Hey, guys. Sorry about the long absence. I was never really gone, but I have been busy for some time with some RL stuff. I've actually had the icons for last month's extension ready for a while but didn't have time to finalize the packs and make the post. Not to mention that said extensions were composed of just a handful of manga icons. Anyway, with my PC breaking down last week, I won't be able to personally release the Ext. soon, but I will leave this to Greybaum in the next few days. Hopefully I'll get my new PC soon-ish, and with that I'll be back to work on the icons. As a final note, I would like to remind you that right now this project is basically centered around upcoming/ongoing shows and requests from you. So if you have requests for older shows, movies, OVAs, manga, etc. don't hesitate to ask, because otherwise we won't have any material to build our future Extensions on. tl;dr We're not dead, but we don't have anything new to share right now. In the mean time, requests are still welcome!
You may notice that it's not actually March yet but this is a rather unavoidable problem with the current title format. While it's never really been relevant until now thanks to our inactivity, it does provide a perfect time to post a few polls to gather feedback on a few things. The first poll, as should be made obvious by this segue, is a question of how the titles should be formatted.
To clarify on the two current choices: - SAFIP + SMFIP - 03.2017 This is the current system; All icons are combined into monthly updates. Pretty self explanatory if you've been following the blog. - SAFIP Spring 2017 The alternative option would be to filter future posts into categories similar to: "SAFIP Spring 2017", "SAFIP Requests #1", "SMFIP Requests #1", "SAFIP Spring 2017 Patch v1" etc. The idea here is that we'd make more posts with less individual content; the main benefit of this would be icon requests being sent out when they were actually made, as opposed to when we finished making the monthly Season packs. It'd also make it easier to go back and search for icons you were missing (e.g. if you were missing a Hibike Euphonium! icon you'd know to go back to the Spring 2015 release instead of going through the March, April and potentially even May 2015 releases to try and find it). I've set the poll so that you guys can contribute your own suggestions to this one (please don't abuse it). Multiple votes are also allowed so feel free to vote for all the choices you like.
Making a Glow version of Glowless icons isn't all that time consuming but if nobody's using them there isn't much point. There's no exact cut-off for this one but we'd still continue the icons as long as a couple of guys want them. It's not that much extra work. Last of all...
Should followup posts (i.e. patches) be edited into posts or uploaded separately? [Link]
Sometimes we can't get every icon for every airing show at once because there's no good images we can actually use. A good example for that right now is the Danmachi spinoff. There's only one poster image for the show and all versions happen to have a convenient release date right in the centre of the image. Similarly, there may be shows that aren't announced until we've already made the packs ready for upload. And, of course, sometimes we might just miss a few. Right now the solution is adding a new updated pack in red text on the previous post, but an alternative option would be to just release it separately as a 'Patch' (If you can think of a better word for it please let us know). Not sure which would be easier to miss so go ahead and vote. Polls will be open for a while (i.e. probably for upwards of a month) so no rush. Make sure you check back every so often to see if any new suggestions have come in for the first poll. In the mean time we'll be using the format already in place. Thanks for your feedback.
As usual, these extensions include all the latest requests for anime and manga. I've got some anonymous contributions too so thanks to those anons. In the coming weeks we'll be updating the anime Ext. with icons for the upcoming shows.
UPDATE (09.11): Replaced MEGA links for the complete packs. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you can, please help seeding the torrents too because with my crappy upload speed I can't support them. Thank you. UPDATE (02.10): Added torrent links for the Complete Packs. Please try to seed for as long as you can to keep them available. Sorry for the delay.
All the credits for these extensions go to my pal Greybaum because I haven't had any time to make any icons lately.
These extensions include all the latest requests (plus the last part of that huge hentai OVA list from back in March) and most of the Fall season shows.
In addition to this, I'm getting things ready to release the updated version of the 'Ultimate' packs (which I'm renaming to 'Complete'). I'll post both toffent and MEGA links here as soon as they're up.