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Shizuran-Project (New Yuri Community/Group)

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Alright. Intro: My name is Kail-Mello. Though, many of you probably know me by simplified names like 'Mello', or 'Kello'. Nice to meet you all~ ^^

Now, the new community called Shizuran-Project is just that; a project. The main focus of it is to gather artists and writers from various places/sites, and having them come together to work in collaboration on yuri related projects. Some include doujinshi, fanfiction with fanart, and even original works. Anything is possible with this kind of setting. In short, it is a giant circle of writers and artists from FanFiction, DeviantArt, etc. who will have to rely on sheer teamwork and communication to create actual results.

I am well aware that there are many of you who neither write nor draw, but there are other positions such as managers, translators, and even proofreaders that will be open to everyone. If you do not like to work and prefer to just read, or see no need to get involved before seeing what the group is capable of, simply subscribing on FanFiction: http://www.fanfiction.net/community/Shizuran-Project/102967/# or adding the group in your DeviantArt watch: http://shizuran-project.deviantart.com/ will be greatly appreciated. ^^

However, like any other sites and groups out there, there are rules that must be followed and understood. I'll list them here out of most readers' curiosity. X3

1) Respect all the members. No looking down on one another, no use of brash language and definitely no stealing another’s work(s).
2) Staff Members in FF.net are equal to Admins in DeviantArt-while subscribers in FanFiction are equal to DevaintWatchers.
3) Making miniature circles within the group is allowed, so long as it has received approval prior to its establishment from a DeviantArt Admin and a/or FanFiction Staff Member.
4) Partnerships are to be handled among the parties/individuals involved. Admins and Staff Members will only intervene when asked or are required to.
5) Any other rules deemed necessary will be added accordingly.

... This is not a rule, but to the members who truly want to be involved in the community, I would be really grateful if all of you could somehow sign up as a member on DA, or if you have no account there, please sign up as a subscriber to FF (which are both found in the earlier links above). The reason behind it is simply so I could keep track of the members and organize matters of whatever nature. Otherwise, I may end up leaving someone out of a very important community mail that involves new projects, polls, contests, news, etc. Thank you! ^^ *bows* It'd make things easier for me and the Admins/Staff Members.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to send them to me and/or my Admins/Staff Members: CrazyLikeAnko/Crazyla, Nanoha89-san/Nanoha-san, Sammie-chan89/Sam-chan89, and Sha Yurigami, or post them here and I will answer as soon as time permits.

Should you choose to join or give it a shot at the very least, we all welcome you sincerely. We all hope you learn a lot and have fun while you are here~! See you then! ^^

Lastly: I'd like to thank Nanoha-san for making this great intro: http://nanohaxfate4ever.deviantart.com/journal/New-group-affiliation-project-328916200 that I practically copied and pasted onto here. ^^" Lol. It's not plagiarism if I give credit, ne? =3 And I also thank the admin of nanofate.us for allowing me to post various matters of the group on their site. ^^


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Good luck with your project.
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Thanks for the good luck. =3 We're going to need a lot of it... ~.~ And sorry for posting this in the wrong place. ^^"


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Oho, sounds abmitious! Good luck with this, I'm looking forward to seeing the results~

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You know, I've always felt like I should try and "give back" to the community, know what I mean? I can't draw or write though so I've never really gotten around to that yet >_>;; It might be nice to try doing something in a non-creation role like a proof-reader or something, I'd love to join if you'll have me!

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Hope we don't disappoint, then~ ^^" Hahaha.

I know what you mean. The desire just clicks, doesn't it? Especially after hanging around the place for so long and you realize all you've been doing is freeloading... ~.~ Hm~ *hums*

Oh, well... In that case, you'll be our first proofreader and whatever the 'something' you mentioned ends up being! XD Nice~ *grins* We're all glad you decided to give it a chance. Of course we'll have you! We appreciate all the members we can get~ =3 That said, I officially welcome you to the Shizuran-Project! ^^ *bows* Hope you have fun while you're with us!


