You probably will have dealt with it by the time you read this, but just a head's up that some random person (no interest in TGE) has put a disscusion post up in which they advertise some unrelated wiki. I don't think they even looked at this wiki (who cosplays rabbits?!)
Hi, what are the qualifications for the Christian fantasy project? I have a story in the works that's an attempt to make a clean anime. It would help to have some supporters for it, since this is a rare project. Literally most of the anime produced is very unclean, if you know what I mean. This has gone so far that I need help deciding what is appropriate for the story and what is not. The story will be in visual novel format, which is sort of a cross between a novel, comic book, and video game (although all you do is click to foward the story.) I was thinking of making a wiki for it, but I'll need supporters first. Could I have your ideas on this, please?
Hi! Really the only qualification for the Christian Fantasy Project is that a book/book series has content that adheres to Philippians 4:8 and is written by a Christian author, as you can read here, if you haven't already. But you may want to talk to J.S. regarding any other questions about the project, as he is the founder.
That's a great idea; we need more clean anime/manga in the world. But could you please be a bit more specific for what exactly you want my thoughts?
I'd just like the help of some other chritians on the game. Working alone on a game is harsh. Currently I'm just using art I find on the web for the game, but there's not much. And yes, we need more clean anime. I'd say 90 percent of it is dirty.
I'm going to set up a wiki for it so discussions can take place there. If anyone wants to join they're welcome to.
Thanks! One of the reasons I like S.D. Smith's work so much is that he believes in making wholesome entertainment without shoving the gospel into your face, which makes it appeal to a wider audience. I believe Christians need to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and so I do the little I can to help out.
I'm assembling a team for my project, so if you want to help out or if you know anyone who might, that would be great.
To be honest, I'm not super into video games and I don't play them very often, so if you were wanting testing and giving feedback on your game, I think I'll decline. But I like your idea, and I'll definitely keep an eye on your project and your wiki. And if I can think of anyone who might be interested in helping out, I'll definitely let them know!
Visual novels aren't really games, I'd say they're more like a comic book.
But nah, I don't really need any testers - there's not too many bugs to fix in visual novels.
I'd send a link for a VN, but there's not too many clean ones. I did find a small site called the Christian Anime Alliance that had a forum on clean ones, but they basically said there aren't too many. And you have to pay for them. And the "clean" ones are basically dirty ones that have a censoring feature. So yeah, no way.
So this is my idea - I try to assemble a team of people just to help out now and then, nothing too hard. (I may poke around that Christian anime site.) I'd like an artist, but those are very hard to come by, and formatting art for a VN is tough. So most, if not all, of the team would just be people commenting on story ideas, coming up with ideas of their own, etc. If I write the story all by myself, it'll sound super cheesy (and it already does.)
And I'll take care of all the programing and the Gamejolt page. I'm using Gamejolt because it's a very handy site for making posts and updates on games, as well as showing off art and stuff like that. The only other options I would have would involve $$$ as well as laggy sites and all that.
And EVERYONE that contributes ANYTHING (yes, support, character concept, even what kind of plant to have in a scene) will get FULL CREDIT for their contribution. And if this VN ever gets to the point of being sales-worthy (we'll need an artist so I won't be infringing copyrights) the top contributors will get paid too. But I doubt we'll ever get that far.
Anyways... I'm going to poke around some christian anime sites and see what I can do.
UPDATE: Here's a quote I found on a Christian Anime review site:
Oh, I see. I guess I assumed it was an anime video game, since you referred to it as a "game." xD
Well, I certainly wish you the best of luck! Again, it's great that you want to do this, and I certainly hope you get published. Many families would thank you, I'm sure. Feel free to keep me updated. :)
That's alright. A lot of people get confused about visual novels. xD
Thanks a lot! I think I'll have to self-publish, and use a site like Gamejolt. I'm not sure how many people will actually like my project. Visual Novels sadly only sell if they contain very, very, very explict content. Most VN's that are "clean" have those scenes in them too, but they're just edited to be "kid friendly." Yeah, right.
No, you're not being offensive. Honestly, yes, I do think she looks suggestive. (I'm going to remove the link for that reason, just so you know.) For future reference, though, could you please not ask me to look at anime/manga-related or -inspired media? Similar to me and video games, I really am not that into anime/manga, and I try to avoid art that's inspired by that genre.
Basically, I'm fine if you update me on your project every once in a while, but I'd rather not be a consultant, if you know what I mean. :)
Ok. Sorry for that. Boy, am I an idiot. It's just that anime is different than other mediums... Japanese cartoons potray their women differently than the U.S. I don't think that's right, it's just ... I mean, even the Japanese version of the Pokemon show had some really explicit stuff in it... I dunno, I may just cancel this project. I'm so terrible at this kinda stuff. But then most Christian authors have stuff in their novels I'd never use (one of Ted Dekker's books deals mainly with explicit material) and then again, visual stuff is different...
I think I'm in the wrong place for trying to start a following. No one here is really into anything other than books and Disney cartoon (not that I don't like Disney, just that their new stuff is garbage a lot of times.)
I'm going to remove that image from the wiki. Don't honestly know why I used it in the first place.
Oops. I may have taken it too far this time. You may just want to forget about this project altogether. I dunno, when I don't get a response on messages like that I feel like I've done something wrong.
Just because I don't reply doesn't mean I'm angry at you or that you've done something wrong; usually either I've been busy and haven't had time to reply yet, or I don't have anything to say. In this case, it was the latter: I didn't have anything to say to your reply.
Hi! We actually made a group decision a while ago not to implement badges, as they often quickly become a means of pointless competition between users rather than motivation to make productive edits. We wanted to avoid the possibility of cluttering up wiki activity and having to issue warnings for counterproductive editing.
Hey Peony, had a question for you. I was looking at the unused images area for the wiki, and noticed that a drawing of yours-Rue headshot.png-is included in there. Are you planning to add it to one of your user pages?
It's a pay-what-you-can joining fee; the founders never wanted to turn anyone away from lack of funds. Participation is whatever you want it to be. Once you sign up, you watch a series of videos that introduce you your writing instructors and the different components of the site, such as the content library (lessons such as "How to Write about Places You've Never Been") and the community (the highlight!). Once you've completed your introduction course, then you can join the community and have full access to the content library.
Just wanted to sort of say I'm sorry I haven't visited Celta in a while. I've just been occupied with other things lately, resulting in late nights and some anxiety (hence my recent absence from the wiki). Anyway, I know you told me to take my time about it, but I can't help but feel as if I must account for my time. Sorry. XD
Hope you've been doing well. It snowed for the first time this year today. Lovely weather. ;)
Okay, thanks! Hope your writing is going better now, and that that will be soon (and that you're not getting too stressed over it yourself)! ;)
Thanks so much for your prayers! I had a wonderful day today; I think I've been consumed with fear and worry about my future, of all things. Today, I sort of subconsciously realized that I don't have to worry (I shouldn't in fact). All I can do, and should do, is live out life to the fullest each day of my life, striving to "let each morrow find me farther than today." (An H. W. Longfellow paraphrase.)
Yeah, we received maybe an inch of snow. Sorry to hear that you don't receive any snow over in Houston. My Mom and Dad wanted to move us all to Nacogdoches once, but I was strongly opposed to the idea because I didn't think we'd get any snow! ;)