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Minor Character Fansite Marathon

It's almost the 14th, and thus, we are drawing close to the deadline for the Minor Character Fansite Marathon. Please fill out this form below and paste your answers to a new comment to this entry.



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This time, we are allowing late submissions, so if you need just a little more time, don't worry! We just want to see new sites; we really don't care when it gets done. However, on July 20th, we will be showcasing our results, and submissions that aren't received by then will be added on later.
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11 July 2012 @ 10:31 pm
Hey guys, this is sort of long overdue, as many of our staffers have been hard at work for a little while now, helping us prepare our domain and forums, the next stage of Amassment. More information on that soon! For now, we'd like to call out Amassment's new staffers so they can get credit for their work, and so you all know who you can contact if you have issues or questions in our various areas.

The Directory Staffers who will be assisting Masao in adding, removing, and editing links to our shrines list, and keeping our Members page up to date are Karen and Yamila. You can contact Masao, Karen, or Yamila if you need a shrine link added or updated, or want to be listed on our Members page.

The Events Staffers are Juhi, Sofia, and Chibi. They will be working with Varen and me in coming up with and posting various events and activities for you guys to take part in. You may have already noticed their work in the Minor Character and One Page Shrine marathons. We're all hard at work and planning lots of stuff for you guys. If you have an idea for an event or marathon, or want to volunteer to run one, feel free to contact any Events Staffer. We're all here to support you guys with events.

The Forum Staffers are dubiousdisc, Mikari, Saya, and Sarah. They, along with Destinie, will be instrumental in the next big Amassment development. Again, more on that later.

Ava will still be doing shrine and member spotlighting. If you have any questions about, or want to volunteer with SOTM, she's still the one to talk to.

Having a large staff at Amassment is going to allow us to do more, and help you guys out a lot faster. Please don't hesitate to contact any staffer if you have any questions or issues down the road. :)
 
 
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04 July 2012 @ 02:56 pm
Saya (saya) of SilverBlood.net will be selecting SOTM this month.

Please submit your nominations for this month's Site of the Month award! Anyone is free to nominate any shrine. Nominators do not have to be an active members; sites do not have to be listed in Amassment to be chosen. Nominate one, nominate two, nominate multiple times! We encourage plenty of nominations to choose from!

If you're not sure what sites to nominate, we do have the directory or the community sidebar for your convenience.

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Nominations will close on the 15th of this month at midnight PST, so please be sure to nominate a wonderful, deserving site before then!

Please use this form to nominate a site for SotM. Post your nomination as a comment in this entry. Comments are hidden. You can also email me your nominations.
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25 June 2012 @ 12:39 pm


Greetings Amassment Members and lurkers! This is your Communications Mod, Destinie, here with a new Amassment Chat Post! Since there's a lot of new members I figured that it was about time we try to spin one of these up again. Join our group chat over AIM on Tuesday, June 26th at 8:00pm EST, that's tomorrow night!!

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24 June 2012 @ 11:03 am
It's time to announce a new Member of the Moment. In contrast to SOTM, which is decided by community members, Member of the Moment is a gift from the mods to say "Thank you" to a member who goes out of their way to continue making Amassment community that it is today.

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23 June 2012 @ 11:12 pm
Lookie what we've got here! Another site of the month.



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18 June 2012 @ 10:50 am
Greetings! I'm earthy, and I've been an Amassment lurker/admirer/sometimes participant for quite some time (I used to own storygirl.org, which is now defunct). I'm just now thinking about getting my fansite mojo back on, and I have questions!

1. What sort of process did you go through to choose your domain name?
2. Do you also have a professional site, and if so, do you make an effort to keep it separate from your personal/fandom sites? Why or why not?
3. Do you think shrining/fansiting is still as popular as it once was, with blogging and social media taking on a bigger role on the interwebs?
4. Do you use your personal/fansites primarily as fandom outlets, or do you also use them as playgrounds to test/learn coding skills? What sorts of coding/design skills do you think are most important for personal websites these days?

Thanks for giving these a think, and I look forward to getting to know you lovely people again! ^_^
 
 
17 June 2012 @ 10:32 pm
Hello, i was directed here from a topic i started on TAFL forums, but before i get to posting my questions i want to introduce myself. I'm Rika24 (sometimes Rikafire or Kaida Spirit if Rika24 is taken). I've always found shrines/fansites interesting and in the past i've tried to make ones that were interesting and showed my love for the character or series i'm shrining.

