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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 22:54, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngI understand it is against policy to create articles for the cast/crew behind Kingdom Hearts, but could we discuss adding one-paragraph sections to pages about them? Sorta like what we do for the Origin sections? If it's possible, we'd use the Main Article Template to link back to Wikipedia. If anything, the only two people I'd feel deserve their own articles would be Tetsuya Nomura and Yoko Shimomura. This is done on the Final Fantasy Wiki, so why not here?

Discussion[edit]

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KingdomKeyDarkside - A scattered dream that's like a far-off memory. A far off memory that's like a scattered dream.
TALK - I want to line the pieces up, yours, and mine.22:59, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Kingdom Key KHD.pngDo you mean the page for the character that the person voices? That may not be a bad idea, as long as the paragraphs stay small. There should also be a guideline for what can be said in them, so we don't go too far into real life. If we're gonna make pages on Shimomura and Nomura, we can't just copypasta them from wikipedia. that would be stupid, and somebody tried to before, which got the page deleted. Good idea though.
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BebopKate - This one is Zazzles...because he's Zazzy!
TALK - Here's your cat...and here's your $20...23:36, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
The main reason we just link to Wikipedia? Because we can't add any more information and insight than that article already contains. Anything we write would be essentially what is already there; the internet doesn't need yet another page on him that says pretty much the same thing as any other article in existance.

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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png Ven, Aqua... I'll find some way to make things right.
TALK - This light... it's so warm. — 23:39, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Earthshaker Keychain KHBBS.png Basically a one-paragraph summary treated as a section like "Abilities" or "Personality" on a character's page, a short paragraph on both the Japanese and English va's, heading being "Voice Actors" and subheadings being "English" and "Japanese. We'd summarize VERY briefly an actor's early life and most famous roles both in and outside KH.

Shimomura and Nomura should have their own articles written with the same categories as, but not exactly like, Wikipedia.

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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 00:20, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngSo may I do a rough draft of the Nomura and Shimomura articles? I could also supply a rough draft of a "Voice Actor" section. If we could agree on a non-redundant style, then we could spread this Wiki-wide.

I say Nay to Japanese VAs. nobody knows (or even cares, for that matter) who they are. There aren't that many Japanese users here, so it would be pointless to have them. We don't need the early life of any of the VAs either. Just what else they were in, and some interesting facts. Shimomura and Nomura can have their own articles, and maybe even Utada.

We are to explain all aspects of the KH series. This includes Japanese ones. That's why we have articles like the Final Mixes and the Ultimanias. - EternalNothingnessXIII 00:43, March 10, 2010 (UTC)

If we were to explain all aspects, there would already be parts on the VAs. Why don't we add the french actors in too? and the German ones? and the Italian ones? See what I mean? A line has to be drawn somewhere.

Well, I thought about it, and just adding the Japanese seems a bit redundant. What we should do is at least make a mention, so we can trace the series back to its origins. - EternalNothingnessXIII 00:55, March 10, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, a mention is good. might as well give them credit.

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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 20:41, March 15, 2010 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngPlease see here for a model of how the VA section would look. Obviously the formatting is off because I had to take an image from Photobucket, but it will be corrected onces the uploading of these images is Ok'd. Notice that the section would be a regular heading like "Personality" and "Appearance" would be, and would be listed somewhere near the two. The actual text about VA's is near the bottom. The rest are personality and appearances, taken directly from the Hades article, to show this new section may look when added.


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BebopKate - This one is Zazzles...because he's Zazzy!
TALK - Here's your cat...and here's your $20...BebopKate 00:55, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
I can appreciate the idea, but I'm still not liking it much. Putting a section for the voice actor just takes focus off of the main point of the article, which is the character. It's like having a factual biographical article about, say, Amelia Earhart, and then putting a biography of Hilary Swank in the middle of it. Plus, there are so many other places, like Wikipedia and IMDB, where people can get that exact same information.

And finally, I can easily see this degenerating, even with a MOS in place for it. I can see someone easily getting carried away with the section, reprimands and rollbacks ensue, and headaches abound. I'd just rather not have to worry about it in the first place.