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I wish you the best of luck on the project Mello. My writing skills tend to outweigh my drawing skills (since I've only tried to draw objects, instead of human characters, and on occasion...tried sketches of dresses (don't ask me why though)). I can also try and lend a hand with proofreading as well, if you'd like. (Although if there's a language involved that I have little to no knowledge at all...then it's going to hinder it gradually).

Quick notification: I go by the pen name Yami Kero on FF.net

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Thanks, Kana. ^^ So, you're signing up mainly for the writing aspect, yes? And you're also offering a proofreading position, too. Great! Serious help is needed in every way, so thanks for filling in some of the shoes. ^^ Lol, to be honest, I am rather curious about the whole dress thing, but I won't ask. XD Anyways, the entirety of the community welcomes you to the Shizuran-Project! *bows* Hope you have fun and learn a lot while you're with us~ *grins*


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Hello there, the idea seems interesting and I see that you have a few people in already. Best wishes and good luck with the project.

I love Yuri and I'd also love to join you but I go back to university this Monday, and for now, I can only limit myself to betareading other's works. After finishing the project I'm running currently, I'd be able to write something from time to time, especially romantic stuff. I'd be glad if there was a place for me as well ^^

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Thank you for the support! ^^

Eh? Who doesn't love yuri? X3 Lol.

School, huh? Yeah, you always have to place that as your top priority, ne? ^^ That's good, since school should always be there. I'm glad you're willing to give it a chance even though you're pretty busy. Also? Romance (as long as it's yuri) is NEEDED in the community. I can't call this group a yuri one without it! >.< So, yeah, you're so welcomed~ *grins* We appreciate the help and support you're willing to give. =3 Hope you have fun and learn a lot while you're with us!

If you haven't read the post above you, I'll say it here: I would be really grateful if you could sign up as a member in DA, or if you have no account there, sign up as a subscriber to FF. That way, I won't lose track of the members and will ascertain the fact that you get the important mails concerning the group. Please and thank you! ^^


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.__. I don't see a sign up sheet.

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You just say "Yeah I'll totally sign up" and you're basically in~

It's recommended that you join the group's Deviant Art and Fanfiction groups as well though, which are listed in the original poster's post.

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FF.net has me under Team GEMINI and Polaris Project... :[ I don't wanna make a whole new account. And I'm too much of a hipster to use DeviantART.

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You can't join using the account you already have? I think I'm missing something ^^;;

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It's a joint account and I doubt Yuki wants them affiliated with anything that doesn't involve her crazy empire. And I honestly haven't signed up for anything since I'm usually so paranoid about getting spam emails. It's a miracle I even have this account really.

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You can just turn off all alerts options on ff.net. I don't remember getting any emails from the site itself, except for those informing me about new PMs or new reviews and stuff like that. But it's like I said, you can simply turn off those and don't get any messages from ff.net at all.

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I work on the joint account and don't have an official one for myself since I probably won't deviate off the team. I never had a reason to sign up for anything.

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All right, I thought that you don't want one because you fear of getting a massive amount of spam xD

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Eh? ^^" Well, since DA isn't going to work for you, just subscribe to FF. You won't get spammed, trust me. ~.~ And you will only receive PMs in relation to it concerning things like contests, news, etc. which won't happen often, either way. : s Or... Hm~ You can also apply the whole 'I don't want notifications from communities' thing that Caelion mentioned so you won't know when stories are added to the archive, which again, won't be very often. Er... Yeah... I feel like I was just repeating Natus and Caelion. XD *shrugs* Whatever. So, if you do decide to join, welcome~ *grins* Hope you learn lots and have fun while you're here~ ^^


