Interviews with Anime FanSubbing Staff

The Goddess interviews Exias the Lulz spreader.

uniquec: We bring you another high quality episode of entertainment...not! But despite that we offer for amusement Exias of several groups who supposedly does several things in the fansubbing world...including making toast! So sit right back with your vodka and golden toast while we try to amuse you.

Exias: Interview me so I can spread subliminal lulz. :V

uniquec: I see then I guess you want to do this now then :)

uniquec: So what do you pretend to do?

Exias: Editing, QC, Typesetting, Encoding, Lulz. I've been fansubbing since the VHS era, but took a 2 year forced hiatus due to a failed car crash, came back quite recently. I used to do a lot more, including translation; but after the accident, my linguistic skills kind of... I believe tanked is the word. :V

Exias: If you mean real life, I own a successful SME; and do some freelance journalism for technical magazines in the UK.

uniquec: Who do you fansub for ?

Exias: Until recently, a lot of people. I quit a number of failgroups recently however, as I believed they were detrimental to the "scene". Right now, I'm handling distribution for Anbu, editing for Deer, something for Nuke and Onibaku... not sure what... and uh, recently helped lead a revolt to recover Aero from the communists (the leader is now gone, long live quasi-dictator Exias and co :V).

Exias: I think I'm apparently doing some encoding for Onibaku, and distribution for Nuke. In regards to Aero, I'm now doing typesetting, editing and encoding. Occasional QC. :V

uniquec: Busy aren't you? Why did you decide to fansub?

Exias: I'm home on a forced medical from work (which is odd, considering I run it), and I like to keep busy. I get bored otherwise.

Exias: Ah for why I decided... When I was little (way back when), my uncle provided me with a bootleg video of the original Mobile Suit Gundam in japanese. I got somewhat addicted to japanese animation after that. I somehow ended up involved in VHS distribution. :V From there, the jump to digital fansubbing seemed obvious.

uniquec: Progression of media.

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

Exias: Who would I want to strand there? Damn. The bastard that keeps sending me such a friggin' huge tax bill. :V

uniquec: Favourite anime?

Exias: I don't have a singular favorite one, but I love martial arts and giant robots. Zeta Gundam was good, and I was partial to Nadesico due to the quasi-lulz. Although, the greatest Anime ever has to be End of Evangelion, with the english commentary. "LOOKS LIKE SHINJI GOT A HANDFUL OF THE BABY BATTER." - It was fun talking to Amanda (the seiyuu for Rei) about that. It wins for that one line. :V

uniquec: Lol, least favourite?

Exias: Anything subbed by Aoshen?

uniquec: okay, what are your hobbies outside anime?

Exias: I love my car, it's fun on track days. I also love going to the cinema, mostly due to the fact I get free entry (long story). Myself and my wife also have an interest in being in the audience of random TV shows like Top Gear. I used to study martial arts quite intensively (several years), but haven't done it too much since the accident.

uniquec: Where would you like to travel but have not been?

Exias: See, that's a hard question; I've done a lot of travelling (took a year out to do it) - so I've been to most of the places I wanted to go. I think it would have to be Antarctica though, this may cause #kokizzzle to go 'LAWL FAG', but I think it would be breathtaking.

uniquec: He's not the one travelling with you. Where would you recomend that you have visited?

Exias: Hmm. Australia was fun, if not a little too hot. Japan was fun, but every anime nub wants to visit there... hmm...

Exias: Africa. Safari park is win. :)

uniquec: You just have to visit at the right season. What would you like to do but never done?

Exias: Twins? :V - Just kidding. I'd like to go scuba-diving at a coral reef.

uniquec: That would be what do you fantasized doing. :xd

Exias: "Like to do." - I'd like to do twins. The English fit. :V!

uniquec: Favourite food?

Exias: Hmm, favorite food. I love seafood, prawns in particular.

uniquec: In any specific manner?

Exias: Cold pasta salad with prawns and seafood sauce is absolute win.

uniquec: That's if you aren't allergic to them. Least favourite food?

Exias: Peanuts. They'd kill me, and almost did recently.

Exias: And yeah, highly allergic to peanuts.

Exias: As in a pack of KP Salty would bring an end to quasi-dictator Exias.

uniquec: Quasi-dictator snuffed out by peanuts.

uniquec: Allergic to them, guess we know how to plan your demise then. :XD Innie or outie?

Exias: I had to think what you meant then, my belly button is an innie. :V

uniquec: Boxers or briefs?

Exias: Boxers, I don't like my danglies being crushed.

uniquec: Introvert or extrovert?

Exias: Depends on my mood, to be honest; if I'm out and about on my own, an introvert; if I'm with people - insane extrovert.

uniquec: You are just insane. Do you dream in colour or black and white?

Exias: I have extremely vivid dreams, in color. In the past, I had to see a psychiatrist in regards to how vivid they were.

uniquec: Can you control them?

