*Takes a deep breath*
You can do this FR...
So, I shall make a new bubble cause I don't want another long bubble to be a sad one. :P I'll see how far this bubble can go and then I shall become a normal person once again and return to just using one bubble per every couple messages. ^_^
Your edits to the forum obviously turned out fine. :D
I usually archive when my page starts to lag, but it's doing pretty fine right now, so I'll leave it...
And if you didn't see already, I unlocked those pages for ya!
A wiki fanfic? Haha, I'm not sure my creative juices would flow too far with that...
It's no problem with the Second Chance! What I'll do is I'll see if I can pre-type all the battles before the Paradox starts. If I don't find the time, we scrap it, if I manage to get them ready, I'll run it myself. :)
Also, remember to link me all the Paradox battles so I can make the main page images for them in time!
EDIT: Don't worry, I'm on top of it. ^^
EDIT 2: I dunno when you sent this message, so maybe the Tea Party time has already passed... But anyway, you and LA can always have one, but my attendance isn't very likely. Remember the big message at the top of my talk page? :P Speaking of which, if it seems like I'm going MIA, then feel free to end the Tea Party forum discussions however you want. I don't want to hold them up, yano?
Also, that talk bubble you used has the timestamp for April 2012... I think it's stuck in your template coding. ^^ And that lead me to notice you never timestamp your bubbles when you message me! Timestamp them!!! ;D
EDIT 3: Next week. A little break can't hurt. ^^
EDIT 4: *Rolls eyes* I suppose I can find some time for you. :P One question: Font color? Which color? Okay, so that was sort of two questions. I lied okay! *Begins to weep* *Smashes Chain's closest vase on the floor*
EDIT 5: Alright, I'll get onto your image as soon as I have time. :)
And yes, I have been tricked by the stupid messages thing. In fact, just because of that... *Picks up Chain's next closest vase and throws it on the floor* Yano, it might actually be concerning how many vases you have in your house. Since my last visit the number has at least tripled...
I haven't looked at the gifs so I can't be 100% sure what ones you're talking about, but I know I put some talk sprite ones up there cause they need to flipped horizontally to match all the other sprites.
EDIT 6: Mfff mffmfmmff mmmmm
*Swims out from under the pile of vases she was buried in and gasps for breath*
Sorry about that... From what I can tell about those gifs, they need to be made into pngs as well. :) In case you haven't realised already, the main page of the Rox JPG page is for png conversions, with notes if they need to be cropped or horizontally flipped. Then I think the talk page has a hidden list of images for renaming. :) I'm going off memory, though.
I reckon just use whatever image the staffie used at the time of their retirement. As for ones without, I would recommend a centered list (maybe colspanned) underneath the boxes. I don't like the way plain text looks in tables. ^_^ And the page looks perfectly fine to me!
EDIT 7: *Swims to little pocket of air in the vase pool adjacent to Chain's little pocket of air*
I think if we stay still, the vases will digest us and then let us go. Only then will we be able to seek help for whatever this is. Oh no, I think they heard me...
Yes, wiki business! Yes! Now where did I use colspan before... Hang on... Okay, found some here.
Oh, you didn't know about the talk page? XD Is this a bad time to tell you the images on that page are like 5% of all the images that need to be sifted through?
EDIT 8: Sorry for going AWOL! Long story short, my internet's been down since the weekend. Give me a day or two to get the Underdrome stuff sorted and then I'll reply to messages, kay?
EDIT 9: *Walks into Chain's brain and begins to whisper* Don't worry about all the Underdrome stuff, I got it all added to the to-do list in my brain, alongside checking the staff page and making your keyblade image thingies. I'll get to them ASAP!
As for the Tea Party in the journal, check the latest entry. :)
EDIT 10: Alright, I've got the first Second Chance battles ready for tomorrow, so before I take a look at tidying up the pages and images or whatever, I thought I'd take a look at the Retired Staff page. Oh lists, how I've missed you...
- I moved the description of retirement to the top of the page, as it applies to both retired admins and mods.
- I removed the descriptions of staff powers because I figured you'd only need to know that if you wanted help from one, in which case you could read about those abilities on the main staff page.
- Is there a reason there are two groups of images in the admin and mod sections? There's the avatar group, and then the Mirage Arena icons group. Are they separate for a reason? If it's just for aesthetic purposes, I don't think you need to keep them separate.
EDIT 11:Oh right, that makes sense about the name thingy! Then the pages are perfect to me! :)
Sysops powers? You can give them to me if you want, but I'm a complete IRC noob I personally think it'd be pretty pointless. Like, I wouldn't even be able to change my nick without going to the IRC page here to look up what the command was. ^_^ I can't imagine I'd be much use with bans or kicks or things like that...
Don't worry about the links, I've already started working on what I'm going to do with them. I'm gonna move the brackets chart thing around a bit, and that'll take care of the links thing. I'd explain it better, but it'd just be easier for you to see it when I'm finished. :P
Remember, I told you we had a template somewhere! Yay for figuring it out on your own! :P
Oh, I didn't even notice those changes until you pointed them out. XD Ugh, the + is so ugly... and I'll miss that cheat box as well. Why would they get rid of it?
