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Rebranding annoucement: Welcome to EVN Chronicles!

Plk_Lesiak

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Hello there and welcome to the new iteration of my humble blog!

Pride of the West was created, apart from fueling my personal megalomania, for a very specific goal: promoting and demystifying OELVNs within the Fuwa community, fighting the negative stereotypes and ridicule attached to them in minds of the many more JP-centric VN fans. For the last six months, I've spent countless hours exploring the EVN scene and channelling my impressions into the blog (with what I personally see as a very positive and encouraging response).

I was, however, never really satisfied with the brand I've come up with last year and this was one of the problems that became apparent while my project became more fleshed out and grew in size, with attachments such as the Steam Curation and Twitter account. The second issue that became clear over time was the limitations of the Forums blogging tool, which guaranteed certain visibility, but gave me very little control over my own content and was shared between a large number of people, with only that much space for all of them in that little side-tab.

For all these reasons, I've decided to go forward with some (long-coming) changes, the most important ones being establishing the external version of the blog and changing the name of the whole project to (slightly generic, but much less pretentious) EVN Chronicles. I've also moved the Steam Curator page to a new address, sadly being forced to forgo my previous, humble following in the process, but with the hope that the new setup can bring much more with time. So, as I've explained what's happening, I would like you to encourage you to:

--> Check out (and consider following) EVN Chronicles' external site

--> Follow my new Steam Curator page

--> Follow me on Twitter for blog updates and various VN-related news

Apart from setting up the blog, I've worked this week to bring you a new review format - Shovelware Adventures - in which I will go through notorious OELVN shovelware and give it semi-humorous assessments. The first post in this style will appear later today, both on Fuwa and the new site.

For the time being, the Fuwanovel version of the blog will be updated along with the new one, while the external blog will also feature slightly-redacted reposts of the old reviews and posts along with announcements I wouldn't post here to avoid clogging the sidebar (those might appear on the blog's thread in the member's lounge). However, after a week, I will be cutting every new Fuwa post into a teaser version and adding a link to the external blog. Same will happen to the old posts, as they are gradually re-published on the new site.

I hope you'll follow me in this new stage of my VN journey and have a lovely weekend everyone!



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I wonder why that the user with Keima avatar is always managed to have blog at two place here (Must be the glasses perhaps). Regardless of that, good luck on the blog even though to tell the truth I'm take my attention more to the translated VNs.

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13 minutes ago, sanahtlig said:

Why do I get a sense of deja vu when I read this?

I won't dare to guess, but the welcoming post on the new site is a bit similar to this one. I've also spammed all kind of info about this on Twitter for the last few days, but I don't think you actually follow me there. ;p

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5 hours ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

I won't dare to guess, but the welcoming post on the new site is a bit similar to this one. I've also spammed all kind of info about this on Twitter for the last few days, but I don't think you actually follow me there. ;p

Actually, this announcement is very similar to one I did.

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20 hours ago, sanahtlig said:

Actually, this announcement is very similar to one I did.

Hah, this makes sense. I guess I can at least be happy that moderation isn't driving me from the site so far, even if the moderation debates lately got me a bit panicked. And censorship is a bit of a non-issue in OELVNs, at least as long as Steam don't go on a rampage again. :]

BTW, you use Blogger, right? Weren't you worried about Google cracking down on loli content? In the way they handle YouTube, you can expect drastic shifts in policy and PR-related content purges from them too. 

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Google doesn't bother me, probably because I don't host sexually-explicit images.  Much of what I do could be considered journalism, so that likely provides additional protection.

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