Sonichu fan CatKnight/MasterDisaster AKA Arthur Spatchcock of England interviews our TRUE AND HONEST hero, posing as an interested English entrepreneur. Chris is completely fooled, despite the affected English accent fluctuating a good deal, and even tries to British it up himself by responding ad nauseam with "quite" and "indeed". Naturally, numerous tangents that are totally inappropriate for a business call occur.
Four more interviews follow this one.
Spatchcock also tried to assist Chris in making content, by persuading him to try doing Let's Plays. Chris made two Let's Plays before giving up, choosing to beg for handouts from his audience instead.
Chris reveals the plot for upcoming pages in Sonichu 11, rants about Evan and how Barb does not look like a Snorlax, and claims that he looks like Sailor Neptune.
|Stardate||23 January 2016|
|Featuring||Chris; CatKnight/Arthur Spatchcock|
CatKnight Interview 2
Arthur: Hello there! Yes, Christine!
Arthur: It is my distinct honor to be talking to you. As you know, I'm Arthur Spatchcock. It's a pleasure, really it is.
Chris: ...Thank you.
Arthur: I've been a long-time fan of Sonichu. I mean, implacably so.
Arthur: My favorite character, actually, is Magi-Chan, to be honest.
Chris: ...Oh, do tell me why?
Arthur: Magi-Chan, it's because of his-- you know, he wants to help all of his friends, and with his ability to contact them all simultaenously at the same time, it's an amazing ability to have.
Chris: Quite, he is the psychic type, after all.
Arthur: Right, yes. And I absolutely love the fact that, you know, he can plan things accordingly and contact everyone, simultaneously, and get that plan out.
Chris: He can also see into the future a bit as well.
Arthur: How far into the future can he see, actually? He doesn't want to ruin his own future, right?
Chris: Hm. Not enough to, uhh... Well, he knows quite-- he can see quite a bit far into the future, but although there are details of which you might not be able to see, a point or two.
Arthur: Right, he wouldn't want to time-logic himself, accidentally mess up the future by trying to affect it.
Arthur: Yes. Also a big fan of Rosechu; I think every, I think every Sonichu fan loves Rosechu.
Chris: Thank you.
Arthur Of course. Now, as I said, I'm interviewing you because I want to get some personal information about Sonichu and a little bit about yourself.
Arthur: For example, I cannot wait to see some more pages of the latest chapter -- chapter eleven -- great, the Christmas special was fantastic; loving Kevin as a character, by the way.
Chris: ...Okay, thank you.
Arthur: But uh, are there more coming? Because I can tell you right now, I know a few rabid fans, my niece included, who can't wait to see some more.
Chris: Yes, uh, yes, more pages will be coming and are still, are still in the, uh, works, it just, uh, depends on my mood, and how I feel in a days, 'cause...
Arthur: Oh yes, we -- we all get the frumps.
Chris: Nobody's perfect.
Arthur: Yes, we all get the frumps.
Chris: ...Quite. But they're still-- they're still in my mind, and in the processes, and everything. I just take it one moment at a time and I do what I can when I'm able.
Arthur: Absolutely, you go at your pace, that's what I expect. I don't want you to rush yourself.
Arthur: And as for your medallions and stuff, I'm still thinking about getting one, but honestly, I just don't know where I could ever wear it.
Chris: Ha! I don't know... you could always, display it at the very least.
Arthur: Yes, very true. And your Amiibo collection is getting quite large, actually.
Chris: ...Well I have a wide variety of characters, and uh, a few more to come out, there's-- to expect.
Arthur: Have you considered releasing a box set at some point, with a special edition? Maybe -- ooh! How about this: a Christian-- a Christine Weston Chandler ultimate box set, the first edition set, all ten of the original completed comics, and a medallion of your choice, for a hundred dollars.
Chris: [minor stress sigh] For a hundred dollars? Th-that's, that's quite, that's uh, it'd take more funds for me to, more funds than that for me to be able to acquire the material figures...
