Mac: Hello, Dizzyworld2! May I call you 'Dizzy'?
Dizzyworld2: Hello~ Of course!
Mac: How are you doing today, Dizzy?
Dizzyworld2: I'm doing well, finishing up various assignments.
Mac: Is it hard to be a college student and work on Lucid9 at the same time?
Dizzyworld2: Yes. It's particularly bad when there's a rush of 1 to 2 exams per week for 3 weeks in a row. Studying is very important! I typically work on the art at least 2 times a week, usually during the weekends.
Mac: That sounds rough! Moving on though, how old were you when you first began to draw? Also, what first inspired you to do so?
Dizzyworld2: I've actually drew for fun since I was very little haha. But I seriously picked up anime art around when I was in 3rd grade after watching InuYasha. Since I'm currently a 1st year at uni, that's 10 years ago. I got into anime then as well, although I've watched quite a bit before.
Mac: That's such a young age to start at! Now, when you draw digitally, which software and tablet do you use?
Dizzyworld2: Yep~ Currently, I use a Wacom Bamboo. I use Paint Tool SAI for the line art and coloring and Photoshop for background and effects. I'm not very good with photoshop (the bg artist, Yuuko, helped me discover new things) but I have been using it a lot more the past year.
Mac: Just like the saying, practice does make perfect! Dizzy, may we know what your favorite visual novel is? And no, you can't say Lucid9!
Dizzyworld2: Haha XD My favorite's Little Busters! by Key. The theme of friendship and growing up captured my heart~ I can't think about Refrain, the true route, without a heartache.. Completely random but the Kyousuke + Midorikawa combo = instant favorite character.
Mac: I cried at the end of Refrain, embarrassingly enough... Lucid9 though! You've been with us nearly since the beginning, right? What caused you to join?
Dizzyworld2: Yes, I joined FSS a little bit after it was created, when the genre, heroine count, and such were being determined. My biggest motivation was to provide art for a visual novel! I've wanted to work on visual novels for a few years but that hasn't been successful.
Mac: I'm glad we snatched you up before someone else did! Anyway, out of all the characters in Lucid9, who is your favorite?
Dizzyworld2: Haha, thank you. My favorite's Rui for sure. I really like childhood friend characters and Rui isn't an exception~
Mac: She does seem to be the fan favorite~ As the female character sprite artist, which heroine was the hardest to draw?
Dizzyworld2: The hardest was Elizabeth. It took me a couple of tries to get her height right. If I'm correct, she's supposed to be or close to Yama's height :O
Mac: Please forgive me then! Now, in our main Skype group, many weird conversations occur on a daily basis. What was the most memorable one yet?
Dizzyworld2: Don't worry about it! It was a good experience to be able to draw a variety of characters~ I second you on that haha. Memorable huh.. There's so many. One of them is Dia and Sarah. Them and their flail............. (facepalm)
Mac: Dia (Diamonit) is always doing something... unique with Sarah... Dizzy, I have a fun question for you: If everyone in our team, but yourself, was dying of a deadly virus and you had the ability to save only one person, who would it be?
Dizzyworld2: Mac, you're doing this on purpose haha.. It would be Yuuko, the background artist. But there has to be a way to save everyone ;_;
Mac: I don't know what you're talking about~ Sometimes, you can't save everyone... but you were supposed to pick me! Moving on though, are there any other artists that you look up to?
Dizzyworld2: Too many to list. Just a few (in no particular order) are Takeuchi Takashi (Type Moon), Sayori (NekoPara), Kantoku (Your Diary), and Nardack.
Mac: A fan of cats in boxes, I see. As an artist yourself, if you had to give one tip to aspiring artists, what would it be?
Dizzyworld2: Haha. I've actually known about Sayori's Chocola and Vanilla few years before NekoPara was announced~ Best one is to keep practicing! Back when I had lots of time, I used to draw 1 picture a day. Needless to say, that was the time when my art improved the most!
Mac: Don't ever stop drawing, Dizzy! Back to Lucid9 once more, what are your plans after Lucid9 is complete?
Dizzyworld2: I hope I won't! Hmm, if FSS wants to continue making more VNs, I would like to stick around and help out :)
Mac: I'm positive that we will be making more! Anyway, it looks like I ran out of questions to ask you, Dizzy! Thank you so much for your time!
Dizzyworld2: No problem, thank you for the interview!
Mac: Until next time, goodbye!
I apologize if you were hoping for a voice interview! Maybe next time?