Interview with BobbyBroccoli

2012-03-12 01:08:03 by Asandir
Updated

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

Today we will read a very healthy interview. You will learn more about the awesomeness of Broccoli and the user who named himself after this vegetable, Bobbybroccoli. If you want to know more about his comics, start reading :3

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When did you find Newgrounds and why did you join? Why did you choose the username Bobbybroccoli?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I found Newgrounds in grade 8 (aged 12 or so in 2009) when some friends and I were working on a school project, and they wanted music for a video we were making. They happened to show me The thwomps movie because it had Requiem for a dream in it. I decided to visit the site to view more of their Mario parodies. I eventually branched out into general movies, mostly through the Frontpage. I also realized that the site had versions of many of the games I grew up playing on other sites, so I loved it here. I guess I joined because I really wanted to keep medals from games and write reviews (something I feel I should do more). I chose Bobbybroccoli as my username since I was trying to advertise my newly created website at the time, and it was easy to remember. I generally use Bobbybroccoli on almost all sites now, since it is almost never taken."

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Do you think that you changed over the time you were here, as user, or also in real life?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I do believe this, yes. I look back on old posts and reviews and see how naive I was, but I also find it astonishing how much I used to plug my site (like, a new news post each week). I also think I'm more calm now. I used to get pissed off when Chdonga told me to kill myself, but now she's one of my favourite users. My point is that Newgrounds taught me to realize what 's a joke and what's not in the harsh world of the internet. In real life I changed a bit. I'm slightly more cautious about what I say in real life, because I've been had some experiences on Newgrounds that taught me how an uninformed mind can get you roasted on a stake."

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Are there any other users that you like, and how do they affect you ?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I like a lot of users actually. Off the top of my head Light is a cool guy who has great forum posts and I often comment on his newsposts. Chdonga is an underrated General and VG reg who can be quite funny. The-Great-One is just an all-around great poster, VG or General. Lionelion is one of my closest friends on here in the VG forum, and on our 3DS'es. tyler2513 is a VG reg who loves Nintendo like I do and has the 29 most reviews on Newgrounds. Flaminsquirrel is one the best VG forum regs for his humour, calm collected arguments and his awesome username. Squidbit a funny guy who I love reading his posts in General. Gagsy, everyone loves her. No explanation needed."

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Are there any users that you would consider enemies or that you just don't like?

Bobbybroccoli:

"At one point I hated Suprememessage and we got into a large PM war that got out of hand and we both said some unreasonable things so we just didn't read each other's posts etc... I felt bad for this, so a couple of days after the redesign I PM'ed him to apologize, and now we're on good terms. Addict is a poster I first saw when he was nominated for funniest user at the mid 2011 BBS awards. I always found his stuff to be overrated and unfunny to the point where he was just being a dick. One time Gimmick and I took him on in a thread where he tried to BS explanations as to why he 5 voted everything. I don't want to post the link to that thread here, since it sounds like I'm only pointing out the bad sides to him here, but I will say that lately he seems to have changed for the better, atleast not being a dick-wise."

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What is your opinion about the forums? Is there one forum that you prefer? And is there another forum user that you want to see getting interviewed by me?

Bobbybroccoli:

"The forums here are very different than other forums on other sites. There are no messy sigs bigger than the post itself, no edit buttons (thank god) and everyone seems to be able to take jokes better. Needless to say these forums are my favourites, but mostly because of the users who post here. If you visit the VG forum at all, you might have noticed that I post a lot of threads there. I also post there a lot. I also won biggest Nintendo fanboy for 2011, something I'm proud of. I'm not saying I dislike the other forums, but politics aren't my thing, Club and Crews have only a few clubs I like posting in (mostly VG related), Wi/Ht? I visit a bit, and General is great, but my real forte is video games and their related content. I try change the stereotype that VG forums are official game threads and flamewars by posting alternative threads like "Favourite spinoff" or "Your new body (your head on the last boss you fought)" among countless others, ranging in success. As for people you should interview, tyler2513 and Chdonga are both very interesting regulars."

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I guess that you have an opinion about the moderators of Newgrounds. Do you think that they do a great job or not

Bobbybroccoli:

"The moderators here are mostly great, and even the ones who aren't that great get the job done (I'll let the readers take some guesses here). Mods I will point out that I really like are Murray who is very responsible and a great poster, Malachy who is probably the best example of "though love" on Newgrounds, Auz who is a great mod but also loves Nintendo like I do and is the mod I talk to the most, and honourable mentions go out to NEVR, reverend, and TurkeyOnAStick."

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Would you like to become a moderator on Newgrounds? If so, what kind of moderator?

