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 21 Questions With... Meowmixmix
Posted by . on September 21st, 2018 @10:38PM


Welcome to 21 Questions With, MossRanking's newest regular feature.


An introduction: Last year, I created and ran My Favourite Games. By spotlighting each entry on a different member of the community, it gave us an opportunity to get to know each other better through talking about video games. This feature produced 18 articles, the final of which was a Derek Yu special. You can find the whole list here.


I wanted to take this idea further. And so, in 21 Questions With, the 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 each entry will provide a satisfying insight into that member.


This is the very first entry. 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... Meowmixmix


What is your first name? Kevin.


Where do you live? Virginia, USA.


What is your occupation? Software engineer.


Describe yourself in one sentence. A carefree gamer, programmer, and all-around nerd whose main goal is to enjoy life.


How did you come up with your username? I was a little kid trying to come up with a username for some game online. I was (and am still) a big fan of cats and thought the Meow Mix theme song was funny. ‘Meowmix’ was taken though, so I just added another mix to make it work.


When did you join the community? June 2016.



What is your proudest run or contribution? I'm most proud of the events and other community projects I've participated in or helped create. Scoreathlon, AS+O tournaments, and the speedrun challenge are all things I'm glad to have a part in helping make happen. Giving back to the community that has given me so much is something I love to do.


What is your favourite part about the community? All the friends I've made. I feel pretty close to a lot of members in this community, and I'm glad Spelunky gave me the opportunity to meet them.


Favourite video game? Can we link the My Favorite Games article? [hb: Yes - here it is. He picked Halo 3, Fable, and Minecraft.]


Favourite movie? This Is the End. It's really not a great movie, but it is my exact sense of humor and I love it for that. Plus, it brings up good memories of watching it with my friends for the first time.


Favourite TV show? Lost.


Favourite music artist? Childish Gambino. I love his music, but I also have seen him go from making YouTube videos to becoming a huge star, so it's been really inspiring following his career.


Favourite food? Burrito.


Describe your personality in three words. Chill, dedicated, thicc.


Which actor would play you in a Hollywood movie? Michael Cera.



Which three items would you have if you were stranded on a desert island? An Iron Man suit. The other two items are not necessary.


What makes you happy? When other people in my life who are important to me are happy. Petting a cute cat. Getting home from work to chill and watch a movie or play video games.


What makes you angry? Honestly, anything that I think is unjust that I don't know how to change. For instance, there are a lot of things especially in United States politics these days that make me angry and I don't know what I can do about it. It's a sense of helplessness seeing something unjust unfold and knowing I can't do anything against it. That definitely makes me angry.


What is the last movie you cried at? Coco.


What is your perfect day out? It's pretty boring. We have a movie theater called the Alamo near me and it serves food during the movie. It is my favorite place to go and I go with my girlfriend frequently. A good movie, good food, and good company all in one night is really all I need for it to be a perfect day out. In some rarer cases, it would be exploring a new place for the first time with my girlfriend (like a new city or new country).


Do you have a message you would like to give to the community? You all are awesome! Spelunky is a great game, but what really has kept me playing so long is all the amazing people in the community. I'm so excited to share the Spelunky 2 experience with everyone when that comes out.


Thank you for your time!


Interested in being featured? Fill out this form. If you have any questions, feel free to direct message me (hb#3495) on Discord.