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No.6 Wikia
« on: October 23, 2014, 01:38:51 pm »
I'm really awful with forums (which is why I was never active around here) and I have a feeling I'm posting this in the wrong place or something because I have no ideas how forums work. Also, I wasn't around as much recently, so I kinda missed the drama. I don't know what happened so I feel pretty disoriented and even more so now that everything is happening in this forum. I read about something that sounded like a shared No.6 blog I think in the 'blog of the week' thread? And on tumblr someone said the fandom is dying? But yuneyn said I shouldn't worry? (I'm using a network that blocks tumblr right now so I can't answer for the next few hours). My point is I'm very confused so what I'm about to say might be irrelevant.

So, I had some ideas for the fandom, and again this might be out of my place to suggest these things (but you guys are nice so I'm not too scared about it).

I tried to think of ways in which I could contribute to advertising the fandom and I figured visual means would be the best to grab people's attention, problem is I can't draw. At all. That made me think about an idea I had long ago about opening a 'text messages from No.6' sort of blog. I gave up on the idea because as you figured or already know, I have zero confidence and thought that the fandom will reject this sort of shallow, ooc jokes. (I don't think ooc joke are bad, I'm just saying this fandom gives me the feeling that they'll be rejected) I'm still not sure about creating such blog, but if you guys think it's a good idea, maybe I'll do it. I might need some help running it, though.

My second idea has nothing to do with advertising the fandom, but I still think it's important. The No.6 wikia. Do any of you know what's up with that? Because it seems pretty dead, and only about the anime. I don't know if there's anyone around to tell us we can't take over it, but anyway I like the idea of starting fresh the best. I think that having an organized wikia about the manga, novel, and anime would be really great for the fandom. That's going to be a huge project, and it's going to require lots of work. I'd be happy to lead it, unless some one else really wants to have this project for themselves or think I can't do it or something. To be honest I don't know much about building a wikia, but I can learn. Also, I'm not a native English speaker so I might not be as good at writing these things.
I'm gonna need help. Lots of it. That is, if you guys think it's a good idea to do this in first place.

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Re: No.6 Wikia
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 02:07:59 pm »
Hi :) First of all: I have to agree with Yuneyn. You shouldn't really worry about missing all the drama in the fandom. Basically, it ended with Elanra and Thesexymaid leaving and I think your dash or their blogs will probably tell you the rest of the story ^^"

Uhm ... About your first blog idea ... Didn't quite grasp it, really xD Could you elaborate a bit? Like, what kind of post would it make?

But I totally agree with the Wikia for No.6. It's horrible, really xD And yeah, it'd be a whole lot of work. You read right about the shared blog and I'd say the forum community here is probably busy enough with planning and working out the introduction of it and dealing with organizing it but I'm sure once everything calmed down, it would be a good idea to create a new Wikia from the scratch. It would be wonderful to have one for the novels, manga and anime. And this way, maybe more people would find the manga and the novels on their own and get involved into the fandom for a bit longer ^^
Though I don't know anything about creating Wikias too ...
And don't worry - I have faith in you!

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 02:14:31 pm »
Hi Aoyokai :3

Thanks your joining and sharing your ideas. They are always appreciated.
Well, first about what happened on Tumblr: To cut a long story short... there was an immense misunderstanding. We thought it was an "Old vs. new fandom ranting" post, something like: "Back then was everything better, all good people are gone." It made a lot of people sad. They felt bad because they thought they aren't good enough, just like Yuneyn and me. That's why we tried to clarify the issue, but it failed. Even though we apologized and clarified everything again they left, saying it was the final straw. That's it. We just disagreed. But of course we never wanted to insult someone.

You don't need to worry, the fandom isn't dying. There are still people left. It's not the biggest fandom, but we'll try our best to grow together. And we would be glad when you want to help us.

At the moment we start to build a shared blog. It's a pure No. 6 blog. We want to post fanarts (with permission of course), source art there, reblog No. 6 fanarts, fanfictions etc... And we want to invite people to come here to work together...
We plan on a monthly casual No. 6 day (the 6th of every month, but without special topics, just a day dedicated to No. 6), some special events 2-3 time each year, like Shion's Birthday, Holy Day (Christmas) and so one... and also a "Fanworks of the month" rubric, where people can send us suggestions and then we'll post our recommendations at the end of each month.
If you want to help us and join our shared blog, just let me know and I'll send you an invitation. ^^

Your ideas sound nice. Could you give us an example? I don't really know what you mean with "'text messages from No.6'"... :3

The other idea sounds like a mammut project. But when you want to do it... feel free to use this forum to plan on it and to find people who can help you. (I would help you, too, but I'm not sure if I can do that much... since I'll draw No. 6 art for my own blog and also take care of our shared blog... the monthly suggestions...so I'm not sure yet if I'll have that much time. But when you do this... maybe there's a possibility to connect it to our shared blog... so when you write entries about the novels and so one, that we also post it there, to fill the blog with interesting, No. 6 related posts. I also don't know anything about wikis... ^^° So I guess I won't be a big help.

