Hey everyone, I can't believe how time flies so fast. First off, this is a summary of all the wiki stuff I do across the Whiskey Media sites and one Wikia community. I don't work in one wiki community because I'm a wiki addict. It all started when I worked in Anime Vice in the fall of 2010. As I look at the work that my teammates and I work on, it's an incredible roller coaster ride we took that led us up to today.
For me, it's always going to tough to do the wiki work with school, family, and Church all on my plate. It's the challenge that thrills me. It will be boring just to do one thing at a time.
I hope you enjoy the wiki work that my fellow teammates have done. All these work that my teammates and I do will serve as inspiration for future wiki editors across the communities because we have this wiki passion/addiction (whatever you call it). It's what drives us to inform and share the knowledge with folks why we love this stuff.
Note: I rushed this blog since I don't have much time. I will fix and proofread the grammar. I'm sorry for doing this.
I first came to Giant Bomb because of Zombie Pie. When I read his profile in Anime Vice, I was fascinated by a video game site that is like Anime Vice. I haven't been to much video game sites except for Game FAQ and Serenes Forest whenever I get stuck in a game. During the old days, I was looking around the Giant Bomb community and their wiki pages. I was amazed at the wiki work, and I looked at my video game collection. It was all Nintendo games, and the Nintendo Mascots had their wiki pages filled out. Since I didn't know the wiki style, I didn't touch them. Plus, I didn't know what to add to them. In my search for a niche in this community, I stumbled upon on the Fire Emblem and Skies of Arcadia wiki pages. It was that time where my gaming preferences shifted towards the Japanese RPG genre from adventure and party games. I replayed Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn and bought Fire Emblem Path of Radiance since I never had it back in 2010. You can't edit the wiki pages without playing the prequel game. In 2011, I expanded into the Fire Emblem genre and bought Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Fire Emblem for the GBA because I was a big fan of Roy in the Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, it turns out that I bought the wrong game. Regardles, my little sister and I enjoyed them. I got to do some wiki work for the characters. I was stoked by the differences with the Fire Emblem GBA and Ike's games in the game play mechanics, the story, and the relationships. The relationships are much deeper in the GBA games than Ike's games. Because of the difference, it was a challenge to cover that information on the character pages while compiling all my notes, Fire Emblem Wikia data, and Serenes Forest data into an awesome wiki article.
When I bought this game for my little sister, she fell in love with the game. I joined in and played the game out of curiosity. Immediately, I got hooked in Skies of Arcadia. It was a spectacular game whose exploration blows me away in addition to the characters' stories that was intertwined with each other. When you're exploring the world, you can only explore one area, but when you progressed deep in the game, there was hidden items and cool things I never noticed high above and deep below the sky you normally traveled. There was a lot of cool quests that I haven't completed. I never seen a game like this one, and it remains one of my personal favorite RPG games. I wish I can worked more, but I was too busy.
This was a side project when I bought Dark Cloud out of nostalgia. Due to the small story content, it was a challenge to expand their articles. All I had was weapon data, certain items, and skill information. I did a story arc just to make the article feel complete. The weapon section is what I need to expand because Dark Cloud is a unique RPG game with a deep weapon system. The difficult is getting good images for Dark Cloud game play or weapons. I did my own DVD screencaps, but it didn't work out well. Fire Emblem and the newer games had more good images, and the old games' images are scarce.
Other Misc Works
Due to Anime Vice's influence, I was covering news on my anime wiki projects, and I bumped into video game adaptations. I was hesitant to add them to Giant Bomb because of these reasons.
They're Japan exclusive, so I don't have much info. I have to rely on the news.
I cannot play them which limits my knowledge on the game play and story.
I felt helpless. I had to leave the page with bare bone information. It's a dead end until the games make it to U.S. shores, or a Giant Bomb member who knows Japanese or somehow plays a English version that they illegally downloaded contributes. The odds of that happening is pretty slim.
Ever since I bought a Playstation 2 and a Kingdom Hearts game in January 2012 for my little sister, I got hooked into another RPG game. I'm not sure if I want to get into Kingdom Hearts because I only played the first three game, and boy, the story is complicated when my little sister explains to me. Playing the game really breaks things down for me. The Kingdom Heart wiki pages are pretty awesome. I have to dig deep and see what new stuff I can bring to the table.
