Well friends, I almost never create posts but I was compelled to write this.
Today marks the day that Freelance Reporter and Filmmaker Kenji Goto was executed by the infamous faction known as ISIS. He was held for a $200,000,000 ransom that was not paid. Mr Goto was captured after arriving in Syria in an attempt to free Haruna Yukawa, who had previously been taken captive by ISIS. Before his capture, Mr Goto knew he would possibly be captured and released a video insisting that in the event of his capture, Syria as a Country was not to blame and that he felt he was responsible for his own fate. He was captured hours after entering ISIS territory.
Today on January 31st, 2015, Kenji Goto was executed by beheading after the deadline for his ransom had expired. This has reportedly sent a shock wave through Japan that does not deal with International hostage situations often when compared to other Nations around the world. This ties into the title of this post which partially serves as staying within the required parameters of our vice. I am not entirely clear on the details but Fuji Television Network announced that it would be cancelling an episode of Assassination Classroom due to the inappropriate theme of the series in light of the current situation. Likewise, World Trigger has been cancelled for at least one week. The question is whether this will be a permanent "delay" or a temporary one and assuming the latter is true, how long will the delay be. However, I divulge into this aspect of the post due to the demographics of our community as we are all here primarily to discuss, debate and enjoy anime/manga series that we like and love. But the main point to be taken from this post is that an innocent man who was an activist of all kinds was murdered today.
Sorry for the sad news folks but I thought somebody ought to share this story.
Welcome friends. No this isn't a Typo. I actually posted a Blog. This is a joint blog post from Taka and myself commemorating our wiki editing success and partnership over the last year. Please enjoy...if you don't mind a mountain of text :)
I kept working because I had people to support and help particularly my teammates who requests me to join their wiki projects. I always did as much I could to help out. 4 years passed by so fast. I see people come and go. With what little time we have left, I make it my job to help out because we are all busy. Wiki editing is a hardcore hobby that takes so much time. You can easily sink so much time because it's that addicting. We have a book called PlayStation Nation about video game addiction. I believe our site counts for Wiki Nation (a name I came up for Sket Dance wiki project, Team Wiki Nation ). I'll be sharing my experiences being a wiki addict.
What is your inspiration for editing continuously on Animevice?
Well it's primarily 2 things. Firstly, I have no need for additional motivation to regularly edit series that I truly like and love. But the second reason, which is the community of animevice itself is the primary reason. I have friends in the forums who share fondness of series that I do, often under appreciated ones. It's for those friends that I edit for. It also keeps concepts fresh in your memory if you like to debate and discuss anime/manga topics as I do. Additionally, my wiki partners make it rather difficult for me to give up so early in the game.
It was because of my little sister who found the site. I saw the site through Google images and saw a wealth of image galleries. It was the images that got me into wiki editing.
How did you get into wiki editing?
My first "real" page was Grand Fisher from Bleach. Despite minor issues, Foxx still allowed it to pass. But I became intimidated after that. I was not as good of a typer then as I am now and I was not even remotely tech Savvy. I couldn't even remember the header tab. I stopped editing at 1044 wiki points which was the same amount of points I had at the beginning of the year. It was not until January of 2014 that I noticed my favorite Shounen Toriko was getting attention by some editors. I decided to do a page on my favorite character from Toriko, Sunny to be precise and it wasn't as bad as I thought. The main issue was not having a computer until July of this year. I would walk 2 1/2 miles just for editing and I'd usually grab a coffee as a treat to myself.
Shaman King was one of my first projects. It had mostly an empty slate where I can fill out stuff. I regret not going back to reformat the pages according to the wiki style guide. One day, I will. Shaman King is my first completed manga project. I wrote most of the volume summaries.
Which franchises were you interested in starting your first wiki editing?
Initially it was only Toriko. but after a little over a month, I joined the Seven Deadly Sins wiki Project. I since expanded into several projects both team and solo projects. I almost exclusively do Character pages.
Haru Glory was my best character page. That was back when wiki editors didn't have limits on how much details they can go into depth. I have to trim out details. Rave Master was another project where I went all out with another teammate, Fire_Star. I finished all of the episode summaries and went back to help Fire_Star who was doing the character pages.
What were your best and proud works that you accomplished?
Filling in over 50 character pages for the Toriko wiki project. As far as a single page goes, so far it is Allen Walker, but it will be surpassed in the not so distant future I'm sure.
Hard to choose. I would say Fairy Tail, Akame ga Kill, and Toriko because those were my biggest team wiki projects. We had a lot of good chemistry with our group. Fairy Tail was the biggest wiki project because Ethan Lance and Foxx were putting up wiki tasks, while Annabanana, myself, and the rest of the gang were completing wiki tasks within a day. They had to keep making new tasks. It was really competitive and fun. After the Whiskey Media Saleout, there was less staff and mod focused wiki projects. Wiki became more cooperative than competitive. Toriko quickly became popular because of the battle community. It thanks to Yusuke for recommending Toriko, and I helped him organize the project which became the biggest one next to Fairy Tail. It was challenging yet fun to make pages and fill them out. The cool part was seeing new folks trying wiki editing for the first time. The biggest chore was renumbering all the episodes. Lastly, Akame ga Kill was the most recent anime series. It's a small group, but we were still close knit. We actually finished all the episode pages, and we almost done with the character pages. It was cool seeing how everyone got into Akame ga Kill and seeing how it shocked us during the anime's run. We had predictions on who dies next.
What have been your favorite Projects?
Toriko again. Not only is it my favorite Shounen but I had more partners than any other and the most help and inspiration on that project. But I enjoyed all my projects, from D.Gray-Man to One Punch Man etc. They were all fun.
I have worked with a lot of folks over 4 years. I'm glad to work with great people and meeting new folks and getting them into wiki editing. These are the folks whom impact me a lot during these years. This will be short. I feel bad I have to choose.
Who have been your favorite partners to work with?
Well I've only been at the wiki game for roughly 1 year now and haven't had many partners, but during this time a few friends stood out considerably.
Even though we don't interact in the wiki as much as we used to on the forums, Destinyheroknight has a small presence on more projects than I initially realized, adding pages and/or filling in General info on many of the pages I finished, particularly The Seven Deadly Sins and One Punch Man. I also owe him some World Trigger pages. I promised (and failed) to get some done this year because I fell behind. (Sorry! I'll make it up.)
This guy has been the most consistent out of all the partners I've worked with. Despite being a character editor, now having dozens of pages over a thousand points, the quality of his pages consistently exceed mine. He has kept me on my toes throughout the year. I'm sure he knows this. Even though he didn't need it, I'd like to think he felt the same way. He is a better editor than myself and few people know or remember but the few times he debated, it was most often against me as well. He's been a consistent rival and a friend for the last year and a half or so.
Well what can I say. Taka, my good friend became the top editor of vice at the end of 2014, finally catching up to the behemoth editor FoxxFireArt which may or may not ever happen again. He was the first person to help me in the wiki and continued to do so until I became "fluent" enough on my own. Even now he still helps with images when he can (as I have a notorious reputation of having horrible images or no images at all even on the forums). He was literally the top editor of 2014 and now is the top editor of all time on animevice. I have worked on 3 team projects with him, Toriko, The Seven Deadly Sins and Magi, 3 of my top favorite Shounen series, although he has added bits of help here and there even with projects he is not involved in. Taka deserves the Platinum metal as the Greatest Editor of all time but really, he was my #1 favorite partner to work with because we formed a friendship and I never had to guess whether or not he would be active. He is always active.