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Interview with Mumbo

8/27/12 by Asandir
Updated 3/6/14

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

This week's interview features the user Mumbo, who will talk about MLP and about his thoughts on the chat. Also, it has been exactly a year now since I started to make those interviews. I want to thank everyone who participated in the series, you delivered awesome answers and made the interviews great :)

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When did you find Newgrounds and why did you join? Why did you choose the username SolidToad and why did you change it to Mumbo?

Mumbo:

"I found Newgrounds in like, 08. I remember it was the year Michael Jackson died, so maybe earlier or later. However, I chose to lurk the forums before finally making an account, mostly because I was lazy and didn't feel like making an email to make an account. First world problems, eh? But I eventually stopped lurking and decided to make an account. The reason I chose SolidToad was a really stupid reason. I had been watching Chuggaaconroy's Let's Play of Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door, and it was playing in the background. I remember him talking about the part where you go stealth with Princess Peach to get documents from General Grodus or something, after which he said "Another crisis heavily averted by Solid Peach," making reference to Snake from MGS. I was replaying TTYD as well, so I decided to use Toad instead of peach, for obvious reasons, and since Toadette is like the best ever. I recently changed my name though to Mumbo, since I've been replaying Banjo-Tooie recently. Mumbo is probably one of my all time favourite characters from video games. Dat Skull."

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

Mumbo:

"I've definitely changed during my stay here. I recently got back from CIY in Western Illinois University, which was great and refershing, reminding me to at least try my hardest to be a good Christian, and you know, that tends to have influences. But I haven't posted since I got back (as of yet) so that is yet to be seen. In some users (Travis) eyes, I'll probably still continue being annoying, just because some users (Travis) just need some form of self-justification or something petty of the like. Now obviously my recent activities haven't been my only change. I have been here since before I was a (gasp) Brony, and I was definitely different then. But that is a horse of a different colour, so I'll go over that in the question directed towards it. A lot of my Newgrounds habits are directly affected by how my day has been. If I've been hanging out with my friends Jess or Amber, I'm probably going to be more effimenate and horny than I would have been if I say, just got done working out. I'd probably act more like Rhinocerider in that case. He's so cool~"

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

Mumbo:

"As mentioned above, Rhinocerider is like, my e-spotter or wingman or what have you. He's an awesome user. Another buddy would be Xenomit, of course (<3) and as of late, zag has made it into my heart. s/he is actually really cool, despite some negative opinions from others. Skaren and I have quite the love hate relationship, but I'd say we're still friends. I know that his internet assholery is nothing but Baylife and I can't really blame him. Of course, I still have a laundry list of friends on my userpage, so I'll just list more of the tops without textwalling your entire interview with mindless prattle.Amaranthus is totally in love with me, so I was inclined to add him. Funneemonkee is like the best ever, and she's really hot, yet smart and deep too. ( I made a Tumblr just to follow her <3) YenMuffin is a friend on Xbox Live and we both annoy the shit out of our friend Bates (Lol, Bates) and so he's pretty cool. I have a friend named Henry Bankshaft, but everyone just calls him Chaw, so I do too.BizzarroPMP I would say is my forum wingman more than Rhino. Remember those stupid threads I made about poisoned cupcakes and grinding children into skittles? Yeah, Rhino made followup threads for my Job one, and posted consistently in the other. He's really cool. And last but not least, there's some guy named Asandir on my list. He's like never online and I can't remember the last time we had sex."

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

Mumbo:

"I disagree with having enemies, but I have some, yes. At most, I would say my enemies are the common ones, such as Insanctuary and his billions of alts, or even ngman7, just because he's annoying. However, my real only enemy is Fluttershy. He is so annoying, and it seems like he strives to give bronies a bad name. Back in like 07 or something he was found to have over 20 alternate accounts, if memory serves, and then Fluttershy itself, which just shows that this user has nothing much to really do but annoy others. He doesn't even do it as well as I do, I mean come on."

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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?

