Interviews with the SHS Staff

The Goddess interviews skystrife encoder and randomner at SHS and elsewhere.

uniquec: In this installment of getting to know the revolving SHS staff, we bring you skystrife one of the newer staff member who encodes. We welcome skystrife to the interview.

uniquec: What do you do?

skystrife: I'm an encoder, mainly, but I sometimes randomly will do other things (I fine timed a lot of Gurren-Lagann during my early days fansubbing and I've been considering taking an editing test at some point).

uniquec: Who do you fansub for?

skystrife: Several groups... going through the current list it's: AniYoshi, AniSubs, BSS, SHS, Nightspeed, Ramen, Whitelight, and Yabai.

uniquec: How long have you been fansubbing?

skystrife: Since late summer last year; I'm fairly "new" I guess.

uniquec: Why did you decide to fansub then?

skystrife: I had taken an interest in encoding shortly after I started to really get in to watching anime. I had started to watch Gurren-Lagann, but the group I was watching (Kamina) suddenly stopped at episode 4. Luckily, there was a kind anon working on subs for the show, but there were no reliable encodes out for it. So, I took it upon myself to learn how to encode to provide the community with not-so-huge encodes that were still high quality. Thus, SS-Anon was born (and lots of trouble ensued, but that's a different story. Sorry Static-Subs! >_>) It got me an eventual position in BSS though, so I'd say it was a fairly successful beginning.

skystrife: So, basically, I started fansubbing as a script thief. >_<;

uniquec: Heh a start none the less. So how did you decide to fansub for SHS?

skystrife: Well, one of the groups I worked at initially was Genjo (I left eventually due to an internal conflict), and Soichiro worked there. He convinced our editor, iriseyes, to apply and join, and from there I knew two prominent figures in SHS. They pressured me a lot back then to join, but I didn't until fairly recently. I spent a good chunk of time in quarrantine, but I've finally ascended into the ranks as an official member.

uniquec: They pressure you, that much into joining?

skystrife: Soichiro and iriseyes are pretty good friends of mine, so yeah.

uniquec: That's good. Guess you don't listen to Soichiro or he would tell you not to do this interview. :) So who would you want to be stranded with on a desert island with?

skystrife: From my acquaintances in fansubbing?

uniquec: Yeah.

uniquec: Or anyone/anything.

skystrife: Hmm... well for entertainment I'd take Saphix along, though he'd probably find a way to kill himself with his terrible luck.

uniquec: He's that lucky?

skystrife: He's the only person I know who would, almost immediately after being struck by an out-of-control motorcycle, get on IRC from his school's infirmary.

uniquec: Lol.

skystrife: We also theorize that he caused a huge earthquake in China, as he was there about a day before it happened.

uniquec: what are your hobbies outside anime?

skystrife: Outside of anime, I enjoy gaming, coding, and listening and performing music.

uniquec: It was all his evil doing.

skystrife: Oh I don't think he's malevolent, he's just always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

skystrife: He recently got accidentally punched in the face and fell down a flight of stairs, breaking his leg.

uniquec: An accident waiting to be happen. Performing music in what manner?

skystrife: I'm a vocalist. I perform with my school's choir as well as attend regional (and last year State) level festival choirs. I'm a bass-II.

uniquec: Do you have a song that you like to perform more than another?

skystrife: Not particularly; I generally enjoy all of the music that's picked for the choirs I'm in. I did really enjoy performing the Dies Irae segment from Mozart's Requiem recently, though. That's a fun piece.

uniquec: No one song that highlights your singing capacabilities?

skystrife: Not really; I'm pretty good with whatever's thrown at me (in my voice range that is).

skystrife: Maybe I'll find a solo piece this year that's a good showcase, though.

