Today, I finally got the chance to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend; Mr. Brandon L Hood aka “President Hoodie”, the founder of Chiptunes = WIN! Brandon has been helping us not only bring great chiptunes to the chipmusic community, but also moderating our community to be the best that it possibly can be.
I’ll skip the pleasantries and get right to the nitty gritty, and ask the hard hitting chiptune questions!
Sam Sher: So, Brandon, how is your day going?
Brandon Hood: It’s a Monday, so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ಠ╭╮ಠ
Listening to Undertale covers on YouTube by Lenich & Kirya is helping tho.
S: Sounds radical! What would you say is your favorite pizza flavor?
And/or pepperoni, green peppers, red onions, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella plopped all over it, and fresh basil.
S: Good answer. Now I know Chip = WIN vol. 5 is coming up soon, and I was wondering, can you tell us anything about your dogs?
B: Sure! I have 2 old ass Chihuahuas, Peka & Buu (put ’em together and you have PEKABUUUUUU HAHAHAHA #killme) which are both completely useless. I love ’em tho.
B: And one wonderful 50+ lb mutt named Goober. Goob’s mah boy.
S: Goob is such a goob and it’s great.
B: It really is. Some days suck, but then I go home and pet Goob and everything’s suddenly cool, yanno? Doges, man.
S: Now, the hard hitting questions… Is MAGFest a donut? Why or why not?
B: -takes a really deep breath-
MAGFest is *AMAZEBALLS*. Anyone who’s been there knows that, of course. That said, it is most definitely *NOT* a donut. Why? Damn simple. Because a *DONUT* is a circular shaped pastry, generally with a hole in it, often covered with icing and sprinkles. And MAGFest is *NOT* that. You can eat donuts *IN* MAGFest. That much is true. I would even encourage that activity. But MAGFest itself is *NOT* a donut.
Further proof: magfest.org/isnotadonut
Official link on the official website clearing it up once and for all.
Nevermind the fact that I’m MAGFest staff and could’ve had something to do with that page being made. That is clearly irrelevant.
I mean, that page isn’t even necessary if you’ve been to MAGFest. You can see that it’s *NOT* a donut by simply going to it. I mean, it may bring similar levels of joy and satisfaction to eating a tasty donut. MAGFest is delicious in a similar, yet different way. There are doors in MAGFest that are kinda like holes in a donut, in that you can go through them. But if you literally take a bite of MAGFest, in the spiritual, mental or physical realms, it won’t taste anything like a donut. I mean, depending on what you bite you might even break some teeth. So yeah, while MAGFest may possess some donut like characteristics, it is ultimately not a donut.
I’m sorry if my careful analysis and explanation have broken some hearts. That’s not what I’m about. That’s not what MAGFest is about. We like to bring joy to lovely nerds everywhere. It’s a celebration.
I propose a simple compromise:
While MAGFest is *NOT* a donut, if people want to *PRETEND* that it is I suppose that can be tolerated. I mean, if we can let Psychostick *PRETEND* that MAGFest is a donut so they can say “they performed at a donut” I suppose we can let other folk *PRETEND* the same. As long as everyone knows what’s up. That it’s a fantasy. I can tolerate that. I guess. I’m a fair man after all.
S: Thank you for your clarification Mr. Hoodie! Now, given the function f (x) = 6 + 5x 3, and that x is equal to 8; solve, graph, and show your work.
B: Hmm… I’m pretty sure the answer is (´⊙◞⊱◟⊙｀)
Yup, that’s it. That’s my final answer.
S: Wow! Superb problem solving!
B: Thank you! I have little voices inside my head that tell me the answer to math. And pretty much everything else really. Most of them are pretty cool. There’s one that calls himself “Chara” that I worry about sometimes, but generally I don’t listen to him. Generally. (◕‿◕✿)
What’s your least favorite meme?
B: Least favorite meme. Man, that’s a tough question. Probably this tbh.
Don’t know what it is, but it’s terrifying, man. Haunts my dreams and shit.
S: That is very frightening indeed, though some might agree is accurate.
Now conversely, what is your favorite meme?
B: Favorite meme… Hmm… Man, that’s tough. You know, I would say 60’s Spidey, because duh, 60’s Spidey, but tbh I think it’s this image:
I really don’t know what it is tbh. Just keeps popping up in my head recently. Weird, huh?
Looks like something from a video game or something. I don’t play those, though. They’re dumb.
S: Oh… That’s strange indeed.
Well, do you think we’ve wasted enough people’s time yet with this interview?
B: Hmm… I dunno. Probably not to be honest. I think we could waste some more. It’s just time, right? Which is a construct. Who cares how much is wasted? Everything is meaningless. haha
〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜
〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜 〜(꒪꒳꒪)〜
S: Haha yeah! I mean, my life is in shambles, I can’t get my shit together, I’m super depressed, and I’m so tempted to just give up on everything and somewhat conform to society by just getting a job and getting married, paying taxes and dying because I have no motivation for anything.
Wait what I meant to say was…
Fill in the blank… ____.
B: Nah, Sam. Everything’ll be alright. In fact, you should probably just go jump in the bay. The cold water will wake you up, yanno? Good for you and stuff. haha
Oh. Fill in the blank. Sure. The answer there is clearly… ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ
S: Now, the last, but most vital question… Yes, or no? Choose Wisely…
B: Damn, man. I… Hmm… Give me a minute to think.
3 DAYS LATER…
B: You still there, Sam? I think I’ve got my answer ready.
S: Oh my god Brandon! You’re back! Erin’s been worried sick! Where were you?
B: Oh hey. I don’t know tbh. haha But I’ve got my answer ready, that’s what matters, right?
While this is a topic that pretty much all existence in the universe has deeply considered since the existence of time (potentially before?), it’s really hard to try to make a definitive answer here. I mean, damn, scholars have spent multiple lifetimes in various timestreams debating over this and *still* not come up with one solid answer. Last I inquired (I’m an expert on the matter for our universe, although not unrivaled; my answer doesn’t decide what everyone thinks, you know?), I believe the scientific consensus is pretty evenly split between the “Yes” and “No”s. Which is pretty fascinating, you know?
I mean, damn, how often does a multi-timestream-verse damn near evenly split on the discussion of a topic? That’s damn bizarre. I mean, hell, last time we gathered 2 COMPLETE UNIVERSES were annihilated over a disagreement over PIZZA TOPPINGS. Can you imagine that? That’s absolutely ridiculous.
I mean, not that it matters. That’s like a drop in the bucket when you consider the mass of existence that worms its way through the varied universes on the different timestreams. Really nothing to worry about whatsoever. But just a comparison point is all.
At any rate, the answer is – damn, I’m going to start some shit by saying this, but OH WELL HERE GOES –
S: Brandon L. Hoodie. That was the most beautiful answer to any question I’ve ever heard. I am crying tears of joy. Thank you for this amazing and awe inspiring interview. Any last words for the readers?
B: My pleasure, Sam. Hopefully your mortal being can contain all the wisdom shared here without it splitting your atoms all over the place. That happens sometimes. haha
And last words? Sure!
Except today. I guess today’s an exception to that rule. Forevermore, April 1st = #DoFuckAround Day. Gotta have at least one reprieve throughout the year, right? Right. haha
Readers, I don’t know about you, but that brought a tear right to my eye.
See you in the next blog entry! Happy April 1st!
– Nanode OUT!