Btw... Most of us aren't native speakers, so don't worry about it. ^^

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 03:06:26 pm »
That's too bad :( It's probably for the best I wasn't aware of it until it was over though... I would get really panicked.

I really like this fandom, I hope more people would join... and I'd be happy to do what I can in the blog, although I don't think that would be much...

Well I see these 'text messages' in about every fandom, and for a while I saw it in the No.6 fandom too, but they all left. These are just short, silly, conversations between characters that are shown in iphone text messages format. That makes no sense with the No.6 storyline because people from the West Block obviously wouldn't have iphones, but these conversations are already pretty ooc so it doesn't matter. Example for a text post I saw when I just joined the fandom (that blog is dead now): dead Safu sending Nezumi messages that she'll haunt him if he won't go back to Shion that moment.
These posts aren't smart or deep, but I think the fandom needs a little pointless humor. In general I think this fandom is not very friendly to fans who only like No.6 because they watched the anime for the shounen-ai of it. Yes I know not everyone consider No.6 as a shounen-ai, but this fandom can be really scary for people that like No.6 in a more... flat(?) way. A 'lighter' approach can be good for this fandom.

Well at least no one wants to kick me off this project because they know wikia better than me ^^" In that case I will just try to work on that on my free time for now. Until I come up with a plan for this wikia thing, I'll just stay as active as possible in other things. Maybe when I finish planning this I could ask for help on the shared blog? It looks like a good place to find people that can help.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 03:14:59 pm »
Hello Aoyokai! Great to see you around~

I had prepared a reply but then you responded before I posted it, haha. Anyway, to revive the text from No. 6 thing would be pretty neat, even if it's ooc. I mean, that's kind of the point of those texts anyway, and you're right, some lighthearted fun is nice, especially with canon being pretty dark too. Would you just use texts from Texts from last night, or also those text conversations people make up themselves? Or maybe a combination of both? That would be kinda fun.

Reviving the No. 6 wikia or starting a new one is pretty great, really! Good information about No. 6 in one place is hard to find and would definitely help new people to find their way around, especially if you include more things than just the anime. It's a big job, but it helps wikis are forever works in progress, so there's no rush to complete it before some deadline, and multiple people could be working on it. I know a bit about wikis (not terribly experienced, but I set up a couple for my own projects), dunno if I could help if you decide to go through with it? Definitely on board, though.

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 03:17:46 pm »
Hello!!

I'm glad you came by^^ Like I told you on Tumblr, you don't need to worry, we definitely don't want the fandom to die.. There was a misunderstanding with Elanra and Thesexymaid... I guess you can read posts on their blogs and our blogs to see it with your own eyes. It shouldn't have gone this far to be honest, but what's done is done and there's no need to dwell on it. Now, we can only try to do something nice for everyone.

Oh and please, don't ever be afraid to share your ideas with everyone! We're a community, and even if everyone can't always agree on everything it's always possible to find people who agree with you!

I think I see what you mean by the text messages... Like if the characters were communicating via cellphones text messages, right? I guess it could be funny, I don't have anything against that. I mean sure, No.6 is a very dark story, but the character's personalities leave also room for lighter, funnier things. No.6-related things don't have to be depressing all the time^^. So yeah, it probably could work.

The wikia project also sounds really interesting, but also very time consuming. It would be awesome to do it though... Do we need to build a new one, or can we start from the existing one and build around it? I've never done something like this so I wouldn't know. I guess it would take a lot of time, but if you find enough motivated people, or even people who'll only write one article, little by little there could be more interesting content.

In any case, if you feel strongly about these projects, don't hesitate to open a dedicated thread for any of them here. For now there's not many people around, but we'll be advertising the forum again starting next week, hopefully more people will join. I'll try to help as I can, but like Ahiku said with all the other things going on it might not be immediately.

As for the English... I'm not native either. But I guess we can still try to correct each other before posting something important and it should turn out ok^^

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 03:25:30 pm »
@AoYokai Yeah, it was for the best you weren't there. ^^° It was not funny at all. Like Yuneyn said... if you wanna know more you can read it :3 (But it's not recommended.)

Hmm... maybe you can do this in another format, so no Iphone texts... but maybe transfer via Nezumi's mice... and Shion and Safu can have ID chats... ^^° I mean those ID cards are like smartphones so it would work there...

