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Iloveflash

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  • I live in MURICA
  • I was born on July 9
  • My occupation is Bookseller/Author/Copywriter/Copyeditor/Lazybum
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  • Aye, so I started doing something with my life, all this fantasy I have, I am writing a novel or..so.. like you have. How um can you help me or give me a bit of a push since you know more, (how to publish and all that, what I must go through, I know nothing) like from skype or facebook something, I will start in university for Archaeology, History, Animation, etc etc (It is historic my novel) so I started writing my novel, finished part 1 which has 5 chapters in, one other friend of mine is doing the artwork, It will have 5 parts/books with 5 chapters in them.

    Sorry I am not editing much on the wiki anymore, I am studying to pass, not so easy as I thought. :// I really want to edit here again, the episode pages, too much stress to pass plus writing my novel and keep boxing at the same time, then my family is another thing.

    Especially my grammar is crap, English and Greek XDDD, how can you help me?

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    • Dude, that's awesome. :D I wish you the best of luck and would be happy to help in any way I can. Don't worry about the wiki, I don't edit much either and it's still here. Nothing has burned down.

      I hesitate to offer advice, because all I've done is self-publish. Self-publishing is as easy as starting a wiki, and in no way guarantees your book will become successful. The best option if you're looking to really break into the novel writing business is to find an agent, someone who is good at selling manuscripts to big-name publishers. Your goal is to write a book that you would like to read, then find an agent who would like the book as well. That requires you to do a lot of research, including contacting the agents about what they're currently looking to sell and reading some of the works they've published by other authors. You need to build a long list of people like that because agents tend to be very, very picky and will reject your offers in a heartbeat.

      Actually, that is the biggest advice I want to give you. You are going to get rejected. A LOT. Like, MANY MANY TIMES. Get ready for that, and don't take it personally---this is part of how the business works.

      I can give you a basic rundown of the publishing process here. Again, I am by no means an expert, I'm just repeating stuff I learned from published authors. The first step is obviously to write an enjoyable book, but I'm going to repeat it because people seem to forget that part very often.

      Step 1: WRITE A GOOD BOOK. Or at least part of the book, like the first 5 chapters (which you've done! Congrats). You sound like you've got that part down, but please, try not to forget that.

      Step 1.2: Optional. Share the book with friends who would like it. You might want to hear their opinions on it before sending it off to strangers, as one group tends to be nicer than the other. Make sure your friends are honest with you about whether the book is good or bad, and not just trying to make you feel good about yourself. I am someone who is like that, so if you want me to read your stuff, be prepared for my honest opinion.

      Step 2: Write a synopsis about the book, something that sums it up in a few words. This is called your "pitch" and it needs to sound interesting. The pitch is what you will be sending to agents, editors, and publishers, and is their doorway into the book. Make a nice doorway.

      Step 3: Research which agents or publishers are looking for your kind of novel. Send them your book's synopsis. THEM, as in all of them. Don't submit to just one agent and then sit on your hands. Five months later you will get a rejection slip and you'll have wasted your time.

      I do not recommend self-publishing as a first-time author. Figuratively speaking, 99% of self-published books by debut authors, my own book included, do not sell. Down the road if you become an established name with a fanbase you can think about self-publishing, but otherwise you are looking at high risk with low reward.

      Now let's talk money!

      If all goes well you will eventually get an agent who is interested in selling your book. Here in the US they can get you a $2,500 to $5,000 advance upon sale to a publisher; that means the publisher will give you money to confirm that they are purchasing it. I don't know what the advances are like overseas, but I get the feeling they will be lower than that. After your book goes on sale, it will then be required to sell the advance money (that $2,500 or $5,000 you received) before you can start getting "royalties," which is a percentage of the profits. You will not get paid until the book sells up to the advance, but if you can sell past the advance, you will get royalties pretty much forever, which is the high life. Typical royalties are something like 10-15% of the book's net price. That isn't very much if your book doesn't sell thousands of copies at a time, so this is why you want to put out something people will actually enjoy reading.

      The big reason you want to get an agent is because they are really good at getting bigger advances---think $100,000 advances and such. This doesn't happen all the time (actually it happens very rarely), but you will not be able to get an advance like that on your own, or through self-publishing. From what I've studied, the books that get those types of advances usually resemble something currently on the market. If you can write a book similar to Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, the Stormlight Archives, Rogue Lawyer, etc., then you have a higher chance of getting that kind of offer, though the chance is still slim...

      Lol, I just noticed I was rambling. There's a lot more to discuss on these topics, but I'll stop there. I don't even know if you want to publish for money or just for fun, which is a big distinction. Either way I hope some of this has been helpful! My Facebook is here. Kevin's my real name.

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    • Of course I shared the synopsis with friends and told them for REAL opinions, they all say it sounds unique and interesting, most of them have seen lots of movies/anime or read books/novels/manga etc, so I kinda can tell they being true with me maybe but then again I didn't catch much reaction from them. Teachers had a better reaction than them though, "Did you really wrote this?" xDDD I am writing it since I was age 12, you see well it was one of those things I was doing due to having nothing else to do, no friends at that time (6 years no social interaction XD) and all that, so from back then observing the wikia, reading books/manga and so on, I got inspired, by you too when I saw you have already, one reason in 2013 I opened this account, edit, get better with english and on and on.

