[Minor update: I just started playing Pokemon Y again, and of all the luck in the world, I managed to capture a shiny Bergmite; looks like I still got it. ]
Well, here I am once again to deliver a couple of updates, all of which are extremely important.
First of all, in terms of illustrations accompanying my work, I have already received offers of assistance from a few friends and these contributors will be listed below according to what they are helping me with. Feel free to ask them questions or check out what they are doing; hopefully, they too will soon be as busy as I have been with this oversized project. If you want to join the contributors, just leave me a message on this journal, and I will see what we can do together; you will have to submit a test image on a subject of my choosing, but if I find it to my satisfaction, you will be added as a full-time member of the team. Don't worry too much about artistic style; I am quite open to different types of artwork, so feel free to give this a try no matter what skills you might have.
Editors/Translators: (Spanish translator) (Turkish and Arabic translator) (German/Russian translator) (Portuguese translator) (General editors)
Social Media Hounds:
At the moment, I am currently awaiting a submission piece from a designer that I plan on assigning Ability illustrations to, but I still need artists that can complete landscapes (for Routes, Towns/Cities and Unique Places) and portraits (for Gym Leaders/Elite Four/Champions and Criminal Organizations. I am nonetheless open to artists for any subject; with such a small team working on this at the moment, we could use all of the support possible on this.
Additionally, I would encourage others to help join the editing team in looking over my work with a fine-toothed comb to find minor grammatical and spelling errors; the faster I can cycle through my material and perfect it, the better. I further have someone who has promised to help me set up a Reddit account in the near future, but I will provide more details when that plan is more fleshed-out.
Second, I have been trying to get in contact with my half-sister (who is a lawyer), but I have still remained unsuccessful; I am going to continue pursuing her advice until I run out of options. Nonetheless, I have been giving this some thought, and I have come to two sad but perhaps silver-lined conclusions about the chances of publishing my work. First, it is likely that this will have to be given out to people for free; non-profit seems to be the only safe way to use copyright permission. I really don't care much about pay, to be honest; just to have my work out where people could actually read it would be a dream in and of itself. Second, I don't think that print is going to work. The world of Pokemon is ever-growing and expanding, and with minor updates occurring here, there and everywhere at any time, static print does not seem like a viable option. Besides, I've written thousands of pages worth of material, which would comprise a multi-volume encyclopedia and simply be too expensive for any casual fan's tastes.
As such, I think that if things are published, they may be done in the form of an eBook. I know that this may be a bit inconvenient, but I am under the impression that eBooks can at least be updated periodically, so that would work best with the material. But this is something that I am totally unfamiliar with, so any feedback you have on this thought is appreciated. I have also decided that if I cannot get copyright permission from GAME FREAK inc. to put my material out in the world, then I will likely create my own website database for the project and spread it that way. This idea is still in the works, though, and subject to great change.
Thirdly and lastly, I have been talking to one of my new colleagues at graduate school, and he brought up the fact that getting published in a journal for paleontology would actually lend considerable credence to my scientific interpretation of the Pokemon world. I have been planning on publishing the results of my college senior thesis, but this gives me even more reason to do so. I'm not sure how this will go, but I'm hoping that it can be done quickly and painlessly; either way, I am definitely going to do everything I can to get that extra point of authority added to my profile as soon as possible.
For the moment, this is all, but keep your eyes peeled; I'll still be working and modifying on things for a while until more news breaks. Until then, have a great day.