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Title: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 07, 2014, 01:01:18 AM
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SK.net has been fostering Berserk conversations online since 2000. One of the cornerstones of our community, and the reason we have been able to keep it to such a high standard, is that we have access to very reliable, 100% accurate translations.

Many have contributed to our Berserk translations over the years, but the one who's done the most is undoubtedly Puella (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=167). And not just translations of entire episodes, but titles, summaries, comments from Miura, both questions and answers in our 2009 interview with Miura (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9513.msg166308#msg166308) and all those last-minute demands from Aazealh and Walter. Few are the things she does not participate in behind the scenes.

However, after more than 10 years and as many volumes, health problems and an increased workload make it difficult for her to hold the same pace, the same dedication she once did. Especially since as a professional translator, working on Berserk is essentially more work after she clocks out of work. Beyond that, there is also a feeling that maybe not many people really care. Some have expressed their gratitude, but they've never been given the chance to show more than that.

So we've decided to ask our community to assist in giving a little bit back to someone who's helped us tremendously over the past decade. It’s a way to show true appreciation for all her work, and to show that we care. The money we raise here will help ensure that we continue to have the best translations around for Berserk.

Why Should You Donate?

This fundraiser is for fans of all things SKnet. If you’ve enjoyed our forum and support what we stand for, we encourage you to donate. If you want to read a new Miura interview, we encourage you to donate. If you want to be able to read Miura’s earliest works, never before translated, we encourage you to donate. Finally, if you care about Puella and all that she’s done for the site, we encourage you to donate.

Translations are the rallying point for this cause. But it's also a chance to be showered with SKnet forum perks. So to sweeten the deal, we’re using this opportunity to roll out forum rewards that some members have asked for over the years, along with a few ideas we came up with in the process. I've never wanted to run a site with a paywall. That's why these rewards are structured as perks that add to the experience of browsing the forum, and don't limit features that are already there.

Everyone will benefit from the projects being funded. They won’t be placed in a “members only” area. By contributing and helping these projects come to life, particularly the yet-to-be-translated Miura interview, you will be helping every Berserk fan understand the series, and the creator, better.

These donations will recur monthly. You can cancel at any time. We chose Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/sknet) as our funding service because translating Berserk episodes is an ongoing task. If you'd prefer to give a single donation, we have set up a PayPal account (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=gourmetelf%40gmail%2ecom&lc=US&item_name=Puella&no_note=0&currency_code=EUR&bn=PP-DonationsBF%3abtn_donate_LG%2egif%3aNonHostedGuestl) for this express purpose. Please note that one-time donations won't benefit from the pledge tiers below.

PLEDGE TIERS
$1.00 or more per month
Hey, money's tight. Not everyone can spare the big bucks. We understand, and as a small reward for your humble contribution, all donators will be mentioned by their chosen name on the SkullKast podcast.

$3.00 or more per month
Our second-level contributors unlock a golden Beherit icon to replace the green Beherits on their profile, signifying their premium member status. You will also unlock access to the SkullKast podcast 1 day early for all future episodes
(+ all previous rewards)

$5.00 or more per month
Third-tier contributors unlock the previous rewards, plus a custom title to be added to their profile, reminding everyone that they're special. You will also have access to a fully functioning mobile version of the Skullknight.NET forum, currently in beta.
(+ all previous rewards)

$7.00 or more per month
For all fourth-tier contributors, in addition to the the previous rewards, Aazealh will send you a custom voice message of your choosing (keep it clean, folks!) to be heard by all your callers, or just by yourself alone in your bed at night. Marvel as he berates your friends, family members and business associates with his commanding French accent! Voice messages available in three languages (English, French, Korean).
(+ all previous rewards)

$8.00 or more per month (Limited to 10)
Limited Edition Grail Art Tier! This limited quantity tier is all about basking in some Grail art love. SKnet's own Berserk fanartist extraordinaire Grail will create one of the following for donators: a custom avatar drawing of their choice ; a larger colored drawing, perfect for a Desktop or phone background, or an animated signature like on Grail's profile.
(+ all previous rewards)

