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How It Works[edit]

To begin with, you must be a registered user on both Wikis with a minimum of either 300 total edits at the KHWiki (check here) or 100 total edits at the Keyhole (check here).

Once you have that, you can sign-up to do any of the below but remember that it is your responsibility to complete anything you have signed up to at least a week before release. Fortunately, there's plenty of help along the way! Once you've signed up to something, you can share ideas about your topic below in the "Discussion" section. Then, other users will feedback and develop your ideas by giving their own thoughts and opinions so that you have enough inspiration to write your entire piece. If you are doing an interview, debate battle or podcast, work with your partner(s) at an off-Wiki location, such as the IRC or by email.

After you have a first draft, email it to "kingdomheartswikibcrat@gmail.com" so that the Editor in Chief can review your work, fix any mistakes and give you any advice that you might need. Please refrain from posting any drafts on the Wiki to prevent ruining the surprise and satisfaction at the end result. Remember to update your status in the sign-up section and again, ensure that you email your work at least a week before release so that there is time to fix any potential issues.

The host for the Journalist Spot alternates every issue so you may need to visit The Keyhole if you want to get involved!

Submission Etiquettes[edit]

For the aid of the publisher, we now request everyone to observe the following etiquettes when you are submitting a piece of work:

Coding

Insert all the relevant coding in your email, including all images, font colors, formatting and links. Also insert the relevant parameters of your piece. For example, this is an example of a perfect riddle submission:

|gridriddle1=Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
|gridriddle1answer=consectetur adipiscing elit
|gridriddle1author=Cicero

Two templates have been made to handle links: Template:KHWiki and Template:Keyhole. These works by using the following parameters (this uses the KHWiki template as an example but the Keyhole is the same):

{{KHWiki|LINK DESTINATION|DISPLAYED LINK (optional)|HEX CODE FOR FONT COLOR (optional)}}

Example:

{{KHWiki|Donald Duck|Donald|#00000}}

Never use basic [[ ]] links unless you know that both Wikis have the page that you're linking to!

Make sure all property names (e.g. "Kingdom Hearts") are in italics!

Content

Allude to both Wikis as much as possible with links and mentions, unless your section is specific to one Wiki.

Images

Check that any images you use are available on both wikis under the same name. If not, mention in your email what the different file names are. If your image needs to be uploaded, send it as an attachment so that the editor can upload it later.

Due Date

It is vital that you submit your work before at least a week before the next issue is set to be released so that a) the publisher has time to add it into the rest of the magazine and b) there is time to fix any issues that there may be.

Sign-Up[edit]

Found something you want to do? Sign-up under the bullet point you wish to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Editor in Chief or the Deputy in Chief! Remember to submit your final work to the wiki's email for review!

Cover[edit]

Ansem's Report[edit]

  • A Kingdom Hearts news summary. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Up to 4 new pieces are needed.

Unlocking the Keyhole[edit]

  • A news summary of the happenings at the Keyhole. Note that this is best done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Jiminy's Journal (Keyhole news), Log Updates (deletion, move and other), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors) and Tea Party updates.

The Door to Light[edit]

  • A news summary of the KHWiki. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Trinity Archives (KHWiki news), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors), Policy Updates and Featured Project.


The Coliseum[edit]

  • A debate battle on a certain topic between two users with conflicting opinions. This section requires two contributors who are able to work together off wiki.

The Keyblade Master[edit]

  • A complete article on any topic. This can include theories, analysis, speculation etc. Multiple authors are allowed to collaborate for this page. There are up to 3 article spaces available for this page.

Dive to the Heart[edit]

Round Room[edit]

  • A maximum crew of four people willing to take part in recording the podcast and an agenda of things to talk about on the podcast.
  • NOTICE:Due to the backlog of videos that we already have, any people signed up for the round room will still be put onto our waiting list, but will not be featured in this issue. Keep in mind that if you've already been a guest on the round room, you cannot sign up again.

Mark of Mastery Exam[edit]

Naminé's Sketchbook[edit]

  • A couple pieces of fanart.
    • Done on my part; I've sent a number of pieces of fanart and it's probably going to be one displayed per issue. I may resume this once I've run out of pieces to display. TRSNX 10:27, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Coloured in line art from the previous issue
  • Blank line art.

The Grid[edit]

  • A "Banish The Beast!" silhouette image.
  • Riddles. Five riddles are required in total.
  • A puzzle. Both an empty and a completed version of the puzzle must be submitted.
    • I've just realised that I've hogged this spot since Issue 1 so if anyone else wants to give it a go, I'm more than happy to step down. TheFifteenthMember 15:13, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Flick Rush[edit]

  • Answers for the mailbox. Up to four different questions can be answered for this section.
  • Tasks for KHWiki. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for games. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for Keyhole. Five tasks are required in total.
    • Aixon 18:11, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Compiling poll results and inputting them into a graphic.
  • A poll idea.
  • Birthday list of the next quarter.
  • Discussion Topic

Discussion[edit]

Notes from last issue[edit]

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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 15:13, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Hey guys, a reminder that when you send in your stuff, make sure to:
  • Have all games in italics.
  • Have everything coded.
  • Attach any images to the email or mention their file names on the KHWiki/Keyhole.
  • Send your piece before the 23rd.

