Scott Howell’s Interview w/ Me…

All right, kids, you know the drill, but here goes anyway…

Here are the rules:
1 — Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 — I will respond; I’ll ask you five questions.
3 — You’ll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 — You’ll include this explanation.
5 — You’ll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

And away we go…

1.) Once being highly involved with band and music myself, do you ever regret not pursuing a career in music?

Not at all. In fact, to be perfectly honest, my main regret is not getting out sooner. I learned too late that in order to have a successful career in music (without teaching), one must be extremely dedicated, extremely insane, and/or extremely lucky. I was none of those, and I didn’t want to get into teaching. Music’s great as a hobby for me, but as far as jobs go I prefer where I’m at now.

2.) Though nothing to be ashamed of, you’ve never graduated college. Do you think you will ever go back and finish, or are you happy where you sit now with your current job?

I’m happy where I sit now with my current job, though I might very well go back to college and get an MIS degree. I haven’t really decided either way, however. If I do get a degree, it’ll much more in management than in programming, with maybe an accounting minor thrown in.

3.) If you won a million dollars today in the lottery, how would you spend it?

I wouldn’t, right away. I’d continue working, but make sure the money was invested somewhere where I could live comfortably on the interest.

4.) You are given 24 hours notice until the day you die. Assuming money wasn’t an issue and you were in normal physical shape, how would you spend your last day alive?

That’s a tough one. I’d probably make a few last calls, settle my affairs, and then … well, just find something spontaneous to do.

5.) In your three years so far with Mortal Kombat Online, do you think your time and effort was worh it?

Three years? We’re actually a couple of months from four years, officially. I’d like to think it was. When we started, we were just another MK website in a sea of MK websites. Since then, we’ve evolved to become the most popular MK fansite on the web. To this day it still amazes me when I see people who know of our site. I still can’t get over the fact that MK designers know us by sight. (For example, before the presentations at the last Gamers Day, I was walking out to the hall to get a drink. Ed Boon was talking to a couple of people, when he looked around and noticed me. I gave a little salute in greeting, and he smiled and waved.) It’s difficult sometimes, I admit, dealing with all of the stress and whatnot concerning the site… but then I get people thanking us for what we do, both among the community and from Midway, and it makes it all worthwhile.

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