Archive for June, 2011

Amethyst Concluded

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Congratulations to Nagato Yuki for winning the 2011 Amethyst Necklace! She joins Shana as the second Contestant to defend a Necklace after winning it the previous year. It was a close battle between her and Eucliwood, but there can be only one victor in the end. Best of luck to Eu and all of our other Contestants in the matches to come! There are many Necklaces remaining, and the coveted Heavenly Tiara is also still out there for the taking. Amethyst Period is concluded, and we have a short break until Sapphire Period on Wednesday, July 5. Previews for the first round can be expected by the end of the coming weekend.

Our exhibition winner this Period is Kagura from Gintama, who wins the Amethyst Brooch. Congratulations!

Thank you for all your votes, support, and donations. We are nearing the halfway point of the Regular Season, and things couldn’t be more exciting.

Donation goal reached

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I’m happy to announce we have met our donation goal for ISML 2012. Thank you so much to all of our contributors and all who have voiced their support for our tournament and spread the word to friends and communities.

Our latest gifts came from MiiNiiPaa, superunature, and adorend_1990. Our current total is now USD $361.48, completing our goal of $350.00 for the year. This means our server and domain registration will last through the end of the ISML 2012 year, which is great news since we are currently not even halfway through 2011. Thank you again.

On the donation page, a new Affiliate Shopping section is open. Some community members have wanted this feature to complement their usual online purchases. By shopping with an affiliate ID, they help ISML earn a small commission — effectively a donation at no additional cost. Currently we only have Play-Asia listed, but if anyone has a suggestion for additional affiliate links, please let us know.

Staff also says welcome to Rizwan, who joined as a translator for Chinese. In the few weeks he has been with us so far, we have had updates to our current list of Chinese character names and series titles. Some featured match descriptions are translated, and we have an ongoing project to update Contestant biographies this year in Chinese. Thanks for your help, Riz!

We all hope Amethyst Period has been exciting for everyone so far. As always, our forum is open to anyone for discussion, questions, or ideas. Thank you for helping to make and keep ISML great.

Amethyst Period

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Welcome to Amethyst Period; you’ll be seeing things in purple for the next 3 weeks.

The preview for Round 1 is now available on the voting page. Voting will begin on Sunday at 15:00 GMT per usual.

For our forum members, Fantasy will be delayed as we have a new format in the works, but it should be ready later today or tomorrow.

Topaz Necklace Awarded

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Congratulations to Tachibana Kanade for winning the 2011 Topaz Necklace! Topaz Period is concluded, and we have a week break until Amethyst Period on Sunday, June 12. The Amethyst 1 match preview is expected to be ready by Wednesday.

Our exhibition winner this Period is Kinomoto Sakura, who wins the Topaz Earrings. Congratulations!

Seitokai voting for Amethyst will begin soon on our forum. Fantasy for Amethyst is planned to change as well.