Discussion in 'Approval & General RPG Discussion' started by Byrd Man, Sep 15, 2007.
No room can contain that much hotness.
There were some technical difficulties as I got disconnected from MSN during an interview and could not log back into it or any of my instant messengers last night so hopefully later tonight it will be working.
You fail at life, trusty. Srsly.
What the tool said.
You should interview me as the Great Carnac. It would informative and entertaining, unlike your other interviews.
Wtf, I'm a TOOL?! Go f**k yourself.
It obviously wouldn't have proper grammer, ***hole!
*sits back with some popcorn*
Been a while since we've had a good ass kicking...
*Throws empty bottle of wine and a shoe*
Shaddup over there! I'm trying to watch porn!
A catcher's mitt, a first baseman's mitt. A triple, a home run and Shlee.
Name a pair of big mitts, a pair of bit hits....and a fellow RPer.
EDIT: Crap. Forgot something from when my MSN crashed.
Omg I'm so pissed that MSN messed up last night. -___-
Season III: "Our Blue Boyscout"
Welcome to Inside The Poster's Studio: Season III. I'm your host, trustyside-kick, and tonight I've finally gotten around to getting a hold of the next interviewee. Was hoping to get this done during the week but got busy and was way too tired with how crazy the Christmas season gets at work. This is also the first time I've actually had technical difficulties doing one of these interviews so I am very happy that everything is finished after my MSN mysteriously and randomly crashed.
Good interview, Shape.
From what I've been able to pick up, NightMare Shape has come across as one of the real "Nice Guys" of not only the RPGs, but the whole Boards in general.
And the interviewer's another one of them too...
[whisper] pssst, trusty, I think he wants an interview [/whisper]
First rule about these things: anyone who asks for an interview doesn't get one.
Are you kidding? He's an ass.
Kidding, Shape. Good interview.
Pretty much. But since you eventually run out of people who do not ask it simply just puts you at the further end of the list.
Man, I should get another one of these done soon.
Yeah. Hell, what with my free time, I wouldn't mind doing another one myself. I just don't have a reliable internet connection or computer.
I figured you were posting with just the power of your mind.
Losing all of your subscriptions, brings different threads to your attention...
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK!
Inside The Poster's Studio
Byrd to The Bone
Aaaaand, welcome back here to Inside The Poster's Studio. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to doing whatever it is you do while reading this. Tonight's guest is one of our best and brightest newbies. Bounce. Bounce, welcome.
Alright, let's jump feet first into this. Let's talk about your activity in the RPGs. First off, Damian Wayne. You burst on to the scene as Damian a few months back in the World of Heroes DC RPG. What was it that brought you here to the RPGs and Damian in particular?
Its a hard question to answer only because I believe Grant Morrison is the damn Antichrist. Seriously, everything he touches tends to go to hell in my opinion (case in point: X-Men). Strangely though, Damian Wayne seemed to work. And I think it was a shock to him as a writer, since he said on the record that the idea originally was to introduce Damian and then kill him off.
So you thought you could do better than Morrison?
I wouldn't say better. Morrison got me to come back to reading DC after having abandoned it during Knightfall (which I thought was a disaster).
It was an idea that I thought would be fun to explore. And when I was looking up recent issues of Batman, Google led me to Hype DC RPGs
Was this your first experience with RPGs?
Oh no, I've been doing RPGs online since 1994
In my experience online, I find that the hype is unique and different than a lot of online RPGs out there. Was that the case with you?
It has a unique synergy. I can post with my RPG characters and then get into a debate about a recent issue of Teen Titans or Batman on the same forums
Yep. The hype has a little bit of everything. Have you enjoyed your work with Damian thus far?
I have. I'm probably unique in that I tend to grab sidekicks or secondary characters and develop them. So I'm grateful that the players of Batman (in Worlds) and Superman (in UDC) have allowed me freedom with which to do what I like and be creative.
Speaking of Superman, you play Superboy in UDC. Now that character has a unique spin on him from the comics. Maybe you can tell us a little about that?
