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Topic Subject:Revived Community Spotlight II: Moff
Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-27-17 03:19 PM CT (US)         
(Illustration by Major Helper)



A shuttle slowly approached the ship, which lazily orbited in the exosphere, offering a magnificent, if lonely view on the planet below-- Well, metaphorically "below". After docking at the ship's airlock and equalizing the pressure levels, the two men aboard the shuttle were cleared to board the ship, although they were then immediately subjected to the arduous procedure of de-contamination. Only then could they finally meet the ship's lone occupant.

The ship's interior was lined with various odds and ends, mostly models of ships (both kinds) and other armored vehicles. Uniforms belonging to just as many lines of work one would expect aboard such a spaceship adorned the walls, plus countless badges and insignia of all possible ranks one could have, which the ship's captain-slash-navigator-slash-pilot-slash-whatever-he-felt-like-being would wear when he found it appropriate. Currently, he was the commander and highest-ranking officer on the ship... Although that much was obvious regardless.

"Welcome aboard the SSV Blenheim PD-3. I suppose you're here for the interview, then?" he greeted his guests.

"Why else would I come all the way up here?" huffed the younger of the pair. "With all those procedures just to make it here, I'd rather we skip the formalities and get straight to the questions." The elder one wordlessly took out a sketchbook-- which was commonplace enough back on Earth, but looked astoundingly archaic surrounded by all this literally otherworldly technology-- and readied his pencil.




Bold & italics text: Interviewer (Lord Sipia), regular text: Interviewee (Moff)

Right then, let's get this show on the road. What brought you to HeavenGames? What's your story?

Moff: In the beginning, HG was boring and without lunacy. The spirit of the Moff moved on the forums, and said, "Let there be spam." But for a serious answer...

I've been at HG for 15 years. Joined up because my SWGB campaign kept crashing because, well... When you have a 1998-vintage machine, you probably shouldn't have 2500 units on a map. I've always been overly-ambitious in my projects.

Ahh, haven't we all been there? I remember that time when I thought I would make an 8-scenario campaign. So you're a SWGBH regular, but you ended up moving to AoKH. What motivated this, and what made you stay?

Moff: Ah. Stroke posted a link in OD asking for spam. I was curious and bored. Then Ax posted Brony stuff. And over time, I found the community to be very interesting and engaging. Aside from a few rough spots... stayed on for good.

And we're happy to have you. So, what do you do for a living?

Moff: Currently, I am a graduate teaching assistant for General Chemistry I Lab.

And what are your plans for the future?

Moff: One day at a time. I hope to get a good-paying job in industry and make a career out of writing science fiction.

Ooh, a fellow would-be writer! Got a favorite story?

Moff: Honor Harrington, Mass Effect... and, God... I hate to admit it, but it's patently obvious. *sigh* Kantai Collection (though it's not very sci-fi).

I think it's fairly obvious where the "Moff" part of your username comes from, but what motivated the choice? And what's with the "von Degurechaff" appendage?

Moff: I am a weeb. It's another anime character. (See avatar of scary girl in Imperial German uniform) At least it's not Moff von Celestia, though?

Originally it was Moff Yittreas, a hero unit in SWGB that I was using in my campaign. Specifically, the mission that kept crashing. So, being fourteen... and lazy... I think he eventually got killed off around Mission 14 when the player defected off the Third Death Star. (Hey Disney, if you're hiring... I had all these ideas 15 years agoooo...)

One can always hope. Let's move on to some quick-fire questions. Grapes or strawberries?

Moff: Neither.

Hot or cold weather?

Moff: Hot with A/C. (Like today.)

Monopoly or Scrabble?

Moff: Monopoly.

Swords or guns?

Moff: ...Damn. I love fencing... But muh guns... GUNSWORDS!

Good answer. Now for the final question: If you could be ANYTHING, what would you want to be?

Moff: An eccentric billionaire. ...Not Trump. A nice one. The kind that builds museums.

That'll do. Got any closing words for our lovely readers at home?

Moff: Work hard. Don't get suckered by sweet lies or people who tell you what you want to hear. Be careful who you trust, but don't be afraid to trust those who prove themselves worthy. And when in doubt... The magic of friendship will see you through.

And that brings our second instance of the Community Spotlight to a close. Thanks to Moff for answering our questions, and until next time, everybody!

I am not the type to faint
When things are odd or things are quaint
But seeing things you know that ain't
Can certainly give you an awful fright!

--Pink Elephants on Parade

[This message has been edited by Lord Sipia (edited 09-27-2017 @ 03:23 PM).]

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 09-27-17 05:05 PM CT (US)     1 / 8       
I was expecting long, rambling answers (with anime and ponies) and I left disappointed! What's this, a normal person?!



Good work.

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Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-27-17 05:08 PM CT (US)     2 / 8       
I was extremely tired, to the point of feeling like I was severely drunk.

Also, Sippikaze chose his questions with great care and didn't take any baits. He was gonna make sure we stayed equine and moe-free.

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Blatant
DoFH Seraph & Director of Seraphs
(id: blatant7)
posted 09-27-17 05:27 PM CT (US)     3 / 8       
I feel like I know you intimately now. Intimately.

Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone. ~ Brandon Sanderson
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-27-17 06:31 PM CT (US)     4 / 8       
It can be more than a feeling... <3

New RPG Coming Soon | Purveyor of the Poi | Weeaboo Brony Conserative - The Ultimate Foe to the Internet
Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Blatant
DoFH Seraph & Director of Seraphs
(id: blatant7)
posted 09-27-17 11:39 PM CT (US)     5 / 8       
Meet me behind the staff lounge in 10

Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone. ~ Brandon Sanderson
Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-28-17 05:05 AM CT (US)     6 / 8       
Also, Sippikaze chose his questions with great care and didn't take any baits. He was gonna make sure we stayed equine and moe-free.
When you said "I hate to admit it, but it's patently obvious" I thought for sure you were gonna say MLP. Guess the weeb is stronger in you than I had anticipated.

I am not the type to faint
When things are odd or things are quaint
But seeing things you know that ain't
Can certainly give you an awful fright!

--Pink Elephants on Parade
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-28-17 07:03 AM CT (US)     7 / 8       
H-hai, Sippi-senpai!

New RPG Coming Soon | Purveyor of the Poi | Weeaboo Brony Conserative - The Ultimate Foe to the Internet
Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-30-17 02:23 PM CT (US)     8 / 8       
Incidentally... that bit about models and having every possible uniform configuration of various uniform styles? Hell yes. If I had the time and money, I would totally do that. Alas, at present, I just have this style:

New RPG Coming Soon | Purveyor of the Poi | Weeaboo Brony Conserative - The Ultimate Foe to the Internet
Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
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