Question 1 wrote:What does friendship mean to you as it applies to the world of AMVs?
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.
I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who are involved in making AMVs now. I'm pretty open to talking to anybody about AMVs and just goofing off and my Skype is readily available for people to add anytime. Youtube or Org, novice or pro as long as you enjoy the hobby we'll probably get along.
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?
I dunno. Before AMVs it was just a small group of college friends I guess.
Question 4 wrote:Do you think you would ever have come to be an editor without a community?
It took awhile before I actually got involved in the community and making friends in it, so probably yeah.
Question 5 wrote:Do you think you would like editing as much without 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'd still be making AMVs but it might not be as fun.
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?
Dunno for sure. But I imagine it'd be like trying to go to your day job still after the zombie apocalypse happened. Kinda of a waste if the social structure is gone. :/
Question 8 wrote:Have you ever met an editor in real life?8a wrote:If yes, describe your first experience doing so.8ab wrote:If more than once, describe your last experience doing so.
Yes. I saw a bunch of editors at A Cen 2011, but didn't really meet any until AWA where I remember meeting Kireblue, Pilkington, l33tmeatwad, Vlad, and GloryQuestor. Although I was really timid at the time so the meetings were kinda brief for the most part and I didn't say a whole lot. I ended up meeting a lot of editors at Anime Boston and hanging out with a bunch of them including Kiarrens, Driftroot, BasharoftheAges, Warlike Swans/Cygnet, LantisEscudo, Advent87, drewaconclusion and a bunch of others. Then on the way back from Boston, I ended up in a crazy awesome situation where I got a $400 travel voucher and a 10 hour layover in Chicago and ended up meeting and hanging out with Ileia, Copycat_revolver, Kitsuner, Koopiskeva, and Brad which was super funtimes. (Especially the super slow drive-by staredown as I walked towards the airport terminal, that wasn't awkward at all <.<)
Question 9 wrote:Is there anything else related to this subject you'd like to add?
Meeting/talking with other editors is fun. No real reason to be shy or timid, most of us are generally in the same situation as you and are really open to talking or hanging out so if you know where at a convention feel free to say hi and hang out at different panels/events/breakfast/lunch/dinner etc.
Question 10 wrote:The person posting below you has no friends, whatsoever. Will you be his/her friend?
No, he/she has no friends for a reason. What an elitist jerk.