuffle, I’ll be removing the construction banner and the tag from articles.
Reviews will also probably go through a change, but I don’t know what kind so I won’t say anything. This also applies to the playground.

Other

I’ve decided to start writing more personal thoughts on media and the like, possibly commentaries and such. However, this will almost certainly have to wait until the Reshuffle is complete.
Considering how often I use Japanese writing on this wiki, I’ve thought about creating an article that’s just a table of the Kanas, which I can then point people to. Nothing concrete yet.

Current

神のみぞ知るセカイ

I went through and watched all of 神のみぞ知るセカイ again and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although the first season was a little shaky, it turned out to be better than I rememberedA). Since the manga has ふりがな, I’ll be reading that as well.
I’ve written up a few thoughts, and I’ll try to integrate them into the current article as soon as possible.

CrossCode

I’ve been playing CrossCode and enjoying myself a lot…perhaps too much. The story really picked up recently, so I’m itching to learn more.

いなり、こんこん、恋いろは & Shadows House

Started いなこん just a few days ago, and while it isn’t fantastic, it is okay. However, the first episode is very rushed which turned me off a little. The next two episodes were comparatively fine, so I’ll be sticking around with it.
I’ve only watched the first episode of Shadows House, as I’m aiming to finish いなこん first, but I’m already intrigued. However, it’s really obvious that it’s adapted from numerous shorter stories…perhaps 4コマ? I haven’t bothered to check the original yet. They’re also stitched together a little awkwardly.

Update Names

Starting with the next update, I’ve decided to come up with a naming scheme for them. The current one I’m thinking of is to name the update after a recent holiday/day of interest. By the next update, I’ll come up with a proper one.


A) It had been a few years since I watched it.
2022-11-24 16:19:44 · ninjasr

Another another minor Update

I’ve published a new article which I had been working on for months. It’s called What if Academy City existed? and I’m fairly proud of it.
Besides that, I’ve made some misc changes. The most significant change was that I changed the font(s) for the site. I think it looks nice now, although I’m disappointed the serif font didn’t look that great for the main text.
The other change was that I updated the aphorism generators. By ‘update’ I mean I remade them and cleaned up their code. I hadn’t actually checked it before I uploaded them, so when I finally did check it, I found a mess. They should be somewhat ‘lighter’ than before. I’ve also changed the font, to differentiate ‘mine’ from the originals, seeing as Kazamatsuri's site is still functioning.
That’s about it.

More Current

I don’t know what I could put here, besides how hungry I feel.
Ninja…out!

2022-09-28 11:44:44 · ninjasr

Another Minor Update

As this is a minor update, I’ll try to keep it small.
There have been no serious new additions since the last update, I have, however, made a few small changes here and there. Mostly correcting grammatical or spelling mistakes. Besides that, I opened up the List of names and their 'Translations' and 'Transliterations' article again and added two new names. I believe it will now be in the same place as Independent Reviews and Words, Phrases, Names, and Quotes I find interesting - that being, something I can update quickly and with minimal effort.
One strange issue that’s cropped up recently actually has to do with the reviews. I’ve started putting far more effort into them, evident from the one for unciv. This technically means that reviews don’t count as low-effort anymore, so that article will be updated far less. So technically, I’ve replaced one low-effort article with another.

Change in direction...again

Now to explain something more significant. Roughly a year ago, if I remember correctly, I made the decision to impose some ‘standards’ on my media articles. Back then, I had the idea to make each media article set an alternative to the various fan-run wikis online, one that’s written in a more relaxed style, with more relevant information, and with more accurate information. To accomplish this, I decided to impose a similar structure on all the articles, and even split them in predictable ways. Over the course of this past week, and today especially, I realized this was a massive mistake. So, I have chosen to abandon it, and going back to the ‘anarchic’ style of before.
I shall lay out my reasons for doing so, as it may be hard to understand why I have chosen to do this.

  • The wiki provides a skewed view of what I’m actually interested in.
    • For example, I am a fairly big fan of Bionicle, but you’d have no idea from the wiki.
    • While I believe this is unavoidable, the structure exacerbates this issue because…
  • The structure makes writing, and finishing, article sets much slower.
  • The structured approach doesn’t mesh well with what I’m passionate about at the time.
  • The structure makes me not want to finish articles.
    • Quite a few articles have just been sitting in the playground, with what I consider to be well-written and practically finished sections…that I haven’t released because everything else is empty.
  • There is no way I can actually realistically compete with the fan-run wikis.

These are the reasons I have chosen to abandon this approach. I’ve also decided to go back through the articles I’ve already written, and fix them up to be more bearable.
Besides what’s mentioned above, I also find myself writing ‘misc’ information far more enjoyable than on characters and worldbuilding. There are exceptions of course, but not many.
Aspects of the structure are likely to stay, but perhaps only as means of categorization.


