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Entry #171

Interview with Amaranthus II

2014-08-10 15:22:47 by Asandir
Updated

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

This week's interview is the first re-interview of the series, featuring Amaranthus.

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You are the first forum user to get re-interviewed. In the 2 years that have passed, how have you changed as user? What changes of Newgrounds (like removal of chat and store, new feed system) did you like or not so much? Also, who would you like to see getting re-interviewed by me?

Amaranthus:

"In those 2 years, I've definitely matured. I still act like an immature fuck, but now it's because I want to. Though now that I'm almost 16, it might be time to act more like an adult. I'm not going to talk about the removal of the chat and store, nor will I give my opinion about the new feed system. Because I really don't care about them. I was kind of pissed when the store got deleted, but I already have some NG merchandise, so it's not that big of a deal, I guess. I have no idea who you should re-interview, but you should definitely interview SubliminalVirus and  CiviLies if you haven't already."

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Since the last interview you became a scouted artist. How did you feel when you got scouted? Your latest work is a robot sculpture, can we expect to see more art pieces for Newgrounds special days from you in the future?

Amaranthus:

"I was really happy when I got scouted, because I've been scouted and unscouted several times in the past. But this time it seems like I'm going to stay scouted. I made a sculpture for Robot Day because I really couldn't draw a proper robot. I definitely want to make more sculptures in the future, and I'm currently collecting the material to make them with. I'm not sure if I'll make more art for NG holidays, when I have enough inspiration, I guess."

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In 2013 and 2014, you teamed up with various Newgrounds artists to work on animations and games, with The Halloween Collab 2013 being one of the collabs that got a daily award. What do you like about working with other artists? Can we expect to see your work in more future collabs?

Amaranthus:

"VaguelyWonderful and me were originally just going to make one Halloween flash together, but he wanted to make it a collab. He couldn't finish animating our part for it, so I wrote a short story for the collab instead. I'm not really a fan of those huge NG animation collabs, I prefer working with one animator instead."

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I see that you write poems from time to time. When and why did you start writing them? What is your own favourite poem? If a Newgrounds Literature Portal will ever exist, would you submit your written content there?

Amaranthus:

"I started writing poems during my exams, when I noticed two birds flying in and out of a birdhouse I made in school. I loved it, so I decided to write a poem about them. However, some time after the eggs hatched, my cat killed one of the parents. Which caused the other parent to stop looking after the chicks. My sister and I noticed the birdhouse being covered in flies, and when we looked inside of it, we found about 6 dead chicks. I don't really have a personal favourite poem of myself, when I don't like a poem I wrote, I don't post them. I'd definitely submit content to the Literature Portal, and I think it'd attract new users to the site as well."

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Together with JimmyTheCaterpillar, Duckzombie and VaguelyWonderful you have formed the Newgrounds band Dystopians, together you so far released the song Robotologic, which got frontpaged. When did you and the others get that idea to form a group and what kind of music are you planning to create in the future?

Amaranthus:

"I got sick of constantly having to look for a musician when I wanted to make a song, so I decided to make an NG exclusive band instead. After a long time of kicking people out and recruiting new people, our current team was born. JimmyTheCaterpillar and I made Robotologic without a good singer, because Skaren, our singer at that time didn't get the microphone he ordered. He told us to replace him, so I asked Duckzombie to join. We're hoping to submit new songs soon."

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It's a wild guess, but since you created the Electronic Music Club, I am going to assume that you like electronic music. Which genres of electronic music do you like the most? What are your favourite electronic music artists and which great songs did you discover through recommendations from other members of the club?

Amaranthus:

"I don't have a favourite electronic genre, because I can barely tell them apart when I hear them.

However, I do have a lot of favourite electronic music artists.
Here's a list:

-Miike Snow
-Hot Chip
-Chromeo
-The Prodigy
-The Subs
-Modek
-Dr. Lektroluv
-Mumbai Science
-Kraftwerk
-The Chemical Brothers
-The Prodigy
-Fatboy Slim
-Disclosure
-Azari & III
-Crookers
-Goose
-2 Belgen
-Compact Disk Dummies
-Kavinsky
-Felix Da Housecat

I don't check all videos posted in the Electronic Music Club, but one time Sense-Offender posted some Autechre songs, and I absolutely loved it."

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It seems to me like you are an avid comic reader since you are an active member of the The Endless Crew: Comic Book Club. Can you recall which the first comic was that you read? What are you current favourite, on-going comic series?

Amaranthus:

"The first comic I read was The Amazing Spider-Man #648, I think. I got about 8 translated Marvel comics thanks to some magazine action. I loved them, so I started to look for comic shops in Belgium. After some time I found Worlds End Comics in Ghent, which isn't really close to my house. So I begged my mom to take me there. After some time we took the train to Ghent, and boy it was a dream come true. The shop was pretty small, but they had so many comics, and the guy who worked there was so awesome. I bought 5 comics: 3 Deadpools, 1 Superior Spider-Man and 1 Thunderbolts. I'm going to visit again really soon. At the moment my favourite comic book series are Deadpool, the Amazing Spider-Man and the Thunderbolts."

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Aside from reading comics, you also watch a few cartoons, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 being one your favourite shows. For someone unfamiliar with the show, what exactly makes it stand out in comparison to other cartoons? So far Season 1 is finished and Season 2 ongoing, what scenarios would you like seeing played out in the future?

Amaranthus:

"I barely watch cartoons, and when I do, they always have a somewhat serious storyline, with some humour too. Which is exactly what TMNT 2012 has. I think it's a great way to introduce the TMNT to a new generation, and yet it's still appealing to adults. I fucking love it. I don't really know what I want to happen next, but I'm really fucking glad that they already ordered a 4th season."

