So, it’s 2016.
I should take a moment to reflect on RTD’s 2015… ok, done. I think we did alright. Two decent size events, all projects moving… not exactly smoothly is some cases, but still moving.
Here’s the status on projects moving into 2016:
Slave Harem: Moving fine. We will be caught up with the author in less than half a year.
Din no Monshou: This is one of the projects that tanked out of it’s day in the Christmas event. It’s quite hard to MT. This project could do with a second TL, and a skilled editor that can TLC, or use TA.
When I returned home, what I found is a fantasy!?: Nobody on this project at the moment. Free did an extra chapter after the Christmas event, he might do more, but there is nobody officially working on this project.
In a different world with a Smartphone: Should be back to a regular pace now, will let you know in the future if we want help.
Alice Tale: Releasing regularly.
Elf Tensei: Releasing regularly, but a skilled second TL would be good.
Eh? Heibon desu yo??: A second TL would be good.
Shinka no Mi: All TL’s for this are currently bogged down with real life. MT’s seem to do decent on this, but I’m not accepting any slow ones. 1-2 weeks per chapter minimum.
TSO ~ A Heart-warming TS Life~: Should be back on track soon.
Takami no Kago: No help required, running fine.
Master Of Monster: Needs a skilled extra TL.
Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?: Need an skilled extra TL.
Right Grasper: A 2nd TL would be good.
If you’d like to help out with any of these, find the raws, jump forward a number of chapters & start translating, do 100-200 lines as a trial. LEAVE THE JAPANESE lines next to your lines so I can check them easy. Then contact me on skype: cyrogen
Make sure you have the time and motivation to put in. You should be able to do a chapter in a week, except for MoM, SnM, ET & WIRH:WIFIAF we’ll give you 2 weeks.
These are the entries:
 Fan Fic Emailed to me by David
 Three Banners emailed to me from nuruanshi
 Fan art emailed to me by Trevor
 Fan Fic in comments by xias1
 A banner by team member Yami
 Fan Art from comments by visunoriva
 Fan Art from comments by Ren Lavkrovic
 jseah’s game from comments – UPDATED
 Fan art by leilaila from comments
 Two banners by Aha Disco Elf from comments
 Fan fic in comments by Merry Shadow
 Banner in comments by Uz3r013
 Flash game by liossenel via skype
 Opening pic for  is a separate entry by his GF.
 Fan fic via email from Ramal
 Fan Fic in comments by xRciri
 Fan Art by Aki20
 A banner by team member Pun
Honorable mentions submitted past the deadline:
If I’ve missed your entry, let me know. If a link doesn’t work, let me know. I’ll get the staff to judge these & announce the winner in a week.
Moving along again:
Make sure your bookmarks are set to http://raisingthedead.ninja
If you are still using the old wordpress bookmark & letting it redirect to the current domain, then you might have trouble later, but I’ll try to keep things fine.
I plan to move Raising the Dead to it’s own host.
We’ve been outgrowing the current blog for a while, we are at a stage where the features that I’d like to add to the blog are just not possible in it’s current form.
I was going to leave this for another few months so I’d be in a quieter time at work, and could set some more stuff up before the move, but we also have ads on the site and I hoped it would be enough to regularly give a little something to the team.
IT IS NOT.
RTD had around 2,200,000 page views in November.
WordPress was often showing me 2 ads, the regular ad and I think it was some “Visit California” video maybe? Can’t remember exactly.
WordPress registered 849,090 ad views, and paid us $208.04. Both of these amounts are below what I expected, and are low enough to cause me to speed up my plans to move the site.
That’s all the info WP shares on the matter, those two numbers, I mailed them about it and got a “that’s how it’s supposed to be” answer.
I can pay site costs with that, but adding a regular something for the team is not possible at that level. I’d need 4 months worth of that after my tax & paypal fees come out.
I’m sure there are a number of people running their own sites with ads, can you share some details of your experiences? Who are you using? How are they? Rates? Send me an email about it to maintain your privacy: [email protected]
Cold hard stats would be appreciated.
I think the simplest way to move the site is to export the current site, and then start adding to it and tweaking from there, which may give us some kind of mutant in the long run but we’ll worry about that later (Ha! Have fun sorting that problem out future me!) .
So, I guess that makes RTD’s New Years Resolutions:
- Don’t fuck up moving the site.
- Make series releases more regular.
What are your resolutions for this year?