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I'd love to join you as well, Mello, but Mari is a busy panda, and really, I'm doing the banner for you. So what do you want me to do with the banner/GIF, by the way? I'd love to help you for the small stuff. I can also help you with signatures, wallpapers(possibly, never done one), and I can very much do icons and other graphic designs for your yuri stuff. (Example: My signature below. Another example would be color balance and all those jazz: http://lightshearts.deviantart.com/#/d5fhtdi
Not my best work, but it was more of a test.
And is anyone allowed to post FF13 stuff, or is it just anime? But nevermind if you want anime. That couple over there is magical. /o/
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(I've lost my interest with yuri actually, nevertheless, I'd like to help you with just a few things since IRL stuff are my top priority. 'Cause I SO obssessed with Final Fantasy XIII. orz)

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Oh, umm... I'll send you the banner when I finish it. =3 Sorry for not having it done yet. I'm having second thoughts on the design. ^^" And... the GIFs... I'll think about it some more and send the stuff on that soon, too. Probably with the banner. I appreciate everything you're offering, so thank you very much, Mari! *bows* ^^

FF13? Lol. Yuri couples from it? Sure. It doesn't have to be restricted to anime. It can be from videogames and animated movies, too. I personally love videogames, so yeah. No problem. It just... You know... It has to have yuri. Otherwise, I can't really vouch for it... ^^"

All the more reason to be grateful to you, then. ^^ No worries, I understand. And, who isn't obsessed with Final Fantasy? XD It's amazing~ *grins*


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Hmm... Interesting idea! =D I'd love to see how this goes, I actually want to sign up for this group though it would only be as a proof-reader for now since I'm still not confident to write good Yuri fics ^_^

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Oh? Any form of help is welcomed and appreciated. Hope you can improve on your writing here, then. ^^ Welcome and hope you have fun with us~ =3


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:T So you managed to get the head cheese to say yes, so I guess I've got the OK to do stuff nao. Uhh... what do now?

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Hehehe~ X3 She was nice enough to support the idea. ^^ I was seriously nervous there, and thought she was going to say 'no'. *grins* I can't thank her enough for it. Anyways, what do you do now? XD Weren't you signing up for the competition? : O

Lol, almost forgot. ^^" Welcome to the community! =3 Hope you have lots of fun and improve while you're with us~ *bows* ^^


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Yuki just looks scary, it's the same way in IRL. So uh, where do I submit my entry?

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Lol. I find that hard to believe, but okay. Um... Send it to me: or the other admins/staff members listed on there. G'luck! ^^


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Yuki is terrifying in real life! .__. She's like over 6ft tall, always serious, and she walks around all day with a knife... holy crap Yuki is Signum!

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LOL! XD Hahaha. Nice. I wonder what she'd say if she learned you were spreading stuff like that about her? =3 She seemed nice. Mature, even. *shrugs* I don't know her as well as you do, but I can tell she's a great person. X3


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She's really immature, successful in life but never really forgot how to be a kid. And I bet she'd feel pretty awesome being called Signum.

Though onto serious business... uhh what exactly do I have to do in this group?

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I like immature people. Makes me feel like I'm not the only one in existence~ XD My friends are all way too mature. I'm like the baby of the group. If I were in her shoes, I'd feel pretty awesome being called Signum, too. =3 I mean come on, she's a freaking badass. But, that's totally beside the point. XD

Anyways~ In the group, you do what you like. In your case, you're a writer, right? =3 Find yourself a partner or two, maybe even three, and work on something. The Shizuran-Project is basically a place where artists and writers who want to work together come and collaborate. Or, you can always wait for the legitimate occasional projects where everyone in the group will be welcomed to join. As of now, that said project is the writing contest. I'm thinking of making a legitimate project bi-monthly, meaning one every two months. Unless you're not working on your own individual project with someone, you can chill until the contest is done. We'll see how that turns out first and proceed from there. =3 Any questions? ^^


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Actually, I have one.

If a bunch of people from the group decide to make their own... something, which is not connected in a slightest with those bi-monthly projects, can they still publish it under Shizuran-Project's name?