We are approaching final weeks of the 2010s, and so much has happened this decade. We have lost bright stars in the galaxy and gained some along the way, we discovered our new favorites, we also discovered what was possible.
This is the last Monthly Update of 2019 and the last one of the decade as well. And so, it's going to be a long one.
Dream Logos Wiki was founded on the groundwork of Fandom (back then called Wikia) in early 2010s. People came and went, but some of us have stayed for a very long time, out of love for graphic design and company related things. I started contributing to this wiki around August of 2013, and I have made so many friends here, like Lumogo, WeepinnWillow and AmazingTLM. I have risen to the top thanks to hard work and dedication, especially during the CoolGamer23 era.
I only included this section to finish off the "past, present and future" gag, so I'll just move on.
Of course, with every new owner, comes backlash, and I definitely am no exception. I've been going through hard times trying to keep my cool, while some people slander me and call me out for being as straightforward as I end up being. There's no denying that I need to change some aspects of my behavior.
Taking criticism (as in constructive criticism) to one's heart helps better a person, and I have indeed taken some. Aside from focusing on community more, I have also tried to scale way down on profanity (I used to have curse words slip out of my mouth to better intensify the point or have it serve as filler) and I also am trying to not act so... dictator-like. Where the line in the sand is on that is squiggly, but so far, it's kind of going well... but it's only baby steps to a better me.
It's Saturday, the date is December 21st, 2019, I am sitting at home alone writing this, I just got my Christmas money, and I am thinking about chocolate and sushi (tempura maki with mayo and one-piece fresh salmon sushi are my absolute favorites). I also got finished with the new background patterns for both wikis.
Oh yeah, by the way, we have an entirely new, re-organized staff team! Please welcome @Ben Tran, @EsaïeGregoryPrickett and @Eloc08 as the new administrator team; @JuanTheFilipino, @JedidiahCudby and @ITVdude2000 as the new moderator team; and last but definitely not the least, @Finnbross and @RaiderFukawa as our daring rollback duo!
As I have addressed in my last post, me and a few other boys have adopted this wiki and will be shifting focus more on community.
Aside from that, we have so much more in store for the 2020s for the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis. Here are some of them:
An upcoming wiki alliance/affiliate network
Since Dream Fiction Wiki and Ficreation started being affiliates this month, I have been looking for more wikis to affiliate with us, for co-operation and perhaps some common events. If you have some wikis you'd like to see us affiliate with, or have a wiki you'd like affiliate yourself, put it down below in the replies! This is still a work in progress, and I have to figure out some ties and knots, before I can properly reveal this new project.
(I nicknamed it DAN, for DLFW Affiliate Network, by the way.)
Minecraftia may also become a new project for us and mainly the contributors in the wikis, adopting it all together and changing it slightly, so as to move it as far away from the original creator as possible, like changing the name for example. I have mentioned about it in some threads already, but not enough. I may explain more about this later.
February 2020 Featured polls
I have already planned out the February 2020 polls for Featured User and Featured Article, and hoooo boy, let me tell you... it's gonna be huge. Not even "huge" huge, but "yuge". All I can say is there will be ten users and 16 articles available.
Born out of a suggestion by one of our contributors, we will be working on getting a Dream Logos Wiki equivalent of Logopedia's Montages to here in the near, near future!
Search for more international contributors
While we do appreciate our community, I feel there isn't enough representation from around the world, which is why we will be launching a program to reach out to a wider audience. More on this later!
A third wiki?
With all things considered, there's bound to be ideas that still need more time to grow and a place as well. Born out of ideas proposed by another contributor, I have planned to make a third wiki in this soon-to-be trio for the purpose of being our incubator, where we can work on our versions of Wikidata, Wikinews and so on. Sure, those may seem a bit unnecessary and out of left field, which is exactly this is needed.
As we (most of the people in this wiki) never celebrate Thanksgiving, since we are outside of the United States and Canada, I figured Christmas was the next best time (aside from literally any time at all) to be thankful about certain things and people in our lives. I personally shall thank the following people:
@Sannse, for being a great helper with these wikis and our sysop teams. And also for a cool hoodie I received earlier in November of this year (yeah, I'm mostly thankful for that, lmaooo).
Okay, I also am thankful for the rest of the Fandom Staff, because they do actually do their jobs well.
@Bjbarnett2011, for giving us a platform to grow. As in, the Dream Logos Wiki. Thank you for... simply creating this.
As much as I admittedly dislike him, I am also equally thankful for @CoolGamer23 for helping us grow more and more, by putting us in the Wikia Spotlight and being the pioneer of communication between the wiki runners and the people, with Monthly Updates and all.
@Lumogo for being the very very absolutely bestest of my best friends. Sure, we may have started out hating each other a bit, but sometimes life is like that, we make friends from enemies. Also, please don't curse in this thread. (;w;)
You! You helped us become a huge community, with 12k pages in the Dream Logos Wiki and over 20k pages in the Dream Fiction Wiki.
If I left out anyone and I should've mentioned you, I am deeply sorry, I have a bad memory (and attention span....) and also there's so many people whom I love and am thankful for.
As with every Monthly Update, this will contain some info about current and upcoming events, and video games and films to be released.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out recently! Have you seen it yet? Did you like it? I liked it a bit, it felt like a fitting ending, but there were so many plot holes, in my honest opinion.
Halo: Reach is out for PC! Has your long-lost friend sent you a request to play it together yet?
Dolittle will be in theaters January 17th! It will be the first Dr. Dolittle movie not produced by 20th Century Fox.
Yeah, January is a pretty weak time for movies and video games.... maybe next month!
Something to think about
So with all that out of the way, I will leave you all with something to think about.
How has your decade been? What were the best parts and the worst parts?
What do you appreciate the most about life? ...or Christmas? Hanukkah? Life Day? Whatever you are celebrating, I won't judge.
What and who are you thankful for?
Hope you have a merry Christmas, Hanukkah, whatever you are celebrating; have a blasting New Year, and may you love with ease, be happy, be free from danger, and be healthy!