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Title: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on September 27, 2004, 08:34:38 PM
El-Hazard Online states the first OVA series was released back in 1995 -- which is actually good, because I thought it was '94, and then I'd have probably missed it by now. Anyway, what that means is 2005 will be the year of El-Hazard's 10 year aniversary!

It's certainly not too early to start planning some form of commemoration, as we're mostly through 2004 by now. I don't have anything figured right now, but we can certainly think of something, from commemorative fanart to contests to (who knows?) a small convention, or some other form of get-toghether. I doubt either AIC or Pioneer USA have something in mind, but just maybe, if we reminded them...

Something I wanted to do right now was to set up a countdown, but I would need a more precise date than just the release year... does anyone have this information?


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Tim needs time to work it out on September 27, 2004, 09:07:24 PM
I will admit, your idea is interesting... but this also requires plenty of coordination.

The offical first time the OAV was shown to Japan was May 26, 1995.  This means...

(does calculations...)

There's about 8 months before it is offically 10 years ago that the OAV (and thus El-Hazard) was born.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on September 27, 2004, 09:07:45 PM
Wow, you picked a tough one.  I want to say it was somewhere in September 1995, but that's probably just my US-TV bound mind picking an incorrect month.  Such a shame that I ought to know the precise date.

But given my write-up on the OAV page intro, I must've known this at one time... I'll give it my full attention a bit later this week if no one kicks up an answer by then.

EDIT: Ah, Tim's faster than me.  Good job.  :P

In the meantime, greetings apparent major El-Hazard fan.  I'm interested in your desires to celebrate.  This community needs a kickstart though... it's dried up a bit these past few weeks.  At least I did my part... I gave HasWeb (http://www.hasweb.com) their due $99 for another year today.  ;P


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on September 30, 2004, 07:00:08 PM
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I will admit, your idea is interesting... but this also requires plenty of coordination.


It depends on what we are going to do. I don't think we need anything big, I just don't want to let the date slip by. And there are several things we can do on the Internet -- so far I have thought of the following:

* Set up a page -- perhaps inside El-Hazard Online?
* Organize fanfiction and fanart contests on the theme "ten years after";
* On the aniversary day, meet on IRC to do some panel discussions;
* Start a play-by-(IRC or e-mail) RPG campaign;
* Have some Internet radio do a day-long special (I keep thinking about Japan-A-Radio and their Unwound program, but it's just me).

Except perhaps for the last item, it's nothing a couple of people couldn't set up themselves; success will mostly depend on the interest of the fan community.

Of course it would be much cooler if we had something running on the real world as well. This would certainly be harder to implement, but still feasible. If there is some con going on close enough to the date, we might set up a boot there; or we could just arrange an informal meeting among the fans. (I keep saying "us" while I realize how improbable it is for me to take part on anything going on in the USA, not living there and all. Oh well, I can always hope.)

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The offical first time the OAV was shown to Japan was May 26, 1995.


I have done some prototyping (http://www.geocities.com/xperroni/countdown.html) on the countdown. Currently it takes the current and final time from the client, so it's not very precise -- but I'll get back to it during this weekend, to make it use the server clock instead.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on September 30, 2004, 07:23:44 PM
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In the meantime, greetings apparent major El-Hazard fan.


Please call me Helio. ;)

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I'm interested in your desires to celebrate.


That's good to know! I was a little affraid if anyone would respond. ^^;

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This community needs a kickstart though... it's dried up a bit these past few weeks.  At least I did my part... I gave HasWeb (http://www.hasweb.com) their due $99 for another year today.  ;P


I never cease to be amazed on the things people do for the love of seemingly such simple things, like fictional series or hardware standards (http://www.msx.org). My sincere thanks, evident major El-Hazard fan. ;)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on September 30, 2004, 07:29:04 PM
Okay.  Well, I don't really know what's feasible, but of course it'd be silly to do anything more than a special page on the site (which is right now seeming to be the best route) unless there's a substantial reply from lost community members.  I'll put the idea on the front page news and see if anyone cares to supply some ideas.  Otherwise... it might just be me, Tim, and you, Helio.  :P


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on September 30, 2004, 08:02:36 PM
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Well, I don't really know what's feasible, but of course it'd be silly to do anything more than a special page on the site (which is right now seeming to be the best route) unless there's a substantial reply from lost community members.