Now onto my questions:

i'm planning on updating my Obito Uchiha fanlisting/shrine with a new layout (and now that i have time, i can actually get the content done as well). i already have the layout planned mostly in my head. i'm thinking victorian style, only with multiple shades of grey, with orange being the only color.

so i have two questions for those that own shrines and/or like to visit them. what type of content do you like to see on a shrine?

and my other question is, which do you think is the better menu style? everything out as a sidebar like my Obito shrine currently has: http://hokage.fifteenth-moon.net/obito/ or have the menu condensed with only categories listed and further content under each, like my Masaru shrine is: http://rikafire.fifteenth-moon.net/masaru/

i used to like the side bar because going through multiple pages got annoying after a while when i visited shrines (especially when i had a slow connection), but now i kinda like the cleaner look of the condensed menu (the sidebar can make it look too cluttered, or in the case of my Obito shrine, make the page too long.

i also want to expand on my Fuuko and Raiha relationship shrine, but don't know what else to add http://hokage.fifteenth-moon.net/storm/shrine.php i'm new to relationship shrines so i don't really know what to add other than the current content.

thanks in advance!
 
 
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17 June 2012 @ 02:03 pm


A lot of us have been rather busy lately in real life, so our shrine productivity has been (reasonably) put aside. With the summer break approaching, why not take some time to get back in the fansite mood, and maybe even try to accomplish one of your New Year's Resolution? And what better opportunity than the One Page, One Month marathon!

Schedule
All sites should be completed by July 31st. Until then, you are free to sign up whenever you want. There are no time limit for sign ups.

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10 June 2012 @ 08:02 pm
When analyzing a character for a shrine and exploring scenes or events in different angles for essays, do you find it hard not to be repetitive? Let's say an event is super important to Character A, the character you are shrining, and changes him in some way. Let's say that that event also is important to another character involved, Character B, and enhances or changes Character B's relationship with Character A. If you are going to cover how that event changed Character A, and then cover the relationship with Character B, you're going to have to discuss the event twice. How do you go about it so you're not repetitive?

And while we're on it, does repetition in shrines you're reading bother you?
 
 
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01 June 2012 @ 06:33 pm
Josephine (icysnowdrop) of Venus Avenue will be selecting SOTM this month.

Please submit your nominations for this month's Site of the Month award! Anyone is free to nominate any shrine. Nominators do not have to be an active members; sites do not have to be listed in Amassment to be chosen. Nominate one, nominate two, nominate multiple times! We encourage plenty of nominations to choose from!

If you're not sure what sites to nominate, we do have the directory or the community sidebar for your convenience.

Some pointers for nominationsCollapse )

Nominations will close on the 15th of this month at midnight PST, so please be sure to nominate a wonderful, deserving site before then!

Please use this form to nominate a site for SotM. Post your nomination as a comment in this entry. Comments are hidden. You can also email me your nominations.
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31 May 2012 @ 09:09 am
What is your shrining style? Which of your shrines best exemplifies your style?

When I say "Shrining Style", I have a few key words that come to mind: informational, analytical, humorous, and even emotional. Now these terms may not be the same for everyone, nor would you need to confine yourself to these words, but just think about what your style may be.

For me, I think my style would be a mixture of informational and analytical, and I think the best example would be Asunder, where I provide a lot of backstory and information on the character, but then spend a lot of time breaking the character apart. I feel like this is something that I subconsciously try to achieve because I really enjoy digging deeper and finding what inspired this character. Perhaps it's me trying to find a meaning or purpose behind everything?

Are there any shrines out there that you feel are similar to your style? What about a shrine that you feel is the opposite of your style?

I feel like I am attracted to shrines that are similar to my style: they have a lot of information, a lot of essays that break down the character, and a lot of theorizing. (Far too many for me to list!)

What about you? :)
 
 
15 May 2012 @ 08:40 pm
There were many amazing nominations this month and if I could pick four or five sites, I certainly wouldn't be lacking in choices, but there can only be one site of the month every month. This particular shrine stood out for its well written and detailed information which is both well researched and presented.

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Many thanks to those who nominated sites this month: Aku, Ava, Destinie, Dubiousdisc, Saya, Chibi.
 
 
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07 May 2012 @ 10:54 pm
I ended up making more revisions than I thought and took longer than expected, but it's finally finished!

Summon Night

- Revamped the current layout and made two new layouts. All three are available as skins.

- Organized and revised all the pages.

- Completely rewrote the Shipping page.

- Added a bunch of stuff to the media sections.

- Added two more characters to the Comparisons.

- Wrote a new section: Epic Hero.

PS: If anyone wants to exchange links, requests are open!
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05 May 2012 @ 03:14 pm
Here's the final part of the discussion trilogy...

Look at your shrines and upcoming projects, do you see a patterns or are the subjects drastically different? How does it compare to your general personal taste in characters? How do you identify with these characters? If any, what made you make an exception and shrine a character that's different from your usual tastes?

Imagine you shrined a character and unexpectedly a sequel or prequel appears that you don't like all that much (or at all). Would you still include it in your shrine or blissfully pretend it doesn't exist? Would that make you like the character less because of his/her newly revealed past/future/pairing? How would it affect your shrine if that character no longer seems to fit into the "type" you like?

My replies will be in a comment. Everyone is encouraged to participate with their own answers and to comment on other people's answers!

It's a day late but May the 4th be with you.
 
 
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