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Community Interviews avatar 10:16 AM on 08.09.2011  (server time)
C-Blog Interviews: Aaron Mxy Yost (Mxyzptlk)

An interview with Big Head Honcho over at the forums, Mxyzptlk....

A man of great intelligence and spiritual wealth, he has done many, many things and conquered over much more through ambition alone. Here we go:

The Forums...How did you find them and get on them?

I'd been a frequent commenter on the front page since E3 2006, but I held off on joining the Forums at first since I never really had been interested in forums previously. After several months I took the plunge, and since then they've been my primary haunt on Dtoid.

How did you get your name and avatar?

Mxyzptlk comes from one of my favorite Superman villains, simply because stories featuring his character always involved lots and lots of the absurd. My current avatar is courtesy of ZombiePlatypus from the amazing Title Shots thread. My normal avatar is a picture of Ken Foree from The Devil's Rejects because Ken Foree is awesome and he looks like he's cosplaying as Mr. Mxyzptlk.

How Did you become an Admin?

A couple of years ago I was asked by Sheir if I was interested in being a moderator, and I accepted. I stuck around while other moderators and admins came and went over time. Eventually Technophile became the boss, and I was the last of the mods left. He and I took care of the place for a while, and later on Zodiac completed the power trio. When Techno had to step down as admin to focus on his Jedi training, I got promoted. Zodiac became my co-admin soon after, and we asked Ali D and IcarusKills to help us out as moderators so we wouldn't go insane.

Favorite game? I know you have one.

Video game: Final Fight. Pinball table: Medieval Madness.

Favorite Movie Line? or just a memorable line from something

Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

If you could punch anyone here on dtoid who would it be and why?

usedtabe, although only if I was planning on suicide by human tank. Otherwise he and his wife grunchk1n are awesome!

If you could hug anyone on dtoid who would it be and why?

I'd like a group hug with Zodiac, Ali, IK, Hamza, and Niero. And the community members I'd like to give hugs to are far too numerous to list.

I heard you have a thing for Optimus Prime…care to elaborate?

That makes it sound like I want to fuck him. I don't for the record. I mean, if he was interested I might think about it...

I'm pretty sure this comes from Zodiac being a girl and not understanding why I really wanted to make a Forum badge featuring Optimus Prime. BECAUSE IT WOULD BE AWESOME JOANNA. I grew up watching and collecting Transformers during the 80's, and any kid who did the same gets why Prime is such a great character. He's a reluctant but wise and effective leader who also happens to be a giant alien robot that transforms into a big rig. Everything a young child should aspire to be.

When I grow up, I want to be....


Now that I'm older I can finally...

Start dreading birthdays instead of looking forward to them.

A woman looks at you and makes eye contact. As she slowly makes her way toward you, you suddenly yell:

I point and screech like Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

If maybe I told you that you might just have one day left to live what would you do?

Spend it with my son and his mother. Why, do you know something?

Do you have a Prized Possession? (Note: Family and Loved Ones Do Not Count)

Not really; there's plenty of particular items I'm fond of for sentimental reasons, but having a four-year-old doesn't really allow you the luxury of having a prized possession. They excel at destruction and are instinctively attracted towards the most valuable things you own.

Do you and Zodiac Eclipse have any interesting buddy cop routines? (Good cop/bad cop?)

We're on the same page nearly all of the time, so typically if one of us is pissed off at you then both of us are pissed off at you. We're both Good Cops or both Bad Cops depending on the situation.

What makes the Forums special as opposed to other aspects of Dtoid?

It lets Dtoiders discuss a multitude of topics, which encourages everyone to get to know one another very well and bond over shared interests outside of video games. Plus, because we're just better people here.

If you could ask yourself a question, what would it be and please answer it.

It would be the question you just asked me, and then I would then become trapped in a recursive loop until the heat death of the universe. It is because of this very real danger that I never ask myself questions.

If you could ask any question to the Dtoid community in general what would it be?

In general: "What the hell were you thinking?" That would probably be appropriate in more situations than not.

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