I updated the links page, removing some expired website links and adding some new ones. Remember, if you have or know of a Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers site that isn’t listed there, please submit it.
So last weekend I updated my Samurai Troopers Doujinshi Pinterest board. In the process of updating it I noticed some issues with some of my doujinshi here. Some accidentally had a smaller image version uploaded. One had the wrong cover uploaded. And some had no description when you clicked on the thumbnail. So I spent the past week slowly updating and correcting all of that. Any doujinshi titles that had an image cover re-uploaded to a larger one now have a button next to them. And phew was that ever a lot of work! At least it’s all fixed now. Sorry about all the mess and I hope you enjoy the larger images.
Last Sunday, the 19th, I added the first fanart post with artwork from DeviantArt. I also started working on the second post.
My Pinterest board “Mashou & Kayura Fandom” was updated over the weekend. (It’s the Pinterest board you see on the footer of the site.) I also added a Pinterest board for Cosplay for the Warlords/Mashou and Kayura. On my to-do for next month is to update the doujinshi board as well as continue to find fanart for the Fandom board.
I also did some work on my Tumblr. Other than the usual posts I put on there, I tweaked the back end and updated the overall look of it.
Finally I updated my Deviant ID on DeviantArt profile. I know I’m pretty much a lurker and collector there now, but I felt like sprucing up a bit.
Since the last update I put up a new Pixiv fanart page. You may notice that it looks different from previous Pixiv fanart posts. For a time Pixiv changed their website’s appearance and got rid of the code you use to put fanart on another website. So I had to save the images elsewhere, and post the full-size images on that latest post. (Their code used a thumbnail size image.) Pixiv changed back to the old look, but I can only assume they are in the process of trying to move away from it. So even though the code is back, I can’t count on it always being there. This puts a bit of a kink in my work on these posts as you can imagine. 😛
A few more doujinshi images were added. Some for the A-C page, and one for D-F.
Aaaand that’s about it for now. I apologize for any lack of updates. I’m dealing with some personal issues that are needing my full attention at the moment. Hopefully some of those issues will start to resolve themselves in a month or two.
Soul of Seasons is now 20 years old! It’s officially old enough to drink in Japan!
I think this calls for some appropriate music.
I have to admit, the highlight over the past year has been Richard Newman (voice actor for Cale) joining Twitter and Facebook. His lines still have a way to send delightful chills down my back. Also it’s always good to see the voice actors from the series continuing to work on in other projects. And, you know, Cale is my favorite Warlord. So seeing Mr. Newman post updates gives me a certain glee.
Previous fanart posts have been condensed and now use numbers for titles. Each post will have around 20 fanart pictures – sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less. If you go to the fanart posts via the navigation bar, you will see the first three pieces of artwork on each post followed by a “Read more” link. Be sure to click on that to see the full post.
Also another fanart post has been added. I hope you enjoy it!
And of course thank you everyone who has stuck by me and this site all these years.
Sorry updates are slow right now. When it comes to finding content for the Dark Warlords/Mashou and Kayura, it’s either feast or famine. Lately it seems to be of the famine kind. I will be trying to refocus on getting more fanart up soon. I’m thinking of changing the post titles to use numbers instead of artists’ names, since so many names are in Japanese. Hopefully that will make fanart blog post titles a bit clearer. Either way I’ll be mulling it over and organizing things on my end.
The rest of the Unknown Title Doujinshis have been added to their respective pages according to title. A few new doujinshi titles have been added. Some doujinshi images have new cover scans, and some back cover scans were added.
The two Doujinshi pages themselves had become too long and getting a bit unwieldy. So I counted up how many titles I currently have on both of them. 142. That’s too many for two pages. So I tried to break down the titles again into semi nice splits alphabetically. I also wanted to make sure there would be room to grow a bit before they became too large again. As such there are now six doujinshi pages.
That should help with both load times and display. No one could have to keep scrolling and scrolling. Plus the plugin that I use to make the galleries doesn’t like it when I put too many on one page. So this should solve all of that.
The navigation menu has changed to reflect this. Now under Merchandise, there is a Doujinshi category. The six pages are under that.
Boy this wasn’t a problem I was expecting when I started doing this. 😀
Many thanks to Welcome to Edo again for translating the Unknown Title Doujinshis. I am still going through the email with all of the translations. For now everything has been added to their proper place alphabetically except for the Unknown Group and Unknown Mashou covers. I’ve just run out of time and my eyes are getting very tired.
Welcome to Edo found more things that were official books and non-doujinshi items, so I added a new page called Other Book Publications. The official Shuten book by Sunrise has been moved to this page, along with 2 other titles. As I said I’m still going through the long email so there may be more things that need to be added to the new page. Either way, at this point a new page was needed to separate these books from doujinshis.
Also some doujinshis have been listed as Confirmed Yaoi and May Contain Yaoi. This does not mean doujinshi titles lacking this note are not Yaoi. I just have noted ones I’ve been able to confirm. (All Death Powder that weren’t officially confirmed have the “may contain” label. This is because Death Powder tends to make Yaoi doujinshi.)
So for now enjoy the new information available until I can get the rest of the information up.