Saturday, September 26, 2009

Interview with AnimeFan 18.0

Interview with AnimeFan 18.0

Sep 15th, 2009 by pretentiousinternettheatre Edit |

I always make it a habit to contact the authors I read stories from, or try to anyway. If you remember I did read a direct response from him in Episode 2. Here is the author that provided “Vegeta vs Pikachu” and made up the first three episodes, AnimeFan 18.0.
“1. In the opening to Chapter 1 of Vegeta vs Pikachu, you mentioned this idea had been forming for sometime. How did you come up with this?”
Whew boy…man was that a long time ago! Let’s see… I believe I was on a website called and discovered a little flash game where you fired Ki-blasts at a Pikachu (I think). After playing it, I thought something along the lines of “Hmm…I wonder what would happen if Vegeta had to fight Pikachu from Pokemon?” So I thought about it and eventually an idea for a one-shot came to me. I wrote it, posted it, saw that people liked it, and decided to continue the story. Thus, a fanfic was born.
“2 You also mention a muse that bit you, can you share a little about this muse?”
He’s a little turd, that muse is! One minute, I’m inspired to write an epic, the next I’m so disgusted with the idea I don’t want to think about it. He’s basically the personification of my whimsy-ness, and loves to toy with me when it comes to throwing ideas around in my head. -grumbleblastedmusegrumble-
“3. Do you have a literary inspiration, or favorite author? How do they inspire you in you writing?”
Ironically, I don’t read as much now as I did when I was a kid. My favorite authors from then were Eoin Colfer, Lemony Snicket, and (to an extent) JK Rowling. Now-a-days, I spend most of my reading time reading stories online or fanfiction. I need to get back in the habit of reading stories written by profesional writers; my dad’s already sugested half-a-dozen books for me to read.
Also, I can’t say that they inspired me much when I wrote Vegeta VS Pikachu, but nowaday I’m heavily inpired to try and bring my own writing to the same level (or better) as those authors I listed and the authors of other stories I’ve read.
“4. One of the obstacles with portraying Pikachu is communication. How did you come about sounding out his speech patterns before translation?”

Simple: I didn’t. I wrote the translated piece first, then added in before it a speech pattern based on what I heard from the little guy on the show. There actually was an episode were Pikachu and other Pokemon talked to each other, and it was translated at the bottom, so I guess you can say that episode influenced the way I chose to translate Pikachu’s speech.
“5. Is it a coincidence I also notice he’s the only character that cusses? Vegeta’s potty mouth seems to be a running gag throughout the story.”
No-Vegeta is so famous for his temper, I thought it would be funny to have him throw a curse word or two. So yes, that was an intentional gag.
“6. What projects are you currently working on?”
In all honesty…I have no bloody clue. The helpful hinderance that is my muse has thrown several ideas into my head, but refuses to help me expand and/or focus on one particular idea. I am, however, thinking about an idea for a video game series called Ratchet and Clank. It revolves around an origional character I’ve created and takes place before the events of the actual games. I’m also thinking about a DBZ-Kingdom Hearts crossover, but my little sister wants to learn how to write fanfiction, so I may let her do that one. Other than that…not sure. :\ Right now, my attention is mainly concentrated on origional works/ideas, so it may be awhile before I write any more fanfiction. Or I might post something two days from now! You never really know with me… XD

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