Oh hey, everyone. Ready for interview number 11? Well, that is what going to happen today on the 10th of Christmas and the last weekend of the holidays. Yeah, I am saying that because New Years was Friday, so it makes sense in some way. Anyway, the usual stuff.
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I feel like we are moving from one hard worker to yet another. Today we have a certain Voyager who is the one of the busiest people that I know of because he’s always creating something interesting. He creates youtube videos, writes stories, works on blog posts, and honestly who knows what else. I mean, he does have a team to work on these things with, but that doesn’t stop a person from ever being busy. Anyway, here he is!
What is your name, the kind of content you create on the internet, and the name of that or those pieces of media?
I’m the one called Voyager. No relation to the spacecraft. And… sheesh, what don’t I create on the internet? I run a (mostly) anime-focused blog with some friends of mine. I write and edit a semi-regular webshow called Bulletoon, for the YouTubes. Oh. And I’m a web novel author. Our team’s big project is a book series called Burning Sky. But I have my own little solo project going, at the moment, called EXTRA/NORMAL… I keep busy.
When did you first start enjoying the media of which you provide a voice for online?
Childhood. I grew up on Pokemon. I was obsessed, really. I was even barred from watching or playing it for a while… naturally I found ways to watch and play it anyway, as kids are so good at doing. It inspired my love of the craft. I picked up my admiration of comic-style work from American superhero comics, though it led to me falling out of anime and stuff for a while. But I got back to it in college and even started reading manga more seriously!
What made you choose the media that you communicate your thoughts online?
College was pretty much the thing that got me thinking about doing this sort of stuff. I’d already done sort of commentary style content on comics and movies for a few years. Tried a few more creative endeavors with videogames. But watching and talking about anime with buddies in college got me interested in doing this. I combined that with what I’d learned from years of doing my “commentainment” style videos on other stuff, and here we are!
Has it been difficult to find a voice in the online fandom?
My voice. Hm… I don’t think so. I wouldn’t call my voice particularly unique. It’s more difficult just putting myself out there, I guess. But the voice, itself, I never really had any issue with, I don’t think. Naturally my thought processes and all that have evolved over the years, but that’s normal.
When did you start gathering an audience? (Even a small amount of views or subscribers is an audience.)
Uh… hm. So our blog was originally more of a mixed content thing. But people REALLY seemed to latch onto the anime stuff. So we decided to focus ourselves more on that when we noticed it was taking off a bit. It was kind of the opposite with Bulletoon. Originally it was more of an entertainment news show, but I decided to make it a sort of anime commentary thing. Two videos, in particular, got us a LOOOT of attention, in the very first season of doing that. One on Soul Eater (specifically Crona), and one on Medaka Box. People were ALL OVER those. It’s been an upward trend, since then. The web novel stuff is newer and hasn’t really started picking up that traction just yet. But I’m working on it and I’m hopeful..
What are two posts/podcast episodes/pieces of art/etc that you are very proud of?
…Why you gotta do that to me, man? Well, I’m obviously gonna say the first volume of our team project – Burning Sky: Prelude. It’s basically a prequel book to the series proper, which we’re hoping to launch next year. But I think we did pretty good for it being a prequel.
Link here: https://galvanicmedia.net/category/originals/burning-sky/
Aside from that, I can’t really give you a specific episode, but I’m always proud of Bulletoon. Not exclusively because of my own work on it, though. But because of the fantastic voicework the ladies do in bringing our girls to life. It’s always so much fun to work on the episodes when I get to hear them breathe life into the lines for the first time. If I HAD to pick an episode, I’d honestly just tell you to check out recent episode we did on DIO, for Halloween. Smart analysis, really funny delivery. That did MARVELOUSLY, on it.
Link here: https://galvanicmedia.net/category/originals/bulletoon/
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!
Yeah, dude! Thanks for havin’ me!
Where can people find you online? (Twitter @/Facebook group/Blog Link/Place to find your podcasts/Patreon/Other Things?)
You can find me on Twitter @GalvanicTeam. Mostly just me posting from the blogs and giving updates on original projects. But sometimes I ramble about videogames or whatever.
The YouTube is also GalvanicTeam, which you can reach with this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjr9N2XsZ4eRf3mSgiEBMQ
Then, of course, the blogs. Our team blog – https://galvanicmedia.net/ And my personal blog – https://animevoyage.com/
It was great fun having another one of the coolest people I know stopping by. Be sure to follow his projects and always be sure to follow what he is creating next. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing like usual.
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