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This week's interview features the user Knights.
When did you find Newgrounds and why did you join? Why did you choose the username Knights?
"Well, I first found out about Newgrounds in the Spring of 2005 through a link. Around that time I was in middle school, so of course being the moronic kid that I was, I though video game references were the coolest thing and since at the time, I was a huge Final Fantasy fan, number seven being my favorite, I chose the name of the most powerful summon in the game, The Knightss of the Round, and changed it to Knights. Of course, in hindsight it's a stupid name and currently I'm trying to opt to change it to just Knightss with the help of Wade."
Do you think that you changed over the time you were here, as user, or also in real life?
"Oh, God yes. Recently, I began looking at the original post I made back in 07 and my God, were they retarded; full of spelling and grammar mistakes, you name it. The most embarrassing thing about the whole situation was that my best subject in school WAS English, so that's been a double whammy for me. I'm just glad that now my grammar and spelling have improved and that my posts are at least a bit more elegant than they were in the past."
Are there any other users that you like, and how do they affect you?
"Well, I've made a lot of friends on NG over the years; some are still around, others have moved on with their lives, but I try to keep in touch with as many as I can. Right now the people I most enjoy hanging out with are Provoke (formerly TheCrimsonWidow), BrazilianNinja, Jay, 24901miles, YenMuffin and ReNaeNae. Surprisingly, I have a lot of friends on here that are mods like Timmy and Jay and I like to pal around with them as much as I can."
Are there any users that you would consider enemies or that you just don't like?
"Well, I'm not the kind of person who holds grudges or has many enemies, but there are members I don't enjoy hanging around like NOTunowned, Xenomit and most of the trolls, for obvious reasons. Other than that, I enjoy most people here on NG and I'd like to think they enjoy my company as well."
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?
"Not trying to sound like too much of an old coot, I prefer the forums of yesteryear where there was much more activity on the forums and most topics weren't so insanely boring or annoying to be around. Back in the day, there were at least several threads that were either very funny or interesting or both that spanned dozens of pages, whereas now I'm lucky to find one or two in a single week or more."
I guess that you have an opinion about the moderators of Newgrounds. Do you think that they do a great job or not?
"Well, I have a lot of friends on Newgrounds who are moderators, so I guess I have a biased view towards them. That being said, I believe most moderators aren't as strict as they have been two or three years ago. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes the trolls tend to wear thin and a lot of us just wish for them to get banned."
Would you like to become a moderator on Newgrounds? If so, what kind of moderator?
"Yes, I would like the moderator if only for the comradery behind it; there seems to be a certain difference between mods and regular users that I want to find out. If I ever become a moderator, I wish to become a Chat and Forum moderator because that's where I spend most of my time on Newgrounds, although a Portal mod isn't out of the question."
The redesign happened last year. Tell me what you think about it. What do you like and what is not so good?
"Honestly, I didn't even know there was going to be a redesign since I had been inactive on Newgrounds for a couple years. The difference between the new layout and the old one took some getting used to, but eventually I got the hang of it and now it's grown on me. Although, for the record, I don't know if the fact that Newgrounds is becoming more like a social networking site is a good or bad thing."
The Newgrounds chat was implented in April 2012. Tell me what you like about the chat and where you see place for improvements.
"I like that I get to talk to my friends almost instantly. Honestly, I rarely go on the forums because of it and it's also where I met most of my new friends, so it holds a special place in my love for Newgrounds. I can only hope Tom and the NG team are working hard to update the chat into something better ASAP."
You made a newspost about the book Into the Wild. How did you feel reading this book? Are there any other books that impressed you emotionally?
"Well, I read Into the Wild for a school project back in the spring of 2010, mostly at the recommendation of a friend. Not expecting much from the book, I was pleasantly surprised at the realness of it all, the fact that not only could this happen, it DID happen. Reading this book has reignited my passion to one day travel cross-country and see this great land that I live in and hopefully beyond that. I recommend this book to anyone with time on their hands and a penchant for reading."
Every person has secrets. Can you tell one of yours or something else that we didn't know about you yet?
"In my opinion, only people of interest have secrets worth hearing and I am/have neither of these things. If I were to have a secret it would be that I love Newgrounds and its community and what it does for the internet and the world as a whole, but I don't mind sharing that secret to people. All in all, I'm proud of Newgrounds and what it has done for me both as an artist and as a person."
What can we expect from you in the future, Knights?
""I'll still be here when a lot of users go and even more new users come, posting videos and making art for the community. I'm hoping that one day I'll become an animator for a production company like Titmouse Studios and if some miracle happens and I get a series greenlit, I'm going to make sure that Newgrounds will be given credit for helping me do so."
Now you are filled with more knowledge about Knights, 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