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 21 Questions With... ContraMuffin
Posted by hb on September 25th, 2018 @08:25PM


Welcome to 21 Questions With.


In each entry, the spotlighted individual is asked a variety of quickfire questions about themselves. What's the story behind their username? What's their favourite movie? What do they really think about the community? These are just some of the potential questions, and hopefully you will get a satisfying insight into that member.


If you wish to be featured in a future instalment, there is a form at the bottom of this article. Any person in the Spelunky community can take part.



21 Questions With... ContraMuffin


Where do you live? Los Angeles.


What is your occupation? Student.


Describe yourself in one sentence. I'm a researcher at heart.


How did you come up with your username? About a couple years ago, I needed to come up with a username for a game called World of Tanks. Turns out that not a lot of people know about Latin and Greek roots, so I decided that the easiest way to come up with a username was to simply mash roots together to make a new "word". I got "contra-", which means "opposite" or "against", and put that with "muffin". So my name isn't actually referencing Contra the game (I've never played it), but it's just proof of my dedication to hating muffins.



When did you join the community? I joined the Discord in April or May 2017, which is not coincidentally not long after I started to get into Reddit. I had been with r/Spelunky for a month or so before that and I've played Spelunky for years before then.


What is your favourite category? Any%. Low% is painful. No Gold is alright, but only if I'm not speeding.


What is your proudest contribution? Render dupe. No contest. I love researching, so to finally have an avenue to research and experiment makes me happy. I feel like I'm truly making a contribution when we find something new about render dupe.


What is your favourite part about the community? #the-warstening. RIP. "It will be missed."


Favourite video game? Braid. The best puzzle game ever, no contest.


Favourite movie? I'll be honest, I don't remember a lot of movies. But I recently watched Searching and that was amazing. If you're considering watching a movie, I would recommend that one.



Favourite TV show? Nichijou. But that's not really a TV show, is it?


Favourite music artist? I'll have to say Joe Hisaishi of Studio Ghibli fame.


Favourite song? ‘Pollyanna’ from the Mother series.


Favourite book? The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom.


Favourite food? Curry.


Favourite hobby? I like playing my ocarina. Also, of course, gaming.



Describe your personality in three words. Stoic, rational, realist.


What is the last movie you cried at? Schindler's List.


Cake or pie? A couple days ago, I thought of something super interesting. What if you use the key lime pie goo stuff and use that as frosting on a cake? How would that taste? Someone has to try that out for me.


If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Control probability. Can you imagine what kind of stuff you could do if you could control probability?

Do you have a message you would like to give to the community? Derek why?


Thank you for your time!


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