Interview with MaartenC

2012-03-19 01:08:21 by Asandir
Updated

Asandir's interviews with Newgrounds forum users

The user that I interview today has been recommended by Criminal-23, whose interview you should have read earlier. If you didn't, go here. Anyhow, you will learn more about MaartenC's music and why he doesn't submit his audio to Newgrounds anymore.

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

MaartenC:

"I believe I found Newgrounds in '09 via You tube, with the video 'Brawl Taunts' by Kirbopher. The video mentioned the line 'So that's why he sounds like a 14-year-old on Newgrounds.' Me being 14 at the time, decided to check it out and there I was. I visited Newgrounds on a regular basis for more videos, or even games. After lurking for a while, I decided to make an account, and so MaartenC was created. I named my account MaartenC, because my first name is Maarten and my last name begins with a 'C'. Now that's original, right?"

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

MaartenC:

"Well, sometimes I look back at certain forum posts (or reviews), and experience a slight moment of shame. I have changed over the two years, but not much. I think I have gotten less-caring about the world, but that's it."

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

MaartenC:

"Sure. There's Criminal-23, 123mine123, Amaranthus and SamZee, a friend from real life."

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

MaartenC:

"No, not that I can think of really."

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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?

MaartenC:

"Well, I often go to the General Forum, but I like to visit the Writing Forum too, so now and then. There's some pretty interesting stuff there. I might like to see one of the previous 'liked users' get interviewed, but SamZee not, because he's rarely on."

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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?

MaartenC:

"I think they do a good job, but sometimes too good. I've gotten about eight bans in 1,5 years of being on a forum, with at least half of them coming from EyeLovePoozy."

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

MaartenC:

"Absolutely not. I would be too loose with the rules and I'm too often absent from Newgrounds to do that job right."

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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?

MaartenC:

"I like that everything is a lot more colorful, but that's also the immediate downside. I really loved how simple Newgrounds was before, plus the current levels are... just less cool than the previous ones... I do really like how the audio portal worked out with all the new features."

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You are an audio artist and have submitted 3 songs. How did you start making music. Can we expect more music from you in the future?

MaartenC:

"Haha! Just so you know, I'm banned from submitting audio to the portal. The only way for me to submit is via collabs. Also, the only serious upload was the basshunter remix, together with Criminal-23.. The other two are from Milobased, together with... well a lot of people who did an awesome job at... nothing? (including me :D)"

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I often hear that zero-bombing is a big issue on the audio portal. Were you ever a victim of such actions? What do you think about this matter?

MaartenC:

"I've never really seen examples of zero-bombing, but I know a few people who suffer heavily because of it. My opinion is that shit happens, but it's still a pretty pathetic way to bring your own music to the people."

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You art sketches revolve mostly about Animes. Which anime series is your most favourite? Do you prefer Mangas or animes?

MaartenC:

"Oh, that's a tough question. Two actually. I think either 'Bleach' or 'Deadman Wonderland' is my favorite. Can't really decide though. I like anime better than manga, but it's so damn time-consuming... I do think the thread I created about it helped me decide my choice about the matter: I'll just read the manga and if I like it very much, I'll see whether I'll watch the anime."

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Judging from your favourites and your first post, you seem to like Pokémon. Tell our readers your opinion about the video games(the main ones).

MaartenC:

"Ah, I love the (early) video games from Pokémon. My first game was ' Pokémon Emerald' and I've played it more than any other game in my life. The series sucks, though. I often enjoy a parody, and Pokémon ones seem to appeal to me the most."

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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?

MaartenC:

"I used to lie a lot on the internet (in real life too). My first few forum posts consist for about 80% of lies :D"

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

MaartenC:

"I'll be adding some more drawing, if I feel like it, perhaps upload more audio, and of course, I'll be posting on the forums! Thanks for interviewing me, by the way. It was fun to type it all out!"

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MaartenC is one of the users that I like the most on Newgrounds. I also like his music and would recommend you to check out his Youtube channel.

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Interview with MaartenC


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123mine123123mine123

2012-03-19 01:53:22

Yeah, awesome, its here!
Nice interview Ashy!

Asandir responds:

Thank you :)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2012-03-19 12:26:14

Let me guess 123 come's next?
XD

Asandir responds:

Next are FurryFox and TruBluFoxx :)


AmaranthusAmaranthus

2012-03-19 13:14:09

Alright.
I'm keeping my eye's wide open.

Asandir responds:

Yes O.O


DiroNomerDiroNomer

2012-03-20 00:57:13

Good stuff as always.

Asandir responds:

Thank you :3


MaartenCMaartenC

2012-03-20 02:26:57

Short 'n sweet. The sig looks nice too, I'm gonna save that one, perhaps use it.

Asandir responds:

Yes. I will send you the bigger version :)


GimmickGimmick

2012-03-21 07:13:00

Good interview as always.

Asandir responds:

Thanks :)


karlu20karlu20

2012-03-22 16:49:00

Those equal signs make me want to castrate you. <3

Asandir responds:

And that's the story of how Asandir became an eunuch.


FairSquareFairSquare

2012-03-23 12:49:34

Cool interview. MaartenC is cool.

Asandir responds:

Thanks and I agree :)


GimmickGimmick

2012-03-24 10:32:35

I've noticed there are less comments on your userpage interviews after the redesign.

Asandir responds:

Very true :(


ShadriaShadria

2012-03-24 19:44:38

Om nom nom nom nom nom.
I'm sorry I don't have a better comment :(

But hi there! :D

Asandir responds:

Your comment is fine <3
Hello to you :)


TruBluFoxxTruBluFoxx

2012-03-25 11:52:51

MaartenC seems cool.

Asandir responds:

Yes :)


ChrausnerChrausner

2012-03-28 07:30:12

SHIT, I've missed the greatest interview ever! ^^

Asandir responds:

Thank you :D


KnuckstrikeKnuckstrike

2012-04-24 10:55:58

Why did no-one tell me Maarten was interviewed?

Great interview, again.

Asandir responds:

Thank you <3