Tonight we are honoring someone who has always made it a priority to bring fun and entertainment to the board. I'm talking about the legendary Nike!
When you think of Nike, you think cheer and that is exactly whet he contributes to this community whether it be with his games or his posts. Nike has a bright and colorful personality and he's a very nice guy. I am very happy to be hosting this special event for him.
We'll get to take a look at his persona through the interview I conducted with him:
Q: When did you join FOMM and how did you know about it?
A: I joined FOMM in 2006 i guess, but not until early 2008 I started post more often. I forgot how did I found this forum, probably just random search. It was destiny.
Q: Do you have any particular memories of your days as a newbie that you would like to share?
A: As a newbie, I think I was somehow way over the top, wanting attention and trying to be funny and likeable. I know I got annoying sometimes, but it was great for me to show a side of my internet persona and able to get some recognition(in both good and bad ways). Looking back I remembered starting numerous "Should *** be the name of the album title?" thread back in early 2008, it was so much fun lol. And it was indeed an excellent era for fans. I was crazy and annoying, but it was such a memorable time. I kinda missed that sometimes. I have to admit that not knowing the people here in fomm back then has given me such an outlet for me to feel naughty and carefree. Also, the SNL 2008 chatroom moment was one of the best newbie memories I ever had.
Q: Was FOMM different then and how has it changed if it has?
A: I think FOMM hasn't really changed much, but the lack of news are killing us. And also there are more other types of forums, or facebook kind of stuffs, thus makes me feel FOMM becomes less of a community. We used to regularly "hang out" here to update news, share thoughts and go to chatrooms. We still do but the "aura" just not as strong as before, and we all have real life issues to deal with as we grow older. On the bright side, I think "The General Random Thoughts Thread" has greatly helped fommers getting update, not only as a fan, but able to share thoughts and keep us connected, like a good friend.
And I must say the most I love FOMM is that people here areSO MUCH FUN.
Q: Do you like it more now or how it was in the past?
A: The past no doubt. I kinda regret I didn't join fomm earlier. But I glad I am still here now, and I still enjoy participating in this forum, and glad some people I like still stick to here every now and then.
Q: What's it like being a Mimi stan in Asia? How is she perceived there?
A: I was a more reserved "stan" in real life. I always have a perception that people in my country do not like Mariah at all, and she was indeed not a popular icon here. Thus to be honest I feel awkward if I tell my friends I listen to Mariah. And I prefer not to identify myself an Asia fans or Chinese fans, i feel uncomfortable with it. I don't even know why, maybe some insecurity issues that I prefer to keep things under wraps.
Q: Have you always been at ease here on the board?
A: I do. I am being myself and having fun here all the time, and I am thankful to meet some great friends here.Can't ask for more than that. Whenever I feel bored or not so in a good mood, Fomm is indeed the best place to hide.
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself, what you wish to bring on the board with your presence and how do you think people here perceive you.
A: I guess I am somewhat an idealist, a person always trying to look on the brightside but love to indulge in dark, atmospheric fantasy. I always having hard time facing the reality and trying to avoid it. That's maybe the reason why I seldom locate my real identity (even my real name) here on fomm. That helps me forget the sh!t mess in reality. In real life I still very much having a Nike persona but in this board I feel more at ease presenting Nike myself. It's like Nike having real fun in an amusement park.
I just hope people enjoy Nike being here, and have fun reading my posts and participate the elimination games (there is one right now please vote) lol.
Q: Do you feel like any FOMMer could be a real life friend to you?
A: I would love to really. Just to imagine having a real life friend from a different country but share the same interests with me, it just sounds awesome and cool. I am glad knowing people here to able to share great thoughts and interests. It is fantastic to share favorite movies, books and musics, and personal issues, and not just Mairah.
Yet sometimes I am kinda worried people here would perceive me differently if they met me in person. I was more an introvert and not excellent in verbal communication, not to mention language barriers. Maybe it's best keeping the relationship in a virtual world status. I could picture having a fail mess if we meet in person and feeling awkward and uncomfortable lol.
Anyway still I wish someday, maybe in an occasion of fate, I can actually meet some fommers here (especially Mario, Jasp, Reenre, Robbie, Blinnie, Bastian, Persa, and Jason), and visit your countries and learn the cultures.
Q: Have you ever had any feuds with anyone?
A: I don't think I had one, but I would love to try to get into it in a near future. It seems this board embraces feuds a lot lol.
Q: What's your advice to newbies?
A: Able to accept the negativity and sarcasm here towards Mariah and among the fommers, apart from that, this place is huge fun. If you like fun you will love fomm.