Exias:Generally speaking, I can control my own actions; but not the actions of others. If that makes sense. :)

uniquec: Heh, what is the weirdest dream that you can remember?

Exias: *Thinks.* - Would probably be the one I had after my car crash (I was out for a considerable amount of time). It was a medieval style battle, with fire and brimstone... except the invading army was Jigglypuff on horseback. Had fun explaining that to my therapist during rehab.

uniquec: Sounds like the therapist had fun with you. So how do you see yourself 20 years from now?

Exias: In an ideal world, the next Hugh Hefner... albeit not as old. I'm hoping to have sold off my business by then and retired early. As long as I'm having fun in 20 years, I don't care how I am. :)

uniquec: As long as you are healthy and breathing. What is your ideal day?

Exias: Hmm. Any day where at the end of it, I can look back and go "now that was a day full of sex with hot women". Wait... don't quote me on that. Any day where I can just have zero-stress and have fun. :)

uniquec: Lol, you don't want that to make topic highlight in a channel. :p You know how cruel your fellow fansubbers can be.

uniquec: Favourite colour?

Exias: About as cruel as a kitten. Granted, I own two kittens; THEY ARE SRSLY VICIOUS.

Exias: Depends on my mood, right now it's red.

Exias: Dark red, that is.

uniquec: Dark, medium or light red?

Exias: Dark. ;)

uniquec: What would you like others to know about you that they might not be aware?

Exias: I'm married to a crazy English teacher, I own two kittens who are srsly evil... and... uh... oh...! I blame asunder for everything. :V

uniquec: In that order.

uniquec: What is the most precious item do you own?

Exias: My necklance (it's a manly necklace), it's the first christmas present I got from my partner.

uniquec: Would you say that you are materialistic?

Exias: Not in the least.

uniquec: Do you have a wild side besides crashing cars?

Exias: Yes. Climbing and abseiling, flying light aircraft, sky diving and random extreme sports. :)

uniquec: Which of those activities, do you enjoy the most?

Exias: Flight. :)

uniquec: Why so?

Exias: It's liberating, the freedom to go anywhere (where you have permission to go into the air space, of course :V). And... DO A BARREL ROLL.

uniquec: The highlight of flying with yu, would be a barrel roll. :)

Exias: Well, maybe one day I'll take you up into the sky and make your head spin.

uniquec: Just what I need. :)

Exias: It's the experience of a lifetime.

uniquec: You would kill my enjoyment of flying. So are you more of an optimist than pessimist?

Exias: It's tempting me to just sell the business now and go into it full time.

Exias: Definitely an optimist.

uniquec: How so?

Exias: Every cloud has a silver lining.

uniquec: And with each cloud there is a chance of rain as well. Would you consider yourself a romantic?

Exias: I say no, my wife says yes.

uniquec: And what the wife says is what matters the most. :xd

uniquec: What would you like to be remember after your death?

Exias: Do you mean remembered for?

Exias: I'm not sure, I don't intend to die anytime soon, and if I do - it was asunder that killed me. :V

uniquec: Why would asunder be the cause of your demise?

Exias: Just a theory. My theory is that asunder is to blame for all the evil in the world.

uniquec: Who has influenced you the most in your life?

Exias: No one in particular, I can't even begin to think whom has had an impact.

uniquec: Favourite movie?

Exias: Damn, that's a hard one.

Exias: The Karate Kid trilogy, it's so bad that it's awesome.

uniquec: Lol. So then what would be the movie you detest the most?

Exias: American Dreamz. I lasted 10 minutes before walking out of the cinema.

Exias: It's a parody of Pop Idol... with a terrorist who wants to sing.

uniquec: That bad that you walked out of it.

Exias: Yeah, I've sat through such flops as Date Movie. So it MUST of sucked.

uniquec: Heh What is the one thing you would change about yourself?

Exias: My gene structure so I could fly. :V

uniquec: You were a bird in your past life.

Exias: A fire-breathing bird that could fire lasers out of his eyes! :V

uniquec: Heh, So any parting words?

Exias: I BLAME ASUNDER. :V - Oh, and here's some great advice; never eat soap.

uniquec: You've tried to eat soap?

Exias: No, but I expect it would be a bad idea to do so. :)

uniquec: A little too bubbly perhaps.

Exias: Mhmm. And soapy.

uniquec: Thank you for doing the interview and perhaps one day I will have the pleasure of flying with you. :)

Exias: Was a pleasure to talk to you. :)

uniquec: Sure it was. :p

Exias: =P uniquec: This concludes this segment of fun and frivolity with Exias for those who were inebriated by the vodka. As for those who did not partake in any alcohol too bad. Perhaps one day, we will be able to experience not one but several "Barrel Rolls" with him. That is, if I manage to stay inside the plane.:p

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