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All the stuff at Sakura Con happened, and then I was staying on the west side for a while afterward housesitting while gf's parents were out of town for a while. I debated over emailing the Aniplex people--business card exchange is legitimately their natural reaction in any professional or semi-professional situation so they could've just been nice, but at the same time I got the impression they really were interested beyond professional courtesy--and wrote an email, figuring I would send it later so I didn't, you know, come across as a desperate or excitable fanboy. Even if I am.

About a week and a half later, debating over the timing of sending it, they send me one. I'm not going to go into the exact details or everything we talked about but it boils down to

"There's this job opening at Aniplex of America, here's a link to the application, if it is of any interest to you please apply, if it is not please still keep in touch I do not know a great deal about Fate and would like correspondence with someone who does."

I apply, but also send him a letter back going, "The job description emphasizes professional fluency in Japanese, I would not go so far as to say that I am that comfortable with it, so please do not expect too much, but regardless I am fully able and willing to talk with you or anyone else about Fate, job or no."

He sends me back another letter saying "Well I can easily find anyone who is Japanese-English fluent, such a person translated for us at Sakura Con and is also working on the FGO translation, but I do not know those with both Fate and Japanese knowledge."

(insert me vowing never to let this man meet some others on this forum for fear of upstaging)

So I sent him another mail telling him I applied, also giving him my resume and a link to a portfolio after he asked, and he then mailed back saying Sony HR would contact me about an interview.

Sony HR contacted me today about an interview that'll happen next week. So here I am, wondering just how serious I should be taking this and whether this contact with the company president and any insistence he has regarding this "expertise" is enough to put me over the hump of my education and experience being in a very different field. I wonder mostly because getting this would mean moving to California when I'd already spent money toward moving to Japan later this year with gf--itself a sort of complicated prospect--and this, if it were to happen, would be far and away the better deal for me, but also like, I dunno, getting out of the shower right after having just jumped in. I could use a sexier metaphor but... And I'd be doing this with my far crappier singular economic situation than splitting with gf as was our original plan.

Also fuck why Santa Monica I'd have to commute there from someplace far cheaper on public transit if so why did my car have to die

Also the earlier stuff about not letting him meet people is a lie, if they wanted someone who was primary-translation material I'll be pointing to some people here if that comes up. Especially Canon. Just to watch Raf cry at forever-unfinished Apo.

Anyway long story short, I feel very glad to have been cosplaying as a professional-looking Waver on top of doing the panel because I guess I gave a very good impression?
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  1. LJ3's Avatar
    Do you feel internalized holy shits

    because I sure do.

    Seriously, congrats on landing an offer. Dunno what will work for you, but best of luck to you on whatever you choose.
  2. Five_X's Avatar
    Our guy on the inside
  3. You's Avatar
    congrats we can now blame you for bad translations
    mind posting the powerpoint you had up so we can see what clinched the deal?
  4. Neir's Avatar
    well, i guess i'll let the fic thing slide

    for now


    you must be psyched out of your mind
  5. Arashi_Leonhart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by You
    congrats we can now blame you for bad translations
    mind posting the powerpoint you had up so we can see what clinched the deal?
    Don't blame me, I'd be low man on the totem pole, this looks like a real gopher job. Although I think that part of the reason they're interested is to see if they can't try to hit some of those translation issues if they can.

    Anyway, powerpoint. iirc too big to preview on drive so you'll have to dl. It was originally going to be two separate presentations: I had one that was going to talk lore and a separate one that would talk about the different titles, but they only gave me one panel so I basically crammed what I could of other titles into this. Although, again, I think it helped, since half the presentation was basically "here, take a look at these titles, many of which are Aniplex."

    Quote Originally Posted by Neir
    well, i guess i'll let the fic thing slide

    for now

    you must be psyched out of your mind
    I mean I got back a few days ago and I've been writing a lot since, it has me in that kind of productive mood, so it might actually get things done faster.
    Updated May 6th, 2017 at 03:40 PM by Arashi_Leonhart
  6. Zurvan's Avatar
    Best of luck Arashi, hope all goes well.
    Who knew cosplaying was the key to succes
  7. relt's Avatar
    Good luck. I hope it all works out for you.
  8. Rafflesiac's Avatar
    Wow this sounds like an amazing opportunity; whatever you choose to do at the absolute least you're definitely wanted and valua-
    Also the earlier stuff about not letting him meet people is a lie, if they wanted someone who was primary-translation material I'll be pointing to some people here if that comes up. Especially Canon. Just to watch Raf cry at forever-unfinished Apo.
    okay fuck you i hope it all goes up in flames and someone murders your cat














    (but seriously, nice one)
  9. Nikiri's Avatar
    ファイト
  10. Laserman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Five_X
    Our guy on the inside
    Basically. Gl Arashi.
  11. Nuclear Consensus's Avatar
    Congratulations!
  12. Apple's Avatar
    Gratz!
  13. Hen_Ichi's Avatar
    Congrats laddie.

    Gods of random con connections have smiled upon ye sparkly man.
  14. Arashi_Leonhart's Avatar
    Had interview, we'll see how this goes.

    I managed not to kamimashita
  15. warellis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart
    Had interview, we'll see how this goes.

    I managed not to kamimashita
    What Japanese do you know Arashi?

    And congratulations on the offer!
  16. Aozaki-desu's Avatar
    Best of luck!
  17. tohkos's Avatar
    did anyone record your panel? I regret missing it.