Episode 3: “Good Morning, IRC!”
Next day, and I’m up. “Sure was a good five hour rest,” says I. “I wonder what the internets have in store for me. Time to start my editing test and help my good friends at Ayako become a better group!”
<Fast forward 12 hours through the day until I finally get back to the drama.>
Remembering that Spiegel had asked me to apply through normal channels. I wondered what was up. Traipsing on over to Ayako’s quality site, I notice a post by marsd.
So, acting like the President is bad? Methinks mars-chan is a bit racist. :/
Attempting to find out for myself, I decide to have a conversation with the good fellow.
<Dark_Sage> Ban on sight? Really? :(
<marsd> uhhhh yeah i don’t think ive seen you actually mention that you wanted to help edit all the while you were in -recruit.
<Dark_Sage> [01:12] <Dark_Sage> So yeah, I’m here to apply as a fabuloso editor~
<marsd> must’ve been cut off my buffer then
<marsd> my bad
Okay, well now that that’s cleared up, I guess the situation is taken care o-
<marsd> i should get to the point… i’m sure you already know more than a few editors don’t like you
<marsd> you making a post bashing them doesn’t help
<marsd> and before that, talking smack in both our staff and main chan didn’t help either
Okay, I may have been invited to their staff chan a while back and I may have made a less than favorable impression when I addressed their editors. But come on, could you hold that against a guy as kawaii as me? :D
<marsd> i don’t know what you want
<marsd> but i do know that if someone wants to help he wont be doing any of those 3 things you did
<Dark_Sage> I’m sorry, confidence is a problem? Are you really saying that you accept the shoddy work your editors do in exchange for their humility?
<marsd> you don’t get it
<marsd> actually, i’d rather not have you than lose 5 people who actually work
<marsd> than have you and lose 5 of them
<Dark_Sage> Even if I do a better job than all five of them?
<marsd> you can’t do the work of 5
<marsd> i’m also saying
<marsd> we have been doing this for years
<Dark_Sage> Bullshit. You put 2-3 editors on one episode. Taken liberally, that means all I’d have to do is 2 shows to make up for them.
<marsd> they have track record
I knew I should have joined the track team!
<marsd> 5 people doing 80% at speed is better than 1 doing 100% slow
<Dark_Sage> I edit one episode in 1-1.5 hours. ._.
<marsd> and if projects overlap?
<marsd> 3 episodes in 1.5 hours within hours of one another?
<Dark_Sage> Then I bring in my pals who don’t suck at editing.
<marsd> how about no
<marsd> who are you
<marsd> and who are your pals
<marsd> what have you done
<marsd> what can you do
<marsd> i know ffd and oka can vouch for you
<marsd> but you’ve been a colossal dick to the rest of the team
<Dark_Sage> Oh, fansub resume time?
That’s my favorite time of the year!
<Dark_Sage> So you’re just going to look away from the problems that your editors bring into each episode?
<marsd> how’s that going to work
<marsd> you still dont’ get it
<marsd> those problems are minor
<marsd> we’re a speed sub
<Dark_Sage> Minor? 23 errors in 10 minutes is minor?
<marsd> having them work is better than not having any work at all
<marsd> i’ve looked at your post
<marsd> then i watched the episode
<marsd> didnt think they were major
<Dark_Sage> That’s nice. Are you an editor? Are you a native English speaker? Are you competent enough to judge how good the English is?
<marsd> yes yes yes
<marsd> to all 3
Oh god. He’s an editor.
<marsd> we release with compromise
<marsd> either we spend 100 hours nitpicking until everything’s perfect
<Dark_Sage> Then, if I take a look at an episode you edited, how many errors would you expect me to find?
<marsd> or we release in 4
<marsd> take index 2-5, i’m sure you’ll find more than 10
<marsd> and i’m perfectly fine with it
<Dark_Sage> You are fine with ten errors per episode?
