Madoka Crate

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This is an initiative by the Bibliotheca Anonoma to create a full archive of the discussions, fanworks, images, and wikipages from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica fanbase. The resulting archive will be put on the Internet Archive for the benefit of researchers (and maybe even archeologists) to come.

As time roves on, we often forget our grand history on the internet in the heat of the moment. It's easy to take the accessibility of the internet for granted, but data has a low shelf life, and all too often it disappears right when we need it. The fall of Easymodo, Green-oval, of Wikichan and Encyclopedia Dramatica all show just how easy this information could fade.

When a movement begins to die down, especially the fanbase around an anime series, the data is usually lost with that enthusiasm. To prevent our culture from being directed into /dev/null, we've started this initiative as a final and ultimate tribute to the series and the fanbase itself.

Contents

What is a "Crate"?

A "Crate" is our term for a complete, multifaceted collection of related data.

The crate is divided into three pieces based on it's copyright status: "Free", "Nonfree" (Fair use), and "Proprietary".

Lists

Free

This section contains redistributable data. It encompasses 2ch/4chan threads, public wiki backups, and other wikipages of any kind. The works here are usually collaborative products of a website or an anonymous group.

Nonfree

This section contains data with an unclear redistribution status. It encompasses image collections, blogs, fanwork, dubs, videos, AMV/MADs, and fanmusic.

  • Blogs - Bits of analysis, thought, and reviews from individuals around the internet. Should be formatted into the Markdown markup language.
  • Image Collections - Full resolution images from Madoka threads saved by a awesome anon into categorized archives.
  • Videos - Anything put up in video format that is related to Madoka in some form.
  • Fanmusic - Direct rips of fanmade music, usually posted to Youtube.

Proprietary

This section contains non-redistributable content. It encompasses digitized versions of all official source material.

It is not to be officially distributed, simply indexed for the benefit of future researchers (or maybe even internet archeologists).

Image Pack Rescue

The 3GB Madoka Image Pack contains full images from 4chan /a/ threads, which is a godsend, since Foolz later was forced to prune the images (Not sure if Archive.moe managed to restore them). Thankfully, the torrent still has one seed., so many thanks to the final seeder.

This image pack can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

Music Pack

Final 3GB Edition

First Edition

This first edition was posted to 4chan’s /a/, and the links still work. It is only 1.5GB, and not as well organized as the finalized edition.

Append

Unfortunately, many of these were hosted on Megaupload, and were lost before they could be imported. Here’s what’s still alive.

Help Archive Threads

We need to slurp down all the 4chan Threads from Archive.moe/Foolz into a nice little offline archive, so that we have threads to put on the Internet Archive. I'll edit the BASC-Archiver to work with this.

The threads will be put into the git repository here for collaborative editing.

How do I archive?

If you don't feel like using Github (it's a long list of steps), no worries. Just download the [thread hierarchy here], stake a claim, and start dumping. Put the download link in the table when you're done.

If you can, learn to use Git and get a Github account. This will make your life, my life, and our work much easier. Then fork and clone this repository, stake a claim, and start dumping! Once you're finished, push your pages, open a pull request and you're all done.

Saving threads from foolz is very easy: Just go to the link, right-click the page and select "Save web page as..." with the option "Save web page, complete". Put the resulting files into [ these folders] (or your forked git repository) with the hierarchy Section name -> Thread # or Title.

If anyone can make a script that does the exact same thing automatically (my wget skills are not up to par), please post it here. If someone makes a script that extracts the raw data from the threads into a format that can be easily parsed (like the 2ch .dats), that would be even better.

Signup Sheet

Section Status/Links Raw List Claimant
Pre-season Threads Uploaded [1] Iruel
General Threads Episode 1 Uploaded [2] Iruel
General Threads Episode 2 Unclaimed [3] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 3 Unclaimed [4] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 4 Unclaimed [5] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 5 Unclaimed [6] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 6 Unclaimed [7] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 7 Unclaimed [8] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 8 Unclaimed [9] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 9 Unclaimed [10] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w1 Unclaimed [11] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w2 Unclaimed [12] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w3 Unclaimed [13] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w4 Unclaimed [14] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w5 Unclaimed [15] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 10w6 Unclaimed [16] Available Pool
General Threads Episode 11-12 Unclaimed [17] Available Pool
Non-General Threads Episode 1-9 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Non-General Threads Episode 10-11&12 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Meduka Meguca Unclaimed [18] Available Pool
Announcements & Statistics 1 of 2 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Announcements & Statistics 2 of 2 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 1 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 2 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 3 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 4 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 5 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 6 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Characters General 7 of 7 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Ending Discussion Unclaimed [19] Available Pool
Humorous Threads Unclaimed [20] Available Pool
Mami Threads Unclaimed [21] Available Pool
Poorfag Threads Unclaimed [22] Available Pool
Church of Madoka Unclaimed [23] Available Pool
Grief Syndrome Unclaimed [24] Available Pool
Magia Revolution (Season 1) Unclaimed [25] Available Pool
Magia Covenant Unclaimed [26] Available Pool
Magia Sketch Unclaimed [27] Available Pool
Magia Rebuild (Season 2) Unclaimed [28] Available Pool
Magia Rapture Unclaimed [29] Available Pool
Magia Vapor Tale Unclaimed [30] Available Pool
Tower of Baal Unclaimed [31] Available Pool
Uncategorized 1 of 4 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Uncategorized 2 of 4 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Uncategorized 3 of 4 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
Uncategorized 4 of 4 Unclaimed [] Available Pool
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