Otakuite++ | Posted 12/05/12 | Reply
I write but I write fanfictions so not sure if I wanna do this .-.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/03/12 | Reply
For the record, the idea being floated around about featuring theOtaku members in the site is a wonderful idea. Like what many have said, it's one way of promoting the members in the site, particularly those who have really given significant contributions in the site. That doesn't mean I'm volunteering for this job, but from what I see, there seems to be a lot of members who are willing to take on the task.
"Students, be ambitious!"
Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/03/12 | Reply
I would feel greatly honored if I could write for theotaku.com.
Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/02/12 | Reply
Hmm, it's a possibility for me, although I'm not totally sure yet :U I think it would be nice to give some writing tips and a few "Storytelling Do's and Not Do's," we do have a bunch of writers/comic-makers in the community, and advice is always nice, right? c:
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/02/12 | Reply
It's not too related with writing, but back in the past, I had this idea of having a weekly game in theOtaku known as "The Anime Feud". The game would be based on the rules for "Family Feud" and would basically involve theOtaku members trying to guess the top answers to anime-related survey questions.
Here's a sample of how this played out in OtakuBoards years ago:
What would make this game more interesting is if the same questions that were asked five years ago would still generate the same top responses or would give out new top answers.
I did try to revive this back in 2010, but didn't push through due to lack of survey responses. If it gets the backing of the site, the attempt might become more successful.
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 12/01/12 | Reply
It would be much better if theO would offer some compensation for the volunteer writer, even if it's not monetary, even theO freebies will do. So that the writer would be inspired writing/contributing.
Otaku Legend | Posted 12/01/12 | Reply
I would gladly write for theO. What I would want to do is feature a member each week that PMs me and tells their Otaku story.
Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/01/12 | Reply
I'd be willing to do in depth reviews for anime titles new and old. I also like the idea of interviewing Members, especially members who have been here for a long time, there are so many members here that have something to contribute - they just havent been discovered yet.
Otaku Legend | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
Another idea is a Otaku knowledge Board. Basically its anime trivia and questions to see who really is top otaku.
Sounds like that best anime character ever tournament from awhile back. It would be fun to do that every week.
Master of Lists (Senior Otaku) | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
hai! I'd like to see a section where I can write reviews. I enjoy writing them a lot and I enjoy the research I do for it as well
Mistress Fan Fic (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
I agree with Luna. There are a lot of worlds in here that have VERY talented people in them, and the only people that know about it are the ones subbed to them. Give them credit for their hard work. Let others enjoy their talent.
Hunter (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
I do have to say that I like Allie Elric's idea of interviewing members and highlighting their work. I think it would be a great way to get to better know other members on the site.
"You won't like me when I'm psychoanalyzed."
I love to write and I'm open to feedback and criticism *u* but then thats about it Dx I've not been obsessive enough in being an otaku recently and I'm much too busy to volunteer myself and keep up on making weekly posts. xP I know there's a lot more people more suited to this then me ^^'
I looked over the comments below though and I like all the additions of ideas... especially the Q&A idea!!! Thats how members can get closer and learn about each other and art, and I think it would be fun!
I'll definitely support those who are taking up this challenge^^ Go for it and good luck! :) I'm looking forward to more features here on theO!
Senior Otaku | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
Okay, so I have another idea for a piece I could do. It would be called Man2Man, and it would consist of comparing the powers and abilities of two fictional characters, manga or not, and who would win in a fight. Readers could request people, or I could just choose them myself.
Hey Chee, this is random, but is X-Men: Destiny worth buying? Would you know?
Otakuite | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
okay lets see...... oh i got it, how about a feature where i just talk and rant as well as discuss with other members about traps, shotas and cute boys from anime and manga.
p.s. it's just a thought
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
If theO does something familiar enough, I think it should put its own spin on it. I present this purely as an example, and not a suggestion: I'm sure most here have been tagged by a meme. And what's the idea behind most of them? They're simply Q & A's to get to know members better. Working with that idea, combine something like that with what Allie Elric and alphonse13 mention about interviewing members or having Q & A's. And just like that, you've put a spin on an already familiar concept: "Memes done right". Of course, it's just one way to reach out to the community and individuals alike. Just remember, theO: make it your own.
Pokemon Master (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/30/12 | Reply
I was in my backroom when I noticed one of my favorite blogs/worlds was updated, so I'm also going to throw the idea of having Worlds featured.