Arthur: Oh, well we can worry about those details in the uh, the process, the manufacturing aspect. I'm talking about after we make this stuff BIG, Christine. Not right now. Once you get some-- once you actually get some, uh, CLOUT behind Sonichu, you won't have to worry about things like funding anymore.
Chris: ...Well... Uh I'll just, I'll just wait and see how it comes about, and when it comes about I'll be able to plan better.
Arthur: Precisely. So, okay, I guess we should get to the question part. This conversation's great, but I don't want to waste all of your time, you might-- you must be very busy working on smaller projects as is.
Chris: Quite, indeed.
Arthur: Indeed indeed. All right, so I guess the first question is: if Sonichu were brought over here to Europe -- you know, Britain and all that, I guess if you want to be technical -- um, how do you think he would be best implemented? As a cartoon, or maybe a comic?
Chris: I'm sure probably both.
Arthur: A cartoon and a comic, that's ambitious.
Chris: Eventually, uh, I would do the, the voice-acting of Sonichu and myself, personally.
Arthur: Now that is a question I do have to bring up. With the, um, with the change you've made in your life, going from "Chris" to "Christine," that is an interesting aspect based on the original comic pages. How do you plan on altering that, to fit into the storyline?
Chris: It's been, it's been implemented during the, uh, during the eleventh book here--
Arthur: Ah, it is.
Chris: It is, it is a bit of, I think I've mentioned it as a bit of a hint, of that, uh, amongst the recent pages I've uploaded, but if not there is something that will be hinted in the upcoming pages, of which I do have planned, which where everybody's gathered around the Christmas tree in the shopping mall.
Arthur: Yes, you've been bringing up that Christmas party on the last update of the comic, and let me tell you, I was absolutely surprised you had to stop right there. You could have just gone a little further.
Chris: Yeah, but, yeah, it just depends on my pace and my mood, and uh, all the other projects and everything that goes on in my life, it's just, it's really busy around here.
Arthur: Understandable, understandable.
Chris: ...I mean, I certainly do a lot around here, and uh, our funds are, most of our-- mostly fixed, yet uh, limited, and can be varying, but-- but for the most part we get by fairly well throughout the month.
Arthur: You're not hurting or anything, are you? I mean, you're not like, you're not stuck eating ramen noodles and uh, cups of water, are you?
Chris: No. We get-- no, we get by fairly well. We, uh, we try to eat very well and good.
Arthur: I myself had some eggies in a basket today and some toad-in-the-hole which were really good.
Chris: I, warmed up a batch-- warmed up a couple of eggs with spinach to make green eggs and ham.
Arthur: Really now? How did that turn out, was it good?
Arthur: Hmm, I'll have to try that sometime.
Chris: I mean, look it up on the internet, you uh, you put, you, uh, put the eggs in the-- in there with the, with the pieces of the spinach leaves, and mix 'em together to put- pour it into the frying pan, and put in whatever else you kn-- you might like, some salt or cheese, and-- or maybe even put the-- put pieces of ham IN to the eggs, make yourself, uh, kind of an omelette there, as well. It'll work out pretty good.
Arthur: So you really are taking care of yourself physically. I've noticed in the last couple of videos that you've done, you've been looking a lot slimmer.
Chris: Thank you.
Arthur: It's nice to see you taking care of yourself.
Chris: Yes, I try to get out and about, uh, most days of the week, and get at least, uh, the thousand to ten thousand steps, if not greater.
Arthur: Ten thousand steps, that's impressive. ...Even I don't get that many, but I sit in front of a computer all day doing work, so I don't have that choice.
Chris: I'm sitting behind my-- I'm sitting behind my desk or, uh, sit-- or sitting with the dogs, and uh, giving them some time, but I try and make time for my family as well, during-- during each day.
Arthur: How has your mother been? If I'm not digging too deep; if that's going too far, just let me know.
Chris: My mother-- my mother is in quite good health. She is not, uhh, lazy or fat like a Snorlax, like, uh, some people would claim.
Arthur: I've-- I've seen the jokes, I find them in completely poor taste.
Chris: Yes, very poor taste. And quite most inaccurate.
