Sunday, February 26, 2017

SAFIP - 03.2017 & Blog Surveys

Icons and more.
 Hey there. First off; here are the packs for next season's icons as well as some requests and a few contributions from a kind anon:
Link to list of Icons in the pack
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.

  • How should the posts be categorised? [Link] 
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. 

  • Do you use Glowless or Glow Icons? [Link] 
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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

SAFIP + SMFIP - 02.2017

We're not dead (yet)! Just been very busy lately. 
Sorry for the lack of updates.

Let's jump into it. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

SAFIP + SMFIP - 12.2016 Ext.

UPDATE (18.12): Updated Anime Ext. with requests and upcoming shows. Also added Winter 2017 packs, sorry for the delay:
Not dead yet edition.

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SAFIP + SMFIP - 10.2016 Ext. + Complete Packs Update

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. 

Also, the updated Complete packs for both Anime and Manga are ready. (I will add the torrent links as soon as they're ready)

*Note that these packs don't include this month's Extensions so you should download both to really have the complete collection.

Monday, August 22, 2016

SAFIP + SMFIP 08.2016 Ext. + Fall 2016 Pack

Edit: Apparently 4chan has gotten smarter at detecting blogspot links so I got banned. I'll have to find another way to link the blog when I make the threads there.

I'm (not) dead.
Sorry for the long absence I've been all sorts of busy with either stuff recently.
Anyway, back to the icons:

Anime Icons
SAFIP Ext. (08.2016) [Glow] | [Glowless]
Fall 2016 [Glow] | [Glowless]

Manga Icons
SMFIP Ext. (08.2016) [Glow] | [Glowless]

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

SAFIP + SMFIP - 06.2016 Ext. + Summer 2016 Packs

UPDATE (08.07): I've been told that the Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan wasn't working because of the Psi symbol so I fixed it in both the 06.2016 Ext. and the Summer 2016 packs. 
Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE (19.06): Updated the Anime Extensions (th links should be working now) with latest requests and more Summer 2016 shows. Also added Summer 2016 packs and Manga Extensions for this month.

Summer 2016 [Glow]  |  [Glowless]
SMFIP Ext. (06.2016) [Glow]  |  [Glowless]


Get ready for summerfags.
These new Anime extensions add some more requested shows and a bunch of upcoming anime.

SAFIP Ext. (06.2016) [Glow]  |  [Glowless]

I'm also working on Manga extensions that be out by next week.
As for the new Ultimate packs, I'm slowly putting them together so I'll try to have them ready by next month.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SAFIP + SMFIP - 05.2016 Extensions

UPDATE (18.05): Updated both anime and manga extensions with the latest requests and anon contributions.

Hey there.
Much like last month, the Anime Ext. adds a bunch of hentai OVA icons (still not done with those requests, I'm about halfway through) and the latest requests I recieved. 

I'm thinking of updating the "Ultimate" packs (which I will rename "Complete Packs" since "Ultimate" sounds dumb) in the next couple of months. Unfortunately I haven't been able to fix the inconsistencies between Glow and Glowless but I will try to do something about it eventually.

Also, I have an announcement to make. 
Up until now I've been doing this alone with the exception of the first few months when I had two anons help me and of course the anonymous contributions upladed on the MF shared folder.
The problem is that between my thesis and my subbing work I won't have a lot of time in the next months. 
That's not to say I want to quit this. I will still try to do all I can, but I would like to "recruit" some kind anons to lend me a hand with the icons, someone who can help me with user requests when I'm too busy to comply and in general someone who can make some icon contributions and to keep in touch with to split the load of work. If anyone's interested let me know.