Havent We Been Here Before?

Hello again! ^.^ 

I know I used to be on here quite often; back in the days when I spent months writing several whole novels based around Yoshi-san and his Manjitou of chivalrous Robin Hood thieves! ^-^

I've recently sorted out serious issues in my personal life, which had held me back in the past. A regret of mine is how withdrawn I had become when I was younger, and heck, even in more recent years, due to the dysfunctional domestics at home. I made a move, albeit temporary, still a move; to a new home, with the few good family members I have.

Slowly but steadily I've been finding my old inspiration coming back, in all areas of my life, and I've been doing a lot of soul searching as well. The situation I had to grow up with left deep scars on my soul; the ones on my body have healed, but tis the deep-rooted psychological scars on a soul that takes a longer time to heal. Coping, that's what gets me by.

I deeply miss the good old days on here . . . Seems I've missed a lot, and all is quiet now. :'(

Yoshimitsu is still a great source of inspiration for me, although I regretfully admit that I had strayed from Yoshi-san in the past few years, having tried out other things which didn't work out for me. I went through a phase of trying to be more. . . girly or something, in a weird misguided attempt to 'fit in' with others, because I thought I had to — I just can't.

I'm a misfit, a tomboy, and all-around bohemian! I can't help who I am, and even if nobody accepts me, that's okay. It took a long time, but most importantly I've learnt to accept myself, in spite of society's cruel judgements. The judgements of a parent still weigh heavy on my heart, however, but that's a different tale all together.

Oh right, Yoshimitsu! ^^;

Well, after reading over everything I had written the Summer of 2009, I'm pretty surprised I was ever a writer, honestly. I mean, I was actually okay. I haven't had the courage to try my hand at writing the past several years, so I'm very rusty, but there's now talk about carrying over my old Manjitou stories into my art team's original Dark Fantasy graphic novel.

We're hoping to get said graphic novel published on-line as a webcomic. This project has been around since the early 2000s, and was put on hiatus during our struggles in our personal lives. My art team consists of my brothers and me. Sometimes our childhood best friend writes with us.

For you curious cats: Yes, Yoshimitsu did inspire a Robin Hood character in our story, as well! :3

My brothers and I used to be heavily influenced by playing Soul Calibur during our teens. Now it's all about Tekken! Hehehe. ^-^ ❤ I'm still suffering from severe heartbreak over Yoshimitsu the First's necessary death in SCV's timeline, though. . . ;_;

In honour of SCV, I wrote a brief follow-up conclusion as to what happened to my OC who featured in many of the Manjitou stories. She was Yoshimitsu's young assistant, and, like Setsuka, was a stranger raised in a strange land. I rarely ever shared my writings with others, however, due to my shyness. I will tell you that with age I've become a bit bolder, and so her conclusion was having a daughter with Yoshimitsu the First, during the gap between SCIV and SCV. I never actually wrote the two together as a pairing, but it was clear from reading over notes and their kindred spirit bond with one another, that it was a possibility, so I decided to go for it in the end after all these years. ❤

Anyhow, I was more likely to share the occasional snippet of art here and there, however, all's been lost over the years, regarding the interwebs that is. I still, thankfully, have all my stories and art on an old flash drive. I might share some of the fan art I had, but the fan novels are staying tucked away for rewrites in our own world. ^.~ . . . Which remains a challenge in itself since the SC world and our graphic novel's worlds are so different. . . sigh u.u;

Well, if you've read this far, I thank thee well! ^-^ And if you actually remember me, I'm stunned! I especially had a great respect and memories of Tenshimitsu, SumSamurai, JemBru, and a few others I forgot the screennames of {sorry! I think you guys were several Yoshimitsus though! ^^;;}

All the best. ❤
Pris

This post was edited by Tenshimitsu (2015-08-22 17:53, 2 years ago)

 Welcome back Pris! Nice to hear you have been making changes for the better! I hope the good fortune continues for you  

# Yoshimattsu :  Welcome back Pris! Nice to hear you have been making changes for the better! I hope the good fortune continues for you  

Arigato Yoshimattsu! ^_^ It's a shame how inactive this site is. *cries* I wish I could time travel back in time when we were all a gang of good friends on here. Heck, if I could change my own history, I'd have learnt about Yoshi-san earlier than when I was 15, and gotten on here all the way back then! {Gosh ten years ago. . . But it wasn't till I was 19 that I found this site.}