Besides that, something else that’s come to bother me is how disconnected the content is from one-another. As interlinking is a major advantage of a wiki over, say, a blog, it’s something of a shame I haven’t taken more advantage of this. I hope I try to fix this.

More Current

One idea I previously had was to turn the news section into a semi-blog thing. I’m still not entirely sure about it, but I’m going to include these sections from now on. These will explain what I’m thinking about around the time I write these up.

The Legend of Zelda

I’ve found myself getting engrossed in the Zelda franchise. Unfortunately, the only Zelda game I’ve ever spent any significant amount of time with is the Phantom Hourglass, so this likely won’t come up for a while…while I go and play the games.
One of my interests with Zelda is how it doesn’t neatly fit into my previously established (and, unfortunately, not yet fully revealed or developed…) fantasy genre categorization. Zelda seems to be separate from what I call ‘Japanese Western-Style Fantasy’ which is odd…and that makes it interesting.
Another thing I will most likely comment about (when I do) is the timeline. The timeline is a complete mess and I’m likely to take my own approach to canon, separate from the official canon - constructing my own timeline, or set of timelines.

Luni-Solar Calendar

Yesterday, I decided to revisit my attempt at making a Luni-Solar calendar. Roughly 4-5 hours later, I realized I’d probably need to put more effort into making it work. On top of that, I concluded the Gregorian calendar is already basically ‘perfect’.
An explanation of why I want to create a Luni-Solar calendar would probably fit more on the eventual article for it, so I won’t bother. However, I found that 1. it’s far more complex than expected and 2. Artifexian’s video on making them is trash.

The Tengwar

The Tengwar are a writing system developed by Tolkien, and I hope to have some kind of article about them in the future. I’m not sure how I could possibly structure such an article, but we can leave that for later.


That is generally it for this minor update. There’s more text than I expected, but that’s alright.

Ninja…out!

2022-08-29 16:01:01 · ninjasr

Summer Update

It’s been something of a long time since the last update eh?
There are two reasons why: The first is that I’m simply lazy, which is one of my most significant flaws and the second is that I shifted from writing and immediately publishing to writing in the playground first. The result of both of these together made updates to the (public) wiki basically non-existent.
However, I will… try to fix my general laziness.
Also, even if I don’t explicitly say so in an update, I do occasionally update Independent Reviews and Words, Phrases, Names, and Quotes I find interesting since they don’t require the same amount of effort as a regular article.

Additions

    • Essentially a few alternate spelling systems I came up with.
    • A creator article. Extremely basic so far.
    • A bizarre article I’ve had cooking for almost a year.
    • Lists all of the images I don’t create myself and where they came from.
    • Intended to list whatever fonts I create. Currently only lists one.

I’ve also added the following independent reviews:

Changes

What's being worked on

    • The reviews are essentially complete, but the Characters, Worldbuilding, and Gameplay sections/sub-articles are still being worked on. I was initially playing through the game a second time, while taking notes, but for reasons I can’t continue playing currently. So for now, it will be placed into ‘stasis.’
    • I’m compiling a set of notes from the LN, which I am currently reading, and writing some Speculah.
    • A number of Evangelion-related articles are currently sitting around in the playground. However, I’m not at all sure when I’ll be done with these. I’ve been working on these for a long time, so I doubt I’ll be finished anytime soon.
    • Like with the Evangelion articles, I’ve been working on these articles for a long time. When I’ll be done is unclear.
    • In theory, I’m working on a personal calendar thing. It will be a luni-solar calendar, vaguely inspired by the Japanese (read: Chinese) one, with a few personal spins.

Misc

I was planning on releasing a number of AKIRA related articles, but decided against it. My interest in AKIRA was never really all that big, which is why I planned to just write about the specific things that interested me, but even then I lost interest. I might reveal them in the future sometime, but I might not either. The reviews will be released at some point, however.
I was also planning on releasing some stories I was working on in the background, but I decided that can wait.

2022-08-01 14:58:56 · ninjasr

Minor Update

This is just a small update… thing.
So I have a lot of articles queued up in the playground. However, I don’t really get to them because I feel there’s a bit too much to write. So, instead, I’ll scale back the size of articles slightly. This will manifest like so:

  • Character sections will no longer concern themselves with describing each and every character from the beginning. Instead, I will focus on describing the most important, or notable, characters first. This will likely manifest as ‘if I don’t care about the character, I won’t write about them.’
  • Worldbuilding will be limited to the main locations and what I consider to be otherwise notable.

I realised I can just update the articles gradually over time.
Hopefully this means I’ll finish a few more articles.

2022-04-08 07:59:37 · ninjasr
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