Please see the Sony List for a history on my experiences in the Kingdom Hearts. It's pretty short.
I never knew I was into RPG games until I joined Giant Bomb. Plus, I only had Nintendo games until I finally bought something different, a Playstation and PSP, and those games will motivate me to work on their wiki pages. Right now, I'm too involved with Anime Vice which I haven't move on from Fire Emblem and Skies of Arcadia wiki projects. Until I finished a good chunk of either Fire Emblem or Skies of Arcadia.
I owe it to Zombie Pie, Hailinel, Chalphy, Video_Game_King, ArbitraryWater, and finally, my little sister, for getting me started up in the wiki editing business in this great community.
This is my biggest commitment in my wiki editing hobby. Giant Bomb is my second, and Sket Dance Wikia is my third commitment.
All of these projects were the new summer anime 2012 series. Since I'm in a hurry, I'll list the finished projects and link them; I'll list my teammates that worked with me. I just expand on the new and old anime projects. In the summer, I had some time off, but when summer school roll by, it became a challenge to balance the wiki load.
I only took on a few projects, and this time, I'm alone on the first two projects since most of us are studying for school. Sometimes, I have to fall behind and skip the episodes to do them later when I have time.
Solo Start Date: Oct. 6, 2012 At first, I wanted to avoid watching this series because of the graphic content. Like Deadman Wonderland, Hagure Yusha, and Seikon no Qwaser, I'll end up getting hooked like a moth to a flame. Yeah, I don't know what drives me to work on these pages. It's not the sex or the violence that stimulates me, but it's more about watching the insanity and despair that makes me curious.
Roles: Complete episode summaries and adding characters
Solo Start Date: Oct. 10, 2012 I pick this project from the start because it was Annabanana's favorite manga series. Since she and I had similar tastes in Shonen anime shows, I decided to give the anime a try. Despite the shonen cliches, I got hooked onto the show with its characters and strong themes of slavery and poverty that will pop up frequently.
Roles: Complete episode summaries and adding characters
Teammate:Acura_Max Start Date: Oct. 20, 2012 I had no interest in watching this show, and I was picking potential fall anime shows that the folks of Anime will be interested. Learning from my mistakes in the summer season, I noticed some discussion threads are dead while some are not. I know that Stein;Gates was popular in this community, so I open the discussion thread on this one. Along the way, Acura_Max and ElfenLied1012 got me to try this series. Somehow, I like the show because of the two characters that foil each other: Akiho Senomiya and Kaito Yashio.
Roles: My partner and I both add the characters and expand on them. Acura_Max does the even episodes while I do the odd episodes.
Old and Ongoing Projects
My motto is what I hold on:
Finished what you have started.
Wiki Projects can always be postponed for school work, family, and life. Those things you cannot reset. That's why some of these projects are really old. I'm grateful to have great people in the community has my teammates. It's pretty damn difficult to finish things on your own especially the massive anime series that have over 60 episodes with a character roster of 20 and over. I use the term "resting teammates" because they have retired.
Teammates:Daniel Newton Resting Teammates:Annabanana, Wales, Obsidian609, Buhssuht Start Date: Around November 2010 This is one of my first and biggest wiki project. I love working and watching Fairy Tail, and I'm glad to work with one of the biggest wiki editing in the community. It was awesome when Ethan and FoxxFireArt open a slew of wiki tasks on Fairy Tail back in spring of 2011, and Anna, Wales, Buhssuht, and I just finished them in a day.
Start Date: August 18, 2011 Piface314 invited Annabanana and I to try the show. When we got hooked on the show, I started the first weekly reports in order to boost discussion and spotlight the wiki work that my teammates do. Along the way, KuroNekoXIII and MohsinMan99 join the team. Geo came back and wrote news on the show. It was a fantastic experience, and I enjoyed working on this series with my teammates.
Solo Start Date: July 16, 2012 This is one of the newest shows I work on since the summer 2012 and the only one that is running. Ever since I saw the trailer, I was so hyped up to watch the show. It's one of the best shows I watch in the summer along with Binbogami Ga and Humanity Has Declined. I enjoy watching and discussing with the good folks here in Anime Vice.