$10.00 or more per month
Top-tier contributors can, in addition to everything else (except Grail's tier), join the SkullKast crew as a guest on an upcoming episode. They'll also have access to a special new emoticon made by Walter for contributors of this project.
(+ all previous rewards, except the Limited Edition Grail Art Tier)

We hope everyone who's benefited from SKnet in the past will join in and help us reach our ambitious milestone dreams without making inhuman sacrifices. We will all benefit from these projects, and I'm very excited about where we could go from here. During the brainstorm sessions for this donation drive, we came up with some awesome concepts that we'd like to explore more once these translations are completed.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in the thread!

Oh yeah, and if you missed the button at the top, here's the URL: http://www.patreon.com/sknet
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Delta Phi on October 07, 2014, 01:45:00 AM
Wow, lots of big additions happening around here lately. I've always felt that just thanking Puella was never enough, now I just need to decide on what tier I'd like to settle on...
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Johnstantine on October 07, 2014, 01:51:40 AM
Man, Walter, no offense...but I couldn't read it in your voice. Instead I chose to read it in Billy Mays' voice.

Payday is next week, so expect to see a donation from me.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Oburi on October 07, 2014, 03:47:32 AM
What's this Miura interview and where did it come from? And how come we haven't heard about it until now?
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: ApostleBob on October 07, 2014, 04:18:23 AM
Yeah, you're getting my money.  I'd love to see Miura's previous interviews and ongoing translations on a regular basis.  Can we submit additional interviews from Miura for translation as well so that we can build an archive?
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 07, 2014, 07:10:30 AM
What's this Miura interview and where did it come from? And how come we haven't heard about it until now?

There are several interviews, of varying lengths, that were never translated. It's not a secret, in fact I'm pretty sure I mentioned it on the forum in the past and maybe even gave some small nuggets of info from them.

Can we submit additional interviews from Miura for translation as well so that we can build an archive?

Why not, in truth it's just a matter of making it so that puella can take time away from work to do it. It wouldn't be completed overnight obviously but there's no reason it can't be done if enough funding is secured.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Jackolyn on October 07, 2014, 11:29:02 AM
This is my first Patreon, but well worth it!!
I can't help out much as I'm a broke-ass University student, but I'm there for you guys!  :guts:

Also, when/how will we be getting our rewards for supporting? (It's more than the reward for me, I'm just honestly wondering when/how we'll get them?)
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 07, 2014, 11:40:37 AM
This is my first Patreon, but well worth it!!

Thank you very much, and thanks to all those who have pledged so far. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!! :SK:

Also, when/how will we be getting our rewards for supporting? (It's more than the reward for me, I'm just honestly wondering when/how we'll get them?)

It will start early next month (essentially following Patreon's guidelines). The simpler rewards will be available right away, while the emoticon will probably take a little time to come. For other rewards like Grail's art or the podcast, there will be a progressive rollout where those who pledged first get their turn first.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Salem on October 07, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
Pledged.   Keep up the great work.   :carcus: 
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 07, 2014, 04:57:43 PM
Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far. Right out of the gate, I've been blown away by the support we've received. We're almost to our first milestone goal (the new Miura interview) and it's been under 24 hours.

Like Aazealh mentioned, the listed rewards will start to roll out early in November.

We'll be recording a podcast this weekend to digest all this news and talk about how we came up with everything, so look forward to that on Sunday-Monday.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Rhombaad on October 07, 2014, 06:11:32 PM
Pledged. :guts:

I'm glad there's something I can do to help out Puella and the rest of the site. (At first I thought this was the old April Fool's joke from way back when, so I'm glad I read your post carefully, Walter.)
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Oburi on October 07, 2014, 07:03:52 PM

I'm glad there's something I can do to help out Puella and the rest of the site. (At first I thought this was the old April Fool's joke from way back when, so I'm glad I read your post carefully, Walter.)

I thought the same thing at first  :farnese:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 07, 2014, 07:18:07 PM
Thanks Rhombaad!

