When I logged on to Viki just a few minutes ago, there was a pop-up window announcing that Viki wanted to give me a little gift for my contributions for 2022, so could I please fill out some deets.
So I did and opted for a gift card for 50USD to be set by email.
Does anybody remember when I posted research I did a couple of years ago about the value of the time and talents contributed by Viki seggers and subbers?
Just a reminder: if you include the value of education, experience, talent, and so forth and how much subtitlers in the entertainment are paid per year, the “net worth” of Viki’s seggers and subbers is larger than the net worth of the CEO of Rakuten.
Considering that Viki is (as opposed to N-tfl-x) a volunteer-run endeavor, and considering that, when the planets are in alignment, the work that gets done is well beyond awesome, there is of course not enough money in the universe to pay seggers and subbers what they should get if they were paid professionally for the professional level of work they do.
However, as a gesture of thanks, a gift card is more than I ever thought possible.
Because I was sick with COVID at the start of 2022, I missed that opportunity to be thanked for my work. The idea that I might actually get thanked for my efforts seems slightly unreal. But I’ll take it.
Next year, Viki should offer the option of a personally signed photo by the “Asianese” celebrity of my choice. If I can find a project to work on that will give me the 200 or so subs I need to reach the next level, I’ll take Kim Myung Min.
When I first started watching K-dramas on DramaFever, wow, he was the binge-worthy actor who caught my attention.
No, wait, maybe I would want a pair of fleece pajamas and a year’s supply of popcorn and coffee.
Well, anyway, it’s . . . good to be acknowledged?