Interviews with Anime FanSubbing Staff

The Goddess interviews `a50 a timer for BSS.

uniquec: After a semi quiet, last weekend of interviews we are back again with another of the attention whores of IRC a.ka. fansubbers. :) Today, we have `a50 from BSS who offered himself to the Goddess as an offering. Welcome to the show `a50.

`a50: Go for it.

uniquec: Okay then let the endless fun begin :)

uniquec: What do you do?

`a50: I'm a timer for BSS. I suppose.

uniquec: You suppose...you aren't sure?

`a50: Well, I don't really do much of anything at the moment. Usually people ask me to do stuff, but I just hang around in the staff channel and refuse to do work, it's great. And they put up with it too.

uniquec: Lol. So how long you've been fansubbing?

`a50: Uh, for about 5 years now, I started way back when Anime-Keep was still subbing FMA.

uniquec: Why did you decide to fansub?

`a50: So I can obtain ops in irc channels and monopolize people for their resources.

uniquec: Such honesty, next you will be saying that you never really like anime. :p

uniquec: Who would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?

`a50: Really, these are the questions you ask people.

`a50: Uh...

uniquec: Yes.

`a50: I guess iriseyes, because she's really tall, and she's sort of like Xena the warrior princess. So she can ward off enemies and slay monsters.

uniquec: Heh you are afraid they'll be enemies on the island?

`a50: Well I guess she can hunt for food and stuff, that'd be cool and build my shack if shes not slaying monsters. But I really think that's what she does best.

uniquec: While you just lay around in the sand.

`a50: Sometimes I'll go swimming.

uniquec: Favourite anime?

`a50: Uh, I don't really know. I guess it's a tie between uh.

uniquec: What?

`a50: Mushishi and Black Lagoon.

uniquec: What did you like about each of them?

`a50: They both have good episodic direction and the characters are great.

uniquec: Which anime you detest the most and why?

`a50: I don't really detest any.

`a50: Not so much that I can just come up with an answer.

`a50: I usually dont watch things just to give them a chance.

uniquec: What are your hobbies outside anime?

`a50: Music. I play the piano and violin and compose little phrases from time to time and try to put them together.

uniquec: Which one are you more efficient with..piano or violin?

`a50: The violin.

uniquec: So what is your musical preference?

`a50: I have a broad musical taste, the only kind of music I slightly detest is country I guess and maybe that really messed up screamin metal. Don't know what that genre is called.

uniquec: Heh Where would you like to travel to but never been?

`a50: Your heart.

uniquec: Why so?

`a50: Because you're super special.

uniquec: Lol but I was actually more refering to a country?:)

`a50: Do you think you can time dialogue because I really dont want to time Michiko this week?

uniquec: Lol.

`a50: (I am being slightly serious.)

`a50: Anyway, since you'll probably decline. I guess I'd like to go to Europe and visit some of the music stuff there.

uniquec: Just blame it on me since I'm good at distracting people :)

uniquec: Btw I dont know how to time...I'm useless :)

`a50: Also, I know this guy, mreweilk, he'll teach you how to time.

uniquec: Lol.

`a50: Visit Paganini's grave and such.

uniquec: Any particular place in Europe?

`a50: Mmm not particularly, I'm interested in each part equally. Then I guess Egypt too and chill on some pyramids.

uniquec: Where would you recomend that you been?

`a50: I haven't really been anywhere interesting to tell you the truth. I've been to the US a couple of times but everyone is in the US.

uniquec: No place you would want to visit again?

`a50: Not really. I've been to California and everyone lives in California. So it's not like I can tell them to visit.

uniquec: What is your favourite food?

`a50: What a horrible question, I can't possibly choose between foods.

uniquec: Heh nothing that you must have?

`a50: I like most food and I enjoy eating most food. So I can't really choose.

uniquec:What do you not like then?

`a50: Look you've gone and stressed me out with that question that I've gone and dc'd.

uniquec: Lol you don't have anything to be stress out from.

`a50: What was the question again, what food I detest?

uniquec: Yeah.

`a50: Uh, I guess I'd have to say rice pudding. Don't like the texture. It's all ricey and slimey its really messed up.

`a50: Don't ever eat rice pudding. It's like eating rice with melted ice cream.

uniquec: Lol. So what would you like to do but never done?

`a50: ~Fall in love~

`a50: I don't know man.

