|| Fanon Subscription Notices On a Whole New Level|
Fanon "Subscription": A popular method of notifying readers of new chapter updates. Those who subscribe add their names to a list on the fanon's main page, and the author posts on each and every one of their message walls whenever a new chapter's out. The system remains unchanged for eternity...
Or does it? o_o
To make a long story short:
Yep, I even made a comic out of it. To get your attention! This should and will be a very big deal for every author in Avatar Wiki's fanon portal. The idea was launched in a War Room forum, in which it was proposed that subscription notices be highlighted for all Wiki users to see. The goal was for the author not to have to post the same notice so many times and clog the recent activity feed - but of course, a highlight would mean that even the users who don't want to subscribe to the fanon will get a notification as well. It seemed like the tedious current system was still the only reliable way.
However, our tech-savvy administrator and BSST editor, KettleMeetPot, seems to have found the answer to what always seemed like an impossible problem! His latest project? A module that will allow fanon authors to send mass subscription notices! That's right, one post to notify them all. Being an app capable of notifying large numbers of users with ease, however, this comes with some regulations. It's planned that authors must be authorized and placed on a "trusted" list to use this function; those who aren't will not be able to load the module. It seems that there will be a minimum subscribers requirement to be granted access as well.
But at any rate, this is exciting stuff! Imagine the possibilities! And for those of you who don't care about fanon, imagine a recent activity feed without all those annoying subscription notifications spamming the page. I'm excited, aren't you excited? Yeah.
Next time you see KMP, give him a huge thanks!
*walks up to a podium and taps a mic*
Welcome everyone to the first annual FAS Awards. I'm your host, Taikai Fey. Minnichi Poehler is not here right now...she's next door at "The Whatever-She-Rambles-About-Tonight Show".
(In the spirit of the award season, I have chosen to do the FAS Report in the form of an award show.)
There are many people in the audience, along with the nominees for 'best feedback picture actor'. Tonight, many people (or maybe just one) will go home with an "Advertise Globe". There are many things that come with it too, such as bragging rights, a userbox, fame on the contest page, and a chance to win a picture from Minnichi Poehler's friends on the reality show "We Beg For Ponies, But Give Art".
Let's see who's here tonight...
- Three-time Advertise Globe Winner, Typhoonmaster is here tonight...hopefully.
- FireFerret, the star of "Silver Ferret Cookbook", may be here too.
- Chakrasandwich is (most likely) here and is nominated tonight for directing the hit "Life of Sandwich".
Speaking of sandwiches... "Taikai Unchained" is going to be what I'll have to call the minute I get this dress off and dive for the sandwich platter.........Wait, why the heck am I wearing a dress?! This would be a great time for a commercial break.
"....You can save yourself from Minni-Mayhem, like me. Minni-state, get to a better fanon."
*Taikai returns in his Dai Li uniform*
Well, enough of the craziness. The very serious Lady Lostris is here (at least I hope so). LL, your performance was so stunning in "You're All Misérables". We, as viewers, could really feel your passion in the role of you.
And to the nony who starred in "Fight"...thank you for your burning our eyes out with your performance as 'the trolling jerk'.
Now, let's get onto the awards...
The nominees for best performance in a wiki comedy show are...
- Minnichi Poehler in "Fanon Parks and Wrecks"
- Taikai Fey in "BSST Rock"
And the globe goes too...Kettle Dunham of "Boys"!
I lost...I LOST! Ugh... Time to start drinking...my apple juice. But seriously, don't drink (another great life lesson). You know what...Ultimate Swift, you stay away from that guy...jkjk ;)
Let's take a look at some of the people we've said goodbye to in the past year or so...
In memoriam... *pictures of Godsrule (sort of), AcerEvan, Iceland77, Agent Slash, Humble Imaginations, and so on pass by*
Let's take a commercial break as we remember these great people.
"(RuleroftheBisons97) Like a good agent, Tai-Farm is there...to advertise my fanon!"
"(Tai-Farm agent) Well Ruler, your fanon, The Lost Scrolls has gotten high scores on reviews, and great praise from others. The lucky mango says that it brings 'a whole new element into the world of Avatar'. Many praise this fanon as one of the most creative, and even renowned reviewer, MibuWolf, says that she'd put it in her top ten post-war fanons."
"Tell them about the plot!"
"The Lost Scrolls follows Team Avatar after the Hundred Year War. They embark on a mysterious adventure to find secret scrolls containing information on each nation. Not only do they search for the lost scrolls, but they also must fight Azula once again as well as other mad villians. Start reading now!"
"(random crowd) We love The Lost Scrolls!"
We are back. And now it's time for the final globe. The nominees for best actor or actress in a feedback picture are...