Even this is a solo project, I had some help from Sonata who got some nice default images and Daniel who helped me on the main anime page and format the episode pages. AnimeReviewDaily worked on Kirito and the main anime page. Buhssuht helped me out on the franchise page.
Roles: Adding episode summaries and characters.
Start Date: Oct. 17, 2012
I first came to Comic Vine after clicking on the news articles on the bottom of Anime Vice's website. That was a year ago. I didn't know Comic Vine had Japanese manga until I stumbled upon FoxxFireArt's blog about having a staff writer focusing on manga. Over there, I was introduced to another awesome wiki editor, PikaHyper. The man had an ambition to expand on the foreign comic database and adding more manga titles than Anime Vice. It made me work in Comic Vine.
While I was working on the manga pages, PikaHyper helped me lot in Comic Vine with the wiki style and the rules. I added manga volumes from Anime Vice and adding manga volumes from Comic Vine to Anime Vice. Usually, I concentrate my work on a few projects, and I don't create a lot of different series that I'm not familiar with. His ambitions changed my wiki outlook, and I'm adding new titles either from Quick Picks or CV for the sake of expanding the database.
I hoping that the work on foreign comics that PikaHyper and everyone else did can bridge the gap between Comic Vine and Anime Vice and increase wiki editing in both communities as well.
Lynxian recognized my hard work and how I tried hard to get the community involved through weekly reports. She made me an admin on April 24, 2012. With those responsibilities, I have to check the community every day because the new and anonymous editors tend to mess up due to not reading the rules. I help them and fix any mistakes. Plus, there are spammers who attack the pages occasionally. Ever since the Sket Dance anime has ended, my gears are slow, but I still continue to work on the characters a bit and watching the wikia activity.
I'm just adding episodes and quotes for my favorite TV shows: Supernatural and Raising Hope. Don't have time to do full plot summaries like I do at Anime Vice.
This week on Anime Vice's Quick Picks, just like the last (and then one before), there's a lot to choose from. We have some magic, some element-bending, art classes, pirates, guilds, and more. What will you pick? After my co-authors and I give our recommendations, be sure to tell us what your picks are in the comment section below.
Bigheart711's Pick: My pick for this week is the Cardcaptor Sakura manga. The Omnibus volume came out just as I began watching the anime series. It was right after finding an image of Sakura and Keroberos and making it my wallpaper. So, I would like to read the manga version sometime soon for fun since it's being released after all.
Now is the time for people to admit the feelings for other people they've held secret... but there are so many feelings, running in so many directions! What are the true desires of Eriol, the powerful young boy who is the reincarnation of Clow Reed... and why did he wish that Sakura would replace him as Master of the Clow? Story and art by CLAMP.
sora_thekey's Pick: Surprisingly enough, my pick this week is not Avatar. My pick is the fourth volume of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class. I'll be honest, I haven't read this series, but when I caught a glimpse of the title I was immediately interested. Anybody who's met me knows that I spend half of my time drawing (I'm not very good) and a manga that is completely focused on an art class is right up my alley. That's probably why I like Bakuman so much. Although I'm not such a big 4-koma manga fan, I am willing to give this series a try. I did love Lucky Star and that was based on a 4-koma manga.
It's time once again for art school, full of the spirit, love, and laughter of youth! Kisaragi and the GA girls return to class, shifting their focus to the history of Western fashion and textiles. But as with every serious art lesson in this department, crazy antics (not to mention a game of dress-up and a food fight) are never far off! And when the GA welcomes a new face - a transfer student from France - will the department's regulars scare off the new girl and make her hightail it back to her homeland?! Story and art by Satoko Kiyuduki.
takashichea's Pick: My pick is Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise since I own volumes 1 and 2. I was curious what happens in the postwar era of the original Avatar series. I thought Legend of Korra would fill in the gaps, but it didn't. So, this is a must have comic trilogy for all Avatar fans. If you thought the happy ending of the Avatar series solves everything, this comic series will change your mind.
The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone? Story by Gene Luen Yang and Art by Gurihiru.
