I would like to write a suggestion. Didn't find any 'submit a suggestion' button so I'll just write it here if you don't mind. In the latest Ba Sing Se Times Issue 67 there is a message from the editor, a little bit of vocabulary, some reviews, something from fanon portal, the puzzle, the secret valentines and so on, but I think it would be just great if in the future editions you would add some real life news related to series. For example, I don't know, latest interviews with the authors (maybe even about other topics), maybe some tweets or posts they make about the series, new comic announcements, comic sales statistics, comic or series reviews from famous sites like gizmodo or something like this that you could find online you know? But from the real world. That would be very interesting.
Hey there, so I just sent you the review I promised you (hope you're a believer in the phrase 'better late than never'), but it is a little longer than the last time. About 2000 words as opposed to 1600. I hope that's not a problem, if it is, let me know, and I'll try and slice a few off.
Hello there Minnichi. I saw your post for the December BSST and then I kinda stalked your profile and I have to say you seem super cool (and your art is so great ♥_♥). When I came to leave a message and I saw the little letter-surfing Dai Li Minnichi drawing on your wall, my art-loving side drooled. I wish I could draw like that! It's users like you that make this Wiki so fun. Anyway, enough of the fangirling because I don't want to sound overtly familiar, yikes. I just wanted to introduce myself because I'm new to this Wiki again after being MIA for a long time and I thought it would be nice to actually talk to some of the people who are really integral members here. If you ever want to talk, just hit me up! And if you ever need writers for the BSST, I would love to help out, just let me know. Greetings and nice to meet you.
Well hi there! Heheh, I'm glad I come across as an awesome person to you xD I'm flattered! I will tell you though, there's tons of users more awesome than me on this wiki. You should get to know this community! I always come back to mingle sooner or later haha. It's good to meet a fellow art enthusiast :D Do you have a page somewhere with your own drawings that I can drool over? heheh
Oh yeah, the BSST can use all the help it can get these days xD The community activity is low, but the show must go on regardless. I'm thrilled to meet ya and am curious as to what your article writing flair might be like ;)
Haha yeah, I'm trying to get around and meet some people on here, I just don't want to seem awkward and intrusive like, "Hi! Be my friend!" But in all seriousness, I need to do some networking because it's been ages since I've come on here and I don't know anybody anymore. >_<
I don't really post my art online (because I'm a bit shy, hehe) but I've been meaning to start a Deviantart or Instagram, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. *sweats* I think, when I finally complete a fanon, I'm going to try and illustrate some of it so I can kinda come out of my shell. ^^;;
It's such a shame that the community activity is down, but that's all the more reason to keep it up and going, to encourage people to participate more and whatnot. I can't wait to help out, and I'm open to writing about anything. When will the next issue come out, or is it on a schedule? I'm not very familiar with all of it yet. And how does the article submission process work?
Heheh you're all good, don't worry! If it seems like I don't reply often, it's not that I don't want to but that I'm always swamped irl and float in and out of this site @_@ I'm definitely sticking around this month for the BSST's Valentines event though. (Which you should totally send an anonymous valentine if you can, it's fun xD)
If you ever do start a deviantart account of Instagram art profile, do let me know! And DEFINITELY let me know if/when you get around to writing a fanon. That portal is where I truly thrive ;)
Ah yeah, I'm not going to deny that I miss our community's former level of activity, but something still brings me back every time. I don't mean just for fanon publishing either (I suck at timely updates there too xD) but I haven't lost my interest in this place!
Oh, you can find info about the BSST and its submission process here to get an idea where to start. We're scheduled to publish an issue on Valentine's Day this month, so a romance-themed article would be ideal if you're planning to write up a storm :P
Are you still looking for writers? I could try and pull out an article if you're looking for stuff for the next issue! I'm trying to stay active on the wiki again and I'd love to write something! (It could be anything if you're looking for something in particular, or if you'd rather I can just come up with something).
Yes. Yes I am. Always. xD There surprisingly seems to be more of a shortage in the fanon section this time compared to the mainspace, but having extra canon articles saved makes the next issue publish faster 8D (I don't even remember how long it's been since we had the phenomenon of too many articles to fit in one issue...)
I'd say you should write about what interests you most, fanon or canon or anything in between ;) Thanks so much for the gesture! (Sobs nostalgically from your return to activity)
Awesome!!! For future reference, the BSST actually has a submission page to keep the content mysterious and cool before publishing ;) We encourage users to go with that but your article is awesome nonetheless!
Thank you so much! From what I've read, no changes needed :D Expect the new issue soon!
If I wanted to get an article in for this issue, how long would I have to submit it?
I understand falling behind with everything on the wiki, life rolls on, and the wiki doesn't pause haha. It's so weird for it to be so inactive these days, even before Korra was announced, this place was always pretty active.
I'm starting college in the fall, and my schedule is going to give me more free time, so I decided I'd grace the wiki with my presence once again xD
To make it in time for an issue about to publish, it honestly just comes down to whether or not we catch the article before publishing haha. (I check the submission page right before actually, just in case) I do hold back a publish for a bit though when someone gives me a heads up that they're almost done with an article and want to get it in. Aside from that, submit away. Constant shortage here!
Indeed, it seems like the wiki didn't move very fast either during my hiatus and yours. I miss the activity. I'll be honest, I'm not sure what to expect from this graceful returning presence of yours :P But the return of veteran users still has a certain comfort these days.
It's kinda freaky actually that enough years have passed for me to be seeing you and college in the same sentence! You excited? xD
Yeah, I'm definitely excited, but a tad nervous. It does seem like the years have flown by. I feel so silly and stupid looking back on some of the drama I've caused here in the past. But ultimately I'm here to try and revive the spark this wiki had and bring back activity. This wiki was definitely an important part of my childhood and formative years, I mean come February I'll have been frequenting the wiki for ten years.
I'm hoping not only will my increased activity get some new users to be active but also the sight of an old face will get some older users who stop by to post.
I think the key to this, is fanon. In the years between ATLA and Korra, fanon was thriving. Mostly because the original series left so many questions unanswered, but a lack of fanon content now is unsettling.
I think I'm going to try and publish something every day of September, in hopes to draw in a crowd. Back to the BSST, I have two articles planned out, that I'll write and submit as soon as possible.
Hopefully we get some more avatar news soon, to drive some traffic to the site. I really can't stand to see it fizzle out.
Heh, I'd say you'll discover that college on average is both very chill and independent compared to what you're nervous about but instantly stressful the moment an exam doesn't turn out well xD And heh, it's all cool. I had a certain degree of hotheadedness back then, at any rate, to be bothered by things that didn't have to escalate. Takes two to tango!
All very noble intentions you have! I like it :D I do like seeing old faces indeed am probab not the only one. And yeah, there's a lack of new fanon series... To me that could just mean the newer canon content does not inspire writing. Unanswered questions exist in LoK too but most of them from plotholes rather than mystery ^^"
Well, the BSST is always welcoming submissions! It's nice to see such enthusiasm from you since I'm more used to clawing for ideas on how to fill empty spaces from article shortages xD