What country do you live in, and if applicable, what state?
New Jersey, USA.
How do you choose what Miis you're going to make? Do you have a process?
I got started making Miis after I saw this guy's creations from The Office. So many of his Miis were spot on, but I thought I could do better on some of them. I still think my Steve Carell needs work. I liked the challenge of trying to do an entire cast instead of just one person. So a lot of my Miis are part of a set. Unlike Bobby Bobby, I enjoy trying to make a Mii out of a real person. Mostly cause I'm good at it.
As for actually making a mii, I start by looking up some pictures of the person I'm doing online. I try to find a photo where the person is making their signature expression. Some people scowl a lot; some people look sad or sheepish. Picking the right photo will give your Mii the right personality. Usually, there are several Mii parts that you know you need to use from the start, whether it's a certain haircut or nose shape. The rest of the pieces can be narrowed down to a few choices. The placement of all the pieces on your Mii's face is what really makes or breaks a caricature. For that, I just move things around and compare till it works. Sometimes I'll flip through all the options without watching what I'm choosing. You'll find that a part you had skipped over earlier could actually work well. Also, try switching head shapes and zooming in and out to get a different perspective.
Which Mii do you feel is your best so far?
Whichever Mii I made most reciently becomes my new favorite. But my Stanley is probably the one that I am happiest with.
What one (and only one) Mii piece would you add to the Mii Channel if you could?
I'd scrap the Mii Parade entirely and instead have the Miis walk around on the globe from the weather and news channels. It would be much more interesting to see where your friends lived and where all your Miis are coming from. I'd also want to be able to swap Miis in and out to get around the 100 Mii limit in the plaza.
Do you do any sort of art by trade? What other creative outlets do you pursue apart from the Mii Channel?
I draw people's faces when I'm bored in class. I'm pretty good at capturing someone's likeness, but I had trouble reducing my drawings to cartoonish caricatures. The Mii channel has tought me a lot about searching out elements to exaggerate.
What's your favorite experience with the Wii so far?
Super Mario Bros. 1. I was hanging out with my brother and his chinese girlfriend, Candy. She was actually watching intently and would squeal during the tense moments. Any game experience is dramatically improved by having an asian girl cheer you on. Makes all those years of playing Mario worth it.
What game do you feel is missing from the Wii line-up most right now, given the Wii's unique control mechanic?
Lightsabers, of course. And point and click adventures. But those titles are coming eventually. I'd really like to see a game where the wiimote is used to simulate your hand in 3D. The Wingardium Leviosa spell in the Harry Potter game came close to making me feel like I was reaching into the game, but it was too buggy. It would work well as a Jedi force power. Actually, this is all stuff that Lucasarts should be working on.
Any additional props, plugs or comments?
Thanks to everyone who posts Miis for the inspiration. People on this site come up with stuff I'd never have though of, especially the "canvas" style Miis. And thanks of course to Jose and the other hidden admins.
I haven't been able to make a good Ben Stiller yet. So there's a chalange for anyone who's into it.
You can find more of rababob's Miis on his user page.