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Entry #133

Interview with Decimating

12/2/13 by Asandir
Updated 7/11/14

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

This week's interview features the user Decimating.

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

Decimating:

"I found Newgrounds around the same time I joined Bungie.net, which was back in November of 2008. I lurked around in terms of being here and played some of the flash games and watched the flash movies, I didn't make a Newgrounds account until 2012 because that's when I figured it's time I start posting in the forums after lurking them for awhile. I chose the name DecimatorOmega (it was supposed to have a space between Decimator and Omega but Newgrounds doesn't like spaces) because it's the name I go by on the internet, I use it for every account I make.

Here is the back story on why It's my name: So before I had Xbox Live I was with my friend trying to think of a good name for my profile, this is back when I was 15. I was originally going to call myself Demoralizor Omega, but then my friend stopped me and said, "dude why not just call yourself Decimator?" At first I thought going with just Decimator alone was ridiculous, but then I thought of the words Decimator and Omega together more and more, it sounded so well in my head that I decided to agree with his suggestion but at Omega at the end of it, and thus here I am, Decimator Omega."

Changed his name to Decimating shortly after the interview was made

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

Decimating:

"I have overall changed as a person, as far as change goes on the internet, I don't use persona's. I tried that on Bungie and it didn't work out, I enjoy being myself more because it allows people to know just what kind of a person I really am. I never met anyone that says that being yourself is a bad idea, but even if someone were to say that to me I'd disagree with him or her, being yourself is the best thing you can ever do whether it's in real life or on the internet. I haven't changed over time ever since I signed up here, that could be because I'm still fairly new. Give me another 3 or 4 years and I'll probably give you a different answer by then."

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

Decimating:

"Oh yeah, there is a lot of people I like on here, one of them would be Piper, she's really good at what she does. I've heard a lot of other voice actors on here before but so far out of everyone, Piper would have to be one of the best and most unique ones on here. Another one of my favorites would be KatMaestro. He seems like a really cool dude and has some awesome stuff uploaded. His music is actually pretty good despise what other people might say about it. Pretty much everyone that's a fan of me I already like them, but if I had to include another favorite, it would be Ash because she's funny and actually has some interesting news posts. In terms of affecting me, well, they're all the reason why I keep logging on here. Why would I continue to log onto a website where I'm not welcome? I can't imagine anyone doing that honestly."

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

Decimating:

"If it wasn't for my self control and compassion for others, I'd consider all of humanity to be my enemy, but yes, I do have people that I don't like on here. I'd give out names but I wouldn't want more from them then I already get on the BBS. Let's just say that these people really irritate me and are possibly brain dead because no rational person would spend SO much time making fun of me just because I'm autistic or call me childish insults like sperglord or spergtard. Funny how the internet has a completely different vibe from the real world, if anyone were to do this in real life they would probably get punched square in the face, but on the internet everyone is not only behind a computer screen but tend to be more cruel if they choose to be because they can get away with insulting you, I try not to let it bother me as much though, despite what these people say to me."

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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?

Decimating:

"The Forums on here are better than Bungie's forums. If you've ever been to Bungie.net, you'll know that last year was the death of the Bungie.net everyone knew, because now that website is a mess. The forums on here however are actually traditional like how Bungie used to be except it's even more strict. I almost wanna say you really have no rights here but you probably do since the forum rules are quite simple and not long like a contract. As for what forum I prefer, that would be the most active one which is currently the General forum. Lastly, you can interview anyone you'd like. That's up to you."

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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?

Decimating:

"I think the moderators on Newgrounds are okay, except for Zachary. He really needs to decide when it's justifiable to ban somebody. As a former moderator and current admin of my own website, I would never ban someone for an honest mistake, I would just let them off with a warning. If a certain someone was harassing others or just posting links to shock sites that can wreck your computer, then I'd go for a ban. I want to say a lot of the moderators here are nice enough to just lock threads as a warning, but everyone had their own definition of what gets you banned and what doesn't it seems."

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

Decimating:

"Eh. I wouldn't mind if I did become one, I'm not someone that goes power hungry, not unless I'm an administrator, that would get me a bit power hungry, lol. XD

As for what kind of moderator I'd go for, probably a forum moderator since that is what I have been previously. I'm indifferent in terms of being a moderator or not really. If I get an offer to be one, sure, if not I'll continue to be a member on here."

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You said that you grew up with the SNES. What was the first SNES game that you played and which ones are your favourites? What do you think about the ongoing trend to make modern retro games?

Decimating:

"Well I did say that I have a vague memory of playing the SNES, I think the first SNES game I played was Donkey Kong Country, at least it was one of the first. Even though I remember more of the PlayStation days, I do remember that I damaged my SNES controllers to a point where my brother had to use electrical tape just to make them work again. My favorite on the SNES would probably be one of the Mario games. Actually I'm glad that we have people making modern Retro games, I'm even trying to do that myself with the Unity engine. The most recent modern Retro game I've played is The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventurers. It's fun, but challenging."

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Recently the new Steam OS has been revealed. Are you looking forward to it? Also, what operating systems did you personally use and which did you like the most?

