SRM River Kanoff (Bishop) Q&A

As promised, with the morning after the release comes not a hangover of excitement (well, that too then) but something from the human meat bag behind the nouveau voice of Bishop himself!

This is a Q&A but with the timeframe this guy set up, it’s more likely to end up being an F.A.Q. I think a month is more than enough to totally drown him in questions, in all seven seas, too! Am I right or am I right?

Everything is covered in the video, even dancing is covered as the frames do the jitterbug for some reason, so I’ll leave it there. You can comment your questions/admirations/lewdness/queries/why-did-you-guys-do-this/curiosities on this blog post or the YouTube video or even one of the far far away lands of FaceBook and Twitter linked below. But why go away from this blog post when the option to comment anonymously is at your fingertips?

To address a question that may be on the minds of those reading this, yes you can ask multiple questions. We all can. 🙂

Go forth and ask! No holding back! *insert mwahaha here*

– AlassinSane

By |2017-01-15T03:04:46+00:00December 19th, 2015|47 Comments


  1. […] a month ago but it was in the previous year! You can find the post containing the questions here: But there is no need to refer to it as he very helpfully read out all the questions as he addressed […]

  2. notastalker (I SEE PALM TREES HMM) January 1, 2016 at 4:04 am - Reply

    What is your next role? Where is it? When is it? WHY IS IT?

  3. Ruru December 21, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

    A new question!

    Have you read my stories? Did you enjoy them? Now be honest! 😀

  4. Anonymous December 20, 2015 at 3:59 am - Reply

    who is the walrus?

  5. 'SushiBri December 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Whenever DigitalVixen finishes. Her hard drive (If i’m remembering correctly) broke about a week ago so we are delayed by a few weeks b/c of that. Once she finished, Mara will send her team of BETA’s to test and then it will be released to the public. I hope this answered your question~!

  6. kim kamanzi December 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    what kind of animations will it be in te skyrim romance mod with animations. can you say all of them please?

  7. Anonymous December 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    exuse me, when is the new verson of the romance mod with animation out?

  8. Cinna December 8, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Why release so soon after Fallout 4? QAQ I’m torn between romancing my companions and romancing Bishop now~

    • AlassinSane December 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      F4 romances are REALLY short, so… 🙂

  9. Anonymous December 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Did you ever met anyone from the mod outside the mod? And do you have a ‘romance’ with one of your writers?

    • Mara December 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      We had sushi together!!!

      • AlassinSane December 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        O, sushi and brie?

        • Mara December 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

          If i could have Bri i would 😉

          • 'SushiBri December 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

            Whoa now, getting lewd there Mara boo (;

            • Mara December 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

              I can’t deny my feelings ^^

              • AlassinSane December 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

                Whoa there guys, people from nexus will start thinking we’re providing the girl on girl action they so desire!

                • Mara December 5, 2015 at 5:38 pm - Reply

                  Can’t help myself

  10. xShinku December 4, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I have questions, River!
    I am actually interested in how you heard about the Skyrim Romance mod and why did you want to voice act Bishop…I guess what made him appeal to you?
    I am currently playing with the new Bishop and I must say you’re amazing! I love his new lines! Especially the ones in combat about hurting my character, I thought that was adorbs! Looking forward to hear more about you!

  11. Anonymous December 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    In less than twelve hours Nexus tells us that over 500 people have downloaded your mod and were likely playing it all at the same time. That’s 500 people playing with and listening to your voice. How does that feel? Is there a point in your career where you got over that or does your ego explode every time?

  12. AlassinSane December 4, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I’m going to do some magic administrator jiggery pokery to get this back to the front page. It got lost since the Nexus release xD

  13. Anonymous December 3, 2015 at 7:45 am - Reply

    how many teeth do u have?