I keep thinking about how the webmasters of other EH-related sites (like the El-Hazard Fan Listing (http://www.white-chaos.net/hazard/indexx.htm)) could help by providing a link back to the page -- as soon as there is one, that is. ^^; And there's always the El-Hazard mailing list on YahooGroups (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/el-hazard/): although it has mostly stalled in the last months, it still got a relatively large member base -- 161 people exactly -- some of which might be willing to help. Actually I should have posted something there already. -_-

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I'll put the idea on the front page news and see if anyone cares to supply some ideas.  Otherwise... it might just be me, Tim, and you, Helio.  :P


Then again, that's two people more than what I get on most of my projects. ;)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: smkviper on September 30, 2004, 09:27:26 PM
Well, I don't visit these forums much, but I do visit the main site frequently as EH is my second-fav anime series.

SmkViper dodges incoming projectiles

But I would be interested in doing something for the 10-year anniversary. I do have a fanfic in mind, but I don't know if I could finish it in just a few months. I tend to take a while with that kind of stuff.

SmkViper looks at his existing fic and flinches

^^;


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on October 01, 2004, 05:02:04 PM
Well, count me in (whatever it may be).

Ya know what? By then, my Groucho Armor would be done (I took a hiatus from it). I could like, do a Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot Live Action bugrom dance thingy.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 05:35:11 PM
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Ya know what? By then, my Groucho Armor would be done (I took a hiatus from it). I could like, do a Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot Live Action bugrom dance thingy.


Now that's something we don't get to see often. ^^;

But a cosplay contest would be nice... even if we can't actually gather the contestants toghether, we could always ask for pictures and do an Internet poll. I remember that some people at the Unofficial El-Hazard Fan Club (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/el-hazard/) used to cosplay... if they only responded to the message I posted there.  :P


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 06:03:34 PM
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But I would be interested in doing something for the 10-year anniversary. I do have a fanfic in mind, but I don't know if I could finish it in just a few months. I tend to take a while with that kind of stuff.


Personally I think it would be alright to accept incomplete works on a contest like this, as long as completeness gives extra points -- "Infinity's End" never got out of my mind, even tough it never made it past the introduction. But I would like to know what the others think of it.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on October 01, 2004, 06:10:21 PM
oh, wait a tic. Is there some way we could drag some official El Hazard ppl (voice actors, directors, writers and such) into this?

Maybe, with enough fans.....


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 06:31:56 PM
I hope I'm not hurrying things, but I think we already brainstormed enough for people start "signing up for tasks",  like we say on eXtreme Programming (http://www.extremeprogramming.org/). It goes like this: if you want to help, please step out and take charge of something. The previous posts have several suggestions of activities, but feel free to propose anything else.

Write an explanation on what you'll do. Try to figure what it will take to get it done. If it's some kind of contest, write down the rules.

Weekly or monthly, publish a little report on your current situation. This is not so anyone can demand anything from you (afterall, we're doing this for fun, aren't we?); it is a way for you to track down your own progress, identify any dificulties, and ask for help right when it is needed.

That's it. Now let's start getting that "something" done.  ;)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 07:00:15 PM
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oh, wait a tic. Is there some way we could drag some official El Hazard ppl (voice actors, directors, writers and such) into this?


I haven't done it yet, but we can always ask AIC (http://www.aicanime.com/about/index.html) if they know what date is approaching, and if they intend to do something on it. Besides that, anniversaries are good dates for distributors to release "commemorative editions", and make some more money of already finished series -- so both Viz (http://www.viz.com/) (which published the El-Hazard manga (http://store.viz.com/product/GNVKY0001/s.hs99KdJM)) and Pioneer Animation (http://www.geneonanimation.com/main.aspx?PageUID=9601231d-3d88-4737-bd61-40609e2f2426) (which still sells El-Hazard DVD sets (http://www.geneonanimation.com/MainContentPage.aspx?PageUID=cdebee62-5dc8-4f53-9b31-b9962e0690b5&s_text=el+hazard)) might be interested in the Magnificent World getting some more evidence, even if it is just for a little while.

Will anyone "sign up" for going after these people?


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Fujisawa4654 on October 01, 2004, 07:31:59 PM
*scratches head*

At least I haven't.. vacated.. yet...

I have no opinion on the subject, although if needed I can brainstorm.. Right now all you smart people are frying my brain...


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 08:02:52 PM
Fanfiction Contest

If it is alright for everyone, I'll sign up for organizing a Fanfiction Contest for the El-Hazard 10-Year Anniversary. Doing it will take:

* Finding people to actually get on the contest. ^^; There are several fanfiction sites out there which publish El-Hazard fanfictions: I'll ask their webmasters if they can advertise the contest, and I will also personally contact writers and ask them if they want to join;

* Setting up a page to host the contest itself and the competing works. No problem on the technical part, but I can use some help on design;

* Gathering a jury -- do you think five people will do?

