Aki’s Interview – “Malibu Barbie”:
Aki’s transcript of the interview:
Interviewer #1: What’s your name?
Interviewer #2: No no no no, no names.
Interviewer #1: Oh… Okay. Hi. Um…what are the cliques at Central Tech? … Where do they hang out and what defines them … music, cloths, or hair.
Interviewee #1: Um…
Interviewee #2: Uh… I totally didn’t understand the question (laughing sigh)
Interviewer # 2: Hi. like, if there where cliques at our school/ where would they hang out. Like, uh… like where they hang out and kind of.
Interviewee #1: /Yeah
Interviewee #2: /Mhm/
Interviewee #2: We have all the smokers and like all the/ artsy people that hang out around the arts building and like in the ally way right there.
Interviewee #1: /Stoners/. Yeah there’s like potheads that hang out in crack head ally, / or what ever you want to call it
Interviewee #2: /Yeah./
Interviewer #3: Where exactly is crack head ally?
Interviewee #2: like the ally way behind Tim Horton’s or / something like that
Interviewee #1: /Yeah, like that little walkway thing by the parking lot.
Interviewee#2: Yeah right there. And there’s like Malibu Barbie and shit/ who chills at like Second cup.
Interviewee#1: (laughs, but its more like a giggle)
Interviewer#3: Who’s Malibu Barbie?
Interviewee#1: /Like all those
Interviewee#2: all the fake plastic bit-… girls…
Interviewee#1: (Laughs giggly laugh)
Interviewer #3: We have those at our school?
Interviewee#2: yeah, we have them at our school.
Interviewee#1: yeah, yeah we really do.
Interviewer#3: I defiantly need to check that out.
Interviewee#1: And they all walk around like they run shit/ and they really don’t.
Interviewee#2: And they all wear Uggs and tights and shit on the same day.
Interviewer#3: Do you know if that rehearsed?
Interviewee#1: I really don’t know, I think/
Interviewee#2: / I really think they are all naturally insecure about themselves…
Interviewer#3: That’s really gross (pause, then an abrupt change of pace) Anyhow… (Awkward laugh)
Interviewer#1: (nervous laugh) Yeah… okay so Hi. Do any cliques think they are better then others?
Interviewee#2: Are you Serious? Of course they do.
Interviewee#2: Like Malibu Barbie.
Interviewee#1: The stuck up, think they run, think they run everything… its really dumb
Interviewee#2: When in reality they can’t even write their own name.
Interviewer#3: (humble laugh)
Interviewee#1: Hmm. Do you belon- is it belong? Yeah its belong, do you belong to a clique? Why or why not.
Interviewee#1: /Naw, I wouldn’t say we do
Interviewee#2: /Cause/. Umm I don’t have a label I just wear what ever the hell I wanna wear.
Interviewee#1: I’m not really into the whole (puts on high mocking voice) “oh is that in style, oh that’s not in style, you can’t be with us. Da da da da da.” Type thing you know..? So we just do our own thing…
Interviewer#1: Where do you like to hang out at school? Describe the place and why do you like it?
(awkward stares and nervous laughs)
Interviewer#3: Yeah we didn’t write these questions.
Interviewee#2: we just hang wherever is cleaver at the time. We don’t have a /specific destination
Interviewee#1: /We just/ move around a lot. So… its not just one specific space.
Interviewee#2: (coughs) sorry this hash browns like killing me.
Interviewee#1: like if we just sit around in one specific place for too long then we get really bored so we just move around.
(REALLY Awkward silence)
Interviewer#1: Okay… umm… why do you think cliques… exist?
Interviewee#2: Everyone wants to fit in somewhere, and if you don’t have a specific group of friends or wherever you just feel like you just don’t /belong.
Interviewee#1: So people are going to act differently then who they really are just to fit in with certain people. If its what makes them happy at the time…
Interviewer#1: Hmm okay, what would school look like without cliques?
Interviewee#2: A big giant gang.
(Everyone laughs a content giggle thingy)
Interviewee#1: Yeah, I agree.
Interviewer#1: Mm… What was the worst thing you every seen happen at school in, in elementary or secondary.
Interviewee#2: The worst thing I ever saw?
Interviewee#1: Yeah in school.
Interviewee#2: um…. I’ve seen… a group of girls making fun of someone that was handy capped and laughing at them very loud so that they heard.
Interviewer#3: /that’s so low/
Interviewee#1: I honestly can remember all the stuff that happened in elementary school because/ yeah because I try and block things out even though you see things that are really rude. There’s a lot of thing that people don’t see and its not fair to the people who are being made fun of.
Interviewee#2: /because it’s not important/
Interviewer#3: The end?
Interviewer#3: Sweet!!! Okay thank you.
Aki’s performance in class (21 January 2010):