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COMPUTERS ARE EVIL CONFIRM/DENY [Feb. 13th, 2007|03:52 pm]
Samurai Champloo Anthology Pow-Wow
As luck would have it, last night InDesign screwed up a save and permanently damaged the doujinshi file. Mmhhhmhnnggrrar.
I still had the submissions, but all the formatting and such was completely lost. I'd hoped to have this up by Valentine's Day, but it's looking more like Friday or Saturday at this point, since I had to rebuild from scratch (rebuild is about 90% done). Still need to rewrite the foreword and disclaimers.

Also still waiting on Free Talk blocks. I'm giving those until midnight tomorrow night.

Can y'all have a quick look at the TOC and let me know if it's missing anything?
TOC PAGE 1 - TOC PAGE 2 (yeah, I need to fix the formatting; will do soon)
And here's the list of contributors. Is everybody there?

Just FYI, here's a list of changes that were made:
Business As Usual: Sidetrack: added space after ellipses, added link to fic site
Unfinished Business: changed/added title graphic (by request)
...Like Love: italicised "...tomorrow."
Tanka: Rendered in romaji, English, and classic/archaic Japanese
Interesting Introductions: changed "She couldn't help but be memorized" to "She couldn't help but be mesmerized"; fixed 2 comma splices
A Girl And Her Dice: Fixed one comma splice
Boys Will Be Boys: minor grammar fixes (by request)
Wanderings Redux: added ellipses in place of commas (transition into 1st paragraph), fixed one word omission (by request), changed "dammed" to "damned", added link to fic site
Spring During Fall: changed "its'" to "its", fixed one comma splice
The Space Between Us: fixed one comma splice

- Images: A lot of desaturation and contrast bumps. Fan art was pretty much untouched for the web version, since that allows for colour.
I did do some cleanup at the edges on Frog's "We Two Boys..." fanart.

A lot of the smaller fan art pieces were placed as spot art alongside fanfic about the same character. For example, CYen's illustration of Fuu was placed as a center spot in Kimper's A Girl And Her Dice.

Submissions were placed roughly in the order they arrived, but I did scramble things up a bit in order to have an even distribution of comics, art, and fic.

Still haven't done a full text pass. That'll come last.

"The Long Black Road" came up on iTunes the instant I opened Three Faces of Virtue to lay it in. *sniffle*

EDIT: *Makes vaguely obscene ass-smacking gestures at the COMPLETELY REBUILT print version and starts resizing the last of the submissions for the web version*

[User Picture]From: laurabryannan
2007-02-13 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to submit a Talk Block, just FYI.

And sweetie, if there's anything you'd like me to write for you, a scene (for public consumption or not ;-) you've always hungered to see, please think about it and let me know.

You've worked so hard on this, if there's something I can do for you in return, I'd love to do it!
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[User Picture]From: bigbigtruck
2007-02-13 11:03 pm (UTC)
Cool; I imagine most folks aren't, but figured a reminder couldn't hurt in case they wanted to. I think I've got 4 or 5 at the moment, so that'll fill 2 pages. (Doven submitted some cute goofy doodles that can go in the blank spots XD)
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[User Picture]From: bigbigtruck
2007-02-13 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for the offer! I'll have to think about that for a while. :D
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[User Picture]From: laurabryannan
2007-02-14 12:45 am (UTC)
I'll poke you later after all the craziness is over.
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[User Picture]From: sabsquisite
2007-02-13 11:52 pm (UTC)
No worries about it being up later than you thought. I imagine everyone understands that these things happen. Do you need any help proofing or anything like that?
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[User Picture]From: bowler
2007-02-14 09:24 pm (UTC)
10: Print "ican'twait"
20: Goto 10
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[User Picture]From: snowflake_chan
2007-02-15 05:16 am (UTC)

Free talk block

I'm late, yeah, I know. I so suck at deadlines. Don't worry about using it if you can't squeeze it in. =)

Angelynx is Paula O'Keefe, Champlooholic since the series' original run in Japan. Runs sprawling English-language Champloo fan site, Amalgam, which has probably introduced countless American fangirls to the joys of smutty doujinshi; writes obsessively long fanfics; will wear the Jin scarf and winter hat Lotus made for her every winter until like forever. Though she's lived with artist Gecko more than 20 years, this is the first of her fanfics that Gecko has illustrated. w00t. =)

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From: gallo_de_pelea
2007-02-15 04:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Free talk block

Sweet! I can lay it in right now.
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[User Picture]From: snowflake_chan
2007-02-15 05:17 am (UTC)


--repeat message, swooning. =)
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From: gallo_de_pelea
2007-02-15 03:54 pm (UTC)


I really enjoyed that story :D
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-16 12:46 am (UTC)
haha i feel so sorry for you! But thanks anyways for ALL the effort you've put into this. All the best working it out again!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-16 12:59 am (UTC)

Change my name?

Oh yes one more thing, is it ok if you change my name from "Debss" to "Debs"? Haha sorry for being so nitpicky. Hope the program doesn't conk out again =3
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From: gallo_de_pelea
2007-02-16 02:24 am (UTC)

Re: Change my name?

Cool! I'll run a find/change right now.
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