  14. Vianne December 3, 2015 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Wow, I actually thought of something, it’s a miracle! I guess Ruru kinda already said it, but I wanted to ask if there was ever a moment that you felt was out of character, not just for Bishop, but as a guy period. As an aspiring writer, I have been seeking the male perspective when it comes to romance, and in the otome visual novel world, they make it, well, ridiculous. I just don’t believe it for a second, no matter how wonderful it is. It is fiction, I accept that. However, my goal for the game I’m developing is to make it so that even guys would agree with it and not think it’s just sugary girly chick flick type crap. We all love it, but let’s face it, reality will never stand up to it. I guess what I’m getting at is this: was there ever a moment in the mod that you felt NO man would respond that way? It would aide my research if you could give me a personal opinion. It isn’t easy getting guys to admit stuff about romance without thinking something stupid like you like them. I’m serious, that is getting old,I am just trying to better my understanding for my writing damnit! Anywho, again, my question, was there ever a moment in the mod that did not feel authentic?

  15. Ruru December 3, 2015 at 12:57 am - Reply

    River, I said this once…. I’ll say it again: River you’re THE Bishop for the mod. Hands down, respect…. you deserve an oscar! Because you impressed me and that’s something many cannot achieve. *round of applause* Anyways…. as one of the writers…. (oh what embarrassing things I made you voice! You did an amazing job and I loved every second of it!) I wish to know what was the funniest line in your opinion? The most awkward? Did you ever laugh your arse off and thought: “Who the hell wrote this shite?”

    Enough of that… some other questions

    If these romance mods continue after Forbidden Love, would be interested in continuing to voice a character? mayber not a major one…. even though you’d totally nail it!

    Including all of your roles, which ones were the easiest and the most challenging to voice/do? (Nice job on Helgen Reborn by the way! Your Froki made me laugh my ass off… in a good way ^^)

    Any tips for a beginner voice actress? :3

    ….I guess that’s all for now. I’ll harass you further if something else comes to mind. mwahaha.

    Thank you so much for all the effort you put into this mod. Words are meaningless, I know, but if it makes your day better even in the slightest then that’s good ^^ Give a hug to your daughter from me too ^^

  16. CJ December 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    River, you do an amazing job! I wasn’t expecting to like the update very much (I was already used to the first VA, but wow! I think I like it better! You certainly make Bishop seem more rugged and manly! 🙂 Great job! My question… Was there times when you felt REALLY awkward sitting there alone voicing certain lines? And which ones?

  17. Vianne December 2, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    It really is a shame I never have questions when the window is open for them. It is literally a curse. I’m the fool who goes go-carting and when asked if I have questions, I go blank. Then suddenly as the thing whooshes to life, I realize I cannot figure out the break between the accelorator, neither can I distinguish my left foot from my right foot. Suffice to say, I have not gone go-carting since… I am certain I’ll think of something at some point, but I also feel certain you will be bored of the q & a or have simply continued with your individual reality.

  18. DarkDrakonia December 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    You have so many people asking so many questions, and I have a few of my own. Don’t worry, I’ll go easy on you~
    Are you available? Do you live in South Texas?

    No no. Just kidding. Okay! My real questions… What sorts of exercises do you do to get the right voice? Do you gargle salt water to get that raspy sound? Is this your /real/ voice or did you train it that way? And the big question on my mind: Did the little girl (boy?) at the beginning of your video call you daddy, or was that the neighbor kid being loud?

    One more, just because: Dogs or Cats? Choose wisely.

