It's been a while since I've written or said much, but with graduate school approaching quickly, it's time to get some things in gear. And one of those things...
I've talked about this subject in the past, but I have not had the time to really tackle it yet. But now I am running out of time, and the only way this is going to get done is if I try and do it right now. Unfortunately, this has proven to be a problem, as in my research I have learned that copyright laws are pretty strict...and getting permission from a company like GAME FREAK inc. to use their copyrighted material is proving to be less than possible...
Right at the moment, I still have some things to take care of, namely the fact that I will be taking part in a Japanese documentary this next week involving the paleontology work I conducted for my senior thesis. Now, I'm not thinking that my work here will ever come up, but...well, at this point, stranger things have happened to me.
I have, however, nonetheless begun the process of putting everything together, and I have just submitted what I am listing as my 'disclaimer' page. This is simply a list of the baseline rules of what I do and do not consider "canon" material as well as a few other notes to help ease any confusion that first-time readers might have. It's still very much in the works, and I would be grateful for any feedback that you all might have for it. This list will likely be key in the ultimate choice of GAME FRAK inc. to allow me to publish with their permission or not. I would just go ahead and publish right now if I could...I already have an idea of the process I have to go through...but with a project this big, I simply can't risk the chance of being cited for copyright infringement. That, and I really don't want to ultimately publish until my material is updated to account for the generation three remakes coming out at the end of this year.
I apologize for breaking character on this one, but I think you all understand where I'm coming from. I will have more details soon, hopefully. I've put this off for far too long, and I will not have my work doomed to spend its life here alone. With all of the work I have done, I deserve better than that...and with all of the help you, my fellow deviants, have provided over the years, you deserve better than this. I will get this done, for all of us.
That's it for now; I hope you all have a pleasant day.