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.
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".
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.
- Threads - 4chan Threads that form the basis of this wiki.
- Database Dumps - All pages of this wiki with it's full history.
- Database Dumps#Image Dumps - All images on this wiki.
- Madoka TVTropes page - The Madoka page on TVTropes.
- Translated Official Documents - All official statements translated on this wiki.
- Translated Official Documents Miscellaneous - Misc. Translated Documents
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.
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).
- Madoka Magica - The anime at the very core of the franchise.
- Official Music - An index of official music used in the show.
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.
Final 3GB 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.
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-A
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-B
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-C
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-D
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-E
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-F
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-G
- Madoka Image Pack v00010-H
- Madoka Music Pack v00010-I
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.
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