Talking to MINE
MINE is a 32-year-old male, and a company employee. He is working in an environment where 90% oxygen can be breathed in at any time. Maybe because of that his lung age is 23.
The Japanese pen name of MINE is "Aburamushi", and the interview uses that pen name.
NobAburamushi stands for cockroach. That is a strange pen name, where do you get it from?
NobWow, no doubt about that! When did you get to know about Nikoli?
NobWhat is a puzzle for you?
NobThat explains it. But, what are your hobbies outside of puzzles?
NobThere are people who think that the people who do and make puzzles belong to a strictly indoor sect, but puzzle people are into a lot sport also really. Where do you make your puzzles?
NobDo you use pencil and paper?
NobWhat do you pay attention to in your puzzles?
NobThat is a good point. Then, what is an interesting puzzle, do you think?
NobBut there are so many ways to make solving it feel good. What is your recommendation for that?
NobHas your style been influenced by other authors?
NobWhy are you confident with Nurikabe?
NobWell, is that how it works. But, what is the ideal puzzle for you?
NobWhat is it that makes you create your puzzles?
NobOkay. What will you be doing in 30 years?
NobNow one last thing, what would you like to say to the people who solve your puzzles?
Interviewed Jun 2008 Published on Apr 22, 2010