Talking to alkaline
Our guest this time is alkaline. He is the father of one child and now in his late thirties. He is living in Sapporo, and uses the pseudonym 'alkaline factory head' in Nikoli books. His job is as a company employee related to IT.
NyanBazWhat kind of kid were you when you were little?
NyanBazSounds really special! When did you meet with puzzles?
NyanBazThat's really too bad.
NyanBazYou were what we in Japan call a postcard artisan. So you forgot all about puzzles, but when did you get back to puzzles?
NyanBazYou not only solved problems but you made problems. How did you get the idea to make problems?
NyanBazWhen did you get to know about Nikoli?
NyanBazDroodles is a contest to tell what a picture that is published looks like. It used to appear in Puzzle Communication Nikoli a lot. So you got to know Nikoli through a contest not via a puzzle.
NyanBazDid you begin contributing immediately?
NyanBazWell, how about the result?
NyanBazPerfectly marvelous! Now you make different kinds of puzzles.
NyanBazWow! I see it a lot now, but you began it.
NyanBazWell, you played around with new ideas like we could expect from a posting artisan from way back. That reminds me, you have contributed so many puzzles to Omopa. You created many great puzzles like Suraromu, Tasukuea, Hebi, and Herugolf.
NyanBazYou actually made a thorough study of it before sending it in! Which of the Omopa you created do you like best?
NyanBazOops, we are sorry about that. Now, what is a puzzle you like other than those in Omopa?
NyanBazYou wait till an idea pops in and then you go. Do you have likes and dislikes about the difficulty?
NyanBazWhat is the motive behind you making puzzles?
NyanBazYou are a comedian. What are your hobbies other than puzzles?
NyanBazWell, will you still be making puzzles in the future?
NyanBazI'll look forward to that. Now, what is a puzzle for you?
NyanBazNow for the last question, anything you want to tell the people solving your puzzles?
Interviewed Jan 2014 Published on Aug 8, 2014