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Tib’s Corner – Interview with Andy Longman “BaronVonLongman”


Hey ho Ongoing Worlds! Tib here with an interview with seasoned OW Veteran and Blue Dwarf veteran, Andy Longman or as you know him “BaronVonLongman.”
He’s a moderator on Blue Dwarf and he’s been with BD from the start! He sat down with me… well we were at different computers across the world but… you get the idea.

Q: How long have you been a part of OW?

A: Since October 2011. But, I was a member of the Blue Dwarf game in yahoo for 10 years or so before that, before going on a leave of absence for a few months when I became a dad. When I came back the yahoo group had gone!

Q: Is the site everything you thought it would be and more?

A: Yes, moreso in fact. It’s the perfect platform for what we do. Before you’d need a separate site for character profiles, you were bound by whatever rules and restrictions the host site set up and I can’t tell you how many times Yahoo just stopped accepting my email address for no reason other than to be a *CENSORED*. The only thing I miss is being able to email posts in. I use my phone a lot for my internet work and it’s much easier to write an email than it is in the site that way.

Q: Do you have any writing inspirations? Authors, anything like that?

A: I’ve always wanted to write a novel, and have it published. I actually tried my hand at writing a short novel to self publish on Amazon. Got quite far with it too, then I read ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy and realised that I was virtually writing the same book!

Q: How long have you been writing?

A: Since I was a teenager. I find it a great outlet. I’m now in my 30’s, married and a have a daughter so the only writing I get to is the few posts I write for the games on OW I’m a member of. Unless you count the car insurance policy booklets I used to write as part of my work. Yep. I’m that guy.

Q: Are you a Red Dwarf Fan too? If so, favorite charcter/epsiode

A: I am! Favourite character has to be Norman Lovetts Holly. But there isn’t a character I DON’T love. Favourite episode is a tough one. There are no bad episodes, but soooooo many good ones! If you put a gun to my head, I’d probably have to choose Back to Reality.

Q: Do you have any other talents than writing? [Musician, Painter, Underwater basket weaver?]

A: I’m not too shabby in the kitchen. I make the BEST fajitas.

Q: [This one is personal opinion] In an arm wrestling match, Ace Rimmer or Lister?

A: Ace Rimmer. What a guy.

Q: If you could tell the future members or current members of OW anything, what would it be?

A: I’d make a polite request – if you lose interest, in a game, or struggle to find time to post, please don’t just stop posting. Give your character a proper send off. They deserve it.

And there you have it! I want to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule for giving an interview and we both agreeded he’s making the entire site fajitas! [Not really, just me… Not even me… shut up]

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In the mean time, Keep Calm and Keep Ongoing! Tib out!