The rules are simple. The fanfictions can be of any length and deal with any theme, so long they still belong to the El-Hazard setting. There are no specific restrictions on mature content -- but it will of course count against the fic if it deviates from the style of the original series (see below).

The best fanfiction will be chosen by a jury, which will rate the works on the following features:

Adherence to The Original Series - they ought to be El-Hazard fanfictions, afterall. This rates not only references, but also style -- the more a fic actually feels like an El-Hazard tale, the better it rates;

Adherence to The Contest Theme - The contest theme is Ten Years After (http://www.geocities.com/silent_studio/10years.html). The more a fanfiction sticks to it, the better it rates;

Completeness - Does the fanfiction show the resolution of all the events it starts? Does it leave loose strings, or doesn't finish at all?

Length - Every story has a "right length", according to its argument -- the climax of an epic saga usually takes much longer to build than a romantic comedy. Does the fanfiction takes the time to fully develop its argument? Is it hurried, or too lengthy?

Popularity - there will be an open poll for the fans to express their preferences. The more people vote for an specific fanfiction, the better it rates.

Features are rated 0 to 5, except obviously for Popularity. There is no precedence -- they all weight the same. In case there is a draw, a second poll will be set up to decide it.

I really think there should be a prize for the writer of the best fanfiction. A copy of Guardian of Order's El-Hazard RPG (http://www.warehouse23.com/item.cgi?GOO11-001) sounds good, at least to me -- it has a lot to do with the ficwriting spirit of keeping the story going on after the original series finishes. If nothing else, it's something I can afford by myself -- although I wouldn't reject any contributions. ^^;

Please post any comments you might have on this, and feel free to offer any help you like.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 08:09:50 PM
Fanfiction Contest Report #1

This is actually a preliminar report, to inform you what I'll do next -- or most probably, what I won't do. ^^; I'll probably spend this weekend working on that countdown I promised; besides that, there are several mundane chores (like college and my job) that need my attention. I might be able to contact some people during the week, but except for that I'll only start working on it on the next weekend.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on October 01, 2004, 08:32:30 PM
Hey, I have an idea for a fanfic! How about we write an erotic fanfic where all the chara are furries? Like, Makoto is an ocelot or something and we put furry versions of ourselves as stars of the story and...... :: dodges flying debris ::

OK seriously, welcome to the forum Helio and smkviper! Yes I would be interested in assisting with some sort of.... something or other commemorating the 10th anniversary of the greatest anime series of all time!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 01, 2004, 08:48:18 PM
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Hey, I have an idea for a fanfic! How about we write an erotic fanfic where all the chara are furries? Like, Makoto is an ocelot or something and we put furry versions of ourselves as stars of the story and...... :: dodges flying debris ::


Hey, I like it! And we could ask that guy who's drawn the Ifurita Kittens to ilustrate it! |D

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OK seriously, welcome to the forum Helio and smkviper! Yes I would be interested in assisting with some sort of.... something or other commemorating the 10th anniversary of the greatest anime series of all time!


Welcome on board, Saucer! It's good to see you're motivated. Fell free to contribute in any way you like -- if you want, you can read back on this topic and see some suggestions.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 02, 2004, 07:38:43 PM
0k, as long as programming is concerned, El-Hazard's 10 Year Anniversary Countdown (http://www.myjavaserver.com/~helio256/countdown.jsp) is up and running. I used JSP to get the current and final times from the server, so the display is independent from the client's time settings. One side-effect of it is that it can only be hosted on JSP-enabled servers, but I don't think that will be much of a problem, since I've already got access to one. ;)

I would appreciate some help with setting a proper page to display the countdown. Robert? Tim? Anyone? ^^;


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: MrWhat on October 03, 2004, 12:22:55 AM
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Fanfiction Contest

Okay.  I'm in, if I have enough free time for it.

Sorry to be stupid, but-- is the theme simply "Ten Years After," or are you looking for something with a similar look/feel to those song lyrics?

I'm currently trying to work on a millstone-around-my-neck EH continuation serial called Hana Ni Arashi, but it's set roughly eight years after.  So I don't think I can shoe-horn HNA into your contest as it's described here.  Anyway, HNA probably still won't be finished in eight months.

So you'll probably get something short and silly from me, as is my usual.  On the other hand... this could be a good excuse to butt in on the Wolfe/Engels continuity.  Hee hee.