Uh. Richard Donner did two awesome films, but "The Last Son" was just screwed to hell from the word go. The idea of Lois and Clark raising a Krytonian kid was cute, especially with the Golden Era take where the kid had Superman's powers, but... he was stupidly cute, especially to be the son of Zod. And it was like they threw in the child abuse just to make Zod more "evil-er". It had no purpose other than effect. Speaking of which, the soap opera spontaneous aging effect brought about by changing writers. Now that was a case where I (perhaps arrogantly) was confident that I could do better.
I need to pick up War of the Supermen #4. I hear that Lor-Zod is back to being a child again. Go figure. So he's been 6, 12, 20, 40, back to 20... and god knows what now.
Oh and... this is in, what? A year and a half since "The Last Son"?
Were you a fan of Conner Kent Superboy? What made you want to have Zod's son be the one wearing the Superman t-shirt?
Kon suffers from a name, just like Kid Flash. How old is Conner that he's still "Superboy"? You can only stretch that "Kid" or "Boy" naming convention so far. In "The Last Son", they'd refer to Lor-Zod as "the Superboy" so in UDC I just ran with that. And since we don't have a Kon (and he'd be a hard one to ultimate-ize I think) it seemed that having him as Superboy would be a rather fun way to reference the alternate Earth where General Zod was Superman.
Cool, cool. And have you enjoyed your time as Super-Kid as much as you have with Damian?
Absolutely. They're both brats, they're both demon spawns, but they're each very different in their own respects and a lot of fun. Damian's a little more challenging, because he's got so much going on with him. Lor-Zod is a very simplistic character in comparison.
.I want to move on to some of my standard questions I bring out for everyone. What's your favorite character to write for? Since you only have two characters right now, also think back to the other RPGs you've been in outside the hype.
Oh that's an easy one. I've been writing a koldunic Tzimisce vampire in a World of Darkness RPG since 1999.
In Hype, Lor-Zod though
"koldunic tzimisce" now that's a mouthful.
Favorite RPer to work with, again including outside the hype.
Well that's hardly fair, because you're the one I work with the most in both my Hype RPGs
It's why I said outside the hype!
The answer wouldn't have much meaning to the people reading this, so I'll ignore my rule about not giving you any props.
Be careful, my ego is approaching massive levels. It's at the point to where it talks to me now.
Good, because it seems to be giving you a lot of good ideas
Why thank you. What's the one character you've always wanted to play? Regardless of it being a superhero.
Probably Henry McCoy (Beast, pre Morrison feline disaster)
What's the one RPG you'd like to create,.
I already created it, strangely enough
What was it?
Its an X-Universe RPG that mixes canon and original characters. It's still pressing on, eight years later but we're down to a core group of people and a pretty slow posting rate.
Wow....that sounds kinda like the hype.
What's next for Damian and Superboy? What are your plans and what do you want to do?
Damian is going to evolve into Robin, but its going to be different than in the comics (because unless Byrd has Batman nuked by Darkseid, our set-up is completely different). I want to explore the Bruce-Damian relationship while crafting Damian as a character who is Robin because he wants to be for his own reasons, not just because his father is Batman or his mother is in the League of Assassins.Lor-Zod is going to have a struggle with the US Government, who sees him as a possible test subject for developing weapons against Superman and also have his first real superhero fight when Micah Flint debuts as the Rock. This is assuming I can hold onto my characters. I have a business trip overseas where I'll be out of town for a month and am not sure I'll be able to post during that time. So Damian and Lor might go up from grabs before I get back.
I promise you. Damian is staying in your hands so help me God!
Alright, as we get ready to wrap this puppy up. Any parting words you'd like to deliver to us?
Ah, (insert something inspiring here). I guess just that I enjoy writing here and I look forward to reading more of what's to come. But I mean by MB, Spike, and Andy. Not Byrd.
Go **** yourself
Bounce, thank you for checking in with us and best of luck writing your ass off in the future.
Cool. Thanks for the interview.