Arthur: Now, one thing that does come to mind is that I know there are quite a few people out there who have besmirched your name; not only yours, but your creations as well. This "Asperchu," as he was called? Was completely asinine, if I remember correctly?
Arthur: Now, this per-- now this person won't make an appearance if we try to bring this business deal to light, will he?
Chris: Mmph... Yeah, Asperchu is definitely not a canon character, except for, uh, in book ten, where, to-- tried to put a damper on the... parodies... of my character, which is considerable parody of the other two characters, of Sonic and Pikachu. Yeah, but essentially, that's where I tried to remedy and tried to make-- him-- make him to be better, as in, uh, were- among which, drawn to look better, definitely-- the way that guy drew his characters, and pages? It was just so blocky, and that's not really, quite all that befitting.
Arthur: Oh, understandable. I mean he's besmirching your name, he's stealing your copyright, of course it's not going to look as good as the original.
Chris: But then also the way my hair turned out, after the semi-permanent hair color, kind of makes me look like Sailor Nep-- Neptune.
Arthur: Yes, I see the resemblance.
Chris: And I find that quite-- quite favorable, 'cause it's, in the anime she was an artiste as well, on the violin.
Arthur: I would suggest-- I would suggest, Christine, that if you really want to bring out that blue color, that you should pick a lighter color first and start with that, and then hit it with the blue, and it will come out extremely vibrant.
Chris: I'll keep that in mind.
Arthur: Like, go with a um, like a blonde or a platinum blonde, and THEN wait a few days to hit it with that blue? And it'll hit that battery blue color you're looking for perfectly.
Arthur: Because it would really bring out the color in your eyes, you know?
Arthur: ...Okay, so we left off at Sonichu, if I remember correctly?
Chris: Oh, yeah, we were talking about, we were talking about the Asperchu part.
Arthur: That's right, we were talking about Asperchu. I noticed there's a few other things, like when you brought Simonla back from the dead. That was a very ballsy move, I have to say.
Chris: Yeah, I just don't care about the guy who created his Simonchu and claiming that Simonla was based off of that? That's not the case at all. I mean, even long before Simonchu ever came about from my viewpoint, I wanted to make a ground-type character, among which, and-- and uh, I wanted-- I definitely had in mind amongst which, uh, drill arms, and that sort of thing, but I just never really could figure out the, uh, shape and formula in my head. But then eventually I did see the Simonchu, and... and from, and from that, uh, I took a little out-- I took a little bit, here and there, and I made the Rosechu character. And, uh, I mean, Simonla is, was-- I got that name based off of the, uh, movie that's called "Simone"? Uhh, which uh, that was about a holographic, uh, woman, that was depicted as a famous singer.
Arthur: I see, I see, yes. Well you know, all that copyright infringement and stuff, everything, I don't think you'll have to worry about that. I mean, the person would have to come forward and complain about it, and what are the odds of that?
Chris: Yeah, quite. And plus, definitely stronger than his Simonchu with the simitanium bones and recovery aspect, similar to Wolverine.
Arthur: Actually, I looked up simitanium, and it's an actual thing.
Chris: Huh, it is. I thought I just made it up.
Arthur: No. It's actual-- I don't think it has much to do with what you're talking about, but it's actually an electronic thing with computers.
Chris: Huh. Well, chalk it up to coincidence, definitely, 'cause I never heard of that.
Arthur: No, no, completely coincidental. I mean, it seems to work; I mean, after all, it's basically given her Wolverine-like powers.
Chris: Uh, yes. And then the irony, com-- going to computers and electronics, she's a ground and electric type, it turns out to work out pretty good.
Arthur: Hm. Maybe you should point that out sometime, make it a part-- make it a part of the character.
Chris: I'll make a little joke out of that at one point, then.
Arthur: Yes, sounds like a good idea to me. So we were talking about Sonichu, and like I said, you won't have to worry-- hope too much about some of your, um, less than desirable people. I know that you went on a bit of a hiatus for a while; you came back, stronger than ever. I mean, I thought Sonichu was dead and gone forever, but then you came back with new comics, and new medallions and Amiibos, and I was blown away.
