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Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:30 PM



My life project Terra Aluvis is reaching a size that I can't manage all on my own anymore!



Hello, my dear followers :3
I want to share my ultra-long plan for 2015 with you - I'll need your help and support!

Anyone who is willing to help me, will be welcomed with open arms!

Please, take moment to read through my plans and it would be great if you could answer to the single points - thanks!

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GENERAL TASKS I NEED HELP WITH:



1) I want to extend the "team idea" from the mere translation team, that currently exists, to a real "Van Syl Production / Terra Aluvis team".


See the current Van Syl Production - Team Structure

Team tasks, I will gladly accept a helping hand with:
  • management
  • layout /website design
  • translation (german - english): TRANSLATORS NEEDED for Terra Aluvis (update)
  • beta reading
  • PR, organizing contests, trade fairs, expanding internet presence to other social communities, finding new crew members etc etc etc
  • first ideas and concepts for the Terra Aluvis RPG (another great sub-project that's to come)
  • something else

- Can you imagine to help me out with something? As for now I am only one person doing EVERYTHING. So I could use help EVERYWHERE, and even if it's only a bit here and there!
In the beginning it would be all on voluntary basis (apart from the translation), since I am still fighting badly to make a living from my art at all. But when Van Syl Production establishes itself more, I'll gladly offer a recompensation for your help.

 

2) And I want to motivate you, my followers, of course to be more active as well!



Community suggestions:
  • read and comment this journal ;)
  • fan contributions: like fan art, fan fics and cosplay (I will give you all information you need)
  • support me in the Terra Aluvis deviantart group that's to come in January
  • support me by reading my story, watching my art and listening to my music
  • give feedack, suggestions and hints
  • tell me your open wishes concerning Terra Aluvis ;)
  • fan translations of Terra Aluvis into other languages than english? (I will give you all information you need) - The fan translations would be of course available for free for anyone to read and enjoy!

- Can you imagine to contribute something? :)

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CONCRETE TASKS I NEED HELP WITH:



3) In January a Terra Aluvis Group will be (very likely) founded on Deviantart by me.


I need some contributors/moderators to help me out with it!

- Are you willing to help?


4) In January the group translation of Terra Aluvis into English language will start.


For that purpose I will open an online forum/bulletin board, to keep things better organized. I just don't know whether to make the forum accessable to all or only to the team members, since it will contain much WIP stuff.

- Would you be interested in a Terra Aluvis Forum where you can talk with others about misc topics around my story and follow the development more closely?


What the hell ... is this place? by Van-Syl-Production

5) Meet me alias Van Syl Production on German trade fairs 2015!


  • Queer-Gelesen (Autorenlesung, January, Wiesbaden)
  • DeDeCo (Anime/Manga Con, Feburary, Dresden)
  • Leipziger Buchmesse MCC-Kreativ (Books/Manga Con, March, Leipzig)
  • YaYuCo - not 100% sure yet - (Yaoi/Yuri Con + Autorenlesung, October, Dachau)

Will I see some of you there? :)
SPECIAL OFFER: Everyone from my Deviantart-followers who meets me on a convention will get a free little pencil sketch for their convention book! ;)



6) Publishing plans:



- Do you look forward to some of these? :)
Or would you wish to have something else, like T-Shirts etc. as well?

Where do you think you're going? by Van-Syl-Production

Thank you for reading. I look forward to your answers and wish you all a nice christmas time! :3


If you want to contact me, but don't want to comment openly, you can send me of course directly a note or an e-mail to nox[at]vorsicht-scharf.de

Read you soon! ;)

- Nox




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:iconcloverdeer:
Cloverdeer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student
I may be able to be a beta reader(that is, if you still need any extra hands). I can't speak or read German, though.(:iconsweatplz:)
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
as for english beta readers we have enough as for now, thank you~ :)
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:iconcloverdeer:
Cloverdeer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student
okay~ :)
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Dark-N-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to help with the fanarts, I could make a fan translation into romanian :)
As well I can land a hand and contribute as a web designer( even web developer, don't know yet) since is my domain interest. I can't aford doing cosplays, but I can do some fanfics, but I need some information related to, um...everything?
I dont know very much about this project, but sounds interesting and I'm curious :)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hey there :)
thanks so much for your interest!
what languages dou you know? do you know german?
the story is currently being translated from german into english language and published there chapter by chapter. next month the first chapter should be out in english. then we will start a Terra Aluvis group here on deviantart too and fan translations into other languages will be open, too.
concerning fanarts and fanfictions: anytime *__* although you probably should definitely read into the story first, haha xD
check out the "read extracts" folder in the terra aluvis section in my gallery - there is some english stuff in there, too. the soundtrack section gives you an idea of the world out of a "different dimension" as well. just feel free to explore my deviantart page to get a general idea and see if you like what you find :)

