interview is with IWA
HOSHI! Iwa, your site is famous for Ryu/Chun Li stuff. Why did you
decide to build a site about them?
|<Iwa> Well, it started
with me hanging out at a fanfic board. http://pub69.ezboard.com/bstreetfighterfanfics
(current addy) and I had sent a few pics out at the request of some vetern
writers (Night for one). After that I keep forgetting what pics I sent
and what I didn't so I just decided to put up a site. Since my fics are
about Chun Li and Ryu, I deleted the pics of other fighters to make way
for more pics of Chun Li and Ryu.
Where do you buy all your Street Fighter comics and merchandise?
|<Iwa> Comics I got
from local comic shops, while mangas are ordered at Kinokuniya a major
Japanese bookstore. As for stuff like collectibles and action figures it
depends on luck. Sometimes I find them in any departmental store while
other times I have to hunt them down at specialty stores in town. I don't
like using Ebay or online stores as I'm not comfortable with not being
able to touch what I want to buy, and the fact that I ain't got no credit
Where do you get all the ideas for your Ryu/Chun Li fics? How often do
you have a new fic chapter? How often do you update your site?
|<Iwa> Ideas for fics
come from places I've been to, things that happen to me or around me, books
or comics I read or tv shows or movies I had seen, games I played and even
a few from dreams. I don't plan my fics much other than certain anchor
chapters to lead the fic.
As for new chapters it depends as ideas never come
chronologically to me. There are times when I have the starting and ending
of a story but never the middle parts until a few months down the road.
So I always write down ideas on a notebook to keep for review.
I update my site around the start of the month as my
internet time is at its max. I will also update as and when I see fit,
like when there are new pics, fics or mistakes in my site.
Do you have any suggestions for other fanfic writers or those wanting to
build a Ryu/Chun Li site?
|<Iwa> Well, write your
fic for yourself because if you don't like your fic it's gonna be tough
to write. Write in the style you're most comfortable with. Never be afraid
of negative reviews because some will like your fics, some will hate them.
Learn as your will find that some time down the road you'll notice improvements.
Builders of RCL (Ryu/Chun Li) sites must be able to
accept the notion that there will always be people who like RCL as a couple
and people who are against that idea. Isn't it more important that the
reason you have a RCL shrine is because you like the idea of them together?
It is also nice to give credit where pics are concern
because most site builders put in a lot of effort (blood, sweat, time and
money) to get their pics. I do hope that I don't have to email anyone to
chew his/her head off when it comes to pics.
Do you have anything to say to all your fans?
|<Iwa> I always welcome
your email whether you just talk to me about RCL or just anything. And
if you wanna send me fanarts send away. Heh. Absolutely Ryu and Chun Li!
That's all the questions I have for you. Thank you for participating in