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 21 Questions With... Vlad
Posted by hb on September 30th, 2018 @10:13PM


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 song? 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... Vlad


What is your first name? Victor.


Where do you live? Paris, France.


What is your occupation? Math teacher.


Describe yourself in one sentence. I like playing games too much for my own good.


How did you come up with your username? I had a weird fascination for Russia when I was a kid (probably due to me playing chess), and Russian names sounded really cool to me, so I picked up one. It went through a few iterations with numbers, until I got rid of them entirely.


What is your proudest run? I'd say my sub-2 Any% run.



What is your favourite category? It has to be a teleporter one. Max Any% or Max Hell%, I'd say. AS+O has done so much for the community, I have to mention it as well.


What is your favourite part about the community? The super-supportive atmosphere. The constant support I received when growing up as a player, even from players way better than me and who wouldn't have cared about those beginner runs in other communities, really meant a lot to me and kept me motivated. Hopefully I contribute to doing the same to the newer players.


Favourite video game? Spelunky, of course. Other than that, the Rayman series, particularly Rayman Legends (and Origins).


Favourite song or album? ‘Notes pour trop tard’ by Orelsan.



Favourite food? Pizza! Pizzaaaaaaaaa!


Favourite pizza topping? I love pizza with meat. I couldn't single one topping out, but I like having several types of meat on my pizza. Any few of ham, merguez, ground beef, chorizo, etc.


Favourite hobby? Gaming. Especially speedrunning and Magic: The Gathering.


Describe your personality in three words. Optimistic, pessimistic, intuitive.


What is your perfect day out? Chilling with friends, enjoying good food and drinks.



What is the last movie you cried at? Polisse, by Maiwenn. It's a movie about the police section dedicated to protecting children from paedophiles and trafficking. It sheds a very crude, true light on these horrible stories while always keeping a touch of hope in the mood. The alchemy is amazing, and I'm now realizing I can't properly talk about it. I guess you really have to see it to get it.


Which famous person would you most like to meet? ShinGraywords!


If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Reading minds.


What would you use your superpower for? I'm just a very curious person overall. I would use it for various small things, to know when people are lying to me and why, to understand them better. And maybe also use it to play strategy games (poker or something) and make an easy living that way.


What is your Twitter handle? @MlA_Vlad


Do you have a message you would like to give to the community? Thank you all for being so awesome! I look forward to exploring Spelunky 2 with all of you.



Thank you for your time, Vlad!


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