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  • I'm really impressed with this Wiki and the commitment of its editors to Elfen Lied. It's unfortunate that efforts to get us a Season 2 were not successful. I suppose that can be attributed (at least in a very small part) to the fact we never had a large and united fan community. No large fan community = no visibility. I used to be an administrator for a place called Elfen Lied Fansite (some of you may know of it) but that tanked for various reasons. It was the closest we ever got to having a hub of fan activity.

    I think if Elfen Lied has a future it will be due to being recognized as a classic. Any revival of the franchise down the line will probably be an anime reboot done as a tribute to the 2004 anime (though probably following the manga storyline). Being realistic here, that could be decades away if it happens at all.

    Even with the setbacks our fanbase has faced, I have nonetheless remained enthralled with the series and have sought to promote it amongst my friends. I recently created an IRC channel at https://kiwiirc.com/client/198.23.255.104/#Elfen_Lied which is the second Elfen Lied IRC channel I have attempted to grow (IRC is a simple web-accessible chat medium that does not require registration). I dedicated it to this Wiki given I feel that this Wiki is the greatest legacy of our fanbase. If that bothers you guys, I can remove the references to this place from the channel topic.

    I do see a number of ways in which this Wiki can still be expanded (even though many years of work have already been put into it). I'll probably post about those in the appropriate forum (they mostly involve trying to understand/speculate on the various manifestations of Super-Science in the franchise).

    It's been nice to check in, guys.

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    • 1 - I for one am delighted with any and all support and mentions; Thanks!

      2 - Now that some fans know Elfen Lied helped inspire 'Stranger Things', maybe interest in the original will pick up.

      3 - Always welcome more essays; we kind of have one on the subject you describe: Science & Super-Science in Elfen Lied

      I also broached the area in a fic : https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11677988/1/Elfen-Liner-Notes-The-Need

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    • Nyuclear? Hey, it's been a while! Glad to see you here on the Wiki!

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    • GohanLSSJ2 wrote:
      Nyuclear? Hey, it's been a while! Glad to see you here on the Wiki!


      What name do I know you by?

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    • Same as this one basically.

      To be fair, we didn't really talk much, though. But I'm glad to see a veteran member of the old community here.

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    • It's always good to see people still using this site - usually franchises that have been dead for 10+ years have equally dead wikis, but the series seems to be popular enough that fresh readers come back.

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    • In order to keep this site active enough foreever, I sometimes wish that we should allow people to add their comments on each relevant article like before, while the editing capability is restricted like now. I have always been thinking that it's a pity that we see new comers only seldom these days. Hope that this is not a phenomenon that could reach us to the dead end of the site.   (yk) 

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    • Yoshik aka yk wrote: In order to keep this site active enough foreever, I sometimes wish that we should allow people to add their comments on each relevant article like before, while the editing capability is restricted like now. I have always been thinking that it's a pity that we see new comers only seldom these days. Hope that this is not a phenomenon that could reach us to the dead end of the site.   (yk) 

      We'll have to ask Gojirob about that. One fear is that allowing the comments will make the forums remain unused.

      There's also the issue of trolls, so... Yeah, we better as him first.

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    • From what I've seen at least with gaming wikis, increased accessibility to simple editing like Article Comments requires increased administration. Even if you disable Anon editing, you'll still get tons of logged-in users using Article Comments contrary to expected uses - perhaps using it to share fan-art/fan-fic rather than to discuss the page and its topic.

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    • Ok, having no knowledge and experiences at other sites, I can not insist that such a comment is to be allowed at each relevant article page, tho it is probably easier to many new comers to leave some comments there. I understand from what you're saying that allowing a comment on such pages automatically also allows them editing the pages, is that correct? (yk)

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    • Hey Gojirob. I saw you checked into that channel I linked to. My buddy there (Vector from ELF) wants to meet you if you have time and whatnot.

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    • Be Happy To. It's a bad week for that right now, sadly. We are awaiting imminent word on my father, who seems set to leave us at any moment.

