Puzzles and self-expression
The guests this time are YukiHiro and nyoroppyi. The theme is a little difficult. What is it that leads to self-expression in how puzzle authors make their puzzles? From Nikoli we have NyanBaz and Nob.
NobThere was an interview where YukiHiro said that making puzzles are self-expression. In another interview nyoroppyi has said that puzzles was a means to communicate. Let's begin the discussion today by talking about your different opinions.
NobDoes Yukihiro's self-expression function to make you stand out and look wonderful or is it expressing your real self?
NobHow is that with you nyoroppyi?
NobAll together, how do you think, are puzzles a medium where it's easy to have self-expression?
NyanBazHere I have been thinking of you as making puzzles with free abandon.
NobOh, that one! It has no numbers in the two top and bottom lines.
NobDoes a wish to express yourself become a driving force when making puzzles.
NyanBazI first began to make puzzles because there was a solver nearby. That was self-expression.
NyanBazNow because there are solvers, is that why you make puzzles, nyoroppyi?
NyanBazThen you wouldn't make puzzles where the author name doesn't appear?
NobIt may happen that the act to make the puzzles in itself becomes pleasant.
NyanBazDon't professionals concern themselves about self-expression?
NyanBazIs it a professional who can make puzzles for a customer, puzzles that are still selfishly made and elegant, in both dimensions?
NobThe editors think that all puzzles are original work, not commercialized products. Therefore all puzzles are the self-expression of the authors.
NyanBazAs an editor I also solve problems that end up in the waste paper bin, there I can feel the hot thoughts an author has invested in the problem.
NobThere are people who show their own problems on the Internet. How do you think about that?
NobYou guys have blogs. Do you write about puzzles?
NyanBazYou didn't want to force it on others.
NobThis kind of story doesn't ever end. There isn't any real conclusion to the theme we have today. Let's make it end here today. Thank you very much.
Discussion on Jun 2011 Published on May 27, 2014