Mumbo:

"The forums are despairingly declining. I love them to death, as seen by my rediculous posting habits, but for lack of a better explanation, I'd say that they really were better in 07. Not to be one of THOSE guys, but it was true. You couldn't possibly have a topic with the last post being 2 hours ago on the front page of General. Of course, I love General, but it seems like the only people using it are the new users, and the battle-hardened asshole "old users" as they like to be known. They like to think highly of themselves for wasting more of their life on NG than the rest of us~"

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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?

Mumbo:

"Most moderators do good jobs, yes. EyeLovePoozy is like the best mod ever, simply because he doesn't give a fuck. Others (Murray and Travis) are extremely bias. Even though Travis is a useless mod with no real power, he still has that self-righteous air about him. Murray however simply hates bronies. As such, he will be more inclined to ban them for small shit that no one else would get in trouble for, and now double such for me since I've just told you that. But I don't care. I can hold my ground. And of course who doesn't love Asandir the chat mod!"

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

Mumbo:

"I'd love to be a forum moderator and a chat mod, if not because I would be decent at it, then for the sheer fact that I wouldn't need to put up with bullshit from spammy sillyheads, or for that matter, other mods. You know who. But the fact remains that I'd need to be here like 6 years or more to even begin to be considered, and even then I'd think Gagsy would be the next mod. Coupled with the fact that asking for modship pretty much garuntees the opposite, and I have pretty much just done that, I'd say my chances are slim to none. Whatever, I'll enjoy the forums for as long as they live either way."

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The redesign is finally here. Tell me what you think about it. What do you like and what is not so good?

Mumbo:

"I miss the chick with her knockers on the screen. The redesign was great, but now it's just become a regular thing again, kind of like gays in society. People will still be butthurt over it sometimes, but it's generally accepted. I miss the Mature content bar at the top of the page, but I'd rather find better quality stuff elsewhere. The old portal style was fine, I can't find anything in this mess unless I click "Classic portal" on the dropdown menu. I think eventually I'll be tired of the brown colour scheme though. Redesign 2013 anyone?"

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You seem to be a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Can you tell our readers how you became a fan and what you like about the show? Has being a brony affected your life?

Mumbo:

"Oh boy. It started when my friend AJ walked in to our history class wearing a Pinkie Pie shirt. I was like "Haha, whut?" as he explained. He pestered me to try it, so I told him I might. Two days later I was bored and on youtube. So I typed in "MLP: FiM E1 S1" and watched it. Over the span of the next few days I had downed the entire first season. I fell hard for the candy coloured ponies and the complete badassery of one in general; Rainbow Danger Dash. After I saw "Sonic Rainboom" my position was locked. I had my Rainbow Dash shirt ordered like the next week. Brony-ism (?) has made me more acceptant of people and definitely more friendly. You should try it. Lest you end up like Travis."

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You regularly use the Newgrounds Featureless Chat. Do you like the chat?

Mumbo:

"The chat is a nice addition. Personally I liked Radio Chat better for the rooms and ability to password it, but it was too much drama. The NG Chat has been long in coming, and has a decent community when Gory bans all the nubs that spam "b" and such things. Skaren is banned from it too, which is hilarious! I enjoy the quick talk ability that a forum simply cannot provide. As for the featureless part, you're required to have an account, so there's a feature. But instead of smartassing my way about the "featureless" part, I'll just say that, in not so many words: Yes I like the chat."

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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?

Mumbo:

"I've been looking for a way to tell people about this for a while, but not all the people, you know? Only if someone actually cared about me would they decide to read my interview, lest they be your normal readers, which I'm pretty sure I'm already friends with (HEART) so you have provided me with the perfect chance: I'm a Hermaphrodite. Yeah. Surprising huh? Genetic mutations are a beach with 120 degree sun and humidity. If anyone really cares to inquire, I'll accept PMs, but I'd prefer to not discuss much of that right here. Also, Jermy Soule is the best musician this side of the cosmos."

