A few notes on where we are – yes, we’re still alive (laughs). However, there will be a few things changing going forward.
After much discussion, we’ve decided to part ways with Zero. The parting is mutually agreed upon, and we wish him well – this website, after all, and much of the project is his effort, and we couldn’t have accomplished anything without his contributions.
This site – hon-haka – will remain an integral part of the circle in question. If Zero decides to proceed with other efforts – especially now that COVID is winding down – you can find it here.
While Pacific will still be hosted here until such time that Zero decides to keep this site up, we’ve obtained a new domain (currently stec-hq.com) and have been slowly working to transfer things over. As it stands right now, everything is more or less archived properly over there. Future updates will also be posted there.
As for Pacific itself – it’s been nearly a decade since we first started. We’ve seen the rise and fall of shipgirls as a whole as a genre, and our team is mostly out of student-hood and well into the respective next stages in our careers. Where we go forward from here is still something we’re still figuring out – but time is becoming increasingly a luxury for all of us.
Be it creating content, utilizing additional resources (AI art, for instance), or how to better organize things, I think for me, at least, it’s … not quite the end of an era, but it is going to be change. After all, between health and personal reasons, things are very different nowadays then back when I was a student and burning the midnight oil at both ends.
I do think if I have more to say, I will. 😛 For now, however, I think it’s relevant for me to make this post – if for nothing else other than archival purposes.
Best of luck to your endeavors!
Morgane & the Pacific group