Talking to cubic function
Our guest this time is cubic function. He is a senior at a university in the Kansai area. He is very young! The interviewer is NyanBaz, and another staff member, Nob, also participated.
NyanBazWhat are you studying at the university?
NyanBazSounds like fun! You like paleontology, though you are poor at fieldwork.
NyanBazYou are a student of the science department. Your pen name is from science. This cubic function is a mathematics term.
NyanBazWhy did you choose cubic function?
NyanBazYou are a geek. (laughs) When did you get to know about Nikoli?
NyanBazDoes your grandmother solve puzzles?
NyanBazShe solves the problems of the grandchild and does she send comments?
NobDo your parents solve puzzles?
NyanBazYou often make very difficult problems. They might be good solvers.
NobWhat is the puzzle which you liked first?
NyanBazWhen did you start contributing to Nikoli?
NyanBazThat's a different matter. (laughs) Why did you start to contribute?
NobDid you keep up making puzzles ever since then?
NyanBazI get the impression that your problems are often difficult. Do you have any preference for making it difficult?
NobSo you are not setting out to make it difficult at the beginning.
NyanBazIs there something you keep in mind when making your puzzles?
NyanBazWell, do you solve the problems made by other authors?
NyanBazDo you have a favorite author?
NyanBazI can agree there. Tell me what your favorite puzzle is.
NyanBazMochikoro! You won't give up on that. (laughs)
NyanBazAre there puzzles you are poor at?
NobIt doesn't always go well that is for sure. Suddenly in some different part, it becomes easy to solve.
NyanBazLet's talk about something that is not puzzles. What are your hobbies other than puzzles?
NyanBazThere are so many ways railroads can be a hobby, do you like to ride, do you like the trains, or do you like to photograph trains, which is it?
NyanBazYou mentioned horse racing. Do you bet too?
NyanBazWhat makes steeplechase interesting?
NyanBazWow! I'll have to look at that sometime. Our time is nearly up. There is one thing that I really want to know, what's your ideal puzzle?
NyanBazNow the last question, anything that you want to tell people solving your puzzles?
NyanBazThank you for today!
Interviewed Jan 2010 Published on Oct 11, 2011