uniquec: Basic question, what do you do?
iriseyes: I'm an editor, QC if I can be bribed/blackmailed into it.
uniquec: And are you easily blackmailed?
iriseyes: Hah, it depends. I try not to show my weaknesses.
uniquec: So what groups do you work for?
iriseyes: I've worked for a lot...
iriseyes: Shinsen, Menclave, Bss, Yoroshiku, Mishicorp, Genjo... then a lot of freelance work.
iriseyes: I really enjoy the work itself, so if someone comes to me with a nice project and a good team, I have a hard time saying no lol.
uniquec: Why did you decide to fansub?
iriseyes: I was just a regular on Rizon for a while, and a translator friend asked me to edit his show on the basis of my SAT scores lol. Looking back I have no idea why he did, the fansubbing world is so elitist, it's hard for new people to get in.
uniquec: Heh, I had not heard that one before in becoming an editor. So how long have you been fansubbing?
iriseyes: I'm a total noob still, I think... just over a year.
uniquec: Do you have a favourite anime?
iriseyes: Yes, hands-down that would be Mushishi. Gorgeous.
uniquec: Least favourite?
iriseyes: Ayakashi, the stupid one with the parasitic monster familiars or something.
iriseyes: The other two Ayakashis are actually awesome.
uniquec: You think they could find other names for them.
uniquec: Who would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?
iriseyes: Anyone in the world, or in fansubbing?
iriseyes: Oooo that's a hard one.
iriseyes: Anyone in the world... prolly Mineko Iwasaki.
uniquec: Why so?
iriseyes: I think geisha are fascinating, and she was the queen of her time of geisha. She's a true artist. Master of dance, conversation, aesthetics, all sorts of things.
uniquec: You are into geishas?
iriseyes: Yeah, I've been studying geisha since like 6th grade which is a long time now x__x
iriseyes: * iriseyes feels old.
uniquec: Age is a state of the mind.
iriseyes: Mmm, true.
uniquec: Fansubbing community...SHS or outside?
iriseyes: That's a leading question and bound to get me in trouble lol.
iriseyes: Can I plead the fifth?
uniquec: Or none of them. :)
uniquec: What are your hobbies outside of anime?
iriseyes: I play volleyball and semi-famously am a cheerleader.
uniquec: Better volleyball player or cheerleader?
iriseyes: Definitely volleyball, I'm a terrible cheerleader.
uniquec: Where would you like to travel to but never been?
uniquec: What about Turkey?
iriseyes: It seems terribly exotic to me. There's a kid at my university from Turkey, and he has some amazing pictures hung up in his room of his home.
iriseyes: Just different, something new, living a different fantasy.
uniquec: Different culture. Where would you recomend that you been to?
iriseyes: Venice, I adore venice. Go immediately if you can lol.
uniquec: Gondolas a must.
iriseyes: I've actually never been in one. I've been to venice many times but never gotten into a gondola. Seems a touch too touristy lol.
uniquec: Thought it was must do . You aren't into touristy things?
iriseyes: some touristy things are great, like... going to all the museums, going to the top of a cathedral, that kind of thing. But gondolas are too, like, gold statues and red velvet and black fringe.
uniquec: Favourite museum you been to?
iriseyes: The Prado in Madrid, I was so jetlagged I felt like I was going to die, but it made the art even more poignant.
uniquec: More memorable. What would you like to do but never done?
iriseyes: Fall in love :(
uniquec: You haven't met that perfect one to sweep you off your feet. Would you say you are a romantic?
iriseyes: Not a literal romantic, since I don't worship nature like those crazy Victorians, but yeah, I believe in stuff like true love and trust and what not. But as for rose petals and bubble baths, meh, kind of boring.
uniquec: And tends to be a bit cliche. What is your favourite food?
iriseyes: Tortellini in cream sauce, no pork.
uniquec: Pork your least favourite food?
iriseyes: Not eating pork is my only attempt to be a good Jew.
uniquec: Other than that what food you detest?
iriseyes: I hate mangos.
iriseyes: A lot. >__<
uniquec: What would like to be known for after your death?
iriseyes: As... an artist of some sort.
iriseyes: I have no interest in leading humanity, but probing humanity through art, music, writing, something of that sort.
iriseyes: I find that very appealing.
uniquec: How artistic are you?
iriseyes: I'm like... okay with 2D art, but I'm really good with 3D stuff.
iriseyes: I'd say I'm artistic, I guess lol.
uniquec: Inny or outie?
iriseyes: Um um um let me check.
iriseyes: Lol innie.
iriseyes: Weird question uni :3
uniquec: It's my standard uni question :p
uniquec: Boxers or briefs?
iriseyes: I'm a woman.
uniquec: Doesn't matter : p On a guy....
iriseyes: Oho... briefs.
uniquec: I'm an equal opportunity.
uniquec: What one thing would you like to change about yourself?
iriseyes: My desire to know everything. Although, since coming to university, that's already begun to change. Can't know everything here. :)
uniquec: Too much to know. Endless. Do you dream in colour or black and white?
iriseyes: I stopped dreaming when I was 14.
iriseyes: I wish I could tell you. ^^;
uniquec: You just don't remember them. What type of music do you like?
iriseyes: I listen to everything as long as it doesn't suck.