Also, I know you've got the nav set up for when all the archives are made, but would you mind if I tinkered around with it a bit? I was thinking of putting them in three columns, with the titles of the arena phase at the top of each column, and then the links are just named Month X.
Finally, I have certain days I check the journal, so I'll get to it soon. When I come back from a break you don't have to worry about me missing things like that, because I'm usually looking over them behind the scenes. ^_^
EDIT 12: I'll reply to your last message later, but for now, here's a rough draft of that image you wanted. You know the drill; lemme know what changes you want and I'll get to it. :)
EDIT 13: You know what's super confusing? When I go to leave you a message and there's two New Message banners at the top of the page. >_>
So the nav bar is all set up with the links for future archives all ready to be revealed when we need them. I figured we'd need one archive for round 1, another for round 2 and a third for both round 3 and 4. Same for the Second Chance.
I also moved the brackets around and hid the rest of the chart to keep some secrecy for the upcoming battles. The avatars also link to the battles, which means that those links will have to be changed to the archive links when they end. If the bracket updating seems too much for you, you can leave it up to me if you want. ^_^
All the main page images are ready to go! Some of them are a little iffy, so if you want to double check them let me know and I'll include them with my next email reply. :) Don't worry about the email by the way! Take all the time you need. Like really. Reply to me in a month and I'll be fine. XD
I also changed the directory around a bit, and it's also set up for all the future links. I reckon we just reveal those links at the end of each round instead of after each battle.
Also, have you thought of how you want to honor the winner of the Paradox and Second Chance battles? Do you want to make them featured articles, or something? A banner maybe?
I went to write the journal entry, but I decided I better wait until the new 3 trailer comes out. Hopefully it'll be up tomorrow!
EDIT 14: Haha, I was just thinking the other day that I can't believe this section is from all the way back when the first 3 trailer was born. ^_^ Seems like so long ago...
Sure, that's fine! Are you voting in the Paradox cup? I'm obviously voting in the Second Chance. :P
For some of the items I had to go for more abstract ones. Like for the Potion I got a pic of Sora collecting a Potion, or for Magic I got Terra performing magic. Yano, that kind of stuff.
Meh, I don't worry about 2.5 to be honest. When 1.5 was announced I think I was the only one not excited. :P I just sigh because I know it's another chance to blow some money on games I already have. XD I'm super excited about 3 though! If you haven't seen the trailer already, I posted it in the journal yesterday. It doesn't reveal much, but I was surprised Rock Titan was about. Pretty random guy to include, right?
As for the Underdrome it's a while away so I guess we don't have to worry about the banner just yet. Do you wanna do the same thing for Paradox and Second Chance, or just do the banner/FA thing for one of them?
EDIT 15: Chain, I'm gonna have to put on my admin hat here. >_> The pictures you're uploading with removed backgrounds don't have the backgrounds done properly. The problem is the thin white outline around the images that's left over. Those have to be removed otherwise you should leave them for now. That's why I ask people to submit an example to me before they begin removing white backgrounds, to check they can do the images thoroughly. Okay, admin hat is removed now. ^_^
I saw you changed your anime page so that the FFVII movie isn't listed as your favorite anime movie now. So does that mean another movie has taken its place?
EDIT 16: Ha, who accused you of rigging it?
Rock Titan was fun because he was so easy. I liked getting up there and smashing him repeatedly, while also gaining extra XP. :D
Mods get a hairclip. It's a sparkly hairclip. *Jazz hands*
Oh, the images I saw were the character images. I think I was looking at one from Mulan's world... I didn't see the sprites. Link me?
There's nothing wrong with a little bias as long as you mention you're biased. :P
Hehe, I had the same impression of the movie when I saw it. I was absolutely STUNNED by how beautiful the movie was, but I had no idea what was going on in the story. :P
So, I fixed the directory nav. The closing tag was just hidden, so the nav became included in the table. ^_^ Are you sure you wanna put the battle links up as they finish? I thought it might be easier if we just hold off until the whole first round is over, then post them all at once.
I was really just about to ask you if I should greyscale the loser avatars out. :P Yay for same page thinking! I've uploaded the first ones, so take a gander at the main page of the Underdrome and tell me what you think!
Oh, and I'll get back to your talk page image soon!
EDIT 17: I just find it funny that someone would think you'd bother to rig the arena. Like, what would you gain from it?
The sprites look awesome! Go right ahead with those!
