Impromanga. A concept where an artist starts a manga and it is continued, a few pages at a time, by successive artists. As it's popularity grew the demand to be one of those few Impromanga artists shot through the roof, resulting in the creation of Shoujo Impro in July 98. Artists now had the choice of several impros to choose from. The sister site was popular and the three debut titles (Idol, Wing and LaLa) were all well liked. Times were good... Back at the original FAHQ came 2nd Impact, essentially boosting the number of running impros to over twenty. With this sudden glut, the demand to sign up fell dramatically. Chaos reigned, indifference started appear (not enough time to read all the impro's) and many parts started to be skipped. Shoujo also suffered, struggling to fill its lists. Depressed by the situation, Shoujo's maintainer Tang, decided to offer to move the three titles over to the FAHQ. The offer was accepted and the move was due to take place once FAHQ's server started running properly again. This decision saddened many people, especially the debut impro creators. Their hearfelt dissapointment convinced Tang that Shoujo Impro should continue... Back at the FAHQ the server troubles continued often resulting in late updates. Also, the number of skipped parts grew to chronic proportions and slowly tempers started to fray. Early in Jan 99, everything came to a head. A management reshuffle took place and announcements were made that the entire FAHQ would be redesigned. People waited with baited breath. Anticipation turned to anger when it was revealed that as part of the Impromanga 'upgrade, most of the impro's would be cut. And cut they were, brutally. Half of the titles simply disappeared, their fans were dismayed and angry. Even worse, a lot of impros had their deadline dates shortened to only a week. Many people only signed up to do an Impro on the understanding that they would have two weeks so there was more friction there. Tang offered to take over the cut impro's and host them at his site and give them the two week deadline that they deserve. To accommodate them, Shoujo Impro had to change...
2. That was then, this is now...
Shoujo Impro will now be known as DOJI Doujinshi Bi-Weekly and updated bi-weekly. Artists who submit his/her name are not automaticly on the list until the maintainer of this site checked their homepage and believe that person can do a decent manga. that you have to be approved before you are accepted. This is to maintain a acceptable level of quality and to ensure that only dedicated artist are allowed to join the list (it goes without saying that a bi-weekly manga could be crippled with a few skipped parts). If you're not serious about doing a part, you shouldn't sign up
. The Doujinshi Bi-Weekly editor and site maintainer will be responsible for vetting applicants for the manga lists, ensuring that only parts of a sufficient quality are accepted and doing general site maintenance. As many of the original artists as possible have been contacted to request permission to move their parts to the Doujinshi Bi-Weekly. If any artists didn't get this notification, then hopefully they'll accept this apology and not hold a grudge.
3. How to join
You can sign up to a waiting listof a doujinshi either by filling in the online form or eMailing the maintainer. You application will be vetted and will be considered for membership. Once approved, your name will appear on the Members Page and you will be have joined a list. To apply you need to submit your: * Name * Doujinshi list you want to join * eMail address * Homepage URL A homepage URL is very important. if you don't have a homepage then you'll have to make some sort of artwork/manga available so that your ability can be assessed.
Consider it as a private little club and your work is the calling card with which you get in. As mentioned before, this is to maintain a high standard of doujinshi part submissions and for the good of the club. Basically, if your a nice person and have done a bit of decent stuff before then you should have no problem being accepted. If you're a beginner or have never worked on a manga then there are other options available to you: MOM and the CTR being just two. Get some experience and when you come back you'll be welcomed...
3. Legal stuff
Creators own the copyright of their part but give Doujinshi Bi-Weekly (in this form or any other) the right to freely display it. Some of the pre-crossover parts have been used without permission. The editor reserves the right to refuse doujinshi part submissions if he feels that the quality is too low or that the artists has grossly disrespected the style, genre, target audience or story-line of the doujinshi. The editor reserves the right to refuse membership on the basis of lack of ability, failure to produce examples of prior work, past abuses of submission rules, inadequately explained skipping or any other reason. He's doing it for the good of the doujinshi so don't sweat it! Doujinshi Bi-Weekly is a non-profit organisation... Take it easy