I could also try to do a cartoonish fan art.  My only fan art on this board to date is an inside-joke Ayeka fan art, and I've always wanted to follow up on that.  But I was never more than an amateurish cartoonist, and I've drawn about four cartoons in the past 12 years, so don't expect too much from me, there.

I'm afraid that's all that I can do.  Again, not much free time, here.  And I just came off the EHOL Round Robin, which was fun, but I'm not eager to start anything like that again, any time soon.  But good luck with all that other stuff.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Neil Lafrenais on October 03, 2004, 07:28:31 AM
I'll probably just draw a big ass picture or something, in celebration.

Just like I'll do for Evangelion. Yyyep.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 03, 2004, 08:25:54 AM
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is the theme simply "Ten Years After," or are you looking for something with a similar look/feel to those song lyrics?


It's simply "Ten Years After". I linked to the song lyrics only because I thought it could be a good font of inspiration... "then again, maybe not." -_-

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I'm currently trying to work on a millstone-around-my-neck EH continuation serial called Hana Ni Arashi, but it's set roughly eight years after.  So I don't think I can shoe-horn HNA into your contest as it's described here.  Anyway, HNA probably still won't be finished in eight months.


I'm affraid I'll have to rewrite the rules to make them clearer... you see, what I tried to say is fanfictions will be judged on how close they come to follow those guidelines. So you can submit a story that doesn't fit exactly, or doesn't fit at all, any and all of them -- so long you realize it will get lower grades than better fitting ones.

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I could also try to do a cartoonish fan art.


We're still short of someone to take charge of the Fanart Contest... in the worst case, we can make a "commemorative fanart gallery" or something. So please dot it, if you find the time.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 03, 2004, 09:44:39 AM
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I'll probably just draw a big ass picture or something, in celebration.


Please keep us informed, I'll be looking forward for it. ;)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 03, 2004, 11:12:31 AM
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I would appreciate some help with setting a proper page to display the countdown. Robert? Tim? Anyone? ^^;


For future reference, I'm the tech guy.  Tim's more a content/workhorse guy.  (I.E.  He'll be the one who scans a new book, updates text, researches a fact.  I'm the guy who writes the site CGI scripts, maintains the files, and fixes broken links.)  But anyway.

How do you want it?  I mean, do you want me to make an embedded static clock, similar to a page count?  A java clock?  (I don't think I have JSP support, but even if I do, the mainpage is already .HTML...) Do you just want me to link to your clock page?  An IFrame with your clock in it?


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Fujisawa4654 on October 03, 2004, 11:41:31 PM
Wouldn't there be a way to create.. Meh I am no brainiac so I'll try to keep it from being over-simplistic.

Isn't there a way for you to create a 'sub-window' on the mainpage that gets the countdown directly from that page?... Just trying to help...

This is my little contribution to El-Hazard's 10 year anniversary, already posted on the forums, but still. Jinnai's a conquerer right?.. Except I don't remember him fighting for freedom (In the game, he's fighting for the freedom-fighters AKA New Conglomerate)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/Fujisawa/LGJ.jpg


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 04, 2004, 05:42:49 PM
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How do you want it?


I was thinking something like what Fujisawa4654 suggested: using HTML 4.0 frames to display the counter inside another page (I know it can be done, even though my lousy HTML reference book doesn't tell me how -_-). That way we could keep it on my account, and there would be no file extension problems either. Of course we would still need to format the counter a little to match the style of the host page, but I don't see much problem in it.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 04, 2004, 05:56:06 PM
Oh, frames, yes.  I didn't think about those.  I've never deliberately redirected a frame to an alternate server, but it's perfectly possible since you can follow a link to another page but still be inside a frame.

Of course, since people are like deathly afraid of frames and I often hear of some mythical "old browers" that don't support them, I've avoided them for everything except my little quick access top bar, which is pretty much optional for viewing the site anyway.  But for the sake of the clock I'm sure I could frame it.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Fujisawa4654 on October 04, 2004, 11:37:33 PM
2 things...

1. I don't think one of those mythical "old browsers" Could view this site.. I might be wrong though, even if there is, I doubt any EHOL member or visitor has one.

2. Come on man! My picture is l33t!.. What more do you want? A superhero?.. With blue hair?... I want some feedback on it at least... ;_;


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 05, 2004, 07:39:55 AM
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2. Come on man! My picture is l33t!.. What more do you want? A superhero?.. With blue hair?... I want some feedback on it at least... ;_;


It's a nice picture from what may very well be a fun game.  But just cause you stick the word "Jinnai" on it doesn't make it an El-Hazard attribute.  :P  I mean, it ought to at least have SOME visual relevance.  Or if like all the players were named El-Hazard-ly.  Or something like that.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 05, 2004, 06:00:12 PM
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1. I don't think one of those mythical "old browsers" Could view this site.. I might be wrong though, even if there is, I doubt any EHOL member or visitor has one.


