And thus it began again. Here's the announcement of the next anime of the spring season that you should be watching collaboration. Very shortly we'll be starting the first round of selection and we have precious little time to get geared up to go. Details below.

The same rules and instructions exist for this collab as the last one:

All communication must take place on Skype, barring special cases (you need to clear it with me). It's far more enjoyable to be part of these discussions in real time. Be aware that a Microsoft account can be used for Skype. The biggest thing you need to do to get into the collaboration is promptly contact me on Skype (skype:dexomega) and be sure to tell me who you are when you do (I get some weird contact requests in Skype).

Layout of the Collab:

There will be three rounds of show selection. The first round will be an open vote to determine the shows of the season that we should be watching. The exact number of shows that make it is up to me. The second round will be a rapid-fire discussion where we discuss the merits of each show by order of number of votes received. The third round will be a brief time (one/two days) where any show that didn't make the cut can be resubmitted by any member of the collaboration (if you really think we need to add it, either because it was missed in the first round or we're all just terrible people who didn't vote for it). Again, most of this will be at my discretion.

Most discussion will take place asynchronously: which is to say that the discussions will start with whoever is currently on starting the arguments and the arguments will remain open for at least a day afterward.

Other items returning are thus:

  • I will be splitting up the job of writing each synopsis and "why you should be watching segment" between the collaborators. Last time nearly everyone was able to contribute to the writing in some way due to impromptu collaborations on writing the sections.
  • Ultimately I will retain most of the power here, but I will be as impartial as possible. I will make spelling/grammar edits as I see fit and be the final gatekeeper on which shows eventually are allowed through. It's a necessary evil to make sure that we actually get things done, as the previous collaborators will probably attest to.

And that's it. Remember to express interest here and make yourself available on Skype and contact me ("dexomega", you'll know it's me because of the awesomecat avatar).

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The key is contacting me on Skype. If you do that then it confirms you're willing to do a bit of work.