I thought the same thing at first [April Fools] :farnese:

You guys should know by now that we only pull big April Fools stuff on or close to April 1. Otherwise it's a foul. The only outlier was Aolsier (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=7549.0), but that was more of a solid goof than a full on April Fool's gag.  It's actually been a few years since we did anything...
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Rhombaad on October 07, 2014, 07:37:47 PM
Thanks Rhombaad!

No problem!

You guys should know by now that we only pull big April Fools stuff on or close to April 1. Otherwise it's a foul. The only outlier was Aolsier (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=7549.0), but that was more of a solid goof than a full on April Fool's gag.  It's actually been a few years since we did anything...

True. Ah, Aolsier... :ganishka:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Slime_Beherit on October 08, 2014, 01:02:34 AM
Thanking Puella never seemed like enough, so I'm gladly supporting : )
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Griffith on October 08, 2014, 11:14:50 PM
Well, I got my humble pledge set up, which I plan to further fund with a little fundraising (such as selling off my vintage art of war statues if anyone's interested). :carcus:

I think old-timers like me owe Puella the greatest debt of gratitude since we've been enjoying her work the longest, and if you've been following Berserk at any time in the last decade you've probably enjoyed it too. I love Puella's translations because they're so thoughtful and well annotated, so you're not just getting some shorthand for the sake of expediency or style, but a very clear and nuanced understanding of the sometimes complicated words, ideas and multiple meanings being conveyed. I also remember the days when Puella didn't only provide the translations (basically our most core purpose here, following and understanding Berserk), but almost single-handedly kept us up to date with the series itself on an ongoing basis! Basically, nobody can top that kind of long term contribution to the community. So, I'm grateful for this opportunity to finally pay her back for all the time, money and effort she's invested, not only in the series and its promotion, but in us and our enjoyment. I haven't said it enough, because before now I felt like I couldn't say it enough, but thank you again and thank you always, Puella! :casca: :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 10, 2014, 04:11:32 PM
Wow! That's very generous, Griff. And a cool idea on targeting the reimbursement level.

Well guys, we've officially hit our FIRST MILESTONE: the new Miura interview translation. Thanks so much to everyone who helped push us through our first goalpost in under four days. I've discussed the logistics of this particular project with Aaz and we're aiming for the end of 2014 for its completion, contingent on Puella's work schedule. We'll have more to share on this project once we get further along with it.

We listed a few milestones to get the project going, but ever since then, Aaz and I have been talking about all the other Berserk-related things we could do with the funding. We'll be sharing a few of these these on the podcast this week. If you have any questions about this whole project that you'd like to be read on the show, please either PM them to me (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=1) or shoot me an email (walterbennet@gmail.com).
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: ApostleBob on October 14, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
Here's an interview that may or may not be in your backlog from around when the movies came out.  Have always wondered Miura's take on some of these changes.

http://www.berserkfilm.com/part2/special/interview.html
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 14, 2014, 07:21:30 PM
Here's an interview that may or may not be in your backlog from around when the movies came out.  Have always wondered Miura's take on some of these changes.

http://www.berserkfilm.com/part2/special/interview.html

Ah yeah, I always forget about this one because I don't think it had anything too revealing, so no one ever bothered with a full translation of it.

For those who didn't see the podcast thread light up, Aaz and I recorded a new one over the weekend addressing the backstory of this donation drive and what the future may hold. Check it out here: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14488.0
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: puella on October 14, 2014, 08:16:51 PM
I think this interview is interesting. And it's a recent interview too.
He didn't reveal new things though and mostly talked about the damned movies of course. However he did talk about how he drew the characters, how Adon is kind of an outdated character since he created him from the 80s to 90s...
I'd like to put this into our list of interviews to be considered for translation.
Of course, I won't translate the director's gibberish. :zodd:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: ApostleBob on October 14, 2014, 08:40:44 PM
I think this interview is interesting. And it's a recent interview too.
He didn't reveal new things though and mostly talked about the damned movies of course. However he did talk about how he drew the characters, how Adon is kind of an outdated character since he created him from the 80s to 90s...
I'd like to put this into our list of interviews to be considered for translation.
Of course, I won't translate the director's gibberish. :zodd:

