Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Work With me on Otaku Dictionary?
Well, I posted this in the forums on Wattpad, so I may as well ask you guys, too:
Calling anime/manga fans! I need your help!
I’m going to work on a “book” on Wattpad that’s basically a resource for anime/manga, etc. It would contain a glossary, “Anime 101,” reviews, content screening, etc.
The glossary, which I also plan to post on my blog (annalynspot.blogspot.com), is getting bigger and bigger. While I focus on terms related to anime and manga, it also has terms like “visual novel,” “forum,” and “otakudom.” I’ve already defined about thirty terms, and there are a lot more I need to define – including some I’m bound to forget about. It’s taking a long, long time.
So… I was wondering if anyone would like to join the endeavor. I’d dedicate the glossary to you [there's a dedication thing on works published on Wattpad.com], and make your participation clear both on Wattpad and on my blog. What I would like from you would be…
A) to help tackle the list of terms I already know need to be defined…
B) to mention any terms you think should be included that I haven’t listed…
C) to tell me if you think my definitions are wrong
The idea with this glossary is to use our own words to describe terms – not to quote Dictionary.com.
Anyone want to join in?
Another note, for those of you following my blog: I'm posting the glossary here as a separate page. In fact, I'll put what I have so far up, so that you have an idea what I'm doing. Any suggestions or corrections are welcome!