Yeah, it doesn't have to be totally deep all the time. The story is sad enough, and I'm a fan of funny things. XD I'd like a blog that shares funny stuff, even if it's a bit ooc. :)

But you're right. We should also consider those who just watched the anime and those who like it because of the shounen-ai elements. I'm tired of too much drama and depressive stuff and No. 6 also has funny aspects (you could also post funny quotes there... like nose biting... or the goat thing XD) To make it extra special

Yeah, just post it here when you've finished your planning. And hopefully we're more people then... ^^


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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 03:43:01 pm »
Ahiku (no idea how to mention people oops) That would be awesome, but I think that sticking with iPhone messages would be more doable... It's also the common way of doing it so I'm afraid that if it won't be presented that way it might not get as much attention. I really like the idea though, so maybe some of them will be in Nezumi's mice format? Like the important, not that ooc ones. I have a feeling that sending a mouse to No.6 and back is pretty dangerous for the stupid type of messages this blog will have... (nose biting is the best)
btw, where exactly is the whole shared blog thing discussed?

listenforthelove (still don't know how to mention people) I'm sorry, I didn't get the question about the texts OTL I'd be super happy to have help with the wikia project though! (I feel stupid saying that because I need help with that project, not just happy to have some...)

 Thanks for the support everyone :D I'll do my best.

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 03:51:15 pm »
@AoYokai  You can add an @in front of the nickname and the person should get an e-mail sayin that someone mentioned their nickname in the forum. :3

You can find the shared art blog post here, but it's pretty long: http://no6.createaforum.com/conference-room/unsourced-art/msg508/#new

The blog is here: http://restructuralcommittee.tumblr.com/

If you want to help sourcing or reblogging art (or even reposting art with permission) then I'll send you an invitation :3 Just tell me if you wanna be a part of our blog.

Ah, ok... I don't know that much about those text blogs. ^^ Just do it the way you want to do it, it's your blog after all. (Yeah, and I think there are other funny scenes in there. XD)

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 05:20:04 pm »
@Aoyokai Ah, now I know what you mean :) Yeah, I kinda like those texts and it really sounds like a good idea. I also always had the feeling that the fandom really liked those kind of posts so it should be fine. And as listenforthelove already said: It's meant to be OOC xD

I think it would be a good idea to ask for help via the shared blog once it might be established ^^ And I would offer myself for writing articles or something like that. But don't expect too much - I haven't done anything like that in my whole life xD



@Ahiku Thanks to you I just imagined that those robotic mice of Nezumi could overhear the talks and messages of those ID Card and even use the frequences to answer to an ID Card ... That would be kinda creepy but maybe something that would work out? Dunno, I just had to laugh now xD

Okay, this is gonna be a bit off-topic but about that anime and shônen-ai thing ... I just always have a need to tell people that only watched the anime about the manga and the novels. Because most of them are in the fandom making posts about how they wished that NezuShi was canon and I'm sitting there, squealing and wanting to tell them that it is, in fact, canon in the novels (and the manga ...). So, I'm done with off-topic. That had to be said and I don't even know why ...

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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 10:15:31 pm »
@Ahiku I would love to help resourcing stuff :D

@lawlya I see a lot of people talking about NezuShi not being canon and I just don't... like... even from the anime... even more so from the anime... how can they not be canon?

Anyway I'll be going ahead and starting on these projects. I'll post more info when I know more about the wikia thing. Also if anyone has any ideas for text messages that would be great because all the ideas I had so far are not very good...

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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 10:21:32 pm »
I'd definitely be able to help with writing articles for a wiki. One of my few talents is writing really professional-sounding articles for someone who isn't a professional at all. So basically, if someone can write up a list of points that need to be included in an article, I can whip it up in no time.

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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2014, 11:28:19 pm »
It's great to have more people yay :D Sadly, or maybe not so sadly, this project might not be necessary.
I looked at the No.6 wiki again and turns out it's still active. Yeah, turns out the creators are gone, so it looks dead, but 2 users are keeping it alive. And apparently there's information about the manga and novel too. False alarm everyone!

Still, I think we could do help this wiki. I'll look into all kind of options I run into while trying to learn how to open a wiki, and I'll post any updates I might find. I'm thinking about 'adopting' the wiki, but I don't know whether that's an option with that specific wiki. If any of you is still interested, that is.
Sorry for making you think the wiki was dead :\

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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2014, 06:37:51 am »
@AoYokai, you got an invitation to join our blog, dear! :3

Oh... but that's good, you can still help those two. Maybe there are some articles that need a bit of reworking. We could cooperate and post some of those articles on Tumblr as well, or parts of it, like trivia (I always love to read something like that...)
To advertise it, to inform people who just know the anime.

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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2014, 10:08:36 am »
@Aoyokai: Well, basically it isn't specifically confirmed that they are in love with each other in the anime - of course you can read into it a lot but I guess anime fans are used to have non-canon ships. So that's probably why xD But glad, I'm not the only one feeling like this >.>

And I think it would be a great idea to support the Wikia :)



@Ahiku: I love trivias too >w< And I think it would be a good idea to promote the Wikia on our blog and maybe even asking people to write articles or edit those that are already online ^^