I appreciate it!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Gummyskull on October 15, 2014, 03:31:37 AM
Pledged! It's not much, but I want to support in anyway I can. :serpico:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 15, 2014, 01:01:40 PM
Pledged! It's not much, but I want to support in anyway I can. :serpico:

Thank you! Every little bit helps.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 16, 2014, 08:17:09 PM
Again, a big thank you to all those who have donated so far! Your contributions will enable us to take on more projects to enrich the community beyond what has been possible so far. :guts:

To better reflect the scope of what we can do, we have decided to revise the milestones we propose in the following way:

$120 Translation of a Miura Interview REACHED!
$180 Translating NOA & Futatabi, Miura's early works ALMOST!
$240 Translating all of Miura's comments in Young Animal NEW!
$300 MORE Miura interviews! NEW!
$360 Translating all of Gigantomakhia THE FAR FUTURE

We have lowered the requirement for NOA & Futatabi, and have added two new tiers. Check their detailed descriptions below!

Quote from: Translating all of Miura's comments in Young Animal
A project to translate every comment Miura made in Young Animal, from 1992-2014, set to be released once per week until completed.
Kentarou Miura doesn't have a Twitter account, but he's been giving readers small nuggets of information about his life with every episodic release of Berserk for years now. Originally published in Young Animal, these brief comments shed light on what his activities and interests were at the time of each episode's release. That includes details on his personal life, his struggles with health, his views on world events, and his hobbies and interests. More than any interview, these small comments have given us a consistent window into his life and personality over the past 20+ years.
When this milestone is reached, Puella will begin translating every single comment from Miura (all 337 as of this posting), to be released once per week until we are caught up.

And because we love you guys, here's a taste:

YA#1 of 1993: I don't even dare to dream about a trip to a foreign country but at least I would like to go to a spa once in my life.
YA#2 of 1993: I always appreciate fan letters. I reply to those who want it.


Quote from: More Miura interviews!
Our first milestone will see puella translate one of Miura's interviews before the end of the year. Later on, depending on her availability and on Berserk's release schedule, she will try to do some more. With this second interview-oriented milestone, we guarantee that she will double the amount of Miura interviews she will translate. Where she would have done two, she will do four. Where she would have done three, she will do six (yes, there are that many untranslated interviews). And this will ensure that they are released more quickly too, as she will be able to set time aside specifically for that purpose.

We hope those will be as exciting to you guys as they are to us (you can tell I'm excited by the fact I did a color-coded recap :troll:). As always, don't hesitate to give us feedback!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 20, 2014, 03:39:47 PM
The Miura comments translation is pretty damned exciting, guys. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I wished we had a resource like that handy, since he's said so many interesting things. While some may be obscure, or dealing with series or creators we aren't familiar with, they also tell us things like what he's listening to, watching, reading and generally how he occupies his time independent of working like a dog for Berserk fans. And I've only seen a fraction of them. Getting them all will probably produce a ton more information than can be gleaned from any one interview.

Here's hoping we reach that goal!  :ubik:

Work on the benefits for donors is in progress. The emoticon is going to be pretty cool, I think.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Oburi on October 20, 2014, 06:52:07 PM
The Young Animal comments is the one that I've been dying to have for many years. That would be a huge boost to this site. Imagine a comprehensive list of the creators comments over the years! :isidro: All neatly compiled right here on sk.net  :guts:

I've been meaning to donate soon anyway (holding out for some money that should be coming in), but these new milestones make it a no brainer!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Johnstantine on October 21, 2014, 02:46:14 AM
Johnstantine and Incantation reunion skullkast 2014/15!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Dar Klink on October 21, 2014, 05:07:35 AM
The Miura comments translation is pretty damned exciting, guys. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I wished we had a resource like that handy, since he's said so many interesting things. While some may be obscure, or dealing with series or creators we aren't familiar with, they also tell us things like what he's listening to, watching, reading and generally how he occupies his time independent of working like a dog for Berserk fans. And I've only seen a fraction of them. Getting them all will probably produce a ton more information than can be gleaned from any one interview.

