INTERVIEW WITH BARON ADMINISTRATOR DAISHI
Posted by VE Reporter
Our tri-monthly interview for the beginning of June will be with the revered Baron Administrator Daishi, the current leader of the Vast Empire Engineering Corps, who has actively served in the Vast Empire for roughly two years being either in or once apart of almost all of the various club divisions available.
Interviewer: What is your name, age, and location in the vast world outside of the internet?
Baron Administrator Daishi: My name is Jim Poe. My age is an ancient 21. I currently live in the city of Longview, Washington in the United States of America.
Interviewer: What is your profession?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I have none currently though I am enrolled in a local community college.
Interviewer: What is your favorite Star Wars film, novel and computer game?
Bardon Administrator Daishi: As for movie I'd have to say "The Empire Strikes Back". I've always been an ardent Imperial at heart and you gotta admit that the 'Imperial March' by John Williams is good. My favorite books are the ones written by Michael Stackpole, he at least digs into the universe and if there are games for it he plays them and I think that adds a lot to his stories. Favorite Star Wars computer game I'd have to say is X-Wing Alliance.
Interviewer: What is the name and status of your character in the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I technically have two characters in the Vast Empire, one is the clone of the other and no one is sure which one is which anymore. His name is Robert Lee but everyone calls him by his callsigns of Daishi or Kuroishi. As leader of the Vast Empire Engineering Corps, Daishi ranks in at Baron Administrator and also holds the position of the Naval Tactical Officer with the rank of Rear Admiral (U). Kuroishi is the leader of the infamous elite black operations unit the Fallen Angels.
Interviewer: How did you become a member of the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I was originally recruited by Threeof4 when he was leader of the VEEC [Vast Empire Engineering Corps] as an expert mission maker. Despite my talent for making missions for TIE [TIE Fighter], XvT [X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter], and XWA [X-Wing Alliance] I don't have the creative energies to make missions that much anymore.
Interviewer: What prior positions did you hold in the Vast Empire before you were given the one you currently occupy?
Baron Administrator Daishi: When I first joined I was a Technician Second Class. I can't remember how long I held the rank before becoming a Senior Engineer. After a while the VEEC fell apart due to lack of membership and I have spent about a year or so in the Vast Empire Navy as the Adjutant to the TAC [Tactical Officer] and then eventually becoming the TAC.
Interviewer: What are the duties of your current position?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I am to help arrange campaigns, make missions upon request, and generally be a tactical genius for the navy. At least I think that is what I'm supposed to do. I find it very difficult to make missions for campaigns anymore. Not so much as a loss of ability but more of a loss of desire would be the best word I think.
Interviewer: What individuals did you serve under during your service in the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: Threeof4, Atrus, and Anakin.
Interviewer: What were they like?
Baron Administrator Daishi: Threeof4 was a fair leader of the VEEC while I served there and as the leader of the High Council he is once again my superior. I have had rare occasion to complain about his decisions or his attitude. Atrus as my superior in the Vast Empire Navy has shown a lot of leeway toward me. I think and I can't fault him as a leader either. Anakin as the direct superior of Kuroishi has had some run-ins with the Fallen Angels methods and morals. These have left a slight rift between the Fallen Angels and the rest of the Vast Empire Army.
Interviewer: What are your fondest club memories during your time in the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I think some of the best times I've had in the Vast Empire were while I debated with the infamous [Rivian von] Donitz. While I could never match him as a pilot I could always hold my own in our debates.
Interviewer: What talents do you believe assisted you the most in rising upwards through the club ranks?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I think the thing that has helped me the most is my determination. It has taken some reality checks to make me give up on things that I could not complete and really knew it. Another asset that I think that helped me is I seem to have a natural talent towards being adaptable to new tasks. I was a pilot and a ground pounder before I ever became a mission maker or a tactician.
Interviewer: In terms of club size and activity --- on what path do you see the Vast Empire taking?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I honestly have to say the Vast Empire Navy is definitely in trouble right now. Hopefully once the VEEC has finished a project I can have them create some missions for a campaign to help boost activity. The Vast Empire Army is enjoying a good period of activity as is the VEEC.
Interviewer: Is there anything in particular in the Vast Empire that you hope to see change or remain as is?
Baron Administrator Daishi: There is one thing I would like to see changed. When I first took charge of the Fallen Angels back when they were part of the Intruder Wing I made one simple and well liked regulation stand above all others: If a regulation gets in the way of having good natured fun disregard it. I'd like to see the Vast Empire as a whole adopt that principle as well. It'd probably solve a lot of activity problems and entice a few more people to join. I think that the idea of an economy system is a fairly good one and I'd like to see that continue.
Interviewer: How do you hope to be remembered by the members of the Vast Empire after you have left?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I think despite all I have I done if I am remembered at all I'll be remembered as a helpful person. If I had the knowledge or capacity I've made it a point to help others with their problems. Sometimes I succeeded; sometimes I didn't.
Interviewer: Are you looking forward to playing any of the upcoming Star Wars computer games?
Baron Administrator Daishi: To be honest I haven't seen much about these new games. From what I know I hope to see Jedi Knight II to be supported by the army. Jedi Knight is a good game and all but it is showing it's age and I'd really like to have a sword fighting technique for the lightsaber fights that I would actually use in reality in the new game. I've been learning how to sword fight from a friend and I doubt anyone would actually live very long using the style in original Jedi Knight.
Interviewer: What is your opinion on the development of close amities between club members in the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: Seeing how as my best friend is the Executive Officer [XO] of the Fallen Angels I think I'll simply say this: It really depends on the people in the situation. Since about a third of the Fallen Angels can get together and talk face-to-face because they live in the same city no more then fifteen minutes drive from each other the situation can be beneficial or harmful depending on if the people involved abuse it. I chose my best friend as my XO because I know him and his tactics. Thus I knew if I were forced to go on leave what the Fallen Angels would be doing even without a report. Despite my trust in him and his abilities, I did not choose him as the Executive Officer of the VEEC. I knew that he would not be suited for the situation or the kind of responsibility. After all leading a fighting unit is vastly different from leading a technical support division.
Interviewer: Do you have any special advice for the new members of the Vast Empire?
Baron Administrator Daishi: Being in more then one club/clan/organization at a time is hard work, I know I did it for a while. Considering my experiences as well I'd have to also say that having a totally undeveloped background for your character will create less hassles with regulations.
Interviewer: What did you have for breakfast?
Baron Administrator Daishi: My usual breakfast consists of whatever the heck I can toss in the microwave aside from oatmeal. My basic principle for breakfast is that it must keep me full longer then the amount of time it took me to prepare it and eat it, that tosses cereal and oatmeal right out the window for me.
Interviewer: Last but not least, do you think teletubbies are evil?
Baron Administrator Daishi: I usually don't curse but I think it is appropriate for my answer to this last of the question as HELL YES. They have to be part of the Lynette Jennings, Martha Stewart and Barney conspiracy.
Interviewer: Before we close the interview, is there anything you wish to add?
Baron Administrator Daishi: Me and my friends have been trying an experiment to see if average people will notice the word "fnord" when it is slipped into casual conversation, try it out you'll probably be surprised by how few people will ask you what it means. It doesn't seem to go unnoticed when written or typed though.
Interviewer: Thank you, Baron Administrator, for this interview.
- C R E D I T S -
Interview hosted by: Klev Tarkin.
Interview posted by: VE Reporter.
Episode guest star: Baron Administrator Daishi.
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