Talking to Momotereu
Momotereu is a 26-year-old bachelor. He was working as a regular contributor for many years, and he joined us last year, a promising young employee. This interviewer is NyanBaz, who joined us last year too.
NyanBazWere you already a regular contributor when you were in high school, ten years ago?
NyanBazWhat is the bottom 100?
NyanBazIt's a wonderful thing to realize. (laughs) Then did you make puzzles ever since that entrance examination was over?
NyanBazAre you basically fickle in your ways?
NyanBazWhy did you come back to puzzles?
NyanBazYou can say that, your puzzles have many new ideas. I worry, will you run out of ideas?
NyanBazI get it. Then you were hired by Nikoli. How did that happen?
NyanBazNikoli hired you, now solving and making puzzles became your work. It has been a year now, did your sense of values about puzzles change any?
NyanBazThe reactions of the people who solve your puzzles motivates you to make better puzzles too.
NyanBazSomething else. What are your favorite puzzles?
NyanBazI thought you would mention Nurikabe here, how do you do with Nurikabe now?
NyanBazNo problem, why not. (laughs) But what puzzles are you weak at?
NyanBazI know you are still very young, but let me ask anyway. What kind of life do you want to live in 40 years time?
NyanBazThis suddenly became deep and serious. Now for the last question. Do you have anything you want to tell the people solving puzzles?
Interviewed Jul 2008 Published on May 26, 2010