<marsd> i’ve just said
<marsd> [12:12:33] <marsd> we release with compromise
<marsd> [12:12:42] <marsd> either we spend 100 hours nitpicking until everything’s perfect
<marsd> [12:12:48] <marsd> or we release in 4
<Dark_Sage> I just wanted to confirm your position that being a terrible editor is a good thing.
<marsd> oh so you’re going to say that i’m a terrible editor to allow mistakes through
<Dark_Sage> You don’t need 100 hours to edit properly.
<Dark_Sage> Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.
<marsd> do whatever
<marsd> if you want to join speak to Spi directly
<marsd> he can decide to fire all of us
<marsd> or not hire you
<marsd> but i’m sure i won’t consider you anymore
<Dark_Sage> Are you that committed to terrible subs?
<marsd> i’m committed to releasing faster than anyone
<marsd> is that enough?
<marsd> you stand on that side of the river
<marsd> while we stand here
<marsd> stay over there if you don’t dare to cross
<Dark_Sage> So, if you lost in a speedsub race, would you quit fansubbing?
<Dark_Sage> Please say yes.
<marsd> no we just sub faster next time
* marsd shrugs.
<marsd> good bye
<Dark_Sage> Night, friend.
<marsd> i’m not
<Dark_Sage> You’re not going to sleep?
<Dark_Sage> Okay, good day then, friend.
And that was the last I saw of marsd until I join #kokizzzle…
<&marsd> HEY SINCE Dark_Sage is still here let me help me promote his website a bit
<Dark_Sage> Ah, why couldn’t you have waited? I’m coming up with an even kawaiier post within a couple hours. :(
<&Wintereise> Pro Whiners there indeed
<&marsd> dont matter
<&marsd> we’ll promote it when you post it
Fuck yeah, hits! Though, I don’t think everyone over at Ayako will be too happy with that. One of the guys there exhibited a bit of RAGE when a guy whose channel I decided to lurk in last night, Meesles, decided to join #ayako. “Paranoia, paranoia, everybody’s coming to get me~”
[tl;dr: Meesles join #ayako and posts my site, telling PsychoFox to take a look at it and learn from his mistakes]
<PsychoFox> you know yer ban evading Meesles
<Memento_Mori> hi, Dark_Sage
<PsychoFox> I should report you to services
<Meesles> ive never come on here
<Meesles> so dozo
* marsd 7(ﾉﾟ-ﾟ)ﾉ旦 ☆ ＤＯＺＯ
<Memento_Mori> wrong person
Come on now. If I was going to ban evade with a fake name, I’d choose something much better, like Captain_Sexpants or something (keep that on the d-low. I don’t want people to know my secret, ban-evading identity).
[tl;dr: Meesles says if Ayako keeps sucking, his group, Interrobang, will start doing IS. Psycho interprets this as Meesles being part of Whine-Subs, which he isn’t.]
<PsychoFox> yeah from a script you stole
<Aistad> He stole our script and fixed the errors?
<PsychoFox> I can prove it too
No, you stupid fucks. If I did that, I’d be bragging about it (I stole subs from CR for [aRK]’s Highschool of the Dead releases, which btw we are doing on blu-ray shameless_plug).
Here’s a mediafire of the pre-timed script I did (that didn’t get used), the script for our release, and your script. If you can’t tell the difference, you’re as retarded as I think you are. So, go ahead. Prove that we copied anything from your shitsubs. I’d love to see the evidence you’ve got. http://www.mediafire.com/?7odjsf497s0ywf8
[Oh, and for the end of the conversation… tl;dr PsychoFox cries and then Meesles walks away like a boss. But as he’s walking away, Ayako’s floodbot automatically bans him for his speed posting. Ouch. Here’s the full log which Meesles kindly provided, but yeah, most likely tl;dr: http://pastebin.com/iSd4e5kn]
Well, okay, that’s it. Hopefully these posts offered you some lulz and didn’t bore you (they were long, but drama takes time). If you’re somehow offended, please make sure to post a comment indicating so. Such comments really do make me rethink my cruel and meanspirited ways, so I encourage them as much as possible.