Pada: Alrighty, fire away!
Pada: Uh uh.
uniquec: So how did you start at Shinsen Subs?
Pada: Hrmmm a few years back.
Pada: Lets see, I played Ragnarok Online.
Pada: And the Ragnarok series was coming out.
Pada: So I put a few people together but we were still lacking a few necessary people to do a sub job.
Pada: So I went to l33t-raws channel and met Vincent and then we went and did the horrible abomination that was Ragnarok the animation.
Pada: But afterwards I stayed on and although there were a few gaps.
Pada: I've been with Shinsen ever since :)
uniquec: So what do you do for SHS?
Pada: Mainly Translation and Translation checking.
Pada: Although I have done a few other odd jobs.
Pada: Secret! but let's just say it's not editing xD
uniquec: So who on the staff would you like to be stranded on a desert island?
Pada: Out of all staff past and present or current only?
uniquec: Alright all of the above.
Pada: Probably Ayu then.
Pada: She and I were just peas in a pod.
Pada: But if I had to pick current staff, Vincent or Edward_K :o
uniquec: That close. :)
uniquec: Why either one of the guys?
Pada: Cause I'd like to see Vincent shrivel up in the heat mwahahahhahaha!
Pada: And EdK just because EdK is awesome :)
uniquec: The evilness of Pada. How about not stranded with?
Pada: No comment :x
uniquec: But a few come in mind. ^^ What are you hobbies outside of anime?
Pada: A world exists outside Anime?
Pada: Anyway :p
Pada: Well just hanging out with university friends.
Pada: Japanese stuff in general.
Pada: And I suppose now going to the gym is a big thing.
Pada: Swimming <3
uniquec: Like what Japanese stuff in general? (And yes there is a world outside anime. Shock!)
Pada: Music, Drama, Culture, Food.
uniquec: How often do you work out?
Pada: I am doing a degree in Japanese after all.
Pada: A few times a week.
Pada: Less since university started.
uniquec: A degree in Japanese what?
Pada: BA Japanese.
uniquec: University takes up time.
Pada: Includes language, history, linguistics and all sorts.
Pada: Indeed it does.
uniquec: Keeps you off of the street.
Pada: It's real fun though.
Pada: I love my university.
uniquec: So where would you like to visit that you never been?
Pada: I've been a lot of places.
Pada: But I guess...
Pada: New York and California are the top of my list now.
Pada: LA/San Francisco in CA etc...
uniquec: Any reason you would like to visit there?
Pada: I've never been and it's sorta insane that I haven't ever been there?
Pada: I was lucky enough to go to Japan last year.
uniquec: Not really. So I guess you would recomend Japan to visit then?
Pada: But...it can be difficult if you don't know the language.
uniquec: Might be a tad difficult. So what do you recomend visiting while there?
Pada: Well Tokyo is a must for obvious reasons but...
Pada: Also Kyoto... all the temples are amazing.
uniquec: But your favourite place?
Pada: And Hiroshima/Miyajima were breathetaking.
Pada: I liked both Tokyo and Kyoto a lot for different reasons.
Pada: Hard to put one over the other.
uniquec: Heh you would want both.
Pada: Well they're sorta Japan in a nutshell.
Pada: Japan is a country where tradition mixes with the Ultra modern and those two cities are pretty much the best example of that.
Pada: I have to live in Japan for a year in 18 months time sooo yar...
uniquec: The old world and modern civilization coming together.
uniquec: Would you want to live there permanently?
Pada: Japan is not a nice place for a foreigner to live permenantly.
Pada: You'll go insane.
uniquec: Just a nice place to visit.
Pada: Well its not a bad place to live for a short time but 1. you wouldn't want to work there.
uniquec: And do you go insane often?:)
Pada: and 2. would get annoyed by some things about Japan in a major way.
Pada: Hrmm not in the last 5 years!
uniquec: The culture differences. Oh my, an outbreak of insanity is in the works then.
Pada: It's not just the culture shock but for a non-asian person to live in Japan.
Pada: It will get to you after a while.
Pada: At the moment it is still quite a xenophobic country when it comes to foreigners living within it's borders.
Pada: Although that's slowly changing.
uniquec: True. It has not totally accept foreigners.
uniquec: So what are your favourite foods?
Pada: Well its again a country of contradiction.
Pada: Japanese food <3
uniquec: Like anything specific?
Pada: I suppose my whole love affair with Japan goes back to Japanese food.
Pada: Tempura, Maki rolls, Japanese Curry, Kara age, Teriyaki, Sukiyaki.
uniquec: Heh you just love it for the food. :)
Pada: Well I used to eat japanese food when I was little and I always loved it.
uniquec: And you are no longer little.
uniquec: Boxers or briefs?
uniquec: What would you like to do that you've never done?
Pada: Thats a tough one.
uniquec: Any adventures. secret fetishes?:)
Pada: I'm pretty happy with life right now :x
uniquec: You would not want to change anything about your life?
Pada: Not really, as I said I'm pretty happy with life right now.
Pada: Sure there are times when things are hard and in the past there were so many things that went wrong but I'm in a good place right now.
uniquec: And that allows you to enjoy what you have now since you have to go through things to appreciate what you do have.
uniquec: What is the strangest dream you ever had?
Pada: Hrmmm well I used to have a recurring dream a lot when I was going through bad times.
uniquec: About what?
Pada: Since I was like 3 in fact.
Pada: I would be on a floating merry-go-round in the middle of the sea at night in the dark with my family.
uniquec: Hmm you still remember the dreams while you were 3?
Pada: And then it would start to break and sink.
Pada: I remember lots of things from when I was a baby.
Pada: There was a lot of stuff that left imprints...