These days, only the occasional retrocomputing or abandonwae fan running Mosaic will have troubles with frames. Avoiding them would make sense back when neither browser support nor webmasters' domain was good enough, but those times are long gone. It seems the perception that "frames are evil" has stuck, though: not many sites use them anymore, often applying CCS as an alternative.

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2. Come on man! My picture is l33t!.. What more do you want? A superhero?.. With blue hair?... I want some feedback on it at least... ;_;


I agree with Robert, you know: it may have been fun to play as "Jinnai", but the picture doesn't say much to me, who can't even recognize what game you were playing.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Kathy Guinea on October 06, 2004, 03:00:13 AM
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It seems the perception that "frames are evil" has stuck, though: not many sites use them anymore, often applying CCS as an alternative.


I just took a grad credit web class over the summer and THEY basically said, "DON'T USE FRAMES! EVER!" Mainly because people go nuts with them and clutter the whole page and there are all sorts of other problems with them... :p They encourage you to use tables in place of frames.

But in this case I'm sure one additional frame won't hurt.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Spanner on October 06, 2004, 08:39:54 AM
I don't know at this moment how much I'll be able to contribute to this endevour, if anything at all. But just to let you know, I'm all for it, even if "all for it" just means that I'm rooting from the sidelines. ;D

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Hey, I like it! And we could ask that guy who's drawn the Ifurita Kittens to ilustrate it! |D

Let's hear it for Ocelot Makoto!

Somehow, I doubt Ghost of the Dawn would be willing to engage in a project like this though. I have enough trouble getting her interested in El-Hazard at all. :bawl

It's a shame; while I know that the furry fanfic idea was a joke, it would have been cool if she'd be willing to draw a few more El-Hazard characters for the 10-year event.

Oh, well - at least she did draw Ifurita and Ifurita!

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I just took a grad credit web class over the summer and THEY basically said, "DON'T USE FRAMES! EVER!" Mainly because people go nuts with them and clutter the whole page and there are all sorts of other problems with them... :p They encourage you to use tables in place of frames.

But in this case I'm sure one additional frame won't hurt.

Just because people abuse an html technique doesn't necessarily mean it's bad...

However, I have to admit that what I've experienced with frames leads me to believe that they LEND themselves to poor html coding. It's possibly to do them right, but way too easy to do them wrong.

Rob, I've found, though, is a superb html coder. I doubt he'll have any trouble making things run smoothly.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 06, 2004, 01:57:29 PM
Ah, ego inflation.  :P  But thanks.  Yes, I am one of the ueber-1337 geeks who can go around and say I wrote my page in Notepad.  But even better yet, if I get more specific, I wrote the PerlCGI scripts that build the page that I wrote in Notepad in a text editor under Linux over a telnet window.  ;D

Now where should I frame this clock?  To be honest, this natural "FRAMES ARE EVIL" outlook has prevented me from being aquainted with them.  I guess they can be just stuffed into anything like all other HTML.  Where's this clock gonna go?  In the quick bar?  Main page?


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 07, 2004, 02:35:16 PM
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To be honest, this natural "FRAMES ARE EVIL" outlook has prevented me from being aquainted with them.  I guess they can be just stuffed into anything like all other HTML.


In essence, yes. Inline frames (http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/present/frames.html#h-16.5) are available since HTML 4.0, and they behave pretty much like any other HTML inline object (such as tables, images, etc). I have written a small example (http://www.geocities.com/xperroni/eh_10y.html) that demonstrates how they can be used to embed our clock into any other page, from any server.

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Where's this clock gonna go?  In the quick bar?  Main page?


I was thinking a separate page, a sort of "news page" for our efforts... something we could point to, in case anyone wanted to know what we're doing.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: r4v3nversion2 on October 07, 2004, 04:53:54 PM
The quckbar would be nice. Always there to remind us that it really HAS been 10 years since Hayashi brought his dream into reality for the rest of us  ^_^V Unless it turns out to be a bitch to get looking properly  -_-

btw, Hello Helio! Sorry for being so late in welcoming ya to the site. So er... Welcome!  ^^;


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 07, 2004, 05:42:46 PM
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The quickbar would be nice. Always there to remind us that it really HAS been 10 years since Hayashi brought his dream into reality for the rest of us  ^_^V


Now that you said it, I agree it is a good idea -- if we can properly place it on the quickbar. I still think the anniversary deserves its own page, though.