Bobbybroccoli: "I would love to be a moderator in such a great site, but I'm afraid I don't have any of the required qualifications. I'm not experienced enough to be a BBS mod, I rarely go into the audio portal to be an audio mod, I only have a bronze whistle making me a bit under qualified for a review mod, but if Newgrounds still needs some icons made, I suppose I could help out a bit. Point is, I have some work to do if I ever want to be a mod."

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The redesign is here, finally. How do you like the new design? Are there things that you don't like?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I really like it. The actual design looks beautiful thanks to the skins (I wish I could choose one for the whole site though), and the new touches like new emoticons and level icons add to the perfection. The separation of movie and games portal is a nice touch, and the inclusion of the classic portal makes it easier to B/P. Overall, features like the notifications could alert people to newspage comments or submission reviews as well as artist activity, and temporary missing features like the whistle for UJ submissions are an inconvenience, but the new site features really outweighs those few negatives."

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You have your own website bobby-broccoli.com. Tell our reader about your site and its awesome features!

Bobbybroccoli:

"I went to a summer camp in 2010 where I got started on writing my comic strip Bobby Broccoli, and the site was started so I could publically display my comics. I have a news page telling people about my new updates and life in between updates, a comics making page where I teach people my style and how to write humour and draw images like I do, I have my comics pages where all my comics (440 at the moment) are displayed, a characters page, a link to my Bobby Broccoli Facebook page, and a link to the demo version of the game my friend is making using sprites I made for him. Basically, this site is the where you can learn everything about the world's (probably) first comic strip about food."

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I read on your site that you buy comic collections. Which comic is your favourite? Is there a comic author whose work inspired you the most for your own webcomic?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I have a ton of comics I like, so get ready for a long list. Foxtrot, For better or for Worse, Zits, Doonsbury, Sherman's lagoon, Pooch Cafe, Dilbert, Calvin and Hobbes, Big Nate, Sally Forth, all in some little way influence my story telling, my humour, my drawing style, my interests, etc... If I had to choose one comics to read for the rest of my life though, it would be Pearls before Swine. The drawing style, the different character personalities, the humour are all things I love, and though I wouldn't say I wrote Bobby Broccoli to emulate Stephen Pastis' (the author of the strip) style, it sure turned out to be similar to his strip (I promise I didn't copy anything from him)."

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When my spider sense doesn't betray me, then you are also a video gamer. Judging from your passion for comics, I would say that you like Visual Novel games. Which one is your favourite visual novel game? Do you also think that this genre was quite succesful on the Nintendo DS, with games like Hotel Dusk and 9 Doors, 9 Persons, 9 Hours?

Bobbybroccoli:

"Why yes, I am a gamer, how did you know? To be honest, 999 is the only visual novel I actually played. It looked quite interesting from some articles I read, so I bought it for a car trip. It was fantastic to say the least, and it is hard to describe without revealing large spoilers for it but I highly recommend it. As for other visual novel games, I haven't played an others, but crime stories interest me, so Phoenix Wright, Hotel Dusk, Professor Layton, and the upcoming sequel to 999, Good people die, are games I recommend based in concept alone. If you have any other inquiries into Nintendo videogames, you won't find anyone more willing to recommend some underrated games to you."

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Please reveal your favourite broccoli recipe(s), so that my readers can enjoy the greatness of this fantastic vegetable :)

Bobbybroccoli:

"I must admit, I have an insatiable hunger for broccoli, so here are some recommendations. Broccoli Chicken Divan is a fantastic casserole that has chicken, broccoli, cream of mushroom soup sauce, bread crumbs and melted cheese all on a bed of egg noodles that is very filling on a cold winter day. There is another meal combination of rice, chicken breasts, broccoli, and a lemon/butter/chives/garlic sauce (be creative and make your own) that is oh so good mixed together. I will admit that I have an unhealthy love for store bought cream of broccoli soup for lazy people."

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Every person has secrets. Can you tell one of yours or something else that we didn't know about you yet?

Bobbybroccoli:

"I have freckles, brown eyes, and brown hair, I love science, have 8 pet fishes, play squash and love to rock climb, I play piano and saxophone, I'm Canadian of Scottish descent, and I love videogame music."

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What can we expect from you in the future, Bobbybroccoli?

Bobbybroccoli:

"More posting in the VG forums, perhaps some art pieces based on some new Bobby Broccoli characters, regular duties of a Newgrounds member, and free hugs for all."

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One of the best Broccoli recipies has been revealed. Furthermore, we learned that BobbyBroccoli writes comics and where he finds his inspiration for them. He is a a user who joined 2010 but managed to leave a good impression on the forums.