Here's hoping we reach that goal!  :ubik:

Work on the benefits for donors is in progress. The emoticon is going to be pretty cool, I think.

I found a Japanese compendium for all of them and just google translate showed me a lot of very interesting things. He actually mentioned quite a few things that I like including the anime Oniisama E and Red Dwarf, which Aaz mentioned him talking about at some point in the past.

I'm extremely excited to see the full translation of those!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on October 21, 2014, 04:11:28 PM
Since I last posted, we've reached another milestone! NOA and Futatabi (Miura's earliest works, which put him on the map as a mangaka) will be translated by Puella! Thanks to everyone who contributed or upped their donation amount.

We're now just a few bucks away from $200 and just $43 away from the Miura YA comments milestone.

Johnstantine and Incantation reunion skullkast 2014/15!

Soon enough  :ubik:

I found a Japanese compendium for all of them and just google translate showed me a lot of very interesting things.

Yeah, many are out there, but it's difficult to understand them without a full translation. Because of the format, he often writes in a terse style that makes it impossible for machine translators like GT (which generally does a shit job for Japanese, even in the best of circumstances).
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: IncantatioN on October 21, 2014, 07:50:47 PM
Congratulations to all involved for contributing and completing yet another milestone. Keeping my fingers crossed that we're eventually able to hit the maximum tier milestone that'll not only support Puella but also help enrich our experience as fans of Miura and his works. As a fan, this's an exciting initiative and opportunity the admins have put into place. And at the expense of sounding like a broken record, can't thank Puella enough for all the hard work she's put into the site for us.

Johnstantine and Incantation reunion skullkast 2014/15!

*anxiety attack*
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: EeXerO on October 21, 2014, 08:33:55 PM
I have a suggestion for a new milestone! It would be great to have accurate translations of earlier Berserk volumes. I understand what an extremely long and tough job this would be but then again, Berserk won't be finished in maaany years. Maybe as a 750$ milestone? With my newly added 5$ a month you are at least a little bit closer to that than you were before ^^

I also listened to your podcast and I love the idea of an updated encyclopedia. Would be great for both newcomers and old fans to Berserk, if you want to look up something, see how things really are etc. etc.

Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 21, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
I have a suggestion for a new milestone! It would be great to have accurate translations of earlier Berserk volumes. I understand what an extremely long and tough job this would be but then again, Berserk won't be finished in maaany years. Maybe as a 750$ milestone? With my newly added 5$ a month you are at least a little bit closer to that than you were before ^^

First off, thank you for your contribution! Second, you're right that it would be very cool (I certainly wish for it myself) and also that it would be possible for a higher amount, but I think we should focus on little steps for our little community. A sum like the one you propose seems unreachable to me right now.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Dar Klink on October 22, 2014, 02:09:23 AM
Yeah, many are out there, but it's difficult to understand them without a full translation. Because of the format, he often writes in a terse style that makes it impossible for machine translators like GT (which generally does a shit job for Japanese, even in the best of circumstances).

Oh, for sure, I mostly just used it to find a few names that stuck out and tried to figure out what I could using machine translation. I can't wait to see them actually translated and I'm sure we'll reach the goal!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Delta Phi on November 02, 2014, 11:07:10 PM
Finally pledged! And it feels good. :beast:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: puella on November 06, 2014, 06:57:35 PM
Hello all, I just wanted to thank all donators as well as the admins and Grail (since she's helping and donating) from the bottom of my heart.

I was always happy to be able to contribute to SK.net, and it's a great pleasure for me to peruse the original text.
I always appreciated that beyond the artwork, the words in Berserk have their own value. In a way, I feel like I'm animating the characters through these translations, and I've come to view it as a kind of duty for me to deliver their true meaning to people, keeping them as close as possible to what Miura intended (now I'm talking like the Pontiff).