`a50: I guess compose music for movies and stuff, but that goes along with my hobby.

uniquec: No adventure?

`a50: And you've already asked that question.

uniquec: Inny or outie?

`a50: Inny.

uniquec: Boxers or briefs?

`a50: Briefs4life.

`a50: Briefs are for non-conformists or something.

uniquec: Favourite colour?

`a50: Green.

uniquec: Dark, medium, light?

`a50: Light.

uniquec: Introvert or extrovert?

`a50: I'm more of an introvert I guess? I don't know really, I enjoy being both, but apparently being on a computer all day and having friends out of the country makes you an introvert.

uniquec: Just a tad. Do you dream in colour or black and white?

`a50: Colour.

uniquec: Do you tend to remember them?

`a50: Yeah.

uniquec: Can you control them?

`a50: I don't think so. I think what it is I have an impulse for the dream to go one way and it goes in the directio but I can't just think back and choose what I want to dream about.

uniquec: Ahh...I see, What is the strangest dream you ever had?

`a50: I dont really know. off the top of my head. I'll probably think about it, then ill be like, "oh wait a minute" and it'll be too late.

uniquec: They aren't usually strange.

`a50: Actually, I had this one dream where this clown was chasing me around some place and he got me and I woke up. It was really messed up. I dreamt about that when I was like 8 or something.

uniquec: Do you avoid clowns now then?

`a50: Well, I've never really had to, the circus doesn't come to my city often. So I don't know. Maybe I would.

uniquec: Heh, what do you see yourself 20 years from now?

`a50: Hopefully composing music for different mediums. Or if that doesn't work out, I'll probably be in the medical field.

uniquec: What in the medical field?

`a50: Probably something in diagnostics like a radiologist or something.

uniquec: What is your ideal day?

`a50: Uh, waking up in the morning knowing I have nothing to do and relax all day. Doing the things I want.

uniquec: What would you like to be doing?

`a50: Yeah a day that is uncontrolled by schedules.

uniquec: No timetables.

`a50: Yeah.

uniquec: How would you like to be remembered after your death?

`a50: As a great timer for BSS.

uniquec: Is that all?

`a50: I dont know, it's kind of really a long thing to explain. Like, if I were reading this interview I would have stopped by now because it's so long. Lol...

uniquec: Alright, short atttention span. Favourite movie?

`a50: Uh, Gladiator. I watch that movie monthly.

uniquec: Any reason you watch it repeatedly?

`a50: Because it's a good movie ( 3)

uniquec: Any person who you admired or has the greatest influence on you?

`a50: Not in particular. It's a mix of people I suppose and the list is really long. Yoko Kanno has a pretty big influence on me though - musically.

uniquec: Favourie song by Yoko Kanno?

`a50: Paradiso on the Wolf's Rain OST.

uniquec: Reason?

`a50: I like the melody alot. Most of her stuff gives you the exact feeling that she wants to portray most of the time and she does it well.

uniquec: What would be the one thing that you would change about yourself?

`a50: Uh nothing, I like who I am.

uniquec: That's good :) You would not want to be someone else.

`a50: Yeah I'm what you'd call a 'baller' per se ( 3)

uniquec: Heh do you have a wild side?

`a50: Yeah I do most people know me for being as such.

uniquec: Wildest thing you ever done?

`a50: Uh, I lit a field on fire by accident.

uniquec: Accidentally? You weren't under any influences?

`a50: Well, I was playing around with paint cans and fire. Me and some other people and we got some of the stuff lit on fire. We tried to put it out, but it just wasn't happening. So we ran the hell out of there. It was great.

uniquec: I can imagine...arsonist. :)

`a50: Yeah. You know I was planning on going into this and to mess with you but it's not workin out too well.

uniquec: Lol. Mess with me how?

`a50: I don't even know anymore, you've crushed my troll spirit. I dont even think I can go on anymore.

uniquec: Heh, my effect on people ^^

`a50: Lol...

uniquec: No one was hurt though?

`a50: And no, no one was hurt.

uniquec: Well then parting words of wisdom?

`a50: Please don't ever go into an interview with uniquec planning to troll him because it will not work, you will feel bad for even thinking about it once you start. (Yes he actually used him in reference to me. :) )

uniquec: Lol and on that note thanks for doing this interview :)

`a50: Lol no problem.

uniquec: We would like to thank `a50 for appearing on this episode. Go time Michiko now!!!!!!

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