      I will add you with my other facebook account which isn't my main. Not fair ik.. Not sure if I can share to you much of my novel, well I'll see, I have level 9000 trust issues even with closest people like my school friends. Maybe I will add you with my main one sometime in the future. (well you know privacy and such)

      I'll tell you more from there. It is easy for self publish in USA, not so really here, these stuff are not easy here, small place, economic problems etc, I have to move out, unless I can do it digitally. You tell me.

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    • I accepted someone's friend request. Can't read their name, it's in Korean I think? Anyway, I hope that's you. We'll talk more on there, but in the meantime I have one more stick of advice.

      People who actually like your work tend to ask you lots of questions about the story, the characters, the setting, and so on. When people tell you your work is "interesting," without asking questions or elaborating on their opinion, that probably means they don't like the story. They don't want to be mean, but they simply aren't excited about your work, so they will just tell you something that is neither good nor bad so you can leave them alone. Think of the word "interesting" as a replacement for "none of this is really fascinating to me but I don't want to hurt your feelings so I'm not going to say it sucks." Keep that in mind!

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    • You accepted the chat only, but we can still talk through that.

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  • I made a mistake when I made The_Liver_Blow_of_Tears.. D: When I was first looking around this wiki, I wasn't logged in so certain 'powers' weren't available to me. Seeing that it had been over a week since I left a message about 'The Live Blow of Tears' being named incorrectly, I took matters into my own hands. Seeing that I couldn't move the page, I went to create the correctly named page instead. However, that was 'disallowed' as 'new page spam' or something.. so I drudged up my old wikia account and logged in. Doing that allowed me to create the page.. but I found out later that I could've moved the old page if I was logged in. I thought that only admins could move pages, and I couldn't find the page listing the users who were admins since it's been a few years since I last used Wikia.

    Whups..

    So, the long and short of it: The_Liver_Blow_of_Tears needs to be deleted, and The_Live_Blow_of_Tears needs to be moved over to The_Liver_Blow_of_Tears and have the appropriate titles/names changed to fix the typo in its name after its been moved. All in order to preserve the page history of 'The Live Blow of Tears' page!

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    • Hi Hezkezl! First off, welcome to the wiki. I'm glad to see you take matters into your own hands and make the edits you think are needed. This wiki is yours as much as it is mine, so feel free to edit anything you like.

      I don't quite understand what the situation is, but clicking both of the links you provided takes me to the same page, a page created on December 22 by you. What happened to the original page with the misspelt title?

      EDIT: Found the original page. I'm deleting the one you created and reinstating the original page. I'll change the title as well.

      EDIT2: Misunderstood what you meant about "needing admin powers." I assume you meant "need admin help"?

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    • Whups! Yes I did mean 'need admin help'... Sorry about the confusion! I'm used to type a certain stupid way, and I forget that not everybody knows that way of typing D: My bad. I definitely don't need admin powers just yet :) I'm an admin on another wiki (a video game one), and I definitely don't want double the responsibility!

      Thank you for fixing the problem! As you surmised, I had blanked the original page and turned it into a redirect to 'The LiveR blow ...' page, so that's why it was taking you to the new page when you went there.

      Thank you very much for fixing my screwup :) Very much appreciated. I'm going to try to help out around here a bit more, particularly with missing chapter pages (though I'm not so good at doing summaries...) so hopefully we can eventually get caught up! Hezkezl (talk) 18:22, December 28, 2016 (UTC)

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  • There are certain category pages that need to be renamed, either by grammar or by better words.

    Example Category:0_Fights_Loss, shouldn't it be "Undefeated"? Or others that I saw have incorrect grammar on the word. Just saying, can't seem to be able to rename them or I forgot how to use the wiki lel

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    • Renaming categories is a pain in the butt - you have to go to every page in the category and remove them from that category, then put them in a new category. There's no other way that I know of.

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  • Ippo vol-56 115
    Saw that you fixed my grammar which I don't mind, now it is a lot better and looking at your grammar I can learn as well even better like I did over time in the past 2 years BUT wait I wasn't finished writing it, I took a break. Wait till I edit it fully and then fix my grammar. I am writing them elsewhere first, like on notepad or something and then I copy them over.

    So I went through the chapters again and counted his title defenses but it seems he went to 2 non WBA title defense matches after taking the title, from chapter 509, it was let's say 1995 right after Ippo's fight with Sawamura. Which means either he gets 2 or 3 matches a year, we really don't know what is his current record in 1998. I counted by when he won his WBA title and it came out to be in his 45th match by 23 defenses, but chapter says 21 STRAIGHT with 68 total matches and some being non defenses of WBA, so I corrected it sort of, it was my mistake earlier but still one match gets left out..

    Maybe by straight defenses it meant something else? Just saying this because people will just keep re-editing the same things over and over again.

