||[Jun. 28th, 2005|02:17 pm]
Zatken - MysticAriadne
Hi, everyone ;-D|
Some of you know me better as Pam or Ate Pam, others may know me better as mysticariadne, and others know me more as PJ or PJ Zatken - the pen name that I use when I write fanfiction and original fiction in ff.net and fictionpress.com respectively.
I'm emailing you to ask for your help. Geneon just acquired the rights to do the dub project for the Hellsing OVAs. Sarah (a good virtual friend of mine) and I co-authored a petition requesting Geneon to bring back the original cast of Hellsing for the upcoming OVA projects.
Some of you may not know that I am an active member of Crispin Freeman's fansite - a web board dedicated for people who love mythology, anime, and Crispin Freeman's work. For those who may not know Crispin Freeman, he is the voice actor who did Alucard in Hellsing, Fuma in X-1999, Zelgadis in Slayers, Rosiel in Angel Sanctuary, Amon in Witch Hunter Robin, and many other well-known anime dub projects.
My husband and I also had the privilege of recently meeting with Crispin Freeman and Izobel (Crispin's girlfriend and one of the moderators for his fansite), as well as other members of the Yahoo!groups fanboard. We spent an evening at Sight Unseen (a Los Angeles/Santa Monica non-profit theater production co-founded by Crispin's brother, Clark) last Friday, June 24th.
After the theater was a couple of hours at Dennys (yes, Dennys) chatting away with everyone about anime, the anime/voice acting industry, and just anything that comes into mind. He is a great person, a wonderful talent, and very much down-to-earth. Izzy is also wonderful. The other fans that we met that night were fun to hang around with as well. It just confirms why I joined and stayed at the board in the first place.
The whole evening was nice and informative. It gave me a whole perspective on the industry, anime, voice acting, and the tremendous amount of effort placed in every anime project.
I attached the email below from Isobel aka thezelgoddess, one of the moderators of the Crispin Freeman board. I'm forwarding this to you personally to give you an FYI, and if you like Hellsing the way it was done in dub and would like to bring the original cast back for the upcoming OVA projects then this is your opportunity to sign the petition. The link is provided below.
This is not a hoax, and thanks in advance for your listening (reading) and support. Please forward this to anyone who'd be interested in supporting this petition, especially our friends who are anime/voice acting fans.
Pam / mysticariadne / PJ Zatken
This is a special email request going out to everyone who has not yet signed the Hellsing petition requesting that Geneon reassemble the original dub cast of Hellsing for the upcoming Hellsing OVA.
This fansite has over 700 members. I know we can do better than only 200 signatures in favor of Crispin and his fellow VA's returning to their original roles in Hellsing. We definitely need your help, everyone! Every signature counts.
Especially now because in reaction to Sarah and PJ's wonderful, supportive petition, there has sprung up an extremely rude, antagonistic anti-petition to keep Crispin and the others from returning! We need to show these people that personal attacks on VA's and idle threats cannot win out over the true voice of the fandom.
This is freedom in motion, everyone. This is a chance to demonstrate that we as fans are united, constructive and sensible. We need to help Geneon see that they should not be afraid of a backlash from people who say such hurtful things. We need to encourage them to stay on the path that made Hellsing an international bestselling anime series in the first place.
So please, take a moment to follow this link and add your support. It is free, it only takes a minute of your time, and you will be contributing to the voice of reason against the nay-sayers. Even if all we have are the members of this fansite, we will FAR outnumber the competition. This is the strength of our community.
And if you have already signed? Take this moment to forward this message to at least ONE person who will add their voice of support. Bring your friends, your family, your fellow fans! Post this link and a message of support on your favorite anime forums, in your Live Journal, on MySpace, in your mailing lists, as your email signature! I know we can make this happen if we do this small and simple thing, each one of us. There are so many things
we can do to get the word out, and every one of them counts! You are all so important!
Thanks for listening. Let's get our message heard!