The one-stop shopping spot for all your Mark Newheiser needs
12/07/09 - Had a writeup of events at Comic-Con 2009 published
12/04/09 - Blogged on Gamasutra about the addictive nature of Farmville
08/24/09 - Had an interview with Terry Brooks published
05/04/09 - Had an article on storytelling and narration in games published
03/09/09 - Had an article on fairness and balance in games published
08/04/08 - I've gotten a piece on adventure games published, read all about it here.
My goals for making this site:
Where are your brothers anyway?
One's back from England, studying at the University of Chicago, working on becoming a stand-up-philosopher. One's studying Jazz Guitar at the University of Southern California, you can check out some of his past musical efforts here, at his new website. And I
Hi, what's your name?
Mark Newheiser. The first name is taken from a book of a two thousand year old religious text, and the last name is a bit of an oddity, it was misspelled a few generations ago so I'm one of only 12 people to bear the name.
So, how are you?
Fine. Really. I have a general carefree attitude on life offset by spasms of frantic overwork, with an underlying current of detached cynicism and emotional alienation from the culture of my peers.
What's your sign?
Sorry, I don't believe in astrology. You see, I'm a Gemini.
What do you do for a living?
At the moment?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Frankly, is it any of your business? Don't you think that poor chicken is tired of being psychoanalyzed by every two-bit comic who thinks he has a new take on poultry humor? Don't you think it's time to stop projecting our own sensibilities onto unwitting livestock? Isn't it enough to just let chickens be chickens, without questioning the how or the why?
And technically speaking, it's equally accurate to say the road passed under the chicken.
Will you marry me?
How should I know? If I knew that I wouldn't be single, now would I?
Can you do your Yoda impression for me?
No, go away.
If you were a plant, what kind of plant would you be?
I see myself as being most like the tomato. It's quirky, round, tasty, and considered to be poisonous by primitive cultures.
How old are you?
When it comes to my biological age, I prefer making people guess. Emotionally I tend to live my life at the age of 14, in an eternal state of awkward adolescence.
Feel free to submit more questions to the list at the e-mail address quite obviously tied to this page through gmail.
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Looking at yourself and your thoughts or even appearance from years ago is an odd experience. Sometimes you wonder how you managed to get by, sometimes you come away feeling like you at least had a spark of something there. And sometimes you wish you could say some things back to your past self.