And now thanks to you all, I'm encouraged to keep doing my best. My feelings are exactly like below:

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/Chich-Warmth.jpg)
"To share warmth with somebody is so much warmer!"

Warmth! This single word says everything for me. What to say, it's like I'm offered a cup of coffee, a donut or a jar of pickles... from my friends.
I feel warm thanks to you guys' care, and I'm very excited to be able to work on Berserk more than I've been able to before!

Berserk is great, Miura is great and SK.net is great. This will be an unforgettable event in my life.
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Gobolatula on November 07, 2014, 01:43:12 AM
You're awesome, Puella.   :guts:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Jackolyn on November 07, 2014, 02:10:06 AM
I was more than happy to pledge! This site is more than worth it, the people on here are amazing!  :guts:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Nildin on November 07, 2014, 05:44:14 PM
Even though it is only a small amount I'm happy that I pledged :D
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: ryOtoha on November 07, 2014, 08:44:41 PM
Falconian (Of the Interstice) + golden beherit : That's pretty cool ! Thanks
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Oburi on November 08, 2014, 06:07:02 PM
Big pledger coming through!  :troll:

But seriously, I'm honored to do my part. Thanks Puella!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on November 09, 2014, 04:38:19 PM
Again, a big thank you to all donators! We've now almost reached the third milestone (Translating all of Miura's comments in Young Animal), only $5 left!

And look what uncle Aaz pulled out of his secret drawer:

(http://aazealh.net/Divers/Miura_interviews.jpg)

Those books all contain interviews from Miura. Puella will start working on one of these as soon as her work permits.

Additionally, to celebrate her imminent (I want to believe) return, I've scanned this color painting that Miura did of Casca back in 1999. It was never republished outside of that one Young Animal.

(http://aazealh.net/Divers/Casca-YA_Poster_small.jpg) (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Casca-YA_Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: TheBranded1 on November 09, 2014, 05:10:17 PM
Pretty cool stuff! I just pledged today!  :guts: Thanks puella
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Delta Phi on November 09, 2014, 05:29:03 PM
Ah, this is so exciting! Just got the email that we reached the next milestone. I think I'm most excited about this one personally! :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Oburi on November 09, 2014, 05:32:04 PM
That's a great painting of Casca. I can't believe stuff like that doesn't get reprinted again elsewhere.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Salem on November 09, 2014, 05:50:52 PM
This is fantastic :isidro:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Kaladin on November 09, 2014, 06:36:43 PM
Very Excited!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Dar Klink on November 09, 2014, 06:59:57 PM
The milestone was reached! That's awesome Aaz and a huge thanks to Puella for the work she's going to be doing! :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: IncantatioN on November 10, 2014, 03:18:52 PM
That's a lovely painting uncle Aaz, thanks for sharing! How big is the illustration?
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Rhombaad on November 10, 2014, 05:04:48 PM
Again, a big thank you to all donators! We've now almost reached the third milestone (Translating all of Miura's comments in Young Animal), only $5 left!

Nice! I'm very excited to have all of Miura's Young Animal comments translated. Thanks to everyone else who donated!

And look what uncle Aaz pulled out of his secret drawer:

http://aazealh.net/Divers/Miura_interviews.jpg (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Miura_interviews.jpg)

Those books all contain interviews from Miura. Puella will start working on one of these as soon as her work permits.

Awesome! Thanks, Aaz and Puella!

Additionally, to celebrate her imminent (I want to believe) return, I've scanned this color painting that Miura did of Casca back in 1999. It was never republished outside of that one Young Animal.

http://aazealh.net/Divers/Casca-YA_Poster_small.jpg (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Casca-YA_Poster_small.jpg)