It's too bad since I'd love to share stuff with anybody's who still interested in Yoshimitsu on this site. I've been making a lot of Yoshi-san video tributes, and I had this idea of livestreaming while working on art of Yoshimitsu in the future, after I got the upgrade for my drawing art tablet and figured out how the gizmos for putting all that jazz together for peeps to watch works on-line. ^.^

Obviously I'll also like to share with you guys our own Yoshimitsu-Robin Hood-Trickster character whenever he makes an appearance in my art team's upcoming webcomic series {chapter three I think}. Like my now-retired Soul Calibur OC, this Yoshimitsu also takes me under his wing as his assistant, and really kicks my ass with intense training in the caves!! O.o If you've ever watched Yuu Yuu Hakusho, just think of the times Yuusuke was put through hell during his training in the caves that tested his limits!! O_O

Miss all you YOTians!

Hey there Pris! Glad to see you posting again. I remember the days when the site was active with all the Yoshi artists, writers and players here. It was a lively time but maybe we've just reached a tranquil time. The days come and go but whether the site is rowdy or relaxed, I'm fine with either :)

There's still a few of us that are fairly active around here. I'm more on the gameplay side so that's mostly the content I've been posting. I very much do love all the other things Yoshi represents though. I wish I had more skills to share other content but I'm more inclined to view than create. I look up Yoshi on my own time now but I do miss people sharing them here. Hopefully Yoshi fans new and old drops by in the future. 

Hope to hear from you more :D

# Grey : Hey there Pris! Glad to see you posting again. I remember the days when the site was active with all the Yoshi artists, writers and players here. It was a lively time but maybe we've just reached a tranquil time. The days come and go but whether the site is rowdy or relaxed, I'm fine with either :)

There's still a few of us that are fairly active around here. I'm more on the gameplay side so that's mostly the content I've been posting. I very much do love all the other things Yoshi represents though. I wish I had more skills to share other content but I'm more inclined to view than create. I look up Yoshi on my own time now but I do miss people sharing them here. Hopefully Yoshi fans new and old drops by in the future. 

Hope to hear from you more :D

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Hi Grey! ^_^ Aah, I miss the good old days sooo much!! >.< Let's get Doctor B. to build us a time machine!! I wanna go back to those days!! :D And this time I won't ever leave Yoshimitsu, or you guys! Oh well, I can dream. . . ^^' I really couldn't help the way life turned out, but things are thankfully getting better, and I really want to thankyou all for being part of the good memories in my life, seriously!~~ ❤

I like what you're saying though, about this just being a tranquil time. Do you think this site will ever be as active as it was? It seems like a lot of fansites are now in the shadow of social media these days. u.u; I hate that I've been missing out on the Tekken games. My brothers and I work so hard to be so poor, so it's hard to get video games. Tough economy. ^^'

It's funny how I was talking about livestreams and such though, since one of my brothers surprised me last night with a new USB wire for my art tablet, so I right away went about figuring out how to set up a livestream channel! ^.^ I also found out that the supporting program from the site I chose allows me to record, so I could do speed paintings of Yoshimitsu for you guys too! :D

That'll be a little while though, since I was always intimidated by the details of his costumes in the past. ^^' And I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I stress myself out easily. *nervous laugh*

I have a lot of free time on my hands, aside from when I'm working on sorting details out about the graphic novel I mentioned above as I'm the art director of our art team ^_^, since I'm actually waiting to be hired at the restraurant where my brothers work. Should be this week, though. Wish me luck!~~ ^-^ I'll be a McNinja at McDonalds!! :D That's referencing a funny webcomic series, by the way, hehehe! :3 So, I'll be posting quite a bit from now on.

Hope to talk with you guys soon. ^_^

P.s. Where has Tenshimitsu gone? She still runs the site, right?

# Pris :
I like what you're saying though, about this just being a tranquil time. Do you think this site will ever be as active as it was? It seems like a lot of fansites are now in the shadow of social media these days. u.u; I hate that I've been missing out on the Tekken games. My brothers and I work so hard to be so poor, so it's hard to get video games. Tough economy. ^^'
It's hard to say if the site will ever get to be as active as it was. I feel the general population nowadays flock to popular social media for instant responses. Fansites like ours take more time and effort is probably the reason it has become less frequented. I still believe what the site stands for though so as long as there's love for Yoshi and his ideals, then the site should do fine.

