1. What is your name?
, though I can be identified various places around the
interwebs under the pseudonyms of Spedoinkel and Lord Hackish.
2. Tell us something about you, your background, and what you've been up to lately?
Let's see. I was raised in a catholic family, but I eventually formed my
own views of religion and universal cosmology based on my own
experiences biases and reading a lot of fiction.
I graduated from college with a BFA majoring in Theatre with a minor in
creative writing, essentially following the playwriting degree plan but
not having that specifically written on my now worthless diploma. And
lately I spend my time working, reading, playing video games and table
top rpgs with my friends.
3. How did you discover Everything, and how did you become a noder?
I was shown E2 back in college by my friend Patch
who had joined
thirteen days before me. He said, "You like the Hitchhiker's Guide
, right? Check this out." And indeed I
did. I started nodding stuff pretty soon after, before I really knew
what I was doing, and this was back when we had looser standards...so
yeah I've got quite a bit in Node Heaven
, and quite a bit that needs
to be rewritten.
4. What are your favorite writeups -- both your own and from other noders?
There have been several I've really dug over the years. Butterfinger
of course, Touch the Puppy
, Bag of Crushed Child
Schrödinger killed his cat
...you know the classics. But I also really
enjoyed collaborative stuff. Like grundoon
's Tell me of the nature of
and the short lived e2Collaborator
's project Briefcase Full of
. And you can see my several contributions to the Gone in Sixty Seconds Theatre Quests
I've read a lot of fiction, and some poetry I could stand, even adding
my own (I'm still particularly proud of A smiling statue
), but I keep
coming back here whenever I want to do real research.
5. What are your favorite and least favorite memories from E2's history?
Favorite: Good times I've had in the catbox, including some times I embarrassed myself.
Least Favorite: Some times I embarrassed myself in the catbox.
6. What keeps you coming back?
While in comparison to the vast breath of information available on the
internet E2 is just a nugget of knowledge, but I trust the info I find
on here more than I do anywhere else. Also the community is a bunch of
wacky peeps that can be fun to talk with or even argue with. And I am
often amused when a misspelling of a common word of phrase in the catbox
can turn into a hour long tangential joke.
7. What do you hope for E2's future?
That it doesn't die. That it gets more of the exposure and acclaim that
it deserves. That it doesn't turn into the rest of the internet. Have
you see how people talk out there?
8. What does E2 mean to you?
A mathematical improbability. You can't multiply infinity!
9. Who are your favorite noders? Which ones do you miss the most?
I have to admit I haven't been on much in the last year. Being
distracted with various things. I come back for brief spans and then
fade out again. But there have been people I always liked to see, like
(I had so much trouble spelling her
original screen name), TenMinJoe
. I thought thefez
was cool. I interacted with sensei
not as much as I would have liked. The old Devs.
10. Who would play you in the Everything2 movie?
The guy who is seen every time the main character(s) rides on the bus
who is just visible reading a book or chatting with someone. Easily
forgettable as stage dressing, except for that one scene in which he is
shouting out the window and shaking his fists at a bistro.
11. Please fill in the blank: "E2 is to the Internet as ___ is to the world."
E2 is to the Internet as anarchists are to the world.
Some know what they are talking about, some are there for the rhetoric,
but most don't have many delusions, and they all want something better.
12. Any questions that I didn't ask that I should've?
What are you going to do next?
Um...I'll say something productive, but it probably wont end up being that.
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