Question 1 wrote:What does friendship mean to you as it applies to the world of AMVs?
Friendship means a lot. I'm sure that without friends that helped me all this way, I think I would be still editing with WMM or would have to quit.
But the point is: True Friends, not just the ones that start to talk with you just because you made a good clip. I still have one friend that kept supporting me from the first day I put an amv in YouTube until now.
Question 2 wrote:Who are your friends? If you're friendly with everybody, who are your best friends?
I'm not exactly looking for specific names (though you're free to share those as well) as much as I'm looking for group names or editing demographics, though specific names could be interesting, too.
The last phrase reminds me to my culture thesis
I'm friend with everybody that loves and appreciates AMVs.
But since I was raised into the russian community is not surprising that many of my friends are russians, nor to mention that I'm friend with the Hispanic, French and the American editors basically, if not ask MimS, -eake4-, Aimo, Ashley, madara, Ikore, irriadin, Yue, Code.............
The list is too long
Question 3 wrote:We all change groups of friends throughout our lives, somewhat anyway. What other groups in the past have you been involved with
In the past I was friend with the fansubs groups. When I started growing, I adopted AKROSS as my first home, then moved to the org, and finally ZonaAMV
Question 4 wrote:Do you think you would ever have come to be an editor without a community?
Nah, I think that lonely you could do several things, but nobody will notice your progress if you're not involved in any kind of community
Question 5 wrote:Do you think you would like editing as much without a community?
It will be a weird experience, like a singer that loves to sing just for him. One day surely he'll leave that thought of 'I can do it all alone' and start hanging out with a community
Question 6 wrote:What about with a community, but for some reason it was impossible to make friends?
Not that there's anything wrong with you, it's just impossible to make real friends in this example for some imaginary reason.
I like to use the example of AKROSS for this kind of questions. I know all foreign people that enter the first time feels the same when they first open the AE
The community at some moments might look so closed to the rest of the world, but that's because you have to start socializing with the russian. I tend to ask a lot about music, since the russians have an interesting taste of music. Thanks to them I discover many bands I would have never know they exist.
So it's not that is impossible to make friends, it's you that should start socializing with the people
Question 7 wrote:How important would editing be to you if every online community and all traces of one (save for your own memory) ceased to exist when you woke up tomorrow morning?
I would probably miss all the memories about them but I would continue editing for the sake of those memories
Question 8 wrote:
Have you ever met an editor in real life?
If yes, describe your first experience doing so.
8ab wrote:If more than once, describe your last experience doing so.
If no, would you like to?
8bb wrote:If yes, what's stopping you?
Actually yes. I met jubjub2 in real life and was a nice experience
The curious thing: jubjub2 was the first editor that let me in a MEP organized in the org, the first that gave me reasons to continue improving and the first editor I met in real life. 3 First times
Wait. She was also the first ever English speaker whom I had a conversation. 4 First times
Well we meet into an anime store. We had our introductions, talked about the recent animes, future proyects and the Kawaii Kon. It was a nice experience, and it's possible that it will repeat again, depending of my free time and what my hospital says.
Koneko is the other editor, but she lives next to me, so nothing new
She's the only one that can say how my houses looks like
From the org, some guys I'll like to meet are Shin, Brisco and l33meatwad. Shin reminds me a lot to one of my friends from the school, Brisco cause I still dunno how to thank him, and Turner.... cause you seem someone I shoud definitively hang out in real life
Without forgetting about ReggieSmalls, Code, irriadin, -Eake4-, Statz, kireblue, mirkosp, Otohiko, ibabrak....
And about the girls, Taite, Katie, Aimo, Pocho_Love, Yue, Mystyk, Warlike Swans, AngelDragoon and Ileia
Question 9 wrote:Is there anything else related to this subject you'd like to add?
-This was an interesting questionset.
-In the past I tend to believe that my path was to be a Solitary Editor. That was wrong from my part because I couldn't meet many of the editors from the generation 2003-now, since I first started from a very long time but decided to join communities until I was older. Since someone asked me: The fact that I joined until 2009 doesn't mean I started editing that year. I've been editing from a very long time
Question 10 wrote:The person posting below you has no friends, whatsoever. Will you be his/her friend?
(I would advise that you answer all of number 8 as a single paragraph, if at all.
Sure, why not? I'm friend with everybody that makes and loves AMVs