Very cool. It's been a long time since I've seen that particular image. Thanks for posting it, Aaz.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Skeleton on November 11, 2014, 12:44:45 AM
I'm so happy that we reached the Miura comments milestone.  I can't even begin to describe how badly I've wanted to read all of those.  Great job, Team SKnet.  You rock.  :flora:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: SpaceyLauss on December 28, 2014, 07:50:18 PM
Just pledged! I haven't posted much here but I've been lurking about in the shadows remaining silent  :void:
However I hope to change that with more posts! I'm super excited to be supporting this great community in any way I can!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: DraceYun on February 09, 2015, 09:42:41 AM
Pledged as well. Thanks Puella for translating all these years.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: rage-al on February 11, 2015, 06:54:08 AM
We reached a new Milestone Goal! I am glad I could help  :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on February 11, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
A huge thank you to SpaceyLauss, DraceYun and rage-al for your contributions, they're very appreciated! :serpico:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Johnstantine on February 13, 2015, 12:22:46 AM
Ok, for some reason my monthly pledge has been deleted? My pledge was taken out on the first, so I have no idea how my auto-drafted ended on the same day!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Kaladin on February 13, 2015, 02:08:59 AM
Just Pledged! happy i could help, looking forward to future content and hope that we reach the top milestone! :guts:

(http://i62.tinypic.com/281bl0x.png)
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2015, 02:23:07 PM
Ok, for some reason my monthly pledge has been deleted? My pledge was taken out on the first, so I have no idea how my auto-drafted ended on the same day!

We're on it.

Just Pledged! happy i could help, looking forward to future content and hope that we reach the top milestone! :guts:

(http://i62.tinypic.com/281bl0x.png)

Snake? SNAAAAAAKE!!!? Thanks for your donation!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on March 11, 2015, 06:33:23 PM
Can you add to the list also  イチから知りたいベルセルク and イチから知りたいベルセルク ?  :carcus:

Sorry, we only take suggestions from donators.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: JMP on April 12, 2015, 01:29:54 PM
Just pledged! I'm getting a lot out of the forum, the podcasts, and the translations, so I wanted to give a little bit back. I know all of it takes time and work and as a Berserk fan who's enjoying all the content, I appreciate it!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on April 12, 2015, 05:47:28 PM
Just pledged! I'm getting a lot out of the forum, the podcasts, and the translations, so I wanted to give a little bit back. I know all of it takes time and work and as a Berserk fan who's enjoying all the content, I appreciate it!  :ubik:

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: TwoPumpWarrior on April 15, 2015, 12:59:21 PM
Hey all! New to the forums but been reading Berserk for a few years now. Excited to finally break in and cut my "horn" :zodd:
Just committed to a monthly pledge to support such a great cause!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on April 15, 2015, 01:28:27 PM
Hey all! New to the forums but been reading Berserk for a few years now. Excited to finally break in and cut my "horn" :zodd:
Just committed to a monthly pledge to support such a great cause!

Hey there! Welcome aboard and thanks for the pledge! :guts:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Tirade on June 06, 2015, 03:06:16 AM
Is the limited edition Grail Art tier still available? I have been visiting this site for a long time now. Probably should give something back  :guts:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Walter on June 08, 2015, 10:30:32 PM
It is still available! I checked with Grail and she'd be happy to accommodate your request, but it would of course be behind all the others who have already donated.

Thanks for thinking of us!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 02, 2015, 11:50:32 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm posting to warn those of you who support us that Patreon's database has been hacked recently. As a result, while the passwords were strongly encrypted, it's probably safer to change them. Financial information was not affected by the data breach.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: ApostleBob on October 02, 2015, 01:42:49 PM
Thanks for the update Aaz!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: N7Paladin on August 29, 2016, 09:29:05 PM
Yo! I meant to do this a while back, but I finally got around to donating today! Though I only registered last year (I lurk, a lot), I've been using this forum for years, so it was time to give back.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on August 29, 2016, 09:55:47 PM
Yo! I meant to do this a while back, but I finally got around to donating today! Though I only registered last year (I lurk, a lot), I've been using this forum for years, so it was time to give back.

Thank you, your donation is deeply appreciated!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Patrick on September 02, 2016, 06:55:12 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work, everyone! To show my thanks, I decided to become a Patreon supporter.

I've only been here for about a year now, and I may not post much. but I really like this website.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on September 02, 2016, 07:16:43 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work, everyone! To show my thanks, I decided to became a Patreon supporter.

