Post by ProfGremlin on Oct 28, 2010 11:15:43 GMT -5
Sorry, Ydars, I believe in the 'Zine and think it's a wonderful vehicle for exploring the depths and boundaries of T&T but all I can, and have, offer is copy editing support. I'm just not in a place in my life where I can take on such a project.
I'll have the deep-fried battered pixie with balrog dipping sauce and a Hobgoblin ale.
I'm really considering doing it, but I have a pretty full plate myself. On the other hand, you don't ask lazy people to do things. They never have the time. You ask busy people because they know how to find the time.
I was actually kind of thinking the same thing - taking on the committment for 2-4 issues for example.
I did my own layout using MS Word for Final Exam. I've managed to figure out most of the picture properties and am able to convert it to PDF easily enough that I can do the layout - though it won't be nearly as good as what Quog has done using applications better designed for the purpose.
My concern is making sure more than one set of eyes looks at the whole thing before publication. I work in QM, so I know the importance of it. I know this is a Fan-Zine, so imperfections aren't quite as harshly judged, but we have enough talent among us to ensure a good product.
If I take this on, I would need assurances from a number of people to help out - artists, copy-editors, layout advisors, etc.
I think that things will work out OK - not that we should be lazy or let things slide too long - but there's plenty of talent and ability around here - the real cruncher (as I see it) is time. I'm trying to figure out how much time I'll have available in the near future. My job circumstances are stabilizing and after I move (this month) I think I'll be able to settle into a rythm, and I'd be happy to take on some editor/co-editor type tasks (collecting material, copy/proof/edit/etc, primitive layout even?) - actually, time and layout seem to be the biggest issues. Several of you have produced your own PDFs that look FANTASTIC! (sligo, danhem, hogscape,and more) - so obviously, as has been shown by these folks AND the Trollszines already published IT CAN BE DONE!!! Therefore - IT WILL BE DONE!!!
Just wanted to let people know that the torch is being passed to a new generation
Sligo aka W Scott Grant is your new lead editor for TrollsZine 4 and maybe beyond. All hail the chief! He has previously done sterling work on producing articles and helping copy edit others in TrollsZines 1-4. he has also produced the highly regarded T&T solo Final Exam.
I apologise to contributors to number 4 for having dragged my feet with your excellent submissions. I will be emailing you individually to check you will be happy for me to pass your work on to Sligo and then doing so once i get the go ahead.
I have simultaneously become very busy in my professional and home life, and my enthusiasm for the project had reduced, so it is best that I pass to other Trolls able to take this forward.
I would like to thank everyone involved in TrollsZine to date. Kevin Bracey did an amazing job turning the RTF formatted articles into a real zine. We have had some superb contributors and great artists. I hope that this project will continue to thrive going forward. Who knows, Sligo may be the recipient of an odd article from me in future...