Purpose: To show Wiki Editors not to give up on wiki projects, and to inspire them that they can finish what they have started.
The Shaman King project was started on February 24, 2010. It was my biggest solo project where I took on the anime and the original manga series. I have been busy with the team W.I.K.I. Nation, Fairy Tail, and Beelzebub on the projects, so it was difficult to work on this project and to juggle school at the same time. My top priority is school and family, and after those priorities, my teams and their wiki project is up. I put Shaman King as my lowest wiki priority. In September 2011, the volumes wiki page is complete as I add the last 3 volumes; in October 2011, I finished the plot and characters for the last seven volumes of the series.
As for the anime, I haven't finished adding the plot to all of the episode wiki pages. I think I am on episode 43 by now.
In September 2011, I was informed by AgentJ that Shaman King has a Kanzenban series that has the true ending. (See Gia's Shaman King Replace Sham Ending blog) The bad news is that it's another 27 volumes, so more work is to be done. I can't complain because I see a lot of wiki editors working harder on longer projects. I should look at this as a challenge.
In this project, Shaman King had 32 volumes. At the time, I did not know the wiki style guide, so I went overboard with the plot summary. In the summer, I knew how to format the wiki page.
The top three are essential for the wiki style guide. In my early days, I thought I had to add a big plot, but now, I just moved the huge plot under the notes section for the whole reformatting project. I wanted to show other wiki editors what the right format was. I didn't want them to think that they had to add a huge plot. For the table of contents, I noticed that the English dub titles and the titles used on Wikipedia had some minor differences. FoxxFireArt informed me that these are translations from the Japanese titles, and he told me to use the official English dub titles and add the Japanese characters with the Romaji.
*20, 28, and 29 need plot
It was tough to juggle a lot of wiki projects and school. The way I kept my sanity was to break these things down. I did not have a set plan for Shaman King, but I did 29 volumes' wiki pages for 9 months. That's an average of 3.2 volumes per month. The first 3 volumes had their plot summaries done before I started on the solo project.
A glimpse of the projects that I had deal with in my first year on Anime Vice:
The only finished projects are Rave Master (anime only). Blue Exorcist anime is almost done with two episodes (9 and 11) that need plot and images. (For more information, please see my condensed projects vitae list)
I list the blogs and forum threads that have some records of my work and other wiki editors' work as well. The historian blog is a summary of all those reports.
Trust me, you don't want to work on 32 volumes like I did. It takes a lot of time with the reading, the notes, and the reformatting.
I need to reformat the volumes to its right style and add the last remaining characters: Manta's father (Mansumi), the little Patch twin girls, Lead, Lihite (X-Laws), Teruko (Voodoo woman), Anahol, Bron, and the other Patch Officiants. The character wiki pages need work on.
In the summer, FoxxFireArt and the staff had a streamline initiative goal to condense story arcs on character wiki pages whose pages are too detailed. I had some characters that needed streamlining, so I will do them in the winter if time is available.
I thank FoxxFireArt for helping me with his advice on the wiki style; I thank my teammates for inspiring me to keep working on this project. Finally, I thank Sotyfan16 for his advice on how to make beginner guides. I made my first beginner guide, and it was for Shaman King. It's an awesome feeling.
Team W.I.K.I. Nation