Finally the FMP’s saga is finished (In Italy late)… I’m happy and very sad at the same time because I’ve loved this manga from the bottom of my heart from the first moment I’ve read it. This saga has given to me a lot of emotions like sadness, happyness, rage and made me laugh. I will miss it so much and I’ve never find a manga story intense like this… Thanks for translated it in italian and in a lot of different languages :D A special thanks and gratitude to the master Shoji Gatou and Hiroshi Ueda for his fantastic illustrations (draw the Arbalest should be very difficult :S!!!!) and I’m very grateful to the Planet Manga for bringing this fantastic opera to Italy! I will continue to update my blog because I can’t forget Full Metal Panic and I will continue to follow it, and read and watch it over and over again (I hope for a Full Metal Panic Sigma’s anime… *__* should be fantastic. I could die watching it. LOL). Thanks my followers :) Stay tuned!
The forum was shut down in mid-late 2012, I believe. The site itself went down more recently, but it has already been a few months already, if I remember right.
As for what happened, the forum was shut down mainly because the webmistress had been ostracized on her own site in a volatile chat room encounter and for over a year felt uncomfortable going on and decided to shut it down rather than spend the time she didn’t really have to upgrade it to fit the phpBB updates when she herself didn’t want to use it anymore. Totally understandable, though I wish I’d known she’d felt that way sooner. I felt horrible when she announced the reason, as I’d been present during that encounter, though too busy to intervene.
For the site on the whole, I don’t know her reasons, all I can guess is that it probably stopped getting traffic and so she stopped paying for its hosting.
It’s because of Jindai High shutting down that I had started a forum some time ago, though it pales in comparison since I have to use services as I lack any kind of coding abilities. And that’s also why I’ve been working to build a new site, which while far less pretty, will hopefully, in the end, contain far more info.
I think we all miss Jindai High, though, it really was a lovely community and those ladies did a wonderful job building it.
A Full Metal Panic! Fansite
WE ARE LIVE!!!!
Right on the home page is the list of what is and isn’t done yet, so I won’t bore you with the details here. Please please, I welcome all comments and criticisms! (I’m still considering paying to remove the ads and have a domain name, but for now, those unfortunately must stay)
(Please note that I won’t be my usual always-around self tomorrow, so if anyone messages me with any issues/concerns or anything about the site, I won’t be getting to it until the evening, so I apologize for any issues that won’t be quickly resolved during this time)
Another update. Added info on the Whispereds, Black Technology, attached my Tumblr feed to the site, and fixed the Story page a little to make it more obvious that the summary is a full description of the story from start to finish of the novels.
I believe I’ll save reorganizing the characters for last, since at least that info is already there, and concentrate first on content, then on non-urgent fixes.
I’d said before that the anchors were down, well, they’re back up, so I’ll be able to use those to make navigating between the media and story pages easier when I get to those.
'Cause of the upcoming holiday, updates will probably be slow for a few days before I dive back into filling everything. Lots of tedious work ahead, fingers crossed that it'll all be done next weekend.
Because of that ask the other day. Meant to post it then, but I got sidetracked ^^;
I fixed up a few errors, everything is logged on the front page of the site. I believe once I have it pretty much finished, I will upgrade to premium, remove the ads, and have a better domain name.
The way the characters are currently organized is not ideal, I know. I had originally considered organizing by affiliation but that leads into difficulties of its own.
Nami - Important character, Whispered, NOT a member of Mithril. If adding a Whispered category, though, she would be the only one who doesn’t double up. SHOULD I just do it and copy over the mini-bios among all sections?
Then there’s characters like Kalinin, who is generally considered as just Mithril, but he did join Amalgam, so do I include him in both?
And if I do double up their affiliations, do I try to write their mini-bios geared more towards which section you’re finding them in (such as Tessa as Mithril, concentrate on her position, then Tessa as Whispered, concentrate on her achievements as one?)
and just WOW! I literally cried it was so good!….
Why didnt they ever make more FMP anime series?! Its soooo good! *cries*
It’s definitely a cute song~ ^^ That’s awesome that you use it as a lullaby!
Thank you! I might be able to add my Tumblr feed to it, though I didn’t play with it much to be sure I could do a side blog. I don’t have any other FMP social media pages, though, but thank you for the suggestion!
This appears to be a problem with the mobile site, and I spotted a few more issues, too. I didn’t think to preview it too hard to make sure it was good, so I’ll spend some time troubleshooting and fixing the mobile errors! Thanks for pointing this out, and sorry for the trouble