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  • I'm sorry to say that Takamura is right about Ippo not desiring more and refusing to become a monster which is needed to fight a world boxing contender. Takamura believes that Ippo has reached his limits as a boxer. And a man who's half-heartedly committed to the sport of boxing cannot hope to take on the world nor can he hope to defeat the likes of Ricardo Martinez and become the new Featherweight Champion of the World. As long as Ippo keeps thinking himself as Ippo Makunouchi the Japan Boxer instead of Ippo Makunouchi the World boxer, he'll lose for the third time and with it all of the coach's hopes and dreams will be shattered.

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  • There is fan art on Ippo and Takamura's pages and from my knowledge fan art is not allowed because all the Wikias I have visited are not allowed to post fan art so I removed it but HP Owner1 says you are allowed to put fan art on Wikia since no one has said otherwise. We have been having an edit war so to end it I want to ask someone acual knew these things. To summarise my question is fan art allowed on Wikia or not? You can check our walls to see the acual discussionthere are around four messages.

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    • That is not the reason Wikia forbids fan art the reason they forbad is because it could possibly have incorrect information which could make people think that what happens in the picture offically happened as I said be for. If the problem was the owner's permission then they would allow fan art to be posted on Wikia if the owner's permission was given but since this is not the case that is not the reason.

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    • Gokudo wrote:
      the reason Wikia forbids fan art is because it could possibly have incorrect information

      Where does it say that? Can you provide a link so I can read it?

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  • Can I ask you a favor?

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  • Hi Iloveflash, well I don't know what to say after all this time, besides I'm sorry. I have been working for a company and couldn't come back. But right now I'm trying to catch up to the manga and will be here at least once a week to fix codes and visuals. Again sorry for my absence.

    (I hope you are not that made, because I just saw your massage about linking div's ('-_-) )

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  • Hey there dude, long time since we talked. Had school and things on my head, I couldn't edit, but now I am re-reading and watching the series, I am up for more editing. I will add the original Japanese chapter title pages and adding the episode pages, but I am not sure about synopis and stuff, needs some time for those. Adding them only without synopsis is not much of a problem? Maybe someone who is not a user will edit it, I will put only stubs to that section, meanwhile others will be filled.

    I have one question, can you make the "Anime Guide" link at the top in the "Media Guide" tab to open this page? Also it seems alot of new watchers don't know which season to start with, so I will be putting the episodes "Number in the series = 100" for example, so they can know where to start. Or is it not necessary?

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    • Oh also I changed the page Aaron Domirego into Aaron Domingo, go see my comments on how I found his real name. It left redirects and stuff, can you fix them? I by mistake put the japanese name first in the renaiming page so it left twice a redirect thing x(

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    • Great to hear man! I actually don't visit the wiki anymore, being very busy myself. Have you changed your mind about becoming admin? There's no one better suited for it right now than you.

      I fixed the Anime Guide and I'll work on the redirects soon. Keep up the awesome work!

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    • I am admin in 2 other wikis too, I have like "enough experience" to become an admin unlike back then when you asked me. I didn't know much things back then, now I am alright, if you want to make me admin, I am fine with it.

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    • There you go, you're admin. Congrats!

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  • Hello there !

    Would you be willing to affiliate with the GANGSTA. Wiki and the Sidekicks Wiki ?

    I've been told this wiki's been lacking users lately, so it good be a good opportunity for us both to gain more !

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    • Hey demotivator. Affiliation sounds good, which is why we are part of the Anime/Manga Hub network and the Weekly Shonen Jump network, both of which are really huge. (See the bottom of the front page--their listings are HUGE.) I encourage you to sign up Gangsta for the A/M Hub, plus any other "magazine" network that Gangsta is published by. It is easier than trying to start a new network of mishmashed anime and manga.

      That said, I can't stop you from adding Wiki Ippo to your template, or adding your template to our front page. However the front page looks really crowded right now, so I'd discourage making it messier. If you can provide a cleaner, meaner, tighter looking template, I wouldn't be opposed to it.

      As far as "users", this wiki is only lacking in regular page editors. It gets thousands of views per day.

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    • Both GANGSTA. and Sidekicks already part of the Animanga Hub, have been for quite a while (GANGSTA. is on the Animanga footer now I think) ^^
      Unfortunately, as far as I know, Shinchosha/Weekly Comic Bunch doesn't have it's own interwiki footer (for GANGSTA.), so that's out of the question (unless I or someone else decides to make it).

      This is just my opinion and personal experience, but I prefer wiki affiliations to just adding our wiki to a huge conglomerate wiki full of other wikis. Wiki affiliations feel more 'personal' and less 'corporate' if you catch my drift. Also, I've personally found myself finding more wikis/series by checking out wiki affiliations; I can't say I've done the same for Animanga/Shōnen Jump networks/footers.

      I'll take you up on the offer and add your wordmark to both the GANGSTA. Wiki and Sidekicks Wiki wikis ! ^^
      In terms of the Wiki Ippo front page, I'd suggest boxing different sections and using templates; boxing keeps things separate and yet together, so things look cleaner and tighter looking (and you can also have more stuff !)

      Thanks !

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