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love_aristocrat

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Foreword love_aristocrat is an unusual character in that he is THE pupil of our very own Ixrec. That’s right. He is a disciple of Ixrec, readying himself to join the ranks of the prided Amaterasu (or you can sort of say he is already a part of Amaterasu). Anyhows, that teacher/student relationship of theirs is a little unfathomable. Read on to find out why.

Interesting Tidbits
“Ixrec is a curious guy, I got to irc and started talking to him, I then started asking stuff about japanese and slowly I became an student of his, we didn’t decide it at the moment, nefore we noticed, we were student and teacher”

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No home page?

“I welcome anyone that is willing to join the project,
as long as they actually work.”

I think Spin was the one who arranged my meeting with him. Needless to say, this one is a little elusive as well. I did interview him over IRC at Rizon Networks, so try /whois love_aristocrat.

The Interview

love_aristocrat

<Aaerul> 1st question: How did you make your start doing VN translations? Is this your first project? Why Shirotsume Souwa?
<Love_aristocrat> It is indeed my first project, I started reading VN in japanese around 3 months ago, I decided to translate Shirotsume souwa because it was both short and was fun to play through
<Aaerul> so you’ve played through the game once already?
<Love_aristocrat> yeah, I readed through it once
<Love_aristocrat> It would be unwise not to do so

<Aaerul> 2nd question: I think there are some people who might be turned off by the Little Witch’s artstyle. How would you convince those players that the game is worth playing?
<Love_aristocrat> simple, the story is a mix of both slice of life with a piece of drama and some fights here and there, there protagonist is really cool, and I hardly see someone not liking the girls in it

3rd question: What is your relationship with Amaterasu? Are you a subsidiary? How come your name isn’t in the staff section in the official blog? How did you convince Ixrec to TLC for you?
<Love_aristocrat> That is actually a interesting question, although I am not a subsidiary, I am not really a member of the team either, I am what you could call a student of Ixrec, I actually started learing around 1 year ago, thanks to his help, and as I was thinking of translating since long ago, I asked him to tlc for me and he agreed.

<Aaerul> actually when I was interviewing Ixrec, he did mention something about ‘currently tutoring others’
[18:31] <Love_aristocrat> oh, yeah, I’ve heard a little of them, but afaik, none of them tl for now, other than me
<Aaerul> also he said something like, motivated people can’t be bought. but people with good Japanese skills are a dime a dozen

<Aaerul> 4th question: Are you looking for additional staff?
<Love_aristocrat> I am not, we have enought people in the project right now, yet I welcome anyone that is willing to join the project, as long as they actually work.

<Aaerul> going back to your answer earlier, how did you meet Ixrec one year ago and what convinced him to tutor you? RL friends?
<Love_aristocrat> Ixrec is a curious guy, I got to irc and started talking to him, I then started asking stuff about japanese and slowly I became an student of his, we didn’t decide it at the moment, nefore we noticed, we were student and teacher

<Aaerul> did you know about Amaterasu before you spoke to him?
01[18:38] <Aaerul> so you stumbled onto #ammy?
<Love_aristocrat> actually, I knew of amaterasu before entering #ammy
[18:41] <Love_aristocrat> not much though, just that the guy was translating Cross Channel, got curious, entered #ammy, and talked to him by PM

<Aaerul> Is there anything else you would like to say to the fans?
<Aaerul> do you have an estimated time of arrival for the project?
<Love_aristocrat> “I may not be Ixrec fast, but I’m sure I can deliver Shirotsume to all of you, just be patient.”
01[18:44] <Aaerul> yes he is a beast.
<Love_aristocrat> also, the idea is to have it ready in less than 6 months
(Post Interview Chatter)

<Aaerul> I heard that this is your alias
<Aaerul> not your real internet name. Why is that

<Love_aristocrat> <@Sheeta> **** is just shy about his first tl
<Love_aristocrat> <Love_aristocrat> FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS IT
<Love_aristocrat>  also I wanted to see if it had any reaction in /jp/
<Aaerul> /jp/ is a little…
01[18:52] <Aaerul> how to say,
01[18:52] <Aaerul> mean-spirited
01[18:52] <Aaerul> too mean to care.
[18:52] <Love_aristocrat> heh
[18:53] <Love_aristocrat> they are just tsundere (?)


My thanks goes to love_aristocrat for taking the time to do the interview. Best of luck with the project.

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Tay

I'm the Fuwanovel community admin and a big fan of Visual Novels. The easiest way to get a hold of me is via a PM on the Fuwanovel Forums, by twitter (@ArchmageTay), or by email.

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