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    • Yoshik aka yk wrote:
      Ok, having no knowledge and experiences at other sites, I can not insist that such a comment is to be allowed at each relevant article page, tho it is probably easier to many new comers to leave some comments there. I understand from what you're saying that allowing a comment on such pages automatically also allows them editing the pages, is that correct? (yk)

      Yoshik, I understand your point of view and wish it could prevail. But before this restriction, we frequently had people posting opinions and then responding to their own posts ad infinitum, a pages-long conversation with themselves. We did instruct and warn against this, to no avail. They just kept on.

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    • You mean the classic action where an Anon makes an opinion post and pretends to be 5 other guys who agree with him, thinking we can't tell his IP address?

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    • That would be the one.

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    • Worst of all, these posters almost all seem to be of the "Innocent Waif Lucy" camp, and can never be dissuaded or allow for the opinions of others. They will ferociously re-state the same words over and over again until everyone says that nothing was her fault, ever. 

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    • Are they, those posters, low teens, I wonder. (yk)

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    • It wouldn't surprise me, although that means they're reading/viewing a series past their pay grade, so to speak.

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    • Yoshik aka yk wrote:
      Are they, those posters, low teens, I wonder. (yk)


      It does to a degree explain for their illogical and immoral reasoning as wel as the animosity towards Yuka that they often display.

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    • They make Eric Cartman ashamed.

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    • Gojirob wrote:
      They make Eric Cartman ashamed.


      A most impressive feat. Alas not in a good way.

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    • Hauptman wrote:

      Gojirob wrote:
      They make Eric Cartman ashamed.


      A most impressive feat. Alas not in a good way.

      Indeed. And the stuff they make up on fics turns my stomach.

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    • Looks like you too have problem children! (yk)

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    • GohanLSSJ2 wrote:

      Hauptman wrote:


      Gojirob wrote:
      They make Eric Cartman ashamed.

      A most impressive feat. Alas not in a good way.
      Indeed. And the stuff they make up on fics turns my stomach.


      I'm almost too afraid to ask but got any examples?

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    • I recall one that might've been the way Gohan describes.

      It started out alright, with the intriguing premise that adult Kouta gets to go back in time and save the pup. It actually had some cleverness, like when Kouta opposes the bullies with adult tactics and thinking (as opposed to the way a child would fight, angry and panicked) and pulls back when he realizes he is actually hurting them. Kaede is instantly grateful, even naming the pup Kouta. Then it goes off the rails. Kouta wants to stay in Kamakura, to which his father agrees and even offers money to help put him up while the family returns to Hokkaido. Later, despairing of Kouta's closeness to Kaede, young Yuka drowns herself, which I wasn't sure was a 'get rid of Yuka' moment or a 'time travel has consequences' moment. I know kids have more unchecked free time in Japan, but I just couldn't see Kouta's father being quite that accommodating. Again, the author might have intended something well-thought out, but that one concept took me out of the story.

      Another one, likely just the author biting off more than they could chew, involved Kouta being replaced by young Peter Parker. It never went past the first few chapters.

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    • Gojirob wrote: I recall one that might've been the way Gohan describes.

      It started out alright, with the intriguing premise that adult Kouta gets to go back in time and save the pup. It actually had some cleverness, like when Kouta opposes the bullies with adult tactics and thinking (as opposed to the way a child would fight, angry and panicked) and pulls back when he realizes he is actually hurting them. Kaede is instantly grateful, even naming the pup Kouta. Then it goes off the rails. Kouta wants to stay in Kamakura, to which his father agrees and even offers money to help put him up while the family returns to Hokkaido. Later, despairing of Kouta's closeness to Kaede, young Yuka drowns herself, which I wasn't sure was a 'get rid of Yuka' moment or a 'time travel has consequences' moment. I know kids have more unchecked free time in Japan, but I just couldn't see Kouta's father being quite that accommodating. Again, the author might have intended something well-thought out, but that one concept took me out of the story.

      Another one, likely just the author biting off more than they could chew, involved Kouta being replaced by young Peter Parker. It never went past the first few chapters.

      Indeed. Such story went down the rail very quickly, to the point the author rebooted the story altogether.

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    • Glad to hear that, sorry for them. I had forgotten another story-killer. When a school official found out what was going on, she was exceedingly kind to Kaede and wanted the pup 'adopted' by the whole school. NO. Not when so much of the premise was bound up in the cruelty she found there, with no indication this official was taking a risk by doing these nice things.

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