We recently got a chance to talk with the amazing site that is Unotaku! Our interview was purely a Q&A session that was private and discrete. No needless name exchanging or anything else was asked for. We simply wanted to sit down with writers and have the chance to chat with them about why that it is, they do what they do. We all love anime, games, etc… but we all have our different reasons and passions for that! So, enjoy this interview! It won’t be that long but it should be a nice introduction to Unotaku, if you are not familiar with their website. A link to their site will be provided below. Do give their website a look! You will be very impressed! On to the Q&A!
1.) What got you into writing for your website? Was it a desire to fill a niche or more of a burning desire that you have long wanted to try out?
I always wanted to create my own blog and talk about something I enjoy, or just share my opinion on the internet. I wanted to meet new people and discuss different topics with them. And I did have one or two blogs before UNOTAKU, but I always quit within a few months, just because I didn’t really have a specific topic I wanted to write about. But since I joined the anime community I have something I can share and something people like to read about. It’s amazing.
2.) I’m sure you love what you do! Is there ever a day that you question if you still feel like doing this? Or maybe you feel like you just hit a wall and don’t know what to do?
That happens regularly. You can’t always be motivated, you will always have a day where you just think “Why did I even start this?” and there will always be a day it seems like nobody’s interested in your content. But the good part is that it’s just a day. Some days this blog feels like work, especially when I’m working on a bigger post. And some days – a lot of days lately – I can’t stop being on WordPress, I write until my fingers fall off and read until the screen light gets too bright, and I really love these days.
3.) How long have you been into anime or games? Do you identify with the Otaku culture?
I actually haven’t been an Otaku for very long – about three years. But I don’t really consider myself as an Otaku anymore, since UNOTAKU is the main reason why I still watch anime regularly. And it’s not that I don’t like anime, I love it! But if it weren’t for my blog, I couldn’t take that much time to watch anime.
4.) What do you do for fun outside of writing for your website?
Well, since school is really bothering my “fun time” at the moment, there aren’t a lot of things I do for fun other than writing on my blog. But I do have a youtube channel and spend a lot of time either watching, creating or promoting youtube videos.
5.) Speaking of fun, do you go to conventions? Have you done cosplay also? I hear it is a lot of fun but requires a bit of fore-thought and planning. Especially if you hand make it.
I went to a convention twice, but I’ve never done cosplay before. I guess it’s just not my thing, and I don’t really have the money and the patience for it. If I would decide to cosplay once, I would like to put a lot of effort in it, because it should look really nice. But I’d rather just look at the pictures than doing it myself 😀
6.) Would you ever think of running and managing your own convention? Just theoretically, of course.
I’ve never thought of it before. I don’t think it is something I would really want to do. Maybe it would be fun, but it also seems like a lot if work. So I’d rather leave it to the experienced ones.
7.) If someone told you that you gave them inspiration to pursue their dream as a writer, blogger, vlogger, etc… what would you say in response? Would you let them in on how grueling it can be sometimes?
Of course they should know that it definitely won’t be easy if you start from 0. But I would still say they should go for it. You can’t just tell wether something is made for you or not, if you really want to do something or have a dream, then you should try it out. And who knows, maybe you’ll be the next famous anime blogger of this generation? Or the next Grace Helbig or Tyler Oakley on Youtube?
And of course I would feel very honored that I was an inspiration for somebody! 🙂
8.) Since we will be featuring this interview on both sites, anything you want to say to your fans or perspective followers? Any awesome words of encouragement?
Time will pass by, whether you do something or not, so do the things you love or always wanted to try. Dream big, set goals and achieve them! And then let me know if you did ;D
Also, thank you so much to all of my followers and everyone who takes the time and actually reads my posts, you’re all awesome!
And thank you Kausus for this opportunity, I enjoyed answering the questions and look forward to another interview/collaboration in the future 🙂