All comments have now been read. Some whilst blushing and feeling suddenly very coy; others forming a cringing addendum to our discussion agenda and/or directly onto a lengthening To Do list. All were very helpful and wonderfully appreciated upon receipt.
There were a few pointers requiring acknowledgement, answers, action or announcements, including the results of who will be featured at the centre of future Death Note Month of... events. I'm here to bring you fully into the loop.
Known Issues, Omissions and Pointers for the Death Note News Website
First the problematic parts, or things to be actioned here, to get them out the way:
Hopefully we didn't miss any and you're happy with the actions! Please do leave a comment below, if you have views to add to anything highlighted above, or spot something which didn't make the list.
How to Join the Death Note News Team
Whatever Happened to Those Voice Actor Interviews We Were Promised?
Results of the Reader Survey Regarding the Month of... Feature
We're already three days late with Month of Misa. Nine, if you count the original intention for it to begin on the first of May and continue through to its end.
However, it appears from the responses given in the reader survey that none of you are too worried about things like that.
You'd rather have well-written articles with every contributor's work included, than any strict adherence to the dates.
You also almost unanimously fed back that one topic per month is perfect; running them bimonthly not at all a welcome suggestion (mostly because momentum would be lost); and you're happy with how we're choosing the subject of each focus thus far.
That said, there were some great ideas thrown into the mix too. One person thought it might be nice to choose the topics a month or two in advance via readers' poll.
Nearly all of you indicated that yes, you would like to see a Month of... focus being the forthcoming Death Note movie, released at the end of October 2016. Of those, one person voted for November to be the ideal month. The rest of you didn't mind, as long as it happens.
All excepting the single respondent who said no full stop to that and indeed everything about the Month of... events. He/she really didn't like it and wished it would go away. Your views have been read and noted. Thank you for them. Unfortunately, you were outvoted by your peers.
Everything in, it was overwhelmingly positive and extremely helpful. Even the person who hated the feature told us nicely! And we were really pleased with the wide array of places where people are finding Death Note News. Particularly as one source was apparently the Archangel Mello pointing this way with his fiery sword.
As for the one who asked if being in the Mello/Matt fandom counts - YES! Yes, it does. Most important part of the whole Death Note fandom Mello and Matt. Though I might be biased, given what I write.
Forthcoming Characters to be Featured in Death Note News Month of... Focus
We've decided to start with the one garnering the most votes in that survey. Admittedly to the mild surprise of all here, though we're game for everything. Bring it on! Therefore I can announce that June and July look like this, with more made public when we've finished tatting with the list:
Coming June 2016
Ms Misora not only received the most votes overall, but she also managed to beat Beyond Birthday by a single point. Hence the surprise. Then again she does make quite a habit of thwarting of poor BB at the last minute!
Go Naomi! You won your month, fair and square.
Coming July 2016
Mr Mikami's high rating in the straw poll of suggestions was less surprising. We already hold in waiting two pieces of content about him, submitted by different readers, both long before he'd even been considered for a Month of... feature!
Also by tomorrow, we should actually start Death Note News' Month of Misa Amane. Three items in already. Get a head start on the crowds by chucking in any relevant content now.