Doing that will really help me out a lot, which means the magazine can be released as punctual as possible. Thanks!

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Firelord Chain - "I think I'm a pretty fair ruler."
TALK - "Yes, you're right. We need to destroy their hope." - Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 16:54, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Fiery Globe KHII.png Here's another friendly reminder that The Keyhole has a strict no-video policy, so any videos you may need for your article, please use the {{video}} template, and not the <youtube></youtube> tags. Any video uploaded will be deleted. Thanks! Fiery Globe KHII.png

Changes[edit]

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TheFifteenthMember I hope it's slow and painful; the elation I get from such kills is unmatched by anything, yeeeess... Just thinking about it makes me... oohhh... TheFifteenthMember 15:13, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
There's a couple of very small tweaks I'd like to put into the magazine (Template:Magazine 4.2 you could say). What do you guys think about:
  • Swapping the order of the Dive to Heart so the Intro To piece comes last? That just makes sense to me because I'm guessing it'll usually be longer than the tutorials.
  • And putting the coloured lineart in the black-and-white box? It might make the page look a little neater with the "Trip to Timeless River" title image encasing the entire box.

They're not essential changes, but I wonder what people will think of them.

Also, should we host the comments section on one wiki only and alternate each issue alongside the Journalist Spot? I find it frustrating having two separate places for comments because it makes me feel obliged to split my comment in two so I have something to write on each page. Thoughts?


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Chaineh - "Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest."
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Fire (card).png I agree with those two above changes. Maybe we could host the comment page on the magazine's talk page? (whichever held the journalist spot for that magazine.) Fire (card).png
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TheSilentHero — 06:52, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm against hosting the comments section on one wiki, because the comments aren't just for the users who contribute to the magazine, but also for those who read it, and not everybody has an account on both wiki's.


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TheSilentHero - Jump! — 17:01, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I have an idea for something extra to add to the magazine. Currently, the Birthdays box has a lot of unused space, so maybe we can split it in two and add a "Speculation Topic", which would be a question that people can speculate about on the talk page. (To get more people to comment on the talk page.) It could be something like "What do you think will happen to the series after KH3?" or "Who do you think will be in the new Organization XIII?"

What do you think?



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Aixon Talk to me! "If I can't get answers here, I'll get them someplace else... That'll be the person...I trust."

No one would miss me...Aixon 17:06, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

I like and approve of the idea that you've put forward, SH. A speculation box would fill some unused space whilst also perhaps generating some healthy discussion, which is a good thing...


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TheFifteenthMember Ignoring how these caterpillars uttered what they're trying to say, I do agree. TheFifteenthMember 19:55, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
There's no rule against anon edits on the comments page. Also, if not everybody has an account on both wikis and they're forced to make one, it encourages cross-editing, which is a good thing.

I'm all for the Speculation Topic!

EDIT: Just another change I think we should make: I noticed that the sketchbook asks readers to send in their art, like the lineart and mailbag, but I don't think we should do that. The main sketchbook art should come from the Journalist Spot and the coloured lineart should focus readers. That's what I think anyway. Thoughts?

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TheSilentHero — 09:51, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Why would readers be allowed to send in the colored lineart, but not their own art piece? I think it will make the section more varied.


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TheFifteenthMember ...dango daikazoku~ TheFifteenthMember 15:44, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
In an actual magazine, all the content comes from the editors and there's only a couple of special sections that's designated to reader-contributed work so I wouldn't want a page to be possibly full of reader-contributed art. Remember, the only difference between a "reader" and an "editor" is the 150 or so edits needed to be legible for the Journalist Spot. What does everyone else think?
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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 18:36, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Summary:
  • Adding a "Speculation Topic" beneath the "Birthdays" area.
  • Putting the Intro To beneath the tutorials.
  • Putting all of the Timeless River in the black and white box.

We still need consensus on:

  • Alternating between comments pages. (EDIT: resolved and agreed upon)
  • Not allowing readers below 150 edits submit Sketchbook art (only lineart).

Additionally, what are we doing on the podcast front? It's been difficult to release any of these since UC's departure so what should we do instead?

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TheSilentHero used Shadow Sneak! It's not very effective... — 18:44, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
After some thought, I now agree on hosting the comments on only one of the wiki's.


Bump. TheFifteenthMember 19:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
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TheFifteenthMember Ignoring how these caterpillars uttered what they're trying to say, I do agree. TheFifteenthMember 19:18, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
Okay! We need some more opinions if we're going to conclude whether readers below 150 edits should continue to be able to submit art to the main body of Namine's Sketchbook and should only be limited to the lineart. Personally, I think that's like a newspaper asking its readers to write its main columns. No newspaper works like that. Main columns are for the journalists to fill in (and this is the Journalist Spot).

We can't edit podcast videos anymore so we really need something else to fill in that page. I'm aiming this mainly at Chain, who wanted to do a revamp of some sorts last issue: what are we doing here?