And the globe goes to... PreservationsWings! *hands Wings the globe*
That's all we've got tonight for the first annual FAS Awards. See you next time when we feature Inheritance.
"Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko have worked hard to maintain the long lasting -if at times unsteady- world peace. And for twelve years, despite skirmishes and trials, they have succeeded."
"Rebels stir. Allies are questioned. Spies and assassins skulk the halls of the Royal Fire Palace, and a shadow haunts the heart of Avatar Aang. Any peace the world has gained is quickly dissolving into a dangerous game of disguise and deception."
"The Balance is shifting, and the last hope to maintain harmony is to discover the true enemy and stop them -before it's too late."
Hey there everyone, EragonShadeslyr here with an interview with Wordbender on her amazing fanon Air. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Be warned, spoilers will follow.
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1. Hey there amazing bender of words, how ya doin!? - I'm doing great TechFilmer, thanks for asking.
2. :O YOU WROTE THE ENTIRE THING IN ONE MONTH! IMPOSSIBLE! - I did write the first draft in a month, and it was insane! Ideas for 'Air' pestered me for months, and I knew if I was going to get any of my other projects done, I would have to get this out of the way, and fast. It has needed some major editing and revising, but as far as getting the idea down to free up my brain, the manic, sleepless, caffeine-induced writing burst worked great.
3. ...Okay, so maybe it is true. Where did the idea for a man like Kuzarr come from. I mean I know he didn't pull the strings Ozai did but a fake Firelord O_o, I'm impressed. - I think the idea for Kuzarr was mostly inspired by the idea of people employing their own look-alikes, like in the movie 'Dave'. I knew Zuko would go after his son, but no one else could know about it, thus the idea for an impersonator was born. Also, every story needs a red herring.
4. Wow, interesting. I love the idea for the Underground tunnels. Where did that idea come from? - I am a sucker for secret passages. Seriously, I used to be semi-obsessed with Nancy Drew computer games, because every single one of them involves hidden tunnels or underground lairs.
5. Ooh, I like that. Ursa seems very independent for an 8 year old, I even imagined her as like 13 for most of the fanon, why is that so? - I felt that Ursa's independence was an interesting way to show how Zuko and Mai handled parenting. After all, Zuko was practically deserted by his parents, while Mai was smothered by hers. Parenting for them was probably a complicated push and pull, with Zuko wanting to ensure that his kids never felt inadequate or unloved, and Mai on the other side making sure they had their space to figure out who they were for themselves. Along with the fact that Zuko was pretty much on his own and kicking butt at thirteen, and Mai went a-hunting at fifteen, they would want their kids to be self-sufficient and ready for adventure, just in case.
The other side of this is Ursa herself. Independence is just part of her personality. Being a Princess, she is also well-educated and responsible, and between Zuko and Iroh she's soaked up a lot about honor and wisdom.
6. Twelve years, any reason my you chose that number, why not 16? - It's been so long, I almost forgot why I decided on 12 years. One of the key things I knew would happen in the story was Katara being pregnant. 12 years later seemed the perfect time for this to happen.
7. Who is your favorite character, and why? - Favorite? Gah! The most dreaded question for such an indecisive person. All the characters have their moments, but I have to say Ursa. I love how disarmingly sweet she is, and that she has this innocent intelligence that catches people off-guard. Most of the time, I think people regard 'goody two shoes' type characters boring compared to the mischief-makers and the daredevils. Since I am basically a Goody Two Shoes, I wanted to prove them wrong.
8. So if she could be voiced by someone, who would you pick? - Wow, I don't know that I've ever thought about someone voicing Ursa before. I honestly have no idea. Someone who could do sweet and determined. ;)
9. Do you like the write the whole thing then edit during the week idea or would you prefer to write and edit per week? - I prefer to write the whole thing out beforehand, because I usually need to separate myself from the story for awhile before editing. This way, it's easier for me to catch problems and notice if something doesn't add up.
10. Ursa is taking part in Vortex, how has that experience been? - I have loved Vortex! My favorite part is seeing how other authors portray Ursa, because it's really a reflection on how well I've conveyed her character in 'Air'. Plus, everybody there seems to really like her, which gives me warm fuzzies. They also come up with really good suggestions for her in the storyline, and I feel like I'm getting to know her even better through their eyes.
11. Is there anything you can tell us about future storylines? - I can't promise anything, but I have been toying with a substantially shorter story about Ursa around age 16, and a prequel of sorts involving one of the minor characters who has been popping up in 'Air' that would coincide with the end of the War.
12. To end this off, what room for improvement could you see in further interviews from me? - Honestly, this has been a terrific experience. I really enjoyed answering your questions, because they were insightful and I like to spill my guts about the thought-process behind story elements.
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Thanks so much, TechFilmer! This has been great. XD