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btw, Hello Helio! Sorry for being so late in welcoming ya to the site. So er... Welcome!  ^^;


Why, thank you. :)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 07, 2004, 08:31:40 PM
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Now that you said it, I agree it is a good idea -- if we can properly place it on the quickbar. I still think the anniversary deserves its own page, though.


Once there's more solid material, I'll grant the request.  :P  In the meantime, this thread will be your sorta official uh 10 year prototyping thing.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: smkviper on October 15, 2004, 12:48:08 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys, I would have posted more sooner but it slipped my mind to check back ^^;

I would also vote for putting the countdown in the quickbar, but making a full page for the anniversary. And I have a question for the contest: Do you want this in the original continuity (EH, EH2, AW), Wanderer's continuity, manga continuity, or do you care? (Heck, for some humor ones you could make all three be different dimentions and have the caracters mix up... oooh... now that gave me an idea ;D)


Title: Fanfiction Contest Report #2
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 16, 2004, 07:19:44 AM
There's not much to add at this point, but I wanted to report anyway just to show I am still around. :P I did contact some people over the previous weekend, from potential judges to possible contestants -- if they'd just given me a definite answer... -_- It's getting evident that the contest rules are not as clear as they could in its current form: I'll correct this as soon as I get the chance.

By the way, the reason I have not been very active on the contest (as almost anything else) is that I am finishing my college conclusion project, and it takes a lot of effort -- not to say pain XO. As soon as I get it done, I'll be able to work more actively on the anniversary.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on October 16, 2004, 10:37:47 PM
Sorry to change the subject, but in case you're all wondering where the Ocelot bit came from......

http://home.earthlink.net/~saucer/geekchartbig.gif


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 17, 2004, 08:34:59 AM
YES, the geek chart!  I lost this so long ago.  Thanks, Saucer.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: tuffy on October 19, 2004, 10:09:49 AM
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I doubt either AIC or Pioneer USA have something in mind, but just maybe, if we reminded them...

It would be nice if AIC/Pioneer came up with a really nice El-Hazard compilation box like Tenchi Muyo! got for its 10 year anniversary (link (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/nSbvDemgGCK082PJ3J/browse/item/62207/4/0/0)).  I'm not sure how likely it is, but I'm hoping for one just the same.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 19, 2004, 09:17:25 PM
Wow, and only $1195!  I mean, who wouldn't go for that? ... I probably would try.   -_-  Oh well.  I'm not sure if El-Hazard will get as big a celebration as Tenchi.  Tenchi is still the greater cash cow.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: smkviper on October 20, 2004, 10:43:21 AM
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Tenchi is still the greater cash cow.


If only because there are roughtly 50 seasons/series and 100 movies that all have basically nothing to do with eachother :P


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on October 23, 2004, 09:18:06 PM
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YES, the geek chart!  I lost this so long ago.  Thanks, Saucer.

You're welcome! But you'll have to thank your sister too, I think she's the one that sent it to me.

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If only because there are roughtly 50 seasons/series and 100 movies that all have basically nothing to do with eachother :P

No no, you're thinking of Gundam.  ;D


Title: Fanfiction Contest Report #3
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 24, 2004, 07:22:55 PM
Not much to add at this point. The contest rules were revised, and I hope they are clear enough now. Also I have set up a prototype page (http://www.geocities.com/xperroni/fanfiction.html) for the contest.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 24, 2004, 07:43:04 PM
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Once there's more solid material, I'll grant the request.  :P


One reason I feel a page is in order is that it's more confortable for people to read a page filled with pre-proccessed information, instead of skimming through a long thread to find those bits that are meaningful to them. The easier it is for potential contributors to know about our activities (however limited), the more likely it is that they will take part on it. If we wait for more material, we might get stuck in a sort of "chicken-and-egg" problem.

As a small proof-of-concept, I've written a prototype page (http://www.geocities.com/xperroni/eh_10y.html) for the anniversary. It is ugly as Hell, but I hope it gets the point across.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on October 24, 2004, 10:08:39 PM
I've created a prototype link to your page.   ^^;

Mmm, yummy. (http://www.el-hazardonline.net/cgi-bin/eholpage.cgi?series=NA;menu=1;content=10year/10year.html)

Check your PM, Helio.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on October 25, 2004, 05:39:08 PM
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I've created a prototype link to your page.   ^^;


I do prototype things a lot, don't I? ^^; I just hope I'll have the chance to starting rolling out full releases sometime soon. :bawl

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Check your PM, Helio.