Nah, some bias is okay. Basically because it's hard to not have bias. For example, I love Claymore, and dislike shows like Shuffle. So, my reviews reflect that. But a reviewer who doesn't like fantasy and enjoys harems will have the opposite opinion. I'm biased towards action, and it'd be impossible for me to give a great review of Shuffle because I don't like those shows as easily. But, I'm open about that, so readers know to take my opinion with a grain of salt. :) So if you like a show because you like KH, then I think that's fine. ^_^
Okay, that's fine. We'll add up each image when the battle ends. :)
Well, I was originally gonna do the X, but then it looked busy, so I took your greyscale idea and it worked out perfect! So, it was both of us together. :D
Pfft, userpage, talkpage, same diff. Except I don't think it'd be okay for me to leave messages on your userpage...
Oh, and sorry for missing the IRC message. What were you up to?
EDIT 18: Hey, are the Underdrome battles supposed to be switched yet? When I look at the timer it says there's still 23 hours left...
EDIT 19: So how come the timers haven't run out yet? Or is it just me that's seeing that cause of timezones?
Hehe, for the jpg project you are now the new me. ^_^
Yeah, I get what you mean. Which I suppose is why I have my recommended for section. All the rest is my personal opinion, but that bit is for saying wether you should give the show a chance.
And lord that skin was a headache. That marks the last time I am touching that thing. >_> I take it you contacted Sox again and told him we're fine?
EDIT 20: Sorry I always miss your IRC call outs. :P It's cause I usually reply to messages then log off. :)
Thanks for entering the thingy for us!
Well, when we video stuff I can be the incredibly biased one of the team. XD
EDIT 21: I just spent 2-3 minutes staring at the ToC and trying to figure out which section was mine. >_>
Forbade. :( You make me sound so mean!!! How about this for simple reminding: If it's been over a week and I haven't made the new Tea Party, you go for it!
Missed the sudden death. Darn.
And I'll switch the FA/FM tomorrow if that's okay. I just need time to, yano, scramble around and figure out what to post. ^_^
*A chorus of trumpets erupts from either side of Chain's talk page*
*Streamers begin to rain from the sky*
*Upon closer inspection the streamers are actually revealed to be delicious strips of spun sugar*
*Cherubs float down from the heavens and wrap a ruby red cape of silk around Chain's shoulders*
*Chain's Mod Hairclip begins to glow*
*A young innocent shyly walks up to Chain and hands him a cake*
*The cake is decorated with an icing castle*
*A small icing king wearing the same robe as Chain emerges from the icing palace's doors*
*The trumpets fall silent*
*The king clears his throat and bellows...*
CONGRATS ON BECOMING FEATURED USER!
*The trumpets start up again, the streamers begins falling once more and an exuberant crowd floods the streets in celebration*
*Fireworks explode in the sky*
*In a building on the edge of the city a girl nervously runs from the firework station set up inside*
*Everyone is jolted from their celebration as the firework building explodes*
So congrats again! This celebration took a while to organise, so luckily nothing went wrong at all! Yes, nothing at all... Okaythankyoubyebye!
*No one notices the girl slip out of the city and back to FR's talk page...*
EDIT SOMETHING-BECAUSE-IM-TOO-LAZY-TO-SCROLL-UP-AND-CHECK: I'll reply to your last message later, but the Featured stuff is taken care of and there's this.
EDIT 23 (I WENT BACK AND CHECKED THIS TIME): You can eat the king if you like, he won't mind. Although I've heard tales that if you treat him well you'll wake up every morning with a different kind of cake on your pie. And if you keep him long enough he begins to add pies and slices to his repertoire as well. :)
That's why I felt stupid. It was even worse because if I had scrolled down a tiny bit I would've seen my section. But instead I decided to confuse myself for so long. >_>
Well I was miffed to lose that Sudden Death. :P Next time!
EDIT 24: Chain, would you mind whipping up a new battle description for the last Sudden Death? Obviously it's not urgent. :)
EDIT 25: Sorry for being a bit late on the Underdrome, but I had some computer issues and couldn't get to the images for the main page etc. :S
Anywho, are we opening up the second round next week or are we waiting until the first round is completely done before beginning the next stage?
EDIT 26: Yeah, the images on the template need to be number 1-4. So I uploaded the 1.5 one over the forum one (number 3). I'm pretty sure I did it right...
EDIT 27: *Wipes a tear away* I sense the end of this bubble soon....
I wasn't image editing, I was just going over recent edits. Anywho, I put the images up for deletion because they're recent uploads that violate all of our policies. So if someone else wants to replace them go for it, otherwise they should be deleted cause they broke the policies after they were implemented.
EDIT 28: Well, I don't use a website, I use imageready. I tried websites at first but I found them a bit confusing/fussy. Imageready is a bit basic (Especially since I'm using a super old version) and it takes a lot of work to do, though. :S
Also, is that offer for a Tea Party archive box still up? I think it's time we made one...
EDIT 29: Well, I can give it a go, but I'm not really good at making gifs to be honest. Oh, and I explained my computer situation in me latest email, so you gotta take that into consideration as well. :) But, if you want me to have I go then I have no problem with that!
For the archive box, I would say an image of the Wonderland Tea Party is preferred, but I don't have a particular one in mind. Everything else is free range!