iriseyes: I love Ratatat and Tokyo Jihen.
iriseyes: My favorite artists :3
uniquec: And what music do you think sucks?
iriseyes: I don't think any genres suck exactly, but some genres are really easy to suck in. Country, and rap. Painful at times. -_-;
uniquec: Heh do you have a song that just irritates you to no end?
iriseyes: Soulja boy. *shudder*
uniquec: That bad. Favourite movie?
iriseyes: Ummm... The Sandlot.
iriseyes:> Tale of my childhood :)
uniquec: Least favourite?
iriseyes: There was some stupid stoner movie about skiing a while ago. That one.
uniquec: Heh sounds like a real winner.
iriseyes: Waste of time, money, and a dvd disc. :<
uniquec: It didnt last long and went straight to dvd.
iriseyes: What was it called?
uniquec: I have no idea.
iriseyes: Lol. Oh well.
uniquec: Have you met anyone from fansubbing?
iriseyes: Yes, more than I would have ever intended lol.
uniquec: They were that bad?:)
iriseyes: No! Everyone has been perfectly lovely lol.
uniquec: Sarcasm ;)
iriseyes: Well, getfresh put it well at some point fansubbers are often really weird, normal fansubbers are very rare.
uniquec: He has a way with words.
iriseyes: Classy fellow. :3
iriseyes: Cool dude though.
uniquec: What do you see yourself doing 20 years from now?
iriseyes: If all goes well, travelling the world with my husband or a beloved companion in the lap of luxury. That's all I really want to do.
uniquec: You enjoy travelling to that extent?
iriseyes: Travelling is the greatest. Like, when I think of a moment I'd be happy.
iriseyes: I think of standing in a cobbled square in Venice or some European city listening to church bells.
uniquec: You can live out of a suitcase?
iriseyes: I'd have to go home every once in a while I guess...
iriseyes: I love NYC more than life itself.
uniquec: What is it about NYC?
iriseyes: I feel complete in NYC, it's my city. I love it in all seasons.
iriseyes: Everywhere, it's just the greatest. My heart is full when I'm there lol.
iriseyes: Being away from home is hard because I love the city.
uniquec: It's home for you. The night life, broadway, etc.
iriseyes: It's the best in the winter.
iriseyes: Ahhhh... now I'm getting homesick lol.
uniquec: Lol. What is your ideal day?
iriseyes: A sundae. :3
iriseyes: I guess a day spent reading, hanging out with my friends, enjoying the city we're in.
uniquec: Shopping as well.
iriseyes: I love shoes.
iriseyes: You know this lol.
uniquec: Well I know you love to shop. Especially with a certain male shopper . :xd
iriseyes: We had a really good time haha.
iriseyes: How do you know about that?
uniquec: From the both of you . :p
iriseyes: Like I said, I'm getting old >__<
uniquec: Memory first to go . ;p Besides I remember useless information.
uniquec: I think I'm the one getting old... I'm losing track of questions that I ask. :)
iriseyes: Think of something wild and new :D
uniquec: What is the wildest thing you ever done?
iriseyes: Probably what I did last night, actually I'm pretty straightlaced.
uniquec: Which was?
iriseyes: A gutsy halloween costume lol.
iriseyes: Sad, that that's the best I can tell ya.
uniquec: Lol. Costume was a crowd pleaser?
iriseyes: Loved by all!
uniquec: That good. :xd Do you have moments when you aren't so straitlaced?
iriseyes: I guess when I dance... but not really, no.
iriseyes: I'm always me lol.
uniquec: No moments of insanity?
iriseyes: Either that, or every moment is a moment of insanity.
uniquec: Depends on ones perspective. Btw what did you get on your SAT's?
iriseyes: 800 on reading, everything else is a hi~mi~tsu.
uniquec: Heh what would you like others to know about you that they would not know?
iriseyes: That I'm not a drama whore anymore!
uniquec: Where you ever one or was that just a perceived notion?
iriseyes: I used to be, ya... but then I grew the hell up.
iriseyes: A lot of stuff I used to enjoy annoys me now, all the secretive drama and infighting of fansubbing.
uniquec: Is that what most annoy you about fansubbbing?
iriseyes: Definitely. it's people battling over virtual territory nobody cares about.
uniquec: It's not life and death but yet they think it is.
iriseyes: I love my friends in fansubbing and my work, but I hate the shady dealings and logs and pasting and blah blah blah. Grow up, get a life.
uniquec: Move on.
uniquec: So had enough of the randomness?
iriseyes: You submerge me in myself. :3
uniquec: See how painless this was despite your hiding from it.
iriseyes: I hid for quite a long time :o
uniquec: What are you parting words of wisdom?
iriseyes: Live life how you intended to when you were a kid.
iriseyes: That's my wisdom. :)
uniquec: Cool never forget your childhood dreams.
uniquec: Thanks for doing the interview after all this time.
iriseyes: No prob uni, thanks for having a listen :)
uniquec: See it wasnt as painful as Soi would have you believe :)
iriseyes: He said it was very scary lol.
uniquec: Because he told me about his tentacle fascination :xd
uniquec: And on that note, we will end this interview at this moment. We appreciate iriseyes for finally doing this interview afterall this time and being a good sport. Hopefully, one day she will fall in love.