Chris: Yes. I never meant-- I w-- I was never meant-- I mean, Sonichu was not dead. I never meant for that to be uh, the outcome there. I fell into the hiatus because I felt overwhelmed with the stress, and uhh... shoot, what's the word there I'm trying to think of... Well anyway, I just-- I just felt overwhelmed from between the internet trolls laying me down, and I had to take my webpages down because of them hacking into it. And it just killed-- it just killed my inspiration for a while. And then eventually I realized that trolls are people, and I started find-- and especially after I identified myself as a female soul trapped in this male body, and a lesbian transwoman from that? I def-- I definitely was able to turn my self-esteem around from that, but uh, I still need improvements here and there.
Arthur: Oh no, you seem more confident than ever.
Arthur: Honestly, you seem more confident than you did five years ago, and that's great.
Chris: Thank you.
Arthur: ...It's nice to see that you've finally came to terms with the fact that if you can't beat the trolls, you just ignore them.
Chris: Yes. And definitely to quote the WatchMojo dot com Top Ten Internet Trolls, it definitely puts in better perspective that they are still just people, don't know how better communicate in better words, or emotions. ...But yeah, nobody's perfect, anyway.
Arthur: Right. ...Okay, so so far we've covered Sonichu, we've covered, um, the people from your past that hopefully won't come forward trying to claim rights to Sonichu; we wouldn't want THAT issue when we're trying to set up our little endeavor.
Arthur: Now the last thing we need to talk about is your input on this. Now, you said you wanted to voice Sonichu AND yourself in the show. That makes sense.
Arthur: Are there any other characters-- Now, honestly, there are a few characters we simply cannot touch. Now I noticed you brought in Ren Skysoar to replace Doctor Robotnik. Now that's a good start, but I can tell you right now that my associates CANNOT get Sonic into that show easily.
Chris: Yeah. Although I tell you, um, definitely I was able to rectify the problem in book one, where Simonla disguised hers-- transformed, and made herself into Sonic, for that book, and then definitely later into Amy Rose just for the walk-in.
Arthur: Okay. So that will definitely cover those small bases. Because honestly, we can't touch characters like, you know, we can't touch Robotnik, we can't touch Aqua Teen Hunger Force, because that'll just create all kinds of issues with other companies, and they're gonna, they're all gonna want their piece of the pie. And let's face it, you don't want your piece to get any smaller.
Chris: Quite, mm. What makes you bring in the, uh, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, if I may ask?
Arthur: You remember, that scene when they're inside the, the restaurant, when Son-- uh, no, it's the mall, and Sonichu and Rosechu are eating at the restaurant, and you've got the little Meatwad thing on the table?
Chris: Oh, oh, oh yeah. Yes, just to make a little-- fun happy-- fun-- yeah. I do remember that part, yeah.
Arthur: You've got to be careful, because I can tell you right now, people on the internet'll notice the smallest things and point them out.
Chris: Yeah, but it's not pertinent to the story or whatever.
Arthur: It might not hurt anything.
Chris: It's not gonna be repeated.
Arthur: We'll-- Oh, I'm sorry, please continue.
Chris: It'll definitely be revealed in, uh, a later part that after I've made apparent in the Facebook post that Sonichu is allergic to pickles.
Arthur: Yes, I find that-- I've always found his allergy to pickles to be quite hilarious.
Chris: Yeah. And uh, kind of a spoiler, there will be a part in a future story where he-- where pretty much in a dream scenario, he has to swim in a river of essentially pickle brine juice.
Arthur: Oh no.
Chris: And he blows up during the swim.
Arthur: Really? So he's like, he's like deathly allergic to pickles?
Arthur: He better hope he gets an endephrine shot after that.
Chris: Well he's quite, uh, he's quite strong, so he's able to survive it, and at the end of the river is uh, is a healing pond at which he recovers from the allergy fairly quick.
Arthur: Well I guess that will definitely take care of that problem.
