To fansub or not to fansub

For the few of you who know me (or rather, the few of you that actually care), you know that I have gotten into fansubbing lately. It was partly on a whim, and partly to see just what it’s like to be a fansubber.

Technically I’m part of two groups who have taken different approaches to fansubbing. I can’t really say which is better, or which I like more, but I can’t say it’s all bad either.

Anyway, so I’ve worked on a few projects so far and I’ve gotten better along the way. So now I’ve reached the point where I wonder why I still do it.

I initially didn’t want to do fansubbing just because I didn’t think that I would have time to work on it on a weekly basis, but thankfully one of the groups let gave me the opportunity to try without the weekly deadlines to deal with. Then I joined another to work on a side project that didn’t have weekly deadlines either. Fast forward a few months and here I am, working on a series on a weekly basis -__-. This is actually my second series that I’m working on. The first one I was somehow convinced to QC even though I never signed up to do that, and the second one I’ve been made to edit because the editor has gone permanently AFK it seems and somehow I ended up editing another series next season.

Anyway, that’s just me ranting since I know I’ll quit at some point, and then deal with all the attempts to guilt me back that will probably happen (you know who you are). Fansubbing isn’t particularly FUN to me or anything, but it seems to be another thing that I just end up doing for some unknown reason and then continuing for some amount of time.

Anyway, there’s no real point to this point since it’s just a rant, so…. yeah….
Actually, for a rant, it’s pretty short >_>
Anyway, I blame you! (You know who you are).

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3 Responses to To fansub or not to fansub

  1. enginarc says:

    I was just beginning to enjoy it, then it suddenly ended πŸ™‚

    Would you like to add some more, like, do you recommend fansubbing to members?

    BakaBT has a fansubbing group , do you have any opinions on its work?

    I don’t know, may be this should have been like Q&A with Chiya.

    Also I could not find Ahzile in the forum members list? Is it an alias. Some mystery wouldn’t hurt of course πŸ™‚


  2. Ahzile says:

    Well, it was just a rant.
    Anyway, I have done some work for the BakaBT fansubbing group (BOX subs). Overall… it’s very relaxed in the sense that people work on things when they have time since they aren’t trying to finish an ep before the next one airs.

    As for fansubbing, it’s the same as a group project for school really, so it kind of depends on if you like the show, like your fansub work, how well you do it, and how well you get along with others in your team/group.

    And yes, Ahzile is an alias >_>

    And pfft… like Chiya would ever want to do a Q&A with me πŸ˜›

  3. enginarc says:

    okey, thanks πŸ™‚


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