sol_nuada wanted to know:
1) Which culture has, according to you, the most interesting mythology? Why? Which part of it is your favourite?
Whew. I’m not an expert on mythology — far from it. I know the Greek and Norse mythology best, and know too little of the others to compare.
The cool thing about the Greek mythology is that the gods are almost human, in a tantrum-throwing four-year-old kind of way: they are jealous, lecherous, capricious, deceiving and hot-headed. If your gods are amplifications of humanity, isn’t that how they should be? This makes for lots of really entertaining myths. On the other hand, the humans who populate the myths are mere toys for the gods, to be used for their own ends, and that takes away the ability of people to make their own fate — and I’m pretty big on that.
That is precisely what is cool about the Norse mythology: people are, essentially, their own men, and they have to face the consequences of their actions themselves. But in return, the gods are not so human — they are grave and operate out of necessity, rather than because they want things (other than Loki, of course).
As a human, I’d rather live in the Norse mythology. But for sheer entertainment value, the Greek myths win.
2) What does todays music lack compared to the music from the 80s?
3) What do you think is the best board and/or cardgame ever made? Why?
4) You’ve been quite busy with them LED’s and the like lately, what aspect of it is what really got you interested in them? Is this still the main drive?
The other reason microcontrollers grabbed my interest is that I have never been able to make something physical. Sure, I have a very active imagination, and I can come up with ideas and stories and fantasies and software and algorithms at the drop of a hat, but you can’t touch those. It was all in my head (and/or in the heads of my players and/or in the heads of the people who read my stories) — it wasn’t something you could touch.
5) I think I asked this one last time as well, not sure though: Are you considering to get children? Why (not)?