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A New Breed of Interview with Leo Balzac

Day 1,541, 21:08 Published in Canada Canada by Muglack

So much like the rest of eCanada when I see there's an interview article out, I take the time to open and read it. Also much like the rest of eCanada I quickly realize that it's a new interviewer asking the same old people the same old questions.

I'm sure if I wanted to datamine the eCanadian media archives I could find 15 interviews that ask the same questions to the same people by new interviewers that have come and gone over the past couple years. Lucky for all of us, I'm lazy, so I didn't bother doing it.

What I did bother to do was write up a set of my own questions that I know for a fact no other people has had the balls to ask. So I'm setting out on a journey, with my questions in hand. The first person I ran into on the eStreet was Leo Balzac our current "Minister of the Unwashed Masses" (Immigration).

So without any further ado I bring you the first in what I hope to be a long line of:

"A New Breed of Interviews"


Who's the most overrated eCanadian and why?

At first, I was going to say Oliver Mellors, but with in the last few months? Definitely Addy.Was he all bad for the country? No, but his dealings with people who he didn't like was pretty greasy. His latest farewell has definitely cemented this for me. First he's disappearing, then he's actually running the government as a "shadow" CP, who, although being somewhat hands off, still exerted pressure on his cabinet. Finally he, his MoD and MoFA all run away.

Addy accomplished a lot in his time here, but I think he tarnished his image with these last few months.

If you could permanently deport one person and they'd never come back who would it be and why?

Probably Rylde, he only harasses us when he's here anyways, plus he de-friended me.

If you could cut one part of our "Role Play community" out like a cancer (Supreme Court, Congress forums, Role Play MUs, etc...) what would it be and why?

Personally, I think it would be the Supreme Court. We all know that admins have all the power anyways, so having the supreme court roll play our way to a punishment for 'crimes' is ridiculous. We can surely figure out a way to put that power to the people of eCan. Whether that means giving Congress the power, or a vote by the actual citizens, I don't think we need to waste time with having a formal court anymore.

I definitely think that a Supreme Court ban being enforced on IRC is ridiculous though. That power should be stripped from the SC immediately and then we can debate the rest later.

Who's eCanada's biggest whiner?

I would have to say that would definitely have been OLoyd a while ago, but he seems to have mellowed out. Chochi's pretty bad, but he doesn't whine in the usual way his whining takes the form of endless posts, and now lately, many short posts. His constant bombardment of threads he really takes an interest in is something to behold. Truly a whiner though? No one really comes to my mind in the classic sense.

If eCanada were a literal circus, instead of just a figurative one, who would be the Ringleader and who would be responsible for cleaning out the elephant stalls?

Rolo would definitely be the ringleader, all he has to do is post a few words in his paper and he gets the whole community hopping. The people of eCan seem to think that they hurt Rolo when they say bad things about him but that's all part of the circus. Like a lion tamer commanding his lions, he whips the eCan public into a hilarious froth of resentment and anger.

The one who cleans out the stalls would definitely have to be a whole class of player. The heavy role players like Chochi, Maher and some others. They've always got to act to get things straight. Charging people for this, judging them, then inventing some crazy piece of legislation to try and stop the same situation from happening again. Really, any of the heavy role players are the muchers though.

Who do you think tries the hardest, but lacks the skills to ever be successful?

Octavian_F. Everytime that guy comes back to the game he takes another run and everytime he is rejected by the people. Part of it has to do with his sincerity. I don't think you can necessarily trust Oct_F to be fair to all players. Also it seemed to me, and I like to think many other players as well, that his platoforms were wordy, well crafted puff pieces but they lacked a solid platform. He just lacks a certain something that CPs tend to have.

Who do you think are the most trustworthy and least trustworthy eCanadians?

Trustworthy? I would have to say Nosyt, he is just a solid player is calm, rational and pretty funny sometimes too.

Least trustworthy? Definitely sawc. I like the guy, but I always feel like he is a ticking time bomb just waiting to blow. He says he's changed but I'm gonna just wait and see here. I hope he has 'cause he's definitely an asset to the community when he's behacing himself.

Tied with sawc though is Wally Cleaver. I would want to be caught in a room with that guy by myself. He's liable to stick you with a poisoned shiv made from a coat hanger.

Any final words?

Yah, I just want to say that I do enjoy my time here and in the end realize this is just a game. It's too bad when people take this place, or their own persona too seriously. That's it, like "Jerry's Final Thought".


That's it for this interview. I'd like to thank Leo for being the test run of my new series, and I hope everyone enjoyed reading it.



Plugson Day 1,541, 21:16

Is that what the kids are doing for '7 Minutes in Heaven?' Back in the day, we used to just snog in the closet.

Yes, original questions. Those answers have already been heard here and there, but the collection of them all together was unique.

Kronos Q
Kronos Q Day 1,541, 21:17

I stopped what I was doing and read this article.

MaxMaher Day 1,541, 21:18

Roleplay is what make the game interesting, otherwise, I prefer play at MafiaWars or Farmville. I could get a kill more peoples per day and have a bigger farm faster.

But, fun interview.

Captain Salty Kushskins
Captain Salty Kushskins Day 1,541, 21:25

I love interview series.

I'd be willing to get interviewed if you don't have any noteworthy applicants.

Acacia Mason
Acacia Mason Day 1,541, 21:25

*claps hands*

Well done...I think I might have to follow this series

Acacia Mason
Acacia Mason Day 1,541, 21:25

On second thought...I think I just gave Mugsy the clap lol

Muglack Day 1,541, 21:28

Don't worry. I already had it.

T.E. Lwrence
T.E. Lwrence Day 1,541, 22:32


Homer J Simpson
Homer J Simpson Day 1,542, 23:19

Nice work, certainly a different angle

crisfire Day 1,542, 23:56

Rolo and Muglack starting some great article subjects, its like chocolate sauce and big boobs at the same time

Looking forward to more!

Funky 24
Funky 24 Day 1,542, 05:02


Alias Vision
Alias Vision Day 1,542, 08:34

Very good, interesting read.

Wally Cleaver
Wally Cleaver Day 1,542, 12:18

"Tied with sawc though is Wally Cleaver. I would want to be caught in a room with that guy by myself. He's liable to stick you with a poisoned shiv made from a coat hanger."

It's true Leo, I'm going to get you one day. But I won't kill you, it will be a poison that causes a long term mild itch...just on the edge of annoying.

Leo Balzac
Leo Balzac Day 1,542, 13:15

Damn you Cleaver!! Damn you to hell.

George Beeman
George Beeman Day 1,542, 18:18

And here we see the Questensis Nova in action

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