Note: This was written at Anime Vice. It's where we discuss the latest anime and manga merchandise along with some video games. I post this because we had a significant amount of video games on this week's Quick Picks.
Hello everyone and welcome to the Fire Emblem wiki project and community blog! I was inspired by the wiki editors and how much we made an impact in the Giant Bomb community these past months. I love working along side with these guys. This blog is dedicated to the folks who are proud to be a Fire Emblem fan.
Here are the Fire Emblem folks! Please give them some recognition for their hard work.
Meet the Fire Emblem Community
It's a short list since I'm not familiar with the Giant Bomb community. Plus, I have not been acquainted with the rest of FE community. If I miss you, feel free to comment. I'll add you and your introduction. For folks I wrote about without asking for consent (ArbitraryWater, Chalphy, Hailinel, and Video_Game_King), feel free to correct me or tweak your profile information. I'll be happy to change things to make this blog better for everyone.
ArbitraryWater is a passionate guy who enjoys playing some of the classic Fire Emblem games. He's quite knowledgeable about stats, characters, and the overall mechanics in the games. His insight will overwhelm everyone even the most hardcore players. Recent FE Blogs:
Hailinel is well known, amiable guy who is one of the biggest Persona and Fire Emblem fan in Giant Bomb. He often works on the wiki pages making them look awesome. He is a well rounded wiki editor who can work on multiple types of wiki pages and different video games. Top 4 FE Wiki Pages:
StarvingGamer is the man with one of the biggest lists of video game collections, and he has all the Fire Emblem games in the U.S.
I'm Takashichea (Taka for short), and I'm a Fire Emblem and a Nintendo fan. Like Chalphy, I'm more of a ninja wiki editor who specializes in character pages, and I'm a different person in Anime Vice and Sket Dance Wikia, a little more active, weird, and crazy. Top 4 FE Wiki Pages:
Video_Game_King is one of the most out-spoken members in Giant Bomb with passion for writing blogs. He plays a wide variety of games ranging from visual novels to RPGs to shooter games and more. He is a proud supporter of Giant Bomb and helps out folks. Recent FE Blogs:
Fire Emblem is a prolific franchise with many video games (14 so far) which makes it a challenge for us. Plus, some games are not licensed for North America and remained in Japan. Some of these games are not available, and the language barrier is a hindrance as well.
The biggest challenge is the sheer amount of characters (over 200 characters). It's what drives us wiki editors to attempt a 100% no matter how insane it is. We all try our best to make these wiki pages complete. It's thanks to the Fire Emblem wiki editors that every game page has an article. We can do it.
Welcome everyone! The company Nitroplus announce that they will release the game in Japan on May 31, 2012. It'll cost 5,040 Yen ($61). There will be a limited edition that will have a DVD that reveals a 12 minute animated short which is animated by I.G. Productions and the script is written by Nitroplus. Other mechandise includes a special box, a digi-case designed by Chuuouhigashiguchi who designed the Guilty Crown End Cards, a booklet of rough sketches, and a jacket sheet from Redjuice Graphics and chief animation director Satoshi Kadowaki. All for a grand total of 7,140 Yen ($86).
The visual novel takes place 10 years before Guilty Crown's story during the Lost Christmas event, December 25, 2029. It revolves around three main characters with code names: Scrooge, Carol, and Present.
For those who haven't watch Guilty Crown, here is my partner (KuroNekoXIII)'s awesome synopsis.
After the spread of the "Apocalypse Virus" in Japan in the Year 2029, the country has been placed in an emergency state. Since the spread of the virus, the Japanese government lost all of its foundations, and the rein of the international organization known as GHQ began ruling the country. Now Japan is in a state of martial law, which is enforced by the GHQ, and is considered a "quasi-independent" nation.
10 years pass, and we see the story through the eyes of Shu Ouma, an average 17-year old teenager who lives a normal life. However his normal life style is soon shattered after his chance encounter with Inori Yuzuriha, who eventually involves him with the anti-government group she is a part of, known as Funeral Parlor, or Undertaker.
Here is your main cast of Lost Xmas.
Scrooge is the main character who has the King's Powers. He escapes with Carol from a testing facility that subjected him as a human test subject. His face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's main male protagonist, Shu Ouma.