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    Staff Update: Welcome Zemekis!

    I received some unexpected news today. An operation I've waited a long time for (almost a decade) and that I expected to come later this year is actually (hopefully it won't be cancelled again) happening in one week. It's major brain surgery. I'll probably be in hospital for 1-2 months (not certain) but I'll still likely need several months to fully recover. If you're unaware this is for epilepsy and may be the closest thing to a cure (even though it's technically incurable, seizures can be fully prevented with this), but it's a big operation, soooo my brain will need a while to adapt to having a small chunk missing!

    In my stead, I'm appointing Zemekis as the administrator of OSN. It's possible I'll be able to visit sometimes but I've been told I'll have try to take it easy. This means the manga translation which is currently at volume three is unfortunately now on hold. However, the rest of my team are planning to work on the light novel (El Dorado Covered with Clouds) during these months.

    Of course, I'll still be here as usual for the next five days.
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    Aw man, plextogether nights aren't gonna be the same without ya. Still, it's good that this is going to happen so I hope the operation is a success for you. I'm sure it's gonna take a long time to get back to normal but here's hoping you get a speedy recovery!

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    Hi all! Before I make any comments regarding OSN or the projects I'll be leading for a few months, let's take a moment to wish Mantis well with the procedure and a swift recovery! The most important take away from this thread is that Mantis should go into the next week knowing that we have his back & will be waiting to wish him a warm "welcome back" when he returns. Rest well and take your time!

    As for how the Nexus will be handled over the coming months:

    Projects
    - As Mantis mentioned, the manga releases simply can't proceed without him, so Volume 3 will resume its release schedule when he is back. He's the only typesetter/Photoshop wizard within the Translation Team. That said, Styg and I may work on translating/editing the text of Volume 3 in the meantime so Mantis will have plenty to work with when he feels up to it. As things stand, we have already translated several chapters of Vol 3.

    - Thankfully, the Light Novel requires virtually zero image editing! You may recall a post from last year stating that Chapter 1 of the LN was translated. Styg and I will be transferring the majority of our effort over to the LN since that can release without Mantis' help. Mantis will probably want to photoshop the translation onto the actual LN scans, but Word Doc releases will have to do in the meantime.

    New Stuff
    - I have a few ideas floating around of fun things we can do to keep up activity over the Summer. The first idea is a competition of sorts with the winner receiving a (modest) Amazon/eBay/whatever $ voucher. More details to come.

    Other Accounts
    - I'm sure most of you found OSN the way I did: via Mantis' Twitter, YouTube, the now-defunct Facebook page or something of that nature. I'll probably maintain irregular posting on Twitter, but I doubt I will be releasing any of my own OLS Clips on YouTube or anything of that magnitude. Mantis is just too good at it and I wouldn't want to imitate his style and make something that feels...off? It could damage his view/subscriber count or placement in the YT algorithm.


    Ideally, you won't notice any changes other than the fact that Mantis isn't posting for a while. I assume that most of the time I will just be posting as I usually do and cleaning up spam bot accounts. The best "get well" gift of all to Mantis would be to have MORE forum activity here when he gets back than when he left, so if you have any friends you've been on the fence about inviting to the Nexus, a Twitter presence, flyers to hand out in a McDonald's bathroom, anything....help me keep activity going and growing!




    I can't believe Starwind posted before me, even though I knew Mantis' post was coming. Wth
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    *Raises hand*

    Yeah, I got a question...does this mean we can now freely post hentai on the boards now? I've always wanted to do that but mean ol' Mantis wont let me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    *Raises hand*

    Yeah, I got a question...does this mean we can now freely post hentai on the boards now? I've always wanted to do that but mean ol' Mantis wont let me.
    It's allowed in Hecatonchires.
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    Well, thats some big news.
    Didnt knew about that condition of yours before. Sorry to hear that.
    I hold my fingers crossed that everything goes well.
    Good luck and get well. The site is clearly missing something without you.

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    Thanks for your replies, and rest assured, I'll be back completely as soon as it is feasible. I want to get back to working on the manga as much as anybody else, and most importantly hanging out with this close-knit community.

    I'll find a way to schedule uploads of my "OLS Clips" on YouTube and do a bunch of them this week so it doesn't require any work on Zemekis' part. That, and giving him access to my YouTube account would allow him to see all the weird fetish videos I watch. Jokes aside, I'll give him access to my Twitter so he can use that to post light novel updates and anything else that Twitter followers may enjoy.

    And if you manage to work out how to bring in more members or raise activity, Zemekis, I owe you a beer or three because for the life of me I certainly don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    *Raises hand*

    Yeah, I got a question...does this mean we can now freely post hentai on the boards now? I've always wanted to do that but mean ol' Mantis wont let me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    It's allowed in Hecatonchires.
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    Oh dang that's certain big news, here to a speedy recovery. Hope you heal up quick my dude! Make sure to take all the time to rest that you need! I shall welcome temporary overlord Zemekis with open arms.

    Also if you guys need help with editing images or something feel free to hit me up. Depending on my scheduled and how well this new tablet works out I might be able to help.

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    Much appreciated! And I know Zemekis will do a good job while I'm away.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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