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Entry #110

Interview with TheMajormel

2013-06-24 00:00:39 by Asandir
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Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

This week's interview features the user TheMajormel.

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

TheMajormel:

"I think I found NG around the year 2006. My cousins showed me a flash where Britney Spears was in her school girl outfit. I think the song was "Oops I Did It Again", but the memorable bit was when Britney Spears tried to inflate her tits to maximum size until she exploded, hehe. I later found NG in 2011, when my brother and I got Castle Crashers and in the games start up, the Newgrounds logo popped up, and we both sorta realized what the website was, and to be honest, we didn't really jump back on to NG. I wasn't internet savvy that much, so yeah. Later on in the summer, I learned of indie games, and I thought how cool it was to make these nice games without doing anything complex. The game that brought me back To NG was a horror 8-bit My little Pony game, I wasn't into My Little Pony, but the game got tons of coverage from indie blogs and sites.

I actually had two accounts before majormelthesackboy, which was majormel and majormel84, these two are dead because during registration, the activation bit would mess up. I got majormel from the cartoon Saturday morning show "Chaotic", where a character was called MajorTom. All I did was adding the first 3 letters to my name. The sackboy part was from the game LittleBigPlanet where you can choose to play as a sackboy or sackgirl. I was a HUGE, HUGE, HUUUUUUGE fan of the games. I switched to TheMajormel because majormelthesackboy was sorta kiddie stuff, I was getting older and I wasn't into LittleBigPlanet as much."

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

TheMajormel:

"Yes, I blame NG for affecting my personality. I blame NG for introducing me to Radiohead. I blame them for everything."

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

TheMajormel:

"Users like Potatoman, BrazilianNinja, LadiBug, Rad, pwnifyer, Gimmick and Doodlebin are really cool guys. They're fun to talk to when I'm down, and they've been a great help when I'm working on a flash project."

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

TheMajormel:

"Nope, I feel that every user has a sort of story to tell, mean or not."

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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?

TheMajormel:

"I think the forums are a cool place yo. I mean there are times where I'm all like "yo what da fuk bro" and there are times where "hey dis is pwetty funnaaaay" and yeah, it's sorta funny. I am a big fan of the Flash forum. The elite-ism is dripping by the sides and every time I see two smart flash users, they're all smart and stuff, and they look so cool!!!!!!111!! I'd like to see The user Satan getting interviewed. He seems very interesting."

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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?

TheMajormel:

"They do a okay job, but I really liked it when they ruled with an iron fist. It made a user's ban more funny, and nowadays, "the last words of a mod"(when they lock a thread with a reply) is soooooo boring. They need to be more creative with it."

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

TheMajormel:

"I'd like to be a Portal Moderator, I feel like I'm the only person on this website who monitors the under judgement section. Hell, there were a few times where I ratted out users for having A BUNCH of stolen content that actually PASSED. I feel Like the Portal Mods are sorta lazy and only do something when someone warns them about it; I feel a good mod takes action, not wait around."

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You are a flash creator. Tell our readers when you started making flashes. Can you tell us about some projects that you are working on?

TheMajormel:

"I started working on flashes seriously in 2012 but it traced wayyyy back to 2008, when there were websites like playcrafter and the Ben 10 Level creators. I didnt really know how to make a game properly so the level design would be brutal difficult or just retarded. A project I'm working on right now is my big one. It's gonna put me on the map mannnnn. It's a beat em up/fighting game called Arcade Quest. It was actually gonna release a year ago, when I was using Stencyl, a game making program. The game had a more 8-bit look cuz I only had MSpaint at the time. The game was sort of delayed because at the time, I discovered SkullGirls, a fighting game that has TONS of hand drawn frames. I still wanted to use Stencyl, but I found the program Un-flexable.

I later got flash and a drawing tablet, and got back to reworking the game by creating a new type of Fighting system, one where you're rewarded with auto combos and focus on cool playstyles.Here's the game that could've been.

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The redesign happened last year. Tell me what you think about it. What do you like and what is not so good?

TheMajormel:

"I think it's really awesome. My first impressions were that the Redesign was more focused on attracting Flash developers, since they Re-did auras to show interests and created a Top-tier Project System. I believe later on, that Tom and some of the guys at NG realized that NG has people that don't make content, and come here for social stuff or games. It's from my point of view, so I might be wrong(ZINNGGG! RADIOHEAD REFERENCE!!!!111!!) I love the NG flash API and the project system. They are so cool to screw around with and I have some really great Ideas for taking advantage of stuff a game dev wouldn't consider like the referral events, which is something I'd really want to integrate into a game for a dynamic idea."

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You use the chat often, so what is your opinion about the Newground featureless chat?

TheMajormel:

"I think it's a nice place, to be honest. BUT, chat really has its terrible times where a kid or a idiot is just a huge nincompoop. It's fun though."

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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?

TheMajormel:

"I have problems with my anger, and it got me into special ed for like, 3 years."

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

TheMajormel:

"Expect Arcade Quest mang. That game is gonna BLOW THE ROOF YO!!!!111!!! Expect me to single highhandedly save NG from the depths of hell."

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Now you are filled with more knowledge about TheMajormel, 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 TheMajormel


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saltovergraysaltovergray

2013-06-29 21:56:25

Melvin is a great amigo!

Asandir responds:

I agree ^^


NorNor

2013-06-29 02:48:39

Nice interview <333333

Asandir responds:

Thanks <333333


DaikenkiniDaikenkini

2013-06-28 13:46:56

Happy Birthday Asandir! :D

Did you get a personal writing by Tom? :o

Asandir responds:

Thanks :D

I was mentioned in Tom's newspost :o


LightLight

2013-06-28 13:39:24

Happy belated birthday!

Asandir responds:

Thank you <3


blabla740blabla740

2013-06-28 05:39:40

hello.chat mod.

Asandir responds:

Hello ^^


JackhoJackho

2013-06-27 13:13:51

I only just realized it's meant to be pronounced Major Mel. I thought The Majormel was meant to sound like a norse god or something. I dumb.

Asandir responds:

Well.... you and me both :D
I will also check out the Final Fantasy games that you recommended, thank you :)


TheMajormelTheMajormel

2013-06-26 00:18:30

Sweet ass interview

Asandir responds:

I agree, hehe :D


POTaTOSPOTaTOS

2013-06-25 22:09:54

Mel, mah homie, you forgot to add me to your list of favorite users. Do I have to bring out the belt again?

Asandir responds:

A ..... championship belt :o


e-lorde-lord

2013-06-25 21:13:51

nobody messes with

the major

Asandir responds:

indeed :o


KaDoYuuKaDoYuu

2013-06-24 04:39:39

I'd only heard about this user here and there. I do agree that everyone's got a story and the interviews serve to get these stories out there.

Asandir responds:

Thank you very much :)


RedNRedN

2013-06-24 03:38:05

Great interview!
You made a little mistake in the links to his userpage (http://themajormelf.newgrounds.com/).

Asandir responds:

Thanks, and I fixed it now ^^