Well, summer's come and squatted already and we're still working. Of the 170+ new/existing articles that are affected by the Pierrot novel, we're on the last 30. While that's an awesome milestone, some of these remaining articles are going to require the most extensive work, including those that were also part of the list of new articles from my last update.
We're ahead of original estimates so let's keep it that way. However, I want to address a few major updates that will be occurring:
A major change to wiki terminology is going to occur here. While the meanings between the two have their similarities and differences, we'll be keeping our translation of 転生 consistent. "Reincarnation" will now be the universal term for it. Its other translation we've had for it as "transmigration", most prominently used for Eve, will no longer be applied.
Now that obviously doesn't fix the issue with the term being applied to Eve since her hypnosis isn't "reincarnation" or "transmigration" in the strictest sense of the word either way. To accomodate this, we will continue to use "incarnate/incarnation" as the general, more flexible term as it can apply to any number of conditions or states of being both literal and figurative, and is likely how the term was applied in Eve's case.
However, for Eve specficially, we'll be using "incarnation" in the introduction sections to her different incarnations. Example: "She was one of Eve Moonlit's incarnations." This'll keep the terminology accurate to the original Japanese while limiting the amount of confusion among our readers. To further this effect, I'd like these introduction sections to link incarnation to hypnosis.
Mind, Body, and Soul
One of the highlights of mothy's releases these past six months has been the elaboration on some of the mechanics of the Evillious universe. While the terminology has been used for a while now, the new clarification finally warrants article for the "mind", "body", and "soul" and all the different rules about them that mothy's provided over the years.
With that, we'll be fixing up past inconsistencies in translation (specifically with "mind"). Many articles involving magic have already gone through or begun the updating process with these upcoming articles in mind. This will also give an article for us to explain related concepts mothy introduced such as the "Inner Psychological World".
We'll be testing a new template in the near future that's been undergoing development for a little while now. The template's intention is to organize information in our larger character articles that cover various different arc and works. Therefore, the hope is it'll allow new readers an easier ability to focus on information from one light novel or story arc, as well as potentially remove scroll space for readers.
Because it is experimental, it may not work out but we'll be doing extensive tests on different articles to see if the final product works and (if so) how extensive should we be with the tags and their organization. The final product however will ultimately be polled though for reader opinion. It's a fairly major addition that needs to be done right if implemented.
There were other projects that were put on hold due to resources needed for SCP/Pierrot that will hopefully see the light of day later this season. While there has been great passion and effort put into updating information, we need to keep the train going for a while longer before we'll finally be finished.
I'm confident that we will be able to keep pace, however, so that's all for now!