First off, I want to thank everyone who came to the second watch p/ar/ty, even if ended up being sort of a mess. Truth was I was super busy for a few weeks and planned on being free that Saturday for the stream, but had to leave after a while since I had other stuff to attend to. In the future there shouldn't be any more incidents like some of the videos having italian subs (didn't have time to check all of them). At the end of the day though it was pretty good, and I'd like to give special thanks to our good friends from heyuri for promoting the event on their site and being such good sports about it all. We'll be collaborating with them more in the future for sure.
Now for the events planned for April (I have been taking it easy the past few days since i'm done flying around all over the place for the year, so hope the radio silence wasn't too bad)
>Documentary watch p/ar/ty
This will be on 4/2 and feature the videos from >>>/ar/877
(plus any other suggestions, always found this stuff real interesting)
>Retro game night
This will be on 4/16, where i'll startup a old FPS server (probably quake or ut99) and frag the night away.
>Game Adaptation watch p/ar/ty
This will be on 4/30 and feature the suggestions from >>>/ar/891
(plus any other suggestions)
May will probably feature an event similar in concept to the 4chan cup, still working out the details on that one
Now for some other events running through spring:
I'll put up a post about this in the next few days, but i'll be starting up a contest to design mascots, both for the site as a whole and each board. While we've used a few anime girls to represent this place, I feel it's important that this site has its own identity, and mascots are a big part of that (especially since our friends at heyuri have a nice one). This will probably run through the months of April and May, with the winners being decided by June 1st.
I was going to do one beforehand, but I'd like to do these pretty frequently to stay in touch with all you wapnons, so on these days I'll be on the IRC (probably at the usual watch p/ar/ty times)
- 3/26 (maybe, i might move this one to a different day)
I can do them during the week if that works too
And some miscellaneous stuff
>New WAP-FM songs
I haven't added songs to WAP-FM in a while, mostly because I wanted to keep disk usage down. But since I'm probably going to migrate this to a faster server sooner than later, I'll be adding songs from the suggestions thread on the weekend probably.
I don't monitor wapTV much, but from all accounts it's working well. I might pop in once in a while. There's still a lot of episodes to go with these shows, so I hope you're all enjoying them.
This is something I want to try and work on, spreading awareness of this site. We've had ideas here and there but maybe we can work on something more coordinated during the spring.
>/ar/ collab video
This is something i'd enjoy working on, it can be in the vein of /a/ sings with an /ar/ twist or something more elaborate (one idea that comes to mind was the ill fated UY bong dub a few planned on /lum/ a while back)
That's what i've been cooking up, any ideas that you all have would be appreciated.
>why is the image sakura
I was in DC recently where the national cherry blossom festival was about to kick off, so I thought it was appropriate. If you have the time, try to find some sakura trees in your area. They're really nice and a great symbol of springtime.