Talking to the ax and sword
Our guest this time is "the ax and sword". He is 29 years old and his work is with machines. He became an author for nikoli.com recently.
NyanBazPlease tell me the story of your childhood.
NyanBazWhat were you addicted to when you were little?
NyanBazWere you a real all baseball boy?
NyanBazWhat did you just say? You said you were doing just video games.
NyanBazWhen did you become aware of Nikoli publications?
NyanBazWas it too bothersome to paint in things that made you chose Nikoli?
NyanBazWas the Nikoli that you bought the first time interesting?
NyanBazWas it in Vol. 113 that your work was published the first time?
NyanBazWhat was it that made you begin making puzzles?
NyanBazWere you pleased?
NyanBazIt is impossible that we would make two versions of the magazines. Then, why did you choose to make Reflect-link?
NyanBazWell, I see. You said that you lived in your parents' house then, but do you live alone now?
NyanBazAh, that's wonderful really. Well, the original purpose of your puzzle making was the trouble to buy Nikoli. Now you can get it easily. Why do you still make puzzles?
NyanBazReally. You are not confident about yourself maybe. Let us talk about puzzles. What's your favorite puzzle?
NyanBazIs it the uniqueness you value?
NyanBazMaybe it is personality that is reflected in your work. What puzzles are you weak at?
NyanBazHitori is unique. People who like it like it a lot. We have an author who makes only Hitori. What point do you dislike about it?
NyanBazWhen you make a problem, what do you think about? Do you want to do some new thing?
NyanBazAre you OK, if it is just you who find it enjoyable?
NyanBazIs there anything you dream of doing?
NyanBazWill you continue making puzzles from now on?
NyanBazAn honest answer, just like you. Now the last question, anything that you want to tell people solving your puzzles?
NyanBazThank you for an enjoyable talk today.
Interviewed May 2012 Published on Oct 22, 2012