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Interview with Ilssm

9/10/12 by Asandir
Updated 1 month ago

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

This week's interview features the user Ilssm.

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

Ilssm:

"Honestly, I'm not entirely sure. I want to say around 2008 - 2009, but it could have been before that. The only real memory I can recall of having found out about this site in the first place was on accident I think, when I somehow stumbled on to some kind of Halo Flash on here from 2009. I can't remember what it was, but I do remember it being funny. I joined the community almost a year ago, in October 2011, so I could find another place besides Youtube to submit my animations. I also got sucked in to the forums as well. The name 'Ilssm' is something I created back when I was only 10 or 11. I had to make a username so I could use the computers at my school, for whatever reason. It stands for 'I love school so much', which is a blatant lie, but it was the only thing I could think of back then, for whatever reason. I still use it now as a mix of nostalgia/I'm too lazy to make something that's actually cool."

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

Ilssm:

"In the past few months, ( At least in my eyes ) I feel like I've matured a little, just a little. When I first joined I was quick on the bandwagon to throw personal insults in an argument or make fun of other users for no real reason, and I've recently stopped doing that because, well, I realized I don't like being a punk. I also think that this attitude has more-or-less transferred into my real life as well, which is a good thing."

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

Ilssm:

"I consider everyone on here to be cool until the prove to me otherwise. I consider people like NeutralObjections, Otto, Saminat, Lionelion, VicariousE, and 4761 to be good friends, because I talk to them frequently. Some of them Voice Act for me, some of them critique me on my work, and some of them are just people who I think are awesome. Like I said before though, I can get along with pretty much everyone, because usually, I can find at least one thing in common with someone. Usually."

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

Ilssm:

"I don't really dislike anyone, but I got annoyed by a lot of users. Very often. Although, I don't feel like I should name who, even though this is the standard part of the interview, because I really want to keep everything on a positive note, if that's alright with you."

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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?

Ilssm:

"The forums, in my honest opinion, are alright. They have their own pros and cons, just like everything does, but in general I prefer... well, General. That's where I spend most of my time. Although I do sometimes cruise over to Politics and Writing, but usually just lurk. I don't usually take thinks very seriously when posting, just ask anyone, they'll tell you what I mean. As for another forum user? Hm, I can't really think of anyone off the top of my head, but I think everyone should have a chance to do an interview, IMO."

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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?

Ilssm:

"Well from what I can tell, the mods are cool. I see a few of them get bad rap from other users, but I don't really see what they mean half the time when they talk trash about em'. I've never had a problem with any mod, so it's all good with me. As for discussion, I talk with Timmy on occasion, he's a fun and laid back guy, it seems. Everyone else I never really get a chance to speak with, but in my book they are fine, considering they haven't done anything to make me think otherwise."

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

Ilssm:

"I've never had any real desire to become a mod, but somehow, if I did wind up with the option, probably a forum moderator, considering that's where I spend a majority of my time on NewGrounds. Now, as to the question whether people would like me or not, that's really up for debate. My personal answer? 50/50, if I'm lucky."

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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?

Ilssm:

"Well, I was only here for a few months before everything got changed around, and it took awhile to get used to it, but yes, I do like the new re-design. In my opinion it makes the site 'Come alive' every-time I log in, it's a really pleasant layout and I think it was a good design choice. If I had to pick what I didn't like as a design, it's the lack of an edit button for the forums. I know Tom has his reasons, but sometimes I really wish I could go back in time and change what I say on there."

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Not only are you an animator but also a voice actor. Do you find it difficult to make the animation itself and the voice acting work together nicely? Is there a voiceact of yours that you are especially proud of?

Ilssm:

"When animating, surprisingly, I find it really easy to make it blend. It's really because I know what I want EXACTLY when I'm doing the voices, like how certain lines should be said, so it makes things a lot easier for me in the long run. Plus, I almost always have to voice at least one character, big or small, in my animations... I feel like I'm required to, since I can. It's a personal thing, and a fun one at that."

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Your flash movie "How L4D Should Have Ended" won a daily award. Were you proud about winning that award?

Ilssm:

"Yes, very. Ironically, I just did it one day because I was bored, and now it's become one of the things I'm most known for, on here and on Youtube, where's it accumulated around 6 - 8 thousand views, last time I checked. I actually made it when I first was switch animating method/styles, I now use what I think is Cell animation, and that was one of the first major examples I created from it. I am very proud of that award."

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Speaking of flash movies, you have worked together with some other voice actors in the past. Do you like the increased possibilities to work together that the Newgrounds project system brought? Is there a voice actor that you would like together with in the future?

Ilssm:

"The project system has made my life that much easier when adding a contributor to one of my animations, I really do like it, yes. Just being able to add anyone now instead of waiting for a friend request ( Or whatever they were called ) approval does make things better for me. If I could chose to work with another VA, it would probably be Egoraptor. He's hilarious and awesome. Although I doubt I'll ever get the chance. But hey, who knows?"

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You have your own youtube channel where you uploaded the first 2 episodes of the series "Kyle and Bill". How did you get the idea for that series and are you planning to release more episodes in the near future?

Ilssm:

"The idea for the series was actually based of a quick Frame-by-Frame test I made with Sony Vegas Pro 10 and MsPaint, back in early April of this year. The characters were just quick sketches I made just for the test, and since I didn't want them to look exactly the same, I gave one a mask. Also, since it was just a test, I voiced both characters, the one that would become 'Kyle' with a higher, nerdy pitch to him, and 'Bill' with my regular voice. Curious, I created the first episode as more or less a test, with the intention that if it got positive feedback, I'd make more, which it did, very much so. I am actually working on the third one for the series now, it will be for this Halloween, a themed episode. I'm actually only planning for there to be ten episodes total. Why? Idk, I feel like it's a good, round number to stop at. Decent ideas don't go on forever."

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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?

Ilssm:

"I hate roller-coasters, the dark, and heights. I also don't have a favorite color. I really don't know what else to say."

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

Ilssm:

"Hopefully short films, that's what I really love. I'm actually hoping to shoot my first decent one this Christmas. As for everything else? I'll be around, making animations, odd comments on the forum and generally just being myself. Thanks for your guys time :)"

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Now you are filled with more knowledge about Ilssm, 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 Ilssm


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LionelionLionelion

9/30/12

pretty sad that he left
He left this interview as a memento


SkarenSkaren

9/15/12

Good riddance, bring someone funny onto the site dammit.

9/16/12 Asandir responds:

D :


JBKJBK

9/11/12

We have the same fears.

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

Hm...


JBKJBK

9/11/12

:(.

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

: [


JollyJolly

9/10/12

I don't get why so many people have all of their post deleted. I started using this account when I was 12 and I probably wouldn't ever have all of my post deleted.

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

I think the same.... could never get to 10.000 again with my lackluster posting pace nowadays D:


e-lorde-lord

9/10/12

sucks that he's gone...

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

Agreed :(


JollyJolly

9/10/12

You do interview too many new users that joined in the last 1-2 years. I'd like to see more older users interviewed.

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

Well, I feel closer to newer users since I joined not even 2 years ago too ^^


It's nice to know someone new. But how about someone old.

RedCoin.

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

Old... hm. Next week features Sensationalism, that's a start I guess :3


RIP ilssm

9/14/12 Asandir responds:

Saw that his posts are deleted now :/