concerning web developer/designer: we definitely need one, but it is a tough job for one person alone so far. but it would be great if at least we had someone to make general security updates here and there for the forum and v-server. at some later point we need a complete redesign of the van syl production website. but for the requirements I have we need at least two people in the website section.
if you want, we can switch to PN and continue talking there about further issues. (I'm no fan about writing novels in comments ;D)
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:iconaelorn:
Aelorn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll gladly help you out if you'd like.
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there~

we have enough beta readers, but beside that we can use help on any end. where could you help? :)
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Aelorn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd love to help with the rpg
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
the rpg is unfortunately only a theoretical project so far. I'm still gathering people for it, but most probably we won't start with it before like in 5 years or something like that. the team is so busy with the translation of the book series that we don't have time for the rpg yet. we are not enough peope yet in the team, so all forces available work together on the translation.
I can put you on the list of people interested for the rpg project, if you like. just send me a confirming email, and I'll get back to you via email when things start to get serious in the rpg section.

otherwise we really need some more german-english translators and some people for technical support. if you know someone who could help out there - please send them our way, thank you!
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:iconideathy12:
Ideathy12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll totally help you out by reading it after it's in English and through beta reading~
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well THEN it's published :D
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Ideathy12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icontifa-lockhart-1:
Tifa-Lockhart-1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I might be able to do some fan translating into french since it's my mothertongue :) (or a bit of fanart)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I look forward to any form of contribuition :3
although we all would have definitely more from a fanart - at first - since it's not so language specific
on the other hand french people will thank you for the translation :3
I guess it's absolutely up to you x3
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:icontifa-lockhart-1:
Tifa-Lockhart-1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I decided to do some fanart once I get some time ^-^
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yay x333
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:iconcadian40k:
Cadian40k Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Bin erfreut, Teammitglied zu sein!
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Und ich freue mich sehr, dich im Team dabei zu haben! ^__^
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:iconteddi-shiru:
Teddi-Shiru Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, it'd be so fun to cosplay!! If only I had the time/money for it... ;u; Might be able to do some fanfics, though!! I can't wait until it's translated in English!!! :D
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know cosplay is sooo expensive! I tried myself, but I quickly realized, it's a "main hobby" - too expensive/time-killing for normal people to have beside other expensive and time-killing hobbies/projects.
But hey terra aluvis fanfics sound like fun :3 I'd gladly read them!
Sure, we're already working on the translation, right? xD
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:iconteddi-shiru:
Teddi-Shiru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah!! I can't wait!! :D Love all the art you make for it; I can only imagine that the actual story will be just as good, if not better. I'd /love/ to read all about it. :blush: Maybe in the future I could pull together some cosplay, but until then, I shall write fanfics and possibly some fanart when I get better at that. :squee:
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm definitely looking forward to it ~ x3
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Wynthorne-Wyvernae Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Writer
The only thing I would be really good at would be the English beta reading, but I might be able to help out with some of the other non-technical things. I'd love to help out!
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Okay that sounds great! ;)
I could use another beta-reader (then we have 4 beta-readers, I think that's enough then).
I'll glady accept your help in other parts as well.
You might tell me what you are good in, what your hobbies/professions/strengths are or where you think youself could show initiative with?
As written above I've been a one-(wo)man-team until now, so I'll be very glad about any helping hand! There is much more than the mere creation of drawings, book and soundtrack after all (unfortunately - otherwise I could concentrate on just creating art!) to keep this project running and evolving it.
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Greenleaffrog Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm~ ich mag auch was machen, aber ich weiß nicht was =(
Vllt kann ich bei der deviantArt Gruppe mithelfen =)
Und falls du deutsche Betaleser brauchst, kann ich das auch machen. (aber ich mag auch nicht so viel da drin rumkritzeln... auch wenn ich bezweifel, das ich etwas zum meckern haben werde...) Nur mit dem Translaten, das würde ich nicht schaffen. =(

Ja, ich weiß, ich muss immer noch bestellen xD
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hallöle :3

Keine Sorge, ich brauch definitiv keinen "Deutsch-Korrektor" :) Will da auch niemanden, der meine ganzen Sätze im Deutschen umstellt - das tu ich selbst schon zu Genüge XD Bei meinem Perfektionismus (der bei meiner Story noch schlimmer als bei meinem Bildern ist!) hatten meine bisherigen Beta-Leser eher Probleme etwas zu finden. Allerdings waren das eher Familienmitglieder und Bekannte, die sich nu eher rar gemacht haben, weil RL und so (und zumindest ab dem 3. Band sind dann meine Familienmitglieder eh abgesprungen, weil sie mit dem dazugekommenen boys love nicht klar gekommen sind).
sprich, nen deutschen beta-leser kann ich sehr gut gebrauchen :) hab da nämlich zur zeit nur einen anderen!