Thank you! That's just what I needed. "With a page on El-Hazard Online I will crush the Superfriends! WAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"

Hum... sorry? ^^;

Anyway, it's interesting to see how a background and a nice-looking frame can turn an ugly page into a... still ugly... but much more decent-looking one. :P


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on October 29, 2004, 11:53:06 PM
Maybe I'll finally implement that wallpaper contest I've been promising for so long? Gambatte kudasai, Saucer-chan!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on December 29, 2004, 03:10:13 PM
Well, I decided to start organizing something of my own.
I'm looking to round up a cosplay contest. Searching for spots at nearby conventions to hold fan panels or something of the sort. And yes, my groucho costume is still underway.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: kajishima_masaki on December 29, 2004, 10:28:16 PM
It's almost New Years, and I guess after that it will be 10 years of El Hazard, but that is still on May 26, but it's good to know that.  Advanced Happy New Years to all!



More deaths were reported on South Asia,  :'( :'( :'(
Pray and mourn for the lives lost  :'( :'(:bawl :bawl :bawl


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: tc_stele on January 20, 2005, 09:53:06 PM
Awesome site.  I just ordered the EH dvds on ebay.  Only seen them once but I will definately get a kick out of seeing them again.  Wow, 10 years eh?  I had no clue.

I'm not really into anime but there are some that I really like.  EH is fun and doesnt get too serious for me.  It's got a really happy atmosphere.  Do you know what type of anime EH is called?  (super-noob)   ^_^V


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: jewel_of_roshtaria on February 21, 2005, 09:23:39 PM
*sigh* I don't really have much to contribute to this topic, other than Helio sounds like a very nice person, and that I have heard that there is going to be an anime convention in May, though I don't know the exact date. I believe it's going to be in Richmond Virginia, but I need to check with my people on that *winks*. If anyone is interested in doing something at the convention, I know that it won't be on the exact date of the anniversary, but it might be fun anyway, and if anything, a good way to increase El-Hazard awareness.  :)

I did find a convention in the Baltimore area. It's actually a science fiction and fantasy convention, but El-Hazard is really a short throw from that. In the discription, there is apparently an anime room that's open 24 hours. It's on May 27-30. The website adress is
http://www.balticon.org/ if anyone wants to look at it. There are also MANY different cons happening in May, I just looked up one I could go to.  ;D I don't know everyone's location, but if anyone is interested in going to a con that's not in Maryland, I'll look for one.

Also, a friend of mine has a more extensive list of anime cons, and so I'll consult with him and try to find something that suits everyone. That is supposing anyone even likes the idea. Please let me know!  :)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Jojo on February 22, 2005, 06:25:31 PM
I really wish i could be of help. I wish I still had any of the files of my old RPG from back in the day. That would have been a fun thing to try and finish before the "10 year reunion." If anyone needs a little help from me, I'd help. Man thinking of El-Hazard again get's me all pumped up inside. I just decided to watch all the OVA's yesterday (since I had no school) man I'm a loser.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Xel on February 25, 2005, 09:29:53 PM
Muuu... smut pool, smut pool! XO *jumps up and down*


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on February 26, 2005, 11:05:33 PM
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Muuu... smut pool, smut pool! XO *jumps up and down*

Oh my.... this is going to get messy.

:: brings out wet-vac ::


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Xel on February 27, 2005, 01:21:57 AM
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Oh my.... this is going to get messy.

:: brings out wet-vac ::


You know I'll do my damndest to come through, too.

Perhaps... One Hot Slice of Perfidy: The Deleted Scenes!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: alwin on March 17, 2005, 01:52:33 AM
Greetings.um, i am new here..just registered momments ago.

i am quite surprise to see this site which is solely dedicated to el hazard itself and.. i like it  XD (i am also shocked that its been 10 years for El hazard! i just got to know El Hazard last year  :-[ )

on the subject of el hazard's 10 year anniversary event, i am sorry that i can't contribute much. i can participate in the fanart contest ..and only that  XO

i dont cosplay and i dont know much about this event but i do know that at the end of this year (where i am) there will be a cosplay event ....does that apply to you all? do you have cosplay event at the end of the year? if yes, then it shouldnt be much of a problem...isnt it?  XO


Just my opinion...i think you all should promote this event if you want larger group of people to participate..