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

Mumbo:

"More irritatingly silly threads for the General forum, and definitely more activity in general as it is summer. Once I can manage to either get a bamboo tablet or something or a scanner, I'll start submitting art. You may not guess it, but I love art. I completely LOVE drawing and sculpting. Lastly, I'd like to thank you for inviting me to do this all those months age Asandir. You rock, keep up the good work!"

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Now you are filled with more knowledge about Mumbo, dear reader.Feel free to leave a comment here, saying what you think about the interview, requesting users to get interviews is also appreciated. Tune in next week :3

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Interview with Mumbo


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Good interview Asandir. I have learned a lot! c:

9/15/12 Asandir responds:

Thanks, glad that you learned something ^^


I've apparently been successfully lied to. Though Mumbo has yet to confirm whether he was joking or not. He sounded serious though.


killerrobkillerrob

8/31/12

Wait, you havn't interviewed sweet21 yet?

Shame. He has 11,000 posts and you go out and interview hermaphrodites.

Also GoryBlizzard, Bees, Boss, BrokenRecord12345 or whatever are good ideas too.

And some day, you'll need to do me unfortunately, it'll be a painful process learning about the origins of my account, especially if i'm not sober.


JBKJBK

8/31/12

There are no hermaphrodites on newgrounds. He should not copy rummy0.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Rummy :3


SkarenSkaren

8/31/12

This n****r is not a hermaphrodite, if IT is, then IT is certainly a male with female genitals. Also let it be known that IT is no longer human if IT is a herm, but he isn't.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Hm....


YenMuffinYenMuffin

8/29/12

God damn none of this surprised me. 8|
Only thing left to say is smoke weed all day errday.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Okay D:


killerrobkillerrob

8/29/12

Interview CocoaBeanie or Slint next.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Good idea :)


Things I was suprised about:

He/She is a hermaphrodite. That's interesting, I wonder if Mumbo is a male with female genitals or a female with male genitals. Also, does Mumbo refer to himself/herself as a he or a she?

He/She is also a Christian, which I found interesting and didn't know. I only know of four Christian Newgrounders including myself, you (I think I remember you saying so, Asandir somewhere.) and EmmaVolt who I've seen posting in religious threads.

So that makes four of us. We should all start a crew xD.

Just kidding, it would be bombarded with flaming by all the anti-christian hatred on this site. Sure we'd get the odd intelligent atheist (Light, Rightwinggamer and a few others come to mind.) giving us a friendly debate, but most people going to the thread would be there to flame us.

Still, being insulted on the internet by strangers is certainly better than being fed to lions in ancient times for the amusement of Roman crowds.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Crew sounds great :3


AmaranthusAmaranthus

8/29/12

Pm'd ya.

8/31/12 Asandir responds:

Ok :)


GimmickGimmick

8/29/12

What Light said.

8/29/12 Asandir responds:

^__^


LightLight

8/29/12

Hi Asandir.

I wonder why people dislike Travis. I can't seem to think of any reason whatsoever.

</sarcasm>

8/29/12 Asandir responds:

: )


MurrayMurray

8/28/12

Bahamut for worst mod. I can't even win it at all for these awards. ;_;

8/29/12 Asandir responds:

Even if you want to win I would feel bad voting you for worst mod - I guess others feel the same :(


SkarenSkaren

8/27/12

Jesus Christ I wasn't aware people even COULD wall-text in comments.

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

* The more you know *


SkarenSkaren

8/27/12

YO BITCH IM SKAREN MOFUCKA #BAYLIFE N***A SWAG ALL DAY ERRY DAY STAY FRESH.

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

Okay D:


JBKJBK

8/27/12

Pardon me, sir. Might I get a bit of jelly to spread on this toast?

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

I remember the interview with ToastedToastyToast ;3


JBKJBK

8/27/12

Bahamut is one of the best mods.

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

I agree :)


MumboMumbo

8/27/12

Bahamut is the best -amut

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

YES!