# Pris :
P.s. Where has Tenshimitsu gone? She still runs the site, right?
I've been filling in for YOT News and such but The Boss is definitely still around. I see her take part in the Yoshi thread in TZ and you can hear her tweet often @Tenshimitsu.

Welcome back, Pris! I'm glad you found time to visit YOT again :)

The site isn't as crowded as before mainly because of social media, but I think it's also because of kind of outdated design.
The user interface isn't as straight forward as it's the case with new trends, and other than that - I've temporarily turned off new registrations to prevent a massive spam attack that occured once ago. The website script is very outdates as you surely noticed in another thread about suggestions for YOT site. It has bugs which need to be addressed.

I have plans to update the website with new backend script and better user interface - unfortunately it requires some time and I haven't yet finished this task. My job takes much of my creative powers and I'm not able to work efficiently in my spare time.

New design will be Tekken 7'ish ;) I really like how strong Yoshimitsu is in Tekken 7 and I'm expecting that more Yoshi fans will either come back or be attracted to his awesomeness :P That's why the new site will sooner or later emerge. Just give me some time, please. ^^

You're an art director? :) That's great, I love Yoshimitsu fan arts. Who knows, maybe you'd like to design a banner for the new website? That would be awesome :)

Also I'm looking forward to any other suggestion about the new website. :) ---> http://www.manjikai.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=1026&d=15

I still believe what the site stands for though so as long as there's love for Yoshi and his ideals, then the site should do fine.

Grey, I agree with you! This is perfect! ^_^

Tenshimitsu, I'm happy to find the site is still here, it's just as amazing as I remember. ^_^ I really enjoy reading through all the information on Yoshi-san. :3 As well as the fan works too, always fun and creative! ^-^ I feel like there's always something new to find here! ❤

Yikes about the spam attack. O_O That's gotta suck. I have a few other comments on the site, but I'll keep them revelevant by posting them in the other topic. :)

I know, right?! ^_^ I just adore how agile Yoshi-san is, it especially shows in his mysterious octopus costume! I love that he's an octopus, aside from the terrible jokes, because the octopus represents mystery and intrigue for the Japanese, which goes over most Westerners' heads. ^^; And, absolutely! Take your time, dear one. ^_^ Patience is a virtue, and it always pays off beautifully in the end, because you need to bring the harmony of your heart and soul into your work, instead of rushing into it, like flowers take time to blossom. {If you can't tell, I'm reading a lot of philosophy lately, hehehe!! :3}

After seeing your suggestion that I could design a banner for you guys, my head has been buzzing with ideas. Would you have me make it with screens of Yoshi-san from Tekken 7, or shall you have me draw it up and paint it digitally? ^_^ By the way, if you're curious about my art, I changed my website on here to my art team's deviantArt gallery. It's in need of updating, since it's mostly just story character designs, but the ones on top are recent from earlier in the year.

I would also love to design buttons if you would have me to, for the different sections using Yoshimitsu's many masks on each button, what do you think of this idea? :3

edit: Would it be all right if I follow you on twitter, Tenshimitsu? :3 . . . Since Grey mentioned it, and I'm also always on there {and tumblr}. ^^;

This post was edited by Pris (2015-08-23 05:51, 2 years ago)

Pris, of course you can follow me on Twitter, why not :)

Octopus is a good fit for Yoshi as far as I've read anywhere ^^ http://www.whats-your-sign.com/octopus-animal-symbolism.html

Your design ideas are great, I can't answer them now since I need to have a "bigger picture" :) But I'll take them into consideration.

# Tenshimitsu : Pris, of course you can follow me on Twitter, why not :)

Octopus is a good fit for Yoshi as far as I've read anywhere ^^ http://www.whats-your-sign.com/octopus-animal-symbolism.html

Your design ideas are great, I can't answer them now since I need to have a "bigger picture" :) But I'll take them into consideration.

