The winner of this month's Featured User is someone who has been here for a very long time, yet is his first time being featured thanks to all of you. Like Minato Arisato, Flashfire212 is one of our administrators, part of the old generation of users who first joined our wikia back in 2008-2009. He's not frequently seen around here, partly because of time zone differences and mainly because he has moved on with his life and the career he's pursuing. We wish him success in his life and his sword Rageblade, which is nominated for Featured Article this month!
Q1: How does it feel to have won featured user for the first time as a member here after almost a decade?
A: Honestly, I'm honored, and a little bit surprised it happened. It was a little bit of a joke for me not to win it.
Q2: What is your opinion on the new Sonic IDW comics?
A: I haven't been paying much attention to them; but from what I've heard it's a good development after the legal sagas that faced the Archie run. Downside is the loss of a large portion of canon we had to work with; but hey, new ideas and storylines means more for us fans.
Q3: Sciences or classical studies?
A: Haha, you're asking somebody that says why not both! One of the reasons for my ghostly presence on the wiki, other than Australian timezones, was me getting a degree in psychology and creative writing, and part of my creative writing was focused on mythology and history. So, can't really put one over the other, I love my chemistry and biology as much as the classical fields.
Q4: Name 3 historical figures that you would like to meet the most.
A: Three historical figures? Hm... well, for me, I'd have to say that I'd love to meet Mary Shelly; when I was younger I found Frankenstein's Monster to be a really interesting figure. Another one would probably be Siegmund Freud; which is that inner psychology nerd wanting to meet the guy with the insane ideas of child development. And of course I'd have to say I'd like to meet Alexander Hamilton. Partly because the musical was awesome, and partly because the mythos surrounding the guy is actually pretty cool.
Q5: What is your goal in life?
A: My goal isn't fancy. I want to eventually have a career that I love, a loving partner and eventually a family of my own. I don't need to be rich or famous; and while I'd love to work as a voice actor or writing for movies, animation or even just novels, that's just extra stuff. My goal's just to have a long, happy life.
Q6: Do you know any User from here in real life? Who would you like to meet the most in personal? What would you discuss with him if you spent a day together?.
A: Funnily enough, I know a few of the really old users from here in real life; but since they haven't been on here for ages, I'd be leaning towards maybe Ryushusupercat. I've known her for as-long as I've been on the wiki; and even just a day hanging out and spending time together, talking about the things that we've got shared interests in and of course the characters we've made... sounds like fun to me.
Q7: What is your opinion on the Featured User and Featured Article interviews? Is there anything you would personally change? Is there anyone you would like to see featured?
A: I've always been intrigued by Featured User. There were periods of time that I were nominated every time a new run was done; and I never won it. Featured Article is also really interesting, since it brings articles to my attention that I haven't personally looked into before. As far as personal changes or people I'd like to see... honestly? I've enjoyed it so far, and since the new core of the wiki are a mystery to me; I'm not sure who I'd say.
Q8: Which person you know, would you say, has influenced you the most in your life? Who is your role model, the person with the greatest impact in your life?
A: I was fortunate enough to meet Monty Oum before his passing, and I've honestly tried to follow the example he created. But as far as people that I know properly and personally, my greatest role model would probably be my dad. He's worked hard for as long as I can remember, and he's arguably one of the few people in Australia capable of doing what he does. I might not be in the same industry, but his resolve and drive is something I want to emulate. Also one day I want to embarrass my kids in a similar way.
Q9: Which video games do you enjoy playing? Are there any upcoming video games you are eagerly anticipating?
A: I'm a bit of a mixer with games. Sometimes I'm playing a lot of arcade-style piloting sims like War Thunder, sometimes I'm into tactical shooters like Mechwarrior Online, turn-based strategy like Fire Emblem or Battletech, classic JRPG like Pokemon... and yes, sometimes I even play things like Fortnite and PUBG; I enjoy battle royale games too. Now, with upcoming games, I'm not so hyped up for anything, but E3 is soon so I'm just waiting to see what we get.
Q10: How do you see humanity’s future? What do you think is the greatest obstacle in humanity’s progress?
A: Most people would say that humanity is heading for trouble with global warming and inequality, and they're probably not far wrong. However, greatest obstacle I see for humanity is probably tied to human nature, sadly enough. We all want what we don't have. There are parts of Earth that are powderkegs waiting to erup their violence across the planet, all because it is human nature to want to be dominant with our social group or the people we identify as being as. The future? I see Earth as staying just a technological stalemate always two steps from war.
Also; memes like the Ugandan Knuckles need to stay dead. That is why the aliens will never visit us, people.
Congratulations to our new Featured User! Who will our next Featured User be? Let us see!