Well, folks, now that our anniversary is out of the way, it’s that time again! Ah, I can already hear the collective groaning.
The Good: We are winding down on a few lengthy projects such as 3 am Dangerous Zone, Balancing Toy, Natsuyuki Rendezvous and Futago. Ane no Kekkon and Otoko no Issho will have more consistent releases. We will be releasing a new chapter from Heartbroken Chocolatier and Tokyo Alice soon, as well as Love Master X, Nikotama, and Omi-sensei no Binetsu. For those who have asked about Kawachi Haruka’s Chiruhi, we will be releasing this project in its entirety in the near future.
The Bad: There may not be anymore releases of Heartbroken Chocolatier after Volume 1 for quite a while unless we can get someone to stick around and help, at least with the redraws for Volume 2. Balancing Toy also needs a dedicated cleaner or it will be seeing slower releases.
The Ugly: We’re short on staff. I mean, really, really short. Like desperate enough to hatch a plot to infiltrate other groups and bribe their editors (but not dirty enough to go through with it.) Below is a list of projects that are in need of help. (I know, that’s a heckuva lot, eh?)
NEEDS: A raws prepper
NEEDS: A dedicated cleaner
NEEDS: A cleaner
NEEDS: A dedicated cleaner
NEEDS: A dedicated cleaner for Volume 5 (last volume!)
NEEDS: A few cleaners
NEEDS: A cleaner and typesetter
NEEDS: A few cleaners
NEEDS: A dedicated cleaner
NEEDS: An EXPERIENCED typesetter.
NEEDS: A Redrawer
NEEDS: A dedicated cleaner and typesetter
Please help if you are able!
A Desperate Mimi
P.S. If you’re wondering, “Why this film?” The answer is simple. 1) I needed to get my message across in a mildy entertaining fashion and 2) Growing up with a Thai father who dreamed of coming to America to become a cowboy, I was subjected to this film a total of 44 times.
I feel so selfish for wanting to join SH just for one project even though I like the most of your projects. You guys are amazing…
I’m sort of on everybody’s boat– I want to help, but I’m not sure my ability would allow me too. I’ve tried cleaning manga before, but I couldn’t actually do anything apart from prepping the raws.
How hard is typesetting? If it’s just throwing words into bubbles and making sure it looks pretty, I think I could maybe do it, but seeing as you’re looking for experienced typesetters it probably isn’t what I think it is.
It’s not that difficult to learn. It’ll take maybe half an hour to read the tutorial and test out a page, depending on how fast you catch on. You will need a program like Photoshop or Gimp.
It basically is throwing text onto the page, but there’s a sort of method to the madness. Anyway, if time is an issue, you can learn the basics, and I can pair you up with a more experienced typesetter to help you with the sound effects. If you want to train to do chapters on your own, I can work with you personally.
Let me know!
Do you have your own tutorial or should I find one on the internet? I just read through Red Hawk’s and it doesn’t seem that bad minus the SFX that seem to find themselves nestled somewhere in the actual artwork. I don’t really mind training on my own, even if it takes more time.
Should I contact you for further information at the e-mail listed on your recruitment page?
After Invisionfree did a server maintenance, it wiped out our entire board (nearly). Basically emptied out all the threads, including the tutorial thread, which housed a whole database of useful stuff. I wish I had thought to save the information, but my mind was elsewhere. Totally regret that.
Anyway, go ahead and take a look at Red Hawk’s or whatever useful tutorial you find. Please email me on the team’s gmail account when you’re ready to begin: email@example.com
Did you have a project in mind btw? Let me know!
have you guys decided about the downloads yet?
I don’t like to read via online viewers because I can’t control how the pages look on my screen, the way I can with Quivi (sometimes they’re too big, or too small, or my internet is really slow that day and it takes forever to flip back and forth between pages, or my internet futzes out entirely). I don’t really want to go around to see if someone has scraped the files, because who knows what crap might get stuck to my shoe, so to speak.
I’m trying to be patient, but I’ve been dying to read the new Basso chapter, and &, and of course Sekine’s Love (though he is going to kill me with all the anxiety if he doesn’t get things going soon), and I’ve got a long weekend, so it seemed like as good a time as any to ask…
I get where you’re coming from, keri. Totally. (Long time no see btw.) We’ll post links 24 hours after release. I thought I had updated the links on the website, but I may have to recheck that. I’ll do so right now, so you should be seeing the links up’ed shortly. 🙂
Hey! I just have to say
1. I love &, Natsuyuki Rendevous and Heartbroken Chocolatier. I know you must be short staffed but you guys do a great job with releases!
2. I really want to help, however, I have no experience. I might be able to do work like editing or cleaning if someone showed me how. If there’s any way or place where I can learn how to do that, I would love helping out! I wanna see releases come out faster and a burden off your shoulders.
Love all your projects! I have seen some tutorials on how to clean. But I have no experience at all. I’m willing to put in some time to help (part timer?) since I do attend college. I wonder how much time does it take to clean a page?
I’m not actually a cleaner, but I’ve done some editing, and it takes at least an hour to clean a page. We will be putting up tutorials for editors in the near future, along with a small test, in case you would like to give it a try and see if this would be something you’d like to do on your breaks from school. 🙂
I’m willing to give a try. I have been reading and got the gist of it. Whenever you are ready to send a small test. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to help out. But since I have the habit of leaping out to help whenever groups tolled the recruitment bell, I’m now bombarded with a few projects at hand. And school is just too overwhelming. Ugh, how I wish to help out!!!! I’m posting to let you guys know that there are definitely people like me who want to help out so badly… but can’t *sigh* I do hope to become a staff of Stiletto Heel Steam soon!
Aw, so sweet. It’s the thought that counts!! OK, that was partially a lie because, no, we do need actual, physical, hands-on-keyboard type of help, but I totallly appreciate the thought. Because I know that in the near/distant future, when you do get that sliver of a second to help us with a chapter, you will jump in and do it. And we will be waiting around that corner with a rope to bind your feet. (J/k j/k). I’m confident in that hope! *holds onto it like a fat kid holds onto cake* (OK, um, maybe that simile was a little inappropriate… but you get my points, right?)
The fact that it takes me 6 days to finally have the time and read your reply already shows how dreadfully busy I am. I’m holding onto that hope too!!! (especially when you’re such a cool person, Hatsumimi). I secretly enjoy all your blog posts and rants. Guess that’s no secret anymore ;D
Cindy, you are totally freaking awesome for volunteering to help out. Do you mind signing up on the forum and messaging me to let me know (ie. Just tell me you’re Cindy from the Heels’ website)? You can also email me at email@example.com if you want to as well. I’ll set you up as staff so you can access to staff section. You will be able to read all the Guidelines & Tutorials put up by our head editor, Lilanar, and other senior members.
If you want to try a hand at something easy, we could definitely use a raws prepper. You will only have to learn the basics of cleaning, like rotating and cropping. Not too hard at all and you would be a BIG help. 🙂
Ok. No problem. I thought you would email me. I didn’t think to check the site. Sorry for the late response.
I’m willing to help with any of the above. The problem is I have zero experience. If you can show me good tutorials or websites where I can learn this on my own, I will try my best.
Also, I’m dead serious about this. I’ve know your site for a little more than a year now. I really wish to be of help.