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Interview with BobbyBroccoli


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LionelionLionelion

2012-03-12 02:36:14

Awesome interview, Asandir! Nice questions asked too. i was pretty curious about this guy, and your interview was a perfect way to learn more, so thanks!

Asandir responds:

Thank you, I am happy that you like the interview :)


123mine123123mine123

2012-03-12 08:23:45

Hi Asandir!
Yeah, another cool interview! Im also curious about broccoli too.
So who's next?

Asandir responds:

Next is MaartenC :)


mandogmandog

2012-03-12 14:43:16

I wish I was good enough to get interviewed, but he is a suggestion, too spice it up.

Thedark has 'claimed' that his friend has taken over his account and is now using it while the real Thedark is away, why don't you interview the 'new' thedark?

Asandir responds:

Because also the new thedark needs atleast 1000 posts. Same goes for you :)
I could make make an expeption for double interviews, though.


mandogmandog

2012-03-12 15:27:14

You mean two interviews at once?

Asandir responds:

Yup. Interviewing 2 users at the same time.


BobbybroccoliBobbybroccoli

2012-03-12 17:34:26

Fifth.

Asandir responds:

Yes :3


mandogmandog

2012-03-13 07:24:58

Well, I am currently at 580 posts after 3 years 0.0 , see you in three years?

Asandir responds:

I guess so :3


mandogmandog

2012-03-13 08:51:48

You're nasty >:0

Asandir responds:

Indeed >:D


NatickNatick

2012-03-13 10:29:43

Look up "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin. I think you'll like that song.

Asandir responds:

Yes :')


123mine123123mine123

2012-03-13 10:58:43

MAARTEN!!!! Excited!!!

Asandir responds:

Awesome!


GimmickGimmick

2012-03-13 12:36:15

@bobbybroccoli: So am I an online acquaintance or a stranger?

Asandir responds:

...


karlu20karlu20

2012-03-13 14:43:43

Broccoli is yummy. But broccoli + cheese sauce is WRONG.

Asandir responds:

Yummy Yummy it is :3


SuprememessageSuprememessage

2012-03-13 16:03:23

Well, I can't wait to see what art he has in store. I'm sure it will be tasteful.

These interviews are always interesting.

Asandir responds:

Thank you :3
His art will be good, I am sure.


BobbybroccoliBobbybroccoli

2012-03-13 19:49:25

@Gimmick, you're a pretty cool guy. And just to be clear, cheese and broccoli is good only in moderation.

Asandir responds:

I agree and thanks for the tip!


SuprememessageSuprememessage

2012-03-13 21:52:41

Broccoli is my favorite vegetable. I've always liked it.

Asandir responds:

Awesome!


mandogmandog

2012-03-14 14:31:38

So I just ate brocali for the first time it was so damn -SOPA JOKE- :L

Asandir responds:

- Reply was censored by the authorities -


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2012-03-15 13:33:39

What is vg?
vegetable grounds?

Asandir responds:

OF COURSE!


BobbybroccoliBobbybroccoli

2012-03-15 21:49:00

Do you think Tom might finally break and add a culinary forum now?

Asandir responds:

That could be the suprise for next week :3


LionelionLionelion

2012-03-16 01:21:27

BTW how do you arrange and do these interviews? over PM or what?

Asandir responds:

That's how it works, indeed :)


GimmickGimmick

2012-03-16 07:06:52

@Bobbybroccoli Thanks, and broccoli is pretty good :) Cheese makes it taste nice and also allows for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins!

And here's something for you to reply to, rather than write "..." as a reply, Asandir:
What do you think of cauliflowers?

Asandir responds:

Well, I never ate cauliflowers. Should give it a try :3


123mine123123mine123

2012-03-16 12:30:04

I like broccoli...
But it's expensive here...
I only have broccoli like 1 every two months...
Same goes with cauliflowers. :(
If we do manage to buy some, we always put some carrots, beans, lettuce, and butter with it! YUM!

Asandir responds:

In germany broccoli isn't expensive. But some kinds of meat are pretty expensive D:


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2012-03-17 06:40:41

I have a 1000 plus now.

Asandir responds:

Yes


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2012-03-17 12:16:11

Yay!

Asandir responds:

: )


SuperUltraAusteritySuperUltraAusterity

2012-03-17 19:06:09

MOAR

Asandir responds:

SOON


LionelionLionelion

2012-08-06 17:38:07

OH OH OH! Where it mentions the users that he likes, please change Lionel738 to Lionelion, since thats who I am now, I dont want people clicking on it and seeing the user no longer exists when he really does, just under another name

Asandir responds:

Done :)