I know plenty of high quality worlds with different bodies of text and goodies. Some are icons, tutorials worlds, banners, vectors, story writers, the works! These people serve to please the public. In my eyes, if they are willing to make such lovies asking nothing in return, why not give them spot light for their hard work? [:
Just a thought~
Transient Rain (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
I'd loooooove to do this and already sent a pm with more info!
YAY for TheO!
Patchwork Rabbit (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
I love this place and would love to see more stuff around here, although I don't think I could be much help. Anyway some ideas.
I do like what others were saying, tutorials, reviews (casual sounds nice.), tips and tricks... Maybe like those things you see in the news paper once in awhile, you know, like Dear Sally or what not? You write to them with a problem and they'll respond?
I think it would also be nice if you featured written works as well. It's nice to see fan art and wall papers and cards and such, but I would love to see written features as well.
What else... Maybe find a person who excels in *blank* (digital art, traditional art, writing, graphics, etc.) and they could give feedback/criticism to those looking to improve?
Awhile back, you guys had a nothing thing I thought was very interesting. It was the "if you like this then you would love this" thing with anime/manga/video games. To spread the less well known things (Especially manga. Some of the best things I've read have been just random things that happen to make the translation cuts online.)
And I'm very glad that you'll be trying to bring more to theO! Although I haven't been on lately, I still practically grew up on this place and found some of my best friends here.
Otakuite+ | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
Yoko Ishida: Haiii!!! OMG so KAWAIIIIII!!!
Otaku Legend | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
Yeah I love this site and If I'm lucky I'll get a chance to give back to it. If I get to do the writing contests would you want to assist me? Id probably need a second pair of eyes to judge anyway.
Thats the spirit. Hopefully we get a chance. Id love to be more active around here.
Tutcat's Facts. I like it
Otaku Eternal | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
I have a little idea ^w^
What about, a random otaku fact? Such as a random fact picked up from an anime or video game, and discussed in detail, to let members learn interesting little tidbits of info, and even introduce them to an anime or manga they'd like to try out? :3
Hmm I could also do an anime-style advice column where you O members PM me questions and I answer them with my Otaku style solutions.
Ooh. Tsk, I don't think I will be able to do this.
Oh, well, I look forward to see who will.
I would be willing to run it myself -.o. Unless anyone would wanna help.
How would you guys feel about a weekly or bi-weekly writing contest in fantasy-anime style with the winner being posted on the front page and the others being posted up on a publicized world.
I will and I did write for my high school newspaper 12 years ago.
Shameless Fangirl (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
I have some questions more on the technical side of things that I'd like to iron out first, before I try to commit to anything.
Hopefully I didn't come off as nitpicky, but I just want to pound this all out before I decide if I want to give this a go.
Hits Self With Axe (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
Call me a maybe leaning towards yes. I have to see how this pans out. 'Cause, it's like, I want to do something for this site again, but I don't know. It's conflicting. Kei, you know where to reach me.
Be true, be you and of course, be otaku.
Im interested.I like the ideas mentioned in the comments so far. But what about promoting members? We have so many people so why not give them a spotlight for the week? Since its weekly, there are more chances for people to have their worked check out. & it doesn't have to be based on who's more known. Let's be hypothetical: pretending I'm the writer, if I see a work in the fan art section, I'll be sure to note it & write about it. While I'm at it, why not write about other works they've done, as well as an interview with the otaku?
It's all an idea now, so don't go to crazy on me for this.
Senior Otaku | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
A problem for me is that I love to play video games and am looking for a new one, but it seems like all the reviews are written for hardcore gamers. Wouldn't it be great if there was somewhere where you could read game reviews for casual gamers like myself? I would be glad to write a feature like that.
Chibi Otaku (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
You used to have anime reviews on here, and I really liked them. In fact, one of them sold Solty Rei. (In my house, we don't usually buy until we've seen the anime. I had never seen Solty before, but after I read that review, we bought it.)
Otakuite | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
We could have anime and manga reviews and tell people about some really good lesser known anime and manga to check out.
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
I think we should bring back some of theotaku's older features like amv reviews. And I also like lunastarz idea of tutorials, and manga and anime reviews.
All of the above! That would be awesome.
Pokemon Master (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/29/12 | Reply
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Sounds really interesting!~
I'd L O V E to see what spawns from this~
Tutorials maybe? Advice? Anime to watch? Manga to read? Polls maybe? *wink wink nudge nudge* Any biters for those ideas? ;D
Haha Regardless, I'll be sure to keep watch!