What country do you live in, and if applicable, what state?
I live in the southern most part ofSweden, in a little village barely noticeable on a map, called Skurup. Im not going to complain about its bad location, or its dullness, no, instead I will just keep my mouth shut.
How do you choose what Miis you're going to make? Do you have a process?
Yes, very much so. One could say that my whole lifes been a long process -well, that would probably bea lie, but still true in one way.
During the second half of my life I suddenly gained a hunger for knowledge - I started to read everything that passed my hands: technical literature, contemporary novels, classics and so on. Much of my spare time got swallowed up by this, but of course I still went out for that beer at least once a week. However, those days changed my life, and I still have the same hunger for knowledge and aestetic pleasure. And that is also the answer to why I only create historical Miis.
Which Mii do you feel is your best so far?
The Miis I create are (mostly) Miis that in some way have influenced me, either in a good or bad way, and Miis that I personally find important. Now, of course thats a relative term, and I couldnt dream of creating all the important authors or politicians throughout history. Instead I partly focus on creating Miis that shouldve had a bigger spot in the light, like say Bakunin, than has been given him. But on the other hand we have Tjechov, which is already known to be one of the most skilled writers in history, so my reason for creating him was insteadto show my appreciation. Thats it, appreciation.It seems to me as if my generation never talks about these giants, as if theyve been forgotten, and maybe thats the reason why I find myself talking about them all the time. In a way Im scared that people will not read (or study)any of them, and so I do some PR by creating them as Miis.
But a short answer to the question would probably be that I spend my days studying at the university (studying political science and history of ideas), and this is a way for me to collect my thoughts and maybe find others that are interested in these historical legends, both in real life and in Mii-form. The Miis I create are my view on those historical legends, and not the way they actually looked.
What one (and only one) Mii piece would you add to the Mii Channel if you could?
Well, it sort of hurts to rank them, but if we, by "best," mean the one closest in appearance to the original, I would say Gogol or Tjechov. But, my real favourite is definetly Dostojevskij (as spelled in swedish). The Dostojevskij character is definitely the one Im mostly pleased with, especially considering that the Mii turned out the way I wanted it. It might notlook exactly like the old Dostojevskij in the "comparison-picture", but it definitely looks exactly like I picture Dostojevskij in my head readinghis splendid novels: a man with a low, dark, contemplative and resolute face — thats exactly my view on Dostojevskij, and Dostojevskijs' work.
Do you do any sort of art by trade? What other creative outlets do you pursue apart from the Mii Channel?
Before, I used to draw a lot. But now-a-days I only write. Writing has become one of the ways for me to clean my head, sort of. I mainly focus on novels and short-stories, inspired by Russian literature and old philosophical problems. My dreamis to become a music-composer, however impossible that is. And I intend to keep it a dream, since Mozart already did everything perfect with his Requiem and Grosse Messe. I would not want to create bad music, which wouldbe the result if I were to compose.
What's your favorite experience with the Wii so far?
I actually agree with another recently interviewed bloke here on MiiPlaza, that it is the very limitation of the creation processthat makes the Miis interesting. If it was very easy to create a Mii (well it is, really, but not too easy) the whole thing would become boring. It wouldnt be funny to bump into a well made Rasputin, or an astonishingSarte-copy. If I would advocate some changes, I would primarily focus on small things, which still wouldnt affect the main creation process too much: maybe the possibility to control the smallness/longness of the beard, and the same for the haircuts!?
What game do you feel is missing from the Wii line-up most right now, given the Wii's unique control mechanic?
Im longing for a real tennis game, and I dont want to wait 'til the release of Tennis Masters next year! Considering how well the controller worked with Wii-Tennis, a real tennis game can and should become amazing!
You can find more of Linuz's Miis on his user page.