keep up the good work!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Jojo on March 17, 2005, 06:25:05 AM
This 10 year thread kind of died when 05 hit the board.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on March 17, 2005, 10:00:45 AM
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*sigh* I don't really have much to contribute to this topic, other than Helio sounds like a very nice person, and that I have heard that there is going to be an anime convention in May, though I don't know the exact date. I believe it's going to be in Richmond Virginia, but I need to check with my people on that *winks*. If anyone is interested in doing something at the convention, I know that it won't be on the exact date of the anniversary, but it might be fun anyway, and if anything, a good way to increase El-Hazard awareness.  :)


If you're talking about Anime Central (biggest con in the mid-west), then yeah. I'll be going. That's where I plan on doing whatever I'm gonna do with my Groucho.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on April 01, 2005, 10:33:42 PM
Hy all,

It's been a really long time since my last post. It's nice to see this topic still got some attention during my absence. However, I'm affraid I won't be able to contribute to it anymore.

From my graduation last November to my first (and still on-going) death march on a professional software project, it has been a hell of a crash course on adulthood. I simply don't have time to do everything I want, not even what I need; I've got to assign priorities. And sadly, although I do love El-Hazard, it's not high enough on the list.

I am sorry to break away like this; I wish I didn't have to do it, but I have no other options at this time. Of course, whatever little work I've done for the anniversary in the past is free for use by anyone that wants to take over from where I left.

Although I cannot actively contribute anymore, I will try to keep reading this topic (as well as others on the EHOL forums), and post my comments whenever I have something to say. But again, no guarantees.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on April 08, 2005, 08:36:17 PM
Thanks, and on behalf of everyone at EHOL, welcome to the board Alwin!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on June 17, 2005, 11:41:05 PM
Well, here's me in the completed Groucho armor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/daguru/banner.jpg

There's tons more pics if ya want em.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Helio Perroni Filho on June 18, 2005, 12:13:12 PM
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Well, here's me in the completed Groucho armor.


WOW! Now that's cosplay! And it comes with an El-Hazard 10th Anniversary banner too! Congratulations, daguru!


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on June 18, 2005, 05:23:33 PM
This made my day.  You are the king of Bugrom cosplay, daguru!  And now, for the moment, the front page header...


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Wayne on June 19, 2005, 03:03:48 PM
Now that is awesome. :D Nicely done, Daguru.

...and that reminds me; I'd completely forgotten about the 10th Anniversary stuff over the last few months... despite it being mentioned in multiple places on the site. :/


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on June 24, 2005, 11:06:30 PM
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Well, here's me in the completed Groucho armor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/daguru/banner.jpg

There's tons more pics if ya want em.

Good job, Daguru! At least somebody did something for the 10th Anniversary.  ^^;


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on July 03, 2005, 12:39:27 AM
woah. The front page header?  |D sweet.

thnx for the comps, everyone. I've got more pix in my cosplay.com gallery (but you'd have to join to see em)


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: MrWhat on July 17, 2005, 10:17:32 PM
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Well, here's me in the completed Groucho armor.

Belated kudos.  Excellent cosplay.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: nirvana on July 18, 2005, 04:09:39 PM
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Well, here's me in the completed Groucho armor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/daguru/banner.jpg

There's tons more pics if ya want em.
Damn that's an awesome costume! I really wish I had someone like you to help me out with my Jinnai cosplay. T_T


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on November 10, 2005, 09:03:13 PM
To lazy to start a new thread. It sorta fits, I guess.

Anyways, here's my Jack-o-lantern:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=526546


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: wildweasel on November 11, 2005, 05:34:15 AM
Now that is dedication, Daguru. The armor, the banner, now a Jack-O-Lantern. I wish I had your dedication and drive to accomplish tasks.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Saucer on November 11, 2005, 09:31:23 PM
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To lazy to start a new thread. It sorta fits, I guess.

Anyways, here's my Jack-o-lantern:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=526546

Wow, sweet. ^.^


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: Captain Southbird (EHOL Creator) on November 11, 2005, 09:46:13 PM
I'm kinda curious how long it took to plan that out.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: daguru on November 14, 2005, 09:57:44 PM
It was about 45 minutes. It was no biggie (other than the third eye breaking off). I used my vegetable garnishing tools and made some really elaborate halfway cuts... which can't be seen because the candle wasn't bright enough. ^^;

10 (worthless) internet points to the one who can determine the series, episode, and scene I took a screenshot of for designing it.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: stinko4getspwds on November 15, 2005, 09:47:25 AM
OVA1, ep2. Where Jinnai tells him to stop his slacking.

Excellent work btw. Your devotion is incredible.


Title: Re: El Hazard, Year 10
Post by: gvs203 on March 21, 2008, 11:18:38 AM
Wow. 10 years. That's a lot.