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Ooh!! This must be synchronicity, I was just on that very same website you linked to yesterday!! ^_^ I like reading about that kind thing. :3

Arigato! ^-^ I understand completely, that's cool with me. ^.~

Oh great to see you again Pris, it's always a joy watching older members around, it gives me hope for better times in the future. I hope you can cope with the lack of activity around here but it's pretty hard with only like 4 people that's active XD 

Oh and remember to speak too Sum, she has been thinking about you for awhile, I'm sure both you and her have your things to talk about ^^ 

# A.K Fan1234 : Oh great to see you again Pris, it's always a joy watching older members around, it gives me hope for better times in the future. I hope you can cope with the lack of activity around here but it's pretty hard with only like 4 people that's active XD 

Oh and remember to speak too Sum, she has been thinking about you for awhile, I'm sure both you and her have your things to talk about ^^ 

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Hello, hello again!  I had once tried to come back in 2010 after I had moved in 2009 {I'm always moving, next year I have to move again. . .sigh}, if I remember, but that was right around when I had started a fansite community  for a drummer, and ended up in his band's fandom for the past five years.
I ended up focusing a whole lot on music as escapism, and barely played any video games, shame on me. I did sing a lot of awful karaoke though. . .

Charlie might remember that, since she wanted to watch me on telly when I won the tickets to be on stage with his band. I didn't get to make it, though! I cried for days afterwards. . . OKAY IT WAS MONTHS DONT JUDGE ME  He supported my fansite though, so that made up for it. 

Anyways. . . I really miss Charlie too, I think I was the closest to her when I was 19-20. I almost got to meet her and her then boyfriend when she wanted to come over to New York in the Autumn of 2009. Her then boyfriend had talked about commissioning me to do a whole wall painting of Yoshimitsu, in the nude! Sorry I never got around to it. . .

Can you tell her that Pris says hi, if you know how to reach her? "From one dreamer to another." She'll get it.

A fan site for a drummer that's a new one XD (it's funny because I used to play drums often)  I'm sure that working a little more intensly with music benefited you in other ways =)

I'm pretty sure that she be very glad to speak with you pris, I should know, it's not like have meet up with her and seen her family or anything wink wink 
But I'll will inform her about it that's for sure and by the instruction that you have provided me. 

 Oh Pris!  It's so wonderful to have you back again! :)   The Yoshi fans are still dotted about, we all seem to be sitting back waiting for the action to begin!   

Some of us are even licking our wounds because Tekken 6 and 7 are sooooo much different than we're used to.... Well..  Not sure about eveyone else.... Perhaps it's just me.... I sucked at the game before; I was just getting the hang of everything...... Then Tekken 6 came out now I suck even more !    However, I'm slowly getting back into painting, so there might be some Yoshi art on the way! :D

My blessings to you dear friend. :)

Re: A.K Fan1234
Hehehe, I confess that when I first saw him, my soul went, "Ah there you are!", and I was like, "Wait, what? What's THAT about?!" 

In a lot of ways, him and his music, as well as the other musicians I had gotten into, really opened me up spiritually. Some laughter, some tears, but most of all, a lot of growth. Oh, and LOTS and LOTS of PAIN!! Tenshimitsu would be proud, I think!!

But cos you played drums, you get extra brownie points from me!  I love you all, but drummers just have a soft spot in my heart, yo. :3

Speaking of music, one of my brothers is talking with his best friend about starting a band. Our other brother and me would be in it too. Four people, that's not bad for starting a band. Just gotta smooth the details out over the next few years. I really hope it goes somewhere!!

And thanks man for getting Charlie back on da Yoshi-board.

Re: SumSamurai


Charlieeeeeeee, hiya!! ^_^ I feel like such an ass for being dumb enough to lose contact with you -- let alone ever disappear from Manjikai. My sincere apologies! I was so happy to see your PM, thankyou for signing in! I know tis a big deal since I noticed you hadn't logged in since January {yes I checked. . . I'm a total creeper like dat, yo.}

One of my fondest memories is playing Tekken 6 on New Year's Eve as Baek Doo San. I wanted to get his ending before the clock struck midnight!!  Thankfully I did, just in the nick of time!  Literally. I am really looking forward to Tekken 7, though! Squid-Yoshi is sooo COOL!!

Charlie, if you do digital art, maybe we could figure out a way to multi-livestream together? We could draw all kinds of ridiculous and stupid Yoshi and Tekken things together, while everybody's watching, and going, "Whaaa!!" Or is that too crazy!

Ooh, blessings!!  But do I get apple pie?! I really really love me some apple pie!! I love Yoshimitsu ALMOST as much as I love apple flavoured everything!!