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

skystrife: I'd definitely like to visit Japan at some point in the future, but I'd like to have at least a semi-working knowledge of the language first.

uniquec: Any particular place in Japan that you would like to visit?

skystrife: Anywhere, really. Though I think Tokyo would be incredibly interesting to go to, if not complete and total culture shock. =P

uniquec: You are into culture shock then. Where would you recomend that you been?

skystrife: I haven't left the country, and the places I've been have been pretty normal for the most part... My travel to Sanibel Island was fantastic, though. There's a rule that chain businesses can't be on the island, so every time we ate it was at another local restaurant. Best part of the whole trip was the food.

uniquec: What is your favourite food then?

skystrife: Hmm... that's tough, I love all sorts of food...

skystrife: I think the bacon-wrapped shrimp was one of the best dishes I've ever had, though. (It was at one of the local restaurants on Sanibel.)

uniquec: What do you detest food wise?

skystrife: Oysters. I can take the raw fish part of sushi, but even the idea of an oyster sliding down my throat makes me want to gag.

uniquec: You don't like slimy things in your mouth and going down your throat. :xd

uniquec: What would you like to do but never done?

skystrife: I'd like to attend a live concert.

uniquec: Any performer?

skystrife: I'd be fine with anything, really (preferably not rap or country, though). I think seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra live would be pretty awesome, though.

uniquec: Favourite type of music?

skystrife: If I'm honest, probably J-Pop or J-Rock. I'm also a huge fan of the Final Fantasy soundtracks. (I know, such geeky music choices. >_<;)

skystrife: Yuki Kajiura's work on the Xenosaga III soundtrack and Yasunori Mitsuda's work on the Xenosaga I soundtrack are probably my favorite two.

uniquec: Would you say than, that you are geeky?:)

skystrife: Yeah, I'd consider myself a fairly geeky person. Unfortunately, that doesn't do me a whole lot at this stage in life, but whatever.

uniquec: It's just a title. How do you see yourself 20 years from now?

skystrife: 20 years from now? Probably settled down somewhere in California employed by a successful software company.

uniquec: Inny or outie?

skystrife: Lolwut.

skystrife: Inny.

uniquec: Boxers or briefs?

skystrife: o.o

skystrife: Boxers...

uniquec: Introvert or extrovert?

skystrife: Probably introverted, but that's probably being too general. For the most part I keep to myself, but I worry about others more than I worry about myself.

skystrife: So introverted in the sense that I tend to keep to myself and I'm not a hugely outgoing person, but not in the sense that I think of myself more than others... if that makes any sense.

uniquec: Yeah, I know what you mean.

uniquec: Do you dream in colour or black and white?

skystrife: It's been forever since I've even had a dream, unfortunately. I miss them. But when I did have them, they were colorful.

uniquec: So you tend not to renmember them now.

uniquec: The oddest dream that you remembered?

skystrife: Hmm

uniquec: Or any dream that you can remember.

skystrife: I remember being able to shapeshift into some sort of amorphous blob of water that could fly. I don't even remember why or what it was for, but it was pretty awesome.

uniquec: Shapeshifting tends to be awesome. What super heroes power would you like then?

skystrife: I've thought about that a lot, and I think it's definitely between being able to be invisible or being able to stop/slow down time.

uniquec: Which would you think would be more useful?

skystrife: Slowing or stopping time. If you could stop time, it'd essentially be being invisible. If you move, nobody'd notice or you'd be moving so fast they'd not be able to tell what was going on.

uniquec: True. Favourite colour?

skystrife: Blue.

uniquec: Dark, medium or light?

skystrife: Dark or light.

uniquec: Heh such favourite. What would you like other people to know about you that they migh not know?

skystrife: Hm, I dunno. Probably my interest in choral music, but that's been discussed already.

uniquec: I can ask my final question...parting words of wisdom?

skystrife: "Before you look for salvation in truth, you must question what truth really is." -Meris.

uniquec: Thanks for doing the interview you can go and play now.:) So much for you going back to your homework. Hopefully, you got to know a little bit more about skystrife.

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