No, it's not April Fool's, I am shutting down The Yaoi Review. Don't worry… it's for good reason! You may have heard that Viz Media was recently looking for a Boys' Love Editor. Well, after some prodding by a few of you I applied for the position and got it! Monday was my first day and it was great. I'm very excited about the position and how I'll be able to help the boys' love industry grow. Although it is sad for me to close the site, it is due to some amazing circumstances.
Thanks to those of you who made me believe I could actually go for this position and/or offered your advice… I hope I'll make you all proud! As soon as the details of the new venture are sorted out I will post again so you know where to find us on Twitter, Facebook, etc. I will still have my TYR Twitter and Facebook accounts as those will continue to be my personal accounts to talk about yaoi but it will strictly be from a fan perspective. There will be no new reviews or news posts going forward, although I will leave the site and all of its existing content up for you to peruse. Anyway, thanks for all of your love these last few years and I hope you have enjoyed the site as much as I have.
Hey, all! I've decided to make some changes to the site so if things look funky or something's not working, give it a few days. I'll post when the site is complete so if something is still not working, you can comment on the post at that time. Thanks and I hope you like the new changes!
EDIT: I've made the majority of the changes, including a new theme. I may still tweek a few things here and there but I think we're good for now. What do you think?
Twitter is a wonderful thing and its because of Twitter that I learned about Anime and Manga Bloggers for Japan from fellow blogger Christie Gordon. Anime and Manga Bloggers for Japan is currently supporting two charities, Doctors without Borders and Shelter Box. If you're a blogger like me, you can show your support by joining the cause, making a donation and of course, blogging to spread the word. Not a blogger? Of course you can still help by visiting their site and supporting either or both causes with a donation. Thank you for listening and I hope you can help.
The Yaoi Review 10/24/08
Yay! It's the site's 2 year anniversary today and I'm in the giving mood. Since today is also Hetalia Day (per TOKYOPOP) I thought I'd give away some Hetalia merchandise I've been saving for a special occasion. The first item I have is this gorgeous full color Hetalia Fan Book. Seriously, you need to see this thing. The dust cover is almost luminescent and the color and quality of the pages is quite nice. I bought this from Kinokuniya Bookstores for $19.20 and the money was graciously donated by Tara-Chan back in December for use as a prize when I moved the site from LiveJournal to it's own domain. I've been sitting on this book since then trying to figure out the best way to give it away and I think now is the time! It's Hetalia Day baby!
No, I did not fall off the face of the earth these last two months. What started off as a short hiatus to move into a new apartment turned into a long hiatus to have emergency surgery and buy a new damn computer 'cause my other one died a horrendous death causing me to lose a lot of stuff I didn't want to. (let's not even discuss that external hard-drive that did NOT do its job >_> ) Anywayz, I almost have my new laptop functional enough to get back into updating the site on a regular(ish) basis so let's celebrate with a new banner!
If you remember, we had a banner contest at the beginning of the year and this was our 2nd place winner. It was supposed to go up July 1st but yeah, life happened. Well, it's up now and it will get its time to shine! I've got something REALLY exciting coming up but I'm keeping it hush hush for right now. *cough* Viewfinder related *cough* Yep, totally hush hush.
Wow, what a great launch and turnout there has been! We've had over 1500 visitors to the site this week and I hope each and every one of you has found what you were looking for. I want to take this moment to thank a few people who really helped me out with getting this site up and running:
Alex Woolfson from Yaoi 911 for setting me off in the right direction on how best to set this whole thing up.
Deb Aoki from About.com: Manga for general blogging do's and don'ts because even after a year, I'm still learnin'!
It's official! It's January 1st of 2010 and The Yaoi Review has moved from LiveJournal to its own domain! Welcome old and new and I hope you enjoy the new look! Continue reading »
Please visit The Yaoi Review at its current location on LiveJournal until we transition here full-time. See you soon!
UPDATE 12/5/09: I will be slowly transitioning old posts from LJ over to here so you will start seeing some activity before the official launch date of January 1st.
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