I've only been here for about a year now, and I may not post much. but I really like this website.  :ubik:

Thank you very much Patrick, on behalf of the whole team. Anything helps, and any gesture is hugely appreciated!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on September 23, 2016, 02:29:08 PM
You administrators do an awesome job and I love the community here. Decided to start my pledge today

Happy to help out :serpico:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on September 23, 2016, 05:00:53 PM
You administrators do an awesome job and I love the community here. Decided to start my pledge today

Happy to help out :serpico:

Thank you very much. It is highly appreciated!
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: jenirod91 on October 01, 2016, 05:24:27 PM
Hi!

My name is Jeni and this is my first post on this site!
As many of you here people, I too as a fan of Berserk, want to support this helpful site and the people who help to make it, so it can became greater.
So I want donate and to show my gratitude to Puella for all her work but if it possible with specific goal-I want to donate as much as can for translating the Miura's interview in the newest berserk guidebook(the 14 pages),and for convenience reasons I prefer to donate by PayPal a single donation at beginning of each month until we reach the goal.
 So I wanted to know if you can set up this goal and how much needed for accomplish her.
English isn't my native language so because of it I avoided until now to post here, so sorry if this post have any grammar mistakes.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 01, 2016, 08:35:45 PM
Hi Jeni,

Welcome to our community and thank you for your interest in supporting our efforts.
If you want to donate outside of the Patreon, send me a PM and I'll see if that can be arranged. I'm pretty sure Patreon supports Paypal though.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: NudySkeleton on October 31, 2016, 02:15:39 AM
Done!

I'd prefer to opt out of the bigger rewards and let the next people in queue get theirs.
This site's meant a lot to me since I first found it back in 2003, and I'm mainly just happy there's now an avenue through which I can meaningfully contribute.

Additionally, this is something of a redemptive act, as I was a str8 ^ shitty poster back in the forum's more lawless periods ( :troll: ...  :farnese: ).
shittin teh breeze...
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 31, 2016, 08:03:51 AM
Done!

I'd prefer to opt out of the bigger rewards and let the next people in queue get theirs.
This site's meant a lot to me since I first found it back in 2003, and I'm mainly just happy there's now an avenue through which I can meaningfully contribute.

Thank you very much! And glad to have you back. :serpico:

Additionally, this is something of a redemptive act, as I was a str8 ^ shitty poster back in the forum's more lawless periods ( :troll: ...  :farnese: ).

Now I'm curious. :schnoz:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: NudySkeleton on October 31, 2016, 05:45:26 PM
Thank you very much! And glad to have you back. :serpico:

Sure, hope it makes things easier on you guys!
This is the first time I've ever used Patreon, so I think I might have screwed up last night and selected the 1/mo by mistake.
It should be 10/mo now, but if it's possible to double-check and make sure it went through correctly, I'd appreciate it.

Now I'm curious. :schnoz:

Such... uh, reminiscence is beyond the scope of this thread.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on October 31, 2016, 06:01:41 PM
This is the first time I've ever used Patreon, so I think I might have screwed up last night and selected the 1/mo by mistake.
It should be 10/mo now, but if it's possible to double-check and make sure it went through correctly, I'd appreciate it.

You're in the $1 tier but have pledged $10. Makes no difference if you're not interested in the individual rewards, otherwise there's probably a way to upgrade in your profile.

Such... uh, reminiscence is beyond the scope of this thread.

Haha, alright.
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: TheClangingSwordsman on February 03, 2017, 01:48:58 PM
Hey everyone, been on and off this site for a couple of years and decided it was time to contribute back. Just donated! Hope ye guys can put it to good use! Keep up all the great work and I can't wait for your live commentary of season 3  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
Post by: Aazealh on February 03, 2017, 07:04:16 PM
Hey everyone, been on and off this site for a couple of years and decided it was time to contribute back. Just donated! Hope ye guys can put it to good use! Keep up all the great work and I can't wait for your live commentary of season 3  :ganishka:

Thank you very much!!