Decimating:

"I am looking forward to Steam OS and I hope it's really good considering that I've had other Linux distros before. Hopefully Steam OS will be good if not better than Zorin OS. I grew up with Windows and have not only played around with 95 and 98 when I was younger, but I even wrecked them. There was no Control Alt Delete or task manager at the time so if I wrecked something, it would require restarting the entire computer. Heck there was even a point where I destroyed the entire operating system making it unbootable, let's just say with that I really pissed my brother off, but at the same time I learned what works and what doesn't. Once I got my own machine I have installed and uninstalled many different versions of Windows, including 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and the Consumer Preview of 8 (which sucked, glad I installed that on a virtual machine.) On my current gaming machine, I switched to Zorin before but I had to switch back to Windows 7 because there are programs that I need for school that Linux can't support, even with WINE.

So yeah, Steam OS may be my next Operating System for this computer. I'd get Mac OS X but that requires a lot of torrenting, and I still refuse to get Windows 8.1 for free despite the email I got from the Microsoft Academic Alliance Program telling me that I'm eligible for it since I got Windows 7 Professional for free on my older machine at one point."= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

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So far you have submitted 2 short audio submissions to Newgrounds. Is making music something that you plan to do more in the future? When did you start listening to your favourite band Fear Factory, what do you like about them and did you ever visit one of their concerts?

Decimating:

"I originally wanted to be a musician when I was younger, but I lost interest and decided to keep it as a hobby. My current major is game development. The 2 audio submissions I currently have were made in Garage Band on my iTouch and iPhone, one was for my game HouseTrap for people to download it's main menu music, and the other one was just something I recorded when I was depressed, figuring I'd express that sadness depression. I've started listening to Fear Factory back in 2007 when I first heard of them on an internet radio station. The song "Freedom or Fire" got me hooked and I started looking up the rest of their albums on YouTube and became a fan since them. I like the unique sound they've had over the years and a lot of the riffs that Dino plays and the haunting vocals that Burton sings. I actually went out and bought they're latest album The Industrialist last year, it was worth the purchase. I have yet to see them live but I have yet to see any metal band live, so I'll see if I can eventually check out Fear Factory live, that is when they start their next tour."

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You said that cats are your favourite pets. Please share one of your favourite moments that you had with your cat. Also tell me what you like about cats and how pets in general influence your daily life.

Decimating:

"Cats are really interesting animals, they can climb and jump to some really high places and if they fall down a good 15 feet, they can land it perfectly and not injure themselves. My favorite moment with my cat was when he used to chase me around when we were both young. I grew up with him since he was like my little brother, he was a part of the family when I was 10. Recently on October 20th, we had to put him down because the poor guy was suffering. I still miss him to this day.

Animals in general are better than most people in this world really. I'm even more sad when a pet is gone than a person oddly enough. I guess it really depends on the person or animal."

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In one of your posts you talked about near death experiences that you endured. Can you talk in more detail about the one that left the most impact on you? Did those experiences change your perception of life?

Decimating:

"Well from the most recent near death experience I had (which was last year) got me thinking that I should enjoy life more and not complain about it. Life overall isn't that great but at the same time I'm just glad I'm still around. If that idiot had run me over at the parking lot when I was walking on the sidewalk, I probably wouldn't be here right now. It was close to the point where my hands where on the hood of his car. He didn't even apologize, he just drove off. What a jerk."

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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?

Decimating:

"Sorry, I like to keep my secrets safe, but I will tell you this, I haven't been employed for nearly 2 years and I still live with my folks. All that will change eventually, but as of right now I'm in a situation where money is tight and finding a job is even harder than ever. I bet that's something that no one knew about me on here."

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

Decimating: "Well as soon as Newgrounds starts supporting the upload of Unity files on here, expect me to port some of my Unity projects on Newgrounds, hopefully they will get passed the under judgement stage and make it through, I'd hate to see them get permanently deleted, but if that happens, oh well."

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Now you are filled with more knowledge about Decimating, 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 Decimating


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freaksy101freaksy101

5/10/14

i have been keeping contact with decimating though.

5/10/14 Asandir responds:

Glad to hear that :)


Decimating is a really cool guy :). It is a shame that he left :(

5/5/14 Asandir responds:

Indeed sad that he left :/


NorNor

12/8/13

good interview

but

name changes suck :x

12/8/13 Asandir responds:

Thanks!

It's difficult to keep track of all namechanges :<


KatMaestroKatMaestro

12/7/13

@Drinze It's okay. I believe most humans deserve that.

12/7/13 Asandir responds:

You are probably right :o


KatMaestroKatMaestro

12/7/13

:D My favorite NGer! The more I read about him, the more I found out how awesome he is.

12/7/13 Asandir responds:

Makes me happy to hear that :)


lokninjaxlokninjax

12/3/13

Too long for me

12/3/13 Asandir responds:

That's okay :)


DrinzeDrinze

12/3/13

"If it wasn't for my self control and compassion for others, I'd consider all of humanity to be my enemy"

lol

12/3/13 Asandir responds:

Glad that you could laugh, since laughing is healthy ^^


Atlas was the king of Atlantis, but soon, he's going to rule half of the world!

12/2/13 Asandir responds:

Bow down to our king Atlas ^^


AtlasAtlas

12/2/13

It seems a lot of us NGers are changing our names lately.

12/2/13 Asandir responds:

Indeed ^^


AmaranthusAmaranthus

12/2/13

@decimating i am autistic myself so I don't hate you just because you have autism

12/2/13 Asandir responds:

Okay :o


XestoXesto

12/2/13

good interview

12/2/13 Asandir responds:

Thanks :)