Pada: I've got a really good memory for events and conversations but I'm terrible when it comes to names or where I've left something.
uniquec: Yeah I remember a few things when I was a baby as well.
Pada: I will literally walk into a room, put something down and then walk out.
uniquec: Heh selective memory.
Pada: And start looking for it.
uniquec: Do you dream in colour?
uniquec: And are you aware that you are dreaming? Can you control them?
Pada: Very rarely and never in total control xD
uniquec: I can. I can say to myself this is stupid and stop the dream.
Pada: Lol, are you a morning person then?
uniquec: I am not sure since I tend to wake up several times during the night. I don't sleep straight through.
uniquec: Are you a morning person?
Pada: That sucks :/
Pada: DEFINITELY NOT
Pada: And I've slept for like over 16 hours before.
uniquec: LOL Afternoon or night person?
Pada: It doesn't matter what time I go to sleep.
Pada: I don't wanna wake up early xD
Pada: Hrmm both.
uniquec: Heh you need your rest.
Pada: Wow we've gotten pretty far off from Shinsen stuff lol!
uniquec: It doesn't matter what time I go to bed I'll wake up 2 and 4 am. People dont think I sleep.
uniquec: Nah this is normal.
uniquec: Shinsen stuff only last a few questions. :)
Pada: Lol alright.
Pada: Aww so I don't get to regail you with old tales lol?
uniquec: Oh yeah have you met any of the staff?
Pada: None of the current staff in person but some of the older staff yeah.
uniquec: Fine you can. I've been told you were more fun to be interviewed.
uniquec: Older staff like?.
Pada: Like newmiyamato.
Pada: I'm not a fun interviewee :(?
uniquec: Sure you are .
Pada: I'm from the UK so not a ton of staff here.
uniquec: What is your favourite staff story that you like to divulge?
Pada: Oh god, I suppose the april fools this year?
Pada: That was damn fun.
uniquec: You enjoyed that?
Pada: Hell yes.
Pada: I was part of the Geass team.
uniquec: Yeah so do I. It was amusing.
Pada: And helped get everyone in their roles.
uniquec: Director Pada.
Pada: Naw, unfortunately they're gone now.
Pada: But, Bo and LBC were amazing in their roles and it ended up only taking like 3 days to put together.
uniquec: Yeah I love teasing Bo afterwards and calling him Lulu. :)
uniquec: He just loved me when I did that.
Pada: Ahhh so many memories!
uniquec: Seems like only yesterday.
Pada: Shinsen has really changed in the last few years.
Pada: DS and I are the oldest translators... I'm not quite sure which of us started first.
uniquec: Yeah I can't keep up with the revolving staff.
Pada: But way back when we were tiny.
uniquec: In ancient times.
Pada: I'll tell you one thing.
Pada: My japanese has gotten a ton better from it lol.
Pada: I cringe when I look at my earliest works.
uniquec: I would hope so. :)
uniquec: Especially Raganork.
Pada: Shut up:(
uniquec: See I can remember :)
Pada: Pada sweeps under the carpet.
uniquec: That I do pay attention. I just like obscure stuff.
uniquec: So whatelse does Pada want to divulge?
Pada: You're the interviewer xD You tell me!
uniquec: Favourite colour?
uniquec: Any fetishes?:) (I'm being evil now.)
Pada: And I've probably got the largest anime collection at Shinsen.
Pada: Or Music?
uniquec: Both music and anime?
Pada: Lets see.
Pada: I love Suga Shikao, Do As Infinity, Utada Hikaru, Orange Range and a host of others.
Pada: Oh Maaya Sakamoto too.
Pada: My top few anime CCS, 12 Kingdoms, Slayers, Ouran, Lucky Star, Nodame Cantabile, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
Pada: Actually Nodame not so much the anime and more the drama.
Pada: The anime was great for the first half but sorta dipped after that.
Pada: I'm a large CLAMP fan.
uniquec: Heh stiil like the Code Geass Hitomi no Tsubusa?:)
Pada: I've been translator for pretty much all of Shinsen's CLAMP works.
Pada: Yup I'm listening to it right now actually.
uniquec: Heh I remembered how much you loved it.
Pada: Indeed it was great.
uniquec: You bring CLAMP to SHS!
Pada: Yar and others.
Pada: I've done a ton of OVA recently.
uniquec: What is your favourite series you worked on?
Pada: Hrmm Geass was great, but so was HOLiC.
uniquec: Heh I liked xxx.
Pada: And starting up *cough* to do *cough* was fun too.
uniquec: Heh it will be revealed soon enough :)
Pada: No no this is an in the past thing.
uniquec: Stop teasing the audience.
Pada: Anyway moving on :p
Pada: Before I get in to too much trouble ^^;;
uniquec: What randomness can I subjected you into that isn't too personal?
Pada: Hrmm well apart from my credit card info.
uniquec: I wouldn't want you to get stalked.
Pada: And sexual information :o
Pada: Pretty much anything else.
uniquec: I shall not ask for your credit card number at least not now. :)
uniquec: Hmm you have sexual information...
Pada: You can ask but you won't receive :p
Pada: Confidential, sorry.
uniquec: I'm kidding.
Pada: That's what you say now ;)!
uniquec: Had enough?
uniquec: Of this interview.
Pada: Not if you need more info :D
uniquec: Heh I think they had enough information. Afterall, we have to keep up your mystique.
uniquec: So do you have an inny or outie belly button?
uniquec: Any words of wisdom?
Pada: When you need to pee in a hurry a zipper is faster than buttons.
Pada: Also more dangerous!
uniquec: Heh and on that closing note, we thank you for doing this interview.
Pada: Thank you :)
uniquec: You are welcome. We would like to thank Pada for spending time with us during the holiday season. He can be found at his local karaoke bar singing J-pop songs in his fluent japanese and proper English accent.