  19. Eva Gleam December 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I got a question.
    How could you…….if you didn’t really?? and dont skip out on the details 😛

    • River Kanoff December 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Oh come on. If I have to be specific with my answer, you have to be specific with your question. =D

      • Eva Gleam December 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm - Reply

        Haha, I’m a very random person with random humor. But more serious questions. What is your favorite moment in the mod? also when recording, did you have moments were you couldn’t keep a straight face? It would be awesome if there was a gag reel. anyway keep up the good work 🙂

  20. Luna December 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Okay I have a few if you’re willing to answer one (or all idk) c:
    How did you first find out about Skyrim Romance? Did Mara/the team find you or did you find them?
    Did you have any doubts or second thoughts about voicing for Bishop, ever want to back out of it?
    What similarities (if any) do you and Bishop have that made voicing him easier/more fun?
    What were your first thoughts about the team?
    And one silly one just for the heck of it, what’s your favorite thing to wear?
    Keep up the great work with both Skyrim Romance and all the other projects you’re working on, we’re rooting for you 🙂
    p.s give your little girl a hug for all of us, she is such a little sweetheart

  21. Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    He’s just as cute as Bishop! OMGG YESSS! And when he said Princess, I died, haha. I’m downloading the game now soooo… I’ll come back with questions after my game play (: I’m DYING to play. I’ve been waiting for months for this! My constant days of checking for updates have paid off!

  22. 'SushiBri December 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    I have one for you! Why you no reply to my email for a Christmas card!? ?

    • River Kanoff December 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      I don’t actually have an address at the moment… also I hate you I guess? =P

      • Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

        **weeps ion a corner**
        Why you do this River?! I THOUGHT YOU WAS MY DERP!!! YOU HAVE LIED TO MEH!!!!

      • 'SushiBri December 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm - Reply

        You just dont love your Mini Derp anymore, Big Derp. WHY YOU HATE ME SO?!

        • AlassinSane December 3, 2015 at 5:09 am - Reply

          Translation: “butt butt butt!”

  23. Aureux December 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    What exactly got you into this project?

  24. Eyes December 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    I adore the work you’ve put into it thus far and even from the few brief dialogue chunks I’ve heard so far from the mod, I am blown away by the difference and just how naturally your voice fits the personality of the character and the world of Skyrim in general. Well done! <3 Oh and random question for you! What was the most challenging part of voicing Bishop? Have any awkward or funny mishap stories that occurred during the production from any of the team? xD Thank you all again for this wonderful mod, I am looking forward to falling in love with this game again.

  25. Fiona December 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Ok i got a few questions for ya!

    Did you find it hard to get into Bishops character as initially he is kind of a douche?

    What was the most challenging part of playing Bishop?

    Were there any lines you were uncomfortable with or felt awkward?

    ALSO (besides Skyrim Romance Mod)

    What has been the hardest role in your career?

    Would you like to get more into acting than voice acting? (serious question!)

    How do you get into character when you pretty much despise the character you’re playing?

    Do people tell you in the real world you have an awesome voice? (you sound like a young Sean Connery to me which is just the best)

    Thanks for all the time you have put into this mod, it is truly appreciated!

  26. Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    WhaT sOCKs aRe YOu WearING OmG biShOP

  27. River Kanoff December 2, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

    These are great! Can’t wait to answer them! Keep them coming!

  28. Anonymouss December 2, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply


    It has been brought to my attention that Bishop doesn’t have a ass. All us fans were probably wondering if you sir, have an ass?

    • Fangirlinmyheart December 2, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Haha *laughing very hard* that’s a great question I want this answered to ^^

  29. Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Love your voice. Feel like it fits the game more than the previous one did. Just wanted to know, how long have you been doing voice acting and do you enjoy doing it? And what was your favorite line from this script? Aaaaaaaand how would it feel to play a game/mod which had your voice in it?

  30. Lydia Krow December 2, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Love the voice you are doing for Bishop and cannot wait to check it out in the new and improved mod! I really hope you don’t receive a lot of lewd questions, actually – people should respect the talent you are bringing to this project!! My question for you is what did you do to get into character for Bishop? Since he is only loosely based on the characterization of the original game, did you try to focus on creating something new or did you take any cues from the original character? Thanks!

  31. Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Bri has always said “you are a derp”. Is it true?
    And since Bri brought up the concern for Bishops lack of a rear, we need to know if you yourself have a rear or not?

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