Lastly, there's still a lot of blank spaces. Let's get going! Issue 7 is the last one this year, we want it to go out with a bang!

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TheSilentHero — 18:47, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Technically, Issue 7 will be released in January, so it won't be released this year. But, seriously, I was wondering if you would post the mailbag questions here like last time so I (and the others) can choose a question to answer.


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TheFifteenthMember Ignoring how these caterpillars uttered what they're trying to say, I do agree. TheFifteenthMember 18:51, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Questions posted. True, it'll be released next year but it'll have the results of the End of Year.

By the way, rather than "Speculation Topic", would "Discussion Topic" be better to make it more general so that more types of questions could be asked?

To Do List![edit]

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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 00:46, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Things to sign for:
  • Colored line art from last issue
  • Blank line art
  • Banish the Beast
  • Riddles (one spaces left)
  • Poll graphic + results
  • Poll idea

What people have signed for, remember to do them!

  • Byzantinefire: cover, Ansem Report, review, interview,
  • Chain: Intro To, one mailbox, game tasks, birthdays, page fourteen
  • Trois: Top 5, Keyblade Master, sketchbook art
  • TheSilentHero: wiki tutorial, one mailbox, Discussion Topic
  • Fifteenth: Keyblade Master, puzzle, KHWiki tasks, one mailbox, two riddles, KHWiki news
  • Aixon: Keyhole tasks, Keyhole news

What is already completed: (outdated)

  • Top 5 list
  • Two art pieces
  • Birthday list

Go! Allez! GEHT!

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TheSilentHero — 19:06, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
So... who is going to do the Discussion Topic, as it is not in the sign-up area?


It's now in the sign-up area, but I think you'd do a good job with it since you came up with the idea. ^^ TheFifteenthMember 19:09, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Well, I don't really have a topic in mind right now, but I'll try to come up with one. P.S.: the new magazine template should work now. TheSilentHero 19:44, 13 December 2015 (UTC)


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 23:41, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Updated to do list:
  • Keyhole news (Aixon)
  • Intro To (Chain, but if anyone else can do it, by all means do)
  • Review (three of us are doing a collaboration for this like we did for Issue 3 but we need a fourth person. If you're interested, contact me.)
  • Podcast (Chain or Neumannz, what do you want me to do for this?)
  • Colored lineart (we have none so far, at least one would be nice)
  • A Mailbag question (Chain, but if anyone else can do it, by all means do)
  • Game Tasks (Chain, but if anyone else can do it, by all means do)
  • Page fourteen (The judging process still hasn't happened for the EoYE)
  • Title images, contents, contents collage (boring work for me)

If you're able to do any of these above, please do!

I should be able to handle Mailbag, and possibly Contents Collage if I know what's in our magazine this time. Title page might be a bit of a stretch. TRSNX 00:57, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

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TheSilentHero Prepare yourself! — 02:03, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
What's the review about?


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 16:59, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
@TNE: Cool, send in the mailbag. I was unclear before, we already have a cover page, we need title images for the Keyblade Masters and the new "Discussion Topic" section. If you're interested in doing those, send an email and I'll tell you the titles and subjects for the Keyblade Masters; otherwise, I'll handle it myself. As for the contents collage, incorporate these images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

@TSH: A collection of mini-reviews on the various incarnations of Xehanort. We've got Terra-Xehanort left to do but that's optional.


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FA icon.png I've done the collage and sent it you. As for the mailbag answers, how many would you like me to answer?

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 23:14, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Yep, I've got it; it's great! We just need one ^_^ TheFifteenthMember 23:27, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
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FA icon.png Collage, mailbag AND missing titles sent your way. Meep!

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 00:11, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Update!

Everything but colored lineart of last issue's Timeless River is done (and the colored lineart is only preferable anyway). We're just waiting for the End of Year Event results before we can publish! TheFifteenthMember 19:03, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Do the judges send their results individually, or does Chain compile them all? Regardless, I am waiting with bated breath. TRSNX 19:24, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
The goal was to have fun designing a character with some friends! rather than wait for other people to deduct points from your product of friendship! yAgIogp.pngANX219 22:47, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
I have one judge left to send in their results in the next 30 minutes. If he does not, the results and page 14 of the magazine will be sent as is. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 04:29, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
The winners have been determined. Please look forward to the release of the magazine for the results. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 06:17, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Mailbag Questions[edit]

You may add to these!

  • What Disney property do you never want to see in the Kingdom Hearts series?
  • What task are you most proud of accomplishing on the Keyhole or KHWiki?
  • What other video games would you recommend to fans of Kingdom Hearts?
  • Who's a Kingdom Hearts character that you just don't understand the hype for?
  • Which Kingdom Hearts character do you think gets the best fan art? Provide some examples!
  • Rank the Kingdom Hearts games in order of least to most favourite. Only include the ones you have played/watched.
  • Rank the Kingdom Hearts games in order of overrated to underrated. Only include the ones you have played/watched.
  • What world / character / section of Kingdom Hearts do you think is the most underrated, and why?