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You are a fan of the tv series Doctor Who. What do you like about this series? What is your favourite episode? From the various incarnations of the Doctor, which one did you like the most?

Amaranthus:

"I don't really know why I watch the show, I just like it. I don't have a favourite episode, because the Matt Smith era (the only episodes I've ever seen, apart from some late David Tennant era episodes) absolutely sucked.
I really hope the Peter Capaldi series will be better.
My favourite Doctor would have to be Tom Baker, but I also like Colin Baker a lot too."

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Now you are filled with more knowledge about Amaranthus, 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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Sword-of-KingsSword-of-Kings

2014-10-17 21:13:49

hi
how are you?

Asandir responds:

Hello ^^
I am fine ( ._.)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-10-16 14:43:09

meh, it annoyed me

Asandir responds:

I see ( ._.)


CyberdevilCyberdevil

2014-10-15 11:21:26

@Amaranthus aw man. :/ Couldn't you keep the art up anyway though? If you're not going to post stuff anyway scouting shouldn't be a problem right? As for the @ I've had a few notices slip through my feed too, system be buggin.

Asandir responds:

Hm ....


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-10-15 11:09:19

Didn't get the @, @Cyberdevil. Weird.
I deleted all my art, Ornery kept descouting me, and I don't enjoy drawing/sculpting enough to keep posting stuff.

Asandir responds:

( ._.)


CyberdevilCyberdevil

2014-10-08 11:38:46

You can really see the evolutionary progress in just that sig. :P Great interview!

@Amaranthus whatever happened to that Robot Sculpture?

Asandir responds:

Quite so ^^


SubliminalVirusSubliminalVirus

2014-08-16 19:01:25

Aw, shucks...

Asandir responds:

( ._.)


CiviLiesCiviLies

2014-08-16 18:54:32

@Amaranthus

As happy as it would make me to be interviewed by Asandir, I'm afraid I'll still have to decline. I'm all for @subliminalvirus though. Why not?

Asandir responds:

Me too ^^


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-16 17:01:38

@CiviLies
@SubliminalVirus

Asandir responds:

Hm....


SCTE3SCTE3

2014-08-11 19:03:50

Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Ultimate Director's Cut Edition. Humorous parody of Let's Plays where Tails eventually becomes sentient and tries to kill the player. :o

Asandir responds:

I see ^^


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 13:54:09

@123mine123, yes it was.

Asandir responds:

: o


123mine123123mine123

2014-08-11 13:35:09

I...well.. Let me just say I...
Um.. yes.. good.. Maybe..
yes...yess.. no..
idk.

...
Hi Ashy.

Long time no..chat. I haven't been reading your interviews that much because I don't know any of them and I don't like the General community, though I stay in the Art forums instead.
But, seeing this person's know who I still don't know how to feel about if he's my friend or some kind of person I would like to avoid...a frienemy, made me just click this.
Well, it's still great to read some of your interviews. Keep up teh good work mane.

Hope you interview me! huehueheuehue...

@Amar, that dead bird chicks story is horrible. D:

Asandir responds:

Hello there ^^

Overall I feel that Amaranthus is a good user, though like most of us (me included) he has his moments of weakness. I am still glad that he stood around and I think that he improved a lot over time.

I will interview you.... hm I should have interviewed you as 123rd user, regardless I will send you questions soon :3


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 12:48:40

Where do you get your comics, Asa?

Asandir responds:

Oh, I am more into reading books ( ._.)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 12:33:40

I do actually buy them.
I like owning stuff, reading them on a screen just doesn't feel the same.

Asandir responds:

Yeah I think so too.


klomporsklompors

2014-08-11 12:32:25

Amaranthus don't tell me you actually BUY comics

There's this thing called the internet

Asandir responds:

But.... real comics are better :o


LuisLuis

2014-08-11 12:12:37

I was against the idea of re-interviewing people but i suppose 2 years is a good buffer.

Asandir responds:

Thanks, I think so too. In Amaranthus case, lots of stuff happened, so I am pretty happy with it ^^


SCTE3SCTE3

2014-08-11 10:12:34

Pay attention to Rad's attack pattern, he is a SEXY robot.
(Kudos if you get the reference :3 )

Asandir responds:

I don't get it but I agree with the sexy robot part :o


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 07:34:36

Please don't.

Asandir responds:

Okay ( ._.)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 07:30:32

Harumph.

Asandir responds:

I should re-interview him, with emphasis on his long term Newgrounds relationship with his good old budy Ama ( ._.)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 07:29:11

What a cyberbully!

Asandir responds:

I like Rad :o


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-11 05:39:18

@Rad, sounds sarcastic!

Asandir responds:

Kind of ( ._.)


RadRad

2014-08-10 20:25:30

Oh cool, it's Amar.

Asandir responds:

Yup ^^


Dream-Weaver514Dream-Weaver514

2014-08-10 17:39:50

Amaranthus sounds like A Cool guy, But other then that I'd ask for an interview but There's not very much to tell about me that anyone would want to hear.

I'd Suggest asking SileNt-Sam about being interviewed. Or Dawcio510.


SCTE3SCTE3

2014-08-10 16:19:54

Good second interview. Reminds me, not had an interview in 2 years now as well. Thanks sure have changed since then. XD

Asandir responds:

Thanks! Time flies by fast ^^


CosmicCosmic

2014-08-10 16:04:48

Holy balls, re-interviews. I have a chance to redeem myself.

Also, a nice read.

Asandir responds:

Thanks :3


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2014-08-10 15:43:46

Man, Amaranthus really sounds like a cool guy.

Asandir responds:

Agreed ^^