Holy Christ Travis, get over yourself.

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

I would say the he is very confident sometimes :)


ZacharyZachary

8/27/12

I wouldn't want an interview after he's interviewed these users lmao. Why would anybody be jealous that they haven't been interviewed by a BBS user on a website?

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

I kind of agree :3


MurrayMurray

8/27/12

Wait wait wait, you actually said that Mumbo? Damn, missed a huge memo there. Well, we'll see how we go over the next weeks. ;)

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

I sense peace :)


MumboMumbo

8/27/12

I all honesty Bahamut, this was when I was still butthurt that you blocked my contact. I've since forgiven you. You're back to being cool. I told you that in chat a while back.

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

Hm....


AmaranthusAmaranthus

8/27/12

Although I love him, I have to agree with Bahamut. :(

8/28/12 Asandir responds:

Glad you do :)


JBKJBK

8/27/12

Somebody jelly? Unless youve had an interview before. In which case i never read it :p

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

Maybe he got interviewed by someone else, I dunno.


MurrayMurray

8/27/12

The-Great-One has a right mind here. If anything, I was supporting the idea of having a MLP thread in C&C just for better management of the fanbase. I saw many threads in the General crash and burn easily so I felt a thread for them in C&C would make things better for everyone. I was one of the mods that gave the topic creator the go-ahead to make the thread despite other mods initially against the idea of a MLP crew due to its meme status. I've even gone in and taken out any trolls who are there to oppose the thread as a whole and since I respect the policies of that thread, I only ever post to make sure everything is clean.

I only take you down on the BBS, particularly in General forum because you spam this shit so I step in and put you on a break for a day or two. They are taken out just to prevent derailment and to take out any flame wars like that thread of yours from the other day that I deleted. It's something called vigilance and repeated offenders get banned. And don't forget, picture spamming IS against the rules which is what most of those shitty caption images fall under.

If it were true that I'm biased against bronies, then how do you explain that I'm in good speaking terms with SCTE3 on Facebook? Outside whatever his stand on MLP is, I see him as a good contributor on the site and his help with the portal is excellent, especially now that he is able to take action against any submissions that violate the portal rules. You on the other hand Mumbo, you're a goddamn nuisance in the chat and on the BBS most of the time and a bad example of the fandom. If you were less of a pain in the ass I wouldn't even mind you. Hopefully you can learn the differences here.

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

I see. Well, can't say much int the matter here. It seems though that you are more respectful than Mumbo which I highly value :)


ZacharyZachary

8/27/12

Do you just find the worst people to interview or do they come begging to you?

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

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I find Mumbo's comment about Bahamut disheartening. He doesn't like bronies, he's entitled to that, but maybe you were breaking the fucking rules... that might be a clue. He's not biased against bronies because if he were he would have used any instance of spam in the MLP: Crew to shut it down, instead he actually keeps that thread clean, you know actually be a forum moderator.

However complaining about forum moderation is like complaining about how your mouse cursor looks, pointless and it only involves the little bubble you're in, unfortunately on the Internet there are others like you in a pointless bubble and when a moderator pops it you all ENRAGE!

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

I agree with you on that matter.


eh, i think you kinda fucked up on how he got his name. you stated his name was mumbo before and it's mumbo now.

it was solidtoad

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

Changed, thanks :)


JBKJBK

8/27/12

Oh funneemonkee is great.
I've barely even seen poozy since I have been a member.
I always have trouble fetting along with people like zag ut thats my own problem.

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

Haven't seen him either lately, hm :(


AmaranthusAmaranthus

8/27/12

Yep, in love with him.

8/27/12 (Updated 8/27/12) Asandir responds:

Nice :)


ChrausnerChrausner

8/27/12

Excellent interview; Mumbo really seems like a good guy.

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

Thanks :3


WavepadWavepad

8/27/12

Now Asandir,your a chat mod?
Also nice interview.

8/27/12 Asandir responds:

Hm, yes. and thanks :)