Arthur: Now are you going to be introducing any more new characters into the series? Because right now you've already got quite a collection of people already ready to go. But seeing as how previous villains in the series have either been arrested, or, or gone, or dead, or missing, I should say, are you introducing new villains into the series based on the current, you know, issues in your life?
Chris: I would say that's still yet to be determined. But at least I was-- at least I am definitely glad to give Count Graduon a past human form with which to lead into his spirit, and um, very small spoiler, among the uh, people he'll be bringing in uh, the bodies, he finds somebody that looks nearly exactly like he used to, and he brings in-- he becomes one of the Jerkops, so he brings him in and moves his soul from the Metal Sonichu into that body.
Arthur: Now I gotta tell you right now, I definitely want to see more Metal Sonichu.
Chris: Yeah, you'll definitely see Graduon's soul in Metal Sonichu's body, and uh, Skysoar will be employed under Graduon, and he'll make a few more of them.
Arthur: See, what you need in the series, I think to really push the bad guys now, instead of just having Jerkops, you need like, robotic Jerkops, like 2.0.
Chris: Uh, yeah, pretty much, uh...
Arthur: After all, when you have a hero like Sonichu... Sonichu is already pretty powerful, and all of his friends are pretty strong too. You need to start adding that concept of conflict by making the enemies tougher too.
Chris: ...Yes, that will be taken under consideration. I already have a few-- I already have a few ideas on my mind, among which. But that is definitely one I could definitely add into, uh, the uh, into the Jerkop and Janekops, there.
Chris: Make 'em-- make 'em a bit cyborg.
Arthur: Yes, you know, it's like, uh, it's like Power Rangers, the original Power Rangers, with Zordon? When they had the Putties, and then they had the Lord Zedd Putties?
Chris: Yeah. ...Quite. But anyway, yes, I will take all that under great consideration.
Arthur: Just ideas to implement. You know, create-- because after all, if you're going to make a cartoon, you definitely want it to be action-packed for the kids.
Chris: Uh, yes, action-packed, but also would like to be able to, put a good lesson or positive story in, every now and then.
Arthur: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. Put a nice little bit of Column A, and a little bit of Column B, and that makes sure you've got a great show for kids.
Chris: Yes. I do agree.
Arthur: Because after all, your core demographic are the kids, you want them, 'cause they're the ones who are gonna get their kids-- their parents to buy them Sonichu action figures, and Sonichu video games.
Chris: Yep, definitely in there amongst my pipe dreams, there.
Arthur: Well, the great thing about a pipe dream is it's always there. So if you try hard enough, it might happen.
Chris: Yes. Thank you.
Arthur: We're slowly building the foundations, here. Right now, this is the foundation. I'm going to show this to my superiors, and we're gonna see where things go from there.
Chris: That sounds good.
Arthur: I will get back to you, and I will share their ideas with you, to see what the next step is.
Chris: All right. That's good. And uh, definitely be sure to, uh, when you, when you broadcast this interview, to talk about my CWCVille shopping store on Etsy.
Chris: And uh-- and I'm guessing that you do have to link to that, so copy and paste that to the storefront.
Arthur: Of course.
Chris: And, this-- this has been good.
Arthur: Yes, it's been a great conversation. Like I said before, it was a glorious opportunity to get this first opportunity to speak with you.
Chris: Yes, thank you.
Arthur: Of course. You're one of my-- I'm one of your biggest fans.
Chris: Thank you very much, I really do appreciate th-- your support, and everyone's sup-support, regardless of them being good or bad or trolls or bullies or indifferent.
Arthur: Well, you know what they say, Christine: all-- no publicity is bad publicity.
Chris: I have heard that, yes.
Arthur: So even if people, even if people are being jerks and making fun of you, they're still bringing attention to you, and bringing attention to you brings attention to Sonichu.
Chris: Yes. I have realized that.
Arthur: All right, Christine. I think we've covered enough on this first little meeting. I'll get back to you in a few days to see how things have turned out with my superiors.
Chris: Okay, thank you, Arthur.
Arthur: No problem, Christine, you have a nice evening.
Chris: Yes, you have a good evening, too. Y'all take care.
Arthur: Thank you.
Chris: Bye bye.