Ja echt mal xD lies erstmal den ersten band bevor du dich entscheidest, ob du dir wirklich MEHR antun willst! ;D

In der deviantart Gruppe hab ich jetzt erstmal schon 2 Leute, ich glaub das reicht für den Anfang. Sollte ich da mehr leute brauchen, meld ich mich gern bei dir :)

Wenn du ansonsten noch anderweitig helfen möchtest, kannst du ja mal sagen, worin du gut bist/ was deine profession/deine hobbies sind - da findet sich bestimmt was :) wie schon gesagt, zur zeit schmeiß ich alles allein und es gibt ne menge "kleiner seitentasks", die einfach zeitraubend sind (fängt schon bei buchhaltung und infos einholen und recherche usw an).
ich muss nun definitiv leute einspannen, damit das ganze wachsen kann, sonst kommt es womöglich zum stillstand und das fände ich (und ihr sicherlich auch) schade. ich muss mich nämlich nunmehr definitiv einen großteil meiner zeit auf auftragsarbeiten konzentrieren - die bringen leider das geld zum leben rein.
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Greenleaffrog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also Deutsch Betalesen kann ich gerne machen (je nachdem in welchem Zeitrahmen ich lesen kann/muss, wegen Uni), ich hab auch was Themen angeht, keine Hemmschwelle. (Es sei denn es ist so ein Gore-Gesplatter wie in Saw oder so, aber ich nehme nicht an, das du das machen wirst...)

Kapitel 1 hab ich ja schon gelesen. Ich glaube mich wirst du da auch nicht mehr los werden...

Hobbies... neben dem Schreiben, lesen und zeichnen nur kochen und backen. Aber ich glaube kochen und backen wird dir auf die Entfernung nicht hilfreich sein. Recherche ist aber durchaus auch was, was ich gern mache =)
Für Buchhaltung bin ich leider nicht geeignet. Ich hab Dyskalkulie =)

Aufhören wäre schade, aber du (und dein zukünftiges Team), ihr bekommt das schon hin. Ich bin da mal ganz optimistisch =)
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
keine sorge bei mir wirst du sicher kein gore finden xD

schade - gutes essen animiert sehr zur kreativität x3 aber ich verstehe dass sich das auf entfernung etwas schwer macht :D
okay ansonsten notier ich dich mal als beta leser für die bänder 2 und aufwärts (der erste is ja schon fix draußen) und gucke mal, was ich noch für dich an aufgaben finde.
das ganze gruppenprojekt startet im januar parallel zur team-übersetzung. hab noch sehr viel um die ohren im dezember, daher wird das vor dem neuen jahr noch nix.
aber vom prinzip her ist mir bereits aufgefallen, dass die meisten aufgaben, die ich hätte, gute storykenntnis voraussetzen. in diesem sinne hast du da bessere möglichkeiten, dich zu beteiligen als die englischen leute, die über beta-lesen einsteigen, weil hier schon weit weit mehr als das erste kapitel existiert. würde aber voraussetzen, dass du endlich den ersten band liest xD
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Greenleaffrog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Das dachte ich mir =)

Ja, den muss ich lesen, ich weiß... oO

Ich muss halt auch noch ein Buch von meinem Dozenten Korrekturlesen und Weihnachten und Silvester überstehen und für Klausuren lernen und die natürlich auch noch bestehen (und eine von denen ist mal so brutal ;_; die mach ich schon zum zweiten Mal =( )  und ein Praktikum hab ich Ende Februar auch noch.
Aber ich versuche so schnell wie möglich da dran zu kommen um mich in Kenntnis zu setzen =)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
da hast du ja auch ne menge vor dir :)
kein stress! "RL first" und so ;) (auch wenn für manche leute wie mich das das RL ist)
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:icongreenleaffrog:
Greenleaffrog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Und irgendwie ist es zur Zeit stressiger, als sonst. Wobei es nicht mehr ist als letztes Jahr...
Ich bin wohl diesmal nur... unorganisierter -.-
Hach ja... Manchmal hätte ich gerne ein anderes RL. Aber dann denk ich, das es dann auch nicht einfacher wär und ich ja außerdem meinen zukünftigen Job liebe (wenn alles so läuft wie ich es gen hätte) und dann bin ich wieder zufrieden... So halb xD
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
klingt doch gut^^ was für einen job hast du denn in aussicht? :)

genau das - organisation: es wird eine tierische arbeit für mich, die ganze team geschichte sinnvoll und effizient zu organisieren und zu managen xD
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DovieCaba Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very exciting plans!!
I may be able to help out with moderation as well as beta reading for the English version. :)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest in helping me! :3
Beta-Reader always sounds good^^
As for the moderation - did you have something special in mind?
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DovieCaba Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't have anything in particular in mind.
I guess it just depends on what you're needing. :)
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've thought a bit about it now ...
As long as you don't know the story yet the only thing you could help with are non-content things. I'll have to think properly about concrete tasks - the whole team thing is still VERY new in it's realization and most things require at least a basic knowledge about my story. however, I have so many deadlines in december and urgent things to do until January, so I am sure the whole group thing will simply launch together with the translation process. until then I promise to have made up my mind about what's possible :)
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