What country do you live in, and if applicable, what state?
I live in Kidderminster, England.
How do you choose what Miis you're going to make? Do you have a process?
I spend all day at work trying to think of cool Miis to make. I'm a total film buff so I generally just think about celebrities or film/TV characters but they always look rubbish when I finish them, any way. I usually start to make someone, realise they look pants, then start all over again and make the first person that comes into my head. Ooh, I think I might have a crack at the Desperate Housewives - the best Mii's are the spontaneous ones. I also try to take as little time over them as possible, my worst Miis are the ones I spent the longest time over, trying to get right. If I spend too much time on a Mii I just start to lose interest in it and I tend to just erase it and start again in a day or two - you can generally get the results you want by just plugging away.
Which Mii do you feel is your best so far?
Well I have a special fondness for Martin Kove, because he is the coolest man in the world - no that's too specific - he's the coolest thing in the world, and I really like what I did with the hole in his chin. But I think the Real Ghostbusters turned out really well too, they're the most cartoonish Mii's I've made but I think that's quite charming actually. I went through patch of making quite cool Mii's, that was when I made the ones I'm most proud of, including Hellboy, Mike Nichols and Bruce Forsyth.
What one (and only one) Mii piece would you add to the Mii Channel if you could?
Well ideally I'd like to see more of everything, especially more room to store more miis...is it possible for nintendo to update the mii channel like that?? But if I had to choose one, it would be more colour options for clothes, skin, hair etc...
Do you do any sort of art by trade? What other creative outlets do you pursue apart from the Mii Channel?
Well up until I was 18, all I wanted to do was art. I didn't care what specifically, probably graphic design. I loved all sorts - painting, drawing, shop class, photography. But since then I realised that my real passion has always been film, and I suppose that's my creative outlet now. Up until I got my Wii, I hadn't drawn anything for about 3 years, so when I finally got round to wrestling with the Mii Channel I had an amazing time. Making Mii's is a great reminder of just how much fun I used to have creating things.
What's your favorite experience with the Wii so far?
Ha, that's either WarioWare with friends, or Wii Tennis with friends. I felt a bit let down by Zelda to be honest. Wii Tennis is easily the most addictive game I've played yet. I pick up the Wiimote and start a game, then after about an hour I decide that I've played enough, so I'll just have one more go. Three days later and I'm covered in sweat, I'm running a temperature, my clothes are stuck to me and they've started to chaff, they've given me sores all over my body...but I'm still going because I've just beaten two Pro's in three straight sets and I've only got 2 points as a reward. AAARARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!
What game do you feel is missing from the Wii line-up most right now, given the Wii's unique control mechanic?
Well over in the UK we haven't recieved Trauma Centre yet - that's the one title I've really got my eye on. Having played it on the DS and loved it, I can't wait to see what they've done for the Wii version. The only thing I'm worried about is the lack of physical contact - the DS version was so good because actually touching the stylus to the screen felt like you were really cutting someone open, or stitching someone up. I hope using the Wiimote feels just as excellent. Oh yeah, and Mulanzo's suggestion of Wii Fuzzball is just special!
Any additional props, plugs or comments?
Um, just a big "Thanks" to Nintendo for making the Wii (because its AMAZING!) A big "I Told You So!!!" to all the people who told me to get a PS3 because the Wii was gonna be rubbish (all these people now either own a Wii, or can't stop moaning because they don't have one yet!) A big "HELLO" to Louis (Louinton Ackbar - go vote for his mii's), Claire, Luke, Ben, Phil and Fleur. A big "Sweep The Leg!" to Martin Kove. And last but not least a big "Hooray" for MiiPlaza and all the people here - because my Wii experience was not half as enjoyable as it has been since I discovered the site. xxx
P.S I really wanna give a mention to all the people who have really made all the best mii's on this site. People like Xangalore and isic have been really pioneering in the way they use the body parts. These and others have really opened my eyes in the different ways I can use the mii pieces.
I'm done now. Phew - I think I've got a bit carried away by it all, haven't I...?
You can find more of Ross's Miis on his user page.